Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Charmion BS: 'Stripping of Citizenship'?? (67* d) RE: BS: 'Stripping of Citizenship'?? 19 Aug 19


Jack Letts is a birthright citizen of both the UK and Canada because he was born in England (thus gaining right of citizenship there) of Canadian parents (thus acquiring Canadian citizenship). His British citizenship right would have lapsed if his family had left the UK when he was a child, but they stayed and live there still.

Canada's gripe against the UK is based on the fact that young Letts has never, in fact, lived in Canada. Our government claims that Britain's share of state responsibility is therefore greater and less shruggable-off.

Britain's centuries of existence as a state or states in various forms gives the UK precedent for yanking citizenship, but I don't think anyone has been formally banished since maybe the reign of Elizabeth I. Even prisoners transported to Australia remained British subjects.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.