This passport remains the property of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and may be withdrawn at any time.
p. 2 of my UK Passport
This may seem a strange quotation with which to begin a blog post but it really is relevant. I have finally decided that I ought to register for the forthcoming Liberal Democrat Conference in September. I was prompted to do this by the news from Gareth Epps that he has not made it through the conference vetting.
Now, I have hit a snag in the process myself.
I have started to fill in the forms online. The next question poses me quite a dilemma.
Do you own a passport?
Well, I have a passport: but do I own it? I wonder what will happen if I click on the No.
It is quite simple really,
1. I have checked in my passport and it states that it
remains the property of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and may be withdrawn at any time.
2. I want to answer the questions truthfully.
Therefore what do I say?
If I check No, and the powers that be run a check they will find that I have a passport.
If I check Yes – then I am lying.
It seems that we cannot win.
Maybe I should go to conference and register in person?
And if I don’t get through, I’ll have a nice trip in and around Birmingham.
- I’ve registered to serve you, now over to Greater Manchester Police (libdemsni.wordpress.com)
- Federal Conference registration open – but do we really want to apply (libdemsni.wordpress.com)