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What did lord Lawson do wrong?

Reading the letters sent in to Connexion criticising Nigel Lawson because of his comments concerning obtaining a carte de séjour made me feel ashamed to be British!

Lord Lawson had simply commented on obtaining a carte de séjour. His comments were perfectly valid and accurate. Everything he stated was of his opinion, he made that clear. I have just obtained a carte and found the process a little bureaucratic, but it went smoothly and took two visits to the sous-préfecture.

Judging by the vitriol aimed at the man, one could be forgiven for thinking he had committed some sort of vile crime.

As for voting to stop Europeans from living and working in Britain, what utter nonsense; there was no such vote, pure fantasy given as fact! The head of the CBI was “quoted” as having said “there is zero evidence of the wonderful trading opportunities for Britain to explore”. Really? What about the Australian trade commissioner saying “agreements are on the table waiting to be signed”, or Trump’s comments on trade with Britain post-Brexit? Still, let not accuracy and truth stand in the way of anything!

Kenneth Wheatley, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

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