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Kiwi Jobs Go To India – Indians Hide Here!

16 July 2008

Kiwi Jobs Go To India – Indians Hide Here!

The madness of the immigration system and the greed of overseas-owned banks have been highlighted by the disappearance of Indian pilgrims here and the loss of banking jobs to India, says New Zealand First economic development spokesman Doug Woolerton.

Mr Woolerton says that the scriptwriters on the Monty Python show could not compete with the insane reality of life in New Zealand at present.

“As teams of officials scour New Zealand for some Indian pilgrims who have done a runner, believing they are entitled to be here, the ANZ announces the loss of nearly 200 jobs to India.

“Perhaps the ANZ could attract these missing pilgrims back to the jobs that have been snatched from New Zealanders from a foreign-owned bank which does not give a damn about us.

“The ANZ has had to set aside funds to cover their sub-prime losses and New Zealanders will be paying through job losses, fees and interest rates.

“And as for the missing pilgrims, where are the people who helped them escape and are giving them shelter? Perhaps they should go back to India as well,” says Mr Woolerton.


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