Before becoming Foreign Secretary in the British government, William Hague was one of the most sought-after celebrities on the speaking circuit. That was not least due to his wit and sense of humour. So Hague would probably have appreciated the irony when his German colleague Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited London to lecture him on the need for Britain to remain in Europe.
What was so ironic about it? Well, just a few weeks earlier it was Hague who lectured the Scots on the need to stay in Britain if they wanted to stay in Europe.