So various Tory voices, fresh from finding Len Brown guilty of needing a wee; now find he’s to blame for failing to get his visionary Central Rail Loop started on time, with its delayed start to 2018.
But surely the blame lies not with him, but squarely with National and Key for refusing to pay their share until 2020.
They have their pre-canned excuses, wanting impossible levels of patronage – levels that really require the Loop that they’re not funding.
Promising in the never-never, really leaving a future Labour government to fund it. It was their Auckland inoculation last election, and they aim to keep it so.
But we know where the blame for our Auckland transport problems lies; and it’s not Len – he’s the one actually trying to do something about it.