Good to see the Guardian’s Washington correspondent, Chris McGreal, discussing Bradley Manning’s status as a UK citizen with Greg Mitch of the Nation.
“I think you are almost certainly right about him being a British citizen at birth through his mother who still lives in Wales. It maybe that he even obtained a British passport because, as the Daily Mail reports today, he went to Tasker Milward secondary school in Haverfordwest for a number of years before returning to his father. Which means he either entered the UK with a British passport or would have had to have obtained some kind of visa in his US passport that recognised his right to be in the UK through citizenship. Either way, there must have been some form of official British recognition of his UK citizenship for him to have gone to school in Wales.”
This is by far the most substantive statement to date by a UK journalist on the subject of Bradley Manning’s dual citizenship. It appears on the website of a US publication. It is past time these matters were discussed fully in the UK press.