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08 February 2019

BBC: Brexit: 'Very real' chance of Irish unity poll if no deal

Several cabinet ministers have told the BBC a no-deal Brexit could lead to a vote on Irish unification.

One senior minister said the prospect is "very real" and very much on the prime minister's mind.

A second cabinet minister warned the government risked "sleepwalking into a border poll".

And a third cabinet minister said there was an understanding in government that a vote on unification would be a "realistic possibility" if the UK leaves the EU without a deal next month.

"If we are party to creating an environment of chaos, disruption and uncertainty - that could move the dial", the source said. [...]

Full article on BBC

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