Vox Political readers wouldn’t risk peace in Northern Ireland for Brexit

Yet another decisive poll result from readers of This Site:

I asked, “Is it worth risking the peace in Northern Ireland for Brexit?”

A total of 96.71 per cent of respondents – 588 people – said it was not.

Only 20 people were willing to risk life and limb to escape the EU. That’s 3.29 per cent of the vote.

It’s a very interesting result. This is a left-wing site, and most readers have sympathetic views (although not all) – but Brexit cuts across party loyalties.

Therefore the fact that only a low number of readers support it if it creates problems with the fragile peace over the Irish Question is revealing.

What if it were put to the nation now?

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6 thoughts on “Vox Political readers wouldn’t risk peace in Northern Ireland for Brexit

  1. NMac

    Nobody in their right mind would want to take us back to the bombings, shootings and maiming’s of the 1970s and 80s. It is quite apparent that the hard line right-wingers just don’t care – but then these people thrive on division and confrontation.

    1. Barry

      And yet that is precisely what Barnier would cause in another eu power grab, fortunately Davis told him to fornicate away and May has said we will not damage the integrity of the U.K. with a border in the Irish Sea.

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        Trouble is, they don’t have any solutions at all. They’re saying what they don’t want, but not what they do.

  2. Zippi

    Unfortunately, what this proves is that joining the E.U. in the way that we did was a mistake. If it is so hard to extricate ourselves, what went wrong in the beginning? It is interesting to note that both John Major and Tony Blair are calling for a second referendum and giving us all a final say on any deal, with the option of staying, before we’ve even left yet neither one of them facilitated such engagement from us, nor gave us the facts, nor Parliament what they are calling for now. In my opinion, for the little that it’s worth, had there been proper Parliamentary scrutiny and referenda on Maastricht and £isbon, we might not be in this mess but ifs, buts and maybes won’t help us, now.
    As much as it pains me to say, I think that a solution MUST be found, or we will find ourselves trapped in the E.U. If, at some time in the future, the people of this nation decide, overwhelmingly, that it is imperative for us to leave the E.U., it will be impossible. What we are seeing is a lack of forethought, from John Major, through Tony Blair to David Cameron. Why did nobody, in either House, consider the implications of a vote to leave, when debating the Referendum Bill, after all, it was the only consideration that needed to be made? I know that I keep asking this question but it is important and has left us with this enormous elephant in the room. NOBODY in their right mind would want to risk peace in Northern Ireland, NOBODY but this raises the fundamental question of why this should be an issue. We should be free to leave the E.U. or anything that we like without having to risk peace anywhere. A solution MUST be found and the E.U. must be more accommodating, otherwise it will be holding this country to ransom forever. Whether we voted to stay, or go, we should be able to go, if we so choose.

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