Wednesday, 29 April 2009


The Gurkha vote in Parliament today was a victory for common decency. To win by over twenty votes was a pleasant surprise.

To me it was a simple issue the Gurkhas put their lives on the line for our security. I therefore believe they have the right to live here.

In a Parliamentary debate led two years ago by Bob Russell MP we edged the Government in the right direction but they refused to budge on the right to live here.

I raised the issue in Parliament several time and again last week when there were indications that the Government were preparing for a shabby response to the successful court case.

Nick Clegg identified this as a moral issue and he was right to give these brave people his backing.

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