More Shame On Labour Kevan Jones Apologises To Joanna Lumley
Gordon Brown and Labour’s record with our armed forces has been nothing short of disgusting.
At Chilcot Brown lied about defence spending, Labour Ministers have conducted smears and lies campaigns against serving General Officers and members of the their families, repeated Freedom Of Information requests have been filed about expense claims for officers by some of the worst Labour troughers in the MPs Expenses scandal.
Then there was shameful case of the Gurkhas and the campaign by Joanna Lumley that caused a U turn by Gordon Brown and much seething resentment and a desire for payback against Joanna Lumley.
Sky News reports today:
The actress hit back at Defence Minister Kevan Jones, who accused her of “deathly silence” over allegations UK-bound Gurkhas were being forced to pay hundreds of pounds in legal advice in Nepal.
Mr Jones apologised to Ms Lumley’s in a statement saying:
“I am sorry if any offence was caused – this was not intended.”
Campaigner Peter Carroll and legal advisers Howe & Co Solicitors said the comments were unforgivable, saying: “We feel that these comments are part of a set of actions that constitutes a broader attempt to taint the widely-welcomed positive outcome of the Gurkha Campaign.”
Ms Lumley spearheaded a successful campaign to throw out rules that prevented retired Gurkhas from settling in the UK. Full story Sky News
More lies, spite and petty nastiness from a Government so far past it’s sell by date that even Obama said “Brown’s regime has the whiff of death about it“