A poll published by the Sunday Times warned that British identity, which brings England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland together, is eroding, saying a majority of voters in both Scotland and Northern Ireland would support an independent referendum.
In Northern Ireland, 47 per cent of those surveyed said they would keep Northern Ireland in the UK, while 42 per cent would leave work and want a united Ireland. 11 percent is uncertain. When asked if they would like to see a referendum on Northern Ireland’s belonging over the next five years, 51 per cent of those surveyed answered yes, and 44 per cent said no.
In Wales, where the idea of independence has traditionally been weakest, 23 per cent of people will leave the UK and 31 per cent will vote on the issue.
In Scotland, 49 per cent will go now, 44 per cent will stay, a 52-48 rate with departure, except for what is uncertain. Of course, the referendum will be supported by the majority of Scots, which is why the SNP has also announced that if British Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not go to another Scottish independence referendum, they will take steps to do so themselves. The majority of respondents in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland agreed that Scotland was likely to become independent from the United Kingdom within the next 10 years. (Sunday times)
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