North Korea in crisis as Kim Jong-un plans surprise gap year

Likely successor to the North Korean leadership, Kim Jong-un, has sparked a crisis in Pyongyang today by announcing that he plans to take a gap year at a pivotal time for the Communist dictatorship.

Following an expensive education in Switzerland, the reclusive heir is said to have told his father over dinner that presiding over a brutal regime in which Marxist doctrine is enforced to the letter was some ‘heavy shit’ and that he planned to ‘chill for a bit and, like, find myself’ after the stresses of his ‘mega-stressful’ final year.

A spokesman for the ailing dictator confirmed angrily ‘rather than spend a year massaging official tractor production statistics, he’s been banging on about how he’d like to go inter-railing with a few mates before heading off to Glastonbury – all funded by a bit of busking.’

Kim Jong-il is however thought to be confident that he can heal the rift, as he managed to earlier this year after his son was discovered in his basement by party officials ‘laying down a few tracks’ with pals instead of overseeing the execution of several dissidents.

Gary Stanton

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Posted: Sep 30th, 2010 by

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