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Brown - The DPRK connection

I am grateful to Dizzy for pointing this out, having missed it yesterday:

"Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid the Government has provided to North Korea in each of the last 10 years; how much is planned to be provided; and what the (a) purpose and (b) nature of this aid is".

The answer is not 'not one brass farthing', but little short of £37 million. So much for the DPRK's Juche policy, and one has to wonder quite how odious a regime has to be for this rabble to get a fit of the vapours and turn off the tap. Perhaps Pyongyang provided Brown with some of his dimmer policy ideas as a quid pro quo.

Elsewhere, it is from Le Monde rather than the KCNA that I discover who is the heir apparent to the Kim Dynasty: Kim Jong-Un, the 24 year old third son of KJI, who has presumably earned the undying enmity of big brothers Jong-Nam and Jong-Chul.

There are some curious definitions for Jong over at the Urban Dictionary site, by the way. These include a term of abuse used by skiers and a type of pizza.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 11:33 am

Brown probably has dreams about being referred to as Great Leader.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 11:43 am

Or maybe 'The Great Helmsman'.  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 5:22 pm

ah, this has great Clerihewic possibilities

Kim Jong-Un
is obviously a wrong 'un
Could he ever really fill
the boots of Kim Jong-Il ?  

Blogger Tiresias said... 5:33 pm

Topic segué but I haven't seen this one aired since 1983 and I hope you will agree that it is a deserving case. From PE's late lamented Clerihew Corner:

Miss Sara Keays
Proved impossible to please
After she had been laid
By the Minister of Trade.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 7:19 pm

Nick - like it. Any further efforts would be most welcome.

T - well remembered. My favourite was this:

Indira Ghandi
is terribly randy
But she doesn't shout about it
And personally I doubt it.

That prompted a letter of complaint from the Indian High Commission denouncing 'the scurrilous limerick'. Sic.  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 7:44 pm

i have summoned in aid Mr Idle, a man known to turn his hand ...  

Blogger idle said... 12:14 am

The DFID has this thang
About Pyongyang
Rather than encourage them to change their ruler
They send them moolah  

Blogger TheFatBigot said... 1:02 am

An aside: is the mother of the boys known as MaJong ?  

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