Home Office refuses to let Hoyland's grandparents stay in UK

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Home Office refuses to let Hoyland's grandparents stay in UK

Postby Frenchy on Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:44 pm

I wouldn't normally post anything not strictly rugby related here, but this does have a Edinburgh Rugby connection.

An Iranian couple (Damien Hoyland's grandparents), who have lived in Edinburgh for 40+ years, are being threatened with deportation.

Guardian article here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... main-in-uk

Tweet from Hoyland here: https://twitter.com/DamienHoyland/statu ... 3976048641

Petition here, if anyone wants to sign: https://www.change.org/p/the-home-offic ... main-in-uk?
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Postby biffer on Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:54 pm

I'd seen the story, hadn't realised they were Hoyland's grandparents. It's bloody disgraceful, here for more than forty years, working, paying taxes, bringing up their kids and this happens to them. Ashamed to be part of a cou try that does this to people.
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Postby Pitfitter446 on Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:19 pm

Saw this last night and signed the petition, passed it on others, I take it it was you who tweeted? that it would posted here.
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Postby Frenchy on Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:52 pm

Pitfitter446 wrote:Saw this last night and signed the petition, passed it on others, I take it it was you who tweeted? that it would posted here.

Nope, not me.
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Postby biffer on Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:09 pm

I would post this on the Glasgow board but I'm not very popular over there. Someone should though.
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