Most immigrant (those born outside the UK) can relate to this: Having a ‘RED PALI’ ( British passport) as most Nigerians will call it, is like having a passport that allows you to be able to travel to heaven and free to come back to earth at any time. To most people once you have a British passport your life has automatically turned around, but in reality this is far from the truth as a British passport could even stop you from achieving more in life. Due to the following.
BRITISH PASSPORT BECOMING LESS AND LESS POWERFUL IN WORLD RANKING
UK’s position among world powerful passports ranking continues to fall. According to the Henley Passport Index, based on how effective a countries passport is allowing it’s citizen to travel freely and enjoy visa free travel to other countries. The UK, which was use to be at top of the ranking, now lies in number six position along side, the United States and this could get even worse after Brexit.
CAN’T GUARANTEE YOU LEAVE TO REMAIN IN THE COUNTRY
Over recent years the rules have changed meaning those who have adopted British citizenship can lose their citizenship if they commit serious criminal offences but if you are automatically a British citizen (born in the UK) you will never lose your citizenship.
It does not matter if you are a British citizen or have children or parents that are British, if you are found guilty of heinous crimes such as, murder, terrorism, financial crime, rape, child molestation or sex crime, you are more likely to be deported after serving prison term.
MAKES PEOPLE ACHIEVE LESS
Most people before a British passport work extremely hard to change their status but the moment they have it they become more relaxed, some running 5 jobs together before will hardly be able to keep a job, just because of the mentality that at worst they will be signing up for benefits, but not everyone who receives benefit is lazy some genuinely needs extra help and support.
In conclusion while it’s still a great thing to own a British Passport, we should also be aware of the limitation to help prepare for more future changes and developments that can affect us as an individual or the UNITED KINGDOM as a whole. Thanks for reading and please subscribe to get more article like this.