Please sign and post this on your facebook if you believe that children born abroad and out of wedlock to British fathers prior to 2006 should be eligible for British citizenship. Inexplicably, this group of children (and their fathers) are being blatantly discriminated against on the basis of age and gender by British law whilst every other permutation of children born to a male British parent or female British parent, legitimate or illegitimate, in the UK or abroad is eligible for British citizenship. I've written to my MP (Tory, Westminster) and he just responded with utter wibble that didn't even make sense (something about some other countries not allowing their citizens to have dual passports, therefore it would be diplomatically tricky to suddenly change the law according to my request). I wish I'd kept the letter to show to people now, it was such grade A manure, but in my fury I threw it in the bin. Taking up with the court is technically pointless, as parliamentary sovereignty means that parliament can do as they please whatever the courts say. However, a court decision or a large enough petition could make it politically undesirable to hang on to this law. I am one such child but I do have right of abode and a Canadian passport so I'm not totally stuffed without a British passport - I've gone through the best part of 30 years without one, I live and work in the UK without restriction, I've been in the RNR and I can even vote in council elections - but to me it is a matter of injured principle. This makes no difference to my own life apart from the fact that I would be able to work in the rest of the EU without having to apply for a permit (which as a Canadian I would get in a snap anyway), but as I said it is the sheer principle and the patronisingly knobthroat response from the MP which must have taken him all of 10 seconds to consider which has really fucked me off. I'm thinking that there must be loads of poor buggers (and their offspring) out there who are really shafted because of it. In any case, it's just wrong and needs to be fixed. The status quo. The petition Thanks.