John Major

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After Brexit: what are the Tories really for?
As Rishi Sunak flew off to Japan, he left behind a party flailing around for an identity

Toby Helm, Michael Savage and Rowena Mason in Hiroshima

21, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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All ex-PMs invited to Belfast gala marking 25 years of Good Friday agreement
Invites include Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, accused of wrecking Northern Ireland’s place in the UK

Lisa O'Carroll and Jessica Elgot

17, Apr, 2023 @5:50 PM

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Boris Johnson agreed Brexit protocol knowing it was a ‘mess’, says John Major
Johnson’s administration made promises over Northern Ireland deal it knew were unworkable, former PM tells MPs

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

07, Feb, 2023 @3:36 PM

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Boris Johnson urged ‘hard egg’ approach to NI peace process, papers reveal
Declassified documents suggest Johnson believed in 1996 that Britain could crush the IRA

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

28, Dec, 2022 @1:27 PM

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My small, doomed stand against Thatcher’s war on truth
The long read: As a civil servant in the 1980s, I had a front row seat as the British government began to lose touch with reality. Since then, things have only got worse

Simon Petherick

25, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Judi Dench wins royal rumble as Netflix labels The Crown ‘fictional dramatisation’
Trailer now comes with disclaimer after the actor accused the show of sacrificing accuracy for ‘crude sensationalism’

Sammy Gecsoyler

21, Oct, 2022 @12:13 PM

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Netflix’s The Crown ‘cruelly unjust’ for leaving off accuracy disclaimer, says Judi Dench
The actor is accusing programme-makers of blurring the lines between historical accuracy and crude sensationalism, thereby damaging the monarchy

Sammy Gecsoyler

20, Oct, 2022 @3:24 PM

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John Major dismisses The Crown as a ‘barrel-load of nonsense’
Former PM angered by fictitious storyline in which Charles seeks his help in getting the Queen to abdicate

Emine Sinmaz

16, Oct, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Jonny Lee Miller becomes John Major in pictures released from The Crown
Images from Netflix series also show Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth and Dominic West as Charles

Jim Waterson Media editor

14, Oct, 2022 @2:29 PM

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Secret of the Queen’s soft power – across seven decades and 15 prime ministers
Elizabeth II got on well with PMs of widely differing politics and backgrounds and played a key role in the background of British politics

Gaby Hinsliff

10, Sep, 2022 @4:40 PM

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‘Our saddest day’: UK politicians, religious leaders and stars mourn death of the Queen
Liz Truss says monarch was Britain’s ‘rock’, while Justin Welby praises her loyalty and humility

Lisa O'Carroll and Dan Milmo

08, Sep, 2022 @7:36 PM

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Zahawi faces shortest chancellorship since 1970 – and may be glad of it
The ex-vaccines minister appears to be the equivalent of a caretaker football manager, with Kwarteng waiting in the wings

Larry Elliott Economics editor

24, Aug, 2022 @2:06 PM

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