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Timothy Raison on Hong Kong’s British passport holders

Title
Timothy Raison on Hong Kong’s British passport holders
Genre
Interview
TX Date
7 Jun 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:20
Description
A former Home Office minister is urging the Government not to make any concessions to allow British passport holders in Hong Kong to settle in Britain. Timothy Raison, who was the minister responsible for the 1981 Nationality Act, says the troubles in China should not mean that the people of Hong Kong are also under threat. He denies that Britain or its European allies have any obligation to British passport holders, and is warning the Government against making promises it cannot keep. Interviewer is Elena Curti.
Contributors
Timothy Raison; Elena Curti
Keywords
Politics; Government; UK; Immigration; China; International relations; Demonstrations; Protest movements; Hong Kong; Nationality; Beijing; Tiananmen Square

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