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Border poll will make sense of the census

11 December, 2012 - by Westminster

Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy said that the way to cut through the latest census figures regarding the constitutional position of the North is to hold a border poll.

The Newry and Armagh MP said:

“It’s very clear is that there has been significant changes since the 2001 census both regarding identity and religious persuasion.

“There will be claims and counter-claims of what this represents when it comes to the constitutional position of the North and what the population are for or against.

“The way to have a definitive result for that question is to hold a border poll. The mechanisms within the Good Friday Agreement make allowance for that to happen.

“Nationalists and Republicans are confident about building a new future based on equality and we see a united Ireland as the best way of ensuring equality for all.

“We are confident in the rationale behind our arguments and of the absolute logic of Irish reunification.  If Unionists are confident in their own arguments for retaining the union then they will have nothing to fear with a border poll.”

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