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The Ghurkas and their abysmal treatment by this Government


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Seems that despite massive public opinion in favour of allowing ex-Ghurka soldiers to settle here and enjoy the benefits of the country they have defended with no restraints, this disgraceful Labour Government has once again turned its back on them

 

Content with allowing asylum seekers and illegal immigrants from every corner of the grabbing world to congregate in France with a view to catch the next bus across the Channel, Brown and his bunch of disgusting, fiddling parasites have put certain conditions on Ghurka troops having entry into the country.

 

Now the Government has decided to allow those soldiers who retired prior to July 1997 the automatic right to live in the UK - but only if special circumstances apply but in true Brown fashion; have set criteria that are unattainable.

 

They require a Gurkha to have served for 20 years but a Ghurka rifleman is only permitted to serve for 15 years before he has to retire!. Their lawyer said ?It?s a sham and an absolute disgrace."

 

....And who are we to disagree??!!

 

This Government is quite prepared to let into this country the scumbags of the world but not Gallant and Loyal Gurkha's who have served this country for 200 years.

 

How is it we now have to allow migrants from all over the eastern block to come here and live off our benefits, but the very troops who have defended us against the threat of the east for generations are treated with utter contempt?

 

This decision makes me ashamed to be British

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I to think it is a disgrace, but it might be a symptom, the government listening tp peoples clap trap about immigration :wink:

 

what on earth are you going on about sgt? This isn't immigration, this is a right that should be bestowed on these people. It shouldn't be a right for some random foreigner to be able to come and live here just because his government has decided it would be a good screw to get a few billion in handouts every year from your mates in Brussels.

 

A real case of getting priorities wrong in every way

 

and if this lot did listen to peoples concerns about immigration (not claptrap as you put it) we would not have all these illegal mouths to feed in the middle of a recession. Every country in Europe stated a maximum limit of migrants except us.... another case of Bliar and Brown thinking they knew better when in fact they got it wrong again dad!

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Think there's slightly more involved in this decision than meets the eye. :? Having served with the Gurkhas I have the utmost respect and admiration for their military history and skills; however, at the end of the day, they are, in effect, mercenaries employed by the UK. :shock: They are foreign (Nepalese) nationals, and thus have no more rights to enter the UK than other foreign immigrants. :shock: The British Army, due to an inability to recruit indigenous UK nationals, is now recruiting from former colonial countries, such recruits being entitled to UK citizenship after 5 years service - something else that's wrong. :shock: So, like Premier League footballers, we now have a "foreign legion" of mercenaries. :roll: All this build up of "entitlements" will presumably form a legal precedent, which will, according to Phil Woollas - open the flood gates. :? So, reluctantly, some good flesh has to be sacrificed, to cut out the bad. :cry:

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So therefore Obs if they have no more rights than other foreign nationals then vice versa they should not have less rights than other foreign nationals. So why are the government denying them access when any other Rod, Pole or Abdul are welcome to join our benefit handout society?

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Think there's slightly more involved in this decision than meets the eye. :? Having served with the Gurkhas I have the utmost respect and admiration for their military history and skills; however, at the end of the day, they are, in effect, mercenaries employed by the UK. :shock: They are foreign (Nepalese) nationals, and thus have no more rights to enter the UK than other foreign immigrants. :shock: The British Army, due to an inability to recruit indigenous UK nationals, is now recruiting from former colonial countries, such recruits being entitled to UK citizenship after 5 years service - something else that's wrong. :shock: So, like Premier League footballers, we now have a "foreign legion" of mercenaries. :roll: All this build up of "entitlements" will presumably form a legal precedent, which will, according to Phil Woollas - open the flood gates. :? So, reluctantly, some good flesh has to be sacrificed, to cut out the bad. :cry:

 

I am amazed you could compare a Ghurka to a mercenary Obs, if they were purely mercenaries, I'm bloody sure the Argies would have paid them a damned sight more than the UK did to fight the Falklands war!

 

The British government SHOULD give priority settlement rights to persons who are willing to fight for this country, but instead we give those rights to any tom Dick or Harry who wants to come over and sponge off us.

 

With regards to the Commonwealth and former colonial countries having soldiers signing up; just remember that the last person to win the VC in our army was Pte Beharry who was born in Grenada and he saved the lives of a few of his comrades when some rampant raghead was wanting to kill them in Iraq. And also endured brain surgery after the event as a result of injuries received. If he wasn't already living here, would you deny him the right to come and live here with his family and yet allow some Iraqui to stay who has jumped a truck from Calais?

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Sorry to be so consistent Baz; but my position is quite clear: NO foreign nationals should be taken in as immigrants; any skill requirements can be based on tempory visas. :shock: As for being mercenaries, that's a fact, they are employed by the UK Government to serve with the British Army as a unit. :? Pvt Beharry, was recruited cos they can't recruit enough indigenous squaddies, and no doubt, if it hadn't been him in his heroic situation, it would have been someone else. :? So let's not get carried away with sentiment folks. :roll:

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Well the little Gurhas have won their battle - so as they say; an emotional decision made in haste, can now be repented at leisure. :roll: Notice their wage as U.K. soldiers is 16 times the average wage in Nepal, which no doubt explains the incentive to fight for Queen and Country. :shock:

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