Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Support from an unusual quarter...

In the Herald this morning, Chris Laidlaw reports that Prince Charles supports New Zealand becoming a republic:

"Well, to be frank, I think it would come as a great relief to all of us," said Charles. "It would remove the awful ambiguity we have at the moment. It seems to me that it would be a lot easier for everybody if you all had your own completely independent head of state.

"I certainly never want to be dragged into any constitutional disputes in New Zealand or anywhere else. I simply can't imagine how difficult it would be to be faced with having to dismiss a New Zealand Prime Minister."

I'm with DPF on this. When the man in line to be king of New Zealand says it would be better for us to do things our own way, we should listen. The only question is what "our own way" will look like...


am a tad cynical to suggest that the main reason that new zealand will never become a republic is because the womens magazines would never allow it due to loss of content?

Posted by Stephanie : 3/09/2005 12:52:00 AM

The Princess of Wales died about eight years ago. Never ignore the power of retrospective coverage and the supernatural angle:

"I was goosed by Diana's ghost,
equerry claims."

Craig ;)

Posted by Anonymous : 3/09/2005 09:24:00 AM