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.
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The London Mayor used a joke-laden speech to urged Conservative activists to ignore the doubters and take the fight to UKIP and Labour with eight months until the election.