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Since everyone is just waking up to the practice of citizenship stripping after the case of #ShaminaBegum, let me take you on a little tour...
It starts in 2002 with the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act.

The bill lets the government remove British citizenship from dual nationals deemed to be 'seriously prejudicial to the vital interests' of the UK

It forbids making people stateless…
Crucially, it revived a long-dormant legal concept of "royal prerogative" - that is, in antiquity, the sovereign could rule on matters of law without resorting to the judiciary.

It was never really gotten rid of, just superseded by more modern writs…
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