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Frank: the people of N. Ireland, [...] who voted by a large majority against Brexit in the referendum.

Actually, even though the overall result was 56% Remain, 44% Leave, it looks like like Protestants largely voted Leave and Catholics Remain:

How Northern Ireland voted in the EU referendum - and what it means for border talks

Examining data from the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election study, conducted close to the time of the referendum, it emerges that there was a very strong ethnonational basis to voting. It seems 85% of Catholics voted Remain, compared to only 40% of Protestants.

The per-constituency results also show this: for instance, 62% Leave in Iain Paisley's constituency but 74% Remain in West Belfast, a Sinn Féin stronghold.

by Bernard on Tue Aug 6th, 2019 at 06:49:24 PM EST
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