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It’s no shock or surprise to anyone that I have a deep, passionate love (Is love the right word? To avoid using the term “obsession” and prevent my father from having deep, deep shame, we’ll call it love.) of writing tools and utilities. 339 more words

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Brexit has turned my life upside down - EU citizens need proper assurance we will be safe

Ahead of the second anniversary of the UK’s vote to leave the EU the Home Office has produced some answers but left many questions unaddressed. 625 more words


So, it has come to this.

Here, by way of an update, is the terrible story of the last week, along with some background…..

A couple of months ago, due to a minor administrative mistake, Rhonda and Audrey’s resident visa applications were rejected as invalid, despite our repeated attempts to clarify what the problem was. 555 more words


Epilepsy News: June 2018

Epilepsy News has sparked back into life. Although I’ve extended the weekly release by a couple of days, I was never going to let this weeks news pass. 1,635 more words


Message from the Home Secretary to EU citizens

Dear Simona

As Home Secretary, I take immense pride that so many EU citizens like you have made your home here.

Safeguarding the rights of EU citizens in the UK has always been our first priority and the agreement we reached with the EU earlier this year did just that. 368 more words


Children are separated from parents in the UK just like in Trump's America

The desperate cries of children torn from their parents by US officials on the US-Mexico border have rightly provoked outrage and revulsion worldwide. Less well-known is that the UK government also separates parents from their children for the purpose of immigration control by sending the parent into immigration detention. 728 more words


Young brothers face death if UK government sends them back to Pakistan

Two teenage brothers have said they are ‘terrified’ they will be killed by Islamic extremists if deported to Pakistan from Scotland.

Areeb Umeed Bakhsh, 13 and his brother Somer, 15, have lived in Glasgow since their family fled Pakistan in 2012 after their father Masqood was subject to death threats due to his Christian faith. 496 more words