Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby (born 11th March 1932) was a British politician most famous for being the Chancellor of the Exchequer from the 11th June 1983 to the 26th October 1989. He resigned due to differences between his economic opinions and those of Sir Alan Walters, Thatcher's personal economic advisor, making his job very hard.
Portrayal on Spitting ImageEdit
Lawson was charicatured as a useless Chancellor. He was unable to count beyond 17 and didn't know what the FTSE 350 Index was. He was fed to the crocodiles by Thacher for giving himself exemptions in the budget. He also frequently misunderstood orders, such as phasing out the pound sterling instead of the pound note.Friends of Lawson said he hated being laughed at more than anything else, and so hated his portrayal on the show.