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Ian O'Doherty: All mourn the great leader

Published 21/12/2011 | 06:00

This column is coming to you from a darkened room in a secret location as I try to cope with my grief at the news that Supreme Leader of All He Surveys, Kim Jong-Il has kicked the bucket.

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If there weren't millions of people starving in gulags and concentration camps, North Korea would be a pretty funny place -- after all, when you have a leader who was prone to kidnapping South Korean actors he liked and forcing them to star in movies he wrote, then you know you're into fairly strange territory.

But the country is undoubtedly a better place with this nutter off the stage and despite the carefully orchestrated scenes of mass grief, you can bet that there will be plenty of people delighted to see the back of him.

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