"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.

Thursday 30 May 2013

Spain investigated after hospitals refuse EHIC.


The European Commission has launched legal action after holidaymakers were refused free treatment at Spanish hospitals despite carrying a European health insurance card (EHIC).

https://twitter.com/donflynnmrn tweets :
So, the EU Commission is taking Spain to Court for refusing healthcare to Brits! Aren't things already too confusing for poor Lab leftties?

https://twitter.com/MigrantVoiceUK tweets :
Immigrants' Benefits: Europe Believes Britain Flouting Rules By Not Allowing Migrants Same Access http://huff.to/12QrJCP

Migration Watch under scrutiny in the LRB.


Via https://twitter.com/donflynnmrn , https://twitter.com/MigrantVoiceUK

Predicting migration flows is not an easy game. But for a self-styled watcher’s estimate to be out by around 20 per cent purely on documentary or arithmetical grounds must raise questions. It is disheartening to see an organisation with no clear accredited expertise being accorded so much authority.

“How am I supposed to be Home Secretary after this?”


https://twitter.com/JCWInews tweets :
Many ill-informed tweets on EU court case over migrants' rights to benefits just now. A decent & robust explanation:

The arrest of lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa - a new low for lawyers in Zimbabwe.

We should remember the price lawyers sometimes pay for the courageous defence of their clients.


https://twitter.com/richmondbridge tweets :
Well, *this* is helpful, isn't it? UKBA refusing visas to some non-EU engineering researchers on Marie Curie schemes

Overly bureaucratic immigration rules are preventing world-class researchers from coming to the UK, even when they are funded by European research grants, a group of leading engineers has said.

https://twitter.com/ChrisDYork tweets :
What has immigration ever done for us? Eleven cultural icons Britain wouldn't have without it http://huff.to/18uftOt

Freud, James, Jonsson, Chang, Handel, Ishiguro, Kapoor, Eliot, Marx, Brunel, Hadid.

Getting to Grips with EU citizenship: understanding the friction between EU free movement law and UK immigration law.


Via https://twitter.com/patelsmie

Credit to Beijing Cream for introducing me to the The 党 Dynasty, westside China’s latest laowai talent. Made up of friends Bro西来 (Matt Allen) and 他马特老外 (Matt Sheehan), the duo produced the following “We livin in Xi’an” video, which is as ridiculous as it is fun.


Racist attacks since Woolwich.


Woolwich murder: 200 Islamophobic incidents since Lee Rigby's killing.


https://twitter.com/SalmaYaqoob tweets :
Grimsby mosque petrol bombed : Two soldiers charged with arson. Note not terrorism. And v little media coverage.

Trouble in Paradise? What the riots mean for Sweden.


https://twitter.com/DanSilverSARF tweets :
Sweden recently became OECD country with highest difference in unemployment between foreign-born & native-born Swedes

Blackout mapping in Cambodia.


Cambodian refugee finds American dream in a donut shop.


(Moscow) – Russian authorities should ensure that the investigation into the murder of a young man in southern Russia includes whether he was murdered because his killers believed or claimed he was gay. Investigative authorities should examine all possible motives for the killing, including homophobia, due to the sadistic homophobic aspects of the crime.

Human Rights Watch :

Refugee becomes Air Force nurse.


Amish teens and Facebook.


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