An uncomfortable legacy: to be or not to be a British Australian?

It happens at every Olympics or Paralympics and Ashes series – the Hamlet-like behaviour that comes with having two passports.It’s not enough to sit on the fence at times of hysterical national fervour and it’s not good enough to just say they are useful for avoiding queues at airports. But severing one in favour of the other would be as painful as having one’s daemon cut from the body and soul. Is it time that the British-born citizens of Australia nailed their true colours to the mast?We get along OK most of the time, keeping our heads low like secret agents operating behind enemy lines. But, just like Bartlett “Big X” in The Great Escape who, while on the run, said “thank you” in English to a German officer, sometimes we slip up to betray ourselves with devastating consequences.

via An uncomfortable legacy: to be or not to be a British Australian?.

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