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Leith van Onselen
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  1. JohnR posted this last night.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/18/uk-to-close-door-to-non-english-speakers-and-unskilled-workers

    Same as here, the business community whining about the possible loss of slaves. And this is from London, the city where those in finance earn millions of pounds a year, yet need to import nannies from poland on slave wages so they can still afford their Monaco holidays. The elites in the west well and truly need a lamp post moment.

    • China PlateMEMBER

      And this from a related article

      The MAC estimated the impact of the government’s planned salary and skills thresholds would mean around 70% of European Economic Area citizens who have arrived in Britain since 2004 would not have been eligible for a visa.

      70%

  2. China PlateMEMBER

    The announcement comes a day after Trump pushed back against a move by some officials in key U.S. federal agencies to further limit exports to China, saying national security concerns should not be used as an excuse to stymy sales by U.S. companies abroad.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-rood/key-pentagon-official-to-resign-at-trumps-request-amid-huawei-trade-spat-idUSKBN20D288

    That nice mr T fella or is it L in five to tell us how wonderful the rump is doing. Same as it ever was

  3. China PlateMEMBER

    The announcement comes a day after Trump pushed back against a move by some officials in key U.S. federal agencies to further limit exports to China, saying national security concerns should not be used as an excuse to stymy sales by U.S. companies abroad.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-rood/key-pentagon-official-to-resign-at-trumps-request-amid-huawei-trade-spat-idUSKBN20D288

    That nice mr T fella or is it L in five to tell us how wonderful the rump is doing. Same as it ever was

    • China PlateMEMBER

      Damn trains but i repeat me self and to think i was going to add rinse and repeat to the original

  4. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-worldbank-pandemic

    Pandemic bonds flogged by the world bank.

    “The money for these bonds could have been better spent in providing the WHO with funds or help strengthen healthcare provisions in poor countries at risk,” said Bodo Ellmers, director of sustainable development finance at Global Policy Forum, an independent policy watchdog.

    “It was an ideology-driven idea to get the private sector involved in humanitarian and emergency finance – and I think we have to say this has failed.” The World Bank declined to comment.

    All kinds of wrong.

    World rooted.

  5. Anons have infiltrated the BBC: https://gab.com/DoomerGuy/posts/103687337670508923

    The progressive religion’s top zealots, who mostly run Europe, are terrified of a European Spring. Excellent.

    Trump is a shoo in for a landslide in 2020, the Democratic Party is likely to go the way of the Whigs and a European Spring is in the offing.

    2020 is the year in which the vagina/abortion cult, the alphabet people, and the woke media get b*tch-slapped into oblivion. Good times!

    P.S. Send popcorn, am running low. Beers/Nachos/Jerky also welcome.

  6. NEW ZEALAND …

    Auckland Council tells govt it is ‘strongly opposed’ to its planned model for the housing crisis … Phil Pennington of Radio New Zealand … Stuff NZ

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/real-estate/119675082/auckland-council-tells-govt-it-is-strongly-opposed-to-its-planned-model-for-the-housing-crisis

    Auckland Council is warning government officials of the risks of disastrous housing developments like some seen in the United Kingdom.

    It is facing off over the way the government plans to get thousands of prefabricated homes built here to tackle the housing crisis.

    An email sent last week by council building control officers to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and obtained by RNZ, said: “We are strongly opposed to the planned model.”

    After the failures of KiwiBuild, the government wants quick changes to building regulations to streamline prefabricated housing, and has made that a top ministry priority this year. … read more via hyperlink above …
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    Why is the New Zealand government repeating the historical mistakes of the British ? …a BBC documentary classic …essential viewing …

    Inquiry. The Great British Housing Disaster (Adam Curtis, 1984) … Youtube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch5VorymiL4&fbclid=IwAR1Q8ahxSqCoz4MbY0SnxJ99ciUSmckOFOrCdxVjqaxqWfQH2YmhRli-sxE