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majorp
majorp
29 Aug 2017 18:10

So North Korea is testing the nerves of the world. Who's nerve will crack first?

Diana Mond
Diana Mond
29 Aug 2017 18:43

I suggest that we build a big nuclear bunker on the Lawn...

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majorp
majorp
29 Aug 2017 19:49

There is a bunker/airraid shelter already. It is where they house the ducks. The other one was demolished for no real purpose which used to be the gardeners shed with a viewing platform on the top. Nice spot to watch the bowls. Council din't care for those that used it regulary.

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leatash
leatash
29 Aug 2017 21:16

It was demolished to make way for the new look Strand another waste of cash 1.7 million for a extra wide footpath now used for vans and lorries to park while making deliveries.

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Diana Mond
Diana Mond
29 Aug 2017 22:34

Are you talking about those concrete huts that everyone was moaning about for being unsightly drinking dens for the towns drunkards? Apologies if I've got the wrong location. 

 

PS I think the Strand is a vastly improved experience for pedestrians since it was upgraded. 

leatash
leatash
30 Aug 2017 08:34

So getting back to North Korea the solution is China they have more influance with North Korea than anyone else and should now be turning the screws and bringing them back into line.

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majorp
majorp
30 Aug 2017 13:17

I think the world is caught between a rock and a hard place with this issue. The world leaders are tip toeing quitely in the hope. Lets all hope it is the right way.

All the time nothing is done about it, then all of the time will he think I will push a little further, until something catastrophic goes wrong and then it may well be a disaster for all of us.

None of us really know who has got weapons of mass destruction aimed at who.

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
31 Aug 2017 08:41

Would not want to live in South Korea at the moment, feel sorry for them having to put up with the possible outcome of two mentally uunbalanced leaders handbagging it out on the world stage.

leatash
leatash
31 Aug 2017 11:05

But what if they are not mentally unbalanced think about that.

b.o.liking
b.o.liking
11 Sep 2017 16:00

Send for the peace envoy Antony Charles Lynton Blair. 

Matt
Matt
13 Sep 2017 17:31

Let's talk about foreign aid and how much we still send to North Korea.

How many taxpayers realise the amount of financial assistance that has been 

sent to this country over the last 6 years, over £4million from DFID.

You couldn't make it up could you - write/email Priti Patel and ask her what

she is going to do about it, but don't hold your breath awaiting a sensible

answer

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Diana Mond
Diana Mond
13 Sep 2017 22:26

Copied this from the Evening Standard:

 

Foreign aid projects in North Korea include English lessons and workshops, as well as equipment and training for physiotherapy units.

A Foreign Office spokesman told the Standard: “The projects we carry out in North Korea are part of our policy of critical engagement, and are used to promote British values and demonstrate to the North Korean people that engaging with the UK and the outside world is an opportunity rather than a threat.

“No money goes to the North Korean administration. We conduct a range of small-scale project work, many of which help to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society.”

Matt
Matt
14 Sep 2017 11:55

Thank you for the copy, Diana Mond, from the Evening Standard.

Further information can be observed from the DFID

Development Tracker website regarding payments

being made to North Korea - https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/

 

burneside
burneside
14 Sep 2017 13:47

So glad I get up every day to go to work in order to pay taxes, that then get sent to a pariah state.

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