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Hi! Could anyone tell me what John Major moment refers to? I found this phrase serves in the parts of the titles of two news reports. Well, I knew John Major was British Prime Minister and he was Conservative Party leader only. Thanks!Gordon Brown was today facing his own "John Major moment" after a hammering in the local elections produced Labour's worst results since the early sixties.
Hi Beascarpetta, thank you for your help. I got it.
Hi Bhaisahab, thanks for your detailed info.
I think it's alsp referring to the fact the both Major and Brown took over as leaders of their respective parties ( from Thatcher and Blair) and thus became PM during a term of parliament and didn't win the elections as leader.
And there are other parallels. They were both Chancellors of the Exchequer, both known for a lack of charisma ... and various other similarities (but listing them could get a bit controversial, so I won't go on )
I think that Jamiep meant that he became PM mid-term and, therefore, didn't the office through an election.