The Home Secretary has stepped up the use of powers to strip jihadists fighting in Syria of their British nationality, it emerged tonight.
Up to 240 Britons are believed to be in Syria and Theresa May has targeted 20 dual-nationals this year using "deprivation of citizenship orders", which take immediate effect.
It marks a rapid increase in the use of the powers, which had only previously been deployed 17 times in two and a half years, records uncovered by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and published in The Independent show.
Almost all of the orders made this year, which do not need judicial approval, were issued while the jihadists were overseas, it found.
More top news
A similar split set up to today
The Eagles of Death Metal want to be the first to play the Bataclan when it reopens, the lead singer has said in an emotional interview.
Cheap commercial spaceflight took one giant leap closer to reality after Blue Origin successfully landed a rocket - upright - in Texas.