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I sup­port the ex­tended tours of duty for our troops in Iraq.

Surely it is bet­ter to sort out Isis and the problems in the Mid­dle East there, than bring more refugees here, from that re­gion.

There has been much crit­i­cism about poverty, hous­ing etc in New Zealand by the me­dia, but you can’t have it both ways!

Bring­ing in more refugees won’t help that prob­lem, and if it’s true that only around 50 per cent ever get work when they have been here for a while, that is a worry in itself. That is one way to end up with some form of rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion.

I have noted that Iain LeesGal­loway has not com­mented on Labour pol­icy to bring back our troops if the Gov­ern­ment hap­pens to change next year.

Funny that. Is it be­cause Palmer­ston North has a strong as­so­ci­a­tion with the mil­i­tary at Lin­ton and Ohakea?

Is the pol­icy an em­bar­rass­ment to him?

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