After Scotland, Northern Ireland also wants to vote on independence

After Scotland, Northern Ireland also wants to vote on independence

tomaso lecca
January 25, 2021 at 12:40 pm


Brexit is causing the stability of the United Kingdom to crumble with anti-British independence that risks splitting the country in three after longing to leave the European Union. This is evident from the new elections held in four countries united under the banner of the Union Jack. Give latest data It emerges that one in two citizens of Northern Ireland (51% of respondents) wants a referendum within the next five years that gives the population of the British part of the island the option to join the Republic of Ireland, and thus The way is passing from the Government of London to Dublin. The move would see Belfast – in a jiffy – leave the UK and rejoin the EU.

will decide undecided

Despite the clear opportunity to reunite the island from the historic independence achieved by Dublin in 1922, the relative majority of the Northern Irish still seem loyal to the British crown. According to the survey conducted by Sunday Times, 47% of respondents still want to live in the UK, with 42% in favor of United Ireland. The final referendum – requested by most interviewees – would therefore be the tip of the undecided balance, which today represents about 11% of voters.

Scotland set fast

While the unity of Ireland still appears to be an extremely divisive issue for voters, Scots’ desire to leave the United Kingdom seems clear. The poll found that 49% of Scottish voters support independence from London, while 44% are against it. Without undecided, a possible referendum would end today with 52% in favor of the Scottish state. But what is more influential than the Scots opinion is the confidence of the rest of the British in Edinburgh’s departure: in all four British countries, the majority of voters he hopes that Scotland leave the UK within the next 10 years. In Wales, where support for independence has always been weak, only 23% of voters are in favor of leaving the United Kingdom, while 31% of those interviewed call for a referendum.

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