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May 20, 2009

Victory for the legions

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is set to acknowledge defeat in his battle with common sense, common decency and Joanna Lumley (bless). This is good news for the UK, as well. Soon enough, the British are going to need every Gurkha they can find handy.

The Prime Minister was forced to order a re-think after suffering a Commons defeat, which also triggered a meeting with Lumley and a subsequent press conference in which the actress appeared to be dictating policy to immigration minister Phil Woolas.

However, Mr Brown has decided to give all Gurkha veterans an entitlement to live in this country.

That could open the door to 36,000 veterans, plus roughly twice as many of their family, although campaigners say the number of arrivals is likely to be no more than 10,000 as many will stay in Nepal.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 20, 2009 10:14 AM