Sometimes this country drives me mad.
Almost 50,000 Gurkhas have died fighting for Britain since 1815 and 150,000 have been seriously injured while serving.
Gurkhas are received at Downing Street before handing in their petition
Yet thousands of veterans who retired after July 1, 1997 have been refused visas and have been forced to live in poverty in their homeland of Nepal.
Hundreds of badly injured soldiers have also been barred from travelling here for treatment.
After serving for four years or more (like servicemen and women from other Commonwealth countries) Gurkhas should be allowed to stay in this country. It’s a no brainer. It’s not something these guys should have to take to the High Court. Shame on you Gordon Brown!