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Professor Michael Kenny, Talk of a divided union does not reflect English opinion

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The current furore about the possibility of the SNP having influence on a Labour minority government has led to heated speculation about what the English would make of such a situation. English taxpayers will not put up with it, declares Nigel Farage – and he has been echoed in Conservative circles, where scaremongering about the threat posed by a rising SNP tide has lately become the centrepiece of the election campaign. In this article, Michael Kenny explores what we actually know about how the English feel about these questions.
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