Saturday 10 December 2016

Brexit may enable Ireland to help the EU save itself

Whatever you do, don't panic, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards, this could yet be really good news for the island of Ireland

Published 26/06/2016 | 02:30

Victor: Boris Johnson is by no means a 'Little Englander'. Photo: PA
Victor: Boris Johnson is by no means a 'Little Englander'. Photo: PA

Responding to a seismic political shock that has rocked the globe and needing to distract attention from their failure to get their followers to come out in decent numbers to vote Remain, Sinn Fein went into Little Ireland mode by demanding a border poll about Irish unity.

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They're getting extremely short shrift, not least - as Enda Kenny pointed out - because the British and Irish governments have more pressing matters to attend to than having a pointless, expensive and disruptive vote about something that is way down the priority list of the people of Ireland.

The Scottish Nationalists are also shouting about another independence referendum.

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