Scotland , N. Ireland , Wales and England are the four countries that make up the United Kingdom / Great Britain . All governed by the Head of State , our Queen , Elizabeth II whose Diamond Jubilee we will soon be celebrating . There is great rivalry at times i.e at football etc .Thats why the Romans built Hadrians Wall to keep us apart ! I'll be perfectly happy if the Romanian beggars stay down south of the border in London though we do have them up here also in our city centres . I dont think you Aussies have forgiven Britain for sending our criminals over there and using Australia as a penal colony and populating the country !!