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Britain / Callaghan / No Elections #259854

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 07, 1978
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(Studio) Britishers' expectations of announcement that never came reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Expected announcement from Prime Min. James Callaghan calling for new elecs. noted; Prime Min.'s decision against calling elecs. reported [CALLAGHAN - won't call for elecs.; asks all to participate in improvements now taking place in cntry.'s situation.] Examination given of various reasons possibly behind Callaghan's action. [Opposition Tory party leader Margaret THATCHER - thinks Prime Min. has made mistake and that it's not good for cntry.] Liberal party's recent cancellation of coalition with Labor party recalled. [Liberal party leader David STEEL - thinks having election is better than having minority government that has to get votes together each week]

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike

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