The difficult thing to ascertain in a campaign at times is ‘are we getting anywhere with all this’? It’s not like a chess match where the Government gradually let more and more people in as their Family Immigration rules collapse. There’s certainly so many combinations and permutations of what could happen, prediction becomes a tricky business.
In the reams written on the Family Immigration rule changes of July 2012 (a fair proportion of which appears on this website), there have been a number of lies exposed. We thought it might be of service to our readers to provide a little piece with most of them lined up for inspection. Obviously we’re not going to get every single lie and you’re welcome to add to our little list in the comments below, but this is for starters:
A Brief Summary:
1600 responses were received to these further proposed changes to the Legal Aid scheme. Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary has responded as follows:
A very well researched and sensitive report into the effects of the Family Immigration Rules of July 2012. Simon Israel interviews Andy Russell who is reunited with his wife, Molly, who herself is reunited with her two boys, Devon and Dylan after a year of separation. Simon also speaks to Christopher Reed who won his fight in court to bring his wife to the UK, only to discover the Home Office are appeaing against that decision, leaving him in limbo still longer. Saira Grant, JCWI's Legal Policy Director is also interviewed.
In the 1983 FA cup final, Brighton’s Gordon Smith was passed the ball with a clear shot at goal, the scores were level, less than a minute to go. The Radio commentator shouted “And Smith must score”. He didn’t.
Attending Chris Bryant’s speech on immigration had a similar feel to it. After the furore over the racist van, the condemnation of any accounting on immigration, the backlogs built up by UKBA and inherited by the Home Office, the contentious stop and search for immigration reasons and criticisms reining in from every direction, the Opposition should have been able to plant a tremendous blow on the Government. Today Mr Bryant completely missed an easy goal.
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Here are some of the highlights (if that is the right word) of the demonstration outside the Home Office last week, (Tuesday 9 July). It is a succession of stories from people affected by the Rules that were introduced a year beforehand. We'll let the people on the film do the talking for themselves:
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