英國國籍平權戰提早在上議院開打

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldbills/015/amend/am015-c.htm

以下是自由民主黨籍的Lord Avebury和Baroness Falkner of Margravine(少數族裔的終身貴族)提出最新的BICB的修訂案。

LORD AVEBURY

BARONESS FALKNER OF MARGRAVINE

Insert the following new Clause—
“Acquisition by registration: British nationals
(1) The British Nationality Act 1981 (c. 61) is amended as follows.
(2) After section 4B insert—
“4BA Acquisition by registration: British nationals
(1) This section applies to a person who has the status of
(a) a British Overseas Citizen,
(b) a British subject under this Act,
(c) a British Protected Person,
(d) a British National (Overseas).
(2) A person to whom this section applies shall be entitled to register as a British citizen if he applies for registration under this section.”.”

但以小弟所看,這方案接近現時BNA 1981針對直布羅陀民眾的Section 5入籍方案。

Lord Avebury是長期關注香港國籍問題的有心人(他查實也是身經百戰的下議院議員,他後來要繼承家族貴族位置才變成上議院議員),兩位自由民主黨籍議員提出修訂案,肯定是黨的立場,現時上議院各黨議席分配是這樣:

http://www.parliament.uk/directories/house_of_lords_information_office/analysis_by_composition.cfm

保守黨 197
工黨 217
自由民主黨 72
無黨籍 206
聖公會教士 26
其他 14
總議席 732

假設自由民主黨72張票全數支持修訂案,現時要294票去令修訂案在上議院通過,得以硬闖House of Commons,一個更難打的戰場。但無論如何,各位以自已的方法,游說上議院議員支持這項修訂,肯定是當前一大要務。但保守黨、工黨和無黨籍的票都要爭取,因為House of Lords係無連任壓力,他們做決定比較少政治顧慮,這也是當年BN(HK)A 1997在上議院硬闖的主要原因。

如果怕英國工黨內閣以《中英聯合聲明》作擋箭牌,有件事要講清楚,如果話犯規,BN(HK)A 1990,亦即居英權計劃己經犯咗n世,既然英國認為BN(HK)A 1990無問題,呢項修訂一樣無問題。更何況,果度只係備忘錄上出現的東西,雙方沒協議的。

6 thoughts on “英國國籍平權戰提早在上議院開打

  1. 理論上,佢係自已友, 但實際上,佢個位尷尬,因為寫Goldsmith Report係佢,政府立場又好似同Goldsmith Report相反。

    佢投票意向好微妙,但係要盡力游說。

  2. This may be a plastic idea:

    There are 26 Anglican priests in the House of Lords. We can ask them to support us based on the following reasons:

    1) Everybody is equal before God. Racial discrimination is not anyway Biblical.
    2) Many BNO HK-Chinese are Christians now. They may serve Christian churches in the UK and build the kingdom of God with British churches.
    3) Even many BNOs have not accepted Jesus Christ, they are still unconditionally loved by God. Civil rights should not be based on religion.
    4) British churches can spread the gospel in the UK to those BNOs who have not received Christ.

    Can Robin send a letter to the 26 Anglican MPs, quoting Bible verses?

  3. Sam,

    I don’t think your suggestions are plastic at all. In fact Martin Oei is Christian as well and we as Christians should help God to spread the message of Christ and expand the Kingdom of God when possible. I’ll support this suggestion wholeheartedly no matter what others think~

  4. To Sam Fan:

    打到呢個階段,己經無話膠唔膠,用宗教理由就算說到一票、兩票,都足以決定勝負。不一定由Robin去寫,根據BN(HK)A 1997戰役的打法,凡英國聖公會教友(包括港澳教省),總之夠熟聖經就可以寫信出戰。

    依家係時候成班友,千帆過海寫俾議員同報章爭取支持,只係靠Core Group係唔夠力。

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