Former British Prime Minister John Major demands immediate halt to Brexit

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Former British Prime Minister John Major demands immediate halt to Brexit


Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1990-1997 answers questions after giving his keynote address on The United Kingdom and Ireland in a New World at an event held by the Institute of International and European Affairs at the Banking Hall at the Westin Hotel Picture credit; Damien Eagers / INM
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1990-1997 answers questions after giving his keynote address on The United Kingdom and Ireland in a New World at an event held by the Institute of International and European Affairs at the Banking Hall at the Westin Hotel Picture credit; Damien Eagers / INM

Former UK leader John Major has publicly called on London to immediately revoke Brexit.

Speaking in Dublin as British politics remained mired in chaos, Mr Major urged his successor, Theresa May, to seek vital time for reflection.

Mr Major, who successfully fought his own internal EU battles over the Maastricht Treaty in 1991/1992, said UK and EU politics never faced such turmoil.

“Whether you’re a Remainer or a Leaver no one can welcome chaos,” Mr Major told members of the Institute of International & European Affairs.

He urged the immediate revokation of the Article 50 EU-UK divorce process.

“The clock for the moment must be stopped. We need time for reflection,” he argued.

Mr Major paid tribute to former Taoisigh John Bruton and Bertie Ahern for their work on peace in Northern Ireland. He criticised Theresa May for doing a coalition deal with the DUP.

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