In the first of a series of blogs generated from MANREG‘s Brexit, Regulation and Society in June, Dr Javier Garcia Oliva discusses the possibility of whether individual citizens of the UK might be permitted to opt in to some form of EU citizenship which they could retain post-Brexit. He considers four major obstacles to achieving this […]
Testing times: why the UK’s citizenship tests fail to deliver
Citizenship tests were introduced in the UK in 2005, as part of a raft of innovations in the area of citizenship and naturalisation. But are these tests requiring immigrants to the UK to become ‘super-citizens’, before we allow them to have full citizenship rights? Dr Bridget Byrne, author of recent research into the test, argues […]
Welcome to citizenship?
Drawing on research for her book Making Citizens, Bridget Byrne explores how citizenship ceremonies often hear claims that the UK is a welcoming place, in contrast to new citizens’ actual experiences. Citizenship ceremonies have been taking place in the UK for over a decade. They are very common – taking place, often weekly, in cities […]