"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.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

MM roundup and commentary (part 3) - some more tweets :

https://twitter.com/SalCardiff : A British child should have the right to live in their own country with both their parents. #MMcase

https://twitter.com/DignifiedRice : My husband is being kept out of his own country because he married a foreigner and he doesn't want to leave me. That's fair? #MMcase

https://twitter.com/DignifiedRice : Are you delighted that my husband can't live with me in his own country? Does that DELIGHT you, @JBrokenshire ? Does our pain amuse?

https://twitter.com/TransplantM : I got to see our baby (ultrasound) for the first time... and learned that the Home Office might be ripping our family apart. #mmcase

https://twitter.com/jaydhoowooah :@MaidenheadTory thanks for breaking up my family even though my husband lived & worked in uk for 5 years #MMcase

https://twitter.com/ZeeshanHumayun : Warning: "Dont be poor and fall in love with a foreigner" #MMcase http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jul/11/appeal-court-18600-foreign-spouse-uk …

https://twitter.com/LewPort : @AmnestyUK Will you offer words on today's UK Court verdict that earning below £18.6k should deny you a right to family life? #MMcase

https://twitter.com/JudithBeyer : Some are delighted that families are kept apart #MMcase #immigration #UK @ein_website https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-office-wins-judgment-on-minimum-income-threshold

https://twitter.com/alscriv : It's "reasonable" to ban poor people from marrying foreigners according to Court of Appeal.Shameful #MMcase http://goo.gl/R8QdeG

https://twitter.com/eredarP : A country poking itself in the eye: If you don't earn £18,600 a year your spouse can't live in UK http://gu.com/p/3qq6y/tw  #MMcase

https://twitter.com/MortonAlex : implications of @JBrokenshire statement - anyone on < than £18.6k does not "work hard" or "contribute" and is "unable to integrate" #MMcase

https://twitter.com/BritCits : "All they need to do is legislate foreign spouses be prevented from using public funds. Oh wait, they already are, aren't they?" #MMcase

https://twitter.com/int_advice : Student @sheffielduni & worried how #MMcase affects you? Confidential advice & support from @sheffieldsac

https://twitter.com/SeanWoking : Tories the party of the family? Do me a favour. You're separating 1000s of married couples just to look tough on immigration #MMcase

More MM posts -

Invictus :

MM roundup and commentary (part 1) - blogs, campaigners, lawyers :

Links to the full MM judgement :

MM roundup and commentary (part 2) - social media, Facebook, Twitter :

A personal view on today :

BritCits 11th July mailer - after MM :

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