It now appears that the Government’s controversial plan to allow wealthy frequent flyers on state-owned China Southern Airlines to skip visa requirements was done to help SkyCity get more high-rolling Chinese gamblers visiting.
The Nats have really been sprung on this one.
While insisting that they won’t ‘pick winners’ to save manufacturing jobs and take advantage of green growth opportunities, they’re creating a huge hole in our immigration system that officials warn is ripe for criminals to exploit so that a gambling company can make more money.
Why is National so obsessed with doing favours to SkyCity? What did they get in return?