From Kenny MacAskill, Aug 2009:
"In Scotland, we are a people who pride ourselves on our humanity.
"It is viewed as a defining characteristic of Scotland and the Scottish people.
"The perpetration of an atrocity and outrage cannot and should not be a basis for losing sight of who we are, the values we seek to uphold, and the faith and beliefs by which we seek to live.
From William Hague today:
"We must harness Britain's generosity and compassion to help the rest of the world"
Kenny was vilified by many, including Tories, for the former and his supposed claim that Scotland has a monopoly on compassion. Note that this is a separate issue to whether Megrahi being released was appropriate or not, it is focussing on whether our leaders should project a positive view of the nations they represent and the hypocrisy that can exist therein.
I look forward to William receiving the same derision that Kenny received.
Update - On a not entirely unrelated topic, this welcome post from Newsnet Scotland is well worth a read.
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