John Major

How to Solve 'the NHS Problem', Part Four

Hugh Salmon | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

There is still time for all the parties to invest in original thinking and creative advice at a more upstream level. But not much.

My Challenge To Sir John

Steven Woolfe | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

The former Prime Minister, Sir John Major has recently launched an attack on UKIP, by calling us "profoundly un-British in every way". This is rich from a man that signed the Maastricht treaty, thus gave away many British powers to an unelected European Union and tried to get us into the Euro.

The John Major Defence

Peter Wilding | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

So the John Major defence offers the PM four ways to square the immigration, reform, allies and defence trap that has forced him into bluster about his failure to control immigration numbers and silence about his success on reform. With statesmanship he may surprise his critics and win his renegotiation. It's his to lose.

John Major Has A Warning For David Cameron

PA | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics

The UK will face a "lesser future" if it leaves the European Union, Sir John Major warned as he urged leaders on the continent to accept changes are n...

The chances of Britain Leaving Europe Are 'Just Under 50%'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics

The UK is poised to leave the European Union unless there is genuine reform, former prime minister Sir John Major has warned. In a frank assessment of...

Scottish Independence Would Be Labour's Fault, Says John Major

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics

It will be the Labour Party's fault if Scotland votes for independence next week, Sir John Major has said. The former Tory prime minister said Tony...

David Cameron Has Already Failed the 'Family Test'

Will Black | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

It's hard to argue against the basic idea, that all policies will have to pass a 'family test'. Cameron has said that from October every new domestic policy "will be examined for its impact on the family". The sound-bite accompanying this initiative is "nothing matters more than family."

John Major Praises 'Guts And Drive' Of Immigrants

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Sir John Major has praised the "very Conservative instinct" of immigrants come to Britain to "better themselves and their families". In an apparent...

Scottish Independence Would 'Wreck UK-US Special Relationship'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's special relationship with the United States would be wrecked if Scotland became independent, Sir John Major has warned. The former prime ...

WATCH: Remember When John Major Told Eurosceptics To 'Put Up Or Shut Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Politics

A Conservative prime minister under pressure from right-wing eurosceptics triggers a leadership election in order to smoke out his critics. Not David ...

Publish Blair And Bush Iraq War Talks In Full, Says Sir John Major

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Politics

Any failure to publish in full the discussions held between Tony Blair and George Bush in the run up to the Iraq War will leave the decision to launch...

Would 'Spitting Image' Work Now? Creators Think Not

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Spitting Image' last month celebrated its 30th birthday, and tonight 'Arena' traces how it began, and where those celebrated puppets - in their time ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Does No One Agree With Nick?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 26 February 2014... 1) DOES NO ONE AGREE WITH NICK? There was a time, not so long ago, wh...

'Folly On A Grand Scale'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics

Scottish independence is a "folly on a grand scale" that would significantly weaken global influence, Sir John Major told MPs. The Conservative for...

Met Commissioner Faces Hillsborough Investigation

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) could formally investigate the role played by Britain's most senior police officer, Sir Bernard Ho...

Cameron's Major Problem

Daniel Wood | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Wood

Sir John is fulfilling his new, self-appointed role of Conservative Social Conscience-in-chief with a devastating efficiency and much aplomb. Indeed, he's sending shock waves through Westminster, which can never be a bad thing if it keeps a government on its toes.

John Major's Right - Eton Has Eaten Us All Up

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

'The only meritocratic institution in Britain today is the City', proudly announced my friend, a fabulously successful and - please believe me when I ...

John Major Criticises Privately Educated People In Power...

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics

Sir John Major has attacked the "truly shocking" dominance of the upper echelons of power in the UK by the privately educated and affluent middle clas...

Sir John Major Attacks 'Shocking' Private School Grip On Power

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics

Sir John Major has criticised the "truly shocking" dominance of the upper echelons of power in Britain by the privately educated and affluent middle c...

Lessons from the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

Gary Kent | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Ireland gained its independence and was partitioned, with Northern Ireland remaining within the United Kingdom, at about the same time as the Kurds were incorporated into modern Iraq nearly a century ago.

Pensioners in Britain Who Survived the Blitz Won't Survive the Winter as a Result of the Hike In Energy Prices

John Wight | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

Profiteering by the energy companies is no longer a moral issue it is quite literally an issue of life and death for the most vulnerable in society, currently facing the winter with the dread of people who've just been handed a death sentence. Each year over 7,000 people perish in Britain as a direct result of fuel poverty. This is before the most recent price hike.

PMQs: Cameron Mocked By Miliband And Slapped Down By Bercow

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron was slapped down by John Bercow and mocked by Ed Miliband as he endured one of his worst Prime Minister's Questions for some time on Wed...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: John Major's 23rd Tax Rise

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 23rd October 2013... 1) JOHN MAJOR'S 23rd TAX RISE Remember how New Labour used to accuse John Maj...

Ned Simons

John Major: I Called Them 'Bastards' Because They Were

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics

Sir John Major is often seen as a drab and grey figure, however the former prime minister gave a barnstorming performance during a question and answer...

Ned Simons

John Major Calls For 'Excess Profits Tax' On Energy Companies, Praises Ed Miliband

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Politics

In a dramatic intervention, former Conservative prime minister Sir John Major has called for George Osborne to impose a windfall tax on energy firms t...