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30/05/2014 00:45 BST | Updated 30/05/2014 15:59 BST

Newsnight: Billy Bragg Takes On Peter Hitchens On What It Means To Be English (VIDEO)

On Newsnight on Thursday, musician and activist Billy Bragg took on columnist Peter Hitchens on what it means to be English, though the most interesting parts of the conversation centred on Scottish devolution. Hitchens argued that Scottish independence was a product of the EU’s desire not to have a rival federation within its borders, while Bragg countered that Scotland's desire to leave Britain was a reaction to globalisation.

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