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Englishness - the Stats.

From a surprising source - the new boy - David Miliband | Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

I recently read a 'devolution briefing' from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) which showed that in Scotland and Wales in 2003 at least 3 in 5 people said they saw themselves as a mixture of British and Scottish/Welsh. The equivalent figure in England was nearly three quarters (though since 1999 the number saying they are English not British has been at least 17%).

Which seems to say that with 75% vs 60% the English are more conscious of being English than either the Scots or Welsh are of being Scottish or Welsh. A politician with nous would tap into that...

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I think you've got that backwards, old chap. The 40% of Scots who claim to not be a mix of Scots and British are likely to claim to be just Scots. Compare with "at least 17%" for the English.

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