With the renewal of the BBC charter ultimately a matter for negotiation with the government of the day, we are beginning to see Auntie’s efforts to mollify Tory MPs, a number of whom think the broadcaster is a hornets nest of quasi-communists.
Kim Jong-un — who succeeded his deceased father Kim Jong-il as the leader of North Korea last December — has a new theme song called “Onwards Toward the Final Victory.” The patriotic ditty already seems to have worked wonders for the Korean Peninsula’s most eligible bachelor. The young despot has recently been sighted with a mystery woman.
The official website of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea may not be the most-visited sites on the internet — but they might at least put enough effort in to get their former leader’s name right. On the page featuring biographies of recently-deceased dictator Kim Jong Il and his father Kim Il Sung, both have […]
Sarah Palin has added to her long list of foreign policy gaffes in some style. Speaking on cry baby Glenn Beck’s radio programme the former governor managed to confuse North Korea (bad) with South Korea (good). CO-HOST: How would you handle a situation like the one that just developed in North Korea? PALIN: The White House […]
Many readers will be aware that Twitter, having captured the pop culture zeitgeist some time ago, now finds itself a tool of international diplomacy. The @uriminzok account is run by North Korean propaganda agency “The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea”. As we played truant during GCSE Korean, Scrapbook bored quickly of impenetrable Facebook notes but a whole world of video comedy […]
A former president’s unofficial holiday to the Korean peninsula has generated some highly amusing snaps. Front row below (from left to right) William Jefferson Clinton (6 feet 1 inches) and Kim Jong-Il (5 feet 3 inches): The camera angle makes it difficult to see if the Dear Leader is wearing his platform shoes again. But […]