Chaps - being the advocate for the Devil here.......
Why the hell should he have a British passport? He fought for us - but then again so have many others from the Commonwealth. He seems to want to keep his colonial roots but ensure the best deal can be had for his kids - and himself - for the future.
I have seen less stink over the Gurkhas and their combined efforts outweigh a well-bred, well-educated man who has made educated choices. Discuss.
I thought that the latest idea was that Commonwealth soldiers had to get dual nationality now to comply with some DU directive? Something about the military not being able to employ folks from outside of the EU. Wonder where that leaves the Gurkas as well?
Yes, that was the point. Because he's been out of the country so much they won't let him stay here! Whereas if he was an idle wardodger he's be spot on! I bet Blunkett didn't personally intervene in THAT application. Probably didn't see it at all
perhaps he should get a good tan grow a beard and pretend not to speak english, or any other west european language. Whilst waiting for his asylum claim or citizenship our taxes could pay for his accommodation, (mortgage perhaps), his benefits, the remainder of his expensive course at Cirencester and perhaps even a holiday. I think this is money well spent to give these people a chance away from the persecution and discrimination from which they have escaped.
Of course his other option is to return to that peaceful, multi-ethnic society that is Zimbabwe where the rule of fair law and free speach operates. Apparently.