On the issue of proroguation, John Major as one of the “Prime movers” in the Court case really has no place to criticise - when it is well known and documented that he personally prorogued Parliament for 3 full weeks ! immediately prior to and linking straight into the 1997 General Election - for purely political reasons to evade being questioned in the house about a particuliarly seazy bit of scandal !
"…Perhaps we should give him due credit; after all, Major can speak as an authority on the subject of hypocrisy and prorogation. Sir John Major in his last days as Prime Minister secured a prorogation of parliament on Friday, 21 March 1997 in order to prevent Sir Gordon Downey from tabling a damning report on the Cash-For-Questions Scandal that implicated two Conservative MPs in having accepted bribes in exchange for tabling parliamentary questions on behalf of Harrods’ owner Mohammed Al-Fayed. That parliament was then dissolved on 8 April, and the election occurred on 1 May 1997. Major’s prorogation prevented the tabling of a damning report into Tory Sleaze, but it did nothing to halt the Conservatives’ crushing defeat and New Labour’s landslide victory under Tony Blair – still, it’s the thought that counts. In short, Major has no moral authority whatsoever on the subject of prorogation and has merely exposed his own hypocrisy. But zealotry often flows from hypocrisy and deep-rooted personal insecurities…"
This quote is from here ;
But it s all over the place if you want to check it !
Cheeky sod that he is ! shameful !