Northern Ireland’s Sinn Fein Party Calls for Independence from UK

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been vocal about her desire to call a second referendum on Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom. The devolved government of Northern Ireland, on the other hand, was relatively quiet until earlier this month, when nationalist party Sinn Fein called for an independence referendum “as soon as possible.”

“Brexit will be a disaster for the economy, and a disaster for the people of Ireland,” Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Fein’s new leader, said. Just over half of Northern Irish voters backed staying in the EU in the Brexit referendum.

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