Berwick-Upon-Tweed would be “new Calais” after independence

Berwick Upon Tweed would be the new Calais according to David Coburn

Berwick Upon Tweed would be the new Calais according to David Coburn

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BERWICK-UPON-TWEED will become “the new Calais” if Scotland becomes independent, Ukip’s leader north of the Border has claimed.

David Coburn said England would need to erect “a barbed-wire frontier at Berwick-upon-Tweed” to stem the flow of immigrants trying to cross the border.

David Coburn. Picture: TSPL

David Coburn. Picture: TSPL

He claimed Syrian refugees settled on the Isle of Bute were “keen to leave” for jobs in England.

Mr Coburn also said the Scottish Government was “desperate to keep the refugees or the immigrants in Scotland” to “import voters” for their next independence drive.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said another independence referendum is “highly likely” to preserve Scotland’s place in the European Union.

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