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A British passport holder who has lived in Canada for 27 years, was disabled by an accident while driving his lorry. :shock: Seems he'd been working on visas for all that time. :? Now, as a para-plegic, the Canadian Gov has decided he has become a drain on their benefits system and deported him back to the UK. :shock: The UK of course, wouldn't have been so callous (surprise, surprise). :roll: Who's right? :?

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Perhaps UK citizenship should be conditional on either residency or paying a certain amount of UK tax? Fail to satisfy either of those criteria for a certain period of time and you get stripped of your right to a UK passport.

 

Wasn't there a case of a convicted murderer sent back from the US to Scotland last year? If I remember rightly, he hadn't set foot in the UK since his childhood.

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The conviction was overturned in a US court, he therefore ceased to be a convicted murderer, but rather somebody who was wrongly convicted of something he didn't do...... :wink::)

 

Happen to believe that any non UK citizen convicted in a UK court should be expelled from the UK after they have completed their sentence. We have enough of our home grown criminals without needing imports adding to the numbers.

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A British passport holder who has lived in Canada for 27 years, was disabled by an accident while driving his lorry. :shock: Seems he'd been working on visas for all that time. :? Now, as a para-plegic, the Canadian Gov has decided he has become a drain on their benefits system and deported him back to the UK. :shock: The UK of course, wouldn't have been so callous (surprise, surprise). :roll: Who's right? :?

 

Maybe both are wrong :wink: , Canada for being callous, and the UK for being too compassionate.

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