Belfast Telegraph

Maybe Kim isn't a wrong Un after all

By Robert McNeill

Nutter news, and the North Koreans are being allowed to eat pizza. The shock move hints at a radical liberalisation of the peculiar country, ruled with an iron head by a man called Kim.

In other developments, women there are wearing trousers and children are being allowed go to the zoo. Korea watchers reckon that, by 2060, the country might have caught up with the late 19th century.

It's all down to Kim Jong Un, who succeeded Kim Jong Il as socialist monarch last December. Il had been ill for some time and his last words were: "Nice Un son."

One leading specialist said relatively nice Un wanted to create "a warm, fatherly impression".

Way to go. During a speech in Pyongyang - the capital city, made entirely of elastic bands - Un ululated that N Korea would be a country "where every home will be full of laughter and everybody lives in harmony".

Wot, they're getting television as well?

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