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Majority believe Scots leaving UK will spark border poll in NI

But survey finds public split on whether Brexit will make any difference to unity debate

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The HOPE not hate poll found that opinion is split on whether Brexit makes a united Ireland more likely, with 44% believing it does, while 18% think it is less likely

The HOPE not hate poll found that opinion is split on whether Brexit makes a united Ireland more likely, with 44% believing it does, while 18% think it is less likely

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The HOPE not hate poll found that opinion is split on whether Brexit makes a united Ireland more likely, with 44% believing it does, while 18% think it is less likely

Almost half of people in Northern Ireland believe Scottish independence will prompt a referendum on a united Ireland, an exclusive new poll has found.

Polling by Focaldata for HOPE not hate found that 44% of people in Northern Ireland thought that Scottish independence would make a referendum on the region leaving the UK more likely, with just 33% disagreeing.


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