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"I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared to much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough." -- John Major
Sir John Major, (born 29 March 1943) is a British Conservative politician, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990—1997. He held the posts of Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer in the cabinet of Margaret Thatcher and was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Huntingdon 1979—2001.

Major's mild and consensual style was seen as complete contrast to Thatcher's forceful and confrontational manner. Early in his term, he presided over British participation in the First Gulf War (March 1991) and negotiated "Game, Set and Match for Britain" at the Maastricht Treaty (December 1991). Despite the British economy then being in recession he led the Conservatives to a fourth consecutive election victory, winning the most votes in British electoral history in the 1992 general election, albeit with a much-reduced majority in the House of Commons.

Major's premiership saw the world go through a period of political and military transition after the end of the Cold War. This included the growing importance of the European Union, an issue which was already a source of friction within the Conservative Party owing to its importance in the decline and fall of Margaret Thatcher. Major and his government were responsible for the United Kingdom's exit from the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) after Black Wednesday on 16 September 1992, after which the Conservatives never gained a lead in the opinion polls.

Despite successes such as the revival of economic growth and the beginnings of the Northern Ireland Peace Process, by the mid-1990s the Conservatives were embroiled in ongoing "sleaze" scandals involving various MPs and even Cabinet Ministers. Criticism of Major's leadership reached such a pitch that he chose to resign, and be re-elected, as party leader in June 1995. By this time the "New" Labour Party was seen as a reformed and fresh alternative under the leadership of Tony Blair, and after eighteen years in office the Conservatives lost the 1997 general election in one of the worst electoral defeats since the Great Reform Act of 1832.

After the defeat, Major resigned as the leader of the party, and was succeeded by William Hague. He has since retired from active politics, leaving the House of Commons at the 2001 general election, but continues to be a sought-after speaker.

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Total Books: 29
My Old Man
2012 - My Old Man (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780007450138
ISBN-10: 0007450133
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs

The Complete Angler Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation
2010 - The Complete Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142791490
ISBN-10: 1142791491

A History of Greater Britain As Well England As Scotland
2010 - A History of Greater Britain As Well England As Scotland (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143050480
ISBN-10: 1143050487
Genre: History

More Than a Game The Story of Cricket's Early Years
2008 - More Than a Game the Story of Cricket's Early Years (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780007183654
ISBN-10: 0007183658
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors

Send a Gunboat 150 Years of the British Gunboat
2007 - Send a Gunboat 150 Years of the British Gunboat (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780851779232
ISBN-10: 0851779239
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Send a Gunboat The Victorian Navy and Supremacy At Sea 1854-1904
2007 - Send a Gunboat the VIctorian Navy and Supremacy at Sea 1854-1904 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781591148180
ISBN-10: 1591148189
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

Teaching Guide to The Asian World 600-1500
2006 - Teaching Guide to the Asian World 600-1500 [Medieval & Early Modern World] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195223477
ISBN-10: 0195223470

Student Study Guide to The Asian World 600-1500
2005 - Student Study Guide to the Asian World 600-1500 [Medieval & Early Modern World] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195223408
ISBN-10: 0195223403

Prize Possession  The United States Government and the Panama Canal 1903-1979
The Erosion of Parliamentary Government
2003 - The Erosion of Parliamentary Government (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781903219621
ISBN-10: 1903219620

John Major the Autobiography Poster
2000 - John Major the Autobiography Poster (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780583904216
ISBN-10: 0583904211

John Major  The Autobiography
2000 - John Major the Autobiography (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780006530749
ISBN-10: 0006530745
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

1999 - John Major - the Autobiography (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780002570046
ISBN-10: 0002570041
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction

John Major the Autobiography
The Oppenheimer hearing
The Oppenheimer Hearing [Historic trials series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780713412550
ISBN-10: 0713412550