BBC QT audience bursts into applause as SNP MP forecasts END of UK within 10 ...

BBC Question Time audience members burst into applause after SNP MP Joanna Cherry forecasted Scotland and Northern Ireland will have left the United Kingdom by 2030.

PUBLISHED: 09:48, Fri, Feb 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:50, Fri, Feb 14, 2020

SNP MP Joanna Cherry claimed Scotland and Northern Ireland will be leaving the United Kingdom to pursue an independent future as members of the European Union within the next ten years. The SNP has long been campaigning for a second referendum on independence and the success of Sinn Fein in Ireland's latest round of election suggests a border poll may be on the cards sometime in the future. Discussing the idea of a bridge linking Scotland to Northern Ireland, Ms Cherry told the BBC Question Time audience: "I’m not against the idea of a bridge because in the next 10 years, looking at the demographics and the youth vote, Ireland will reunify and Scotland will become independent.

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"And we’ll both be in the European Union."

The forecast caused the BBC Question Time audience to burst into applause as Ms Cherry continued: "Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a link for Irish trade through Scotland through expanded ports over Fife and Leith and go direct to the continent?

"Remember this, when Ireland joined the EEC in 1973, the great bulk of trade for Ireland was with England, now the balance is changed and the significant bulk Ireland’s trade is with the European Union.

"Scotland needs to look to its future market and our future market is the European Union, which is eight times the size of the British market."

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The UK Government confirmed plans to build a connecting bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland to better link the two nations are now under consideration.

Two potential routes have been suggested as the top location to install the bridge, connecting Portpatrick to Larne or creating a link near Campbeltown to the Antrim area.

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