Wednesday, August 01, 2007

2000 Gurkhas could be allowed to stay


A Gurkha, who is prepared to fight and die for
Britain, should have the right to settle in the UK, an immigration tribunal has heard.

David Enright, representing 44 former Gurkhas, said visa officials should take into account war wounds, medals and their allegiance to the Crown.

This test case could help decide whether 2,000 Gurkhas in the British army can stay in the country.

It’s about time too. As far as I am concerned the only foreigners that are deserving enough to be allowed to live in Britain are those Gurkhas that are willing to fight and die for this country. Instead of allowing them in though we allow anyone else to come to this country even if they are criminals or have no value whatsoever to this country and all they do is undercut the wages of people in this country.

2 comments:

alanorei said...

For as long as they are stationed here.

They should then return to Nepal, where clearly they would be an asset to their own nation.

I do think, however, that Nepal could qualify for overseas assistance, once our own deserving recipients, e.g. flood victims, are catered for.

This is instead of bestowing billions of £s on Marxist regimes in Africa.

Richard Madeley said...

...the only foreigners that are deserving enough to be allowed to live in Britain are those Gurkhas that are willing to fight and die for this country...

And those from other regiments, of course, who also fought for Britain.