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There should be no expectation that the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations will lead to a "perfect" solution, a former prime minister has warned.
Johnson’s administration made promises over Northern Ireland deal it knew were unworkable, former PM tells MPs.
Ex-PM says UK was stronger in the EU – as Jeremy Hunt challenged to admit Britain ‘poorer’ after Brexit.
Brexit was a ‘colossal mistake’, former PM Sir John Major tells Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 07/02/2023
Former prime minister Sir John Major has told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Britain made a “colossal mistake” when it left the European Union. / Sir John said while he is not a “significant Europhile”, he believes the UK was stronger in the EU.
The post-Johnson era is already a nightmare 19/07/2022
Boris Johnson’s Trumpian remarks on the “deep state” will almost certainly have a destructive effect on British democracy.
It will “take a decade” to resolve the crisis inflicted on Ireland by Brexit and the border checks created in the Irish Sea, David Davis has suggested.
As with another self-inflicted economic injury in the 1920s, Britain is struggling under a burden that could be reversed.
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has said that triggering Article 16 and suspending parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol would be "colossally stupid".
Former PM brands mooted UK policy ‘absurd’.
The former prime minister made to the warning to Boris Johnston as talks between the EU and UK continue.
Boris Johnson has been warned by Sir John Major that suspending parts of Northern Ireland’s Brexit deal would be dangerous and “colossally stupid” 06/11/2021
Former prime minister Sir John said the move would damage relations with the European Union and United States and could further destabilise Northern Ireland.
Former prime minister Sir John Major said the dangerous move would be ‘silly politics’ to placate ‘extreme Brexiteers’.
The former prime minister said that migrants are integral to "the way we live" before the referendum.
‘Complete lack of trust’ in Boris Johnson as honest broker in Northern Ireland, claims Keir Starmer 09/07/2021
Prime minister not being ‘straight’ about consequences of his Brexit protocol, says Labour leader.
Dogmatic obsession means that Johnson won’t lift a finger to help Northern Ireland.
Molotov cocktails and barricades have returned to Northern Ireland. The conflict there is 4 centuries old. But Brexit is the new reason why the situation has reached the boiling point in what had been an era of peace.
In a joint appearance at Ulster University on Thursday, former prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major speak about the risks of voting to leave the EU. Major says a Brexit vote would mean a second Scottish independence referendum. Blair says it would also mean closing the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic
"Our hefty international influence rested on our history and reputation, buttressed by our membership of the European Union and our close alliance with the United States. Suddenly, we are no longer an irreplaceable bridge between Europe and America. We are now less relevant to them both."
Dominic Cummings: Damaging legacy of ‘unelected bureaucrat’ will take years to undo, says Guy Verhofstadt 15/11/2020
European Parliament’s former Brexit chief takes aim at departing aide.
Brexit may be "even more brutal than expected" due to the UK's negotiating "failures", Sir John Major has said. / "This action is unprecedented in all our history - and for good reason. It has damaged our reputation around the world."
John Major says UK no longer ‘great power’ 10/11/2020
The former prime minister warned that “complacency” and “nostalgia” are the routes to a national decline and that the UK’s global influence has relied upon history, fortified by membership of the EU and close ties to the US.
PM risks major confrontation with Joe Biden by persevering with internal market bill.
Former PM strongly critical of Boris Johnson’s internal market bill as Lords reject it
PM on collision course with Joe Biden and EU if he pushes ahead with "lamentable" proposals.