• The BIG Day - 9th July 2015
  • Must-read article in The Independent
5th June 2015
  • Survey on family immigration
  • Theatre production
Jambo! (Swahili for hello) Two big events in the political arena:

Jeremy Corbyn is in the race for leadership of the Labour Party.  Jeremy has been a solid supporter in the campaign for fair family immigration rules and if he is successful, we hope to finally see Labour differentiating itself from the Tories by adopting a pro-immigration, pro-family stance.  

Charles Kennedy passed away this week. My impression of him was based only on what I saw of him on news satire shows, where he came across as good-humoured, and able to give as good as he took.   Since his death, reports indicate politically he was very clued up, fair and not afraid to speak out against his own party's wrongdoings as he saw them.  Tributes have poured in for him, making me wish more people got to hear about the difference they make to the lives of others whilst still alive.  I hope Charles knew how valued he was by so many.

The BIG Day

MAX (Movement Against Xenophobia) and JCWI have confirmed they will once again join the Divided Families protest outside the Home Office on 9th July.

More information on Facebook and if attending the earlier meeting in Parliament, please register on Eventbrite.

Kids, posters, banners, photos, family, friends all welcome!

I urge you all to read this article which had me in tears.  It is a real-life example of the humanity and decency we are all capable of

It is particularly heartwarming as it shows how false the negative perceptions of the Islam religion are, and the close friendship possible between people of different faiths, even where often pitted against one another.


Thank you to those who have already filled in the survey on family immigration. For those who haven't but are impacted by the rules, see this for more info on what the survey is and who should complete it. 

All responses are anonymised and it is likely this report will form part of the evidence in the MM case, so please take part if you fit the criteria as we need to give the lawyers as much ammunition as possible in the Supreme Court.

ice&fire and JCWI are putting together a play called My Skype Family, exploring the lengths we have been forced go to, in order to be united with our family. 

It tells the stories of three families caught by the family immigration rules, including that of our very own Kelly and Amit.  The launch will be at Southbank Centre in London on Saturday 4th July, and followed by a panel discussion including Jean Lambert MEP.

Tickets can be booked via this link.

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