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UK: Belfast locals 'worried' about NI's post-Brexit future01:57

UK: Belfast locals 'worried' about NI's post-Brexit future

United Kingdom, Belfast
January 30, 2020 at 20:09 GMT -00:00 · Published

Locals in Belfast expressed either concern or apathy at the United Kingdom's imminent departure from the European Union in a series of short interviews on Thursday.

Those who spoke on camera said it was "sad" that Brexit would finally happen this Friday, more than three years since the 2016 referendum.

Others said they were "not very bothered" or had "no idea of what's going to happen."

One man even suggested that the UK will rejoin the EU in the next 10-15 years.

Northern Ireland and its land border with the Republic represented a significant stumbling block in the Brexit withdrawal negotiations.

The voted to remain in the referendum by a majority of 56 per cent to 44 per cent.

UK: Belfast locals 'worried' about NI's post-Brexit future01:57
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Locals in Belfast expressed either concern or apathy at the United Kingdom's imminent departure from the European Union in a series of short interviews on Thursday.

Those who spoke on camera said it was "sad" that Brexit would finally happen this Friday, more than three years since the 2016 referendum.

Others said they were "not very bothered" or had "no idea of what's going to happen."

One man even suggested that the UK will rejoin the EU in the next 10-15 years.

Northern Ireland and its land border with the Republic represented a significant stumbling block in the Brexit withdrawal negotiations.

The voted to remain in the referendum by a majority of 56 per cent to 44 per cent.

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