In recent years, the UK Home Office has increasingly seemed to be driven by checklists, rather than any understanding of the people they are dealing with.
Here’s just the latest example in a very long list: a man, 90 years old, is being told to fly to the US to get a visa so that he can stay in the UK with his wife.
Apparently, a Home Office spokesperson has said:
“All UK visa applications are considered on their individual merits, on the basis of the evidence available and in line with UK immigration rules.”
As a good friend of mine has said on many an occasion: “Just what is wrong with these people?”.