Nationality

There's No Place Like Home...

Sophie Bauer | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bauer

I have always dreaded the question "Where are you from?" For me there are only two options. I can um and ah and seem horrendously self-obsessed. Alternatively I can spare myself the hassle and just go for the easiest, least controversial option: I'm from Birmingham. What a copout...

Families Divided in the Dominican Republic

Robin Guittard | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Robin Guittard

The Dominican Republic's nationality rules are a tangle of check-boxes and criteria, but for one family the impact of new legislation could not be more stark. By a fluke of bureaucracy, two out of three children might be awarded citizenship and all its benefits, but the third could remain lost in the limbo of statelessness...

Let's Be Members, Not Citizens

Cerith Rhys Jones | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Cerith Rhys Jones

Might we be missing the point? Some people in politics like to think of the public as being a collection of individuals, responsible for their own future. Paradoxically, those same people like to tell us, despite what the vast majority of us are feeling, that we're 'all in this together'.

Theresa May Revokes Citizenship Of British Jihadists In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Theresa May has removed the British citizenship of 20 jihadists fighting in Syria, it has emerged. The Home Secretary has hiked up the use of powe...

If I'm a 'Sell-out' for Supporting Team GB as a Black Person - Give Me a Price Tag!

Funmi Olutoye | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Sport
Funmi Olutoye

Team GB are doing so well. In fact the best they have ever done. I'm their biggest fan who's just about got their voice back from all the screaming I've been doing since the Olympics started.

Let's Peel the 'Plastic' Label off Team GB's Foreign-born Athletes

Josh Cowls | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Sport
Josh Cowls

Make no mistake: the failure of G4S to provide the requisite security staff is a true debacle, and lampooning a pitiful British summer has always been fair game. But one of the less helpful stories to have emerged in recent weeks is the discussion of so-called 'Plastic Brits': members of the British Olympic team who were born overseas.

More Than 370,000 Immigrants On Benefits

PA | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Politics

Benefits are wrongly being paid to more than 5,000 immigrants with no right to claim state help, research carried out by the government suggests. T...