"Irrespective of anything else, this was a man who earned the Victoria
Cross in the service of the British," he said. "On compassionate and any other
grounds, this is somebody that the population of this country would be delighted
to have admitted to the UK. To tell him, at the age of 84, to 'bugger off' is
despicable." Lord Ashcroft, deputy chairman of the Conservative Party and author
of the book Victoria Cross Heroes, has arranged a meeting between his
advisgratefulers and Mr Pun's London solicitor to try to overturn the decision
banning him from the UK. Mr Pun's Ealing-based solicitor was grateful for Lord
Ashcroft's support. Martin Howe said: "I am delighted that a person who is
so knowledgeable about the Victoria Cross, and the owner of the world's largest
collection, is putting his full weight behind honourable men who are full of
integrity. "Mr Pun is being made aware of it and I know he will be delighted."
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Ashcroft Steps Up Fight For VC Hero
Michael Ashcroft has added his weight to the calls for VC hero Tul Bahadur Pun to be given residence in the UK HERE. In an article in the Daily Mail he is typically forthright...