National would pull New Zealand out of the UN’s Global Compact on Migration because of its potential to restrict New Zealand’s ability to set its own migration and foreign policy, National Leader Simon Bridges says.
“National is supportive of global action on major issues and of migration into New Zealand because it brings skills, capital and connections and makes New Zealand a better, more diverse place. And we support the ability for New Zealanders to travel and live and work overseas should they choose.
“But immigration policy is solely a matter for individual countries and must take account of their individual circumstances – and New Zealand’s policies are already held up as international best practice. There is no automatic right to migrate to another country without that country’s full agreement, a view which the United Nation’s Global Compact on Migration, set to be signed next week, seeks to counter.
“While not binding, the Compact could restrict the ability of future governments to set immigration and foreign policy, and to decide on which migrants are welcome and which aren’t. While National is the party most open to immigration, we cannot accept this.
I knew Simon Bridges was in danger of getting rolled this Summer, but I had no idea he was in THIS much trouble.
Firstly, let’s be clear, this is all garbage.
National needs open gate mass immigration to keep the speculative property bubble afloat and it keeps the huge number of Chinese nationals happy. What Bridges is doing here by pointlessly raging against the UN is an attempt to solidify his white South Island rump electorate while making a raid into the Auckland electorate who are suffering the most from the pressures of immigration.
This is symbolic sophistry because the UN migration pact is completely voluntary, Bridges needs to deflect the perception National are little more than a front organisation for Chinese business fronts and looking tough against the UN does that.
He can pull out of the UN and throw his toys, but that won’t stop National turning the mass migration taps on again if they ever get back into power because National have no other economic plan than mass immigration, mass diary to China and rebuilding from any natural disaster that strikes.
This is an act of meaningless desperation by an irrelevant leader desperately trying to stay relevant.
Judith’s knife must be pressing deep into his back now.