"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Today's links

Discouraging migrants and citizenship tests.


'It’s early in the week, but already we’ve been hit by two biggish pieces of mainstream immigration news, neither of which really address real concerns, and nor will they have much of an impact...'

The statistically 'special' work of Migration Watch.


The name Oliver has become much more popular since 2004 as a baby name. This is surely no coincidence: the increase must be looked into as a cause of youth unemployment and further research is required.
The RSPB reports that the Woodlark population is recovering and has been moved up from the red to the amber endangered list. A coincidence that youth unemployment has increased at the same time? Don’t be so naive! These innocent seeming birds are a fifth column.
If you look at the left hand ridge of the Matterhorn in the above image, you can see a startling similarity with the Migration Watch graph on youth unemployment. A coincidence? I think not! This mountain should be pulled in for questioning immediately.

New Life in the UK handbook published.


First eight pages - http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/interactive/2013/jan/27/british-citizenship-test-values-principles?intcmp=239 via https://twitter.com/LaraMascaraNYC
Putting people off coming to Britain: Your pictures.


US senators plan immigration reform.


A bipartisan group of US senators has unveiled a plan for sweeping reform of the immigration system this year.

The framework calls for a path to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, while tightening border security.

https://twitter.com/APPGMigration tweets - The Family Migration Inquiry deadline is this Thursday, 31 Jan. Make sure you submit your views, however briefly.  

The Un-European Union.


'GV Author Filip Stojanovski, on his blog Razvigor, has translated into English a mock story [sr] by Njuz.net, “the Serbian equivalent to The Onion,” about the UK striving to join “the Un-European Union”:'

'One of Google's inventors is a Russian immigrant.'

Horrific attacks against Armenians.



Maxima Zorreguieta, the Argentinian who will be Queen Consort of the Netherlands.

This is why we have the Refugee Convention. The story of Prisoner A26188.


Chinese apologise to Tibetans.


'A Facebook Page: Chinese Apologize to Tibetans has been set up by a group of overseas Chinese activists to collect information about the human right situation in Tibet.'

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