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Scotland and Northern Ireland: post-Brexit economic fears

Scotland and Northern Ireland: post-Brexit economic fears
By Euronews

<p>The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union – the news Europe and the whole world woke up to last Friday after the Brexit referendum and has dominated the financial world ever since.</p> <p>The country voted to leave the European Union by a substantial margin, but geographically, several areas saw a majority voting to remain.</p> <p>Apart from London, thsse were Scotland and Northern Ireland. </p> <p>Scotland backed Remain by 62% to 38% and Northern Ireland by almost 56% to just over 44%. </p> <p>So the question we ask in this edition of Business Line is – are these regions strong enough to cope with the economic repercussions of the decision they opposed? </p> <p>We analyse the pre-Brexit economic forecasts for Scotland and Northern Ireland, which looked quite gloomy even before the vote.</p>