Thursday, December 15, 2005

Revoke your British Citizenship on a whim?

From Chris at Strange Stuff gives a link to Spyblog:
It is hard to keep up with all of the authoritarian crap being spawned by New Labour. SpyBlog has found another, the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill which gives the Home Secretary the power to revoke the british citizenship of anybody that he chooses, for whatever reason he chooses.
It's not quite anyone, it's anyone that can have other citizenship. So I'd be safe, but anyone with the potential to claim citizenship elsewhere could have it removed. Like someone born to Japanese parents in Britain and lived here all their life, just for example.

Why? How does this help us? If it was someone that moved here as an adult, then, well, perhaps. But as drafted it's people born here. So much for civic nationalism. They want to control everything don't they? Gah!

1 comment:

Jonn Elledge said...

I would think this is in some way motivated by the fact that the July 7th bombers were born here. They must be hoping it will provide another tool for kicking at least a few potential troublemakers out of the country.

This will do wonders for the sense of alienation from British life that got us into this mess, obviously.