Yesterday I wrote – Bill’s bigoted drug reckons vs the evidence
Bill English is full of shit and it’s time that more media called him on it.
Turns out they actually did. I’m not claiming credit, jut pleased to see it happen –
Tracy Watkins deserves some kind of award for worst title ever – Government fighting immigration’s tentacles on every front
Pull the other one. The Prime Minister’s latest reach reach on record immigration being the fault of doped up unemployed Kiwis doesn’t stack up.
Bill English blamed the number of young people on drugs, in part, for the Government’s decision not to further limit unskilled migrant numbers.
It’s not the first time either. English previously regaled a Fed Farmers meeting about the number of “pretty damn hopeless” young Kiwis who were unemployable.
Yes he did.
English won’t have done himself any political harm with the claim
Yes he will.
But the numbers don’t support him, even if the anecdotal evidence claimed by English does.
English will be worried that he got hammered like this, when Key got away with all sorts of insults and lies. Only Newshub bucked the trend and doubled down –
If you think your fellow Kiwis are useless workers you’re doing it wrong.
— Checkpoint (@CheckpointRNZ) February 28, 2017
Bill English’s druggie anecdata really got burned to the ground by @rnzbenedict on @CheckpointRNZ just now. Ow.
— Russell Brown (@publicaddress) February 28, 2017
You know, with Bill English being such a gung ho peddler of the efficacy of Big Data, he missed his own rhetoric by being caught out by DATA
— Alan (but I'm not a B'Stard) (@alans_world) February 28, 2017
"Immigrants will gratefully work at my fast-food franchise for minimum wage. I also like to use them as a wedge against young people." https://t.co/onVmGLC4BR
— Russell Brown (@publicaddress) February 27, 2017
It's taken just a little more than 24 hours for "Kiwi workers are hopeless" to be revealed as "Kiwi workers are insufficiently subservient"
— Lew (@LewSOS) February 28, 2017