Thursday, April 26, 2012

Len Brown's true colours

Today, Auckland City Councillor Cathy Casey tabled a motion calling on the council to oppose legislation allowing SkyCity more pokies in exchange for building a convention centre. It failed by 12 votes to 9. Among those opposing the motion was mayor Len Brown.

In the past, Brown had fronted ads for the Problem Gambling Foundation, and had promised before the 2010 election that he would introduce a sinking lid policy on pokie machines. But he'd also taken $15,000 of SkyCity's dirty money. We saw today what that money gets.