Faulkner Sees No Reason for General Election

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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Brian Faulkner sees no reason for a general election as the differences within the Unionist Party are about leadership not policies.

  • Title
    Faulkner on General Election
  • 1st Broadcast
    04/02/1969
  • Contributor
    Kevin O'Kelly (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:21
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Faulkner Sees No Reason for General Election
  • Extended description

    Brian Faulkner sees no reason for a general election as the differences within the Unionist Party are about leadership not policies.

    Faulkner feels that voting will not indicate if people have confidence in Captain O'Neill because the voting will be on the policies of the government, rather than the leadership. Faulkner also argues that he has never been a runner for the leadership of the party.

    Captain O'Neill and his cabinet had responded to opposition to his leadership from within the Unionist Party by dissolving parliament and calling a general election.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report Brian Faulkner talks about the pending General Election broadcast on 4 February 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland, 1969, Stormont, The Troubles, Brian Faulkner, Terence O'Neill, Election, Unionist Party, Kevin O'Kelly
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N578/0069C
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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