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Curious goings on in Papua New Guinea

In what may well be a first for international relations, Port Moresby has decided to "threaten to dramatically reduce the money it receives from Canberra". (source). Erm...

The spat involves a counterreaction to a reaction by the Oz authorities over "the escape of the Australian fugitive and Solomon Islands attorney-general designate Julian Moti on a PNG military aircraft". How very unlike the conduct of our own AG, Lord Goldsmith. Although maybe the airports, Brize Norton etc should be on the lookout for a bespectacled, but otherwise non-descript, lawyer in his late fifties.

Still, PNG was one of the first places with a cargo cult, so maybe I should not be too surprised by this turn of events.
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Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 5:18 pm

"threaten to dramatically reduce the money it receives
Wouldnt it be nice if the Jocks tried to "punish" us in the same way?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 5:25 pm

PH - Now there's an idea. And maybe the EU while they are at it.

Meanwhile, check out the PNG national anthem:

O arise all you sons of this land,
Let us sing of our joy to be free,
Praising God and rejoicing to be
Papua New Guinea.

It doesn't get any better after the first verse.....  

Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 5:37 pm

You have to wonder how the brothers got all that way down there dont you.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 5:44 pm

Further digging shows there is much that is bloggable on the subject of national anthems, ranging from the comic to the bloodthirsty to the plain delusional.

Before I get carried away, anyone interested?  

Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 7:51 pm


Anonymous newmania said... 7:56 pm

( See Dale is copying you again )

Better than Dale !  

Blogger Croydonian said... 12:11 am

PH - looks like a landslide in favour then.

N - I'd like to think so, but the Blogfather and I had the same tip off...  

Anonymous Stunned onion said... 10:36 am

Talking of cargo cults, it's been very well said that Anthony Wedgwood Benn is a great believer. + the Guardian, (fake)Green Party, Old Labor et j'en passe...


Blogger Croydonian said... 12:16 pm

S O - you could be on to something there.  

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