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1991 - Mr Major’s Comments on the End of the Gulf War

Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments made on Thursday 28th February 1991.


PRIME MINISTER:

[Mr Major was asked why he wasn’t using terms such as victory and surrender]

The war is over - I think that is the important point. It is over and it is over very satisfactorily. I don’t think anybody takes any pleasure in war - I certainly don’t and I don’t think most other people do. The predominant feeling in this country, I believe, will be satisfaction that it is over, relief that so few people were killed in the conflict and a hope that now it is over that we can find a lasting peace.