Having a British passport revoked can be a death sentence. Recent numbers suggest the number of people having their passports torn up on national security grounds has soared recently. On the blacklist are people London suspects are linked to terrorism, but doesn't have enough evidence to prosecute. Some of the former British nationals are often then allegedly detained, tortured or even killed abroad.
This is simly the usual trend of sensational journalism. 16 people in the last 2 years have had their passport revoked and that is hardly a huge number at all. But I am aware of some of these issues and stories. The piece cites one family that returned to stan and lived there for 2 years and then had their passports revoked. In this case the family claimed asylum from perseution in order to get their passports in the first place. Once the passports were granted they then returned to stan, obviously demonstrating that there was no persecution and the passports were obtained on fraudulent grounds. The case of the guy going to Somalia is exactly the same. Otaoned the passport on false grounds after claiming asylum and apparently fleeing for his life, only to return home. There are so many other cases where this has happened and is justified, but inevitablly of all those that have been revoked the journalists focus on those that have been attacked or killed and assumed a correlation. There are so many others tat are sitting in their hme countries because they falsely claimed asylum that havent been attacked or killed. The figures dont stand up to scrutiny but they do if you focus on a small amounnt that have been persecuted after. Rubish! Utter Rubish! The British Government doesnt just hand out passports, although it feels like it. They have been obtained by asylum seekers who then return to their home country which the negates their asylum claim.