John Major

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Person.png John Major  Rdf-icon.png
(Banker, Deep state functionary)
BornJohn Roy Major
29 March 1943
Carshalton, Surrey, England
NationalityBritish
ReligionAnglicanism
ChildrenJames Elizabeth
Relatives • Tom Major-Ball
• Terry Major-Ball
SpouseNorma Johnson
PartyConservative

Employment.png Chatham House/President

Dates unknown
Employed as of 2015

[[|x22px|link=UK Prime Minister]] UK Prime Minister

In office
28 November 1990 - 2 May 1997

Employment.png Leader of the Opposition Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
2 May 1997 - 19 June 1997
Preceded byTony Blair
Succeeded byWilliam Hague

Employment.png Shadow Foreign Secretary Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
7 May 1997 - 11 June 1997
Succeeded byMichael Howard

Employment.png Leader of the Conservative Party Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
28 November 1990 - 19 June 1997
DeputyPeter Lilley
Succeeded byWilliam Hague

Employment.png Chancellor of the Exchequer Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
26 October 1989 - 28 November 1990
Preceded byNigel Lawson
Succeeded byNorman Lamont

Employment.png Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
24 July 1989 - 26 October 1989
Preceded byGeoffrey Howe
Succeeded byDouglas Hurd

Employment.png Chief Secretary to the Treasury Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
13 June 1987 - 24 July 1989
Preceded byJohn MacGregor
Succeeded byNorman Lamont

Employment.png Minister of State for Social Security

In office
10 September 1986 - 13 June 1987

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Huntingdon

In office
3 May 1979 - 7 June 2001

John Major is a British politician and UK deep state functionary. He was leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister from 1990 to 1997.[1] His later jobs have included Chairman of Carlyle Europe and Chatham House President.

Post Prime Ministerial Employment

Major was appointed European Chairman of The Carlyle Group in May 2001, and their website quoted him as stating “I have enjoyed my time in politics but it is now time to move on. Carlyle is preeminent as a private equity firm and I have greatly enjoyed working with them over the past few years as a member of the European Advisory Board. The firm's strong commitment to Europe, its global reputation, and its unquestioned integrity were all factors in my decision to take on this role and I very much look forward to expanding my involvement with such a world class organisation.”[2]

Bilderberg

John Major is one of only 4 UK prime ministers not known to have attended a Bilderberg conference since the group began in 1954, and the only one in the last 50 years.

29 March 1943| 

A Quote by John Major

PageQuote
DitchleyDitchley is one of the hidden gems of the Transatlantic relationship... its role as a clearing house for ideas; a forum for debate and discussion; and a magnet for policymakers gives it a unique status. It is the intellectual expression of 'soft power' and a tribute to the pre-eminence of reason and rational debate."”

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Leader of the Conservative Party“All Tory leaders have surrounded themselves with an inner circle, which has given them ballast and in certain important respects defined their leadership. John Major had a winning fondness for palpable fakes, like Jeffrey Archer and David Mellor; Margaret Thatcher liked hirsute North London entrepreneurs with a ‘can-do’ attitude and heavy jewellery. Michael Howard’s chosen milieu is constructed of dapper, well-spoken men and women, many of whom live within walking distance of one another in west London. Cameron is unmistakably the leader of these Notting Hill Tories, but others include Michael Howard’s political secretary Rachel Whetstone, his speechwriter Ed Vaizey, marketing expert Steve Hilton, policy man Nick Boles, along with the newspaper columnists Edward Heathcoat Amory and his wife Alice Thomson.”Peter Oborne19 June 2004

 

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