We appreciate that someone of your stature will have the media grab your story and write about the absurd (resident for taxation purposes) consequences for anyone who was born an *Accidental American* or anyone who made a choice to move outside the USA for work, for adventure, for falling in love with another country and someone from there, deciding to remain to raise their family and give their allegiance and tax dollars for services and benefits.
Thank you for letting the world know the absurdity of the consequences of US Citizenship-Based Taxation law as *US Persons* are game in countries that practice Residence-Based Taxation law, we who have some US-definition of *US Person* or citizenship, as our countries have signed intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) with the US that allow US FATCA law to override our own countries’ laws.
Perhaps will be mentioned the others who will also be affected, including those who are considering becoming permanent residents of the land of the free, those seeking US green cards, so they will make their decisions with full knowledge of both pro’s and consequences of US CBT.
Good luck to you as we read of your way to freedom as your “commitment is, and always has been, to Britain”.
…and Forbes, Robert Wood, comments open: Savvy London Mayor Boris Johnson Paid IRS, Is Now Renouncing U.S. Citizenship
Update: new article and Brocker comments at The Economist, February 21, 2015 The long arm of the IRS: An Englishman’s home, The mayor of London renounces his American citizenship