The vast majority of Northern Ireland’s population would like the United Kingdom to remain within the European Union’s single internal market and customs union even after the end of EU membership, and resistance to the possible reintroduction of border controls between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is so intense that a non-negligible proportion of Ulster population would also oppose violent protests aimed at destroying border control infrastructure.
The large-scale joint survey of the Queen’s University in Belfast, Queen’s University, and The UK in Changing Europe, primarily a London-based analyst in London, specializing in the European Union-UK relationship, also showed that in case of a new referendum, 69 per cent of Northern Ireland voters voksolna to the UK’s further EU membership.
By a referendum held in June 2016, 56 per cent of Northern Ireland’s population voted to remain, which means that the camp for the new EU membership has grown significantly in the province since then.
In the referendum on British membership in the EU, nationals with a 51.9 per cent majority left the country with a narrow majority, but within the mean of Northern Ireland there were also a large majority in Scotland: 62 per cent of Scotland wished to maintain membership of the EU.
According to a 92-page survey of voters in Northern Ireland, 61 per cent of provincial voters want the UK as a member of the European Union’s customs union and a single internal market even after EU membership expires. Its support for the two major Provincial denominations is almost the same: 61 percent of Catholics, 62 percent of Protestants said this.
The British Conservative Party, along with the cessation of EU membership, wants to step out of the united Union’s internal market and customs union, with the argument that, on the one hand, Brexit can only make independent bilateral trade agreements with other countries, it would oblige London, in terms of the free movement of workers within the EU, to fulfill the conditions for integration, as if Britain were not out of the EU.
However, this plan is closely linked to the unanswered question of how to avoid the physical restraint being restored to the 500 km long, fully open frontier of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland remaining in the EU, following the Brexit Will become the only land border of the Union and the United Kingdom.
According to a new survey released on Monday, 14 percent of Northern Ireland voters have even considered accepting it as “almost impossible” to see traffic at the Irish-Northern Ireland border camera system, while 69 per cent of the possibility of compulsory pre-acquisition and delivery obligations for travel documents completely.
60 per cent of the population in Northern Ireland would support some peaceful protest in the restoration of physical border controls and 15 per cent would favor more radical protests, such as blocking border traffic.
Only 5 per cent of the entire population of the province said that it would be sympathetic to the physical destruction of any new border control infrastructure, but within the Catholic community, the proportion of those who opposed the violent action was 9.1 per cent.