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Former chancellor of exchequer: Time for Britain to leave EU

LONDON, May 7 (UPI) -- Nigel Lawson, who served as Margaret Thatcher's chancellor of the exchequer, said Monday it is time for Britain to give up on the European Union.

Wind power not cost effective, study says

LONDON, March 8 (UPI) -- British investment in wind turbines is not cost effective for the amount of greenhouse gas emission reductions they would provide, a study indicated.

Thatcher's ex-economic adviser dies at 82

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Alan Walters, the economic adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has died at 82.

Domestic Goddess cooks for Bush

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- With the forthcoming visit to London of President Bush, domestic goddess Nigella Lawson has been promoted to the ranks of a modern Escoffier. British Prime Mini
JULIA WATSON

Interview: Building business in poor areas

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Roy Priest, chief executive officer of the National Congress for Community Economic Development, discusses with United Press International how the program works and how it might need to be improved.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Analysis: 'Soft spot' to last as Fed fails

QUERETARO, Mexico, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- This was the tersest of terse U.S. Federal Reserve communiqués: a minimalist effort that aims to reassure. The Fed's statement Tuesday afternoon after its committee meeting on monetary policy pointed out no more than that interest rates were "accommodativ
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Analysis: O'Neill's Free Dinner-I

SKOPJE, Macedonia, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- As opposed to those of other, smaller countries, U.S. deficits have far-reaching consequences and constitute global, rather than domestic, imbalances. The more integrated in the global marketplace a country is, the harsher the impact of U.S. profligacy on
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Commentary: Britain's old war with Europe

TUNBRIDGE WELLS, England, July 8 (UPI) -- The world has changed. Cinemas, it appears, show advertisements nowadays that are not for films. In one of these advertisements in the past week in British cinemas a Hitler figure portrayed by a British comedian, Rik Mayall, says "Ein reich, ein volk, ein
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Commentary: G7 clashes in suits and shorts

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- A storm broke in Washington Friday, bringing days of 90 degree heat to a damp close. Now the cooler Washington air welcomes two groups who may prove heated and
IAN CAMPBELL, Senior Business Correspondent
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Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby, PC (born 11 March 1932), is a British Conservative politician and journalist who was Chancellor of the Exchequer between June 1983 and October 1989. His tenure in that office was longer than that of any of his predecessors since David Lloyd George (1908 to 1915), though it was surpassed by Gordon Brown in September 2003.

Lawson is the father of journalist and food writer Nigella Lawson, the late Thomasina Lawson, Horatia Lawson, Dominic Lawson, the former editor of The Sunday Telegraph, Tom Lawson, housemaster of Chernocke House at Winchester College, and Emily Lawson, a TV producer.

He was born in Hampstead in 1932, the son of Ralph Lawson, a tea merchant, and Joan Elisabeth Davis, the daughter of a stockbroker. His grandfather Gustav Leibson, a Jewish immigrant from Mitau (now Jelgava in Latvia) changed his name from Leibson to Lawson after becoming a British Citizen in 1911. After studying at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, and carrying out his National Service in the Royal Navy - during which time he commanded a small torpedo boat - Lawson began his career as a financial journalist and progressed to the positions of city editor of The Sunday Telegraph in 1961 and editor of The Spectator (1966–1970) before becoming Member of Parliament for Blaby in Leicestershire in February 1974 (a position he held until retiring at the 1992 General Election). While in opposition, he co-ordinated tactics with government backbenchers Jeff Rooker and Audrey Wise to secure legislation providing for the automatic indexation of tax thresholds to prevent the tax burden being increased by inflation (typically in excess of 10% per annum during that parliament).

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