a reply to: Shiloh7
I believe that there ought to be a clause on entry, that any person who is considered a child by the standards of statutes pertaining to age, consent,
and legal responsibility, cannot be considered married on our soil. Therefore, no marriage between a person and a child, even if it was legal under
the laws of the nation of origin, can be considered legal in this country.
Furthermore, it is my belief that any child coming to this nation, who has been married to someone, should be immediately placed in the care of
social services, placed outside the influence of the individual or family into which they have been married, and considered from that time a ward of
the state, until such time as they reach adulthood and will then be free to live whatever life they choose, a choice they will make free of
expectations placed upon their young minds, by persons with agendas other than the child's well being.
Only that which is considered lawful by our laws, by the laws of this nation, must be allowed to stand in this nation. That which is considered
unlawful by our laws, should be treated as if it is. These children need protecting, and if they are to live in our nation, then they must be
protected by our laws, institutions, and our society. Persons coming here from abroad are always welcome, and let me tell you, I am staunchly in
favour of diversity in our streets and societies. I love the vibrancy and colour that has come into my nation since I was a lad. However, persons
coming here to live, from other nations, no matter whether they come here by choice, or necessity, must accept that they will not be able to carry on
traditions which break our laws, any more than we would be able to go to their homeland, and do as we might normally do.
This is Britain, and those wishing to take up residence here, must accept that by so doing, they are changing not just where they live, but their way
of life. It IS, and damned well has to be, our way, or the highway. This is not a negotiable issue. No matter what faith a person might hold, no
matter where a person originates from, or what the customs may be there, when you step on British soil, you are both under the protection of its laws,
and the scrutiny of the enforcers of that law. Violation of our law is no more acceptable than violation of any other nations law, and this must be at
the forefront of the minds of those who come here to live, whether they seek better working conditions and pay, or refuge from war.
In short, if our nation is considered a desirable place to be, then it is necessary that the nation is done the common courtesy of having people
change their way of life to fit their new place of residence. Faith is for a person and their God to agree upon, but law in this land belongs to the
British, and always will.