When the Union of the Crowns happened there were riots in Scotland against it but the anglicised nobles sided with the king and it happened. This prompted Robert Barnes to write in one of his poems, “We were bought and sold with English gold,
What a parcel of rogues in a nation”. Substitute those words with, “We were bought and sold with European gold,
What a parcel of rogues in a nation”.
Some things never change! Typo: Burnes.