What they should all remember is that Mr Major inherited a terrible situation. The 'terrible Eighties', as they are more and more being called, were already in recession and on the downward spiral when he took over from Margaret Thatcher.
Public borrowing was in the millions and obviously going to rise. Discontent in the country was rife and headline banners flashed out 'Thatcher must go]', as go she did. A period of Mr Major's calming influence was badly needed and the party would be ill-advised to unseat a second Prime Minister. To adapt Lady Bracknell: 'To lose one PM is unfortunate, to lose two is downright
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