Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Stephen Lloyd attacks Home Office "callousness"

BBC News reports that the grandparents and aunt of a five-year-old girl who died after being hit by a car in Eastbourne have been refused permission to enter the country to attend her funeral.

The case has been taken up by the town's MP, Liberal Democrat Stephen Lloyd.

He told the BBC:
"I am extremely angry at the callousness shown by the Home Office. 
"To me this is an immigration decision which lacks compassion and basic decency, attributes which I know are front and centre with the vast majority of British people."
Stephen has written to the immigration minister, James Brokenshire, asking him to intervene:
"I implore the minister to do the right thing; grant this grief-stricken family the temporary travel visas, and allow their kith and kin to pay their last respects to little Andrea."
Over to you, Jimbo.

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