World view – Sunday

Saturday GMT


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


  1. Missy

     /  July 22, 2018

    Manchester University put in place a piece of artwork, it was Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If” painted on a wall. Earlier this week a student at Manchester University took offence to this piece of art and painted over it and replaced it with a more ‘acceptable’ poem, the reason being that Kipling was a racist.

    This twitter response to it is brilliant, and can apply to those that want to stop the movie Zulu being played, want to remove statues from university – and our cities, want to remove books from libraries, want to remove artwork from galleries, want to shut down a cafe because of the person depicted on the mural outside, all because they are slightly offended by the person depicted, or who created the work. For the record, all of those listed have (over the last couple of years) been attempted by students in the UK.

  2. Missy

     /  July 22, 2018

    This is a great explanation as to why Brexit is a good thing. This was originally written as a twitter thread, and picked up by a magazine and published as an article. The guy who wrote it voted Remain, he was angry at the result, but now has an understanding as to why the UK needs to leave the EU, and not just leave, but leave cleanly.

  3. The full 412 page FISA application for surveillance directed against Carter W. Page, pursuant to Title I of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, released under FOIA.

    Read and enjoy – tip: the application completely contradicts and discredits the lame-ass claims of devin nunes and his bullshit GOP memo. The irony is that this application would never have been made public if nunes hadn’t pushed for its release.

  4. sorethumb

     /  July 22, 2018

    EU THREAT TO PENSIONS: Mass migration blamed for £30 billion a YEAR ‘economic catastrophe’
    The comprehensive paper – How the £30 billion cost of EU migration Imperils Pensions & Benefits – by the thinktank Global Britain has blown apart claims that the UK needs EU migration to support its pension system.

    Instead it reveals that cheap labour flooding in from the continent is causing “an economic catastrophe” for the UK which threatens the pension system.

    And the report suggests that leaving the EU and taking back control of British borders will provide the UK with “a £250 billion opportunity” in the next five years.

    Love will conquer all.