"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 18 January 2013

Friday links

How the government breaks up British families - a fine piece by Ian Dunt of http://politics.co.uk


The story of Andy, also featured here : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/andy-my-poor-boys.html

'This is the story of Andy, a man who has had his family torn apart by the government. Despite being a British citizen, Andy didn't make enough money to be able to live with his wife, so his children had to be separated from their parents. It's not really a story about Andy – it's about us and the kind of country we want to live in, but Andy's story typifies it pretty well...'

You can follow Ian here : https://twitter.com/IanDunt

I have to say, I think this is one of the best pieces on the human impact of the immigration rules on family life so far. Thanks Ian.


Editorial: Stop all the demonising of new EU migrants



'Given that most of us failed the on-line British Citizen test, let's make up our own questions about what it's like to be British?
(165 Posts)'


A fun thread at Mumsnet. Thanks to https://twitter.com/SalCardiff for the link.

'What is a snakebite (tick all that apply)?
- A bite from a snake.
- A mixture of cider and lager
- A flaming from a nest of vipers '


Not stricly immigration related, but I am a bit of a fan of the 'Questionable Time' blog :


'I’m a little gutted that Nigel Farage is finally growing up…'


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