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Oh dear another fail by Jacinda Ardern – and a broken promise – though so symptomatic of Ardern’s tortured relationship with the truth and keeping promises

03/02/2019

From Morning Report a number of segments from last Thursday kick off this rather lengthy post

First there was this – Indian students were misled – Migrant Workers Association

A group of Indian students who were deported from New Zealand say their lives are ruined, and Labour MPs who promised to help have abandoned them. Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little publicly supported the nine students two years ago, when it was announced they were to be deported because of the actions of a fraudulent immigration agency in India. A spokesperson for the Migrant Workers Association, Anu Kaloti, told reporter Max Towle they feel like pawns of Labour electioneering.

Of course they were pawns. It was election year and Ardern was doing what she does best, posturing and expressing kindness. As for substance, well that is a problem for Ms Ardern, she does not do substance, but Vogue is another matter.

Second we had – The Indian students who say New Zealand failed them

A group of Indian students who were deported from New Zealand say their lives are ruined, and Labour MPs who promised to help have abandoned them. Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little publicly supported nine students two years ago when it was announced they were to be deported. Now, some of the students are speaking out, saying they feel like they were pawns of Labour electioneering.

Why should they be surprised – this is Jacinda Ardern we are looking at and NZ Labour. They were doing what politicians so often do, posturing.

Thirdly – Andrew McClymont their lawyer spoke to Morning Report

Indian students who were deported from New Zealand say their lives are ruined, and Labour MPs who promised to help have abandoned them. Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little publicly supported nine students while in opposition, when the students took sanctuary at Auckland’s Unitarian Church to avoid being sent home. The group claimed they were victims of a dodgy Indian immigration agency, which falsified documents on their behalf without their knowledge. Now, some of the students are speaking out, saying they feel like they were pawns of Labour electioneering. Their lawyer, Alastair McClymont, speaks to Gyles Beckford.

As noted earlier these students, much like the Labour Party’s foreign interns were used by Labour and then abandoned. Frankly, that is what politicians do, but Ardern has marketed herself as a different sort of politician as one who exudes kindness, empathy and genuine concern. This incident reveals that in reality she is a very shallow posturing individual.

Then we had an article on Stuff, byline Caroline Williams, also on Thursday, which reiterated McClymont’s comments and referenced the audio above. In the article Williams noted:

Ardern and then Labour leader Andrew Little posed for photos with the students during a visit to the Auckland Unitarian Church, where the students were staying. 

Ardern slammed the National-led government for its decision and promised to help the students should Labour gain power, Alastair McClymont, a specialist immigration lawyer for a group of the students, said.

Note McClymont claims : Ardern …..promised to help the students should Labour gain power,

But McClymont went on:

He said a number of Labour and Green MPs visited the group seeking refuge at the church, and agreed that if the students had been done wrong by Indian immigration agencies, they should be allowed to stay.

“Those were the promises made by a large number of MPs,” he told RNZ.

That statement raises a number of major questions, including:

  • Who were these MPs?
  • Are any of them now Ministers?
  • Was Iain Lees-Galloway one of them?
  • Was James Shaw one of them?
  • Was Marama Davidson one of them?
  • Were there any National or NZ first MPs?
  • Just what promises were made?
  • Who exactly made the promises?

Then at the end of the Stuff article we had this:

RNZ reported that spokespeople for Faafoi and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said any comment given before a decision was made could jeopardise the process.

So it seems that Ardern and her acolytes cannot be trusted. Yet, let us not forget Ardern’s statement in the TV3 election debate – this post refers to Ardern and her acolytes

No doubt the argument will be made that a promise broken is not a lie. Adam’s answer that is a small pinhead you are dancing on. But, as Adam has demonstrated before Ardern has mastered the dark art of being economical with the truth. However, it can be argues also, that that statement made in the Election Debate was a material factor in Labour’s election success. Despite the many time since then that Ardern’s duplicity has been exposed. This being an especially egregious example.

Then we had on Friday, another report from Morning Report, replete with photo

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A reverend who housed nine Indian students in his church to stop them being deported wants the Government to stop sitting on its hands and make a call on the students’ fate. The group took refuge in Auckland’s Unitarian Church two years ago, when the then-National Government declared they had to leave New Zealand. Labour MPs Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little – in opposition at the time – publicly advocated for the students’ before their deporation. The church leader, Clay Nelson, has been quietly lobbying MPs to decide on the students’ visa applications, and speaks to Alex Perrottet.

It took Iain Lees-Galloway just 45 minutes to initially grant residence to Karel Sroubek, convicted drug smuggler, but these student victims who legitimately thought they were receiving support from senior Labour leaders prior to the 2017 Election have been disavowed. They join the many others such as the St Heliers restaurateurs who have fallen victim to the arbitrary and dysfunctional Immigration NZ.

Cue pictures of baby Neve and/or  articles in Guardian or a women’s magazine

When the totality is looked at, Ardern’s shallowness and problematical relationships with promise keeping and the truth are exposed.

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