Brown backtracks, agrees to introduce new policy on Gurkhas

May 7th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown London, May 7 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised actress Joanna Lumley a new policy on Gurkha residence rights by the end of the month. “The meeting was extremely positive. He is wholly supportive of the Gurkha cause. He is going to come up with a new solution by the end of this month. I trust him. I rely on him. And I know that he has now taken this matter into his own hands and so today is a very good day,” The Telegraph quoted Lumley, as saying after her meeting with Brown.

She said: “He promised he would do all he can… I do trust the Prime Minister. I know him very slightly personally and I find him to be a man of integrity. I think this is now in his hands. It has been in many people’s hands. It has been bandied around from the Ministry of Defence to the Home Office and all kinds of different people have been dealing with it.”"Now, I feel we have got the head man, the man at the top, the leader of our entire nation and I feel absolutely confident he is going to do the right think for the Gurkhas.”

She said she and Brown did not go into the detail of the cost during their meeting. (ANI)

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