Justice for Gurkhas

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  1. The Gurkhas won their test case in the Appeal Court today (Tue 30th September 2008), there is still a long way to go to have the law changed. Please sign the petition.

    IMHO its appalling they way the have been treated, The country allows immigratants of every shape & religion, yet we can't allow people who have served proudly fighting for the country to retire here.

    The Gurkha Justice Campaign

    Gurkhas are fighting for Justice. They want the same terms and conditions as their UK and Commonwealth counterparts.

    Britain has had no greater friends than the Gurkhas. They have served all across the world in the defence of our Country for nearly 200 years. Over 45,000 died in the two World Wars as part of the British Army. They are still fighting in the British Army today.

    You may have seen in the media that they are fighting in Parliament and the Courts. Step by step, things are getting better - but there is a long way to go.

    Today, we expect judgement from the High Court as to whether their treatment has been unlawful in terms of the right to live in the UK if they retired before 1997.

    Whatever the High Court decides today, the Government has to change the law on how it treats Gurkhas. We demand the full, fundamental change in law that will allow all retired Gurkhas the right to live here.

    By signing up above you will be expressing your support for all Gurkhas. You will be signing our petition, and we will be able to contact you in the future as we mount the largest ever campaign to get them the Justice that they deserve.

    Join me in the campaign: together, we can finally right this wrong.

    Joanna Lumley

    Justice for Gurkhas
  2. signed, i live in kent where the two main gurkha barracks are, these soldiers are gentlemen, never any aggro, polite, courteous and should have the full backing of the british people and goverment. we owe them at least that.
  3. They were told they didn't have "strong ties" to the U.K.? My God, what more did they have to do to prove their loyalty and ties? Justice delayed is justice denied to these men and their families; the government must get their shambolic immigration policy sorted out to admit these proud and worthy warriors into our country. Great to see Joanna Lumley championing their cause - good on her.

    Red Sailor
  4. Concur.
    Duly signed.
  5. Whilst the court decision is a crumb of comfort though perhaps too little too late to salve our conscience, I fear that the home office and cabinet would rather ignore this judgement than admit just how abominably wrong they have been all these years. I also fear that any petition to this lame duck government is little more than wated paper.
  6. Signed with pleasure.
  7. Signed. :thumright:
  8. Signed. :thumright:
  9. It makes my blood boil to see that these loyal warriors are having to do this when our treacherous, disgusting, slimy government are allowing people from as diverse places as Somalia FFS to come here.

    I've always been proud to have a multicultural society in this country, but i find it no surprise to see that as usual our self-serving politicians are getting everything arse-about-face from what the general population wants.

    We stand idly by while every Tom, Dick and Harry comes to live here, legally or otherwise whilst our most honourable friends struggle. DISGUSTING!!!!

    Can we still hang people for treason in this country? If so maybe we can start with the senior members of the government?
  10. Signed with much pleasure.

  11. Signed

    I find the govt of the UK so damn pathetic career politicians self first self last.
  12. Duly signed and an honour to do so.
    It is to be hoped that this Government take heed of what is such a blatant travesty of justice.
  13. definately done
  14. Was glad to sign ,All political parties should be ashamed of themselves,The Gurkhas have been treated atrociously for many years.

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