Brian Faulkner hopes to benefit from Catholic votes and says that they would be welcome in the Unionist Party.
- Title Faulkner Appeals to Catholic Voters
- 1st Broadcast 16/02/1969
- ContributorRonnie Turner (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:54
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Appeal to "All Religions and None, to Come and Join the Unionist Party".
- Extended description
Faulkner notes that he has made appeals to "all religions and none, to come and join the unionist party". The only condition of membership of the party is a determination to maintain the union with Britain.
Ronnie Turner asks Faulkner what Catholics can expect in return for voting Unionist. Faulkner argues that nothing is offered on the basis of religion. "A man's religion should not enter into either his qualification for employment or his qualification for a house. In employment, the only test should be ability. In the house allocation, the only test should be need. I'd like to get religion entirely divorced from politics".
RTÉ News speaks to Brian Faulkner about attracting Catholic voters to the Unionist Party broadcast on 16 February 1969.
- Local keywords Northern Ireland, 1969, The Troubles, Stormont, Brian Faulkner, Ronnie Turner
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Belfast
- Topic Wars and Conflict
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1969
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier N742/0069D
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- Language used English (eng)
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