"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, 21 October 2013

Monday link roundup

https://twitter.com/BritCits :
One man's novel way of seeking job allowing him to live with wife & baby. Can you help? #immigration #dividedfamilies

https://twitter.com/ilonapin :
Jim has his own version of the 'go home' van but it's more like the 'let my family come home' van




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Open letter to Lib Dem MPs: The Immigration Bill is illiberal.

http://www.libdemvoice.org/open-letter-to-lib-dem-mps-the-immigration-bill-is-illiberal-36855.html

'We Liberal Democrats have long been proud of our internationalism and compassionate stance towards refugees and immigration. Not an ‘open borders’ party, but a party which believes controlling our borders does not conflict with welcoming newcomers or upholding their human rights.

By contrast the Conservatives care little for rights, European or otherwise. Theresa May is engaged in creating a “hostile environment” made so unpleasant for “irregular migrants” will simply pack up and leave, and minority ethnic British citizens could end up being racially-profiled if they ‘look foreign.’ This approach is diametrically opposed to the values I believe Liberal Democrats hold dear.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterkenny :

'The population of Letterkenny and environs is 19,588 (based on the 2011 census carried out by the CSO).[1] The population of the town, if the current growth rate continues, is expected to reach 50,000 by 2020.'

Boom town. #surindersingh #opportunities
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London Chinatown protests against raids on business.

http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/news/2013/london-chinatown-protests-against-raids-business

 The London Chinatown community is planning a series of protests to take place on Tuesday 22nd October to bring attention to damage being done to the trade of scores of small businesses in the area.

The day of protest action will include strikes and the closure of restaurants, a press conference and a release of balloons and lanterns ceremony.

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https://twitter.com/19pst :
10,000 Brits in Germany on benefits: "expats" says Telegraph. Why not "unemployed EU migrants"?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/10392257/Thousands-of-Britons-claim-dole-in-Germany.html
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Texas Republicans find a way to disenfranchise women.

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/texas-republicans-find-a-way-to-disenfranchise-women-voters/news/2013/10/17/77023#.UmV4vxDOS4o

'Think Progress reports that as of November 5, Texans must show a photo ID with their up-to-date legal name. It sounds like such a small thing, but according to the Brennan Center for Justice, only 66% of voting age women have ready access to a photo document that will attest to proof of citizenship. This is largely because young women have not updated their documents with their married names, a circumstance that doesn’t affect male voters in any significant way. '
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Vans to tour English pubs telling Scots to go home after Independence.

http://newsthump.com/2013/10/21/vans-to-tour-english-pubs-telling-scots-to-go-home-after-independence/
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https://twitter.com/chris8tine :
Pls sign+share to call on #UKBA to help save #Syrian family of #UK nationals by prioritising their visas
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/UK_Government_Save_the_Family_Members_of_British_Citizens_Trapped_in_Syria/?wcVurbb&mobile=1

http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/syria
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Comment: Behind closed doors, the Tories are fundamentally divided on immigration.

http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2013/10/21/behind-closed-doors-the-tories-are-fundamentally-divided-on
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https://twitter.com/ColinYeo1 :
Boris Johnson in today's Telegraph: "Which European nation provides the most foreigners? It’s us!" http://buff.ly/H9VHgT
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https://twitter.com/johnb78 :
Pro-immigration groups in the UK should push this one harder: "migration clampdowns mean you can't have curry"
http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21588077-future-curry-houses-looks-grim-giving-up-gosht?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/givingupthegosht
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https://twitter.com/ilonapin :
Immigration Bill being debated tomorrow at 2nd reading - our briefing is here:
http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/tcs/briefing_on_immigration_bill_2r_22_10_13.pdf
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https://twitter.com/migrants_rights :
Charity film premiere of La Pirogue (the boat) + debate 17 Nov, Riverside Studios, London + debate http://goo.gl/UE92Iy

I'll be there :
http://www.meetup.com/BritCits/events/145038692/
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The Immigration Bill: creating a hostile environment for all migrants - and Brits too.

http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/blog/2013/10/immigration-bill-creating-hostile-environment-all-migrants-and-brits-too
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https://twitter.com/ColinYeo1 :
Tempting but for those bloody immigrant penguins... Falkland Islands Attorney General job vacancy http://ow.ly/q1hCe

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