Alex Massie

Will ye no’ come back again?

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Should Berwick leave England and return to Scotland?

An unofficial vote is taking place in the English borders town asking locals whether they want to switch from England to being part of Scotland.

The town, which is near the Scottish border, has changed hands between the two countries at least 13 times...

A television debate and vote is being held for the ITV Tonight show to gauge local views on becoming part of Scotland again.

Fair enough. But in a spirit of conciliation, perhaps we could give england some town in Scotland as compensation for the loss of Berwick. I'm tempted to suggest Galashiels but am conscious there are many more deserving - ie, places we would be well shot of - towns in the west of Scotland. I have, in this respect, no problem with an English enclave in an independent Scotland.

But let's hear your nominations for the town we could swap for Berwick?

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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