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    Members of the general public reacted with mixed feelings when they heard that the British Prime Minister, Mr.

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    1.
    GTV London view
    0.11

    2.
    GV & CUs Street interviews (3 shots)
    0.40

    3.
    CU Men talking inside public house
    0.54

    4.
    SVs Street interviews (3 shots)
    1.07


    REPORTER: "The government has just announced it's going to call a general election. How do you feel about this?"



    MAN: "They should have had one months ago."



    REPORTER: "What do you think the outcome will be?"



    MAN: "They'll get back in again."



    WOMAN: "Well, I should say let Mr. Heath get on with it, why have an election"



    REPORTER: "Do you think he will come back with an increased majority?"



    WOMAN: "I shouldn't be at all surprised, Heaven help us."



    SECOND WOMAN: "Well, it's time they slung Heath out, that's one thing it's about."



    REPORTER: "Do you think the Socialists will come, get to power?"



    SECON WOMAN: "I wouldn't be at all surprised. Somebody's got to do something about him -- haven't they?"



    MAN IN PUB: "I don't know. I think it's very difficult. It's either going to be a clear majority for Labour or a clear majority for Conservative -- but if it's a reduced majority for Conservative, then it's going to prove absolutely nothing."



    SECOND MAN IN PUB: "I think the Labour government would win."



    REPORTER: "There's going to be a General Election at the end of the month, how do you think this is going to effect our present situation?"



    THIRD WOMAN: "I don't know, dear."



    FOURTH WOMAN: "It doesn't really matter to me."



    FIFTH WOMAN: "I don't know, I couldn't tell you."




    Initials BB/1959 AS/AH/BB/2009



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Members of the general public reacted with mixed feelings when they heard that the British Prime Minister, Mr. Edward Heath, had ordered a general election to be held on Thursday, February 28.

    The announcement, which came as no supprise after weeks of political uncertainty and industrial turmoil, was made in a brief statement from 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister's official London residence.

    Minutes after the statement, Visnews reporter Anthony Steward spoke to members of the public in London.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95E56W5QN66JQERL1TJ38UVFI
    Media URN:
    VLVA95E56W5QN66JQERL1TJ38UVFI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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