Abu Hamza was "gifted" to the UK when the Egyptians removed his nationality once he arrived in the UK. It's a party that we're late to.My position is based entirely on trying to protect UK citizens, that’s the point.
Covered above - still not completely convinced, but if someone chooses to “hedge their bets” with two citizenships then it’s a bit more reasonable to unilaterally strip them of one of them.
It doesn’t seem like much of a great way to deal with it from a bilateral point of view though, by playing a sort of reverse game of musical chairs.
I’d certainly not be hugely impressed if we ended up with some other country’s terrorists because that country was quicker in stripping their citizenship than we were.
If Harold Shipman et al had committed their crimes abroad, I would have little sympathy for what the local justice served up for them. The analogy doesn't fit because they committed their crimes in the UK & were processed through the UK courts.
Brits of all races & ages who travelled to Syria received the good news without trial. The reason? They were a threat to Brits & the UK. They joined an organisation which declared war on us & our country. Their supporters carried out attacks against UK civilians. If you have excess sympathy & time on your hands, I urge you to seek out opportunities to ameliorate the lives of Yazidi survivors, many of whom suffered at the hands of Brits & also foreigners, such as Seamuma.