The unfolding V8 fiasco really confirms that Len Brown really is like a Roman Emperor.
In classical times the Roman elite would trick the poor and impoverished by declaring a month of feast and games.
Ludi¬†were public games held for the benefit and entertainment of the¬†Roman people (populus Romanus).¬†Ludi¬†were held in conjunction with, or sometimes as the major feature of,¬†Roman religious¬†festivals, and were also presented as part of the¬†cult of state.
That same technique now applies at Auckland Council … cash-strapped Franklin business ratepayers are being told to forget about the massive rate increase and focus on a V8 race instead.
Not only that the poor and impoverished bogans are being hoodwinked that this is a good deal for Aucklamd.
The only wonder now is when Len Brown will announce the issuance of the Grain Dole for all citizens of Auckland