"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, 1 August 2013


Seen on Facebook. They're good.




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George the Poet : 'Go home' video.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2013/aug/01/george-the-poet-go-home-video
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Fees for EEA ‘free’ movement: an unlawful irony?

http://www.freemovement.org.uk/2013/08/01/fees-for-eea-free-movement-an-unlawful-irony/

After years of being fed on mantras of a single market without “internal frontiers”, common sense dictates that UKBA’s recently introduced application fees of £55 per applicant for most EEA residence documents should have no footing in EC law. Alas, not quite so.
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New Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules CM 8690.

http://www.freemovement.org.uk/2013/08/01/new-statement-of-changes-to-immigration-rules-cm-8690/

Clarifies that Tier 4 students on post graduate courses of 12 months or longer can sponsor family member dependants.
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Letter from Africa: 'Not welcome in Europe'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23524094

... We recently heard, for instance, of an Angolan man who died on a plane while being forcibly removed from his adopted home, from his five children and from his 15- year life in the UK.

And also of an Italian cabinet minister of Congolese decent being likened to an orangutan by a fellow Italian politician, whose own looks would not make Italian Vogue.
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Moscow camp set up for irregular migrants after raids.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23530806
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Born guilty to a slow death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGJKqjy8zJ4&feature=share

The reality of being an irregular migrant - and a political exile - in Britain.
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https://twitter.com/MigrantVoiceUK :
Interesting to see Home Office has stopped using 'illegals' in their tweets today - #immigrationoffenders instead.
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https://twitter.com/BBCDomC :
The BBC has learnt that two-thirds of fines for illegal workers remain uncollected 5 years after penalties were began http://bbc.in/16lXLKM

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