Despite Amnesty International and Opposition calls to lift out pathetic intake of just 750 refugees a year, John Key won’t lift it.
Because NZs middle classes who are enjoying a vast speculative property bubble don’t mind selling their over inflated sense of wealth to wealthy foreigners, but refugees don’t buy expensive houses.
Foreign ownership so that our property prices keep going up? Yes.
A home for the abused refugees of the world? No way.
Let’s not forget that Key himself benefitted directly from our history of letting refugees in, as Phil Goff so eloquently puts it…
This looks like another example of Key benefiting from state support like refugee intakes and state houses only to turn his back on them both now he’s sorted.
This is not a decision based on values, this is a decision based on polling prejudice. We have become the Land of the Wrong Uptight Crowd.