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#Thread: We may not have got a decision today but we did get insight into the Government’s view and position on the birthright provisions of the Good Friday Agreement. Here's a few of the basic arguments being put forward #WeAreIrishToo
On behalf of the Secretary of State QC Tony McGleenan opened by stating the FTT tribunal made an "fundamental & egregious error" in ruling in our favour adding that the tribunal should never have entertained our appeal because "DeSouza is not nor was not an EEA national"
He then went on to argue that there is an "important" distinction between identity and citizenship in the Good Friday Agreement and that the act of identifying as Irish only does not mean you are not as a matter of UK law British. He added that I was a British citizen by birth.
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