The numbers don’t lie, Aucklanders want Len Brown gone

Three news outlets, three results of a similar nature. Just go Len, go now.

NewstalkZB’s poll:

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Stuff’s poll:

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NZ Herald’s poll:

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  • LabTested

    Come on Councillor Brewer. Force a no confidence vote.

    • Euan Ross-Taylor

      He has said that he will meet us today outside the Town Hall, and he seemed very open to the idea. We will be asking him to move it.

      • rrroberto

        Defintely get him to move it, he will have a seconder in Dick Quax I feel sure, and a thirder in Denise Krum.And then it would be time for all the others to make a decision, Either get off the fence or support Len Brown. Its only transparency, simple as that, transparency in governance.

      • Mr_Blobby

        Just watched the TV1 news clip.

        Correct me if I am wrong, but the Mayoral car is usually parked out front in its own car park. It appeared that he left by the back door and the car was parked out back.

        • Euan Ross-Taylor

          Correct. We were protesting out front when someone noticed Len with a news crew in Aotea square walking towards the rear of the building to his car. Dilligaf reckons he had a minder with him as well as driver.

  • Euan Ross-Taylor

    I only voted in one of those.

    • Cowgirl

      I voted in all 3 – win!

  • conwaycaptain

    The sound of muffled drums and the crunch crunch crunch of boots marching the slow march and the Dead March from Saul.

    • LabTested

      Dead Man Walking (Lynard Skynyard)

    • Gordon Gibson

      A long row of soldiers standing there, the odd ratta-tat-tat of a snare drum as they warm up.
      A new leather strap that will secure the swing door on the tumbril has been fitted.
      A generous wadge of barley straw has been spread on the wooden floor around the basket.
      Minions working with The man in charge hoist the blade experimentally several times, choosing not to let it free-fall each time – yet.
      Ropes are inspected, the blade edge itself is given a final swipe with a hand stone.
      A straggle of busty old shelias begins to assemble near the steps leading up to the platform, knitting bags bulging with skeins of wool and various sized needles.
      Will the blade get to fall today?
      When the time does come – who wants to pull the rope?

      • conwaycaptain

        Gordon

        You also have read “The Tale of Two Cities”.
        But he will not be able to say

        “It is a far far better thing that I am doing than I have ever done and it is a far better place I am going to than I have ever ben”

        • Gordon Gibson

          Hi Conway
          Actually I have not read that book, I wish I had and I know I should have, I do need to expand my outlook somewhat in such areas.
          Yes you are certainly right, LB will not ever be eligible to utter such wise and sage words.

    • ex-JAFA

      Len ought to be escorted everywhere with his very own Percy from The Green Mile: “Dead man walking! We got a dead man walkin’ here!”

  • OAP

    Firstly WO congrats, you were the only one keeping this alive & well. I commend you for a knighthood. Sir WO…sits well with me. LB you are one sick puppy if you cannot see the writing on the wall. If you are that mentally sick you are not fit to be in a position of responsibility, so piss off hairy legs as us scousers say.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      If they give knighthoods to the likes of Paul Holmes and Bob Jones, I wouldn’t consider the prefix ‘sir’ to be a title of honour.

  • Dick Brown

    Don’t let the door hit your scrawny dwarf arse on the way out you piece of shit.

  • nudgy

    But…but… Shan and I are still in love and the people of Auckland want me to finish all the good work I have done….

  • Sooty

    I reckon that this is only the tip of Len Brown’s iceberg. He’s bent!

    • Odd Ball

      I tend to agree, I suspect there’s a lot more we don’t know about as yet.

    • williamabong

      And once the spin weasels get the arse watch the shit start coming out, next move for him will be out of the marital home and into the homeless shelter or jail depending on how hard his own go afterr him.

    • Cowgirl

      Totally crooked – heaps more to come if he doesn’t shuffle off soon

  • blokeintakapuna

    I wonder if he’s asked Cunliffe about “perceptions” yet? Because they really do matter…

    Perhaps Cunliffe could do his very own Labour Mayor a favour that will last a lifetime… and help the corrupt Labour Mayor see the reality of the situation and the hopelessness of trying to remain insitu – whilst his mandate has evaporated and the collective patience of Auckland has expired.

    The stench of a fetid, rotting political corpse only gets worse, the closer one gets to it… which is probably why Len hasn’t been invited to any opening ceremonies recently.

    Len – you’re an embarrassment to credibility. Leave now already! Take Norman with you and export yourselves somewhere else on the planet…

    • In Vino Veritas

      Hmm, if it is true bloke, that the left want Brown replaced with Goff, I’d say we will be going from frying pan into fire given Goff’s record of lies and deceit.

      • blokeintakapuna

        Goof would still need to contest a by election …and then win.

        But he won’t be able to win – not with Whale’s memory of Goof’s previous behaviour’s which will get to see daylight again and again if Goof does think about running.

        Goof would be much better to talk with Comrade Auntie in the NY office and ask for a job there…

        • GregM

          PGIAFC !

    • Gordon Gibson

      No Bloke, not this planet….Pandora!

    • AnonWgtn

      Labour’s Mayor Brown is a great embarrassment to Cunliffe – Brown is causing considerable angst to any Auckland Labour aspirants who are being tarnished by Labour’s association with him.
      Don’t worry Penny “Pulse” another Labour aspirant is even further to the left than Brown will take over, until Phil Goff finishes emptying his office, as he no longer fits the New Cunliffe Labour and has now a marginal seat change.

  • Lion_ess

    Bye Len, you’re not a fit and proper person to lead New Zealand’s largest city. Your big salary is not to disgrace yourself and make Auckland the laughing stock of the South Pacific. Pack up your tissues Len boy, and go take a wank somewhere else.

  • The Mentalist

    I can’t wait for the TV series. I bet Pants Down Brown will
    want to play with himself.

    ooppps I mean ‘play himself’.

    • blokeintakapuna

      My misses loves spending time with you curled up on the couch…

      • The Mentalist

        Sounds like an offer I can’t refuse. Her name wouldn’t happen to be Bevan.

        • local iwi

          I admire your ” mental psyche”… you ‘re good…

          • AnonWgtn

            Mentally Brown is unwell as he has a narcissistically mental tendency.
            He believes, like similar people, that he is God too.
            Silly man – get to a mental home and get straightened out.

  • blokeintakapuna

    Significant proportions… Significant numbers…

    Councillors should be paying significant attention to a vote of no confidence…

  • captainnotsosensible

    Isnt over until its over. He won’t let go unless pressure is sustained until he gives up. Keep up the pressure , in fact increase it…and be prepared for this to drag out further I say.

    This slimy toe rag will hang on for as long as he can. I hope he cannot claim some big payout for early removal from office…

    In addition to a vote of no confidence I suggest the clipping of wings of the mayoral office extends far into the realm of the spin masters he has employed. Otherwise we will get a repeat of this in the future.

  • LionKing

    Shame, Len shame. Which part of the tea leaves aren’t you or your staff seeing – Time to go. Shame

  • conwaycaptain

    MY NAME IS BROWN and I soon won’t be MAYOR OF THIS TOWN.
    Bet Mrs PDB has him out of the Marital home before Christmas. Any one got a stable and manger free???

    • sheppy

      He is so in favour of tiny appartments how about a tiny shed so he can learn what living in one feels like

    • AnonWgtn

      Understood that he is not living at home – but with a daughter in Remmers.

  • sheppy

    The Spin Weasels in the Mayors office HAVE to go, if the Mayor makes decisions in the interest of all of Auckland rather than just his supporters he shouldn’t need a team to sugar coat them!

    • roxo

      Agreed – they have become part of the problem – they are distorting the truth on behalf of the Mayor and that is unacceptable for OUR ratepayer dollars!

  • hunk4hire .

    Paging Len Brown….please pick up the white courtesy phone. A Mr. Rob Ford is on the line for you.

  • T.Spence

    Don’t resign Len

    • James M

      That’s like opting not to have a suspicious mole removed from you back.

      • T.Spence

        Well then it looks like I have a mole on my back then. Are you expecting Palino as the next mayor? pfft

        • James M

          Your bait smells a little old.

          • local iwi

            agreed. I would suggest John Banks replaced Lying Lennie…ha ha. too much Tui @ this time of the year..

        • ratmuncher

          Trouble is the mole is the size of an elephant shit and stinks like it. Unfortunately Palino has been demonised by MSM – Dick Quax would be good.

          • T.Spence

            Dick Quax would have trouble maintaining his health if he were mayor. Let him rest. Who else would it be? Yes, what Len Brown done was bad but I can’t think of anyone else who would be fit to take on mayor of Super City.

          • ratmuncher

            You can’t be serious – So Brown is some sort of super human – haha, If he was he wouldn’t be in this mess.
            If “fit” means a lying, cheating, troughing pig then Auckland has huge problems.

          • Wine Man

            Sorry that is just a plain stupid argument

          • Cowgirl

            There are loads of better people, and if you’re going to bring health into it, Len has a dicky ticker.

          • AnonWgtn

            Yes – for the first time it has been mentioned – I have had similar operation and was told by top Auckland specialist and my GP that the body can take up to two years to come back to nearly normal. During that time there can be minor changes in my mental accommodation in as much such as depression can occur. For a short time it did. I am told it is sometimes normal following major heart surgery.

          • Bunswalla

            And a tricky dick – much more likely to be injurious to his health!

          • Chancey

            Quax has trouble with independent thought – he is a bandwagon jumper of the first degree

        • JohnRW

          We just want a fair contest for Mayor by people who declare what they really are and the chance to select someone who has the competence to run a multi-billion dollar operation – we do not want a profoundly flawed person taking on this important role. I don’t see anyone particular pushing for Palino, he probably would not try for it and many of us know that worthy other contenders did not put their hand up for the October 2013 election because they believed Len Brown was too difficult to win against. It’s different now. When he goes, it will be a fresh election.

        • Cyber Billy

          Yayyy Susanna for Mayor

        • Blue Water Coastie

          No, not necessarily. Just somebody who is decent and not Len Brown.

        • local iwi

          Yes! Yes ! John Banks for Mayor yeah….

        • Cowgirl

          There will be a crop of other candidates to choose from. Palino would have been a good mayor – he cared how the money was being spent and was running because he was so angry/worried about the future with Brown in charge. If Brown goes, there’s no guarantee Palino would even run again – this cost him a fortune the first time and he the media have treated him shabbily.

        • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

          By Aucklanders? Only if they run an omnibus of Tangata Pacifica and Brotown on the day of the election. Otherwise it’ll just be a standard career trougher who’s hopelessly full of shit.

    • williamabong

      Absolutely correct, don’t resign Len, you should be forced to suffer the indignation of a public dismissal.

  • JohnRW

    This is what I wrote to the 20 Councillors this morning (this is my third email to them all in as many days):

    “In order to remain totally open with you all, who collectively I hold much
    improved respect for following your deliberations on Monday last, I have
    written to the Associate Minister of Justice (Chester Borrows who deals with
    complaints about JP’s), the Auditor-General (Lyn Provost) and the Minister of
    Local Government (Chris Tremain), covering various matters with the ongoing
    retention of Len Brown as Mayor of Auckland.

    In the case of Chester Borrows, I have been thanked for raising my concerns
    that Len Brown remains as a Justice of the Peace and I have been advised that
    my concerns are now being looked into by officials within the Ministry of
    Justice. Any importance of the outcome depends on what may follow from
    your Thursday Council Meeting.

    Knowing briefly of what is to be presented and demanded by Councillors at the
    Thursday meeting, I strongly request that someone should prepare for and
    present a notice of no confidence in the Mayor for the result to be understood
    and recorded, no matter what the outcome. I urge this because I am well
    aware that matters will only get worse now that the country’s largest
    newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, has expressed its front page request that
    Len Brown should resign and that a poll conducted by Newstalk ZB yesterday
    showed 96% wanted him to resign with 4% wanting him not to.
    The only way you 20 can effectively “get on with the job” of managing
    our wonderful city is to do this with a newly elected Mayor who people will
    trust and not find so deceitful. Regardless of your political
    persuasion, you will collectively do better with a new start to the
    leadership. You will otherwise lose your well earned status and
    reputation.”
    Any responses so far have been along the lines that Thursday will be a “defining day” for Auckland.

    • blokeintakapuna

      Superb! Great effort – Auckland thanks you!

    • Cyber Billy

      Well done, nice job

    • Cowgirl

      Ooh “defining day”! Dare I hope?

    • OAP

      Well done that man

    • Whanga_Cynic

      How many replies have you had from the councillors?

      • JohnRW

        5 have replied overall to my 3 emails and letter. 4 to the right and 1 to the left and all at least polite with the 4 to the right very grateful for the thoughts. Though I say it myself, the grateful ones indicated they would refer to the thoughts expressed in the emails and letter during their Monday meeting.

  • cows4me

    Aw come on they are rouge polls, nothing to see here move on.

  • williamabong

    Those councillors that supported PDB throughout this entire process even when overwhelming evidence was presented that he had conducted a TWO year affair lied to the council,media,the ratepayers, and his family, used public resources for his own weird pleasures need to have their feet held to the fire.
    Their future integrity must be called into question as they have proven to put party loyalty above truth and honesty.
    The entire council should be dissolved and new elections held, if for no other reason than to purge the stupid and naive from their ranks and ensure democracy is maintained.

  • timemagazine

    This is why the heralds wants him suddenly gone. They can’t whitewash him anymore and he has become a liability for them.

    • ex-JAFA

      Yes, but they’d have a bit more credibility if they stood up for the right thing at the start, instead of waiting until the writing on the wall was too big to ignore.

    • AnonWgtn

      A greater liability to Labour’s hopes in Auckland for the General Election, by his Labour’s membership and support.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    “The people of Auckland have elected me to do a job. I will not rest or resign until my promises to the good people of Auckland are completed. I will not be influenced by meaningless polls. I have work to do” – Lentils Two Minute Brown.

    • JohnRW

      As usual your comedy and satire comes through. On a serious note, polls are a reliable pointer if the numbers casting a vote are large enough but consideration must be taken regarding the bias created by the organiser of the poll. You would expect a right leaning bias with Newstalk ZB, a middle to right with Stuff and a middle to left with NZ Herald. The ones with some middle are because many read them with a view that they are personally somewhat conservative. That said, the three polls line up with their respective bias’ taken into account.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        I am as frustrated as you are that this scumbag won’t resign. But he is determined to hang around even he becomes the laughing stock of the entire nation. He is trying to buy some time with the hope that people will forget the whole episode during the Christmas break.

  • Dixon

    http://www.95bfm.com/assets/sm/214056/3/18122013LENBROWN.mp3

    Sorry if this makes you lose your lunch.

    • Whanga_Cynic

      What a tosser!

  • Rick H

    Kick Len to the gutter where he belongs – and probably where all his belongings are – he’s not welcomed back home after all – and get Banksie back in as Mayor, wheree he should’ve been all along.
    Are all jaffas idjits?
    . .or only those who voted in PDB?

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