Brexit voters would rather cut Northern Ireland loose than stay in customs union,
poll finds1356 Leave voters would prefer to see Britain leave the European Union over keeping the Union together
Steven Swinford, deputy political editor
19 JUNE 2018 • 6:00AM
Two thirds of people who voted to leave the EU would be prepared to accept a hard border in Northern Ireland if it meant ditching the customs union after Brexit, a poll has suggested.
Polling by Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative peer, found that six in 10 Leave voters would prefer to see Britain leave the European Union over keeping the UK together.
Overall, only a third of voters in Britain said it would be completely unacceptable for Northern Ireland to have a different status in the EU from the rest of the UK