Varadkar rules out ‘divisive’ poll on Northern Ireland Border
Taoiseach warns that Border poll would be ‘defeated, divisive’ and not a good idea
Leo Varadkar with Boris Johnson in Dublin. The Taoiseach says when he told Mr Johnson he expected the UK to pay for a Northern Ireland-Scotland bridge, Mr Johnson said the EU would pay for it. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A Border poll on a united Ireland would be “defeated and divisive” and would not be a good idea, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned.
He said neither unionists nor parties supporting a united Ireland currently have a majority.