Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gratitude

I have been following the story of Tul Bahadur Pun VC over the past week or so, and how he was refused entry to the UK for medical treatment by some bureaucrat peon. Andrew Stuttaford quotes Kipling, but not "Tommy", a usual source of outrage in the face of abandoned Service personnel. Instead it was a poem I was not familiar with, "the Last of the Light Brigade", a riposte to Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade". The brief excerpt made me seek out the full text.

UPDATE: Labour has caved, Pun has been granted a settlement visa.
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