"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 24 August 2013

On behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department

At two and three years old respectively, it is considered that x and y are of an age where they would be able to readjust to life without you.


Wayne says :
'Thats not the only comment that's distressing though, (*Link to refusal letters*: http://pearsall.eu/2013/07/zambrano-and-regulation-9-refusal-notices/ )

'Comment: “It is noted from your application form that you have referenced that you are still breast feeding [son]. However the fact that you are breastfeeding, in itself, does not confer a derivative right. Depriving the child of the ability to be breastfed by you if you are required to leave the UK is not regarded as depriving the child of the benefit of its rights as a Union citizen. should this particular aspect of the case wish to be pursued then you may wish to make an Art 8 application as detailed later in this letter.”

'Article 8 rights ARE rights of a Union citizen…

More :

Department for Education - breast feeding :

Infancy and childhood are of critical importance in the development of healthy bodies and habits. For example, breastfeeding gives babies all the nutrients they need and provides both mother and baby with a range of health benefits. The current advice is to continue for six months or longer.

https://twitter.com/aweeshoe : 
That explains councils actions in offering to foster familys children aged 2yrs old & 2mths. The parents were homeless.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the key arguments we are gonna use to base the fact that the home office have not kept to their section 55 duties.


    MA and SM will go in favour for us on that :)

    I was quite shocked with the comment from PO on the notice. The nice short quote outlined everything that really needs saying...

    Wasn't at all suprised that my associated FOI request (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ma_and_sm_zambrano_article_8) was classed as vexatious though.