Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments on the US and UK economies, made on 4th April 1995.
[Mr Major was asked about the US and UK economies]
I think if you look around the world, you will find most people in government dealing at the tail end of a recession having made difficult decisions in order to get their countries out of the recession in good order but those decisions hurt. If you found someone who was very popular in one of the western democracies, then I suspect you would have found somebody who hadn’t taken the decisions that were necessary so I think that is the first point I would make.
The second point about the United Kingdom is this: we are a very outward-