Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Victory for the Ghurkhas

I was pleased to see that the High Court showed yesterday that there are institutions in Britain that are still motivated by a sense of justice.

It was atrocious that a group of Ghurkha veterans including winners of the Victoria Cross should have had to sue the government for the right to live here. They were the bravest of the brave, and this country owes them.

Of course we need a better system of balanced, non-racist immigration controls. But if there is one group of people who deserve sympathetic consideration when we decide who should have the right to live in this country, it is those who risked their lives to defend it.

I hope the government will not appeal against the decision and will act to give justice for the Ghurkha veterans.

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