Patriotism SURGES in the UK as people ‘describe themselves as English NOT British’

John Denham – a former Labour cabinet minister who led the study – admitted there is a growing correlation between identity and political behaviour.

Also the head of Winchester University’s Centre for English and Identity Politics, Mr Denham said: “Voters who most strongly identify as English are much more likely to reject Labour as a party and key Labour messages, like support for the EU.

“Without a change in Labour’s appeal, rising English identity may make attracting key groups of voters even harder.”

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