Residents in the English town of Berwick-upon-Tweed have voted in a TV poll to"re-join Scotland".
The town has changed nations at least thirteen times in the dim-and-distant past but has been part of England for centuries.
To quote the BBC online article:
According to a poll by a TV company, 60% of those who responded wanted the town to be administered by Scotland.
Better financed public services, including free personal health care for the elderly, were the main reasons.
The injustice being done to England matters not. There's no sense of loyalty or solidarity. Let's go and join the elite, say the fine, upstanding folk of Berwick. Fine. Goodbye, Berwick-Upon-Tweed. The current unfair circumstances cannot last much longer and the dear wee town may soon find itself facing a very different situation in Scotland as England fights its way to equality or the UK splits up.
Whatever happens, Berwick's "I'm all right, Jack" attitude should not be forgotten and any vote carried out to join Scotland should be binding for at least a century.