• Short Summary

    M. MAURICE COUVE DE MURVILLE, THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, SAID IN A TELEVISION BROADCAST LAST?

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    ELYSEE PALACE; MURVILLE SPEAKS - FRENCH SOUND ON FILM.



    TRANSCRIPT: COUVE DE MURVILLE: AND WHAT ARE THE PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE THAT IS FOR 1969? WELL, I WILL SAY TWO THINGS THE FIRST IS THAT IT IS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE REFORM OF THE UNIVERSITY AS IT HAS BEEN DECIDED BY THE LAW VOTED BY PARLIAMENT: THIS MEANS TO ORGANISE IN A LIBERAL AND CONSTRUCTIVE SPIRIT A REGIME BASED ON PARTICIPATION. PARTICIPATION MEANS WORK IN COMMON OF ALL THOSE INVOLVED, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, AND IT MUST BE CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD THAT PARTICIPATION IS NOT DISSENT, IT IS THE OPPOSITE, AND CONSEQUENTLY THIS DISSENT MUST END. SECONDLY THINGS MUST NORMAL AGAIN. AND THIS MEANS FOR EXAMPLE THAT POLITICS HAD NO PLACE IN HIGH SCHOOL, IT MUST BE CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD THAT THERE IS NO ROOM FOR POLITICS. THIS MEANS THAT SIT-INS OF ANY KIND CAN NO LONGER BE TOLERATED AT THE UNIVERSITIES. I SAY THIS AND I CAN PROVE IT BECAUSE IN RECENT DAYS AND WEEKS WE HAVE HAD HERE AND THERE ATTEMPTS TO ORGANISE SIT INS, MEASURES WEE IMMEDIATELY TAKEN TO PREVENT THIS. THIS ALSO MEANS, THAT THOSE STUDENTS WHO WISH TO WORK, AND THEY ARE THE GREAT MAJORITY, MUST NOT BE PREVENTED BY COLLEAGUES MORE INTERESTED BY POLITICS OR DISSENT RATHER THAN BY PREPARATION FOR THEIR FUTURE LIFE. THIS MUST BY QUITE CLEAR. AFTER EDUCATION, THE MAJOR CONCERN IS OF COURSE THE ECONOMY. THERE WAS THE NOVEMBER CRISIS, THE MONETARY CRISIS ABOUT WHICH YOU NOW, A CRISIS WHICH HAS GIVEN RISE TO SCANDALOUS SPECULATION, WHICH I HAD ALREADY ???




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: M. MAURICE COUVE DE MURVILLE, THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, SAID IN A TELEVISION BROADCAST LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) THAT FRANCE'S POSITION WAS FUNDAMENTALLY HEALTHY. HE SAID HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD SPARE NO EFFORTS TO PUT RIGHT THE COUNTRY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION AND HE WARNED THAT OCCUPATION OF UNIVERSITY BUILDING WOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95ZUEWTV7WHJYNP10S0DA0T7C
    Media URN:
    VLVA95ZUEWTV7WHJYNP10S0DA0T7C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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