"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 18 June 2013


https://twitter.com/APPGMigration :
Make sure you watch the Westminster Hall Debate on Family Migration tomorrow, from 2.30.

https://twitter.com/crer_scotland :
MPs debate the impact of new family migration rules tomorrow (19/06) at 2.30. If this affects you, please email/tweet to let your MP know.

G8: Cameron promises biggest bilateral deal in history as free trade talks open.


Will free trade mean transatlantic free movement? What a dream that would be!

Adam Smith on free movement of labour :

... But the policy of Europe, by not leaving things at  perfect liberty, occasions other inequalities of much greater importance. It  does this chiefly in the three following ways. First, by restraining the  competition in some employments to a smaller number than would otherwise be  disposed to enter into them; secondly, by increasing it in others beyond  what it naturally would be; and, thirdly, by obstructing the free  circulation of labour and stock, both from employment to employment and from  place to place.


UK government to back down on plans to make landlords police immigration.


Immigration rules need to change.


British immigration laws have come under severe scrutiny after complaints of families being kept apart. As it stands, the British immigration law states that if a British worker wants to sponsor a non-EU visa, they have to earn £18,600 a year. This rises to £22,400 to sponsor a child, and an additional £2,400 for every child thereafter...
(Nouse, University of York student newspaper)

UK visa rules breaking families apart: Report.


 LONDON: UK's new stringent immigration policies are forcing many professionals, including those from India, to leave the country to take care of their ageing parents, British MPs have said in a new report.

Restrictions on family migration were introduced by Home Office ministers as part of the drive to reduce net migration to Britain.

More global coverage :

A series of clay figurines have been created by artist Marcus Crocker to highlight the contribution refugees have made to British culture. Queen front-man Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara and fled Zanzibar with his parents in the 1960s during the island's revolution. The sculpture is outside the West End's Dominion Theatre where We Will Rock You has run for 11 years.


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