Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has called on all political parties who support Irish reunification to begin working towards an Irish Unity poll.
Writing in the Derry Journal, the Foyle MP argues that citizens should be allowed their democratic say on the political and constitutional changes, which will inevitably follow Brexit.
“Sinn Féin accepts that it is up to us to convince unionists of the merits of a new Ireland and we are confident that we have the economic, social and political arguments to do so.
“We are convinced that no truly dispassionate and independent analysis of the case can come to any other conclusion than reunification as the best way forward for all our citizens.
“What is required now is for those many other advocates for unification to join the debate.
“There should be no more standing on the side-lines. There should be no more putting off the inevitable. No more lip service.
“In these uncertain political times, there is a responsibility on all parties, on all leaders who say they believe in unification to start doing something about it.
“Ireland should not be forced to accept the disastrous consequences of Brexit without even having the chance to democratically choose a different path through a poll on Irish Unity.”