2. EU Immediate - find & focus on the actual threats in the Bill & amendments to NI’s place in Single Market (not the rhetoric). Make sure Tory rebels recognise these & Johnson knows the risks of using them.
3. Use WA dispute resolution mechanisms - bring UK before CJEU for infringing WA and use dispute resolution mechanisms.
Nandy said this because Marr pressed foran assessment of Trunp’s own racism. She had already:
- praised the #BlackLivesMatter protests
- talked about long-standing UK racism
- attacked UK stop and search. Watch at 41.30 of show. 2/
Nandy knows racist behaviour matters more than racist intention.
The pathologising of racism has helped not-racist-racists to refuse to examine their own behaviour and that of their friends by saying “I’m not a racist. I can’t be - I have black friends!” 3/
Hitler *was* opposed with reason & evidence. He still took power. He didn’t do that by winning most votes or seats. He did it through using speech & force to build hate among his supporters and fear among his opponents. That’s why we no-platform Nazis.
Home Office officials think this 33 yr old ethnic Albanian man isn’t originally from Kosovo (Serbia) but Albania. They’ll claim he got UK indefinite leave based on a false claim he made aged 14, which means he shouldn’t have been naturalised as British. 2/
In 1998-9 100s of 1000s of ethnic Albanians fled Kosovo for Europe because of persecution and war. Significant numbers came to UK. Alongside them came some citizens of Albania posing as Kosovars. 3/
De Souza's case was dismissed today by the UK Upper Tribunal- and the decision looks right to me. It respects the Good Friday Agreement & the roles of national Parliaments in changing nationality law. I think its being misrepresented.
(Disclaimer: I'm the barrister who unsuccessfully argued the crucial McCarthy case where EU Court of Justice decided dual Irish-British nationals who've never lived outside UK don't normally have EU law rights to family reunion.) 2/
(ICMYI I spent 20 years representing EU citizens vs Home Office. For 3 years I've been questioning mainstream Lab & Lib ideas that Theresa May's Home Office could impose new, useful restrictions.) 2/
- *some* EU states require EU citz to register after 3 months presence (optional in UK & Ireland)
*some* EU states make their citz carry ID cards, & do the same to EU cits (Sweden & others don't) 3/
UK Minister Karen Bradley was asked "for what reason do the reciprocal voting rights of Irish citizens not cover referendums". The correct answer was "Irish citizens resident in UK DO have voting rights in referendums in UK?
In the single market, the states options for responding to EU migration are mostly determined by policies that *aren’t about migration* - workers protection, social security, national databases. 2/
It’s easy for Germany to have a system for registering non-German migrants who stay for longer than 3 months. Because Germany has a compulsory residence register for all the *German* citizens. And compulsory ID cards. 3/
It's now only 10 weeks until the window set by the EU for holding elections. 5 years ago, the UK's detailed rules were finalised 6 weeks before. So the UK Gov has time to organise - but does it have a legal duty?
No state wants Shamima Begum. She’s not a Syrian citizen and is illegally there. She’s never been to Bangladesh & their Gov says she’s not a citizen. Under international & UK law, the state she has strongest ties to is UK. 2/
Shamima Begum’s support for ISIS explains why UK doesnt want her - but not why any other country is responsible for her. So when a UK politician strips Shamima Begum of the British Citizenship she has by birth, can they explain why she’s not the UK’s problem? 3/