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43% Of The Uk Population Are Too Poor To Fall In Love With Anyone From Outside Europe

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43% of the UK population are too poor to fall in love with anyone from outside Europe

Since 2012, British men and women with spouses from outside the EU must earn more than £18,600 to be allowed to live together in the UK, or more if they have children. The law means those earning the minimum wage could never afford to marry a non-EU husband or wife, and campaigners estimate 43% of the UK population are too poor to fall in love with anyone from outside Europe.

Critics say the law, which will be challenged at the supreme court on Monday, creates many single-parent families – especially women with small children – unable to take up full-time work because of childcare costs, and disproportionately affects people living outside London and the south-east, where salaries tend to be lower.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/feb/21/i-should-able-live-wife-families-divided-by-uk-visa-rules

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