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Bremain in Spain Comments on Lord Lawson Seeking French Residency

2018-06-05

June 05, 2018, Valencia, Spain. Press Dispensary. Bremain in Spain ( http://www.bremaininspain.com ), a group campaigning for the rights of British citizens in Spain and the EU, reacts to Lord Nigel Lawson seeking French residency.

Lawson, who was the the former Conservative chancellor under Margaret Thatcher (1983-89), is applying for French residency after many years of living in France. As chair of the Vote Leave campaign, Lord Lawson is facing accusations of profound hypocrisy over the move.

Sue Wilson, Chair of Bremain in Spain, said: “Lawson can’t have been surprised to be ridiculed for his hypocrisy and insensitivity. He described the process of applying for residency in the EU as merely tiresome. I’m sure for others with similar resources, that may be true. For those not as privileged, the process may well prove more burdensome, stressful and costly."

“Lawson, who lives in a country house in Gers, south-west France, is embarking on the very course of action he wants to deny future generations. It’s impossible not to think there’s one rule for some and another for the connected, the powerful and the wealthy."

“Lawson has been an outspoken Brexiter, as keen to leave the EU as Farage or Davis. He seems quite prepared to sacrifice our freedom of movement rights, so long as his personal circumstances aren’t affected. A clear case of ‘I’m alright Jacques’.”

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Notes for editors
Bremain in Spain is a pro-European group campaigning to protect the rights of British migrants living and working in the European Union. The group believes the best way to guarantee the protection of all existing rights and freedoms is to #StopBrexit. It supports the #PeoplesVote campaign to give the public a final say on the Brexit deal. Bremain in Spain is a not-for-profit association headed by Chair, Sue Wilson, and run by a dedicated team of volunteers. It is a member of Britain for Europe, a partner of European Movement and one of a coalition of UK citizens’ groups, British in Europe.

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Sue Wilson, Chair
Bremain in Spain
Email:
Jo Chipchase
Press Officer
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Tel: + 34 696 056 328

Alastair Stewart
Deputy Press Officer
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Tel: + 44 7549 504281

Site: www.bremaininspain.com
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Media contacts

Sue Wilson, Chair
Email:
Jo Chipchase
Press Officer
Email:
Tel: + 34 696 056 328

Alastair Stewart
Deputy Press Officer
Email:
Tel: + 44 7549 504281

Site: www.bremaininspain.com
Facebook: Bremain in Spain
Twitter: @BremainInSpain

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