Former British Finance Minister Nigel Lawson, who led the pro-Brexit official campaign, faced hypocrisy on Thursday after announcing he was applying for a French residency card
The conservative politician Lawson, who Leading the successful Vote Leave The campaign during the UK referendum on membership of the European Union said it had started with the paperwork for a "carte de sejour".
"I just started and I do not know how it will work, but I'm not worried," said the 86-year-old in the expatriate Newspaper The Connexion.
Speaking of paperwork, "It's rather in the category" tiring "as" serious. "
Paul Butters, spokesperson for The Best Brewery's Best for Britain campaign, said Lawson's petition" take the biscuit. "
" It seemed to Lawson that it was not worth the cost , to pay. But with these news it seems that the costs are being paid by others while the former Chancellor is in his sunlit luxury house in France, "he said.
" The former chancellor looks like a hypocrite.
In the interview, Lawson also expressed concern that some expat Britons may have health care after completing the Brexit cut-off.
"I understand that some people are worried about health care coverage and hope that it will be clarified. "
" Speaking as a Brit in France – and I'm not applying for French nationality – I'm not worried.
Lawson also insisted Brexit would bring Britain benefits – but he insisted it matter how Prime Minister Theresa May handles the transition.
Her conservative minority government is "weak and does not do a particularly good job he said.
"There are things we would like to do that we can not do now because we do not have autonomy. But this control can be used competently or not, "he said.
" If so, I believe Britain will increasingly benefit over the years, if not we will suffer.
Lawson also said he expects an agreement between Britain and the EU on expats and security, but believes that initially there could be no trade agreement.
Brexit champion Nigel Lawson faces hypocrisy after it became known that the former Minister of Finance applies for a French residence permit