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    UK Foreign Spouse Law Challenged

    A British QC has challenged a Tory law which discriminates on the grounds of place birth.

    "The anonymous complainants are represented by Manjit Gill QC, who told the seven judges who sit at Supreme Court hearings that May’s policy breached the European Convention on Human Rights.

    Parliament could not have intended the rule-making power to be used in such a way that it disentitles something in the region of half the working population from any possibility of being able to marry a foreign spouse,” Gill said.
    He argued that the wage threshold was “unreasonably high” and had become “an unlawful interference with core human rights.


    It appears the government has decided that the figure of 18,500p.a. is the figure a married couple require to live in the UK. This figure is somewhat at odds with a married couples old age pension, of 675 a month or 8,100p.a. which the same government pays out from it's taxpayer funded Old Age pension fund to live in the same UK.


    The outcome of the challenge has not been decided yet. Let's hope for a positive outcome is delivered.



    https://www.rt.com/uk/333383-tory-spouse-rule-unlawful/
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    Yep if one live on welfare one cannot bring in one's teenage bride from distant lands. Seems reasonable to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Yep if one live on welfare
    Old age pension is not welfare, the assistance people receive when unemployed prior to retirement is not welfare. People in the UK pay hefty taxes for the "privilege" of receiving assistance to help them return to work. That is if there are jobs to be found. If the government does not want to honour the contract, under which the taxes were taken directly from salaries, they should repay anyone who asks for it the money back plus an amount based on the opportunity loss, to invest elsewhere, suffered by the contract loss sufferer.

    The fact that ones wife is of foreign origin was not a handicap for the many who have worked and paid into the scheme which has fairly recently been cut to the bone. If one has the number of years accumulated it is a right and not at the whim of a, here today gone tomorrow, lying, stealing politician.

    The requirements to receive the correct amount of assistance or pension is dependent on the fact of ones marital status. Single or married, not the birth place of one's wife.
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    Done to keep the likes of unemployed Pakis continuing to bring brides (cousins) over but hits the rest of us as well. I see the complaint is 'Manjit' if you have 65k in the bank you are OK anyway but not many dole Pakis have that.

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    It's interesting that Kameroon's mother has been canvasing for the UK NHS to remains as it was intended, rather than be fiddled with by the current Tory government.

    https://www.rt.com/uk/333635-corbyn-cameron-suit-row/

    PM Questions in a spate where the current PM made a statement regarding the LOOO's appearance.

    "Corbyn himself responded at the time by saying: “If we are talking of motherly advice, my late mother would have said, ‘stand up for the principle of a health service free at the point of use for everybody,’ because that’s what she dedicated her life to, as did many of her generation.”

    One could use the same argument regarding welfare eligibility and UK Pensions, which have been selectively reduced by the current Tory government Ministers.

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    "Old age pension is not welfare, the assistance people receive when unemployed prior to retirement is not welfare. People in the UK pay hefty taxes for the "privilege" of receiving assistance to help them return to work. That is if there are jobs to be found. If the government does not want to honour the contract, under which the taxes were taken directly from salaries, they should repay anyone who asks for it the money back plus an amount based on the opportunity loss, to invest elsewhere, suffered by the contract loss sufferer.

    The fact that ones wife is of foreign origin was not a handicap for the many who have worked and paid into the scheme which has fairly recently been cut to the bone. If one has the number of years accumulated it is a right and not at the whim of a, here today gone tomorrow, lying, stealing politician.

    The requirements to receive the correct amount of assistance or pension is dependent on the fact of ones marital status. Single or married, not the birth place of one's wife."



    Well said, OhOh.
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    I might add that even your wife's location is not relevant.

    Normally, when one marries a wife, one accepts certain obligations. These obligations, once entered into, cannot be dismissed by a politician as unsubstantial. Unless of course the politicians are prepared to reimburse the costs associated with any divorce settlement. Which, with the help of a particular type of lawyer, could be devastating to the husbands assets and in some cases even their mental health judging by postings here .

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