Congratulations to the Gurkhas 8

Having been defeated by the Gurkhas in the Courts and in the Commons, having fought against rights for Gurkhas for years, Gordon Brown is now doing a photocall with them and with Joanna Lumley in the hope of getting good publicity out of his climbdown.

Not only is Gordon Brown sick, he thinks we are all stupid.

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8 thoughts on “Congratulations to the Gurkhas

  • Iain Orr

    Listening to Joanna Lumley is like watching a sure-footed mountain goat who never mis-steps on the most precarious slopes. Watching Gordon Brown is like listening to a mis-spoken railway station announcement about delays because of inclement weather. Hyperion to a satyr; sunshine to a dreich drizzle.

  • Alex T

    Frankly I’m amazed that Joanna Lumley was able to brandish a Khukri so close to parliament. Particularly when you can be arrested for wearing a polital badge or T shirt within the designated zone. If I were to whip out my old jungle Kukri on the streets of Durham in a celebration of solidarity with the Gurkhas, I would expect to be gunned down in seconds.

  • George Laird

    Dear Craig

    It was the nasty establishment that stop the Gurhkas getting their rights.

    Luckily Gordon Brown personally took charge and banged heads together.

    Both his faces were black and blue afterwards so I understand.

    Yours sincerely

    George Laird

    The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

  • KevinB

    I suppose if you use a bunch of short olive-skinned mercenaries to fight and kill fellow human beings for no other reason than you are paying them to do it, it is only right that we let them live here also.

    Funny thing…rights….

    Do you suppose Ghurkas feel patriotic towards the ‘home of the Empire’?

    How, then, do they feel about Nepal?

    ….just asking.

  • Craig

    As far as I can see, Nepal offers a political choice between Monarchists and Maoists – which seems even worse than New Labour and the Tories.

  • Ronnie

    Craig, how come you’re critical of Sandline mercenaries yet so full of praise for their Nepali equivalent?

    Both are simply guns for hire and both serve our governments rapacious foreign policy. So why the different treatment?

  • Jives

    That’s a very good point Ronnie.

    Maybe it’s because hypocrisy can hide more easily behind the comforting delusions of patriotism-lite??

    i.e.> Well…they may be mercenaries but at least they’re OUR mercenaries…

    I dunno.

    I’m not referring to your hypocrisy Craig.I have great respect for you,i just think this is a decent point.

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