Like Sweden, we’re ripe for the anti-immigration vote

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Like Sweden, we’re ripe for the anti-immigration vote

After repeated rampages in Melbourne by African gangs, Australians are hardly likely to find the election results in Sweden surprising. With a sharp rise in violent crime, including a wave of attacks using hand grenades, since the country received an influx of refugees, the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats emerged this week as the kingmakers in what is certain to be a hung parliament.

 

About Henry Ergas

Henry Ergas AO is a columnist for The Australian. From 2009 to 2015 he was Senior Economic Adviser to Deloitte Australia and from 2009 to 2017 was Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility. He joined SMART and Deloitte after working as a consultant economist at NECG, CRA International and Concept Economics. Prior to that, he was an economist at the OECD in Paris from the late 1970s until the early 1990s. At the OECD, he headed the Secretary-General’s Task Force on Structural Adjustment (1984-1987), which concentrated on improving the efficiency of government policies in a wide range of areas, and was subsequently Counsellor for Structural Policy in the Economics Department. He has taught at a range of universities, undertaken a number of government inquiries and served as a Lay Member of the New Zealand High Court. In 2016, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia.
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20 Responses to Like Sweden, we’re ripe for the anti-immigration vote

  1. iain russell

    There are any number of issues and policies Australians are ‘ripe’ for. The political class, however, refuses to put them to the vote and carry out the will of the sheeple.

  2. Mark A

    iain russell
    #2816133, posted on September 14, 2018 at 5:03 am

    There are any number of issues and policies Australians are ‘ripe’ for. The political class, however, refuses to put them to the vote and carry out the will of the sheeple

    The sheeple have no will or desire to be free.
    Feed me for free, is all they want.
    Panem et circenses.

  3. PB

    Starting to see reports of voter fraud intended to suppress the anti-immigration vote.

    I don’t think Swedes are anti-immigration per se, they just don’t want third-world garbage jamming up their Nation. I don’t want it here either. I couldn’t vote for bet-each-way Morrison or his (((Global Banker))) supervisor Frydenberg. Labor is right out. In power they WILL restart the boats.

  4. jjf

    Both major parties are grubs!!!!

    Come to Bankstown, Condell Park, Merrylands and Fairfield and see the impacts of low skilled Muslim migration!! Western Sydney is a total shithole!

    Lots of cafes full all day – courtesy of centrelink payments for the “disabled” pensioners at 35!!

    Compare that to the migrants past (like my family from Italy) – worked hard, learned the language, assimilated and were grateful to be part of the once great country!

  5. They are not gangs, they are just groups of youths that happen to come together. They are victims of society, stereotyped and demonised simply for participating in their wonderful cultural activities that they have brought from yonder lands to enrich Swedish society. It’s a pity that the Swedes can’t see this.

  6. .

    Morrison or his (((Global Banker))) supervisor Frydenberg.

    What exactly does this mean? I think you’re confused as to which groups aren’t integrating.

  7. H B Bear

    Labor is right out. In power they WILL restart the boats.

    Nothing surer. I give it two weeks to a month after the election.

  8. iain russell

    Re the Filth and the boats – if the Cartel wins I’m outahere!

  9. Roger

    There are any number of issues and policies Australians are ‘ripe’ for. The political class, however, refuses to put them to the vote and carry out the will of the sheeple.

    Note the EU has announced a significant (i.e. 10 x present numbers, iirc) strengthening of its external border protection force to prevent illegal immigration. This is a direct result of the electoral gains won by ‘populist’ parties and is called co-optation – in order to prevent large scale civil unrest, the concerns of the significant minority must be addressed. Even the EU cannot ignore what is happening in its member states. In a similar way here the ALP has co-opted strong border security as a policy, despite widespread internal objections, knowing it cannot win or maintain power without it. Change in policy can be won though pressure at the ballot box; the Uniparty si already concerned that c. 30% of Australians no longer give them their primary vote (this impacts electoral funding too, btw).

  10. a happy little debunker

    Australia’s population has grown 47% since 1990 – population growth from immigration exceeds the population birth rate by 150%.

    We have much to discuss!

  11. .

    Western Sydney is a total shithole!

    I can’t wait for the Bolt refugees to turn on you now.

  12. Confused Old Misfit

    It’s a problem that must be sorted out sooner rather than later. But we keep electing idiots who are rapidly bought by the SJW’s if they are not closet SJW’s themselves. No one appears able or willing to confront them with the results of their stupidity, I suppose from the fear of being called out as a racist.

  13. jupes

    including a wave of attacks using hand grenades,

    Australia had its first grenade attack this year which went largely unnoticed. No doubt the first of many.

    Oh the joys of multiculturalism. Please sir can we have some more?

  14. Roger

    Australia had its first grenade attack this year which went largely unnoticed. No doubt the first of many.

    Bollards redundant already.

  15. Senile Old Guy

    Change in policy can be won though pressure at the ballot box; the Uniparty si already concerned that c. 30% of Australians no longer give them their primary vote (this impacts electoral funding too, btw).

    Correct. The primary vote for the ALP/LNP Uniparty is already at an all (recent) time low and unlikely to increase. The LNP is fracturing, due to the machinations of Lord Waffle and the ALP has the unpalatable Shorten as most unpopular leader, ever.

  16. Dr Fred Lenin

    I would like to see a “peoples movement”,not a political party to fight local state and federal elections on a platform of anti climate scam ,anti soros migrant flooding ,anti u.n.communist political correction ,anti fake news and anti career politicians and political gangs (parties ) . I would expect the movement to poll very well with no bbullshit in their plans ,they could call out the leftist National Gangrene lieberals in all their lies and destroy this insidious creeping communist fascism being imposed us by deception .
    As for Sweden the communists have as usual outsmarted themselves by their arrogance and self belief .

  17. Roger

    The LNP is fracturing…

    Yes, it is also broke.

    That gives voters leverage at the polls.

  18. old bloke

    Like Sweden, we’re ripe for the anti-immigration vote

    Henry apparently has never stood outside a polling place handing out how-to-vote cards for an anti-immigration party. People will spend years complaining about the government of the day’s policies on all matter of things, then they go to the polling booth and vote for them again.

    “My old Dad always voted Labor, so I’m going to vote Labor” is what you hear, or similar sentiments expressed for the Liberals.

    Then they go home and spend three years complaining about the government they just elected.

    Nothing will change Henry, not while we have compulsory voting and a preferential system which almost always returns a member for the Uni-Party.

  19. and a preferential system

    That I think is the crux of the matter. If we could get rid of preference voting, then I think it would make our politicians look at things in an entirely different light. But we know that would never happen.

  20. Boambee John

    bemused
    #2816348, posted on September 14, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    and a preferential system

    That I think is the crux of the matter. If we could get rid of preference voting, then I think it would make our politicians look at things in an entirely different light. But we know that would never happen.

    Queenslad Labor introduced it a few years ago (Beattie??), thinking they would gain an advantage, but it backfired. They changed it back, with the support of the Stupid Fcuking Liberals, just before the recent election.

    NSW intriduced it a while back, same reason. So far it survives, but with Gladys in charge, for how long??

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