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Lord Lawson dismisses 'inconsequential' EU re-negotiation

Former Conservative chancellor Lord Lawson says he will vote to leave the EU Credit: Jonathan Brady / PA

A former Conservative chancellor has dismissed David Cameron's EU re-negotiation as "inconsequential".

Speaking to Sky News' Murnaghan programme, Lord Lawson who is president of the Conservatives for Britain group also dismissed a claim by a new grouping of pro-Europe Tories that a vote to leave the EU would be "jumping into a void".

It is not a void. It is a place called the world, and we know the world quite well. It is not outer space. We do an enormous amount of business all over the world.

– Lord Lawson

The former chancellor made clear that he would be voting to leave the EU whatever deal Mr Cameron was able to get in Brussels.

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