ENGLISH Tory voters would happily wave goodbye to Scotland if it secured Brexit, stunning new research has revealed.

The study, by academics at the Universities of Edinburgh and Cardiff, found that self-professed Unionists, actually don’t really care very much about the Union.

According to the paper, 79% of English Tories would support Scottish independence if it meant leaving the EU, while 75% would support the collapse of the Northern Ireland Peace Process as the price of Brexit.

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Perhaps more alarmingly 87% of Leave voters in Northern Ireland would also be content with the collapse of the peace process as an acceptable price for Brexit.

The polling for the universities also revealed that 49% of English Tory voters don’t think Scottish MPs should sit in the UK Cabinet.

David Mundell can’t even rely on his own countrymen to back him, as 24% of Scottish Tories also don’t want Scots MPs in the Cabinet.

The research, some of which was presented at last week’s Tory party conference, is drawn from the annual Future of England Survey.

Ailsa Henderson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, said: “The data suggest that, in the pursuit of Brexit, Leave supporters across the UK would be relaxed about a fundamental transformation of the Union but this attitude is not confined exclusively to Leave voters.

“There is also evidence that Brexit is dislodging long-held red lines about the Union. If even Unionists in Northern Ireland care less about the territorial integrity of the UK than pursuing Brexit, then it really raises questions about the type of union we’re in, and indeed what Unionism means.

“At the same time, voters, including Leave voters, want ongoing policy conformity between the EU and the UK on everything apart from immigration. To any outsider it must look as the Conservative and Unionist government is prepared to rip up the UK constitution because its supporters wish to stop migration from the EU. Some might consider that a curious interpretation of Unionism.”