Appeal to "All Religions and None, to Come and Join the Unionist Party".

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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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
  • Contributor
    Ronnie 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

    Brian Faulkner hopes to benefit from Catholic votes and says that they would be welcome in the Unionist Party.

    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".

  • Information

    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
  • 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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