Lord Lamont was asked to “spill the beans”. The China Exchange audience heard his experience of working with Margaret Thatcher “The most unreasonable person I ever met. Often when you thought she was extremely unreasonable, she turned out to be right” and what it was like to inherit the ERM decision as Chancellor. A vocal proponent of Brexit, Lord Lamont shared his views on the political, rather than economic, reasons for wanting the UK to leave. This centred upon his objection to political unification.