So Mayor Len Brown has royally stuffed up and lost the confidence of his council and says he has to now do a “good deal of work to regain their trust and rebuild our working relationships in the interests of Auckland.”
Len Brown was in a meeting where there was “full, frank and robust discussion” where he also went on to say of regaining the trust of his councillors that “This is my focus, starting today”.
Look I’m not a crass person, but the only way I can describe what I am feeling is that Len Brown spent 2 years screwing his mistress and now he is screwing Auckland. Remember he said that rebuilding his relationships with councillors is now his ‘focus’, not a ‘desire’ or ‘would be best’ but his ‘focus’ all because he couldn’t keep it in his pants.
I want the mayor of my city to be focused on the issues of the city he was elected to oversee…not rebuilding broken relationships.
I also was listening to Sean Plunket this morning and someone brought up the word ‘corruption’ which made me think. That old adage of how many times do you need to steal to be a thief? Answer ‘once’. Then if you look at the definition of corruption
“dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power”
You have to draw the logical conclusion that Mayor Len Brown is corrupt. He may cry, as the left footers do, ‘mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa’ (“through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault“) but what he has done is the definition of corruption (let alone the credit card situation when he was the Mayor of Manukau). So let me ask you the question, how many times do you need to commit a corrupt act (even unwittingly) to be corrupt?
For the first time I’ll say it…because of the fact that Len Brown’s focus is not Auckland, but rebuilding relationships that he himself ruined and because for ever more the words ‘corrupt’ and ‘Len’s Brown’s mistress’ will swirl around him, it is time he stood down.
I have written before about why Len Brown’s infidelity should matter to Aucklanders which you can see here but I am now resolute in my position.
Auckland deserves better than a Mayor that the current incarnation of Len Brown.