Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major (Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)
The former Conservative prime minister faced claims he misused prorogation powers during his premiership to avoid the publication of an explosive report into the 1997 cash-for-questions scandal. Sir John insists Mr Johnson was motivated by "political interest" when he broke up Parliament earlier than anticipated in order to frustrate MPs scrutinising Brexit plans. Former minister Lord Digby Jones said: "The sheer hypocrisy of Major now shows the lengths Remainer saboteurs will go to to subvert the will of the people."
Former Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith said: "So the words pot and kettle do come to mind rather significantly here. I recall this is the same man who suddenly prorogued Parliament in the height of the cash-for-questions report and he was highly criticised at the time but he still went ahead."
Sir John is supporting a challenge by Remainer campaigner Gina Miller who is appealing against an earlier ruling by the