I think whats happening in the UK is quite interesting since devolution there seems to be a more pronounced split into the four nations Northern Irish , Welch , English and Scottish , which i think is healthy .
The British thing always seems very colonial to me and does'nt represent the people who make up these islands , we are different , and that difference is increasing with the influx of immigrants .
English nationalism which you did'nt really hear of his growing in prominence as it is in Scotland .
I suspect the UK will have gone in fifty years time ?
An independent Scotland , a united Ireland i can see on the cards , and maybe the birth of a republic for England & Wales ? just have a feeling that the English and Welsh may stick together ?
I personally would like a republic , when the dear old Queen pops her clogs ?
President McCartney of England & Wales as a nice ring to it ? (wink1)