reply to post by Klaatumagnum
It is all three.
Let me explain
The Name of the Country officially is the United Kingdon of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Other wise known as the UK
Together our Nationality is British. i.e. British Citizen
However we are a collect of 4 smaller stated, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Individually most people will call themselves English, Scottish Welsh or Northern Irish. but this is Unofficial.
So when you see someone say the UK, they are referring to ALL the UK
When they say England, it just means England and the English (not including scotland wales or N.I.)