Voters in the North would like to see a referendum on a United Ireland sometime in the next five years, while voters in the UK believe Scotland is likely to become independent within the next decade, according to a series of polls.
The Sunday Times commissioned a series of surveys across the UK gauge attitudes towards the Union.
The findings highlight some of the difficulties facing Boris Johnson and the UK government as he struggles to keep the country together following its departure from the European Union.
In Northern Ireland, 47% still want to remain in the UK, with 42% in favour of a United Ireland and a significant proportion – 11% – undecided.
However, asked if they supported a referendum on a United Ireland within the next five years, 51% said yes compared to 44% who were against.
In Scotland, the poll found 49% backed independence compared to 44% against – a margin of 52% to 48% if the undecideds are excluded.
The Irish result seems to be a more rapid shift than the Scottish one. Here is the full article.