"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 7 November 2013

'Sham wedding police' storm real wedding


BORDER police stormed a wedding at the Town Hall only to find that the service was genuine.

As the couple, a Chinese national in her 20s and an Italian man in his 30s, took their vows at the council’s registry office in King’s Cross on Thursday afternoon, flak-jacketed staff from Home Office Immigration Enforcement – previously the UK Border Agency – suddenly interrupted and pulled them apart for questioning in separate rooms.

The bridesmaids were also interviewed before the mistake was realised.

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Related - Criminal conviction in connection with sham marriages : https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/criminal_convictions_in_connecti

However, the headline number of convictions probably exaggerates the total number of incidents because some of those convictions will be multiple counts against one person :

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