The Right has forced the Supercity on Aucklanders who don’t want it, don’t need it, and won’t benefit from it.
Already, Aucklanders have been lumped with a bill of $81 million so far to pay for the business elite’s takeover of their city.
48.5% of Aucklanders in the latest poll oppose the Supercity they’re having thrust upon them with just 32.8% supporting it. But a ratio of 5 to 3, Aucklanders think that the Supercity will be bad for them personally. And they’re not bloody happy about it.
Despite acres of positive press from the Tory media and decades of public profile, the Right’s candidate, John Banks, is getting his arsed kicked 48% to 37% by Len Brown, a man who has been heavily critical of the Supercity and stands on the principle that local government should be controlled by local people.
You can almost hear the tears falling in the Herald editorial today, as they struggle to explain Banks’ failing campaign. ‘But, but he’s so famous and he hasn’t got into a fistfight in years, and bug business is right behind him’.
Aucklanders were denied their legal right to a referendum on amalgamation into the Supercity. But they’re getting a vote soon. And they’re going to punish the Right’s candidates. And, of course, Brown is also just a far better candidate.
lprent: Also Aucklanders check out OurAuckland, and if you haven’t voted in their referendum, then do so today.