Kerre McIvor on the ‘shameless embarrassment’ that is Len Brown

Bromhead cartoon from HoS

Bromhead cartoon from HoS

Kerre McIvor is fed up with Len Brown too.

Is there anyone left supporting him except Brian Rudman.

I would be quite happy if I never had to read another story about Len Brown and his contrition and his misunderstanding of the way council protocol works ever again.

I didn’t care about his pathetic affair (although I could have done without reading the sordid details).

But you did read them, didn’t you Kerre?

I was ambivalent about the hotel upgrades – people get upgraded all the time when there are spare seats and rooms – and besides, there’s no way to get rid of him unless he resigns and, let’s face it, he’s not going to get a gig like this again, is he?  

You’d have thought that shame would have seen him depart the mayoralty but the shame gene appears to be missing from his DNA.

No Shame Leonard Brown.

I suppose he’s hoping the Christmas and New Year break will take the heat off him and when everyone comes back to work next year, it will be as if nothing ever happened.

But unless there’s a seismic shift, he’s going to be the most impotent mayor in the history of local body politics (which is ironic, really, isn’t it?)

People don’t want to work with him. Ratepayers are contemptuous of him. And politicians in Central Government will be wary of him, because nobody likes being around a loser, so it will make it more difficult to lobby for Auckland’s interests in Wellington.

I thought Brown would try to ride out this sorry affair – and it appears he will.

But at what cost to the Auckland ratepayers?

It isn’t going to go away. it is going to get worse.


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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.

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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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