John Major

Type: Person
Name: John Major
Title: Former Prime Minister
Organization: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 29/03/1943
Place of Birth: St. Helier, Carshalton, Surrey
Nationality: United Kingdom
Fact Sheet: Biography for John Major
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

President Michael D Higgins to receive the freedom of Cork

The President will receive the honour next Thursday (April 24) after Lord Mayor Cllr Catherine Clancy (Lab) formally nominated him to Cork City Council.The vote to honour President Higgins was carried by 17 votes to nine against with two abstentions.Those ... [Published Irish Independent - Apr 17 2014]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Bertie's back on form – and showing that he's never one to forget a grudge

That remark tells you a lot about Ahern and perhaps a little about Martin, but nothing at all about the state of the party.In point of fact, under its present leader Fianna Fail is doing fairly well. It ranks as equal with Fine Gael in the opinion polls. ... [Published Irish Independent - 18 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Jeremy Renner to narrate History’s ‘World Wars’ series

Washington, Apr.17 (ANI): Jeremy Renner has been chosen to narrate History’s series of the World Wars at a three-night, six-hour event that will feature interviews with Colin Powell, John Major, John McCain and more.The two-time Oscar nominee asserted ... [Published TruthDive - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Job of work

Nobody saw the crisis coming, a common but debatable claim. What's clearer is that nobody foretold the shape of the recovery. For all the excitement about wages (just) overtaking one measure of inflation , pay is still surprisingly stagnant, while jobs ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

New Labour’s greatest failure

My friend and critic Jonathan Portes obviously took exception to my . His entertaining rebuttal claims to have exposed my misreading of data. That’s not quite how I see it.I agree with him that the appalling build-up of out-of-work benefits happened before ... [Published Spectator - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Viviane Reding reminds us why we must leave the EU

"What wise men had promised has not happened", said Lord Melbourne. "What the damned fools predicted has actually come to pass".And so, too, with Britain’s relations with the European Union.Wise ministers and mandarins have long been promising us a looser ... [Published Telegraph - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Andrew Whitaker: General Election has echoes of 1992

NEXT year’s General Election looks set to be the closest, most bitterly fought Westminster election since 1992 when John Major’s Conservatives defeated Labour, led by Neil Kinnock.That result had far-reaching consequences for both Labour and the Tories, ... [Published The Scotsman - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Five people compared with Adrian Mole

Sue Townsend, the creator of fictional diarist Adrian Mole, has died. The character who started life at 13 3/4 has permeated culture and led to unlikely comparisons with real life figures. Here are five.The prime ministerJohn Major was compared so closely ... [Published BBC - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

All is changed, changed utterly

History, good and bad, has happened inside the walls of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster for centuries and then, sometimes, it comes back as scenes in a film.Yesterday, dozens of film extras – the women dressed in pre-Great War clothing, the men ... [Published Irish Times - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 2 reports

Higgins hails 'memorable' UK visit

8:12pm Thursday 10th April 2014 in National News © Press Association 2014The Queen and Irish president Michael D Higgins in Windsor CastleIrish president Michael D Higgins has hailed his "memorable" historic state visit to the UK as "so positive, so ... [Published Croydon Guardian - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

It's a matter of opinion as Cameron fails to gauge public outrage on expenses

JOHN Major famously said that as soon as a Prime Minister crossed the No 10 threshold he, or she, began to lose touch with reality.The events that have cost Maria Miller her job suggest that after four years in the Coalition hothouse David Cameron failed ... [Published Herald Scotland - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Major hails deep-rooted Kuwait-Britain ties – British ex-PM enjoys visiting Kuwait

Former British PM John MajorKUWAIT: Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major presented the ‘Dickson Lecture’ at the College of Law of Kuwait University yesterday, where he spoke about the past, present, and future of Kuwait-British ties. This lecture ... [Published Kuwait Times - Apr 03 2014]

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Evangelically wishy-washy [Published The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion ... - 4 hours ago]
WEEKENDER: Britpop: Look back in anger - and fe... [Published South Wales Argus - 7 hours ago]
Bertie's back on form – and showing that he's n... [Published Irish Independent - 18 hours ago]
Not an unusual leadership [Published The Tribune - 22 hours ago]
Brian Rowan: Easter seeds of 'peace' [Published UTV - Apr 17 2014]
Daily Press Summary [Published Open Europe - Apr 17 2014]
13 Things You Didn’t Know About Scouting [Published Gizmodo UK - Apr 17 2014]
President Michael D Higgins to receive the free... [Published Irish Independent - Apr 17 2014]
Jeremy Renner to narrate History’s ‘World Wars’... [Published TruthDive - Apr 17 2014]
Job of work [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
Jeremy Renner to Narrate History's 'World Wars' [Published Hollywood Reporter - Apr 16 2014]
New Labour’s greatest failure [Published Spectator - Apr 16 2014]
New Labour’s greatest failure [Published The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion ... - Apr 16 2014]
Sajid Javid and the left, the “extermination” o... [Published New Statesman - Apr 16 2014]
George Kerevan: A small risk for the greater good [Published The Scotsman - Apr 15 2014]
Viviane Reding reminds us why we must leave the EU [Published Telegraph - Apr 15 2014]
Truth, lies and Martin McGuinness [Published The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion ... - Apr 15 2014]
‘The glue that holds our community together’ - ... [Published EDP 24 - Apr 15 2014]
Scottish TUC: Scotland's future in Europe [Published Morning Star Online - Apr 15 2014]
Andrew Whitaker: General Election has echoes of... [Published The Scotsman - Apr 14 2014]
The Tories: From Winston Churchill to David Cam... [Published Progress Labour's Progressives - Apr 14 2014]
Great War: The National Memorial Arboretum [Published The Sentinel - Apr 13 2014]
Bridgegate fallout: Port Authority should retur... [Published New Jersey Online - Apr 12 2014]
SIMON HEFFER: George, Boris and a bloody brawl ... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 12 2014]
All is changed, changed utterly [Published Irish Times - Apr 12 2014]
Five people compared with Adrian Mole [Published BBC - Apr 11 2014]
President visits Shakespeare town new [Published Belfast Telegraph - Apr 11 2014]
President Higgins bids farewell to Queen Eliza... [Published Newstalk - Apr 11 2014]
Britain cannot ensure food supplies because we ... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 11 2014]
President Higgins hails 'memorable' state visit [Published The Irish News - Apr 11 2014]
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A Postmodern Idea of 'Freedom' [Published Mail Online - Peter Hitchens - Apr 09 2014]
It hasn’t gone away, you know. The Ukraine crisis, set off by aggressive ‘western’ intervention in that cockpit region, is still churning away, just below the surface. But how should we read it? I think most recent developments confirm my view that Ukraine ...
Pulling Jockies in the Race for Scottish Indepe... [Published The Reality-Based Community - Apr 07 2014]
Scottish support for leaving the United Kingdom is at 47% in the most recent poll , to the surprise of some members of the Tory Party (Whose proper name of course is The Conservative and Unionist Party). Now that independence seems more than remotely ...
Sindy’s Civil Service ‘Exclusive&#8... [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Mar 31 2014]
‘Scoop’ from yesterday’s Independent on Sunday : “Labour will be given only six months to “road test” its plans for government with senior civil servants, after David Cameron controversially intervened to block early talks, The Independent on Sunday has ...
Scotland is already another country [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 30 2014]
Westminster's parade of day-trippers fail to grasp that devolution is not a destination but a process They don't know whodunnit. But they sure as hell know what he done. By suggesting a post-independence currency union was still on the table , the anonymous ...
China Unconvinced the Missing Airliner Crashed ... [Published Prophecy Updates and Commentary - Mar 26 2014]
As readers surely know, the Malaysian government has decided to declare that the missing Malaysian airliner crashed somewhere in the Indian Ocean ( first link ). It has done so even though there is no debris or physical evidence of any kind from the ...
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