In Northern Ireland, the referendum on whether to leave or stay in the European Union is being fought over by a tiny but powerful nationalist party called the Northern Ireland Democrats (NED), which is a nationalist party with strong support in Northern Ireland.
The NED was formed after a failed bid to get into parliament last year.
The party has an estimated 30,000 members and is considered to be the most pro-Brexit group in Northern Irish politics.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) won its majority in the British parliament in a May vote, but has yet to form a government and has vowed to pursue an exit from the EU.
The DUP is a political force in Northern England and Wales and is the largest party in the assembly in Northern Northern Ireland as well as Northern Ireland itself.
The Democrats are also an anti-abortion and pro-gay party, and have long been accused of being anti-Catholic.
The pro-European party won its first ever Westminster seat in the May 2017 general election and now has an absolute majority in Parliament.
Theresa May’s government has been in power since May’s election, and has been accused by the DUP of being hostile to Northern Ireland’s unionist community.
The U.K. has repeatedly accused the DUP and other pro-EU parties of not standing up for Northern Ireland on key issues such as migration and trade.
However, the DUP has said it supports the EU, while the DUP has said the EU is an important part of the peace process and is committed to maintaining the border.
The British government has said Northern Ireland would not be able to negotiate its own departure from the bloc.
The Brexit vote in the U.S. and Europe, the Brexit vote last year in France and the Brexit referendum in Germany, have prompted the Northern Irish and British governments to discuss the issue of a hard border with the rest of the U: U.N. border.