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Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

tiddles
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Registered: 09-09-2007

Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

You will have seen in the press or heard on the news of the plight of many former Gurkha soldiers under threat of deportation from the UK - it's a disgrace! They are not allowed to work here to support themselves  and have to rely on charity - nor are they entitled to NHS treatment.

A petition to the PM has been started and it needs support!

If you want to help - it is at  http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Gurkha-soldiers/
You can also email your MP.

Only UK based Brits can sign.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

Living Near Colchester where they are now based I share your feelings Cry
nadger
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

I agree that the way some of them have been treated is disgraceful especially when one considers the number of Victoria Crosses that Gurkhas have one in past conflicts.
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

Well I have signed it, ther is Signatures: 1,454
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

Couldn't agree more about the shabby treatment of the Gurkha's. Noted the Daily Mail front page comparison with the paedo (hesitate to use the full word in case it's deleted) extradited from Australia, who can remain at large in this country. Am I alone in hoping someone violent finds this sicko?
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

Absolutely disgraceful treatment from a group of incompetent morons we call a government. This is the same government who put our soldiers lives at risk in Iraq and Afghanistan by not supplying correct equipment whilst helping themselves to fat allowances that we pay for.
I hope everyone signs the petition and we shame Brown into action.
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

Quote from: artmo
shame Brown
isn't that an oxymoron
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

Quote from: Oldjim
Quote from: artmo
shame Brown
isn't that an oxymoron

Yes, you may be right Wink
tiddles
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

When signing the petition - send an email to your MP informing them and drawing their attention to the link.
glyndev
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

Quote from: Oldjim
isn't that an oxymoron

Why add the Oxy  Grin Wink.
fceluk
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

Isn't that racist Undecided........Oh well, if the cap fits Smiley
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

is that a younger Strat I see?
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

He wishes!
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

I've just noticed that here.
I think it has something to do with the pose.
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Re: Treatment of Retired Gurkha Soldiers in UK

Strat....be careful..... apparently it alright to "cross dress" on this forum, but you must not "cross post"..... its against the forum rules..... and also if you get cross posting, you start an argument, and then they might ban you for 48 hours..... (so be careful until Monday night..... and see you on Thursday ! ! !)