Richard W

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  1. But there was such a right until 1st January 1983. We have a couple of dual national Thai-British shoplifters in our neighbourhood. Should they be deprived of British nationality on the basis that removing them from the UK would be conducive to the public good? P.S. Their father's British and has long roots in the UK.
  2. There is a subtlety with -rC- clusters, as in -rṇ- cluster. Often the -r- is assimilated to the next consonant, but the -r- is retained in the spelling. Then the old way of showing that the vowel is /a/ and not /o/ is employed, which is to double the following consonant. This is now only applied to -r-, so the -arṇa- bit is spelt -รรณ-. In other words, the <r> of the -rC- becomes /n/ because it ends a syllable, as in สวรรค์ [L]sa [R]wan 'heaven' from Sanskrit svarga. In the Thai script, svarga is written สวรฺค. Sometimes one gets doublets, as in พรรค [H]phak '(political) party' but พรรค์ [M]phan 'group, class', both from Sanskrit varga and Pali vagga.
  3. A 'Henry VIII' clause is one that allows the government (effectively) to change a law by means of a regulation. They are generally considered a bad idea, because there is almost no chance of scrutiny.
  4. I don't think so. Children borne by Indian mothers to British citizen fathers in India tend to come to the UK using Indian passports endorsed with right of abode in the United Kingdom, despite the expense. If the child used a British passport , it would immediately lose Indian citizenship.
  5. White Commonwealth, perhaps. India and Malaysia have laws against dual nationality.
  6. It works for the Danish Realm - neither Greenland nor the Faeroes are part of the EU. In general, the Danish residents of Greenland are EU citizens while the Danish residents of the Faeroes are not.
  7. The directive will remain part of EU law; it is not certain that it will remain part of British law. When a family member of a 'qualified person', to use the British term, becomes a permanent residence, the acquisition of the right is in no way dependent on their having any citizenship at all. Moreover, a Finnish-Australian dual national who acquired permanent residence in the UK in his own right retains permanent residence even if he renounces Finnish nationality. (On the other hand, it is claimed that the rights of permanent residence are generally lost if the permanent resident acquires British nationality.) The harshest possible view on the continent ought to be that British citizens are in the process of collectively renouncing EU citizenship held only by virtue of British citizenship. Of course, it ought to be possible for just England and Wales to leave the EU. If that happened, 'local connection' rules could apply for employment, as on the Isle of Man.
  8. It contained one significant new right, that of automatic permanent residence after 5 years. Before that, long term status was dependent on national rules.
  9. I'm baffled by this calculation. Surely a British citizen living in another EU country who has achieved permanent residence will retain permanent residence - retaining EU citizenship is not a requirement of the free movement directive (2004/38/EC), and the directive will remain in force in the EU after the UK leaves. In most countries, they will also have rights as 'long term residents', a part of the EU system that the UK opted out of. Permanent residents in the UK will have uncertain status because the status depends on EU law, whose consequences will suddenly be of uncertain validity. Those who are definitely at risk are those who have not acquired permanent residence.
  10. And not for any nobler reason? I think that is why the leavers won.
  11. I wasn't sure where to file the appeal. Fortunately, I've managed to contact the bot's author, who's applied the solution of a <!-- nocleanup --> comment to protect the whole page.
  12. Does anyone know how to stop the Thai Wikipedia bot BotKung from wrongly deleting elements of Northern Khmer compound vowels? The problem is that presented with the compound vowel <phinthu, sara i>, it deletes the sara i . Several similar compound vowel symbols are afflicted. These compound vowel symbols do not occur in Thai. The problem is afflicting the page about Northern Khmer (ภาษาเขมรถิ่นไทย).
  13. My understanding is that Thailand currently lacks elected politicians.
  14. The relevant regulation would appear to Regulation 2016/1624 'European Border and Coast Guard', but preamble item 65 says, "In accordance with Articles 1 and 2 of Protocol No 22 on the position of Denmark annexed to the TEU and to the TFEU, Denmark is not taking part in the adoption of this Regulation and is not bound by it, or subject to its application. Given that this Regulation builds upon the Schengen acquis, Denmark shall, in accordance with Article 4 of that Protocol, decide within a period of six months after the Council has decided on this Regulation whether it will implement it in its national law." Therefore its not clear to me that Denmark is included.
  15. It would appear not to apply to Denmark or the British Isles. In fact, I'm not sure that it has any application outside of Schengen.