UK and North American politics. > A look at British politics in the light of the decision to leave the EU.

Scottish history, nationhood and independence.

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Angelo222:
A simple question for you Carana.   Do you think Nicola Sturgeon has any mandate in Scotland with only 1.6 million voted out of a total electorate of 4 million?

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Carana:

--- Quote from: Angelo222 on January 23, 2019, 11:08:57 PM ---A simple question for you Carana.   Do you think Nicola Sturgeon has any mandate in Scotland with only 1.6 million voted out of a total electorate of 4 million?

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I think she has a right to defend the interests of the people she represents.

I'm not in favour of any community (in a large sense) clamouring for independence unless all the implications are clear. That said, I can understand why Scotland isn't happy.

On a larger scale, that goes for the UK as a whole as well, IMO, as it's a smaller fish in a far bigger pond than some think it is. IMO:

G-Unit:
A nation is defined as a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory.

There is a clear division in Scotland between the Highlands and the Lowlands in all those areas except the fact that they all live in a partivular country. Therefore I think Scotland is a country, but not a nation.  .

Carana:
All the battles fought and the people who've died either trying to maintain their independence or trying to unify.

All a bit sad, IMO.

Erngath:

--- Quote from: G-Unit on January 23, 2019, 11:18:22 PM ---A nation is defined as a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory.

There is a clear division in Scotland between the Highlands and the Lowlands in all those areas except the fact that they all live in a partivular country. Therefore I think Scotland is a country, but not a nation.  .

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" You cannot be serious"

Is there any nation which you do believe to be a real nation and not just a country?

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