Should Gurkhas have a right to Live in the UK?

I’m not really into big into petitions and such, but I did actually feel moved to sign the Gurkha Justice one at

I have always had the greatest respect for the Gurkhas, perhaps because it’s pretty much one of the only stories I was told by a grandparent about the war, involved serving with them. And whenever I have seen them in this country, they always command an air of respectability and pride in their uniform, something our own squaddies rarely do.

So it just doesn’t feel right to me that having spent years serving in our armed forces, some of the Gurkhas are denied the right to live here. The irony is, in my mind, they have more of a right than most of the scroungers that populate our country anyway. Anyway enough of my pontificating, checkout the website and if you feel the same, you have till Wed 9pm to add your name, before the petition gets handed in on Thursday.

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  • Tonester 18 November 2008, 8:45 pm

    Good spot Col, I’ve just signed up as well. 😀 Cheers

  • Tonester 21 November 2008, 9:11 pm

    Funny how we still rely on the Gurkhas for the more important jobs (like protecting Prince Harry), but treat their Veterans so poorly = Bad news.

    P.S. Have you seen the knife they carry, called a “kukri” or something… can take an enemy’s head off with one blow.. Ouch 😮

  • Colin McNulty 22 November 2008, 5:51 am

    Indeed, it didn’t escape me that Prince Harry was stationed with the Gurkhas. I guess they were the only ones they trusted to keep the secret.

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