UK Poll: British Voters Want Brexit More Than They Want The North Of Ireland

In light of a YouGov poll for LBC, a popular national radio station in the United Kingdom, indicating that a majority of Brexit voters would accept the loss of the UK’s legacy colony in the north-east of Ireland if it made it easier for Britain to successfully leave the European Union, the response by the Democratic Unionist Party has been essentially this:

OBSERVER: Do you accept that a majority in the UK who voted for Brexit favour the North of Ireland staying in the EU so that the UK can successfully leave the EU?

DUP: No, because a majority in Northern Ireland favour its continued membership of the UK, therefore the majority in the UK as a whole is of no significance.

OBSERVER: Do you accept that a majority in the North of Ireland voted against Brexit and therefore the North of Ireland should stay in the EU?

DUP: No, because a majority in the UK as a whole voted to leave the EU and therefore the majority in Northern Ireland is of no significance.

With logic like this, how can Brexit possibly fail?

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4 comments

  1. It was quite scary reading all the pro-extreme right comments on the opendemocracy.net Brexit threads. England appears to be traveling towards the deep end…again.

    1. Some of thejournal.ie stuff at home can be equally as scary albeit in a different context. Lot of, for a want of a better word, nutters out there. Brexit has certainly brought the Greater England crowd out of their pubs and clubs. They used to make do with commenting on the Daily Mail or Express. Now they are all over the shop, on publications and websites of both the Left and Right. And looking for a rhetorical fight or two.

  2. The people are speaking now and the comfortable elite who stood by and watched the pillars of the traditional English working-class being eroded don’t like it. As the Sionnach says the stout yeomen are coming out of their pubs and clubs now but it’s preposterous to say that the same sentiments weren’t widespread before Brexit was ever heard of.

    We hear men speaking for us of new laws strong and sweet,
    Yet is there no man speaketh as we speak in the street.
    It may be we shall rise the last as Frenchmen rose the first,
    Our wrath come after Russia’s wrath and our wrath be the worst.
    It may be we are meant to mark with our riot and our rest
    God’s scorn for all men governing. It may be beer is best.
    But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet.
    Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.

    1. The people of England just can’t be shut up. They express views most especially on things they know nothing about, such as the culture and rights of the Irish and Scottish people. If only they would speak solely for themselves, perhaps doing a bit of learning about the comprehensive misdeeds of the British Empire before doing so.

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