The fundamental expectation that we all have of any visitor to our homes is that they be well mannered and respectful of our house rules, and at a national level I reckon its no different so when we have people that we as a community have welcomed and offered our support and succour its entirely reasonable that if they break our laws and cause grief and suffering to our society that we show them to a seat on the next plane outta here. Frankly we don’t need the sort of bullshit that my fellow Poms have had trying to deport some of the most depraved jihadists and even foreign nationals who are common criminals . All because of England being a signatory to fine sounding international law instruments. The opposition have been quite vocal of late about a proposed change to our law to quickly deport any non-citizen who commits any offense that may incur a sentence of a year or more of imprisonment upon conviction.
This sounds about right to me and if we have to denounce aspects of the UN charter to expel undesirable scum-bags then so be it but if the “compassionate” desire of our friends from the left prevents the deportation of criminal immigrants because they fear “persecution” in their home country then indefinite imprisonment seems fair enough to me. I wonder how many of these foreign criminals will lose all of that “fear” once their choice is leave this country or spend a very long time at Her Majesty’s pleasure? Most by my reckoning.
The most interesting thing for me in the Age piece that I cite here is the Poll at the bottom where roughly two thirds of the respondents agree with the coalition policy. Given the general lean to the left of the Fairfax demographic this is a significant result indeed.