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Migration and Citizenship

Andrew Marr discusses citizenship with Thom Brooks, Daniel Hannan, Frances Stonor Saunders and Ben Rawlence.

On Start the Week Andrew Marr explores the question of citizenship. While immigration issues dominate political debate, little attention is paid to the big increase in the number of people becoming British. The academic Thom Brooks and the Eurosceptic MEP Daniel Hannan look at the relationship between the two and the challenges for modern UK citizenship. Ben Rawlence spent four years reporting the stories of those who are stateless, living in the largest refugee camp in the world, while Frances Stonor Saunders explores the increasing complexity of today's border regimes and the obsession with the verified self.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

Ben Rawlence

Ben Rawlence is a former researcher for Human Rights Watch in the horn of Africa.

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp is published by Portobello Books.

Daniel Hannan

Daniel Hannan is a Conservative MEP for South-East England, and a journalist, author and broadcaster.

Frances Stonor Saunders

Frances Stonor Saunders is a historian, critic and broadcaster.

Frances is giving the London Review of Books lecture on Borders at the British Museum on Friday 5 February.

Thom Brooks

Thom Brooks is Professor of Law and Government at Durham Law School.

Becoming British is published by Biteback Publishing in February.

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Presenter Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest Thom Brooks
Interviewed Guest Daniel Hannan
Interviewed Guest Frances Stonor Saunders
Interviewed Guest Ben Rawlence
Producer Katy Hickman

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