Archive for May 25th, 2007

Tul Bahadur Pun is a Gurkha. Tul Bahadur Pun fought for Britain in WW II against the Japanese. Tul Bahadur Pun won the Victoria Cross. Tul Bahadur Pun is 84, lives on a pension of £134 a month, and has to be carried in a basket by several men – a day’s walk, to collect medication to keep him alive.
Tul Bahadur Pun has been refused entry to Britain because he is not able to demonstrate “strong ties with the UK”

This is truly shaming. I hardly need state the obvious that we are about to give amnesty to a whole host of illegal immigrants. If winning a VC while fighting for this country is not a strong tie – what is?

A man who has fought for the British Army deserves to have the protection of this country. This man served beyond the call of duty. That is why he was awarded the VC.

See Iain Dale’s diary where I found the story. It is worth reading Iain Dale’s diary (and the comments on his post for the range and depth of feeling on this matter) for the full story. Original Story from The Daily mail

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The government needs to deal with his honourably – and quickly. We owe a great debt to those who serve in the armed forces – a few years of compassionate support for Tul Bahadur Pun VC is not too much to ask – is it?

Great Britain? Not on this one, I’m afraid… tawdry behaviour. Appalling.


Update saturday 26th May

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I have read far too much law this week and as I wait for a lunch meeting with a distinguished Professor of Law who wishes to discuss the future of legal education, pleasingly over a bottle of Rioja, I found myself flicking through the pages of The Sun, the only paper available to me at The Bollo – the more serious papers having been taken by other customers.

So….we have one of The Queen’s elite guards (Scots Guards regiment) biting the head off a live chicken when he was pissed. Unfortunately, the video was posted on YouTube and vigilant police officers traced the video back to him. £80 fixed penalty for criminal damage. Today he is pictured in full uniform, with a gun, guarding The Queen. Top Brass are horrified! Perhaps Prince Philip could employ him to fetch the dead pheasants next time he goes on a bird shoot?

And, two pages further on in The Sun: “Sex act PC faces stiff sentence”

I quote: “A perverted PC was yesterday convicted of pleasuring himself beside a woman in a police car and warned he faces jail.” Apparently he did this twice, while sending texts to his girlfriend, as he drove and became so aroused he asked a WPC colleague to take the wheel and then – the report continues – “tried to chat up the attractive suspect in the back seat with a series of vulgar notes.”

Beggars belief….. The suspect, not surprisingly, reported him to a senior officer when they arrived at the police station in Lampeter, Wales.

I had to stop reading The Sun when I came across a story about a Kebab shop boss accused of murdering a 14 year old girl joked that he had chopped her up and put her in takeaway kebabs. Thankfully, I am eating penne arriabata today.

Have a good Bank holiday weekend. I’m filming, doing a couple of podcasts and, I have no doubt, will be doing a bit of blogging.

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