TheJournal.ie reports: The UK’s decision to leave the EU means Sinn Féin will press for a border vote in the North.
Both Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to remain in the EU, but the leave campaign was able to convince Wales and England to leave the union.
“We have a situation where the north is going to be dragged out on the tails of a vote in England… Sinn Fein will now press our demand, our long-standing demand, for a border poll,” Sinn Fein’s national chairman Declan Kearney said after the UK as a whole had vote to leave the EU.
Northern Ireland could now be faced with the prospect of customs barriers for trade with the Republic.
Under the Good Friday Agreement, the Northern Ireland Secretary can initiate a poll in circumstances where it was clear public opinion had swung towards Irish unity.
The Republic would then vote on the matter. [Continue reading…]