NI leaders divided in their reaction to Brexit vote

The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum, with the majority of Northern Ireland voters in favour of remaining in the EU.

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Scottish independence referendum ‘on the cards’

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said a second independence referendum is now “on the cards”.

The country rejected independence in the first poll in 2014, however Ms Surgeon said there are now grounds to hold another vote.

She said it would be “democratically unacceptable” for Scotland to be taken out of the European Union “against its will” and will now explore “all options”.

The people of Scotland voted in favour of remaining in the EU.

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