January 9, 2006 by cosmoakacitizensmith
Dear Mr. Clarke,
I am writing to you in connection with what is to my mind the vexed question of British nationality, and the current sorry state of the UK’s terrorism legislation.
I was involved in the protests against the G8 in Gleneagles, Scotland in the summer of 2005. I supported the disruption of the meeting as I felt that the decisions that were being made were decisions that not only should be subject to democratic scrutiny, but were also too important to be made soley by the powerful and wealthy.
This kind of thinking was exactly what led to the barons forced King John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215. It is still a cornerpiece of this country’s political system.
Nevertheless, I was arrested because I was by the side of a motorway dancing. I was charged with Breach of the Peace under Scottish law, but this was later thrown out of court.
However, I am writing to you as I now realise my crime was far more serious than either the police or I had first thought.
Under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2000, terrorism is defined as “the use or threat of action where ……. the use or threat is made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause.”
The action of dancing by a motorway, in my view, makes me a terrorist without question. I therefore strongly urge you to take steps to secure my re-arrest on this charge forthwith.
However, it gets worse.
My father was an immigrant. He came to this country from Hungary during the Cold War. As a terrorist, it is abundantly clear that under the 1981 British Nationality Act, I have done something “seriously detrimental to the vital interests of the United Kingdom.”
You would be entirely within the remit of your powers granted to you under this legislation to deport me immediately. It would, however, also be your decision as to where I would go. I was born in Glasgow to a Scottish mum, I was brought up in England and I have been living in Cardiff for four years. In fact, if I stay another year here I will technically be Welsh.
I would also point out that if I was deported to Hungary, under UK legislation I would be able to also legally able to come back and work here. You never know, I may even nip round to sort out the plumbing in your constituency residence.
I look forward to your swift resolution of this matter. Particularly as my pseudo “career” in the music business is not going too well, and I could do with the publicity.
aka citizensmith http://www.freedomfortooting.blogspot.com