Support for Independent Scotland and United Ireland After Brexit

A poll ordered by the pro-European campaign "Best for Britain" indicates that with Britain's forthcoming exit from the European Union, there could be a boost of support for independent Scotland and United Ireland, newspaper “24-chasa” reported.

The poll results show that 47% of Scots would support independence if a referendum is convened after Brexit and almost the same percentage would vote for remaining in the UK. The survey involved 1,022 Scots.

With Britain remaining in the EU, the ratio would be the opposite. Scotland votes against independence with 55% against 45% in favor in the 2014 referendum.

The poll also shows that the support for United Ireland will increase when Britain leaves the EU, especially if a "hard" border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is imposed. Of almost 1,200 surveyed, 52% say they would vote for United Ireland, and 39% for staying in the UK if a referendum is convened after Brexit.

If Britain were to remain in the EU, however, the support for United Ireland would have fallen to 35%. 

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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