Thursday, 7 May 2009

Lumley - she's no Pasty.

If you thought it couldn't get any worse for Gordon Brown.. Joanna Lumley and the Gurkhas are having another press conference today to report a "shocking and devastating development" in their campaign for Gurkha justice.

Ms Lumley secured a meeting with the Prime Minister yesterday and afterwards attempted to box Mr Brown into a decision he has not yet made - to give parity to all ex-Ghurkas and allow those who want to settle in the UK.

Subsequently the government has insisted that nothing has changed - that they will review some 1300 outstanding cases for UK settlement and that experience will form the basis for a review of policy before the Summer recess.

This is not the "new" proposal that Ms Lumley thought she had received. So, expect fireworks at four. It has six o'clock news written all over it and "another bad day" stamped on it too.

UPDATE - four out of five test cases on resettlement in the UK have been rejected by the government. That's whats leaving Lumley furious.

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