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Edit warring: Emma Watson

Yesterday I edited the above page because the first part of her dual nationality was stated (incorrectly) as "English". As I have pointed out, this is wrong because England is not a nation; it's a country, one of the constituent countries of the nation of Great Britain, and the corresponding nationality is thus "British". (This is a common error, but the fact of it being common doesn't make it any less an error.)

Despite this, Jack "BtR" Saxon has reverted the edit (and re-reverted my correction), claiming that "English is a nationality". Which is nonsense; England is not a nation, and only nations have associated nationalities. It would make just as much sense to claim that "Londoner" is a nationality.

I think someone should have a few words with him, and ask him to get his facts right before any further editing. — RobertATfm (talk) 14:39, January 5, 2015 (UTC)

As a neutral party, pointing out:

Per Wiktionary:
Usage notes
(British) Following the establishment of the Scottish and Welsh parliaments, England, Scotland and Wales are normally considered distinct nations. Application of the term nation to the United Kingdom as a whole is deprecated in most style guides, including the BBC, most newspapers and in UK Government publications.
And defines "nation" as (1) a large body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess a government peculiarly its own, or (2) the territory or country itself.

So I think "English" could be a valid nationality. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 19:28, January 5, 2015 (UTC)

The Oxford English Dictionary states that a nation is a group united by factors that include language, culture, history, or occupation of the same territory and the Office for National Statistics found that 58% of people in Britain described their nationality as being English. -- Saxon 19:44, January 5, 2015 (UTC)

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