Tombstone reading 'Aids' from 1980s TV advert
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Aids crisis: Thatcher overruled on ad campaign, archives show

Margaret Thatcher was effectively overruled by her Cabinet over the handling of the Aids crisis in 1986, newly-released government documents show.

The then-Prime Minister was forced to relent on the wording of advertisements after ministers repeatedly ignored her fears over explicit language.

Nick Higham reports.

  • 30 Dec 2015
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