Great Scott! Britain's two faces on Europe unmasked

As the Scottish referendum looms, the UK is spruiking the EU’s benefits to Europhile Scots while lambasting it to sceptics. And Scotland wants to retain both EU and English ties on its own idiosyncratic terms.

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.


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