How low can they get?

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    There are times where I am ashamed to be British. This is one such time!

    Gurkhas have fought with honour and courage for the British army for over 100 years and how does our Labour government reward these men who are prepared to lay down their lives for Britain? By implementing a cynical residency test that is virtually impossible to pass! To qualify, they must have served more than twenty years or won one of the top four medals for gallantry (VC, DSO, DCM, MC) and they don't give those out like confetti!

    What a sham from a government that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the country living off benefits!!!
     
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    That is really sad. I've heard stories about the Gurkhas and I would be proud to call them comrades, they deserve better.
     
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    Yeah, I don't blame you for being pissed.

    We (Americans) did something rather similar to the Philipinos who fought with us against the Japanese in WWII

    We promised them GI rights after the war but did not do it for over 40 years...

    And of course by that time nobody was young enough (or in most cases alive enough) to take advantage of that promise.
     
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    And the stories you will have heard are 100% true, Amanda. They are fearless warriors and their loyalty is second to none. They have won 13 Victoria crosses! When a Gurkha draws his kukri, watch out. They never draw it without the intent to draw blood! And yes. We are more than proud to call them comrades. It's a pity our government knows nothing about honour.

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    Your government's as dumb as ours!:lol:
     
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    I guess we have you beat on this one though. I don't recall the exact particulars, but basically, if you do a 4 year hitch in the US military, US citizenship at the end is almost automatic. I think they still have to go through the formalities of applying, but at least with the peopel I knew that did it, that was all it was -- a formality.
     
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    Yep. I guess that's why they get on so well. Dumber and dumber! :lol:
     
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    That's exactly how it should be, Gunny and four years is a fair and equitable time period. To insist that Gurkhas serve over twenty years before qualifying for settlement is crass to the enth degree.
     
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    Extremly low!
     
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    Yeah, I saw this the other day. Don't know whether this is correct but Joanna Lumley said that riflemen can't serve more than 15 years. If so, and the test requires 20 years, it's an example of the worst kind of duplicity, the minister in charge should be sacked and Gordon Brown should make an apology in the commons. And of course the policy should be changed.
     

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