European Union

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Calls For the UK to Leave the EU

Lord Lawson doesn't think David Cameron's plan for renegotiation of membership will result in much


The former chancellor of the exchequer, Lord Lawson, has called for the UK to leave the European Union.

Writing in the Times, he said British economic gains from an exit "would substantially outweigh the costs".

He predicted any changes achieved by David Cameron's attempts to renegotiate the terms of the UK's relations with the EU would be "inconsequential".