Nothing like saying what you really mean, is there William? “ENGLAND prepared to ‘make sacrifices’ to help Ukraine” is what you really meant, but won’t say, hiding us instead behind the vaguer name ‘UK’.
William Hague, British Foreign Secretary of Scottish extraction
Given that 84% [and rising] of the UK’s population lives in England, the BBC’s headline about one of Hague’s latest pronouncements is rather misleading. England makes the sacrifices but this is not even acknowledged!
Given also that England nowadays invariably makes (and is making) greater sacrifices in our schools, our universities, our hospitals, our social services etc etc than Scotland which is being shielded from taking its fair share of the huge financial mess created by Scottish bankers, the headline “UK prepared to ‘make sacrifices’ to help Ukraine – Hague” should be made much more accurate.
Leaving aside the arrogance, the presumption in adopting such a stance, the BBC’s report of the interview with Willie can be seen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27032149
The reactions of Hague and his EU pals to the prospect of the current Ukraine government taking action to restore order are reminiscent of those of the Tory Neville Chamberlain & Co in 1938. With the meddling of Barroso, Van Rompuy and Ashton, the EU was instrumental in creating this situation; let them sort it out with their fantasy EU Army! Instead, get on with making England more energy self-sufficient!