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Britain Audio: Citizen of Nowhere — “I Am Being Told I Am A 2nd-Class Resident”

Britain Audio: Citizen of Nowhere — “I Am Being Told I Am A 2nd-Class Resident”
October 25
22:48 2016

PHOTO: UK Prime Minister Theresa May, “If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere”


Earlier this month, I used the Numbers of the Week segment on our Political WorldView podcast to offer a very personal reaction to the UK Conservative Party’s rhetoric about foreigners living and working in Britain.

See EA’s Political WorldView: Inward-Looking Tories, Colombia, and Referendums Edition

Having lived in the UK since 1984, I spoke about the feeling of loss and frustration in a country in which I have gained so much, but in which — at least for some political leaders — I and many others may not be welcome.

A reader has now kindly put the audio on YouTube:

I have lived here for 32 years. Studied, worked, bought a house, paid it off, raised two kids with very English accents, have an English wife who puts up with me.

And now I am being told — at least by many at the Conservative Party conference, including the Prime Minister — that I am a second-class resident.

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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