Gurkhas Win Right to Stay in UK

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  1. Negative Creep

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    Apologies if this is a repost, did a search but found nothing. The Government recently announced that Gurkhas would not be allowed to settle in this country or be given the same pension rights. There was such a public outrage that the government have performed a complete u-turn and will allow any who have served for 4 years or more to have UK residency. Damn right I say, everyone who fights for a country should be allowed to live there!

    BBC NEWS | Politics | Gurkhas win right to settle in UK
     
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    :D Great news! Good decision.
     
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    It's sad this even had to be debated.
     
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    Thanks for the update; I had seen the original story where they couldn't stay in the UK but am glad to see this was the outcome.
     
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    Bl**dy marvellous, and I should think so too! They've been Britain's most loyal ex-Colonial troops for over 100 years, and the way they were treated by our Government was nothing short of disgusting. This news has made my day!
     
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    Good call!!! Maybe someone convinced the idiots that you really don't want to piss of a bunch of Gurkhas. Its not good for one's health.
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Very good to hear, they deserve it.
     
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    A good example for the United States for the Hmong peoples.
     
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    Great news, agree, shouldn't have had to debate it! :salute:
     
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    the goverment completely misjudged public opinion about the ghurka's, but it took them far to long to come to the right decision.
    best news i've heard for a while
     
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    Good news to hear.
     
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