Snaggle tooth pokes her nose into New Zealand’s affairs

Credit: SB Whaleoil

[…] Ms Clark, who was in charge of the United Nations Development Programme for eight years, responded to an article in the New York Times, highlighting the plight of the asylum seekers by tweeting:

The genuine refugees have the right to live in PNG. They have no right to immigrate to New Zealand or Australia.

[…] The article states:

“Veteran United Nations officials said this month they had never seen a wealthy democracy [Australia] go to such extremes to punish asylum seekers and push them away.

Punish them? They saved lives by turning back the boats. The ones who managed to land have been housed and fed and processed. Some will return home, some will go to America and some will make their home in PNG. Australia will only stay a wealthy country if they enforce their borders.

“Papua New Guinea officials and local leaders, enraged at how the camp’s closure was handled, have demanded to know why Australia is not doing more to help the men.

They are no longer Australia’s responsibility. Australia was forced to close the centre last year when the PNG Supreme Court ruled that the detention of the asylum seekers on Manus Island was unconstitutional. They then handed the centre over to the PNG government.

[…]  approximately 8 in 10 of the men suffer from anxiety disorders, depression and other issues largely caused by detention.”

Jacinda Ardern has pledged to improve our poor mental health services. How will importing mentally ill men help improve our mental health statistics?

[…] In 2001, Helen Clark’s government accepted 133 Afghan asylum seekers from the Norwegian container ship Tampa, which Ms Clark described as one of her proudest moments as Prime Minister.

I am sure it looked really good on her CV when she applied for her plum job at the UN.

[..] The standoff sparked a diplomatic row between Australia and Norway, and focused international attention on the plight of the asylum seekers.

Old snaggle tooth has a history of interfering in other countries affairs and it seems her protégé is trying to follow in her footsteps. We have enough mentally ill, unemployed people in New Zealand already. It is time Ardern put her energy and New Zealand’s resources into helping them.



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