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Emma Lazarus' poem, The New Colossus, always brings me to tears.  Clearly, it has the opposite effect on Trump.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
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Seven years later and Julian Assange has been arrested. He must have really worn out his welcome at that Mexican Country embassy.

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A fresh expenses scandal worth millions proves top MPs are players in the rigged system

 

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160 MPs pocketed over £42m selling off their second homes, despite receiving public funding towards the accommodation. Environment secretary Michael Gove, for instance, made an £870,000 profit selling off two homes. And Boris Johnson’s taxpayer-funded property has skyrocketed in value by £1.2m.

 

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11 hours ago, fraufruit said:

Seven years later and Julian Assange has been arrested. He must have really worn out his welcome at that Mexican Country embassy.

 

He doesn't look too bad after seven years of eating Forrero Rochet.

 

 

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NEW: IPSO has upheld a complaint against a Boris Johnson column in the Telegraph saying polls showed no-deal Brexit was the preferred option “by some margin” after it could not provide any data to back the claim

 
The response from The Telegraph;
 
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So The Telegraph defence of Boris is that he's just jokey and no-one should take anything he says seriously.
The man that is hoping to get the top job.
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Telegraph forced to correct false Brexit claim by Boris Johnson

 

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The Telegraph has been forced to correct a column by Boris Johnson after the Brexiter MP and potential Tory leadership candidate falsely claimed a no-deal Brexit was the most popular option among the British public.

 

The claim was made in a column (£) published in January but has since been removed from the online version after a complaint by a member of the public to the press regulator Ipso.

 

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The European Commission just issued a list of $20bn (£15.4bn) worth of US imports that could be impacted by tariffs amid the furious row between the US and bloc over transatlantic aircraft subsidies.

The list includes a wide-range of goods that the Commission is proposing to be hit by tariffs — from squid and fish, to planes, helicopters, and bicycle parts.

”European companies must be able to compete on fair and equal terms. The recent WTO ruling on U.S. subsidies for Boeing is important in this respect. We must continue to defend a level-playing field for our industry,” said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

“But let me be clear, we do not want a tit-for-tat. While we need to be ready with countermeasures in case there is no other way out, I still believe that dialogue is what should prevail between important partners such as the EU and the U.S., including in bringing an end to this long-standing dispute. The EU remains open for discussions with the U.S., provided these are without preconditions and aim at a fair outcome.”

The move is in retaliation in a long-running battle between the US and EU around European aircraft subsidies, in which the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said that the subsidies have an adverse impact on the US.

On April 9, the US floated the idea of slapping tariffs on $11bn worth of products from the EU. Those proposed US tariffs would be imposed in addition to existing levies on European products.

The fight began in 2018 when the US started slapping tariffs on the imports of steel and aluminium from a number of countries, including the EU. The 28-nation bloc responded by imposing levies on €2.8bn worth of US goods in June later that year. In March this year, Trump threatened more tariffs on the bloc’s goods, including that on cars imported from the EU.

 

 

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