Lib Dem MP Simon Wright delivers his Mpinions

Simon Wright, the Lib Dem MP for Norwich South who did the nation a service by vanquishing Charles Clarke, is the first of the newbie MPs to take part in a viral video campaign called ‘Mpinions’. Here’s the spiel from its creators:

Mpinions is allowing new MPs to properly introduce themselves to you and all in a few easily-digestible minutes! Consider it the speed dating of the political world! The video campaign itself will be running until the end of August and is being sponsored by The Electoral Reform Society and supported and promoted online by the Hansard Society, Operation Black Vote, Dod’s Parliamentary Communications and The British Youth Council. Videos will be released daily featuring dozens of the newly elected 227 MPs, providing the perfect brief diversion that will make you more informed and able to discuss the crucial issues affecting our society today. So make sure you do not miss this easy opportunity to actually see the faces behind the names and learn more about the new people running this country!

And here’s the video itself:

(Also available here).

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  • James Moore 19th Jul '10 - 4:26pm

    Children born abroad to British female citizens and children of unmarried British male citizens are not recognised as equals in the United Kingdom to those either born before 1983 in the case of British female citizens or those born before in the case of unmarried British male citizens before 2006. They should be treated equally and not discriminated against on the basis of their age as it is dividing families as well with one child being British automatically and the others have to go through the process of paying fees for registration, undergo checks, and have to attend ceremonies as unfair treatment simply because of their age.

    See An Example of The Form for Children of British Mothers
    Children of British Citizens Who are females and Children of Unmarried British Males should be given their equal rights to automatic nationality rather then have to pay fees, undergo good character tests, and ceremonies on the same basis as others born later who are automatically citizens.

    This discrimination on the basis of age should be stopped by making a amendments to existing laws and not subject these persons who have close blood and family ties to the UK to undergo this separate and expensive and drawn out process and treatment regardless of whether they can pay such fees or not

  • James Moore 19th Jul '10 - 4:27pm

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