Archive: Citizenship

Theresa May would have the power to strip Brits of their citizenship even if they have no other nationality

Theresa May wins vote for power to strip Brits of citizenship

The Commons looks set for a game of ping pong with the Lords, after MPs voted to give Theresa May tthe power to strip Brits of their citizenship

Opinion Former Articles

  • BHA responds to English national curriculum review

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has responded to the UK Government’s consultation on reform of the national curriculum in England, and to its consultation on secondary school accountability. In its wide-ranging response to the former, the BHA has considered in detail issues around sex and relationships education, evolution and creationism, the removal of human rights from citizenship education, and the scientific method. It has also commented on the overall aims of the national curriculum and matters related to English, history, Collective Worship, spirituality and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development.

  • BHA: Change in Free School model funding agreement requires promotion of democracy, equality of opportunity, respect, tolerance and the rule of law

    Additional changes recently made by the government to Free School model funding agreement include requiring schools to promote democracy, equality of opportunity, respect, tolerance and the rule of law. The changes, which promote values supported by the British Humanist Association (BHA) and emphasise that there is one law for all, represent a ‘significant victory’ in the campaign against extremism, and in favour of citizenship education.

  • Unlock Democracy: Goldsmith's citizenship review is "Ikea nationalism"

    Unlock Democracy has criticised Lord Goldsmith's citizenship review for its narrow view of what it means to be a UK citizen for being antithetical to the UK's rich history, patronising and unnecessarily divisive.

  • Electoral Reform Society: Time to take the next step in youth citizenship

    The Electoral Reform Society has called for the voting age to be lowered to 16 as the next logical step in strengthening young people's understanding of citizenship.

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