One person, two nationalities?
For most of us, applying for dual nationality or changing our nationality is a decision we would take after careful consideration. Indeed, many people exchange one citizenship for another only when they are forced to do so because of war or political repression.
So it was interesting to see that the British vote to leave the EU last June convinced thousands of Brits to put in an application for German citizenship. In “We want to be German!” (pp. 18–23), Spotlight takes a closer look at this trend by interviewing Brits who have faced, or are facing, this decision. Just how many Americans will give up their citizenship now that Donald Trump has been elected president remains to be seen. Before the election, one poll said that 28 per cent would consider becoming, say, Canadian. But the process of doing so is costly and complicated.
In this issue, we are proud to introduce Dorothy Winslow. The amateur detective, specially created for us by the very talented writer James Schofield, makes her first appearance in Spotlight in our three-part short story entitled “Ms Winslow investigates”. It begins on page 24. If you enjoy the story, do let us know.
The Travel section takes us to Scotland, a place known for its feisty inhabitants, its dramatic landscapes and a tradition of making excellent whisky. Good food has not often been on that list. But this is changing, as Lorraine Mallinder discovered when she took a special culinary trip around the country. Take your taste buds to page 30, where “Gourmet Scotland” begins.
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