Labour’s latest constituent is disowned by his own mother

At what point will Andrew Little, Phil Goff and Kelvin Davis realise that crim hugging is neither a vote winner nor a Key killer?

Many of those sent back had lived most of their lives across the Ditch and have few or no support networks in New Zealand. They include Patrick Sylva, aged in his mid-20s, who moved to Australia and lived with his father when he was aged about 4. He is now wanted by the police here.

His Auckland-based mother, Collette Paniora, said he had lived rough in Sydney after committing crimes and spent about two weeks in detention before he was deported in July.

Ms Paniora let him live in her Manurewa home and enrolled him in a literacy course after he told her he didn’t know how to read or write.

But she said he was struggling with mental health issues and she kicked him out due to his volatile behaviour around vulnerable family members, including her young children.

She said she had taken a protection order out against him.

“He had a good home. I’ve tried my darned best,” Ms Paniora said.

“I’ve sacrificed a lot for Patrick but I do understand he’s got a mental health issue.”

She said she was worried for his safety after recent attempts to contact him failed. “We knew he was being deported but didn’t know when and he turned up here without my knowledge and now he has been missing for under a month.”

She said the authorities gave him $200 when he returned, then left him on his own.

“But he spent that in the first night. It was gone; he drank it all away.”

These are the people that the Labour Party are spending our tax dollars on by travelling to Australia and bugging their legislators.

These are the people that the Labour Party accuse John Key of not caring enough about.

These criminals are so bad even their own families don’t want them back.

And yet Labour keep on pushing the idea that this government isn’t doing enough.

This whole thing is a political graveyard and still Little, Davis and Goff are pushing it as if there is going to be an upside to it all.   The only upside would be if these crims come here, get a job and start contributing to society.   Otherwise, we just imported a crime spree funded by welfare payments.

Fantastic strategy from Labour.  Real government-in-waiting material that.


– Claire Trevett, Belinda Feek, NZ Herald

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