Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lawson has called for the UK to leave the European Union.
He said economic gains “would substantially outweigh the costs” and predicted Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempts to renegotiate relations would be “inconsequential”.
Leaving the EU would free the UK from red tape, he wrote in The Times.
The prime minister is facing increased calls to bring forward a promised referendum on the UK’s EU membership following the success of the UK Independence Party in last week’s local elections in England.
It’s a debate that comes up again and again, but is it the right move for the UK?