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Gurkha Justice Campaign, for the right to reside in UK

Postby ksl » Fri, 22 May 2009 2:41 am

I recieved an email with the good news for the Gurkhas' tonight! They certainly deserve it more than anyone else.


At midday today, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith made the announcement to the House of Commons that the Gurkha Justice Campaign have been fighting for for years. All ex-Gurkhas who have served more than 4 years in the British Army will have the right to settle in the UK if they wish.

After such a long fight, with huge ups and downs, this is a superb announcement. We simply would not have won this fight without the massive, overwhelming support of all those who have supported our campaign. To the hundreds of thousands of people who have signed Gurkha Justice petitions, lobbied their MP, campaigned, attended rallies and marches - thank you so much to you all. This is your victory. It would not have happened without you.

The Government has now responded to that campaign after court cases, votes in Parliament, a huge media campaign and, most importantly, massive public support. I am delighted, and humbled, at what has been achieved by our remarkable team. The whole campaign has been based on the belief that those who have fought and been prepared to die for our country should have the the right to live in our country. We owe them a debt of honour - a debt that will now be paid. With warmest good wishes, Joannawww.gurkhajustice.org.uk

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 May 2009 7:15 am

Guess that means you will have to tone down your anti-british government rhetoric a wee bit, now don't it. Looks like they are capable of doing some good after all. :wink:

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Postby ksl » Fri, 22 May 2009 12:04 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Guess that means you will have to tone down your anti-british government rhetoric a wee bit, now don't it. Looks like they are capable of doing some good after all. :wink:


Doesn't change a thing really, it was the power of the people who made the changes and that's how it should be! Who needs a government of MP's that have been siphoning the tax payers money for the last 300 years and have always protested about coming clean on their expense accounts. The whole shabby affair is a world wide scandal, of typical British rule, they should be wiped out completely and a new beginning, the whole standards of Britian have dropped significantly in the last 40 years. Because of the old boys club!

The whole tribe should be prosecuted and their wealth confiscated if they have done wrong, yet again it will be a big cover up, with a few wrists slapped. Sorry I'll not be happy until i see the people in power and they do as they are instructed to do, represent the majority, and stop abusing the tax payer.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 May 2009 1:45 pm

ksl wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Guess that means you will have to tone down your anti-british government rhetoric a wee bit, now don't it. Looks like they are capable of doing some good after all. :wink:


Doesn't change a thing really, it was the power of the people who made the changes and that's how it should be!


Then why don't these same people make the changes then? Must be cause they are tolerant of the government and tacitly approve of what the government does then. right? If people power could get the Gurkha's their rights then they should be able to do most anything including toppling the current government I should think?

Just 'avin a bit o' fun this afternoon. :wink:

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 22 May 2009 1:56 pm

There is so many other people getting the right to stay in the UK that i've felt for years the Gurkhas had far more claim to it.

Let's face it as well...... we're not exactly talking in the thousands here either.

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 22 May 2009 2:30 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Then why don't these same people make the changes then? Must be cause they are tolerant of the government and tacitly approve of what the government does then. right? If people power could get the Gurkha's their rights then they should be able to do most anything including toppling the current government I should think?

Just 'avin a bit o' fun this afternoon. :wink:


Perhaps what ksl should have mentioned is a well know TV personality (Joanna Lumley) led the campaign - made a useful diversion away from the current issues of the economy and MP's expenses! :x

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Postby ksl » Sat, 23 May 2009 1:58 am

Plavt wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Then why don't these same people make the changes then? Must be cause they are tolerant of the government and tacitly approve of what the government does then. right? If people power could get the Gurkha's their rights then they should be able to do most anything including toppling the current government I should think?

Just 'avin a bit o' fun this afternoon. :wink:


Perhaps what ksl should have mentioned is a well know TV personality (Joanna Lumley) led the campaign - made a useful diversion away from the current issues of the economy and MP's expenses! :x


Actually SMS you are quite right, unfortunately the way the politics are handled in UK, it's not only a political challenge, but a web of deceit, or even conspiracy, to move and dodge with the times, so that they can hang onto the power. Not unlike Singapore really, the power is moved around between parties, yet they are all members of the same party, how long is a piece of string? That is why the UK is a 100 light years, from democracy and its still run by the old boys network, possibly the Masons are also involved who really knows. New Labour my backside....it's just another extension of strategy to hang on, and rape the privy purse and expenses are just perks of raping the public. Typical of civil service employment too

I'm not really anti monarchy either, but i believe they should be pensioned off, now the empire is no more, and maybe take residence in the London museum, I'll pay to visit them occasionally.

Deleted the other 7 paragraphs, so that you can get your work finished, :lol: so the fish has got away :wink:

Plavt you maybe right about the smoke screen :)

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Postby Nath21 » Mon, 25 May 2009 8:30 pm

Its easy to get to Britain they could have just attended a dodgy college run by foreign insurgents, got a dodgy politician to put the 36,000 qualifying Gurkhas on weekly expense claim, hoped on lorry from France or just flown and claimed political asylum.

The real question you have to ask is why would they want to live there? bad weather, bad food and worst hospitals in the world (ive seen cleaner abattoirs in third world countries than the British hospitals). They must be deep in their heart trance fans.

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Re: 2 cents

Postby ScoobyDoes » Tue, 26 May 2009 9:24 am

Nath21 wrote:The real question you have to ask is why would they want to live there? bad weather, bad food and worst hospitals in the world (ive seen cleaner abattoirs in third world countries than the British hospitals). They must be deep in their heart trance fans.



What, and miss out on all that free benefits money from the government?

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Postby ksl » Tue, 26 May 2009 10:12 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:
Nath21 wrote:The real question you have to ask is why would they want to live there? bad weather, bad food and worst hospitals in the world (ive seen cleaner abattoirs in third world countries than the British hospitals). They must be deep in their heart trance fans.



What, and miss out on all that free benefits money from the government?


Exactly! But at least they the Gurkhas have earned it, having been short changed in the way they have been paid. They have always been on the front line with our troops, they deserve every penny!

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Postby Quasimodo » Tue, 26 May 2009 10:47 am

And what about the old colonial troops that stood by Britain's side in any war they fought.

The Gurkhas are a cause celebre, and quite rightly so, but you're leaving otu many, many more who laid down their lives for King/Queen and country.
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Postby ksl » Wed, 27 May 2009 2:26 am

Quasimodo wrote:And what about the old colonial troops that stood by Britain's side in any war they fought.

The Gurkhas are a cause celebre, and quite rightly so, but you're leaving otu many, many more who laid down their lives for King/Queen and country.


Yes unfortunately that is true, although many are history today, the Gurkhas are still a major part of the British (contingency) and it's about time they are recognised as a factual necessity or not.

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Re: 2 cents

Postby Plavt » Wed, 27 May 2009 12:56 pm

Nath21 wrote:Its easy to get to Britain they could have just attended a dodgy college run by foreign insurgents, got a dodgy politician to put the 36,000 qualifying Gurkhas on weekly expense claim, hoped on lorry from France or just flown and claimed political asylum.

The real question you have to ask is why would they want to live there? bad weather, bad food and worst hospitals in the world (ive seen cleaner abattoirs in third world countries than the British hospitals). They must be deep in their heart trance fans.



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