The Scotsman cartoon: William Hague and independence

Illustration: Brian Adcock

Illustration: Brian Adcock

Scotland faces “a more immediately uncertain world” if it votes for independence, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.

The Tories’ pledge to reform the EU and then hold an in/out vote in 2017 is “the positive way to look at the future of the EU”, while Scottish independence would mean immediate ejection and lengthy re-entry negotiations for a “pay more get less” deal, the Conservative MP said.

Mr Hague was in Glasgow yesterday to launch the latest in a series of UK Government Scotland Analysis papers, with today’s focus on the European Union (EU) and international issues.


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