NYTimes: U.N. Condemns North Korea’s Latest Missile Tests, but Takes No Action

This detailed story from the NYT reminds us what’s wrong with the UN.  The NYT reports that the UN condemns North Korea’s latest missile tests but takes no action.


It’s sad that the UN has no power, it’s biased with no effective teeth. Perhaps it’s time to look to the value added by the UN?


Opinion – No ‘constructive ambiguity’. Labour will avoid Brexit cliff edge for UK economy | Opinion | Keir Starmer – The Guardian – John Gelmini

I think it is too early to say that because Labour have crafted a Brexit policy which is superficially attractive that this somehow means that the Conservative government is ready to be trounced.

Dr Alf is right to say that May and her 3 stooges, Davis, Fox and Johnson are poor negotiators and that the proposals from Kier Starmer are going to put May on the back foot but as the Australians say “It is not over until the fat lady sings”.

On present showing, we are unlikely to ever be out of the EU, apart from the contradictions on immigration, indigenous worker productivity, laziness and unwillingness to do menial jobs. We lack exports, British business is not investing, selling or exporting enough, our corporation taxes are too high to enable us to compete with the Dublin Financial District – we lack a Mittelstand – our infrastructure belongs in the age of the horse and cart and our public sector is too expensive, too large and not fit for purpose.

Without progress in each of these areas we are not prepared for life in the wider world and our political and business elite seem not to care.

John Gelmini