Joanna Lumley Wears Hot Teeshirt in Public

#1
I'm delighted to be able to say that the Gurkha Justice Campaign now has
over 55,000 signatures - thank you so much.

I've recorded a special video message for all the supporters of the
Gurkha Justice Campaign which you can see
at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=InjrGSHMQ2I and you can find more
information at our newly updated web site www.gurkhajustice.org.uk

Please do make sure all your family, friends, colleagues know about the
petition at www.gurkhajustice.org.uk - I REALLY want to get more
signatures, and need your help. If everyone getting this email could
encourage just 20 friends to sign, we'd beat our target immediately.

I was delighted to be in Westminster on Monday at the third reading of
Lord Lee of Trafford's Immigration (Discharged Gurkhas) Bill in the
House of Lords (http://tinyurl.com/3nekbe). The bill was unopposed in
the Lords, and now goes to the House of Commons - if there is enough
time in this session. Although it's apparently quite rare for a Private
Members Bill to get accepted by the Government, I hope they will do so
in this case - it simply does everything we want. We just need to
convince the Government to agree.

After the third reading debate was over, I went to a meeting with some
real ex-Gurkha heroes including Honorary Lieutenant Tul Bahadur Pun VC
who served as a Chindit in Burma with my father. At the meeting, it was
fantastic to receive pledges of support from lots of MPs, peers and
campaigners from all parties (and crossbenchers) to support Lord Lee's
Bill.

Many people have asked for a petition form they can give to family and
friends - this can be downloaded
from http://gurkhajustice.org.uk/gurkha_campaign_petition_form.pdf or
they can sign up on the site directly.

With warmest good wishes,

Joanna
www.gurkhajustice.org.uk

PS. As you can see in the video, I've made good use of my Gurkha Justice
t-shirt this week - a really simple way to show my support for the
campaign and get the web site address out quickly. So many people have
asked where they can get one that we've set up an online shop - so you
can buy a Gurkha Justice t-shirt or sweatshirt and help spread the word
with pride too.

You can buy from http://gurkhajustice.spreadshirt.net - every item sold
from this online shop will make the campaign a small profit which will
be used to further promote the cause.
In case you missed the link to her video:

Her Lumleyness
 
#3
Yeah, she was on "Al Murray's Happy Hour" last night. Looks like she just went on to give the cause a shameless plug on the telly. Well done Joanna. :D Got a great reception for it too from 'The Pub Landlord'.


And I still would. Ooooohhh most definitely. Joanna that is... :p

I'm still trying to work out how it is that these fine Ghurkha chappies can't live here when the terrorist that survived the Iran Embassy seige gets to stay. :? :x
 
#4
Well done jo-anna
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
She's just sent me a very nice e mail because I've signed and joined
Top campaign everyone I know who has a mail box is about to be sent it
Al Murray is a fan of the forces as his dad was Lieutenant Colonel Ingram Bernard Hay Murray RE
 
#6
Well done Joanna. As she says in the video, it's not about sending money, it's names of people showing support.

Quick question / suggestion - Do any permissions need to be sought from on-high, in order for the .pdf to be printed out and posted up in NAAFI's, Messes, etc.?
 
#7
the_boy_syrup said:
She's just sent me a very nice e mail because I've signed and joined
Top campaign everyone I know who has a mail box is about to be sent it
Al Murray is a fan of the forces as his dad was Lieutenant Colonel Ingram Bernard Hay Murray RE
His grandfather was a renowned diplomat and Knight of the realm as well, involved in PsyWar in WWII and after.
 
#9
ABrighter2006 said:
Well done Joanna. As she says in the video, it's not about sending money, it's names of people showing support.

Quick question / suggestion - Do any permissions need to be sought from on-high, in order for the .pdf to be printed out and posted up in NAAFI's, Messes, etc.?
You live in a democracy mate. I'm not sure anyone would out themselves as a total pen1s by taking it down. Dont stick it on the Sqn notice board without asking the SSM but cant see it being a problem in public areas.

If the NAAFI can put up posters claiming quality and service, which are blatent lies, i'm sure a little help for the Gurkhas will be OK.
 
#11
BarkingSpider said:
Yeah, she was on "Al Murray's Happy Hour" last night. Looks like she just went on to give the cause a shameless plug on the telly. Well done Joanna. :D Got a great reception for it too from 'The Pub Landlord'.


And I still would. Ooooohhh most definitely. Joanna that is... :p

I'm still trying to work out how it is that these fine Ghurkha chappies can't live here when the terrorist that survived the Iran Embassy seige gets to stay. :? :x

Don't forget those afghan hijackers who got to stay as well....

Met some great Ghurkas over the years and I'd be more than happy for them to be my neighbours.
 
#12
Thanks Markintime for this post. Signed.
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
Mikal said:
Met some great Ghurkas over the years and I'd be more than happy for them to be my neighbours.
I would take a Ghurka neighbour over 60% of the UK population anytime of the day and twice on a Sunday
 
#15
Singed.

Met some Gurkas at the Burma Star Reunions in Blackpool in the late 90s, early 00s.


Ditto all comments above.
 
#16
EgyptianPTInstructor said:
Singed.

Met some Gurkas at the Burma Star Reunions in Blackpool in the late 90s, early 00s.


Ditto all comments above.
So you would too then? :twisted:

Also signed.
Sat in the sun having a picnic with my family a couple of years ago at the Great Yorkshire Show whilst the Ghurka Band played and it was a superb day out. I'd also prefer these guys as neighbours over a large chunk of our indigenous population.
 
#17
BarkingSpider said:
I'm still trying to work out how it is that these fine Ghurkha chappies can't live here when the terrorist that survived the Iran Embassy seige gets to stay. :? :x
THAT MAN! STOP USING FCUKING LOGIC & COMMON SENSE!

Thinking like that will have you jailed.
 
#18
BuckFelize said:
BarkingSpider said:
I'm still trying to work out how it is that these fine Ghurkha chappies can't live here when the terrorist that survived the Iran Embassy seige gets to stay. :? :x
THAT MAN! STOP USING FCUKING LOGIC & COMMON SENSE!

Thinking like that will have you jailed.
Sorry Sir!
I won't let it happen again.

And yes, I'm just off to get me fookin' hair cut right now.


memo to self - stop being a silly cnut :D


...eft ight, eft ight, eft ight!
 
#19
As much as I still fancy Joanna Lumley and really like and respect the Gurkhas, I am as yet unconvinced.

Before you jump all over me for being a bastard let me explain. I certainly believe that Gurkhas are people to be proud of and welcome here. However we recruit Nepal's best young men and deprive Nepal of their input to society. What did Nepal get in return? They used to get those men back with a solid pension that boosted their local economy. Should we deprive those communities of that return?

Damned if I know. I can't think of a single Gurkha that I would dislike as a neighbour. On an emotional level they have earned the right to reside here. Far more so than most immigrants. On the other hand, should we deprive Nepal of these fine men? What has the population of Nepal to say about this?
 
#20
Reminds me of a Gurkha on my section commander's course. Doing a 10 minute lecture, he drew "masking and unmasking drills"

He was trying to say "Turn your back to the wind and put the respirator on"

it came out as "When the wind is coming from the backside put on the respirator"
took about 10 minutes to stop us crying with laughter, by which time the poor guy was seriously confused!

Great Guys and I would welcome them as neighbours and citizens, they've earned it.
 

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