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Norman Lamont

Giants expose Europe divide

TWO giants of the right and left of the Conservative Party slugged it out yesterday - presenting two different visions of Britain's role in Europe.

Thursday, 13 October, 1994, 12:00am

Major's soft-shoe shuffle

THE Prime Minister, Mr John Major is depressed, despondent, sunk in gloom, they say. The reshuffle has changed nothing apart from making him more exposed as Mr Norman Lamont, former Chancellor and the man Britain blamed for everything, has gone.

5 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

They said it this week

JIANG ''Social and political unrest may come about if we fail to bring the economy under control.'' - Jiang Zemin warning of the outcome of hyper-inflation in China.

CRADOCK ''You've got to row back very hard to get to a position where you can talk quietly and helpfully.'' - Sir Percy Cradock's views on recent Sino-British relations.

29 May 1993 - 12:00am

Lamont seeks to balance the books

CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer Mr Norman Lamont last night delivered a Budget designed to support economic recovery and balance the Government's books over the medium term.

He tackled head on the Government's two main economic problems - unemployment and the ballooning British budget deficit.

17 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Prognostication a parody of Lamont's lament

TURNED on the radio at dawn yesterday to hear Ian Perkin of the General Chamber of Commerce speaking live from the Radio Three studio.

We then raced to the Mandarin Oriental for the Price Waterhouse Budget Breakfast - and there was Ian Perkin again, breathlessly holding forth in the flesh.

5 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

On the trail of the ERM killers

''OFTEN, a crime requires a fortuitous opportunity as well as a pre-existing motive,'' observed Jacques Poirot.

For Poirot, chief of the internal investigations secretariat at the European Commission, this was the denouement of perhaps his most remarkable case. It was, he mused, one which his more famous uncle, Hercule, would have found truly fascinating.

3 Jan 1993 - 12:00am