By politics.co.uk staff
John Denham will demand greater celebration of Englishness today, just as new research reveals the union is more vulnerable than ever.
The communities secretary will make a speech to the Smith institute tonight which is expected to call for greater celebrations of Englishness - a distinct change from previous government statements concerning Britishness.
But it is set to be delivered on the same day as a joint IPPR/NatCen report revealing increased resentment among those in England who associate themselves with England rather than Britain.
The research found 40% of people in England believe Scotland gets more than its fair share of government spending, compared to just 22% in 2003.