There's a strong consensus developing in Westminster regarding the treatment of the Gurkhas. Remember, it was only this administration that has been prepared to do anything for these brave warriors - previous Governments have turned their faces against reform.
It was instructive yesterday that this issue once again showed the BNP for who they really are. Nick Griffin yesterday branded Gurkhas "mercenaries" who should not be allowed to stay in Britain.
The leader of the far-right British National Party said:
"We don't think the most overcrowded country in Europe, can realistically say, 'Look, you can all come and all your relatives.' When the Gurkhas signed up - frankly as mercenaries - they expected a pension which would allow them to live well in their own country."
Griffin made the comments on Nicky Campbell's BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast show.
Martin Howe, solicitor to the Gurkhas, said: "Nick Griffin does not recognise the depth of feeling around the country about the Gurkhas." Griffin also claimed football stars Rio Ferdinand and Theo Walcott were not English.
Disgusting. There's a Facebook Group just launched named "Griffin Out Gurkhas In!" I'll be adding my name today.