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William Hague addresses US fears over Tories' EU allies

Publié par Clifford Armion le 22/10/2009

Ewen MacAskill and Nicholas Watt

"William Hague, the shadow foreign secretary, yesterday defended the Conservatives' alliance with far-right parties in Europe during a meeting in Washington with the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton.

"Hague sought to reassure Clinton about the Conservatives' partners, some of whose members have taken part in commemoration services for the Waffen-SS in Latvia and questioned the need to apologise for an anti-Jewish pogrom in Poland.

"The shadow foreign secretary, who said he had an excellent meeting with Clinton, told her the accusations were part of a smear campaign by the Guardian and others.

"The row has overshadowed Hague's visit to Washington intended as part of the Conservative preparations for taking power." Read on...
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"William Hague addresses US fears over Tories' EU allies", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 17/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/william-hague-addresses-us-fears-over-tories-eu-allies