The UK is a Nation of Unions (not a union of nations)


The UK is a Nation of Unions not a union of nations

Central to the Scottish Nationalist frame of reference is that "the UK is not a country". Central to our belief as Unionists is that the UK (or Britain for shorthand) is indeed a country!

This essential difference usually means that Nationalists and Unionists are living and thinking and speaking in quite different realities.

We have to be aware of this, and be careful not to get into a "debate" where we are both speaking from utterly different premises.

Why do the SNP and their supporters believe and say such a thing?

Their aim is to de-legitimise the idea of the United Kingdom.

If they can pretend that the UK does not actually exist as a Nation-State then it is much easier to dismantle it and render it politically irrelevant.

To do this, the SNP push th