You may remember we suggested one of the potential outcomes of a Brexit vote might be a break-up of the UK.
Here’s how that idea is moving forward.
Martin McGuinness, SF Deputy 1st Minister in Northern Ireland stated today “A border poll on the reunification of Ireland should be held if Britain votes to leave the EU because any exit would be against the democratic wishes of the Irish people”.
“Such a negative development would represent a political and economic game changer.”
“If there is a vote in Britain to leave the EU there is a democratic imperative to provide Irish citizens with the right to vote in a border poll to end partition and retain a role in the EU.”
A Belfast Telegraph poll shows 57% of voters agree with him.
Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish 1st Minister, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), said that Brexit without a majority in Scotland would create “probably unstoppable” momentum for a second Scottish independence referendum.
Asked on the likelihood of a second Scottish referendum following a “Brexit” vote, Sturgeon told the BBC’s Andrew Marr, a difference in voting patterns would probably make demand for another referendum inevitable.
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Query: What did Northern Ireland’s lovely SOS,
Query: Is David Mundell, Scotland’s SOS, likely to say anything any different?
Just to make sure he doesn’t, London Mayor, Boris Johnson MP, leading Brexiteer, made his voice heard.
He rejected the idea of another independence referendum if the UK leaves the EU against the will of Scots.
“The Scots had had a “once in a generation vote” in 2014. I don’t think that’s coming around any time again soon” .
Comment: Maybe it doesn’t matter what happens – no matter if the UK votes to remain in the EU- no matter if the UK votes for Brexit- no matter if Scotland doesn’t – no matter what the people of Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland want . . .
England will never allow Scotland or N.Ireland to hold a referendum on Independence from the UK
Remember: There’ll always be an England