More evidence of politicians lagging behind public opinion? I know its a government poll but a poll is a poll, a snapshot of what people say theyre thinking.
Significantly, out of those people polled who considered themselves as UUP voters, 73 per cent said they wanted to see the (Justice) powers transferred
And on the sacred issue of abortion in the Republic
The YouGov opinion poll showed 78 per cent of those questioned support access to abortion in Ireland if the pregnancy endangers a womans health or is the result of sexual abuse, rape or incest. Where a pregnancy seriously endangers a womans life, support for abortion rose to 87 per cent.
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London