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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 27, No. 8. 1964.

Munro On N. Tests

Munro On N. Tests

"You know a lot of things can happen in a couple of years time. They may never have them," said Sir Leslie Munro, about the proposed French nuclear tests, when addressing the VUW National Club recently.

The question he was answering was whether New Zealand should break off relations with France. His answer was a definite "No."

He said if relations were broken France would stop buying New I Zealand products. At present New Zealand was sending £17 million worth of wool to France and only importing £2 million worth of products in return,

"Some people think you only have to wave your finger under de Gaulle's nose. 'Why don't we approach him on moral grounds?' it is sometimes asked. The answer is he just couldn't care less.

"But don't get me wrong. I am against the tests. I profoundly nope the French will alter their policies." he said.