Media: Northern Ireland, Scotland consider referendums to leave UK
13:48, 24 June 2016

Media: Northern Ireland, Scotland consider referendums to leave UK

Local nationalist movements widely commented on the Brexit’s outcome

13:48, 24 June 2016

Sinn Fein, Northern Ireland’s leading right movement, maintains that the EU referendum in the United Kingdom is another strong argument for similar plebiscite in the Northern Ireland. According to Declan Keraney, the party’s chairperson who gave interview to Reuters, ‘such outcome rapidly changes political landscape here, in the Northern Ireland, and we will step up calling for the voting for state border (with England)’. The politician stressed that the British government ‘loses any right to represent people’s interest here, in the Northern Ireland, since we’ve been cut off from Europe due to this exit voting’.

Meanwhile, the Scottish national party stated it will most likely gather another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Alex Salmond, former leader of the movement, said this after most of the Scottish voted for staying in the EU at the Brexit referendum on June 23. ‘It would be best for Scotland to never leave the EU’, he said in his interview with Sky News, adding that the current leadership of the party will demand a referendum on the independence of Scotland. 

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