I think that we had better start again, somewhere else.
1991 Attributed remark during a Cabinet meeting when the Cabinet Room was rocked by an IR A mortar attack on No.10 Downing Street,7 Feb.
Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be 'too clever by half'. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.John Major
When the final curtain comes down, it's time to get off the stage.John Major
In the next ten years we will have to continue to make changes which will make the whole of this country a genuinely classless society.John Major
I want to see us build a country that is at ease with itself, a country that is confident and a country that is able and willing to build a better quality of life for all its citizens.John Major
I am walking over hot coals suspended over a deep pit at the bottom of which are a large number of vipers baring their fangs.John Major
Fifty years on from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on cricket grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools fillers and, as George Orwell said, 'Old maids bicycling to holy communion through the morning mist' and, if we get our way, Shakespeare will still be read even in school.John Major
It is time to return to those core values, time to get back to basics: to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family, and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.John Major
Something I was not aware had happened suddenly turned out not to have happened.John Major
We will do precisely what the British nation has done all through its history when it had its back to the wall turn round and fight for the things it believes in, and that is what I shall do.John Major
Whether you agree with me, disagree with me, like me or loathe me, don't bind my hands when I am negotiating on behalf of the British people.John Major
A soundbite never buttered any parsnips.John Major
If the answer is more politicians, you are asking the wrong question.John Major