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20 minutes ago, Chris Marston said:

To be fair, one could also make a similar caricature of the EU-UK relationship at the moment. The EU is playing tough in the withdrawal negotiations.

 

I disagree. The withdrawal negotiations finished last year. The EU isn’t playing any games at all. 

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2 hours ago, Chris Marston said:

To be fair, one could also make a similar caricature of the EU-UK relationship at the moment. The EU is playing tough in the withdrawal negotiations.

 

The pathetic government have had 3 years to negotiate 'the easiest trade deal ever'. All they've come up with so far are a few ifs,  buts & maybes, concerning this article & that article, which they obviously haven't even studied fully. :angry:

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So, pay up. Andrew Anglin, cowardly chicken running from responsibility, will have to pay victim of troll storm he incited. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences.

 

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The publisher of a neo-Nazi website, who organized a “troll storm” to target a Jewish woman and her family with months of abusive messages, should have to pay more than $14m in damages and remove all posts that encouraged his readers to contact her, a US judge has recommended.

The US magistrate judge called the harassment campaign, launched by the Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin a month before Donald Trump’s inauguration, “egregious and reprehensible”. Anglin targeted Tanya Gersh, a Jewish real estate agent in Whitefish, Montana, a town where the prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer and his family have sometimes lived.

The trolls claimed that Gersh had unfairly targeted Sherry Spencer, Richard Spencer’s mother, over the actions of her white nationalist son, who had recently been greeted with Nazi salutes when he shouted “Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!” at a conference in Washington.

The neo-Nazi website posted Gersh’s name, address, and contact information, along with photographs of her and her 12-year-old son, photoshopped against an image of the Auschwitz concentration camp, and encouraged followers to contact her. The website claimed that the comments were protected by freedom of speech.

Gersh said she received threatening emails, text and voicemails, including promises to drive her to suicide and “endless references to being thrown in the oven, being gassed”.

“I’ve been told: ‘You really should have died in the Holocaust with the rest of your people’,” Gersh said in a 2017 interview with the Guardian. “Sometimes, when I answered the phone, all I heard were gunshots.”

She said she had to stop working, because she was afraid to expose her real estate clients to harassment, and afraid of being targeted by someone posting as a potential buyer.

US magistrate judge Jeremiah Lynch said that Gersh deserves $10m in punitive damages, the maximum amount in punitive damages allowed under Montana law, because of the “particularly egregious and reprehensible nature” of Anglin’s conduct. The judge also said she should be awarded $4m more for lost earnings and pain and suffering.

The magistrate judge doesn’t have the final word in the case. His findings and recommendations must be approved by US district judge Dana Christensen to take effect. Even if Christensen approves Lynch’s recommendations, it’s questionable whether Gersh will see a dime if Anglin remains outside the reach of US authorities.

Anglin, who claims to live outside the US, was found in default when he didn’t show up for a deposition scheduled in April. His attorneys withdrew from the case when he failed to appear.

Anglin did not immediately return an email seeking comment.

He had argued unsuccessfully through his attorneys that his writings were protected by the first amendment.

 

 

Let's not forget Tommy Robinson, another cowardly little troll with less than a fully functioning frontal lobe.

 

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British far-right campaigner Tommy Robinson has been given a nine-month jail sentence after being found in contempt of court for live-streaming footage of defendants in a 2018 criminal trial.

Last week, two senior High Court judges at London's Old Bailey found Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, in breach of a reporting ban. He was sentenced on Thursday.



 

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(Written by Lincoln before his presidency in a personal letter to a friend who disagreed with him.)

 

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20 hours ago, Wulfrun said:

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FTFY.

Time for another little snotty nosed Etonian softcock to ruin the country again.

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Now that I'm retired and feeling my age, perhaps I could get a job in the House of Lords.

 

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Trump says - 'he's a really good man, who's going to be the PM of the UK.. he's tough and he's smart. They're saying Britain Trump. They call him Britain Trump. That's a good thing. They like me over there'.

 
 
Just to clarify,
 
Nobody calls Boris ‘Britain Trump’.
The Brits don’t like you.
The Tory party voted him in, not the British public.
You’re an orange racist ballbag.
 
 
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3 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

Erm...wouldn't that be British Trump you moron?

Donnie always has the best words, remember?

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