Friday, April 24, 2009

Labour's shameful betrayal of the Gurkhas

Cranmer has received a missive from an erstwhile Labour supporter on the matter of the Government's shameful treatment of the Gurkhas. He shall comment no further for he agrees with every word (except the bit about being 'by nature and history a Labour supporter'):

Your Grace,

May I humbly bring to your attention the Government announcement regarding the Gurkha soldiers, made today (though I'm pretty sure you will be aware of it already).

Personally, I am by nature and history a Labour supporter. Cutting a long story short, this latest announcement completes my total, unqualified contempt for this government and the final destruction of any remaining allegiance I may have had for that party. I'm no soldier, having neither the brains nor balls for such a vocation, but I can recognise better men (and women) than I, and the armed services in general and the Gurkhas particularly definitely fall in to that category.

These men are prepared to lose their lives, or possibly worse, suffer hideous injury serving this country. This Government, already treating UK members of the armed forces in a thoroughly cynical manner, have devised yet another morally bankrupt policy calculated to offer the appearance of doing the right thing, while in practice denying these soldiers their obvious right to live in the country they have defended.

I would like to think that Phil Woolas and his colleagues are having trouble sleeping at night, knowing they have behaved in a thoroughly disgusting manner. In truth I suspect they spend a brief minute asking themselves 'did I get away with it?' before enjoying a serene rest in the comfort they so complacently deny those who truly deserve it. They are completely without honour, but are unable to recognise that fact since they have no understanding of the concept.

I should be very interested to know your Grace's view on the matter.



Blogger moomintroll said...

I did not think that it was possible for my contempt for the current shower in power to get any greater until I saw this. They are trying to show themselves to be tough by picking on people who have served this country well, whilst at the same time showing themselves both unable and unwilling to do anything to stop the illegal flooding into this country of people who have absolutely no connection with it (see the current situation at Sangatte).

Does anyone know of any campaign we can join to support the Gurkhas?

24 April 2009 at 16:39  
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24 April 2009 at 16:39  
Anonymous Brian said...

I'm a BNP voter, but I have no objection whatsoever to loyal servicemen settling in this country no matter what their ethnicity - they've earned their citizenship, which is more than you can say for some of the predators, pimps, parasites, pushers and other scum who prey on us kuffars.

And besides, one day, when the balloon goes up, it may be very useful to have the Gurkhas around.

24 April 2009 at 16:48  
Blogger KJC402 said...

In the US, military service is a fast track for legal immigration, this treatment of the Gurkhas by the British Government is shameful and dishonorable.

The Gurkhas are one of the most famous and respected groups of fighting men in the world and would be a welcome addition to any society.

24 April 2009 at 17:30  
Blogger Bryan said...

Liberal governments hate and fear the military. They would much rather have illegals or some "disadvantaged" group to whom the government owes nothing, who then can be easily brought under the "protection" and control of the government, than to deal with a class of people who are capable of thinking for themselves and do not need the "hand outs" which would otherwise enslave them.

24 April 2009 at 17:32  
Anonymous len said...

The Gurkhas have given loyal service to this country, to treat them this way is shameful and brings dishonour to this country.The Gurkhas have earned better treatment and respect than they are getting.

24 April 2009 at 17:39  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Just when you thought it wasn't possible for New Labour to get any lower...

24 April 2009 at 17:40  
Anonymous Nelson said...

What do you expect from a bunch of greedy, useless, brainless power hungry losers, Honour? Browns great idea to get rid of sleaze: give MP's a big wage, then pay them £150 per day to turn up for work! wish you could get a job like that? You couldn't make it up.

24 April 2009 at 17:46  
Anonymous Adrian P said...

I'll be Voting BNP but even I, and if you know anything about real BNP values am appaled by this decision.
How is that practically anyone can Waltz in here yet these guys who have done more tham most to demonstrate Loyalty to Great Britain and her people cannot settle here.

Clearly they are setting the British people up for civil unrest and the Only perople allowed in are ones most likely to be NOT loyal to Britain or her People.

That's the Only explanation I can think of, why couldn't ther Gurkhas simply get on a plane and irrive here like everty one else seems to.

A totally deranged decision and the obly logic appears to be 'they' want division in this country.

24 April 2009 at 17:59  
Anonymous Proudgeordie said...

What more can be expected from the dirty red Marxist filth? The Ghurka's who have fought for this country are no more welcome than those who do or those who would under this evil lying regime.

24 April 2009 at 18:47  
Anonymous Anguished Soul said...

Petition to sign here, if you wish to show support.

24 April 2009 at 19:00  
Anonymous David Gillies said...

This is yet another shameful item to add to the list of reasons why Labour must not merely be defeated at the next election, but so thoroughly electorally extirpated that it will be a generation before they recover.

Your correspondent is right - they have no concept of honour. It is a basic principle in decent nations that there exists a covenant between the State and the men and women it employs to fight its wars. If loyal and willing service is given, it is incumbent on the State to show a reciprocal duty of care. At a time when the monocular autist-in-chief and his badger-faced ventriloquist's dummy have landed us with a bill for the thick end of a TRILLION pounds in debt, to deny the nugatory sums that it would cost to house the Gurkhas and their dependants is an act of such astonishing pettiness and parsimony as to be downright evil. The costs are little more than a rounding error; the benefit is providing a home for a group of people who have proven loyalty to the country, unlike certain others I could mention.

In a just world, a tumbrel would be rumbling towards Tyburn with Woollas and 'Jacqui' Smith trussed in the back.

24 April 2009 at 20:38  
Blogger Bryan Dunleavy said...

Appalling, shameful, unprincipled, immoral, amoral, disgusting - I could go on. What have the Gurkhas done to put Gordon Brown into a printer-smashing rage? I know, they asked to be treated fairly and honourably like Oliver Twist approaching Mr Bumble.
Sorry, this is Brown's Britain.

24 April 2009 at 20:44  
Anonymous Maturecheese said...

I concur with all of the comments on this board. It is a downright travesty of righteousness that is occurring here. A government that has allowed an invasion of this country by millions of people who have no loyalty to us and some of whom are a serious threat and yet, treats loyal servants of this Nation like dirt. It beggars belief.

24 April 2009 at 22:00  
Blogger Gallimaufry said...

Please visit the Gurkha Justice Organisation website:
A battle is not over until the Gurkhas win.
As Joanna Lumley puts it so eloquently" Ayo Gurkhali!"

24 April 2009 at 22:26  
Blogger ultramontane grumpy old catholic said...

Joanna Lumley ' has made me ashamed of our administration.."

Has it taken her so long for the penny to drop?

This tawdry government that thinks of nothing else besides lining its own pockets. .. Words fail me.. Throwing it out at the ballot box is too good for it, knowing that these sleek fats cats will slink off to count the cash that they have siphoned off.

Perhaps the Ghurkas should invade the House of commons and treat them to a short sharp kukri class.

24 April 2009 at 23:05  
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24 April 2009 at 23:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is far too much happening all at once. The sun is running out, the earth is globally warming, yet its getting colder, wetter?

First it was Babylon, now the Persians are in the firing line, anybody else see a pattern here?. Films like the Matrix make people like me sound like insane dickheads. We must all be insane dickheads not to be at least asking questions.

The media is constantly pumping out twisted crap all the time. There are many perspectives held by different people, the media feeds each and everyone separately. Its called divide and rule. Our own perspectives are being fed individually in order to keep us from asking the same question, and forming the same conclusion.

The reason why nobody gives a crap is because everything is panning out perfectly for someone???


24 April 2009 at 23:22  
Blogger Dinnad the Pict said...

Damn you Woolas, only a coward would would do this to the Gurkhas. They are not the immigration enemy, they have been a faithful friend in our time of need. This cowardice is so typical of Labour over the past sixty odd years.

In 1946 they chickened out when confronted by a bunch of Zionist terrorists in Palestine - Atlee was frightened that he could be assassinated by the proponents of Der Judenstaat.

Then again in 1965 when a large task force was assembled in Aden and more than willing to take on the illegal Smith regime in Southern Rhodesia (Mugabeland) - Wilson bottled it.

New Labour are a bunch of cowards, someone should take a Kukri to them for this treachery and shameful betrayal of the Gurkhas.

(ex Brigade of Gurkhas, New Territories, Hong Kong)

24 April 2009 at 23:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I come from a military family. I love the Gurkhas for their bravery, loyalty and for fighting alongside our men. I would welcome them to Britain with open arms - they deserve to live here if they want to. This moronic government have no sense of the duty we owe them. I despair. Phil Woolas is a despicable man.

25 April 2009 at 00:10  
Anonymous ever anon said...

All of which (above) goes to show that the British response to the invaders has nothing to do with 'Racism.'

I never heard Brits express anything but admiration for the Gurkhas - and I agree with Cranmer and everyone here.

Has there ever been anything so pathetic as this 'shower in power'? Surely there must be some precedent for getting them out of there........

25 April 2009 at 00:35  
Anonymous not a machine said...

nepal has troubles off its own and its moaist nutters , generally very peacefull an enligetned people , our relationship with them is mutual and our graititude is a bit short on this one. they have done far more than there job in the british armed forces and are true to there commitment , i have a great deal of respect and grattitude .

the timing is unfortunate in that it takes the heat off the governments woes on the economy , yes they should recieve there rights and pensions , so it is an issue that has its attention.

perhaps appologies are required but iam wary sometimes of the way , people use past wrongs made in times when the general belief was that they what was right.

of course it is easy to see this as enlightenment , and it is good case in that respect .

but how can a country appologise for the great leap of the industrial revolution , maxims machine gun is as much to blame for enabling military rule and conflict , i dont see him appologising or paying restitutions.

we cannot undo history and i think it is very dangerous , as it creates the new world order or the door to it , in one sense such appologies are the spin are athiests and communism .

"the world will be better if we empower the new outlook" this sets the presidence for all to adopt it or be left out .

the decline of empires is full of incosistancies and fissures as this labour government is finding all too well.

appologies that respect the issue have value , appologies that undermine the core understanding and throw the good out with bad and eradicate the culture , are undoings that have no medicine.

what would jesus have done ?? by the looks of it quite a bit more than phill woolas .

25 April 2009 at 02:52  
Anonymous len said...

'This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men will be lovers of their own selves, covetous,boasters,proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebrakers, false accusers,despisers of those that are good.Traiters, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God'.( 2 Timothy 3)
(Does this not sum up our present condition perfectly?.)

25 April 2009 at 07:45  
Anonymous Preacher said...

anon 23.22 & others, yes something bigger is happening, so big that most people see it but don't believe it. Like yourself, no one wants to be thought to be a 'nutter' or a 'conspiracy theorist', these are manufactured terms to mask the truth because most people are scared to speak out for fear of ridicule, I mean world domination, antichrist, 666 system, a bit far fetched, fantasy stuff, surely? until you realise that the author of the warnings is the one who is outside of time, the First & the Last, Alpha & Omega & that He allowed these things to be written as a warning not just to frighten the timid. Well there it is, call me a 'nutter', I'm not afraid to say whose word I trust, unlike Mr Blair. The writing is on the wall for those with the courage to read it!.

25 April 2009 at 08:51  
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25 April 2009 at 08:58  
Anonymous Proudgeordie said...

Bird Flu. Swine flu. Mad Cow disease. Foot and mouth. They are attacking our foods. In Mexico they innoculate individual chickens and in England there is a mass cull, driving prices up.

Something bigger indeed

25 April 2009 at 09:13  
Blogger haddock said...

Your Grace,
I expect that with all this fuss the Government might be driven to go cap in hand to Brussels to see if we are allowed to let them in.
The rules for who gets in or out of Europe are surely set there, not in our Parliament.

25 April 2009 at 09:39  
Anonymous no nonny said...

Haddock -
Well... if we bring them in on the West - that's out of sight of the euros, isn't it?

We don't have to listen to them or Parliament, do we? They're just the enemy...

25 April 2009 at 10:18  
Blogger Forlornehope said...

What is particularly galling it to be put to shame by God’s enemies the French! Five years of service in the Legion gives the right to a citizenship, passport and residence. This government is a disgrace to the nation.

The fact that the Ghurkas continue to serve the British rather than queue to join the legion, says everything about the Ghurkas and this government.

25 April 2009 at 10:32  
Anonymous Voyager said...

Labour is compelled to reject the Gurkhas. It simply has no option.

The Gurkhas represent a loyalty to a Britain that Labour despises and has worked extremely hard to destroy. The Gurkhas to Labour Ministers are what garlic is to the Undead

25 April 2009 at 15:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are as disgusted at this as I am, take the time and expense of a stamp to write to your M.P. and ask him/her/it what they intend to DO to right this disgraceful wrong. Let us discover which of our M.Ps, irrespective of Party, have sufficient sense of honour to have his/her/its name put up for election next time.

25 April 2009 at 16:34  

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