The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1997Prime Minister (1990-1997)

Mr Major’s Comments on Labour’s Privatisation Policy – 7 April 1997

The text of Mr Major’s comments on Labour’s Privatisation Policy, made on 7th April 1997.


I remember what the Labour leader has said year after year about privatisation. I remember what he and his colleagues have said about privatisation. The moment it’s pointed out that their accounts don’t add up, he suddenly embraces privatisation. If he can ask for trust last week, and make five significant policy changes in five days, what on earth would happen over the period of five years?