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 European Union – 22 April 1997

The text of Mr Major’s comments on the European Union, made on 22nd April 1997.


There is now very clearly exposed a sharp dividing line between the parties on Europe.

I say no to handing more powers to Brussels in a new employment chapter, Mr Blair says yes.

I say no to the extensions of qualified majority voting, Mr Blair says yes.

I say no to new powers to the European Parliament, Mr Blair says yes.

On European control of foreign policy, Mr Blair says maybe, which means yes.