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What do Victoria and New Zealand have in common?

18 September 2020

5:00 AM

18 September 2020

5:00 AM

Victoria and New Zealand are similar in size and population. Their current leaders, Premier and Prime Minister respectively, although of different gender, also share a distinctly leftist (they would say ‘progressive’) orientation and an ardent devotion to every woke cause. In 2020 they have both emerged as anti-COVID zealots, willing to sacrifice any quantum or type of economic and social activity and any civil liberty if that is what it takes – or they think that’s what it takes – to squash the SARS-Cov-2 virus out of existence within their borders. 

Coincidentally, fresh evidence of the economic cost of this single-minded zealotry became available on both...

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