U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron rebuffed a suggestion by his Tory predecessor John Major that he appoint a personal negotiator to the European Union as part of his effort to change Britain’s relationship with the bloc.
Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major called for a one-time tax on energy company profits if the U.K. government has to spend more on cold-weather payments to pensioners and other benefit recipients this winter.
Co-Operative Group Ltd. named former British Treasury Minister Paul Myners to lead the board’s governance review two months after the 150 year-old mutual ceded control of its banking unit amid a capital shortfall.
Former U.K. Prime Minister John Major, whose time in office was dominated by intra-party squabbles over Europe, told today’s Conservative lawmakers to lay off the issue and avoid undermining his successor David Cameron.
Former U.K. Prime Minister John Major said News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch told him in 1997 that his papers wouldn’t support him in the coming election if he didn’t adopt a more hostile pose toward the European Union.