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14th Mar 2017

Fresh Calls For Northern Ireland Referendum To Split From UK

James Fenton

Sinn Fein’s leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill has called for a referendum on Northern Ireland splitting from the United Kingdom, Reuters are reporting.

O’Neill told reporters:

“Brexit will be a disaster for the economy, and a disaster for the people of Ireland. A referendum on Irish unity has to happen as soon a possible.”

In last year’s Brexit referendum, 56% of Northern Irish voters opted to remain in the European Union. Brexit is set to have a huge impact on the Northern Irish economy leading to some calling for a United Ireland and plans being put in place for the potential passing of such a motion.

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