Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.
British government might get sued for Brexit
Mischon de Reya, a top law firm with a shadowy name representing an anonymous set of clients is threatening to sue the UK government if it fails to allow MPs to vote whether or not Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty (which would set Britain’s exit from the EU in motion) is actually triggered. This is the latest attempt by the powers that be to stop the country from leaving the EU following June 23’s referendum, something that’s sure to enrage all the racists that voted out. – BBC News.
Trump caught in anti-semitism row
Racist controversies are nothing new for Donal Trump, but what makes the latest one remarkable is that he actually apologised and back pedalled on it. He tweeted a web graphic that labelled Hillary Clinton as “the most corrupt candidate ever,” words that appeared in a Star of David shape. Although it probably came down to pure stupidity, as most things Trump-related do, the Internet was quick to label him an anti-semite, drawing an apology and erasing said tweet. – New York Times
Emirati man arrested in Ohio for dressing Arab-ish
The United Arab Emirates has warned its citizens to dress more like white people when they travel abroad after one Emirati was arrested in Ohio for wearing the desert nation’s traditional robe-like garms. The man was wrestled to the ground by some dumb cops who mistook him for an Islamic State terrorist, probably because only terrorists could prefer to wear Middle Eastern clothes over ill-fitting Walmart jeans. – Al Jazeera News
Boyz N The Hood turns 25
It’s been a full 25 years since John Singleton’s Boyz N The Hood
opened in cinemas, marking the moment that gangsta rap revolution spilled over from the realms of music and into the world of film, and helped accelerate hip-hop’s integration into the mainstream. In a broader sense it was also a watershed moment for black cinema, with more black-centric films released in 1991 than the entire previous decade and the depth of its mark on popular culture can only really be measured now. – Washington Post
Why everybody uses WhatsApp
Britain’s two leading political parties are both embroiled in utter turmoil and much of the behind-the-scenes scheming was orchestrated via WhatsApp. The instant messaging app was used both by Labour Party rebels in their attempts to depose their lefty leader, Jeremy Corbyn, as did their Tory rivals looking to stop Boris Johnson’s once seemingly impossible march to the Conservative Party leadership. Encryption plays a huge part of its appeal, but how did WhatsApp get so big, exactly? – The Guardian.
France trample Iceland at Euro 2016
Although Iceland never reached the fairytale heights of Leicester City’s title win, their run to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals was pretty spectacular. Unfortunately, it’s all over now, with the smallest country to ever qualify for the European championships crashing out against hosts France by a 5-2 scoreline. The French go on to play Germany in the semis, facing their first decent opposition yet. – SkySports News
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