A poll of registered English and Scottish voters believe that Britain should be broken up, with England and Scotland set free as independent countries
United Press International:
Fifty-two percent of Scottish voters and 59 percent of English voters want Scotland to be its own country, the ICM Research opinion poll for London's Sunday Telegraph said.
Forty-eight percent of English voters and 58 percent of Scottish voters want England independent of Wales and Northern Ireland.
Great Britain -- an island lying off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe and to the east of Ireland -- currently consists of England, Scotland and Wales.
The findings indicate a hardening of support for Scottish independence as the issue comes into focus ahead of the forthcoming local elections, ICM said.
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