‘Ukip could be the midwife of Scottish independence’ | D. Gow- The Guardian

‘Ukip could be the midwife of Scottish independence’ | D. Gow- The Guardian

It’s not just that English and Scottish attitudes to the EU are reverse images of each other: a majority of Scots favour staying in the EU while a majority of the English would quit if given the choice. Almost two-thirds of Scots would want an independent Scotland to be a full EU member. In another survey 44% said they would vote for independence (higher than current polls suggest) if the UK looked like quitting the EU. With what Jeffery and his team call “an emerging English political identity”, the 55 million-plus south of the border are pushing the UK towards the exit door in Brussels.

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