Could Doncaster be "fenced off" with Scotland and STAY in EU after Brexit vote?

Doncaster could remain in the EU and be "fenced off" with Scotland unless historic laws are repealed.

Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 1:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:45 pm
Could Doncaster stay in the EU as part of Scotland?

Under ancient rules, Doncaster is still part of Scotland - and calls are growing for Scotland to remain in the European Union after voters there voted overwhelmingly to stay.

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Scottish Nationalist Party First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for a second independence referendum so Scotland can stay in the EU following the UK's Brexit vote while there have been calls for Scotland to be 'fenced off' from England - meaning Doncaster too could become a walled town and act as a Scottish gateway to Europe.

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Yesterday, Sky News released film of one Brexit voter, named as "Vince from Hull" calling for a fence to be built between Scotland and England.

He said: “I thought Scotland was a part of England but it’s obvious they don’t want to be, do they?”

“If they (Scotland) want to stay in it, what they’ll have to do is join up with EU, go to use their Euro and then we can just put a fence right across and then they can get their own passports."

In 2012, it was revealed, with tongue in cheek, how Doncaster was still a part of Scotland - and how the SNP would welcome taking back Doncaster into its fold.

The town was seized by the Scots nearly 900 years ago - and has never officially been handed back.

Local historians Peter Robinson and Charles Kelham unearthed evidence that Doncaster was under Scottish rule for 21 years from 1136 to 1157. But while the town was officially signed over between the kings of England and Scotland, it seems it was never formally handed back.

The pair found that during the reign of King Stephen of England, King David I of Scotland conquered parts of northern England.

A peace treaty - The Treaty of Durham - was agreed in 1136 and Doncaster - but nowhere else in Yorkshire - was handed over to Scotland.

A second treaty three years later confirmed Scottish ownership but in 1157, Henry II of England simply took back areas lost to the Scots - but without any official paperwork to seal the deal.

Four years ago, a spokesman for the Scottish Nationalist Party said Doncaster would be greeted with open arms and added: “Doncaster is a fine town. If the people of Doncaster ever wanted to rejoin Scotland and benefit from all the good work of the SNP government, we would make them very welcome.”

Last week, Ms Sturgeon held talks with high-ranking Brussels officials last week in a bid to make Scotland’s case for remaining in the bloc.

In last month’s referendum, 62 per cent of Scots voted to remain in the EU.

In Doncaster, 69% of people voted out with just 31% voting to remain in.

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