Boag snatch to fund Sky City blowout?

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There’s a new candidate for who is paying Michelle “The BoaganBoag and her offsider Cedric “Senile” Allan for their campaign to snatch $2.1 billion in Vector shares from the people of Auckland and South Auckland to give to Lyin’ Len Brown’s council.

Whaleoil still doesn’t quite believe it but its overloading the tipline so here goes: The theory is it’s SkyCity casino. Here’s why it could be true.

Since Friday SkyCity has been saying it needs another $130 million from the government to build its new National Convention Centre. Or else it’ll pull out of the deal. The government has to make the SkyCity deal work because all the rest of its convention centre plan is falling apart.

Steven Joyce seems to be saying he’ll open up some of his trough but not for the full $130 million and wants Auckland ratepayers to front up with the rest.  

In a world first, everyone from Lyin’ Len to Dick Quax have lined up and told Joyce to shove it. (The one exception is Cameron “Mr Fiscal Responsibility” Brewer who sounds like he’s had too many nights in the SkyCity corporate box.)

So next year some other “solution” needs to be found or else the convention centre deal will fall over.

Enter The Boagan, Senile, Kim “The Clown” Campbell and Heather “The ShotterShotter and their planned campaign to snatch $2.1 billion in Vector shares to give to Lyin’ Len to pay for his trainset and other goodies.

See how this might play out? There’s a couple of months of “where will the money come from?” in the media, then The Boagan steps up with the answer – steal the Vector shares to fund both the trainset and SkyCity.

SkyCity wins both ways. It wants its $130 million cash for the Convention Centre but even more Lyin’ Len’s trainset is planned to have a stop right outside the casino – so people from Otara and Papatoetoe and Clendon can catch the train all the way to the pokie machines on dole day.

You’d have to give it to The Bogan if she could pull off such a shameless deal.

So could it be SkyCity who’s paying her?

Its well known that Mark Unsworth is SkyCity’s man in Wellington. He’s the best mate of Wayne Eagleson who negotiated the Convention Centre deal with SkyCity. They even go gambling together in Las Vegas. Eagleson is a BFF of The Boagan’s from way back – the Young Nats, the National Party Research Unit, DB Breweries and Westpac.

So it would make sense if Unsworth does the business for SkyCity in Wellington and Boag does the business in Auckland.

Anyway, someone must be paying The Boagan and Senile. If not SkyCity then who?

 


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