While the term 'British nationality' is used to refer to the various forms of British status governed by the law of the United Kingdom1, the term 'British national' is not a term of United Kingdom law2. However, a 'national of the United Kingdom' has been defined by the UK in unilateral declarations made for the purpose of identifying those who are to be regarded as nationals of the UK in the context of Community/European Union law3. In European Union law, it is for each member state to define who are its nationals4. Further, the term 'United Kingdom national' is
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