Does Britain's sleepwalking into a racist two-tier citizenship system serve the UK's interest?

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Priti Patel, Secretary of State for the Home Department in Manchester, UK on 5 October 2021 [Ian Forsyth/Getty Images]

The UK is sleepwalking into a racist two-tier system of citizenship following the revelation that Home Secretary, Priti Patel, had quietly introduced a highly controversial plan last week to strip people of citizenship without giving them notice to appeal. The question is, is this really about combatting Daesh terrorists or does Patel have a new target in mind? New proposals smuggled into the Nationality and Border Bill, will give power to British officials to deprive a person of their citizenship while exempting the government from having to give notice if it is not "reasonably practicable" to do so. Revoking someone's citizenship is generally seen as a highly controversial move and a feature of extremely repressive authoritarian regimes. The Universal Declaration […]

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