"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.

Friday 21 June 2013

Andrea - via email

'My daughter lived in Thailand for seven years - working, and met her husband. We had a great family wedding in Thailand - loads of us went from the UK.

'A year or two later she came home to have her baby. They got a 'NO' decision for her husband's visa when she was 7/8 months pregnant.

'She and he are desperate to live together in the UK with us. We have a large really close family and my daughter wants her husband and now son to be a part of that - and why not? Well, because the government is dictating what she and her family can do with their lives.

'She was told if she wants a family life then go and live in Thailand!

'Two points:
1/ When young people go travelling and working abroad don't fall in love with anyone outside of the EU - not allowed!
2/ One size fits all - how is a pregnant or young nursing mother expected to work and earn £22k+??? - not possible!

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