"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 2 April 2013

Journey to Dublin

One of the people affected by the rules recently exercised her free movement rights to move to another European country (in her case, Ireland) as a means to be with her husband.

This is her story in her own words - shared with permission to help others.


When I read these stories, I can't help but think of this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Removal_of_Hungary%27s_border_fence

On 2 May 1989, the first visible cracks in the Iron Curtain appeared when Hungary began dismantling its 150 mile long border fence with Austria. The relatively open border with the West allowed hundreds of East Germans on holiday in Hungary to escape to Austria and then travel safely to West Germany ...
The most famous crossing came on 19 August, when during a "friendship picnic" between Austrians and Hungarians over 900 East Germans rushed the border and escaped into Austria.

Well, that could be an idea for a meetup.

Mrs May, tear down this wall!

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