HELP ITZIAR BECOME A BRITISH CITIZEN

In August 1986, the day before I travelled to London, a friend from art college took this photo of me. “I want to capture the real you, before London corrupts you”, he said. I arrived battered, after a 24 coach trip across Spain, France and the Channel, with £100 and a suitcase full of totally unsuitable clothes. London did indeed corrupt me and I can't thank you all enough, my friends, for your contribution to this. 

I came to London with a one way ticket and I’m going nowhere. I left a highly volatile country to settle in a more civilised, stable culture that always embraced my quirks and unsuitability for normal life. How things have changed! As you know, i applied and was granted Indefinite Leave To remain in February 2019, but now, I would like to apply for British citizenship in these turbulent times, to prevent any future change of heart on the part of our Lords and masters. London is my home, an island of good craziness in the middle of bad crazy, and I don’t want that to change. Also, I have nobody or nowhere to go back to in Spain, I left too young and too long ago.

The amount I’m hoping to raise covers my naturalisation fees, ceremony and oath and that Life In Britain test that even British people fail. I’d be better suited to a practice based test: I can make s decent cuppa, Sunday roast and scones. I won’t mention my position on what comes first, cream or jam, because that’s as contentious an issue as Brexit and it's not the right time to risk it.

I promise to learn to sing Jerusalem in Basque and serenade you with it.

Thank you all for your love and support over the years.

PS- Thank you for your awesome response. I'll end this campaign when I reach my target.
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Donations

  • Mhairi-Gael Morrisom 
    • £20 
    • 5 mos
  • Helen Grimley  
    • £20 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 5 mos
  • Diogenes Lightshadow 
    • £10 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer

Itziar Bilbao Urrutia 
Organizer
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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