As re-envisioned by Doc Hackenbush
You read that right: Young Dave came up short of the win line in 2010; Major’s win in 1992 is therefore the last enjoyed by the Tories. So out he comes, for one last gallant innings. “Ed Miliband would be left vulnerable to a ‘daily dose of political blackmail’ by the SNP if the Labour party forms a post-election alliance with the Scottish nationalists” is typical of the attack lines. And he’s four square behind Cameron.
(c) Steve Bell 1994
As this process unfolded, Major had to look to the Ulster Unionists to help prop him up, rather as, er, he is suggesting that Mil The Younger would do with the SNP. That leaves him in an extremely draughty glasshouse. But it gets worse: alongside the dwindling majority went two other strands that defined the Major Government. One of these was his continual problems with the Europhobic right of the Tory Party.
A weak PM buffeted by extremists? That was Major. And don’t forget his rattling hot Currie.