John Major

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Cabinet did nothing while Johnson damaged UK’s reputation, says Major
Ex-PM tells MPs that senior ministers share responsibility for harm done to democracy at home and Britain’s standing globally

Ben Quinn

12, Jul, 2022 @12:24 PM

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Boris Johnson does not do normal. He may not be entirely in his right mind
The author of Just Boris says he should have stepped down long ago and may be struggling to confront the unpalatable truth about his lack of competence

Sonia Purnell

10, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Boris Johnson resigns; Tom Tugendhat confirms his candidacy as successor – as it happened
Outgoing leader says all major fiscal decisions will be left to his replacement

Nadeem Badshah (now); Jedidajah Otte and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

07, Jul, 2022 @10:49 PM

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John Major urges 1922 Committee to remove Boris Johnson quickly
Former PM says it is ‘unwise, and may be unsustainable’ for Johnson to stay in office for up to three months

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

07, Jul, 2022 @1:51 PM

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John Major’s ‘bad luck’ comment on infected blood scandal angers victims
Former prime minister tells inquiry no amount of money could compensate for what happened

Jamie Grierson

27, Jun, 2022 @4:40 PM

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The Guardian view on privatisation: the god that failed | Editorial
Editorial: We were told privatisation would mean great services, savings for the government and an investment boom. It was a lie


22, Jun, 2022 @5:46 PM

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From May to Heath: Tories who have faced votes on their leadership
Boris Johnson is not the first leader to face poll of party MPs, a situation that has often led to their downfall

Tobi Thomas

06, Jun, 2022 @10:49 AM

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How Partygate could do for Johnson as Black Wednesday did for Major
The Tory reputation for economic competence was shredded in 1992 but the present PM’s woes go deeper, politically and economically

Larry Elliott

29, May, 2022 @11:09 AM

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John Major says Boris Johnson broke lockdown laws and is creating mistrust
Former Tory PM says disregard for honesty and standards puts UK’s democratic future at risk

Peter Walker Political correspondent

10, Feb, 2022 @8:37 PM

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The Guardian view on trust in Britain: John Major’s timely warning | Editorial
Editorial: The former prime minister is right to call attention to the reputational damage that Britain is suffering under Boris Johnson


10, Feb, 2022 @6:51 PM

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Boris Johnson says John Major’s claim that he has ‘shredded’ UK’s reputation abroad ‘demonstrably untrue’ – as it happened
Boris Johnson responds to former prime minister’s assertion that UK’s influence in world has weakened under his leadership

Andrew Sparrow

10, Feb, 2022 @5:55 PM

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John Major’s scathing attack on Boris Johnson: key charges
From eroding trust in democracy to assaults on civil rights, former Tory PM’s speech is comprehensive in its charges

David Batty

10, Feb, 2022 @1:37 PM

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