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Former good article United Kingdom was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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English is NOT Official[edit]

The United Kingdom, like the United States, does not have an official language. It has only a national language. Notwithstanding English is the common language of the British government, certain actions must still performed in the Norman language in order for them to be official - as when the Queen gives rubber stamp approval to an act of Parliament with the words, "La Reine le Veult." She doesn't do that for fun; she does it because it's required. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.162.218.153 (talkcontribs) 17:08, 12 April 2015‎ (UTC)

yes, this needs changing — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.220.1.206 (talk) 16:02, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
The article states that "The UK's de facto official language is English". The key term here is de facto; the article's not saying that English is the official language according to law. Cordless Larry (talk) 16:20, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 April 2015[edit]

2.216.36.119 (talk) 15:08, 16 April 2015 (UTC) A separation required between Great and Britain currently as GreatBritain Top Right column

Pictogram voting question.svg Question: I cannot replicate this, where about in the column is the error? Jamietw (talk) 15:46, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Note: I found no problem either. Daicaregos (talk) 15:55, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: No error that I can see. Searching for "greatbritain" in the article reveals no hits. Probably a browser issue on the requesting IP's end Cannolis (talk) 16:04, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Infobox[edit]

I missed out on the discussion where a consensus was apparently reached to include non-english versions of the UK's name, at the top of the infobox :( If they're going to remain, may I suggest they be made 'collapsable', so that the infobox isn't so elongated at the top & thus 'odd' looking? GoodDay (talk) 14:47, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Not sure how you are viewing it but it is collapsed. Mutt Lunker (talk) 15:24, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Ok, somethin' wrong with my computer. I've just noticed the same problem at Elizabeth II, concerning the Commonwealth realms. GoodDay (talk) 15:37, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Problem solved. I've switched over to Google Crome :) GoodDay (talk) 15:41, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 June 2015[edit]

Can you plz add "Telugu" language to the section 7.2 as shown below Present Text:

South Asian languages, including Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi, Hindi and Gujarati, are the largest grouping and are spoken by 2.7% of the UK population

After adding "Telugu" it should look as below:

South Asian languages, including Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi, Hindi, Telugu and Gujarati, are the largest grouping and are spoken by 2.7% of the UK population

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. The citation for the current entry does not mention Telugu at all, sorry. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 19:04, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 June 2015[edit]

Under Politics, Government - the page still says that the PM "heads a coalition with the Liberal Democrats", however, since the 2015 election there is a new government. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PepperMintTea1967 (talkcontribs) 09:33, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

I've addressed this. Mutt Lunker (talk) 10:27, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
This has highlighted that other parts of the section also need updating, such as the 2010 election results. I'll try to address this later today. Cordless Larry (talk) 10:48, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
I've attempted a basic update. Cordless Larry (talk) 19:37, 13 June 2015 (UTC)