That is to say I don’t believe it and will only do so when the fat lady has sung.
As I previously wrote, I had an idea what should happen about this, and what would happen.
On the face of it, this is what I thought should happen. And people across the land will be raising a glass tonight to this decision. But lets just keep our trousers on for a moment here. She has a right of appeal. Even if she doesn’t get legal aid out of our pockets, you can bet the lefty wingnuts and the ummah will crowdfund the best legal representation.
So expect someone like Cherie Blair or Michael Mansfield to step up to the plate on her behalf. This will run and run and end up at a court that finds in her favour and against the government.
At which point, everyone gets what they want. The lefties and the ummah are vindicated, Begum gets back into the country and onto the moneytree plantation, Sajid Javid gets to look tough and confound those who are suspicious of his ultimate loyalties, without actually achieving what he purportedly wanted to.
Everyone gets what they want except us, who end up getting shafted again.
I’ll be very happy to be proved wrong, and when her final avenue of appeal is closed, that will be splendid. But I will believe it when I see it.
UPDATE: And here’s where the problems start:
While her lawyers are now considering appealing the move, The Telegraph can reveal that her baby, provided she can prove it is hers, is a British citizen because it was born at the weekend before she was stripped of her British citizenship on Tuesday.
“The baby was born prior to the deprivation order. The baby would have inherited British citizenship from the mother. The baby is British,” said Fahan Ansari, an immigration lawyer who won an appeal against the Government on behalf of two British-Bangladeshis stripped of their citizenship.
I’m sure Mr Piggott, who has recently kindly added me to his blogroll, will approve of her other proposed tactic of getting Dutch nationality, same as her ‘Dutch’ husband.
“Another option I might try with my family is my husband is from Holland and he has family in Holland.
“Maybe I can ask for citizenship in Holland. If he gets sent back to prison in Holland I can just wait for him while he is in prison.”
You know what? However hard I expected UK.Gov to cuck, I expect NL.Gov to cuck twice as hard, so she may be onto a winner with that.