A British flag is seen during a protest in Hong Kong. Photo: AP

Nearly 130 UK MPs and lords sign letter seeking Commonwealth solution to Hongkongers’ plight

  • The letter to the foreign secretary calls on the UK government to help Hong Kong’s residents get second citizenship or rights of abode elsewhere
  • It stops short of asking for British citizenship to be offered, instead suggesting ‘many Commonwealth countries … may well be willing to assist’
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Hundreds of activists march to the British consulate in Hong Kong, urging the British government to grant full citizenship to British National (Overseas) passport holders. Photo: Nora Tam

British MPs step up calls for Hongkongers to be given rights of abode ‘as an insurance policy’

  • Unrest fuels calls for Britain and Commonwealth countries to give residency rights to British National Overseas passport holders
  • British government remains non-committal with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warning it risks undermining ‘one country, two systems’
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Hundreds of activists march to the British consulate in Hong Kong, urging the British government to grant full citizenship to British National (Overseas) passport holders. Photo: Nora Tam
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