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Brown defeated over Gurkha rules: BBC NEWS.

Gordon Brown’s position is clearly going to raise doubts over his future as Labour leader and prime minister:

BBC NEWS: “Gordon Brown’s government has suffered a shock defeat in the Commons on its policy of restricting the right of many former Gurkhas to settle in the UK.MPs voted by 267 to 246 for a Lib Dem motion offering all Gurkhas equal right of residence, with the Tories and 27 Labour rebels backing it.Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg called the government’s position “shameful”.Immigration minister Phil Woolas told MPs new proposals would be published before Parliament’s summer recess.In a statement, he said: “This government respects the will of the House of Commons.”He added that all outstanding applications for UK residence by Gurkhas would be dealt with by the end of May…”

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  1. cjinks
    May 13, 2009 at 12:46

    Over 90% of votes on the ICM News website have been in favor of all Gurkha veterans being eligible for UK residency: http://news.icm.ac.uk/world/gurkha-justice-campaign-continues/1578/

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