Loads more brave Afghan interpreters who helped British troops during the war have been given the right to come to the UK.
For years these interpreters, who risked everything to help UK forces in the fight against the Taliban, were left at the mercy of the radical jihadis after being abandoned by the British government.
But now Gavin Williamson, Defence Secretary, wrote for the Daily Mail: “Frontline patrol interpreters were the unsung heroes of the military campaign in Afghanistan.
“They served our nation with dazzling distinction. Standing shoulder to shoulder with our troops on the battlefield, they demonstrated unflinching courage in carrying out duties that were fraught with great difficulty and danger. And we will do what is right to honour their extraordinary service.
“That is why after reviewing the scheme we are bringing forward plans to make it fairer and to make sure we deliver for those who were at greatest risk for the longest periods.”
So now translators helping British troops since 2006 will be eligible.
They can be granted a 5-year visa and will then have to apply for indefinite leave to remain. But more good news, the £2,389 application fee will be waived.
Common sense finally prevailing over heartless stupidity. These people effectively fought alongside British troops, this country owes them a debt of gratitude.