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Sir Gerald Howath Wants Aldershot Twinned With Joanna Lumley

by | 15th, September 2014



SIR Gerald Howath, a former defence minister and current Tory MP fo Aldershot, who said Enoch Powell’s 1968 ‘rivers of blood’ speech was spot on , has turned his eye to Joanna Lumley, the actress who campaigned for Gurkhas’ rights.

Lumley was part of a succesful camapaign calling for Gurkhas who retired before 1997 the right to settle in the UK.

Sir Gerald Howarth wonders:

“Many of my constituents feel extremely aggrieved that Joanna Lumley ran this campaign, this very emotional campaign. She has been nowhere near Aldershot since, as far as I am aware. The problem does not lie with the younger, recently retired veterans, who speak good English…

“The problem arises with the older former Gurkhas … generally unable to speak English, virtually no job prospects, unfamiliar with our customs and often with failing health, inevitably because they are elderly.”

Would it have been

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