Residents are on the take

Until we live in Utopia, where we are all world citizens with freedom of movement and residence, we have to accept that countries have borders and rules.

25 December 2019

Contrary to numerous articles you have published and letters you have printed on the subject of British residents in France “taking” French nationality, no one has the right to “take” a nationality, just because it is convenient.

Nationality is granted according to criteria set by the host country. That Brexit is going to inconvenience some people currently living in France is not one of them.

It is time individuals who expect to be able to “take” French nationality, merely because they want it, recognise this.

Ian Halliday, Cantal

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