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Alan Moore Donates Last £10,000 of LoEG Money To Help Couple Stay Together

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, November 12 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Alan Moore Donates Last £10,000 of LoEG Money To Help Couple Stay Together

Take that, racists!

Source: The Poke

In a progressive move for old white men everywhere, wizard Alan Moore, most famous for movie adaptations of his comic books V For Vendetta and Watchmen while also being a crotchety old man, donated £10,000 to a British immigration case. The British government is stating that citizen Graham Cousins must have £10,000 in his bank account before his foreign-born wife, Paula, can join him in the land of tea and crumpets. While the British deny a racial component as the reasoning, Moore doesn't believe their claim.

When reached for comment, Alan Moore reportedly said, "I hate racism as much as I hated the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie. This £10,000 is the last of the blood money 20th Century Fox gave me." Included with the check was a letter regarding his actual reasons for sending the check. The transcription is below.



To whom it may concern

I, the undersigned, wish to make it known that I am making a free and clear gift of a cheque for £10,000, payable to Mr. Graham Cousins. The reason I am making this gift is, to be frank, my continuing incredulous disgust over the manner in which Mr. Cousins and his wife Paula have been kept separate for what is now a number of years.

In my first communication on this matter, in January 2014, I found it difficult to suppose that there wasn't some unpleasant racial issue at the heart of the continual rejections.

Now, after witnessing two intervening years of what seems to me like deliberate goalpost-moving regarding the amount Mr. Cousins is expected to have in his bank account before his wife can enter the country, I am led to to ask if the official cash amount demanded on those making an appeal is, simply, "more than they can afford"?

And I ask again, if the basis for this is not racism, would somebody be kind enough to explain what this reasoning is actually based on?

This is, in my opinion, a shameful way to run an immigration service. The monetary gift is made in the hope that it may contribute to breaking this wretched and inexplicable deadlock.

I remain,

Alan Moore


So here's to you, Alan Moore. You're like my grandmother, if she was British and had a beard. And didn't say "colored folk". 




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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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