"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.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Bletchingley man is forced to live 7,000 miles from his wife - because he's too poor


'A COACH driver is isolated 7,000 miles apart from his wife – because he does not earn enough for her to return to Britain.

'Ian Crabb married his Filipino bride Doricel in 2009 in her home town, following a drawn-out wrangle over her visa.

'She came here three months later to live with him in Bletchingley.

'They settled down in his flat in Barfields, and his new wife then earned a living locally as a carer in a nursing home.

'But two years ago, 29-year-old Doricel went back to the Philippines for a while, to support her sister with her new baby, and now she finds she can't return here due to her husband's low income...'

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