I understand this is a "coalition" government, and it's not a full Conservative government. But if the Tories scrap the Gurkhas, I'm withdrawing my support. Ring-fencing the NHS yieled no electoral advantage (many saw it as a bluff), and yet that decision means other departments face up to 40% cuts. Including, and later probably more severely, Defence. The Gurkhas are the pride of our military history, these brave men fight for Queen and country quite unlike a lot of British people I know in the forces. I've worked in the public sector, the number of over-paid, useless, unproductive, usually female middle-managers and beaurocrats chasing targets and other b*shit chores sickens me. And yet scrapping the Gurkhas is mooted. It's actually quite hurtful when you put so much faith in a Party that you feel, whilst imperfect and encompassing lots of different philosophical strands and compromises, talks about scrapping the gurkhas. I would never vote for the neofascist gurkha-hating BNP (they truly do sicken me), or the loopy UKIP. But why vote Tory when their most loyal constituency (HM Forces) bear the brunt of Labour's woeful financial mismanagement.