Home Office Plays Dirty With Florence and Precious.
Just received an update on Florence and Precious Mhangos, Anne McLaughlin writes:
“The time is coming closer.
The Mhangos’ solicitor was given a date for their “judicial review” a couple of weeks ago. It was to be at the end of May.
However the date was one that Nick O’Brien (their brilliant Advocate who got them through the appeal in February) is going to be abroad.
Just to give you an idea of how much the Home Office really seems to have it in for them, their lawyers were asked to agree to a different date and refused. It makes no difference to them and indeed, given that there’s an election coming up and a potential change of government, it should make no difference to their political bosses.
However, they are determined to give Florence and Precious as few chances as possible and refused. So it’s now gone to the courts to decide.
If the courts don’t agree, the hearing will be at the end of May and we will have to find a different Advocate. If they do agree, it will be fairly soon after that date anyway.
So I’m just letting you know that we are nearing decision time. I will keep you updated and let’s hope it all goes well. A week on Monday will see the 7th anniversary of Precious and her mum coming to live in the UK. It would not be unreasonable or unusual for the Home Office to drop the legal objections and grant them leave to remain.
As I said they are clearly determined to deport them. We have to be as determined to keep them here and I really do thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support. “