Yesterday, Len Brown gave his thoughts about the proposed multi-million dollar spendup by the Maori Statutory Board, including bi-lingual street signs (aren’t half of all street names in Maori anyway?), compulsory Maori language in schools (you will recall how the education curriculum is a council responsibility), insulating Maori homes (others can shiver) and plus pork and puha barrel politics like a Maori cultural centre and a sculpture park (high margin make work scheme for the boys and girls).
Len Brown, 10am on Marae Investigates: “Of course it will. It will become a reality. Not all of it. No one gets everything they want but… Good parts of this plan will become a reality because it is our present and our future.”
Len Brown, 6pm on One News: “No! I’m just happy with the way it is, and the way in which it is basically developing organically.”
So which Len do we believe?
The one that told Maori he will turn on the funding tap for ratepayer dosh?
Or the one that told the rest of New Zealand he won’t turn on the tap?
The only thing ratepayers can be certain of is that Len is capable of slapping both his faces silly when the pressure cooker is on.