Sheeple Positioning – Australia’s PM Turnbull Proposes “Australia First” VISA Reform…

You might have noticed amid all of the Asian Pacific negotiations taking place, one country is transparently absent from the policy expressions of President Trump, Australia.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull displayed his self-serving Robert-The-Bruce sensibilities and simultaneously burned any diplomatic bridge he might have carried toward the Trump administration when he tried to force President Trump, via a lame-duck sneaky deal with President Obama, to accept illegal immigrants.

The concept of integrity is so far way from Malcolm Turnbull that the light from where integrity emanates could not reach him in one term of a Trump administration.

The conniving indecency of Turnbull was the worst form of political relationship building a fool could ever construct.  A particularly stupid approach when you consider the target of Turnbulls’ day one posturing was the personification of a non-politician, Donald Trump.

Suffice to say the credibility and trustworthiness of current Australian leadership was immediately recognized as non existent.

It is against this backdrop of self-serving, conniving, scheming manipulation the latest Australian political strategy is evidenced:

(Via Reuters) Australia will abolish a temporary work visa popular with foreigners and replace it with a new programme requiring better English-language and job skills, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday.

Turnbull, struggling with poor voter approval ratings, rejected suggestions the visa policy change was in response to far-right wing political parties, such as One Nation, demanding more nationalistic policies, most of the undocumented people get help from lawyers at becraftimmigrationlaw.com to deal with issues related to their visas.

But in a Facebook announcement Turnbull said: “Our reforms will have a simple focus: Australian jobs and Australian values.”

In a similar vein, U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday directing changes to a temporary visa programme used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill highly skilled jobs. The order is an attempt by Trump to carry out his “America First” election campaign pledges.

Turnbull said the visa change would attract better skilled workers and see Australians employed over cheap foreign workers brought in under the old 457 visa programme.

“We are an immigration nation, but the fact remains- Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs,” he said. “We’ll no longer allow 457 visas to be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians.”  (read more)

Suspicious Cat shall remain suspicious…

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104 Responses to Sheeple Positioning – Australia’s PM Turnbull Proposes “Australia First” VISA Reform…

  1. magatrump says:

    Australia has seen the Trump Light.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. FofBW says:

    Let’s play follow the leader.

    Liked by 21 people

  3. mysticrose80 says:

    Is this going to be the new trend for 2017?

    Liked by 9 people

  4. kpm58 says:

    Did Turnbull also say he would have done the same as President Trump in Syria with the bombing of the airfield?

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Weeper says:

    The cat…….😻

    Liked by 17 people

  6. NYGuy54 says:

    Or when you’re a world leader and you suddenly realize the guy you mocked just made you a minor pawn on the world chess board. Quick do something for the people who elected you. Novel approach.

    Liked by 27 people

    • WSB says:

      Malcolm Morebull.

      Liked by 11 people

    • Goldman Sachs’ Turnbull had one mission – to destroy conservative politics in Australia. He has done that. He desperately wanted to be PM to satisfy his insanely narcissistic view of himself – he has done that.

      Now from here on he can just spin his wheels. He got rid of Abbott who whilst very squishy was somewhat more conservative than him, and he has divided and conquered all the real conservatives who are now in One Nation, Australia First, ALA and the Australian Conservative Party, all of which are neophytes, with no savvy as to how to win seats or form real alliances. In the time required for them to skill up it’s easy for the LNP / Turnbull Party and for their “opposition” in the uniparty the ALP (Australian Labor Party) to share electoral “victories” (with tiny margins of success) because no one else will have enough votes to control either house of parliament.

      Third parties in Australia are also stage managed as part of the uniparty puppet show. Anyone outside that con game is characterized as …wait for it… wait for it… HITLER, or as a lunatic.

      Until such time as a uniparty spin doctor is installed to corrupt and manage them.

      Australia has gone from having the most stable political system of any part of the anglosphere to being like Italy. Corrupt, incompetent, backwards and controlled by outside forces.

      It needs to change, and change fast.

      Turnbull is still mass importing third worlders, who are… wait for it… wait for it… committing atrocities like rape, murder, gang violence and drug pushing on a daily basis.

      The lapdog media of course run interference for Mao Tse Turnbull and his equally vile “opposition” every day too.

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  7. When nationalism principles become necessary to maintain political power, globalism has failed. #MoreWinning 😀

    Liked by 38 people

  8. Sedanka says:

    Malcolm Turdball.

    Liked by 8 people

  9. tonyE says:

    How about returning guns to people?

    I can not believe that in island nation like Australia with so few people and so many dangerous killing species the Assies took the guns away.

    If I lived anywhere more than 15 miles from any Oz city center I’d want a couple of shotguns, a couple of 45 hand guns and an AR15 with a 50 round clip. Just in case some vermin decided to either (or) eat me or send me to the afterlife.

    Liked by 14 people

    • BG2 says:

      I’ve spent a lot of time in Australia.
      I’m still amazed about the “took the guns away” misconceptions in the US.
      Essentially (and missing some details because of space here) In 1996 semi autos and pumps were banned. Yeah, silly reaction. Bolts, levers, OUs were not.
      The owners of buy back semi autos put that money to buying the legal B, L, OUs.
      There are many more firearms in many more private hands in Australia than pre 1996.
      I owned 7 when a resident there

      Liked by 5 people

      • wizzum says:

        Pump rifles are still OK too. handgun laws never changed.

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      • Billy Dunn says:

        Hmmm BG2 I thought ALL firearms were banned ?
        Not true?

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        • BG2 says:

          Indeed Billy, not true.
          I spend half my life telling Americans that.
          There are hundred of thousands more firearms in private hands in Australia in 2017 than in 1996.

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          • JoAnn Leichliter says:

            All single shot? No, you can own a pump rifle (had a great one once). Any caliber restrictions on rifles? The laws seem nonsensical… But I can’t pretend to understand them.

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            • BG2 says:

              Think .5 Barrett is illegal but anything from .22 rimfire to .460 Weatherby Mag ( shows my age) is otherwise ok.
              Nonsensical is apt.

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              • Fat Tony says:

                In Australia now with firearms: every owner is licensed and every firearm is registered.
                It was not like this prior to 1996.
                If the ship ever hits the sand and these weapons are needed for self-defence, then I am quite sure our governments would order the confiscation of all these weapons.

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      • Dennis Leonard says:

        Could you please explain Ou’s.Also did you have to have a permit for the guns and be open to inspection that the guns were locked up and ammo stored separately.Than when you go to shoot them,what gun club did you belong too.Please try and not make it like it is no big deal down under.I have a friend in Victoria ,knowing for about 40 years and talk a couple times a week,Cheers

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        • BG2 says:

          Over and Under shotguns.
          You are correct, the firearm licencing system is not what the US is used to. Gun safes and maybe 3 yearly inspections of storage is a standard requirement. As the local coppers (Australian for police) who did my inspections said “we aren’t after you good guys”.

          You didn’t have to belong to a gun club, I did not, had access to private land to hunt. There are vast areas of state forest open to hunting if you get the correct lic permit.

          You are correct in that self defence is not a valid reason to own a firearm in Australia.
          Self defence is perfectly legal with a firearm you own however, in fact the self defence “castle” laws in NSW is much better than in many US states.
          Not compatible with American thinking.

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        • wizzum says:

          Dennis, true there are hoops to go through but firearms were never seen as self defense weapons in Aus, more like a farming tool.
          When I grew up most houses out of the city had a 22 or 410 with rat shot loaded at the back door for snakes and no-one would ever think of using it against a person.
          When I moved to the US i transferred all my rifles and shotguns to my friends who will transfer them back if I ever go home again.
          No biggie

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      • Bendix says:

        Another misconception is that the “taking the guns away” was a success. The reasons Americans believe these things is because that’s what the Establishment Media says.
        By the same token, a whole lot of Australians have strange ideas about Donald Trump.

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  10. citizen817 says:

    Trump sets the agena and tone. Either jump on the “civilized world movement train” or be run over by it! The leader of the pack.

    Liked by 9 people

  11. Sandra-VA says:

    Maybe he is embarrassed by the muslim protestors that took over major shopping venues last week… or the terrorists that seem to have made Australia their new home!

    He is a DISGRACE! Total globalist hack.

    Liked by 10 people

  12. This decision just handed down from the Aussie Kangaroo court: Turnbull’s head looks like a Bloomin’ Onion from Outback Steakhouse.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. filia.aurea says:

    Turnbull is a “duplicitous spineless hack” a “wuss” who will not last – so say some kin down-under. Scheming over illegals with the previous U.S. administration, i.e. the mutual CYA maneuver, left the dirt smeared all over his face.

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    • Dani says:

      I am Australian. You are 100% correct. We tried to get rid of him at the last election but he held on by the thinnest of margins. The alternative Bill Shorten is WORSE. We are desperately trying to get Tony Abbott back. He was lampooned by the Australian media (fake news) and Turnbull who is their luvvie.

      Liked by 11 people

    • The unspoken question is why McCain felt the need to intervene after the initial contact with President Trump? Was he part of this “deal” and afraid it would come out? There is more than we see.

      Liked by 7 people

  14. jmuniz1 says:

    We are witnessing today is the start of something great and I am so happy!!

    Liked by 5 people

  15. tax2much says:

    Better late than never. Let’s welcome the PM to the Trump train.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. BG2 says:

    Sure, Malcolm Turnbull is a soft left pretend conservative in the Canadian genre we are familiar with but this is a gross overreaction by SD.
    Perhaps SD is a bit jealous. NO-ONE who is not a bona fide refugee arrives in Australia illegally and is not deported. No-one at all arrives illegally by boat any more, they are sent to offshore detention centres or put in navy lifeboats and pointed back at Indonesia. Turnbull has even been dragged kicking and screaming to cease the large legal Australian immigration intake, especially of those who hate western culture. Yes, Obama was played to take some of the illegals in the offshore detention centres because he wanted to be played, taking 3rd world illegals was part of Obama’s attack upon America.

    Don’t blame Turnbull (who will be thrown out next election for something worse) that Obama was a sucker….the US plays such games with other countries all the time.

    Liked by 2 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      If you think for a minute that we are taking those 1,500 refugees, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you. This POS taught he was dealing with a pussy cat. He Now realizes that the pussy cat he had in the Oval Office is a Lion that eats his prey.

      Liked by 3 people

      • BG2 says:

        I wouldn’t take them either.
        But Obama wanted to, that is the point I’m making.
        No need to get overexcited about it….but the news is that Donald is taking some of them after “severe” vetting which will mean what, A third?

        Liked by 1 person

        • Trumppin says:

          or None when they don’t pass extreme vetting, which they won’t which is why they were turned away by austrailia and in a off shore detention center in the first place.

          Liked by 1 person

        • fleporeblog says:

          Your right! Anything he could do at the end of his administration was done to damage our President and our country. I hope we never get a single one of them. The longer it takes, the better off we are that the numbers will be drastically diminished.

          Liked by 2 people

        • mw says:

          That’s President Donald J. Trump to you.

          Liked by 1 person

          • BG2 says:

            Nah, I spent too long in Oz where everyone from the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of the High Court down gets called by their first name. So stick it.

            Police never ever get called “sir”….just “mate”. “Sir” would be regarded as an embarrassingly submissive gesture.

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Sure you do not want to move back to Aussie,sense he is doing such a great job and leave SD out of your tirade.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Bendix says:

      I don’t see the overreaction.

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  17. BG2 says:

    He is a DISGRACE! Total globalist hack.

    Correct Sandra.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dani says:

      You only need to see his fan boy selfie with Obama to understand where Turnbull’s loyalty lies. This policy announcement comes hot on the heels of some wonderful discussions former PM Tony Abbott is having on talkback radio. Turnbull is trying to position himself as a Trump – lite figure to save his job.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Bendix says:

        Exactly. There is heavy pressure in Australia, worse since Obama, to adopt PC censorship required by the globalists, but there is more pressure than the media will allow you to know, to fight back against it.
        Another thing – Australians are a traveling people. Since January 20, a small but significant number of Australians in this country have reported back on the realities of life under Trump. Word is trickling out.

        Liked by 1 person

  18. got243kids says:

    The poor sod thinks he only needs to wear his new mask for 4 years…
    Another Jack that went all in for Hillary.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. bazmaca says:

    Malcolm Turnbull is a conniving backstabber. He is despised in our country by the majority of his own Party. If Trump and/or his Administration places any credibility in or on Turnbull then they will be found not to be as intelligent and pragmatic as we believe they are.

    Liked by 9 people

  20. Please give Suspicious Cat a treat for me.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. The Popcorn Tape says:

    There is exactly one thing about Australian politics that I absolutely love.
    You see, Aussies really love their game shows.
    In Australia, game show winnings are not taxable.
    You keep it all.
    Minor thing, I know, but holy crap, we need that HERE.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. The other backdrop is a leadership rival who is growing in popularity. Tony Abbott, a sincere and politically fumbling conservative, was usurped by Turnbull 2 years ago, after a malicious campaign of whiteanting. Trump’s triumphs have reenergised Abbott’s efforts, and his reputation among voters.

    Tony Abbott is the only reason Australia is not crippled by pernicious “carbon taxes.” He once called climate change “crap.”

    Tony Abbott is the only reason Australia has secure borders. For years, his was the sole voice against open borders.

    And yet Tony Abbott was a hopeless leader. He tried too hard to be liked by the left, which hates him. But Trump has shown him you don’t face to court the left to get things done. Let’s hope he can get his job back. Turnbull is a disaster!!

    Liked by 7 people

    • bazmaca says:

      Tony Abbotts problem as the Prime Minister, was that as soon as he became the PM he set out to turn himself into a Statesman. Bad move. He should have left his size 12 hobnail boots on and continued to kick the s–t out of the opposition and then Turnbull when he started backstabbing Abbott.
      The time to act as a Statesman was after he had rid Australia of all the looney socialist policies of the previous mob and cemented himself in as the PM.

      Liked by 5 people

  23. wheatietoo says:

    If Turnbull really believes in this “Australia First” policy…then why did he wait until now to say it?

    Liked by 3 people

    • joshua says:

      he was having a hard time remembering the English term for the numeral one….and he is not used to any form of winning in the top three anyhow, so first, second, and third are not in his vocabulary normally.

      Liked by 2 people

  24. The Recent Republican says:

    “We are an immigration nation…”

    Sigh.

    I suppose I should check out Australia while it’s still Australia in the next year or so. Sort of like I did in 2000 when I visited London for the first and last time.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. LoveofUSA says:

    Turnbull is backpedaling, trying to be relevant. Too late.
    Turnbull is a “whateva” guy.
    Seriously– I actually laughed reading SD article-too funny-another fake Leader.
    And those cats photos here? Purrfect. LOL

    Liked by 3 people

  26. Sanj says:

    Is Hipocrasy an impeachable offense in politics?

    Liked by 1 person

  27. greenvalleygal says:

    Favorite line: The concept of integrity is so far way from Malcolm Turnbull that the light from where integrity emanates could not reach him in one term of an Trump administration.

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  28. xyzlatin says:

    Australia has the same problems as the US and other Western countries. Universities left, state school teacher unions, bloated bureaucracies, climate change activists heading major institutions such as CSIRO (the top science organisation, federally funded) etc. including media lefties. Australia which is sitting on a mountain of coal and gas, has had severe blackouts due to the same ruinous policies on green renewables.

    Rupert Murdoch controls most news sources, and lefties control the ABC and other news channels. There has been non stop bashing of Donald Trump since he first nominated to run. Your Associated Press (AP) sends only negative stories. Also the Liberal/National ruling party is infiltrated by leftists.

    As a result, new political parties have sprung up, most notably a breakaway group led by ex Liberal Senator Cory Bernadi, plus One Nation, led by a woman, Pauline Hanson, which has won Senate seats and now is a minor power. So seen in that context, it is the same reaction as Brexit. There is political upheaval on the Right with conservatives abandoning them, thus PM Turnbull finally waking up but it may be too late.

    Many Aussies have supported Donald Trump, writing opinion blogs, making comments on leftist sites, combating fake news on fbook and so on, as they know how much the policies in the US affect the policies in Australia. I feel that ordinary Americans don’t really understand this.

    Australia, like everywhere else in the west, has had multiculturalism forced on them, and high immigration and refugee intakes. Daily Australians get lectured from State ABC and SBS about how they are racist, and should embrace multiculturalism. A very hot topic in Australia is Halal certification, whereby muslims go to companies and ask them to pay a levy (which is passed on to the consumer) to get certification so that muslims can buy their products. Nestles chocolates has suffered from boycotts. The money from the halal scam goes back to Islamists!!!

    Australian soldiers have fought and died in the Boer war, both world wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and ME, Afghanistan and that Australia has kept up its part in the ANZUS treaty with US and hosts the largest US spying facility at Pine Gap (which makes Australia a big target in any conflict).

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    • limelite001 says:

      I agree 99%. Our institutions have been overrun by the Lefty vermin, which helps to indoctrinate our kids at school and university. Luckily our Tradies aren’t affected, and they turn out to be the most patriotic.

      The only thing I don’t agree with is that Australia fought in the Boer War against the Boers. They were fighting for their right to the country, away from the British. 33000 women, children and elderly men/women died in the first concentration camps under the British. Never forget.

      New Australian/ex South African.

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      • xyzlatin says:

        Around 16,000 Australians volunteered to fight for Britain against the Dutch-Afrikaner, or Boer, settlers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902. It remains Australia’s third-worst conflict in terms of casualties.
        When the Boer War broke out in 1899, Australia was made up of six colonies that were on the verge of becoming a federation. The war was seen as an opportunity for Australia to show its commitment to Britain and to define its identity.

        The first Australian troops and their horses sailed in late 1899 and were involved in major action by January 1900. After Australian Federation in 1901, the new Commonwealth Government sent a further eight battalions. In addition to the Australian troops who travelled to serve in the Boer war, thousands more Australians, who were already there working in the gold and diamond mines, also signed up to fight in what was often a bloody guerrilla war. All were volunteers as there was no draft or conscription.

        The Boer War saw advances in weaponry and medicines but also the use of guerrilla tactics that destroyed the lives and homes of civilians. A total of 606 Australians died in the two-and-a-half years in South Africa; that is more than the number of casualties in Vietnam over 10 years.
        http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/boer-war

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  29. MaineCoon says:

    Oh Yah! I’ve seen that suspicious, all-knowing cat look before! I sure have!

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Jackbenimble says:

    Turdballs is a snake. The change however it may seem on the outside is purely cosmetic. Expect it to be enforced with a feathers touch and slyly reintroduced over time. He has bankers form. 457 needs to go completely. Period.

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  31. limelite001 says:

    I’m an Australian, and PM Malcolm Turnbull couldn’t find his way out of a clear plastic bag. He knifed our sitting PM, Tony Abbott, with the help of a few traitors inside the Liberal Party (conservative) and has been an absolute disaster. See, Malcolm is a Progressive, wrapped in conservative clothes. He is a Lefty with not a clue how to run the country. Most of his ‘polices’ are Tony Abbott’s, because Malcolm is clueless. His approval ratings are circling the drain, as more and more conservatives run to other more conservative parties. The media played their role and did the usual beat-up against ‘far-right’ Abbott, helping to install idiot Malcolm as PM. They knew full-well he’d be a disaster, opening the door for the Labor Party(Lefty-wankers) to take over the country at the next election. You see, people just don’t trust Malcolm. He would sell his own mother out to make it onto the next front cover of the newspaper. He’s a POS. And this 457 visa con is just that. It’s a con. He’s kept the door open via another visa, which will allow cheap, unskilled labor to walk right into Australia. Don’t fall for this fool. He and his Foreign Minister, Julia Bishop are walking disasters, who love the Left and power more than they love their country and supporters.

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    • BG2 says:

      “And this 457 visa con is just that. It’s a con. He’s kept the door open via another visa, which will allow cheap, unskilled labor to walk right into Australia.”

      Absolutely correct are you.

      But Mal’s posturing is an excellent sign of creeping Trumpism throughout the West….he feels the pressure.

      Liked by 1 person

  32. dreadnok89 says:

    Lololol how is australia an immigrant nation? Lololol my word. Im some dope from new jersey it isnt.

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  33. aredtailblog says:

    “Oh dang, Aussies aren’t buying this open border crap, better emulate Trump for the mean time and shut the hell up.”

    Liked by 1 person

    • BG2 says:

      “Aussies aren’t buying this open border crap,”

      Unlike the US, open borders to illegals in Oz ended completely with a bang years ago under Abbott.
      US borders infinitely more porous.
      This is about work visas.

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  34. David says:

    The Boys on HBO’s Flight of the Concords clearly warn you to NEVER trust Australians

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  35. yucki says:

    Losing Tony Abbott must hurt, but at least he’s not Justin Trudeau.
    From Stephen Harper to a metrosexual mosque flirt.
    Woe Canada!

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  36. BG2 says:

    Most excellently CTH will get back to Oz. It will further inflame the forelock tugging pretend conservatives and Liberal party dhimmis….
    Blair and Bolt will be all over it.

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  37. Liz says:

    As an Australian, I loath and detest this back stabbing PM we have, and his posturing and ego is all he has because as leader he is nothing, a pretender. He has never supported President Trump and he certainly is not for Australia as he belongs to the NWO.
    OT, I absolutely love this site and avidly read all the articles and think Sundance is the best journo ever.Thank you Mate.

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  38. mailmannz says:

    NZ is following suit by making it harder for skilled migrants to enter the country as well.

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    • BG2 says:

      NZ is a small country, with what, 4 million pop? Its sad cultural self hatred is demonstrated by its mass muslim immigration intended by the left, who have always ruled the place ( both parties National and Labour are just variations on a socialist theme), to destroy the successful Anglo Saxon Celtic culture.
      Visiting, I couldn’t believe the philosophical social cringing before the 10th century Polynesian immigrants known as Maori, who have no written language, science, technology or anything to contribute to modernity other than their mendicant presence. The poor Anglo kids are taught at school how guilty they are. Sad.

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