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  • DZONE 6:08 pm on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , EU referendum, , Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland conflict, Northern Ireland to leave UK, Northern Ireland to United,   

    Northern Ireland to stay with UK or leave for United Ireland ? 

    Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has called for a border poll on a united Ireland, after the UK has voted to leave the EU.

    Support for the EU is considerably higher in Northern Ireland than the rest of the UK.

    As the region shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland, it is unknown how the relationship between the two countries will be affected by Brexit.

    Some politicians have (More …)

  • DZONE 12:25 pm on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , EU referendum, , UK EU referendum, UK to leave EU, UK voted to leave, What will happen to the EU,   

    UK voted to leave: What happens now? 

    Britain has voted to leave the European Union, with the Leave campaign securing around 51.8 per cent of the vote.

    The UK has been a member of the European Union (and its precursors) since 1973, and the British government now faces the gargantuan task of unraveling decades of legislation, treaties and deals between the UK and the EU, the single biggest market in the world.

    The EU referendum vote itself is not a legal notification. The formal announcement to the EU is expected to happen at a meeting of the European Council (the EU’s heads of government) on Monday, June 27.

    Once that happens, it will trigger Article 50 of the 1973 Treaty of Rome, which gives both sides two years to reach an agreement.

    However, because the UK is so intricately entwined with the EU, (More …)

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