July 10, 2005

our royal family,

pity they don't support our rugby team.

If there was a sign that the royal family don't want to be our head of state, it was William's support for the Lions. I can understand him wanting to come to the other side of the world to see the games. Lions tours are (somewhat) special, and playing the All Blacks is probably the best flavour.

All of which gave him a fine opportunity to turn up and support all that is best about the game, and recognise the role it plays in giving (at least some) of the countries in the commonwealth something in common.

Instead he turned up as a representative of our head of state and supported a foriegn team.

If he doesn't have the vision to see how two peoples can be honoured separately within a single person and institution, he has no role in this country's future.

Posted by carla at 11:25 PM

July 07, 2005

just for the record

The NZ Inland Revenue Department's website is more useful than the UK's Inland Revenue Department's website by a factor of at least 10.

Posted by carla at 02:34 PM