Tweets of the Week: Rule of law protests, French benefits cut, and US/UK trade

Welcome to Tweets of the Week. Protests at Schuman, French grant cut’s inhuman and UK-US trade deal is loomin’.

First up this week it’s Rule of Law take two with protests against developments in Turkey and Poland taking place at Schuman roundabout.

Wife of imprisoned human rights activist Ali Gharavi spoke at the Amnesty International organised demonstration

That called on Federica Mogherini defend human rights when meeting the Turkish Foreign Minister

Police meanwhile stepped in to guard the Polish embassy as protesters sang the national anthem

And Polish MEP Michal Boni showed this sign: no democracy without active citizenship

Across the Atlantic, toddler in chief, Donald Trump tweeted about a possible trade deal with UK.

Working on major Trade Deal with the United Kingdom.Could be very big & exciting. JOBS! The EU is very protectionist with the US. STOP!

Financial Times columnist Edward Luce pointed out that it is not possible to work on until terms of Brexit are known

Although others said they could ‘informally’ negotiate them without a formal sit-down meeting.

Alice Stollmeyer said it’s amazing how autocrats Putin, Erdogan & Trump just REVERSE REALITY & accuse others of what they are doing themselves.

Others mused on what such a trade deal would involve…

Craig Green suggested it would be a great way to get rid of Nigel Farage.

And Jay Holz stood up to defend both Marmite and Branston Pickle….

…which is a great excuse for us to show this image again:

And since we’re showing pictures of food…

Consider this:

That’s what five euros can buy a French student…

The same five euros that French President Emmanuel Macron wants to cut from the APL – a grant to help students with the cost of living in big cities.

Rival politicians were quick to get in on the act: Jean-Luc Mélenchon displayed his purchases in the assembly

And Benoit Hamon described it as “revolting” particularly as the richest in society are getting a tax cut.

This week we are supported by medef, find out more about their summer university following the hashtag #Uemedef17.

And that’s it for another week and in fact another month, yep it’s a wrap folks!

We’ll be back again on the 1 September: happy holidays!

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