John Major: From Brixton to Downing Street

John Major: From Brixton to Downing Street

by PennyJunor (Author)


John Major, the quiet Prime Minister, who appeared to arrive so suddenly on the political scene as a major player, is very little known. Penny Junor here tackles John masjor, the most unpopular Prime Minister ever. Using in-depth interviews with family, friends, foes, Cabinet colleagues and the man himself, the real Major is revealed. Elected to Parliament in 1979, with little money or education, few qualifications and no established career, Major shot to the top at unprecedented seed. Far from being grey and unimaginative, argues Penny Junor, he is a leader who relies on courtesy and consensus-building to realize a just and passionately-held vision of Britain. And although he has sometimes made mistakes or failed to get his message across, he has never shirked from tough decisions.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: 06 Jun 1996

ISBN 10: 0140238743
ISBN 13: 9780140238747