When the EU referendum result became clear, This Writer believed it would be impossible to argue against a reunification vote.
Right through the campaign, we were told a vote for Brexit would jeopardise the conditions of the Good Friday Agreement and the Northern Ireland peace process.
Northern Irish voters understood that, and voted to remain in the EU; but many English and Welsh voters – perhaps mistakenly thinking they were punishing MPs who were all for Brexit – voted to leave.
If it happens – either along with Scottish independence or alone – such an event will seal David Cameron’s position in history as the worst failure ever to be said to be prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Not only did he preside over the country’s economic ruin and sell its valuable resources to asset-stripping privateers, he will also have caused the country’s demise and disintegration.
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland has said that the chance that the island will be reunified after almost 80 years is now likely after the UK voted to leave the EU.
Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach or Prime Minister, has said that the European Union must be prepared for the eventuality that Northern Ireland will seek to join the Irish republic to retain EU status.
Like Scotland, Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU, but will be forced to leave because an overall majority of UK voters opted to back Brexit.
Politicians had warned in advance of the vote that the fragile peace in the north of Ireland could be jeopardised if the UK left the EU, with the possible return of contentious border checkpoints likely to inflame tensions.
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