Tensions have intensified significantly since the June 2016 referendum on British EU membership.
According to most of the islanders of Ireland, Northern Ireland will be reunited with the Republic of Ireland within 25 years of secession from the United Kingdom.
During the upcoming 100th anniversary of the political division of the Irish island, the BBC’s British public service media commissioned a comprehensive survey of both Northern Ireland and Ireland with the voting agency Lucitac.
According to the results released on Wednesday, there is a majority on both sides of the border saying that the unification of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is not expected within ten years: 55 per cent in Northern Ireland and 59 per cent in Ireland.
However, when asked what they thought the situation was 25 years from now, 51 per cent of Northern Irish people surveyed said 54 per cent of Irish people would leave Northern Ireland and unite with the Republic of Ireland.
The Good Friday 1998 Agreement, officially known as Belfast, which began the process of resolving the conflict in Northern Ireland, holds simultaneous referendums in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland on the unification of the island of Ireland by the British and Irish governments. Acknowledge that there is considerable social support on both sides of this border.
However, British governments in power since then have consistently claimed that the referendum was not justified on the basis of public opinion.
A comprehensive survey commissioned by the BBC, described on Wednesday, supports this view. According to a poll, in Northern Ireland, where the majority of Protestants are loyal to the British Crown, 49 per cent of respondents said they would vote for Northern Ireland if they voted ‘today’. A part of the UK, and only 43 per cent would support joining the Republic of Ireland.
However, there is a majority of supporters in Ireland: 51 per cent in the referendum vote for the unification of the Irish Islands and only 27 per cent for Northern Ireland to remain in the UK.
The London Parliamentary resolution on the partition of the island of Ireland, creating an independent Ireland and Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom aimed at ending the Irish War of Independence, came into force on 3 May 1921 and was opened by King George on 22 June 1921. The first Northern Irish Parliament.
The British government is preparing for the celebrations and commemorations of the centenary of Northern Ireland, but even within Northern Ireland, according to a survey commissioned by the BBC, only 40 per cent consider the anniversary to be a cause for celebration.
However, 76 per cent of those surveyed in Northern Ireland agree that the controversy over the status of Northern Ireland remains unresolved and that recurrence of violence cannot be ruled out.
The same findings were shared by 87 percent of respondents in a simultaneous survey conducted in the Republic of Ireland.
Tensions have intensified significantly since the June 2016 referendum on British EU membership. In a referendum, a majority of 51.9 per cent of the UK population voted to leave, but in Northern Ireland, 55.8 per cent more voters voted for EU membership.
Scotland’s aspirations for independence have also intensified dramatically since the EU referendum, with 62 percent of Scottish voters voting for the UK to join the EU. The Scottish National Party, led by the Independent National Party for Independence, has already taken a number of practical legal steps to prepare for another referendum, although the Conservative British government, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is currently reluctant to contribute.
In Scotland, a referendum on independence was already held in 2014, but by then 55 per cent of Scottish voters had voted against secession.