Well for years unionists and the British have said a border poll is unnecessary repeatedly alleging that they don't want one as it has little chance of passing they like to claim - well if that's the case put it to the test and put the issue aside for a decade or two then so. Even though at the Assembly elections 2017 there was only about 12,000 votes between unionism and nationalism. But under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement a border poll should be called when ""it appears likely... a majority of those voting would express a wish that Northern Ireland should cease to be part of the United Kingdom and form part of a united Ireland"."
So clearly by May's statement below it's time one was called and no more excuses ?
Theresa May 'not confident' unionists would win Irish border poll