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Britain / Thorpe / Scott Affair #259446

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 1978
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(Studio) Chgs. placed against British parliament member Jeremy Thorpe and 3 others for conspiracy to kill male model, who claimed he and Thorpe had love affair, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(London, England) Background on Thorpe as leader of Liberal party given; film shown. Details given about scandal surrounding Thorpe when Norman Scott claimed existence of love affair between 2 men and Thorpe's resignation as party leader Conviction of Andrew Newton in connection with alleged attempt to kill Scott and background of that case given. [Newton's friend David MILLER - discusses Newton's remarks to him with regard to Liberal party on night of alleged murder attempt.] Allegations against Thorpe in conspiracy case by former Liberal party M.P. Peter Bessell outlined. [BESSELL - recalls Thorpe's 1st indication to self that Scott would have to be eliminated.] Expected general election in Britain soon and outlook for Liberal party stated.
REPORTER: Susan Peterson

Mudd, Roger;
Peterson, Susan

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