NATIONALISM continues to be the best way of making everything better, it has been confirmed.
Of all the options available to humans, experts said focusing on ethnicity and borders would always produce spectacularly successful results.
Professor Henry Brubaker, from the Institute for Studies, said: “The big question is why it’s so successful.
“I think it’s because people who define themselves in terms of their nationality also tend to be the cleverest and most imaginative.”
He added: “Whether it’s British, Russian, Turkish, French, American or Scottish, nationalism is the best way to make everyone rich, safe and happy.
“It really is true – the best solutions are always the most simplistic.”