The intention of the British Nationality Act 1948 was that all existing British subjects should thereafter have, in addition, a citizenship status: either of the United Kingdom and colonies1, or of a Commonwealth country2. However, not all the original Commonwealth countries3 had citizenship laws in force on 1 January 19494. A person who was, or who was deemed to be5, a British subject on 31 December 1948, and who on 1 January 1949 was potentially a citizen of one of the original Commonwealth countries6 but not actually such a citizen, became on that date a British subject without citizenship,
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