Former prime ministers David Cameron, Tony Blair and John Major and current Premier David Cameron (back) attend the ceremonial funeral of British former prime minister Margaret Thatcher in St Paul's Cathedral in central London on April 17, 2013. The funeral of Margaret Thatcher took place on April 17, with Queen Elizabeth II leading mourners from around the world in bidding farewell to one of Britain's most influential and divisive prime ministers.
This is worse than John Major. There was quite a lot of sympathy for him because of the Maastricht rebels. He also listened, though he probably listened too much. With Cameron it feels like this could be terminal – and will be so before the election.
The Conservatives are in chaos on Europe just like under John Major. The Prime Minister can’t tell us what powers he wants to draw back from Europe. His strategy and the uncertainty is putting jobs and investment in the UK at risk. He needs to tell us the terms of the debate.
This is really what it means for a Prime Minister to be in office but not in power. It is not John Major all over again, it is much worse than that. At least he tried to stand up to the Eurosceptics.More quotes »
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