Nigel Lawson

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Adrian O’Neill (left) shows a portrait of Séamus Heaney by artist Mark Baker to Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as they attend a dinner to mark St Patrick’s Day and celebrate UK-Irish relations on March 6th, 2019 in London. File photograph:  Jeff Spicer/Getty

The Irish Ambassador to the United Kingdom has accused the Spectator magazine of publishing “snide and hostile” articles about Ireland. Adrian O’Nei(...)

The letter from the groups to Theresa May follows warnings from aerospace giant Airbus and car maker BMW that time is short before they need to implement contingency plans. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The UK’s five main business lobby groups told Theresa May they’re “deeply concerned” that time is running out for a Brexit deal that protects hundreds(...)

Shadow Brexit secretary  Keir Starmer: says that Theresa May is sending out a confused message on Brexit because the Conservative party is so divided on the issue. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Any other time but now, a former Conservative chancellor calling for the current Conservative chancellor to be sacked would be news. But when Nigel La(...)

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves Finsbury Park mosque, where one man has died, eight people taken to hospital and a person arrested after the vehicle struck pedestrians. Visits last week by May and her colleagues to the Grenfell Tower disaster sites have been badly handled, ineffective and twitchy.  EPA/SEAN DEMPSEY

Philip Hammond’s television appearances today reminded me of Nigel Lawson’s deadly critique of Margaret Thatcher in a landmark interview with Brian Wa(...)

 Bank of England governor Mark Carney: grin on his face  as he left 10 Downing Street on Monday “left little doubt, in his view at least, that he had the upper hand”. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

So: who won? Mark Carney, the “rock-star banker”, or the complaining Brexiters whose calls for the head of the governor of the Bank of England have b(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney. Photograph: PA Wire

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has pledged to extend his term in office by one year, defying pro-Brexit campaigners demanding his resignation. (...)

Britain’s newly appointed chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond: this shape-shifting survivor has reached the age of 60 without leaving clues as to what if any ideology motivates all this purring achievement. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Something in his stoop, greyness and aquiline nose suggests Arsène Wenger, the football coach and fellow fiscal conservative, though we cannot be sure(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage at the launch of a new Leave poster campaign in London on Thursday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

With less than a week to go before Britain’s EU referendum, almost every poll shows Leave ahead by a comfortable margin and big business is getting th(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage launchs a Leave poster campaign on Thursday before the death of MP Jo Cox.  Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Campaigning in the British EU referendum was suspended yesterday afternoon after a violent attack led to the death of Labour MP Jo Cox. The shockin(...)

British chancellor George Osborne at the annual “Dinner to the Bankers and Merchants” at the Mansion House in London on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The light-hearted fun that dominated Wednesday’s campaign following the “battle of the Thames” between Nigel Farage and Bob Geldof swiftly turned to h(...)

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