Friday, 22 May 2009

The right thing to do

And finally Gordon Brown's increasingly shambolic government did the right thing and changed its mind when it came to granting settlement rights to all Gurkha veterans who retired before 1997 with at least four years' service who will be allowed to settle in the UK. This was absolutely the right decision on behalf of the Gurkha's who have rightly been described as the bravest of the brave and who have been part of the British Army for nearly 200 years, serving in two world wars and over the last 50 years, in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Borneo, Cyprus, the Falklands, Kosovo and Iraq and Afghanistan. The New Labour Government’s decision follows a highly successful, well organised, well supported and very high profile campaign by Joanna Lumley and other supporters of Gurkha rights and a House of Commons defeat for the Government.

The Gurkha Welfare Trust

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