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Irish election: A United Ireland, a Disunited Kingdom?
"The other two have ruined everything," one voter told DW on a street in Tallaght, a major suburb of Dublin. "Why not give someone else a go?"
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Brexit itself may also have become Sinn Fein's perfect storm: Not only has it locked the two larger parties into an extended problematic marriage, but it has also left the prospect of a United Ireland looking far less remote. Northern Irish voters chose Remain in the 2016 referendum but are now outside the EU anyway. Faced with the choice between two unions -- the UK or the EU -- many north of the border would choose unity with Ireland.
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 "How would we pay for that?" one voter asked DW. "Sinn Fein are promising all these tax cuts now, but what happens if we take the North back in again? It costs England billions of pounds to keep that place going already. We don't have that money."
by Cat on Sat Feb 8th, 2020 at 09:46:21 PM EST

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