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27 January 2016

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What if PNG became a republic?

Firstly, no more Queens honors. But she might actually be relieved about that.

Secondly, playing party politics for the top job might be more difficult and possibly far too costly to expend the bribery monies currently used - the whole nation votes the President.

Thirdly, the President would have to get the legislative body on his side in order to pass acts and etc.

Finally, Tkatchenko would never get to host a costly Commonwealth games.

I say go for it.

Anyone to gainsay me?

When Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts funding in favour of the war effort, he merely replied .....then what are we fighting for!

An inspiring and thoughtful piece of writing. This takes me back to RH Tawney, a contemporary of George Orwell, and his fabulous book Religion and the Rise Of Capitalism

Take a look at Singapore and Marina Bay where the focal point is a casino!

It has a crass culture of capital and sterile shopping malls - See the mice in their million hordes from Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads.
Too much borrowed cash and no panache.

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