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Would you back unity if a border poll was held tomorrow?

Yes (Northerner)
No (Northerner)
Yes (Southener)
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RedHand88

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HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« on: March 20, 2021, 02:56:58 PM »
Important to get a feel for both jurisdictions as ultimately both have to pass individually as per the GFA.

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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 03:17:59 PM »
Northern 1 will be skewed as I doubt if there's many Unionists or Alliance people on here?
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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2021, 03:46:44 PM »
I see Angelo has voted  :D
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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2021, 03:53:46 PM »
I don't think the sample population for this poll will tell us anything. A predominantly Ulster based gaa forum favour independence. Same with the GAA fans in the south, probably to a lesser degree.

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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2021, 04:08:32 PM »
Northern 1 will be skewed as I doubt if there's many Unionists or Alliance people on here?
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I am in favour of a UI and would hope to vote positively if a referendum poll is held in my lifetime but, as the old saying puts it, the devil is in the detail.
It's quite understandable that Nationalist posters on the board seem to think that a single vote majority north of the border is all that's needed to get the job done and dusted, but I wouldn't be so sure. There's 300+ years of past history to be put aside before there's a realistic chance  of a positive referendum outcome  will become a reality.
I think most citizens of the Republic are in favour okay but are genuinely afraid that sectarian violence will erupt again and will spill over into the south.
I am concerned that a sizeable number of Nationalists/Sinn Feiners seem far too eager to repay with interest all the insults and humiliation  to their cause right back to 1690 and beyond.

There must be a mutual acceptance before the polling booths open, that past history cannot be allowed to determine future policy. That's some ask.
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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2021, 04:25:03 PM »
Northern 1 will be skewed as I doubt if there's many Unionists or Alliance people on here?

True but it would give a view of the Northern Nationalist population at the very least.

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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2021, 04:41:12 PM »
Not sure if I am a Northerner or a Southerner. Lived in both before going overseas. Because I was born on the Northern side of the border I voted as a northerner. Truly I have never seen myself as either. But then I was born just south of Keady.😜

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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2021, 04:44:25 PM »
Would be interested in the views of those who voted no North and South?

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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2021, 04:52:08 PM »
Would be interested to know what it would look like, healthcare etc

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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2021, 04:58:30 PM »
Would be interested in how many of the Yes (Northerner) are "with reservations" or would living "free" in a UI trump all reservations about finances, health service etc.

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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2021, 05:12:58 PM »
Would be interested in how many of the Yes (Northerner) are "with reservations" or would living "free" in a UI trump all reservations about finances, health service etc.

I think you just have to dig in for a few years and things will level out, as they do when it happens.

Germany being one example
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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2021, 05:31:34 PM »
My view on a border poll is quite simplistic really. If any man or woman who currently calls themselves Irish votes against a united Ireland then are they really Irish?? Not in my book.
 I've lived in the south long enough to know that most southerners dont really care about the north.

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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2021, 06:10:25 PM »
Be interested to see who voted no Northerner.

Probably just some Dublin7 trolling.
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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2021, 06:33:27 PM »
Said it before and will say it again.
Any Irish person that votes against unity is an embarrassment to their country and an embarrassment as a person.

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Re: HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IN A BORDER POLL?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2021, 06:54:06 PM »
Hopefully a few posters here will NOT be involved it trying to persuade people to vote for a UI in the Referendum.
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