Saturday, 23 June 2018

Seouled Out?

Any move towards a lasting peace in Korea is to be welcomed. But yes, South Korea has been sacrificed. Not for that, in itself, but so that North Korea's vast coal and other mineral wealth can be sold to the world by the Kims through the Trumps, thereby securing both dynasties 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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