Thursday’s Piece

If the Prime Minister was able to foresee the conditions today prevailing in Rhodesia he did not dare to tell us for had he done so, he would not have gained support for UDI. Likewise, if he is able to foresee the consequences of the proposed Constitution he does not dare to disclose the truth for the answer from the electorate would, at this stage, be a categorical NO to the eventual loss of our identity to South Africa. At the end of the ‘long haul’ we shall have no choice. That is what it is all about but few, if any, dare to say so. Mayne it is what the mugwumps want anyway, hence their awful silence.

John Lentell

12th June, 1969

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