• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. PATRICK GORDON WALKER, TODAY (MONDAY) LAUNCHED HIS CAMPAIGN TO WIN THE?

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT..TILT DOWN LABOUR PARTY COMMITTEE ROOMS TO CRUDE FASCIST SYMBOL PAINTED ON WALL
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    2.
    MV SYMBOL ON WINDOW ZOOM TO PARTY POSTERS
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    3.
    SV MR. PATRICK GORDON WALKER WITH WOMAN CONSTITUENT(SOF)
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    4.
    MV HAND USING RAG CLEANING OFF FASCIST SYMBOL
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    5.
    CV MAN COVERS SYMBOL WITH "VOTE GORDON WALKER POSTER"
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    6.
    MV ZOOM TO CU MR. SORENSEN TALKS TO GORDON WALKER SOF
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    7.
    CU PAN PHOTOGRAPHERS
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    8.
    SV PAN COLIN JORDAN ENTERS BUILDING
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    9.
    CU REPORTERS
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    10.
    SV JORDAN EMERGES SOF STARTS: "THE NATIONALIST SOCIALIST MOVEMENT.." ENDS"...ALL RIGHT, OLD BOY." PAN JORDAN WALKS OFF GIVING FASCIST SALUTE.
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3



    MR. GORDON WALKER: "IT'S VERY NICE TO MEET YOU -- YOU'RE THE FIRST PERSON I'VE MET IN THE ACTUAL CAMPAIGN WHICH WE STARTED THIS MORNING."



    WOMAN VOTER: "WELL, I'M VERY HAPPY TO MEET YOU MR. GORDON WALKER AND I WISH YOU ALL SUCCESS IT'S POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO HAVE IN THIS ELECTION."



    MR. GORDON WALKER: "THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IS THERE ANYTHING PARTICULARLY WORRYING YOU OR TROUBLING YOU?"



    WOMAN VOTER: "NO....THE ONLY THING THAT WORRIES ME IS THAT WE IN LEYTON HAVE BEEN A BOROUGH THAT NEVER HAD A COLOUR PROBLEM...."



    MR. GORDON WALKER: "I KNOW."



    WOMAN VOTER: "...I THINK IT'S A GREAT PITY THAT PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THE BOROUGH SHOULD START UP THESE PROBLEMS FOR US."



    MR. GORDON WALKER: "I DON'T THINK THEY'LL SUCCEED -THEY ARE A TINY LITTLE MINORITY OF PEOPLES AND THEY ARE OUTSIDERS AND THE PEOPLE OF LEYTON - WHO I KNOW ALREADY..I KNOW I'VE BEEN AROUND QUITE A BIT...ARE VERY GOOD HEARTED AND VERY DECENT PEOPLE -AND VERY TOLERANT."



    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6



    MR.SORENSEN: "MY VERY BEST WISHES....START OFF WELL."



    MR.GORDON WALKER:"THANK YOU..."



    MR.SORENSEN: "LOVELY MORNING LIKE THIS....."



    MR.GORDON WALKER:"I HOPE ITS LIKE THIS EVERY DAY AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TREMENDOUSLY TO THIS CAMPAIGN. THOSE WRETCHED SIGNS -- THEY'RE NOT WORTH THE TROUBLE TO TAKE OFF AGAIN. WE'VE GOT TOO MUCH TO DO...."



    MR.SORENSEN: "IT'S A SIGN THAT SOME WOULD OBJECT TO ELSEWHERE.."



    MR.GORDON WALKER:"ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO MEANS OF EXPRESSING THEIR VIEWS DO THIS SORT OF THING - THE'RE SUCH A TINY LITTLE LOT."



    MR.SORENSEN: "OH YES...THEY DON'T BELONG TO OUR PEOPLE AT ALL."



    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 10



    MR.JORDAN: "THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST MOVEMENT SAYS THAT A VOTE FOR GORDON WALKER IS A VOTE FOR A NEGRO AS A NEIGHBOUR. WE CALL FOR THE ENDING OF ALL COLOURED IMMIGRATION INTO BRITAIN - AND FOR THE SENDING OF ALL IMMIGRANTS BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRIES. THAT POLICY....THAT POLICY IS THE DESIRE OF THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE AS TESTIFIED BY EVERY PUBLIC OPINION POLL SO FAR CONDUCTED..."



    MR.JORDAN: "OH...YOU'RE TOO OLD FOR THAT- IT'S QUITE ALL RIGHT OLD BOY..."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. PATRICK GORDON WALKER, TODAY (MONDAY) LAUNCHED HIS CAMPAIGN TO WIN THE EAST LONDON SEAT OF LEYTON IN A BY-ELECTION WHICH WILL PROBABLY BE HELD ON JANUARY 21. THE SEAT HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN HELD BY THE FORMER MR. R. SORENSEN - WHO HAS BECOME A LIFE PEER IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS.

    THE ELECTION IS AN IMPORTANT ONE BECAUSE THE RESULT WILL BE THE FIRST POSITIVE INDICATION OF THE PUBLIC'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE NEW LABOUR GOVERNMENT. IT'S A TRADITIONAL LABOUR SEAT - AND MR. GORDON WALKER IS CONFIDENTLY EXPECTED TO WIN IT. IN THE OCTOBER ELECTION MR. SORENSEN'S MAJORITY HERE WAS NEARLY EIGHT THOUSAND: A DECLINE IN THIS WOULD COME AS A WELCOME NEWS TO THE RECENTLY DEFEATED CONSERVATIVE PARTY, BUT AN INCREASE IN THE MAJORITY WOULD ENDORSE THE GOVERNMENT'S VIEW THAT ITS ACTIONS SINCE TAKING OFFICE HAVE BEEN WIDELY APPROVED BY THE BRITISH PEOPLE.

    MR. PATRICK GORDON WALKER WAS IN LEYTON THIS MORNING TO OPEN THE CAMPAIGN AND HE SPOKE WITH SOME OF THE CONSTITUENTS. REPORTS HAD CIRCULATED THAT BRITAIN'S FASCIST LEADER, MR. COLIN JORDAN WOULD CAMPAIGN AGAINST MR. GORDON WALKER IN LEYTON ON THE ISSUE OF IMMIGRATION - AND THE FIRST VOTER THE FOREIGN SECRETARY SPOKE TO BROUGHT UP THE QUESTION OF RACE RELATIONS:
    THE FORMER MEMBER WISHED THE FOREIGN SECRETARY WELL IN HIS CAMPAIGN - AND AGAIN THE RACE ISSUE WAS MENTIONED AS THE TWO MEN LOOKED AT CRUDE FASCIST SYMBOLS PAINTED NEAR THE DOORS OF THE LABOUR PARTY CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS.

    WHILE MR. GORDON WALKER WAS OPENING HIS CAMPAIGN WITH A NEWS CONFERENCE, THE FASCIST LEADER, MR. COLIN JORDAN ENTERED THE LABOUR PARTY HEADQUARTERS AND INTERRUPTED HIM. HE CALLED MR. GORDON WALKER A "DISGUSTING RACIAL TRAITOR". COMING OUT OF THE BUILDING HE SPOKE TO A SMALL CROWD:
    AN OFFICIAL TRIED TO MOVE MR. JORDAN, WHO RESPONDED:
    MR. GORDON WALKER WAS DEFEATED BY THE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE AT SMETHWICK IN THE GENERAL ELECTION AMID SPECULATION THAT THE RACE ISSUE HAD INFLUENCED THE VOTING. SINCE OCTOBER HE HAS BEEN A GOVERNMENT MINISTER, BUT WITHOUT A SEAT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEB7FOU61ENSC7EWARRL1BO5CQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEB7FOU61ENSC7EWARRL1BO5CQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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