Given the relatively unimportant issues that get wide coverage in the blogsphere I am very surprised not to see many people ranting about the possible “revoking of visas” for temporary workers in New Zealand.
However, when I went across the top 50 blogs according to the Tumeke rankings yesterday there were no posts on the issue. Looking at my regular reading today, I noticed a post by Not PC, and I know Anti-Dismal has covered the issue in the past (Paul, if you have a link to the post where you called this National’s buy NZ made campaign could you tell me so I can link to it 🙂 ).
Does no one else have an opinion on the issue – either for or against? Revoking someones visa on nationality grounds because of a recession is quite a big, loaded, move – it seems like the thing you are either against or for, not neutral about.
If anyone has written on the issue, put a link in the comments and I’ll link here …
Update: Eric Crampton has written about the issue, looking at data to work out the attitude of NZer’s – it is an excellent post, I suggest you read it right now. Brad Taylor comes out as well. Paul Walker discusses here. Nigel Kearney represented his frustration before all of us here. Bill Bennett discusses here.
Update 2: Casey Mulligan on the issue in the US (ht Eric Crampton)