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Progress reports arriving. The farms of Aerolon are burning. The cities of Caprica are burning... - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
flavius_m
flavius_m
Progress reports arriving. The farms of Aerolon are burning. The cities of Caprica are burning...
I'm one of those foreigners Farage wanted out of here. I haven't got around to getting my British citizenship for the simple reason that for most of my 27 years here I haven't had the thousand pounds plus for the fee and there was little benefit for me in getting a British passport.The only thing I cannot do here is vote in the general election and there would have been at least one occasion in which I would have sorely regretted that vote.

The other side of that is that I live here, I'm not going anywhere (unless the Farages of this world have their way) and I do feel I contribute and receive from this land, hopefully in equal measure. My vote would have made no difference to the result of last night but I do feel I should have 'been there'. Maybe it's time to start saving the pennies for that citizenship application fee.

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morbidfrog From: morbidfrog Date: May 8th, 2015 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
completely agreed ...first time i ever considered doing citizenship
kruku From: kruku Date: May 8th, 2015 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm afraid there are a lot of British citizens who don't have the excuse of not being eligible to vote due to foreign nationality. Just posting this may make some passing stranger think about voting next time^^
djpsyche From: djpsyche Date: May 12th, 2015 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
I think a lot of immigrants are going to lean to the left (which is probably why the right doesn't want them voting). So maybe it is a good idea to vote, since government policy affects you just as much as any citizen. It is quite pricey though. I know how lucky I am to have been born into it.
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