"JAJ" wrote in message
> PaulusAr wrote:
> So all in all, excising BOTC status from the British Nationality Act
> now would involve a lot of legislative work and potential difficulties
> with some of the Territories, for no real practical benefit.
All the more reason for some functionary to get to it! Lots of tedious work
of no real importance, can take many years to deliver and meanwhile keeps
head down on a nice little earner.
>> 3. Why is the Spanish government encouraging Gibraltarians to opt for
>> the UK status? Is this so that Gibraltarians will be UK citizens living
>> on soil that is not part of the United Kingdom and hence undermine our
>> right to our land?
> A BOTC connected with Gibraltar still falls within the definition of
> "United Kingdom national for European Community purposes".
Except of course they still make up the rules as they go along to suit the
whim of the sweaty Pedro at the border with a half-smoked cigarette sticking
out of the corner of his mouth. Seen the news recently about Sp rejection of
BOTC cards as valid travel documents? Have I seen too many Spag. Westerns?