Several news stories of interest in recent times:
25th November 2016 saw Ministry of Justice announce the 500% rise in immigration fees brought into force from October are to be scrapped;
those who paid the fees already will be reimbursed. This doesn't mean
no further increases are on the cards but a small victory for the moment
favourite politician (TM) has had her desire to lord it over Brexit
shot down by the court. As the last 6 years have shown though, she is
not averse to wasting taxpayers money appealing court decisions just cos
they go against her.
Thus the Supreme
Court is to hear the case on whether TM alone can lead UK out of the EU
without parliamentary approval, between 5-8th December. The Scottish and Welsh governments will be joining the claimants in opposing the Brexit minister.
You can go to the court in person or watch the hearing live online.
Baffling that it's Brexiteers proclaiming sovereignty as a reason for
exit who are so pro-TM as dictator, and anti parliament sovereignty.
Another story of a family torn apart by the Home Office;
yes, the applicant apparently overstayed an earlier UK visa, but to
refuse her spouse visa on the premise of insufficient evidence of a
genuine relationship is insane, when the couple were have been married
for over six years, and have two kids - marriage and birth certificates
For the amount applications cost, you'd think caseworkers would be
required to at least look through the paperwork properly rather than put
families through the costly appeals taking years, lost forever.
So, Trump is now President-elect. The
maps showing the areas of USA supporting Trump and areas where the
population does not have a passport are not exactly dissimilar.
Perhaps this whole Brexit-Trump-world-is-going-crazy thing is a result
of ignorance and fear of the unknown, rather than simply silly/evil
people? Meh, draw your own conclusions.