Yawn, listen to the right wing squeal about Len Brown needing to resign. Here’s Government mouthpiece, David Farrar hopping up on his high horse…
Having now read the EY report commissioned by the Auckland Council Chief Executive, I believe Len Brown must resign as Mayor of Auckland. I only formed this view after reading the report, and did not believe what had previously been disclosed was substantial enough to warrant resignation.
But the report makes Clear that Len Brown publicly lied to the media and the public, and also that there were ratepayer resources used for his affair. Taking the findings one at a time:
…blah blah blah, right, so the Government’s pollster demands Len’s resignation. What a surprise. Seeing as the Brown smear was cooked up by the right and now we know how closely connected the PMs office is with a hate monger like Slater, I have zero interest in the bleatings of the right in this case.
Are they seriously trying to wash their sewer drenched hands in all of this with claims over phone calls, texts and upgraded hotel rooms?
Here are my thoughts.
Auckland’s issues: underfunded public transport, urban poverty, affordable housing
Shit that doesn’t matter: Texts & phone calls to girlfriends.
Len shared his perks with his mistress, that’s barely graft, that’s barely corruption, that’s barely news.
I say this as someone who didn’t vote for Len. I thought he was spineless over the Ports of Auckland dispute and his needing to be dragged to a living wage announcement was hardly inspirational local body political vision.
Len is responsible for implementing a mandate for the people of Auckland to get some bloody money out of Wellington for our groaning infrastructure. Who he has consenting sex with is none of my bloody business, that’s between him and his whanau.
I’m not in any way shape or form condoning Len’s behavior, what I am refusing to do is play along with this vicious right wing smear that allows the Government’s proxies to delay paying for Auckland’s bloody infrastructure!
I am constantly stuck in traffic, how many times Len Brown called his girlfriend is not what I give a flying damn about.
Len – here’s my message to you. Take the holiday season to heal with your family. In January set a council of war within your department and hit 2014 in election year to force Auckland’s needs to the top of the political agenda.
Do what Auckland voted you in for and restore our faith in you.