Keep calm and carry on: Brits on Guam respond to Korea nuke threats

Expats and tourists will be in the direct line of fire if Kim Jong-un unleashes a missile attack.

But regulars at Guam’s only British pub – the Tower of London – seemed unconcerned.

Building contractor Mike Delaney, 45, from New Moston, Manchester, said: “Panic? You must be joking. I’ve had a long, hard week and I’m planning to throw a barbecue and sink a few pints with friends.”

President Trump, Kim Jong unREUTERS/DELANEY

KEEP CALM: North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has threatened to fire upon Guam

Mike, who is working on a project at Guam’s giant US Navy base, added: “Whatever’s going to happen is going to happen, so all you can really do is carry on as normal.”

“Panic? You must be joking. I’ve had a long, hard week and I’m planning to throw a barbecue and sink a few pints with friends”

Mike Delaney – Building contractor

Despot Kim has threatened to fi e four ballistic missiles towards Guam, 2,000 miles from North Korea, amid an escalating war of words with President Trump.

But Nottingham-born Julian Walker, who has lived on the island for 27 years, was dismissive.

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Julian, 57, said: “We’ve been through all this before with that fat little son of a bitch.

Mike Delaney with palsDELANEY

HAVING A BLAST: Brit Mike with pals at the pub

“It’s not the first time he has threatened to blitz us and it probably won’t be the last.

“Everyone’s going about their daily business as usual and I haven’t run into a single person who says they’re scared.”

Late on Friday, islanders watched TV footage of Guam’s governor Eddie Calvo taking a phone call from President Trump, who assured him the US territory will be “one thousand per cent safe”.

But the governor’s offi ce later distributed a chilling leaflet to citizens entitled: “In Case of Emergency: Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat.”

It warned: “Do not look at the flash or fireball – it can blind you.”

But Julian scoffed: “If you see a flash in the sky, you’re probably dead.

Julian Walker WALKER

DEFIANT: Julian Walker says he hasn’t run into a single person who says they’re scared

“I’ve heard that a few people have left the island for a while but everyone else is staying calm.

“I have a relative in military intelligence who reckons we’re in one of the safest places in the world because America is watching very closely.

“The moment North Korea makes a move it will be all over – for them.”

Four years ago, the US installed its THADD – Terminal High Altitude Area Defence – anti-missile system on Guam.