I have decided that I will revive Free Movement in some shape or form in the near future, although not quite yet. There is just too much going on at the moment in immigration law to abandon the blog and I’ve been really touched and amazed by the many, many comments and direct personal emails I’ve received. I simply had no idea how many people whose opinion I myself value were actively reading the blog. Statistics are not an accurate indicator of influence, I guess.
I am still pained and very frustrated by John O’s hijacking of the Free Movement name, I assume in an attempt to associate himself with this blog. At times like these — the mad quota, English language tests for spouses, the demise of RMJ, the end of legal aid for immigration cases, the threat to IAS — the last thing we need in the small world of immigration law is this sort of divisiveness and malice.
In the meantime, check out the HJT Training blog for some recent updates and an upcoming monster post on the different editions of the Points Based System guidance.