13 May 2009

BNP: Keep the Gurkhas out of here

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..


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