Gurkhas Settling in the UK experience diffculties

#1
BBC NEWS

Its a damn shame when some poor fcuker ends up sleeping on a park bench and not eating after just 5 days...
 
#3
Do yourself a favour fellas - stay in Nepal. Nicer people, better scenery, less crime, better food, and a government that won't put foreign immigrants ahead of you. If they let me live there, I'd be over like a shot. Jai Nepal!
 
#4
It is a bit mental to move to a different continent without planning out what you're going to do when you get there! Logically, the individual has to take responsibility for what happens to himself, but emotionally its a bit sh1t that when we already have some ex-soldiers sleeping rough and are importing more fellas who might end up the same way.
 
#5
TBH, it looks like an attempt by the BBC to start their own O*****e Bus with the bit at the end asking "are you a Gurkha, and do you have anything to say" box. Ex soldiers living on the streets? Not new. But Gurkhas? Well, they've got a picture of St Joanna of Lumley to add credence, so it must be news....

Edited to say "what he said".
 
#6
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So the BBC can spin it anyway they want.....
 
#7
It wouldn't surprise me if this story was found to be a load of b*****ks, government spin at it's finest, the Labour party trying to discredit Ms Lumly
 
#8
It estimates that new arrivals will need about £2,000 per household to set themselves up with accommodation, basic furniture, and appliances.
My arse! They'll be happy as Larry with a pub featuring ropey old strippers to sit in and a few fruities to play on.
 

oldbaldy

LE
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#9
Can't imagine Paul Cummings saying something not true.
 
#10
oldbaldy said:
Can't imagine Paul Cummings saying something not true.
If I read it right he quotes 12 cases, hardly a deluge, that the BBC are implying
 
#11
My Bold.

Unmansingh Gurung

"I was a farmer in Nepal, it was hard, I didn't have enough money," he said.

"I feel very bad to be separated from my family, but it's the only choice."

He explained that he hoped to collect money from his benefits and send it back to Nepal, then maybe bring his wife and two children over eventually.
The land of Milk and Honey eh?
 
#12
Arte_et_Marte said:
My Bold.

Unmansingh Gurung

"I was a farmer in Nepal, it was hard, I didn't have enough money," he said.

"I feel very bad to be separated from my family, but it's the only choice."

He explained that he hoped to collect money from his benefits and send it back to Nepal, then maybe bring his wife and two children over eventually.

The land of Milk and Honey eh?
excatly!
Thats the sort of person we dont want (gurkha or not) ... a shame cause all the one's i have had the pleasure of serving with dont seem like this person at all
 
#13
Arte_et_Marte said:
My Bold.

Unmansingh Gurung

"I was a farmer in Nepal, it was hard, I didn't have enough money," he said.

"I feel very bad to be separated from my family, but it's the only choice."

He explained that he hoped to collect money from his benefits and send it back to Nepal, then maybe bring his wife and two children over eventually.
The land of Milk and Honey eh?
How much does he think his benefits will be???!
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
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#14
I thought the bbc also mentioned that unscrupulous persons were taking money from these Gurkhas to bring them to the UK, in the belief that preparations were being made for them, only to find when they get here that this is not the case.

I'd be happy to book a seat on that particular outrage bus.
 
#15
codbutt said:
Do yourself a favour fellas - stay in Nepal. Nicer people, better scenery, less crime, better food, and a government that won't put foreign immigrants ahead of you. If they let me live there, I'd be over like a shot. Jai Nepal!
You total mong!

The democracy in Nepal is being usurped by Marxists.
They intimidate and kill people who stand up to them.

I had to send one of my workers home, his family were being targeted for extortion by government thugs.

Our lot are happy to ignore it.

Do a bit of research before you spout off.
 
#16
Let's be honest here - the only reason elderly Gurkhas come to the UK is to take advantage of our benefits system (i.e. using it as an income to provide for their families living outside the UK). This is not on. I don't care what's happening in Nepal - I'm more interested in the welfare of our own elderly citizens. We should not be providing benefits for foreign families living abroad. I expect incoming.
 
#17
phil37 said:
Let's be honest here - the only reason elderly Gurkhas come to the UK is to take advantage of our benefits system (i.e. using it as an income to provide for their families living outside the UK). This is not on. I don't care what's happening in Nepal - I'm more interested in the welfare of our own elderly citizens. We should not be providing benefits for foreign families living abroad. I expect incoming.
No incoming from me.
This situation was entirely foresee-able by anyone with an up-to-date knowledge of Gurkhas, Nepal, the machinations of GAESO and the realities of economic migration

Yet anybody voicing a note of caution was howled down by the proponents of Gurkha immigration.

Even some of the above posts appear to be 'in denial' about the claims of the charities - or do you really think the BBC and the Labour party are making up what the charities are saying? Yes, you probably do.
 
#18
I personally believe that any foreigner who serves in the British armed forces (Gurkha or Commonwealth) earns the right to British nationality for themselves and their immediate family (ie wife and kids) for their service.

As such, they have the right to benefits when they leave the forces just as any other British subject does.

If they then wish to send money to family in other countries then it's up to them. It's their money that they've earned with their service and they can do what they like with it.
 
#19
phil37 said:
Let's be honest here - the only reason elderly Gurkhas come to the UK is to take advantage of our benefits system (i.e. using it as an income to provide for their families living outside the UK). This is not on. I don't care what's happening in Nepal - I'm more interested in the welfare of our own elderly citizens. We should not be providing benefits for foreign families living abroad. I expect incoming.
Points noted, but I suspect we owe the Gurkhas something, whilst we owe nothing to all the hordes of 'asylum seekers' and other economic migrants that fetch up on our shores unchecked by our feeble immigration service.
 
#20
Tawahi-50 said:
phil37 said:
Let's be honest here - the only reason elderly Gurkhas come to the UK is to take advantage of our benefits system (i.e. using it as an income to provide for their families living outside the UK). This is not on. I don't care what's happening in Nepal - I'm more interested in the welfare of our own elderly citizens. We should not be providing benefits for foreign families living abroad. I expect incoming.
No incoming from me.
This situation was entirely foresee-able by anyone with an up-to-date knowledge of Gurkhas, Nepal, the machinations of GAESO and the realities of economic migration

Yet anybody voicing a note of caution was howled down by the proponents of Gurkha immigratn

Even some of the above posts appear to be 'in denial' about the claims of the charities - or do you really think the BBC and the Labour party are making up what the charities are saying? Yes, you probably do.
As I said there are only 12 cases, FFS there are 15 assylem seekers living in my street
 

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