World watch – Tuesday

Monday GMT


For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  December 19, 2017

    ANC elects new leader Ramaphosa instead of Zuma’s ex wife. However Deputy and party Secretary General are Zuma loyalists.

    • Trevors_elbow

       /  December 19, 2017

      It will turn in to Zimbabwe given time… 50/50 chance.

      Sad great country with an abudance of resources to draw on… but the ANC is dominated by anti democratic thugs…

      I live in hope it will end well in a stable open democratic landscape … but methinks mot

  2. “U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration named Russia on Monday as a bad actor on the world stage in a policy document that offers a sober analysis of Moscow as a rival despite Trump’s own bid for warmer ties with President Vladimir Putin.”

  3. sorethumb

     /  December 19, 2017

    Sweden Forced to Raise Retirement Age To Pay For Mass Immigration Policy
    Some Swedish cities, like the southern city of Malmo, owe their population growth almost entirely to mass migration from predominantly Middle Eastern countries.

    The SKL study claims there is a 47 billion SEK (£4.1 billion) gap between current revenue and welfare state costs that will have to be made up either by tax increases or increasing the retirement age.

    While migrants are increasing the cost of the Swedish welfare state in terms of added infrastructure and cost for services, many are unemployed and directly on welfare. A recent report showed that while the native Swedish unemployment rate was around 3.9 percent, it stood at 21.8 percent for Swedish residents from foreign backgrounds.

    A 2016 report claimed that the one-year cost of the migrant crisis for the Swedish taxpayer could amount to as much as 600 billion Swedish Kronor (£48.3 billion), enough to pay for the national armed forces for the next 14 years. Stockholm University associate professor Jan Tullberg made the calculations based on welfare and housing costs, education costs and other factors.