the most shocking moment in gbbo history, tbh
I almost spit out my water. Are you serious? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
AM I READING THIS RIGHT? I’m not blocking out any names anymore. This has gone too far.
I’ve gotten a lot of new followers lately, so I thought I’d write again about the UK’s family immigration laws.
'Cause that shit is rancid, and not nearly enough people know about it.
THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU EARN ENOUGH MONEY TO DESERVE YOUR FOREIGN SPOUSE.
Do you make 18,600 pounds a year? No? Then your Canadian husband can’t live with you in the UK. Your Malaysian girlfriend can’t get married to you and stay with you. Your South African civil partner can’t stay with you. Guess you gotta move.
And if you have kids? THE AMOUNT YOU MUST EARN GOES UP. That’s right. You have to earn MORE to deserve to have your whole family live with you in YOUR country.
What if you don’t like this? What if this comes between you and your livelihood, what if you want to stay in the UK to take care of your aging parents? What if you want to be able to live in your own goddamn country?
Tough shit, the British government says. You can always move. You gotta choose.
These new laws were passed in 2012, and since then thousands of families have been separated. Nearly half of the working population of Britain doesn’t make that amount of money. Women, young people, and those living outside of London are the most affected.
This measure, rather than cutting the amount of dole money given to foreigners *eyeroll* actually COSTS the public purse, because it forces many Brits to live as single mothers or single fathers with a lower household income, actually forcing otherwise financially stable families to go on the dole. And get this: your foreign partner’s income? Doesn’t count. Completely not taken into account. Not even if they have a job offer at a top London lawfirm. Not even if they got a job as JK Rowling’s diamond-studded, professional money-spender.
This measure is the government’s way of bluntly cutting the total immigration numbers. They want to look good for a xenophobic London voting base for the 2015 elections.
That’s it. That’s their reason for passing these laws and keeping families apart.
Know this, Brits — your government won’t let you live with the person you love. Not if they’re a filthy foreigner. Not if you’re not rich.
If this bothers you, tell people about it. Vote against the parties and politicians pandering to the xenophobic crowd. Speak out for your OWN RIGHT TO A FAMILY LIFE.
Lana and Jen on set! Please don’t repost or use without credit!
okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.