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The British are born to be miserable, new research finds

The British are born to be miserable, new research finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

“The British do not expect happiness,” claimed English writer Quentin Crisp – and it appears he may have been right

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Article cites ESRC funded research at the University of Warwick  being presented at the ESRC Festival of Social Science Event.

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Public backs removing citizenship from Britons fighting abroad – even for a good cause

Public backs removing citizenship from Britons fighting abroad – even for a good cause | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK government is making noises about potentially stripping British people of their citizenship if they join conflicts abroad. But while the proposal is aimed at deterring people from joining Islamic State and other militant groups, our research found support for taking citizenship away even if Britons fight in foreign lands for causes more aligned with UK interests.

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This article, based on current discussions around British citizenship, is written by Thomas Scotto, Harold D Clarke, Jeson Reifler and Paul Whiteley - researchers who all receive funding from the Economic and Social Research Council.

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