I was surprised to find out that Tony Blair is Scottish, not English. Nothing about Blair strikes me as being particularly Scottish, in particular his accent. So what makes him Scottish? Does he live in Scotland? Does his family live in Scotland? If he spends the rest of his life in England and his children essentially live in England, will they still be considered Scottish?
Do Scots hold their heads higher at the thought that the British government is headed by a fellow Scot? I know Texans are very proud to be able to claim the U.S. president as their own (well, the ones who agree with him anyway).
Is English vs. Scottish identity even relevant any more? Is everyone becoming British? Or is it perhaps that for a certain class of people, like Blair, British identity overshadows the other identities?