Friday, June 01, 2007

VC hero allowed to come to Britain


The government have finally done something right. They are going to allow Tul Bahadur Pun, the Victoria Cross winner to stay in Britain. The government have surprised even me.

15 comments:

CalumCarr said...

and not before time.

alanorei said...

I have no doubt that public pressure helped, not a little of it BNP related, like Hodge's pronouncement on 'British first' for housing.

Nulab has to try to look good in the eyes of the public now, since they are soon to lose their main figurehead.

Ian Appleby said...

Should someone from his family come, too?

youdontknowme said...

I don't see why they should. They didn't win the VC and there is no evidence that they helped Britain out.

Ian Appleby said...

YDLM, despite the evidence to the contrary of your unlikely proposals to solve various perceived problems, I sometimes wonder whether you have any imagination. This is an 84 year old man with health problems, and you wouldn't even let him bring a family member with him on his journey? Is he not enough of a hero for you? You're all heart...

youdontknowme said...

Not really a journey when he will be staying for the rest of his life. are we supposed to allow the family member to stay until the gurkha dies?

Ian Appleby said...

Why not? Why not let his relatives stay as long as they like, in recognition of what one of their family did for Britain?

youdontknowme said...

just because he is a good man doesn't mean his family is. we have too many immigrants as it is. we don't need a family of them. war heroes only.

Ian Appleby said...

Where do you stand on the question of war widows' pensions?

youdontknowme said...

If the soldier died in battle and didn't leave much to his family then the widow should get something.

Ian Appleby said...

Even though just because he is a good man doesn't mean his family is?

youdontknowme said...

If he died in battle it is the governments fault for doing so. the government took him away from his family to fight knowing that he may never come back and be able to provide for his family. It is basically to ensure they can survive without him.

Either way it is different anyway. The Gurkhas aren't citizens and therefore do not get the same benefits as citizens that are born here.

Ian Appleby said...

Same right to be shot at as a member of HM forces, though, eh?

youdontknowme said...

yes

Ian Appleby said...

Bloody foreigners, coming over here, stopping bullets meant for decent hard-working white soldiers... You do right, YDKM: make sure they know their place.