Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Do Not Sanction This

Of course Donald Trump wants to lift sanctions on North Korea. We have never given up on coal. We have just given up on our own. We merrily import it from child and slave labour, and we would merrily import it from North Korea.

Courtesy of a company owned by Donald Trump and by his descendants forever. The Trumps would be paying the Kims enough to keep the latter dynasty free from political reform deep into the twenty-second century.

I strongly support the exploitation of the vast reserves of coal in this country and in this county. That, and the extension of civil nuclear power, are the means of delivering high-wage, high-skilled, high-status, unionised jobs while securing independence from Arab oil, from Russian gas, and from coal that has been mined using child and slave labour.

Horror stories about how coal was burned or mined in the Britain of the twentieth century have no relevance to the Britain of the twenty-first. At the same time, I am totally opposed to the open-casting of the Pont Valley or anywhere else, digging up hardly any coal while employing hardly anyone.

If this is your view, then I need £10,000 in order to stand for Parliament with any chance of winning. My crowdfunding page has been taken down without my knowledge or consent. But you can still email instead, and that address accepts PayPal.

If, however, you would rather have the sitting MP for North West Durham, effectively declaring your willingness to buy Kim Jong-un's coal from Donald Trump, then do not pretend to hold this view. This is a test of credibility.

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