British citizens with foreign-born partners are to be given the choice of indefinite \”exile\” in countries including Yemen and Syria or face the breakup of their families if they want to remain in the UK, under radical immigration changes to be announced next week, MPs have been told.
The home secretary, Theresa May, is expected to confirm that she will introduce a new minimum income requirement for a British \”sponsor\” without children of up to £25,700 a year, and a stringent English speaking test for foreign-born husbands, wives or partners of UK citizens applying to come to live in Britain on a family visa.
The ghastly woman has forgotten the most basic point about this whole thing.
When the home secretary published her proposals in May she said that it was obvious that British citizens and those settled here should be able to marry or enter into a civil partnership with whomever they choose
Yes, of course.
\”But if they want to establish their family life in the UK, rather than overseas, then their spouse or partner must have a genuine attachment to the UK, be able to speak English, and integrate into our society, and they must not be a burden on the taxpayer. Families should be able to manage their own lives. If a British citizen or a person settled here cannot support their foreign spouse or partner they cannot expect the taxpayer to do it for them.\”
No, fuck off.
This is to misunderstand the most basic point about this whole government thing. It is not so that some middle aged racist can impose her views on the way that the citizenry live. Rather, it is that we hire the occasional middle aged woman to collectively organise matters so that the wishes of the citizenry are more easily achievable.
Including, obviously, the ability of those married to each other to sleep apeace in a joint bed in our green and pleasant land.
It isn\’t the job of government to say that you cannot go marrying Johnny Foreigner. Nor is it the business of government to say that if you do so you must live in exile. Your job, you miserable old trout, is that if a British citizen decides to do the marital hokey cokey with someone not of our tribe then you are to issue the documents that makes them one of our tribe.
\’Coz that\’s what this tribe thing is about, see, marrying into us makes you one of us. The very act of that marriage by one single citizen makes you so. And it is your job to make that issuance of documentation as simple and easy as possible.
So get with what your job is in a free and liberal land, stop trying to do the thinking that you\’re clearly no good at, and get down into the basement and get turning that mimeograph that churns out the passports.
By definition one whom a Briton embraces as a spouse is a Briton. With the same rights of residence, work, freedom and liberty as one whose ancestors were here before the Romans came to Rye.
That the law is not currently this way is an error in the law and your job as Home Secretary is to correct that error.
In short, fuck off would you?