"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.

Monday 29 July 2013

Tribunal date set for Haywards Heath dad Phil facing deportation.


 “I feel so disheartened with this country at the moment that we have to go through this.

“There has been an awful lot of damage done to our family unit. I feel so sorry for the children.

“It is a nightmare. I just thought that once they realised their mistakes common sense would prevail and someone would fix them.

“I’m normally such a positive person but it’s just so hard.”


‘Go Home’ vans: When stirring up immigration anxiety can suddenly seem like a serious mistake.


 When it comes to electoral strategy this seems like a no-brainer. Though they won’t admit it, most politicians are in fervent agreement with the H.L. Mencken’s dictum that nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the public. The legendary cynic was talking about the American readers of the newspapers he edited, but the thrust of his point seems to be easily transferable to any other country with political cultures which operate with the presumption that citizens have a short attention span.

An example of which is the ruckus over the Home Office’s ‘Go Home or Face Arrest’ van, advocating something that would be called ‘self-deportation’ in the United States. This was out touring parts of London last week, in areas where Conservative election strategists think they are susceptible to losing votes to Ukip. Immigration minister Mark Harper must have thought he had a sure fire winner with this idea, with everyone outside the circles of citizens who are concerned with human rights issues uniting behind the idea that the authorities ought to be turning the heat up on ‘unwanted’ immigrants.


https://twitter.com/ModiMwatsama :
1 day post-pilot Downing Street says #racistvan ads working http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23489925 … Were @PukkahPunjabi & co counted?

Campaigners have bid "good riddance" to the Home Office's controversial illegal immigration van after it left the streets of London after just one week.

Vicar vows to quit Britain after new Ukrainian wife is denied a UK visa on language grounds despite being an English teacher.


A vicar claims he will have to leave the country after his Eastern European wife was denied a visa on 'language grounds' - even though she’s an English teacher.

Reverend Elwyn Phillips, 55, is quitting the UK and moving to Ukraine to be with his wife Lesya, 36.

The couple married earlier this year and were making plans to live in his parish at Cwmbran, South Wales.

Not talking is not safe.


Community leaders need to address all topics, including those considered taboo among migrant and refugee communities, because the sooner we start the sooner we will all be able to engage properly in the arguments that make up integrated society.

Are the UK’s mass deportation charter flights lawful?


https://twitter.com/DetentionAction :
We wrote an article about resisting the legal aid cuts. Let's put words into action at #rallyforlegalaid tomorrow!

Foreign - a poem about globalisation.


A day of protest against racism and fascism against the Roma community and in commemoration of the Roma genocide.


Delwar Hussain, writer and anthropologist.


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