Source: Wide-ranging academic study of impact on NI

Academics at Newcastle and Durham Universities issued this policy paper  entitled “Brexit, Northern Ireland and Ireland”, in June 2016. There is no specific date on it but it probably came out ahead of the vote since it says in the introduction: “This report is not a campaigning document…” On the other hand it paints a pretty dire picture of the consequences of withdrawal, from the loss of EU funding to the economic impact of tariffs.  There is a strong emphasis on the potential impact on the peace process, cross-border political relations and the loss of the EU as a partner for peade and progress.