I was watching the Three Minute Wonder on C4 last night about citizenship ceremonies that UK now has. Since Mrs Jailor (a US citizen) will be going through the process in the next few years and I may one day go through the US equivalent. It got me thinking about the meaning of Citizenship. I can guarantee that neither Mr nor Mrs Jailor would pass the Cricket Test when we become citizens of each other counties. The Cricket Test was suggested by a Norman Tebbit, MP, (A right wing conservative) as a means of determining whether immigrants to the UK should have citizenship. The idea being that those individuals wishing to become UK citizens should support the English Cricket Team rather than their âhomeâ team e.g. the W Indies, India, Pakistan etcâ¦ So apart from going through the arbitrary process of naturalization to become a citizen of the UK or US what is in it for us and the country in question? I believe it is important that we going through the process and I will be very proud of Mrs Jailor when she becomes a UK citizen. I feel it is important for our children to witness the process, so they understand the value of dual citizenship that they have. It will enable us to explain to our children about the histories, values, and culture of respective countries. However, I believe ultimately taht I will always swear allegiance to the Queen first and the USA second and no doubt whatever Mrs Jailor thinks about GWB she ultimately will always be loyal to the USA first and the UK second. Irrespective of the oaths we may say or the passports we hold. My Grandfather an immigrant from the Czech Republic never let go of his country and with the end of communism moved back within weeks. He however, paid his debt to the UK as a solider and doctor. We live in Globalized world, with fairly free trade and movement of people (unlike previous generations). We are able to choose where live based upon, our circumstance at any given time. We are not looking for help from either government but wish to be free to do the best for our children and ourselves. I have posted it here as a variety of nationals use this forum and I donât want slide in an argument will those who support the BNP in other forums. What I would like to establish is: Am I alone with this view, those who have emigrated what is your experience? If I am not alone in this view, what does that mean for countries with large immigrant populations? Does this mean that the notion of citizenship is dead, in a globalized world?