Islam Times: Sadly for the British governments and the leading British parties a new survey reveals how over a quarter of people in England support Scotland becoming independent.
The latest NatCen Social Research British Social Attitudes Survey found 26% of English residents favoured ending the union between the two countries.
The survey suggested there were some signs of increased frustration about Scotland's position in the union, with 31% of people in England saying they "strongly agreed" that Scottish MPs should not be able to vote on English laws - up from just 18% 10 years ago.
Meanwhile more than half of people - 56% - believe England should continue to be governed by the UK Parliament, rather than by an English parliament or regional assemblies.
Report author Rachel Ormston, a research director at NatCen Social Research, said: "Although public opinion in England has been affected by debates about devolution in the UK, this does not appear so far to have translated into either a majority demand for a change to the way England is governed or to a widespread call for Scotland to leave the union.
"Leaving England out of the devolution settlement may create difficulties that need to be addressed particularly funding and the West Lothian question - but it may still be the best way of reflecting and respecting public opinion across the UK."
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