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Poll shows Northern Ireland majority against united Ireland – Reuters

Poll shows Northern Ireland majority against united Ireland – Reuters

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  1. 64% upvoted, and if that’s not a perfect representation of how the sub approaches the UK.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-nireland-poll/poll-shows-northern-ireland-majority-against-united-ireland-idUKKBN20C0WF?il=0) reduced by 68%. (I’m a bot)
    > BELFAST – A majority of voters in Northern Ireland would oppose the region leaving the United Kingdom to form a united Ireland if a referendum were held tomorrow, according to a poll published by the Belfast Telegraph newspaper on Tuesday.

    > Under Northern Ireland's 1998 Good Friday peace agreement, which largely ended decades of violence between mainly Catholic nationalists seeking to merge with Ireland and Protestant unionists who want to remain part of the United Kingdom, the British government can call a referendum if a "Yes" majority looks likely.

    > The vast majority of self-identified nationalists supported a united Ireland and the vast majority of unionists were against.

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  3. It would be interesting to know why – though there may be many different reasons. In the past I think many in NI saw the South as too dominated by the Church and economically undeveloped but that has changed a lot? But I would be really interested if you were a Catholic but wanted to stay in the UK , for example, what your reasons were. Is it just a case of preferring the status quo you know rather than something uncertain or worrying it would lead to an upsurge in violence?

  4. I doubt that will stop Westminster Tories from throwing them under the Brexit bus if it is convenient.

  5. 2000 people out of approx 1.8 million population (0.1% of the population) across the 18 constituencies. It would of been more interesting to see how the interviewed person/s voted based on their location.

  6. So the majority of Northern Ireland want hostilities to resume, I guess.

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