posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 02:13 PM
reply to post by LeBombDiggity
The definition of sovereignty is an illusive one however in general I would argue that sovereignty is whereby a recognised nation has absolute
authority over its geographical area independent of external forces. This includes authority over its economy, law and means of defence and is often
called a “nation state” or a sovereign nation (or state).
Scotland is not a sovereign nation by any means we do not have independent authority over our geographical area as we don’t have the authority to
conduct our own foreign affairs or to defend ourselves nor do we really have economic sovereignty as we don’t have our own currency.
Yes we are a nation but we are not a sovereign nation that is why there is a push by some political players to bring about Scottish independence so
that Scotland can become a true state by gaining impendence and becoming a sovereign nation.
Even if you want to argue that Scotland is sovereign the video claims that England, Northern Ireland and Wales is are also “Sovereign nations”
that is simply not true nor is it true to say that Northern Ireland and Wales have their own parliament or that we all hate each other as the video
also claims. Yes the national assemblies may have devolved powers but they are not parliaments.