Sunday, 26 April 2009
Justice for Gurkha Veterans
I missed Saturday's canvassing session due to a family commitment but I am told that there was a lot of anger regarding the latest decision by the Home Office on the Gurkhas. Having grown up near Shorncliffe Barracks where the Royal Gurkha Rifles are based I share people's fury. The Gurkhas have supported the British in conflicts across the world for over 200 years and over 45000 died in World War I and II. As Joanna Lumley said this latest decision is a "betrayal" but has vowed to continue campaigning for equal rights. The campaign site can be found HERE and signing the petition will help keep the pressure on the Government.