Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 21:22
With all due respects, however, His Majesty is wrong on promoting another bureaucratic appointee called the Lord Chancellor. Borrowed from an old English practice, which has been abolished, the independence of the Judiciary Branch cannot be guaranteed by the office of the Lord Chancellor. Only parliament can be the guarantor of Judiciary Independence, as in the American political system. Unlike the British, Australian, nor the New Zealand political systems, Tonga has a head of state with Veto Power similar to the US President. Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi.