Solicitors "ran immigration scam arranging thousands of sham marriages by submitting touching love stories about couples who"d only just…

Solicitors 'ran immigration scam arranging thousands of sham marriages by submitting touching love stories about couples who'd only just met'Gang arranged for brides or husbands from EU to marry non EU individualsAt one stage several EU citizens a day were flown in from Eastern EuropeThey were housed in London before going to various registry offices By Tom Kelly PUBLISHED: 16:18 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:39 GMT, 11 January 2013 A law firm invented scores of 'touching' love stories about foreign couples to convince immigration authorities that their sham marriages were real, a court heard yesterday.

Ministers expect big win on gay marriage vote despite increasingly bad-tempered protests from Tory traditionalists

Ministers expect big win on gay marriage vote despite increasingly bad-tempered protests from Tory traditionalists | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 11 December 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron is said to be 'relaxed' about the fact that some Tories are reusing to back gay marriage Plans to legalise gay marriage will be passed by a ‘big majority’ amid increasingly bad-tempered protests from Tory traditionalists, it was claimed yesterday. Speaking as ministers prepared to set out detailed proposals today, the Prime Minister accepted that equal marriage rights were ‘not a priority by any stretch of the imagination’ and said he was ‘relaxed’ about the prospect of some Conservatives refusing to support them.