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    United Ireland - 1 in 3 NI Catholics say no.

    Poll suggests NI voters would reject united Ireland in border poll
    Updated: 15:17, Wednesday, 06 February 2013


    An opinion poll suggests two-thirds of people in Northern Ireland would vote to remain in the UK if a border poll were to be held now.
    The survey of more than 1,000 people by Ipsos MORI for the BBC indicates that more than one in three Catholics wants to stay in the UK.
    The survey suggests only 17% would opt for a united Ireland, while 65% would choose to remain in the UK.
    More than 90% of Protestants back the status quo, while 38% of Catholics would vote to stay in the UK.
    Sinn Féin has been campaigning for a border poll, but the Irish and British governments have both said they do not think the time is right to hold a referendum.
    The pollsters also asked people about the Union flag dispute at Belfast City Hall, which began after the council voted to restrict the flying of the flag to a number of designated days.
    The poll found 44% backed the council's controversial decision, while 35% thought it should fly for the whole year.
    It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

    Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

    #2
    Interesting stuff, how are SF staying in power if more and more Catholics want to keep things as are?
    It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

    Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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      #3
      It would suggest people are happy being "nationalist" but remaining in the UK. There are massive considerations here, practical ones.
      For one, the NHS or the HSE?

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