This article was originally published on the anniversary of the former President’s election. We re-issue it today as news comes of his death.
Posts Tagged: John Major
Chloe Westley: If the Conservatives bow to May’s betrayal of the referendum result, they will be cursed for a generation
By refusing to consider the option of leaving without a deal, Conservative Ministers are essentially admitting defeat. And we deserve better than a defeatist political class.
Daniel Hannan: May’s deal. It leaves us facing colonial rule from Brussels, of the sort imposed on Bosnia following the Yugoslav war.
Cowardice and lack of vision have brought us to this pass – facing all the costs and obligations of EU membership, but with no voice, no vote and no veto.
Wages are growing at their fastest rate for ten years, and employment is at a near-record high. But qualifications are necessary…
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
WATCH: Ici Londres – There’s no reason to believe that those who won’t accept one referendum will honour a second one
Consider, Hannan argues, the promises made by people like Clegg, Major and Ashdown during the last campaign.
WATCH: Major – if party politics is put before the national interest, a general election is possible
The former Prime Minister claims this “has not been a glorious episode in British constitutional history”.
And, as Boles says, we will never build the number of homes we need unless the state is building 100,000 a year.
Ryan Henson: How to improve opportunities for white working-class boys – and get more on the Tory benches too
Research shows that investment in the early years of a child’s life is the most effective way to improve his or her long-term life chances.
We need to rekindle l’esprit communautaire, on both sides of the channel. In Walpole’s famous phrase, “this dance can no longer go”.
Plus: Major’s error. The Prime Minister’s jokes. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. And: the angels want to wear my red suit.
Garvan Walshe: To get real Brexit for Great Britain, the DUP should consent to Ulster staying in the Single Market and Customs Union
If there’s to be no border in Ireland, and Britain is to leave the Customs Union and Single Market, it follows that there must be a customs border on the Irish Sea.
Lee Rotherham: “The EU is a rules-based organisation.” Oh, really? Consider these ten examples to the contrary. And there’s more.
Let’s remind ourselves of a few occasions where the letter of the law has been lacking the odd dot or crossed T.
“They’ve taken down Major. They took down Cameron. Two great leaders – neither of whom stood up to them.”
I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.