(Dis)united kingdom?

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People across Britain want Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom

Scotland will hold a referendum on whether to be independent before 2015. But what difference would it make if that were held across the UK? The British Future State of the Nation poll found that there are currently strikingly similar views opposing Scottish independence across Scotland, England and Wales (with the main difference being a lower proportion of don’t knows in Scotland) and there are broadly similar views across Britain about English devolution too.

 

Flying all the flags: why we don’t want to choose between our identities

The poll suggests that there is no sharp clash between English and British identities – indeed quite the opposite.

A sense of belonging to Britain and local pride goes together for most people – or tends to be weaker across the board – in England especially, while Scottish and Welsh identities are held strong

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