Border poll ‘not the answer’ - Durkan

Mark Durkan MP. DER1815MC134
Mark Durkan MP. DER1815MC134

Mr Durkan however said there questions to answer about the integrity of the EU referendum.

He was speaking after calling on the Irish Government to convene an urgent all-Ireland, all-party forum to examine the implications of Brexit for the whole country.

Mr Durkan said: “People in Northern Ireland, who made a sound judgement, have a right to say: ‘We shouldn’t just be led into whatever happens next by people who don’t have a clue and don’t have a mandate.’

On the issue of a reunification border poll, Mr Durkan added: “The uncertainty would be compounded and would multiply by a border poll at this time. It is not the answer.”