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A group of retired Gurkhas fighting for the right to settle in Britain have won their immigration test case at London's High Court.That last piece of (emboldened) legalistic bullshit makes me ashamed to be British. These men fought for us. They and their forebears have served our nation with immense valour for 200 years. Who gives a damn whether they have any residential ties with the UK. If they're good enough to die for us, they're good enough to live with us.
They were challenging immigration rules which said that those who retired from the British Army before 1997 did not have an automatic right to stay.
Prominent supporter actress Joanna Lumley said it was a "chance to right a great wrong".
The government said it would now review all Gurkhas' cases.
The regiment moved its main base from Hong Kong to the UK in 1997 and the government had argued that Gurkhas discharged before that date were unlikely to have strong residential ties with the UK.
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