Parris, Matthew
January 1994
New Republic;1/3/94, Vol. 210 Issue 1, p14
The article examines the political leadership demonstrated by British Prime Minister John Major. He is still portrayed in contrast to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and U.S. President George Bush in the U.S. He displays a work ethic characterized by relentless directedness and always seeking consensus with skill. The prime minister also is committed to continue the reforms launched by Thatcher by deepening Thatcher's economic deregulation. Major and his Cabinet are also questioning the long-term viability of universal state pensions.


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