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Clegg: Government turning its back on brave Gurkhas

April 24, 2009 4:26 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Reacting to the Government announcement on the number of Gurkhas that will be allowed to settle in the UK, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg asked "Are there any moral principles left in this hollowed-out Government?"

"People who are prepared to fight and die for this country should be entitled to live in this country. Yet even this basic principle is broken by a Government desperate to cover its back and wriggle out of its commitments.

"This is the week Labour lost its last principles: dishonest with the nation about the state of our finances; cheating taxpayers by making MPs' expenses even murkier; and now turning its back on brave and loyal soldiers who simply want to live in the country they love and served."

Read more about the Liberal Democrats campaign for justice for the Gurkhas >>