Len Brown continues to blame others for his predicament

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Len Brown has no shame. Here he is on Stuff blaming others while failing to take responsibility for his actions.

Defiant Auckland mayor Len Brown insists his behaviour during a two-year affair breached no official rules – but that his extreme public humiliation has brought a “new low” to the laws of New Zealand politics.

Brown, in his first print interview since news of the sex scandal broke, believes he did not violate Auckland council’s code of conduct in any way, partially because he says it doesn’t apply to him.

No of course not, rules shouldn’t apply to an out of control Mayor in denial…should they?

He says writing a letter of recommendation for his former mistress Bevan Chuang, a junior council advisor on ethnic affairs 25 years his junior, was not an issue and he should not be sanctioned for it. Brown also promised no council money was used for hotels or other expenses.

However, he refused to comment on whether having sex on council premises would have resulted in disciplinary action for other council employees.  

Of course he won’t comment…one of his senior managers was put on gardening leave last Friday for precisely that. Rules for Len are different from the rules for others.

Brown also refused to discuss the involvement of his political rivals in the American-style sting, but said he bore Chuang and everyone else involved “no personal animosity.”

“For her or any of the others, I’m sorry for them. I really would encourage them all to get on with their lives,” he said.

Brown, 57, who has a wife and three daughters, has been effectively in hiding since graphic details of the extra-marital affair were published on the WhaleOil blog one week ago.

Get on with my life? Sure, no problem, my life is holing ratbags to account, more to come Lenny boy…more to come.


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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.  And 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.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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