British people were asked to draw the border between the North and the Republic on a map of Ireland and the results were quite interesting.
Channel 4 news took to the streets to get the views of the British public about the country leaving the European Union.
The fact that Ireland will remain in the EU could have major repercussions given that Northern Ireland is part of Britain.
The debate about the border between the two countries is an important issue that needs resolving.
The news team asked people if they could draw the border between the two countries on a picture of the whole island.
There were several attempts and most of them were decent efforts. However, one woman simply drew a horizontal line across the middle of the island.
The news team also quizzed the public about what they thought about Brexit, and the implications that would have on the relationship between Britain and Ireland.
The views were extremely varied. One young man admitted: “As a younger generation we don’t know too much about it. We can’t even draw the border. We don’t learn this kind of thing. It is not something that is taught to be honest.”
One woman said: “I do think that the Irish are just making trouble because they lost, it’s a bit petty isn’t it really? Yeah, the southern Irish have to lump it basically, you can’t always have what you want in life.”
A Scottish man had a potential solution that would certainly work better for Britain than it would for Ireland. He suggested: “What would really solve the problem, and be in everyone’s interests, is if Ireland left [the EU].”
Channel 4 tweeted a video of the story. Take a look for yourself.
Could you draw Ireland's border with Northern Ireland? The border with Northern Ireland has become a major Brexit stumbling block. pic.twitter.com/yyqCRpPFuW
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 28, 2017