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Oxford Union: The EU is a Threat to Democracy – #5/6 – Lord Nigel Lawson – For

18/08/2019

Came across this and it is very pertinent given Brexit and some of the speakers in the debate.

Lord Nigel Lawson argues that the European Union is a threat to democracy.. 

Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson states that the organisation’s unaccountable and bureaucratic nature means that all British Europhiles must say “We must love you, but leave you.”

MOTION: “THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE EU IS A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY”
Filmed on Thursday 24th October 2013

ABOUT LORD NIGEL LAWSON:
Lord Nigel Lawson is a British Conservative politician and journalist. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the constituency of Blaby from 1974 to 1992, and served in the Thatcher Cabinet from 1981 to 1989. Prior to entering the Cabinet, he served as the Financial Secretary to the Treasury from May 1979 until his promotion to Secretary of State for Energy. He was appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer in June 1983. In both Cabinet posts he was a key proponent of Thatcher’s policy of privatisation of several key industries and deregulation and oversaw the Big Bang launched in London on October 27, 1986.

ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

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