‘Nationalists who were content until Brexit are now livid’

Brexit has enraged some people such as the protestors, above, outside Downing Street in London. Photo: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

Brexit has enraged some people such as the protestors, above, outside Downing Street in London. Photo: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

A professional Catholic woman in her 30s who wants to remain anonymous tells the News Letter of her alarm at the vote in favour of Brexit:

I suspect there’s about to be quite an awakening among young people of a nationalists background who would never have voted for a united Ireland before!

It is mind boggling – they have fired to starting gun on something that would otherwise never have happened.

Nationalists were content and now they are livid.

Scotland will go first and Northern Ireland will attempt to follow and there will be a new war here no matter what way the vote goes.

Maybe I’m in a dramatic mood this morning, but this will be disastrous!

One of your journalists referred to the Rory McIlroy generation recently – I thought it was the perfect way to describe content folk and sum up how I feel: Catholic, Irish passport holder but also proud UK citizen, not remotely bothered about a border and would vote against a united Ireland.

I can’t think of anything worse than a united Ireland, except perhaps leaving the EU and the break up of the Union.

I do not blame unionists but I cannot understand their thinking.

I blame people in England who have no idea or care that the United Kingdom is bigger than England and who either do not know or understand that places like Northern Ireland are actually attached to their decisions.

The kind of people who won’t take an Ulster Bank note because no offence, you can’t spend Irish money in England.