Brexit could signal the end of the British union

Jack Peat - 3 September 2018

Brexit could see Scotland edge towards independence and Northern Ireland close on reunification with Ireland, a new poll has revealed.

Just 43 per cent of Scottish voters said they would vote for Scotland to remain part of Britain after Brexit, according to a study by Best for Britain and Our Future Our Choice.

The research showed Brexit is also harming support for the union in Northern Ireland, where a majority would back a united Ireland. Only 39 percent would vote to remain part of UK if Brexit goes ahead.

There is growing opposition to a so-called “hard border” across Ireland, which could fuel talks of reunification. The poll found 56 percent of people in Northern Ireland would be willing to vote for a united Ireland if the UK left the EU and a hard border were set up.... See more

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