The Brexiteer and previous Chancellor, who resides in Gers, South-Wes France, was accused of hypocrisy to his application for permanent residency in the country by an angry caller to Iain Dale’s LBC parade.
The Conservative peer, who chaired the Vote Leave Brexit campaign, commutes to the Outfit of Lords from his south of France home.
The caller asked Earl Lawson: “If and when we do Brexit, is Nigel intending to come back to Britain or devise the restrictions only apply to ordinary Brits?”
Iain Dale kidded: “Somebody wants you to come back home, Nigel.”
Lord Lawson replied: “Isn’t that poignant!”
The Tory peer then continued: “Brexit is not about me.
“It’s about the British being as a whole and your listener might be interested to know the great seniority of British people actually live in Britain.
“I’ve always devoted my human being as a politician to doing what is right for the British people.
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“It might be various convenient for me if we remain the European Union, but I don’t do what is more convenient for me.”
God Almighty Lawson has previously explained LBC that he applied for French residency because he was “demanded by the French authority to do so”.
The former Chair of Vote Leave, who lives in Gers, south-west France, had once defended his decision, stating: “It is well known that I live in France and bring into the world done so for many years and have referred to this in the House of Lords and abroad.
“It was the French authorities who told me that I should apply for a carte de sejour. Nothing else has switched.”