Wednesday, January 09, 2008

BBC NEWS | Wales | Cancer patient loses visa battle

BBC NEWS | Wales | Cancer patient loses visa battle

This woman came to the UK to study so that she could support her two children but wasn't admitted to the course because her English wasn't good enough. So she stayed on in the UK to improve her English. While here her husband died. She made arrangments for her children to be looked after and returned to the UK. But then she became ill with cancer.

Yesterday the Home office forcibly removed her from a hospital where she was being treated and deported her to a certain and hastened death (because she can't afford treatment in Ghana), leaving her children unsupported and therefore without education (as it is not free) and hence sentenced to a life of poverty.

A friend told BBC radio that she was "a mess" when she boarded the plane.

Doesn't it just make you proud to be British.