Banking in the UK

Okay, so this post has been a long time coming with the changes that came in with the Immigration Bill. Changes that have attempted to turn Surgeries/Clinics/Letting Agency/Bank employees and Landlords into Immigration Control Officers. The partial result of which has already been documented in the NHS series, whereby the documentation that is now being […]

NHS Part 6 – Hello Discrimination, Fancy Seeing You Here.

The last appointment with the midwives that serve the area where we used to live went by without a hitch. It was a fast, clean-cut, job that had me in and out in about 20 minutes – including the time I was waiting because I was early. All that is well and good, but apparently […]

NHS Part 2 and UK Immigration Bill given Royal Assent

First of all:┬áThe UK Immigration Bill received Royal Assent yesterday; which means it will become law. What does this mean for immigrants? Migrants’ Rights Network created a summary that does a great job of highlighting some of the greatest issues involving the bill, appropriately named: What you need to know about the Immigration Bill. If […]

Renting Apartments – What to Expect in the UK (Part 2)

You can congratulate me now or later, or not at all if that floats your boat, but as of the 5th of February I have been in the UK for one year. Yay~~~ All that excitement out of my system, back onto the renting experience in the UK. The viewing was to be expected, as […]

The Nasty Side of Politics

There is very little I detest more in politics than elected officials who “abstain,” don’t vote at all, or just plain do not show up. It happens, I suspect, in every country that allows it – the US and UK are not unique in this respect – but that does nothing to reduce my indignation […]