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Support one of our own

Postby sammy on Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:43 pm

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Re: Support one of our own

Postby Tichtheid on Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:52 am

Signed and shared
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby doedin on Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:46 am

Ditto.

Without getting too political on here this is a result of May's 'hostile environment' and does not represent the country that Scotland is. This is just inhuman.
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby robdinsdale on Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:18 am

Aye. Treat people with a bit of dignity and common sense, at least.

The 'hostile environment' will probably make moving back to the UK somewhat difficult for me - we'd probably meet all the requirements but it's still a bureaucratic nightmare, by intention.
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby Weegie on Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:22 pm

Now over 50k.

If you have not already, please sign and spread the word.
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby Tichtheid on Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:01 pm

Weegie wrote:Now over 50k.

If you have not already, please sign and spread the word.



It's approaching 62 600 now.
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby robdinsdale on Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:14 pm

Tichtheid wrote:
Weegie wrote:Now over 50k.

If you have not already, please sign and spread the word.



It's approaching 62 600 now.


Around 97,000 now.

Great that it's attracting this kind of attention.
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby sammy on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:42 pm

Over 100k now, which I think that means it must get debated in parliament. Hopefully this will help not just this family, but others that have made their life here who do not have the same connections to get such publicity.

I'm not an open doors supporter by any means, but this home office action was beyond the pale. Heartened so may though likewise, and flabbergasted by some of the comments (not on this forum) of those that disagree.

Thanks everyone who made a contribution by signing the petition and sharing, and to those that still intend to,
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby bignose on Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:32 pm

sammy wrote:Over 100k now, which I think that means it must get debated in parliament. Hopefully this will help not just this family, but others that have made their life here who do not have the same connections to get such publicity.


You're confusing Change.org with petition.parliament.uk - if it was a parliamentary debate that they were after then they started in the wrong place. Even if it were an "official" petition, there is no legal requirement to take any notice of the number of signatories although 100,000 signatures on a formal petition usually results in a debate.

Hopefully the strength of feeling will attract the interest of regional politicians so that they can trigger some kind of response but there's no onus on the government to do anything at all I'm afraid.
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby sammy on Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:35 pm

That's a shame, wishful thinking on my part then.
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby bignose on Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:01 am

sammy wrote:That's a shame, wishful thinking on my part then.


For those who feel strongly and who wish to stir up some kind of response that might make a difference, you can find a list of all your local, national and European representatives along with handy links for contacting them at https://www.writetothem.com

If you do so, it will probably be helpful to point them towards the petition link so they can see the strength of feeling. I understand that politicians can be swayed by things like that
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby The Feral Goat on Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:43 pm

I see grand parents have been granted leave to remain no court case required.

A rare moment of common sense from a government function, although should probably have never got to this stage.
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby Tichtheid on Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:07 pm

The Feral Goat wrote:I see grand parents have been granted leave to remain no court case required.

A rare moment of common sense from a government function, although should probably have never got to this stage.


Great news, but yeah, a situation brought about by bureaucratic idiocy
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby sammy on Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:27 pm

Thanks for the update TFG, good to hear.
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Re: Support one of our own

Postby Martin Bell on Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:45 pm

Delighted to hear this news. Astonished that it happened in the first place, not least given the distress it must have caused. Quite what goes through officials' minds in cases like this I have no idea.
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