"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 30 April 2013

Today's links

The war on law.

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark*. Whether by accident or design the Coalition is waging a war on law; not just judicial review. The Coalition is eroding the rule of law, undermining the protection of human rights and ushering in questionable changes to our system of justice. The evidence abounds. Taken separately these government policies would be a matter of grave concern. But together they form a picture that is most alarming, and should give us all pause for thought.

Really good piece.


https://twitter.com/BritCits tweets :
Not 'news' but no change for these families affected by #UKBA shambles

https://twitter.com/BritCits tweets :
Britcits returning from other EEA country exempt from economic migrant requirement for nonEU family. #UKBA confirms.

Mirrored here :

This could well be of practical use to some of those affected by the rules


Comprehensive list of LASPO resources.


'This page contains links to useful resources around the implementation of the new legal aid scheme from April 2013'.

UKBA - demanding better service for visa applications petition.


https://twitter.com/BritCits immigrant of the day :
Mark Webber F1 driver moved to UK in 1995.Son of motorbike dealer done proud Oz and adopted nation

https://twitter.com/freemvntblog tweets :
HURRAH! LAA - 0, Justice - 1; will this be the turning point? Let's hope so...

https://twitter.com/freemvntblog tweets :
Really interesting quite short analysis of where immigration policy has gone wrong by IPPR:

https://twitter.com/carternichola tweets :
'Home Office used heavily biased samples to argue..non-compliance rates in the student visa system were high...'

Seeking asylum in the UK: lesbian perspectives.


https://twitter.com/UkipTips tweets :
Calculate how many Bulgarians and Romanians are planning to come to the UK by asking some bloke down the pub

William Hogarth, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humours_of_an_Election


Irn Bru and Islam. Scottish identity.


https://twitter.com/N_FonCK tweets :
There is nothing more amazing than hearing peoples’ stories, it catches you,liberates you&connects you

https://twitter.com/MustafaJakupov tweets :
Hello Europe, #Roma aren't issues or problems, we are human beings, society has an issue for not giving us our basic human rights

https://twitter.com/econromesh tweets :
Immigration and innovation: welcoming foreign students critical to scientific progress

Pakistani prisoner cuts wrist, dies in UK.


https://twitter.com/MigrantVoiceUK tweets :
Principle peeping through? RT- Ed Miliband barracked on immigration as he reaches out to voters

https://twitter.com/NelsonMandela tweets :
"For as long as legitimate bodies of opinion feel stifled, vile minds will take advantage of justifiable grievances"
https://twitter.com/hey_preston tweets :
If @David_Cameron is so supportive of the institution of marriage, he should ask his Home Secretary how many she's breaking up @dontjudgemy

Japan and Russia want to finally end WW2.

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