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    Retired Gurkhas May Settle In The UK

    BANGKOK, THAILAND: More 2,000 Nepali Gurkhas who had retired in the British army before 1997 may stay from the United Kingdom following the passage of a bill.

    The Nepali Gurkhas have been part of the British Army for nearly 200 years and at present, there are 3,400 Gurkhas in the United Kingdom forces, 700 of whom are in Brunei. Despite their services for the British army, they were not allowed to migrate to the UK. (ANN/ AsiaNews)



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    There welcome it was a bloody disgrace they could'nt settle over here in the first place.

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    Do Nepalese get along with Nigerians and Pakis?

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    Maybe you can answer that yourself Tex, theres probably more in the US than the UK.

    Glad to see that sense has been seen for a change, they fought for us they should be given the rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    There welcome it was a bloody disgrace they could'nt settle over here in the first place.
    Fully agree with you there daveboy. Been on exercise with them whist in the mob, bloody great chaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propagator
    bloody great chaps
    If they are on your side, yes.

    God help anyone who crosses them.
    I know the events that took place when 3 Gurkhas were detained at her majesty's pleasure.

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    Our security guards here at our community are all ex-Gurkhas on three-year contracts . . . very good people and quite smart.

    In Singapore they are still in active service as well.

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    at long last the uk Border Agency/Home office have made a sensible decisions,those chaps over the years have earnt the right to stay in the UKnow all they have to do is send all of the Eastern Europeans back to where they came from,and Southampton won't smell of Boiled cabbage and Fcuking Sausages

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    I have never been able to figure out why the Gurkhas were not permitted to retire in the UK in the first place. You would think that service in the British army ought to be sufficient.

    A long overdue decision.
    Last edited by Thormaturge; 29-10-2008 at 03:08 AM.

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    Too many clever Africans sucking up Granny's breakfast beans and siphoning it all back to Sudan.

    Sorry, you're just too accommodating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    Sorry, you're just too accommodating.
    In many ways - - - yes, you are right. There are too many freeloaders and users of the system . . . but how do you police it all without increasing an already bloated bureaucracy?

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    Aren't the nice chaps who guard the British Embassy Gurkhas?

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