Charlotte Bellis has confirmed she will return to New Zealand at the beginning of March to give birth to her baby girl, after accepting an emergency spot in MIQ.
Bellis – who has been stranded and pregnant in Afghanistan – was offered an MIQ voucher earlier today.
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson earlier this afternoon revealed the place for Bellis, and flight arrangements alongside it, had been communicated to her today.
“There is a place in MIQ for Miss Bellis and I urge her to take it up,” Robertson said at today’s post-Cabinet press conference.
What Grant really said was…
“Please for the love of Christ, end this” Robertson begged.
“Clarke will personally carry you through the airport and you’ll get a job on TVNZ, please just make it stop”, he sobbed
Finally! The grandstanding has been successful and MIQ – a vital means to protecting us – has been denigrated!
Of course we have to keep MIQ restrictions in place, Christ they need to be tighter!
Just over 50% of us have a booster, if Omicron hits hard we will have enormous sickness and death, and opening up that MIQ to citizens carry’s enormous risk, ESPECIALLY when you consider one third of border cases in a week were unvaccinated!!!
Nobody points this out often but unvaccinated Kiwis returning home with Covid would seed clusters every day!
We can’t risk that!
Yes it’s awful, yes it’s painful, but our obligations are to protect NZ!
Of course Charlotte Bellis should return home immediately & I’m almost certain Clarke will be sent to bring her through MIQ – but don’t pretend a bureaucratic process is the story – the sanctions we’ve put on a country we occupied is causing 20m starving Afghans – that’s the story!
How the fuck is this petty MIQ issue eclipsing the fact that we’ve supported sanctions on Afghanistan that are seeing 23million starve – remember there’re 40 million of them, that’s over half are starving.
They are predicting over a million dead kids starving to death from famine.
A famine we’ve induced!
A famine we imposed upon a country we almost occupied for 2 decades!
A famine that hasn’t even been mentioned by the NZ mainstream media because they are all too busy chasing the low hanging fruit of identity politics by platforming a grandstanding you-go-girl feminist hero.
David Seymour’s comment that we are subcontracting our maternity leave out to the Taliban was easily the funniest.
This entire fiasco is a reminder that there is no power on earth that can compete with white middle class feminism. It’s so powerful it can eclipse 23 million starving people.
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