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  1. Wrong. The bit you quoted specifically refers to occasions where the person might be made stateless. The bit about people born in the UK is covered by the 2003 act, and in that part the home Secretary only needs reasonable grounds to believe that someone has a claim to citizenship in another country. Which is reasonable in the case of Begum.
  2. You can't blame a country for how an individual turns out, well you could, but I'm not sure where it gets you. The law was changed in 2003 so that people who have British citizenship by right of birth can have it removed. I don't know if any other countries have this.
  3. If this is the argument then the argument is wrong. The law as it stands absolutely does allow the home Secretary to revoke Begum's citizenship and allows removal of citizenship to be used as a punishment.
  4. I wonder if she's applied for citizenship of Bangladesh yet? I think under the law (after reading two webpages) it helps her case if she's refused. She can't complain of being stateless if she has a claim to Bangladeshi citizenship but hasn't tried to claim it. I wonder if she would appeal a negative decision there as vigorously?
  5. I don't know about citizen development, but just messing about on the pi with Mellie Jr. Getting some data from a temperature sensor and then putting it on the internet, it's amazing how easy all this has been made. All the low level stuff is completely taken care of, all you need to know is python and how to get around Linux from the command line. Astonishing, really. Even the SSH took about 30 seconds to set up through Dataplicity.com. No port forwarding, no static IP to set-up, 30 seconds and the Pi shell can be accessed through my laptop. Fucking genius.
  6. Interesting one, this. Never really thought about it before but it turns out, despite what @Rave is saying this is legal and has been tested by the courts and previous home secretaries. There's a big fuss over this case (why?) but the power has been used numerous times over the last couple of decades. The law was expanded in 2003 (Labour government?) so that it could be applied to British nationals, one of the conditions is that there is 'reasonable grounds' to believe that the individual could acquire citizenship of another country. Which despite claims of 'legal chicanery' definitely ap
  7. 1998? Surely its not only 20 years old?
  8. I was in Ravenscar yesterday. I was going to go to Whitby but I know the local spanners don't like people coming down from Teesside. Beautiful day and a totally still sea.
  9. That was your Brazilian neighbour bending over. You naughty boy.
  10. 8 week update - day 56, 23 lbs lost in total, 10 to go to the target. Everything looking fairly linear so far, maybe a little hint of the rate of loss starting to decline, but not by much. Losing just shy of 0.4lb/day on average and just under 3lb/week.
  11. I don't really know much about this so I read a few articles. It's really not that uncommon. Stripping citizenship as a punishment seems to be fairly widely practiced or at least fairly well established. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.dw.com/en/revoking-citizenship-how-it-works-across-the-eu/a-47773802 Given what I've read I don't have a moral issue with it. The only question is 'is she a citizen of Bangladesh', the rules seem to say yes. I don't know what 'legal chicanery is' and it does seem that the courts so far agree with Javids lawyers.
  12. Like I said, I don't disagree with your view. I can't blame Bangladesh for the inadequacies of the British legal system but within that legal system there is a legal way to punish her through exile. As far as we've seen it is completely legal, it's open as an option and if it's legal then it is what it is. There are many examples where morality and the law don't really align, your view is that this is one, my view is that it could be, where we differ is to the extent that morality over-rides law.
  13. It's more complicated than that innit? If there was some mechanism to take her back and have her court martialed as an enemy combatant, or tried for treason and shot at dawn then I'd be all for having her back. As it stands the next best punishment I can think of is exile and having to live the rest of her life in a shit hole. But that's not to say you're not right.
  14. All I know is there are se genuinely mental bikers. Couple of weeks back I was out walking in the snow and ice and there were loads of bike tracks in the hills. All I could think is they must have had balls of titanium.
  15. First decent walk of the year in good weather, its only 2 weeks since I was trudging across the moors in a foot of snow at -6oC and a 40mph gale. The North Sea was like a mill pond today.
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