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Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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John Major: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Sir John Major is a British politician who served as prime minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997. Previously the foreign secretary and then chancellor of the Exchequer in the Thatcher Government from 1989 to 1990, he was member of Parliament (MP) for Huntingdon from 1979 until his retirement in 2001. Since the death of Margaret Thatcher in 2013, Major has been both the oldest and earliest-serving of all living former prime ministers.


Aides feared Gerry Adams and John Major would meet during Bill Clinton's UK visit

Letter reveals concerns over 'undignified hiding-behind-potted-plants scenario'
Independent - Published

John Major missed Britain's only gold Olympic win in 1996 to watch cricket at Lords

Former prime minister pulled out of planned trip despite months of organisation
Independent - Published

Videos for John Major

Tony Blair: 'Six days to save our future' [Video]Tony Blair: 'Six days to save our future'

A rally calling for a new EU referendum has been held in London. Former prime ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major are among those who addressed the 'Vote For a Final Say' event. Report by Khanomh...

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:27Published

Jo Swinson speaks in Hampshire [Video]Jo Swinson speaks in Hampshire

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson speaks on her party's promise to deliver free childcare whilst at a day-care centre in Hampshire. She also responds to questions on why the Liberal Democrats haven't broken..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:54Published

Major: Brexit the worst foreign policy decision in my lifetime [Video]Major: Brexit the worst foreign policy decision in my lifetime

Former prime minister Sir John Major says that Brexit is the worst foreign policy decision in his lifetime and will make the country 'weaker and poorer'.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published


John Major: Former Conservative PM urges people to vote for candidates running against Boris Johnson's Tories

Major urges voters to back David Gauke, Dominic Grieve and Anne Milton against official Tory candidates
Independent - Published

Mickelson drops out of world's top 50 for first time since 1993

For the first time since John Major was prime minister and Meat Loaf was number one, Phil Mickelson has dropped out of the world top 50.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: UK will choose to rejoin EU after making 'colossal mistake' of leaving, says John Major

Ex- Conservative prime minister believes young people will overturn Brexit
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson's spokesman dismisses Brexit delay law loophole talk

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman dismissed the idea that the government could use its prerogative powers to avoid delaying Brexit, responding to a suggestion put forward by former prime..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson may use 'political chicanery' to bypass Brexit delay law: Ex-PM Major

Britain's Boris Johnson might try "political chicanery" to bypass a law forcing him to delay Brexit if he cannot agree terms with the European Union in time for an Oct. 31 departure, former prime..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson could bypass key law blocking no-deal Brexit by issuing order to suspend it, John Major warns

Former PM warns against use of 'piece of political chicanery' that would do pemanent damage to Conservative reputation
Independent - Published

Former UK PM Major says Johnson should apologize for suspending parliament

Former British Prime Minister John Major said Boris Johnson should apologize after his decision to shut down parliament was ruled unlawful and future prime ministers should avoid dragging the queen..
Reuters - Published

UK Supreme Court hears attack on PM Johnson from ex-leader Major

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit will come under attack in Britain's Supreme Court on Thursday from one of his predecessors as prime minister and Conservative..
Reuters - Published

Should you be sacked? UK PM adviser Cummings says: 'Trust the people'

When asked about former British Prime Minister John Major's call for him to be sacked, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser said that the people should be trusted.
Reuters - Published

Sir John Major accuses Dominic Cummings of 'poisoning' politics in thinly-veiled attack

Former PM says government operating through 'bluster and threat' as he hits out at move to suspend parliament
Independent - Published

Former UK PM Major calls on Johnson to fire top advisor Cummings

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should fire Dominic Cummings, the advisor behind his high-stakes Brexit strategy that resulted in an dramatic purge of his own lawmakers this week, former prime..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: PM Johnson faces mounting legal, political, diplomatic challenges

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plan was facing mounting legal, political and diplomatic challenges on Friday as Ireland accused Britain of being unreasonable and former British leader John Major..
Reuters - Published

Former UK PM Major joins legal action to block Johnson suspending parliament

Former British Prime Minister John Major has asked to join legal action to try to block current Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending parliament before Brexit.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •Independent

Boris Johnson 'faces constitutional crisis' over his 'do or die' Brexit plans within weeks of becoming PM

Warnings from MPs come as John Major says Theresa May's successor must choose between the voice of an 'ultra-Brexit faction' or the servant of the people
Independent - Published

UK PM candidate Johnson: 'Very odd' to involve courts in Brexit decision

Boris Johnson, the leading contender to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Wednesday it would be "very odd" to give the judiciary a say over Brexit, responding to the threat of a legal challenge..
Reuters - Published

Ex-UK PM Major vows to protect Queen and avoid constitutional crisis in Brexit row

Former British prime minister John Major vowed on Wednesday to go to court to block his party colleague Boris Johnson from suspending parliament and dragging the queen into a constitutional crisis to..
Reuters - Published

Ex-UK PM Major vows to block suspension of parliament for Brexit in court

Former British prime minister John Major said on Wednesday he was ready to go to court to block a new leader from suspending parliament and dragging the queen into a constitutional crisis to deliver a..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Legal action will be launched to stop Boris Johnson suspending parliament and forcing no-deal, John Major says

Extraordinary threat by former Tory prime minister opens up new front in campaign to stop prorogation in run up to 31 October deadline
Independent - Published

Tory leadership contest: John Major will vote for Jeremy Hunt to become next Prime Minister

The former prime minister said he could not vote for someone who 'misled the country' over Brexit
Independent - Published

Queen's Birthday Honours 2019: WW2 child evacuee honoured

queen's birthday honours 2019: ww2 child evacuee honoured
James Roffey set up the Evacuees Reunion Association after a heated correspondence with John Major.
BBC News - Published

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