"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.

Sunday 12 May 2013

 The Business Secretary said he was worried that the debate on immigration was not based on facts but was being undermined by people’s prejudices.

Mr Cable said that attempting to deal with the issue by cutting net migration - the difference between the numbers of people arriving and leaving the country - did not make sense.

He said: “One of the reasons why net immigration declines is that if more people want to emigrate, which one would have thought was rather a bad thing. We are often operating with a concept that often gives us very misleading and unhelpful conclusions.


First https://twitter.com/LondonChurches tweet comes from the very excellent Migrant Voice conference #mvconf13

After the Archbishop of Westminster's welcome intervention over the income requirement for spouses ( http://www.thetablet.co.uk/latest-news/5280 ), hopefully this is another sign of the church moving off the fence on issues related to immigration, the family, and basic human rights and values - such as those we campaign on.

https://twitter.com/BritCits immigrant of the day :
#Immigrant of day:Baron Bilimoria born India Worked @EYnews Studied @LondonMetUni Founded Cobra beer #employees: 200

After two years in hiding, Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam flees to London.


Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam surfaced in London, after escaping from Bahrain, where he has been in hiding for two years. In absentia, Abdulemam, 35 years old, was slapped with a 15-year prison sentence for belonging to a terror organisation and for seeking to topple the government.

The Atlantic details his escape from Bahrain in a secret car compartment through the causeway which links Bahrain to Saudi Arabia. From there, Ali fled to Kuwait, and was then smuggled by fishermen into Iraq. He then travelled from Basra to Najaf and boarded an Iraqi Airways flight to London, where he was granted political asylum. 

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