So what if the birthers are right, and Barack Obama was born in Kenya in 1961? Daniel Hannan, British politician and member of the European Parliament, points out that Obama would be a British subject, since Kenya was a colony under British rule until 1963. In a tongue-in-cheek blog post for The Daily Telegraph, Hanna proposes an alternate birther theory: "Perhaps his entire career is a clever scheme to bring the colonists' rebellion to an end and revoke the Declaration of Independence." He continues: "If so, we should ensure that the reunification of the two states happens on the best possible terms. It would be nice if American learned to make tea properly." Hannan, a conservative, also proposes that Obama's nation of wayward colonists learn to play cricket better, and that they export some patriotism.