Amid the heightened tensions post-Brexit, Express.co.uk readers have expressed their fury over how the EU has treated Northern Ireland and its place within the UK. Amid the support for remaining part of the UK, readers expressed their fury over the Northern Ireland protocol and its damage to businesses in the country. One person said: “Remainers are claiming nobody cares about NI.
“Well, this proves yet again they are liars.
“The EU is trying to land-grab parts of the UK via the back-door.
“EU nearly caused a war with Russia trying to recruit Ukraine into the EU.”
A second said: “Funny how so many people just ignore and turn a blind eye to the poison within the EU.
“The Remainers never mention the debts of Greece, Italy, Portugal, Southern Ireland.”
A third said: “Just walk away Boris trade on WTO and the EU will soon come running to us.”
Another also criticised the EU and its alleged hatred towards the UK due to Brexit.
They said: “The EU fears how successful the UK can be, and they are literally quaking in their boots.
In contrast, 29 percent claimed it was “very” important to them in a major boost to the integrity of the UK.
Of the 2,000 people asked, close to 65 percent of Leavers said it was important for Northern Ireland to remain in the UK.
A further 49 percent of those who voted to Remain, said it was important to remain part of the UK.
The polling, commissioned by the Centre for Brexit Policy (CBP), uncovers concerns the tensions could jeopardise the peace process and may contravene the Good Friday agreement which was instrumental in ending the Troubles.
Amid the issues caused by the Northern Ireland protocol, close to 60 percent of those asked said it was a threat to the peace and stability to Northern Ireland.
Former Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson, who chairs the CBP, said the findings should be a wake-up call to Conservative ministers and MPs.
He said: “The polling shows that the British people understand that the NIP radically changes the status of Northern Ireland and is threatening its stability.
“Nobel peace prize winner and architect of the Belfast Agreement Lord Trimble has said consistently that the NIP breaches the principle of consent that the status of Northern Ireland cannot change without the consent of the people.
“Lord Trimble is an advocate of mutual enforcement as a solution which would guarantee the sovereignty of the UK and the integrity of the EU single market.”