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John Major
John Major

Born: March 29, 1943 (age 75) in Carshalton

John Major

Politician

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Sir John Major, KG, CH is a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997.

He previously held the posts of Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary in the Thatcher Government and was the Member of Parliament for Huntingdon from 1979 to 2001.

Major was Margaret Thatcher's preferred choice as her successor.

Within weeks of becoming Prime Minister, Major presided over British participation in the Gulf War in March 1991 and negotiated the Maastricht Treaty in December 1991.

Despite the British economy being in recession, he went on to lead the Conservatives to a fourth consecutive election victory, winning the most votes in British electoral history with over 14 million in the 1992 general election albeit with a much reduced majority in the House of Commons.

He remains to date the last Conservative Leader to win an outright majority at a general election.

Major's Premiership saw the world go through a period of political and military transition after the end of the Cold War.


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Sir John Major and Boris Johnson trade blows over Theresa May's Brexit deal

sir john major and boris johnson trade blows over theresa may's brexit deal
The spat started after Sir John Major, who opposes Brexit, was asked in a BBC interview about Mr Johnson’s claim that it was ‘shameful and dishonest’ to countenance staying in the EU
MailOnline - Published

May 'should be Brexit mediator' - ex-PM

may 'should be brexit mediator' - ex-pm
Sir John Major says MPs should be given a series of votes on different options to break the deadlock.
BBC News - Published

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According to Business Insider, "One of the big questions in British politics as we head into the New Year is whether 2019 will be Theresa May's last year as a prime minister — and if so, who will..

Wochit News - Published

Will Conservative Lawmakers Ditch UK PM May? [Video]Will Conservative Lawmakers Ditch UK PM May?  01:11

Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party triggered a confidence vote in her leadership Wednesday. The vote, plunging the country’s planned divorce from the European..

Wochit News - Published

Germany's Angela Merkel Ends Brexit Negotiations [Video]Germany's Angela Merkel Ends Brexit Negotiations  00:32

German leader Angela Merkel said she is ending Brexit negotiations. This comes after Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly pulled a parliamentary vote at home. According to Reuters, the U.K. is meant to..

Wochit News - Published

Germany's Merkel No Longer Wants To Negotiate Brexit [Video]Germany's Merkel No Longer Wants To Negotiate Brexit  00:37

German leader Angela Merkel says she will no longer negotiate Brexit. Britain is set to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. However, UK Prime Minister Theresa May hasn't been able to win her..

Wochit News - Published

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Remembering his sense of humor, former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson eulogized former U.S. President George H.W. Bush at a state funeral service in Washington on Wednesday and said of the late president...

Reuters Studio - Published

 

Brexit: Theresa May should become mediator, says Sir John Major

brexit: theresa may should become mediator, says sir john major
Sir John Major says MPs should be given a series of votes on different options to break the deadlock.
BBC News - Published

Former British PM Major urges May to drop Brexit red lines

Former British prime minister John Major urged Theresa May on Saturday to drop her "red lines" on Brexit or allow parliament to find a way forward to avoid a damaging no-deal departure from the..
Reuters - Published

Theresa May must give ministers free votes on all Brexit options and become a 'mediator', John Major says

Prime minister told MPs have 'killed' her deal - and it is time to seek an 'honest representation of parliament'
Independent - Published

Ex-Downing Street aide jailed for rape of sleeping woman

ex-downing street aide jailed for rape of sleeping woman
BBC Local News: London -- Mark Adams, 56, who was an aide to both Tony Blair and John Major, is given a seven-year sentence.
BBC Local News - Published

Ex-Tony Blair and John Major Private Secretary, 56, is jailed for seven years

ex-tony blair and john major private secretary, 56, is jailed for seven years
Mark Adams, 56, who worked at Number 10 as private secretary for six years in the 1990s, has been found guilty of rape and jailed for seven years.
MailOnline - Published

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