Mary Kenny: Scots and Welsh quick to distance themselves from England's shame
Published 15/08/2011 | 05:00
An unexpected outcome of the riots which took place in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Nottingham, Leicester, Gloucester and the Medway last week was the revival of the concept of "England".
When some commentators referred to the "riots which broke out in Britain", the Scots and the Welsh were very quick to point out: "No, not Britain. England."
Quite so. There were no such disturbances in Scotland or Wales. Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales.