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Nigel Lawson: Theresa May “has been a disaster in every way”

The former chancellor says he would have voted against the PM in last night’s confidence ballot to prevent the UK becoming "a dependency of the European Union"

By Alex Dean  

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson arrives at television studios in Westminster today where he was interviewed about his comments on Europe at the weekend.

“I would have obviously voted against her, because she has been a disaster in every way. The deal which she has come back with is the worst deal imaginable.”

In an interview with Prospect, Nigel Lawson revealed that he would have cast his ballot against the prime minister in last night’s confidence vote.

The result “probably was as expected. The new element is that she gave this promise that she wouldn’t stand at the next election, and I think that…

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