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Thread #154579   Message #3627617
Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
22-May-14 - 06:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Whither now England?
Subject: RE: BS: Whither now England?
What I replied to was the statement saying that no-one has defined what would be Scottish nationality! As I said it has been defined in the white paper as to who would automatically qualify as Scottish citizens. No-one would be forced to be Scottish citizens but everyone British residing in Scotland would qualify - and no-one in the Yes camp is talking about withdrawing anyone else's nationality. The UK currently accepts dual nationality as will Scotland. English born people in Scotland could be Scottish and UK citizens. No barriers from the proposition by the SNP anyway.

What is the alternative option? Tell people living in Scotland who weren't born here that they won't qualify for citizenship automatically and they will have to apply for it??? My wife was born and brought up in Norfolk but has lived here for over quarter of a century bringing up two Scottish kids. It would be absurd if she would not automatically qualify for citizenship. I can see that many people living in Scotland would object to having to apply - but can't see why anyone looking into it would object to the proposition in the white paper that anyone British living here would qualify automatically. It is completely inclusive.

If there was a Yes vote then for many people born in Scotland it will affect their nationality depending on what the rUK decides! If Scots on the whole want to remain UK citizens then the only way to ensure that is for them to vote No. It is democracy. We are quite capable of making our beds though.