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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: DickyD on April 24, 2009, 06:24:21 pm

Title: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: DickyD on April 24, 2009, 06:24:21 pm
The Government must act now, after years of delay, to change the law to allow all retired Gurkhas the right to stay in the UK, without reservation.

Please encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join you today in adding their name to the Gurkha Justice cause by also signing up at www.gurkhajustice.org.uk.

With the support of people across the UK, who understand the huge contribution that the Gurkhas have made to our country, this is a fight we must win.

Already, tens of thousands of people have signed: an extraordinary response
in support of an extraordinary group of people.
 
We demand the full, fundamental change in law that will allow all retired
Gurkhas the right to live here. The Government's decision on 25th April
goes nowhere near far enough. Many thousands of Gurkhas who served our
country will still be refused the right to live here.
 
The High Court demanded new rules from the Government. The Government's
response has been awful. We must be clear. We want the right for all
Gurkhas who have served this country to live here if they wish.
 
To make the biggest possible impact, we really need more people to sign up:
lots more. We need to form one of the biggest ever campaigns to force the
to change their mind and to show our support for the Gurkha cause.
 

www.gurkhajustice.org.uk
Title: Re: GHURKAS PETITION
Post by: riggers24 on April 24, 2009, 06:26:44 pm
Signed

Riggers
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: tomo55 on April 24, 2009, 07:05:09 pm
Signed tomo55   
Worked with the Gurkhas many times in my time in the Army .Great people true friends of our country , not like takers who slide in unannounced daily and end up staying. 
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Post by: craftysod on April 24, 2009, 07:08:20 pm
signed,very loyal and deserving people,who have stood by us
Mark
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Post by: nhp651 on April 24, 2009, 07:09:31 pm
signed with tears in my eyes.
What this government has done is despotic, disgusting and makes me ashamed to be British.
How can we cellebrate St Georges day when we treat the most loyal and brave comrades that a man could have in the field of conflict ,the way this government has done.
I am sick to the stomache at what these scumbags in power have done.
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: cling-on-bop on April 24, 2009, 07:24:43 pm
Signed,

What a shame we elect those who only have their own interests in mind - expenses being one of them, but, who can you trust if they wanted to be a politician!!!!!
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: wbeedie on April 24, 2009, 07:38:08 pm
Signed and as every one else says a damned disgrace ,these boys deserve it more than a lot of the immigrants who come here by putting their lives on the line to be treated like second class citizens where others come here just for the benefits system
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Marks Model Bits on April 24, 2009, 07:43:55 pm
Signed as well......

As my grandad always said "Thank God the Gurkhas were on our side"

Mark.

Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: dms toucan on April 24, 2009, 07:44:17 pm
Signed

Martin
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Post by: bobinnit on April 24, 2009, 08:00:58 pm
Signed

Bob      Proud to have served alongside the Ghurkas
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Peterm on April 24, 2009, 08:05:23 pm
Signed,  Pete M
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: w3bby on April 24, 2009, 08:22:59 pm
Signed.
First met them as "enemy" during training, yes they "killed" us in our bivvies. Nothing like waking up to a kuhkri
(http://av.rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geuncZEfJJyrcArB.HBqMX;_ylu=X3oDMTBwanIybjRqBHBndANhdHdfaW1nX3Jlc3VsdARzZWMDc3I-/SIG=13bdput7k/EXP=1240687257/**http%3a//www.kontactsports.com/img_tem/Authentic-Kuhkri-912-big-www-kontactsports-com.jpg)
and a smling face " You dead, Sir!"..... Next time on the Faklands in '82. As said earlier, thank God they are on our side :-))
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: mikgo on April 24, 2009, 08:29:10 pm
Signed. We owe these people more than some other people. The so called asylum seekers.

mikgo
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Malcolm Reade on April 24, 2009, 08:43:09 pm
I've signed too.

I'm appalled by the attitude of the Government on this issue (and on most other issues actually).

One MP was saying on the radio this afternoon that he thought that the British public wouldn't want to see (potentially) 100 thousand Gurkhas including their families settling in the UK - It shows just how out of touch the Government is with the population?

What is 100 thousand?  Just around 10% above the seating capacity of Wembly Stadium.

Personally, I'd be proud to have them here, and I'd welcome them with open arms - fine honourable men, all of them.
  
Malc



Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: MikeK on April 24, 2009, 08:58:41 pm
Signed with pleasure and a great deal of disgust for our so called leaders

Mike
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Rex Hunt on April 24, 2009, 09:14:05 pm
Signed with greatest respect.


If there is 'No Room at this Inn';.........I can think of several we could evict to make room!

Rex
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Shipmate60 on April 24, 2009, 09:21:21 pm
I don't normally sign petitions, but as I listened to the news tonight my blood boiled.
We can't deport very undesirable people because of their human rights but wont allow those who have fought and died for this country over 200 yrs.
If we open the "Floodgates" to the Gurkhas and 100,000 do come here what do we get.

Intensely Loyal, Hard Working and very Proud citzens who have proven their loyalty to the Crown and Country.

Get rid of the MP's and make room for at least 650 of them, oh yes, with "Expenses" make that 1000.

I just could not believe the verdict.

Bob
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: craftysod on April 24, 2009, 09:40:35 pm
Well said Bob
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Post by: chingdevil on April 24, 2009, 09:53:36 pm
Signed

With you 100% Bob.

I would rather have 100 thousand loyal honourable people who are willing to support our country during bad times, rather than the 1 sponger who turns up from an eastern European country expecting a hand out. These brave people have been badly treated by this government, the people who are supposed to be in charge shuld hang their heads in shame.

Brian
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: DARLEK1 on April 24, 2009, 09:56:51 pm
Labour! This is absoloutly stupid, I can't beleive what they have done now, this is out of order, never mind the Ghurkas, I have signed too, but, what of what is left of our armed forces, in all the defence review type magazines etc and also in some political circles, we do not have enough of anything to defend ourselves with now. They have screwed all three services with too many cuts, What navy? What actual army that are not already heavily deployed and the Airforce, they are using masking tape to hold planes together, it is time to get these pillocks out of office and get someone with a brain cell in!

 Rant over, Paul... >>:-( <*<
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: swordfish fairey on April 24, 2009, 10:08:40 pm
Signed with the greatest respect.....Well said Paul..... >:-oSmudge >:-o
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: bosun on April 24, 2009, 10:11:18 pm
Signed with pleasure
Bosun, and the Wife
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: DARLEK1 on April 24, 2009, 10:14:27 pm
I have printed the petiton form off and will be sending it out with every order I send out, plus handing them out in my local pub and everywhere else I can think of, lets get rid of the one's that just want to blow us up< see student attendances on the web and in the news, lets get some good people in this country for a change eh?

 Paul... >>:-(
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Bunkerbarge on April 24, 2009, 10:23:39 pm
Signed, thanks for the link Dicky.  I'll never be able to understand why we insist on being the softest touch when it comes to nationalities around the world who we house, feed and clothe while they plot terrorist activities against us yet a nation who have proved beyond any ones doubt that they deserve to be here are dismissed in this way.
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: cornishlad on April 24, 2009, 10:45:50 pm
signed with pleasure.
my father found it hard to respect many people, but always said to me when i was young, how much
we owed them. pat
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Wetwater on April 24, 2009, 10:48:32 pm
   Signed,  :-)) along with 4 other family members.  Let them all stay and get rid of the parasites flooding into the country instead. 
   Used to often see them when they were off duty in Aldershot a few years ago..  Always quiet, smartly dressed and polite.
   A complete contrast to the trash we have here now.  >:-o
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: D.P. Chandler on April 24, 2009, 11:26:01 pm
I cannot sign the petition as I am not a U.K. resident. (Jersey, Independent Channel Islands,dont you know)

but I support the cause a 110%. These brave and honourable people should not be treated like this by a govenment who are not worthy to stand in thier shadow.

Keep fighting for justice you guys.

Peter C
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: DickyD on April 25, 2009, 09:23:18 am
Please feel free to copy the link and send to all your contacts.

My dad was in the SAS and he said it was the one regiment they respected above all others, LRDG excepted.


www.gurkhajustice.org.uk
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: w3bby on April 25, 2009, 09:34:49 am
I cannot sign the petition as I am not a U.K. resident. (Jersey, Independent Channel Islands,dont you know)
Oh yes you can... I reside in Sweden but as a British citizen and ex Forces I have signed. Don't click "UK resident", just click "Join" and it will say that as you are not a UK resident the "powers that be" will not regard your opinion as highly as that of a UK resident. Just click "join" again and you are done. :-))
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: BarryM on April 25, 2009, 11:38:45 am
Signed.

The Ghurkas are good enough to fight and die for us but not good enough to live with us? I don't think so!

A typical decision of politicians who are happy to send troops to war but will never serve themselves. Makes me sick to be on the same island.

Barry M
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: a3nige on April 25, 2009, 12:01:25 pm
Signed.
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Post by: steamboatmodel on April 25, 2009, 04:30:39 pm
I have signed, I don't know how much it will help.
My Father said they were the best and most loyal allies we could have.
Regards,
Gerald.
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Bartapuss on April 25, 2009, 04:31:17 pm
Just another sign of how evil, pathetic and corrupted this country is becoming, especially regarding its treatment of a people who believe it is an honor to serve in this country's armed forces but denied basic right to be treated equally, its times like this that I feel ashamed to be British.

Signed.
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Inkmark on April 25, 2009, 04:37:17 pm
Signed
We are looking for justice and honour here, words that our government don't seem to understand.
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: djrobbo on April 25, 2009, 08:34:10 pm
Signed...along with all my family............only met a couple of ghurkas who were old forces buddies of my dads in ww11...........he would not hear any thing said against them and swore that they were the two people he would trust his life to........As has already been said i am sure the scum bags we have in government are hell bent on totally destroying this country...which they are currently making a pretty good job off  <*< <*< <*<

           Would the last person to leave the country please turn off the lights <:( <:(

                          regards..............bob.
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: D.P. Chandler on April 26, 2009, 11:18:36 pm
I cannot sign the petition as I am not a U.K. resident. (Jersey, Independent Channel Islands,dont you know)
Oh yes you can... I reside in Sweden but as a British citizen and ex Forces I have signed. Don't click "UK resident", just click "Join" and it will say that as you are not a UK resident the "powers that be" will not regard your opinion as highly as that of a UK resident. Just click "join" again and you are done. :-))
Thanks for that, have signed up.
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: DARLEK1 on April 26, 2009, 11:26:39 pm
Their curries are better than any Indian, Pakistani, or Bangladeshi, I have ever had too!
 Superb!

 Paul... :-)
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Malcolm Reade on April 27, 2009, 12:01:28 am
I can think of no more convincing reason...

Malc


Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: DARLEK1 on April 27, 2009, 12:33:02 am
 :} Chers Malc, I know a few!
 Paul... ok2
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: TCC on April 27, 2009, 10:50:27 am
Excuse my interuptng th pledges but what's the reason behind the govt. line? Is it that if they let the gurkhas in, they then have to let in everyone from the family and descendents from commonweath forces who served since ww1 to your humble iraqi dishwasher currently using Fairy in Basra?

The gurkha decision sets a precedent, what? and maybe that's what they're scared of?

Howeever, the tactics are very 'yes Minister', everyone who's got a high decoration of has served 20 yrs when the max was 13/15! Pardon my fench but that was flippin disgusting!

[I signed days ago... didn't need no internet thread to prompt me.   I even gave my right address. ;-)]
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: polaris on April 27, 2009, 06:12:41 pm

Done
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Post by: steamshed on April 27, 2009, 06:33:58 pm
DONE
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: sheerline on April 27, 2009, 09:03:57 pm
Dissapointed and disgusted (as usual) with this twisted useless bunch of cretins in Westminster. What a stab in the back for just about the finest bunch of people ever to support our country. After all the dregs of humanity who are allowed to live here, to reject the most deserving such as these is an act beyond the bounds of credulity!

These men are a very special and deserving case, I signed this and wish them God speed to the proper conclusion which should be their right!
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: MikeK on April 28, 2009, 09:03:27 am
Got the update from Joanna Lumley this morning asking to contact your MP and requesting him to attend Westminster on Wedneday for the vote on the Gurkhas. Just done it, you can find out who your mp is at this site:   www.theyworkforyou.com

Mike
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: MCAT on April 28, 2009, 09:25:42 am
Signed  .
 come fight for our country, thanks a lot now "xxxxx" off .  what a discrace, if anyone deserves to be a drain on UK resources
its those guy's ,  and it would not be a drain  only used that word to highlight the waster's we do give refuge to.
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Beachcomber on April 28, 2009, 02:43:01 pm
Signed  with pleasure   :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: chingdevil on April 28, 2009, 06:45:44 pm
I wrote to my MP today, I hope he listens


Brian
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: craftysod on April 28, 2009, 07:19:27 pm
Dont be daft Brian,it wasnt written on a £50 note
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: sheerline on April 28, 2009, 08:33:19 pm
Excellent Craftysod, wish I had thought of that one!
It would appear that this movement has really struck a cord with us Brits. I sometimes wonder how these ruddy politicians can sleep in their beds at night , still, if you have a skin as thick as a Rhino, the intelligence to match and no concience, I guess it comes easy. Probably as easy as claiming for expenses!!!
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: wbeedie on April 29, 2009, 08:03:48 pm
Just heard the Mps have voted against the government and have voted for ALL Gurkhas to be allowed to stay
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: DickyD on April 29, 2009, 08:04:55 pm
Just beat me to it.  :-))
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: craftysod on April 29, 2009, 08:08:54 pm
Great news now kick the scum out our country  :-))
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: wbeedie on April 29, 2009, 08:10:39 pm
no need to speak about our Rt Hon MPs like that Craftysod %%
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Malcolm Reade on April 29, 2009, 10:16:41 pm
The problem now is that the Government won't want to lose face by climbing down?

I'm prepared to bet that nothing much will change to let the Gurkhas in to the UK, regardless of today's vote?

Below is a reply I received from George Osborne (my MP) on the subject:

Malc

___________________________________

Thank you for contacting me about British residency and citizenship for Gurkhas and their dependants.

We want to be fair to the Gurkhas in contrast to the Government’s approach and its response to the recent High Court ruling which, in our opinion, has not been.  We have already said that we would introduce a limit on visas allowed generally under the Points-Based System, to ensure that those who come here benefit British society.  We believe that former Gurkhas, and other veterans who are not UK nationals, have already contributed to our society, and have therefore earned the presumption that they should be allowed to come here.

A Conservative Government would establish the presumption that pre-1997 Gurkhas should be allowed to settle in the UK if that is their wish.  To enable this to happen within the terms of our proposed immigration policy, we would create a new tier within the Points-Based System, which each year would allow a specified number of visas for non-UK ex-servicemen. We will conduct research to see how much demand there is for such visas.

This policy would be fair to our veterans, particularly the Gurkhas, consistent with our proposals for a controlled immigration policy, and affordable within the welfare budget.

We are concerned that the Government has failed to plan for the numbers expected to move to the UK over the next few years.  Any significant migration has an effect on public services and infrastructure and this tends to be concentrated in particular areas.  This is why our properly controlled system will not only enable the UK to be fair to its former Gurkhas but will enable the public finances to cope and local authorities to plan service provision properly.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to write to me.

Best wishes                                     

George Osborne MP


Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: DARLEK1 on April 29, 2009, 11:48:17 pm
We would not have the benefits problem if they got rid of the dross dudes!
 Stick em all in an old super tanker, tow it out and use it for target practice!

 Paul... >>:-(
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Bartapuss on April 29, 2009, 11:57:54 pm
However if the Gurkhas had been criminals they probably would have got everything they wanted no problem, Romania has been accused of sending their criminals here cause they'll get an easy life. A Romanian vagrant who had a string of convictions back home as well as convictions here for burglary claimed he violently raped a 21year old woman so he would go to prison where he could sleep in comfort, eat good food as well as learn English, has been granted his wish after a judge handed him an indeterminate sentence for the crime. I believe, but I could be wrong the woman's husband/boyfriend is currently serving in the army in Afghanistan, as if he did'nt have enough to worry about!!
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: sheerline on April 30, 2009, 12:22:31 am
If the Guhrkas get the right to stay because they were prepared to fight and die for our country then surely simple reverse logic should apply to those foriegners who wish to threaten and take the lives of our citizens.... they should be denied the right to stay. Instead of honouring their so called human rights or allowing them to languish in or gaols at our expense, they should forfeit their right to remain and be thrown back to where they come from, irrespective of any threat to their lives in their homeland, which would appear to be a common excuse.
Gordon Browns main excuse for rejecting the Guhrkas appears to be  purely monetary, I suggest the less deserving dregs of humanity who gravitate to our shores with the governments blessing, are a greater drain on the public purse. Even if it were argued that were not the case, I would happily cough up the extra taxation neccessary to enable these Guhrkas to remain here. Britains dignity (if there is any left) is at stake here as well as a sense of common decency toward a goup of people prepared to lay down their lives on our behalf.
Brown and his baying bunch of twisted chronies makes one ashamed to be British.... it's time they left the building!
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: The long Build on April 30, 2009, 12:23:32 am
We would not have the benefits problem if they got rid of the dross dudes!
 Stick em all in an old super tanker, tow it out and use it for target practice!

 Paul... >>:-(

Naa , we would get fined by the E.U for polluting the ocean, and they might get upset about loosing a Super Tanker. :}  Not to mention their human rights... <*<
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: sheerline on April 30, 2009, 11:43:54 am
A day after the Guhrka scandal, and here we are,  the news on my screen has just revealed that an asylum seeker who killed a little girl by mowing her down and ran from the scene of the accident, has just been freed and allowed to remain in the uk because it's too dangerous for him to be deported to his own country! This shameful government and UK justice system has reduced us to a laughing stock.
 I really must stop reading the news because every day brings another shocking revelation which enrages me.
Apart from building the country back up, the next thing on the list of things to do should be to instill dignity and pride in our country. These two latter would inspire people to push their heads up and improve instead of going around angry and despondant which is something a lot of Brits appear to do now.
 
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: DickyD on April 30, 2009, 11:57:39 am
An excellent vote by parliament for a change.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8023882.stm
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: nhp651 on April 30, 2009, 11:59:18 am
WHAT HUMAN RIGHTS????

One illegal turkish kurd who had been arrested 3 times before for driving illegally and released by judges, has just been released from a detention centre yesterday in the North West, after killing a little 9 year old girl in a hit and run, whilst he fights a deportation order.

WHERE ARE THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THIS POOR LITTLE BEAUTIFUL GIRL AND HER HEARTBROKEN FAMILY.

The B*****d should be put against a  wall and shot......scum bag.
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: polaris on April 30, 2009, 06:28:16 pm

Dear All,

I am very pleased indeed at the outcome of this. Any Gurkha's who have served in the British Army for a full Signup term (or longer), deserve the right to be able to stay here if they so wish. I do have one small reservation though, it should not mean that their whole total family should be able to migrate here - wife and children of necessary support/dependency age yes, all family no.

Nhp651, I totally agree. Such people who breach our laws in a serious manner - even once - should be deported immediately without any question whatsoever. Unfortunately we seem to suffer from a rather poor Judiciary these days who are scared stiff of anything that comes even close to PC, or gets anywhere close to being contentious. No guts... all scared stiff of being thought racist/anti-European... and unfailingly kowtow to their ultimate masters these days... the Govt./Euro.. Strange really, Italy and other Euro. countries seem to be much stricter with such things than GB don't they? Oh, and if any of us would like to emigrate to Aust. or NZ claiming political asylum we wouldn't stand a chance - we would be on the first plane back!!! Oh well..........!

Regards, Bernard
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Popeye on April 30, 2009, 06:49:53 pm
Excellent Craftysod, wish I had thought of that one!
It would appear that this movement has really struck a cord with us Brits. I sometimes wonder how these ruddy politicians can sleep in their beds at night , still, if you have a skin as thick as a Rhino, the intelligence to match and no conscience, I guess it comes easy. Probably as easy as claiming for expenses!!!

Somebody once observed that we get the politicians we deserve; surely no electorate can have done something so heinous that it deserves the idiots we're currently stuck with who, par excellance,  are destroying the country so effectively.

Additional food for thought- if nobody wants 'em , who voted 'em in???? >:-o
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Bartapuss on April 30, 2009, 10:27:25 pm
This Government and the Judiciary are so incompetent and out of touch with reality every day seems to bring a new story of how worse things are getting. At times I really do wonder if it is by design by some foreign power. I mean they're doing such a great job at screwing up every aspect of this country , something which war and bombs failed to do.  {:-{  :((
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 30, 2009, 11:06:07 pm
Zombies?
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: chingdevil on May 02, 2009, 06:47:16 pm
I got a letter back from my MP today, written on Houses of Parliment note paper telling me he had voted with Nick Clegg and outlining what the Conservatives will do for the Gurkhas when they get into power.

It also did not cost me £50 to get my MP to do his job and listen to his constituants :P :P :P :P :P :P :P


Brian
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: DickyD on May 21, 2009, 01:29:46 pm
From Joanna Lumley (joanna@gurkhajustice.org.uk)

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,
 
Joanna
www.gurkhajustice.org.uk
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: Malcolm Reade on May 21, 2009, 01:43:46 pm
A very welcome decision...

A little of the pride that I once had for my Country has been restored.

Malc
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: tomo55 on May 21, 2009, 03:25:19 pm
Good news indeed,
What about a petition to boot MPs out of the uk,maybe a tour in Afganistan might focus the mind a bit.
Chris
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: warspite on May 21, 2009, 06:27:47 pm
Good news indeed,
What about a petition to boot MPs out of the uk,maybe a tour in Afganistan might focus the mind a bit.
Chris

AAHHH yes, but what would the expenses claim be, and if they got shot (wishfull thinking) i could not see them having to endure waiting for treatment like our troops have to - do you
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: tobyker on May 21, 2009, 06:35:10 pm
I wonder what the Indians will think of our breaking the Tri-Partite agreement?
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: nhp651 on May 21, 2009, 06:41:19 pm
 :-)) :-)) O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 :-)) :-))
Title: Re: GURKHAS PETITION
Post by: DARLEK1 on May 22, 2009, 12:02:07 am
HOORAHH! It is about Fraking time that people on this planet finally found a brain cell! At least from the one's you would not expect anyway?

 Paul...