Slight majority for unification in Northern Ireland – poll

More than half of NI voters polled think Brexit strengthens case for unification

Nearly two-thirds of those polled think Brexit makes unification ‘in the foreseeable future’ more likely.  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly two-thirds of those polled think Brexit makes unification ‘in the foreseeable future’ more likely. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

There is a slight majority for Irish unification among people in Northern Ireland, according to a new poll.

The latest survey in Northern Ireland asked voters for their preference “in the event of a referendum on whether or not Northern Ireland should remain part of the United Kingdom”.

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