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
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Cowardly politicians must tackle council tax

Old wine in new bottles can leave a bitter taste. And so it is with tax. Margaret Thatcher abolished the ancient system of property rates because she disliked the idea of a progressive tax in which those who lived in big homes paid more than people in ... [Published The Independent - 3 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Why Ed Miliband should gamble on a snap election after 2015

Next year’s election has been touted as the most significant for a generation. But then they always are.But after a five-year wait for this general election, we may be asked to go to the polls again even sooner than we think. For while there is legislation ... [Published New Statesman - 7 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

History and Memory: Two Key Leadership Traits in Public Affairs

Whilst a week is a long time in politics, there is no excuse for organisations failing to build on past public affairs campaigns. But to do this needs a collective memory and experience which is sadly all too often ignored. History is critical.Whether ... [Published CIPR - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Knighthood for Letchworth and Baldock MP Oliver Heald

Oliver Heald MPNick GillTuesday, July 22, 20142:50 PMMP Oliver Heald is to be given a knighthood, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced today on behalf of the Queen.To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.North East Hertfordshire ... [Published Herts 24 - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Ken: Cameron's Going to Lose It; Sacked Bigwig Sees Election Hell for Tories

Byline: JAMES LYONS Deputy Political EditorDUMPED Tory grandee Ken Clarke says David Cameron is on course to lose the General Election.The political veteran also cast doubts on the economic recovery, revealed that Mr Cameron's spin doctors had tried to ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Future Talent Conference video: Sir Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony SeldonSir Anthony Seldon is a leading contemporary historian, commentator and political author, who is well-known for his insider biographies on political luminaries such as Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and John Major. An author and editor of ... [Published Changeboard - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

I know from experience the horror of airliner attacks

Bob Rae was Premier of Ontario 1990-1995, a federal Member of Parliament 2008-2013 and leader of the federal Liberal Party 2011-2013.Wednesday is the 40th anniversary of an event little remembered, except perhaps by those who were there.A British Airways ... [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

On this day: Saddam Hussein’s sons killed in Mosul

: Battle of Falkirk, in which English troops under King Edward I defeated the Scots under Sir William Wallace.1793: Alexander MacKenzie, Lewis-born explorer, reached the Pacific Ocean – "from Canada by land" – after first crossing of North America.1812: ... [Published The Scotsman - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

20 years after Tony Blair become Labour party leader we look back at his legacy

How Tony Blair went from political saint to sinner during his time at the helm of his partyView gallery20 years after Tony Blair become Labour party leaderView galleryIt's a bitter sweet experience for many reliving the moment Tony Blair and his wife ... [Published The Journal - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Denying Tony Blair's successes is like denying the Moon landings: they obviously happened

Tony Blair is back on the scene with a speech to mark 20 years since he became Labour leader, provoking the usual torrent of commentary. Some of it is embarrassingly hagiographic, some dripping with bile. The hagiography I can understand; he's the only ... [Published Telegraph - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 2 reports

Will history judge Tony Blair favourably?

It is obvious that Blair has passed the first test of history - he is still relevant; he is still listened to. And, put bluntly, he can still enrage.This is harder than you might think. Enoch Powell said every political career ends in failure. Most also ... [Published Times Live South Africa - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Kenneth Clarke: I had a lot of views, but they didn't coincide with No 10's

Last week, Ken Clarke left the cabinet. Here, in a candid and revealing interview, he recalls the rows with Thatcher and Cameron, his fears for the party – and his rule for staying calm Kenneth Clarke: 'I belong to a Conservative party that used to ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 19 2014]

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Cowardly politicians must tackle council tax [Published The Independent - 3 hours ago]
Why Ed Miliband should gamble on a snap electio... [Published New Statesman - 7 hours ago]
History and Memory: Two Key Leadership Traits i... [Published CIPR - 7 hours ago]
North East Herts MP Oliver Heald bags knighthoo... [Published Hertfordshire Advertiser - Jul 23 2014]
Spadageddon: fear and CV polishing in Whitehall... [Published London Evening Standard - Jul 23 2014]
How TD Bank is linking up with Bill Clinton to ... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 23 2014]
Knighthood for Oliver Heald, MP for Little Hadh... [Published Herts & Essex Observer - Jul 23 2014]
Europe must reform or we will quit, warns Hammond [Published Oman Observer - Jul 22 2014]
Leading Scholars, Technology Experts Discuss Ec... [Published Scottrade - Jul 22 2014]
Ken: Cameron's Going to Lose It; Sacked Bigwig ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 22 2014]
Oliver Heald, Royston and North East Herts MP, ... [Published Hertfordshire Mercury - Jul 22 2014]
Future Talent Conference video: Sir Anthony Seldon [Published Changeboard - Jul 22 2014]
Knighthood for Letchworth and Baldock MP Oliver... [Published Herts 24 - Jul 22 2014]
I know from experience the horror of airliner a... [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 22 2014]
Baroness Neville-Rolfe steps down as Non-Execut... [Published Global FoodMate - Jul 22 2014]
On this day: Saddam Hussein’s sons killed in Mosul [Published The Scotsman - Jul 22 2014]
David Maddox: Michael Gove has a hard task ahead [Published The Scotsman - Jul 21 2014]
Baroness Miller of Hendon [Published Telegraph - Jul 21 2014]
Denying Tony Blair's successes is like denying ... [Published Telegraph - Jul 21 2014]
How the Political Warning of Autechre's Anti EP... [Published Vice UK - Jul 21 2014]
20 years after Tony Blair become Labour party l... [Published The Journal - Jul 21 2014]
Riverside Communications hires Mark Adams as se... [Published PR Week UK - Jul 21 2014]
Will history judge Tony Blair favourably? [Published Times Live South Africa - Jul 21 2014]
Twenty years on: The shadow of Tony Blair [Published Morning Star Online - Jul 21 2014]
David Cameron will LOSE election blasts Ken Cla... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Jul 20 2014]
Tony Blair: His legacy will be debated but not ... [Published Telegraph - Jul 20 2014]
Andrew Wilson: If we want things to improve, wh... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 20 2014]
Kenneth Clarke: I had a lot of views, but they ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 19 2014]
David Cameron's new gender agenda shows just ho... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Jul 19 2014]
Bouncing Parliament: Surveillance by Emergency ... [Published Dissident Voice - Jul 19 2014]
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How TD Bank is linking up with Bill Clinton to ... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 23 2014]
In the fiercely competitive U.S. banking business, Toronto-Dominion Bank, with its increasing focus on the stateside market, has found a unique way to stand out — marrying its brand to a powerful American symbol of prosperity, approachability, and pure ...
Meanwhile In Europe: Juncker Approved, Hague Ou... [Published Zero Hedge - Jul 15 2014]
From OpenEurope Juncker approved, Hague out, Lord Hill to Brussels: what does it mean? This morning and last night saw three developments with importance for the UK’s Europe debate: William Hague resigned as Foreign Secretary, replaced by Phillip ...
Lord Hill To Become New EU Commissioner [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 15 2014]
David Cameron has nominated Lord Hill of Oareford, the leader of the House of Lords, to be the next British member of the European Commission according  to the BBC. Hill served as political secretary to Prime Minister John Major during the controversial ...
Post-reshuffle leadership betting: The new Fore... [Published politicalbetting.com - Jul 15 2014]
The Ladbrokes 14/1 looks good value The big winner in the reshuffle is, undoubtedly, the new Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, who, with Theresa May, have been my long term bets at longish odds for Cameron’s successor. I got him originally at 41/1 ...
UK CABINET RESHUFFLE: Cameron Culls Gay Marriag... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 14 2014]
British Prime Minister David Cameron has targeted opponents of his flagship 'Same Sex Marriage' legislation, as well as reducing the number of men in the British cabinet in tonight's long-awaited UK Cabinet reshuffle. The move has seen older, middle ...
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