Umm, folks, can we stand down on this story please? Yes, you, you, you, you and you.
I did a little digging yesterday and here\’s the state of play.
CS Dura\’s widow and children do not have an absolute right to continue to live here. This much is true.
However, it is almost certain that they will be given leave to do so. So sayeth the Home Office.
So sayeth also the people running the campaign. However, before such leave is given, they will in fact need to ask for it, something which they have not done as yet….something they are likely to do after they return from a post funeral trip to Nepal.
To reiterate. They are not being threatened with deportation. They are being told that they need to ask to stay and that if they do it is (almost certainly) going to be granted.
We might indeed want such a right to be enshrined in law, that those left behind by one who dies in our service live here as of right, but the situation is not as black as currently painted.
I’ll believe it when I see it.
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Oh. Good stuff. Thanks.
I’ll believe it when I see it too.
And even if it is true (which would be good stuff, but no more than he’s earned, imo), it never hurts to fire a shot across their bows, in case they are even thinking of doing what we suspect they are thinking of doing…
Why should they have to *ASK* for permission?
A husband and father gave sixteen years of service – and latterly his life – to this country. The right of his wife and children to remain in this country should not be a matter of permission, but a simple matter of right. He earned it.
More importantly, why should we not shout about it? Nothing gets said, the Home Office have no publicity to worry about. Until it’s clarified and confirmed, then I believe we absolutely should be making noise, whether our Blogs get five hits or fifty thousand.
WHEN the campaign and the family confirm that they have been granted the right to remain, then we can move on – and straight into, I hope, a campaign for the families of Ghurkas to remain without having to seek the permission of some bureaucrat who has never seen action.
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