Still, which allegiances?

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Thanks Mr Armstrong for the suggestion of a new career path for me, I will take this under advisement because I have a feeling after three years of this government I will need extra income to cover all the new taxes, sorry excises, that are sure to come.

Regards the expulsion of Russian diplomatic staff, no, probably nothing will change. But even if it achieves nothing, you have to be seen to be supporting your allies and international friends.

But then, by not following our traditional allies, maybe Comrade Ardern is showing where her political ideology and loyalties actually lie.

I think Putin will be surprised at how many countries followed Theresa May’s actions. Maybe it will give him pause to think, but all actions point to him trying to re-invent the Soviet Union.

We have China becoming increasingly militaristic in the South China Sea and expanding its economic influence in the South Pacific, and now President Xi Jingping is trying to become the next Mao Zedong. Equally worrying is the warming of relations between Russia and China.

So, yes, it is important to show your allegiances, and hopefully our Prime Minister will wake up and smell the roses, and get behind our traditional, friendly, long-term allies. Because I do believe some people blinded by Jacindamania at election time have, by this simple case of inaction, had their eyes opened to the truth behind the gloss.

A. Abbott

Thanks Mr Armstrong for the suggestion of a new career path for me, I will take this under advisement because I have a feeling after three years of this government I will need extra income to cover all the new taxes, sorry excises, that are sure to come.

Regards the expulsion of Russian diplomatic staff, no, probably nothing will change. But even if it achieves nothing, you have to be seen to be supporting your allies and international friends.

But then, by not following our traditional allies, maybe Comrade Ardern is showing where her political ideology and loyalties actually lie.

I think Putin will be surprised at how many countries followed Theresa May’s actions. Maybe it will give him pause to think, but all actions point to him trying to re-invent the Soviet Union.

We have China becoming increasingly militaristic in the South China Sea and expanding its economic influence in the South Pacific, and now President Xi Jingping is trying to become the next Mao Zedong. Equally worrying is the warming of relations between Russia and China.

So, yes, it is important to show your allegiances, and hopefully our Prime Minister will wake up and smell the roses, and get behind our traditional, friendly, long-term allies. Because I do believe some people blinded by Jacindamania at election time have, by this simple case of inaction, had their eyes opened to the truth behind the gloss.

A. Abbott

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