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    From: Joanna Lumley
    Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:56 AM
    Subject: Gurkha Justice Campaign: Let’s make a BIG impact this Thursday

    On Thursday, I will be in Parliament Square, Westminster at 11am before handing
    in the Gurkha Justice petition.

    We’ve had fantastic support from across the country, and the petition we’ll be
    handing in will be one of the biggest ever collected in the country – in a
    little over six weeks. Thank you so much for the support.

    Our team are sorting the petition ready to hand in, but they tell me any
    signatures up until Wednesday night will be included. A really big last burst of
    signatures would be fantastic – please remind any friends, family and colleagues
    to make sure they sign at before 9pm on Wednesday!

    I really hope that, on Thursday, the Government will finally bow to the pressure
    from our thousands upon thousands of petition signatories from across the
    country, to the Home Office Select Committee, and to the High Court, all of whom
    have backed justice for Gurkhas.

    If there was ever a time to stand with us, then that time is now.

    A really big turnout on the day will really add to the pressure of the petition.
    It will show how strongly we all feel about righting this wrong. If you can come
    along to Parliament Square in Westminster by around 10.30am on Thursday 20th
    November, I would simply love to see you there.

    We will be joined by a number of the real stars of the campaign themselves – the
    ex-Gurkhas who have served our country so loyally. Amongst them will be Honorary
    Lieutenant Tul Bahadur Pun VC who served with my father, and who has been such a
    huge inspiration to the campaign.

    At around 11am I’ve been asked to say a few words in Parliament Square, and I’ll
    be joined by other members of the Gurkha Justice Campaign and some special
    guests are joining us from Parliament. After that, a small delegation will go to
    Cenotaph and lay a wreath, before going on to Downing Street to hand in the

    Finally, we’ll return to Parliament Square to thank ALL those who have come to
    show their support. That will take some time – on Thursday there will be people
    that have helped the campaign from across the country. I’m honoured they are
    coming – the commitment of those from across the country on this campaign has
    been incredible, and I’m so grateful for their support.

    So, I hope to see you on Thursday, and that you can make one final push to
    encourage EVERYONE you know to add their name to the petition at before 9pm on Wednesday.

    Onwards! One last big push for our Gurkha heroes, and I hope to see you on

    With warmest good wishes,



    Signed :ok:


    Miss Lumley thanks you  ;D

    [quote author=*Lassie* link=topic=13087.msg252226#msg252226 date=1227031489]
    Signed :ok:


    [quote author=Val link=topic=13087.msg252252#msg252252 date=1227038607]
    Miss Lumley thanks you  ;D

    [quote author=*Lassie* link=topic=13087.msg252226#msg252226 date=1227031489]
    Signed :ok:

    My Dad worked with them when he was in the King’s troop, he has nothing but respect for them. They have given this country all their loyalty and many of them their lives and health the least we can do is look after them in the manner they have earned and deserve :agree: 


    Will sign too  :-*


    Signed!  🙂

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