John Major

Eight people who’ve changed their Brexit position

27 July 2018 17:04

It can be hard work keeping track of how Brexit is going. Last week alone we had the government adopt…

Major hypocrisy

28 February 2018 16:58

With the Irish border problem rearing its head once again this week, Sir John Major has popped up with an…

Why the Tories must smash the railopolies

6 October 2017 14:19

Britain’s railways provide a striking example of how a half-baked privatisation goes wrong. The Centre for Policy Studies today introduces…

Sir John Major makes life even harder for Theresa May

13 June 2017 13:58

When he was Prime Minister, John Major found his predecessor Margaret Thatcher to be an ‘intolerable’ backseat driver. Yet no…

‘Ultra Brexiteers’: the new menace to polite society

21 March 2017 15:57

For someone who once branded his own Cabinet colleagues ‘bastards’ — and two decades later said he only called them…

Sir John Major is a model former Prime Minister

5 March 2017 10:00

Sir John Major does political intervention just right, doesn’t he? Never mind what he actually says. Once a year, twice…

In defence of Lord Heseltine

5 March 2017 9:00

Lord Heseltine has been denounced because he says he will vote against the government over Brexit in the House of…

Carry on Major: real democrats don’t shout down Europhiles

4 March 2017 9:00

As Prime Minister, John Major was intolerant of opposition from within the Conservative party over the EU — memorably calling…

John Major’s Brexit speech, full transcript

28 February 2017 9:12

Eight months ago a majority of voters opted to leave the European Union. I believed then – as I do…

What the papers say: ‘Moaning’ Major’s unwelcome Brexit intervention

28 February 2017 8:32

The ghosts of Prime Ministers past aren’t making life easy for Theresa May. John Major has now followed in the…

Why doesn’t the ‘tyranny of the majority’ bother MPs during elections?

24 January 2017 11:48

Older readers might remember the night in April 1992 when, unexpectedly, a tyranny of the majority returned John Major’s Conservative…

Edwina Currie gives John Major reason to blush

6 June 2016 15:38

Yesterday John Major made a return to frontline politics as he waded into the EU debate on the Andrew Marr show. Major…

Is the Brexit campaign ‘morphing into Ukip’?

13 May 2016 8:25

Is the Brexit campaign ‘morphing into Ukip’? That’s what Sir John Major will say he fears is happening later. In…

John Major: leaving the EU would push Britain into ‘splendid isolation’

16 December 2015 9:39

David Cameron is heading off to a European Council meeting tomorrow, where talks will continue on reforming Britain’s relationship with Brussels.…

Where will David Cameron end up in the history of Conservative Prime Ministers?

7 October 2015 17:08

At a large Tory breakfast meeting that David Cameron spoke to recently, the tables were named after all of the…

William Waldegrave: too nice ever to have been PM

26 July 2015 10:00

‘Lobbying,’ writes William Waldegrave in this extraordinary memoir, ‘takes many forms.’ But he has surely reported a variant hitherto unrecorded…

Podcast: the passion of David Cameron and whether 2015 will be another 1992

23 April 2015 8:44

Should David Cameron be showing more passionate in this election campaign? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson…

Campaign kick-off: 16 days to go

21 April 2015 9:14

The Tories are partying like it’s 1992. Sir John Major is being wheeled out today to reinforce what Michael Fallon and…

John Major to enter the electoral fray this week

19 April 2015 13:02

David Cameron’s inner circle are always keen to talk up the parallels between this campaign and 1992. This week, the…

Five reasons why winning in May won’t be that much better than losing

8 January 2015 14:28

Defeat in May would be dire for either Cameron or Miliband. It would end their political career in ignominious failure.…