Nigel Lawson and hubris

The former UK chancellor of the exchequer writing in the FT in a patronising piece about Brexit. (Sept 3rd)

“I was a member of the Thatcher government of the 1980s that transformed the British economy, an achievement acknowledged throughout the world at the time.”

Like many I acknowledge that the economy was transformed. Like many my spectacles aren’t nearly as rose tinted as Lord Lawson’s.

This is the man who said in the run up to the Brexit referendum that he hoped, “Ireland would recognise its mistake and rejoin the U.K. after Brexit”.

It’s sad how the humility learned from experience helps some people see a bigger picture as they get older but others become more entrenched trying to convince themselves and anyone who will listen that they never made a mistake.

Lest we forget Nigel Lawson was one of the loudest deniers of climate change.

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