Leo Varadkar says referendum victory won’t be enough to create a united Ireland – EURACTIV.com

Leo Varadkar says referendum victory won't be enough to create a united Ireland – EURACTIV.com

Ireland’s deputy prime minister, Leo Varadkar, who will become prime minister in December, warned that a referendum victory would not be enough for supporters of Irish reunification to make the plan a success.

Leo Varadkar spoke at the Irish Unity Conference in Dublin on Saturday (October 1).

We run the risk of focusing too much on a border poll“He said, and it added”50% +1 in paper and law is enoughBut this change is not enough to make it successful in practice.

Instead, more must be done to build a “.Cross-community engagementIt’s important to ensure that, Varadkar argued.the dream“Those who are not in a united Ireland”the nightmare“Others.

The conference, which attracted thousands of people, was organized by Ireland’s Future, a group campaigning for a united Ireland, and featured a number of high-profile speakers.

Among them, Mary Lou Macdonald, leader of the opposition Sinn Féin party, said, “Yes but not now“On the basis of polling date”Long lost sight of the big picture“.

The future of Ireland is determined by the choices of today, the decisions of this generation“, she said, adding that”Gone are the stagnant daysA Citizens’ Assembly was called for to discuss the issue of Irish unity.

According to Irish media, some members of the public booed when Varadkar proposed that some institutions, such as Stormont and the Northern Irish Assembly, would be retained despite being unified, as well as some public services such as education and health. Police can be dealt with separately in North India.

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