Immigration is always a hot electoral issue. Winston Peters is the perennial complainer against Johnny Foreigner.
In the UK they are waking up to the disaster of their own immigration policy.
Jack Straw has admitted that opening Britain’s borders to Eastern European migrants was a “spectacular mistake”.
The former Labour Home Secretary said his party’s decision to allow migrants from Poland and Hungary to work in Britain from 2004 was a ‘”well-intentioned policy we messed up”.
It comes a day after David Blunkett, Mr Straw’s successor as Home secretary, warned British cities could face riots as an influx of Roma migrants creates “frictions” with local people. Read more »