A lot has been made of the so called English identity crisis recently. Ask a Scotsman if he feels Scottish or British, he'll more than likely say scottish. Same goes for the Welsh and Irish, and for other ethnic groups. However, if I'm to believe what I read these days, an Englishman is just as likely to say either English or British.
As I see it, the English don't have a defined sense of identity any more per-se. It's not something for me you can easily difine or pidgeon-hole. To my mind, you eather feel English, or you dont.
But what is it to be and feel English? Should we try and difine it, look at the farce that is the nationalisation questionare that people have to complete and learn when applying for citizenship. Obviously just being born here does not suffice for some.
And does it really matter?