Boat people pray Rudd will still be there at the gate
Bolt's blog today - makes nonsense of the left wing views of yesteryear on boats and Rudd and most other things that the left predict is fine but a disaster in the end. Will they every learn one wonders - no if history of last century and so far this is considered!
Boat people pray Rudd will be at the gate
[quote] Andrew Bolt
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 at 05:32am
A panel on ABC Melbourne 774 last year unanimously agreed that Kevin Rudd’s weakening of our border laws could not be blamed for the surge in arrivals since:
The ABC’s Jon Faine, The Monthly’s Sally Warhaft, and The Sydney Morning Herald’s David Marr agreed mere Afghans could never have known of Rudd’s changes.
But the ABC’s Matt Brown confirmed on the 7.30 Report last night that Afghan boat people in Indonesia study very closely the reception they are likely to get here - and from whom:
Now that the Federal Government has suspended processing Afghan asylum claims for six months the focus is on Australia’s next election.
“When the Labor Party wins maybe, maybe they will accept more and more refugees,” said Sekander Ali."Maybe the Labor Party will win. They are accepting asylum seekers ... God willing they will win the election, because we pray for the Labor Party, for Kevin Rudd.”
And yet more evidence that Rudd’s changes are luring people to their deaths:
In the meantime the smugglers have been forced to change their operations.In response to the crackdown in Kupang they have moved their launch sites further north, away from Australia, making the risky journey much longer.
Mr Taqi’s boat made it only as far as the straits near Kupang before it broke down and three people disappeared on a makeshift raft.
“We know that illegally is not good, because I know lots of my friends have died in the sea,” he said.
I would guess that many more people have died than the 159 I’ve been able to count.
The Parliamentary Library counts the boats let in by Kevin Rudd and says they set a record for a financial year - and seem sure to smash the calender record, too: [/quote]