The page on A Bit About Britain entitled What does ‘Britain’ mean has been getting quite a few views lately. Whether that’s because there are people who foolishly want to try and understand our muddled foreign policy, or Britain’s relationships with our friends and allies; I couldn’t possibly say. I’m hoping it’s mostly because people want to try and understand the geographical and political differences between the British Isles, Great Britain, Britain and the United Kingdom, because that’s what the page was set up to do.
And I know we don’t always make things easy. Sorry. Anyway, I’ve been toying with the idea of showing this as a simple Venn diagram and finally figured out a relatively easy way to do it using Creately. Here is the result.
For the full explanation, including why you shouldn’t call everyone in Britain ‘English’, you need to find out what Britain means.