A leading campaigner for Britain's exit from the European Union has been accused of hypocrisy after applying for permanent residency in France.
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Former U.K. Treasury chief Nigel Lawson told newspaper The Connexion that he is applying for a permanent residency card, known as a "carte de sejour."
Brexit will end the right of EU citizens to live in Britain and vice-versa. Both Britain and the bloc say they want expats to retain their current rights, but questions remain over the status of 3 million EU nationals in the U.K. and 1 million Britons in other EU countries.
Lawson, who chaired Britain's Vote Leave campaign, said he was "not worried" about his status as a Briton in France.
Pro-EU group Best for Britain said Thursday that Lawson "looks like a hypocrite."