"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, 26 September 2013

Statistics on spouse/civil partner applications, for the 6 months before and after 9th July 2012

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/gender_of_spouse_and_partner_app
(FOI request made by Colin Yeo, http://freemovement.org.uk/ )

Before 9th July 2012

Applications : 25664 (17379 f, 8285 m)
Issued : 18331 (12604 f, 5727 m)
Refused : 7019 (4559 f, 2460 m)

After 9th July 2012

Applications : 10854 (8050 f, 2804 m)
Issued : 3970 (3031 f, 939 m)
Refused : 5075 (3653 f, 1423 m)

Showing a sharp drop in applications, and therefore a sharp rise in #dividedfamilies.

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