Ghurka justice campaign

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Postby Dotsie » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:41 am

Yeah! :D
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Postby Trish » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:46 am

chris.ph wrote:the gurkas are officially classified as mercenaries thats how they can get away with giving them nothing


Following that bit of logic, all soldiers are mercenaries because they are all paid.


I'm glad the gurkhas will receive citizenship; it is the least they deserve.
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Postby Batty » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:51 pm

The newspaper has reported that soldiers from other Commonwealth countries can apply for UK residency after just 4 years in the British Army.

Why then, does the Government insist on 20 years service from the Ghurkas? Surely that is racism?

Joanna Lumley should be made a Dame!
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Postby Straw Walker » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:58 pm

Batty wrote:Joanna Lumley should be made a Dame!


And what a lovely dame she'd make :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:59 pm

I do hope she's made one - and puts her hair up 'Patsy Stone' style when she gets her gong from the Queen :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:17 pm

a mercenary is somebody who doesnt get paid by their own government and havent pledged an allegiance to that country, i know the gurkas pledge to the queen. we had indian regiments in the british army upto ww2
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Postby Burnalot » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:56 pm

Either way, mercenary or not, they definately deserve their reward for service, just as any other soldier does.

I personally find it amazing that the Gurkhas are willing to travel such a long distance to serve in the British army. Incredible display of loyalty, deserving of citizenship at the very least.
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Postby chris.ph » Fri May 01, 2009 5:06 pm

very hard little b@@@@@rs as well :) and they deserve our support
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Postby Vena Ravenhaired » Fri May 08, 2009 9:16 am

I agree with Batty, the rules should be the same for all soldiers who have served alongside our own troops.

Without wishing to appear racist, and this well might appear so, I would rather have the Gurkhas here than many other immigrants. At the very least the Gurkhas have been unwaveringly loyal to us in every conflict, and they deserve the same rights as any other person serving in our miltary.

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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri May 08, 2009 12:45 pm

I got a reply from my MP after I followed the 'annoy your MP' link in Tony's letter from Joanna Lumley.

He's a Liberal Democrat (Cons and Labs don't do at all well in Cornwall... :twisted: ) and luckily is well behind the Gurkha's cause and will be there with a club to make sure the Scurrilous Scot sticks to his more recent promises
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Postby chris.ph » Fri May 08, 2009 4:56 pm

you dont mean the dictator in charge at the moment jan(coz i gaurntee nobody on this site voted for him to be pm) :evil:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri May 08, 2009 8:30 pm

Who else Chris? :evil:

Actually I think technically he's not alive so therefore shouldn't have even been voted in as an MP? I've never seen much passing as an emotion going on in that pale wishy-washy porridgey face but then a zombie's got more of a personality - well Reg Shoe has anyway :twisted:

8) Just come back in to say at least he's not a manicly grinning corpse like his predecessor who unfortunately was voted in the 2 times - so as it goes he's ever so slightly better if very,very, boring. So GB's better for my blood pressure as I can't actually be bothered to have an emotion back at him
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