She tells our editor about her remarkable journey from escaping a communist dictatorship to standing for election in Bury.
Posts Tagged: North Korea
Hear the remarkable story of the first North Korean to stand for democratic election in this country, and her escape from dictatorship.
Jon Moynihan and Christopher Howarth: Now Truss should deploy Britain’s Brexit dividend – all the way from aid to trade
Anti-corruption and cementing new treaties should take precedence over softer fashionable favourites.
Jihyun Park: Growing up in North Korea, I could have never imagined standing in the UK local elections. Here’s what I learnt.
Since I arrived in 2018, I have discovered so much about British politics – and the value of a name.
A day to ponder the tale of a candidate in these elections, and ask ourselves if we take democracy for granted
Jihyun Park was beaten, tortured, used for sex and put in a North Korean labour camp – before escaping, and making a new life for herself here.
The harrowing personal story of Jihyun Park, followed by her selection as a Tory candidate in Bury, puts current political obsessions in perspective.
Turn a blind eye, and every one of the other 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be breached too.
It accounts for a larger share of output and a much larger share of productivity growth in poorer regions of the UK
Kristian Niemietz: What difference does the size of the state make to how is deals with Covid? None.
If it were the critical factor, Belgium should have been superbly prepared for the pandemic. Alas, it was not.
That Boris Johnson feels the need to mobilise civilian enforcers is clear evidence that a second harsh lockdown does not command popular support.
Benedict Rogers: It’s time for Raab to bring Magnitsky sanctions to bear on those oppressing Hong Kong
The Foreign Secretary helped to author this important legislation. If Britain is to continue to take a robust stance against Beijing, he must now use it,
Alexander Woolf: My economic views are mainstream – but have been almost impossible to air at Britain’s universities
Many of these institutions claim to be “safe spaces”. Not if you voted Conservative, though.
There is further to go – but we can be proud of what the Foreign Secretary has already delivered.
It is our third largest market – we must work with it if we are to help resolve global problems from the environment to nuclear proliferation.
Building on May’s legacy will mean grinding, attritional work – which the hard left and extremist parties are neither interested in nor capable of doing.