PM John Major lit the first of a series of beacons across Britain, marking the opening of the Single European Market within EC nations. While he is predicting economic recovery in the coming year, Labour Party leader John Smith MP attacked the Govt's record on unemployment.
1) ENGLAND MS Large lorry towards & past off ferry Kent (various EC national flags hanging on front Dover & EC flag) docks INT/LORRY CMS Official leaning out of window of Customs post (seen thru lorry windscreen) as lorry pulls up & driver talks Customs Officer but waved on with no examination of documents INT/ON BOARD FERRY AT SEA CMS SIDE people shopping at duty-free on board perfume shelves in duty free shop cross- MS People shopping (wearing evening dress) channel ferry NIGHT ENGLAND LA MS PM John Major on 'Corporation of London' London podium lighting beacon PULL OUT (first of series inaugurating opening of Single European Market within EC) CMS Major lighting beacon LA MS Beacon alight with fireworks in sky in b/g GRAPHIC PM John Major radio intvw SOF on 'The ) BBC RADIO & STILL World At One' ) - recovery will be clear this year - ) not sudden but sound, steady & stable ) INT ITN CMS Steven Bell (Chief Economist, Morgan Grenfell) intvwd SOF - vigorous UK growth unlikely - it'll probably be slow & hopefully enduring NIGHT ? CMS John Smith MP (Labour Party ldr) closes taxi door & towards & past CMS John Smith MP (Labour Party Ldr) intvwd SOF - will judge budget on unemployment measures BELGIUM LMS Beacon burning with crowd holding Brussels? EC national flags around MS Revellers waving various flags CMS Revellers holding burning torches & flags