Banks shows more integrity than Brown

John Banks has resigned as a minister pending private litigation over the vexatious claims by a bankrupt, convicted blackmailer and tax cheat.

ACT Leader John Banks has resigned from his ministerial posts effective immediately in the wake of the Auckland District Court decision to send him to trial over his donations.

Mr Banks said he had told the Prime Minister’s office last week that he would offer his resignation if the matter was committed to trial.

“I have spoken to the Prime Minister this afternoon and he has accepted my resignation.

“I believe the decision in the Auckland District Court was wrong and I will be contesting the charge. However I do not want this to be a distraction from the Government’s programme.”

In doing so he has shown that he has buckets more integrity than Len Brown who is refusing to quit after using the Auckland Town Hall as his personal bordello. 

John Banks still only stands charged, the court case is yet to occur, and he may still win, yet has taken the honourable option and resigned. Trevor Mallard never did this when he was pursued by Graham McCready.

Ironically he is court for donations that Len Brown also recieved, and funnelled through a secret trust account, Brown of course faces his own challenges and yet remains defiant.

John Banks has shown far more integrity than the Mayor…when will he resign for his activities which are far more outrageous than anything Graham McCready can allege of John Banks.

The courts are far too lenient with these self represented ratbags…especially ones with a history o vexatious litigation.

Still at least Banksie has got the courage to defend himself rather than run scurrilous little smears like the Mayor does.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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