National identity is, politically speaking, a thorny issue. Since power was devolved to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the question of what role the UK has left to play in the future of its component parts has never been satisfactorily answered.
That's putting it mildly.
What the Devolution Experiment (with its illogical and haphazard division of authority) has brought about is an infinitely more inefficient form of "government" in those parts of our economy which matter the most.
Like tourism, for example.
(Hattip Bob's Balls)