The DPRK is threatening to confiscate hundreds of millions of Dollars worth of property owned by South Korean Companies in a spat over who knows what. Fortunately this presents no threat to Britain or our interests. We know that because in Brown's green paper on Defence he said that there were no threats to British interests. This is also very fortunate because if it did present us with a threat there is probably the square route of not-a-lot that we could do about it. Also fortunate because quite frankly I don't particularly want to go to war with the DPRK. There is a possibility that they may collapse like a pack of cards but there is also the possibility that they might actually be extremely tenacious and it could turn out to be a very nasty war indeed. It is possible to wonder if the kindest thing might not be to nuke them from the outset.