Shankill reaction: Bring on Brexit but not a united Ireland

‘Leave’ still dominant with immigration a key issue in a unionist heartland

John MacVicar, editor of the Shankill Extra. “[Brexit] was a decision taken by the United Kingdom. You are either a democrat or you are not a democrat.” Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

John MacVicar, editor of the Shankill Extra. “[Brexit] was a decision taken by the United Kingdom. You are either a democrat or you are not a democrat.” Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

In the Northern Ireland Supporters’ Club on the Shankill there were two women behind the bar at lunchtime but nary a customer.

“Ah, no love, we wouldn’t have any great views on anything like that,” one of them offered about Brexit. “But there’ll be a group of pensioners in at 3 o’clock; they’ll talk to you.”

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