Nestled away in the court of appeal today is a case which will decide whether British citizens are allowed to live with the person they love.
Having even reached this point is, of course, a moral disaster. But this is where we are.
Last summer Theresa May lost a crucial case concerning her requirements for UK citizens marrying someone from outside the EU.
Under rules put in place by the home secretary, only Brits earning £18,600 can bring their loved ones to the UK. It rises to £22,400 if you have a child and an additional £2,400 for each further child. Under the system, 40% of the British working population are prevented from bringing a foreign spouse to live with them.
I have spoken to people whose spouse earns many multiples of that amount - but it doesn't count. The current or expected spousal income is not taken into consideration. I have met people who have family members or friends willing to demonstrate to the state that they are prepared to support the couple - a system usedRead More »from The court judgement on loving an immigrant