Ha! Ha! I was born in India, but my birth was registered with the British Consulate in Madras. I worked for five years in Belgium way back in the 80s and when it came to claiming a pension I contacted the Belgian Pension authorities and you would be amazed at the information they had on me. Every day of work was registered as was all of my working life registered here in the UK so don't give me any more Socialist BS about innocent people having no footprint in a country for 30 or 40 years - not unless they are illegals.
Then you are ignoring the problem. UK Home Office will NOT look up tax records for example. You have to provide information to them in the form of pay slips and P60s, bank statements, etc. You were fortunate the Belgium authorities supplied the information ... but in the UK this is not happening.
As I say ... could YOU (independent of the government) provide evidence of each year you lived in a country? Could you provide FOUR? Not just your working life, but all through school. For over 50 years?
I doubt many people born in the UK could provide such proof.
Its you that is talking BS over this.
(I didn't know you were born in India. Born to British Parents and therefore a British Citizen since birth?)
I think I could easily give you 50 years of fairly detailed records about my wife and myself. all emanating from government. I might have to root about for O'Level, Higher and Sixth Year Study certificates. I'd rather not talk about university!
And yes, I was born in Ootacamund where the Indian Constitution was drafted and the laws of the holy game of snooker were all drawn up in the Ooty Club which I sneaked into on my 60th birthday. The original snooker table is still there. Believe me, the Indians have changed nothing in or about that club including the snobbery, their own now.