Joanna Lumley's impassioned fisking of Brown's mealy-mouthed offer to ex-Gurkhas today takes some beating. The woman is a fireball, articulate, well-informed and with a commitment to the Brigade that is second to none.
Brown has opened our borders to the most useless, unskilled, incapable and most parasitic of the world's economic migrants who have no link to the UK; Somalis, Iraqis, Kurds, Albanians, Kosovans, Romanian gypsies and the entire African diaspora. Our entire annual output of social housing is insufficent to house them as they arrive. Twenty thousand Africans alone since 2001 in Lewisham borough.
Yet some immigrants create wealth, provide essential skills, contribute to national prosperity; Indians, north Americans, western Europeans including many Poles, Japanese and, yes, these tough little hillmen from Nepal. They've stood beside us in the line of battle for two centuries and served with exemplary bravery and loyalty. Over forty thousand of them have died under our colours. For Imphal and Kohima, battles as significant as Stalingrad or Thermopylae, we owe them everything. Sabretache will no doubt now give me a good bollocking for Jingoism, but, Hell, these people are our brothers and have more right to settle here with us than a million of Brown's unattached welfare dross.
With what we're going to have to face at home here over the next decades - Jihadism, food and energy crises, the dissolution of European Federalism and all the rest - I can take no greater comfort than having a few tens of thousands of trained Gurkhas standing with us, with sharp Kukris.
Brown and his bankrupt cabal must listen to the fragrant and impassioned Miss Lumley.