The Mail reports that the Home Office is looking at ways of denying Anna Chapman – who has British citizenship thanks to her four-year marriage to kiss-and-tell husband Alex – from re-entering the UK, as is apparently her wish.
Err, no, sorry, it doesn\’t work that way.
If you are a British citizen then you have the right of residence in Britain. That\’s what it means.
No, no one gets to say that such citizenship or residence is a gift, an allowance or a permission. It\’s a right: once granted that is. To make it revokable is to do what the Soviets did.
So, the Home Office can fuck off quite frankly.