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There is no such nationality as British, it is simply a flag of convenience like the tired old colonial flag (union jack). Britain is a complex constitutional and political construct designed to weld the disparate and often antagonistic nations of England, Scotland, Wales and N, Ireland into unit to further the interests of Empire after the ‘Act Of Union in 1707’. There never was a British nation. In fact the meaning is further made meaningless post 1997 devolution when Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland broke away from the union to create their own parliaments and assemblies.
What does British mean to you?
When should we use the word British?