"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 9 June 2014

Politics.co.uk: Putting a price on love: Half of Brits banned from living with a foreign partner


'Nearly half of Brits working in the UK are banned from living with a spouse from outside the EU under the coalition's tough new anti-immigration law, new research has revealed.

'Rules introduced by Theresa May mean only people earning over £18,600 can bring a wife or husband to live with them in the UK, leaving 47% of British employees unable to live with their loved one in their own country.

'"This analysis shows that hardworking families outside London are bearing the brunt of the government's tough migration rules," Ruth Grove-White, policy director at the Migrants Rights Network said.

'"Effectively, a price has been put on love - and those who don't earn enough are facing indefinite separation from their husband or wife... '

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