Brexit and the North of Ireland June 22, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Peter Geoghegan writing in the SBP at the weekend quotes the following point:
In 1998, just over 70 per cent of the North’s voters supported the GFA. Almost two decades later, the same constituency that supported the agreement wants to stay in the EU.
‘It’s basically all the nationalists and half of the unionists,”’ says Duncan Morrow [director of Community Engagement at University of Ulster].
Would those commenters here agree with that latter characterisation? And what of the DUP, so explicitly in favour of Brexit? Are its voters split on the issue or is it more a UUP/DUP split in terms of Brexit voting preferences as well?
And Geoghegan points to turnout being crucial. Any thoughts on that?