Emma de Souza: My generation deserves to have its say on Irish unity now

Attempts to quell calls for constitutional change worryingly represent significant divergences from the text of the Good Friday Agreement

The unavoidable fallout of Brexit may very well see the question of reunification raised at the polls sooner than many anticipated. A new poll by LucidTalk for the Sunday Times shows that a majority in Northern Ireland want a border poll within the next five years.

Of those surveyed 47 per cent would back remaining in the UK, while 42 per cent would vote for a United Ireland with 11 per cent undecided. Brexit has acted as a catalyst to conversations over constitutional change after the majority will of the people of Northern Ireland- which was to remain within the EU, was set aside by Westminster.

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