John Major

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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s Britain: cry, the corrupt country
The prime minister’s denials are both a thoughtless exaggeration and a wholly inadequate response to recent scandals


11, Nov, 2021 @6:36 PM

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The Observer view on No 10’s handling of the Owen Paterson affair | Observer editorial
Sleaze has become a defining aspect of Boris Johnson’s politics. Britain deserves better

Observer editorial

07, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Boris Johnson sleaze crisis deepens amid pressure on Covid deals
Sir John Major attacks PM’s actions as ‘shameful’ while poll shows slump in Tory support

Toby Helm, Michael Savage and Jon Ungoed-Thomas

06, Nov, 2021 @8:30 PM

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‘Shameful’: John Major hits out at handling of Owen Paterson scandal
Former PM said trying to shield MP from punishment suggested Boris Johnson’s government was ‘politically corrupt’

Nicola Slawson

06, Nov, 2021 @10:50 AM

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As our Olympians bring us together, so our politicians tear us apart | Martin Kettle
Team GB’s athletes embody a pluralist national vision, while political GB show us the worst of ourselves, says the Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

05, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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John Major joins push to overturn cut to UK overseas aid budget
Intervention means all five living former prime ministers have voiced their opposition to the move

Peter Walker Political correspondent

04, Jun, 2021 @3:36 PM

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Prince Philip’s death ‘ideal opportunity’ to heal royal rifts, says John Major
Former prime minister calls for any ‘friction’ within royal family to be swiftly resolved

Jessica Murray

11, Apr, 2021 @9:55 AM

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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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