| John Major |
(Banker, Deep state functionary)
|Born||John Roy Major|
29 March 1943
Carshalton, Surrey, England
|Relatives|| • Tom Major-Ball|
• Terry Major-Ball
|Member of||Chatham House/Governance, Credit Suisse, Ditchley/Governors, Ditchley/UK|
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. 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.”
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.
A Quote by John Major
|Ditchley||“Ditchley 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."”|
|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 Oborne||19 June 2004|
|Document:Lockerbie Bombing and my Reinstatement in HM Diplomatic Service||letter||29 January 1997||Patrick Haseldine||Former diplomat Patrick Haseldine writes to former Prime Minister James Callaghan|
|Document:Reinstatement in HM Diplomatic Service||Letter||6 January 1997||Patrick Haseldine||A plea for reinstatement in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by "Thatcher's Whitehall Critic"|
- John Major, Number10.gov.uk, accessed 22 February 2010.