British nationalism

British nationalism asserts that the British are a nation and promotes the cultural unity of Britons,[1][2] in a definition of Britishness that may include people of English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish descent (those living in both Northern Ireland and Great Britain and historically the whole of Ireland when it was within the United Kingdom).[3] British nationalism is closely associated with British unionism, which seeks to uphold the political union that is the United Kingdom, or strengthen the links between the countries of the United Kingdom.[4]

The Union Jack, in addition to being the flag of the United Kingdom, also serves as a common symbol used by British nationalists
Satellite photograph of Great Britain and Ireland. Originally British nationalism was applicable to Great Britain. British nationalism typically focuses on the unity of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.[citation needed]