"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 24 March 2013


I was afraid something like this would happen, sooner or later.


Donna started to suffer from depression last April when her Egyptian boyfriend – Zaki’s dad, Mohamed Nasr – was not allowed to come and live in the UK because of Visa problems.

The angry friend yesterday said the tragedy should have been prevented. The pal, who did not want to be named, claimed: “It could have been avoided. It was waiting to happen because she has been let down, not by her family – they were the most supportive family – but by doctors and the NHS.


For those who are reading this, who are affected by the rules and may be considering a similar course - read this first :


If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I am not a therapist or other mental health professional - only someone who knows what it is like to be in pain.


By way of introduction to those new here :

The family immigration rules in the UK : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/introduction.html

... Families are being broken up, couples are being torn apart, a generation of children are being brought up by single parents ...

Who is affected? Families broken up : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/stories

Valentine's Day : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/valentines-day-part-ii-one-of-britcits.html

Instead of restricting the freedom of migrants coming to Britain, she restricted the rights of Brits who want to marry people from outside the EU. There was a dribble of coverage in the press, but most still don't know that if they want to bring a foreign spouse to live with them they need to be earning £18,600 : http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2013/01/18/comment-how-the-government-breaks-up-british-families

Of course introducing rules which take away something as natural as the right of partners to live together, or of children to live with their parents, will cause tragedies. How could they not? Politicians, you were warned.

Welcome to your legacy.

https://twitter.com/JCWInews tweets :
The grim conclusion of Home Office splitting families - the hurt runs deep 




Nick Clegg: And we’ve changed family visas... To introduce a minimum income for anyone bringing over a partner or spouse.

Nick, shame on you. This is where this kind of policy leads. You should be ashamed.

Mr Clegg opened his contribution by saying that his mission was to maintain the UK as an open and tolerant country. Without any hint of irony he then said that the way to do this was by maintaining ‘zero tolerance’ of immigration ‘abuse.’



Britain will have the 'toughest immigration rules in world' after reforms, says minister.


And shame on you, too.


Viral emails protesting about financial assistance for "illegal immigrants/refugees living in Britain" - Commons Library Standard Note.


The House of Commons Library first became aware of the email in early 2010 but it has a much longer pedigree. It contains text from a protest email which has been circulating in Australia for some time now, but which may have originated in Canada. Versions also circulate in the United States, and elements even appear in protest emails as far afield as India. The UK version has been adapted, somewhat crudely, for a domestic audience by someone or some organisation unknown. The figures quoted bear no relation whatsoever to the situation in the United Kingdom.


Cabinet split on immigration as Vince Cable condemns net migration target.

Business secretary attacks 'enormous damage' that policy could cause, hours before party leader Nick Clegg is due to call for tougher measures on visa abuse.



Immigration fears are being stoked by politicians, says bishop.


A leading Anglican cleric has launched a powerful attack on the way politicians are exaggerating the negative impact of immigration, which he says is "wholly disproportionate" to the real threat.

A sane voice in insane times.

How do you fight the UKBA when they're wrong?


After my plea yesterday on Facebook for any advice or help regarding the recent devastating UKBA (UK Border Agency) decision to remove me from the UK based on what I see as a technicality, many people have requested more thorough details regarding my situation so they can offer further suggestions and pass along the details to others who may be able to help.

1 comment:

  1. We are all getting depressed by the out of control rules of the UK on its own citizens for falling in love with none EU persons, but people need to share the EEA family route rules with everyone as this is only way forward now its not going to change in the near future, so better to face exile in the EU live and be together and then after 3 to 6 months enter the UK together without the UK visa rules effecting you at all. I am soon to be going to the EU where my filipino wife will have to have our baby there is no other options other then sailing into the UK which is a option but risky with the shipping lanes lol but best to try anything than to give up and waste your life like this poor lady did.