@ Anonymous Coward
That's funny, both the UN and the EU recognise the UK as a country. England, Scotland etc are constituent countries of the United Kingdom.
"The word country does not necessarily connote political independence, so that it may, according to context, be used to refer either to the UK or one of its constituents."
Although wikipedia does contain inaccuracies, it has been shown to be largely as accurate as many other sources.
Of course, if you think the above article it wrong, feel free to edit it yourself.
In the geographical sense, Great Britain is the largest Ireland of the British Isles. The small Islands are a part of the British Isles, and the UK, but not Great Britain.
Right, that's enough politics and geography. It's after midday on a Friday and I'm not in the pub yet....