"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.

Saturday, 21 December 2013


“My mum is all alone and needs me for financial and emotional support.”

Montu is a British Citizen. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters, both of whom are British citizens by birth.

Montu is a Chartered Accountant, and has had a successful career, working with global organisations. He is a high rate taxpayer, and has contributed a six figure sum in taxes to HMRC over the past few years alone.

Montu was brought up in Kenya, by loving parents, who taught him to be good to others, respect the rights of others, care for the elderly, work hard and live within ones means. These are the very values the British government is making it difficult for families to adhere to, whilst simultaneously promoting them and families as the bedrock of our society!

Montu’s father was the sole breadwinner and took care of the day to day running of the house. However, his dad recently passed away after over 40 years in a happy marriage, leaving Montu’s mother devastated and alone.

She has started to become depressed and her health has deteriorated. As anyone who has been through such an episode would appreciate, it is vital for the surviving spouse to have long term family support after such an event. As the only son, this responsibility falls to Montu, whose mother is now completely dependent on him for financial and emotional support.

UK immigration rules however make it impossible for elderly surviving parents to stay with their children in the UK, even without recourse to public funds.

Montu is therefore being forced to consider returning to Kenya (where security remains a major concern) or to move elsewhere in the EU – he is being forced into exile just to be able to look after his widowed mum.

Either option will result in the cessation of Montu's employment in the UK and severe disruption of family life for Montu’s wife and daughters, who as British citizens have the right to a British upbringing and education.

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