I see a lot of people getting false hopes of a change in the rules esp the important income rules. It's completely unfair on many fronts and the Tories know it but they don't give two hoots what the minority think. They are only interested in getting the majority of the public on their side and winning the next election...fairness doesn't come into it, ethics don't come into it. decency doesn't come into it. They're all irrelevant as far as politicians are concerned, especially this lot. The only thing they're interested in is another term of office so they can finish the job of stamping on the poor, working and middle classes, while they and their rich and powerful friends continue to get richer and more powerful...so dont hold out any false hopes. The government can easily drag any appeals on in the courts for as long as they need to...after all they have plenty of our tax money to pay for it. They want to put up the walls, no Europe to bother them and no more johnny foreigners coming in. The only hope is that they fail to get in for another term because if they do it's game over for us on many levels.Only on Monday, Immigration Minister Mark Harper said in the Commons the government has no plans to lower the financial requirement for family route, as it's a pivotal part of controlling immigration and ensuring that non-EEA migrations don't put extra burden on public purse, i.e. UK taxpayers. With the General Election less than 2 years away and immigration expecting to be one of the key battlegrounds, no government would want to be seen to be less than tough on controlling migration.
As for the recent appeal by the government against the court judgment on financial requirement, the government believes strongly that it's the parliament that should decide on the details of immigration policy and not the courts, and they will vigorously defend their position going, if necessary, to the Supreme Court and European courts, which will add years to any eventual outcome.
Yes but I guess they'd have to say something like that given the current hysteria about immigration. Lets hope that if they get in, they'll at least make the rules a bit fairer. I can only hope, and as far as the illegal workers go I fully support that.It was said at the Labour Conference that they will be tough on immigration and propose to increase the fine on hiring illegal worker from £10k to £50k.
I know how you feel..when were the poor ever not discriminated against by the Tories? I suffer with long term chronic back pain (multi level degenerative disc disease) caused by heavy lifting in the metalwork industry when I was in my twenties.I think and im prolly wrong (as I do get confused on all this ) but by not lowering the threshold aren't the government forcing people to go down the EEA FP route ,as its a lot cheaper and has no major restrictions ,and the amount of people applying for this has increased a lot since they brought out the new rules .which by way of the EEA FP leaves are systems wide open to abuse,and the government with no way of controlling who can get /claim whatever they want .End of the day , i hate that because im poor , im being denied a family life .