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Ex-PM Major speaks at Oxford Union
8:30pm Tuesday 27th April 2010 in Oxford
FORMER Prime Minister Sir John Major described himself as a “Brixton boy” at the Oxford Union as he rebuked toff-Tory jibes levelled as the Conservative Party.
Speaking at an event organised by the Oxford Conservative Association and the Oxford Union tonight, he also denounced the prospect of a hung parliament.
Sir John, front, told how he had grown up in a multi-occupied, multi-racial house in London and that “opportunity for all was true Conservatism”.
On the prospect of a hung parliament he said: “It sounds very attractive to some, but in these particular economic circumstances it would be a bad deal.”
He said it would lead to a programme “cobbled together in a smoke-filled room”.
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