Monday 10 September 2018

Korea Advice

If your only frame of reference is Korea during and before the Korean War, then today's North Korea really is an improvement. That is difficult for the rest of us understand. But it is a fact.

We know from space that North Korea barely has electricity. Yet we persist in pretending to ourselves that it has nuclear weapons. How? That is impossible.

What North Korea does have, however, is vast reserves of coal.

In alliance with the Kims, Donald Trump intends his own dynasty to supply that coal to a dependent world deep into the twenty-second century. He pretty much tweets as much.

That is no small part of why 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 highly paid, highly 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, including in North Korea.

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. On those same grounds, I am also totally opposed to fracking.

Another hung Parliament is coming, and our people need to hold the balance of power in it. My crowdfunding page is here, or email for other options. That address accepts PayPal.

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