John Major

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Satircal artist Kaya Mar protests outside at the British supreme court following a hearing on the prorogation of parliament, in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Boris Johnson has refused to rule out suspending parliament again next month if the supreme court rules that his current, five-week prorogation is unl(...)

Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller arrives at the supreme court in central London, on the second day of the hearing into the decision by the UK government to prorogue parliament. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP

The courts should be able to review the legality of Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks or there would be nothing to prevent(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson with a bull during a visit to Darnford Farm near Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew MilliganAFP/Getty

UK opposition parties have agreed to work together to thwart Boris Johnson’s plan for an October 15th general election, deepening the political paraly(...)

Gina Miller speaks outside the High Court in London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

A legal challenge brought over British prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks has been rejected by leading judge(...)

  Robert Mugabe  at an event before the closure of his party’s annual conference.  Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

Robert Mugabe Born: February 21st, 1924 Died: September 6th, 2019 As the armoured vehicles rolled in to Harare in November 2017, after weeks of polit(...)

The aftermath of the IRA bombing of Canary Wharf.  Photograph: Matthew Polak/Sygma via Getty

“It’s bad news, really bad news,” John Major told Bill Clinton. They spoke by phone at 11.13pm Irish time on February 9th, 1996, just four hours afte(...)

US president Bill Clinton (L) listens to remarks by British prime minister John Major at an US Air Force base in Pittsburgh in 1994. Photograph: Win McNamee/Reuters

Most Britons regard Ireland as “just another island” and “don’t really care what happens elsewhere in the world”, the then UK prime minister John Majo(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters  near the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, signed off on a plan to suspend the UK parliament two weeks before it was announced, dismissing the September ga(...)

Celebrating the 1994 IRA ceasefire in Belfast. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The Provisional IRA called its ceasefire 25 years ago on this date (August 31st, 1994). There might be a memory that after more than 3,000 deaths, of (...)

Boris Johnson: The more the parliamentarians try to block the no-deal Brexit, the more likely it is that we’ll end up in that situation. File photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Politicians who are seeking to block a no-deal Brexit are making it more likely that Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, British prime m(...)

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