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

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.

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