House of Commons that the Gurkha Justice Campaign have been fighting for for
years. All ex-Gurkhas who have served more than 4 years in the British Army
will have the right to settle in the UK if they wish.
After such a long fight, with huge ups and downs, this is a superb
We simply would not have won this fight without the massive, overwhelming
support of all those who have supported our campaign. To the hundreds of
thousands of people who have signed Gurkha Justice petitions, lobbied their
MP, campaigned, attended rallies and marches - thank you so much to you all.
This is your victory. It would not have happened without you.
The Government has now responded to that campaign after court cases, votes
in Parliament, a huge media campaign and, most importantly, massive public
support. I am delighted, and humbled, at what has been achieved by our
The whole campaign has been based on the belief that those who have fought
and been prepared to die for our country should have the the right to live
in our country. We owe them a debt of honour - a debt that will now be paid.
With warmest good wishes,
22nd May, 2009