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(Studio) Britain suspends home rule in North Ireland. P. Minister Edward Heath claims move necessary for peace. Protestant leaders predict civil war. 4000 more troops on alert.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(London, England) In effort to bring peace, Heath took radical step. [HEATH - guarantees North Ireland place in University Kingdom if majority desires it, and all elements of society have voice.] Program includes vote on border issue; vote on University Kingdom membership; phase-out of internment; release of IRA (Irish Republican Army) suspects. Britain responsible for law and order; country to be run by commission, include Catholics. [Outgoing P. Min. Brian FAULKNER - sees action as IRA (Irish Republican Army) victory. Denounces move.] Irish. Republican P. Min. Jack Lynch more optimistic. [LYNCH - hopes for peace, ultimate Irish reunion.] Protestant shipyard workers leave jobs in protest. 2-day general strike called for. [Protestant ldr, William CRAIG - criticizes British action.] In Dublin, IRA (Irish Republican Army) rejects peace initiative, desires total withdrawal of British. Future relationships uncertain.
REPORTER: John Laurence
- Laurence, John;
- Mudd, Roger
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