Once again the media have been found wanting.
Len Brown, his office and his council have been caught red-handed lying.
They have given many different accounts of a secret trip to China and provided no answers other than to say my allegations were correct, that he had been to Hong Kong.
There are many answers that remain unanswered, mostly because the media just go soft in holding Len Brown to account.
Compare the treatment of John Banks by the media, about a forgotten helicopter ride…and allegedly incorrectly completed expense returns.
Now look at the soft treatment for Brown. He forgot not only two 11 hour flights to Hong Kong but also the 5 days he spent there. He then forgot to complete his statutory declarations of gifts as required by the Council Code of Conduct for Elected Members….which clearly applies to him. To cap all that off, he then lied through his office in LGOIMA responses. Len Brown and his council and his office have actually broken the law and yet he is given a free ride. Read more »