Some in the left are showing some integrity over Len Brown

There are a few on the left starting to realise that Len Brown is stinking up the joint like the 3 week old maggoty carcass of a dead ewe.

Malcolm Harbrow from No Right Turn goes again.

So, it turns out that a pile of Auckland Mayor Len Brown’s free hotel rooms were provided by SkyCity. Coincidentally, Brown also decided to reverse his longstanding opposition to pokies in order to support their pokie-ridden convention centre. I’m not suggesting that there was ever anything so crass as a transaction.  

But those freebies may have brought some goodwill – which is precisely why we demand politicians declare them. Brown’s refusal to do so creates doubt, and that’s not something we can tolerate. Our politicians don’t just have to be clean – they must be seen to be so. Unfortunately, brown now looks the opposite.

It gets worse: Brown has also said that he won’t take money from SkyCity. But he’ll take their hotel-rooms, and he conveniently launders most of his electoral donations through a trust, so we can never tell if he’s been honest with us, or if someone has bought his support. Fortunately he won’t be able to do that anymore, but clearly that law change enforcing basic political hygiene came a little too late.


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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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