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Thursday 30 September 2004

Gurkhas get some good, but very overdue, news

Gurkhas who have served at least 4 years in the British military will be allowed to apply to stay in the UK and to apply a little later for naturalisation as British citizens. Applies only to those who joined after July 1997 (I suspect this is to exclude those who were in HK upto June 1997). This news is very good, so far as it goes, it's just a pity that there are seemingly gratuitous exclusions in this long-overdue change.

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