Not Saussure

June 1, 2007

At last, some good news

Filed under: Uncategorized — notsaussure @ 9:44 pm

From the BBC

Gurkha hero can live in Britain

A former Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross has been given the right to live in the UK.

Tul Bahadur Pun, 84, wanted to move from Nepal for medical reasons but had been told he was unable to demonstrate strong enough British ties.

Immigration Minister Liam Byrne has now said his case is “exceptional” and he will be granted a visa due to a “heroic record in the service of Britain

However, Mr Byrne doesn’t seem to have said anything about Tul Bahadur Pun’s fellow Gurkhas; perhaps he considers them insufficiently heroic or not really to have done very much for Britain.

The petition on the Downing Street website

to immediately and retrospectively give all Gurkha servicemen and their immediate families past and present british citizenship

has by now apparently attracted over 12,000 signatures.

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