Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More Embarrassment for Gordon - Kukried in the back

Great News:

The government has lost a Commons vote on its policy of restricting the right of former Gurkhas to settle in the UK.

MPs voted by 267 to 246 in favour of a Lib Dem motion that the government should extend an equal right of residence to all Gurkhas.

Earlier Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said the current policy, announced by the government last week, was "shameful".

Gordon Brown said earlier he wanted justice for the Gurkhas but any policy change had to be affordable.

BBC NEWS | Politics | Ministers defeated in Gurkha vote

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