Australia has a nominally conservative prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who is feeling pressure from the right. So he has introduced new immigration policies:
Instead of one year’s residency, you need to live in Australia for four years before becoming a citizen. Makes sense. You also need to speak English well.
And my favourite part — Australian values.
Or, in other words, what for decades used to be called “civics”:
What’s the rule of law and democracy all about? What are civil rights? And these days, for Muslim migrants, to know that women are equal to men; and the separation of mosque and state.
What has been the reaction to Australia’s new immigration values test?
Ridicule, at least from the BBC.
It went into full fake news mode, and tweeted some sophomoric jokes. That’s their rebuttal. It’s identical to what they did during the entire Brexit debate.
But I’ll bet you this will turn into the most popular thing Turnbull has done all year.
Not everyone believes in nothing. Trudeau does, though.
He and the Liberals mocked Kellie Leitch of the Conservatives for proposing a Canadian values test.
That’s one reason the media loves Trudeau — and hates Brexit, and Le Pen and Malcolm Turnbull.
(Sounds like Australia could use The Rebel, don’t you think...?)
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