ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 12, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Planned meeting between British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Bush to discuss the changes in Europe previewed. Her low approval rating compared to that of Neville Chamberlain.
(London: Barrie Dunsmore) Growing unpopularity in Britain of Thatcher government examined; scenes shown from March 31 protest against the poll tax. [Author Anthony SAMPSON - says gap in salaries between the social classes has increased.] Current status of national health care, education, and the homeless reviewed. [Dr. Marianne RIGG, Michael FLOWERS - describe the conditions in medical system.] [THATCHER - denies that there is an under class in Britain.] Squatter Carol Wilson shown begging for money on streets of London. [Shelter for Homeless Youngsters Nina HARDWICK - describes the street culture.]
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