I`ve left it a little late to acknoweldge Commonwealth Day (12 March 2012) and the subsequent Commonwealth Week events.
Undeterred, earlier today I posted a brief background etc under the heading `Celebrating the Commonwealth 2012` at http://webdub.blogspot.com .
However, if you can`t be bothered with me waffling on, you could skip that and try visiting these sites ;
I would not advocate uncritical support for every part of the Commonwealth. Apart from anything else, my experience of another, quite separate, organisation has made me think that too much uncritical support can be a poisoned chalice, leading to complacency and insularity. I do think the Commonwealth has a lot of potential, even if in places that potential is only imperfectly realised. But that`s another issue !