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Northern Irish Loyalists Warn of ‘Angry’ Backlash to Brexit Deal

  • Loyalists say campaign against deal may involve civil unrest
  • Orange Order urges calm as London lawmakers vote on deal
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Northern Irish loyalists vowed to resist what they see as the economic reunification of Ireland implicit in Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, warning of civil disobedience on the streets of Belfast that risks tipping over into violence.

In London on Tuesday, Parliament will vote on the general principles of Johnson’s accord with the European Union, which binds Northern Ireland tightly to the bloc to avoid the need for a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit.