My purpose and motivation in writing this letter is to inform young people of this area what Mrs Thatcher did to British citizens overseas under the terms of the British Nationality Act of 1981.
Britain at one time had over 150 Crown Colonies. Today after ever increasing constitutional developments we have now these overseas territories - Anquilla, Bermuda, British Antartic territory, British Indian Ocean territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Island, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Group and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Under the terms of the 1981, the Falklands were deprived of their British nationality. Then they were given them back after the 1982 war. It was indicated at the time that one of the causes of that tragic war, that Argentina noticed that event and invaded. The rest is history!
At the same time, Hong Kong was a British Crown Colony under the terms of the 1981 Act. Three and a half million Chinese passport holders were deprived of their British Citizenship and then handed over to the People’s Republic of China in 1997. An example of Conservative Government conception of freedom! Because Britain has no written constitution which guarantees basic democratic principles.
For the benefit of young people, the word Tory is an Irish word from the 17th Century meaning ‘to rape, pillage and plunder.’
I leave it to the imagination of the British people about the development of the capitalist system.
Ramsden Crescent, Carlton