The media is awash with tributes on the death of Nigel Lawson. A tax cutting chancellor who reinvigorated the UK economy and was a bulwark of Thatcherism. He denationalised whole swathes of UK industry and was subsequently active in support of Britain leaving the EU. He also served as chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation think tank which opposed some of the extreme environmental measures now being pushed through by a Conservative Government.
He also said about traffic conditions in London that changes have done more damage, and is doing more damage, to London than almost anything since the Blitz. He was referring to the “Mayor’s addiction to cycling” and the introduction of the Cycle Superhighways by Boris Johnson and Transport for London.
In summary a highly intelligent and influential politician.
Note: I am no relation to him but people regularly call me Nigel when they can’t recall my first name. Hopefully that will be less frequent in future.
Roger Lawson (Twitter: https://twitter.com/RogerWLawson )
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A. Truly great chancellor what a pity current chancellor’s are not taking a leaf out of his book. An exceptional intellect and was chancellor when he had to manage monetary and fiscal policy through a very tricky time. Farewell a sad loss