"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.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


“We live a simple life …yet I am being kicked out of my own country”

Ruth is a British citizen who, in 2012, married an Australian.

Ruth and her husband are both volunteers with a Christian charity in the UK and neither of them individually earns £18,600.

They live a basic lifestyle and don’t feel the need to earn a high salary for material possessions, which they neither need, nor want.

They have no reason to claim benefits, given what they have themselves, and the additional support they receive from the church and their family.

They’re married, and they don’t want to be apart. They work as volunteers – is there any better way to be contributing to your community? So Ruth feels like she is being kicked out of her own country.

A couple who isn’t crazy about the latest gadgets, or having the best house, or designer goods. A couple who because of these rules have endured endless upset, stress, sleepless nights and fear, for what the future will bring.

A couple who because of these rules is being forced out of a country they contribute to, selflessly.

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