Aldershot..'Overwhelmed by Nepalese'

#1
Article in the Aldershot News today by local MP Gerald Howarth:

Towns 'overwhelmed' by Nepalese, MP claims - News - gethampshire

Whatever your opionions are I personally think he's got a bit of a point, as much as I welcome the ex Gurkha fraternity more than the Eastern European biffs (see my previous rants for the reasons why!), the towns (Aldershot and Farnborough) are becoming enclaves of Nepal and I do wonder just how many of them actually served in the Forces.
The older ones who've rocked up post Lumley are fish out of water, the poor old sods have nothing to do all day except wander round town wrapped up in blankets as is the Nepali way.
I won't go into all the other stuff I've heard about the goings on but I think they need to start residing in other towns in the area and not just here (not including Folkestone and Reading).
Plus, all their kids think they're living in a Jet Li film and have scraps et every opportunity...mullets flying everywhere!
 
#2
It's the same in Shorncliffe mucker. Joanna Lumley doesn't know what she's done! I'm all for the tree frogs residing here after serving but they've brought their grandparents, great grandparents, goats and chickens over with them. They're ******* everywhere. Still prefer them to pakis and eastern europeans though.
 
#3
I'm amazed,we have a large Nepalese population down here (Ashford,Sandgate,Shorncliffe,Folkestone,Dover,etc),and a nicer bunch of people I've yet to meet.

In Ashford,we have quite a number of ex-Ghurkas,and their extended families,they bought houses in locations that other local people wouldn't buy,mainly on one of the so called 'problem estates',quietened those down,and they get on with everyone.

They are visible all over the region,mainly in security jobs,but some have opened their own shops,and restaurants,and are always friendly and polite,wich makes a nice change,if they know you're ex services,they can't do enough for you,so I don't know what the problem is,you want to swap yours for an equal number of Kosovans/Afghans? :)
 
#5
I'm amazed,we have a large Nepalese population down here (Ashford,Sandgate,Shorncliffe,Folkestone,Dover,etc),and a nicer bunch of people I've yet to meet.

In Ashford,we have quite a number of ex-Ghurkas,and their extended families,they bought houses in locations that other local people wouldn't buy,mainly on one of the so called 'problem estates',quietened those down,and they get on with everyone.

They are visible all over the region,mainly in security jobs,but some have opened their own shops,and restaurants,and are always friendly and polite,wich makes a nice change,if they know you're ex services,they can't do enough for you,so I don't know what the problem is,you want to swap yours for an equal number of Kosovans/Afghans? :)
Nope...what Howarth is saying that there are over 9000 Nepalese in a smallish area and the infra-structure is struggling to cope, you named quite a few big towns there for them to be spread out over.
Yes, the younger ones have the same jobs here as you state for your place but the post Lumley ones who are of a pensionable age are rocking up (and a fair few are dying not long after getting here) and are lost.
Don't forget that I'm a SSAFA caseworker and I also see how much money is being spent from Charity funds for them and there's only so much money in the pot.
If you haven't got the gang trouble yet then you're lucky but it'll happen I can assure you.
 
#6
Personally I would far rather have a community who have done something for the country (either personally or at least thier immediate family) and havea work-ethic, than a bunch of parasites who want to destroy it while claiming every possible benefit.
 
#9
I think you're missing the point here, Howarth isn't saying they're not welcome but that the Council/Schools/NHS is swamped with Nepalese newcomers and that something needs to be done sharpish.
All you have to do is walk around the Shot and ask anyone local and they'd probably agree with Howarth.
 
#11
Your probably right. However the genie is out of the bottle, what can you do in the prevailing climate, both financial and social, I would suggest sweet FA.
 
#13
Your probably right. However the genie is out of the bottle, what can you do in the prevailing climate, both financial and social, I would suggest sweet FA.
It most certainly is....one thing though from the SSAFA angle, we used the Gurkha Welfare Trust bods who are serving soldiers as our interpreters etc and even they are baffled as to why so many want to come here.
 
#14
It most certainly is....one thing though from the SSAFA angle, we used the Gurkha Welfare Trust bods who are serving soldiers as our interpreters etc and even they are baffled as to why so many want to come here.
Have you ever been to Nepal?
 
#19
The problem is we are not getting the Nepalese or the Poles/Afghans/Pakis/Kosovans/Romanies/Pikkies/Travellers/East Europeans/Albanians/Bangladeshies/Ozzies/Paddies* - what we are getting is both groups causing the excess strain on resources.

Even the current government doesn't have the courage to grip the situation and limit overall immigration; whilst the last bunch of clowns positively encouraged it in order to get votes. Their fight against the Ghurkas wasn't because they objected to further immigration they just didn't think this bunch of immigrants were likely to vote labour. Howarth is pretty dim to now alienate them!



* feel free to delete to suit your own personal prejudices
 
#20
SO.....what are the criteria for eligability to reside in the UK?
When they first arrive they have to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain whilst their Visas are being sorted etc and they can't claim benefits etc until this is sorted, apparently this can be done for them at the Embassy in Kathmandu but most of them don't bother and come straight over, land at Heathrow, say 'Aldershot' to a cabbie and promptly get ripped off. I'm sure there are more on here who know more about the legalities and criteria than me.
 

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