"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.

Saturday 10 August 2013

Married couple blast ‘unjust’ migration rules.


A HARD-WORKING couple who have been married for seven years have been barred from returning to East Yorkshire from the US by what they claim are “unjust” immigration rules.

Dave Carlisle, who was born and brought up in Holderness, tied the knot with his wife Mirna Wong in New York, where they both work.

But the pair are desperate to move back to East Yorkshire to start a family and live closer to his parents, who have a home in Thorngumbald.

Jimmy Mubenga: What kind of society can treat the death of an immigrant so casually?


Last month, an inquest jury of seven men and three women returned a majority verdict that Jimmy Mubenga was unlawfully killed during a deportation. Yesterday the coroner published a report into the ease with which Mubenga’s life was taken by the state and its contractors.

What kind of society can treat the death of an immigrant so casually? The same one that produced the van driven through London's black and minority ethnic communities last week, inscribed with the slogan "go home".

Let them come: We have nothing to fear from high levels of immigration. Debate at the Royal Geographical Society, 10th October.


With BritCits pal https://twitter.com/susiesymes1 on the panel.

The ecology of Pooh.

Adults may feel exiled from the intensity and sweetness of childhood places. But perhaps there are surprising ways home.


As a child, Charlotte Mendelson thought her grandparents' native Hungarian sounded ridiculous. But now her tiny vocabulary keeps their memory alive.


https://twitter.com/trillingual :
Switzerland apologises to Oprah for racism http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23626340 …. Guess the apology to asylum seekers is in the post http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/09/switzerland-town-accused-of-apartheid-over-planned-restrictions-on-asylum-/

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