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Wed Dec 30, 2020, 04:56 AM

Impressionist Rory Bremner 'saved Sir John Major's bacon' amid MPs revolt

Documents from the National Archives tell how Bremner impersonated the then-PM when he phoned Eurosceptic Tory MPs in 1993, asking for their support.

They had planned to challenge Sir John's leadership at the time of the Conservative conference in Blackpool.

But the lead rebel thought it was the PM phoning and abandoned the revolt.
Sir Richard was insistent it had been the real prime minister. According to an official note of their conversation, Sir Richard told the cabinet secretary that the call had "saved [Sir John's] bacon".


The Cabinet Secretary pressured Channel 4 into never broadcasting the calls, and to ask for permission before doing calls like that again.

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abqtommy Dec 2020 #1

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Wed Dec 30, 2020, 05:09 AM

1. Now I have to add "manipulators and the manipulated" to my list of human relationships!

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