Nigel Lawson

Philip Hammond Should Be Sacked, Says Nigel Lawson

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May should sack Philip Hammond for sabotaging the Brexit negotiations, former Tory chancellor Nigel Lawson has said. Speaking to the BBC’s D...

You Think This Referendum Is About the EU? Think Again

Michael Abberton | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

Unfortunately, for those people who really wanted to debate EU membership and consider voting to leave, they aren't going to get their chance. The referendum has nothing to do with those issues or even EU membership - and for this reason I would encourage everyone of a like mind (to leave) to vote Remain.

Lord Lawson's Appointment As Vote Leave Boss Shows It Is A 'Tory Front' Claims Rival Brexit Group

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics

Margaret Thatcher’s former Chancellor Nigel Lawson has been announced as the new head of one of the campaigns fighting to get the UK out of the EU. ...

Junior Doctors Have Hit Back At This 'Sexist' Sunday Times Column With #likealadydoc

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

Hundreds of junior doctors on Monday hit back at a column that appeared to blame women for the battle over changes to medics' contracts and last week'...

Leaving EU Is Hardly Going To 'Outer Space' Argues Top Tory

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.01.2016 | UK Politics

Former chancellor Lord Lawson has dismissed David Cameron's EU re-negotiation as "inconsequential" as the bitter war of words within the Conservatives...

Top Tory Loves Britain So Much He Launches EU Exit Campaign From French Villa

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics

Lord Lawson, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer leading the Tory campaign to exit the EU, has said he is not "anti-European" because he has a home...

When Is A Charity Not A Charity? When It's Run By Nigel Lawson

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

A charity founded by a former chancellor that voices scepticism in the climate change debate has been forced to re-brand and re-organise after complai...

EU Exit 'Could Boost UK Economy By £1.3 Billion' Says Top Diplomat

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's exit from the European Union would boost the economy by £1.3 billion, according to a senior trade diplomat. Iain Mansfield claims that r...

LOOK: The Graph Osborne Does Not Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has come under pressure to raise the 40p income tax threshold in order to help the "middling professionals" affected by it. Former T...

Two Ex-Chancellors Urge Osborne To Cut Taxes For Middle Class

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has come under further pressure to help middle-income earners as former chancellor Lord Lawson of Blaby said "far too many people" are ...

Is Cameron 'Prancing Around' The Tax Dodgers?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics

Nigel Lawson has dismissed David Cameron's efforts to crack down on companies avoiding tax as "getting nowhere fast" and "prancing around" just hours ...

Europeans Should Welcome UK's Shift on the EU

Dalibor Rohac | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics
Dalibor Rohac

Very few in Europe expected that the coming out of Nigel Lawson would be a game changer. But Lord Lawson was soon followed by Michael Portillo and two Cabinet ministers - Michael Gove and Philip Hammond - who also indicated that they would favour Britain's exit, forcing Cameron to take a stand.

Cameron Is 'Weak, Panicking And Hiding Behind The Sofa On Europe'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is to accuse David Cameron of putting efforts to hold the Tory party together ahead of the national interest, pointing to the referendum o...

The Week In Funny Tweets: Fergie, The Apprentice And More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Well, that was a week of two halves. The first half being marked by Star Wars Day, the start of Clitoris Awareness Week (no, really), Helen Mirren ...

Cameron's 'Big Society' Press-Ganged Into Immigration Battle

Will Black | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Politics
Will Black

Cameron appears to have frantically scribbled the policy on a napkin as he watched the local election results come in. Since his party's woeful performance, he has suddenly become more jittery about immigration than Captain Hook was about ticking clocks.

'The British Public Would Have More Guts Than Those Who Govern'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

Former Conservative cabinet minister Michael Portillo has become the latest Tory heavyweight to argue that Britain should leave the European Union - a...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: A Modest Speech From Her Majesty

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 8 May 2013... 1) A MODEST SPEECH FROM HER MAJESTY From the Times: "The Queen will open a new ses...

Only Conservatives Offering Nation Choice On EU, Says Cameron

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has insisted he welcomes the renewed focus on Conservative European policy sparked by former chancellor Lord Lawson's public call for th...

Poppycock! Lord Lawson Hits Back At Nick Clegg EU Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics

Lord Lawson has dismissed as "poppycock" Nick Clegg's suggestion that three million British jobs would be put at risk if the UK left the European Unio...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Let's Get Out Of Europe, Says Lawson

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 7 May 2013... 1) LET'S GET OUT OF EUROPE Poor Dave. Last week, the Tories were trying to fend off the...

Dave and George's Lost Weekend

Stefan Stern | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Politics
Stefan Stern

I know why George Osborne has called for a "relentless focus" on the UK economy. It's because it keeps getting smaller. If you don't look hard soon you might not be able to see anything at all. But a flat-lining (and worse) economy is not really a joking matter. The 0.7 per cent fall in second quarter GDP was the sort of shock that no-one finds funny.

Thatcher Not Blair, Says Lawson

PA | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne needs to give up being the Tory strategy chief and concentrate on running the ailing economy, ex-chancellor Lord Lawson has said. Th...