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Ségolène Royal and Wikipedia duped by tale of anti-slavery activist

Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.

The Independent (U.K.) 

Small Talk: The Chancellor fights for bank bonuses but not for mis-selling victims

No one can accuse George Osborne of stinting in his efforts to protect Britain’s bankers – he only backed down last week from his legal challenge to a European Union edict capping bankers’ bonuses because the European courts made it clear he wouldn’t win, and that fighting on would be chucking good taxpayers’ money after bad.

News | This is Money 

James Dyson says 'we must quit EU to escape German bullies'

James Dyson said that large German companies had too much power over EU regulations, which meant ‘the old guard’ was supported over new technology.

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