The balloon was about to crash into a mountain, so the pilot says to them, “We need to lose more weight to get clear. One of you has to jump” So the Scotsman says “I do this for the glory of Scotland!” and he jumps out of the basket.
But the balloon wasn’t high enough yet. “We need to lose more weight!” the pilot says. So the Welshman says, “I do this for the glory of Wales!” and jumps out of the balloon to his death.
“We need to lose the weight of just one more person, and we’ll make it!” the pilot says. So the Irishman says, “I do this for the glory of old Ireland!” and he picks up the Englishman and throws him over the side.