So we don’t have a housing crisis then?

Bryce Edwards says we should be increasing our refugee quota to 60,000. I’m not kidding. He says so in his email and in his Herald column.

New Zealand could increase the refugee quota from 750 per year to about 60,000. That would put us in line with Sweden’s efforts.

We could even just increase it to about 56,000 to put us in line with how many refugees Germany took last year. But as Murdoch Stephens, spokesperson for the Doing Our Bit campaign, says, “No-one argues we should match the Swedes and increase our quota 80-fold”, and he just wants the quota doubled to 1500 – see his opinion piece, Refugee quota boost ‘less than bare minimum.

Instead of an increase to 60,000, or even just 1500, the Government has decided this week on a figure of 1000 per year. Why not more? In Stephens’ article, he suggests that National Government politicians are too removed from the realities of the refugee crisis, and he challenges them to visit a refugee camp where they would see the lives that could be saved and improved if New Zealand increased the quota.

And here was me thinking the left-wing have been banging on for weeks about a housing crisis nationwide, where there aren’t enough houses for our own poor. Adding 60,000 broken-arsed refugees to the mix would really exacerbate the problem.

Bryce Edwards even pushed this in previous articles in the Herald with his extremely biased left-wing-focused column.

He quotes Max Rashbrooke:

Of course New Zealand does have a traditional way of dealing with the housing needs of those on low-incomes: state housing. But the supply of such housing has not keep up with the growth in population, to say nothing of the collapsing ability of many to afford to buy property. There simply aren’t enough state houses anymore to cope with greatly increased demand. Max Rashbrooke (@MaxRashbrooke) put it succinctly on Twitter: “20,000 fewer state houses (per capita) than in 1991. 34,000 ppl in severe housing deprivation who need c.20,000 homes. You do the maths.”

Yeah, let’s do some maths. We have 34,000 people in severe housing deprivation according to Max Rashbrooke, whom Edwards linked to gushingly as he sought to kick the government in the slats over housing.

But, he now wants to add 60,000 refugees per annum to the mix.

Apart from the obvious insanity of adding 60,000 mostly Muslim refugees per annum to New Zealand, what will that do to the so-called housing crisis?

We either have a housing crisis or we don’t, and now these lefty mouthpieces want to make it a whole lot worse.



– NZ Herald

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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