Northern Ireland's economy, security and its delicate peace process will be negatively affected should the UK vote to leave the EU, argues a new article published in the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute. As the referendum debate intensifies, it claims that politicians in Westminster and Stormont have failed to address the risks to Northern Ireland associated with Brexit.
'Who Will Speak for Northern Ireland? The Looming Danger of an Ulster Brexit' by Edward Burke https://RUSI.org/NI-Brexit-JNL, argues that 'Northern Ireland, with its 300-mile land border, its fractured political structures, weak economy and enduring terrorist threat' requires urgent attention in the debate on a potential Brexit. While the debate focuses on trade and English and Scottish issues, 'inattention in the case of Northern Ireland, particularly on Brexit, is complacent and dangerous; Northern Ireland's departure from conflict remains brittle.'