Breaking News: Gordon (Pinocchio) Brown has connected with Jiminy Cricket at last. She comes in the form Of Joanna Lumley, a british actress who has been championing the cause of the Gurkhas. The Gurkhas are petite and very brave men from Nepal who hire themselves almost exclusively to the British army , and have saved many a British officer’s life in wars which have no interest to them beyond doing their duty as conscientious employees. Joanna Lumley’s father was one of these lucky officers saved by Gurkha intercession, and she has been fiercely campaigning for them to be allowed to retire to England and live here if they so choose after serving in our army. A few weeks ago the government announced that they could not let the gurkhas retire here because the country would be flooded with small Nepalese speaking men. Maybe they feared that Great Britain would share the Mexiphone fate of U.S.A by becoming a Nepaliphone country.
But Jiminy Jo went to work, humiliating ministers in front of the camera (easy sport these days), and hey presto! Today capitulation: Our home secretary announced that all ex Gurkhas would be entitled to live in the UK if they so chose, and Gordon Brown asked Joanna Lumley to tea with 36 Gurkhas,and she told the 5 Oclock news that it was a bit like Alice in Wonderland, and Instead of 36 Gurkhas turning up, hundreds did and they were all welcomed into 10 Downing street for tea and sandwiches, and Gordon kissed Joanna. And so… is Gordon’s wooden heart becoming flesh and blood at last? Time will tell.
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