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 Single Currency – 16 April 1997

The text of Mr Major’s comments on the single currency, made on 16th April 1997.


It would be splendidly decisive they say, so splendidly decisive, you would send a British Prime Minister naked into that conference chamber with nothing to negotiate and nothing with which to wring the best deal for the United Kingdom. What I am saying is that no-one in this room doubts that these are the most important negotiations we’ve had. Whether you agree with me or disagree with me, like me or loathe me, don’t bind my hands when I am negotiating on behalf of the British nation.