Monday, November 28, 2005

Change in Tonga?

It was a small story in Saturday's Dominion-Post, but a significant one: Tonga's elderly king is expected to sack his Prime Minister and replace him with a commoner. We can but hope. This would signal a sea-change in the kingdom away from noble rule and towards democracy - something that Tongans have waited far too long for. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens over the next month or so...


The Tongans do not want democracy. They want free trade. Any suggestion of democracy should be viewed as treason

Posted by Anonymous : 11/29/2005 05:31:00 PM