Thought Leaders Series: 2020

Hong Kong: UK makes citizenship offer to residents

People are asking why Hong Kong residents are being given a red carpet reception by the UK government, citing that Brexit was a bid to control immigration as resources were depleting.

However, as with poverty there are mainly two types of migrants— the deserving and the undeserving. For example, when the Nigerian economy was buoyant there were hardly visa restrictions. Her citizens were free to travel in and out to spend — and spend they did. But the minute the country’s economy showed any sign of a crisis, visa restrictions kicked in from most Western countries.

So by and large if we take global politics aside, as long as you have the means, there are hardly any travel restrictions on planet earth.

While I empathise with the causes of the movements in Hong Kong, I would have liked to see the same gesture extended to those with similar plight in other countries — especially the ones.

Dear friends, there is a crucial lesson to be learn from this. In neoliberalism, you only get the full benefits of your human rights through economic might.

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