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Shift of English identity 'needs addressing'

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Voters living in England have become more assertively "English" and place much greater emphasis on their English rather than their British identity, according to a major new report from the think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and Cardiff and Edinburgh Universities.

The report warns that political parties have to address "the English Question" in its own right, regardless of what happens in Scotland, or risk a major backlash.

Director of the IPPR Nick Pearce has the details.


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