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    A mixed day for British Prime Minister Edward Heath. Arriving to address the final session?

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    GV UCS demonstrators marching outside conference hall chanting "Health, Out"

    MV Health out of can and walks through chanting demonstrators into hall

    CU Heath speaking:

    CU Hardimann Scott BBC commentator speaking

    CU Heath speaking and delegates listen (3 shots)

    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 1: "The U.S.S. demonstrators over 600 of them, arrived at Brighton station after travelling half the night on two special trains from Glasgow. They were supporting the demand made at the mass meeting yesterday that there should be no agreement with the employers until the future of all four yards had been settled. There was no doubt how they wanted this achieved. (Chant of "Heath, out") They marched to the conference hall, well outnumbering the demonstrators already there, to give the Prime Minister an abrasive welcome when he arrived to deliver his speech. The demonstrators have been staying in Brighton this evening. Their special trains leave in few minutes time."

    SEQ 3: HEATH: "Is it just coincidence that today for the first time in a long time, Britain's voice is being heard in the world again? not as a plaintive whisper in the corridors of power. But as a voice that speaks what it knows and knows what it has learned from history. That is why Europe wants us. That is why Europe needs us."

    SEQ 4: HARDIMAN SCOTT: "Much nearer home, the Prime Minister assured the people of Northern Ireland that his government was going to see them through. If the gunmen believe that they can bully the government and this British people to abandon the effort, that was the greatest miscalculation. Now, throughout the week there has been a hint that the government believe that the economic climate is going to change. And the Prime Minister today forecast a period of growth and prosperity unparalleled since the war--providing we took the opportunities offered to us."

    SEQ 5: HEATH: "This government is committed completely and absolutely to expanding the economy and to bring unemployment down. Industry has shown that it, too, will make its contribution by restraining price increases. Government and nationalised industries are doing the same. Now it only needs moderation and responsibility on the part of the unions when presenting their next round of claims for us all together to complete a victory over inflation and unemployment."

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    Background: A mixed day for British Prime Minister Edward Heath. Arriving to address the final session of the Conservative Partly Conference at Brighton today (Saturday) he was jeered and jostled by angry Upper Clyde Shipyard workers--disgruntled at the prospect of redundancies.

    Inside the conference hall, Ms. heath was to receive they customary standing ovation as he wound up the session. His final message to delegates was one of confidence in Britain's future. But he also warned the unions to use restraint in future wage negotiation.

    This B.B.C. wrap-up starts with the demonstrations outside the hall. This was how the commentator saw them:
    Once inside the hall, Mr. Heath assessed Britain's new prestige achieved under the Conservative Government. Political commentator Hardiman Scott sums up the rest of his speech.

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