Finally, a Major Scandal

When John Major succeeded Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister, some wondered whether he would ever prove himself half the man the Iron Lady had been. Edwina Currie's newly published diaries — in which the novelist and former Conservative minister reveals that she and Major had an affair from 1984 to '88 — should ensure that the former Tory leader will never again be so easily underestimated. Since the book came out, Currie has added details about the liaison, including how she and Major planned assignations as they sat behind Thatcher during Prime Minister's Question Time in the House of Commons. The...

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