‘Why the left shouldn’t fear the rise of Englishness’ | R.W. Jones- New Statesman

‘Why the left shouldn’t fear the rise of Englishness’ | R.W. Jones- New Statesman

Consider this: while UKIP and Tory eurosceptics continually pose ‘Europe’ as a threat to British traditions and values, evidence from the 2012 Future of England Survey demonstrates that among the population of England at large, those with the most exclusively British sense of national identity tend to be pro-European. Euroscepticism is closely related to English and not British identity. Indeed, among those with an exclusively English sense of national identity, anti-EU sentiment is overwhelmingly strong.

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