That'll teach ya to send us Rolf Harris!
The United Kingdom has raised no objection to the release of Leo Sayer from the bonds of British citizenship, and the crooner yesterday celebrated Australia Day by becoming a full-fat Aussie, the Beeb reports. Sayer, 60, is best known for 1977 UK chart-topper When I Need You. His other career highlight came when he walked out …
"The United Kingdom has raised no objection to the release of Leo Sayer from the bonds of British citizenship.."
"You will not normally lose your British nationality if you become a citizen or national of another country. If you are a British subject otherwise than by connection with the Republic of Ireland you will lose that status on acquiring any other nationality or citizenship. If you are a British protected person you will lose that status on acquiring any other nationality or citizenship."
"Under present legislation the United Kingdom recognises dual nationality, and, if you acquire Australian citizenship, this does not affect your right to hold a British passport and live in the United Kingdom."
13,000 is the total number of people who got citizenship on Monday. Not all of them were in Canberra. That would be cruel. That kind of treatment might have been how this country started but we've improved a bit since then. You're actually allowed to get citizenship everywhere.
And he isn't giving up anything. As pointed out above, you can have dual citizenship. I hold both an Australian & British passport - and I've never set foot in Britain!
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