I have been laboring in ignorance for too long on this one, and an at last ready to be edjamacated:
What, exactly, is the deal with the UK? I know that the United Kingdom is composed of: England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, but I am confused on what exactly is the Great Britain part: does Great Britain=England? Or does Great Britain=England+Scotland+Wales? Or is it something else?
Is Tony Blair the Prime Minister of the UK or just of England (Great Britain?) Does the UK have leader for all four countries, or does each country have its own leader?
Is there a regular Ireland (as opposed to Northern Ireland) why is it not part of the UK?
Are there any Dopers (English [Great British?] or otherwise that can clear this up for me?