Wednesday, 29 April 2009

A good day for the Gurkha campaign

On Sunday I wrote about feedback from local people about the decision regarding Gurkha veterans. Well today Conservatives joined the Liberal Democrats and some Labour MPs to vote against the Government's policy on restricting the right of former Gurkhas to stay in the UK. Our own local MP ignored the feelings of many people in Chatham & Aylesford and voted in favour of the restrictions, which according to the Gurkha Justice Campaign would help only a limited number of veterans.

You can read the BBC report on the vote HERE and the views of the actress Joanna Lumley on the outcome HERE.

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