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“The fathers who only see their children on a computer screen: It’s a heartbreaking sign of our times…”

“The fathers who only see their children on a computer screen: It’s a heartbreaking sign of our times…”

“The fathers who only see their children on a computer screen: It’s a heartbreaking sign of our times…” From the Daily Mail. The article goes on “A landmark legal ruling in 2011 has led to a rapid rise in ‘Skype dads’ … With children living half way around the world relationships can suffer”.

But read on and the context is divorce rather than the immigration rules. I haven’t noticed the same coverage of the recent Children’s Commissioner report, oddly, just a standard Press Association news report.

Colin Yeo
Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder and editor of the Free Movement immigration law website.

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