The judgement today is bad news, but we always knew that bad news would be a possibility. We hoped for the best, but we have always been realistic about the chances that there would be setbacks.
Campaigns against draconian family migration laws in other parts of Europe - in countries such as Denmark and Norway - have been running for a decade now. The campaign still goes on in those countries, and provides a platform and support for those affected. Campaigns against injustices such as the Hillsborough coverup also continue. These campaigns endure - they change, they have ups and downs, but the fight goes on, because the thirst for justice - the thirst for love, for family - is fundamental to the human condition.
We will continue to support those affected. We will fight this battle, family by family, through information sharing, media work, and researching and offering solidarity and solutions - as we have done since the rules came in.
We will keep lobbying politicians to get a commitment from them to scrap these unjust laws. This could take time in the current climate, but in the meantime we will support you.
We will continue to campaign and to work with other campaigners.
Let us learn the lesson of the the campaigns of the 1980s and 1990s, where the racist primary purpose rule divided similar numbers of families. It was ultimately a commitment from a major political party that eventually did for those rules, after much lobbying and hard work, by campaigners and by those affected. Many of the campaigners involved then are supporting us now, and we thank them for their continued efforts and for their shared wisdom.
In the meantime, let's support those affected and help them find solutions appropriate to them.
We are here for you, and however the campaign evolves and changes (as it will) over the coming months - and years - we will remain here for you, always.
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.