"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.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

A rare apology

Regular readers may recall the story of our supporter Francisca from a couple of months ago :


The government picked up an image of Francisca's daughter - a young girl they tried to effectively deport - for a campaign about dividing families. Without her permission. Or the photographer's permission.

Hence a subsequent twitterstorm, as well as the Daily Record (which had campaigned for Francisca's right to remain in the UK) weighing in.

Francisca tweets here, if you'd like to follow her : https://twitter.com/PanxaUrra

Well, today Francisca got a written apology - finally. Unfortunately the government is trying to pin it on outsourced staff outside the UK (nothing like a little bit of xenophobia there). Nonetheless, this is quite something :

Francisca's family's story :


1 comment:

  1. FCO always claims their staff 'acted in good faith'. Keep it up FCO