He should stay on to give it the benefit of his finest hours, worst moments, close shaves, cock-ups, might-have-beens and, yes, wisdom.
Posts Tagged: Sir John Major
The Mayor of London will not admit it, but he is likely to vote to remain in the European Union.
The campaign to quit the EU lacks charismatic faces to put up against the Prime Minister, three former premiers and well-known business figures.
The Home Secretary faces a busy year – and a very important decision on the EU referendum.
The energies of this unknown but highly influential figure, Cameron’s right-hand man for the last decade, are bent on the EU renegotiation.
Justin Tomlinson MP: The Disability Discrimination Act laid the foundations for equality – now we must finish the job
In our final piece marking the Act’s 20th anniversary, the Minister for Disabled People hails progress made, but argues there is more to do.
Interview: “The power of such laws is that they change attitudes.” Hague on the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act.
Opposed by Clarke and Heseltine, supported by Lilley and Portillo and backed by John Major as Prime Minister, it was the former Tory leader’s “proudest achievement”.
Stephen Crabb and Ruth Davidson: Our upbringing, strong women, hard work – and the One Nation vision that inspires us
In the kind of political street fights we have both been through, we know that you have to be passionate. Your head screwed on, yes, but also with a full beating heart.
She is “above and beyond” politics, and that is key to her popularity, he argues.
Unless we make the most of our surprise majority, we risk drifting into futility and ineffectiveness.
Germany’s political class finds itself in an impossible position, for it promised German taxpayers they would never have to pay for the Greeks.
Interview: Cllr Peter Golds calls for “compulsory integration” in order to defeat corruption in Tower Hamlets
The local Tory leader says that the police are turning a blind eye to the flouting of electoral law, public subsidies for mosques, and expressions of support for Hitler.
“The Welsh nationalists, the Greens, and the Scottish National Party are willing to support Labour – at a price, and I think there is no doubt what that price will be.”
The nub of his case is that the long-term future of the Union is more important than this election campaign – which is, by its nature, short-term.
People listened to John Major when he was responding to hecklers.