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In News Online’s Witness, BBC correspondents reflect on their coverage of some of the most extraordinary events of the past quarter of a century. There’s also the chance to watch their original reports.
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Downing Street JOHN COLE
Downing Street, London: 22nd November 1990
“She had to impose herself on her party in a way that a male Prime Minister wouldn’t have dared to do”. So begins the BBC’s then Political Editor John Cole, as he describes the gradual chipping away of power and the drama of the final hours of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership.

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John Cole John Cole
"A great tree of the forest, perhaps the tallest since Winston Churchill"

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