Thursday, 21 May 2009

Gordon and the Gurkhas

"Gurkha campaigner Joanna Lumley has paid tribute to Prime Minister Gordon Brown as she hailed the decision to allow all Gurkha veterans to come to Britain."

Let us be clear, the Labour government under Gordon Brown has been forced to climb down and signal a complete U-turn as a result of a highly successful and hard-fought campaign by Peter Carroll and Joanna Lumley for the rights of the Gurkhas to settle with their families in Britain. In addition the government has suffered a defeat in the Houses of Parliament on the issue and the Gurkhas' cause has been upheld by the majority of MPs and by the overwhelming will of the electorate. This is a triumph for democracy against the obdurate and unyielding stance taken by the government and its leader, Gordon Brown.

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