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Britain / Thatcher Resignation / Successors #125913

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 22, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Peter Jennings) Key decisions by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during her time in office reviewed.

(London: Barrie Dunsmore) Thatcher's resignation examined; details given of political reaction to the news. [Conservative party chairman Kenneth BAKER - comments.] Scenes shown of Thatcher in House of Commons' meeting. [Liberal Democrat Simon HUGHES, THATCHER - debate economic issues.] US-British relations during Thatcher's regime reviewed; scenes shown of Thatcher with President Ronald Reagan, President Mikhail Gorbachev and President Bush. [In Saudi Arabia, BUSH - praises Thatcher.]

(Saudi Arabia: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(London: Sheila MacVicar) Three would-be successors to Thatcher, foreign secretary Douglas Hurd, treasurer John Major and Michael Heseltine, presented; scenes and photos shown of these three men. [HURD - comments.] [Political columnist Simon HOGGART - compares them to Thatcher.]

(Saudi Arabia: Peter Jennings) Plans to reinforce British forces in Saudi Arabia reviewed.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila

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