Lord Lawson denies accusations of Brexit ‘hypocrisy’ over French residency application

Nigel Lawson, the leading Eurosceptic, has denied accusations of Brexit hypocrisy after it emerged he was in the process of applying for a French residency card.

The Tory former chancellor who chaired the Vote Leave campaign during the EU referendum said he had started the “tiresome” paperwork required to obtain a carte de sejour.

Remain campaigners said Lord Lawson’s French residency application made him look “like a hypocrite”.

But the peer rejected the claim and said the row was a storm in a teacup, telling the Telegraph it was “well known” he lived in France.

He said he had applied for residency following a request to do so from the French authorities.

He said: “It is well known that I live…


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