• Short Summary

    THE RHODESIAN CABINET TODAY (THURSDAY) AGREED ON A REPLY TO BRITAIN'S PROPOSAL FOR COMMONWEALTH HELP IN TRYING TO RESOLVE THE DEADLOCK OVER INDEPENDENCE NEGOTIATIONS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV SALISBURY
    0.06

    2.
    GV GOVERNMENT BUILDING
    0.13

    3.
    SV MINISTERS AND MR. SMITH LEAVE BUILDING AND QUESTIONED BY REPORTERS (SOF)
    1.31


    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "ANY COMMENTS ABOUT THE WILSON PROPOSAL ?"



    REPLY: "NO. NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT WHAT MR. WILSON SAID."



    REPORTER: "CAN WE EXPECT ONE THIS AFTERNOON?"



    REPLY: "I SHOULDN'T THINK SO."



    SMITH: "THIS IS GETTING AS BAD AS LONDON. I DIDN'T THINK WE HAD THIS KIND OF THING IN RHODESIA."



    REPORTER: "CAN YOU GIVE US ANY COMMENT ON MR. WILSON'S PROPOSALS ?"



    SMITH: "WHICH PROPOSALS ?"



    REPORTER: "THE PROPOSALS ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH MINISTERS."



    SMITH: "NO. WHAT DO YOU WANT - A COPY OF THE CABINET MINUTES ?"



    REPORTER: "WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO THESE PROPOSALS ?"



    SMITH: "I WANT A RECORD FROM A PHOTOGRAPHIC DEALER IN RHODESIA. I WAS DISAPPOINTED WHEN IT WAS....



    REPORTER: "DID ANYTHING COME UP ABOUT U.D.I. SIR? CAN WE EXPECT ANY STATEMENT FROM YOU?"



    SMITH: "NO COMMENTS. EVERY MINISTER WOULD SAY NO COMMENT, SO YOU MIGHT JUST AS WELL GO HOME LADIES AND GENTLEMEN."



    REPORTER: "WILL THERE BY ANYTHING AT ALL TODAY SIR?"



    SMITH: "NO COMMENTS."



    REPORTER: "HAVE YOU A MEETING THIS AFTERNOON?"



    SMITH: "NO COMMENTS. NO REALLY THIS IS JUST ABOUT AS BAD AS IT IS IN LONDON. NO COMMENTS."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE RHODESIAN CABINET TODAY (THURSDAY) AGREED ON A REPLY TO BRITAIN'S PROPOSAL FOR COMMONWEALTH HELP IN TRYING TO RESOLVE THE DEADLOCK OVER INDEPENDENCE NEGOTIATIONS. PRIME MINISTER IAN SMITH TOLD REPORTERS AFTER A FOUR-HOUR CABINET MEETING ENDED, THAT HE WOULD BE REPLYING TO PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON IN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO, BUT HE GAVE NO INDICATION OF THE NATURE OF THE REPLY. IT WAS MR. SMITH'S SECOND CABINET MEETING IN 24 HOURS. AFTER THE FIRST, REPORTERS PRESSED CABINET MEMBERS AND THE PRIME MINISTER FOR A STATEMENT.....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAZHQUSIJFHJIXPPTVYZWDQ9WX
    Media URN:
    VLVAAZHQUSIJFHJIXPPTVYZWDQ9WX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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