It is an increasingly divided United Kingdom that is taking shape in the wake of the epidemic and Brexit. The ompte proof was provided yesterday by the Sunday Times, which conducted a statistical survey on the political sentiments of the four countries. And with the long-standing discontent Hadrian’s Wall exposes a relatively new fact: a majority in Northern Ireland now supports a referendum on island unity.
Inspired by the Good Friday peace agreements that put an end to the troubles, the popular consultation to decide the future of 9 counties in the north eastern corner (geographic) of Ireland, supported by 51% of respondents, compared to 44% . . The majority of those who liked the status quo are still consistent with London-bound Belfast rather than Dublin: 47% against 42% of Republicans. However, the balance of power is upside down if we look at the priorities of the Under 45, who, even slightly, prefer a united Ireland (47 against 46%). The main element behind the youngest choice is Brexit. In 2016 Northern Ireland voted in favor of staying in Europe, more aware than any other nation in the empire of economic and political difficulties that would have resulted from the departure of Brussels. The most dynamic and enterprising part of the population, but also the most economically exposed, nurtures the dream of returning to the European Union. Those opposed to a united Ireland are the majority among the 45s, the region of the population in which they live is most concerned with the health facilities offered by the country: if English healthcare ensures universal and relatively efficient coverage , Then services are offered by the Republic of Irland. However, the majority of respondents, 48% against 44%, believe the drive towards integration is unstoppable and will also rule Dublin Belfast and its residents within 10 years.
But if Northern Ireland can represent a future problem, then the attention of the British government now shifts to Edinburgh, where for months there has been clear clarity in favor of Scottish independence. The latest record recorded by the Times was 49% against 44% of people. Apart from Brexit, another factor is important here: the management of the epidemic. Healthcare is part of the competitions of individual countries in the Kingdom and comparisons between the Johnson government actions in England and Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland to benefit the leader of the separatists who have done well for 61% of the interviewees, English. Against 22%. Johnson has a single card available to reverse the trend, the vaccination campaign with which to take the country out of the tunnel. The first few weeks were very positive, with about 6.5 million people receiving the first dose and 500,000 also receiving boosters. Press applause, Johnson has learned to maintain a judicious communication profile, raising the election slightly. But all this may not be enough to stop the avalanche of independence in the Scottish election in May that Sturgeon is turning to in a mandate for a second referendum. And if London continues to reject it, the Catalonia card is ready, in favor of which the Scottish National Party voted on Saturday: by crossing Downing Street and holding an illegal referendum, which is competent on constitutional issues.
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