6 Feb 2019 #1
I can read more and more articles about the possibility of Northern Ireland uniting with Ireland and Scotland leaving Great Britain after hard brexit. Or is it a bluff spread by May circles to make her opponents ease up the pressure on her government?
Six in 10 people here and eight out of 10 in the Irish Republic believe that the UK should not proceed with Brexit if it means a hard border in Ireland, according to a cross-border survey.
A recent poll showed 30 percent of voters in Northern Ireland would support a united Ireland if Brexit occurred under May's deal (with the backstop), with support rising to 48 percent if there was no deal (requiring a hard border).
She said a no-deal Brexit would "strengthen the hand" of those calling for an Irish border poll and a second referendum on Scottish independence.