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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-04-29 17:33
Subject: A small (but necessary) victory for the Gurkha campaign
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Brown defeated over Gurkha rules (BBC)

Which is good. A couple of thousand years ago, Rome gave citizenship rights to those who'd served in its armed forces for a sufficient period. It's been shameful that this country hasn't done the same. If people are willing to fight and die for this country, then we should permit them to live here after their service is finished.
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Earth-bound misfit: Graham Chapman
User: captainlucy
Date: 2009-04-29 12:40 (UTC)
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Keyword:Graham Chapman
Truth.
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ewx
User: ewx
Date: 2009-04-29 12:42 (UTC)
Subject: If people are willing to fight and die for this country
I wouldn't want to extend that principle to mercenaries in general. (The WP page says Gurkhas aren't considered mercenaries but regular members of the British Army...)
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Artela
User: artela
Date: 2009-04-29 13:28 (UTC)
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Too right!
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Nik Whitehead
User: sharikkamur
Date: 2009-04-29 19:23 (UTC)
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Damn straight!
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irishkate
User: irishkate
Date: 2009-04-30 13:11 (UTC)
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I was horrified by some of the comments I heard come from the anti Gurkha side.

These men deserve better than to be treated as canon fodder.
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