Are we really a nation then?
There is talk of a new 'national' stadium for Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.
This presupposes that Northern Ireland is, in fact, a nation.
For a nation to be a nation, it must have the support of its entire population for its constitution.
Here the UK constitution has only the support of a marginal Protestant majority and is rejected by a significant Catholic minority.
Since the people are divided over the constitution on sectarian grounds, surely Northern Ireland doesn't qualify as a nation. I await any suggestions otherwise.