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Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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John Major: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Sir John Major is a British politician who served as prime minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997. Previously the foreign secretary and then chancellor of the Exchequer in the Thatcher Government from 1989 to 1990, he was member of Parliament (MP) for Huntingdon from 1979 until his retirement in 2001. Since the death of Margaret Thatcher in 2013, Major has been both the oldest and earliest-serving of all living former prime ministers.

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UK PM Johnson's spokesman dismisses Brexit delay law loophole talk

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman dismissed the idea that the government could use its prerogative powers to avoid delaying Brexit, responding to a suggestion put forward by former prime..
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UK's Johnson may use 'political chicanery' to bypass Brexit delay law: Ex-PM Major

Britain's Boris Johnson might try "political chicanery" to bypass a law forcing him to delay Brexit if he cannot agree terms with the European Union in time for an Oct. 31 departure, former prime..
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Videos for John Major

Tony Blair: 'Six days to save our future' [Video]Tony Blair: 'Six days to save our future'

A rally calling for a new EU referendum has been held in London. Former prime ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major are among those who addressed the 'Vote For a Final Say' event. Report by Khanomh...

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:27Published

Jo Swinson speaks in Hampshire [Video]Jo Swinson speaks in Hampshire

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson speaks on her party's promise to deliver free childcare whilst at a day-care centre in Hampshire. She also responds to questions on why the Liberal Democrats haven't broken..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:54Published


Major: Brexit the worst foreign policy decision in my lifetime [Video]Major: Brexit the worst foreign policy decision in my lifetime

Former prime minister Sir John Major says that Brexit is the worst foreign policy decision in his lifetime and will make the country 'weaker and poorer'.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

 

Former UK PM Major says Johnson should apologize for suspending parliament

Former British Prime Minister John Major said Boris Johnson should apologize after his decision to shut down parliament was ruled unlawful and future prime ministers should avoid dragging the queen..
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Should you be sacked? UK PM adviser Cummings says: 'Trust the people'

When asked about former British Prime Minister John Major's call for him to be sacked, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser said that the people should be trusted.
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Former UK PM Major calls on Johnson to fire top advisor Cummings

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should fire Dominic Cummings, the advisor behind his high-stakes Brexit strategy that resulted in an dramatic purge of his own lawmakers this week, former prime..
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Brexit: PM Johnson faces mounting legal, political, diplomatic challenges

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plan was facing mounting legal, political and diplomatic challenges on Friday as Ireland accused Britain of being unreasonable and former British leader John Major..
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Former UK PM Major joins legal action to block Johnson suspending parliament

Former British Prime Minister John Major has asked to join legal action to try to block current Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending parliament before Brexit.
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UK PM candidate Johnson: 'Very odd' to involve courts in Brexit decision

Boris Johnson, the leading contender to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Wednesday it would be "very odd" to give the judiciary a say over Brexit, responding to the threat of a legal challenge..
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Ex-UK PM Major vows to protect Queen and avoid constitutional crisis in Brexit row

Former British prime minister John Major vowed on Wednesday to go to court to block his party colleague Boris Johnson from suspending parliament and dragging the queen into a constitutional crisis to..
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Ex-UK PM Major vows to block suspension of parliament for Brexit in court

Former British prime minister John Major said on Wednesday he was ready to go to court to block a new leader from suspending parliament and dragging the queen into a constitutional crisis to deliver a..
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