Tracy Watkins has an opinion piece on the morphing of Labour’s rapist-hugging routine into a scare campaign about “Con-Air”.
Con Air is what the Opposition are calling it in Parliament – and if that sounds like the name for a Hollywood blockbuster, that’s because it has all the elements. A chartered plane, headed for New Zealand, with 20-odd serious criminals on board, some of them likely to have committed the worst sort of crimes.
The plane’s arrival strips bare the smoke and mirrors surrounding the argument over Christmas Island detainees.
Because despite all the shouting, the Government has been caught unprepared. It blames Australia, and there may be some justification for that. Australia failed the good neighbour test by failing to give us a heads up about a law change that would see a dramatic rise in the number of Kiwi expats deported for bad behaviour. Read more »