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#41 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

What kind of idiot would answer "Yes, that's me!"?


quite

I recently experienced those questions when applying. I don't know what they are meant to achieve: 'are you a member of a terrorist organisation'(I'm paraphrasing) is just laughable.
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#42 Northern Sol

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

Basically, they can kick you out for lying on your visa application if they discover that you are a terrorist rather than go through the courts.

It is very difficult to keep a straight face through those questions, one would have thought that the communist threat is a thing of the past.

#43 Northern Sol

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

People do get successfully blocked from travelling to certain countries. It's not actually that hard to believe that it happens.


If you happen to be a well known radical perhaps but somebody who is an ordinary rank-and-file member of a far-left group?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

If you happen to be a well known radical perhaps but somebody who is an ordinary rank-and-file member of a far-left group?


I've no idea but they have occasionally picked out brown people who in their radical days belonged to proscribed Islamic groups (but who now don't) so it's not outside the realms of possibility that a communist would be on a blacklist.

That said, I find it more likely that Bleep ticked the box saying he was going to commit a crime of gross moral turpitude.
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#45 Steve May

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

The lad I visited in America applied for his visa at the same time as a work colleague working at the same company as him in the UK. Despite my pal having a better degree, his colleague was granted a visa well before him. The reason for his delay was because he was a member of the Labour party. Can't give you any more specific details but I remember him telling me this as fact.


Been a Labour member for years and visited the US four times with no problems whatsoever.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

BTW, New York is just a big city, one of many. It's alright, but people will tell you it's the most amazing city in the World and they're just getting giddy because they live in Leigh or somewhere and they rarely travel past the bottom of their road.

You can get the same international, multicultural city experience by visiting London (although the flights to NY probably cost less than the train to London)


Go to Boston. Much nicer, and a whole bunch of interesting history. The JFK Presidential Library is wonderful.

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#47 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

BTW, New York is just a big city, one of many. It's alright, but people will tell you it's the most amazing city in the World and they're just getting giddy because they live in Leigh or somewhere and they rarely travel past the bottom of their road.

You can get the same international, multicultural city experience by visiting London (although the flights to NY probably cost less than the train to London)


Go to Boston. Much nicer, and a whole bunch of interesting history. The JFK Presidential Library is wonderful.

The best place I visited


maybe next time Steve

I've been pracicing saying 'gimme a dworg easy on the mustartd' for too long to change tack. And we're off to Washington as well anyway.
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#48 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

New York is a brilliant city. I love it. Been three times. Loads to see and do, museums, parks, galleries. Great food. Nice people.

Never been to Washington.
I have been to Washington,but went on the bus,and that stopped round the vicinity of the Capitol which is well worth seeing,but it seemed a long way fro the City itself

You robbed a bank L'Ang or what? I?ll text you the Fev v Leigh scores if you miss the game.

What kind of idiot would answer "Yes, that's me!"?

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quite

I recently experienced those questions when applying. I don't know what they are meant to achieve: 'are you a member of a terrorist organisation'(I'm paraphrasing) is just laughable.

dont do the visa waiver thing now,but when I did the question about being involved in the german nazi party,I thought surely that one in no longer required
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
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#49 Bob8

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

BTW, New York is just a big city, one of many. It's alright, but people will tell you it's the most amazing city in the World and they're just getting giddy because they live in Leigh or somewhere and they rarely travel past the bottom of their road.

You can get the same international, multicultural city experience by visiting London (although the flights to NY probably cost less than the train to London)


Go to Boston. Much nicer, and a whole bunch of interesting history. The JFK Presidential Library is wonderful.

The best place I visited


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

How could they possibly know that he was a Labour party member?

No idea, never asked him at the time. I suppose I assumed he'd ticked a box somewhere then expanded on it.

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#51 Old Frightful

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

Been a Labour member for years and visited the US four times with no problems whatsoever.

Visited as in on holiday or visited as in worked there for a while?

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#52 Steve May

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

How could they possibly know that he was a Labour party member?


They probably asked MI5.

I would be astonished if they haven't got a file on me and many people I know.

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#53 Northern Sol

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

They probably asked MI5.

I would be astonished if they haven't got a file on me and many people I know.


I'd be astonished if they did. What makes you so important?

#54 Steve May

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

I'd be astonished if they did. What makes you so important?


My political affiliation to an organisation that MI5 have always distrusted.

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#55 Northern Sol

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

My political affiliation to an organisation that MI5 have always distrusted.


Mere membership of the Labour party - hardly.

If you had been an MP then I could believe it.

#56 WearyRhino

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

Mere membership of the Labour party - hardly.

If you had been an MP then I could believe it.


Don't be so naive.

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#57 Northern Sol

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

Don't be so naive.


Hardly. MI5 aren't the Stasi, they don't have the resources to have a file on every Labour member.

#58 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:59 PM

Hardly. MI5 aren't the Stasi, they don't have the resources to have a file on every Labour member.


bet they do

and just about everyone else for that matter

they don't actually have to 'have a file': this computer malarkey...its the next big thing
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#59 gingerjon

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

They probably asked MI5.

I would be astonished if they haven't got a file on me and many people I know.


I'd be stunned if MI5 didn't have files of some kind on pretty much everyone.

It wouldn't be that hard to manage. The NHS can do it after all.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

Moreover, some years ago (depressingly 30) when I was employed by the Ministry of Defence I was informed that membership of the Labour Party Young Socialists was proscribed. The LPYS was the youth wing of The Labour Party for under 25s.

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