Wednesday, January 21, 2004

A CLARIFACTION THAT PROBABLY ISN'T: Thanks to Alan for questioning our claim about citizens of the Irish Republic also being able to claim British Citizenship (and apologies that we haven't written directly to you - you wouldn't believe our email crises this week). The thing is, we were being very basic about a hideously complex situation, but in effect, a citizen of the Irish Republic can travel to live in the UK without a passport; once they're there, they can apply for British citizenship. So it's slightly less easy than we might have implied yesterday - but there's none of the complexity involved if, say, a Canadian tennis player or South African athlete might want to do the same thing.

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