"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 9 June 2013

Today's links

'An appeal - please help me rescue my daughter.'


A very sad story. Cloudy is himself a victim of the £18,600 rule (his ex-partner is in the US, unable to enter the UK; he can't go to the US, and the relationship ended under the stress of a family divided between two continents, with their daughter - a British citizen by birth - staying with their mother in America).

It's unlikely that it would have come to this without the minimum income rule - rules which would make it impossible for around half of British citizens to bring a non-EEA partner into the country.

Effectively, their lives have been made impossible out of sheer viciousness. No matter the complexities of their lives subsequently - and their are many, and at least one party has behaved badly here - it's impossible to envisage the mess that this family finds itself in without the introduction of rules which divide partners, and divide children from their parents.

An interesting story. From Ghana to Germany to Ireland then moving back with a British spouse, via Surinder Singh.



Sussex ramblers warned over aggressive foreign cows.



Why travel long-term? An open letter to loved ones.


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