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 the Economy – 8 April 1997

The text of Mr Major’s comments on the economy, made on 8th April 1997.


[Mr Major was asked about the plans of the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats to introduce the social chapter]


What they are proposing are policies that have been tried in Europe, and have failed in Europe. What they are not endorsing are policies that we are operating here after a recession that covered the whole of Europe and patently are proving successful here.