John Major Quotes (75 quotes)
“In the next ten years we will have to continue to make changes which will make the whole of this country a genuinely classless society.”
Today newspaper, 24 November 1990.
“I want to see us build a country that is at ease with itself, a country that is confident and a country that is able and willing to build a better quality of life for all its citizens.”
Statement in Downing Street on being invited to form a new government, 28 November 1990.
“I am walking over hot coals suspended over a deep pit at the bottom of which are a large number of vipers baring their fangs.”
Nicholas Wood and Michael Prescott, Major threatens general election if he fails to win Maastricht vote, Sunday Times, 25 October 1992.
“It is time to return to those core values, time to get back to basics: to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family, and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.”
Nicholas Wood, Jill Sherman, Sheila Gunn, Major gives seal of approval to Tories' right-wing agenda, The Times, 9 October 1993
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Born: March 29, 1943 (age 76)
Bio: Sir John Major, KG, CH, PC, ACIB is a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1997. Major remains the most successful Prime Minister in British history in terms of number of votes and popularity, gaining a record-breaking fourteen million votes in the 1992 general election.