Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The nats won't like that....

According to a survey carried out by Nat-Cen in England:
Just 16 per cent of English people said England would be better off if the union with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland was ended.

What? Northern Ireland has been also included...but...but...but...
And...
But only 19 per cent said Scotland should become independent, down from 24 per cent in 1999

Oh dear, is that the sound of a multitude Celtic (and English) nationalist balloons being burst I hear?

2 comments:

wildgoose said...

Burst? Hardly!

What matters is the trend.

The article might say "Just" 16% of the English are in favour of complete independence for England and the end of the Union, but what was that figure in 1997? One per cent perhaps? (Probably not even that).

What is the year-on-year growth rate? How many years before the Independence for England lobby is an electorally significant force - after all, the SNP are doing quite well with around a third of the electorate.

O'Neill said...

after all, the SNP are doing quite well with around a third of the electorate

Only because of Salmond, the point is there's no such equivalent figure in England.