DUP needs Brexit border mandate

In the Brexit referendum in 2016, the people of Northern Ireland voted to remain in the European Union.

27 February 2019
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The stance that MPs of the Democratic Unionist Party are taking is to leave the EU. Do they have a mandate?

The so-called hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is coming, so a referendum in the latter is required to determine where the people there want the border, on land or in the Irish Sea.

Northern Ireland is a devolved area in the UK and –similar to Scotland’s decision to hold a referendum on independence – Northern Ireland should be able to hold a referendum to decide where the hard border should be.

Jim Short, by email

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