Yes, that's correct. I would only add that after re-entering, I was planning on leaving the UK permanently 2 weeks later and have the tickets to prove it.
No, but neither has any tourist visa I've ever obtained in the UK over the last 10 years.
It says "leave to enter for/until" and then "six months" has been handwritten in.
Thank you for your response. That pretty much confirms my suspicions, although their logic doesn't make sense because by letting me in and warning me, surely I'd have cancelled my next trip and stayed here to work by stealth if that were my intention, and not travel!
Is it possible to apply for a multiple entry tourist visa while in the UK, or is this not an option for me at all?
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