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By Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Miranda Phillips, Elizabeth Clery

The once a year British Social Attitudes survey is performed via Britain’s greatest self sustaining social examine association, the nationwide Centre for Social examine. It offers an fundamental consultant to political and social concerns in modern Britain. This twenty fifth record summarizes and translates facts from the newest national survey, in addition to drawing helpful comparisons with the findings of past years to supply a richer photograph and deeper realizing of fixing British social values.

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Meanwhile, those identifying with the Conservative Party have not become more satisfied over this period. Patient choice The ability to choose which hospital to go to has always been a feature of the NHS – at least for those patients with the knowledge, energy and assertiveness to persuade their GP to refer them and for the hospital consultant to then accept them as a patient. However, it was not until the publication of The NHS Plan in 2000 (Department of Health, 2000), and experiments in offering patients a choice of hospital in order to reduce waiting times (cf.

12 shows, the increase between 2003 and 2007 in the proportion stating that Scotland receives more than its fair share of public spending amongst those who say they are English is, at 11 points, matched almost exactly by a 10-point increase amongst those who say they are British. 12 Perceptions of Scotland’s share of spending by forced choice national identity, England 2000, 2003 and 2007 2000 2003 2007 British English British English British English Compared with other parts of UK, Scotland’s share of govt spending is … … more than fair … pretty much fair … less than fair % % % % % % 22 43 10 23 42 11 19 46 8 26 45 8 29 43 6 37 35 8 Base 877 822 898 760 408 347 Base: respondents living in England One reason why those who feel English are only somewhat more supportive of an English parliament could be that they regard the existing UK Parliament as an English institution anyway.

13 The pattern of responses in 2007 is much the same as it was in 2003. 9 Attitudes in England towards the ‘West Lothian’ question, 2000–2007 Scottish MPs should no longer be allowed to vote on English legislation Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Base 2000 2001 2003 2007 % 18 46 19 8 1 % 19 38 18 12 2 % 22 38 18 10 1 % 25 36 17 9 1 1695 2341 1530 739 Base: respondents living in England So while England may not want devolution for itself, some of the apparent anomalies thrown by the asymmetric devolution settlement may still be a potential source of discontent.

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