Labour's shameful betrayal of the Gurkhas
Cranmer has received a missive from an erstwhile Labour supporter on the matter of the Government's shameful treatment of the Gurkhas. He shall comment no further for he agrees with every word (except the bit about being 'by nature and history a Labour supporter'):
May I humbly bring to your attention the Government announcement regarding the Gurkha soldiers, made today (though I'm pretty sure you will be aware of it already).
Personally, I am by nature and history a Labour supporter. Cutting a long story short, this latest announcement completes my total, unqualified contempt for this government and the final destruction of any remaining allegiance I may have had for that party. I'm no soldier, having neither the brains nor balls for such a vocation, but I can recognise better men (and women) than I, and the armed services in general and the Gurkhas particularly definitely fall in to that category.
These men are prepared to lose their lives, or possibly worse, suffer hideous injury serving this country. This Government, already treating UK members of the armed forces in a thoroughly cynical manner, have devised yet another morally bankrupt policy calculated to offer the appearance of doing the right thing, while in practice denying these soldiers their obvious right to live in the country they have defended.
I would like to think that Phil Woolas and his colleagues are having trouble sleeping at night, knowing they have behaved in a thoroughly disgusting manner. In truth I suspect they spend a brief minute asking themselves 'did I get away with it?' before enjoying a serene rest in the comfort they so complacently deny those who truly deserve it. They are completely without honour, but are unable to recognise that fact since they have no understanding of the concept.
I should be very interested to know your Grace's view on the matter.