Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ghurkas fight for justice

It's a shame that these brave men have had to resort to such measures.

For what they've contributed to the United Kingdom over many years, they deserve both citizenship and pension rights

2 comments:

beano said...

On a sentimental level I completely agree, but the UK has responsibilities to India and Nepal.

It looks like they're going to end that agreement, which is fair enough as far as I'm concerned - the Gurkhas deserve better. As long as it's done without riling the other parties too much.

The Aberdonian said...

They should have a similar system as they have in France with the foreign legion. All those honourably discharged from the legion automatically qualify for French citizenship.

Fulfills a legion motto:

"He became a son of France not by blood received but by blood spilt"