https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/united-kingdom contains the warning:

Note that the UK does not have a common legal system across its jurisdictions - consider using [scotland] or [england-and-wales] or [northern-ireland].

Yet many posts with this tag still neglect this distinction, and answerers must ask the questioner or express their confusion about the intended jurisdiction.

Wouldn't removing it teach posters and spur them to choose jurisdictions? From Tom Bolam, Senior Associate (as of 1-29-2018), Fladgate (Solicitors' firm):

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (to give it its full name) has three separate and distinct legal systems: (i) Scotland; (ii) England and Wales; and (iii) Northern Ireland.


There are some questions that are unique to a particular country, but many issues in academia are UK wide and others are EU wide. I wouldn't replace the tag, but it might make sense to create a Wales tag if there are enough Welsh specific questions. That said, it seems you want the tags to make a statement and that probably is not a valid reason.

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    So, Tldr: keep UK, add subregions when needed. – Discrete lizard Mar 24 '18 at 9:13

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