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”.