Thursday 30 April 2009
Dismore Betrays Gurkhas
When the history of this Labour government is written, and a list of their treacherous acts compiled, close to the top will be their shabby and shameful treatment of the Gurkhas.
Despite a previous High Court ruling, the government has gone out of its way to evade its obligation to a relatively small number of brave and loyal people.
Yesterday however, the Liberal Democrats - with Conservative Party support - inflicted a defeat on Gordon Brown with a motion calling for the scrapping of the immigration rules which prevent Gurkhas from coming to live in the UK.
It seems incredible that a government which opened the floodgates to tens of thousands of economic migrants, should deny residency to a group of people willing to fight and die for our country.
Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers voted in favour of the LibDem motion to allow more Gurkhas to live here. Finchley MP Rudi Vis was absent from the House. But to his shame, Hendon MP Andrew Dismore voted to keep the current rules - unlike 27 of his Labour colleagues who were wise enough to recognise the injustice of the Government’s position.
In a little over a year’s time, the voters of Hendon will be able to tell Mr Dismore exactly what they think of his callous act of betrayal.