From the beeb today: The Home Secretary
"I believe being able to speak English should be a pre-requisite for anyone who wants to settle here. The new English requirement for spouses will help promote integration, remove cultural barriers and protect public services."
I wholeheartedly agree with this. However, it makes me angry that it is only applied to those coming from countries outside the EU since it is discriminatory. The rule should apply to anyone who wants to live here. Equally, if you want to go live in another country - EU or not- then learn their language (wonder how many Brits would be stopped from migrating abroad by that rule?)