Manawatu Standard

Poll: Northern Ireland will leave UK within 25 years


Amajority of people on both sides of the Irish border believe Northern Ireland will leave the UK within 25 years, a newpoll has found. Just shy of half of respondent­s in the North would vote to remain in the UK if therewas a poll tomorrow, with 43 per cent backing a united Ireland. In the Republic, 51 per cent said they would vote for a united Ireland, 27 per cent would vote to keep the United Kingdom together and 22 per cent were unsure. The majority of people polled by the BBC said they believed the union would be intact in a decade, but not in 25 years.

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