Search

We owe huge debt to Ghurkhas who fought and died for Britain

PUBLISHED: 20:30 05 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:20 05 October 2010

Dear Ed, THE Government was defeated in the Commons last week over the issue of supporting the Ghurkhas, the bravest of the brave. We owe them a huge debt. We need to treat them properly in return

Dear Ed,

THE Government was defeated in the Commons last week over the issue of supporting the Ghurkhas, who are the bravest of the brave. In the First World War, Second World War, the Falklands and today in Afghanistan, they have fought and died for Britain in some of our toughest battles.

We owe them a huge debt. We need to treat them properly in return. That's why there should be a presumption that Ghurkha veterans who want to live in this country should be able to do so. The Labour government did not support this view, but were defeated in a vote.

Sadly, the Labour MP for Poplar & Canning Town voted with the Government against the Ghurkhas-shame on him. It is a disgrace that, in a constituency as diverse as Poplar & Canning Town in London's East End, he felt unable to offer a home to those that have fought for our freedom.

Cllr Tim Archer (Con)

Blackwall & Cubitt Town ward

Tower Hamlets Council

Poplar & Limehouse Prospective Parliamentary candidate

Saundersness Road, Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser