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Adrian Colley
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One/zero discriminator
One/zero discriminator

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This girl ran off to join Daesh, so I have zero sympathy for her. But this case may set a regrettable precedent. Depriving citizens of their citizenship is a way to rig an election, if it's applied widely enough. The threshold should therefore be very high, in order to discourage official abuse.

In the UK, the relevant law is section 40 of the British Nationality Act 1981, which says in subsection 2 that "The Secretary of State may by order deprive a person of a citizenship status if the Secretary of State is satisfied that deprivation is conducive to the public good." That's the broadest possible licence.

I'm glad I live in a country with a proper Constitution. This will be a fight in the courts. It might even be a fight in the European courts, because EU citizenship is also at stake.

And so we come to Brexit. Soon, UK nationality will not imply EU citizenship. And the ECJ never resolves cases in a hurry. There's a good chance that the right not to have your EU citizenship stripped arbitrarily will only be established if Brexit is cancelled.
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Run for it Marty!
Honeycomb thief chased by angry bees
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Well. I'm sure there's an innocent explanation. We just have to wait for someone to think it up.
Facebook lets you search for pictures of your female friends, but not your male ones http://tnw.me/XlyKxrL
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The total mass of insects is falling by 2.5% per year. I want to find a reason to disbelieve this study, because the implications are so uncomfortably dire.
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As the end times approach, older posts are starting to vanish. It's probably because of people deleting their accounts.
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You can't infer consent to anything from "clicking off or closing this banner". That gets us closer to Douglas Adams's "now, let us bow our heads in payment" dystopia. I hope the data protection regulators are compiling their files on this shady practice.
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Ell oh ell. I hope they make it to 100,000 signatures, because this would be hilarious. Ireland might crowdsource a suitable reply from the more poetic people of the global Irish diaspora.

#Brexit #Ireland
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Carry adequate cold-weather gear.
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