People wanting to be 'English, Welsh Scottish or Irish, is something that has grown in popularity since the 1980's and in my opinion is a fad more than a well throught out debate. for Example.
This statement ignores centuries of history.
Her Majesty the Queen is the Queen of England,
Elizabeth the Second or the First?
Scotland hasn't had a ruling Queen Elizabeth before.
The English National Anthem is the same as that of Britian
"Rebellious Scots to crush " etc ?
and believe that we are throwing away our past by wanting to be 4 seperate nations.
Many people were saying this when Poland were trying to get away from the Eastern bloc.