Lawson: time to leave the EU

Julian Harris
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FORMER UK chancellor Nigel Lawson, now Lord Lawson, has called on Britain to leave the EU.

When serving in Margaret Thatcher’s government, Lawson backed the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), yet has now had enough of Brussels.

“I strongly suspect that there would be a positive economic advantage to the UK in leaving the single market,” he wrote in today’s Times. Meanwhile Oskar Lafontaine, the German finance minister who helped create the euro, has called for its break-up.