Leighton Smith: Wrong type of people coming to NZ

Leighton Smith,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 10:26AM
They can't get a job so they clean houses or drive taxis and ubers. Photo / 123RF

Now to those of you who have berated me over the government policy allowing more people into the country.

I agree with those people who have been harassing me with their objection to the number of people coming into the country, 60,000 to 70,000 a year. 

I agree with them on one basis.

There are many people who are coming into the country who shouldn't be, they are the wrong sort of people. They don't come here to serve a purpose or to fulfil a role which is needed. There are far too many of them.

I don't care where they come from, what their colour or religion is, they are people who have come here when they are not needed, they just come. Many of them can't even do the jobs they are trained for, some of them highly trained, especially when it comes to engineering and medical matters.

They can't get a job so they clean houses or drive taxis and ubers. It’s true.

I keep getting people telling me they came to work this morning in an uber and how the drivers knew all about this and that.

There are a lot of taxi and uber drivers who listen to this radio station. It’s terrific. But my question to you is this, and I don't mean to be insulting to any of you.

What happened that you got here and you needed to drive a taxi? It is a fair question.

And most of you would appreciate that question.

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