John Major

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John Major was warned of ‘PR disaster’ from Róisín McAliskey case
National Archives files reveal concern over detention of pregnant daughter of Northern Ireland civil rights leader

Owen Bowcott and Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2020 @8:01 AM

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Rory Bremner prank may have averted Tory party revolt
TV impressionist pretended to be John Major in call to Eurosceptic rebel MP, National Archives show

Caroline Davies and Owen Bowcott

30, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Mugabe's love of cricket and Thatcher's 70th: stories revealed in National Archives papers
Proposed MCC membership for Mugabe and Thatcher’s birthday party plans among stories kept under wraps – until now

Caroline Davies and Owen Bowcott

30, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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What will Boris Johnson bring back from Brussels?
Analysis: Previous prime ministers have defined their leadership via a row with Europe – will Johnson be different?

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

09, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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UK coronavirus: Hancock to consider using rapid-result tests for people told to self-isolate - as it happened
Health secretary will look into case for using new tests on those told to stay home for 14 days; scientific adviser says self-isolation ‘ineffective’

Andrew Sparrow

10, Nov, 2020 @5:53 PM

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Major's Scottish independence remarks should be 'wake-up call', says SNP
Former PM has warned that refusing a referendum could boost the nationalist cause

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

10, Nov, 2020 @2:36 PM

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A political populism far removed from Donald Trump | Letters
Letters: Not all populist movements are negative and destructive, writes Dr Stephen Blomfield, although David Marquand thinks populism tends to flourish out of dysfunctional political systems. Plus letters from David Redshaw and Derek Heptinstall


25, Oct, 2020 @5:58 PM

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PM calls EU tactics 'extreme' while defending breach of international law
Boris Johnson faces mounting rebellion from Tories including former chancellor Sajid Javid

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

14, Sep, 2020 @6:55 PM

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Blair and Major hit out at Boris Johnson's plans to override Brexit deal
Former prime ministers urge MPs to reject legislation, saying it endangers Irish peace process

Staff and agencies

13, Sep, 2020 @7:35 AM

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Former world leaders call for action to stop 'lost Covid generation'
Figures including Tony Blair and Sir John Major say young people shouldn’t be ‘robbed of their education’

Lucy Campbell

17, Aug, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Rishi Sunak is riding high, but history shows No 11 can be a dangerous address
From Barber’s boom to Gordon Brown’s financial crisis, Britain’s current chancellor is treading a well-worn and precarious path

William Keegan

16, Aug, 2020 @6:25 AM

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Lord Garel-Jones obituary
Conservative whip whom many held responsible for Margaret Thatcher’s downfall

Julia Langdon

30, Mar, 2020 @2:04 PM

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