My wife just got one of the new RFID passports.
I was reading the inside cover and was surprised
To learn that British subjects do not have the right of abode
In the United Kingdom.
I checked this out at this linkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_subject
Prior to 1949 under common law
British Subjects (any one born in Britain)
Had the right of abode in the UK.
After 1983 we became British Citizens
And the designation British subject was relegated
to a small sub category ?
Below are some surprising quotes
“The status of British subject cannot now be transmitted by descent, and will become extinct when all existing British subjects are dead.”
“The term "British subject" now has a very restrictive statutory definition in the United Kingdom, and it would therefore be incorrect to describe a British citizen as a British subject”
I bet you could win a bit of money in pub quizzes
With this one. How many people in the UK know they
Stopped being British Subjects 1n 1983.