Gordon Brown's sad attempts to big up his Britishness now involve wanting an UK team at the 2012 Olympics. When asked what he wanted for Christmas he said: "That we have an Olympics team for the 2012 Olympics that is a football team from Britain."
Fans from all the individual countries have all made their opposition clear. Critics fear the move could undermine Wales's status as an independent team at international level, and the Scottish and Welsh FAs have said it is "resolute" in its opposition.
It's no secret that many international football officials want to end the anomaly of four independent teams from the UK. Brown's flag waving will help them.
So it's good to note that Lesley Griffiths AM recognises these concerns and has come out unambiguously against the proposal. We might have to wait a little longer for Ian "Union Jack" Lucas to express an opinion.