Because the English are English and not British. It is strange that we are allowed to be English when the dreadful football is on!!
Can we please have the option to be English again. All official forms give the option to be Scottish,Welsh,Irish but no English. I am proud to be English. I am not British as this covers a lot of nationalities. I always cross out British and enter English knowing it will be ignored when the details are put in the computer but I feel I have done my bit!!