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Only a tiny fraction of the Gurkhas who retired before will win settlement rights under the new policy. A Gurkha will have to have served 20 years or more or won one of a handful of medals: the big majority of Gurkhas served for 15 years under standard army policy. The campaign for full Gurkha Justice will now be taken back into Parliament and the courts. The Government needs to know they will have a huge campaign against them who will commit to righting this wrong. Please sign up to the campaign below. We will keep in touch with you about how you can help: there is now much that needs to be done.

The Gurkhas indeed won a famous victory in their landmark case last October. Only the UK government can put in place the new policy that the British people want — the right of all Gurkhas to settle in the UK irrespective of the date of retirement. Rather she deserves our support and admiration as she is acting out a deep sense of integrity and moral commitment that Britain needs to treat those who have served it with respect.

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Last Name. Twitter It would be their efforts, almost always with the help of only a very few, that would generate the whole movement. Carroll is fulsome in his praise for Lumley; if anything too fulsome for the praise of her calmness and kindness gets a little repetitive at times. Yet the enthusiastic good humour with which Carroll describes his work with Lumley means it is hard to be too irritated by the repetition or the clumsy language at other times.

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The good nature of the account also means Peter Carroll has little to say about why the Gurkha community is so fragmented, with many groups at loggerheads with each other. He talks about handling some of the resulting difficulties but perhaps wisely does not try to give much sense of the origin of the splits and who, if anyone, was in the right or wrong.

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Along the way are many lessons for other campaigners, especially the way in which Joanna Lumley used charm and an emphasis on points of agreement with ministers to secure a change of policy from them. Telling them they were lying bastards who live in a world of delusion would not have worked. Manners and smarts did. For many Liberal Democrats, Peter Carroll is as well, if not better, known for his party activities, including standing against Michael Howard in Most interesting are the points when he, a relative newcomer to party politics, describes his attempts to get to grips with how the party operates.

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