Is England a country or a state/province?Watch
please do correct me if im wrong but dont people in N.Ireland not want to be part of the UK?
Yes OP, the UK is a unitary state of four different countries/nations. The indiidual countries certainly aren't provinces (Ulster is a historical province of Ireland although this includes some of the Republic and doesn't really have anything to do with this discussion....)
I think the Scottish parliament website explains it pretty well:
As the UK has no written constitution in the usual sense, constitutional terminology is fraught with difficulties of interpretation and it is common usage nowadays to describe the four constituent parts of the UK (Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland) as “countries”.