Duncan Hamilton in the Scotsman writes that devolution has weakened British and strengthened Scottish identity and that the next phase of constitutional realignment will not be as a result of a groundswell in Scottish public opinion demanding independence but rather a reaction from England to the disintegration of Britishness and the re-emergence of Englishness”. Is Britishness disintegrating and what effect would the rise of English nationalism have on unionism and Britishness in Northern Ireland?
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