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As SNP piles on pressure, only a fool would think the Union isn't in peril

Jon Tonge


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The latest poll suggests the odds on a vote in favour of a united Ireland are short at around 5/4

The latest poll suggests the odds on a vote in favour of a united Ireland are short at around 5/4

The latest poll suggests the odds on a vote in favour of a united Ireland are short at around 5/4

As always with polls and surveys, those on either side of the Union versus united Ireland debate will take what they fancy from the Lucid Talk/Sunday Times results.

Advocates of a border poll will delight that a majority favours the prospect. This builds momentum.

Supporters of the Union might point out that the poll shows a fall in support for Irish unity of just over 3% from the LucidTalk/The Detail poll last year. So much for the oft-vaunted post-Brexit surge towards a united Ireland.


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