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Thursday June 1 2017 | thetimes.co.uk | No 72238
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Have faith
in me: May
fights back
with Brexit
GPs will get
?bribes? for
taking drugs
from elderly
Chris Smyth Health Editor
6 National deal ?more important than TV debate?
6 New poll sees Labour close gap to three points
Francis Elliott Political Editor
Sam Coates Deputy Political Editor
Theresa May will pitch herself today as
the unifying leader of a ?great national
mission? as she seeks to rise above
accusations of political cowardice after
refusing to take part in a debate with the
other party leaders.
The prime minister will seek to counter accusations of hubris and arrogance
after her climbdown on social care,
saying: ?I have said many times in the
past ? people can have faith in me
because I have faith in them.?
Mrs May was mocked by Jeremy
Corbyn for ducking a last-minute challenge to join him for the 90-minute
BBC debate last night. The Tories were
represented by Amber Rudd, the home
secretary, whose 93-year-old father
died at the weekend.
Mr Corbyn revealed that a Labour
government would grant work visas to
EU citizens after Brexit as long as they
had a job offer in the UK. He used his
appearance to court the youth vote and
focused on his pledge to scrap university tuition fees, saying: ?The choice
facing the country would be whether
young people were saddled with debt or
free from it.? He avoided gaffes,
successfully negotiating questions over
immigration policy and spending.
Mrs May was ridiculed by other
leaders for her absence, with Tim
Farron, of the Liberal Democrats, telling the audience: ?You are not worth
Theresa May?s time. Don?t give her
yours.? Caroline Lucas, leader of the
Greens, said: ?The first rule of leadership is to show up.?
Ms Rudd fended off attacks from all
sides. ?Don?t give up on me,? she said as
she was asked why the prime minister
?didn?t have the guts? to answer questions on pensioner benefits and social
care. ?Theresa May may not be here but
I am and I hope to make a good fist of
setting out Tory policy.?
In the closing moments of an occasionally ill-tempered debate, Ms Rudd
sought to make a virtue of Mrs May?s
decision to stay out of ?squabbling and
discord?, gesturing to the ?coalition of
chaos? flanking her on the stage at
Cambridge University.
Mrs May had earlier claimed that the
Labour leader was more interested in
?appearances on the telly? than preparing for Brexit talks.
Tory nerves will be set further on
edge today as a YouGov poll shows the
party?s lead has fallen to three points
over Labour, which at 39 points records
its best score since February 2014. At
the start of the election campaign, YouGov recorded a 24-point lead for the
Tories. Mrs May still has a 13-point lead
over her rival, with 43 per cent saying
they want her as prime minister compared with 30 per cent for Mr Corbyn.
She will seek to regain momentum
today with an appeal to former Labour
voters who backed Brexit to trust her to
deliver their wish. ?This great national
moment needs a great national effort in
Continued on page 8, col 1
Dapper duke Prince Philip, 95, at Buckingham Palace yesterday to celebrate the
130th anniversary of the charity London Youth. He has been a patron since 1947
GPs will receive half the money saved
when they cut the number of drugs
given to elderly patients in care homes
under a scheme that has been
condemned by doctors? leaders.
Bosses in Oxfordshire want to give
GP surgeries a ?financial incentive to
reduce prescribing costs? by sharing
savings from giving fewer medicines to
the frail elderly. Patient leaders criticised the plan as a ?bribe? and doctors
said that it was wrong to focus on costcutting rather than patient needs.
Many experts believe that vulnerable
elderly people often take too many
drugs that do little good and may cause
side-effects, with an estimated third of
the over-75s taking more than four
medicines. Last year Keith Ridge, chief
pharmacist of NHS England, said that
it was a scandal that a fifth of pills taken
by elderly patients were pointless, with
hundreds of thousands taken to hospital because medicines interacted badly
with each other.
Dozens of GP surgeries in Oxfordshire have been asked by their clinical
commissioning group to look at using
fewer medicines without harming care,
with a target of saving �per patient. If
they achieve that, surgeries will be paid
�per patient and get half of any further
savings. The scheme aims to save at
least �45 million.
Andrew Green, prescribing lead for
the GP committee of the British Medical Association, said: ?The danger here
is that [bosses] should not approach it
from the view to reducing costs. They
should approach with a view to getting
the right care for the patient.? He told
the magazine Pulse, which uncovered
the plans: ?In frail elderly patients in
care homes it is highly likely that it is a
case of stopping, rather than starting,
medication. So it might well be that the
result is cutting costs, but that mustn?t
be the aim.?
Joyce Robins, of the pressure group
Patient Concern, said: ?It feels a bit like
a bribe. Telling GPs you can be better
off financially by prescribing less to
patients doesn?t seem like a good idea.
You would like to think patient care was
their main priority, not cost savings.?
The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire
Continued on page 2, col 3
IN THE NEWS
Oxford ageism row
?Suicide pact? couple
Mission to the sun
Carnage in Kabul
Sluggish Britain
City?s �0m man
Oxford University academics
are fighting forced retirement
at 67 in a dispute described by
insiders as a battle between
?old, white men? and ?talented
young scholars?. Page 4
A council official and his wife
have died in a suspected
suicide pact. The bodies of
Sean Lawson, 50, and Mary,
63, were found at their home
in Rugby, Warwickshire. Page 5
Nasa is to send a probe to
?touch? the sun, providing the
first close-up view. The Parker
Solar Probe will travel there at
450,000mph in temperatures
of up to 1,400C. Page 6
A massive lorry bomb in the
diplomatic quarter of Kabul
killed 90 people and wounded
450. It shattered windows in
the British embassy and left a
15ft-deep crater. Page 30
Britain has fallen from being
the fastest growing advanced
economy to the joint slowest
after a poor start to the year.
Growth was 0.2 per cent in the
first three months. Page 37
Manchester City are preparing
a �0 million package for
Virgil van Dijk, the 25-year-old
Southampton defender, as
Pep Guardiola continues his
costly squad overhaul. Page 72
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TOUGH TREATMENT
An autistic bomb-maker has
been jailed. Is prison the right
place for such offenders?
FINAL CURTAIN
The statuesque Royal Ballet
principal Zenaida Yanowsky is
retiring to put her family first
LAW PAGE 58
ARTS PAGES 8-9
COMMENT 25
LETTERS 28
LEADING ARTICLES 29
WORLD 30
BUSINESS 37
REGISTER 53
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More people are paying the top 45 per
cent rate of income tax than ever
before, according to official figures published yesterday.
The income tax liabilities report from
Revenue & Customs estimates that by
the end of this year 364,000 workers
will be paying the highest income tax
rate. This would be a 10 per cent rise on
last year and 54 per cent higher than
when the tax band was introduced
seven years ago.
The boost to the Treasury?s tax revenue is largely attributed to wage inflation pushing incomes above the tax
threshold of �0,000 a year and
reductions in the pension tax relief that
is available to high earners. At the other
end of the tax scale, the number of
people in lower tax bands has fallen or
remained static.
Tom McPhail, head of policy at
Hargreaves Lansdown, the investment
adviser, said last night: ?The Conservative government raised the tax burden
on top earners to a greater extent than
any other in recent decades.?
The 45 per cent threshold has
remained at �0,000 since its introduction but wage inflation has led to
thousands more workers being dragged
into the bracket each year, although in
real terms they are no better off.
The HMRC report says that an extra
128,000 high-earning workers, including consultant doctors, lawyers and
finance professionals, have been pulled
into the tax band since it was introduced.
The number of basic-rate taxpayers
has remained almost unchanged during the past three years and the level of
higher-rate taxpayers paying 40p income tax is set to fall by 350,000
between 2015-16 and 2017-18. In addition, 600,000 low earners will have
been taken out of paying tax over the
course of the last and current tax year,
the data shows.
Mr McPhail said: ?These data refute
the lazy assumption of a few high
earners exploiting the tax system at the
expense of the many; it is simply not
true. More and more low earners are
being taken out of the tax system
altogether, basic-rate taxpayers are
paying a lower overall average rate of
tax and while top earners? share of
income is declining, their contribution
to the income tax system is increasing.
?A significant contributory factor is
the cuts to the reliefs and allowances on
pensions which have now locked many
top earners out of the pension system
altogether.?
During the election campaign all the
main political parties have indicated
that high earners would face tax increases, possibly through direct income
taxes or national insurance contributions, to fund their manifesto pledges.
Labour intends to raise taxes for
workers earning �,000 a year while
pledging not to increase taxes for
people with earnings below this level.
Theresa May has not ruled out tax
increases for higher earners but the
actual earnings level where this might
kick in has not been revealed.
COMMENT
Theresa May has effectively
turned her back on the young
Met begins hunt for rookie detectives
DAVID AARONOVITCH, PAGE 25
Richard Ford Home Correspondent
DINNER
TONIGHT
Halloumi pork with
sage gremolata
Minced pork always
needs plenty of help.
For this quasi stirh
fry it is loaded with
fresh, clean flavours.
Try it with a few
leftover fried potatoes,
new potatoes or a pile
of fine green beans.
Serves 2, generously
Prep 25 min Cook
35 min
Ingredients: bunch
spring onions; 1 tbsp
olive oil; 150g podded
peas or frozen petits
pois; 200g fresh or
frozen podded broad
beans; 250g minced
pork; 1 lemon; 6 sage
leaves; 1 garlic clove;
150ml white wine;
150ml chicken stock;
150g halloumi; 25g flat
leaf parsley.
Boil kettle. Trim and
finely slice onions.
Soften in oil in
spacious frying/saut�
pan. Boil peas for 2 min
in salted water from
kettle. Scoop into bowl.
Add broad beans to
boiling water. Boil for
2 min then scoop on to
a plate, spreading out
to cool. Between other
jobs, pinch side of the
cooling beans with
thumbnail against
index finger and gently
squeeze out the bright
green beans. Crumble
meat into the softened
onions, increase heat,
stirring as it browns.
Remove zest from half
the lemon and finely
chop. Chop sage. Peel
and chop garlic. Now
chop all three together.
Add to meat with pinch
salt and pepper. Stir-fry
for a minute or two,
add the wine, allowing
it to bubble into the
meat. Add stock.
Simmer until juices are
syrupy. Return peas
and beans, season to
taste with lemon juice,
salt and pepper. Grate
halloumi over top, add
chopped parsley, stir
and serve.
Lindsey Bareham
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Britain?s biggest police force is to recruit
detectives who have never worked as
uniformed beat officers to overcome a
serious shortages of investigators.
Aspiring officers can join the Metropolitan Police as trainee detective constables with full police powers under
plans announced yesterday. The move
is intended to fill some of the force?s 600
detective vacancies. About 80 detectives will be hired initially.
In March a report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary said that there was
a policing crisis across England and
Wales because of a severe shortage of
detectives. Among the reasons given
were the high workload in CID units, a
lack of support for trainees and the
intense scrutiny that detectives faced.
The new scheme in the Metropolitan
Police, the first in the country, will allow
recruits to join the force directly as
detective constables, working on inquiries as soon as they have finished training.
Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, welcomed
the announcement and said that anything to increase numbers in the Met?s
CID was favourable.
He added: ?We need specialists in
Patients to wait longer
as surgery funds are cut
Chris Smyth Health Editor
Patients in almost half the country face
longer waits for surgery as NHS chiefs
seek to save money by refusing treatment only weeks after being given a
?green light? for more rationing.
Half of local health chiefs questioned
said that they were planning to restrict
services to cut costs, with surgery and
mental health a ?prime target?.
Simon Stevens, head of NHS
England, said in March that a target to
ensure that 92 per cent of patients had
procedures such as hip replacements or
cataract removal within 18 weeks
would be abandoned for the foreseeable future so that the health service
could focus on other priorities.
A survey by the King?s Fund think
tank carried out less than a month later
found that 40 per cent of the local
health groups that fund care had either
decided to pay for fewer operations this
year or were reviewing how many they
could afford.
In addition, half the 50 clinical commissioning groups polled said that they
were having to cut some planned
spending to balance the books. Half
were not confident that they could
increase spending on mental health as
promised. Bosses told the King?s Fund
that Mr Stevens?s plan had been regarded as ?a green light not to fund [surgery]
backlogs?. One commissioning group
leader said that it would be cutting
spending on surgery because ?elective
activity is one of the few areas in which
we are able ? at least theoretically ?
to influence referral patterns and
therefore reduce expenditure?.
Others said they ?will need to make
decisions to stop services? and would
rely on ?delivery of increasingly highrisk reductions in spending?.
Richard Murray, director of policy at
the King?s Fund, said the decisions
would ?have a direct impact on what
care patients can access and how long
they have to wait for it?.
About 3.7 million people are on a waiting list and Mr Murray said that hundreds of thousands would be added
each year as health chiefs limited the
number of operations they would pay
for.
Mr Stevens insisted that waiting
times would not balloon back to the size
of a decade ago when half of patients
waited more than 18 weeks, compared
with a tenth now. Mr Murray agreed
that ?it?s more likely that we?ll go on
seeing a drift in waiting times. But the
problem is you can?t keep on doing it. At
some point, if that drift goes on, the 18week target becomes meaningless
[and] you end up back where we were
15 years ago.?
Several parts of the country have
started to refuse to operate on smokers
or obese patients to save money.
specialist roles. If people are coming
forward who want to specifically do
that rather than just roll around with
people in uniform, then good on them.?
The national Police Federation criticised the plan, however, and said that
plugging the gap in detectives with non
police officers was not the answer.
New recruits, who must have a
degree and have lived in London for
three of the past six years, will undergo
tests, exercises and interviews and, if
they are selected, will undergo 18 weeks
of training.
Scotland Yard is to pay an initial
salary of just under �,000.
continued from page 1
GP drugs plan
and Oxfordshire local medical committee, which represents GPs in the
area, has rejected the scheme and is
urging surgeries not to agree.
Paul Roblin, the group?s chief executive, said that it was confusing and
bureaucratic. ?The scheme may not
pass the bottom line test on workload
versus reward, especially as those doing
the work are not directly rewarded for
the time they spend,? he wrote in a
message to colleagues.
The scheme comes after controversies over arrangements in which local
health chiefs paid GPs to refer fewer
patients for tests and scans, including
those for cancer. The BMA has criticised such payments for contaminating
the doctor-patient relationship by
making people question GPs? motives
for treatment decisions.
An investigation by the BMJ this year
found that GPs were being overruled by
private companies that were paid by
local health chiefs to stop patients
being referred to hospital.
NHS England also ran a scheme that
paid GPs � for each person given a
dementia diagnosis. It was condemned
as an ?ethical travesty? amounting to
?cash for diagnosis?.
A spokeswoman for Oxfordshire
clinical commissioning group said:
?The aim of the prescribing incentive
scheme is to review medicines and
prescribing in care homes and with the
frail elderly in order to optimise medication.? She promised safeguards
against distortion of priorities using
?nationally endorsed tools?.
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Sitting targets: tourists run for
cover from Italian hose squads
GETTY IMAGES; MAURIZIO DEGL?INNOCENTI/EPA
Tom Kington Rome
Drawn to Italy by low-cost flights,
cheap Airbnb flats and the reduced risk
of terrorism, hordes of tourists were
relaxing on the steps of Santa Croce
church in Florence yesterday, eating
their sandwiches and slugging back
bottles of beer.
The last thing they expected was the
arrival of the mayor at 1pm sharp, who
ordered the tourists off the steps
seconds before a squad of street
cleaners let rip with water hoses.
?We explained we have a rule
banning picnickers on church steps,?
Dario Nardella, the mayor, said. ?After
all, I don?t eat picnics on the steps of
cathedrals when I go to London.?
The lunchtime sluicing of the steps
was introduced in frustration at the
growing army of tourists dining at the
city?s historic sites, leaving a trail of
empty bottles and sandwich wrappers.
The hose-down was the latest in a
series of ?decorum drives? in Italian
cities as visitors to the country surge to
56 million a year, up 55 per cent from
2001. Florence now has 12 million visitors a year.
?By washing the steps every lunchtime we hope they will be too wet for
tourists to lounge on, but we also hope
sts to
the cleaning will encourage tourists
treat them with more respect,? a city
m to
spokeswoman said. ?We don?t aim
s.?
hose down the tourists themselves.?
The clean-up campaign began at
h
the basilica of Santa Croce, which
was consecrated in 1442, contains
16 chapels and Giotto frescoes as
well as the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and the
composer Rossini.
As they were herded off the
steps, some tourists expressed
their irritation. ?What?s wrong
with sitting down?? one American
u
asked. ?It?s wrong to litter, but if you
don?t, what?s the problem??
hing
Mr Nardella said he had nothing
against tourists. ?Tourism is a huge
resource, but we need to protectt the
beauty of the city and enforce thee law.
Better a bit of water on the steps than
dishing out fines for picnicking.?
He added, ?People don?t want to see
empty bottles and greasy church steps.
If we get a reputation for being rubbishstrewn, we lose the quality tourists.?
One reason that Italy is increasingly
attractive to tourists is because it has
not suffered a big terrorist attack. In the
resulting crush of visitors, Venice has
found itself on the front line, with
tourists stripping off and diving into
Hen party
thrown off
flight over
T-shirts
Neil Johnston
The Santa Croce church in Florence where the steps are doused to deter picnickers
Holding back the hordes
Switzerland The Bergun
commune has banned
tourists from taking
photos because they
fear social media users
will be unhappy that
they are not there.
Bhutan Tourists must
pay a fee of between
$200 and $250 per day.
canals, pushing the city to consider
setting up turnstiles at St Mark?s
Square to manage the crowds.
In Rome, where police have repeatedly pulled naked tourists out of the
Trevi Fountain, the mayor proposed
banning people from stopping at the
fountain, forcing them to throw in the
customary coin while walking past. A
less severe approach is likely to be
taken, with plans to hand ?160 fines to
Barcelona In January
the city passed a law
that bans new tourist
accommodation in the
centre to prevent
overcrowding.
Koh Khai Islands,
Thailand Tourist access
banned because of
coral bleaching.
anyone caught sitting on the fountain?s
edge. Across the Tiber in Trastevere an
explosion in the number of tourist bars
has left residents complaining about
slipping on vomit-covered cobbles and
bottles being thrown through their
open windows. David Sermonetta,
head of a Rome residents? group, said:
?We have sold off our cultural patrimony cheap to low-level tourism.?
After hosing down the Santa Croce
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Mayor wants to cap
tourist numbers to
6,000 a day.
Santorini, Italy
Number of tourists
arriving on cruise ships
capped at 8,000 per
day. Previous numbers
averaged 10,000.
steps, the cleaners moved on to the
church of Santo Spirito. But after ten
minutes the steps had dried in the heat
and police stepped in to stop tourists
trying to sit down again.
?We?re still experimenting, but we
may have to have a second go with the
hoses after 20 minutes,? Mr Nardella
said. ?It will be a challenge but we can
build tourism without losing our soul
and identity.?
A hen party was ejected from a flight to
Majorca after a budget airline objected
to T-shirts bearing the pink slogan
?Bitches on tour?.
Emma Green, 35, a social worker
from Leicester, said that she and her 17
friends had to spend an extra �000 on
new flights after Jet2 ruined her trip.
The airline claims the women were
repeatedly told to change their clothes
but refused. Police were called to East
Midlands airport on Tuesday morning
but made no arrests.
The ?respectable working mums?
said they were not a bunch of lager louts
and had covered up the slogan with
jackets before boarding, only to be
escorted off the flight despite offering
to change.
Ms Green said that she had been
treated appallingly and was seeking
compensation. ?It?s going to be really
hard to enjoy ourselves now,? she said.
?We are just gutted that it came to this
when there was no need. Nobody even
spoke to me about the T-shirts. The first
I knew we were being kicked off the
flight. The police looked bewildered by
it all. I think they knew it was ridiculous.
?We would have covered up on the
plane if we were all asked to do so. I
hardly think the T-shirts were that
offensive in the first place.?
Lauren Clarke, 36, a mother of three
who was on the trip, said that they were
told to cover up in the check-in area and
did not encounter any further problems
until they were on the flight.
Jet2 said the group had ignored repeated warnings and it would not allow
passengers to board if they were using
or displaying offensive language.
The tough stance is shared by other
airlines, with Thomas Cook saying it
had asked people to change
or turn T-shirts inside out.
Terms and conditions for
Wizz Air say passengers
can be removed if their
clothes ?disgust or scandalise those on board?.
Easyjet crew are allowed to use their discretion to decide if
clothing is not respectful to other passengers.
The women said that
they would have
changed out of their
T-shirts if asked
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Academics challenge Oxford
over forced retirement at 67
Rosemary Bennett Education Editor
Ageing academics at the University of
Oxford are challenging rules that force
them to retire at 67, arguing that the age
cap makes the institution uncompetitive.
Under the rules, academics must
retire by September 30 in the year
before their 68th birthday. Although
some may continue to work under a
short-term contract, they must reapply to keep their job.
Heated debates between opposing
sides of the dispute have taken place at
the ancient Sheldonian Theatre where
the university?s governing body, the
congregation, meets.
The dispute has been described by
participants as a battle between ?old,
white men . . . hanging limpet-like to
space and resource? and ?talented
young scholars . . . trying to get their
first stable job?, according to Times
Higher Education magazine.
In 2011 legislation scrapped the
default retirement age, which meant
that employers could no longer require
that staff left when they turned 65.
However, employers were allowed to
set up schemes enforcing retirement at
a particular age if they could prove, if
challenged at tribunal, that it was a
?proportionate way of achieving legitimate aims?.
Only 3 per cent of employers have
taken advantage of this exemption.
However, Oxford did, arguing that to
allow for fairness between generations,
greater diversity and career progression a retirement age of 67 should be
set. Similar arrangements are also in
place at the universities of Cambridge
and St Andrews.
Part of the Oxford scheme was that it
would be reviewed in 2016 and as a
result the retirement age will move up
to 68. However, some academics have
challenged it and want it scrapped.
Their motion was debated by the
congregation on May 16, but was overwhelmingly rejected. Now campaigners have triggered a postal ballot of all
5,000 members of the congregation in a
last attempt to get their way.
John Ball, 69, a maths professor who
negotiated continuing employment,
said that the rules were not helping
diversity but were deterring the world?s
best academics from taking up
positions there.
?The rules make Oxford uncompeti-
When it?s time to go
6 Police forces can require officers
to retire after 30 years of service
under Regulation A19. This
continues to be challenged in the
courts.
6 Doctors cannot be forced to retire
but must ?work within their
competence and ensure practice is
safe?, and undergo revalidation by
the GMC.
6 The armed forces are exempt
from the legal changes that
scrapped the default retirement age.
However, only 2 per cent are still
serving by the age of 55 and the
average employment is nine years.
tive in recruiting and retaining worldclass talent,? he said. ?There is little or
no evidence that since 2011 the rules
have contributed significantly to the
laudable aims, in particular intergenerational fairness and diversity.?
He suggested ?voluntary tapered retirement arrangements?, that would
help academics to hold on to research
grants and not put off applicants from
home or abroad.
Other academics have argued that
postdoctoral students would be left
without a supervisor and have their
funding jeopardised.
However, Bill Allan, 47, a tutorial
fellow in classics at University College,
Oxford, said that this was not the case.
?The argument peddled by the opponents of the retirement age that the
postdoctoral students depend on them
is nonsense. If they retired, the university would appoint no less eminent researchers, but perhaps younger and
more diverse, who would create just as
many opportunities for postdoctoral
and graduate students,? he said.
The decision to scrap the default
retirement age in 2011 has led the number working beyond 65 to soar. There
are now 1.19 million people working
past their 65th birthday, compared with
600,000 in 2006.
Despite this, most employers report
that most staff still want to retire in
their mid-sixties. Those who want to
carry on are often offered reduced
hours or a different role.
Oliver Kamm, Thunderer, page 26
BA meltdown was caused by internal power surge
George Sandeman
British Airways has said that the IT
shutdown that left passengers stranded
at airports at the weekend was caused
by an ?internal? power surge.
The airline said that its computer
servers were damaged by an ?uncontrolled return of power? after an initial
electricity outage at its data centre in
Boadicea House, near Heathrow.
National Grid appeared to confirm BA?s
claim of an internal power surge, saying
that it had ?no record of anything
unusual in our network on Saturday?.
BA said it did not know what caused
the initial power outage and subsequent surge. The carrier added that
there was ?no evidence? of sabotage
and that it was investigating whether
the issue was caused by human error or
a mechanical problem, according to
The Daily Telegraph.
The malfunction occurred on Saturday morning and disrupted the journeys of about 75,000 passengers over
subsequent days. BA was only able to resume a full flight schedule on Tuesday.
BA said: ?It was not an IT failure and
had nothing to do with outsourcing of
IT. It was an electrical power supply
which was interrupted.?
Experts have said that the airline is
facing losses of �0 million including
compensation and the loss of future
business. Lawyers have received more
than twice the usual number of inquiries about claims over flight delays.
Those affected could bring claims under
UK consumer rights law or EU rules.
A former BBC presenter has said
she felt attractive for the first
time when she and a teenage boy
touched each other at her home.
However, Julie Wadsworth, 60,
told Warwick crown court that
they did not have sex because full
intercourse caused her pain and
?I don?t even have sex with my
husband.? She and her husband
Tony, 69, of Broughton Astley,
Leicestershire, deny five counts of
outraging public decency. She
also denies 12 indecent assaults;
he denies ten. The trial continues.
Parents? final appeal
A couple have appealed to the
Supreme Court to be allowed to
take their brain-damaged baby to
the US for experimental
treatment. The case will be heard
next week. Nine-month-old
Charlie Gard has a rare genetic
condition and is on life support at
Great Ormond Street Hospital,
London. The Court of Appeal
ruled last week that he should be
allowed to die with dignity.
Aristocrat cleared
An aristocrat has been cleared of
dangerous driving after causing a
three-car crash on a busy road.
Lady Susan Zetland, 77, of Aske
Hall, near Richmond, North
Yorkshire, had tried to cross the
A66 at the Hargill junction last
July. Teesside crown court heard
there was a contraflow and cones
indicating cars should only turn
left. Zetland admitted careless
driving and was fined �0.
Plea to name suspects
Individuals suspected of planting
the 1974 Birmingham pub bombs
could be identified in evidence at
forthcoming inquests into the
21 victims. Lawyers representing
the families of the dead told a
pre-inquest hearing that the
coroner should take evidence
about potential perpetrators. This
is opposed by the police. A
botched investigation led to the
wrongful convictions of six men.
Three-year-old apples
Supermarket apples can be up to
three years old after being kept in
warehouses where the oxygen is
replaced with nitrogen, the
author of a guide to the fruit has
said. Pete Brown told the Hay
Festival the process prevented the
fruit from ageing, allowing them
to be available all year. ?When
people find this out, often they?re
horrified they?re eating year-old
fruit. But it could be two or three.?
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Churchwoman in ?suicide pact with husband?
SWNS.COM
faith and all others are fundamentally
the same and that is what?s most important, as well as having respect for
others, no matter what background or
faith they come from.?
The diocese of Leicester said yesterday: ?After leaving the diocese Mary
became head of a primary school in
Leicester but had recently suffered
from ill health following a stroke in
2015.?
The Bishop of Leicester, the Right
Rev Martyn Snow, said: ?Mary made a
very significant contribution to the
work of the church across the diocese. I
am shocked and deeply saddened by
Greg Hurst
A senior council official and his wife
have been found dead at their home
after what a family friend said appeared
to be a suicide pact.
The bodies of Sean Lawson, 50, and
his wife Mary, 63, were found at their
large detached house in a private road
in Rugby, Warwickshire, over the bank
holiday weekend after neighbours
raised concerns.
Mrs Lawson, a former primary
school head teacher, suffered a stroke
two years ago and had been in poor
health since then. She was a prominent
figure in the church, having served as
director of education for nearly 100
church schools in the diocese of Leicester and as a lay canon of Leicester Cathedral. One neighbour said that Mrs
Lawson?s health had deteriorated in
recent weeks to the extent that she
needed a wheelchair.
Her husband was head of the environment department at Rugby
borough council, where he had worked
for 12 years.
One family friend said: ?The information we have so far is . . . they both
committed suicide. But I suppose that
will be for a coroner to decide for sure.
I don?t think they could bear to
be without each other but
Mary?s illness had really put a
strain on them. She was
really suffering.?
Mrs Lawson had been
head teacher of All Saints
Church of England primary
school
in
Wigston
Magna,
Leicester. In
The bodies of Mary and Sean Lawson
were found at their home in Rugby
after neighbours raised concerns. Mrs
Lawson suffered a stroke in 2015
2014, after four years as director of
Leicester?s diocesan board of education, she became head of Krishna Avanti primary, one of England?s first statefunded Hindu schools, and spoke of
her excitement at becoming a head
teacher again.
Explaining her decision to move
to a Hindu school,
which is open to
children of other
religions,
she
told the Leicester
Mercury at the
time: ?The values
of
my
Police examine Why mothers
death of tiger can?t win on
keeper at zoo maternity leave
Katie Gibbons
Police are investigating the death of a
zookeeper who was mauled by a tiger
inside an enclosure.
Rosa King, 34, was attacked at Hamerton Zoo Park in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, on Monday morning. Visitors heard screams and saw staff throwing meat into the enclosure in an effort
to distract the animal.
Details of Ms King?s death remain
unclear but reports suggest that the
barrier separating the enclosure that
she was cleaning and a tiger pen could
have accidentally been left unlocked.
Police have confirmed they are investigating and interviewing all staff.
Ms King?s death has been described as
a ?freak accident?.
It is protocol for large carnivores to
be locked in a separate pen within the
enclosure if keepers need to enter. It is
not known how Ms King and the
animal came to be in the same section.
The Born Free Foundation international wildlife charity is calling for a
re-evaluation of the zoo licensing and
inspection process in the UK after it
emerged that Hamerton Zoo?s owners
were warned about ageing enclosure
barriers and inadequate safety measures four years ago. Chris Draper, associate director for animal welfare at the
foundation, said: ?Our knowledge is
that similar problems are widespread
and under-reported.?
A statement released by the zoo,
which remains closed, said Ms King
was ?an invaluable and highly respected member of our team?.
Women are judged negatively at work
whether they take maternity leave or
not, new research has suggested.
In a study of workers? attitudes,
mothers who took time off to care for
babies were seen as less committed and
competent at work ? and those who
continued working were viewed as less
caring parents.
The findings suggest that women are
?damned? either way, according to
Thekla Morgenroth of the University
of Exeter, lead author of the study.
?This is a no-win situation for
women,? Dr Morgenroth said. ?Our results show that perceptions of competence, whether in the work or family
domain, were never boosted but only
impaired by the maternity leave decision. Both decisions had negative consequences, albeit in different domains.
?It is important to have policies
which allow women to balance work
and family life, but it?s also important to
understand use of these policies may
have unintended consequences.?
The study, which is published in the
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, examined the attitudes of 137
women and 157 men, all employed and
mostly from the US and the UK.
?[The] effects occurred regardless of
the respondent?s gender, age, parental
status or nationality, which suggests
these attitudes are universal and pervasive in our culture,? Dr Morgenroth
said.
The majority of participants were
working full time (70 per cent) and had
no children (71 per cent). The average
age of participants was 33.32 years.
this news and my thoughts and prayers
are with Mary and Sean?s colleagues,
family and friends.?
A joint statement from political
leaders in Rugby spoke of their shock
and sadness. They said: ?Sean had
worked for Rugby borough council for
12 years and had served the council and
the people of the borough with the
utmost dedication and passion for his
work.
?His legacy will continue through the
borough?s award-winning parks and
open spaces, as just one example.?
Brian Dott, 49, a neighbour, said:
?They were a lovely couple and very
popular with everyone around here.
They both did very good work for their
community and will be missed very
much. It is a real tragedy.?
Another neighbour said: ?This is a
close-knit community and they both
did more than their fair share for it. You
couldn?t wish for a better couple or to
have met a nicer pair of people.?
Detective Inspector Matthew Pyatt,
of Warwickshire police, said: ?We are
not treating the incident as suspicious.
The incident was contained to the
property and we are not looking for
anyone else in connection with the
deaths.?
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Nasa sets the controls
for the edge of the sun
Jacqui Goddard Miami
Nasa is to launch an ?extraordinary and
historic? mission to touch the sun,
sending a probe 23 million miles closer
to Earth?s star than any spacecraft has
gone before and providing humanity
with its first close-up view.
The Parker Solar Probe will endure
brutal heat and radiation levels to collect data that will revolutionise scientists? understanding of the solar wind
and atmosphere, improving their ability to forecast space weather events
that threaten to result in critical consequences for life on Earth.
?Solar Probe is going to be the hottest, fastest mission ? I like to call it the
coolest hottest mission ? under the
sun,? said Nicola Fox, a British physicist
who is mission project scientist at the
Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Laboratory in Maryland.
The $1.5 billion mission will use technologies that did not exist until recently
to explore the star?s mysteries. ?Until
we actually go there and touch the sun,
we really can?t answer those questions,?
said Ms Fox. A carbon-composite
shield 4.5in thick will keep the probe?s
instruments at room temperature
while the outside is baked at 1,400C.
The mission is scheduled to take off
next summer from Cape Canaveral,
Florida, aboard a Delta IV Heavy, the
most powerful rocket in operation. The
Close encounter
6 The probe will be the closest
spacecraft to orbit the sun and will
travel at 125 miles per second.
6 It will encounter heat and
radiation levels 475 times more
powerful than in Earth?s orbit.
6 The solar wind that it is
investigating sends ionised gases
streaming past Earth at speeds of
more than one million miles per
hour.
6 The sun?s surface temperature
reaches 5,537C but its atmosphere is
300 times hotter.
car-sized spacecraft will slingshot
around Venus seven times over nearly
seven years, using the planet?s gravitational field to manoeuvre closer and
closer to the sun until it is just under
four million miles from the surface.
?Four million miles may not sound
that close to you, but if the Earth and
the sun were separated by one metre, it
[the probe] would be at 4cm from the
sun ? so it?s actually very, very close,?
said Ms Fox.
It will be the first man-made object to
enter the solar atmosphere, or corona,
and the fastest man-made object in the
universe, reaching 450,000mph.
Previously known as Solar Probe
Plus, the spacecraft was renamed yesterday in honour of Professor Emeritus
Eugene N Parker, a solar astrophysicist
at the University of Chicago whose
work forms the basis of scientists? understanding of how stars interact with
the worlds that orbit them.
Professor Parker, who turns 90 next
week, published a scientific paper in
1958 that first postulated the existence
of the solar wind ? a high-speed
stream of matter and magnetism that
escapes the sun?s atmosphere and bathes the entire solar system ? and an explanation as to why the corona is hotter
than the surface of the sun, a phenomenon that defied the laws of physics.
At the time, his theory was scoffed at
by sceptics, including a professor who
told him: ?You should at least take the
trouble of going to the library and reading up on the subject.?
The mission will build on Professor
Parker?s discoveries, tracing the flow of
heat and energy from the sun and exploring the factors behind the solar
wind?s acceleration from subsonic to
supersonic speeds.
The data it gathers will provide new
understanding of solar flares and coronal mass ejections, which can wreak
havoc on Earth by shaking the magnetic field, causing power surges.
Burning ambition
3.7m miles
450,000mph
Closest probe
gets to the sun
Top speed
1,377C
24
Temperature it will
have to withstand
Orbits of
the sun
$1.5bn
7 years
Cost of mission
Mission duration
Launch
July 31,
2018
Sun
First close
approach to sun
December 19,
2024
Mercury
Probe will fly past
Venus seven times
over seven years,
using the planet?s orbit
to get closer to sun
Venus
Earth
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Living on Mars wouldn?t be
worth effort, says space chief
As probe
approaches
sun, solar
panels will
retract
Thermal shield
4.5in thick
ceramic-coated
carbon composite
will protect
instruments from
sun?s rays
Faraday cup
will collect
solar wind
particles
Near sun all
instruments
are protected
behind
thermal
shield, except
Faraday cup
and antennas
Oliver Moody Science Correspondent
Width 1m
Length 3m
Heat shield 2.3m
Weight 685kg
Antenna
for communication
with Earth
Solar panel
cooling
system
Antenna
Solar
panels
Stephen Hawking says mankind has
only 100 years to settle on another
planet, while Elon Musk wants to move
a million people to Mars by the middle
of this century.
The European Space Agency, however, would prefer humanity to keep its
feet firmly on the ground for the time
being.
Migrating safely to a new home in the
cosmos would not only be a challenge
far beyond the reach of modern technology but it would be a dark and joyless
existence even if we got there, according to Johann-Dietrich W鰎ner, ESA?s
director-general.
Dr W鰎ner said the harsh lifestyle of
Matt Damon?s astronaut in The Martian
? farming potatoes and staggering
around in a spacesuit ? would be a
cocktail party compared with the reality of scratching out a meagre living on
an alien planet.
This might sound a bit rum coming
from a man whose best-known ambition is to construct an international
lunar base, where human visitors
would rub shoulders with robots next to
giant telescopes and ice-mining facilities. But for Dr W鰎ner, the operative
term in that last sentence is ?visitors?.
?Colonisation is the wrong word,? he
told The Times at the UK Space Conference in Manchester. ?Would you like to
stay in a place where half of the month
it?s dark and half of the month there?s
Turning science fiction into fact
6 Elon Musk proposes
to land a colony on
Mars for less than
$200,000 per
passenger. But getting
humans there is the
easy bit. The tough part
is keeping them alive.
Mars or the moon. A
more radical proposal
would involve creating
a race of genetically
modified astronauts
whose DNA would
withstand the constant
bombardment.
6 Engineers will need to
find a way of keeping
carcinogenic cosmic
rays at bay. Scientists
are investigating
whether shields can be
3D-printed from soil on
6 Mr Musk envisages
his pioneers living in
large glass domes in
Mars Base Alpha, with
mining robots to churn
out building material
and methane for
sun? That is the moon. No. To stay for
two weeks in darkness, that?s not a nice
life.
?Mars is the same. If you go to
Mars the light situation is a bit better, but you cannot go outside for a
small walk. Always you have to be
sheltered and covered, but
you cannot even bring
your dog to the next
tree. The Martian was
nice, but Mars is not
nice.
?Humans will fly to
Matt Damon staying
alive in The Martian
energy. Pizza joints will
follow later.
6 One option for deep
space missions is to put
the astronauts in
suspended animation
pods as in the Alien and
Interstellar films. This
seems to work for mice.
Nasa is said to be
working on a
?cryochamber? to slow
the crew?s vital
processes and minimise
energy demands.
Mars, for sure. Humans will fly to the
moon again, for sure. But colonisation
? that always sounds to me as
though we should leave the
Earth. And I hope that we will
not leave the Earth in the next
three billion years, but that
humans will find a way to
secure life on Earth.
?You see even now Stephen
Hawking is saying within a hundred years we have to leave the
Earth,? Dr W鰎ner said.
?This is something like, ?We
destroyed everything, so let?s go
to a better place?. But you will
hardly find a better place.?
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News Election 2017
Tory lead falls to three points
Sam Coates Deputy Political Editor
The Conservative lead has fallen to a
campaign low of three points in the
latest YouGov poll for The Times.
The poll, conducted over the past two
days, puts the Conservatives on 42 per
cent, down one point since the end of
last week, and the lowest level since
early April, before Theresa May called
the general election.
With a week to go until voting, Labour scored its highest poll result since
February 2014: 39 per cent, up three.
The Lib Dems were on 7 per cent, down
two points and Ukip on 4 per cent.
The Tory lead over Labour is the lowest since April last year when Conservative infighting on Europe briefly put
Jeremy Corbyn?s party in the lead. Mrs
Voting intention
May 30-31 (May 25-26)
C
42 (43)
39 (36)
Lab
LD
Ukip
Other
7 (9)
4 (4)
8 (7)
*Weighted by likelihood to vote, excluding those
who would not vote or don't know
Source:YouGov
Seats projected to fall
Hastings & Rye Labour gain Amber
Rudd won this East Sussex seat
from Labour in 2010.
Croydon Central Labour gain
Gavin Barwell, the housing minister,
only won this seat by 165 votes.
East Devon Independent gain
This seat has been held by Sir Hugo
Swire since 2001. Claire Wright, an
independent, finished a strong
second in 2015.
Twickenham Liberal
Democrat gain Sir Vince Cable,
the former business secretary,
is fighting to win back the seat he
lost in 2015 to the Tories.
West Aberdeenshire
& Kincardine
Conservative gain
Tories expected to oust
SNP?s Stuart Donaldson.
May?s lead over Mr Corbyn has also
shrunk to 13 points, down from 17 points
at the end of last week. Some 43 per cent
say they want Mrs May to become
prime minister compared with 30 per
cent who would prefer Mr Corbyn.
Although most polls show that the
gap between the Conservatives and
Labour has narrowed during the campaign, the three-point gap identified by
YouGov is the smallest found by any of
the major pollsters. Survation has the
Tories in the lead by six percentage
points, Kantar by ten points, ICM and
ComRes by 12 and Panelbase by 15.
The differences are largely down to
the level of turnout they expect, particularly among young people. A recent
ICM poll showed a lead of about three
points until it was adjusted according to
its turnout model which increased the
Tories? lead by around eight points, according to YouGov. This means that the
election could come down to turnout. If
Mr Corbyn really has enthused lots of
young people then there will be a close
race with results similar to those in the
YouGov poll. If YouGov?s polls rely on
too many young politically engaged
people then the race will end in a strong
Conservative victory.
YouGov polled 1,875 British adults. If
the result was repeated uniformly
across the country it would mean the
Tories ending up 17 seats short of an
overall majority.
YouGov also published the results of
interviews with 50,000 people over
seven days which again showed a
three-point Conservative lead. This
model examines key voter types based
on demographic information from the
2015 election and EU referendum and
uses this to measure how each type of
voter is shaping the race in each constituency. It estimates 311 seats for the
Tories, based on present polling data,
255 for Labour, ten for the Lib Dems , 51
for the SNP, two for Plaid Cymru and
one for the Greens; the 18 Northern
Ireland seats are excluded for the purposes of the model.
The YouGov results have been
criticised by Tory strategists.
There has been a big jump
in the proportion of people
who think that the election
campaign is ?interesting?, up
from 22 per cent on May 3 to
37 per cent who think that it
is interesting now.
Theresa May at
the British
Cheese Awards
in Somerset
yesterday
PM sets her sights on a
?brighter, fairer future?
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which we pull together with a unity of
purpose and ? however we voted in
the referendum last June ? we come
together with a determination to make
a success of the years ahead,? she will
say during a speech in the northeast.
Amid fears that negative attacks on
Mr Corbyn are starting to backfire, Mrs
May will switch to an upbeat message
of a ?brighter, fairer future for all? out of
the EU. She will set out Tory plans to
restore control over Britain?s borders,
stop paying ?huge sums? to the EU and
end the jurisdiction of the European
Court of Justice in the UK.
Mr Corbyn announced only yesterday that he would take part in the
debate. The prime minister?s refusal to
join him was ?another sign of Theresa
May?s weakness, not strength?, he said.
Mrs May countered that Mr Corbyn
?seems to be paying far more attention
to how many appearances on telly he?s
doing and he ought to be paying a little
more attention to thinking about Brexit
negotiations?.
Amid accusations that the BBC had
chosen an audience with a left-wing
bias for the debate, George Freeman, a
policy chief for Mrs May, said that the
group ?was about as representative as
the shadow cabinet?.
The BBC said that it had asked the
polling company ComRes to pick an
audience representative of the country
demographically and politically.
David Aaronovitch, page 25
Iain Martin, page 27
Leading article, page 29
High points and low blows
Best blows on absent PM
Leanne Wood, Plaid Cymru
leader, opened with an
attack on the Tory leader
for failing to take part,
saying: ?Unlike Theresa
May I?m not afraid to stand
up for my policies, my
principles, my values.? Tim
Farron, the Lib Dem leader,
used his closing statement
to tell viewers: ?You are
not worth Theresa May?s
time. Don?t give her yours.?
Most repeated phrases
Amber Rudd accused
Jeremy Corbyn of relying
on a ?money tree? to fund
his policies no fewer than
three times. Mr Corbyn
repeatedly demanded,
?Can I finish?? as other
politicians attempted to
cut in on his points.
Most tortured analogy
Ms Rudd suggested the
Labour leader approached
the economy the same
way he would approach a
game of Monopoly, reeling
through a list of different
coloured banknotes.
Best joke
Referring to the Tory
policy of making people
use their homes to fund
social care, Mr Farron
quipped to viewers:
?Where is Theresa May
tonight? Take a look
outside your window ?
she might be out there
sizing up your house.?
Most ironic moment
Ms Rudd said a coalition
government of opposition
parties would be chaotic . . .
as the other party leaders
frantically shouted over
her and each other.
Angriest interventions
Jabbing his finger at Mr
Tim Farron, Jeremy Corbyn, Caroline Lucas, Leanne Wood, Amber Rudd, Paul Nuttall and Angus Robertson traded
As Dopey, Queasy and Co
bickered, it was no fairytale
Patrick Kidd
Political Sketch
T
his election hasn?t gone to
plan for Queen Theresa. For
several weeks she had been
asking her adviser: ?Lynton,
Lynton, on the wall, who is
the strongest and most stable of them
all?? And each time the reply came
back: ?Why, you are, your majesty.?
No longer. The polling mirror has
become misty. There may not be an
obvious Snow White in the kingdom
to replace her but rather than risk her
reputation in a BBC debate last night,
Queen Theresa went off to a cheese
festival while seven dwarfs argued
about the state of the nation on telly.
Dopey, Creepy, Queasy, Crappy,
Dreadful, Lumpy and Jock took it in
turns to shout over the top of each
other in an attempt to win votes. It
was as lively and enlightening as a
pub lock-in after the beer?s run out.
Jeremy Corbyn decided to show up
at the last moment, in an attempt
either to draw Queen Theresa out of
hiding or to shame her for not doing
so, but as the evening went on the
Labour leader seemed to go missing
himself. Unwilling to play the shouty
game, he looked like a man in need of
a buzzer so that he could get a word
in. He made a bright start, however,
taking the attack to Amber Rudd, the
prime minister?s stand-in, early on.
?Have you ever been to a food bank??
he asked. ?Have you seen people
sleeping around stations??
Ms Rudd gave him a tickle with her
withering stick. ?Jeremy, Jeremy,? she
sighed. ?I know there is no extra
payment you don?t want to add, no
tax you don?t want to rise.? She also
gave his magic money tree a watering.
?It?s easy to talk about how to spend
money; much harder about how to
raise it in the first place. This is
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as Rudd comes out fighting
Corbyn, the Ukip leader
Paul Nuttall shouted: ?You
invited Hamas, you invited
Hamas, you invited Hamas
to the House of Commons
. . . Hamas are your
friends.? The Green leader
Caroline Lucas challenged
Ms Rudd on why Britain
was the world?s secondbiggest arms dealer,
including to Saudi Arabia,
concluding: ?I don?t know
how you sleep at night.?
Biggest applause
Mr Corbyn attacked Ms
Rudd on the ?conscious
decisions? the Tory
government has taken on
welfare, demanding to
know: ?Have you been to a
food bank? Have you seen
people sleeping around
our stations??
Luvvie moment
Asked by an audience
member about climate
change and President
Trump?s withdrawal from
the Paris climate accord,
Ms Lucas gushed: ?I just
want to thank her so much
for that question.?
Biggest fib
Angus Robertson of the
SNP said Mrs May?s first
foreign trip as PM was to
the US to see President
Trump, but she had
already visited a number
May?s stand-in for
television debate
hides private grief
of EU capitals and India.
Most striking mis-speak
?Have you not read MY
manifesto?? demanded Ms
Rudd, taking to her standin role a little too readily.
Best dressed award
Leanne Wood stood out in
a scarlet dress while the
other six went for dark
colours.
Lucy Fisher
Sam Coates, Francis Elliott
George Sandeman
accusations during the debate last night. A poll suggested that more voters were becoming interested in the campaign
people?s hard-earned money.? Under
steady attack from the others, she had
a pretty good night.
For Ms Rudd, the only issue that
mattered is who will handle Brexit.
?It?s about a strong negotiating
position in Europe,? she said. ?The
question was about living standards
. . .? Mishal Husain, the moderator,
pointed out. But Ms Rudd would not
be budged. She ended the evening
with a spray of alliteration: ?Discord
and disagreement; coalition of chaos.?
Caroline Lucas, the Greens? demileader, said she wants to hold Mrs
May?s feet to the fire, which must be
against her party?s policy on carbon
emissions, and spoke of wanting the
right to have sex in all 27 EU
countries. Well you can?t fault a girl
for having ambition. Leanne Wood, of
Plaid Cymru, and Ukip?s Paul Nuttall
couldn?t hide their mutual dislike ?
?We all know men like you,? Ms
Wood shivered ? while Angus
Robertson, for the SNP, just wanted to
complain about Brexit and talk of
Scottish independence. Ms Rudd
came a-withering again. ?I know that
there is no referendum result that he
will accept,? she said.
Tim Farron was the enigma. At the
start he was like the presenter of one
of those daytime television adverts
that you find on a low-audience
satellite station. ?Has your country
been in an accident when it wasn?t
your fault? Dial 0800 SECONDREF
today and see what you could save.?
As the debate went on, though, his
eagerness and ability to get a word in
began to work. He was a bit too keen
to turn every area of policy into an
anecdote but the folksy charm was
refreshing. One attack on Mrs May
particularly hit the mark: ?If you want
to lead the people, you have to like
them and spend time among them.?
In his conclusion, Mr Farron
observed that the PM hadn?t bothered
to ask for the electorate?s vote so why
should they bother to give it? ?Go and
watch Bake Off instead,? he suggested.
That sounded like much more fun.
Amber Rudd defended Theresa May
from attacks by six political leaders
days after she had learnt of the death of
her 93-year-old father.
The home secretary urged voters to
back the Tories in the quiet of the polling booth rather than endorse the
squabbling discord of her opponents
during last night?s seven-way election
debate on the BBC.
Ms Rudd faced Tim Farron, the Lib
Dem leader; Angus Robertson, the SNP
leader in Westminster; Paul Nuttall, the
Ukip leader; Leanne Wood of Plaid
Cymru; and Caroline Lucas of the
Green Party. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, made a last-minute decision to turn up after recent TV performances and improving poll ratings.
For 90 minutes Ms Rudd took the
place of the prime minister, declaring at
one point: ?Theresa May may not be
here but I hope to make a good fist of
setting out Tory policy.?
In one poignant moment during the
debate in Cambridge she had to listen to
a very personal appeal on the NHS
from Mr Farron, who talked about the
care received by his mother before she
died a decade ago.
Amid her performance, which at
points involved heckling Mr Corbyn
and talking about her role in security,
Ms Rudd was dealing more privately
with the loss of Tony Rudd, a stockbroker and financial journalist who had
four children. He is understood to have
died at the weekend, five months after
the death of Ms Rudd?s former husband,
the journalist AA Gill. The Tory campaign did not say if the prime minister
was aware of Ms Rudd?s loss.
Her father had been planning to
watch the debate. A friend of the family
said: ?It would have been madness for
her [not to take part] ? it?s just not what
her father would have wanted.
?The family got together on Tuesday
night with all the children to celebrate
their father?s life. Their father took such
pride in her he would have loved it. He
was actually looking forward to watching this debate.?
Mr Farron challenged Ms Rudd
repeatedly over Mrs May?s failure to
turn up. Closing the debate, he said:
?Amber Rudd is up next. Remember
she?s not prime minister. She can?t be
bothered. So why should you? In fact
Bake Off is on BBC Two next. Why not
make a cuppa? You?re not worth Theresa May?s time. Don?t give her yours.?
Ms Rudd replied: ?Thanks for the pass.?
Mr Corbyn said that people from the
rest of Europe with a job offer would be
allowed to enter Britain after Brexit
under a Labour government. He told
the audience that he wanted a fair and
managed migration system, saying:
?Fair is where you bring people in when
they have to come or we need them to
assist in the economy.?
This went further than Ms Rudd,
who said Britain would continue to attract the brightest and best after Brexit
under the Tories to ?support our businesses here? but did not spell out how.
Mr Nuttall pointed out that the
Tories had stood three times on a promise to reduce net migration to the tens
of thousands, which had never been
achieved. ?Immigration will go up,? he
said. ?There?s only one party which will
reduce immigration.?
Mr Robertson said: ?This debate
shames and demeans us all. There?s no
one from Cornwall to Caithness who
doesn?t understand the positive role of
migration.?
Ms Rudd stressed her personal involvement in the war on terrorism, saying that she spent two hours a day examining evidence and signing warrants
authorising surveillance. She attacked
Mr Corbyn for boasting in 2011 that he
had voted against every piece of antiterrorism legislation in 30 years. Mr
Corbyn pointed out that he had been
joined in the voting lobbies in 2005 by
senior Tories including Mrs May and
David Davis, the Brexit secretary.
Ms Lucas attacked Ms Rudd?s record
as energy secretary, saying she had failed to bring in the ?massive investment?
in renewables she had promised.
Behind the story
J
eremy Corbyn?s
performance last
night built on his
success in the live
election
programme on
Monday, which was
widely regarded as his
best on record (Lucy
Fisher writes).
Pundits remarked on
his confident manner
after he scored early hits
against his opponents. He
elicited cheers after
telling Amber Rudd, the
home secretary, that she
was ?not credible? and
Paul Nuttall, Ukip?s
leader, that he was
talking ?nonsense?.
His performances have
prompted questions
about the team behind
his improvement.
Mr Corbyn?s advisers
have insisted that no
outsiders were brought
on board. Instead he has
undergone intensive
preparatory sessions with
Seumas Milne, director of
communications, and
Andrew Fisher, his policy
chief. Insiders said that
Laura Parker, Mr
Corbyn?s political
secretary who is said to
be a good speaker, also
played a prominent role.
Bethan Roberts, a
former adviser to the
campaign chief Ian
Lavery, has been credited
by some colleagues with
influencing his smarter
appearance. ?She?s got a
good awareness of the
optics, how things look
and come across,? one
insider said.
Mr Corbyn ditched his
favoured mismatched
beige jacket and black
trousers for a smart navy
blue suit and red tie last
night and on the Sky
News/Channel 4
programme on Monday.
While the Labour
leader has polished his
sartorial image, one
friend said yesterday that
he had eschewed the
advice of PR
professionals to improve
his look or debating style.
?He definitely has not
had any training. You
can?t give him a line to
deliver, he just says what
he thinks,? the insider
said. ?But the team are
relaxed about him being
himself. He would rather
be campaigning more
than anything.?
Tom Baldwin, director
of communications to Ed
Miliband during the 2015
election campaign,
suggested that Mr Corbyn
appeared comfortable on
camera because he was
setting out long-held
views. ?I suspect the
reason his personal
ratings are up is because
voters are seeing more of
him and it?s more likely
to be unmediated in an
election period.?
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Millions of online
hits for advert
attacking Corbyn
Mark Bridge Technology Correspondent
Katie Gibbons, Henry Zeffman
A US-style ?attack ad? showing Jeremy
Corbyn
opposing
anti-terrorism
legislation that was released after the
Manchester bombing has become the
most watched advert in British political
history.
The one-minute clip has been viewed
4.6 million times on Facebook since it
was published on Friday and an undisclosed number of times on YouTube ?
estimated to be in the millions. In its
non-ad form on the Tories? YouTube
channel it has nearly one million hits.
In the 2015 general election the
Tories secured 3.5 million views for all
their Facebook video ads. Labour is
believed to have set aside �million for
social media campaigning this time and
the Tories are expected to match their
2015 spending of more than �3 million.
That is in the context of total campaign spending of �.6 million by the
Tories and �.2 million by Labour two
years ago. This year?s figures will not be
available until after the poll. The Conservatives said that they had created
more than 1,000 ads and messages;
Labour has more than 1,200.
Experts said that the sophistication
of the video, its aggressive message and
saturation distribution reflected the
value the parties, particularly the Conservatives, place on social media. The
clip, which cuts together footage from
Mr Corbyn?s days as a backbencher,
shows him at a Stop the War Coalition
rally in 2011 telling the crowd: ?I?ve
th e conse rvati v e
campaign
Generation game
6 The Tories are focusing on
Labour and Liberal
Democrat seats in the
Midlands and north of
England where large
numbers voted for Ukip two
years ago, according to BBC
research. They are also
selecting young voters in
Conservative seats that are
at risk from the Lib Dems
over Brexit. Posts aimed at
voters in their twenties focus
on Jeremy Corbyn, calling
him ?weak? and his policies
?nonsensical and
dangerous?. Voters in their
forties get adverts focused
on tax issues.
6 Labour is using a system
called Promote, trialled
during Sadiq Khan?s mayoral
campaign, to aim ads at
different voter groups on
Facebook. Voters in their
twenties receive ads
promoting Labour as a
?fresh start? for Britain. Older
voters see ads emphasising
that Labour tax rises would
hit only higher earners.
Parties may be breaking data laws to target voters
Mark Bridge, Katie Gibbons
Henry Zeffman
The teams behind the digital strategy
Political parties could be breaking the
law by ?micro-targeting? adverts at
voters based on posts and data held by
Facebook without due transparency,
legal experts have said.
Lawyers told The Times that they
believe parties have a responsibility
under data protection laws to notify
voters that they are using analysis of
data from third-party sites to focus
their campaigns, and to explain how
targeting works.
Parties and social networks could
face fines of up to �0,000 if found to
be breaking the rules.
The Conservative and Labour parties
are understood to be spending more
than �million each on social media
adverts in this campaign, mostly on
Facebook ? which tells political parties that it can ?find your voters? based
on ?five-point political targeting?.
The parties are understood to be
using Facebook?s own tools as well as
Conservatives
Craig Elder oversees
digital strategy with
Tom Edmonds. They
worked on the 2010
general election
campaign but left for
the private sector
before returning in 2013
after Lynton Crosby
joined the Cameron
operation. Mr Elder, 36,
weaned the party off
Twitter, which he
believes is dominated
by political insiders, and
refocused on Facebook.
After the 2015 campaign
he and Mr Edmonds, 35,
set up their own
consultancy, which
advised the Remain
referendum campaign.
Jim Messina, 47, was
national chief of staff
for Barack Obama?s
2008 presidential
campaign and
spearheaded his 2012
re-election. He was
hired by David Cameron
to advise on his 2015
data and analytic software from other
companies to aim messages on social
media at specific audiences, such as
first-time voters in marginal seats. This
strategy has been credited with influencing poll results, including the Tory
campaign and worked
on the Remain
campaign.
Labour
Ben Soffa, 35, is head of
digital organising. He
worked on Jeremy
Corbyn?s 2015
leadership campaign.
Mr Soffa is a director of
the Palestine Solidarity
Campaign and married
to Cat Smith, the Labour
candidate for Lancaster
& Fleetwood.
victory in 2015 and the Leave vote last
year.
A Westminster source said: ?Social
media allows them to target voters
much more aggressively than ever
before. They have specialist companies
designing bespoke targeting tools for
Facebook and the technology is incredibly sophisticated. Parties are targeting
certain types of voters in very tiny postcodes.?
Facebook has also hired former aides
from both parties to advise them on
how best to use the social network in
their campaigns, although it denies that
their role is to sell advertising.
According to solicitors, Facebook
and Twitter ought to state in their terms
and conditions that data may be used
for political targeting, and not only
commercial advertising. However, the
parties have not explained to voters
how they are using personal data.
Alexandra Leonidou, of the law firm
Foot Anstey, said: ?Facebook clearly
has a role but, technically speaking, the
primary legal responsibility lies with
the parties ? they are the organisations initiating the analysis and targeting, albeit using Facebook?s data, algorithms and ad-targeting capabilities.
?Although this is arguably becoming
the norm in political campaigning,
profiling and then targeting an individual through analytics is considered relatively privacy intrusive, and so the parties are ultimately going to be pushed
into tackling the legal issues and protecting the rights of those individuals
that they?re profiling and targeting.?
She said a solution could include a
line at the bottom of each ad stating
that it uses targeting from whichever
party and linking to a page explaining
the party?s use of analytics.
The Information Commissioner?s
Office is investigating the use of data
analytics by political parties after controversy about use of social media targeting by parts of the Leave campaign.
A Labour spokesman said: ?The
Labour Party collects, processes and
stores its own data. Candidates and political parties have access to data from
the electoral register in accordance
with the Representation of the People
Act and subsequent regulations.?
A Conservative spokesman said: ?We
are fully compliant with data protection rules.?
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been . . . opposing anti-terror legislation even since I first went into parliament in 1983.?
It also shows him at a rally the previous year, saying: ?Fight all the cuts,
except those in the armed forces ?
where we want to see a few more cuts?,
praising Costa Rica?s abolition of its
army and talking of ?our friends from
Hezbollah, our friends from Hamas?.
He finally fails to condemn the IRA?s
campaign in two interviews.
James Frayne, founding partner of
Public First, the communications agency, said: ?The Conservatives? recent ad
on Corbyn is a key moment. For the first
time a political party has made a slick
ad for the web and put significant
money behind its targeted distribution.
We?re now developing an American
political campaign culture in earnest.?
Mr Frayne said the video was effectively a form of television advertising.
Parties are not allowed to advertise on
TV and have embraced unregulated
?dark ads? on the web instead.
He said: ?In Britain we?ve always
resisted an American-style campaign
culture of aggressive negative TV ads.
This election, particularly with the
Conservatives? devastating ad on
Jeremy Corbyn, shows we?ve effectively
got to that point anyway but through
the web. It wouldn?t be remotely surprising if there were calls to restrict
such advertising.?
The Tories have re-hired Craig Elder
and Tom Edmonds, the digital gurus
who ran their social media campaign in
the last election and worked for the
Remain campaign. They are working
with Jim Messina, who spearheaded
Barack Obama?s campaigns in 2008
and 2012 and advised the Tories two
years ago. All three are highly rated for
their ability to target adverts to specific
demographic segments.
Mr Elder said in the last campaign
that his goal was to ?focus in on people
and present different content to a
young mum in Derby North to maybe a
slightly older gentleman living in
Rochester?.
The parties are understood to use
information from the electoral roll and
data brokers as well as Facebook?s targeting tools to provide ads. Facebook?s
tools include a ?lookalike? to find
people similar to existing profiles.
Labour uses its Promote system to tar-
get Facebook ads to specific segments.
Andrew Gwynne, campaign co-chairman, told The Guardian that it enabled
the party to send targeted messages to
groups such as the ?Waspis? ? women
against state pension inequality ?
those born in the 1950s who have been
negatively affected by changes in the
state pension age.
Labour and the Conservatives have
each paid for promoted tweets on Twitter, although most of their social media
spending will go on Facebook. The
Tories? paid tweets focus on Mr Corbyn,
although in their general, not paid-for
tweets, they have switched towards
showing Theresa May as a strong
leader and citing manifesto policies.
Tory candidates have been accused of
sending out robotic identikit tweets.
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Spare a thought at the end of each
campaign day for the man who
has to empty the loos on the
campaign bus. Katie Perrior, Mrs
May?s former spin-doctor, warns
on the Red Box podcast: ?Rookie
cabinet ministers would say, ?Do
you mind if I stay on the back of
the bus to make a few calls ? and
they never ask twice. If you are on
the bus while someone is doing
the drop-off, it?s not fun.?
Take that
Tim Farron has struggled with his
profile but at least someone knows
who he is. ?I was in Kendal last
week walking down an alleyway
and some guy sat on a doorstep
said, ?Hello Tim?,? the Lib Dem
leader recalls. ?I looked down at
him and it was Howard from Take
That . . . I was blown away.? No
word on how the least well-known
member of the boyband felt.
Cover star
6 The Liberal Democrats are
targeting voters in their
twenties with ads warning of
Conservative plans to
?regulate the internet?,
according to Who Targets
Me? This age group is also
receiving posts about poor
housing market conditions
and ?outrageous deposits?.
Voters in their sixties see ads
promoting the party?s
proposed second Brexit
referendum and saying that
doctors and nurses need
?more support?.
Jeremy Corbyn has already won
over grime artists, and an antiTory song called Liar Liar, by
Captain SKA, above, is climbing
the charts. Now it has been
revealed that the Labour leader
will appear on the cover of NME.
Asked to choose between Blur and
Oasis, he opted for the latter, in a
snub to Blur?s drummer, David
Rowntree, elected as a Labour
councillor in Norfolk this month.
Plaid playlist
Better to be the underdog going into battle
Katie Perrior
Comment
T
he crucial mistakes in the
Tories? election campaign
? including the social care
policy in the manifesto ?
were made weeks ago. Had
the ground for that policy been
properly prepared there would have
been no need for a U-turn. But an
even more basic error was allowing
expectations to run wildly ahead of
reality.
When I worked with Sir Lynton
Crosby, the Tory strategist, on Boris
Johnson?s campaign for the 2008
mayoral election, I witnessed a
genius at work. He taught me a huge
amount about campaigning and how
it?s always best to be the underdog
going into any political battle.
A few weeks before polling day,
some bright spark bounced into the
room holding up a newspaper front
page, proclaiming that Boris was
ahead in the polls for the first time.
If looks could kill, Lynton would
have had that young man dig his
own grave and promptly buried him
in it. He knew poll leads breed
complacency and voter apathy. So
when initial surveys conducted
before the campaign had begun in
earnest had the Conservatives on
course for a three-figure majority,
veterans smelt danger.
Sir Lynton would have known his
present challenge was more difficult
than it looked at the beginning.
Expectations were high, with
ludicrous poll leads and approval
ratings that it was always going to be
a struggle to maintain. In contrast,
expectations of Corbyn were at
bargain-basement level. If he had
simply shown up, worn a tie and said
his name and where he came from,
he was always on to a winner.
To be fair there was initially an
effort to manage down expectations.
Journalists were briefed that the
advice of Mark Textor, Sir Lynton?s
fellow strategist, was that the polls
had been wrong before and could be
wrong again. Either that effort to
dampen down early on was
abandoned, or we were no longer
listening. Alongside many others, I
quickly found myself predicting a
large majority.
The truth is that the internal
expectations when deciding to call
an election in the first place were
considerably more modest ? a 50seat majority was seen as a great
success story. How on earth did we
get so quickly to such sky-high
numbers as 150?
The smart thing to do would have
been to ensure that the internal
predictions were ?leaked? to let the
air out of the balloon in a controlled
manner. We should remind
ourselves that voters don?t like
gifting politicians a landslide and
are wary of any whiff of arrogance.
As for the social care policy, it was
the selling of it that was the
problem. I sat in too many meetings
in Downing Street talking about the
frontline problems of social care and
the NHS not to have huge respect
for the effort to tackle this issue
head-on without ducking the costs.
But policies like this need weeks of
warming up journalists, charities
and industry leaders ? not whacked
out in a manifesto and briefed the
night before.
For all the talk of the polls
tightening, I still think people will
make a stark choice as to who is the
best person to lead the country and
opt for Theresa May.
In the last few days of the
campaign, yes Mrs May should talk
about leadership and Brexit, but she
should also remind people that she
is a prime minister who promised to
tackle unfairness in society.
She won our faith in her ability to
do that. Showing that she has never
taken anything for granted, she
should then ask for permission to
finish the job she started.
Katie Perrior was director of
communications at Downing Street
between July 2016 and April 2017
After Theresa May revealed that
Dancing Queen gets her ?up and
going?, Leanne Wood, the Plaid
Cymru leader, has published her
own playlist of favourite songs.
Alongside Dafydd Iwan?s Cerddwn
Ymlaen and Yws Gwynedd?s
Sebona Fi, is The Ting Ting?s hit
That?s Not My Name, after she had
to put Ukip?s Paul Nuttall right for
calling her Natalie in a TV debate.
Poll of polls
Average national
voting intention
Change
45% C
April 18, 2017 General
election announced
April
May
35% Lab
8% LD
6% Other
4% Ukip
2% Green
Source: UK Polling Report. 14-day rolling average
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Parents and teachers voice
fears over school funding
Heads around Britain
say they are struggling
to balance the books,
write Rachel Sylvester
and Alice
Thomson
It is half term but Tanbridge House
School in Horsham, West Sussex, is
open and teachers have come in on
their holiday to hold revision classes for
pupils who will soon take their GCSEs.
Another group is on a trip to Berlin, and
last week pupils were taken to the West
End to see The Curious Incident of the
Dog in the Night-Time.
This state secondary, a specialist
science, mathematics and computing
college, is rated outstanding by Ofsted
and its results place it in the top 5 per
cent of schools across the country.
However, Jules White, the head
teacher, is warning that it may have to
go down to a four-day week because he
can no longer afford to employ enough
teachers as a result of funding cuts.
?It?s the last thing anyone wants to do
but if you have a limited amount of staff
you have to have a limited number of
lessons,? he says. ?Is it a maths teacher?
A counsellor? Do we go to a four-day
week or increase class sizes? Head
teachers should not be forced into these
decisions but there just isn?t enough
money to go round.?
The school has 1,420 pupils and a
budget of �million. That will rise by
2.9 per cent, or �3,000, under the proposed national funding formula announced by the government but its
costs have risen by �0,000 this year,
meaning it faces a real-terms income
cut. The school has already had to lay
off three teachers and five support staff,
and increase class sizes.
The financial problems have been
compounded by a teacher-recruitment
crisis. ?In real shortage areas like computer science you have to restrict numbers because there?s no point offering
lots of children the opportunity to sit
GCSEs if you can?t put a good teacher in
front of them,? says Mr White. ?You
need two things to run a school: enough
money and enough high-quality teachers ? and there aren?t enough of either.
Voters don?t trust Tories on education
More people think that
education would get
worse under the
Conservatives than
under Labour, a YouGov
poll for The Times
suggests (Sam Coates
writes).
A clear majority of
voters, including almost
half of Conservatives,
oppose Theresa May?s
plan to replace free
school lunches for
infants with free
breakfasts for primary
schoolchildren.
The poll underlines
that the Tories are
struggling on education
despite promising
�billion more over the
parliament above
present commitments.
This would mean that
no school had its
budget cut in cash
terms, although schools
could still receive
below-inflation
settlements.
Some 32 per cent of
those polled thought
Do you think the standard of education
offered in schools has got better or worse
over the past few years?
Q
Conservative
voters
Better
Worse
19%
40%
16%
Labour
voters
46%
15%
Total
40%
Source: YouGov May 24?25
that standards in
schools would get
worse if Theresa May
formed the next
government; 24 per
cent thought that they
would get worse under
Jeremy Corbyn.
Most people do not
think that schools get
adequate resources.
Only 21 per cent of
voters thought that
schools had enough
resources to provide a
high-quality education
and 51 per cent thought
that they did not.
The public are also
wary of Mrs May?s plan
to abolish free school
It?s not sustainable. Children are being
let down.?
With a week to go until the election
there is growing resentment around the
country among some parents and teachers. Last Friday thousands of families
held protest picnics in parks from Wilmslow to Worthing and more than 40,000
people have joined the parent-led Fair
Funding for All Campaign. Jo Yurky, the
Haringey mother who founded the
campaign, says: ?We are not professionals or experts, we are ordinary parents
who use the schools and are concerned
about the impact of cuts. When head
teachers speak to us we listen, and when
parents speak politicians listen.?
Theresa May was so worried about
the mood in some areas that she announced an extra �billion for schools
over the next five years, and more
grammar schools, if the Conservatives
win. The Tory manifesto pledged also
to ensure that no school would lose out
when the new funding formula ? designed to level out discrepancies
between budgets in different areas ? is
lunches for infants.
Some 60 per cent said
they would prefer free
lunches to be provided
while 17 per cent
wanted free breakfasts.
Among Tory voters,
46 per cent wanted free
lunches and 25 per cent
wanted free breakfasts.
The poll suggests that
more people want
government to fund
most of the cost of
university ? 45 per cent
want the majority of
fees to be funded from
the public purse.
YouGov interviewed
2,052 voters on May
24 and 25
introduced in 2018-19. This, however, is
not as generous as it seems: the schools
budget would need to increase by
�8 billion in any case, because the
pupil population is projected to rise by
490,000 by 2022, so the extra money is
only, in fact, �2 billion.
Schools are facing additional costs of
about �billion a year by 2020 that
have nothing to do with the new funding formula. As well as higher workforce costs such as national insurance
and pension contributions, many are
also being required by the government
to pay a new apprenticeship levy.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
said last week that if the Tories retained
power, school funding would fall by
nearly 3 per cent by 2021 in real terms.
Labour has promised to reverse all
real-terms cuts and maintain school
spending per pupil, funded by increases
in business taxes. According to the IFS,
its proposals would amount to a realterms increase in spending per pupil of
about 6 per cent. The party aims to cap
class sizes at 30 for children aged five to
seven and provide free school meals to
all primary schoolchildren. The Liberal
Democrats have also promised to protect per-pupil funding in real terms.
In the Cheshire constituency of
Crewe and Nantwich, Laura Smith, a
parent and former teacher, is standing
as the Labour candidate against
Edward Timpson, the education minister. She has no political experience but
is promising to represent the voters as a
?parent and teacher?.
Russell Hobby, general secretary of
the National Association of Head
Teachers (NAHT), says schools are ?at
breaking point?. Many have started
asking parents to make a voluntary
cash contribution. ?I would say there?s a
school in every town that is asking for
regular top-ups just to keep going.?
Two thirds of secondary academies
are already spending more than they
have coming in. The NAHT analysis
suggests that by next year few schools
will be able to balance their books.
?Subjects with smaller numbers at
secondary school are getting cut,? Mr
Hobby says. ?Counselling services and
mental health support are being axed.
One head said to me that one suicide
bid from a pupil is not enough to trigger
an intervention. It?s a tragic state of
affairs.?
John Blake, a former teacher who
now works at the Policy Exchange think
tank, says schools need to learn to economise. ?There are undoubtedly some
tough choices for schools ahead but that
doesn?t mean they will end up not providing any of the things we expect them
to provide. They have to think about efficiency. They are spending a huge
amount on teaching assistants, for example, with little evidence that it drives
up the quality of education.?
Dozens of backbench Tory MPs and
at least one cabinet minister have quietly voiced their fears about the manifesto?s promises on grammar schools.
?It makes Theresa look as though she?s
from another era fighting ancient battles,? says one.
For others it is the perceived lack of
fair funding that is their most immediate concern. Daniel Kawczynski, MP
for Shrewsbury and Atcham, says
schools in his area have gained ?microscopically? from the revised funding
formula but insists it is not enough.
?There?s a caucus of about 50 rural Tory
MPs who are prepared to defy the whip
on this,? he says. ?We will take on anybody who gets in our way, including the
prime minister.?
Letters, page 28
Scrapping free lunches ?risks thousands of jobs?
Alice Thomson, Rachel Sylvester
Almost half of school lunch providers
say that kitchens would close under the
Conservative manifesto pledge to scrap
universal free lunches for infants.
When suppliers, schools, local
authorities and contract caterers were
asked, 48 per cent of respondents said
that kitchens were at risk. At least
16,800 jobs could be lost in the shakeup, under which free breakfasts would
be provided for pupils instead, according to the Lead Association for Catering
in Education.
Free school lunches for infants were
brought in by the coalition government
in 2014. Supporters say the policy has
transformed the diets of many children.
By scrapping the current system, where
all children in the first three years of
school get a hot meal at lunchtime, the
Conservatives say that they will save
�0 million.
They argue that evidence shows a
free school breakfast is as effective at
helping children learn as a hot meal at
lunch and can be delivered at a tenth of
the cost, about � million a year.
This is backed by a report last year by
the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which
found that breakfast clubs, which cost
roughly a tenth as much as providing
school lunches, could generate ?roughly equal? benefits in attainment.
Jason O?Rourke, head of Washingborough Academy in Lincoln, has beehives at his school for honey, allot-
ments, an apple orchard and a woodfired pizza oven.
?We had no hot meals when I started.
Then when the policy changed, we built
a kitchen and got our own chef. The
transformation was astonishing,? he
said. ?We now hold the Soil Association
Gold Standard for in-house catering, all
our food is organic, seasonal and local
and we supply neighbouring schools.?
The decision to scrap the policy, he
warned, would be a disaster. ?This reversal in policy would mean staff redundancies, a drop in quality and we
couldn?t break even any more. Breakfast won?t make any difference; children
could just get a piece of plastic white
bread or sugary cereal. We already have
a breakfast club but often parents don?t
want to bring children in early.? Myles
Bremner, former director of the School
Food Plan, which aims to provide pupils
with healthier food, said: ?The implementation of free school meals has
transformed the economics of schools.
Before they found it a struggle to break
even with their catering.
?After a Herculean task and
�0 million of capital government
funding and schools investment, 85 per
cent of infants and 65 per cent of primary schoolchildren now take them
[school meals].?
Jamie Oliver, the chef and food campaigner, said: ?The day the policy is
dropped, these kids will miss out on
what could be the most nutritious meal
they eat, 190 days of the year.?
Zac Goldsmith hopes to win back his
Goldsmith
election tour
richmond park
Valentine Low
On the edge of Richmond Park, Zac
Goldsmith and his team of volunteers
are having their daily pep talk before
they start the morning?s canvassing.
It?s a special morning, too ? and
not just because of the presence of
James Brokenshire, the Northern
Ireland secretary, who is there to
provide some ministerial clout.
No, the visitor everyone is excited
about is Otto, a dachshund who has
come along with Lord Barker of
Battle, the former climate change
minister. Otto is a veteran of several
elections, and once got his owner into
trouble after it was revealed that he
had been using the office microwave
to warm Otto?s cushion.
Yesterday, however, Otto brought
only good news as he followed the
Tory posse around the doorsteps.
They like a dog in Richmond.
Zac ? and yes, he is definitely one
of those politicians who gets referred
to by their first name, like Boris and
Maggie ? in particular loves him.
?You?re an absolute beauty, aren?t
you?? Perhaps he will bring Mr
Goldsmith luck, because on the
current reckoning he might need it.
Mr Goldsmith, 42, the
environmentalist and son of the late
billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, is the
politician who threw away a 23,000
majority as Conservative MP for
Richmond Park when he stood down
and forced a by-election in December
over his opposition to a third runway
at Heathrow. He stood as an
independent, and even though the
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former seat of Richmond Park from the Liberal Democrats with help from Otto the dachshund, but faces an uphill struggle
doggedly denies he?s a turncoat
Richmond Park voted heavily for Remain, which may be a problem for the Tories
Conservatives did not put anyone up
against him, he lost to the Liberal
Democrat, Sarah Olney.
Now he is back in the Tory fold,
and fighting to regain the seat that
once looked as if it might have been
his for life. As his team prepared for
their work, they stirred themselves
with a cheer of ?Zac?s back!?
Well, maybe. Even they didn?t
sound terribly convinced. Because in
the comfortable, middle-class,
affluent-verging-on-the-blinginglywealthy constituency of Richmond
Park, Mr Goldsmith?s cachet is not
what it was.
It?s not only his decision to force an
unwanted by-election, it is also his
return to the Tory ranks and his
campaign for mayor of London
against Sadiq Khan, which some held
to be negative and even Islamophobic.
Janet Griffiths, 48, a maths teacher
This week?s route
Stourbridge
Richmond
Park
Brighton
50 miles
out walking her springer spaniel, Jack,
will be voting for Mr Goldsmith. But
she is far from sure he will get back
in. She thinks he made some bad
decisions over his mayoral campaign,
and his decision to force a by-election
was ?not great?. But even though she
rates him as a good constituency MP,
his views on Brexit ? and those of
his party ? will count against him,
she believes: ?I think the Liberal
Democrats will get it because of the
Remain issue. There is such a strong
Remain vote in this constituency.?
While the likes of Mrs Griffiths will
remain loyal, others will not. ?I?m
traditionally a Conservative voter,?
said Mark Blair, 42, a hedge fund
trader enjoying a break in a caf� in
Sheen with his two children. He even
voted for Mr Goldsmith in the byelection.
Now, however, he is so disillusioned
he is considering not voting at all.
?I?m a little bit disappointed with
Zac. The first opportunity to rejoin
the Conservatives, he jumped at the
chance, which to me goes against his
principles. He has turned out to be a
career politician, in it for himself.?
It is clear what Mr Goldsmith
thinks he needs to do to win: to
convince voters that a vote for Ms
Olney is a vote for Jeremy Corbyn in
No 10.
Doesn?t that sound a bit negative?
A bit Project Fear? ?Not at all,? he
said. ?There?s Project Reality, which is
that people have to make a choice.
Only two people can end up on June
9 in front of that podium. It?s Corbyn
or May.?
When he lost to Ms Olney, it was
the result of a campaign into which
the Lib Dems threw every resource.
As Mr Goldsmith put it, ?you could
not have a pee in the pub without
tripping over a Liberal Democrat?.
This time the effort is not on the
same scale, but Lib Dem volunteers
are still coming from all over London
and beyond to try to keep Mr
Goldsmith out. Ms Olney, 40, an
accountant before the by-election,
said: ?I?m optimistic. We?re getting a
very good vibe from the electorate. It
just remains to be seen if that support
translates into enough votes.?
Fifty marginal seats have illegal levels
of air pollution, according to analysis
that suggests parties? plans for tackling
toxic diesel emissions could influence
the election outcome.
Some of the seats with the lowest
Conservative majorities have high
levels of air pollution, including Derby
North, Croydon Central and the outer
London constituencies of Kingston &
Surbiton and Twickenham, research by
Greenpeace found.
Of the 111 seats won in the last election with a majority of less than 10 per
cent, 51 breach legal limits set by the EU
for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is
mainly produced by diesel engines.
The list includes London seats that
the Conservatives will be hoping to take
next week, such as Brentford & Isleworth, where Labour won by 465 votes
in 2015, and Ealing Central & Acton,
where Labour won by 274 votes.
The government will be forced to defend its draft air quality plan at the High
Court after a campaign group issued a
new legal challenge yesterday. ClientEarth said the plan had ?major flaws?
and failed to comply with an order to
reduce pollution to legal levels in the
shortest possible time.
The Conservative manifesto has a
single sentence on air pollution,
pledging unspecified ?action against
poor air quality in urban areas?.
Labour is promising a clean air act
and measures covering buses and
lorries, while the Liberal Democrats
propose a ban on the sale of diesel cars
and vans by 2025, a diesel scrappage
scheme and restrictions on diesel
vehicles in ten towns and cities.
In Croydon Central, London?s most
marginal seat, Gavin Barwell, the
Conservative housing minister, has a
majority of 165 votes. The area has 2.5
miles of roads with illegal levels of NO2.
There are 11 schools, nurseries and
colleges in the constituency within
150 metres of a road breaching the limit.
The road beside St Mary?s Catholic
High School, which has 670 pupils, was
found to have an annual average of 44.8
micrograms of NO2 per cubic metre,
10 per cent over the limit.
Sarah Jones, the Labour candidate, is
calling for the ultra-low-emission zone
planned by Sadiq Khan, the mayor of
London, to be extended to Croydon.
She said lorries, buses and coaches
should be tackled first, but would also
consider supporting charges for diesel
cars, along with a scrappage scheme.
She said: ?Our schoolchildren are
The pledges
Conservatives
A single sentence: ?We will take
action against poor air quality in
urban areas.? No specific
commitment.
Labour
Pledges to introduce ?a new clean
air act to deal with the Conservative
legacy of illegal air quality?.
The manifesto also promises to
shift freight from lorries to trains on
a renationalised rail network to
?leave our roads freer of traffic and
our air cleaner?.
It will ?retrofit thousands of diesel
buses in areas with the most severe
air quality problems?. This means
fitting better pollution controls.
A party spokesman added that
Labour would ?oversee the creation
of a national network of
low-emissions zones?.
Liberal Democrats
Promises a ban on diesel car and
small van sales by 2025, a diesel
scrappage scheme and ?ultra-low
emission zones? in ten towns and
cities in addition to the one already
planned in London. Electric cars
encouraged via vehicle tax reform
and ?universal charging points?.
being exposed to high levels of pollution and people have been trodden
down into thinking this is the way
things have to be. But it?s not.?
Mr Barwell did not respond to
requests for comment on his plans for
tackling air pollution.
In Plymouth Sutton & Devonport,
where Oliver Colvile is defending a
Conservative majority of 1 per cent over
Labour, three miles of roads have illegal
levels of NO2. Luke Pollard, the Labour
candidate, said the roads were in poorer
parts of the city, where people lived in
terraced houses alongside heavy traffic.
He said the government should force
car manufacturers to recall diesel cars
and fit better pollution controls.
Mr Colvile said he supported a
scrappage scheme for older diesel cars
but it was up the local council to decide
whether to restrict diesel vehicles.
Anna Jones, clean air campaigner at
Greenpeace, said: ?This is a crisis that
cannot be ignored, no matter how
much some politicians want to pretend
it isn?t happening.?
fact checker
Labour says that the
NHS has gone through
?the biggest financial
squeeze in its history?
under the
Conservatives (Raphael
Hogarth writes).
Jeremy Hunt, the
health secretary, said
yesterday that the
government was giving
� billion extra to the
NHS over five years,
when it asked for
�billion over four
years. What is going on?
In 2014 NHS England
published a five-year
forward view that set
out possible funding
scenarios. According to
that, the NHS would
need between �billion
and � billion of extra
funding over five years.
The government
promised � billion
over five years,
�4 billion of which
would be spent over
four years. This was in
the NHS?s stated range,
but at the lower end.
So, NHS funding has
risen since 2014, as Mr
Hunt claimed. Before
this, it fell. Funding rises
for NHS England were
smaller between 2010
and 2015 than at any
time since the 1970s.
Comparable figures do
not go back further, so
it is difficult to assess
Labour?s claim of the
biggest squeeze in NHS
history.
The figures do not tell
the whole story. Of the
�9 billion spent on
health in 2015-16, only
�2 billion went to NHS
England. The rest went
on public health,
prevention and training.
This spending is falling
in real terms.
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The monkey on the far
left may look harmless
but its puckered lips are
meant to frighten. The
intentions of Naruto, left,
a crested macaque that
famously took his own
selfie, remain unclear
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may look as
though it is
grinning, but
in its heart
might be nothing but
rage and the cherished
hope that you will
swiftly get off its
territory (Oliver
Moody writes).
The gulf in feeling
between man
and macaquee
has been
laid bare
by a study
which
shows that
we are
prone to
misreading
their
expressions
ally.
catastrophically.
Sometimes there is
nothing comical about
these mistakes.
Tourists frequently
copy what they believe
to be monkey smiles
and kisses but they are
signs of aggression.
The results can be
distressing for both
parties: monkey bites
are estimated to be the
second most common
cause of injury in
southeast Asia and
one of the main routes
for parasites and
infectious diseases
into the human
bloodstream.
A group led by
Laetitia Marechal, a
psychologist at Lincoln
University, showed
photographs of various
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looked disarmingly
similar to human faces
but their meaning was
altogether different.
When a macaque
bares its teeth and
raises its eyebrows in
an apparent smile, it is
trying to frighten you
off. Puckering the lips
conveys broadly the
same meaning but a
half-open mouth and
chewing motions
signify friendliness.
The results, which
appear in the online
journal PeerJ, show
that people who were
unfamiliar with
macaques got it wrong
40 per cent of the
time, while even
seasoned observers
misinterpreted 7 per
cent of the pictures.
Dr Marechal said
that the authorities
should consider
putting up guides to
reading wild monkey
body language in
hotspots to avoid
misunderstanding.
?In Morocco, I often
heard tourists saying
that the monkey
seemed to blow them
a kiss, when they
actually displayed a
threatening face,? she
said. ?The tourists
often responded by
imitating the monkey?s
expression, which
generally ended in
aggression towards the
tourists or the monkey
leaving the
interaction.?
Teenage survivors of Manchester
attack will sing with star at gig
Georgie Keate
Survivors of the Manchester terrorist
attack will be singing alongside Ariana
Grande when she returns to the city for
a benefit concert on Sunday.
Twenty-four pupils from Parrs Wood
High School?s Harmony Choir were
chosen to join the star on stage after
they recorded a cover version of her
song My Everything in tribute to the
victims.
A number of the singers had been at
Manchester Arena when the bomb
went off, killing 22 people ? many of
them children. They said they wished
to pay their respects through music at
the One Love Manchester event.
Their teacher, Daniel McDwyer, 24,
was delighted. ?I can finally confirm my
choir have been asked to perform on
Sunday,? he announced. ?So so proud!
Love you Manchester. Going to be such
a beautiful tribute.?
Shaunna Burns, 17, a sixth-former at
Parrs Wood, won tickets to see Ariana
Grande on the day of the bombing in a
competition on local radio. She took
her friend Adam Khan, 17, who is also in
the choir, and two friends.
?It?s so surreal. You do not think one
second you are going to see a performer
and then the next be on stage with her.
It?s been crazy ever since the attack,
none of it seems real. It?s something you
see on TV but not in real life.
?We were right at the front and if we
looked up to the top left, that?s where
the bomb went off. We didn?t speak, we
knew instinctively what it was, grabbed
each other and ran.
?Our exit was blocked so we had to
climb the stairs farther away. It?s a case
of glad we are safe but let?s do something for the people that weren?t.
?The first few days I just wanted to
lock myself away but then our music
teacher said our cover was going to be
recorded and it?s been so busy since
then, it?s kept us together.?
It emerged yesterday that the idea for
a fundraising concert came from 23-
year-old Grande herself, who suggested it to her manager days after the
attack.
Fans who went to the US singer?s gig
last Monday have been offered free
tickets for Sunday while all performers
will be paying their own travel expenses
and charging a low rate for the concert.
All proceeds ? it hopes to raise �million for victims? families and survivors
? will go to the We Love Manchester
emergency fund.
The fund, which has been set up to incorporate the �million given in total
to the campaign, had its first meeting
last night to discuss a plan to distribute
cash. One option under consideration
is to give an initial lump sum to the bereaved, the injured and all those who
were affected by attending the concert.
People with specific needs ? such as
adapting their house for disabilities
following the attack ? could then
apply for extra cash from the fund.
Melvin Benn, the director of Festival
Republic, said the singer?s manager had
come to him last Friday. ?The whole
thing will come together in less than
nine days,? he said.
The organiser of the event, which will
take place at the Emirates Old Trafford
cricket club, said Manchester United
had moved a Michael Carrick testimonial match so it did not clash with the
concert. ITV?s Britain?s Got Talent final
will also be moved to 7.30pm.
Coldplay was the first band to sign up
for the event, followed by Justin Bieber,
Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell,
Usher, Take That and Niall Horan.
Not everyone is happy about the
concert, however. Annemarie McNally,
46, from Prestatyn, was at the concert
with her 13-year-old daughter when the
bomb exploded. She said the event did
not ?show a great deal of respect? to victims and survivors. ?It?s not given them
a chance to show their respects to their
loved ones or for the individuals and
hospitals to get over the injuries.?
Tickets were due to go on sale at
10am today.
Suicide bomber?s final phone calls to Libya investigated
Bel Trew Cairo
Fiona Hamilton Crime & Security Editor
John Simpson, Duncan Gardham
The Manchester suicide bomber made
a series of calls to Libya in the hours
before his attack, including to figures
who may have been instructing him,
The Times has learnt.
Salman Abedi, 22, is believed to have
rung his mother in Tripoli to say
goodbye and also to have called Libyabased mobiles that were not registered
to any members of his family. British
police are trying to determine whether
Abedi received instructions, training or
inspiration from those he called.
Abedi, a British citizen, flew into the
UK from Tripoli four days before murdering 22 people at the end of a pop
concert at Manchester Arena.
Investigators are focusing on his
recent trip to Libya and believe it is
possible that he had explosives training
there or was influenced by radicals.
Greater Manchester police has indi-
cated that Abedi bought most of the
bomb components himself and operated alone, assembling the device in a
rented city centre apartment.
He is thought to have started using
chemicals and constructing the device
in a sub-let flat in Blackley, north
Manchester, shortly before he left for
Libya in mid-April.
A 22-year-old man who was arrested
in connection with the attack was
released without charge last night.
Ayub Elshetwi had to be tasered by
police in Nuneaton, near Coventry.
Officers then searched his family?s
house and took away computers and
phones. His family moved from Tripoli
to Ireland to escape Colonel Gadaffi?s
regime and he later moved to Britain.
Three other men, including two
relatives of Abedi, were released from
custody late on Tuesday night.
Sixteen people have been arrested in
connection with the investigation, of
whom six have since been released
without charge.
Cold water can
kill as many
germs as hot
Washing your hands with cool water is
just as effective at killing germs as using
hot water, a study has found.
Water at 15C was as good as water at
37.7C, and antibacterial soap was no
better than normal soap, researchers at
Rutgers University in New Jersey
found. But whichever temperature and
soap you use, you have to scrub your
hands for at least ten seconds to get rid
of harmful bacteria.
The findings, published in the Journal
of Food Protection, could not only save
energy but also improve food preparation hygiene standards.
Donald Schaffner, a professor at the
university, said: ?People need to feel
comfortable when washing their hands,
but as far as effectiveness this shows us
that water temperature did not matter.
This study may have significant implications towards water energy, since
using cold water saves more energy
than warm or hot water.?
Although the literature on handwashing was extensive it often contained conflicting data and some recommendations about water temperature were made without scientific
backing, he added.
Jim Arbogast, co-author of the report
and vice-president of hygiene sciences
for Gojo, which manufactures hygiene
products, said: ?The biggest public
health need is to increase handwashing
or hand sanitising by food service workers and the public before eating, preparing food and after using the bathroom.?
Man arrested
after three die
in Lennon flat
Georgie Keate
A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of triple murder after a woman
and two young children believed to be
from Yemen were found dead in a flat
where John Lennon once lived.
Officers were called to the flat in
Falkner Street, Liverpool, at 7.30pm on
Tuesday after reports of a possible gas
leak at the property.
Neighbours described hearing ?continuous female screams? and seeing a
man run from the property in ?distress?.
One saw a man being carried out to an
ambulance followed by a woman who
was being given oxygen. Police and
John and Cynthia
Lennon lived in the
Liverpool flat
owned by Brian
Epstein in the 60s
firefighters arrived and evacuated the
entire street.
Residents were allowed back at midnight after officers in gas marks had
located a substance inside the property
where the bodies of a woman and two
children were discovered.
The arrested man was taken to hospital but discharged yesterday afternoon
and was being questioned by detectives
last night. Police said they believed that
the incident was ?domestic related?.
The Canning Housing Co-operative,
which rents out the property ? a popular tourist destination for Beatles fans
? declined to comment. The house
was once owned by Brian Epstein, the
band?s manager. Lennon and his first
wife, Cynthia, lived there in 1962.
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Europeans living
in Britain could
have super-rights
Bruno Waterfield Brussels
Playing with fire Paintings used for cigarette
adverts are being sold at auction. They were
kept at the Imperial Tobacco factory in
Nottingham, which closed last year
European nationals in Britain could
become ?a super-privileged caste?
entitled to more rights than Britons
after Brexit, a former judge at the European Court of Justice has warned.
Franklin Dehousse said that
demands from Brussels, including that
the court retain supremacy over British
law to enforce rights for EU nationals,
threaten to derail a final deal.
?It is dangerous. Loading the boat
excessively . . . generates conflicts and
makes a final deal less likely,? he said.
?There will be other exits from the
EU. We thus need to reflect carefully to
create future incentives for fair deals
and not systematic clashes. Article 50
[the EU?s exit clause] was invented,
after all, to show that the EU was not a
prison. We must apply it accordingly.?
His warning, in a paper for the Belgian Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, indicates unease in
Europe?s legal establishment at Brexit
hardliners in Brussels.
It also chimes with comments by
David Davis, the Brexit secretary, that
?ideological? demands to maintain the
supremacy of the EU courts risk creating a chaotic Brexit in which Britain
leaves without a deal.
Michel Barnier, the EU?s lead negotiator, said in a negotiating paper
published on Monday that the European Commission and the ECJ would
oversee ?directly enforceable vested
rights? for European nationals resident
in the UK and Britons living in Europe
after Brexit.
Under the terms set out in the negotiating text, the EU courts would have
primacy over British judges and MPs to
uphold lifelong rights for European
nationals and their children. Included
in these are the right to bring nonEuropean family members into the UK,
the export of welfare or pension benefits to relatives outside Britain and full
access to public services and employment on the same terms as Britons.
?This could create an incredible legal
vipers? nest,? Professor Dehousse, an
expert in EU law at the University of
Li鑗e, said. ?It is hard to justify that EU
migrants, through the maintaining of
many European regulations, will become some sort of a super-privileged
caste in the future UK.?
Professor Dehousse compared the
EU demand that Britain be ruled by a
foreign court, in which it is not represented, to the colonialism of the British
empire in the 19th century. ?The UK
would . . . become the only [non-EU]
state submitted to the full and direct
jurisdiction of the ECJ,? he wrote.
?One wonders how this is considered
acceptable for a sovereign state. Such a
state would thus be bound by decisions
taken by a judicial authority where it is
not represented and whose judges
would be appointed by its potential
opponents. The solution looks a lot like
the leonine treaties imposed by England on China in the 19th century.?
The extent of the ECJ?s powers that
Mr Barnier wants to retain after Brexit
was illustrated on Tuesday by an EU
legal opinion stating that European
nationals had more rights than Britons.
An advocate-general of the ECJ said
that an Algerian illegal migrant had the
right to live in Britain with his wife, who
has Spanish and British nationality.
A Briton wanting to bring in a nonEU spouse must have a salary of at least
�,600 a year, whereas a European
national, even if they hold British
citizenship, does not have to meet that
condition.
Rush for citizenship as EU
migrants fear hard Brexit
Richard Ford Home Correspondent
Applications to become British by citizens of other EU countries have more
than tripled during the past year, marking a surge since the Brexit vote.
Thousands of people who had been
living in the country for years have
rushed to obtain a UK passport amid
fears that their position in Britain has
weakened. Since the referendum result
there has been a steady increase in applications.
The number of EU applicants
reached 9,400 in the first quarter of this
year, three times as many as in the same
period last year. Applicants from the
founding EU states, including France,
Germany and Italy, more than quadruped to 4,790. It was the highest such
figure in at least seven years.
Sophie Routier, a French-born education consultant who has lived in Britain for 21 years, said that she and her
family had decided to apply for UK citizenship because they were worried
about the possible consequences when
Britain leaves the EU. Mrs Routier, 46,
from northwest London, is currently
preparing the documents.
?We are doing this because of the uncertainty. At the moment we do not
know how people from European
countries are going to be treated . . . We
have no guarantees of what our rights
are going to be despite the contribution
we have made to this country,? she said.
Applications by French people living
in the UK more than quadrupled from
209 to 848 between the first quarter of
2016 and the same period this year.
Those by Germans rose from 163 to 832;
those by Italians from 180 to 1,062; and
those by Spaniards from 124 to 463. Applications by Poles rose from 728 to
1,937; by Romanians from 378 to 943;
and by Bulgarians from 238 to 579.
Patricia Connell, the chief executive
of France in London, an online guide
for expats, said that people were seeking British citizenship as an ?insurance
policy?. She added: ?This is definitely
because of Brexit. People want to make
sure they will be able to stay here. You
have to remember, initially people
thought it was going to be a soft Brexit,
now there is more and more talk of a
hard Brexit. People are worried.?
EU citizens can apply to become British if they can prove they have been resident in the UK for five years and pass
exams that assess English-language
ability and familiarity with British history and customs. Adult citizenship applicants must pay �282, plus a total of
�0 to take the required tests and �
to attend a citizenship ceremony. Registering an under-18 costs �3.
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Welby changes his tune about link to ?sex abuse? camp
George Sandeman
The Archbishop of Canterbury has
changed his account of how much he
was involved with a Christian summer
camp run by a man being investigated
by police for abusing children.
The Most Rev Justin Welby said in
February that he had been a dormitory
officer at Iwerne Christian camp during
the mid-1970s after allegations that
John Smyth, the camp?s chairman, had
groomed and beaten more than 20 boys
and young men.
The archbishop had previously said
that he had ?no contact? with the organisation between moving to Paris in
1978 and his return to Britain in 1983,
the period during which the abuse is
alleged to have taken place. It is understood that the alleged abuse happened
away from the camp.
Last night it emerged that Mr Welby
had come back to the UK and given a
talk in 1979 to people at the camp, which
was also attended by Mr Smyth.
The archbishop told Channel 4 News:
?Many of the officers in the camps gave
talks at some point ? there were
approximately 14 talks per camp and
four camps a year so this was not an unusual occurrence at all. A talk on reading the Bible, which I did as a one-off in
1979, does not make anyone a member
of an ?inner circle?.?
Previously unseen documents belonging to an alleged victim of Mr
Smyth show Mr Welby?s address in
Paris and the topic of his talk on August
20, 1979 ? ?Why read the Bible??
The documents show Mr Smyth gave
talks to the camp during July and
August. Another document showed a
newsletter sent by the camp to Mr Welby?s French address in 1983.
Mark Stibbe, one of Mr Smyth?s
alleged victims who was given the
documents by another alleged victim,
said: ?My friend must have had a conversation with Justin Welby at an Iwerne event crucially after 1978.
?If this address was given to my friend
in the UK at an Iwerne event, that again
would suggest a discrepancy between
what is publicly asserted and what is actually factual.?
The archbishop did not deny the veracity of the documents and said: ?My
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Corbyn does
a runner
Among the footnotes of Jeremy
Corbyn?s career, the Labour leader
played a role in the creation of a
giant of daytime television. Before
getting his own chat show, Robert
Kilroy-Silk was a Labour MP and
in 1985 he was under threat in his
Merseyside seat from the rise of
Militant. Corbyn, then a
backbencher, went on TV to say
this was all a fuss about nothing,
which enraged Kilroy-Silk, who
had received serious abuse. He
sought out his comrade in the
lobby and had what they call a
frank exchange of words. KilroySilk recalled that 200 Labour MPs
quickly gathered around their setto. ?Most of them were hoping for
me to hit him,? he said. The News
at Ten reported that there was a
scuffle and quoted Corbyn. ?He
was a boxer and I was a runner,?
Corbyn said. ?So I ran.? How brave.
BBC London held an election debate
on Tuesday. To test the microphones,
the host, Jeremy Vine, asked each
panellist to recite whatever random
numbers sprang into their head.
Then he realised that Labour?s
representative was the numerically
challenged Diane Abbott. ?No
offence, Diane,? he said.
playing the spoons
Maria Balshaw, the former
director of Manchester City
Galleries, formally takes over as
head of the Tate today and she is
already missing her home
comforts. ?Why can you
never find the teaspoons, tea
or the kettle when you
move, even when you put
them in a ?special box???
she tweeted in exasperation
upon arriving at her new
office. Presumably, given
her new employment at
the Tate, she takes her
tea with three spoons
of sugar.
Under ?purdah? rules, government
departments must technically refrain
from publishing documents during
the election campaign in order to
ensure fairness. An exception is
made for ?regular statistical
releases?. That must be the only
reason why Theresa May was happy
for the Office for National Statistics
to issue a paper on Labour Disputes
in the UK: 2016 this week.
channelling a career
The actress Helen McCrory, who
grew up in Africa, tells Woman
magazine that she never watched
television or films until she moved
to Britain aged 15. She was
immediately spellbound. On her
first day of watching telly, she
decided that she wanted to be a
lawyer in the morning and an MP
in the afternoon after watching
dramas about those professions on
the box. ?Then I decided to act,?
she says, ?and do all of them.?
At lunch yesterday I met a young
seminarian, soon to be ordained. He
says he was taken out for lunch by a
bishop who, over dessert, gestured
out of the window at the pub across
the road. ?You see that,? he said,
pointing at the hostelry. ?In my
experience, most failed priests fall
victim to one or the other.? The pub
was called The Cock and Bottle.
iron constitution
An amusing snippet from Sophy
Ridge?s new book, The Women
Who Shaped Politics: Margaret
Thatcher was often seen in the
Lady Members? Room in
Westminster pressing and folding
her husband?s shirts and socks,
even after she joined the cabinet.
So that is why they called her
the Iron Lady . . . Ridge, left,
reports that when Thatcher
entered Downing Street she
asked for a new ironing board
but balked on being told that
it would cost the taxpayer
� and bought her own. I
think it was called
Geoffrey Howe.
patrick kidd
details in the address book were of my
office at Elf Aquitaine, a very large
French oil company, not my personal
home address. Iwerne circulated newsletters to me as they did to a broad
range of people and organisations.?
Mr Stibbe told the programme: ?It?s
clear to me from listening to the archbishop?s comments . . . that he was saying he had no connection with Iwerne
Minster between 1978 and 1983 because
he was in Paris at that time.
?He has sought publicly to distance
himself from all things Iwerne in that
five-year time frame. But this document tells ? if it?s true, if it reflects reality ? a very different story.?
He added: ?We have lived, recently particularly, and in some
cases for many years, with the
impression that people knew.
Senior people in the Church of
England knew that John Smyth
had done what he did.
?And yet these people had the
opportunity to go to the
police, to do the responsible and the right thing.
But they never did
The archbishop
gave a talk to the
camp on reading
the Bible in 1979
that. If they had done that it would have
saved a lot of suffering, but they chose
not to.
?So the reason why these documents are so provocative
for us is because they seem
to throw paraffin on to this
fire of suggestion about a
cover up.?
The archbishop told the
news programme: ?I was
completely unaware of any
rumours of abuse and I am
horrified on hearing the
stories of those who have
suffered and keep on
suffering.?
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Facebook use of young moderators ?unethical?
David Sanderson Arts Correspondent
A leading psychologist has criticised
Facebook for using college leavers to
police extremist content and failing to
stop young children using the site.
Mary Aiken, a cybercrime expert at
the EU?s enforcement agency, Europol,
said that Facebook moderators brought
in to assess content were at risk of posttraumatic stress disorder. While the
social media giant had a responsibility
to ensure users were not subjected to
extremist content, it should not be
using young people straight out of
college as human filters, she said.
Dr Aiken, who has been described as
the world?s leading forensic cyberpsychologist, said that the Americanbased technology and publishing
company should also be enforcing its
age limit of 13.
?It?s not credible for a company that
practically knows the colour of socks
you are wearing to not know there?s an
eight-year-old on the site,? the associate
professor from University College
Dublin told the Hay Festival. ?Of course
they know there are young people on
their site, but we just haven?t forced
them to do what we do in the real world.
It is up to us as a society to push back.?
Dr Aiken, who advises the television
series CSI, said that the hiring of 3,000
moderators by Facebook last month
was too little. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook?s co-founder and chief executive,
announced the move in response to
heavy criticism after a man posted footage of himself killing his 11-month-old
daughter then committing suicide.
Dr Aiken said that as the company
had two billion members, 3,000 moderators was giving ?false reassurances? to
parents.
?You can?t use human moderation of
two billion people,? she said: ?I have a
major ethical problem with 3,000
young people coming out of college and
being exposed to that extreme content
and being used as human filters by any
commercial entity. We have to get a solution for kids being exposed to content
that they should not see.
?We see post-traumatic stress disorder, early signs of it, in the content moderators who are looking at extreme
content. It?s only a matter of time before
we see post-traumatic stress disorder in
children who are looking at extreme
content.?
She suggested that the issue could be
tackled partly by age verification and
devices that could only access particular parts of the internet.
Dr Aiken, whose book The Cyber
Effect explores the impact on society of
the internet, said that she would ban
children under the age of 12 from
accessing the web. She also told the
festival that children under the age of 18
months should not even see computer
or television screens.
6 A German court has rejected a
mother?s demand that Facebook grant
her access to her daughter?s account. In
the ruling, which overturned a lower
court?s decision, the Berlin appeals
court said the right to private telecommunications extended to electronic
communication meant only for certain
people. The mother wanted access to
search for clues as to whether her
daughter, who was killed by a subway
train aged 15, had committed suicide.
ALLUN ?BOB? ROBERTS/MOD/PA
Sailors and Marines found cannabis and heroin in the freezer of a fishing boat
Royal Marines seize �m of drugs in Indian Ocean
A Royal Navy frigate has seized
cannabis and heroin with a street
value of � million from a fishing
boat in the Indian Ocean. Sailors and
Royal Marines on Plymouth-based
HMS Monmouth became suspicious
of the dhow because it was in waters
not normally known for fishing.
They boarded the boat and after a
60-hour search discovered 455kg of
cannabis and 266kg of heroin in the
freezer under three tonnes of ice.
HMS Monmouth is patrolling the
waters as part of Combined Task
Force 150. Lieutenant Alison Ross,
one of the boarding officers, said:
?After such a long search I had doubts
we would find anything, but the
reactions of the crew to our activity
in certain areas was enough to
convince us that there was illegal
cargo.?
Commander Ian Feasey, HMS
Monmouth?s commanding officer, said
he was ?extremely proud? of his
boarding team, adding: ?Such a
seizure of drugs will deal a blow to
the international narcotics trade,
which is known to provide terrorist
funding.?
Officer cleared of rape ?embarrassed the army?
Senior officers who found a British
Army officer not guilty of raping a
subordinate have criticised him for
embarrassing the service.
Lieutenant-Colonel Benedict
Tomkins, 49, of defence, equipment
and support, based in Bristol, had
denied the offence and claimed that
the sex, at a hotel in Kampala,
Uganda, after a United Nations
meeting in January 2015, had been
consensual. After a board of seven
officers took two hours to acquit him
its president, Brigadier Paul Tennant,
told Bulford military court in
Wiltshire: ?Despite unanimously and
overwhelmingly reaching a finding of
not guilty, we have been similarly
united in our corporate
embarrassment by the conduct of the
defendant. We as commissioned
officers feel strongly that
Lieutenant-Colonel Tomkins?s
behaviour, even by his own account,
fell wholly and demonstrably short of
what we would expect of an officer of
his rank and experience.?
The court martial was the first to be
held in Britain and the United States
to allow more witnesses to testify.
Gordon the Goldfish gets
makeshift water wings
Mobile phone users fail to
act against cybercrime
A pet owner has found a corking way
of helping her sick goldfish to feed
using a homemade flotation device.
Gordon the Goldfish was struggling
because of swim bladder
disease so Angela
Weatherell, of
Colindale,north
London,
sandwiched him
between two bits
of cork secured
with an elastic
band. He can now
float up and feed.
Mobile phone users are disregarding
the threat of cybercrime, research
suggests, with only a third installing
antivirus software. About 24 million
people in the UK use smartphones to
shop online or send banking details,
but an Opinium survey of 2,000
pe
people,
commissioned by Virgin
M
Mobile,
found that 43 per cent did
n use a numerical code to lock
not
ttheir phones while 17 per cent
st
stored passwords on their contact
lis
lists or ?notes? functions ?
inf
information that could be used by
hack
hackers.
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Butcher breast
surgeon jailed
for 15 years
Katie Gibbons
A breast surgeon ?driven by selfaggrandisement? has been jailed for
15 years for intentionally wounding
patients and carrying out unnecessary
operations.
Ian Paterson, 59, abused his position
as one of Britain?s most prolific cancer
doctors to manipulate patients into believing they needed surgery, with devastating effects.
He was found guilty at Nottingham
crown court last month of 17 charges of
wounding with intent and three of unlawful wounding against nine women
and one man. Yesterday a judge jailed
him for 15 years.
Hundreds of women across the West
Midlands have been left disfigured,
scarred and emotionally traumatised
as a result of his deceit.
Described by police at the end of his
trial as ?a controlling bully, who played
God?, Paterson carried out ?extensive,
life-changing operations for no medically justifiable reason?.
He did so for ?obscure motives? that
Arrogant, brutal
bully who lied
to his patients
Behind the story
F
or two decades, Ian
Paterson treated
thousands of women for
breast cancer in the
West Midlands (Katie
Gibbons writes). His charming
bedside manner and quick
turnover meant the Glasgowborn doctor was highly
recommended by GPs. But
behind the confident persona was
an arrogant man who bullied
colleagues and lied to patients.
Police involved in his arrest
recall a controlling man who
enjoyed fine wines and luxury.
Dale Robertson, the detective
sergeant who began investigating
the surgeon in 2012, said: ?He
was very used to being able to
control his environment . . . he
wanted to control us. I think it
took a while for the penny to
drop that we were investigating
some very serious allegations.?
Paterson graduated from
Bristol University in 1981 and
moved to the West Midlands.
Patients revered him and he
spoke to support groups.
Concerns were first raised in
2003 after he had used an
unsanctioned procedure.
In 2011, hundreds of
women were recalled
over fears that the
technique raised the
risk of secondary
cancer.
His case was
referred by police to
the General Medical
Council in 2012, and he
was charged in December
2015 with carrying out
needless operations.
may have included a desire to earn
extra money.
Sentencing, Judge Jeremy Baker said
the surgeon was driven by ?self-aggrandisement and the material rewards
which it brought from your private
practice?.
He added: ?You deliberately played
upon their worst fears, either by inventing or deliberately exaggerating the
risk that they would develop cancer,
and thereby gained their trust and confidence to consent to the surgical procedures which you carried out upon
them.?
At least 1,000 patients may have suffered invasive examinations, inappropriate operations and unnecessary
breast removals at two private Spire
Healthcare clinics and the Heart of England NHS foundation trust.
Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary,
has condemned Paterson?s ?profoundly
shocking? crimes and made a pre-election promise to hold a full inquiry.
Spire Healthcare has refused to take
responsibility for Paterson?s actions
because it did not technically employ
him, and has failed to compensate the
majority of his patients.
Close to a hundred new victims have
come forward since the trial and a civil
case involving 500 former patients
seeking compensation from the private
provider will begin in October this year.
The NHS has paid out nearly � million to more than 200 of Paterson?s
former cancer patients who were given
an unsanctioned procedure ? a ?cleavage sparing mastectomy? ? that is
thought to increase the risk of cancer
returning. At least 540 patients may
have had such surgery.
Concerns were raised about the surgeon as far back as 2003, but despite
several internal investigations and
complaints from patients, GPs and hospital colleagues he was only suspended
by the General Medical Council in 2011.
A 2013 review by Sir Ian Kennedy
found that Paterson was able to act with
impunity because NHS managers ?preferred good news to true news?.
Patricia Welch, who had an unnecessary mastectomy after being told she
was a ?ticking bomb?, was one of the
many victims who attended court to
see the surgeon sentenced.
?The sentencing has brought to an
end four years of trauma and stress trying to bring this man to account,? she
said. ?No amount of prison sentence
would ever compensate for what myself
and the other people affected have
gone through. We may never know
the real reason why he acted in
such an evil way. Throughout the
trial he has made no attempt to
show any remorse.?
Clare Marx, president of the
Royal College of Surgeons, who called him
a ?disgrace to the
medical profession?
said she looked forward to working
with the next government on a
review into his ?sordid actions?.
Ian Paterson showed
no remorse during
the trial for his
actions, according to
one of his victims
Rising food
prices send
shoppers to
Aldi and Lidl
Deirdre Hipwell Retail Editor
Happy snapper A photographer placed a small tank filled with minnows in a
stream in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, to capture this kingfisher diving for fish
Families have spent an average �
more on groceries in the past 12 weeks
after food price inflation rose again,
hitting household incomes at a time
when real wages are falling.
The latest grocery sales figures show
that the fall in the pound is taking its toll
in Britain?s supermarkets, with price
rises for butter, fish, fruit, vegetables,
cat food, instant coffee and fizzy soft
drinks.
Kantar Worldpanel said that overall
food price inflation had hit 2.9 per cent
in the 12 weeks to May 21 and that not
even falling prices in some categories,
such as sauces and cooked poultry,
could offset the rise.
Chris Hayward, consumer specialist
at Kantar Worldpanel, which compiles
the grocery sales and inflation data,
said that consumers were starting to
feel the pinch and turning in increasing
number to discount supermarkets. Aldi
and Lidl grew at their fastest rate during
the past quarter, to hit a record joint
market share of 12 per cent.
Mr Hayward said that 62 per cent of
the UK had shopped in Aldi or Lidl in
the past quarter, compared with 58 per
cent at the same time last year. He
added: ?That?s an additional 1.1 million
households visiting either of these
stores. Consumers are starting to feel
the pinch as prices continue to rise.
?An additional � may not seem like
much but if inflation continues at its
current rate over the course of a year
that would mean an extra �9 spent on
groceries per household.?
Matthew Barnes, chief executive of
Aldi UK, said: ?Inflation is putting
household budgets under pressure
across Britain but our commitment is
unchanged ? we will always be significantly cheaper than our rivals and we
will do all we can to protect our customers from the threat of rising prices.?
In the hunt for bargains, shoppers are
also buying more own-brand products.
Kantar Worldpanel said that ownbrand sales were up 6 per cent year-onyear during the period. Sales of branded
products grew by 0.6 per cent.
More than 9.2 million households
bought Asda value own-label goods
during the three months, which is one
million more than last year. Sales of
Morrisons? ?The Best? own-label range
are up by a third compared with this
time last year.
?Living fossil? rewrites story of brain
Oliver Moody Science Correspondent
Scientists used to think that the human
brain ? the most complicated object in
the known universe ? had a fairly
straightforward backstory.
Early life forms started swapping
electrical signals from cell to cell. Then
came nerves, the telegraph wires of the
animal world. These began to huddle
together into primitive, brain-like
structures, which eventually blossomed into the basic blueprint of the
tripartite vertebrate brain: a forebrain,
a midbrain and a hindbrain.
The last part of this narrative has,
however, been thrown into doubt by a
fish-like ?living fossil? discovered off
the coast of Scotland in 2011.
The discovery is not only bad news
for the publishers of biology textbooks,
but it could also have important conse-
The amphioxus, or lancelet, has barely
evolved since the age of the dinosaurs
quences for how researchers go about
treating and characterising brain diseases, many of which seem to start in
some areas but not in others.
The amphioxus, commonly known
as the lancelet, has barely evolved since
the first dinosaurs emerged. It was originally described as a ?faceless, brainless
fish?, but every one of these words is
wrong. The lancelet is really a 520 million-year-old relic from a time before
fish or backbones, with its own primeval answers to eyes ? and to the brain.
Researchers in Scotland and Spain
have analysed the genetic activity in
this time capsule from the early central
nervous system and found that in its
bare essentials it resembles the human
brain, with a few important differences.
Crudely, the amphioxus brain has a
back bit and a front bit. A large chunk of
the front bit, called the di-mesencephalic primordium, contains areas that
closely correspond to sense-processing
areas of the midbrain, such as the thalamus and pretectum, as well as to the
areas of the forebrain. In other words,
our forebrain and midbrain did not
start out as separate entities. The study
is published in the journal Plos Biology.
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Race is on to build charging
points as black cabs go green
Neil Johnston
All new black cabs on London?s roads
must be able run on electric power only
from January, leaving transport officials with just months to build dozens of
electric charging points.
Drivers of the capital?s 24,000 taxis
will start trading in their old diesel vehicles later this year, with the first green
cabs expected to take to the road in September in what is hoped will be a significant step to tackle the capital?s growing
air pollution problem.
Although taxi drivers are backing the
phasing out of diesel vehicles, which
does not include Uber or minicabs,
London?s streets have yet to be upgraded to meet demand for electricity.
The switch to green taxis, which will
have a main electric battery and a
smaller petrol back-up engine, will require dozens of new charging points.
Only one roadside high-speed unit is
currently available, outside St Leonard?s Church in Shoreditch.
Other stations exist but the majority
are run at low power levels and would
take several hours to charge a taxi.
Transport for London is racing to build
a series of new super-chargers that can
recharge 80 per cent of a battery in half
an hour. It is part of an � million
scheme to upgrade local power grids,
with 75 planned by the end of this year,
doubling to 150 in 2018 and 300 by the
end of the decade.
The transport authority is choosing
locations for the power points, which
are expected to be placed outside caf閟
popular with cab drivers and near taxi
ranks. London is the only city in the
country to adopt this scheme. Drivers
trading in their diesel cab will get �500
towards the cost of a new electric
vehicle and a further �000 given to
owners of cars more than ten years old.
It is expected that the new range of
cabs will need to be charged at least
once a day and drivers, who average 120
miles a day, will need to be careful they
have enough power for long-range jobs
such as airport pick-ups.
The new taxis will have a range of less
than 100 miles before they need to recharge, making it essential that the new
points are installed on time, Steve
McNamara, general secretary of the
Licensed Taxi Drivers Association,
said. ?If there isn?t the infrastructure in
place we?ll all be queuing up in Shoreditch to charge our cabs.
?We are happy to commit to it
because we want to clean the air up but
we need a network of fast charging
points. If we don?t get high-speed points
it will be a horse and cart scenario.?
About 40,000 people a year die early
because of air pollution, and nitrogen
dioxide from diesel is a big contributor.
The success of the scheme could be
pivotal to tackling the problem in the
capital with hopes pinned on other
drivers switching to electric vehicles.
Mr McNamara added: ?We have got
to sort this. We have actually argued the
requirements are too lax on cab drivers.
The air quality in London is atrocious.
It?s hurting children, and diesel cars are
part of the problem.?
Transport for London said it was ?on
target? and was happy with the
progress made on installing enough
points by the end of the year.
Performing art Le cirque, from a rare complete portfolio of 38 lithographs by
Marc Chagall that will lead a sale of prints by Bonhams in London on June 27
Make calls and send
emails on the Tube
Passengers may soon be
able to make telephone
calls and send emails
anywhere on the London
Underground, even in the
tunnels between stations
(Mark Bridge writes).
It is understood that
Transport for London and
Sadiq Khan, the mayor,
will invite bids from
telecoms companies after
the election to supply
uninterrupted coverage
for calls and web
browsing.
Similar services are
already available in cities
including Barcelona,
Seoul and Tokyo, where
antennas have been
installed in tunnels, but
there are greater logistical
difficulties in London
because of the city?s
deeper, narrower routes.
Wifi is already available
at more than 250 London
Underground stations.
In an ITV snap poll
yesterday, two thirds of
respondents said that the
extension of phone
coverage was a terrible
idea that would shatter
their peace on the
network. A third felt that
it was a positive move.
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Commuters? Southern Rail struggle turns into a big song and dance
Gabe Jagger
The daily struggle endured by commuters on Southern Rail has been
turned into a musical.
Southern Fail: The Musical will satirise
the rail operator, which has been beleaguered by repeated delays and cancellations made worse by a long-running
dispute with unions over staffing on
trains. Its premiere will take place at the
Brighton Fringe Festival tomorrow.
Mark Brailsford, the director, found-
ed The Treason Show 17 years ago in
Brighton and says that his new musical
will highlight the inadequacies of the
rail service. ?The Southern Rail crisis is
one of those rare political issues that
has affected absolutely everyone in our
community,? he said.
The play was relevant to commuters
and less regular passengers alike, he
added. ?I don?t know anyone in
Brighton who has managed to avoid the
damage it has done.?
Simon Levenson, the show?s writer,
said that the inspiration came from his
regular journeys last year from Hove to
Croydon. ?When the circumstances
around you are that absurd, it really just
lends itself to satire. Commuters won?t
forget any part of this crisis in a hurry
and we really felt they deserved a bit of
comedy relief and catharsis,? he said.
A clip of Brailsford performing a
parody of the John Lennon song Imagine, with the title Imagine There?s no
Southern, has gained popularity online.
The Association of British Commut-
ers, a lobbying group formed last year,
expressed support for the play on
Twitter. ?In a cruel satirical twist, all
performances will require Croydon
theatregoers to travel . . . by train,? it
wrote.
Southern Rail drivers who belong to
the Aslef union will begin an indefinite
overtime ban on Sunday, causing
further disruption to the service.
The satire is the latest unusual theme
to grace a British stage. The Book of
Mormon, a comedy about two Mormon
missionaries travelling to Africa, was a
huge hit and in November Hamilton,
the widely acclaimed musical about the
life of the American founding father
Alexander Hamilton, will open at the
Victoria Palace Theatre in London.
The operatic adaptation of the Jerry
Springer Show ? which included dancing Ku Klux Klan members ? shocked
Christian audiences and DVD sales
were withdrawn from sale in some
stores.
Leading article, page 29
JANE HOBSON
Stylish, sultry
Manhattan
musical is one
helluva show
Theatre Dominic Maxwell
On the Town
Open Air Theatre, NW1
HHHHI
If it?s deluxe new versions of big and
balletic Broadway musicals you?re
after, London is spoiling us this
summer. Already opened: the huge,
hugely enjoyable revivals of An
American in Paris and 42nd Street.
Opened this week: this lavish and
imaginative rendering of the 1944
Leonard Bernstein musical about
three horny sailors with 24 hours of
shore leave in New York.
These bell-bottomed buddies set
out to seize the day and to lasso the
night. And, oh boy, the director and
choreographer Drew McOnie ensures
they do it in style. Men in sailor suits
and women in electrically colourful
dresses swarm all over Peter
McKintosh?s spare yet evocative set.
One moment it?s the docks, the next
it?s a subway carriage, a museum, a
yellow taxi, a cramped apartment,
best of all a series of nightclubs as the
boys chase their way through
Manhattan overnight in search of the
lost dream girl of one of them, Gabey
(?I?m pretty hot stuff in the navy?),
played nimbly by 2016 Strictly finalist
Danny Mac. As more performers than
The electrically colourful cast seize the day and lasso the night. Right: Lizzy Connolly and Jacob Maynard
you think possible twist and spring
and strut and swing in midair, this
amphitheatre in Regent?s Park fills
with spring fever. The boys ? Gabey,
Ozzie (Samuel Edwards) and Chip
(Jacob Maynard, doing a great job
replacing an injured Fred Haig) ?
are all up for it. So too, though, are
the girls. Lizzy Connolly has fun as
the flagrant blonde Hildy. MiriamTeak Lee is beautifully blithe as the
sexed-up archaeologist Claire de
Lune. And while the humour can
creak, the writers Betty Comden and
Adolph Green give us a great comic
creation in Claire?s fianc�, The Judge
(a sonorous Mark Heenehan).
The Gene Kelly-Frank Sinatra film
version junked all but three of these
songs (New York, New York was kept).
Here, Tom Deering?s orchestra
propels everything with its fine
Bernstein renditions, including a
Times Square ballet sequence that
ropes in swishing baseball players and
burlesque dancers. In a superior
second half ? this is a mood piece
above all, and the daylight can get in
the way ? Gabey pursues his dream
girl Ivy (Siena Kelly) in sultry set
pieces. ?Sex and art
don?t mix,? says
Maggie Steed as the
boozy singing teacher
Madame Dilly, ?if they
did I might have gone
straight to the top.? Yet
this show manages to
be both family-friendly
and strikingly full of a
sense of sex. If for a
while it feels as if all
these mating games
make for a show
that?s diverting
rather than
profound,
eventually all this
torrid tomfoolery
gets rooted in a
strong sense of
the transience of
youth, of passion,
of fun, of nights
out. The worms
will eat us soon
enough: let?s cram
in some dancing
while we still can.
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Trees ?robbed of sleep? by streetlights
David Sanderson Arts Correspondent
Streetlights are destroying urban trees
which, like humans, need to sleep at
night, according to a forester who has
revolutionised thinking on the subject.
Peter Wohlleben, who coined the
term ?wood-wide web? to explain how
families of trees communicate with and
support each other, said evidence was
beginning to show that light pollution
harms urban trees.
Mr Wohlleben said that councils
should switch off street lights at night to
help urban trees to survive longer, as
well as to save electricity.
He said that street trees were like
orphans, having to grow without the
support system of those in forests.
?They also have to sleep at night,? he
told the Hay Festival. ?Research shows
that trees near street lights die earlier.
Like burning a lamp in your bedroom at
night, it is not good for you.?
The European Commission last year
funded a study into the impact of artificial light on trees and plants at night.
A paper published last year in the
Journal of Ecology said there was evidence that artificial light affected the
timing of ?spring budburst?, leaf colouring and abscission (the shedding of
dead leaves). This study concluded that
changes in trees? annual rhythm of producing leaves and blossom attributed to
artificial light ?may have significant effects on [their] health, survival and reproduction?.
Mr Wohlleben, whose use of human
comparisons to describe tree behaviour
has annoyed some in the scientific
community, said that his job was to explain to the general public what scientists had already discovered.
He said it was clear that urban trees
stood a lower chance of survival from
the moment of planting.
?Urban trees are the street kids of the
forest,? he said, adding that their roots
struggled in the ?harder? soil under
The secret life of trees
6 Young trees are protected by
parents who ?shade their offspring?
to slow growth and ensure proper
development
6 Life support is provided for sick or
dying trees. Sugar solutions are
transferred, allowing ancient stumps
of felled trees to be kept alive
6 Not all trees are sociable. Willows
and poplars produce seeds that will
blow far away and hence germinate
far from the parent
6 Beeches do not like oaks. A
beech?s roots will strangle its
neighbours, leading oaks sometimes
to get ?panicky? and waste energy
growing ?sprouts of anxiety? which
soon wither
pavements and they were warmed at
night by radiated heat from streets and
buildings, whereas forests cool down.
He said that in an urban environment there were few of the microorganisms that help other trees collect food
and water, and that they were pollarded
by council workers. A severely pruned
crown results in reduced photosynthesis, the ?underground part of the tree
starves? and ?fungi have a field day?,
creating internal rot, he said.
Mr Wohlleben?s views were supported by Tony Kirkham, head of the arboretum at Kew Gardens, who said that
he was convinced that trees communicate and share resources such as nutrients through root and fungal systems
and the touching of canopies.
Mr Wohlleben, who worked for 20
years as a forestry commission civil servant before overseeing woodland near
Cologne where he began his scientific
studies, said trees sent ?electrical signals to each other? through fungi fila-
ments ?which pervade the ground like a
fibre-optic network?.
Asked, however, if hugging a tree
would be appreciated, he said that
because of the tree?s slow-moving signals, it may take a while for it to be reciprocated. ?You would have to come
down to a tree?s speed,? he said.
6 A leading gardener has advocated
throwing away the lawnmower and letting grass grow. Dan Pearson, who has
won many awards, told the festival:
?[Lawns] are wonderful environments
in themselves and you?ve only got to allow your lawn to get four inches long to
get daisies and prunella and all those
little things.? He said that gardeners
could use yellow rattle ? a parasitic
annual plant ? and tread it into the soil
in the autumn which would then allow
?windows for other things in the meadow? such as wildflowers. Mr Pearson
added: ?I?m all for people leaving lawns,
and I?m all for finding a young person to
mow it at the end of the season.?
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Life is too short to listen
to tedious windbags
Janice Turner
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The under-30s are the real ?left behinds?
Theresa May has effectively turned her back on the young and that has worrying implications for all our futures
David
Aaronovitch
@daaronovitch
I
n the Ladybird Book of Fateful
Encounters that I will shortly be
offering to the publishers of the
series, number three is BrownDuffy. Just over seven years ago
the last Labour prime minister dissed
a rather nice ordinary pensioner
from Rochdale and gave eagle?s
wings to the emerging narrative of
the Great Ignored. Since then, in the
guise of not being allowed to talk
about immigration we have talked
about almost nothing else, and with
the intention of making amends
for not noticing the plight of the
white working class we have noticed
no one else.
After Gordon Brown described
Gillian Duffy as ?just a sort of
bigoted woman? a particular kind of
explanation took hold. The ?elite?, in
their embracing of globalisation,
migration, mobility, higher education
and (according to some) feminism,
had connived to marginalise a
group that was now in revolt. Book
after book has been published on
this theme.
Naturally there is some truth in all
this. No fashionable idea is ever
entirely without merit. But one thing
has come to bother me more and
more. If it is the case that there is a
distinct class of left behinds, then
how do we explain the fact that their
own children don?t agree with them?
What accounts for the extraordinary
difference that has grown up
between the political and social
attitudes of the old and the young?
And if the victory goes to the old,
then what happens over the
medium and longer term to the
younger citizens?
First let?s clear our minds of
?shoulds? and ?shouldn?ts? and our
prejudices about who?s right and
wrong or whether the old are selfish
or the young are snowflakes. In the
European referendum almost a year
ago the most marked preference of
any one demographic group was that
of the 18 to 24-year-olds for Remain.
They voted 73 per cent to 27 per cent
for the EU. Among the 25 to 34year-olds it was 62 per cent to 38 per
cent. Only when you hit the 45s and
over did Leave begin to win.
It was a phenomenon many of us
heard about after the referendum,
when younger voters expressed
incomprehension at the way their
elders had voted. That was as likely to
be true among left behinders (or as
the author David Goodhart calls them
?Somewheres?) as any other group.
There has been age divergence on
The PM is seen to play
an old person?s game:
narrow and defensive
issues before, but nothing remotely
as pronounced as this. So what
accounts for it? Younger voters are
generally more liberal than their
elders and more tolerant. They?re
much more likely to have
experienced post-16 education
and to have been schooled in non
mono-ethnic establishments (there
was only one mixed-race child in my
inner London primary school class
in the early 1960s). And they
are also more likely to see a
component of their future as
potentially being abroad.
Imagine then how the rhetoric of
something like ?no deal is better than
a bad deal? over Europe looks from
the perspective of a 25-year-old. It is
the language not of closing the door
on unwanted others, but on having
the door closed on you.
Brexit might have been a one-off
but the polling for this election is just
as marked. In the YouGov poll for
The Sunday Times last weekend
Labour support among the 18 to 24s
was 69 per cent. This figure is almost
the mirror image of Tory support
among the over-65s. Other polls
show that among that age group
Brexit is one of the top election
issues. And, you would assume, not
because they want to see Mrs May
get on with it and give Angela
Merkel a good biffing.
It?s worth recalling that since the
referendum a proportion of the
voting age group most likely to have
supported Leave has died and a few
hundred thousand newly minted
voters have appeared on the rolls.
In the referendum 52 to 48 per
cent was the kind of margin,
according to Nigel Farage before the
result was announced, that would
have had him campaigning hard for
another vote if Remain had won. It
would have been a ?wake-up call? to
Europe. A signal from the disaffected
voters that couldn?t be ignored.
But the people who lost (as in the
US last November) were not the
ones always described as ?angry?.
Nearly three million more people
voted for Hillary Clinton than
Donald Trump ? and yet they got
Trump. Partly because of the way
seats are distributed the Democrats
can win many more votes in Senate
races than the Republicans and still
lose the House ? and that is after
having many of their prospective
supporters disqualified from voting
in the first place. How, for goodness
sake, in the US do you get to vote to
Young voters are more liberal and
tolerant than the older generation
keep Obamacare? One may
speculate how the Trumpistas would
have responded had the positions
been reversed. Yet if it is ?rigged?, it is
rigged their way.
Now we?re talking about the
likelihood that what will save Theresa
May?s big majority is the hope that
younger voters will not turn out in the
same high numbers as older ones.
Generally they don?t.
What a dangerous thing to wish
for, though. Voters who don?t vote
don?t disappear. Citizens who don?t
register to vote are still citizens. The
Conservative manifesto has renewed
provisions for boundary revision of
seats to make them ?fairer? but did
you know that the basis for seat size
is not voting-age population but
registered voters? And who is less
likely to be registered? The young.
The transient. The Tories are also
planning to make voter registration a
little bit more difficult.
So never mind the old, white
working class. For the moment they
are being super-served ? though
nothing like as much as the suburban
Tory over-65s. They even have
grammar schools to look backwards
to. The people whose future is being
trashed are the ones who much of
the establishment are hoping don?t
turn out to vote.
So I don?t imagine for a
nanosecond that this amazing level
of support for Labour among the
young is some kind of belated
endorsement of Jeremy Corbyn?s
selective peace missions to Hamas,
Hezbollah and the IRA. Nor do I
think they?re that keen to
renationalise water. My intuition is
that they see Theresa May as
playing an old person?s game:
narrow, defensive, punitive and
lacking in optimism. In choosing to
appeal to the supposedly left behind
she has turned her back on the
young ? the truly left behind. What
better symbol this week of
her inattention than last night?s
unattended debate?
She?ll win. And as this works
through and the migrants stop
coming and our youngsters?
opportunities close up, and the full
logic of Brexit fills our screens, I
wonder what form the eventual
reaction will take. Resignation?
Resentment? Revolt? Will someone,
somewhere, offer our children
some hope?
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Democrat fight to dump Trump starts here
An election in Atlanta this month has seen record spending and is vital for both US parties
Justin
Webb
@justinonweb
T
he final day?s sitting of the
Texas legislature ended this
week with a scuffle
between politicians over
President Trump?s
immigration policy. One elected
representative allegedly said to
another that he would ?get him on
his way to his car?, to which the
other member replied that he
carried a gun and would, if
necessary, put a bullet in his fellow
legislator?s head.
And this in a nation that used to
find the cable TV repeats of prime
minister?s questions shockingly
piquant.
America is waiting for an event
that lances this boil, something that
brings the pandemonium to an end.
Something that decides the question
? the painfully open question:
does the Trump administration
have a future?
That event comes in three weeks.
A by-election for a congressional
seat held for generations by the
Republicans in a dull suburb of
Atlanta, Georgia, is going to perform
a national rescue mission. It is going
to settle this fight.
At least that is what many
Democrats and some Republicans
seriously believe. They have been
pouring money into the special
election for the sixth district of
Atlanta for months, making it now
the most expensive race ever for the
House of Representatives. Between
them the parties could spend
$40 million on this fight. To put that
in context, it?s well in excess of the
entire declared expenditure by the
two main parties in the British
general election of 2015. All this
money is being blown in one district
of suburban Atlanta.
It?s sloshing around everywhere.
There are thousands of canvassers,
free Uber rides for voters, TV
advertisements in Korean, Samuel
L Jackson radio spots, and leaflets,
leaflets, leaflets. Some homes report
getting four deliveries a day ?
including handwritten postcards
from neighbours.
Any vote, anywhere, is being
fought over; the money is there to
flush it out. Why? Because the
Republicans might hit
the ejector seat marked
?impeach the president?
Atlanta suburbs are the ideal testing
ground for a theory: educated
suburban Republicans (soccer moms
and their husbands) have had
enough of Trump. So come 2018 and
the election for the whole House of
Representatives, Republicans in
suburban seats across the country
risk being swept away in a landslide
that brings the House back under
Democratic control.
This is a tall order. The Democrats
would need, at the moment, a net
gain of 24 seats. That?s big for
gerrymandered congressional
elections. But it can happen ? ask
Obama. The GOP made a net gain
of 63 in the 2010 midterms.
So the thinking goes that if
Atlanta?s sixth district falls in three
weeks? time Republicans in similar
districts might panic. They might
decide not to wait for the impending
doom of next year and might reach
for the ejector seat marked ?impeach
the president?.
Now steady on a minute. In
recent conversations with two of the
big figures of the Obama years, his
chief aide, David Axelrod, and his
foreign affairs guru, Ben Rhodes, I
noticed that both men grimaced
when I mentioned impeachment.
Not that they are against the idea,
but stuff has to happen first. A
majority in the House of
Representatives (which Democrats
will need to start the process) has to
be based on more than the primal
scream, ?Get rid of him!?
It has to come from an
enthusiasm for government and a
programme that appeals to voters.
One special election will not
provide either but, oh, how it
would galvanise the Democrats
and finally point them in a
positive direction.
Bear in mind that this is a party
that?s meant to be leading a
?resistance? to Trump. The activist
Naomi Klein has rushed out a book
entitled No Is Not Enough. This is a
woman who, in a previous book,
argued that poor old George W
Bush was becoming a fascist. Lots of
left-wing Americans agreed at the
time. With Trump they need to find
new levels of angst and new levels
of action. In this atmosphere there
is considerable pressure on the
Democrats to, ahem, win
something. So far they have failed
? in congressional special
elections in Kansas and in Montana
they came close but were seen off.
On the left there is muttering:
someone needs to get this show on
the road.
Add that to the nervousness
among Republicans about the
stability of the White House and no
Corbyn and Tim Farron?s parents
was not raised. So it must only be
women who make policy with their
feelings, while men use their brains.
Who?s the cruel one?
The candidates have
all the appeal of a
drive-in Starbucks
wonder the former chairman of the
congressional Republicans, Tom
Davis, suggests that when it comes to
the Atlanta special election ?neither
side can afford to lose?.
So what will happen? The
Democrat candidate in Atlanta, Jon
Ossoff, and the Republican, Karen
Handel, are both moderate dull
plodders with the appeal of a
drive-in Starbucks. Ms Handel does
not talk much about Trump but has
not repudiated him. Mr Ossoff is
regarded with suspicion by the left of
his party ? Bernie Sanders sniffed
that he ?wasn?t sure if he was a
progressive?. New York magazine
called him ?a radically boring person
to talk or listen to?.
Never mind. Make a note in your
diary for June 20 ? the chance for a
boring candidate in a dull suburb to
create history.
Jenni Russell is away
Janice Turner Notebook
Olympians
in the art of
tolerating
windbags
T
he Duchess of Cornwall
believes her childhood gave
her resilience for the
tedium of royal duties: her
mother would force her to
have dinner with ?the most boring
neighbours in the world? when she
longed just to eat fishfingers and
watch TV.
Of all the burdens of political
leadership, the greatest is ennui.
Watching this election, the endless
rallies, meet-and-greets, the
relentless tedious speeches, it is hard
not to think: who could possibly
want this? Especially when winning
means the wearying small-talk, stiff
dinners, concerts by artists you
despise and, above all, never-ending
meetings that consume your life.
With every passing year my
respect grows for people willing to sit
through things: board meetings,
awards ceremonies, three-hour
school recitals. Time feels more
precious: who?d squander it on a
windbag rather than bolt for the
door. The royal family?s boredom
threshold is Olympian, heroic.
When dealing with dull dinner
companions I move into interview
mode: everyone is interesting if you
ask enough questions. Whereas
Camilla says she pretends she?s a
psychiatrist. Perhaps she could advise
President Trump, who acts in public
like a fidgety child. Maybe he?s
beyond help: his staff say he has little
tolerance for other people
speaking, unless delivering
paeans of praise to him.
Parent trap
T
heresa May?s
childlessness was
once again used to
damn her: the cook
Thomasina Miers says it
explains Tory reluctance to
ban junk-food advertising.
As with Andrea Leadsom
playing mother superior
during the leadership race,
it is depressing and
fatuous. Worse still is an
argument I heard during
the ?dementia tax?
debate, that Mrs May
can?t understand those
caring for elderly
parents because her
mother and father died
while relatively young.
The longevity of Jeremy
The great Danes
I
attended a very jolly Danish
embassy dinner for the outgoing
ambassador, Claus Grube, who is
to retire. I told him that
my son while studying
in Norway had mainly
befriended Danes: they
share our beery
affability and have a
very similar sense of
humour. Later, in a
thank-you speech, a
British diplomat
remarked that if we got
to choose a Brexit buddy
to take with us, we would
pick Denmark.
True enough. Except
the Danes, who for
decades were almost as
Eurosceptic as Brits,
have changed: since
our referendum, polls
show the popularity
of EU membership
has soared.
The country that
has a special word
for cosy conviviality
feels it doesn?t look
very ?hygge? out in
the cold.
A
lawyer friend from the
Philippines told me his father
put him and his siblings
through college largely on proceeds
from cockfighting. It is a hugely
popular sport there, with both local
and national leagues and a specialist
TV channel. His father earned well
both from raising prize birds and
betting on their success.
While we debated the hideous
cruelty of a pursuit banned in
England and Wales since 1835,
someone pointed out that maybe
Britain is worse. Here male chicks
(apart from a few breeders) are
exterminated straight after hatching.
Hen-keeping is fashionable, but few
own a cockerel since ? and, forgive
me, I didn?t know this until I actually
owned chickens ? you don?t need a
cock to produce eggs. Plus they wake
the neighbourhood at dawn.
We did have a cockerel for a while,
a total bastard who?d ninja-kick my
legs until they bled. In the Philippines
he could have been a contender. So is
it more humane to snuff out the whole
male gender at birth? Or should we
preserve a legion of magnificent
specimens who are treated royally
until they go into mortal combat,
then exalted if they live?
@victoriapeckham
Oxford academics
should be allowed
to teach beyond 67
Oliver Kamm
I
n the 1984 US presidential
election, pundits suggested that
the septuagenarian Ronald
Reagan was past it. He responded
in a televised debate: ?I will not
make age an issue of this campaign. I
am not going to exploit, for political
purposes, my opponent?s youth and
inexperience.?
It was a great quip that defused the
issue and pointed to an enduring
truth. Advanced age does not imply
diminished capacity. Academics at
the University of Oxford are acting
on this insight by trying to abolish a
rule that forces them to retire at 67.
Their cause is just; the consequences
for education can only be good if
they succeed.
The present rule was introduced at
Oxford in 2011 after the national
abolition of the default retirement
age. Its rationale is admirable: to
increase diversity, making it easier to
appoint women and ethnic minorities
to academic posts. But if there?s a case
Ageing is immutable
but retirement is an
arbitrary convention
(as I believe there is) for pursuing
numerical targets for women and
minorities across professions, it
should be done directly by explicit
quotas. The indirect route at Oxford
(and also the universities of
Cambridge and St Andrews) of
enforcing a retirement age involves
discriminating against people on
morally irrelevant grounds.
Ageing is biologically immutable
but retirement is an arbitrary social
convention. The mere fact of
attaining a 67th birthday says
nothing about a person?s capacity to
do their job. There is no good
evidence that advancing age
correlates with a decline in ability to
do the tasks of teaching, research
and student counselling that an
academic is expected to perform.
Some can do it and some can?t; it
depends on the person.
Academics are responsible people
whose care for their institution and
students should be taken on trust. If
their powers decline or their
knowledge of their discipline is not
sufficiently current, they will know it
and act accordingly. If in extreme
cases they don?t, and are no longer
competent for the job, the university
will have lawful grounds to discipline
them. All that the Oxford academics
are asking is that performance not be
confused with the separate and
irrelevant criterion of age.
The expansion of higher education
in the past generation has altered the
make-up of the student population,
as older people increasingly seek to
acquire new skills and qualifications.
It?s a strange way of catering to this
new demand by insisting on a
circumscribed age range for those
who teach them.
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After this mess, Mrs May needs a relaunch
Assuming she wins a half-decent majority the PM must demote her key aides and win back the faith of her party
Iain
Martin
@iainmartin1
T
here have been plenty of
dud Conservative
campaigns down the
decades, in which squabbles
spilled over in the final
weeks. Yet even accounting for the
eternal tendency of Tories to moan,
this latest effort from the
Conservative Party ranks as possibly
their worst general election
campaign since before the war. By
which I mean the First World War.
In 1906, the Conservative and
Liberal Unionist parties were
marmalised by the Liberals.
Fittingly, the person responsible for
that fiasco was Joe Chamberlain,
who had split the government by
pushing a protectionist platform
from which it then toppled face first,
from 402 seats to 156 seats.
Birmingham reformer Chamberlain
is, of course, the intellectual lodestar
of Nick Timothy, joint chief of staff
to Theresa May.
This time it is Mr Timothy who
put a kamikaze policy, on social
care, in the manifesto in an effort to
appeal to working-class voters and
the young. If the precise policy was
arguably technically right in
economic theory, it was
catastrophically wrong in political
practice. A declaration of war on
Tory voters by the party during an
election was a pioneering initiative
of lunatic proportions. As a Tory
minister says: ?Let the blame game
begin.?
As in any account of an epic
screw-up, there are flaws in the first
draft of history. It is wrong for all
the blame to land on Mr Timothy
when it should be shared out fairly.
His boss, the prime minister,
acquiesced. The notion that he took
sole charge of the wretched
manifesto and arrogantly consulted
no one is incorrect. Ministers were
very much involved. They were in
their individual ?silos? and had no
glimpse of other policy areas, but
that was the practice too under
David Cameron.
This time the doomed social care
policy came out of the ?workflow? for
the manifesto undertaken in Jeremy
Hunt?s team at health, I understand,
and was approved by Ben Gummer,
one of Mrs May?s most trusted
ministers. Mr Timothy argued for it,
and Fiona Hill, his co-chief of staff in
No 10 and communications director
of the Tory campaign, opposed it, as
did Sir Lynton Crosby, the consultant
who has in the wake of the disaster
taken full charge.
Reports of the bearded Mr
Timothy?s disappearance, Rasputinstyle, have been exaggerated. He is
there in CCHQ, but the exceptionally
close Hill-Timothy partnership that
made Mrs May prime minister has
been rent asunder.
At the Home Office in the early
years they boosted her confidence,
watched her back and provided
intellectual ballast. With the move
into No 10 they sat outside her door.
Her friends worry that
May?s closest team
got drunk on power
Everything, absolutely everything,
went through them. But from
conversations with the prime
minister?s supporters a troubling
picture emerges of a deeply
dysfunctional set-up tested in the
election and now broken.
?Theresa has been held hostage by
that pair,? says a pro-May senior
Tory of her twin chiefs of staff.
?Theresa and Philip [May] are
bossed around by Nick and Fi,? says
another. While Mrs May as a new
prime minister became steadily
co-dependent, her friends worry that
her closest team got drunk on
power. Originally, voters cited Mrs
May as serious and grown-up, and
some still do. For others watching
her get into difficulties, that
perception of strength flipped into a
view that she is baffling at best and a
bit mean (taking away school
lunches) at worst.
There also turns out to be a
serious downside to not making the
case for capitalism, or markets, as the
driver of prosperity. If you are a Tory
leader without a strong argument
about wealth creation and how it
happens ? made well in advance
and repeated through speeches and
policy ? then do not be surprised
when some voters conclude that this
contest is really a competition
between parties offering different
sizes of magic money tree.
The sole way in which Britain can
fix its serious problems with social
care, the NHS, infrastructure and
the public finances is by engineering
a much more dynamic and fastergrowing economy that generates tax
revenue and private funds for future
investment. Government cannot do
it, but it can try to create the
conditions. Instead of offering such
help, by decluttering regulation and
fixing the tax system, the Mayites
concentrated on plans to divide the
existing spoils between the
?workers?, thus accepting the left?s
frame of reference. What does all
this mean for afterwards? Assuming
there is an afterwards, that is ? but
with the Tory vote share in the low
to mid-40s they should be returned
with a healthy majority when the
binary choice is between the serious
Mrs May and Jeremy Corbyn.
Even with a large majority, there
will be a degree of hell to pay.
Having been reduced to the pathetic
status of extras, some of the cabinet
will be less biddable and more
difficult to reshuffle. Tory MPs are
worried and the activists who still
rather like David Cameron ? and
who tolerated the Team May brand
relegating the word Conservative
from the campaign but did not like it
? will have robust views too.
What can be done? For a start the
prime minister should shake up her
team after polling day, demote or
fire her two key aides, widen her
team of advisers and appoint a
new, strong single chief of staff
from within government with a
calm temperament.
Frankly, there is far too much
Westminster pusillanimity. No one
should care for a second whether it
offends ?Nick and Fi? or whether
they?ll stand for it. That is a tenth
order issue compared to what is at
stake here. The Brexit talks begin in
under three weeks, and Mrs May
has a duty to do much better.
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IVF providers
Sir, I write further to your report on
the number of UK patients travelling
abroad for IVF treatment (?Foreign
fertility treatment raises pressure of
multiple births on NHS?, News,
May 31). This is a growing problem for
patients and the National Health
Service alike.
I see the solution as twofold. First,
we need to increase NHS IVF
provision by introducing a national
IVF tariff and cap the amount paid to
the IVF providers. The amount
charged by the providers per cycle
varies from �500 to more than
�000. Allowing clinics to capitalise
on these variations at the expense of
the NHS and the public is
unacceptable.
Second, we must review the
government policy on egg-donation
anonymity to encourage more
treatments to take place in the UK. It
is in the national interest for patients
to have treatment in the UK, which
benefits from a highly regulated IVF
industry.
This two-fold action would halt the
worrying epidemic of ?IVF tourism?.
professor dr geeta nargund
Medical director, Create Fertility
Salmon survival
Sir, Thank you for highlighting the
plight of wild salmon (?Why wild
salmon need mankind?s help to
survive?, News, May 31). The decline
should be everyone?s concern, but it is
felt particularly keenly by anglers and
the many rural businesses and
employees that they support.
The Angling Trust is pressing the
government to take urgent and
concerted action to tackle three
issues: commercial netting (which has
limited economic benefit compared
with angling and kills far more fish);
agricultural pollution from silt, slurry
and pesticides; and predation by
cormorants and goosanders.
Action in these three key areas
would have rapid benefits for these
majestic fish.
mark lloyd
Chief executive, The Angling Trust
& Fish Legal
Sir, Alice Thomson brilliantly exposes
the sinister machinations behind the
proposals to remove the 50 per cent
cap on religious selection, a move that
threatens to give birth to a new
generation of single-faith, segregated
religious schools (?Tories are
embracing education apartheid?,
Comment, May 31).
Since the Catholic Education
Service first claimed that opening
schools under the cap ?contravened
canon law?, it has been overwhelmed
by evidence to the contrary. There are
Catholic state schools in England, for
instance, that don?t select all their
places on the basis of religion. The
vast majority of Catholic private
schools in England don?t select their
pupils on the basis of religion. Most
state Catholic schools around the
world don?t discriminate in this way.
And the Catholic International
Education Office has issued a
statement emphasising that a
?Catholic school is an inclusive school,
founded in intercultural and
interreligious dialogue. A
nondiscriminatory school, open to all.?
Either the canon law claim is false, or
an awful lot of people are breaking it.
jay harman
Education campaigns manager,
Humanists UK
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Sir, The proposal in the Conservative
manifesto to set an asset floor of
�0,000 for the estates of those in
care has been defended on the ground
that �0,000 is a ?decent? inheritance
(?Why I?m happy for my house to
fund my care?, Comment, May 22).
Indeed it is for a sole child, but not if
several are sharing it. The floor should
be set at �0,000 a child. All children
would rather have the deposit for a
mortgage than be thrown on to
housing benefits.
david cockerham
Bearsted, Kent
Sir, As a solicitor I specialised in
elderly client law in the last decades of
my career. It was always the case that
residential care home fees were
recoverable. If the only asset
remaining was the family home, the
cost of care was recovered on a sale of
that asset, before or after the death of
the patient. The county councils?
social services could register a charge
so that a house sale could not be
completed without paying off that
charge ? like any other mortgage.
derek taylor
Redditch, Worcs
Sir, Mrs May says the costs of social
care will be capped, but at what level?
I think we should be told before the
election. I also think the biggest
reform Mrs May could make would be
to treat dementia costs in the same
way as cancer. Both are terrible
illnesses. Dementia, like cancer, should
be treated free by the NHS. I think
people would pay extra tax for this.
valerie crews
Beckenham, Kent
Sir, My contribution towards the NHS
from my last tax payment was over
250 per cent more than my private
health insurance premiums. I don?t
mind paying it ? I just object to the
many people who announce that I?m
getting it free.
alex hambro
Guiting Power, Cheltenham
Sir, In her speech to launch the
Conservative manifesto Theresa May
explained that if we failed to get a deal
with Europe ?the consequences for
Britain and for the economic security
of ordinary working people will be
dire?. Yet, so far in this election
campaign I have not been told what
those ?dire? consequences would be,
how we might manage them or what
our options, if any, are.
david clancy
Bishopstone, Sussex
Committed couples Freedom of the veil Digitised museums
Sir, Sarah Harper questions whether
an ageing society requires us to
rethink the institution of marriage
(?Till death us do part? It?ll take a
while?, News, May 31).
This year we reach a tipping point
in our demography, where the
number of older people needing care
will outstrip the number of
working-age family members
available to meet that demand. More
than ever we need couples who are
willing to commit to each other into
older age.
Accepting the break-up of
relationships places demands on the
state at a time when we can ill afford
to do so. It isn?t time to question
marriage; it?s time to question
why in our heated debate on social
care we discuss family relationships
so little.
frank young
Head of family policy,
Centre for Social Justice
Corrections and
clarifications
6 David Octavius Hill?s painting in
the National Portrait Gallery,
Edinburgh, depicts the first general
assembly of the Free Church of
Scotland, not of ?the Church of
Scotland? (picture caption, News,
May 27).
6 London Zoo has asked us to clarify
that no violence occurred when its
gorilla, Kumbuka, escaped from his
enclosure in 2016 (?History of
violence?, News, May 31).
Thursday June 1 2017 | the times
on this day june 1, 1917
SMASHING A
TURKISH
RAILWAY
Once again the Turks have been
made to feel the full force of a British
cavalry stroke. The Commander-inChief decided upon the destruction
of the greater part of the railway line
south-west of Beersheba and
mounted troops of a desert column
under Major-General Chauvel
attacked more than 20 miles of line
and destroyed it absolutely beyond
repair. The Turks are short of
railway material and had looked to
Sir, Baroness Warsi?s comments on
Muslims at the Hay Festival are
disheartening (?Warsi calls on
Muslims to see off the full face veil?,
News, May 30). She indicates that
perhaps in 20 years? time Muslim
women will shun the veil. However,
the veil forms a fundamental part of
the practice of the Islamic faith as a
direct divine injunction. Its role is
eloquently explained by Hazrat Mirza
Masroor Ahmad, the head of the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: ?The
truth is that purdah and hijab actually
establish the true dignity,
independence and freedom of women.
Hijab does not only give women
physical security but is also a key
means of giving them spiritual
security and purity of heart.?
Hence, with this purpose in mind,
as a Muslim I could never hope or
expect it to disappear from practice.
maleeha mansur
London SW20
Sir, Tristram Hunt is right to question
museum expenditure on ?cool digital
stuff? (?Museum visitors seek refuge
from digital world?, News, May 31).
He must, however, accept that online
catalogues, comparable with an index
to a book, are essential to inform the
public of what museums hold and to
permit virtual access by those unable
to visit in person.
Visitors tell me they go to museums
to see ?real? objects, artworks and
specimens, an experience uniquely
available there, but perhaps inspired
by the internet.
Their sense of wonder and ability to
absorb knowledge is often spoilt by
those concentrating on digital
gadgetry, or by the technology
that comes between them and the
objects. They will welcome Mr
Hunt?s comment as a breath of
fresh air.
peter saunders
Curator emeritus, Salisbury Museum
this section of the line to furnish
badly-needed material, but they will
not find a sound rail or sleeper there.
Two columns moved out on their
destroying mission. A camel corps
went off on a 32-mile march to El
Audja, a police post on the TurcoEgyptian frontier. They had
previously destroyed the bridge, and
spent yesterday smashing the whole
railway westwards to Wadi El Abiad.
Being well to the west of Beersheba,
they had more time than the cavalry,
and the explosions of the camel men
were heard like a heavy artillery
battle until late in the afternoon.
The task of smashing the railway
between Asluj and Hadaj was
entrusted to Field Engineers and
Anzac and Imperial mounted troops,
who have been specially trained in
rapidly destroying railway line.
These splendid soldiers moved south
and east from dusk on Tuesday until
dawn yesterday for more than 30
miles. They were delayed by the
extreme darkness, and a dust storm
made it difficult to see the tracks.
Some of the country is very
difficult. One column had to march
in the blackness of the night over a
long stretch of limestone ridges with
sharp, jagged edges. One demolition
party arrived at Asluj at 6 o?clock,
and the other at Hadaj at 7, working
towards each other. By 10 o?clock
they had destroyed 10 miles of line,
including three bridges of 24 arches,
with substantial stone and concrete
pillars. So complete was the
destruction that not one length of
rail remained whole. Every bolt had
its head knocked off.
It was not part of the scheme that
the cavalry and camelry should join
hands and the short section between
their spheres of operations remains
untouched, but the undestroyed
portion is isolated and useless. While
the engineers were blowing up the
railway the cavalry got within five
miles of Beersheba, destroyed the
railway bridge, and drove off two
Turkish cavalry brigades.
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Pragmatic king
Sir, Ben Macintyre (?Restoration of a
king?s art is long overdue?, Comment,
May 27) asserts that the return of the
paintings from Charles I?s art
collection was ?certainly what Charles
II thought?. However, Charles II and
his officials are known to have
broached the matter of the paintings
now in the Prado and the Louvre with
their Spanish and French
counterparts on a number of
occasions, but never more than
half-heartedly. It is clear that Charles
saw this as an issue to be raised only
so that he would later have the option
of conceding those claims should it be
in his diplomatic interests.
Moreover, the 1660 Act of
Indemnity and Oblivion
acknowledged that about half the
paintings from the sale would not
have to be returned. Quite a few of
the Prado, Louvre and
Kunsthistorisches paintings were
covered by that loophole. That many
of the other exempted paintings were
returned seems to have been because
owners did so voluntarily.
Charles II was nothing if not a
pragmatist.
dr andrew barclay
Royston, Herts
Not playing ball
Sir, Tom Woodhouse?s sentiments
from Bradford (?Football unity?, letter,
May 31) are not universally shared.
Organised football matches, played
under a local league, are exemplars of
antisocial behaviour with almost
weekly examples of public urination
by footballers in sight of young
children?s play areas; extensive
littering; abusive language; trespassing
over walls and locked gates to retrieve
balls. These are not facets of the
?unifying power of football within and
between our many communities? that
I would like to applaud.
valerie bramwell
Calderdale, W Yorks
BA support
Sir, There has been much focus on
British Airways? leadership stemming
from its IT fiasco (News and letters,
May 29, 30 and 31). It seems to me as
great an indictment is the absence of
visible support for the airline staff
who throughout have had to bear the
weight of public dissatisfaction with
insufficient information to support
them. There are still many good and
talented people employed by BA.
They appear to have been deeply let
down by their senior management.
john brehcist
Scraptoft, Leicester
Lags and fags
Sir, Why not ban cigarettes in prisons
? but permit vaping (Comment,
May 29, and letters, May 30)?
colin smith
Birmingham
Reflecting on words
Sir, Your report (?Call to bring
nature?s rare words out of
hibernation?, News and leading
article, May 31) reminds me of a word
that my grandmother used to
describe a reflection from a watch
face or other shiny object on a wall or
ceiling. As a child I recall chasing a
?pollywash? around the room to the
amusement of my parents, but haven?t
heard the word used for years.
james crane
Fareham, Hants
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UK: The 50th anniversary of the UK release
of the Beatles? Sgt Pepper?s Lonely Hearts
Club Band.
Nature notes
On the first day of
summer ? as June 1
is regarded by
meteorologists ?
nature is in a more
stable state than it
has been for some
months. Among birds, virtually all the
summer migrants that visit us have arrived
and are settled in their territories, while the
winter visitors have flown home to the far
north. There may be a few turtle doves still
to arrive from Africa, and one or two
Scandinavian fieldfares still lingering here.
The trees are in their fullest and freshest
green, and are not yet ready to take on the
darker hues that will follow. Some spring
flowers, such as lesser celandines, have faded,
but many, including meadow buttercups, will
be in bloom for two or three months yet.
However, there is a wealth of high summer
flowers still to come, such as knapweeds and
willowherbs, along the verges of the lanes,
while July will bring a host of new butterflies,
such as the ringlets and meadow browns. So
there are new changes not all that far away.
derwent may
Birthdays today
Ron Dennis, pictured,
founder of McLaren
Technology Group (1985),
70; Nihal Arthanayake,
presenter, BBC radio, and
ambassador for the British
Asian Trust, 46; Dame Jill
Black, Lady Justice of
Appeal, head of International Family Justice
for England and Wales, 63; Sir Colin
Blakemore, professor of neuroscience,
University of Oxford (2007-12), 73; Pat
Boone, singer, Love Letters in the Sand (1957),
and actor, 83; Brian Cox, actor, Troy (2004),
71; Marlon Devonish, athlete, Olympic gold
medallist (2004) 41; Jason Donovan, singer,
Especially For You (1989), 49; Lord
(Norman) Foster of Thames Bank,
architect, chairman and founder, Foster and
Partners, 30 St Mary Axe (the ?Gherkin?)
(2004), 82; Morgan Freeman, actor, The
Shawshank Redemption (1994), 80; Susan
Elan Jones, Labour MP for Clwyd South,
shadow minister (Wales) (2015-16), 49; Prof
Parveen Kumar, president, Royal Society of
Medicine (2010-12), 75; Jean Lambert, Green
Party MEP (London region), 67; David Lan,
artistic director, Young Vic, 65; Paco Pe馻,
flamenco guitarist, 75; Markus Persson,
co-creator, Minecraft, 38; Robert Powell,
actor, Jesus of Nazareth (1977), 73; Jonathan
Pryce, actor, Game of Thrones (since 2015),
70; John Pullinger, chief executive, UK
Statistics Authority, national statistician and
permanent secretary, 58; Tom Robinson,
singer-songwriter, Glad to Be Gay (1978), 67;
Gerald Scarfe, cartoonist, The Sunday Times
(since 1967), and illustrator, 81; Nigel Short,
chess player, 52; Kip Thorne, theoretical
physicist and scientific consultant,
Interstellar (2014), 77; Sir John Tooley,
general director, Royal Opera House
(1980-88), 93; Ronnie Wood, Rolling Stones
guitarist, 70; Baroness (Lola) Young of
Hornsey, actress and arts consultant, 66.
On this day
In 1880 the first telephone box for public use
went into service in the United States.
The last word
?Topography displays no favourites; North?s as
near as West./ More delicate than the
historians? are the map-makers? colours.?
Elizabeth Bishop, American poet, from
The Map (1946).
Take a Seat
A pollster?s analysis suggests that Britain could face a hung parliament next week.
The projection may be controversial, but the parties cannot afford to ignore it
Pollsters are not prophets, nor do they claim to be.
It is reasonable enough that a new model from
YouGov, which suggests that the electorate?s
present intentions point to a hung parliament, has
been met with scepticism. All projections should
be. Yet the figures are based on interviews with
many thousands of people and sophisticated
statistical techniques. That the results are so
surprising is precisely why they need to be
scrutinised by politicians and voters.
The latest projections from YouGov, released
yesterday, show the Conservatives winning only
311 seats, and Labour making gains to reach 255.
That would leave Theresa May 15 seats short of an
overall majority. This analysis is based on a week
of interviews with 50,000 registered voters. Their
answers are put through a model that accounts for
different groups? differing likelihoods of turning
out on polling day, and assumes that people with
similar characteristics have similar voting habits
even if they live in different parts of the country.
This means that the expected results in one
constituency could be calculated using data from
another. YouGov says that these techniques
earned their stripes with reasonably accurate
forecasts of the EU referendum and US presidential election results.
As ever with electoral prognostication, caveats
abound. Some of the assumptions underlying the
model may turn out to be wrong, as pollsters?
assumptions were in 2015. In that election nearly
every major poll had the Conservatives and
Labour level pegging come election day. But the
Tories ended up seven points ahead with an overall majority in parliament. That was largely
because pollsters were not speaking to a representative cross-section of the electorate, a flaw
that YouGov and others have been trying to
correct ever since.
Equally important is that the model takes only
a snapshot. It does not predict how people will
vote next week, but rather what the result would
be if people voted today. Voters can still change
their minds, and some probably will. Other pollsters have come up with other results. ComRes
says that if voters behave in a similar way this year
to how they behaved in 2015, the Tories are on
track for a 100-seat majority. It is no secret that different assumptions yield different results, and as
polling companies freely admit, there is no way of
knowing which are right until June 9.
The direction of travel, however, is undeniable
in numerous polls. The Conservatives started this
election campaign with a huge lead, which has
steadily shrunk. This could be thanks to an
increase in support for Labour among young
people after the party?s offer of free university
tuition and its attention to issues that young voters
care about, such as housing. The prime minister?s
patchy performance during the campaign,
bungling her manifesto launch with a politically
explosive policy on social care that she was then
bounced into reversing, will also have done some
damage to her prospects.
A hung parliament would surely be a careerending prospect for Mrs May, who called this
election expecting to ride home. Even a modest
majority would be damaging. The prime minister
told the electorate that she needed a landslide and
that is the yardstick by which she will be judged.
Anything less than a majority of 60, the lower
boundary of Conservative optimism, would be a
disappointment after such lofty ambitions early in
the campaign.
The world has witnessed an abundance of
political surprises in the last year. Only the results
of the Dutch and French elections have calmed
nerves. Yet a hung parliament would create a
political crisis in Britain and weaken any prime
minister in Brexit negotiations. It makes the
turnout next Thursday all the more vital.
Kabul Conundrum
Nato allies must join the US in helping to create a partial stabilisation of Afghanistan
The truck bomb that ripped though Kabul?s diplomatic quarter yesterday was a grim reminder of
how Afghanistan has turned into a war without
end. The country?s serial horrors, the relentless
advance of the Taliban, the sinister presence of
Islamic State terror cells: all demand the attention
of the West. The challenge for the American president is to find a military response that can give the
Afghan government sufficient muscle to fight off
its enemies and to ensure that this floundering
state does not again become a platform for attacks
on America and its allies.
Donald Trump is expected to make a decision
soon. No option is particularly palatable. Doing
nothing signals that the US is ready to flee and not
fight. A light-footed approach limited to drone
strikes and occasional raids by special forces
incurs some of the costs of action yet is unlikely to
achieve enough to keep the threat under control.
A full-scale surge has no popular support. What is
left is a more intensive air campaign, battalionsized US forces in support of the Afghan national
army and an intelligence drive that opens the way
for targeted operations against terrorist leaders.
That seems to be the gist of military advice being
offered to President Trump. Troop levels could
rise from 8,400 to up to 12,000.
Mr Trump would be right to demand that Nato?s
European allies step into such an offensive. The
explosion yesterday killed at least 90 people,
including a BBC driver and a guard at the German
embassy, and wounded 450. It rocked the French
and Indian embassies. European Nato members
complained last week that Mr Trump failed to
commit himself to Article Five of the alliance
charter, pledging collective defence. While the
words were not uttered, the US has shown by its
actions, sending troops to nervous Baltic states
and contributing the lion?s share to the defence
spending of the West, that it is a full-blooded
member of Nato.
The Nato alliance has accepted that it must be a
formal member of the struggle against Islamic
State. Now comes the first test. If the US decides to
boost its presence in Afghanistan then European
partners must accept that they too must take part.
It was unclear yesterday whether Isis, the Taliban,
which denied responsibility, or some other group-
ing mounted the Kabul bombing. The principle,
however, remains the same.
To be effective the Afghan army needs to be
trained and accompanied in battle by western
advisers. Chiefly, though, there has to be clarity
about the aims of the mission. In one optimistic
scenario the Taliban would be so weakened its
leaders would agree to enter a government. Yet it
now controls 50 per cent of the country and has no
incentive to strike a peace.
The point of an enhanced force is to strengthen
the government in Kabul . The Taliban should not
be wooed into a unity government but rather contained until accompanying diplomatic pressure
ensures fighters lose their overseas support. Pakistan and Russia are part of the reason that this war,
which has already cost the US more than threequarters of a trillion dollars, stumbles on. Pakistan
is concerned India would gain a foothold in a postTaliban world. Russia is worried jihadists could
regroup and radicalise the central Asian republics.
A strategic approach is essential to sap and divide
the Taliban. That is a mission for the whole
alliance, not just the United States.
Transport of Delight
Revenge is a dish best served with song
?It takes a lot to laugh,? Bob Dylan wrote. ?It takes
a train to cry.? And so it goes. After the tears of rage
shed across the Southern Rail network by commuters last year comes the laughter, or at least the
therapy, of a new musical written by those who
suffered. In the tradition of Starlight Express but
with a last-minute change of crew, route and
departure time, Brighton?s finest rail-dependent
satirists present, for four nights only, Southern Fail.
Only one song from this dramatisation of
the great 2016 railway screw-up has been performed in advance of tomorrow?s opening night.
It is a homage to John Lennon and its title reads
like an instruction: Imagine There?s No Southern.
Very well. In scene 2 a furious prime minister in
Westwood plaid and leopard pumps revokes
Southern Rail?s franchise with one stroke of her
pen and breaks into icy contralto to order her
transport secretary to just Do the Locomotion. A
frenetic duet follows in the style of Spanish Train
between the desperate minister and a diabolical
chief executive of Iberdrola, seizing the chance to
compete with SNCF in the stealthy European
takeover of Britan?s rail network.
Somewhere in the middle of the show (pace
Lennon again) a bedraggled commuters? chorus
wails from the Costa down on platform 24 Don?t
Let Us Down. They perk up, stunned, for the
cathartic second act closer, Here Comes the 7.44,
which doesn?t scan but does, for once, get them to
work on time.
Charles Horton, who runs Southern?s parent
company, has been invited to Southern Fail but has
not RSVP?d. Shame on him. If he shows up to face
the music he will be able to attend the inevitable
sequels ? Worst Great Western and Virgin on
Ridiculous ? with his head held high. Then all the
railway bosses can crowd into the front row for the
first night of British Despairways.
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90 die after
lorry bomb
devastates
central Kabul
Afghanistan
Hugh Tomlinson Delhi
A massive truck bomb that exploded in
the diplomatic quarter of Kabul yesterday killed at least 90 people and
wounded 450 more, marking it as one
of the bloodiest attacks on civilians in
the 16-year-old conflict.
The bombers struck during rush
hour when the roads were clogged with
commuters, detonating explosives
packed in a sewage lorry outside the
German embassy. The blast shattered
windows in the British embassy, located
near by, and for a mile around.
Panicked survivors could be seen
fleeing in all directions, many soaked in
blood. The explosion left a 15ft-deep
crater in the road and set dozens of cars
ablaze. The initial death toll was put at
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about a dozen but the figure was revised
swiftly as casualties began arriving at
hospitals around the city. The Afghan
interior ministry appealed for blood
donors and warned that the number of
dead would rise further.
Witnesses said that the explosion occurred near Zanbaq Square, at the gates
of the German embassy, about 200 metres from the UK embassy, on the edge
of the protected Green Zone ? an area
considered the safest in the city. British
embassy staff were quickly moved to a
safe location and Foreign Office officials
confirmed that all staff were accounted
for and unharmed. ?We strongly condemn this morning?s attack which happened in the centre of Kabul during
Ramadan. Our thoughts are with all the
victims,? a spokesman said.
Several embassies were damaged
and there were reports of diplomats
being wounded, including the Iranian
ambassador, who was said to be seriously injured. At least 11 American contractors were injured, and nine Afghan
guards at the US embassy were killed.
The German foreign ministry confirmed that one diplomat and one
Afghan employee at the embassy had
been wounded, and one of the guards at
the gate killed. Angela Merkel said:
?We?re united in shock and sadness
across all borders. We will lead the fight
against terrorism and we will win it.?
As ever, it was Afghan civilians who
bore the brunt of the atrocity. By nightfall hundreds had gathered outside
hospitals frantically seeking news of
missing loved ones. Some were ushered
inside for the grim task of identifying
charred and dismembered bodies.
?My son?s phone stopped ringing. I
searched the hospitals but there is no
sign. I can?t go home without news,?
said one, Ashraf.
Another, Mohammad Hassan, his
white shirt soaked with blood, waited
outside Wazir Akbar Khan hospital. ?It
felt like an earthquake,? he said.
An Afghan driver for the BBC was
listed among the dead, as was an IT
worker with the Afghan broadcaster
Tolo News. Lotfullah Najafizada, the
station director, described on social
media how he had found a colleague?s
body in a sack.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, and the Taliban have denied carrying out the attack. They and
the Afghan franchise of Isis have both
targeted the capital in recent months.
The Taliban began their annual
spring offensive with a recent ambush
on a military base in the northern city
of Mazar-i-Sharif in which 150 soldiers
died. Isis gunmen murdered nearly a
hundred medical staff and patients at a
military hospital in Kabul in March.
President Ghani condemned yesterday?s attack as a ?crime against humanity?. He said in a statement: ?The terrorists, even in the holy month of Ramadan, the month of goodness, blessing
and prayer, are not stopping the killing
of our innocent people.?
Questions will be raised about how
the attackers were able to penetrate the
security cordon and reach the heart of
the city. With the presidential palace
and other government buildings close
by, the diplomatic quarter is heavily fortified.
Police said 1,500kg of explosives were
hidden in a lorry that had been turned
away from the Green Zone, which
houses the headquarters of Nato coalition forces and several embassies ?
suggesting that the attackers did not
reach their intended target.
The attack comes at a critical juncture for Afghanistan, with President
Trump considering a proposal to send
5,000 more US troops to the country in
an attempt to force the Taliban back to
the negotiating table. The plan is
favoured by the Pentagon, but aides
close to Mr Trump are implacably opposed, arguing that the war ? now in
its 17th year, the longest in American
history ? is unwinnable.
Observers say yesterday?s bombing
further underscores concerns over the
ability of Afghan forces ever to tackle
the insurgency alone.
Leading article, page 29
Afghan civilians bore the brunt of the bombing in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, with the death toll expected to rise still
No team, no policy, no decisions: Afghan
United States
Michael Evans
A political stalemate over the appointment of key officials at the Pentagon
has played a part in the delayed decision over whether to send another
surge of US troops to break the military
stasis in Afghanistan.
With the Taliban mounting more
attacks on the Afghan security forces
and seizing new territory, the US military in Kabul has asked for 5,000 more
troops ? in addition to the 8,400
already in place ? to train and assist
the increasingly demoralised national
army. A decision by President Trump
had been expected some weeks ago but
it emerged at the Nato meeting in Brus-
sels last week that James Mattis, the US
defence secretary, had yet to deliver his
formal recommendation.
Mr Trump has said he wants offers of
more troops from Nato allies before
making an announcement about a US
surge. The UK has 500 soldiers in Kabul.
Mr Mattis?s recommendation has
been delayed by vacancies in some key
jobs at the Pentagon. The post of assistant secretary for Asia Pacific and South
Asia ? responsible for advising the defence secretary on Afghanistan ? has
been vacant since January 20.
Mr Mattis and Lieutenant-General
HR McMaster, the national security
adviser, both support the deployment
of more US troops in Afghanistan but
there are divisions in the White House,
Situations vacant
The Pentagon: 53 jobs to be filled;
five confirmed by the Senate.
Defence department: deputy
defence secretary (nomination not
confirmed); army secretary; navy
secretary; assistant secretary for
homeland defence and global
security (nomination not
confirmed); assistant secretary for
Asian and Pacific security affairs.
DC, excluding White House staff:
1,400 government posts, of which
500 are key roles. Only 98 filled.
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US out in the cold as Trump
readies to dump climate deal
Q&A
Catherine Philp
Diplomatic Correspondent
Rhys Blakely Washington
further. Police said the lorry had been denied entry to the fortified Green Zone
Hillary aide gives sexting
husband another
chance
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President Trump appeared poised to
withdraw the United States from the
Paris climate accord yesterday, making
good on a campaign promise but angering allies and undermining the nearglobal agreement to limit carbon
emissions.
White House officials said Mr Trump
was swayed by arguments that the pact,
which has been adopted by every country except Syria and Nicaragua, shackled the American economy, but added
that the details were not final. Asked
yesterday which way he was leaning,
Mr Trump said: ?I?m hearing from a lot
of people, both ways. Both ways.?
Mr Trump tweeted that he would
announce his decision in the next few
days. ?MAKE AMERICA GREAT
AGAIN,? he added.
Global reaction to the expected announcement was swift and strong. The
United Nations called climate change
?undeniable? and France insisted that
the agreement did not compromise
American sovereignty. The European
Union and China said they would issue
a joint statement reaffirming the deal at
a summit in Brussels today.
Last week Mr Trump refused to sign
off on a G7 statement upholding the
accord, despite intense lobbying from
world leaders, including the Pope, who
gave him his papal encyclical on climate
change when they met in the Vatican.
Mr Trump has form for reversing
decisions right up to the moment of a
public announcement. He changed his
mind on withdrawing from the Nafta
free trade agreement after 11th-hour
phone calls from the leaders of Mexico
and Canada, engineered by officials
who believed that he was making a
grave mistake.
The Paris agreement, drafted with
the aim of stopping average global
temperatures from rising more than 2C
above pre-industrial levels, is not legally binding. Mr Trump could lower the
emissions targets for the US without
withdrawing completely.
One White House official said that
Mr Trump?s decision could include
What is the Paris accord?
An agreement on climate change
signed by more than 190 states and
the EU. It is not legally binding.
What issues does it claim to tackle?
Global temperature, greenhouse
gases and climate-resilient
international development.
How does it address temperature?
It pledges to limit global average
temperature increases to less than
2C above pre-industrial levels.
However, there is doubt on whether
it will meet this goal. A study by the
economist Bjorn Lomborg predicted
a reduction of only 0.17C by 2100
under the present terms and at a
cost of $1 trillion to $2 trillion a year.
How does it aim to tackle climate
change?
Countries pledge to adapt to climate
change and lower greenhouse gas
emissions without threatening food
production. Richer countries help
poorer ones by investing in their
green technology.
How does it differ from previous
international treaties?
It emphasises voluntary and
national targets. However, a survey
of climate experts in Nature last
month suggested that many were
pessimistic about adherence based
on voluntary pledges.
?caveats in the language? to reach a
position that would fall short of
abandoning the deal. He
could also choose not to
exit the underpinning
UN climate change
treaty.
The Paris accord has
divided Mr Trump?s inner
circle. His daughter,
Ivanka, and her
husband, Jared
Kushner, the
president?s
senior adviser, have lobbied for the US
to remain in, as has Rex Tillerson, the
secretary of state, who was due to meet
Mr Trump last night. Mr Tillerson is the
former chief executive of Exxon Mobil,
the oil giant that has backed the pact
along with huge American companies
such as Apple and Google. On the other
side of the argument stands Steve
Bannon, the president?s populist chief
strategist, who has championed a policy
of ?economic nationalism?.
President Xi of China has vowed to
honour the pact even if the US
withdraws. Other countries that joined
the agreement less willingly could,
however, use it as an opportunity to
withdraw or soften their commitment
to curbing emissions. Advocates warn
that the fallout could be great enough
to push the average atmospheric temperature increase above 2C.
However, there are doubts that the
Paris accord ? even if countries kept
their promises ? would reduce the
expected rise in global temperature by
forecast levels. One economist also
estimated that sticking to the Paris
agreement could cost $2 trillion a year.
Mr Trump?s reversal would be a
diplomatic embarrassment for Britain,
which has positioned itself, after the
Brexit referendum, as Europe?s indispensable link to Washington, able to
advise and influence an unpredictable
president. Tobias Ellwood, the Foreign
and Commonwealth Office minister,
told a hustings on Tuesday that Britain
was still working to persuade the
Trump administration to stay with the
agreement.
The UN tweeted a quote from Ant髇io Guterres, its secretary-general,
saying: ?Climate change is undeniable.
Climate change is unstoppable.
Climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable.? G閞ard Araud, France?s ambassador to Washington, tweeted: ?The Paris accord is a political agreement. It doesn?t infringe on
US sovereignty.?
Exxon Mobil pressure, page 37
President Trump has
changed his mind
moments before
public statements
Comey to say President bullied him
strategy hangs in balance
with Steve Bannon, Mr Trump?s chief
strategist, among those who fear that
the US will be dragged into another
phase of fighting and attempted nationbuilding.
General Jack Keane, former vicechief of staff of the US army, has said
that a few extra thousand troops might
not be enough to make a real difference.
Without a Senate-confirmed official
in charge of Afghanistan at the Pentagon, Mr Mattis has had to fight his own
battles in the White House against an
increasingly sceptical inner circle of advisers supportive of Mr Bannon?s view.
The Pentagon stalemate covers a
range of important jobs, including
deputy defence secretary and principal
deputy undersecretary of defence for
policy. ?President Trump has suffered
by never having held public office, let
alone senior public office in a position
related to national security, so he did
not have any significant degree of
familiarity with the pool of talent available to him,? a former senior Pentagon
official said.
?There also appears to have been
confusion over Mattis?s ability to
choose senior members of his staff.
Often the positions reserved for the
president?s choice and that of his prospective defence secretary are worked
out between the two of them in
advance. This apparently was not the
case, leading to disagreement over
several candidates advanced both by
Mattis and the president.?
Rhys Blakely, Boer Deng
The FBI?s sacked director is expected to
accuse President Trump of having put
pressure on him to drop an investigation into a senior official?s links to
Russia when he appears before the
Senate intelligence committee as early
as next week.
?The bottom line is he?s going to testify? and confirm allegations that Mr
Trump attempted to interfere with the
FBI investigation, a source close to
James Comey told CNN.
His abrupt dismissal last month set
off a political firestorm in Washington,
leading to allegations that Mr Trump
had fired him because he refused to
swear personal fealty to him.
It was also alleged that the president
asked Mr Comey to ease off on an
investigation into Michael Flynn, who
had been sacked as national security
adviser amid revelations of undisclosed
ties to foreign governments.
A date has not been set for Mr Comey?s appearance before the Senate, as
details must be worked out with Robert
Mueller, the independent special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to take over the investigation.
Mr Mueller has the power to press
charges if there is evidence of wrongdoing. He has been briefed by Mr Comey and could limit what the director can
say in public if he decides to pursue a
more extensive criminal investigation.
Sean Spicer, Mr Trump?s press secretary, said yesterday that the White
House would no longer be answering
questions on Russia-related investigations. Mr Trump?s personal lawyer
would field them instead.
The House intelligence committee
last night issued a subpoena to demand
documents related to Russia from
Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer to
Mr Trump.
It emerged yesterday that Mr Flynn
was paid last year to make a film attacking a political enemy of President
Erdogan of Turkey. Critics say that the
disclosure raises more questions about
whether Mr Flynn?s advice to Mr
Trump on matters such as Syria and the
White House?s relations with the
Kremlin were influenced by payments
from abroad.
A company run by Mr Flynn was paid
about $530,000 by a Turkish businessman who had close ties to Mr Erdogan.
Most of that money appears to have
been meant as payment for producing a
documentary attacking Fethullah
Gulen, a Muslim cleric who was
accused of plotting a failed coup against
Mr Erdogan last year, according to The
Wall Street Journal.
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Chinese billionaire
buys gay app Grindr
China
Jamie Fullerton Beijing
Only one in 20 of China?s estimated
55 million homosexuals has dared to
come out, yet one of the nation?s tech
entrepreneurs has taken over Grindr,
the popular dating app for gay men.
The move underlines how technology businesses may be helping to liberalise attitudes towards homosexuality
in China, where the gay community has
successfully appropriated the word
?comrade? as a daring, ironic and unifying badge of pride to refer to fellow
homosexuals.
The app, which has over 27 million
registered users in 196 countries and
territories including China, was acquired by Beijing Kunlun Tech, owned
by the 38-year-old heterosexual billionaire Zhou Yahui. The company paid
�8 million for the remaining 38.5 per
cent stake, having snapped up 61.5 per
cent for � million in January 2016.
Mr Zhou?s firm, which develops video
games, promised to use the acquisition
to become a major player in the social
media field. ?It is of strategic importance for us to fully engage in the daily
operations of Grindr,? a company statement read.
That promise of heavy involvement
has prompted fears about Grindr?s
future content. It currently publishes
news articles, but all media in China is
subject to heavy censorship. Rela, a
Chinese dating app for lesbians with
five million users, was shut down last
week without explanation.
Many businesses are enjoying
China?s ?pink pound? moment, with
global firms such as Starbucks, Alibaba
and Nike marketing themselves as proLGBTQ. The tech entrepeneur Geng
Le, founder of Blued, a Chinese gay dating app, champions pro-LGBTQ marketing. Mr Geng organises events and
grants to promote progressive attitudes
in Chinese businesses. With a similar
number of users to Grindr, his app
values itself at around �4 million.
Homosexuality was illegal in China
until 1997 and classified as a mental disorder until 2001, but in some urban
hubs gay people manage to enjoy a
largely discrimination-free life. Firms
such as Blued reflect increasingly tolerant attitudes towards homosexuality in
Beijing, Shanghai and other big cities.
State media generally report positively on LGBTQ issues. Gay marriage
is not legal in mainland China but Taiwan, the island considered a renegade
province by Beijing, is set to legalise gay
marriage within two years, following a
court ruling last month.
Despite the increasingly progressive
attitudes of many young urban Chinese, their society remains far from
gay-friendly. Sham marriages to appease older family members are common. Police in the city of Xian briefly
detained nine activists yesterday who
tried to arrange a gay rights conference,
saying gay people were not welcome.
GOFF PHOTOS
Passenger with ?bomb?
forces aircraft to land
Kuala Lumpur A Malaysia
Airlines plane flying to Kuala
Lumpur had to return to
Melbourne after a passenger
claimed that he had a bomb.
?One disruptive passenger tried
to enter the plane?s cockpit,?
Malaysia?s deputy transport
minister, Abdul Aziz Kaprawi,
said. He added that the alleged
bomb turned out to be a mobile
charger. (AFP)
Police chief falls to Xi?s
anti-corruption purge
Tianjin A former police chief in
the north China city of Tianjin
has been given a suspended death
sentence after being convicted of
abuse of power, bribery and
embezzlement under President
Xi?s war on corruption. State
media said that Wu Changshun,
63, amassed cash, art, antiques,
jewellery and property totalling
� million. His sentence usually
results in life imprisonment.
Migrants die of thirst in
Sahara after lorry fails
Niamey More than 40 West
Walk-on role Sean Connery, 86, in New York yesterday. The death of Molly
Peters, who appeared with Connery in Thunderball, was announced on Tuesday
African migrants died in the
Sahara desert after their lorry
broke down in northern Niger.
Six survivors walked to a remote
village and said that 44 people,
including three babies and two
other children, had died of thirst.
The number of migrants who
cross the Sahara has risen as
impoverished West Africans risk
their lives to try to reach Europe.
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Confident Macron on course for majority
France
Charles Bremner Paris
An impressive start as president of
France has put Emmanuel Macron
within reach of the parliamentary
power he needs to push through his
promised reforms, polls indicate.
Riding the tide of ?Macronmania?, La
R閜ublique En Marche, the president?s
start-up party, is on course to win an
overall majority in the 577-seat
National Assembly in elections on June
18, a Sofres poll for Le Figaro showed
yesterday.
That would give Mr Macron freedom
to govern without hindrance from the
conservative Republicans, led by Fran鏾is Baroin, who want to win a majority
and run an opposition government or
force Mr Macron into sharing power.
The National Front of Marine Le
Pen, the far-right runner-up in the
presidential election, would win only a
handful of seats, having lost credibility
after her second-round defeat.
Mr Macron is, however, facing a first
test with rising allegations of sleaze
against Richard Ferrand, a cabinet
minister who is one of his closest lieutenants. The claims are undermining
the president?s pledges to impose ?new
morality? on the political world.
Strong performances at summits
with President Trump and President
Putin over the past week have added to
the enthusiasm for Mr Macron, 39.
Despite his youth and inexperience,
he asserted himself with the US president at a Nato summit in Brussels. In
Versailles on Monday he put an uncomfortable Mr Putin on the defensive over
Syria and interference in the French
elections. Le Monde described his first
diplomatic forays as flawless and noted
that he had even put Angela Merkel,
the German chancellor, in the shade.
About 60 per cent of voters approve
Parliament projected seats
La R閜ublique
en Marche
140-155
Republicans
Communists
20-30
National Front
10-15
Socialist Party
and allies
320-350
Seats
40-50
577
Total
seats
of Mr Macron, who was elected on May
7 after the most divisive presidential
campaign for decades. That is two and
a half times higher than support for
President Hollande, his predecessor.
Although Mr Macron won only
24 per cent of the vote in the first round
of the election, 57 per cent of the French
want him to win a governing majority,
according to an Ipsos poll.
Pollsters and pundits say that his
assured presidential style has surprised
many who doubted his capacity when
he embarked on what seemed a wildly
unrealistic run for the 蒷ys閑 Palace.
Gilles Savary, a veteran Socialist MP,
said: ?The French are amazed to discover that this young man who had everything to learn in politics is in reality a
professional.?
Mr Macron is also benefiting from
lucky timing. The economy has begun
picking up after years of stagnation
under Mr Hollande, thanks to an overall upturn in Europe and to the limited
reforms that the Socialist president
enacted. Consumer confidence last
month hit its highest level since August
2007, which has been partly attributed
to the arrival of a president with a reformist agenda who exudes optimism.
?Rarely have the planets been
aligned so favourably for a freshly
elected head of state,? Le Figaro said
yesterday.
The outcome of the parliamentary
election, and hence Mr Macron?s
JAMES HORAN/DESTINATION NSW/COVER IMAGES
prospects of enacting his manifesto,
will be shaped by his handling of the
scandal over Mr Ferrand. Determined
to keep a distance, the president has left
it to 蒬ouard Philippe, the prime minister, to defend Mr Ferrand and control
the damage from the impression of
misconduct.
Mr Ferrand, a Socialist MP who ran
Mr Macron?s campaign, is alleged in the
recent past to have arranged ethically
questionable financial transactions
favourable to himself, his partner and
his former wife.
Le Monde alleged that he routinely
used business contacts for his own gain.
Prosecutors said that there were no
grounds for investigation and Mr Ferrand denied that he had done anything
illegal. Mr Philippe insisted on television that Mr Ferrand had committed
no offences but said he understood that
?the French people are exasperated? to
hear about such activities.
MEPs refuse
to give office
addresses
European Union
Bruno Waterfield Brussels
Sound and vision Images inspired by sea creatures and plants are projected on to the opera house for the Vivid Sydney arts festival. Events run until June 17
A third of MEPs have refused to divulge
their office address to avoid scrutiny
over how they spend a generous European parliament allowance paid without any need to provide receipts.
Each of the 751 MEPs is paid an
annual ?52,000 general expenditure
allowance to cover office expenses,
costing taxpayers ?39 million a year.
No proof of expenditure is needed,
but researchers at ?The MEPs Project?
contacted MEPs to find out how the
money was being spent. Of these, 249
refused to reveal where their office is.
The researchers said several owned
their office premises. The local office of
Manfred Weber, a German MEP and
chairman of the EPP group, ?sits in an
annex to his home in a small village in
the Bavarian countryside, far from the
more populated areas of his region?.
No accusations of illegal use of the allowances are made by the researchers.
?The fact that it?s a lump sum means
that MEPs do not need to hand in any
invoice,? a parliament spokesman said.
Olaf, the EU?s anti-corruption agency, yesterday said it had been ?flooded?
with alleged fraud cases in the European parliament, including the fictitious employment of staff.
Opposition anoints Merkel ?successor? University urged women to
Germany
David Charter Berlin
A rising star of German politics is
taking a big step towards being the next
Angela Merkel by becoming prime
minister of the long-serving chancellor?s home state.
Manuela Schwesig, 43, will be the
country?s youngest state leader when
she takes the reins in MecklenburgWestern Pomerania next month.
She is regarded as the brightest hope
of the Social Democratic Party (SPD):
the surge in opinion polls when Martin
Schulz became party leader early this
year has dwindled, leaving Mrs Merkel,
62, the hot favourite to win the general
election in September.
She is not expected to run for a fifth
term if she wins and the jostling has
begun among the next generation of
potential leaders. Ms Schwesig, who is
married with two children, was born
and brought up in the former communist east. She moved to Schwerin, the
capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in 2000 and began her political
rise. She will run the northeastern state
after Erwin Sellering, 67, who has
cancer, announced that he was
stepping down.
Under Mrs Merkel?s coalition
deal with the SPD in 2013 Ms
Schwesig became the youngest member of her cabinet as
minister for families ? the
position that was the young
Mrs Merkel?s springboard
under Helmut Kohl.
With her blonde good
looks and fierce ambition, Ms Schwesig has
attracted both abuse
and praise. She was nicknamed the
?coastal Barbie? because of her background in the state bordering the Baltic
Sea and was also known as the cabinet
nuisance for pushing her own agenda.
She fought and won the argument for
a law requiring at least 30 per cent
female representation on company
boards, and was also the driving force
behind a law allowing women to discover the aggregated salaries of
male colleagues to help them to
bargain for equal pay.
Gerhard Schr鰀er of the SPD
was state prime minister of
Lower Saxony for eight years
before becoming Germany?s
chancellor in 1998.
Manuela Schwesig
has championed
women?s causes
show cleavage at graduation
Belgium
Bruno Waterfield
The medical faculty at one of Belgium?s
leading universities has been forced to
apologise after telling women students
to show their cleavage at their graduation ceremony.
An email was sent last week to students at the Universit� Libre de Bruxelles ? founded as a progressive institution that gave its first degree, in 1888,
to a woman ? advising them on what
to wear when graduating.
?From an aesthetic point of view, it is
better for young women to wear a dress
or skirt and a nice low neckline and
men, a suit. Of course, ladies, this
instruction is not mandatory,? said the
email from the faculty?s administrative
office. Marco Schetgen, the dean, admitted that the advice had been sent officially. ?It is a woman who is at the origin of this message, since the secretariat is composed only of women,? he said.
?No, it?s not a hoax.? He said that he had
been shocked by the message.
A statement published on the ULB
student Facebook page criticised the
university for undermining hard-won
women?s rights. ?Nobody has the right
to tell you how to dress. No one has the
right to tell you how to play your role as
a woman,? it said.
Following student outrage the university apologised and said the message
was ?contrary to the values defended
every day by the ULB and its faculty?.
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Students treat injured protesters
after Caracas runs out of doctors
LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Venezuela
Stephen Gibbs Caracas
Daniella Liendo is gaining frontline
practical experience as she completes
her medical studies. When she is not in
lectures or the library, the 22-year-old
woman is on the streets with volunteers
treating the injured in Venezuela?s violent anti-government protests.
?I have felt very afraid,? she says. ?But
I?m more afraid that we remain in this
state.?
On the streets of Caracas this week,
the second-year student treated a demonstrator who had been shot at close
range with a marble pellet in the city?s
Chacao neighbourhood.
?Once we get to a patient we must
decide with the more senior doctors if
[the injured] must be taken away for
treatment,? she says. ?The most common problem is asphyxia from the tear
gas. We?ve also had a lot of head traumas and burns to deal with.?
Clashes between protesters and government forces armed with tear gas
canisters, rubber bullets and water
cannon have led to 69 deaths since the
start of April and left 100,000 injured.
Wearing white builders? helmets
marked with a green cross, the Cruz
Verde group that Ms Liendo works with
has been compared with the White
Helmet volunteers in Syria.
?We offer free healthcare to all during the marches,? says George Simon, a
surgeon who graduated thirty years
ago, and who leads his younger charges
on to the streets.
?Last week I treated a national guard
officer and a riot policeman who had
sliced his hand open,? he says, ?Only
yesterday we had four pick-up trucks
extract people to safety zones.?
Local councils run Venezuela?s ambulance service. Limited staff and resources mean paramedics tend to stay
away from the streets, instead waiting
in clinics to treat the worst affected.
Other emergency services are run by
the central government. They have
been discouraged from giving support
to anti-government demonstrators
who are deemed to be conducting a
coup against President Maduro.
Emergency medical attention at
marches is therefore limited to what
Ben Hoyle Los Angeles
Riot police riding motorcycles charge at opposition activists during a protest against President Maduro in Caracas
the local council can provide, said Dr
Simon, who reaches the front line each
afternoon having seen to his own
patients at a private clinic.
?If we hear gun shots we have to leave
for the safety of our people. If things
really start to deteriorate over the coming weeks the next step is for us to establish a triage field hospital near the
protest area,? he added.
The demonstrations began after the
Venezuelan supreme court, which is
loyal to the president, tried to dissolve
parliament in March and take its powers. The move, which was partly reversed, was seen as an attempted coup
by opposition parliamentarians, and
Clinton aide takes sexting
husband back yet again
United States
Boer Deng Washington
Had the election turned out differently,
Huma Abedin would be among the
most powerful women in the country.
However, instead of having a role in
Hillary Clinton?s administration Ms
Huma Abedin and
Anthony Weiner
separated last year
Abedin is navigating the complexities
of a divorce from Anthony Weiner, a
former congressman who was convicted last month of sending lewd messages
to a 15-year-old girl.
Weiner, 52, must register as a sex
offender and is expected to be sentenced in September, yet it has emerged
Lunch is off
the menu
for corporate
America
that his estranged wife is seeking a reconciliation. Despite filing for divorce,
Ms Abedin, 40, has invited Weiner to
return to the apartment they shared in
Manhattan. ?He was supposed to move,
but they just signed for another year,? a
source told the New York Post.
The scandal surrounding Weiner
helped to derail the Clinton campaign
when the FBI seized his computer last
summer. As well as the obscene messages to a girl in North Carolina his laptop
contained emails from the state department forwarded by Ms Abedin. Their
discovery two weeks before the election led James Comey, the FBI director,
to announce that his agency had reopened an investigation into Mrs Clinton?s emails to discover whether laws
had been broken by sharing them.
Ms Abedin separated from her husband soon after, despite standing by
him through two other sexting scandals. Their reunion may be short lived,
though: Weiner faces years in jail.
criticised by Luisa Ortega, the attorney-general.
President Maduro?s opponents are
also deeply suspicious of his efforts to
convene a 540-strong ?constituent
assembly? to redraft the constitution,
which was last amended in 1999, when
Hugo Ch醰ez was president.
In an economic crisis that has caused
shortages and galloping inflation ? the
national currency was devalued by 64
per cent last night ? hospitals are
desperately short of supplies. The Cruz
Verde receives most of its equipment
from donations through social media.
An exodus of Venezuelan medical
graduates has meant that even those
with the most basic training are in demand. An estimated 15,000 doctors
have left to work abroad since 2003.
Allies of the Maduro government
have condemned the group for helping
injured protesters, while Pedro Carvajalino, a state television presenter,
recently branded the volunteers as
?paramilitaries?.
Membership of the group, which was
founded in 2014 during student protests
against Mr Maduro, has grown in six
weeks from 30 to 180 students.
Ms Liendo is adamant that the organisation will help anyone. ?We are an
apolitical group. We?re here for those
who need help,? she said.
Man to divorce teacher who
raped him when he was 12
Ben Hoyle
Twenty years after their love affair
scandalised the world an American
man wants to end his marriage to the
former teacher who raped him when he
was 12.
Vili Fualaau, 33, has filed for legal
separation from Mary Kay Fualaau
(formerly Letourneau), 55, who was
jailed for having sex with him before he
was even a teenager.
She was a married mother of four
when she began a relationship with the
boy and by the time she was arrested in
1997 she was pregnant with their first
child. She admitted second-degree
child rape but her six-month sentence
was reduced to three months on
condition that she had no further
contact with her former pupil.
They were caught having sex in a car
two weeks after her release and she was
sentenced to a further seven years.
While in prison she gave birth to a
second child with Mr Fualaau. They
were married in 2005, a year after her
release from the Washington Corrections Centre for Women. Capitalising
on their notoriety they sold the TV
rights to their story for a six-figure sum.
Their daughters are now 18 and 20
years old.
Mr Fualaau filed for separation last
month without stating the reason for
his decision. The move is usually a precursor to filing for divorce. His wife has
made no public comment.
David Gehrke, a lawyer who acted
for her at the time of the trial and who
has stayed in touch with the couple, told
People magazine that they were ?devoted to each other? but added: ?Sometimes people who are totally in love
have trouble staying in love. They slowly drift apart. One day you wake up and
realise that things are different.?
He said: ?I?m not surprised that they
got married and I?m not surprised, in
this day and age, that they got divorced.?
Lunch, Gordon Gekko famously
quipped, is for wimps.
Time has not been kind to many of
the beliefs held by Michael Douglas?s
character in the 1987 film Wall Street.
The slicked-back hair and braces no
longer look cool, and his claim that corporate greed is good is outmoded ? but
his brutal dismissal of the midday meal
looks little short of visionary.
Lunch is dying out at all levels of
American society, and its demise is
becoming a serious problem for the restaurant industry. Last year Americans
lunched out less than at any time in the
past four decades, according to the
NPD Group of market researchers.
They made 433 million fewer trips to
restaurants than in 2015, at a loss to the
industry of $3.2 billion.
?I put lunch right up there with fax
machines and pay phones,? said Jim
Parks, 55, a sales director in Ohio who
used to eat out at lunchtime most days
but no longer has room for it in his
working schedule.
Typically these days he eats at home,
where he now works. Even when he
goes to see clients they have food delivered to their offices and work there
while eating, he told The Wall Street
Journal.
There are many reasons for the decline of the restaurant lunch break,
among them rising workloads, more
people working from home, and social
pressure to eat ?al desko? among those
who do still work in offices.
The growing availability of more
affordable alternatives is also a factor.
In the US the average price of a restaurant lunch has risen by almost 20 per
cent to $7.59 since 2009 but the cost of
buying fresh, raw ingredients at supermarkets has dropped, widening the gap
between the cost of lunch in and lunch
out. According to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics the US last year posted the
longest stretch of falling grocery prices
in more than 50 years.
The corporate lunch was under
assault even before Wall Street was
filmed. In the 1976 election Jimmy
Carter, the Democratic challenger,
promised to make expense-account
dining less tax-deductible. He claimed
that the ?working class was subsidising
the $50 Martini lunch?.
President Ford responded: ?The
three-Martini lunch is the epitome of
American efficiency. Where else can
you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful [enough alcohol to make you drunk]
at the same time?? It was a good joke,
but Mr Carter had the last laugh when
he won the election.
The cult blog Sad Desk Lunch, on
which people post photographs of their
miserable office meals, notes that
62 per cent of Americans now eat lunch
at their desks ? but a backlash may be
building. Dieticians and psychologists
have become increasingly concerned
by the physical and mental health implications of eating alone in front of a
computer screen, and workplace habits
are continuously evolving.
IBM, a pioneer of remote-working
practices, recently changed tack and
ordered thousands of employees who
work from home to report to desks in
offices in six big American cities or surrender their jobs.
The idea is to bond their working
teams more closely, to make work more
fun and to boost innovation.
Sounds like an argument for a threeMartini lunch.
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Ahmadinejad seeks crowdfunding to pay for his bodyguards
Iran
Richard Spencer
Middle East Correspondent
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has begun an
online crowdfunding drive to staff his
personal office after the regime took it
away, along with his bodyguards.
The former president of Iran fell out
with his previous backers among hard-
liners, including the supreme leader,
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during his
second term in office.
A low-level sniping war has continued since he stepped down in 2013,
culminating in his being banned recently from standing for election again.
This week he claimed that he had
been evicted from his government-provided office, which came with body-
guards. He said the move had provoked
?widespread popular protests?, with his
supporters demanding to know where
they could send money to help him.
?Hence the former president?s office
has issued a statement to thank the
great nation of Iran for their sensitivity
and has opened a bank account for
people to donate to,? a statement on his
website said. Account details followed.
Mr Ahmadinejad was a technocrat
with a doctorate in traffic management
who rose to the presidency after being
mayor of Tehran. He supported hardline and anti-Western political positions, which initially made him popular
with the clerical establishment.
However, after they fell out he made
no attempt to toe the line they demanded, leading to a series of outbursts by
MIKHAIL METZEL/GETTY IMAGES
Putin has kidnapped
our beloved princess,
complains Ukraine
Russia
Tom Parfitt Moscow
A war of words has broken out between
Russia and Ukraine over the heritage of
a medieval princess.
The countries are exchanging barbs
on the question of who can claim ownership of Anna of Kiev, below, also
known as Anna of Rus, who married
Henry I of France in 1051.
President Poroshenko of Ukraine
has weighed in to the dispute,
in of
accusing President Putin
strying to ?kidnap? the historical figure.
On a trip to Paris on
Monday, Mr Putin cited the princess?s role
as evidence of the
strength of relations
between Russia and
France.
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of France,? Mr Putin said.
ur Grand Prince
younger daughter of our
Yaroslav the Wise was the wife of
Henry I and made a significant contribution to the development of France,
being one of the founders of at least two
European dynasties: the Bourbons and
Valois, one of which still rules in Spain.?
His statement angered politicians in
Kiev. Dmytro Shymkiv, deputy head of
Ukraine?s presidential administration,
wrote on Facebook: ?My dear French
friends, Russian president Putin tried to
mislead you today ? Anne de Kiev,
reine de France, is from Kiev, not Moscow (Moscow did not even exist by that
time).?
Russia and Ukraine both grew out of
the historic kingdom of Rus, which was
centered on Kiev between the ninth
and 13th centuries. Arguments over
who can lay claim to figures from the
time have intensified since the annexation of the Crimean peninsula by
Russia in 2014.
Mr Putin has infuriated the
governme in Kiev by fregovernment
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the
foundations
of
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nationality,
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accused Russia
on Tuesday of ?chronic
anti
anti-Ukrainian
sentiment and attempts to
ment?
damage the country?s reladamage
tions with E
Europe.
He added that Ukraine had always
been part of the ?European family?
since the time of Anna, whom, he said,
?Putin tried to kidnap for Russian history in front of the eyes of all Europe?.
Russia?s foreign ministry responded
by tweeting, ?Don?t be jealous,
Ukraine?, along with an image of a book
about Anna. Not to be outdone, Pavlo
Klimkin, Ukraine?s foreign minister,
wrote: ?I have decided that henceforth
[the Russian writer] Pushkin will be
Ukrainian.?
senior figures against him, and a determination to see the back of him once
and for all after he finished the maximum two consecutive terms of office.
His attempt to stand against President Rouhani in the presidential election on May 19 was promptly quashed.
His name did not make the shortlist of
six approved by the council of guardians, which vets candidates.
Holy alliance President Putin at the opening of an exhibition at the Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church in Moscow. Believers
rejected 17th-century liturgical reforms and made the sign of the cross with two fingers. Some lost their hands in punishment
Jesus took freebies too, says 4x4 priest
Tom Parfitt
The Russian Orthodox Church has
been forced to defend one of its priests
because of the car he owns.
Bishop Nektary was seen driving in
the Orel region in a four-wheel-drive
Toyota Land Cruiser V8 worth �,000,
or 13 times the country?s average
annual salary.
Locals suggested that his transport
was not as modest as one would expect
from a man of the cloth.
But his diocese said the car was given
to him by an agricultural company to
help him travel to remote villages.
It added that it was invaluable for
coping with terrible roads. ?Jesus Christ
himself wore expensive clothes that
were given to him as presents by people
who respected him,? a spokesman said.
Orlovskiye Novosti, a regional news
website, said it had received a letter
from Bishop Nektary demanding it delete an article about the car and threatening criminal proceedings for ?insulting believers? feelings?.
?Such tricks undermine the spiritual
and moral foundations of our society,
casting a shadow on the holy Church
and its honest servants,? the bishop reportedly wrote. The diocese claimed
the letter was fake.
The Church has been troubled in the
past by accusations of excess. Patriarch
Kirill, its leader, was ridiculed in 2012
when an image of him was doctored to
remove a �,000 Breguet watch, although its reflection remained. In the
same year, a priest caused a stir when he
crashed a BMW Z4 roadster with diplomatic licence plates in Moscow.
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Sales keep
pouring in
at Brewdog
I
ts recent �billion
valuation may have
caused sceptics to
splutter into their
pints, but Brewdog?s
impressive sales growth
continues (Dominic
Walsh writes).
The Scottish brewer
behind Punk IPA,
co-founded by James
Watt, right, reported a
61 per cent jump in
2016 revenues to
�.9 million, as pre-tax
profits grew by 8.2 per
cent to �8 million.
It said growth had
suffered from capacity
constraints as its new
brewery in Ellon,
Aberdeenshire, had
come on stream only in
September. Underlying
earnings leapt 46.5 per
cent to �2 million.
Brewdog, which has
47 bars around the
world, forecast strong
revenue growth this
year thanks to the
expansion in Ellon and
a new brewery in Ohio.
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Exxon is told
to reveal how
climate will
hit business
Exxon Mobil shareholders have
demanded that the energy group discloses how climate change rules could
affect its business.
A non-binding resolution forced
through unexpectedly at its annual
meeting yesterday, which was backed
by the Church of England, was passed
as White House officials said that
President Trump could pull the United
States out of the Paris climate accords
shortly.
Under the investor proposal, Exxon,
the world?s largest publicly traded oil
company, would be compelled to say
how its oil and gas-producing assets
could be rendered uneconomical
because of restrictions on carbon
emissions. The company would have to
assess the risk of emissions being held
to a level that would keep the average
global temperature increase to under
2C, a goal of the Paris agreement.
Darren Woods, chief executive, said
that the board would review the
request, adding: ?We believe the risks of
Joint worst of G7 nations as households cut spending
The UK has fallen from being the
fastest growing nation of any advanced
economy to languishing at the bottom
of the league table within three months
after a particularly poor start to the
year.
Canada was the final member of the
G7 nations to report its growth figures
for the first quarter, confirming Britain
as officially the joint worst performing
member this year alongside Italy. Both
countries managed growth of only
0.2 per cent in the first three months.
This marks a sharp turnaround from
the previous three months, when the
UK?s economy expanded by 0.7 per
cent, putting the country ahead of any
other G7 nation and making it the
second fastest growing economy for the
year after Germany. The slowdown
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bottom of growth table
Tom Knowles, Callum Jones, Harry Wilson
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May 3
since January has been caused by a fall
in consumer spending as shoppers
appeared to cut back at a time of rising
inflation and sluggish wage growth, as
well as a weak trade performance.
Victoria Clarke, an economist at
Investec, said: ?This was a genuinely
weak quarter for the UK, not helped by
the 1.4 per cent drop in retail sales over
the quarter, which was nearly the
biggest decline in seven years. The
squeeze on real household spending
power is taking effect now and this is
the cause [for the slowdown].?
Britain?s poor performance is in
contrast with Canada?s stellar growth of
0.9 per cent that made it the fastest
growing G7 economy, followed by Germany, at 0.6 per cent. Japan expanded
by 0.5 per cent, France by 0.4 per cent
and the United States by 0.3 per cent.
The UK was not the only country to
fall from grace. Outside the G7, India
was stripped of its status as the world?s
fastest growing leading economy after
recording the weakest growth in more
than two years. The slowdown has been
blamed on the government?s decision
to ban most of India?s paper currency in
November.
In London, the FTSE 100 surged to
an intraday high as uncertainty over
the impact of next week?s general
election triggered a volatile day of
trading. The index peaked at 7,586.19 as
sterling declined but later fell back as
the currency strengthened. Having
initially surged above Friday?s record
closing high of 7,547.63, the market
closed down 6.56 points, or 0.09 per
cent, at 7,519.95.
Conflicting opinion polls and projections pushed the pound below $1.28
before it recovered to close above $1.29.
A YouGov poll, published in The Times
yesterday, put the Conservatives on
course to lose seats next Thursday,
triggering fears over a hung parliament.
Two later surveys soothed City concerns, however, with Panelbase and
TNS putting the Tories fifteen and ten
points ahead of Labour, respectively.
Eric Lascelles, chief economist at
RBC Global Asset Management, said
that Labour?s policies of nationalising
industries, raising corporate and personal taxes, as well as increasing
government spending, would hurt the
economy. ?None of this would play very
well with British competitiveness or the
stock market, though it might help
inequality,? he said.
?We are thus inclined to think that a
shock Labour victory would induce a
notable retreat in equities and a decline
in the pound.?
6 Oil prices dipped briefly to threeweek lows of less than $50 a barrel
yesterday as rising production from
Libya stoked fears of a continued
supply glut. Brent crude tumbled
almost 4 per cent at one stage after
figures showed output from the
north African nation was rising
sharply, risking undermining supply
the cuts agreed by other Opec
members last month. Libyan oil
output rose to 827,000 barrels per
day, from 800,000 a month ago. In
New York last night Brent crude was
3 per cent lower at $50.29 a barrel.
climate change are serious and warrant
action, thoughtful action. As a company we are taking action in many
ways.?
Exxon had opposed the resolution,
which was drawn up by the New York
State Common Retirement Fund. The
climate change reporting proposal,
which received 62.3 per cent of votes,
was the only one of nine resolutions to
receive a majority of votes at the AGM
in Dallas.
At the meeting, Edward Mason, head
of responsible investment for the
Church of England, said: ?Climate
change is a material financial risk and
shareholders want to know how companies will manage the change to a lowcarbon economy.?
Exxon shares closed down 0.7 per
cent at $80.50 in New York last night,
valuing the company at almost
$339.2 billion.
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Need to know
1
Families have spent an average
� more on groceries in the
past 12 weeks after food prices
inflation rose again to 2.9 per cent,
according to the latest grocery
sales figures from Kantar
Worldpanel. Page 19
2
Britain has fallen from being
the fastest growing nation of
any advanced economy to
languishing at the bottom of the
league table within three months
after a particularly poor start to
the year. Canada was the final
member of the G7 nations to
report its growth figures for the
first quarter, confirming the UK as
officially the joint worst
performing member this year with
Italy, on only 0.2 per cent. Page 37
3
Exxon Mobil shareholders
instructed the energy group to
disclose how climate change
rules could affect its business after
unexpectedly forcing through a
non-binding resolution at its
annual meeting. White House
officials said that President Trump
could pull the United States out of
the Paris climate accords in the
coming weeks. Page 37
4
Lamprell, a London-listed oil
services provider, has struck a
deal with Saudi Arabia?s giant
national oil company to help to
build and operate the biggest
maritime yard in the region. It is
one of four partners in a
?transformational? $5.2 billion
joint venture that opens up a
potentially lucrative entry into the
industry?s most important market.
5
The Trump administration
has given its strongest signal
yet that it will restart freetrade talks with the European
Union, with the US commerce
secretary saying that such a move
?makes sense?.
6
The number of mortgages
approved in the UK has
dropped to a seven-month
low, according to the Bank of
England, adding to signs that the
housing market is slowing. Page 40
7
Barclays has taken another
step towards cutting ties with
its African business with plans
to sell about 22 per cent of
Barclays Africa Group to the stock
market, giving up its majority
holding and potentially raising at
least �5 billion. Page 43
8
Openreach, the network
division of BT, told Ofcom
that it would reduce its
wholesale charge for rivals to use
its copper broadband service to
�.38 from July, a reduction of
91p, to avoid a lengthy legal battle
over pricing. Page 43
9
A steel industry growing at its
fastest rate in a year has
helped China?s manufacturing
sector to defy the doubters and
maintain its momentum. The
official purchasing managers?
index remained at 51.2 for May,
after falling in April from an
almost five-year high of 51.8 in
March. The 50-point mark
separates expansion from
contraction. Page 44
10
Unemployment in the
eurozone has fallen to
9.3 per cent, its lowest
level for eight years, as Germany
hit a record low for the number of
people out of work. Page 44
Saudi oil deal
?transforms?
prospects
for Lamprell
Alex Ralph
A London-listed oil services company
has struck a deal with Saudi Arabia?s
giant national oil company to help to
build and operate the biggest maritime
yard in the region.
Lamprell is one of four partners in a
?transformational? $5.2 billion joint
venture that opens up a potentially
lucrative entry into the industry?s most
important market.
Like other oilfield services companies hit hard by the rout in crude prices,
the rig-builder has been forced to slash
costs and jobs in recent years and has
struggled for new orders.
Talks had been under way since
November 2015, but the details had
been kept largely private and yesterday?s agreement lifted the shares by as
much as 14 per cent at one point.
The yard for the construction and
maintenance of offshore drilling rigs
and vessels is backed by the Saudi
government, which is pledging $3.5 billion for its construction. The remaining
$1.7 billion cost for four zones on the site
will be met by $700 million from the
partners and a debt facility with the
Saudi industrial development fund.
Lamprell has agreed to invest
$140 million over the next five years
through existing funds and future
cashflows, giving it a 20 per cent stake.
Saudi Aramco will put in $350.7 million
and will hold the majority stake of
50.1 per cent, while the National
Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia
(Bahri) and Hyundai Heavy Industries,
the South Korean shipbuilder, are the
other partners.
The yard is located on the kingdom?s
Gulf coast in the fast-developing port
city of Ras al-Khair and is expected to
start operating from 2019, before being
fully up and running by 2022. Under the
deal, Lamprell will provide construction, maintenance, repair and overhaul
services for drilling rigs and will
support commercial vessels. The
Saudis have committed to purchase up
to twenty rigs from the venture, two a
year for a decade, as well as offshore
support vessels and maintenance
services.
Christopher McDonald, Lamprell?s
chief executive was in the City of
London yesterday to sell the deal to
shareholders. ?The transaction will
enable growth in scale beyond Lamprell?s capability as a standalone entity
and will allow the company to strengthen its competitive position through efficiencies, diversification and broader
reach,? he said.
He added that he expected
Lamprell?s three existing yards in the
United Arab Emirates to pick up some
work on the first two rigs while the
Saudi yard is being built, adding that the
venture, part of its strategy of developing partnerships, had opened up access
to one of the few crucial markets still
building new rigs.
The deal requires the support of a
majority of shareholders but has
secured backing from Steven Lamprell,
the company?s founder and biggest
shareholder, whose vehicle holds a
33 per cent stake.
Analysts at Investec, which is advising Lamprell, have said that the venture
?attests to Lamprell?s strong presence
and reputation in the region?.
Andrew Monk, chief executive of
VSA Capital, the broker, told clients: ?I
don?t like oil service companies but . . .
this looks pretty transformational at
first glance . . . and actually they do have
a very high-quality shareholder list.?
The shares, which traded at about
460p in June 2008, closed up 5緋, or
5.7 per cent, at 106緋.
Michael Kors to shut stores
as sales take a handbagging
I
f anybody had any
doubts about the
dangers of market
over-exposure at
Michael Kors, the cat
was out of the bag last
night (James Dean
writes). Having
become a victim of its
own success in selling
millions of handbags,
all too often at a
discount, the fashion
retailer said yesterday
that it would shut as
many as 125 stores.
After it reported a
sharp fall in quarterly
sales and as its chief
executive apologised to
investors for failing to
?engage and excite?
customers, shares in
the group, which also
sells clothes, watches
and other accessories,
fell by 9.7 per cent to
$32.74 in New York.
Like other American
fashion chains,
Michael Kors has
come under pressure
from cheaper brands
and discount retailers.
It said that it expected
sales to fall further in
its next quarter.
John Idol, chairman
Eon workers face threat to pensions
Emily Gosden Energy Editor
Up to 3,000 British staff at Eon could
face the closure of their generous
defined-benefit pension schemes as the
energy supplier looks to cut costs.
The company, part of the German
utility giant of the same name, has
launched a review of its final-salary and
other defined-benefit schemes.
Eon?s various defined-benefit pension plans in the UK were shut to new
employees by 2008, but about 3,000
staff who joined before those dates continue to accrue benefits. The schemes
have a collective deficit of at least
�0 million.
All options for their future, including
closure, are understood to be under
consideration.
A minority of members, in the region
of 400 employees, who joined the
scheme by 1990 are thought to have
protected rights from the time of the
electricity industry?s privatisation, so
would be shielded from any changes.
Eon employs about 10,000 staff in
Britain, primarily in its domestic supply
business.
The company is understood also to
be considering possible reductions to
generous holiday allowances and other
benefits enjoyed by about a tenth of the
workforce, and to be reviewing its out-
10,000
Approximate UK workforce at Eon
sourcing arrangements. It has been
seeking to streamline its operations
and reduce costs since its fossil fuel assets were spun off into Uniper, a newly
listed company, last year.
Eon has said that strengthening its
balance sheet and making it financially
sustainable are priorities for the year.
British-based staff fear that the final-
salary pension is particularly vulnerable at a time when the company faces
the prospect of a squeeze on its profits
from a price cap on standard tariffs.
Both the Conservatives and Labour are
proposing price regulation.
Eon?s annual report discloses a net
liability of ?634 million (�2 million)
for its UK defined-benefit pensions
schemes as of the end of 2016.
A ?technical valuation? of the
scheme, which is required by the
Pensions Regulator every three years,
put the deficit at �7 million as of
March 31, 2015. A deficit repair plan was
agreed involving ?a repair payment of
�0 million in 2016 and annual payments of � million to the pension
trust through 2026?, the report discloses.
A spokesman for Eon said: ?As is
right, we regularly review all aspects of
our business to make sure we are working in the best possible way to deliver for
our customers.?
and chief executive,
said that it had been a
?challenging year? for
the company, which
?continued to operate
in a difficult retail
environment?.
?We acknowledge
that we need to take
further steps to elevate
the level of fashion
innovation in our
accessories
assortments and
enhance our store
experience,? he said.
Gabriella
Santaniello, founder of
A Line Partners, a
It?s time for the
Americans to
put up or shut
up on Akzo bid
Deirdre Hipwell
The American paints and coatings
group stalking Azko Nobel, the owner
of Dulux paints, must make a formal
takeover offer by the end of today or
walk away.
PPG Industries, which has been rebuffed by Azko Nobel three times, has
failed to secure an extension to its
June 1 deadline from the Dutch regulator. PPG had asked the regulator for an
extension until June 14.
If the American group wants to push
ahead with a hostile takeover of Akzo
Nobel, it will have to make a formal
offer and submit evidence of any funding that it has lined up to finance its bid.
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Michael Kors, a friend of
Anna Wintour, showed
his collection at New
York Fashion Week. But
many outlets will close
fashion industry
research firm, said: ?If
you walk into a
Michael Kors store,
they basically have the
same handbags over
and over again. It is
basically an entire wall
of the Mercer
handbags, small and
large, and another wall
of Hamilton bags.?
Michael Kors
reported a fourthquarter loss of
$26.8 million,
compared with a profit
of $177 million a year
ago. Revenue fell from
$1.2 billion to
$1.06 billion over the
period.
Sales for the next
quarter would be
between $910 million
and $930 million, the
company said, which
was below analysts?
forecasts of
$941.3 million. The fullyear revenue estimate
was more than
$100 million below
expectations.
The New York-based
Michael Kors said that
it would close
between 100
and 125 of its
full-price
retail stores
over the
next two
years,
taking a
charge of
between
$100 millio
n and
$125 million.
The
closures
would save
$60 million a
year.
Including
concessions,
Michael Kors had
827 stores around
the world on
April 1, compared
with 668 the year
before. An
additional 133
stores are run by
licensees.
PPG?s last rejected offer for Akzo Nobel
valued the target company at nearly
?27 billion.
If PPG fails to make an offer today, it
will have to wait for at least six months
before it can make another bid for
Akzo, which has come under fire from
several investors for allegedly failing to
?engage with? its American rival.
Elliott Advisors, the American
activist investor, and a group of rebel
shareholders unsuccessfully tried to
convince a Dutch court to order Akzo
Nobel to hold an extraordinary general
meeting so that they could vote to remove Antony Burgmans as chairman.
The Dutch Enterprise Chamber
threw out the petition this week, with
the judge saying that Azko Nobel had
been within its rights to refuse to talk to
PPG. He rejected calls for an extraordinary meeting and said that it
amounted to an attempt to force the
board to change strategic direction,
which was not a right that investors had
under Dutch law.
Akzo Nobel has rejected PPG?s
offers, as it claims they undervalue the
company and pose execution risks.
US signals Europe?s priority
in queue for free-trade deal
James Dean US Business Editor
The Trump administration has given
its strongest signal yet that it will restart
free-trade talks with the European
Union, with the US commerce secretary saying that such a move ?makes
sense?.
Wilbur Ross said it was ?no mistake?
that America had withdrawn from the
Trans-Pacific Partnership deal but not
the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks with the EU.
The TTIP was declared dead when
Donald Trump was elected president in
November. He had attacked multilateral trade agreements during his
campaign, saying that bilateral deals
would work better for America. The
president took the United States out of
the TPP during his first week in office.
Mr Ross?s comments are further evidence that America is prioritising a free
trade agreement with the EU above a
deal with Britain, despite Mr Trump?s
promise in January that Britain would
be ?first in line?. The Times revealed in
April that Britain had been pushed behind the EU in the queue for a free trade
deal after Angela Merkel, the German
chancellor, convinced Mr Trump that
talks would be simpler than he thought.
Mr Ross said in an interview with
CNBC: ?The EU is one of our largest
trading partners and any negotiations
legally must be conducted at the EU
level. It makes sense to continue TTIP
negotiations and to work towards a
solution that increases overall trade
while reducing our trade deficit.?
Mr Ross?s position contrasts with the
rhetoric of the president, who took to
Twitter this week to criticise Germany.
?We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with
Germany,? Mr Trump tweeted. ?Very
bad for US. This will change.?
Beware Arnault?s
velvet glove
business commentary Alistair Osborne
W
hat a time for
minority investors.
Over at Fusionex,
they?re having the
tech outfit pretty
much nicked from them by its
Malaysian boss. At Touchstone
Innovations, Neil Woodford and his
chums from Lansdowne Partners
and Invesco have come up with a
nice nil-premium coup. And now
we?ve got Gemfields grumbling
about a similarly premium-free
smash-and-grab from 47 per cent
shareholder Pallinghurst.
Doing over minorities must be in
fashion. So no wonder one of the
kings of haute couture has got in on
the act: French billionaire Bernard
Arnault, the man behind LVMH, the
group spanning 70 brands including
Louis Vuitton, Mo雝 & Chandon and
Hennessy cognac.
On April 25, he unveiled a plan to
?simplify? his family?s labyrinthine
business empire by buying out the
26 per cent that they did not already
own of luxury brand Christian Dior.
He offered ?12 billion, or ?260 a
share, bang on Dior?s net asset value
and at a 14.7 premium. LVMH would
then buy Christian Dior Couture for
?6.5 billion, including debts, a move
that would reunite Dior fashion with
its fragrance business, already
owned by LVMH.
And, just to be clear, Mr Arnault?s
offer is nothing like the assault on
minority investors of the above
three examples. It?s also voluntary:
he emphasised that he would not
?implement a squeeze-out within
three months following completion
of the offer?, so minority investors
have no obligation to accept.
Yet the canny Mr Arnault knew
what he was doing. Curiously, he
structured a third of the offer in the
stock of Herm鑣 International, one
of his more unloved holdings. It
comprised ?172 in cash and 0.192
Herm鑣 shares. His bid was timed to
perfection, too: at just about a record
high for the Herm鑣 share price.
Herm鑣, of course, has no bearing
on Dior?s NAV. It?s made up almost
entirely of its 41 per cent stake in
LVMH and ownership of the
couture wing that Mr Arnault values
at ?6.5 billion. On the day the deal
was announced, Dior NAV for the
previous month had averaged
?47.5 billion, after allowing for
?1.7 billion of debts and other
liabilities. That equated to ?263 per
share. Now look what?s happened.
Thanks to the deal and some related
technical hedges, LVMH shares
have shot up, closing last night at
?227.15. The upshot? Dior?s NAV is
now worth almost ?289. Worse,
Herm鑣 shares have fallen, cutting
the value of Mr Arnault?s offer to
?256: an 11 per cent discount. Why
would the minorities accept that?
Indeed, investment adviser
Artannes Capital has complained to
France?s financial regulator about
how the deal?s been presented. It
points out that, contrary to Mr
Arnault?s statements, the offer is not
at NAV because the bid currency ?
Herm鑣 shares and cash ? has no
correlation to it. The spike in
Herm鑣 shares before the offer was
announced needs investigating. And
the deal?s not a simplification
because Dior will remain quoted.
Artannes has a point.
The odd couple
L
ittle improves corporate
governance quicker than
having an oligarch?s mates on
the board. So Peter Hambro, the
72-year-old Petropavlovsk chairman,
is being a bit bloody-minded in
resisting the charms of the two
candidates put forward by Viktor
Vekselberg?s Renova Asset Holdings:
Chelsea Football Club?s Bruce Buck
and Vladislav Egorov, a Renova
employee.
Even so, you can see Mr Hambro?s
point. First, Renova wants to oust
him from the goldmining company
that he co-founded. And, second, the
complaints from the 23 per cent
investor about a lack of ?requisite
focus on corporate governance? do
ring a bit hollow. Renova is known
for its run-ins with Swiss authorities
over backdoor attempts to gain
control of companies, not least
engineer Sulzer, even if it did get off
a fine for stakebuilding in industrial
group Oerlikon.
So it?s pretty odd to find M&G in
effect in cahoots with Renova. The
M&G Debt Opportunities Fund and
another investor, Sothic Capital,
together holding 15.7 per cent, are
part of a pincer movement trying to
oust Mr Hambro and the three
independent non-execs at
Petropavlovsk ?s annual meeting on
June 22 and replace them with four
nominees. M&G says Petropavlovsk
wasted time pursuing two dilutive
and abortive acquisitions when it
should have been focusing on
restructuring. And that the company
resisted M&G?s attempts to put its
own candidate on the board. M&G
complains of ?inadequate corporate
governance controls?. Extra clout for
Renova isn?t an obvious way to
address them.
Going cheap
L
ook on the bright side.
Supermarket sales were up
3.8 per cent year-on-year in the
12 weeks to May 21 ? the best
performance since September 2013,
according to Kantar data. It?s just
that the main beneficiaries were the
German discounters Aldi and Lidl,
whose sales grew at the fastest pace
for two years, up 19.2 per cent for a
record 12 per cent market share.
Cue lots of glum talk on how
shoppers are being forced
downmarket as rising inflation bites.
Well, maybe. But doesn?t it also
mean the more upmarket chains will
resist raising prices for fear of losing
more market share to the
discounters? Every Lidl helps.
Hear mood music
N
ever say the ratings agencies
aren?t on the ball. Moody?s
has just noticed the goings-on
at Petrofac. It downgraded the oil
services group by a notch after an
?announcement by the Serious
Fraud Office? relating to the Unaoil
affair. The announcement was on
May 12, since when Petrofac shares
have halved. Slick work.
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Business
ALAMY
Flat market
is perfect
for Telford
Outlook
is sunny
for B&Bs
B
&Bs may have
been hit by
competition
from Airbnb and
budget hotels, but
Brexit and the falling
pound have brought
relief (Dominic Walsh
writes). Data from
more than 5,000 bed
and breakfasts shows
forward bookings are
up almost 20 per cent
on this time last year,
just before the Brexit
vote. Analysis by
Eviivo, a booking
platform, found that
more B&Bs were
badging themselves as
family friendly, with
bookings up by 57 per
cent year-on-year.
Among seaside towns,
Penzance, right,
came top, up 35.5 per
cent, followed by
Scarborough and
Torquay.
Tom Knowles
Drop in mortgages
points to slowdown
in housing market
Tom Knowles
Economics Correspondent
The number of mortgages approved
in the UK has dropped to a sevenmonth low, according to the Bank of
England, adding to signs that the
housing market is slowing.
Banks and building societies
approved a total of 118,370 mortgages
in April, with a drop in both loans for
purchases and those remortgaging
their homes.
There were 64,645 mortgages
approved specifically for purchases,
down from 66,043 in March and the
lowest level since September last
year, when 63,614 were approved.
Economists had been expecting
approvals to remain at about 66,000.
The number of homeowners remortgaging to take advantage of
ultra-low rates also fell, with approvals dropping to 40,575, the lowest
level since August last year.
April was the third consecutive
month of falls in mortgage approvals
and the Bank?s figures echo other
downbeat data on the housing
market. The Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors said that
demand among new buyers had been
stagnant for the past five months,
while the number of properties being
put up for sale each month remains
near a record low.
Revenue & Customs said that there
had been a 3.2 per cent fall in housing
transactions in April compared with
March, while Nationwide reported
the first quarterly fall in house prices
since 2012.
Martin Beck, senior economic
adviser to the EY Item Club, said:
?Recent data on house price inflation
and survey evidence on housing
transactions have pointed to a distinct lack of energy in the market.
The latest official numbers on
mortgage lending and mortgage
approvals in April have continued
this theme.?
Several factors have been
attributed to the slowdown, including
changes to stamp duty and the
beginning of a reduction in mortgage
interest tax relief for buy-to-let investors. House prices reaching the peak
of affordability in some regions at a
time of rising inflation and slowing
wage growth have also been blamed,
along with political uncertainty amid
the Brexit vote and general election.
Yet the Bank?s figures show that,
while the housing market may be
slowing, consumers continue to
spend despite the rate of inflation
rising to a three-year high.
The data showed that the amount
borrowed on credit cards grew at the
fastest pace in 11 years in April. About
�0 million was piled on to cards,
adding to an outstanding total of
�.1 billion. This was an increase of
9.7 per cent compared with the previous year and the fastest rate of growth
since February 2006.
The continued growth in credit
card lending may cause concern at
the Bank, which has become worried
that a dangerous debt bubble could
be building. The household savings
ratio, which measures the amount of
money that people have available to
save as a percentage of their total disposable income, fell to a record low of
3.3 per cent in the final three months
of last year. This is all the more
concerning when wage growth is
now falling once inflation is taken
into account.
There was a slight slowdown in the
growth of other loans and advances,
such as personal loans, car loans and
overdrafts, which meant that total
consumer credit grew at an annual
rate of 10.3 per cent in April, up from
10.2 per cent in March but down from
its recent peak of 10.9 per cent in
November.
A ?huge demand? for new homes in
the build-to-rent sector in London
helped Telford Homes to record sales
and profits for the year.
The housebuilder said that it had
made a ?big strategic push? over the
past 15 months to be at the forefront
of the sector, which it added was
?opening up some exciting future
possibilities as well as underpinning
growth? for the company.
Since early 2016 Telford has
secured a pipeline of 500 homes in
London worth more than �0 million that will be built purely for rental
use. This is expected to rise to about
2,000 over the next three years.
Jon Di-Stefano, the group?s chief
executive, said that the number of
institutions, such as pension funds
and investment managers, that were
trying to move into the build-to-rent
sector was growing rapidly. ?There is
a huge demand out there. We have
been meeting with new institutions
and potential investors in build-torent every week,? he said.
Telford finds the land, secures
planning permission and builds flats
before selling them off to institutions
that specialise in running and managing the site.
Revenue at the Aim-listed company rose 19 per cent to �1.9 million
in the year to the end of March, while
pre-tax profits rose 6 per cent to
�.1 million. It said that it was on
track to exceed � million of profit
for 2018 and � million for 2019.
Shares in Telford fell 7p to 423絧
yesterday.
. . . but renters
demand end
to rip-off fees
Tom Knowles
Renters would be better off by an
average of �4 every time they
moved if the next government
banned letting agent fees, a campaign
group has calculated.
Research by Generation Rent
found that the upfront fees charged
by letting agents for a two-bedroom
home can range from � to �3.
It said that an analysis of 1,000
agents across England showed that
the average fees for two adults came
to a total of �4, but there could be
many extras. Agents charge an average of � if the tenant needs someone to guarantee the rent, for example, while those wanting to move in
on a Saturday usually pay �.
There are further fees for the
renewal of a tenancy agreement or
for checking out at the end of a
tenancy and 13 agents even charge
tenants who overpay their rent.
One fee that has caused particular
anger is the protection of the deposit.
This is a legal requirement, yet 34
agents charge an average of �.
The consultation on government
proposals to ban letting agents? fees
closes tomorrow. Dan Wilson Craw,
director of Generation Rent, said that
a blanket ban was needed so that
landlords could not exploit loopholes. Letting agents have said that a
ban on fees would still hit tenants as
the charges would be placed on the
landlord, who would then raise the
rent to compensate.
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Comment Business
Marcus Leroux
Robin Pagnamenta
Knowing what you want,
what you really really
want, is the easy part
Silence is anything but golden on
the difficult subject of free trade
??
Forgive me if I
sound like Swiss
Toni, The Fast
Show?s sex-obsessed
used-car salesman,
but free trade is a little like free love.
Both sound appealing at the level of
airy generality, but in practice can
bring instability, feelings of betrayal
and the acute pain of readjustment.
Of course, the received wisdom is
that free trade is worth the pain,
while free love is the preserve of
hippy communes and backbench
MPs. But the most remarkable aspect
of the general election campaign has
been the absence of any debate on the
inevitable trade-offs, costs and
compromises.
This ought to have been the
election when trade policy was thrust
centre stage. Leaving the European
Union means that for the first time in
decades we must debate the future of
the countryside, how we set
regulations, how and if we protect
struggling industries. Trade policy sits
at the intersection of all these.
Yet it has been quietly dropped
from the conversation, despite being
one of the Brexiteers? key planks.
Matters such as migration and
economic growth are discussed as
though they are unaffected by how
Britain trades outside the EU. Trade,
in other words, is both
the elephant in the room
and the room itself.
The Conservative
manifesto, instead, has
plenty of platitudes
(?The United
Kingdom will be a
global champion for an
open economy, free
trade, and the free flow
of investment, ideas
and information?).
However, alongside the
lofty commitment to
being a beacon for free
trade, the document
pledges to create ?new
frameworks for supporting
food production? and a role for
the government overseeing
foreign takeovers and in
protecting ?critical national
infrastructure?. All of
these could prove to be
Free love and free trade
both sound appealing,
but they carry costs
sticking points when it comes time to
claim the gleaming Brexit prize
represented by free-trade agreements
with ?old friends and new partners?,
as the Tory manifesto puts it.
The failure to get beyond the
rhetoric is a problem because the
stakes are higher and the
conundrums are tougher than our
politicians, never mind the electorate,
realise. We seem as ill-equipped to
make these tough calls as we were a
year ago.
This is especially the case because
protectionists rarely arrive carrying
business cards declaring themselves
enemies of competition and defenders
of vested interests.
For a glimpse at the complexity of
these questions, it?s illuminating to
take a quick look at two companies,
Tate & Lyle and Whirlpool. Both have
cried foul.
Tate & Lyle Sugars stood out as one
of the few big businesses campaigning
to leave the EU, which it
characterised as a protectionist racket
designed to protect beet growers at
the expense of consumers. It wants
more generous tariffs and quotas to
import cane from Brazil and
elsewhere.
So it?s a simple trade-off between
the needs of consumers to have
cheaper sugar and the needs of beet
growers in the east of
England to make a
living? Not quite.
For a start, the
National Farmers?
Union claims that
cane production is
subsidised
elsewhere, creating
an uneven playing
f
field.
And Tate &
Lyle is owned by
ASR, an American
company that has
been in the vanguard
of stopping cheap
M
Mexican
sugar cane
entering the US market.
Whirlpool hosted a
moment of electrical political
theatre during the French
presidential election when, in
hot succession, Emmanuel
Macron and Marine Le Pen
visited a factory that was being
relocated to Poland, carrying
with them strikingly different
messages. Ms Le Pen cast the
American-owned washing
machine manufacturer as the
embodiment of ruthless globalisation.
The shoe was on the other foot
yesterday when it emerged that
Whirlpool in America is pushing for
the US government to apply
draconian tariffs to South Korean
imports via a rule that hasn?t been
used in more than a decade by a big
western economy. It is an irony of the
globalised economy that avowed free
traders in one market can be
protectionists in the next. The game
is more complicated than ever.
It is often said that benefits of trade
are diffuse and wide but the costs
acute and narrow. It may, if an
emerging field of research is right,
even be a matter of life and death. Sir
Angus Deaton, the Scottish-born
Nobel prize-winning economist, and
Anne Case, a Princeton economist,
link the falling life expectancy of
white working-class Americans
through ?deaths of despair? to the
?collapse of the white working class?.
David Autor, of MIT, said in a paper
this year that ?trade shocks? lead to
increased death rates among men
from drink, drugs and lifestyle-related
diseases.
Trade policy requires serious
thinking and a meaningful set of
policies for dealing with the casualties
of liberalisation. These are hazardous
waters and the Conservative Party is
trying to navigate them with a chart
prepared by David Ricardo in the 19th
century. A chart that, its manifesto
suggests, it doesn?t have much trust
in.
Is the penny beginning to drop?
Perhaps. The faultline to keep an eye
on is on the rural Conservatives. Sir
Edward Leigh, a leave-supporting
Tory who represented the huge
Gainsborough constituency in
Lincolnshire, said before the
referendum that he was driven by ?a
vision of Britain leading the world
towards free trade?.
By March his tone had shifted.
Questioning a civil servant on a
possible US trade deal, he said: ?We
had free trade with America in the
1930s and no
subsidies and you
could walk from
Grimsby to Lincoln
over derelict farms.?
??
Marcus Leroux is Trade
Correspondent of The Times
Simon Nixon is away
W
hen Norway created
its sovereign wealth
fund in May 1996 as
a way to manage its
oil riches, across the
North Sea an unknown girl band
were preparing to release their first
single. Initially, it?s fair to say that
the Spice Girls made the most
dramatic splash, but the biggest hit
hasn?t been Wannabe or 2 Become 1
or Spice Up Your Life. Making
millions around the world in a fouryear flexing of Girl Power pales into
insignificance set against the rather
less snappily titled Government
Pension Fund Global. At more than
�7 billion and still going strong, it
is the undisputed megastar of the
sovereign wealth fund world.
Easily big enough to bear the cost
of looking after Norway?s five
?Mrs May?s proposal
to create sovereign
wealth funds is
as intriguing as
it is puzzling ?
million people into old age, the fund
controls 1.3 per cent of the world?s
shares, plus valuable property in
New York and London and a stash of
government bonds and other assets.
Simply deciding how and where to
park all its oil revenue for decades
poses a significant challenge to
Norway?s government. It?s a nice
problem to have.
For Britain, which by 1996 had
spent much of its oil wealth and had
never launched an equivalent, it?s no
surprise that Norway?s model is
viewed with a mixture of green-eyed
jealousy and regret. This month,
however, Theresa May, another
spirited Englishwoman, announced
plans to emulate Norway with a UK
version.
The proposal for Britain?s first
sovereign wealth fund raises
interesting questions. Is there still
time to replicate Norway?s success?
Or is the Future Britain Fund
proposed in the Tory manifesto set
to be a wannabe and not much else?
Mrs May?s proposal to create
sovereign wealth funds to boost
British infrastructure spending is as
intriguing as it is puzzling. Few
would deny that having a few
hundred billion quid stashed away in
a sovereign wealth fund is a nice
idea, but how will it be funded?
Unlike Norway, Britain?s North Sea
oil industry is well past its prime.
Since peaking in 1999, output has
fallen steadily, while the oil price
crash in 2014 has left a crater-sized
hole in domestic taxpayer receipts.
In 2015-16, the North Sea industry
raised only � million for the
Treasury, down from �billion in
2014-15. That?s enough to buy a
plush home or two in Knightsbridge,
but it?s certainly not enough for
London to match Oslo in the
sovereign wealth stakes.
Downing Street policy wonks have
a solution: make use of the proceeds
from the country?s shale gas
industry and the ?sale of some
public assets?. This sounds terrific,
but Britain?s shale industry has yet
to sell a single barrel of oil, while
after decades of privatisation it?s
unclear which remaining ?public
assets? could be flogged off that
easily.
That?s why if she is to deliver her
promise Mrs May might need to be
more creative. Potential alternative
forms of funding do exist. Some
have suggested that a British
sovereign fund could be formed by
repurposing existing pots of money,
such as the National Employment
Savings Trust or the Local
Government Pension Scheme,
which controls more than
�0 billion of assets scattered
across more than 100 smaller funds.
Pooling these into a few big
investment vehicles would make
sense, but it would be contentious
because scheme members would
need to agree. It wouldn?t be quick,
either. Unpicking the legal
arrangements surrounding dozens
of funds and consolidating them
would take time.
Ms May should think about
something else, too. Any financial
adviser will say that it?s best to pay
off your debts before building up
savings. With UK public sector debt
at �682 billion, forming a sovereign
wealth fund seems like a rather
cock-eyed ambition. Shouldn?t she
focus on eliminating the debt first?
It?s a problem that is unlikely to be
fixed with raw Girl Power alone.
Robin Pagnamenta is Deputy Business
Editor of The Times
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Business
It?s time to talk the talk in serving our communities
Steve Rowe
Comment
W
hat are the social
issues that keep you
and your family
awake at night? Is
someone you know
low or depressed, suffering from
mental health problems? Are people
you know lonely or having to contend
with food poverty? Do you have
concerns about your kids? ability to
get a job?
We all have friends and family in
need. Business can and must play a
part in helping, both with global
issues such as climate change and
local concerns that our customers tell
us they feel more acutely.
For a decade, M&S has run an
award-winning sustainability
programme. It has achieved lots, such
as ensuring that our supply chain is
sustainable and ethical in spirit and
letter. But not many of these relate to
our customers? everyday lives and we
haven?t always been focused on
helping the communities in which we
have stores.
M&S is shifting its focus to getting
more deeply involved with the
M&S is working
with Ruby Wax to
offer meeting
places for people
communities we serve. For instance,
we intend to spend more time inside
schools, showing pupils and students
how to market themselves as they
move from education to employment.
Our physical stores are a
community resource, as well. Thirtytwo million people will buy
something from M&S this year. We
want to be as relevant and supportive
to them as possible.
That is why we are announcing a
pilot programme in ten communities
across Britain. Each, such as in parts
of Birmingham, Liverpool and
Rochdale, must contend with their
own issues. But we want people who
are feeling stressed, lonely or unhappy
to see our store and employees as
providing a beacon of support.
We have partnered with Ruby Wax
to host her Frazzled Cafes. These are
fortnightly get-togethers in our instore caf� in ten towns. They will be
safe, non-judgmental spaces where
people can come together and chat.
There will be a moderator there and it
will be about using our space, out of
hours, to support the community.
None of this could happen without
the huge commitment of our brilliant
staff. They are committing to give one
million of their working hours to help
to transform their communities. This
can be as simple as making a
30-minute conversation with one of
the millions of people over the age of
75 who live alone and feel lonely.
Over the next two years we are
going to learn lots in our pilot towns
and then commit to rolling out the
programme to 100 towns across the
country from 2020. From 100 towns,
we want to have an impact on 1,000
communities by 2025.
In Britain since the Brexit vote,
business leaders have a binary choice.
We either keep our focus on our core
business, or we roll up our sleeves and
get on with making the next chapter
of Britain as good as it possibly can
be. That?s the choice we have made at
M&S. Our employees are on board
and this is the M&S way of operating.
Steve Rowe is chief executive of
Marks & Spencer
CITY
PEOPLE
The feuds, the faces and the farcical
Dominic Walsh @walshdominic
Business big shot
name
samantha
wren
age 50
position group
chief financial
officer, nex
L
ess than six months after it
became arguably one of
Britain?s biggest technology
companies, Nex has announced
the replacement of its top finance
director (Harry Wilson writes).
Stuart Bridges is leaving, to be
replaced by Samatha Wren.
Ms Wren was already one of
the most powerful women in the
Square Mile as chief commercial
officer of Nex, the company
formerly known as Icap that was
formed last year when the
interdealer broker sold its voice-
broking business to Tullett
Prebon.
The promotion of Ms Wren,
who will join Nex?s board with
immediate effect, comes eight
years after she joined the
company, initially as its group
treasurer. That job was followed
by roles as chief financial officer
and chief operating officer of
Icap?s global broking division,
before she was appointed chief
commercial officer of Nex in
March 2016.
An accountant by training with
an economics degree, Ms Wren
worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining Rentokil
Initial and then Rank Group,
where she spent 14 years in a
variety of finance roles. Outside
of Nex, Ms Wren is a director of
The City of London Investment
Trust, a position she has held
since September 2015.
you?ll kill yourselves
laughing, or maybe not
Michael Dobbs-Higginson,
erstwhile chairman of Merrill
Lynch Asia Pacific, is not your
typical banker. In a memoir
entitled A Raindrop in the Ocean,
the Rhodesian farmer?s son
outlines his life as a logger, drug
smuggler and Buddhist monk
before he became an investment
banker. In one episode he relates
how, after letting down Japanese
colleagues when a business deal
failed, he offered to commit
seppuku ? ritual suicide ? but
because none of those present
would agree to be his second, he
could not go through with it.
art can improve the feeling of selfworth of so many people.?
tonic for troubled artists
What to do with � million?
Charles Rolls, co-founder of
Fevertree, is in that situation
after selling shares in the
tonic maker. He has hinted
he might give some to
Outside In, a charity that
helps artists who have
suffered social, health or
disability issues. Mr
Rolls, who just became
its chairman, said: ?I
have been
profoundly
affected by how
promises, promises
Lloyds Banking Group has
promised to make offers to
victims of the �billion
HBOS Reading fraud by
the end of June. Noel
Edmonds, the television
presenter who is among
the victims, is holding the
Black Horse?s hooves to the
fire. He?s set up
banklloyds.claims,
providing a secondby-second countdown to the
deadline. Tick tock.
caught red-handed? cheers!
Innis & Gunn estimates that since
it launched its lager in 2013, more
than 70,000 of its branded glasses
have been filched from bars and
pubs. Is this a loss, or an
opportunity? Yesterday, it left a van
containing 1,000 glasses
unattended in Edinburgh. The lot
of them vanished in 32 minutes.
This evening it will hand out free
refill bags of lager at its Beer
Kitchen on the Lothian Road to
anyone providing photographic
evidence of pint glasses they have
?accidentally borrowed?.
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MARIO SORRENTI
Barclays edges
closer to move
out of Africa
with stake sale
Harry Wilson City Editor
Barclays has taken another step
towards cutting ties with its African
business with plans to sell a big stake in
the division and give up its majority
holding.
The bank said yesterday that it would
sell about 22 per cent of Barclays Africa
Group to the stock market, potentially
raising more than �5 billion from the
Johannesburg-listed shares. The sale of
187 million shares will cut Barclays?
stake in the subsidiary from just over
50 per cent to about 28 per cent.
The move comes after a separation
agreement with South African regulators that will provide �5 million in
direct contributions to Barclays Africa,
including �5 million in extra capital,
as well as another �0 million to black
empowerment schemes.
The sale is the second by Barclays
in just over 12 months, after it disposed
ke in Bar
of a 12.2 per cent stake
Barclays Africa in Mayy 2016
through a placementt on
an
the South African
market as the firstt
stage of its disposal
plan.
Jes Staley, chief
executive of Barclays, said: ?Regulatory approval for
the separation of
Barclays and Barmclays Africa is an imard
portant step forward
and allows us to move
closer to our goal of reducing
our shareholding in Barclays
h
Africa to the point where
we can
achieve regulatory deconsolidation.
?It represents a key milestone in the
execution of our strategy and the restructuring of Barclays.?
Selling Barclays Africa was one of the
Optimistic
IG spreads
its cards on
the table
Harry Wilson
first decisions taken by the bank?s
American boss after he took over as
chief executive in 2015. Mr Staley?s plan
was controversial at the time, but he
won the day, arguing that the investment represented an inefficient use of
the bank?s capital that could be more
profitably be deployed elsewhere.
As well as Barclays Africa, whose
main investment is Absa, a South
African lender, Barclays also plans to
sell Barclays Bank Egypt and Barclays
Bank of Zimbabwe, which are not part
of its main African subsidiary.
To separate Barclays Africa from the
group so that the bank no longer has to
include its financial performance in
results, Barclays will have to cut its
holding to below 15 per cent of outstanding shares. The lender would also
require the approval of the British and
African market regulators.
Nearly a third of the shares being sold
by Barclays will be bought by the
Inve
Public Investment
Corporq
ation, a quasi-state
investment company, which
has pledged to buy
m
59 million
shares,
giv it a 7 per cent
giving
st
stake
in Barclays
A
Africa.
At the time that
th decision to sell
the
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Barclays
Africa
wa
was
announced,
Atl
Atlas
Mara, the
Afri
African
financial seri
vices investment
group
founded by Bob Diafounded
mond, the bank?s former
executive expressed an
chief executive,
i
i potentially
i ll buying a stake in
interest
in
the business.
However, those talks came to nothing as senior Barclays bankers were
wary of doing a deal with their former
colleague.
Renewed regulatory scrutiny of the
spread-betting industry does not
appear to have affected the odds of
IG Group delivering higher revenues
and profits this year.
In a pre-close trading update, the
spread-betting specialist said that while
financial markets in the final quarter
had been quiet, it was forecasting fullyear revenues to be 7 per cent higher
than last year. It said that despite the
slow activity in the fourth quarter, revenue had been up from a year earlier and
pre-tax profits for the year would be
?modestly ahead?.
The relatively bullish forecast lifted
IG shares to the top of the FTSE 250?s
risers? board, gaining nearly 6 per cent
IG Group expects
profits to rise this
year despite a slow
final quarter
Gemfields
offer fails
to sparkle
T
he owner of
Faberg� has
criticised a nilpremium takeover
offer from its largest
shareholder as
?derisory? (Deirdre
Hipwell writes). An
independent
committee set up to
assess the bid for
Gemfields from
Pallinghurst
Resources, which
owns 47 per cent of
the miner of rubies
and emeralds, said the
unsolicited bid
?clearly undervalues
the company?.
Pallinghurst is
BT cuts copper broadband charge
Will Humphries
BT has cut what commercial rivals
must pay to use its wholesale copper
broadband service to avoid a lengthy
legal battle over pricing.
Openreach, the network division
of BT, told Ofcom that it would
reduce the wholesale cost per household of its copper broadband product
to �.38 from July, 91p less than now.
The price cut will result in almost
� million in savings for the industry,
but rivals such as Vodafone said that
it would not change the price they
had to pay for the more sought-after
fibre broadband network.
Analysts said that it was a small
reduction and that consumers should
not expect to see any immediate
change in their bills.
An Openreach spokesman said
that the price cut had been made in
?good faith and as a gesture of goodwill? to avoid a legal battle with commercial clients.
Ofcom, the regulator, had proposed the new lower pricing level, but
its introduction was delayed until
2018 because of hold-ups in other
regulatory processes.
The Openreach spokesman said:
?With the delay in Ofcom conducting their next market review, we said
we would hold our price at the level
they had previously set, but some of
our wholesale customers weren?t that
happy about it. They expect the price
�.38
New cost of Openreach?s copper
broadband product, down 91p
to be lower because they expect
Ofcom to reduce it [in 2018], so we
said we will reduce it now and avoid a
lengthy legal battle. Potentially, our
customers could have disputed it [the
previous higher price], but hopefully
this avoids that and we can move on.?
The change comes after claims
from rivals that Openreach would
benefit by �0 million from a year-
long delay in introducing new price
controls on fibre broadband.
Vodafone said the fact that the
new price cut affected only the ?oldfashioned? copper broadband meant
that consumers would still be overcharged for fibre broadband and that
Openreach would be able to gain a
head start on its rivals.
Vodafone said: ?This windfall gain
will allow Openreach to invest in
fibre-to-the-premise to cover a city
the size of Cardiff, or make a substantial contribution towards improving
the quality of rural broadband.?
Ofcom proposed in March that the
wholesale cost of a superfast broadband line offering speeds of up to
40 megabits be cut by 40 per cent by
2021. Companies including Sky,
Vodafone and Talktalk are expected
to pass on those savings to consumers
once the cuts come into effect.
However, the lowering of wholesale prices was delayed by a year
while Ofcom considered a wider
review of the telecoms market, which
is due to take effect from April 2018.
headed by Brian
Gilbertson, the South
African executive who
led the merger of
BHP and Billiton in
2003.
If the deal were to
go ahead, investors
would hold 42 per
cent of the enlarged
company, which owns
manganese and
platinum mines in
southern Africa.
as investors took comfort in the optimistic outlook.
IG, which publishes its results for the
year to May 31 next month, gave few
details yesterday of its performance,
apart from saying that operating
expenses in the past six months had
been at about the same level as the previous six.
The statement came after a difficult
year for IG and other spread-betting
businesses as regulators have increased
their investigations into the industry.
This month, IG and its rivals were
relieved by the end of a German review
into the sale of contracts for difference,
a spread-betting product, to retail
customers.
The British financial watchdog is also
looking at spread-betting products, in
particular contracts for difference,
amid concerns about the way they are
being sold to clients. Shares in IG, one
of the country?s biggest providers of
spread-betting services, were hit in the
aftermath of the announcement in
December.
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Business
Steel furnaces add
extra heat to China?s
booming factories
Calum MacLeod Beijing
A steel industry growing at its fastest
rate in a year has helped China?s manufacturing sector to defy the doubters
and maintain its momentum.
The official purchasing managers?
index released yesterday remained at
51.2 for May, after falling in April from
an almost five-year high of 51.8 in
March. The 50-point mark separates
expansion from contraction.
The government?s gauge of factory
activity reflects activity at larger, stateowned factories and mines, while the
Caixin/Markit survey, which will be
released today, concentrates on
smaller, private companies.
The PMI for the steel sector shot up,
however, to 54.8 in May from 49.1 in
April, as new orders rose and building
activity stayed solid. The construction
growth index weakened but remained
above 60.
The services sector, an ever more
important driver of China?s economy,
appeared to be in decent health as the
official non-manufacturing PMI hit
54.5 in May, up from 54 in April.
Growth ?may have held up reasonably well this month?, Julian EvansPritchard, a Singapore-based economist at Capital Economics, said. ?Looking ahead, however, we suspect that the
current stability of growth will prove
temporary. With the regulatory crackdown on financial risks still weighing
on credit growth, it will be difficult to
avoid a further slowdown in the coming
months.?
China?s GDP is set to expand at
6.6 per cent this year, in line with
Beijing?s target of ?at least 6.5 per cent
and higher if possible,? Moody?s, the
credit ratings agency, predicted on
Tuesday. ?We continue to believe that
the near-term risk of disorderly deceleration of growth in China is limited,?
Elena Duggar, an associate managing
director at Moody?s, said.
Slowing growth and rising debt were
cited by Moody?s last week when it cut
China?s credit rating for the first time in
almost 30 years. Debt has swelled in the
world?s second-largest economy during
years of credit-fuelled stimulus, but
several analysts played down the significance of Moody?s move.
?China?s economy is healthy, credit
growth is decelerating and the government is cracking down on financial
system risks, making this an odd time
for Moody?s to downgrade,? Andy
Rothman, at Matthews Asia in San
Francisco, said. ?Our fixed-income
team believes that past experience
demonstrates that this downgrade will
have limited impact for investors.?
KEVIN FRAYER/GETTY
Fall in jobless
delivers boost
to eurozone
David Charter Berlin
China?s manufacturing sector was boosted by the country?s resurgent steel mills
Unemployment in the eurozone has
fallen to 9.3 per cent, its lowest level for
eight years, as Germany recorded a
record low for the number of people out
of work.
During the depths of the debt crisis,
unemployment in the single currency
area peaked four years ago at 12.1 per
cent, with 19.3 million people looking
for work. In April the figure was just
over 15 million.
The unemployment rate in Germany
fell to 5.7 per cent in May, from 5.8 per
cent in April in seasonally adjusted
figures. The country?s building industry
gave a powerful boost to employment,
as low interest rates from the European
Central Bank encouraged people to
invest in property, according to the
KfW public investment bank.
Europe?s improving economic indicators were tempered yesterday with a
surprise fall in inflation to 1.4 per cent in
May from 1.9 per cent in April. The ECB
aims at a target near 2 per cent. To
achieve this it has set interest rates at
historic lows, offered cheap loans to
banks and bought tens of billions of
euros in bonds each month. Germany is
leading calls for an end to the bondbuying and next week?s ECB council
meeting will be watched for hints that
an end is on the way. The fall in inflation
reduces the pressure on Mario Draghi,
the ECB president, to set out a timetable for halting the programme.
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Keeping the trade door open after Brexit
TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES GLOSSOP
election 2017
ports tour
Forth Ports is acting
now to make sure that
it is ready when Britain
finally leaves the EU,
reports Greig Cameron
C
harles Hammond is looking
at the post-Brexit horizon
and is wary of the clouds he
can see coming his way. As
boss of one of the largest port
operators in Britain, he knows all too
well that sitting and waiting to see if
those clouds clear or turn into a storm
is not an option.
Preparation for life outside the
European Union is starting now, therefore, with the chief executive of Forth
Ports investing across its sites in the UK
to ensure that each is awarded the
quality mark of an authorised economic operator (AEO).
Amid the deluge of form-filling and
red tape that some fear could be the fallout of Britain?s dropping out of the EU,
more pieces of paper might seem almost irrelevant, perhaps superfluous,
but the AEO will be key. Described by
the government as ?an internationally
recognised quality mark indicating that
your role in the international supply
chain is secure, and that your customs
controls and procedures are efficient
and compliant?, it helps to oil the
wheels of global trade.
Countries from Chile to India have
quality mark programmes, and more to
the point so does the EU. For Mr Hammond: ?The reason it matters is you
then have that trusted trader status
with other EU countries. So when the
[UK] government brings in the Great
Repeal Bill, all these rules and regulations will become part of UK law until
they have sorted out what they are
going to keep.
?If you have that AEO status, then
you are going to be much better placed
to carry out trade with the EU, whether
it is a hard or soft Brexit.?
The Port of Leith, one of seven that
Forth operates in Scotland, along with
Tilbury on the Thames, is no different
from any of the trading gateways to the
UK. It?s a transit point, a hub for a range
of goods including animal feed, cereals,
oil and gas equipment and construction
materials. About 40 per cent of the
imports come from non-EU countries,
while some go to places outside the
trading bloc.
?The danger in the supply chain is
that goods become held up in ports.
That becomes costly for consumers and
businesses as the goods are not moving
through quickly enough and the transport supply chain costs, the cost of
holding them, are greater than they
are just now.?
ch imCefetra UK, which
mal
ports grains and animal
feed raw materials to
the UK and Ireland,,
moves
between
150,000
and
200,000 tonnes
through the port
each year. A
spokesman for the
company said that
it would be flexible
tenough to meet whatgeever trading arrangements were decided after
ld like a
Brexit, but he would
clearer agriculturall policy that
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Labour tilts
at its former
stronghold
Edinburgh North & Leith
Estimated
referendum
vote
Leave
Remain
78%
22%
Deidre Brock
SNP
Constituency profile
2015 general election result
E
Deidre Brock SNP 23,742 votes (40.9%)
dinburgh North and
Leith was a Labour
stronghold, but it
was among the many
seats won by the SNP in
2015 (Greig Cameron
writes). Deidre Brock, a
former local councillor,
went to Westminster after
securing over 19,000
more votes than the SNP
candidate in 2010.
That must have been
especially galling for
Mark Lazarowicz, who
had held the seat for
Labour since 2001,
because he received more
votes last time than in the
previous elections that he
won.
Ms Brock?s majority of
5,597 was helped by a
turnou ( of
high turnout
72 per ce
cent)
and th
the
Mark Lazarowicz Lab
18,145 (31.3%)
Iain McGill C
9,378 (16.2%)
Sarah Beattie-Smith
Green
3,140 (5.4%)
Martin Veart Lib Dems
2,634 (4.5%)
Alan Melville Ukip
2017 general
election
candidates
847 (1.5%)
Bruce Whitehead Left Unity 122 (0.2%)
Gordon Munro
Labour
Iain McGill
Conservative
Lorna Slater
Green
Martin Veart
Lib Dems
Scotland?s largest enclosed deepwater port
Berths 20
Largest ship 50,000 tonnes
Annual cargo handled 1 to 1.5m tonnes
Main goods grain, Storage 60 acres
Employs about
animal feed, oil and of open and 17,000 100 people
gas equipment,
square metres
directly, supports
building materials
of covered storage up to 800
disintegration of the
Liberal Democrat vote.
This time Iain McGill, a
former postman who ran
in 2010 and 2015, is
standing for the
Conservatives, with
?re
?recognises
and
su
supports
the imp
portant strategic
rrole that agricultu
ture plays in the
fo
food security of
th
the UK?.
L
Liz McAreavey,
chie
chief executive of
Edinb
Edinburgh Chamber of
Comme
Commerce,
thinks that as
long as businesses
bus
long
are given
enough time to adapt,
a
they will be
Gordon Munro, the
candidate for Labour,
Martin Veart, for the Lib
Dems, and Lorna Slater,
of the Greens, also
contesting the seat.
Mr McGill received
able to handle whatever trade deals are
agreed. ?Whilst a hard border with
Europe means greater scrutiny of
goods in transit and potential delays
through customs, planning now for the
infrastructure and processes to deal
with this means we can mitigate and
manage the impact,? she said.
Mr Hammond is optimistic that a
?mutually beneficial? trade deal can be
agreed. ?What we are doing as a
business is making sure we are able and
prepared to work with and brief the
fewer than 10,000 votes
in 2015 and, even with
talk of a Tory revival in
Scotland, it appears
unlikely that he could
overtake Ms Brock,
who won 23,742 votes in
2015.
If the Lib Dems,
Conservatives and Greens
take support from the
SNP, it could open the
door for Mr Munro,
however. He has been a
councillor in Leith since
2003, namechecks Joe
Strummer as an
inspiration and has cited
tackling poverty and
reducing inequality as his
priorities.
Ms Brock has been
among the more
impressive SNP MPs,
campaigning over Brexit
and the environment as
well as disabled rights
and pension equality for
women born in the 1950s.
The Australian, a former
actress who appeared in
Home and Away, who has
been in Scotland since
1996, remains the
favourite.
government officials negotiating that
deal so they understand what matters
in the detail of all these things.
?There has to be a massive level of
collaboration between the Scottish
government, the UK government, industry and business to make sure we get
the best deal. Not just in the headlines,
but the details and practicalities.?
One bright spot is the cruise ship
business, which brings dozens of vessels
and tens of thousands of holidaymakers
and is unlikely to face much upheaval.
John Donnelly, chief executive of
Marketing Edinburgh, which promotes
the city, is optimistic, saying: ?While at
present there are obviously some uncertainties, fundamentally people will
still want to visit Edinburgh by boat and
the key infrastructure, such as passport
controls, will remain in place.?
Forth Ports is continuing to invest in
all its locations, in spite of the uncertainty. Consent has been granted at
Leith to knock down an old grain silo
and Mr Hammond is mulling what the
land could be used for. Among the
options under consideration is space for
distributing construction materials or
oil and gas decommissioning.
He is also keen to improve the road
connections between the port and the
motorway network. David Watt, of the
Institute of Directors Scotland, would
like improvements to transport as he
says that getting around Edinburgh is
?slower and more difficult? every day.
?Any developments in Leith might well
be detrimentally affected by this, while
the possibilities for increasing exports
are great and cutting the number of
lorries on the road is desirable, the city
fathers will have to realise that their
decades-old inability to ease cross-city
communications is coming home to
roost,? he said.
Plans to develop more houses on
land that the company owns along the
Scottish capital?s waterfront are also
going ahead, with schemes for up to
1,000 homes to be built.
While Mr Hammond notes there has
been no contact with candidates on the
campaign trail, he acknowledges the
interest that politicians have shown in
the port?s work over the years. ?We are
committed to a process of investment
and economic growth in our business?,
he said. ?What we are looking for from
the wider public sector is effective collaboration and helping to match that.?
Tomorrow Concluding our series,
Robert Lea visits the Port of Dover
46
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?
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?
?
?
?
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3.53
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Buy
+/-
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%
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?
+0.04
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?
+1.00
?
+5.90
+30.00
+0.03
+11.00
+5.00
+0.20
+0.80
+0.28
0.01
?
0.26
1.17
3.20
0.05
?
0.08
?
3.66
57.00
-0.17
?
?
+0.10
-1.00
-0.60
-0.50
-0.90
-0.80
-0.50
4.12
4.03
3.13
3.21
1.95
1.92
0.73
0.73
High Income
High Income Acc
UK 100 Comp Acc
UK 100 Cos
UK Select Pflo
UK Selection Port Acc
Worldwide Mgd Acc ?
Wwide Mgd ?
117.60
259.60
372.60
223.20
366.10
647.80
802.80
504.40
117.60
259.60
372.60
223.20
366.10
647.80
?
?
MORGAN STANLEY INVESTMENT MGMT LTD
Enquires: 0800 0961 962
The Morgan Stanley Funds (UK)
Class A Shares
Equity
?
?
?
+4.24
+89.73
-0.02
?
1.09
?
?
?
?
+2.19
-3.80
?
2.04
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+0.20
+0.70
+1.40
+1.00
+1.30
+2.10
+1.30
2.83
1.84
4.26
2.03
3.28
2.45
2.50
+15.67
+0.85
+0.53
+0.43
+23.71
+1.30
+0.41
+4.01
-7.28
+1.98
1.64
1.07
0.33
?
1.61
1.08
0.22
2.49
?
2.54
Fixed Income
Stg Corp Bd A Acc ?@
UK Ind Lnkd A Acc ?@
UK Long Bd A Acc ?@
SANTANDER UNIT TST MGRS
08457 413002
Bal Pfolio Inc ?@
Bal Port Gwth Acc ?@
Equity Inc Inc ?@
N&P UK Gwth Inc ?@
Stkmkt 100 Tkr ?@
UK Growth Acc ?@
UK Growth Inc ?@
110.40
200.90
230.20
190.40
214.40
395.30
250.90
European Inc
Far Eastern Inc
Intl Growth Inc
Japanese Inc
Mutual European
Mutual Far Eastern
Mutual North Am
Mutual UK Eq
Nth American Inc
UK Equity Inc
1470.16
498.59
577.03
41.85
2225.36
761.55
1942.43
1316.58
1227.65
649.70
1551.62
526.22
609.01
41.85
2348.66
803.75
2050.06
1389.53
1295.67
685.70
199.00
183.70
140.20
219.00
214.50
2421.00
318.80
190.60
Corp Bond A Acc ?@
316.30
Corp Bond A Inc ?@
130.80
Envir Invtr A Acc ?@
291.90
Hi Inc Bond A Ac ?@
230.10
Hi Inc Bond A Inc ?@
91.20
Hi Res A Acc ?@
358.00
Hi Res A Inc ?@
140.60
Safety Plus A Acc ?@
40.20
Strat Inc A Acc ?@
203.60
Strat Inc A Inc ?@
104.40
UK Gwth A Acc ?@
184.70
UK Sel Gwth A Acc ?@ 1985.00
UK Trkr B Acc ?@
UK Trkr B Inc ?@
American Gth Inc @
Balanced Growth @
Balanced Growth Acc @
Corporate Bond ?@
European Growth @
European Growth Acc @
Glob Gwth @
Higher Yield @
Higher Yield Acc @
Japan @
Managed @
Managed Trust @
Mngd Pfolio Inc @
Pacific Grth @
Smaller Comp @
Smaller Cos @
322.55
262.17
393.13
99.69
403.88
475.71
331.53
83.98
275.04
49.06
130.89
71.96
95.54
498.71
756.24
628.94
340.42
276.69
414.92
?
426.26
502.07
349.90
88.64
290.28
51.78
138.15
76.96
100.84
526.34
798.14
663.79
-3.34
-0.93
-1.40
-0.89
-3.57
-4.21
-3.09
-0.29
-0.92
-0.03
-0.06
+0.17
-0.11
-2.81
+1.64
+1.36
?
?
?
4.77
?
?
0.12
?
4.32
?
?
?
?
1.34
0.15
0.21
INSIGHT INVESTMENT FDS MANAGEMENT LTD
Client Servs: 0800 124 314
Insight Investment Global Investment Funds
Mthly Inc Bd Inc ?@
Mthly Inc Bd N Inc ?@
48.44
91.99
?
?
+0.10
+0.19
?
?
Insigt Investment Portfolio Fund
Insight Investment Multi-Manager Funds (0800)
Well Bldr Bal Acc ?@
Well Bldr Gwth Acc ?@
96.05
93.79
?
?
-0.32
-0.36
?
?
INVESCO FUND MGRS LTD
Dling: 0800 085 8571 Inv Serv: 0800 085 8677
Brkr Serv: 0800 028 2121
INVESCO Funds
UK Str Inc N/Trl ?@
575.06
?
112.80
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
23.60
?
3035.72
?
?
?
?
?
231.38
69.52
?
?
?
?
?
223.74
103.95
?
?
+0.20
+1.15
+0.60
+0.40
+2.00
+0.70
+2.70
+20.00
-0.29
-0.07
+0.02
+0.40
+0.90
+5.00
+0.20
+0.40
?
?
+0.30
+0.09
+0.20
?
-0.20
+2.80
+0.40
+0.76
+0.35
+1.50
+2.40
2.36
6.45
3.14
3.20
?
0.65
0.90
0.63
?
?
5.09
3.05
?
?
0.07
0.40
2.00
2.02
2.25
2.28
4.51
?
1.10
1.67
?
2.23
2.26
1.59
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+0.20
+0.20
+2.30
+4.60
+15.00
?
+0.01
+0.30
+0.20
+0.70
?
+1.50
+2.20
?
?
?
0.05
?
5.85
6.03
0.64
0.65
?
?
?
?
JP MORGAN ASSET MGMT
OEIC
?
+1.97
3.01
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+1.72
+0.16
+2.07
+2.33
+7.97
?
+0.13
+0.71
+1.68
-0.15
1.89
3.19
3.06
3.39
3.07
0.13
4.44
1.80
1.94
0.36
INVESCO PERPETUAL Funds
Childrens Acc ?@
474.68
Corp Bond Acc ?@
199.76
High Income Inc ?@
491.83
Income & Grth Inc ?@
464.03
Income Inc ?@
1879.21
Money Acc ?@
90.38
Monthly Inc Plus Inc ?@ 112.29
UK Aggressive Inc ?@
200.37
UK Growth Acc ?@
660.82
UK Sml Cos Eqty Acc ?@ 1172.84
All Stks Credit A Inc ?@ 136.70
Asian Div Inc U Trst Inc @107.37
Cautious Man Fd A Acc ?@267.60
Cautious Man Fd A Inc ?@157.70
China Opp Fund A Acc ?@1230.00
Emg Mkts Opps Fd A Acc ?@202.70
Erpn Grth Fund A Acc ?@ 236.00
Erpn Sel Opps Fd A Acc ?@1677.00
Erpn Spc Sits A Acc GBP ?@94.66
Erpn Spc Sits Fd I Acc EUR ?@4.84
Fix Int Mnthly Inc Fd Inc @ 22.62
Global Equity Income A Inc ?@62.51
Global Growth Fund Acc @2910.36
Global Tech A Acc ?@ 1503.00
M-Man Abs Ret Fd A Acc ?@142.30
M-Man Active Fd A Acc ?@217.50
M-Man Inc Grth Fd A Acc ?@173.80
M-Man Inc Grth A Inc ?@ 154.60
Sterling Bond U Trst Acc @221.81
Sterling Bond U Trst Inc @ 66.65
Strategic Bond A Inc ?@ 127.60
UK Abs Ret Fd A Acc ?@ 157.10
UK Alpha Fund A Acc ?@ 142.70
UK Index Fund A Acc ?@ 616.70
UK Irsh Sm Co Fd A Acc ?@637.30
UK Property A Acc @
212.56
UK Property A Inc @
98.76
UK Tracker Fund A Acc ?@277.90
US Growth Fund A Acc ?@969.40
Asia A Acc ?@
183.30
Emerging Mkts ?@
208.20
Eur Dyn (ex-UK) A Acc ?@223.70
Euro Smllr Cos ?@
722.20
Europe A Acc ?@
1437.00
Gbl Hi Yld Bd A Acc ?@ 109.20
Gbl Hi Yld Bd A Inc ?@
38.09
Gl ex-UK Bd A Acc ?@ 260.60
Gl ex-UK Bd A Inc ?@
203.10
Glb Fins A Acc ?@
966.90
Global A Acc ?@
1317.00
Japan A Acc ?@
402.10
Multi-Man Tst A Acc ?@ 933.40
2.83
2.87
1.19
0.59
0.29
0.17
5.51
1.01
2.16
2.66
?
2.97
3.04
0.83
0.59
M & G SECURITIES
Enq: 0800 390 390 Dealing Line: 0800 328 3196
Authorised Inv Funds
Charifund Inc ?
1628.23
?
+6.93
4.41
+4.77
+4.53
0.49
0.49
+2.91
+0.16
+0.01
-0.28
+0.40
+0.01
+16.64
4.10
0.94
4.70
?
2.94
1.71
1.34
+0.04
+0.25
-0.06
+0.62
3.57
4.14
1.29
1.45
+0.04
2.30
Sterling Class A Investment Funds 1
Euro Smlr Cos Acc ?
Euro Smlr Cos Inc ?
431.28
410.15
?
?
Sterling Class A Investment Funds 2
Extra Income Inc ?
818.89
Gilt & Fxd Int Inc ?
100.64
Gl Hi Yd Bd Inc ?
52.03
Index Linked Bd Inc ?
144.31
Index Trckr Inc ?
78.25
Short Dated Corp Bd Inc ? 26.05
UK Select A Inc ?
3056.25
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Sterling Class A Investment Funds 3
Corp Bd A Inc ?
Dividend Inc ?
Recovery A Inc ?
Sml Cos Inc ?
41.94
68.68
143.41
360.66
?
?
?
?
Sterling Class A Investment Funds 4
Episode Allocation A Inc ?144.45
?
225.42
232.18
100.13
?
?
?
+0.41
+0.15
+0.06
2.74
?
?
THREADNEEDLE INVESTMENTS
Client Serv: 0800 0683000
Intermediary Serv: 0800 0684000
Institutional Shares (Class 2) (163500,000 min)
UK Oseas Earns ?@
132.58
?
+0.81
2.01
112.70
151.10
82.56
?
?
?
+0.40
+0.50
+0.37
1.31
0.88
3.68
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+0.10
+0.04
+0.09
+0.08
+0.52
+0.47
?
+0.89
+0.35
+0.36
+0.85
+0.93
+0.80
1.19
3.77
3.29
2.94
3.58
3.20
4.98
1.67
3.58
4.07
1.53
1.63
0.25
713.10
219.40
+5.10
+1.00
1.64
?
Managed Funds
Def Eqty & Bd Acc ?@
Eqty & Bd Acc ?@
Mgd Income ?@
Stg Bd Ret Inc ?@
Strat Bd Ret ?@
UK Corp Bond ?@
UK Corp Ret ?@
UK Eqty Inc Ret ?@
UK Gwth & Inc Ret ?@
UK Hi Yld Bd 1 ?@
UK Inst Acc ?@
UK Mnthly Extra Inc ?@
UK Mnthly Inc Ret ?@
UK Retail ?@
UK Sel Retail ?@
UK Smaller Cos ?@
58.66
47.80
63.27
63.12
103.45
99.64
43.62
163.90
85.60
81.32
145.16
134.99
333.92
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
344.20
189.70
?
?
Corp Bond B Acc ?@
325.10
Corp Bond B Inc ?@
130.70
UK Gwth B Acc ?@
197.40
UK Sel Gwth B Acc ?@ 2063.00
?
?
?
?
-0.10
+0.10
+0.10
-0.40
-0.40
0.51
1.13
1.13
0.45
0.47
+13.00
0.90
-0.80
-0.50
2.71
2.78
?
?
-0.70
+1.50
+0.75
-0.30
-0.10
-0.03
+1.70
+1.00
-0.30
-7.00
2.72
2.75
1.15
5.51
5.66
3.67
3.76
?
3.40
3.46
2.65
1.57
-1.00
-0.60
3.16
3.22
-0.10
?
-0.40
-7.00
2.95
3.00
2.50
1.78
-0.20
-8.00
3.02
2.00
OEIC C Class
UK and Income Investment Funds
UK Gth C Inc ?@
140.10
UK Sel Gwth C Acc ?@ 2138.00
?
?
STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS
0845 279 3003
Investment Funds (OEIC) - Retail Shares
AAA Inc CAT Acc ?@
AAA Inc CAT Inc ?@
AAA Income Acc ?@
Amer Eq Gth Acc ?@
Corp Bond Acc ?@
Corp Bond Inc ?@
Euro Eq Gth Acc ?@
Glb Advtg CAT Acc ?@
Glob Advtg Acc ?@
Glob Eq Uncstrd Acc ?@
Higher Inc Acc ?@
Higher Inc Inc ?@
Japan Eq Gth Acc ?@
Managed Acc ?@
Select Inc Acc ?@
Select Inc Inc ?@
UK Eq Gth Acc ?@
UK Eq Hi Alpha ?@
UK Eq Hi Inc Acc ?@
UK Eq Hi Inc Inc ?@
UK Ethical Acc ?@
UK Opps Acc ?@
UK Opps Inc ?@
UK Smlr Cos Acc ?@
97.38
58.99
103.70
144.00
164.20
64.64
196.70
126.50
167.30
129.30
130.20
49.52
93.97
267.40
87.96
54.53
332.50
210.90
247.90
87.27
189.70
235.80
217.10
658.50
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?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+0.05
+0.03
+0.10
-0.50
+0.10
+0.05
+0.70
-0.30
-0.40
-0.30
+0.10
+0.02
+0.19
-0.30
+0.02
+0.02
-1.10
-0.70
-0.60
-0.20
+0.10
+0.90
+0.90
+1.50
1.54
1.43
1.93
?
3.14
2.87
1.52
1.23
1.18
0.01
4.19
4.00
0.05
1.77
1.65
1.44
2.34
2.78
4.05
4.19
1.53
0.29
0.29
0.53
SVS BROWN SHIPLEY FUNDS
Enquiries: 0141 222 1151
Balanced A Acc ?@
Balanced A Inc ?@
Cautious A Acc ?@
Cautious A Inc ?@
Dynamic A Acc ?@
Dynamic A Inc ?@
Growth A Acc ?@
118.41
113.99
112.78
107.07
258.37
246.35
275.21
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+0.27
+0.26
+0.16
+0.16
+1.13
+1.08
+0.85
For Resolution see Ignis
TU FUND MANAGERS LIMITED
British
European
677.50
210.70
* Yield expressed as CAR (Compound Annual Return);
? Ex dividend; ?Middle price; . . . No significant data. #
Periodic charge deducted from capital; @ Exit charge
12 month
High
Low
UK and Income Investment Funds
+0.30
+0.16
-1.40
-0.39
-0.11
+0.40
+0.10
+0.15
+0.50
+1.00
-0.10
+2.90
+1.70
-2.90
+2.00
Yld
%
British funds
OEIC B Class
Tracker and Specialist Investment Funds
140.40
74.20
225.60
64.27
37.38
109.20
124.90
56.89
148.30
181.90
252.90
287.10
166.20
432.50
299.00
+/-
SCOTTISH MUTUAL INV MNGRS LTD
0141 248 6100
UK and Income Investment Funds
139.60
73.71
225.60
64.17
37.34
108.70
123.90
56.89
148.30
181.90
249.90
287.10
166.20
432.50
299.00
Buy
Retail Shares (Class 1)
2457.85
1350.60
1288.90
Tracker and Specialist Investment Funds
Fixed Int Acc @
Fixed Int Dist @
Glob Gwth Acc @
Glob Health Acc @
Glob Tech Acc @
Gwth Tst Acc @
High Inc Acc @
Japan Ind Acc @
Pacific Ind Acc @
UK 100 Ind Acc @
UK Active Opps Acc @
UK Index Acc @
UK Index Dist @
US Ind Acc @
Worldwide Acc @
Income A Acc ?@
Sterling Bond Acc ?@
Sterling Bond Inc ?@
Sell
MARKS & SPENCER UNIT TRUST LTD
0808 005 5555
Eur Sel Gth A Acc ?@
JANUS HENDERSON INVESTORS
Investors Serv: 0800 832 832 Dlng: 0845 946 4646
IGNIS ASSET MGMT
Dlg: 0141 222 8282
?
?
?
?
?
?
53.93
Unit Trusts
Port Inc
EDENTREE INV MGMT LTD
0800 358 3010
Yld
%
Overseas Growth Investment Funds
HSBC Personal Pension Unit Trust
CLOSE FUND MANAGEMENT LTD
0870 606 6402
Growth Fd Acc @
Bal Port A Acc ?@
Caut Port A Acc ?@
Caut Port A Inc ?@
Opps Port A Acc ?@
Prog Port A Acc ?@
0.12
0.12
0.53
?
0.60
?
0.85
0.83
1.68
?
-3.60
-14.50
-0.90
-1.30
-0.22
+2.10
?
-8.10
+/-
MANEK INVESTMENT MGMT LTD
0844 800 9401
UK Trkr A Acc ?@
UK Trkr A Inc ?@
316.90
463.40
267.70
169.20
36.87
191.60
157.30
216.00
Buy
SCOTTISH WIDOWS UNIT TRUST MGRS
0845 300 2244
Authorised Inv Funds (OEICs)
OEIC A Class
Managed Investment Funds
Pension Unit Trusts
HSBC FSAVC Unit Trust
British
Euro Gth
Gilt & Fd Int
Income
Jap Gth
Managed
Money Market
North Amer
Sell
Eur (Ex UK) Eq A Acc ?@1310.92
Glob Brands A Acc ?@ 7992.19
UK Eq A Acc ?@
1184.53
JUPITER UT MGRS LTD
020 7581 3020
HSBC Specialist Investment Funds (OEIC)
?
?
UK/Global Investment Companies
Euro Acc A ?@
Extra Inc Inc B ?@
Global Gwth Acc R ?@
Japan Acc A ?@
Pac Gwth Acc A ?@
Moneybldr Glob
Moneybldr Gwth ?@
Moneybldr Inc ?@
Moneybldr UK Ind ?@
Special Sits ?@
Wealthbuilder
Sell
1.76
1.77
2.41
2.45
1.16
1.17
1.42
Stock
Price
Int Yld Grs rd
(�) +/?
% yld
Index-linked
105.13
110.25
375.17
129.66
375.56
120.33
124.07
142.23
130.82
381.91
162.05
155.79
279.61
150.12
179.47
175.22
185.39
171.11
177.31
209.86
209.26
206.26
279.39
218.70
225.36
263.05
264.78
281.36
102.46
106.27
359.33
121.09
341.69
109.57
110.60
126.34
113.81
333.93
138.14
131.29
233.18
122.75
148.06
140.20
145.12
130.95
133.24
159.13
155.42
149.38
205.07
179.81
155.84
180.00
172.15
179.28
Tr IL 1N% 2017 * 102.46
Tr IL 0V% 19
108.47
Tr IL 2K% 20
372.22
Tr IL 1Y% 2022 * 126.38
Tr IL 2K% 24
370.64
Tr IL 0V% 24
117.68
Tr IL 0V% 26
120.73
Tr IL 1N% 2027 * 137.63
Tr IL 0V% 29
126.70
Tr IL 4V% 30
372.69
Tr IL 1N% 2032 * 155.20
Tr IL 0O% 34
149.42
Tr IL 2% 35
271.68
Tr IL 0V% 36
143.27
Tr IL 1V% 2037 * 170.96
Tr IL 0X% 40
166.00
Tr IL 0X% 42 * 174.85
Tr IL 0V% 44
160.77
Tr IL 0V% 46
165.69
Tr IL 0O% 2047 * 196.16
Tr IL 0K% 50 * 194.69
Tr IL 0N% 52
190.80
Tr IL 1N% 2055 * 257.55
Tr IL 0V% 56
199.64
Tr IL 0V% 58 * 205.87
Tr IL 0W% 62
238.92
Tr IL 0V% 65
237.94
Tr IL 0V% 68
252.03
? .05
? .19
? .64
? .40
?1.40
? .48
? .56
? .69
? .67
?1.73
? .82
? .87
?1.48
? .95
?1.16
?1.24
?1.43
?1.44
?1.57
?1.78
?2.02
?1.98
?2.58
?2.35
?2.50
?3.18
?3.51
?3.91
1.33
?
1.71
1.53
1.46
?
?
0.99
?
1.73
0.81
?
0.90
?
0.69
?
0.36
?
?
0.39
?
?
0.53
?
?
?
?
?
?3.85
?3.14
?2.80
?2.58
?2.14
?2.26
?2.01
?1.97
?1.88
?1.84
?1.82
?1.76
?1.73
?1.73
?1.74
?1.72
?1.71
?1.66
?1.65
?1.66
?1.66
?1.66
?1.66
?1.65
?1.67
?1.69
?1.70
?1.73
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148.92
157.11
155.77
101.68
171.02
162.00
164.67
174.65
147.10
154.73
177.28
104.48
185.51
177.28
200.39
106.95
201.27
153.82
195.73
131.34
137.10
134.31
93.81
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137.57
139.08
146.14
120.89
126.76
145.45
86.80
150.43
141.67
159.78
94.40
156.66
114.23
146.67
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Tr 4K% 34
Tr 4N% 36
Tr 1{ }% 37
Tr 4O% 38
Tr 4N% 39
Tr 4N% 40
Tr 4K% 42
Tr 3N% 44
Tr 3K% 45
Tr 4N% 46
Tr 1K% 47
Tr 4N% 49
Tr 3O% 52
Tr 4N% 55
Tr 1O% 57
Tr 4% 60
Tr 2K% 65
Tr 3K% 68
138.27
145.03
143.20
101.36
156.14
147.49
149.41
157.97
132.30
139.01
159.04
95.81
165.23
157.40
177.38
105.64
176.89
133.19
170.08
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118.34
109.15
113.59
118.59
138.11
113.14
108.62
101.67
138.26
161.88
153.04
114.02
103.98
107.16
111.00
128.78
104.82
99.38
99.31
126.26
146.95
136.21
Tr 3O% 21
Tr 1O% 22
Tr 2N% 23
Tr 2O% 24
Tr 5% 25
Tr 2% 25
Tr 1K% 26
Tr 1N% 27
Tr 4N% 27
Tr 6% 28
Tr 4O% 30
114.83
106.84
110.27
114.49
132.18
109.41
104.71
101.34
132.02
152.97
142.91
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100.99
110.45
102.30
108.38
104.95
111.97
111.57
107.50
117.02
115.15
106.04
138.06
121.31
101.29
100.24
102.05
101.28
103.73
103.38
107.78
108.30
104.84
112.86
111.72
102.67
131.19
116.37
97.79
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Tr 8O% 17
Tr 1N% 18
Tr 5% 18
Tr 1O% 19
Tr 4K% 19
Tr 3O% 19
Tr 2% 20
Tr 4O% 20
Tr 3O% 20
Tr 1K% 21
Tr 8% 21
Tr 4% 22
Tr 0K% 22
100.24
102.05
101.28
103.73
103.51
107.78
108.30
105.73
112.86
111.80
104.58
131.22
117.46
100.16
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AT THE COALFACE Young musicians dream of becoming a rock or pop superstar, but can successful careers can be built elsewhere in the industry
SWNS FOR THE TIMES
A fanfare
for the
common
man (and
woman)
Composing background music is an
art in itself, reports David Waller
Y
our ears slowly fill with
sound, first with some
foreboding strings, then
an eerie female vocal and
the odd smattering of
timpani drums. The strings gain
intensity before suddenly breaking
into the epic sweep of a full
orchestra. Eyes closed, it sounds
like the soundtrack for a
nightmarish Bladerunner-style
landscape, but this is the compact
corner of a semi-detached house in
Yarnscombe, north Devon, about as
far from dystopian as you can get.
Michael Reed makes the
?commute? here daily, walking
down three slate steps from his
kitchen, coffee in hand, to his selfbuilt den. Down here, the composer
of music for film, commercials and
television has a a giant sound desk,
precision monitor speakers, piles of
dusty synthesisers, vintage
compressors, a banjo and ukulele,
bass and guitar and a full drum kit.
Mr Reed, 39, has produced
hundreds of pieces of music in this
room, layering a mix of computer
samples and live instrumentation. A
piece, he says, ?could take anything
from fifteen minutes to five days,
depending on everything from the
complexity of instrumentation to
how tired you are. It?s really difficult
to be able to say, ?Right, on this day
I?m going to write this bit of music.?
But when it comes down to it, you
have to.?
The majority of Mr Reed?s output
is library music, pieces written to a
brief but with no specific purpose,
to be picked up later by shows
and film trailers in need of
a soundtrack. It?s usually
not until he receives his
quarterly royalty
statement that he sees
where his work has
wound up. In the last
quarter, that meant MasterChef, Home and Away,
Hollyoaks, Geordie Shore,
Mary Berry Cooks
and Puppy Secrets.
?I once went on
holiday to Lake
Geneva,? he says.
?I turned on the
TV and saw an
advert for Visit
Turkey and my
music was in the
background.
Michael Reed composes music for films, adverts and television, including for Mary Berry Cooks, below, in his home studio near Barnstaple, Devon
Another time I was in my old house
and heard some music I recognised
coming through the wall. I liked it.
Then I realised I?d written it. Or the
TV could be on in the house and I
walk through and see a kid?s show
on about kangaroos and my music?s
on that. It?s an odd feeling: you feel
proud and a little bit weird.?
It?s an odd way to encounter your
own work and certainly is not the
music career he had envisaged. As a
child Mr Reed followed his
Striking the right note
Working hours ?It?s totally
variable,? Michael Reed, composer
of library music for film and
television, says, ?but I try to keep
it to ten hours a day?
Qualifications ?A bachelor of
music degree, from the University
of Surrey. Grade eight trumpet,
grade five theory and a number of
swimming certificates?
Salary ?Some will be struggling to
make ends meet, others are easily
on �0,000 a year?
Best aspect of the job ?I?m
creating and doing what I love.
And everyone I meet will have
been exposed to my music in one
form or another, without knowing
it?
The worst aspect ?You?re
constantly judged on the last
thing you?ve done. If you churn
out something that?s not very
good, that client?s not going to ask
you to do something again?
grandfather and father into
the Salvation Army band,
playing cornet, before
heading to the University
of Surrey as a trumpeter,
where he studied
composition and gained
crucial industry contacts.
Soon he had his heart
set on becoming a
drummer and
wound up playing
in sessions at
Abbey Road,
turning down the
job of playing
keyboards in the
Streets, and
drumming with
the Prodigy. In
2006, as part of indy-pop outfit the
Fourers, he spent a fortnight
recording an album at the late John
Peel?s house, Peel Acres.
But the reality of life as a
professional drummer was often far
more prosaic. ?I remember taking
my drums to a car showroom and
getting the staff to help fit them
into the smallest car we could. We
got them all into a three-door
Vauxhall Corsa. Shlepping drums
around became less and less
interesting for me.?
By this point music industry
friends had introduced Mr Reed to
composition work. His first
successful pitch for a television
commercial earned him $3,000 and
offered a valuable lesson: it was
better paid and being in charge of
the whole process was far more
fulfilling. He goes back through his
millions of files and digs out
samples of his work, from classical
pieces recorded with a full live
orchestra to pop drum and bass to
specific work he has produced for
films, including some ?horrible?
1980s-style synth muzak to play in
an elevator scene in The Best Exotic
Marigold Hotel.
Yet from a business point of view,
even the steadier side of the
notoriously fickle music industry is
rocky. Mr Reed risks producing lots
of work that he never gets paid for.
Upfront fees for library music are
modest, perhaps about �0 a
piece, and after that he is reliant on
royalties for every time it is played.
While his PRS statement will have
hundreds of entries, the total for
each individual track could be
anything from thousands of pounds
to pennies.
?I consider it a numbers game: it?s
about getting as much high-quality
music as you can out there. But I?ve
been doing it 15 years now and
there doesn?t always seem to be a
correlation between what you?re
most proud of and what makes you
the most money.?
Still, Mr Reed is chipper about
the unexpected direction his music
career has taken him in. ?You have
to remember that you can do
something cool with each piece and
experiment with new sounds. Then
you suddenly find yourself really
enjoying what you?re writing and
excited about the process. It?s very
good fun. I?m really lucky.?
48
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Business Markets
news in brief
Patrick Hosking Tempus
Buy, sell or hold: today?s best share tips
Back in
the game
after the
scandals
Beginning to deliver
350p
Global presence, number of countries
Security guards
G4S
300
91
Securitas
53
28
Source: Thomson Reuters, G4S
Garda
�6m
Dividend 9.41p
250
Prosegur
16
Cash transport
200
44
G4S
Brinks
41
Loomis
2007 09
11
03
05
150
17
G
Prosegur
22
16
4S is the West Ham
United of the share
MY ADVICE Buy
market. Like the
WHY Strong market position
Hammers, the security
and more efficiencies in store
company suffered the
indignity of a short spell in the
second division, but its promotion
back into the FTSE 100 was
chief executive, G4S seems to have
confirmed last night after a surge in
entered a happier era. Tempus tipped
its share price valued it at more than
the shares at 227p last August and
�billion.
they are now trading at nearly 325p.
It?s a timely moment for investors
Worries about its debt and the
to take another look at this
sustainability of its dividend have
sometimes contentious, often
faded. Mr Almanza is dumping the
accident-prone group. For
string of non-core companies
shareholders, its abortive
acquired in a different era.
attempt to buy ISS, the
And he is narrowing the
cleaning company, in 2011
focus back to security,
90%
was a particular low point.
anywhere in the world. In
Proportion of
For the public, its failure to
this era, it looks to be a
contracts
retained
provide enough security
growth industry.
guards for the 2012 Olympic
That was borne out by the
Games was a national
company?s quarterly trading
embarrassment. For taxpayers,
update this month, in which it
its attempt to overcharge for
reported an 8.9 per cent rise in
electronic tagging of criminals in
revenues from continuing businesses,
2013 was infuriating.
though this was partly down to the
Yet under Ashley Almanza, its
one-off boost of a big contract win
with Walmart. Perhaps the most
promising area for enhancing profits,
though, still lies in properly
integrating the 900-odd operating
businesses in the group. In humdrum
areas such as invoicing, procurement
and human resources, there are still
big savings and scale efficiencies to
be garnered.
G4S is slowly changing and its
exposure to the UK (about 15 per
cent of revenues) and to the British
government (about 5 per cent) will
continue to dwindle. America is by
far its biggest market. It seems on
track to get debt down further this
year to 2.5 times ebitda profits.
Expected earnings per share this
year of 19p put the company on a
multiple of 17 times, while it yields
2.8 per cent. After the strong share
price performance of the last year,
further progress will be tougher, but
Mr Almanza is beginning to prove he
can deliver. If and when he hits his
leverage target, he can begin to lift
the dividend, which should give the
shares some fresh impetus.
which is slightly above the market
average. The latest grocery data from
Kantar Worldpanel show Sainsbury?s
continues to trade soundly, with total
sales up 1.7 per cent in the past 12
weeks. Pedestrian but solid.
The much-derided acquisition of
Argos seems to be paying off. The
savings to be made as Sainsbury?s
closes some Argos stores and places
concessions in its larger outlets are
coming through. There is also
evidence that placing Argos stores in
Sainsbury?s outlets not only improves
the performance of Argos but also
has a ?halo effect? on grocery sales.
The full impact of these synergies,
and the grocer?s wider �0 million
cost-saving programme, will start to
be fully realised only from about
2019 onwards.
There are risks. Sainsbury?s has a
lot of work still to do integrating
Argos against a backdrop of a highly
competitive market. It is also not
clear what impact Tesco?s proposed
�7 billion acquisition of Booker, the
wholesaler, might have on
Sainsbury?s grocery business, where
profits are already under pressure.
j sainsbury
Sales �bn
Dividend 10.2p
Pre-tax profit
�3m
T
he City has long been sniffy
about J Sainsbury, questioning
both the strength of its core
grocery business after three years of
falling profits and the retailer?s move
to buy Argos, the catalogue retailer,
for �4 billion last year.
However, that hasn?t fed through
into its valuation. Unlike Tesco and
Wm Morrison, Sainsbury?s is still
trading at its normal long-term
rating of about 14 times? earnings
and about six times ebitda profits. It
also yields roughly 3.6 per cent,
The number of fines imposed on
British companies last year for
breaching UK data protection
laws almost doubled to 35, with a
combined total of �2 million,
PWC said. Britain was one of
Europe?s most active enforcers
along with Italy, which handed
out fines of ?3.3 million
(�9 million). Next year tough
new privacy laws come into force
in the EU, which carry penalties
of up to 4 per cent of a company?s
global turnover, or ?20 million,
depending on which is higher.
futura medical
G4S share price
g4s
Revenue �6bn
Profit before tax
Privacy fines double
MY ADVICE Buy
WHY Well managed, good
brand and the swoop on
Argos is paying off
Cash pile �.4m
Net loss �7m
Company value
�m
G
etting from a laboratory on to
a doctor?s prescription pad
does not happen overnight.
Updates on drugs that progress to
expensive late-stage trials are,
therefore, crucial and closely
scrutinised. Futura Medical, a
Guilford-based biotech company,
underlined this yesterday when it
said that regulators in America and
Britain had not thrown up any big
issues ahead of its plans to take a gel
to treat erectile dysfunction into a
third phase of trials.
Eroxon, as the gel is branded, has
been in development for about 16
years and in September cleared a key
hurdle when, in a study, it
dramatically improved erectile
dysfunction in 232 men. James
Barder, chief executive, had called
the results a ?game changer?,
boosting Futura?s ambition to take a
$1 billion-a-year chunk of a $5 billion
market.
However, regulators still require
additional safety data. The company
can proceed with its existing plans to
start the late-stage trial this autumn,
make submissions for marketing
approval in 2019 and aim to launch
in 2020. In the meantime, its hopes
to strike a licensing deal should be
boosted. The shares, which soared
last September, were unchanged at
55絧.
Harvey Nichols switch
The son of Harvey Nichols?
owner has joined the department
store?s management board. A
filing at Companies House
showed that Pearson Poon, 23 ?
son of Dickson Poon, 60, who has
owned Harvey Nichols since 1991
? was appointed as a director
this week. The store said:
?Pearson joins us from Harvey
Nichols, Hong Kong, where since
late last summer he has been
working with the executive team.?
Hewlett Packard falls
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
disappointed investors last night
after it warned that earnings in
the current quarter were weaker
than expected. The shares fell
more than 2 per cent in late
trading on Wall Street to $18.33,
despite revenue of $9.9 billion
during the second quarter that
was better than expected, as the
technology company reported a
net loss of $612 million against a
profit of $320 million previously.
MY ADVICE Hold
WHY No serious setback, but
regulators not fully satisfied
Tesco turns to Currys
Tesco will test customer demand
for Currys PC World concessions
in its Extra stores this summer in
its latest attempt to attract
customers back to its largest
outlets. The supermarket said
that it would open concessions at
its Extra stores in Milton Keynes
and in Northampton. They will
feature Currys PC world products
including computers and white
goods, plus laptop repairs, advice
and comparison services.
And finally...
N
eil Woodford has been
shopping, acquiring a 9 per
cent stake in Countryside
Properties, the housebuilder, for
�6 million. The stockpicker was
one of several buyers of a 23 per
cent holding offloaded last week by
Oaktree Capital. Aviva was
another, lifting its stake from 6 per
cent to 7 per cent, and other
newcomers could be revealed in the
coming days. Mr Woodford has
already revealed himself as a big
fan of the sector, buying into Taylor
Wimpey and Barratt
Developments.
For all the latest
in-depth news
thetimes.co.uk/
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129.38
128.30
99.700
99.680
99.650
99.620
99.590
100.33
100.32
100.31
100.28
100.25
100.74
100.75
100.77
112.37
100.75
High
129.52
128.47
99.705
99.690
99.660
99.630
99.600
100.33
100.33
100.31
100.29
100.26
100.74
100.76
100.77
112.37
100.76
Low
128.78
127.72
99.695
99.670
99.640
99.600
99.570
100.33
100.32
100.30
100.28
100.24
100.72
100.74
100.75
112.36
100.74
Sett
128.99
127.94
99.700
99.680
99.640
99.610
99.580
100.33
100.33
100.31
100.29
100.25
100.73
100.75
100.76
112.36
100.75
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18853
208989
51040
51616
48929
75615
89830
18771
20182
49688
63115
65458
1977
6337
2439
83
2145
Open Int
56811
683255
367442
457190
428840
348087
451139
378008
472632
359983
424569
441747
54213
64731
56727
11049
35084
129.10
129.19
129.08
129.15
444
10352
150.54
150.54
150.95
7571.0
7504.0
7498.5
7434.5
7508.0
7442.5
4896.5
4892.5
7514.0
7460.0
1195
146223
6892
777394
19057
ICIS pricing (London 7.30pm)
Brent (9.00pm)
Crude Oils ($/barrel FOB)
Jul
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Sep
Brent Physical
BFOE(Aug)
BFOE(Jul)
WTI(Jul)
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50.84
50.24
48.56
48.32
-1.06
-1.48
-1.60
-1.35
-1.34
Products ($/MT)
Spot CIF NW Europe (prompt delivery)
Premium Unld
Gasoil EEC
3.5 Fuel Oil
Naphtha
510.00
440.50
270.00
425.00
513.00
442.50
272.00
427.00
-11.00
-11.50
-6.25
-12.00
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448.00-447.50
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450.00-449.75
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2005-1910
2010-1908
Volume: 27974
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I
nterim losses of �6 million
have failed to steer Easyjet off
course. Shares in the budget
airline, which plummeted from
�.33 last June to a four-year
low of 873絧 in October after Britain
voted to leave the European Union,
are gaining altitude again. They
closed last night at their highest point
since the referendum, up 14p at �.14,
after JP Morgan Cazenove lifted its
target price from 875p to �.10.
The analysts said that improved
booking levels during the peak season
had restored their faith in Easyjet?s
profitability this year. ?[The] shares
recovered significantly since late
February and stormed through [its
first-half loss] unscathed,? they said.
The US investment bank remained
cautious about the airline?s longer-
Harrys takes
stride across
the Atlantic
T
he American who
bought Harrys of
London two
weeks ago has
announced plans to
open the British shoe
brand?s first store in
the United States
(Deirdre Hipwell
writes). Charles Cohen
said that the first US
store would be on Park
Avenue in New York
and would sell shoes
ranging from �5 to
more than �000. The
1,100 sq ft store will
open in the autumn
and Mr Cohen said its
expansion into
Manhattan was ?long
overdue?.
Founded in 2001 as a
British dress shoe
brand worn by the
elite, Harrys of London
opened its first store in
Mayfair in 2008. It now
has 49 wholesale
locations and stores in
the Middle East.
Steven Newey, chief
executive, said: ?A
physical retail
presence in New York
is an excellent starting
point to showcase
Harrys of London in
the US. American
clients, particularly in
New York, share our
values of aesthetic and
quality. They are also
incredibly discerning.?
Results in brief
Name
Pre-tax figure
Profit (+) loss (-)
Dividend
Atlantis Resources (resources FY)
Londonmetric Property (property FY)
Telford Homes (property FY)
-�3m (�)
�m (�.7m)
�.1m (�.2m)
nil
7.5p f 2.1p p Jul 10
15.7p f 8.5p Jul 14
6 Results in brief are given for all companies valued at more than � million. f = final p = payable
The day?s biggest movers
Change
Company
IG Informs investors that pre-tax profits will be modestly ahead of 2016
Randgold Resources Gold prices pick up
Mediclinic International Bounces back after slump on Tuesday
Glaxosmithkline Novartis says it is ?in no hurry? to sell stake in joint venture
Burberry Shares volatile
Worldpay Barclays downgrades from ?overweight? to ?equal weight?
Glencore Miners fall as iron ore prices slide
BHP Billiton Commodities stocks slump
Rio Tinto Mining sector under pressure
Nex Announces departure of chief financial officier
London Grain Futures
LIFFE Wheat (close �/t)
Jul
Mar
143.50
unq
Nov
May
142.25
146.50
Jan
unq
Volume: 432
5615.0-5615.5
n/a
2092.0-2094.0
1980.0-1985.0
Lead ($/tonne)
2074.5-2075.0
Zinc Spec Hi Gde ($/tonne)
2570.0-2572.0
2585.0-2587.0
1943.0-1948.0
Bullion: Open $1261.40
Halifax Mortgage Rate 3.74
Close $1267.65-1267.71 High $1268.22
20275.0-20280.0
19965.0-20015.0
Alum Hi Gde ($/tonne)
1919.0-1919.5
1918.0-1919.0
2280.0-2285.0
Nickel ($/tonne)
8805.0-8810.0
Treasury Bills (Dis) Buy: 1 mth 0.119; 3mth 0.070. Sell: 1 mth 0.040; 3 mth 0.039
Krugerrand $1172.00-1244.00 (�9.29-965.15)
Platinum $949.00 (�6.28)
Palladium $826.00 (�0.85)
European money
deposits %
1mth
3mth
6mth
12mth
0.13
0.20
0.29
0.55
0.25
0.30
0.44
0.64
0.10
0.15
0.20
0.50
Dollar
Sterling
Euro
8850.0-8860.0
n/a
Interbank Rates
Clearer CDs
Depo CDs
2 mth
3 mth
6 mth
12 mth
1 mth
0.2523
0.2693
0.2965
0.4393
0.6363
0.25-0.15 0.28-0.18 0.33-0.23 0.50-0.35 0.62-0.47
0.25-0.15 0.28-0.18 0.33-0.23 0.50-0.35 0.62-0.47
Eurodollar Deps
Eurodollar CDs
0.92-1.06 1.00-1.13 1.08-1.21 1.25-1.35 1.50-1.60
0.20-0.13 0.25-0.15 0.29-0.17 0.49-0.30 0.85-0.55
Sterling spot and forward rates
Currency
Tin ($/tonne)
20375.0-20400.0
term prospects, however, ?in
commodities-related stocks
light of downside risks to
slipped to the bottom of the
consensus and, more
Footsie. Rio Tinto tumbled
follow us
importantly, Easyjet?s
80絧 to �.02�, BHP
on twitter
outsized exposure to
Billiton fell 29絧 to �.73
for updates
potential softening of UK@timesbusiness and Glencore shed 7p to
based demand on the back of
285p. Randgold Resources
currency, inflation and Brexit
put on �to �.65, however, as
uncertainty?.
gold prices edged higher.
Having climbed to a intraday high
Glaxosmithkline rallied 30絧 to
of 7,586.19 as fears over the outcome
�.03�. Novartis said yesterday that,
of next week?s general election
providing it continued to see the
dragged sterling to a six-week low
value in its joint venture with the
against the dollar, the FTSE 100 fell
pharmaceuticals company, it was ?in
back as the pound strengthened. The
no hurry? to reduce its stake.
index closed 6.56 points, or 0.09 per
Mediclinic International bounced
cent, lower at 7,519.95.
back after the South African rand?s
Worldpay was a faller, tumbling 5p
slump suppressed its shares earlier in
to 310絧 after Barclays downgraded it
the week. The private health group
from ?overweight? to ?equal weight?
advanced 19p to 808絧.
with a target price of 315p. ?We
The FTSE 250 endured a flat day
cannot find enough upside to warrant
before closing down 19.68 points, or
a price target increase and we have
0.1 per cent, at 19,972.17.
some concern regarding the organic
Last night?s FTSE quarterly
growth trend,? the bank?s analysts
reshuffle confirmed that G4S and
said.
Segro would ascend to the top 100, as
With iron ore prices on the slide,
Intu Properties and Hikma
Australia
Canada
Denmark
Euro
Hong Kong
Japan
Malaysia
Norway
Singapore
Sweden
Switzerland
Silver $17.37 (�.47)
5639.0-5640.0
takeaway food market
in the UK was
�1 billion in 2016,
[with] 51.4 per cent via
the phone,? its
analysts said. ?We
believe telephone
orders will go the
same way as CDs and
DVDs. Of the online
Dollar rates
AM $1263.80 PM $1266.20
15mth
Just Eat can benefit
from growth in online
takeaway food orders
Base Rates Clearing Banks: 0.25 Finance House 1.0 ECB Refi 0.00 US Fed Fd 0.75-1.00
Low $1259.63
3mth
J
ust Eat overcame
a sluggish day of
trading on the
FTSE 250 to hit a
record amid optimism
about the future of
digital takeaways
(Callum Jones writes).
Shares in the
delivery group rose
19絧 to 671絧 after
Peel Hunt noted that
online penetration of
the takeaway market
was below 50 per cent
in many regions.
Arguing that this
presented Just Eat
with a ?huge
incremental
opportunity?, the
broker initiated
coverage with a ?buy?
rating and a target
price of 895p. ?The
Money rates %
(Official)
Copper Gde A ($/tonne)
Warnings of revenue weakness from
JP Morgan and Bank of America,
along with a drop in oil prices,
dampened spirits on Wall Street. The
Dow Jones industrial average fell
20.82 points to 21,008.65, while the
S&P 500 was largely flat at 2,411.80.
More on the plate for Just Eat
Gold/Precious
metals (US dollars per ounce)
London Metal Exchange
Cash
5.5%
2.8%
2.4%
1.8%
1.6%
-1.6%
-2.4%
-2.5%
-2.6%
-4.5%
Wall Street report
retailing
Mkt Rates for
Copenhagen
Euro
Montreal
New York
Oslo
Stockholm
Tokyo
Zurich
Range
8.5041-8.5463
1.1490-1.1433
1.7178-1.7449
1.2770-1.2916
10.787-10.901
11.156-11.216
141.51-142.90
1.2448-1.2514
Close
8.5356-8.5372
1.1476-1.1474
1.7404-1.7406
1.2888-1.2889
10.870-10.871
11.195-11.198
142.70-142.73
1.2486-1.2488
1 month
68ds
6pr
8pr
13pr
53pr
92ds
6ds
14ds
Premium = pr
3 month
207ds
18pr
21pr
37pr
147pr
278ds
19ds
40ds
Discount = ds
Pharmaceuticals drop into the midcap index.
Berendsen, the laundry business,
rose 16p to �.98 after RBC Capital
Markets upgraded its rating from
?underperform? to ?sector perform?
and lifted up its target from 660p to
�. Hunting slumped to the bottom
of the index, down 33絧 at 505絧.
Shares in Daily Mail and General
Trust, owner of newspapers including
Metro, fell 5p to 689絧 amid fears
over the future of Britain?s best-read
freesheet. Analysts suggested that the
paper was likely to suffer if plans to
introduce mobile phone signals on
the London Underground were set in
motion. ?While Londoners can
already get access to wifi on many
station platforms and news apps on
mobile devices can be updated before
travel to allow commuters to read
many stories without mobile
connectivity, we think that mobile
data on tap underground would mean
that fewer commuters would pick up
a Metro,? Barclays said.
Exchange rates
1.3444-1.3445
1.3504-1.3505
6.6226-6.6236
0.8903-0.8903
7.7932-7.7936
110.72-110.73
4.2883-4.2933
8.4335-8.4349
1.3827-1.3837
8.6854-8.6884
0.9688-0.9689
Other Sterling
Argentina peso
Australia dollar
Bahrain dinar
Brazil real
Euro
Hong Kong dollar
India rupee
Indonesia rupiah
Kuwait dinar KD
Malaysia ringgit
New Zealand dollar
Singapore dollar
S Africa rand
U A E dirham
slice, Just Eat held
51.1 per cent.
Excluding Domino?s
Pizza, it held 75.2 per
cent.?
Peel Hunt reckoned
that even if it failed to
boost its British
market share, Just
Eat?s UK revenues
could hit �0 million
by 2025. It expects
that globally Just Eat
will produce revenue
of �2 million this
year, �1.8 million
next year and
�1.7 million in 2019.
Having floated at
260p in April 2014,
Just Eat?s share price
has surged more than
258 per cent. Last
night, it had a market
value of �56 billion.
20.803-20.816
1.7328-1.7330
0.4828-0.4897
4.1848-4.1886
1.1474-1.1476
10.044-10.045
83.150-83.176
16877-17405
0.3905-0.3928
5.5269-5.5333
1.8157-1.8159
1.7828-1.7833
16.958-16.968
4.7355-4.7368
Australia $
Canada $
Denmark Kr
Egypt
Euro �
Hong Kong $
Hungary
Indonesia
Israel Shk
Japan Yen
New Zealand $
Norway Kr
Poland
Russia
S Africa Rd
Sweden Kr
Switzerland Fr
Turkey Lira
USA $
Bank buys Bank sells
1.890
1.640
1.890
1.640
9.230
8.100
n/a
n/a
1.260
1.100
10.840
9.540
390.040
320.890
19835.600
15821.900
5.090
4.340
156.550
135.580
2.060
1.740
11.710
10.120
5.320
4.360
78.470
65.340
18.500
15.670
11.990
10.660
1.380
1.190
5.140
4.390
1.410
1.240
Rates for banknotes and traveller's cheques as
traded by Royal Bank of Scotland plc yesterday
Data as shown is
for information
purposes only. No offer is made by
Morningstar or this publication
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Head of British rowing as
crews triumphed in 2012
Di Ellis
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Obituaries
John Thompson
Diffident journalist who sometimes spoke in riddles, but inspired a revolution in independent radio broadcasting in the Seventies
When approaching John Thompson?s
office at the Independent Broadcasting
Authority (IBA), his staff would strain
to see his donnish presence through a
fug of cigarette smoke. The words
accompanying the fumes he luxuriantly exhaled were equally oblique.
Some recalled, not without fondness,
that he ?spoke in riddles?.
Known as the ?father of independent
radio?, the veteran journalist was a
skilled operator behind this literal and
metaphorical smokescreen, delivering
a revolution in broadcasting in Britain
in the early Seventies. As director of
radio at the IBA his vision was to end
the BBC?s monopoly and build a network of local, independent, commercial radio stations that were still bound
by a public service broadcasting ethos,
but also gave young people the pop
music they craved. Thompson called it
?radio in jeans?.
Reform of British radio had been
championed by Edward Heath, the
Conservative leader, in the build-up to
the 1970 general election. He wanted a
policy that would appeal to Britain?s
youth. Noting the outcry in 1967 after
parliament forced the closure of pirate
radio stations, which had broadcast
unlimited pop music from the North
Sea, and the success of Radio 1, which
was created the same year and
employed many of the pirate DJs,
Heath added ?independent local radio?
to the Conservative manifesto.
On becoming prime minister, he had
little idea of how to implement the
policy, but looked to Thompson, who
had been appointed as an adviser to the
Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. His neatly formulated vision
came to be enshrined in the Sound
Broadcasting Act of 1972. A year later,
on October 8, 1973, the London Broadcasting Company (LBC) was launched.
A week later Capital Radio arrived.
Over the next two years Radio Clyde
(Glasgow), BRMB (Birmingham), Piccadilly Radio (Manchester), Metro
Radio (Newcastle), Radio Hallam
(Sheffield) and Radio City (Liverpool)
were added to the airwaves.
Quietly spoken and cerebral, ?JT?, as
he was known, insisted that the paperwork he signed off must be elegantly
written and rigorously edited. A colleague recalled him scrawling on a draft
document in his notoriously spidery
handwriting, ?deword this by 7%?. One
meeting Thompson convened at the
IBA?s offices on Brompton Road, west
London, was framed in such diplomatic
language that his staff met in a caf� afterwards in an attempt to decipher what
they had been told, and to decide whether or not they had been reprimanded.
When not making cryptic statements, Thompson was a good listener.
At some meetings all he would have said
over the course of an hour was
?hmmm . . . hmmm . . . hmmm?. His usual
expression of wry detachment added to
the enigma.
Under Thompson?s ?regulation with
a light touch?, the first independent
radio stations had to broadcast a wide
range of music, including classical,
much of which was live. He kept the
troublesome Musicians? Union ?reasonably onside? by writing a clause into
the legislation that 3 per cent of advertising revenue had to be spent on live
In 1962 Thompson joined The
Observer as news editor. One of his
most reliable sources of stories in the
Middle East was the stringer Kim Philby. Thompson was rather disconcerted
when his correspondent disappeared.
Indeed, he was one of the last people to
speak to the British double agent before
his defection to the Soviet Union.
As the editor of The Observer?s colour
magazine from 1966, Thompson?s
greatest coup was to recruit a young
cookery writer called Jane Grigson on
the strength of a recommendation from
Elizabeth David, his first choice. He
visited Grigson at her house in Wiltshire. She served him a dish of spinach
that had been soaked in butter for a
week. He hired her before pudding.
The paper?s charismatic editor, David
Astor, was sometimes bemused by
Thompson?s diffidence, which he found
out of kilter with so many journalists on
Fleet Street. The only barometer of
He was an unlikely actor,
appearing in Dorian
Gray and St Trinian?s
John Thompson, second right, with the broadcaster Judith Chalmers, left, her husband, Neil Durden-Smith, and Princess
Margaret at the Sony Radio Awards in the Eighties and, below, a bus advertising LBC, the first independent radio station
performers. At the same time, each of
the stations paid into a central news
service, Independent Radio News,
based near Fleet Street, which would
source local stories and features.
With the advent of the oil crisis that
sparked a global recession, the new
enterprise was in danger of drowning at
birth. Yet by the end of the Seventies
independent radio was embedded in
Britain?s cultural life.
Perhaps mercifully, Thompson
retired from the IBA at about the same
time as a government white paper on
Staff went to a caf� after
a meeting to decipher
what they had been told
broadcasting, Competition, Choice and
Quality, heralded the end of his vision.
Writing in The Times in 1989, he noted
more in hope than expectation: ?As
with faith, hope and charity, ?the greatest of these is charity?, so it is with competition, choice and quality.?
The 1990 Broadcasting Act removed
most of the public service obligations
from local radio. New brand-driven
stations, such as Classic FM and Kiss,
would be dominated by one musical
genre. The approach was more commercial; conglomerates would take
ownership of several stations and some
programming would be shared. Yet the
stations still owed their provenance to
Thompson, who was appointed CBE in
recognition of his services to radio.
John Brian Thompson was born in
1928 in Bangor, Co Down, in Northern
Ireland, where his father, also
o
r..
John, was a tax inspector.
When he was promoted, hee
took his wife, Lilian, and theirr
son to London. John wass
educated at St Paul?s School,l,,
y..
where he was head boy.
During the war the school wass
evacuated to Wellington Col-e..
lege in Crowthorne, Berkshire.
The boys? accommodation wass
d
some way from the school and
they formed up like an airr
squadron on their bicycles forr
the daily ride to classes.
Asthma prevented Thomp-s.
son from serving in the forces.
llege
Instead he went to Pembroke Coll
College,
Oxford to study history. Most of his
contemporaries were demobilised officers starting or resuming their degrees.
He later worked in advertising, but
was temperamentally unsuited to it. He
began to feel envious of friends, such as
his flatmate Anthony Sampson ? the
future author of the bestseller Anatomy
of Britain ? who were prospering in
journalism. One day he encountered
another old friend, George Scott, who
was editing the political and literary
weekly Truth. Scott invited Thompson
to join the staff, such as it was. In fact
the only other person who worked
there was a young writer called Bernard
Levin, who would later became godfather to one of Thompson?s sons.
Lord Beaverbrook headhunted
Thompson to be one of his ?bright
young men? at the Daily Express. Here
Thompson was a diligent drama critic,
known to roam as far as Plymouth for
first night performances when there
wer none to be found in London.
were
One young woman whom he kept
meeting, in what she called their ?contiguous circles?, was Sylvia Waterhouse, a BBC producer known to everyone as ?Sally?. They had been dating for
several months when he was posted to
New York by the Daily Express. Thompson asked her to go with him and proposed. They married in 1957, one day
before departing for America. Their
early married life was danced to the
tune of jazz in Greenwich Village;
among their friends was the composer
Bill Russo, who introduced them to
Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton.
The poet Ogden Nash cooked the
couple steak and kidney pie to make
them feel at home.
The couple had three children: Piers,
who is a DJ; Barnaby, a film producer
and director; and Eliza, a music consultant and opera producer who is married to Valentine Low, the Times royal
correspondent. They all survive him.
Thompson?s patience, or loss of it, was
his habit of pre-empting the natural
conclusion of a phone call with, ?Right,
OK, goodbye? before returning the
receiver with fractionally more alacrity
than usual. These words became code
for more abusive phraseology in the
Observer office of the Sixties.
After spending 15 years in broadcastin Thompson enjoyed a busy
ing,
re
retirement.
He edited a magazine for
IT
T The Viewer, instilling the rigorITV,
ou tradecraft that he had learnt in
ous
F
Fl
Fleet
Street and amused colleagues
by sending faxes in the same manne as a telegram. One read, ?DEAR
ner
FR
FRANK.
STOP. NEED 1,500 WDS
BY THURSDAY. STOP. THANKS,
BY
JO
O
JOHN.?
In recent years, he become the
un
unlikeliest
of actors. Through his
fiil
film
producer son Barnaby,
Th
Thompson
made cameo appearan
ances
as the Commons Speaker in
D
Dorian
Gray, and as a civil servant
aatt the Department of Education
in the remake of St Trinian?s. In
ea
ch
h of
o these roles, he simply played
each
himself.
In the village of Great Bedwyn, near
Marlborough in Wiltshire, he and his
wife bought the two cottages
adjoining theirs and incorporated the
vegetable patches on either side into a
large garden. Thompson was also
active in local affairs, sitting on the
parish council with all the sagacity of
his Whitehall days.
Many old media friends descended
on Marlborough for his annual cricket
match, the teams captained by his sons.
Thompson took a patriarchal role as
umpire, but gained a reputation for
giving appalling lbw decisions. Batsmen would curse as they walked back to
the pavilion after being given out by
Thompson, but, like so many people
who had crossed his path, they could
never be angry with him for long.
John Thompson, CBE, journalist, was
born on June 8, 1928. He died of heart
failure on May 18, 2017, aged 88
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Di Ellis
Stickler for timekeeping who was head of British rowing for 25 years, culminating in the triumph at the London Olympics
If Di Ellis had a catchphrase it was
?starts on time?. At the west London
offices of British Rowing, the governing
body of rowing that she ran for nearly a
quarter of a century, she had all of the
clocks moved forward by two minutes
just to make sure that no one would be
late.
Ellis was not a bossy or heavy-handed operator, though. This was a woman
who ran British rowing with a delicate
touch, but whose achievements have
transformed the sport.
Under her guidance the structure of
the governing body was completely
overhauled, as were its finances. At the
same time British rowers went from the
periphery of international competition
to world leaders, winning world, European and Olympic titles, led by superstars such as Steve Redgrave, Matthew
Pinsent and Katherine Grainger.
Ellis was passionate about a sport at
which she excelled in her youth as a
rower and a cox. Right up until her
retirement in her early seventies she
would enjoy jumping on a static rowing
machine in the gym to take on youngsters as she promoted rowing throughout Britain.
She worked hard to broaden the
reach of a sometimes elitist sport away
from its traditional heartlands such as
the Thames in west London or Henley.
On one occasion she got soaked for her
cause in the front seat of a Cornish gig
off Newquay as she reached out to the
world of fixed-seat offshore rowing.
Perhaps closest to Ellis?s heart was
the cause of women?s rowing, and nothing gave her more pleasure, as well as ?
unusually for a woman of great composure ? bringing a tear to her eye, as
when Grainger won gold in the double
sculls alongside Anna Watkins at the
London 2012 Olympics.
Ellis was among the first female
members of the famous Leander Club
and helped to organise the inaugural
Henley Women?s Regatta in 1988. Then,
nine years later, she was elected as the
first female steward of Henley Royal
Regatta, a precedent that has been
followed by more women in her wake.
However, much as Ellis wanted to see
women excel, she would have no truck
with those who wanted special treat-
ment for female rowers at whatever
level. In that spirit she successfully
campaigned for the abolition of the
Women?s Amateur Rowing Association, arguing that rowing by athletes of
both sexes should be represented by the
same body.
She particularly disliked being
referred to as ?chairwoman?. Nor was
she a ?chair?. She was, she would firmly
but politely point out, chairman of British Rowing.
It was a testament to Ellis?s calm,
understated yet effective management
style that even after she had been at the
top for nearly 20 years, British Rowing
changed its rules in 2008 to allow her
to continue as chairman for a final four
years.
This allowed Ellis to play a key role
in British Rowing?s preparation for the
She helped to organise
the first Henley
Women?s Regatta
London 2012 Olympic regatta, at
which the Great Britain team topped
the medal table, winning nine,
including four golds.
Leading the governing body
required patience and an ability to
achieve objectives through ? in
Ellis?s case ? gentle persuasion.
This was no better illustrated than
in the run-up to the 2006 World
Rowing Championships when she
was shocked to discover that the
International Rowing Federation
was supporting a bid by Bulgaria as
host venue against the claims of
Eton Dorney. Ellis was determined
to get a revote on the issue, and she
and her colleagues set about an
influencing operation that turned
the tables on the federation and
won the regatta for Britain.
Diana Margaret Ellis was born
rth
in a Salvation Army hospital in north
London in April 1938 to Mabel and
Robert Hall. Mabel was a nurse, while
Robert worked as a proofreader. Ellis
was the second of three girls ? Janet,
the eldest, became a nun, while Sue, the
youngest, became a flight attendant.
having been inspired by watching
her sister Sue row for Harrods. She
qu
quickly
made progress and won her
fir of seven Women?s Eights Head
first
of the River titles in 1966, the same
ye that she stroked the Britain
year
w
women?s
eight at the European
ch
championships.
She qualified as an umpire in 1978
an was appointed Britain team
and
m
manager
in 1988, a year before she
be
began
her long tenure as chairman
of the Amateur Rowing Association
an subsequently British Rowing.
and
Fo many of the years before this
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ap
appointment
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working
in school catering and, after
th family moved out of London, was
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an area manager for Surrey county
co
council
in this field in the 1980s,
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continuing
part-time in the 1990s.
Ellis met her husband, John ? who
su
survives
her and who worked for
Ll
Lloyds
Bank ? at the bar of the Civil
Se
Service
Boathouse in Barnes in
so
southwest
London when he was
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rowing
in the early 1960s. They
di
discovered
that they had both
at
attended
Bounds Green Primary, but
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had
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They
have one daughter, Claire, who
w
worked
as a PA and is a housewife.
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Ellis?s
grandsons are Dan, who is at the
U
University
of Liverpool, while Joe
at
attends
Shiplake College.
Ellis was a life vice-president of the
B
British
Olympic Association, vice-presid
ident
of the Sport and Recreation
A
Alliance
and a trustee of the British
O
Olympic
Foundation. She received
a number of accolades as an
a
administrator,
including a CBE for
s
services
to rowing in 2004 and a DBE in
2
2013.
She loved to share her passion for the
sport and was a great storyteller, with a
glint in her eye and a wicked sense of
humour. At Head of the River events
she liked to mingle with the crowd, to
hear what people were saying. Her trick
was to work as a programme seller ?
the perfect way to get a feel for what was
going on.
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Ellis attended Bounds Green P
Prii
mary School and then Perivale Girls?
School. She left at 14 and began working
in the accounts department of a glove
manufacturer. She started rowing at St
George?s Ladies Rowing Club in 1960,
Di Ellis being held aloft by members
of St George?s Ladies Rowing Club,
Jacqui Parry, Margaret Sayer, Beryl
Crockford and Val Austin, at a reunion
in Strathclyde, Scotland in 1988
Di Ellis, rower and sports administrator,
was born on April 11, 1938. She died after
a short illness on May 18, 2017, aged 79
Richard Dalby
Editor and publisher of ghost stories and supernatural fiction as well as a collector who owned an original copy of ?Dracula?
Of the many tales that the ghost-story
obsessive Richard Dalby enjoyed, The
Unsettled Dust was among his favourites. Written by Robert Aickman, who
characterised his own work as
?strange?, it tells how a stately home,
and those who look after it, are plagued
by a dust that is continually falling.
Subtle, chilling and a little bit odd, it
contains the hallmarks that Dalby, who
devoted his life to supernatural fiction,
relished. He was a bibliographer, bookseller and scholar who championed
eerie writing that might otherwise have
been overlooked.
He brought together many wellregarded anthologies, including the
Virago volumes of women?s ghost stories and several books of supernatural
stories set at Christmas, such as Mistletoe and Mayhem (1993). Other volumes
include The Sorceress in Stained Glass
(1971) and Tales of Witchcraft (1991),
which are much sought-after.
Among ghost-story enthusiasts he
was revered for his knowledge and
expertise. He earned that rare accolade
for an editor: people sought out his
name on an anthology rather than
those of the writers.
In 1993 he founded the Ghost Story
Dalby relished eerie writing
Press with David Tibet, which
went on to publish 14 volumes.
The pair shared an appetite for
the macabre: one of their favourite stories was The Tower
of Moab by LA Lewis (1934), in
which a salesman is travelling iin an
industrial region dominated by a
strange yellow tower. It has recently
received acclaim as one of the most
original supernatural tales of the 20th
century.
Dalby?s work was not limited to ghost
stories. He also acted as an unofficial
deputy editor of the journal Book and
Magazine Collector, and contributed
more than 200
ar
articles.
His clear
pr
prose
was
de
described
by
co
collaborators
as a
st
striking
counterpo
point to the
ot
otherworldly ficti
tion he relished.
Richard Lawre
rence Dalby was
bo
born in London
in 1949, the only
ch
child of Tom,
w
who worked in
pu
publishing as an
ed
editor, and his
w
wife, Nancy, an
am
amateur artist.
Richard won
a scholarship to
the
h Haberdashers? Aske?s Boys? School
in Elstree, Hertfordshire, when he was
seven. His passion for ghost stories
emerged at about the same age, something in them capturing his lively imagination. As a child he loved to act out
plays, as well as writing comic strips and
devising crosswords. At the age of 16 he
was diagnosed with diabetes, a condition that affected his performance in O
levels and sidetracked his promising
academic career.
Nonetheless he indulged his passion
for books, working in bookshops in
London, including Foyles. He later
became a bookseller and would issue
catalogues from his home in Scarborough, Yorkshire.
He collected rare volumes, owning a
copy of Bram Stoker?s Dracula with the
author?s annotations and a set of H Rider Haggard first editions. He had so
many books that he struggled to store
them, at one point owning a lock-up for
his collection.
Dalby championed contemporary
and antiquarian writers. His scholarly
zeal was, above all, generous: he wanted
to disseminate the writing that he
loved. He promoted HR Wakefield
(1888-1964), whose short story The Red
Lodge is now seen as a classic of the
haunted house genre, telling the story
of a man who moves into an old build-
ing with his family. He then learns that
a previous owner had tried to scare his
wife to death. She ran out of the house
screaming one night and drowned in
the river outside.
Dalby was a characterful man who
remained close to his parents, moving
with them to Scarborough from
London. He never married. Family
members described him as ?wedded to
his books?. He was a reserved, modest
individual, who appears to have saved
the depths of passion for his work.
In his latter years he struggled to
keep on top of all of his books and
papers, living among his many rare
volumes. Friends described him as a
man who was not really of the modern
age. He certainly failed to embrace the
digital era, which in later years cut him
off from his community of small publishers, book dealers and fans of ghost
stories. However, he remained an
enthusiastic epistolarian, always willing to discuss a detail about a particular
author or their ghost stories.
Richard Dalby, editor and literary
researcher, was born on April 15, 1949.
He died of diabetic ketoacidosis on
May 4, 2017, aged 68
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Sports and games not mere
recreation and amusement
Court of Appeal
Published June 1, 2017
Regency Villas Title Ltd and Others
v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd
and Another
Before Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor,
Lord Justice Kitchin and Lord Justice Floyd
[2017] EWCA Civ 238
Judgment April 4, 2017
An easement should not in the
modern world be held to be invalid
on the ground that it was a ?mere
recreation or amusement? because
the form of physical exercise it
envisaged was a game or sport.
The Court of Appeal so held
when allowing to a limited extent
the appeal by the defendants, Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd and
Diamond Resorts Broome Park
Golf Ltd, the freehold and leasehold owners of the Broome Park
Estate, Barham, Canterbury from
the decision of Judge Purle, QC, in
proceedings brought by the claimants, Regency Villas Title Ltd,
George Edwards, Victor Roberts,
the estate of William Malcolm
Ratcliffe and Brian Andrews, for
injunctive and declaratory relief to
reflect their claim to an easement
entitling them to free use of recreational facilities, including a swimming pool and golf course, on land
operated by the defendants.
The first claimant was the
freehold owner of Elham House,
Canterbury that lay in the middle
of the Broome Park Estate. The
house was split into two flats and
there were 24 villas built in its
grounds. Each was let on
timeshares and the second to fifth
claimants represented those
timeshare owners. The easement
had been granted pursuant to a
transfer dated November 11, 1981,
to the claimants? predecessor in
title by the former common owner
of both pieces of land.
Mr Andrew Latimer for the
defendants; Mr John Randall, QC,
and Mr Marc Brown for the claimants.
The Chancellor, delivering the
judgment of the court, said that it
was the first time that the court had
had the opportunity to consider
the validity of easements of various
kinds of recreational facilities. The
last case that had raised similar
questions was In re Ellenborough
Park ([1956] Ch 131). Since then the
culture and expectations of the
population in England and Wales
had radically changed.
In re Ellenborough Park established that an easement could exist
for the use of the relevant park as a
garden, including the right to walk
over the pathways and (subject to
necessary restrictions) the lawns,
to rest on the seats or in other
places provided, but not to trample
at will all over the park, not to cut or
pluck the flowers or shrubs, or to
interfere in the laying out or
upkeep of the park.
That easement was not said to be
a ?mere recreation or amusement?,
because the right had the necessary quality of utility and benefit to
the dwellings that were the dominant tenements.
Easements in the modern world
had, of course, to retain their essential legal qualities. But the views of
society as to what was mere recreation or amusement might change,
even if the exclusion of such rights
were authoritative, which the court
doubted. Physical exercise was
now regarded by most people in
the United Kingdom as either an
essential or at least a desirable part
of their daily routines. It was not a
mere recreation or amusement.
Physical exercise could, moreover, in modern lives, take many
forms, whether it was walking,
swimming or playing active games
and sports. The court could not see
how an easement could either, in
1981 or in 2017, be ruled out solely
on the grounds that the form of
physical exercise it envisaged was a
game or a sport rather than purely
a walk in a garden.
It was also noteworthy that
profits a prendre had commonly
been held to exist in respect of the
right to take game or fish, both of
which activities were often (but
obviously not solely) undertaken
for recreation or sport.
The requirement that an easement had to be a ?right of utility
and benefit? was the crucial
requirement. The essence of an
easement was to give the dominant
tenement a benefit or a utility as
such. Thus, an easement properly
so called would improve the general utility of the dominant tenement.
It might benefit the trade carried
on upon the dominant tenement or
the utility of living there.
There were also other important
aspects of the tests adumbrated in
In re Ellenborough Park that were
particularly relevant to the correct
determination of the validity of the
grant in the present case. First, the
right could not be too wide or
vague. Second, an easement could
not impose a positive obligation on
the owner of the servient tenement. Third, an easement was unlikely to be valid if it required the
dominant owner to exercise a right
to joint occupation or deprived the
servient owner of proprietorship or
legal possession. Finally, an easement obviously could not exist
over chattels.
The judge had construed the
grant rather too broadly. On its
true construction, the grant
allowed the claimants the right to
use the existing sporting and
recreational facilities on the
Broome Park Estate together with
any new, improved or replacement
facilities of the same kind replacing
the existing facilities on the same
areas of land, subject only to minor
extensions, but not any substantial
extensions of such facilities on
additional areas of land.
That right was an easement
insofar as it covered the facilities
on the servient tenement existing
in 1981, namely the golf course,
squash courts, tennis courts,
croquet lawn and putting green,
and outdoor swimming pool.
Solicitors: Pannone Corporate
LLP, Manchester; Shakespeare
Martineau LLP.
and Leader of the Welsh Labour
Party) which was held at the
Senedd, Cardiff Bay, this morning.
carried out the following
engagements in Ireland.
His Royal Highness this
morning visited Kinsale Lifeboat
Station, Adams Quay, Worlds End,
Kinsale, Co Cork and was received
by Her Majesty?s Ambassador to
Ireland (His Excellency Mr Robin
Barnett).
His Royal Highness later visited
Crosshaven Lifeboat Station,
Crosshaven, Co Cork.
The Duke of Kent this afternoon
attended a Lunch at Royal Cork
Yacht Club, 12 Lower Road,
Knocknagore, Co Cork.
His Royal Highness later arrived
in the United Kingdom from
Ireland.
Captain Miguel Holloway was in
attendance.
Court Circular
Buckingham Palace
31st May, 2017
The Queen this afternoon attended
a Luncheon at Drapers? Hall,
Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2,
to celebrate the Seventieth
Anniversary of Her Majesty?s
appointment as a Freeman and was
received by the Lord Mayor, Locum
Tenens (Sir David Wotton) and the
Master (Mr William Charnley).
The Queen was elected to the
Court and met Wardens and Court
Assistants.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron,
London Youth, this afternoon held
a Reception at Buckingham Palace
to mark the Charity?s One Hundred
and Thirtieth Anniversary.
Clarence House
31st May, 2017
The Prince of Wales this morning
held a Meeting with ProSilva
representatives for the Prince of
Wales?s Foundation, Romania, at
Viscri, Brasov County, Romania.
His Royal Highness was
represented by the Lord Morris of
Aberavon KG (formerly Secretary
of State for Wales and Attorney
General) at a Celebration of the Life
of the Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan
(formerly First Minister of Wales
Buckingham Palace
31st May, 2017
The Duke of York, Patron, STFC
Harwell and Daresbury Science and
Innovation Campus, this morning
opened the Hartree Centre,
Daresbury Laboratory, Sci-Tech
Daresbury, Keckwick, and was
received by Her Majesty?s
Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire
(Mr David Briggs).
His Royal Highness this
afternoon visited Birchwood Park,
Warrington, Cheshire.
The Duke of York later visited
Asda Automated Distribution
Centre, Omega South, Warrington.
His Royal Highness, Fellow, the
Royal Society, this evening held a
Reception at St James?s Palace.
Kensington Palace
31st May, 2017
The Duchess of Gloucester this
afternoon departed from St Pancras
International Railway Station for
Belgium.
Her Royal Highness this evening
attended the Finals of The Queen
Elisabeth Music Competition
?Cello? at the Centre for Fine Arts,
Brussels.
Mrs Howard Page is in
attendance.
St James?s Palace
31st May, 2017
The Duke of Kent, President, Royal
National Lifeboat Institution, today
Buckingham Palace
31st May, 2017
Princess Alexandra, President,
Queen Alexandra Hospital Home,
this afternoon received Mr John
Paxman upon relinquishing his
appointment as Chief Executive.
Commodore James Fanshawe
(Chairman) and Mrs Valerie Walker
(Director of Nursing) were present.
Her Royal Highness, Royal
Patron, Children and Families
Across Borders, received Mrs
Kumari Blakey upon relinquishing
her appointment as Chairman and
Mr Alan Howarth upon assuming
the appointment.
Mrs Carolyn Housman (Chief
Executive) and Mr Douglas Lewis
(International President,
International Social Service Global
Network) were present.
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Our courts? open justice
should also be open to
the television cameras
David
Pannick,
QC
Damon Smith, who was fascinated by weaponry, was jailed for planting a homemade bomb that failed to detonate
Is prison the right place
for autistic offenders?
A man?s conviction for bomb-making has put a spotlight on how those with
the condition are treated in court, Frances Gibb and Jonathan Ames report
A student with autism was jailed last
week for 15 years for planting a homemade bomb on a London underground
train during morning rush hour.
Damon Smith, 20, constructed the
rucksack bomb according to instructions in an online magazine linked to
al-Qaeda. Filled with ball-bearing
shrapnel and using a �clock from
Tesco as timer, the device did not go off
and Smith pleaded guilty to perpetrating a bomb hoax, claiming he intended
the device to work as a smoke bomb to
stop the train ?for a bit of fun?.
However, he was found guilty on
May 3 of possession of an explosive substance with intent, contrary to the
Explosive Substances Act 1883. Smith
has Asperger?s syndrome and had a
keen interest in weapons, which might
have been connected to his condition,
the jury heard ? plus an interest in
gambling and Islam. He had collected
photos of extremists, including the
ringleader of the 2015 Paris attacks.
Autism increasingly features in
criminal trials as the number of defendants diagnosed as being on the autistic
spectrum rises ? possibly as awareness
of the condition grows. An estimated
840 offenders in the prison population
are on the autistic spectrum.
How should the justice system deal
with such offenders? Where possible,
not with jail, says Frances Crook, the
chief executive of the Howard League
for Penal Reform. ?Prisons are an inappropriate environment for those on
the autistic spectrum. They are dangerous places. Courts should consider this
when sentencing ? and where possible, consider alternatives to jail.?
Dr Clare Allely, a lecturer in psychology at the University of Salford and an
expert on autism in the criminal justice
system, notes that ?there is no defence
under the criminal law of ?autism? in this
country, although courts will take
account of autism as a mitigating factor,
along with other mental disorders?.
Autism is also appearing more often
in certain types of crime, particularly
sex offending and cybercrime, along
with terrorism, she says. ?People with
autism may not read signals and may
think a woman, for instance, is encouraging them. Before you know it you
have a sexual assault. Cybercrime or
?Courts should, where
possible, consider
alternatives to jail?
terrorism also involves more defendants with autism because it is often
those people who are on their own, in
their rooms on their computers ? they
get into a chatroom and think people
who respond are their friends. They?re
more vulnerable and so may be at risk
of being radicalised.?
The National Autistic Society is
pushing for prisons to become ?autismfriendly? accredited; Feltham young
offender institution was the first, and
seven more prisons are in the pipeline.
In all, 30 prison institutions have
expressed interest. Clare Hughes, the
criminal justice co-ordinator of the
society, said: ?Knowledge of autism is
increasing, but a survey has found that
only 16 per cent of autistic people feel
the public understand them.? When
such defendants came to court, it was
important that expert witness reports
were obtained to identify the impact of
their disorder on their alleged offending. ?Otherwise, it can be difficult for
courts and juries to understand why
you have a highly intelligent, articulate
offender and yet they got into trouble.
It does not follow, though, when someone has autism, that they also understand the social rules.?
She accepts that prisons can be
challenging for autistic offenders (the
constant noise and smells of food or disinfectant), yet they can also provide an
opportunity for help and appropriate
treatment.
In the courts, judges, magistrates and
staff now have guidelines on dealing
with autistic witnesses or defendants.
These include giving clear, simple and
direct instructions; avoiding sarcasm,
metaphors or irony; avoiding touching
the person or trying to stop their repetitive movements; and not shouting. Sir
Oliver Heald, a justice minister and
former member of the all-party parliamentary group on autism, said: ?Our
knowledge of autism is growing fast
and judges are keen to keep up with the
way trials are managed. It is important
that courts make use of all available
measures for a problem that is increasingly before them.?
Marie Bourke, a solicitor with Russell-Cooke, says the ?rise in defendants
relying on evidence of their learning
difficulties or other mental health
issues is crucial in ensuring that they
receive the appropriate sentence.?
Judges, in turn, have been encouraged
to educate themselves so that ?they
have more empathy and consideration
of an individual?s circumstances?.
James House, QC, from Seven
Bedford Row chambers, says: ?The one
certainty is that, sadly, people with
mental health issues come before the
criminal justice system more often than
those without those conditions.?
In his six-hour speech on law reform
to the House of Commons in 1828,
Henry Brougham complained that
the legal system was ?a sealed book?.
Last week?s Channel 4 series The
Trial: A Murder in the Family made
a valuable contribution to promoting
transparency and whetted the
appetite for the broadcasting of real
criminal trials.
The programme presented a
fictional murder trial. Simon Davis
was accused of murdering his
estranged wife, Carla. The case was
argued by real barristers (Max Hill,
QC, and Michelle Nelson for the
prosecution, John Ryder, QC, and
Lucy Organ for the defence), before
Judge Brian Barker, QC (formerly
the senior judge at the Old Bailey),
and a jury. The defendant and the
witnesses were played by actors.
Counsel argued the case with skill
and dedication, and the jury took
their responsibility very seriously. So
justice was seen to be done, even
though the jury had to be discharged
after failing to agree on a verdict.
Viewers will have been impressed by
the integrity of the process.
Of course fictionalised versions of
criminal trials ? from Perry Mason
onwards ? do not show the
longueurs of the process. Channel 4
excluded arguments about the
admissibility of evidence (indeed,
some viewers must have wondered if
the judge?s role is confined to
welcoming jurors and wishing them
a good evening at the end of the
day). Unlike a typical day in crown
courts around the country, witnesses
and jurors all turned up on time. It
was, I think, a mistake for Channel 4
to show at the end what happened in
the moments leading up to Carla
Davis?s death. A real criminal trial
rarely ends with such closure.
The reason why a criminal trial
makes such good television drama is
that a trial of a criminal charge is
inherently dramatic. The
theatricality of the proceedings, the
tragedy (and sometimes the farce) of
the evidence, the high stakes and
the tension before the jury verdict. I
call as my first witness the very
popular Granada television series
Crown Court (1972-84).
Restrictions on broadcasting court
proceedings should be reconsidered.
Section 41 of the Criminal Justice
Act 1925 prohibits the making and
use of photographs and films of
court proceedings. It does not apply
to the Supreme Court, whose
proceedings are regularly broadcast
online and sometimes on television
? as in my client Gina Miller?s
Brexit case in December. Section 32
of the Crime and Courts Act 2013
allows the lord chancellor, with the
agreement of the lord chief justice,
to authorise exemptions to section
41. Such an exemption has been
made in relation to Court of Appeal
cases. The relevant order wisely
states that a broadcast ?must not be
for the purposes of a party political
broadcast, advertisement or
promotion, light entertainment
or satire?.
Further exemptions should be
made to section 41. High Court cases
can raise issues of considerable
public importance. The Miller case
is a good example. It is impossible to
think of any reason for the
prohibition on broadcasting of the
legal arguments in that court. The
Court-Martial Appeal Court is not
covered by the existing exemption
and so the appeal by Sergeant
Blackman, cleared in March of
murdering a Taliban fighter in
Afghanistan in 2011, could not be
televised. Trials in the Crown Court
cannot be broadcast, although
sentencing remarks were filmed in a
pilot exercise last year.
In 2011 Kenneth Clarke, at the
time the lord chancellor and
secretary of state for justice, rightly
told parliament that open justice
was a ?fundamental principle of our
legal system. Justice must be done
and must be seen to be done if it is
to command public confidence.?
Therefore the government was
?determined to open up the justice
system and have ambitious plans to
Retirement age drains
wisdom from judiciary,
says Lord Neuberger
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increase transparency at every stage
to allow everyone to see what is
happening and how the system
works?. He recognised that we must
?not give offenders opportunities for
theatrical public display. We will
work to ensure this does not hinder
the administration of justice and
that it protects victims, witnesses,
offenders and jurors.?
It is time to move forward on this.
Broadcasting of Crown Court trials
would make a substantial
contribution to understanding of the
legal process. Conditions will need
to be imposed to protect children,
vulnerable witnesses, the identity of
jury members. But a criminal trial is
a public event, reported by
journalists. To impose a general
prohibition on broadcasting,
preventing members of the public
from being able to watch any part of
any criminal trial from their homes,
is indefensible. The criminal justice
system should not continue to
exclude the most popular means of
mass communication. Open justice
should be open to the cameras.
The author is a practising barrister
at Blackstone Chambers, a fellow
of All Souls College, Oxford, and a
crossbench peer in the House of Lords
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Parties? pledges all down to planning
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Edward Fennell
Entering the final week of the election
campaign, it is still unclear what will tip
decisions in the voting booth. Social
care? Defence and security? Regardless
of what swings the votes, it will be the
next government?s ability to improve
the UK?s industrial, housing and transport infrastructure that may be most
significant in shaping its reputation
Big promises have been made.
Labour proposes a national transformation fund that would ?deliver the
investment that every part of Britain
needs to meet its potential? by investing
�0 billion over ten years. The Lib
Dems will invest significant capital
resources in infrastructure projects
across the north of England and the
Midlands. The Tories intend to invest
� billion for transport improvements, plus the expansion of Heathrow
and development of the shale industry.
The SNP wants better cross-border rail
links, connection to HS2 and support
for the oil and gas industry.
?The SNP manifesto looks forward
to a future promised programme of
investment,? says Michael Watson of
Pinsent Masons. ?It also refers to the
need for the Scottish government to
work effectively with the UK Treasury
in relation to infrastructure guarantees
and the funding gap that will be created
following Brexit.?
The key question is whether our
planning and development processes
will be able to deliver the manifesto promises. The embryonic shale industry
highlights the challenges ahead. Tim
Smith of Berwin Leighton Paisner predicts that planning legislation may
need to be amended for shale applications, with key decisions brought within
the orbit of the national planning
regime. As things stand it would be very
difficult to proceed. ?Although the
exploration phases may be carried out
under permitted development rights,
public objection to shale gas proposals
are often substantial,? says Katherine
Evans of TLT. ?The reality is that none
of the current consenting regimes can
remove this entirely.?
There is a contrast between large and
small projects. Smith argues that while
the consenting process for nationally
significant infrastructure projects
introduced by the Planning Act 2008 is
?not without its faults?, it is better than
the largely uncontrollable scope and
duration of public inquiries that previously prevailed. Matthew White of
The Conservatives have pledged � billion to improve transport infrastructure
Herbert Smith Freehills says that,
although ?big-ticket? infrastructure
usually attracts the most attention, the
planning system has been fit for purpose for grands projets for nearly a
decade. ?Since the Planning Act 2008
the country has the benefit of a fair, efficient and reliable means of delivering
planning consents. Applications for the
biggest schemes are probably the most
predictable, and therefore easiest, to
manage through the planning process.?
By contrast, White says, delivering
smaller developments is harder than
ever. ?The planning system works at
the national level, but is failing locally,?
he says. ?Our biggest problems need
national solutions and the political will
exclusive to members
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to deliver them in the face of self-interested opposition. The Conservative
manifesto promises to extend mobile
coverage to 95 per cent of the UK, but
look at the vehement resistance that a
single new mobile phone mast will typically generate. Labour promises to
invest to build over a million new
homes, but existing communities in
places where people want to live fight
house-building at every turn.?
Getting more housing approvals
through the planning process will
clearly be a big headache for all parties.
?Planning and development is
inherently political,? says Jamie McKie
at Dentons. ?However, the problems of
housing and infrastructure unite the
parties in a common cause. Inextricably linked, the consensus is clear ?
there is work to be done here. More
homes are needed, quickly.?
Mike Lewis, the head of property litigation at SA, agrees. ?It?s hard to see
how some of the plans can be implemented without a hitch.? Smith says
successive government reforms are
informed by two objectives ? increasing public involvement and speeding up
the process. ?[But] in my experience the
two are mutually exclusive,? Smith
adds. ?The Conservative and Labour
manifestos are notably lacking in radical suggestions for tackling the housing
and planning problem. Both are careful
to reassure that sacred cows such as the
green belt will not be touched, but
measures articulated appear to be little
other than more of the same.?
Some lawyers defend the status quo.
?Planning systems should not be relaxed at any cost,? says Lewis. ?Careful
processes need to be maintained and
developed to ensure urban areas retain
a local commercial identity. The relaxation of planning rules on converting
office to residential buildings has
caused business space to be eaten up by
flats for London commuters. Thriving
regional commercial centres are at risk
of becoming dormitory towns.?
Disputes are, then, inevitably part of
the process. ?Resolving disputes is what
gets infrastructure projects completed,? says Liz Dunn of Burges Salmon.
?You?re unlikely to build anything significant without needing to resolve
some form of dispute or other, so managing that risk, building in the right
types of mechanisms to stop it all going
wrong, and finding a commercial way
through the dispute resolution process
is vital to UK infrastructure projects.?
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Lawyer of the week Nicola Rabson
Nicola Rabson, a partner at
Linklaters, acted pro bono for the
consultant cardiologist Dr Kevin
Beatt in the Court of Appeal. The
court clarified the law on public
interest disclosures and ruled that
he was unfairly dismissed after
whistleblowing on unsafe
practices at Croydon
University Hospital.
What were the main
challenges in this case?
Timing ? the legal
system moves very
slowly. Our journey
with Kevin through
the employment
tribunal, employment
appeals tribunal and
Court of Appeal has
taken almost five years ? he was
dismissed in September 2012 ? and
we are not finished yet. We still have
the remedies hearing.
What?s the best decision you?ve
taken as a lawyer? I made a call to go
for summary judgment in a large
case when I was a junior lawyer.
It was granted and that gave
me a platform to progress my
career.
Who has inspired you in
your career? My mother.
She was a nurse and then
set up and later sold a
major business
p
providing
in-home care.
She continues to
inspire me today.
What?s the oddest thing that has
happened to you as a lawyer? Being
given a one-minute warning to go
on BBC Breakfast to talk about our
gold award-winning 2017 RHS
Chelsea Flower Show garden for the
cancer charity Maggie?s Centres. I
am the firm?s sponsoring partner for
the charity, rather than Pippa
Greenwood . . .
What?s the best advice you?ve
received? A board chairman once
told me he appreciated my advice
because it was direct and to the point
? short clear advice can be more
valuable than long documents.
Which three qualities should a
lawyer have? Humanity, dedication
and clarity.
What law would you enact? Reduce
the voting age to 16. Our youth need
to make decisions about their future
and are well equipped to do so.
How would you like to be
remembered? Teams, rather than
individuals, deliver better results for
clients. This case is a great example
of teamwork ? that of my fantastic
team, with counsel Daniel Stilitz,
QC, and Harini Iyengar at 11KBW,
who also acted pro bono. So as a
team player, business-focused, a
genuine, caring person and, as the
first lawyer to be made an equity
partner at this firm while working
part-time, a champion for equality.
Linda Tsang
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Law Diary
Edward
Fennell
Exit strategy
Is Brexit ?demob fever? starting to
overcome the government? Until
we quit the EU in 2019, we are
supposed to be vigilant in
implementing all new directives.
Yet according to Kingsley Napley,
although member states had until
May 22, 2017 to bring the Directive
on the European Investigation
Order into domestic law, we are
not compliant. ?The UK
government cannot forget its
existing obligations under EU law,?
says Jonathan Blunden of Kingsley
Napley?s criminal investigation
team. ?With the increasingly
fraught negotiations between the
UK and the EU, it will be
interesting to see how the
European Commission respond to
the UK?s implantation [sic]
failures.? Implantation failures are,
I suspect, among the least of our
worries right now.
Play on
Rosenblatt Solicitors is one of the
City?s best-kept secrets. But it is
now, under its new chief executive,
Nicola Foulston, coming out to
bark about its ambitions. A series
of big-hitter lateral hires have
been announced, including Donna
Goldsworthy as litigation partner
from Irwin Mitchell, the
employment lawyer Noel Deans
from K&L Gates LLP, and Stuart
Nash joins as head of construction
from Edwin Coe. John Aynsley
has been promoted to head of real
estate, having been at Allen &
Overy. Rosenblatt was much loved
for its sponsorship of music in top
venues such as St John?s, Smith
Square. Now it is orchestrating a
concert of legal virtuosos.
Buyer beware
Just launched is the new Buying
Legal Guide: The International
Directory of Ancillary Legal
Services Providers from the Buying
Legal Council. Aimed at those
who buy services such as litigation
support and business and
administrative support services, it
seemed potentially to fill a gap ?
the key word being ?International?.
So I popped the request ?UK
litigation support? into the search
facility and I came back with . . .
zilch. Ah, well, the search goes on.
Crowded out
Bad news for fans of Brexit
litigation. Jolyon Maugham, QC,
of Devereux Chambers has had
to give up on his novel attempt to
convince the Irish High Court to
rule on whether, once triggered,
Article 50 notification could be
withdrawn. The court wants to
steer well clear, leaving Maugham
in something of a quandary over
what to do with �,000 he raised
through crowd-funding for the
action. See The Brief Premium
(thetimesbrief.co.uk) for details of
his solution.
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Avonmouth
Belfast
Cardiff
Devonport
Dover
Dublin
Falmouth
Greenock
Harwich
Holyhead
Hull
Leith
Liverpool
London Bridge
Lowestoft
Milford Haven
Morecambe
Newhaven
Newquay
Oban
Penzance
Portsmouth
Shoreham
Southampton
Swansea
Tees
Weymouth
LO
07:21
00:34
04:56
00:26
12:01
04:46
05:36
11:21
05:41
05:30
04:10
12:06
08:43
05:02
07:38
03:40
12:19
05:06
04:45
11:16
12:11
10:43
05:18
04:54
04:58
12:24
09:38
00:00
Ht
3.8
11.6
3.5
10.8
4.6
6.0
3.8
4.2
3.3
3.8
5.1
6.5
5.0
8.5
6.8
2.3
5.8
8.4
5.9
5.8
2.9
4.6
4.3
5.5
4.1
8.0
4.8
1.8
20:11
13:10
17:51
13:00
--:-17:11
18:22
23:42
18:58
17:53
16:58
--:-21:20
17:39
20:03
15:23
--:-17:43
17:23
23:44
--:-23:12
18:07
17:32
16:56
--:-22:25
12:51
Ht
3.6
11.1
3.0
10.2
-6.0
3.6
4.4
3.0
3.6
4.7
-4.9
8.0
6.3
2.4
-8.0
5.9
5.9
-4.8
4.4
5.5
4.1
-4.5
1.5
HI
HIG
Synoptic situation
A weak area of high pressure
dominates much of Europe
with areas of low pressure
and troughs bringing
thunderstorms over central
parts. Low pressure in the
northern Atlantic will push
fronts and rain into Ireland
and western Scotland. An
area of low pressure in
Scandinavia will bring showers
and cooler conditions.
O
6
Cold front
Warm front
Occluded front
Trough
Highs and lows
Hours of darkness
24hrs to 5pm yesterday
Aberdeen
Belfast
Birmingham
Cardiff
Exeter
Glasgow
Liverpool
London
Manchester
Newcastle
Norwich
Penzance
Shef?eld
Warmest: Heathrow,
Greater London, 22.5C
Coldest: Cairngorm, -0.8C
Wettest: Llysdinam,
Powys, 13.4mm
Sunniest: Tiree, 8.6hrs*
Sun and moon
For Greenwich
Sun rises: 04.48
Sun sets: 21.07
Moon rises: 12.26
Moon sets: 02.07 Fri
Full moon: June 9
22:21-03:50
22:18-04:23
21:50-04:19
21:50-04:30
21:47-04:35
22:20-04:08
21:59-04:18
21:38-04:17
21:57-04:15
22:03-04:03
21:38-04:06
21:52-04:46
21:53-04:13
S
ummer officially starts today
on the meteorological
calendar, and it looks as
though it is starting on a
warm note for England and
Wales. After that there is a slow
breakdown into thundery rain,
followed this weekend by fresher
conditions and some showers across
the UK.
Is there any sign of a flaming
June? The outlook from the Met
Office is for more sunshine and
showers this month, although wetter
in the northwest and driest in the
southeast, thanks to low-pressure
systems sweeping off the Atlantic.
That split across the country may
help to ease the threat of rain for
some of the big outdoor events in
the southeast this month, such as
Trooping the Colour on June 17 and
Royal Ascot on June 20-24, but will
it be enough to save the Glastonbury
festival in Somerset from a
mudbath, something of a tradition
over the years?
The good news is that the Met
Office outlook also points to a warm
June: ?the probability that it will fall
into the warmest of our five
categories is 35 per cent?. For the
summer overall there is a
reasonable chance that it will be
warmer than normal, partly because
Atlantic sea temperatures close to
the UK are higher than usual. That
doesn?t mean to say that we should
expect a scorching summer, though.
?The chances of a very hot summer,
while increased compared to
normal, are still relatively low
overall,? the outlook adds.
Balanced against that is a warning
from the Arctic, where the cover of
sea ice is well below average and it is
expected to melt rapidly as the
summer goes on. ?On balance, low
sea ice is considered to increase the
chances of cooler and wetter-thanaverage conditions in northern
Europe at this time of year,? warns
the Met Office.
However, maybe a good downpour
is no bad thing, as an old folklore
saying goes: ?A good leak in June
sets all in tune.? Water companies
must be rejoicing at the prospect of
a wet June after a long dry spell
from October to early May.
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Sport
ADAM DAVY/PA
Everton put
�0m price
on Lukaku
Paul Joyce, Paul Hirst, Martyn Ziegler
Everton are braced for offers from
Chelsea and Manchester United for
Romelu Lukaku and believe that their
�0 million valuation will stave off
interest in their leading goalscorer.
There is an increasing sense that
Lukaku will leave Goodison Park this
summer with the player?s agent, Mino
Raiola, confident that interested
parties will make contact over the
Belgium striker.
Jos� Mourinho?s interest in Lukaku
has heightened over the past six weeks
because Zlatan Ibrahimovic, another of
Raiola?s clients, ruptured his posterior
and anterior cruciate ligaments during
United?s win over Anderlecht in April,
and is unlikely to be offered a new deal.
Raiola claimed that Lukaku struck a
gentlemen?s agreement 12 months ago
that he could leave Everton if ?certain
clubs? meet his price-tag and anticipates interest in a forward who scored
25 Premier League goals last season.
?Lukaku had a promise that if certain
clubs came this summer that he could
leave,? Raiola told Talksport. ?We are
not in concrete talks with anybody, but
hearing the market I think some clubs
will contact Everton. If the price is right
for Everton, and the project is right
for Lukaku, then he will want to make
another step.?
Lukaku turned down a new
�0,000-a-week contract in March
after Raiola had claimed that the deal
was 99.9 per cent done. ?At that
moment we decided not to sign the
contract, but I have to say the
relationship with the club is very good,?
Raiola said.
Everton signed Lukaku from
Chelsea, who were then managed by
Mourinho, in 2014 for a fee that could
reach � million. Chelsea are keen to
re-sign Lukaku, while Mourinho wants
to boost United?s firepower, especially if
he is without Ibrahimovic. The Swede,
who was expected to be out until the
new year, feels that he can still play a
key role for United and Raiola claims
that his client will return to action in
the early stages of next season.
It is understood that Dr Freddie Fu,
who carried out the operation, was
surprised by the strength and physical
make-up of Ibrahimovic?s right knee
given that the striker turns 36 in
October.
United are yet to make a final
decision on whether to hand Ibrahimovic an extension to his contract, but it
is understood that there are concerns
about how long it would take the striker
to get back to full fitness.
?He wants to stay in England, he
wants to stay at the top, and if he sees
that he can be a valuable asset for
Manchester United, then why not
Manchester United?? Raiola said. ?He
can be a valuable asset for other top
clubs. But it is respectful to talk to
Manchester United.?
United were forced to agree to pay
some of last summer?s signings in euros
because of uncertainty over the value of
the pound after the Brexit vote, the
club?s chief financial officer has
revealed. Cliff Baty said the vote for
Britain to leave the European Union
had made it more difficult to sign
players, especially after the value of
sterling plummeted. He would not
name the players but they are believed
to include Raiola?s clients Ibrahimovic,
Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
United will not pay any future
signings in euros, however, as the
pound has remained stable since last
summer. Leaked details of Ibrahimovic?s contract show that he agreed to be
paid a basic salary of a staggering
?420,000 (about �7,000) per week.
Baty also fears that Brexit will hinder
British clubs signing the best young
players in Europe if they have to wait
until players are 18 while clubs such as
Barcelona and Real Madrid can sign
players aged 16 if they are from the EU.
Speaking at the KPMG Football
Benchmark Forum in London, Baty
said: ?It was a bit difficult last year and
you do have players questioning the
value of being paid in sterling. We didn?t
lose signings. It just makes the finance
bit more complicated.?
6 Louis van Gaal will return to Old
Trafford this weekend for the first time
since he was sacked as United manager
just over a year ago. The Dutchman is
expected to attend Michael Carrick?s
testimonial on Sunday.
Derby loses outsider
after jockey is barred
Racing Diore Lia will be removed
from the Investec Derby today
after Gina Mangan was prevented
from riding the 1,000-1 outsider
on Saturday on safety grounds
because of her inexperience
(Mark Souster writes).
The British Horseracing
Authority (BHA) took the decision
last night to deny Mangan the
ride by invoking an obscure clause
in the Rules of Racing, which
gives the governing body the
discretion to refuse a declaration.
It cannot prevent the filly from
taking part with a more
experienced jockey but Diore Lia?s
owner-breeder, Richard Aylward,
said last night: ?I?m refusing to
run the horse now.? He added
that the BHA had been ?got to?
after widespread concern that
Mangan, who has never won a
race in Britain, would pose a
safety risk in the Epsom classic.
Aylward had said that any prize
money the horse won would be
donated to Great Ormond Street
Hospital.
Jamie Stier, the BHA?s chief
regulatory officer, said: ?Everyone
involved in horse racing has a
responsibility to place the welfare
of our participants, both equine
and human, first. It is in this
context that the decision has
been made.?
America?s Cup races off
Chelsea and Manchester United are keen on signing Lukaku this summer and his
agent claims that the Belgium forward has an agreement with Everton to leave
Bournemouth owner?s FA row
Martyn Ziegler Chief Sports Reporter
The FA is understood to be involved in
a legal dispute with Bournemouth?s
owner over alleged betting charges.
The FA has been silent over the affair
and is refusing to comment on why its
website published and then removed
details of charges against Maxim
Demin, the multimillionaire Russian,
alleging that he placed 611 bets on
football in breach of its rules.
It is believed that the FA is now
involved in legal wranglings with
Demin?s lawyers over the issue.
Details of the charges first surfaced
on a Bournemouth fans? forum but the
FA has refused to say if the charge was
brought, dropped or even posted in
error. However, a copy of the page from
the FA?s website on April 19 appears to
show that action had been brought
against Demin, a petrochemicals
trader. The page now no longer shows
any mention of the charge.
Bournemouth have insisted that they
are unaware of any issues about betting
charges.
The FA?s rules ban any ?participant?
in football betting on matches or
making football-related bets. Even
though Demin is neither chairman nor
a director, the rules give a very broad
definition of a participant.
Bournemouth is 75 per cent owned
by a AFCB Enterprises Ltd, which is
registered in the British Virgin Islands,
the beneficiary of which is the Opalus
Trust, also registered offshore and
described as ?a discretionary trust for
the immediate members of the Maxim
Demin family?.
Sailing Too light winds prevented
racing in the America?s Cup
qualifying events on the Great
Sound in Bermuda (Ron Lewis
writes). An average wind speed of
six knots is needed for racing to
go ahead, but while it was close to
that when the two-hour race
window opened yesterday, it later
dropped to 2.6 knots. The four
races will now take place today.
Sir Ben Ainslie?s Land Rover BAR
will race twice, against Emirates
Team New Zealand and
Groupama Team France.
England duo out of tour
Rugby union Tommy Taylor and
Nick Schonert will miss England?s
tour to Argentina. Taylor, the
Wasps hooker, has knee ligament
damage and prop Schonert a
hand injury. Jack Singleton,
Schonert?s Worcester Warriors
team-mate, replaces Taylor while
Bristol?s Jamal Ford-Robinson
comes in for Schonert. Tom
Wood, left out of the squad after
being sent off in Northampton
Saints? Champions Cup win over
Stade Fran鏰is last Friday, has
been banned for six weeks.
Yesterday?s racing results
Cartmel
Going: good to soft (soft in places)
2.10 (2m 6f 31yd hdle) 1, Boruma (B Hughes,
13-8 fav); 2, Silver Shuffle (16-1); 3, Overtheedge
(9-2). 8 ran. NR: Idder. 8l, 4l. J Moffatt
2.40 (2m 6f 31yd hdle) 1, River Icon (Dale
Irving, 5-2 jt-fav); 2, Dont Tell Val (5-2 jt-fav);
3, Knocklayde Sno Cat (7-1). 14 ran. 6l, 11l.
I Jardine
3.10 (2m 1f 61yd ch) 1, Endeavor (B Hughes,
9-2); 2, Boss Des Mottes (3-1); 3, Pekanheim
(9-4 fav). 7 ran. Hd, 6l. Mrs D Sayer
3.40 (2m 5f 34yd ch) 1, Elusive Theatre (B
Hughes, 2-5 fav); 2, Shantou Tiger (5-2); 3,
Sussex Road (50-1). 4 ran. 59l, 13l. S Crawford
4.10 (3m 1f 107yd ch) 1, Man Of Steel (Mr Joe
Hill, 5-4 fav); 2, Forge Valley (25-1); 3,
Wayupinthesky (4-1). 6 ran. 12l, Ol. A Hill
4.40 (2m 1f 46yd hdle) 1, My Renaissance
(Jonathan England, 17-2); 2, Toarmandowithlove
(8-1); 3, Bell Weir (3-1 fav). 11 ran. NR: Prince
Khurram. 5l, 4Kl. S England
5.10 (2m 1f 46yd hdle) 1, Lough Kent (Charlotte
Jones, 8-1); 2, Fiosrach (7-2); 3, Craig Star
(4-1). 7 ran. 1N, 6l. J Moffatt
Placepot: �.30.
Quadpot: �.00.
Nottingham
Going: good
2.20 (5f 8yd) 1, Wings Of The Rock (L Morris,
16-1); 2, Donny Belle (5-1); 3, Tulip Fever (4-1
fav). 11 ran. NR: Glaceon, Hellovaqueen,
Mnemonic Alexander. 1l, ns. S Dixon
2.50 (6f 18yd) 1, Socialites Red (R P Walsh,
4-1); 2, French (7-1); 3, Roman Holiday (6-1).
7 ran. NR: Spirit Of Rosanna. Sh hd, 2Kl. S Dixon
3.20 (1m 75yd) 1, Carducci (S M Levey, 15-8
fav); 2, Seduce Me (6-1); 3, Eula Varner (9-2).
5 ran. Kl, nk. R Hannon
3.50 (1m 75yd) 1, Another Touch (T Hamilton,
9-4 fav); 2, Kaspersky (6-1); 3, Dragon Mall
(9-2). 7 ran. NR: White Lake. 2Kl, 2Nl. R Fahey
4.20 (1m 2f 50yd) 1, Wilamina (Andrea Atzeni,
11-1); 2, Singyoursong (16-1); 3, Entsar (7-2).
8 ran. NR: Chinoiseries, More Mischief. 1l, 1Nl.
M Meade
4.50 (1m 6f) 1, Dominating (F Norton, 2-1 fav);
2, Plage Depampelonne (7-1); 3, Amadeus Rox
(11-4). 7 ran. 4l, nk. M Johnston
5.20 (1m 2f 50yd) 1, Miningrocks (Ger O?Neill,
15-8 fav); 2, Fantasy Gladiator (3-1); 3, Frantical
(5-1). 7 ran. 1Nl, 2Nl. D Carroll
Placepot: �8.70.
Quadpot: �.50.
Beverley
Going: good to firm
2.00 (5f) 1, Our Little Pony (P Hanagan, 7-4 fav);
2, Popsi (4-1); 3, Society?s Dream (8-1). 7 ran.
NR: One Drunken Night. 1Nl, 2l. R Fahey
2.30 (5f) 1, Jacob?s Pillow (D Tudhope, 5-1);
2, The Armed Man (10-3); 3, Archimedes (9-1).
11 ran. 1l, Kl. R Bastiman
3.00 (5f) 1, Crosse Fire (D Allan, 5-1); 2,
Dundunah (11-4 jt-fav); 3, Roaring Rory (12-1).
10 ran. Kl, ns. S Dixon
3.30 (7f 96yd) 1, Talent Scout (Gemma Tutty,
12-1); 2, Make On Madam (6-1); 3, I?m Super
Too (16-1). 13 ran. NR: Donnelly?s Rainbow. Kl,
Ol. Mrs K Tutty
4.00 (1m 100yd) 1, Palmerston (B A Curtis, 5-2
fav); 2, Haraz (7-2); 3, Altharoos (11-1). 7 ran.
NR: Sunglider. Ol, nk. M Appleby
4.30 (1m 1f 207yd) 1, Bromance (J Fanning,
12-1); 2, All You (5-1); 3, Dream Free (11-2).
9 ran. NR: Brandon Castle, Deinonychus. 2Kl,
ns. P Niven
5.00 (7f 96yd) 1, Gloriosus (J Fanning, 8-1); 2,
Time?s Arrow (4-11 fav); 3, Doctor Cross (3-1).
6 ran. ns, 4Kl. M Johnston
5.30 (1m 4f 23yd) 1, American Craftsman
(D Tudhope, 2-1 fav); 2, Dyna Might (8-1);
3, Conistone (4-1). 8 ran. NR: What?s Up Walter.
Kl, 7l. R Fell
Placepot: �1.80.
Quadpot: �.00.
Ayr
Going: good (good to firm in places)
6.10 (1m 5f 26yd) 1, High Expectations (Ms Lisa
O?Neill, 7-2 jt-fav); 2, Buzz Boy (ITY) (12-1); 3,
Jonny Delta (6-1). 10 ran. NR: Sherman McCoy.
1l, 4l. G Elliott
6.40 (6f) 1, Made Of Honour (Clifford Lee, 5-4
fav); 2, Excellent Sunset (6-4); 3, Oriental Lilly
(28-1). 4 ran. NR: Bloomin Lovely, Fintry Flyer,
Foxtrix. 3Nl, 1Ol. K Burke
7.10 (6f) 1, Black Isle Boy (S H James, 2-1 fav);
2, The Mcgregornator (6-1); 3, Yeeoow (14-1).
7 ran. NR: Dandyleekie, Dark Defender. Sh hd,
1Kl. D O?Meara
7.40 (1m) 1, Midlight (J P Sullivan, 10-1);
2, Panther In Pink (25-1); 3, Captain Peaky
(9-2). 12 ran. Kl, 1Nl. Mrs R Carr
8.10 (1m 2f) 1, Gworn (P McDonald, 11-4);
2, Dovil?s Duel (9-1); 3, Maulesden May (11-1).
7 ran. NR: Eez Eh, Konig Dax, Melabi, Vizier. 1Kl,
hd. R M Smith
8.40 (7f 50yd) 1, Burren View Lady (S Foley,
11-4); 2, The Name?s Paver (5-1); 3, Ss Vega
(6-1). 7 ran. NR: Dark Crystal, Destination
Aim, Kensington Palace, Niqnaaqpaadiwaaq,
Reinforced. Hd, 3Nl. D Hogan
9.10 (7f 50yd) 1, Sabador (P McDonald, 9-4 fav);
2, Jay Kay (14-1); 3, Fayez (11-1). 10 ran.
NR: Slemy. 3Nl, 1Kl. E Walker
Placepot: �0.50.
Quadpot: �.50.
Kempton Park
Going: standard to slow
6.20 (1m 2f 219yd) 1, Victor?s Bet (Megan
Nicholls, 12-1); 2, Tommys Geal (11-2); 3,
Halling?s Wish (5-1). 14 ran. 1Ol, 1l. R J Smith
6.50 (1m 3f 219yd) 1, Zubayr (Megan Nicholls,
7-1); 2, Turnpike Trip (25-1); 3, Nadaitak (5-1).
14 ran. 2Nl, Kl. P Nicholls
7.20 (6f) 1, Electric Landlady (Jack Duern, 20-1);
2, Hello Girl (7-2); 3, Jonnysimpson (5-1).
11 ran. NR: Hateya. 2l, 3l. D Coakley
7.50 (7f) 1, Keyser Soze (S Donohoe, 16-1);
2, Gymnaste (5-2 fav); 3, Abatement (33-1).
12 ran. NR: Himself. 2Nl, hd. R Spencer
8.20 (1m) 1, Ripoll (P J Dobbs, 9-1); 2,
Lastmanlastround (12-1); 3, Alnashama (7-1).
10 ran. NR: Classic Villager. Nk, 1l. S Kirk
8.50 (1m 7f 218yd) 1, King Calypso (Oisin
Murphy, 13-2); 2, Charismatic Man (2-1 fav);
3, Tyrell (3-1). 9 ran. 1Nl, 1Nl. D Coakley
9.20 (7f) 1, Athassel (Katherine Glenister, 12-1);
2, Mutamid (7-2); 3, Anonymous John (16-1).
11 ran. NR: Corporal Maddox, Nezar, Saleh 1Kl,
2l. P D Evans
Placepot: �5.60.
Quadpot: �.60.
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Racing Sport
7.30
Hamilton Park
Chelmsford
Rob Wright
Rob Wright
2.00 Villa Tora
4.00 Titi Makfi
2.30 One Boy
4.30 Indian Giver
3.00 Picks Pinta
5.00 Tread Lightly (nb)
3.30 Gaelic Tiger
Thunderer: 2.00 Villa Tora. 2.30 Noah Amor (nap).
Going: good to soft Draw: no advantage Racing UK
6.10 Emilia James
8.10 Peach Melba
6.40 Saved My Bacon
8.40 Cape Peninsular
7.10 Tricorn
9.10 Master Dancer
7.40 Normandie Lady
Going: standard
At The Races
Draw: 5f-1m, low numbers best
2.00
Novice Stakes (2-Y-O: �175: 5f 7y) (7)
UP STICKS AND GO K Dalgleish 9-1
G Lee
1 (2)
04 FARADAYS SPARK 20 R Fahey 8-13
P Hanagan
2 (7)
MEDICI ORO D Brown 8-12
P Mulrennan
3 (1)
43 VILLA TORA 12 M Johnston 8-7
J Fanning
4 (5)
DOUBLE REFLECTION K Burke 8-6
J Haynes
5 (4)
EVA
DOCC
K
Dalgleish
8-6
C
Beasley
6 (3)
TY ROCK BRANDY L Smyth (Ire) 8-6
S A Gray
7 (6)
11-8 Villa Tora, 4-1 Faradays Spark, 11-2 Up Sticks And Go, 13-2 others.
Rob Wright?s choice: Villa Tora drops in trip after failing to
stay when third at Newmarket Danger: Faradays Spark
2.30
Handicap (�175: 5f 7y) (7)
P Mulrennan
1 (6) 50350 ONE BOY 18 (D) P Midgley 6-9-7
P Vaughan (7)
2 (1) 31121 NOAH AMOR 19 (D) D O'Meara 4-9-6
P Hanagan
3 (2) 54-30 JACK LUEY 16 (B,CD) L Mullaney 10-9-4
D Tudhope
4 (4) 3/50- FIRST RATE 367 Mrs M Fife 4-9-2
D Allan
5 (3) U40-5 MITCHUM 11 (P,CD) R Barr 8-9-0
6 (5) 130-2 BRONZE BEAU 13 (T,P,CD) K Stubbs 10-8-13 S A Gray
P McDonald
7 (7) 545-0 BUNCE 13 (C,D) Miss L Perratt 9-8-11
13-8 Noah Amor, 3-1 Bronze Beau, 4-1 Jack Luey, 7-1 others.
Wright choice: One Boy will find this less competitive than
the Curragh handicap he ran in last time Danger: Noah Amor
3.00
Handicap (�175: 6f 6y) (10)
D Allan
1 (7) 00045 SECRET MISSILE 7 (P,D) D Griffiths 7-10-2
J Garritty
2 (2) 600-0 SIR DOMINO 11 (P,CD) P Holmes 5-10-0
N Farley
3 (8) -U451 CASTERBRIDGE 2 E Alston 5-10-6
4 (6) 215-5 PICKS PINTA 25 (P,CD) J Riches 6-9-9 Connor Murtagh (7)
T Hamilton
5 (9) 134-5 ROYS DREAM 9 (D) P Collins 3-9-6
6 (1) 20-46 RECKLESS SERENADE 47 (C) K Dalgleish 3-9-5 R Scott (5)
J Fanning
7 (4) 536-3 LOVE OASIS 13 M Johnston 3-9-3
8 (10) 0512- CONTROL CENTRE 243 (D,BF) Mrs M Fife 3-9-3 D Tudhope
J Haynes
9 (3) 4/000 BARON RUN 72 (CD) K Burke 7-9-2
C Beasley
10 (5) -6660 LADY MOLLY 6 K Dalgleish 3-8-7
11-4 Love Oasis, 4-1 Casterbridge, 6-1 Secret Missile, 7-1 others.
Wright choice: Picks Pinta shaped as though in need of the
run here last time Dangers: Control Centre, Love Oasis
3.30
Handicap (�763: 1m 3f 15y) (9)
D Tudhope
1 (3) 1-220 GAELIC TIGER 14 (P) D O'Meara 4-9-10
2 (2) 1260- MY BROTHER 221 (P,D) L Smyth (Ire) 4-9-7 J Fanning
T Hamilton
3 (8) 00-00 BUONARROTI 14 Declan Carroll 6-9-5
4 (4) 0-403 NAVAJO WAR DANCE 13 (P) K Burke 4-9-4 C Lee (5)
D Nolan
5 (1) 33010 SPES NOSTRA 8 (B,C) I Jardine 9-9-2
J Hart
6 (6) 00-46 ARCHIE'S ADVICE 13 (C) K Dalgleish 6-9-1
P McDonald
7 (9) 01/6 KONIG DAX 40 (T) A Whillans 7-8-13
G Lee
8 (5) 31362 KINGTHISTLE 31 (D) R Menzies 4-8-12
P Hanagan
9 (7) 02533 FALCON'S FIRE 6 (CD) K Dalgleish 4-8-12
7-2 Falcon's Fire, 4-1 Gaelic Tiger, 5-1 Kingthistle, 11-2 others.
Wright choice: Gaelic Tiger is fitted with cheekpieces after
a poor run at York Dangers: Falcon?s Fire, Navajo War Dance
4.00
Fillies' Handicap (�175: 1m 68y) (7)
-3421 FOREVER A LADY 10 K Dalgleish 4-10-4
G Lee
20P-4 FLINTY FELL 27 (H) K Dalgleish 4-9-12
R Scott (5)
-2060 BLACK AGNES 23 (B,D) L Smyth (Ire) 4-9-8 T Hamilton
40-30 DARK CRYSTAL 8 (D) Miss L Perratt 6-9-6
D Nolan
0530- AMERICAN HUSTLE 259 (P) B Ellison 5-9-5
B Robinson (7)
6 (3) 54-42 ARCANE DANCER 31 (P,D) L Mullaney 4-9-4 P Hanagan
J Fanning
7 (7) 3234- TITI MAKFI 163 M Johnston 3-9-2
3-1 Arcane Dancer, 7-2 Forever A Lady, Titi Makfi, 5-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
(4)
(6)
(2)
(5)
(1)
Wright choice: Titi Makfi will be fresh after a break and is
less exposed than her rivals
Danger: Forever A Lady
4.30
Handicap (�235: 1m 1f 35y) (12)
D Allan
(12) 000-5 COLOUR CONTRAST 8 I Jardine 4-9-7
J Fanning
(9) 6064 TAMBOUR 27 K Dalgleish 4-9-7
-0520
AMY BLAIR 6 (H,CD) K Dalgleish 4-9-6
C Beasley
(8)
T Hamilton
(1) 5-603 BILLY BOND 13 R Fahey 5-9-6
D Nolan
(4) 00000 ARCHIPELIGO 29 (CD) I Jardine 6-9-6
J Hart
(6) 26-00 KING OF PARADISE 17 (P,C) E Alston 8-9-3
(2) 000-6 INDIAN GIVER 25 (H,CD) J Riches 9-9-0
Connor Murtagh (7)
8 (10) 0000- CADMIUM 212 (P,C) M D Hammond 6-9-0
Lauren Steade (7)
P McDonald
9 (5) 400-0 HAYMARKET 127 R Mike Smith 8-8-10
J Sullivan
10 (7) 30-00 GINGER CHARLIE 9 Mrs R Carr 4-8-9
S A Gray
11(11) 000-4 PENELOPE PITSTOP 8 L Smyth (Ire) 5-8-9
Joe Doyle
12 (3) 35505 MOUNT CHEIRON 29 R Ford 6-8-8
4-1 Billy Bond, 9-2 Colour Contrast, 11-2 Amy Blair, 13-2 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Wright choice: Indian Giver is 3lb lower than when second
in this race a year ago
Dangers: Billy Bond, Amy Blair
5.00
Handicap (3-Y-O: �235: 1m 1f 35y) (11)
R Oliver (5)
1 (4) 0-400 GEOPHONY 16 (B) M Johnston 9-8
J Sullivan
2 (6) -0300 ROSEMAY 30 I Jardine 9-7
R Scott (5)
3 (7) 05-22 CLIFF BAY 28 (P) K Dalgleish 9-6
00-0
ARCHI'S
AFFAIRE
48
M
Dods
9-5
Cal
Rodriguez
(5)
4 (5)
J Fanning
5 (10) 5001- HOPE AGAINST HOPE 234 M Johnston 9-3
D Allan
6 (2) 5-002 TREAD LIGHTLY 10 T Easterby 9-3
N Farley
7 (3) 300-0 REDROSEZORRO 50 (P) E Alston 8-13
Doubtful
8 (11) 00-6 INDIAN VISION 42 M D Hammond 8-11
9 (1) 0500- ROYAL COSMIC 201 R Fahey 8-11 Connor Murtagh (7)
J Haynes
10 (9) 60-0 FOUR KINGDOMS 40 K Burke 8-5
Joe Doyle
11 (8) 040 SILK TRADER 17 Mrs S Watt 8-2
13-8 Tread Lightly, 4-1 Hope Against Hope, 5-1 Cliff Bay, 8-1 others.
Wright choice: Tread Lightly runs off the same mark as
when a good second at Redcar Dangers: Cliff Bay, Rosemay
6.10
Novice Auction Stakes
(2-Y-O: �116: 5f) (5)
10 BLESSED TO EMPRESS 13 (CD) A Murphy 9-3 L Souza
1 (4)
F Norton
2 (1) 214 EMILIA JAMES 22 (D) M Johnston 9-3
J Crowley
3 (3) 531 QUEEN OF KALAHARI 10 (D) C Hills 9-3
MONSIEUR RENARD C Wallis 9-2
A Beschizza
4 (2)
22 THREE LITTLE BIRDS 21 S Kirk 8-11
M Godwin (5)
5 (5)
6-4 Emilia James, 9-4 Queen Of Kalahari, 4-1 Three Little Birds, 5-1 Blessed
To Empress, 16-1 Monsieur Renard.
6.40
Handicap (�704: 5f) (10)
(4) 60-12 A MOMENTOFMADNESS 26 (H,D) C Hills 4-9-10 A Atzeni
M Dwyer
(6) 24104 STEPPER POINT 20 (V,D) W Muir 8-9-7
K Fox
(8) 05541 DYNAMO WALT 22 (V,CD) D Shaw 6-9-5
(1) 110-0 RURAL CELEBRATION 19 (P,D) K A Ryan 6-9-3 Doubtful
M Lane
(10) 01065 TOP BOY 22 (V,CD) D Shaw 7-9-2
T J Murphy
(7) 04-00 SEVE 111 (D) K George 5-9-2
(2) 0-620 EXCELLENT GEORGE 38 (T,D) S C Williams 5-8-12
H Bentley
Doubtful
8 (3) 35101 LYDIA'S PLACE 2 (D) Richard Guest 4-9-3
9 (9) -0644 SAVED MY BACON 22 (H,CD) C Dwyer 6-8-6 A Beschizza
10 (5) 30600 BALLESTEROS 22 (D) R Fahey 8-8-5 Sammy Jo Bell (3)
5-2 A Momentofmadness, 11-2 Dynamo Walt, 6-1 Excellent George,
13-2 Saved My Bacon, 7-1 Stepper Point, 8-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
7.10
Handicap (3-Y-O: �,407: 1m) (8)
M Lane
1 (6) 21000 MAILSHOT 5 (CD) M Johnston 9-7
James Doyle
2 (5) 2111 TRICORN 42 (D) J Gosden 9-4
A Atzeni
3 (1) 163- SULTAN BAYBARS 201 (BF) R Varian 9-3
R L Moore
4 (4) 210-1 CITY OF JOY 26 (D) Sir M Stoute 8-11
J Crowley
5 (3) 21-23 AREEN HEART 21 R Fahey 8-9
D Muscutt
6 (7) 61-5 MANDARIN 12 (D,BF) M Botti 8-8
F Norton
7 (2) 11-23 ELECTION DAY 27 (D,BF) M Johnston 8-4
Josephine Gordon
8 (8) 251-0 INTIMATE ART 41 A Balding 8-2
3-1 Tricorn, 9-2 City Of Joy, 5-1 Sultan Baybars, 6-1 Areen Heart, Mailshot,
7-1 Mandarin, 8-1 Election Day, 14-1 Intimate Art.
7.40
Fillies' Handicap (�,407: 1m) (5)
R L Moore
1 (5) 216- SPATIAL 237 Sir M Stoute 3-9-3
2 (4) 443-1 NORMANDIE LADY 30 R Fahey 4-9-1 Sammy Jo Bell (3)
Hollie Doyle (3)
3 (3) 32-10 TEGARA 19 (D) D Simcock 4-8-9
4 (1) 2315- AMABILIS 236 (BF) R Beckett 3-8-6 Josephine Gordon
5 (2) 10-33 ILLAUNMORE 22 (D,BF) J Gosden 3-8-3 David Egan (7)
7-4 Spatial, 2-1 Amabilis, 5-1 Illaunmore, Normandie Lady, 10-1 Tegara.
8.10
Maiden Stakes (3-Y-O: �086: 7f) (8)
A Atzeni
(6) 0-42 BUXTED DREAM 20 (BF) L Cumani 9-5
HANNINGFIELD Michael Bell 9-5
D Brock
(4)
T Marquand
(3) 36- MALCOLM THE PUG 320 R Hannon 9-5
PIONEERTOWN Sir M Prescott 9-5
R Powell
(2)
0 SAAHEQ 40 B Meehan 9-5
J Crowley
(7)
(1) 2-23 TOP MISSION 13 (P,BF) S bin Suroor 9-5
Josephine Gordon
MISS PACIFIC W Jarvis 9-0
D Probert
7 (8)
2 PEACH MELBA 10 M Johnston 9-0
F Norton
8 (5)
11-8 Top Mission, 7-2 Peach Melba, 9-2 Buxted Dream, 8-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8.40
Handicap (�086: 1m 2f) (6)
R Powell
1 (2) 56-12 CELEBRATION DAY 37 (CD) S Crisford 4-9-7
M Dwyer
2 (5) 03-62 MIKMAK 10 (P) W Muir 4-9-6
M Harley
3 (6) 22-31 CAPE PENINSULAR 33 J Tate 4-9-4
4 (4) 21213 MR RED CLUBS 13 (H,P) M Appleby 8-9-2 R Dawson (7)
P Dobbs
5 (3) 22/06 TOBACCO ROAD 20 (T,P) D Pipe 7-9-1
6 (1) 23041 TEE IT UP TOMMO 7 (C) D Steele 8-9-1 Hollie Doyle (3)
2-1 Celebration Day, 3-1 Cape Peninsular, 4-1 Mikmak, 7-1 Tee It Up Tommo,
8-1 Mr Red Clubs, Tobacco Road.
9.10
Handicap (�235: 1m 6f) (6)
G Downing
1 (1) 01-13 KING OLAV 62 (C,D) A Carroll 12-9-9
2 (4) 011-3 MASTER DANCER 27 (P,D,BF) T Vaughan 6-9-8 D Probert
Hollie Doyle (3)
3 (2) 06/40 CHIVERS 35 (T,B,D) D Steele 6-9-7
K O'Neill
4 (5) 23330 MARSHALL AID 8 (V) M Usher 4-9-6
M Harley
5 (3) 03056 YASIR 24 (C) C Dore 9-9-3
A Beschizza
6 (6) /0-60 MR MAGILL 57 (H) K George 5-8-8
15-8 Master Dancer, 5-2 King Olav, 4-1 Marshall Aid, 7-1 Chivers, 10-1 Yasir,
12-1 Mr Magill.
Ffos Las
Rob Wright
6.00 Jonagold
6.30 Super Scorpion
7.00 Ballycash
7.30 Prettylittlething
Going: good
6.00
8.00 Hint Of Grey
8.30 Tony Star
9.00 Peppay Le Pugh
At The Races
Novices' Handicap Chase
(�899: 2m 4f 199y) (6)
41-13 QALINAS 18P (T) D Rees 10-12-0
S Bowen
405-2 JONAGOLD 26 (T,V) E Williams 6-11-12
A Wedge
/005- DANVINNIE 100 (B) O Sherwood 8-11-10
T Garner (3)
3F31- THE MYTHOLOGIST 39 T Vaughan 9-11-6
R Johnson
050-P CITRUS 24 D Pipe 5-11-2
T Scudamore
/34-1 MOUNTAIN OF ANGELS 18P (H) Mrs M Evans 8-10-0
Mr C Orr (7)
2-1 The Mythologist, 3-1 Jonagold, 7-2 Qalinas, 5-1 Citrus, 15-2 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6.30
Handicap Chase
(�798: 2m 7f 177y) (10)
Course specialists
Chelmsford: Trainers S bin Suroor, 22 from 63
runners, 34.9%; J Gosden, 24 from 83, 28.9%.
Jockey R L Moore, 19 from 46 rides, 41.3%.
Ffos Las: Trainers N Twiston-Davies, 30 from 147,
20.4%; P Bowen, 45 from 245, 18.4%.
Jockey S Bowen, 22 from 106, 20.8%.
Hamilton Park: Trainers D Brown, 8 from 34, 23.5%;
M Johnston, 43 from 188, 22.9%. Jockeys J Haynes,
15 from 62, 24.2%; C Lee, 3 from 13, 23.1%.
Lingfield Park: Trainers W Haggas, 53 from 180,
29.4%; A Watson, 6 from 23, 26.1%.
Jockey H Bentley, 23 from 118, 19.5%.
Newcastle: Trainers O Greenall, 6 from 10, 60.0%;
E Dunlop, 5 from 21, 23.8%. Jockeys J P Spencer, 5
from 13, 38.5%; Kevin Stott, 12 from 56, 21.4%.
Wolverhampton: Trainers J Gosden, 49 from 134,
36.6%; S bin Suroor, 37 from 102, 36.3%.
Jockey S De Sousa, 68 from 265, 25.7%.
P1P-3 ABRACADABRA SIVOLA 12 (P,D) D Pipe 7-11-12 D Noonan
P52-3 BELMOUNT 26 (P,C,D,BF) N Twiston-Davies 8-11-9
S Twiston-Davies
3 12P-3 FORT WORTH 31 (T,D,BF) Jonjo O'Neill 8-11-9 A Coleman
L Heard
4 424-4 TINKER TIME 22 (D) R Buckler 9-11-9
T Scudamore
5 4PP-4 GONE TOO FAR 23 (P) D Pipe 9-11-7
A P Heskin
6 43/P- GORSKY ISLAND 111 T George 9-11-6
7 243-1 SUPER SCORPION 23 (H,CD) Mrs D Hamer 7-11-2 T Bellamy
Matt Griffiths
8 P4/1- ALBEROBELLO 68 (T,D) N Martin 9-11-2
9 2P/5- UNION JACK D'YCY 141 (D) D Faulkner 9-11-2
Mr B Moorcroft (5)
10 P05-6 ONE FOR THE BOSS 24 (P,C) D Burchell 10-10-9 R Dunne
5-2 Belmount, 4-1 Super Scorpion, 5-1 Fort Worth, 6-1 Alberobello, 8-1 others.
1
2
7.00
Selling Hurdle (�599: 2m 4f) (5)
5641- BALLYROCK 45 (T,V,D) T Vaughan 11-11-1
R Johnson
P25F- ASCENDANT 28F (BF) J Farrelly 11-10-11
B Powell
4300- AWAYWITHTHEGREYS 63 (B,D) P Bowen 10-10-11 S Bowen
F3P-3 BALLYCASH 23 (BF) N Twiston-Davies 6-10-11
S Twiston-Davies
5 3156/ GUN SHY 579 (D) D Faulkner 9-10-11 Mr B Moorcroft (5)
5-2 Ballycash, Ballyrock, 3-1 Awaywiththegreys, 7-2 Ascendant, 16-1 Gun Shy.
1
2
3
4
Sobetsu in Oaks switch
Handicap Chase
(�249: 2m 4f 199y) (8)
1 1211- PRETTYLITTLETHING 198 N Mulholland 7-12-3 T Scudamore
2 P34-3 BUTLERGROVE KING 21 (P,D,BF) D Burchell 8-11-12 R Dunne
B Poste (3)
3 23P-2 EATON ROCK 16 (T,P,D) T Symonds 8-11-12
A Johns (3)
4 /52P- TIDESTREAM 205 (T) T Vaughan 7-11-12
J Quinlan
5 0P0-P KITEGEN 18 (T,P) R Dickin 11-11-9
6 4145- MAGICAL MAN 74 (V,CD) Mrs D Hamer 10-11-6 T Whelan
7 F36-5 WELSH DESIGNE 5 (T) Sirrell Griffiths 9-10-7 C Hammond (7)
S Houlihan (7)
8 615-5 BALLYEGAN 28 (D) R Buckler 12-10-6
9-4 Butlergrove King, 7-2 Prettylittlething, 4-1 Eaton Rock, 8-1 others.
8.00
Mares' Novices' Hurdle
Sobetsu was a surprise inclusion in a
final field of ten for the Investec Oaks at
Epsom tomorrow. Godolphin?s filly had
been expected to wait for the French
equivalent. Rhododendron is the 10-11
favourite with William Hill.
4.10
(�899: 1m 7f 182y) (5)
Handicap (�690: 1m 1f) (6)
112-1 HINT OF GREY 19 (H,D) D Cantillon 4-11-9
R Johnson
415/ ATTRACTIVE LIASON 577 (T) N Mulholland 7-10-12
T Scudamore
INCLUDED 99F (T) D Dennis 5-10-12
S Twiston-Davies
3
10- SKEWIFF 56 (D) E Williams 5-10-12
A Wedge
4
0- RUBYS CUBE 197 Mrs D Hamer 4-10-9
T Whelan
5
8-11 Hint Of Grey, 9-2 Skewiff, 13-2 Rubys Cube, 8-1 others.
F M Berry
1 (4) 1/40- SEE THE ROCK 251 (D) Jonjo O'Neill 7-9-7
M Harley
2 (2) 340-0 RED RANNAGH 15 (BF) D Simcock 4-9-7
Josh Doyle (3)
3 (6) 0-000 MARAAKIB 15 D O'Meara 5-9-6
522-4
ROTHERWICK 23 (T,D) P Cole 5-9-5
D Probert
4 (1)
A Atzeni
5 (3) 4/1-0 BLUE REVELATION 118 (T) P Webber 4-9-1
P Sirigu
6 (5) -0553 CRAFTSMANSHIP 2 (P) R Eddery 6-9-0
3-1 See The Rock, 7-2 Rotherwick, 4-1 Blue Revelation, 9-2 others.
8.30
Handicap Hurdle
4.40
(�899: 2m 5f 192y) (7)
Josephine Gordon
1 (4) 52251 AV A WORD 17 (P) D Kubler 9-7
2 (10) 006-0 RIPPER STREET 15 (H) Mrs C Dunnett 9-7
Finley Marsh (7)
F M Berry
3 (6) 004-0 RONNI LAYNE 29 C Allen 9-7
G Downing
4 (5) 600-6 PERMANENT 10 (P) D Kubler 9-6
S W Kelly
5 (11) 00-00 CASPIAN GOLD 27 (B) R Hughes 9-6
Rossa Ryan (7)
6 (13) 005-0 RAKEMATIZ 23 B Johnson 9-5
C Bennett (3)
7 (3) 00-00 NOBLEMAN 26 (H) H Morrison 9-4
C Bishop
8 (12) 0-440 EQUAL RIGHTS 23 (P) E Houghton 9-4
R Tate
9 (7) -0010 LONDON GRAMMAR 38 Ralph J Smith 9-4
R Kingscote
10 (1) 66-30 MYSTICAL NELLY 16 J Portman 9-4
11(14) 4060- PRIMROSE PLACE 212 (BF) P D Evans 9-4 K Shoemark (3)
S Levey
12 (2) 0-00 ABOUT GLORY 13 R Hannon 9-3
S Hitchcott
13 (9) 00-3 MORDOREE 20 Clive Cox 9-3
65-32
EPSOM
SECRET
38
P
Phelan
9-1
K
O'Neill
14 (8)
5-1 Av A Word, Epsom Secret, 6-1 London Grammar, 13-2 others.
1
2
454-1 PONGO TWISTLETON 9 (T) Jonjo O'Neill 4-11-13 A Coleman
0U-FF TONY STAR 18P (C) P Bowen 10-11-12
Mr J King (5)
FP42- SAMDIBIEN 41 (T) S Thomas 5-11-10
H Beswick (7)
064-5 WESTERN SUNRISE 12 (BF) J Farrelly 8-11-9
B Powell
6446- DEEBAJ 61 (BF) A Dunn 5-11-9
Mr L Williams (7)
11-62 PRINCE MAHLER 3 (T,CD) R Woollacott 7-11-6
M Nolan
4343- TASTE THE WINE 16F B Llewellyn 11-10-0
Jordan Williams (7)
9-4 Pongo Twistleton, 11-4 Tony Star, 13-2 Samdibien, 7-1 Deebaj, 8-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9.00
Handicap Hurdle
(�599: 1m 7f 182y) (8)
3P4-5 DERRYDOON 12 (T) E Williams 7-11-12
A Wedge
420-4 PEPPAY LE PUGH 17 (T) D Dennis 6-11-6
A Coleman
P00-2 POWDERONTHEBONNET 8 (P) S Thomas 9-11-4
A Nicol
006-5 TURNBURY 12 (P) Mrs N Evans 6-11-3 W Featherstone (5)
P/P4- ASHKOUN 34 (H,T) T Vaughan 6-11-1
A Johns (3)
0545- BRING BACK CHARLIE 112 (P,D) N Twiston-Davies 7-11-0
S Twiston-Davies
R Williams (3)
7 /15-0 AAMAN 12 B Llewellyn 11-10-8
L Treadwell
8 /002- WHIPCRACKAWAY 70 P Hedger 8-10-0
2-1 Powderonthebonnet, 7-2 Peppay Le Pugh, 7-1 Ashkoun, 8-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Lingfield Park
Rob Wright
1.40 Not After Midnight 3.40 Zack Mayo
2.10 She Believes
4.10 Rotherwick
2.40 Royal Melody
4.40 Mordoree
3.10 Pondering
5.10 Don Padeja
Going: good (good to firm in places)
Draw: no advantage
At The Races
1.40
Novice Stakes (2-Y-O: �911: 6f) (9)
GHOST SERGE A Watson 9-2
O Murphy
1 (3)
GOLDENGROUND H Spiller 9-2
D Muscutt
2 (7)
LYFORD S Kirk 9-2
L Keniry
3 (4)
SILVINGTON D M Loughnane 9-2
C Bennett (3)
4 (6)
THE KIDDIE KID M Channon 9-2
R Hornby
5 (1)
DAN'S DREAM M Channon 8-11
A Atzeni
6 (9)
6 MISTY BREESE 33 P D'Arcy 8-11
S W Kelly
7 (5)
3 NOT AFTER MIDNIGHT 10 D Kubler 8-11
G Downing
8 (8)
PREZZIE W Muir 8-11
M Dwyer
9 (2)
Evens Not After Midnight, 5-1 Prezzie, 8-1 Ghost Serge, 10-1 others.
2.10
Novice Stakes (2-Y-O: �911: 6f) (9)
GREEN FORTUNE W Haggas 9-2
A Atzeni
1 (6)
HIGHLIGHT REEL Michael Bell 9-2
L Steward
2 (1)
C Bishop
3 (8) 62236 MILTON ROAD 10 M Channon 9-2
MOSSKETEER John Best 9-2
K Fox
4 (4)
SAUSAGE FINGERS T Dascombe 9-2
R Kingscote
5 (5)
34 VENTURA KNIGHT 38 M Johnston 9-2
F Norton
6 (3)
COULDN'T COULD SHE A West 8-11
Doubtful
7 (2)
POWER AND PEACE D Simcock 8-11
H Bentley
8 (7)
2 SHE BELIEVES 30 S Kirk 8-11
L Keniry
9 (9)
15-8 She Believes, 7-2 Ventura Knight, 4-1 Green Fortune, 6-1 others.
2.40
Fillies' Handicap
(3-Y-O: �911: 7f) (15)
2102- TONAHUTU 195 (D) E Vaughan 9-10
H Bentley
221-0 CONQUERESS 14 (CD) T Dascombe 9-9
R Kingscote
05-0 BOIS D'EBENE 13 (H) R Charlton 9-7
K Shoemark (3)
000-0 LIMELITE 23 R Hannon 9-7
S Levey
45-24 ALWAYS THANKFUL 24 I Mohammed 9-7
O Murphy
-5150 PORTO FERRO 37 (B) Dr J Scargill 9-5
M Harley
0-424 ZILZA 61 (T) C Allen 9-3
F M Berry
4-064 CHICAGO STAR 10 M Channon 9-3
David Egan (7)
0-403 BABY GAL 30 J Boyle 9-2
C Bennett (3)
4400- HI MILADY 237 (H,D) D Ffrench Davis 8-13
L Keniry
530-6 MOONSTONE ROCK 52 (P) J Boyle 8-13
Josephine Gordon
12(14) 260-4 ROYAL MELODY 15 (P) Mrs H Main 8-9 E Greatrex (3)
Sophie Ralston (7)
13(11) 645-0 BREXIT 38 P Phelan 8-5
Hollie Doyle (3)
14 (6) 31155 TIGERFISH 23 (P,D) W Stone 8-5
15 (8) 4-600 VENETIAN PROPOSAL 9 (P) Miss Z Davison 8-4 K O'Neill
4-1 Chicago Star, 5-1 Always Thankful, 7-1 Baby Gal, Bois D'Ebene, Tigerfish,
8-1 Tonahutu, 10-1 Conqueress, 16-1 Limelite, Porto Ferro, 20-1 others.
1 (10)
2 (15)
3 (7)
4 (5)
5 (2)
6 (4)
7 (13)
8 (1)
9 (12)
10 (3)
11 (9)
3.10
Selling Stakes
(3-Y-O: �264: 1m 3f 133y) (4)
1 (3) 5006 LORD E 17 G L Moore 9-0
0 TIGER KHAN 17 H Dunlop 9-0
2 (4)
3 (2) -6500 AFFAIR 27 H Morrison 8-9
4 (1) 5-364 PONDERING 10 E Houghton 8-9
1-2 Pondering, 4-1 Lord E, 6-1 Affair, 10-1 Tiger Khan.
3.40
H Crouch (3)
D Probert
T Ladd (7)
E Greatrex (3)
Maiden Auction Stakes
(3-Y-O: �911: 1m 3f 133y) (10)
1 (5) 334 DESERT EXPLORER 30 (BF) E Houghton 9-7
E Greatrex (3)
0 HIGH WELLS 27 S Durack 9-7
D Sweeney
2 (8)
O Murphy
3 (6) 552-2 MAKKADANGDANG 29 A Balding 9-7
04 ORIN SWIFT 17 J Portman 9-7
M Godwin (5)
4 (2)
4 SONNETIST 16 R Hannon 9-7
P Dobbs
5 (9)
F Norton
6 (7) 50- THINK SO 217 M Johnston 9-7
6 ACT SWIFTLY 16 J Moore 9-2
L Keniry
7 (4)
03 ZACK MAYO 22 P McBride 9-2
D Probert
8 (1)
CTHULHU W Muir 8-13
M Dwyer
9 (3)
ENOLA E Dunlop 8-9
A Fresu
10(10)
11-4 Makkadangdang, 3-1 Orin Swift, 5-1 Zack Mayo, 6-1 Desert Explorer, 9-1
Sonnetist, 10-1 Enola, Think So, 20-1 Cthulhu, 25-1 others.
Blinkered first time: Chelmsford 9.10 Chivers, Marshall
Aid. Hamilton Park 5.00 Geophony. Lingfield Park 2.40
Porto Ferro. 4.40 Caspian Gold. Wolverhampton 1.50
Dutch Golden Age. 5.20 Rock Of Monaco.
5.10
Handicap (3-Y-O: �264: 1m 1f) (14)
Handicap (�264: 1m 3f 133y) (12)
F M Berry
1 (11) 42432 POWERED 3 P D Evans 4-9-7
O Murphy
2 (5) 50-14 AVOCADEAU 29 (P,D) W S Kittow 6-9-7
R Tate
3 (4) 0040 L'AMI DE ROUGE 30 Ralph J Smith 4-9-4
4 (10) 00-01 ZUBAIDAH 30 (T,P,D) Jane Chapple-Hyam 5-9-4 M Harley
K Shoemark (3)
5 (12) 0/6-6 ARISTOCRACY 16 F O'Brien 6-9-4
C Bishop
6 (2) 00-30 RUZEIZ 84J (T) P Hedger 8-9-3
Hollie Doyle (3)
7 (7) 46022 COLD FUSION 16 (T,P) D Flood 4-9-3
8 (3) 0/00- DON PADEJA 286J (D) F O'Brien 7-9-2 Megan Nicholls (5)
Ollie Jago (7)
9 (1) 44000 DALAVAND 9 (P) Mrs L Mongan 4-9-0
10 (6) 05/40 HONG KONG JOE 51 (V) Lydia Richards 7-9-0 H Crouch (3)
S W Kelly
11 (9) -3346 REZWAAN 70 (B) M McGrath 10-8-12
P Pilley (5)
12 (8) 00-53 DARK PHANTOM 8 E Houghton 6-8-12
4-1 Zubaidah, 5-1 Dark Phantom, Powered, 7-1 Aristocracy, 8-1 others.
Newcastle
Rob Wright
6.20 London Glory
6.50 Fredricka
7.20 Almane
Going: standard
Draw: no advantage
6.20
7.50 Instant Attraction
8.20 Hadley
8.50 Poppy In The Wind
At The Races
Handicap (�175: 1m 2f 42y) (11)
B A Curtis
(11) 00000 ARROWZONE 33 K Frost 6-9-7
P Mulrennan
(6) 62-34 HENPECKED 14J (P,D) A Whillans 7-9-6
N Evans (3)
(8) 1211- APALIS 70J (D) M W Easterby 5-9-5
A Mullen
(9) 655-6 AUSPICION 17 T Tate 5-9-4
P Aspell
(1) 4400- YENSIR 302 G Tuer 4-9-4
Kevin Stott
(7) 5545- OMOTESANDO 320 (D) O Greenall 7-9-2
(3) 0100- ALMUTAMARRED 228 (CD) D Brown 5-9-2
A McNamara (3)
8 (4) -0033 LONDON GLORY 19 (B) D Thompson 4-9-1 L Edmunds (5)
00-40
OVERHAUGH
STREET
16
E
De
Giles
4-8-13
C Shepherd (3)
9 (10)
N Alison (3)
10 (5) 634/0 SANDGATE 16J (D) K Johnson 5-8-5
11 (2) 40-22 HIGHWAY ROBBER 114 (D) W Storey 4-8-2
Rachel Richardson (3)
9-2 Almutamarred, 6-1 Apalis, Henpecked, London Glory, 8-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6.50
Fillies' Handicap (�957: 6f) (6)
1 (3) 36-04 LOVE ISLAND 5 (H,D) R Whitaker 8-9-7 L Edmunds (5)
C Beasley
2 (5) 031-0 JAMEERAH 12 (D) B Smart 4-9-7
3 (4) 6-020 NEW ROAD SIDE 48 Richard Guest 4-9-3 P Mulrennan
R Souza
4 (2) 22103 FREDRICKA 24 (P,D) C Dwyer 6-9-3
P Aspell
5 (6) 2-324 PALENVILLE 107 (D) G Tuer 4-8-13
Doubtful
6 (1) -4456 ENJOY LIFE 17 (T,P,D) K A Ryan 4-8-12
3-1 Love Island, 4-1 Fredricka, Jameerah, 5-1 Palenville, 7-1 New Road Side.
7.20
Novice Stakes (2-Y-O: �469: 5f) (7)
41 ALMANE 43 (D) R Fahey 9-5
A McNamara (3)
1 (1)
BIG LES Karen McLintock 9-2
G Lee
2 (4)
6 BRANSCOMBE 24 M Johnston 9-2
P McDonald
3 (3)
GLOBAL HUMOR E Dunlop 9-2
P Mulrennan
4 (2)
PILKINGTON D O'Meara 9-2
D Tudhope
5 (7)
0 CATHIE'S DREAM 7 N Wilson 8-11
Kevin Stott
6 (6)
SOSIAN R Fahey 8-11
P Hanagan
7 (5)
7-4 Almane, 3-1 Global Humor, Pilkington, 6-1 Sosian, 8-1 others.
7.50
Handicap (�704: 1m 5y) (13)
J P Spencer
1 (3) 31-30 EL VIP 33 (D,BF) L Cumani 4-9-7
2 (12) 00-00 INSTANT ATTRACTION 14 (D) Jedd O'Keeffe 6-9-7
J Garritty
3 (8) 44140 CHESTNUT FIRE 19 (D) D M Loughnane 5-9-3 D Tudhope
4 (7) 10-02 MOONLIGHTNAVIGATOR 13 (D) J J Quinn 5-9-1 J Hart
J Fanning
5 (9) 031-0 LAVETTA 44 (D) S Haynes 5-9-1
B A Curtis
6 (5) 1035- ILLUSTRISSIME 215 Tony Coyle 4-9-0
T Hamilton
7 (1) 3-643 MULLIGATAWNY 12 (D) R G Fell 4-9-0
N Evans (3)
8 (10) 502-1 TORRID 52 (D) M W Easterby 6-8-9
P McDonald
9 (4) 0000- JACOB BLACK 187 (D) K Johnson 6-8-8
P Hanagan
10(13) 40-51 PRYING PANDORA 13 (CD) R Fahey 4-8-8
11 (6) 03016 TESTA ROSSA 13 (B,CD,BF) J Goldie 7-8-6 Sam James
P Aspell
12(11) 100-0 MYWAYISTHEONLYWAY 42 G Tuer 4-8-5
A Mullen
13 (2) 3-151 ROCKWOOD 13 (V,D) Karen McLintock 6-8-4
9-4 El Vip, 13-2 Prying Pandora, 7-1 Mulligatawny, Testa Rossa, 8-1 others.
8.20
Handicap (�235: 6f) (14)
P Mulrennan
(2) 3-300 TANGO SKY 12 (D) P Midgley 8-9-7
Phil Dennis (5)
(10) -3516 DREAM ALLY 76 (D) J Weymes 7-9-2
(1) 56533 COOL STRUTTER 19 (C) Mrs K Tutty 5-9-2 P Hanagan
S A Gray
(6) -0555 SILVER BID 19 Mrs K Tutty 5-9-1
(3) 0-400 GAELIC WIZARD 19 (V,D) Mrs K Tutty 9-9-0
Gemma Tutty (5)
6 (11) 0-000 CAPTAIN SCOOBY 20 (B,D) Richard Guest 11-9-0 C Beasley
J Hart
7 (13) 03005 SANDSTREAM 28 (H,T) Miss T Waggott 4-8-13
Sam James
8 (5) 10253 SEA OF GREEN 8 (C,BF) J Goldie 5-8-12
P McDonald
9 (4) 0304- YPRES 245 (D,BF) J Ward 8-8-12
T Hamilton
10 (9) 0406- VECHEKA 75P (P) C Grant 6-8-11
D Allan
11 (8) 0-513 WIMBOLDSLEY 128 (D) S Dixon 6-8-11
B A Curtis
12 (7) 33342 HADLEY 19 Miss T Waggott 4-8-11
J Fanning
13(12) 6320- MIGHTY BOND 352 Miss T Waggott 5-8-9
J Sullivan
14(14) -0000 HAB REEH 19 (P,D) Mrs R Carr 9-8-7
4-1 Sea Of Green, 5-1 Cool Strutter, Hadley, 7-1 Dream Ally, 8-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
8.50
Handicap (�175: 5f) (10)
1 (9) 23062 POPPY IN THE WIND 19 (V,CD) Alan Brown 5-9-10
B Robinson (7)
B A Curtis
2 (5) -2215 HENLEY 12 (D,BF) Miss T Waggott 5-9-8
N Evans (3)
3 (3) -1506 SLINGSBY 33 (B,C) M W Easterby 6-9-8
P Mulrennan
4 (6) 22-46 MANSHOOD 12 (B) P Midgley 4-9-6
J Sullivan
5 (1) 30-46 FLASH CITY 21 (D) Mrs R Carr 9-9-4
P Hanagan
6 (8) 0140- MORE BEAU 168 (P,C) N Wilson 6-9-4
J Fanning
7 (10) 50-30 KACHESS 23 (D,BF) T Dascombe 3-9-3
D Tudhope
8 (4) 6-335 LAWLESS LOUIS 13 (D) D O'Meara 3-9-3
G Lee
9 (7) 13522 PUSHKIN MUSEUM 40 (P,D,BF) P Morris 6-9-3
10 (2) 031-0 PERFECT SYMPHONY 35 (P,CD) K A Ryan 3-9-2 Doubtful
7-2 Poppy In The Wind, 5-1 Henley, Pushkin Museum, 7-1 Flash City, Lawless
Louis, Manshood, 10-1 More Beau, 14-1 others.
Wolverhampton
Rob Wright
1.50 Dutch Golden Age 3.50 Weloof (nap)
2.20 World Power
4.20 Muthraab Aldaar
2.50 Kings Heart
4.50 Makhfar
3.20 True Romance
5.20 Air Of York
Going: standard
At The Races
Draw: 5f-7f, low numbers best
1.50
Claiming Stakes (�264: 5f 21y) (5)
1 (1) 10160 DUTCH GOLDEN AGE 47 (V) G L Moore 5-9-12 S De Sousa
L Morris
2 (3) 21102 MENELIK 2 (T,B,C,D) D Donovan (Ire) 8-9-9
R Winston
3 (5) 00-02 POINT NORTH 82 (B,CD) J Balding 10-9-5
BABY SAY YES J Norton 3-8-9
R Ffrench
4 (2)
C Hardie
5 (4) 0-6 DIGITAL REVOLUTION 16 A Brittain 3-8-5
4-6 Dutch Golden Age, 2-1 Menelik, 5-1 Point North, 33-1 others.
2.20
Maiden Stakes
(3-Y-O: �235: 6f 20y) (8)
ALWAYS AMAZING R Cowell 9-5
L Morris
1 (4)
S De Sousa
2 (1) -3436 ARNARSON 36 (P) E Dunlop 9-5
IMPORTANT
MISSION
W
Haggas
9-5
L Jones
3 (3)
00 TAWFEER 24 (P) J Unett 9-5
R Powell
4 (7)
T J Murphy
5 (8) 6-0 CLIP ART 5 J Osborne 9-0
EL NEFOUS G Peckham 9-0
S Donohoe
6 (5)
0 NEW DELHI 10 M Johnston 9-0
D O'Neill
7 (2)
02 WORLD POWER 32 P Cole 9-0
J Egan
8 (6)
15-8 World Power, 9-4 Important Mission, 7-2 Arnarson, 13-2 others.
2.50
Handicap (3-Y-O: �588: 6f 20y) (13)
1 (4) 2-040 KINGS HEART 9 (H,D) M Usher 9-9 Racheal Kneller (5)
Jane Elliott (7)
2 (12) 060-0 MISS ROSINA 52 G Margarson 9-7
T Queally
3 (1) 3-640 PAQUITA BAILARINA 15 (BF) J Given 9-2
W A Carson
4 (8) 6500 MAHNA MAHNA 23 D Drinkwater 9-1
05-0
FLYING
EXPECTATION
118
D
Donovan
(Ire)
9-1
L Morris
5 (3)
R Winston
6 (11) 0000- KATH'S BOY 240 A Carroll 9-0
D C Costello
7 (13) 000-3 MY GIRL MAISIE 13 Richard Guest 8-13
S De Sousa
8 (5) 006 FRANK'S LEGACY 90 (P) I Furtado 8-11
J Egan
9 (10) 06200 TINK 29 (H) W M Brisbourne 8-9
Keelan Baker (7)
10 (9) 45006 CELERITY 27 (V) P D Evans 8-7
N Garbutt (3)
11 (2) 00004 RED SHANGHAI 24 Charles Smith 8-7
J Duern (3)
12 (7) 000-4 TESS GRAHAM 16 (P) S Hollinshead 8-7
13 (6) 0-005 HENRIETTA'S DREAM 16 (V) J Wainwright 8-7 R Ffrench
3-1 My Girl Maisie, 7-2 Frank's Legacy, 9-2 Paquita Bailarina, 8-1 others.
3.20
Handicap (3-Y-O: �588: 1m 4f 51y) (8)
S De Sousa
(6) 02411 LA VIE EN ROSE 7 (D) M Johnston 9-13
T Eaves
(2) 00-53 TRUE ROMANCE 16 J Given 9-7
A Kirby
(7) -0004 TOR 30 I Jardine 9-7
L Morris
(8) 0014- OXFORD BLU 189 (V,BF) Sir M Prescott 9-6
G Wood (5)
(4) 560-0 EVERY NICE GIRL 52 M Botti 9-2
(3) 4-145 PADLEYOUROWNCANOE 37 (B) D M Loughnane 9-0
D O'Neill
S Drowne
7 (1) 365-3 ALL ABOUT THE PACE 37 M Usher 8-10
R Ffrench
8 (5) 060-6 JUST HEATHER 110 J Wainwright 8-2
11-8 La Vie En Rose, 5-2 Oxford Blu, 13-2 True Romance, 7-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
3.50
Handicap (3-Y-O: �175: 1m 142y) (13)
L Morris
1 (5) 41-20 GLORIOUS FOREVER 12 E Walker 9-7
J Egan
2 (8) 41-41 ME TOO NAGASAKI 12 J Noseda 9-6
A Kirby
3 (6) 1-1 PAVILLON 22 Clive Cox 9-6
P Cosgrave
4 (11) 10- DOWAYLA 227 (P,D) S bin Suroor 9-6
G Wood (5)
5 (12) 51-26 MAKAARIM 82 (CD) M Botti 9-5
D O'Neill
6 (9) 2-51 MUKALAL 28 M Tregoning 9-4
R Tart
7 (7) 6-100 JUPITER LIGHT 20 (C) J Gosden 9-3
G Lerena
8 (2) 0-1 WELOOF 75 (CD) E Dunlop 9-3
9 (1) 1132- MUIRSHEEN DURKIN 227 (BF) N Bycroft 9-2 D C Costello
T Queally
10(10) 41-06 ANNIE FIOR 56 (H) D Coakley 9-1
S De Sousa
11 (4) 41150 VANTAGE POINT 17 (P) G L Moore 9-1
T Eaves
12 (3) 01- QUINTEO 247 (C) J Hughes 9-1
W A Carson
13(13) 22-3 EL CAP 43 Sir M Stoute 8-13
5-1 Pavillon, 11-2 Me Too Nagasaki, Mukalal, 6-1 Weloof, 15-2 others.
4.20
Handicap (�264: 1m 142y) (9)
A Kirby
1 (1) 01221 LORD MURPHY 33 (CD) D M Loughnane 4-9-8
2 (5) 0-410 CARIBBEAN SPRING 8 (CD) G Margarson 4-9-7
Jane Elliott (7)
J Mitchell
3 (6) 00-25 MUTHRAAB ALDAAR 64 (C) J Boyle 4-9-6
T Eaves
4 (7) 40216 THE DUKKERER 17 (CD) J Given 6-9-6
C Hardie
5 (3) -1602 GREY DESTINY 9 (C) A Brittain 7-9-5
T Queally
6 (8) 0-044 KAFEEL 30 (P,BF) G L Moore 6-9-2
7 (9) 30563 OUTLAW TORN 17 (E,C,D) Richard Guest 8-9-1 D C Costello
S De Sousa
8 (2) 063-5 FITZWILLIAM 9 M Channon 5-8-9
K Schofield (7)
9 (4) 000/0 CROSSLEY 9 (P) N Bycroft 8-8-7
9-4 Lord Murphy, 4-1 Kafeel, 9-2 Grey Destiny, 7-1 Fitzwilliam, 8-1 Muthraab
Aldaar, 10-1 Outlaw Torn, 11-1 Caribbean Spring, The Dukkerer, 50-1 Crossley.
4.50
Handicap (�264: 1m 142y) (9)
A Kirby
1 (7) 03-00 THE FIRM 24 (V,CD) J Jenkins 8-9-7
C Hardie
2 (4) 046-0 SOOQAAN 44 A Brittain 6-9-6
S Drowne
3 (6) 0-442 MAKHFAR 29 (P) M Usher 6-9-6
J Egan
4 (2) 0-06 LIFE OF LUXURY 33 W M Brisbourne 4-9-5
5 (3) 40-43 SAKHALIN STAR 17 (P,D) Richard Guest 6-9-3 D C Costello
6 (1) -0000 FREIGHT TRAIN 57 (P,D) A Wintle 5-9-1 K Schofield (7)
L Morris
7 (5) 62200 CAHAR FAD 19 (T,B,C) S Hollinshead 5-8-12
8 (8) 402/6 BLUE VALENTINO 49 (P) Mrs L Williamson 8-8-7 J Uys (7)
J Quinn
9 (9) 34034 WEST LEAKE 57 (C) P Burgoyne 11-8-7
9-4 Makhfar, 3-1 Sakhalin Star, 13-2 West Leake, 7-1 Life Of Luxury, The Firm,
9-1 Cahar Fad, 11-1 Sooqaan, 16-1 Freight Train, 40-1 Blue Valentino.
5.20
Handicap (�264: 7f 36y) (12)
D Keenan (7)
1 (3) -0450 NOBLE ACT 49 Phil McEntee 4-9-7
2 (1) 3-413 CALEDONIA LAIRD 22 (CD,BF) J Hughes 6-9-5 I Goncalves
R Ffrench
3 (6) 60-50 ICEAXE 31 (D) J Holt 4-9-4
T Eaves
4 (11) -0055 DARK CONFIDANT 19 (CD) R Fahey 4-9-2
L Morris
5 (2) 03542 AIR OF YORK 8 (P,CD) J Flint 5-9-2
P Cosgrave
6 (5) -3056 TOP OFFER 45 (P,CD) P Morris 8-9-2
J Uys (7)
7 (9) 05-05 FIRESNAKE 133 (P) Mrs L Williamson 4-9-1
8 (10) 00-05 SEE YOU IN MALTA 45 (T,P) J Candlish 4-8-12 T Queally
9 (4) 50-06 BLACK TRUFFLE 8 (CD) M Usher 7-8-11 Nicola Currie (7)
S De Sousa
10 (8) 0-263 ETTIE HART 9 (D) M Channon 4-8-8
Jane Elliott (7)
11 (7) 44042 MISU PETE 7 (CD) M Usher 5-8-7
12(12) 000-0 ROCK OF MONACO 66 (V,CD) A Brittain 4-8-7 C Hardie
11-4 Air Of York, 4-1 Misu Pete, 5-1 Ettie Hart, 7-1 Caledonia Laird, 8-1 Top
Offer, 10-1 Firesnake, 12-1 Dark Confidant, 14-1 Black Truffle, 16-1 others.
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ROBERT CIANFLONE/FIFA VIA GETTY IMAGES
?Unethical? City
face transfer ban
over teenager
Martyn Ziegler Chief Sports Reporter
Manchester City and Fifa are facing a
landmark court case in July over the
signing of a teenage player from South
America that could result in a transfer
ban for the English club.
Officials from the Argentine club
Velez Sarsfield have told The Times that
they believe it was unethical for
Manchester City to have approached
Benjamin Garr� while he was still 15,
and against transfer rules to have
signed him when he turned 16.
Fifa rejected an initial complaint
from Velez in September and the club
are now taking both Manchester City
and the world governing body to the
Court of Arbitration for Sport on July 3.
If Velez win, then the standard penalty
would be a ban on City registering
players for two transfer windows.
Earlier this month, the Premier
League imposed a ban on City signing
academy players for an initial 12 months,
with a further 12 months suspended,
and fined them �0,000 after evidence emerged that they had
contacted youth players and their
family members while they were
registered with other clubs.
Garr� has an Italian passport but
Velez claim that Fifa rules allow for
players aged under 18 to move between
clubs only in European Union countries. The grandson of Oscar Garr�, part
of Argentina?s 1986 World Cup-winning
squad, the 16-year-old is an attacking
midfielder who made his first appearance for City?s under-18 side in April.
Bernardo Bertelloni, club secretary
of Velez Sarsfield, said: ?We?re angry
because Manchester City came after
our player, we said no and they took
him anyway. That?s not good behaviour
between two clubs.
?They made us a written offer [before
his 16th birthday]. We rejected it, in
writing, saying we weren?t prepared to
transfer him because it was prohibited
by Fifa. The rules are clear, you can?t
transfer a player before he turns 16
under any circumstances.
?In response, City told us they were
going to ask Fifa for an exception. The
player left here when he was 15. He left
here a couple of days before his 16th
birthday, he spent a few days in Germany and he entered England one day
after his 16th birthday.
?Man City argued that there is an
exception in the Fifa rules that said that
because he has a European passport he
could be transferred. But the Fifa rule
does not say that, it says he can move
only within the EU, between EU clubs.?
Txiki Begiristain, City?s director of
football, wrote to Velez in June last year,
two weeks before Garr�s 16th birthday,
saying that the player and his parents
had taken the decision to join the
Manchester club. The letter to Velez, a
copy of which has been seen by The
Times, promises to pay the Argentine
club ?50,000 (about �,600) after the
player has played at least 30 minutes in
a Premier League or Champions
League match; ?150,000 for each 10
first-team matches he plays up to a
maximum of ?1.05million and 15 per
cent of any profit if the player is sold
having played fewer than 30 games.
Velez responded with an ?express
refusal?, telling Begiristain: ?Your club?s
intention of internationally transferring the player without our consent
would not only infringe our federative
rights with respect to the player, but it
would also be contrary to good faith,
confraternity, solidarity and respect for
the regulations applicable to football, all
of them characteristics of any club with
renowned performance and prestige as
is in this case Manchester City.?
Fifa?s argument for allowing the
transfer was that Garr�s Italian
passport made his move permissible.
There is a similarity with the case of
another Argentine teenager, Valent韓
Vada, who was registered with a club in
Argentina when he signed for Bordeaux. Velez claim the case is different
because Vada was living in Europe with
his family when he joined Bordeaux.
Manchester City did not respond
when asked to comment.
Lookman
double puts
England in
last eight
Two goals from Ademola
Lookman helped England
to a 2-1 victory over Costa
Rica and a place in the
quarter-finals of the
Under-20 World Cup for
the first time in 24 years.
The Everton forward,
above, scored in each half
in Jeonju, South Korea,
assisted by club team-mates
Jonjoe Kenny and Dominic
Calvert-Lewin.
Costa Rica had a firsthalf effort ruled offside by
the video assistant referee
before Randall Leal pulled
a goal back in the 89th
minute.
England will face Mexico
or Senegal on Monday.
Germany are out of the
competition after losing 4-3
to Zambia after extra time.
Wenger?s deal may lead to Wilshere exit
Gary Jacob
Jack Wilshere fears that he will be one
of the victims of Ars鑞e Wenger staying
at Arsenal after the manager signed a
two-year contract with a pledge to trim
the squad.
The England midfielder spent the
past season on loan at Bournemouth
after a series of injuries had limited his
chances with Arsenal, but is again on
the sidelines after suffering a hairline
fracture of his left fibula against Tottenham Hotspur in April.
Wilshere will enter the final year of
his contract this summer and while
Arsenal had planned to have talks to
extend his deal there has been no
agreement and the 25-year-old fears
that he could be sold.
Arsenal have 33 senior players and
could sell nine of them this summer to
cut costs. ?First of all, we have a very
heavy squad at the moment so maybe
we might lose some players,? said
Wenger, whose stay was confirmed
yesterday. ?I believe that our squad is
very strong and we will only look for
top-class people who can strengthen
our team now. We need the additions
who will make a real difference.?
West Ham United have shown an
interest in Wilshere but are concerned
by his injury record. If the midfielder
cannot be sold then Arsenal may be
forced to extend his deal to protect his
value as he is among a dozen players
with one year left on their contracts.
Of those, Kieran Gibbs, Wojciech
Szczesny and Carl Jenkinson could all
be sold, while Lucas P閞ez, David
Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy, Yaya
Sanogo and Francis Coquelin all have
longer deals but could still be moved on.
Stan Kroenke, the Arsenal majority
shareholder, said that Wenger was the
?best person? to help the club win
trophies. Alisher Usmanov, the secondhighest shareholder, said he was ready
to step in to help Wenger if Kroenke
fails to deliver. ?What is of paramount
importance is that he receives the full
support of the board and majority
shareholder,? Usmanov said.
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English manager who could
knock Messi out of World Cup
ALAMY
Anthony Hudson, the New
Zealand coach, says they
have what it takes to
reach Russia next year,
writes Henry Winter
What is the Confederations Cup?
Held every four years
and contested by the
champions of each of
the six Fifa member
regions, the World
Cup winners and the
host nation, who will
also hold the
forthcoming World
Cup tournament.
The tournament
begins on June 17
with two groups of
four teams, leading to
the semi-finals and a
final and third-place
play-off, which take
place on July 2.
I
n his insatiable quest to develop as coach of
the All Whites, Anthony Hudson spent two
days with a horse whisperer on a New
Zealand ranch, learning how body language
can help to gain trust with difficult
creatures, and how it can then be transferred to
inspiring humans. Steve Hansen, the All Blacks
coach, attended the horse-whisperer course
previously, so it comes with thoroughbred
approval.
Hudson, the son of Alan, the former Chelsea,
Stoke City, Arsenal and England midfield player,
has steered New Zealand to 112th in the world,
building a small but strong squad who face
Northern Ireland at Windsor Park tomorrow as
they prepare for the Confederations Cup in
Russia. He also has them in with a chance of
returning in the World Cup next year. ?Yes,
absolutely,? Hudson says. ?That?s the plan.?
The man with the plan finds his coaching
skills accentuated further by winning a place on
the High Performance Sport New Zealand
(HPSNZ) coach accelerator programme. ?I?m
with rowing coaches [such as Gary Roberts, of
Rowing New Zealand] and rugby union coaches
including the head coach of the Crusaders, Scott
Robertson.? The small, elite group also
comprises leading coaches from athletics,
hockey, netball and rugby league.
It?s an honour to gain a place on the threeyear HPSNZ programme, which aims ?to
develop coaches whose athletes win medals at
multiple Olympic Games, Paralympic Games
and world championships, who are influential
leaders and strategic thinkers who are highly
respected nationally and internationally and
who are relentless learners who collaborate to
achieve maximum performance gains?.
Hudson, 36, relishes every meeting, every two
to three months. ?The learning is unbelievable,?
he says. ?I?ve spent time with the All Blacks, and
learnt from Wayne Smith [assistant coach] and
Steve Hansen. I love spending time with the All
Blacks. They have such humility. They?re very
helpful, very open, want to see our team do well.
Football can learn quite a lot from rugby. The
way the All Blacks see coaching is simple; their
thinking is not just focused on the scoreboard
but on the process, the skill sets and mentality.
?Every single country in the world aspires to
have some of the All Blacks? traits. All the
teams in New Zealand are inspired by the
All Blacks. Humility is a big part of the
New Zealand sportsperson. For us, when
we play somewhere, it can take 28 hours
to get there, and play three days later,
battling jet lag.
?When Ryan Nelsen [the legendary
former captain of the football
team] was here, the players
fought for business class, and
they [New Zealand Football] do
that part correctly. It?s a real test
on their bodies but the Kiwi
mentality is they get on with it,
no real drama. The players are
very patriotic, the real Kiwi trait
of never say die. Ryan Nelsen
epitomised that.?
Hudson has taken to coaching
with alacrity after frustration as a
player. His dreams of following his
father into a distinguished
professional career were stymied by
Hudson has toured the world
picking the brains of great
coaches such as Mourinho
The All Whites have grown in confidence after impressive performances against Mexico and the US
injury during his youth years at Harry
Redknapp?s West Ham United, where he
roomed with Michael Carrick.
He went to America, moved into coaching
and quickly built a reputation, briefly at
Tottenham Hotspur and Notts County, stepping
into the international sphere successfully with
Bahrain and now New Zealand. All the while,
Hudson travelled the world, studying the great
coaches at work in training, especially Marcelo
Bielsa, Jos� Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri,
who have been generous with time and advice.
?I want to learn what makes them win,?
Hudson says. ?They are really strong characters
but also really good people, really welcoming.
I spent time with Bielsa at his home in
Rosario. When Bielsa was managing
Argentina and Chile, and when Athletic
Bilbao had that run in the Europa League
[ 2011-12], played Manchester United and
[in
Sporting Lisbon [en route to the final], I
don?t think I?ve seen teams as
exciting as his. It?s how he
coaches, how he teaches them
how to press and how he
creates that complete neversay-die attitude with his
players.
?I went to Real Madrid
when Jos� was under a bit of
p
pressure,
and they had just
l to Malaga [3-2 on
lost
S
Saturday,
December 22, 2012],
to Manuel Pellegrini, and I
thought, ?There?s no chance Jos�
will now have me in the
following week.? He?d just
dropped Iker Casillas and
there was all that drama. I
texted him after the game,
and he replied: ?No problem,
ssee you Monday morning.? I
came in and he was so calm, it was as if he had
won against Malaga. His mentality made a big
impression on me. He was so welcoming to me,
opened the door, showed me his coaching, how
he was preparing for the next game, against
Real Sociedad. The bigger the coaches, the more
available they are to give back.?
They?re not insecure. ?100 per cent,? he says.
?I hired a car, drove round the north of England,
went to big teams like Everton. The hardest
clubs to get in to see were the lower-league
teams. The biggest managers gave me time,
answered questions. Harry Redknapp has
always been very good, advising me.
?I?ve been a big fan of Juventus for years, and
a fan of Antonio Conte. I arranged to meet him
?I love spending time with the
All Blacks. They have such
humility and are very open?
when he was managing Italy. But he?d just
signed for Chelsea, but I ended up meeting his
staff. I spent some time with Allegri at Juventus.
Allegri is really calm, again very welcoming.?
Hudson cannot wait to test himself at the
Confederations Cup, which begins this month,
where New Zealand face Russia, Mexico and
Portugal in the group stage. They qualified as
Oceania champions. ?We?re the smallest team
there but we want to cause an upset,? he says.
?We?ve had a lot of adversity since I came in, no
depth, old squad, and we ripped it out, kept the
real key players, brought in a load of young kids.
It was tough at the beginning, and we got a bit
of stick but it?s really paying dividends. We now
have a small but good group of players. We are
going to do something significant at this
tournament, and we will do it the right way, we
can play as well.?
Competing nations
Russia hosts
Germany
World champions
Australia
Asian Cup winners
Chile Copa America
winners
Mexico
Concacaf Cup
winners
Portugal
Euro 2016 champions
Cameroon
Africa Cup of Nations
winners
New Zealand Oceania
Nations Cup winners
He?s ably assisted by Peter Taylor, who once
took caretaker charge of England and managed
England Under-21 for six years. ?Pete?s class,? he
says. ?He?s just a really good man, good
character, strong character. He?s always helped
me out.?
After the tournament, the focus will be on
returning to Russia, qualifying for the World
Cup via an Oceania play-off and then, ?if we do
that job professionally and properly?, facing the
fifth-best side in Latin America ? who at
present are Argentina. ?If it?s Argentina, they
are fifth for a reason, because they?ve lost
against some teams they should be beating, and
that we could be beating,? he says. ?It will be big.
It is easy to say, ?We believe we have a chance?
but we really do.
?We?ve proved we can compete. We went in
October to the US, and played Mexico in front
of 45,000 Mexican fans, played really good
football, conceded in the second half, lost 2-1,
and Mexican players were killing time.
?We got into the changing rooms afterwards
and it was a realisation that ?Holy s***, we can
actually beat these teams.? We then drew 1-1
with the USA but we hammered them, played
some great football. That was a turning point for
us. The missing link was belief.
?When I got to New Zealand I found it quite
difficult, quite slow, not a lot of football in terms
of domestic league. I struggled a bit because I
missed regular football, all our players are
scattered all over the world, so it?s tough to go
and watch them live.?
Hudson?s squad is drawn from clubs in New
Zealand (ten players), Australia, South Africa,
Canada, Borneo, the Netherlands, France,
Germany, Greece and England, including Chris
Wood, of Leeds United, and Tommy Smith, of
Ipswich Town, which makes scouting difficult
but he loves life in Auckland.
?New Zealand is a beautiful place to live,? he
says. ?Now I can walk the dogs down the beach,
and enjoy it without being obsessed about
football and always staring at the phone. I?m still
as focused and hungry as ever, but I?ve learnt to
look at the sea and the scenery and appreciate it
more. I?ve become more efficient and effective,
rather than worry about the silly things.
?Football?s growing here. I want to really build
something here. I?ve had opportunities back in
England but I want to see this through. I want to
achieve something significant here. I?ll make
sure I take those jobs when the time is right. I
want to end up back in England. Definitely.
?I listen to the [UK] radio and read the media
about the debate about young English
managers. But I don?t feel anyone owes me
anything. I don?t feel, ?I?m a British manager, it?s
unfair all the foreign managers are getting the
jobs.? Whenever I see foreign managers getting
hired, I ask myself, ?What have they got that?s
appealing to the club?? ? So he works even
harder, learning even more. ?I love the path I?m
on,? he says.
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Sexton first, and against the comparatively easiest opposition that the Lions
will face to get him going and see if he
can trigger some form. Of the three fly
halves, the Irishman is the one whose
game has struggled most in recent
weeks.
It would appear likely, then, that
Farrell will start next weekend against
the Crusaders in Christchurch in a
game that, on paper, is the toughest that
the touring side will play before the
Tests begin on June 24.
In announcing the team, Gatland
said that their job was to ?lay down a
marker of getting the tour off to a good
start?. He also said that players who
play well will ?put themselves in the
shop window for a Test start.? As things
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stand, the team looks ? as Gatland has
maintained since the squad was
selected ? to be a unit that will play
with either Farrell or Sexton and not
both, and, then, a heavyweight ballcarrier, in familiar Gatland style, at
inside centre.
Brief glimmers of Sexton-Farrell in
tandem this week and next, though,
may change the coach?s mind.
Gatland is certainly not short of leadership in this first team. He has not only
Warburton, but three captains from the
recent RBS Six Nations Championship
starting the match in Rory Best, of
Ireland, Alun Wyn Jones, of Wales, and
Greig Laidlaw, of Scotland. He also has
all three of the Scots starting ? Laidlaw, Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour.
There is very gifted ball-playing front
row on the bench, too, in Mako
Vunipola and Jamie George, the
England loose-head and hooker, and
Tadhg Furlong, the Ireland tight-head.
Of the touring squad, only Ken
Owens, the Wales hooker, was unavailable for selection due to injury. His
ankle injury has still not yet cleared
up and he is hoping to be available to
challenge for a place in next Saturday?s
game instead.
Everything is moving on at breakneck speed here at the start of this tour.
The players arrived in Auckland
yesterday at noon, were doing recovery
sessions in the gym in the afternoon
and have only two days until their
opening game.
Quickly, then, they will move away
from all the pomp and ceremony of
their arrival, though some well established
traditions
have
been
meticulously followed, such as the
faux-aggressive headlines in the New
Zealand Herald. ?Welcome To The
Jungle? read the front page on Wednesday morning and was followed the next
day by a picture of Gatland, at the
airport, doing the traditional welcome
nose-rub with a Maori in full regalia
and another headline ?Welcome home
. . . don?t get too comfortable.? Not much
chance of that.
At the airport, the Lions were also
treated to the traditional Maori dance,
called a powhiri, and in return, the
Lions responded with a rendition of the
Welsh hymn, Calon Lan.
There was also a hongi ? the noserub greeting ? for Warburton which
he accepted, acknowledging later: ?I?ve
got to be careful as I?ve got a bigger nose
than most people.?
All very fine, amusing and respectful,
albeit that it has been described here as
a Gatland ?charm offensive?. He can?t
really win, can he, though the reality of
the challenge came later when
Warburton said that the schedule of
warm-up games was so tough that he
would happily sacrifice defeats early on
if they lead to success later in the Tests.
?It?s all about the Test series,? he said.
?We?ve got to realise that the next
three, four weeks are big learning
weeks for us. It?s going to take a little
while to get our processes right.?
That is the exercise that begins in
Whangarei, a couple of miles north of
Auckland, on Saturday. That is the
proper start, when the nose rubbing
won?t be half so welcoming.
How doctor who treated Lions for 25 years was brutally cut from
Alasdair Reid meets
James Robson whose
unparalleled experience
has been overlooked
James Robson smiles, but it?s a weak,
grin-and-bear-it kind of smile. He is
talking about the British & Irish Lions
tour to New Zealand, talking specifically about the fact that he will not be
there. After more than 25 years of
tending to Test rugby?s wounded, more
than 200 international matches and
with six Lions tours already under his
belt, Robson has been deemed surplus
to requirements by those in charge of
this year?s venture.
Given his knowledge and experience,
given that only Sir Ian McGeechan
comes close to matching his service to
the Lions cause, it seems remarkable
that no one bothered to call Robson to
tell him that he would not be going this
time. Warren Gatland gave the job to
Eanna Falvey, the former Ireland team
doctor, and the first Robson knew
about it was when he read it in the press.
?I?m very disappointed,? Robson, 59,
admits. ?The Lions have been my life
for more than 20 years. But at the end of
the day it?s up to the head coach to pick
his backroom staff. If he decides he
wants a change then he?ll have a change
and you have to respect that.?
Still, you might respect it more if the
pill had been sweetened by the courtesy
of an explanation. Robson shrugs. ?You
don?t need an explanation,? he says.
?Sometimes it?s nice to have one, but
you don?t need it.
?When you have been involved in a
winning Lions tour you want to go on
the next one in the hope that that will
be a winning tour as well. I?ve been part
of a win in South Africa and a win in
Australia. The only thing left would
have been a win in New Zealand.?
He smiles again. ?It?s interesting,? he
continues. ?It has given me a real
insight into how players feel when they
are dropped, or rather, not selected.
You?ve just got to keep yourself fit, keep
working.?
Which is exactly what he will be
doing. While the Lions are in New
Zealand, Robson, who leads Scottish
Rugby?s medical services team, will be
with the Scotland team on their tour to
Singapore, Australia and Fiji. ?I?m glad
that we are doing that,? he says. ?I think
it would have been harder if Scotland
didn?t have a tour and I was redundant
for the summer.?
The Scotland trip will be a low-key
affair, compared with the Lions. But
the hours are the same: 24/7 from start
to finish. One recent Lion described
Robson as the hardest-working
individual on tour.
?The players have a medical team
dedicated to their care all the time,? he
explains. ?If they wake up in the middle
of the night with a sore tummy,
diarrhoea or vomiting or something,
they can pick up the phone and it?s dealt
with there and then. At this level, it
makes a difference.?
His game count as a medic is
probably in four figures. As such,
Robson knows his way around just
about every significant rugby ground in
the world. You wouldn?t want him as
your tour guide, though. ?When I arrive
at a venue I start recalling particular
injuries and exactly where they
happened,? he says. ?I?ll be looking out
at the pitch and thinking to myself, ?Oh,
that?s where so-and-so did his knee.? ?
He may be thinking of Loftus
Versfeld in Pretoria and the second
Lions Test of 2009, a match of
eyewatering brutality and one of the
busiest shifts of his career. Or of
Christchurch, 2005, when he tended
Brian O?Driscoll after the shameful
tackle that brought his tour to an end in
the opening minutes of the first Test.
But it is the memory of Cardiff, of
Wales against Scotland in 2010, that
chills his blood. It was there that Thom
Evans, the Scotland wing, suffered the
neck injury that ended his career and
that, had he been handled with less
expert care, could easily have put him
in a wheelchair or ended his life.
Face down on the turf, Evans had to
be stabilised before he could be turned
over and taken off on a stretcher. With
one wrong move, the displaced
vertebra in his neck could have
damaged his spinal column beyond
repair. As the scans and x-rays
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French Open
Stuart Fraser Tennis Writer, Paris
First impressions:
the Lions received a
traditional Maori
welcome on their
arrival at Auckland
airport yesterday,
which included the
laying down of a
challenge that was
accepted by
Warburton, top, and
a hongi ? a greeting
in which the captain
rubbed noses with
one of the warriors,
left. The touring
party responded,
above, by singing
the Welsh hymn,
Calon Lan (A Pure
Heart)
the tour
subsequently revealed, he was within a
few millimetres of tragedy.
?It was scary, but it was more scary in
hindsight because I had the medical
knowledge of what had happened,?
Robson says. ?The truly serious injuries
are rare. Thom was one of those where
you just knew at the time that
something serious was wrong.?
Touring has shaped Robson?s life. But
he laughs as he explains how he has to
readjust when he returns to work.
?When you?re on tour you have
to remember it?s an artificial
environment, not the real world. To put
it delicately, the vocabulary you use on
tour is not the same as you would use in
your GP surgery. I can remember
coming back once, making a mistake
and swearing at one of my patients. She
would always joke later when I visited
her, ?You?re not going to swear at me
this time are you, Dr Robson?? ?
Tomorrow: The Scrum
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supplement with
Stuart Barnes
and
Ben Kay
Bedene, Britain?s No 3,
lost in fading light
Results
Football
Under-20 World Cup
Jeonju, South Korea: Round of 16:
England 2 Costa Rica 1.
Rugby league
State of Origin series
Queensland 4 New South Wales 28
6 New South Wales lead three-match
series 1-0
Rugby union
Under-20 World Championship
Georgia: Pool A: England 74 Samoa 17;
Australia 24 Wales 17. Pool B: New
Zealand 42 Scotland 20; Ireland 21
Italy 22. Pool C: Argentina 37 Georgia
26; South Africa 23 France 23.
Tennis
French Open
Roland Garros, Paris (seeds in
brackets): Second round: Men: (4)
R Nadal (Sp) bt R Haase (Neth) 6-1,
6-4, 6-3; J Vesely (Cz) bt A Bedene
(GB) 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; (5) M Raonic
(Can) bt R Dutra Silva (Br) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3,
6-4; (19) A Ramos-Vinolas (Sp) bt
B Bonzi (Fr) 6-2, 6-1, 6-1; (11)
G Dimitrov (Bul) bt T Robredo (Sp) 6-3,
6-4, 7-5; (2) N Djokovic (Serbia) bt
Had Andre Agassi been willing to travel
when inquiries were made by Andy
Murray?s representatives three years
ago, then one of the leading stories of
this year?s French Open may never
have come to fruition.
It is in the coaching box of Novak
Djokovic that Agassi, the American
eight-times grand-slam champion, is
sitting here at Roland Garros, but it
could have been Murray?s in 2014
when the Briton was considering a
replacement for Ivan Lendl after their
first spell together came to an end.
It quickly became apparent after
contact by a member of Murray?s team,
however, that Agassi was content with
life at home and had no interest in being
on the road. Assistance was offered by
Agassi in the form of training camps in
his home of Las Vegas, but Murray was
looking for a head coach to accompany
him to tournaments.
?I spoke briefly to Dani [Vallverdu,
Murray?s former assistant coach] about
it after I stopped working with Ivan the
first time,? Murray said. ?I chatted to
Darren Cahill [Agassi?s former coach]
about it. For what I needed at the time,
I just didn?t think he would be able to
give enough time. I don?t know what
their [Agassi and Djokovic] set-up is.?
Through the powers of persuasion in
phone calls over the course of two and
a half weeks with Agassi, Djokovic
managed to convince the 47-year-old
to return to the sport in which he has
seldom been seen since retiring in
2006.
Agassi was always due to travel to
Paris anyway for a sponsor appearance
and is due to leave at the end of this
week because of a family commitment. No long-term arrangement
has yet been signed but all indications
are that the pair have enjoyed their
time together here.
It was after completing his
career grand slam at
Roland Garros last year
that Djokovic began to
suffer from a lack of
motivation, but his 6-1,
6-4, 6-3 win against
Jo鉶 Sousa, of Portugal, yesterday provided further evidencee
that he is buoyed again
by the backing and presence of one of the all-timee
greats. ?I still have a great passion for
this sport, and being committed to it is
crucial for me to even have a chance to
play on the highest level,? Djokovic,
aged 30, said. ?I need to be committed,
which I am.
?So of course there are days when
things are not as good as some other
days, but it?s all part of the sport. I think
I reached the stage of my life where I
just need to find always new ways of
motivating myself, inspiring myself,
and having Agassi on board and doing
some changes is definitely bringing me
that.?
Murray, the world No 1, has just about
seen it all during his 12 years on the tour
and is nonplussed by the prospect of
any antics from Martin Klizan, the
world No 50 of Slovakia, during their
second-round meeting today.
The behaviour of Klizan, which
included wildly celebrating a double
fault, led to his first-round opponent
Laurent Lokoli refusing to shake hands
at the end of their match. Other incidents in a bulging catalogue include
performing a forward roll after breaking the serve of Nicolas Mahut last year
and doing push-ups on the court after
beating Russian Mikhail Youzhny in St
Petersburg in 2012. ?It can be tough but
I?ve played well over 800 matches
on the tour so I?ve seen pretty much
everything,? Murray said.
Kyle Edmund faces Renzo Olivo, the
world No 91 of Argentina, who knocked
out home hope Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
After play had been suspended in their
first-round match due to bad light on
Tuesday, it lasted just nine minutes
upon its resumption yesterday, Olivo
immediately breaking serve for a 7-5,
6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 win.
Aljaz Bedene?s tournament came
to an end in the second round last
night. The Slovenian-born
B
British
No 3 threatened a comeback after losing the first two
sets, but the big-serving Jiri
Vesely, of the Czech Republic, prevailed in the fading
light, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
After suggesting this
week that he may
consider switching back
to Slovenia to play in the
Olympics,
Bedene
clarified that he will
c
continue
his battle to
n th
tthe
h Davis Cup before purplay in
suing other avenues. ?Until it
looks like it?s done, it?s not done,?
Bedene said. ?I?ve been fighting
for a long time to play for Great
Britain and I will keep fighting.?
stuart fraser?s roland garros diary
J Sousa (Por) 6-1, 6-4, 6-3; R Olivo
(Arg) bt (12) J-W Tsonga (Fr) 7-5, 6-4,
6-7 (6-8), 6-4; (6) D Thiem (Austria) bt
S Bolelli (It) 7-5, 6-1, 6-3; (10) D Goffin
(Bel) bt S Stakhovsky (Ukr) 6-2, 6-4, 36, 6-3; (25) S Johnson (US) bt B Coric
(Cro) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8), 3-6, 7-6 (8-6); H
Zeballos (Arg) bt (23) I Karlovic (Cro)
7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; N Basilashvili
(Geo) bt V Troicki (Serbia) 7-6 (7-3),
7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (8-6); (20) P CarrenoBusta (Sp) bt T Daniel (Japan) 7-5, 6-4,
4-6, 6-0; (16) L Pouille (Fr) bt T Bellucci
(Br) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1, 6-2; (17) R Bautista
Agut (Sp) bt M Kukushkin (Kaz) 6-3, 36, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3). Doubles: First round:
(7) I Dodig (Cro) & M Granollers (Sp) bt
M Daniell (NZ) & M Demoliner (Br) 6-4,
6-4; (9) R Bopanna (India) & P Cuevas
(Uru) bt M Bourgue (Fr) & P-H Mathieu
(Fr) 6-1, 6-1; F Verdasco (Sp) & N
Zimonjic (Serbia) bt (13) F Mergea
(Rom) & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pak)
6-3, 7-6 (7-2); E Escobedo (US) & S
Querrey (US) bt S Bolelli (It) & F
Fognini (It) 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2. Women:
(11) C Wozniacki (Den) bt F Abanda
(Can) 6-0, 6-0; (8) S Kuznetsova
(Russ) bt O Dodin (Fr) 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 63; J Ostapenko (Lat) bt M Puig (P Rico)
6-3, 6-2; L Tsurenko (Ukr) bt E
Makarova (Russ) 6-2, 6-2; (10) V
Williams (US) bt K Nara (Japan) 6-3,
6-1; (23) S Stosur (Aus) bt K Flipkens
(Bel) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6); B Mattek-Sands
(US) bt (15) P Kvitova (Cz) 7-6 (7-5),
7-6 (7-5); (27) Y Putintseva (Kaz) bt
J Larsson (Swe) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3; S Rogers
(US) bt C Buyukakcay (Tur) 7-6 (8-6),
6-4; (4) G Muguruza (Sp) bt
A Kontaveit (Est) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2;
C Cartan Bellis (US) bt (18) K Bertens
(Neth) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5); (32) Shuai Zhang
(China) bt A Sasnovich (Bela) 6-2, 4-6,
6-3; O Jabeur (Tun) bt (6) D Cibulkova
(Slovakia) 6-4, 6-3. Doubles: First
round: (2) E Makarova (Russ) and
E Vesnina (Russ) bt F Ferro (Fr) and
M Yerolymos (Fr) 6-2, 6-3; N Hibino
(Japan) and A Rosolska (Pol) bt
J Jankovic (Serbia) and C Vandeweghe
(US) 0-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (12-10); D
Gavrilova (Aus) and A Pavlyuchenkova
(Russ) bt (4) S Mirza (India) and Y
Shvedova (Kaz) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-2; (6)
L Hradecka (Cz) and K Siniakova (Cz)
bt L Davis (US) and N Melichar (US)
7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2). Mixed doubles:
J S Cabal (Col) & A Spears (US) bt (1)
J Peers (Aus) and Yung-Jan Chan
(Taipei) 6-4, 6-2.
Cricket fixtures
Champions Trophy: Group A: Oval:
England v Bangladesh (10.30).
One-day tour match: Trent Bridge:
England Lions v South Africa A
(11.0).
It?s a girl for Serena
Serena Williams, the 23-times grandslam champion who is six months
pregnant, turned up at Roland Garros
to watch her older sister, Venus,
defeat Japan?s Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-1.
?She said, ?Good job,? ? Venus revealed.
?I?m sure she feels the excitement of
being at a major and not having the
pressure to play and prepare.?
Venus later let slip in a
television interview that
Serena is expecting a girl.
Johnson?s tears for father
The tears flowed for Steve
Johnson, right, after
coming through a
thrilling encounter with
Borna Coric, 6-2, 7-6 (108), 3-6, 7-6 (8-6). The 25year-old American,
whose father died three
weeks ago, could not hold back his
emotions. ?I just miss my dad. I know
he was looking down on me on that
last point,? Johnson said. Coric, on the
other hand, was so angry with the
defeat that the Croat repeatedly
smashed his racket.
Kvitova ready for Wimbledon
Petra Kvitova?s comeback tournament
came to an end in the second round
after the Czech 15th seed lost 7-6 (7-5),
7-6 (7-5) to Bethanie Mattek-Sands, of
tthe United States. She will now decide
on her grass-court schedule before
heading to Wimbledon,
where she has won the title
twice. ?I am looking
forward to being there,?
Kvitova said. ?It?s a really
great tournament for me.
I have the best
memories.?
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How 50-over flops became favourites
MORNE DE KLERK/GETTY IMAGES
John Westerby says
England?s one-day
revival since the 2015
World Cup nadir has
been breathtaking
It was in the toilets behind the Trent
Bridge dressing rooms that it became
clear to Paul Farbrace that the drastic
changes made to England?s one-day
team were putting a collective smile
back on the faces of the supporters.
Farbrace was the acting head coach in
July 2015, bridging the gap between
Peter Moores and Trevor Bayliss, and
his side had just knocked off New Zealand?s total of 349 for seven with six
overs to spare through scintillating centuries from Joe Root and Eoin Morgan.
After decades of underperformance
in 50-over cricket, which reached rock
bottom at the 2015 World Cup, England
had given themselves a complete
makeover, adopting a new attack-atall-costs approach and ditching half the
World Cup team in the process. The
results came more quickly than anyone
had dared to hope in that next series
against New Zealand, with a record
total of 408 for nine in the first game at
Edgbaston, then that extraordinary
run chase at Trent Bridge.
?I?d watched Joe Root and Ben Stokes
walking off and felt an incredible sense
of excitement in our dressing room,?
Farbrace said. ?But then I walked out to
the toilets at the back, which overlook
the car park, and the windows were
open. I stood watching people leaving
the ground, they were laughing, smiling, shaking their heads, imitating
shots. You could tell they were struggling to believe what they?d just seen.?
Those smiles have rarely been absent
for long in the two years since, as
Morgan?s team have made the remarkable journey from World Cup flops to
favourites for the Champions Trophy,
which begins with their game against
Bangladesh at the Oval today. The
challenge now is to spread those smiles
to the broader sporting public with a
50-over tournament on home soil.
Rarely do a team change their
identity and personnel with so few
teething problems. A new group of
players were chosen and, almost without exception, they have proved
successful. Of the 15 men chosen to face
New Zealand in 2015, only seven had
been at the World Cup. Yet all but three
Jordan trudges off in England?s 15-run World Cup defeat by Bangladesh. He has since been superseded by Woakes
are in the 15-man squad for the
Champions Trophy: James Taylor has
retired, Chris Woakes has overtaken
Chris Jordan and Jake Ball has edged
past Steven Finn.
?If we?re being honest, we didn?t have
an option,? said Farbrace, who had been
Moores?s assistant at the World Cup.
?We had to do something radical.?
Farbrace remembers well that
seminal selection meeting for the New
Zealand one-day series. It was shortly
after Bayliss had been appointed head
coach, although he would not start
until later that summer, leaving
Farbrace in interim charge.
While Farbrace was in a taxi on his
way to Lord?s, Bayliss made his first
contributions to England?s one-day
revival. ?I rang Trevor in Australia to
ask his thoughts and he said he wanted
England?s dramatic one-day improvement since the World Cup
June 2013-15
Played 48
Won
19
Average runs
batting first
243
Lost
28 Scores of 300 or
more batting first
Average runs
batting first
June 2015-17
Played 43
Won
27
306
Lost
14 Scores of 300 or
more batting first
16
5
Runs per over
batting first or
second
5.30
No result 2
to see players like Jason Roy in the
squad,? Farbrace said. ?He liked what
he?d seen of Roy in the Big Bash, the way
he threw himself around in the field.?
The interesting thing about Roy?s
performances for Sydney Thunder in
Runs per over
batting first or
second
No result 1
Tied 1
6.27
the Big Bash that preceding winter was
that he played only three games and,
with the bat, faced only 11 balls, with a
top score of 14 not out. ?But Trevor
places great importance on building the
team ethos around fielding,? Farbrace
said. ?That?s the one thing you do
together as a team.?
So the one-day squad to face New
Zealand was picked with a new,
aggressive approach in mind. Adil
Rashid, after five and a half years out of
international cricket, was the spinner
who could turn it both ways that Bayliss
had sought, while Roy, Sam Billings and
Ben Stokes, omitted from the World
Cup squad, were the hard-hitting
additions to the batting line-up. Among
the bowlers, Mark Wood and Liam
Plunkett brought extra pace and David
Willey was the latest attempt to find a
left-arm swing option.
It is one thing, though, to talk
of adopting such an adventurous
approach, quite another to make it
work. In this respect, the lead given by
Morgan against New Zealand, when
England were attempting to embed the
new culture, was to prove crucial.
First, when England lost the third
game of the series, having been bowled
out for 302 with almost five overs left
unused, Morgan praised his men for
playing with intent.
Then came a moment at Trent
Bridge when Morgan, without even
realising it, proved to his team that he
would practise what he preached. ?We
were well ahead in the run chase and
Rooty had hit seven from the first three
balls of the over, then Morgs came on
strike,? Farbrace said. ?We were having
a chat on the balcony about whether,
once you?re ahead in the run chase,
with wickets in hand, we should keep
going or take it a bit steadier. Morgs
came down the pitch and flat-batted
Matt Henry over extra cover for six. It
was a breathtaking shot and gave us the
answer to our question.?
Underpinning this approach has
been a consistency of selection, so that
batsmen are not swiftly penalised for
getting out cheaply, nor are bowlers for
conceding too many runs. In that New
Zealand series, his first in international
cricket, Roy made promising starts, but
no big scores. ?We made a point of
keeping him in for the Australia series
later in the summer, because he?d been
playing the way we wanted the team to
play,? Farbrace said. ?Then he had a
great series against Australia and that
spread a message through the team.?
Roy is short of runs again going into
the Champions Trophy, but the message from the selectors is likely to be the
same again: keep attacking and do not
fear failure. Guided by this philosophy,
England have travelled so far in the past
two years that there is no turning back.
Alex Hales? guide to his England team-mates
Jason Roy
J-Roy can be found walking
around with his top off, showing
off his tattoos. He?s very loud
and thinks he?s funny. He?s the
biggest bat thrower and when
he?s out cheaply, you can at
least smile in the knowledge
there will soon be kit flying
everywhere on his return.
Joe Root
Rooty can usually be found
sitting there working on his bats
? he?s probably got ten or 12 of
them lined up at any given time
and is always applying bits of
tape or putting on grips. He is
very meticulous and likes them
to be immaculate.
Eoin Morgan
He?s pretty quiet in the dressing
room but when he does talk,
people?s ears prick up to listen. I
haven?t got much dirt on him.
He?s not superstitious or
anything, just an ice-cool
character really. He doesn?t get
angry when he gets out, which
still amazes me.
Jos Buttler
He?s pretty cool and calculating,
a bit like the captain. We?ve
been close friends for a while
and he?s quite an easy target to
get stuck into. He?s got a huge
nose, which me and Mo remind
him about every day in the
most ruthless way possible. He?s
adamant he doesn?t.
Ben Stokes
The Beast is grubby and his
area stinks, with bowling boots
and sweaty clothes lying
around everywhere. I try and
get as far away from him as
possible. He thinks he dresses
really well, buying all these
fancy labels, but he just can?t
pull it off.
Moeen Ali
It pains me to say it but he?s
probably the funniest bloke in
the England dressing room. In
fact don?t put that in the
programme, he?d only get a big
head. But yeah, a good value
guy to have around who is
always keeping spirits up.
Chris Woakes
He can be found looking in the
mirror making sure his hair is
inch-perfect. In the ten years I
have played with him I don?t
think there has been a single
hair out of place. He?s possibly
the nicest guy in cricket and
quite often gets fined for
having nothing to fine him
about.
Adil Rashid
Hilarious bloke. Moeen gets
stuck into him the most for not
being the most intellectual.
Liam Plunkett
Pudsey is a funny bloke,
probably one of the weirder
ones. He?s got a lovely beard
and is a pretty, pure-looking
bloke so there?s not much
material for mickey-taking.
Instead he likes to tease the
masseur Mark Saxby, so you
normally find him lurking in his
room.
Mark Wood
Woody is one of the louder
blokes and very good
value. Like Liam Plunkett, he?s a
bit weird. The horse impression
is well known on the field
and it?s pretty much the same in
the dressing room; he
basically just makes a lot of
noise.
Sam Billings
He is one of the easiest targets
going and one of the poshest
blokes around.
Jonny Bairstow
Another angry man when he
gets out, I once saw him
destroy a helmet using his own
head. He just kept head-butting
it. Jonny is a great guy to have
in the team: very competitive,
very professional and always
first to arrive to start his
preparation.
Jake Ball
Jake will be sat there in the
dressing room with all his kit
laid out perfectly and you
usually find him sending text
messages to his girlfriend
because he?s so under the
thumb. I can say that with
authority because we?re dating
sisters.
David Willey
He?s another one who is very
much in love at the moment.
He?s very easy to get stuck into
but the annoying thing is he
takes it really well, so the guys
can get bored of him not
responding pretty quickly and
move on to the next victim.
6 This article, which is
reproduced courtesy of the
ECB, first appeared in the
England v South Africa Royal
London one-day series official
match programme. All England
match programmes can be
bought at the venues and at
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Mike Atherton
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Morgan?s cool head
can give England
edge in tight finish
W
hat relevance have the ancient
Chinese board game of Go and
Google?s artificial intelligence
company, DeepMind, to the
battle for the Champions
Trophy, which begins today? A brutal
tournament in which one slip-up brings
potential elimination puts a premium on those
who can hold their nerve under pressure ? and
for a lesson in that let?s start with a 19-year-old
prodigy, and the (human) master of Go, Ke Jie.
Recently, DeepMind pitched its computer
programme, AlphaGo, against Ke, in the latest
attempt to prove the relative impotence of the
human mind. The outcome? A whitewash for
artificial intelligence (and for another prodigy,
DeepMind?s founder, Demis Hassabis, who has
long championed artificial intelligence) but not
before Ke had given a glimpse of the difficulties
of controlling emotions to make sound decisions
? something sportsmen are challenged to do
on a daily basis.
For more than a hundred moves, Ke had
played what was described as a ?perfect? game.
Then he made a fatal mistake: he turned his
thoughts momentarily to the end game and the
result, rather than concentrating on, to use a
cricketing clich�, one ball at a time. Looking at
his position mid-game, he suddenly fancied his
chances: ?I became very excited,? he said, ?and
could feel my heart pounding. Maybe I was too
excited. I made some stupid moves. Maybe that?s
the weakest part of human beings.?
Sportsmen and women everywhere would
have sympathised. Who has not been caught up
in the emotion and thrill of the moment and
taken their eye off the ball? Who has not
imagined the cool champagne bubbles slipping
down the throat before victory has been earned?
Which batsman has not imagined the roar of
the crowd and wondered about his celebration,
only to slip up in the 90s. Which of us, from
time to time, has not lost control momentarily,
only to find it elusive thereafter?
Before this tournament began, Eoin Morgan,
the England captain, talked at length about his
efforts to control his emotions during one-day
games, both as batsman and captain. Impetuous
as a young man, he is regarded now as ice cool
under pressure, where his blank facial
expressions give nothing away. At the crease, or
when standing at mid-off pondering the
hundreds of decisions a captain must make
during every match, it is hard to tell what he is
thinking, just as it is hard to tell, looking at his
expression, whether his team are winning or
losing. He has a good poker face.
It was a poker face that did not crack during
South Africa?s run chase at the Ageas Bowl last
Saturday when England sneaked home in the
last over. It was noticeable how much Morgan
tried to slow proceedings down in the final
stages, in contrast to the final over of the World
Twenty20 in India in April last year, when Ben
Stokes rushed an ultimately unsuccessful over
against West Indies. Chatting frequently to
Mark Wood, who bowled the final over in
Southampton, the clarity of purpose and plan
was evident.
In that, Morgan tries to emulate some of the
finest one-day captains and batsmen who have
excelled at the art of finishing games ? the
aspect of a match for batsmen, bowlers and
captains that is surely the ultimate in putting
yourself under pressure. MS Dhoni, who lifted
the Champions Trophy for India four years ago,
was an excellent one-day captain whose ability
to lower his heart rate during a manic run chase
Morgan, right, helped Wood to focus at the end
and make cool, calculated decisions was as
important to his success in one-day cricket as it
was, at times, detrimental to his captaincy in
Test cricket, when he tended to drift
somnolently with the flow rather than making
things happen.
Michael Bevan, the Australia left-hander, was
one of the best chasers in one-day cricket from a
previous generation. Of the many matchwinning innings that he played, one stood out,
against England in Port Elizabeth, during the
2003 World Cup, after his team had slumped to
135 for eight, chasing 205 to win. When he
finally hit the winning runs, his reaction was
emotionless. His brain had been working like a
computer ? measuring angles, calibrating gaps
and working out run rates ? so that it was not
until a long while afterwards that emotion
overran such deliberate calculation.
One-day cricket is so frenetic that the best
players try to make calculated rather than
emotional decisions. An example of a failure to
think straight came at the end of surely one of
the best one-day games of them all, when South
Africa failed to beat Australia in the World Cup
semi-final at Edgbaston in 1999, after needing
one run off the final four balls of the game. It
was as if Lance Klusener and Allan Donald had
a malfunction ? a virus that infected their
computer programme and sent it into meltdown
at the crucial moment.
Morgan has had to work hard to develop his
sangfroid. Before England?s series against South
Africa he said: ?I used to be hot-headed and
made a lot of bad decisions. When I moved with
the ebb and flow of the game I found it very
draining. It didn?t work for me. I practise at
training and before big games and big series and
I know what works for me now. It is about
having clarity in all that I am doing.?
He sees Stokes as someone who has fought a
similar internal battle, if perhaps with not quite
the same conscious deliberation. Of Stokes, he
said: ?He?s always been known as a hot-headed
guy but when I look at him now and compare
him to how he was a few years ago, he is really
relaxed. When he was effing and blinding and
throwing things around, people said he was
?passionate? ? but is that good for Ben? I don?t
think so.? A damaged locker in the Caribbean
was indicative of that.
It?s a tough balance to find. Stokes?s
competitiveness is central to his game, but you
can want something too badly, to the point at
which you lose control and make poor decisions.
In one-day cricket, with the clock ticking, the
noise of the crowd growing and victory so close
that you can almost touch it, the need to make
good decisions under pressure is paramount ?
and ultimately this may be a decisive factor in a
tournament in which the margins will be fine.
The greatest cricketer of them all, Sir Don
Bradman, spelt out what he saw as the ideal
temperament for a batsman in his book, The Art
of Cricket. In it, he analysed the tricky balance
of trying to tap into and use the emotion of an
occasion, while maintaining control at the same
time. ?I always liked the player who was really
very thrilled under the surface but who kept his
emotions under control . . . he is the man for the
occasion,? he wrote.
Morgan was asked once by this newspaper to
describe a time when nerves did get the better
of him. He had to think long and hard, before
mentioning a drive he had taken with his
brother, a part-time rally driver, along a coastal
road in County Donegal. ?There was a drop of
250 feet on one side and we were flying. Now
that did get me going,? he said.
With one defeat potentially costly, the road to
the Champions Trophy final is tricky and
dangerous, just like that Atlantic drive in
Donegal. In Morgan, England are likely to have
a driver who will keep his head: not quite the
AlphaGo of cricket, but in terms of cool
calculation, not far off.
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Seven game-changing skills
to watch out for By Simon Hughes
Virat Kohli?s speed
Aaron Finch?s short-arm jab
It took Finch only one ball to
serve notice of his talent
and power in a T20 match
against England in 2013. He
sent the first ball he
received ? from a lively
Steven Finn ? flat over deep
square leg and into the
crowd with a brutal pull
shot. He scored 156 from
just 63 balls at the Rose
Bowl, many of his 14 sixes
bludgeoned over the leg
side with his Popeye
forearms. Anything
fractionally short is
pulverised and he also has a
booming straight drive.
The Indian maestro?s hand
speed is well known as he
lashes another good-length
ball through the off side, but
have you seen his running
between the wickets? You
may not have, he?s just a
blur dashing up and
down. Super fit, he has
incredible calf power
and can complete a
single in about
2.75sec ? that is
marginally quicker
than Usain Bolt over
his first 20 metres in
the 100m sprint (he
takes 2.87sec). Using
his hand on the ground
to push off in the turn,
Kohli can complete a
two in under six seconds.
It puts extra pressure
on the fielders, and his
batting partners to keep
up.
Jos Buttler?s
power drive
Buttler?s hand speed has
been timed at 100mph. It
is this, as well as his
amazing hand-eye
co-ordination, that
enables him to lever
almost perfect yorkers
over extra cover for six.
The front leg is cleared to
the leg side, the bat
raised above the head
and then brought down
in a scything motion to
scoop under the ball and
propel it 80 metres with
a flourishing flick of the
wrists. The bat finishes
wrapped round the left
shoulder as the ball flies
over the boundary as if
struck by one of those
rubber bats they use for
fielding practice.
AB de Villiers? reverse flick
AB has any number of
remarkable shots, including
the down-on-one-knee pickup of a low full toss over
deep square leg from
outside off stump, and the
jump across from outside
leg to launch a wide ball
over long-off, but his ability
to reverse the hands and
flick an off-stump delivery
over third man for six is
extraordinary. It is like a
double-handed backhand
passing shot in tennis
and illustrates his multisports supremacy and
his amazing
ambidexterity.
Mitchell Starc?s reverseswinging yorker
The king of reverse swing,
Starc swings the new ball
into the right-hander and
then in the middle or at the
end of the innings will make
the older ball bend the other
way, often from round the
wicket. The devastating
aspect of his late-innings
yorkers is that they angle in
towards the right-hander?s
leg stump then curve away
at the last moment. At
92mph these are the
original sandshoe crushers.
Short, sharp ? and much better
Steve James says the
cut-throat nature of
the Champions Trophy
has already captured
the public?s imagination
Here we go then. A global 50-over
tournament that England can win.
You might even say that it is one they
should win given their recent form,
home advantage and the stability of
their side.
It might also be their last chance to
win the Champions Trophy, after losing
finals at home in 2004 and 2013,
because it is rumoured that this, its
eighth edition, will be the final one.
Mind you, its demise has been
heralded before, most notably and
emphatically in 2013 when it was stated
that it would be replaced by a World
Test Championship. Now more global
Twenty20 tournaments are apparently
on the agenda as well as some context
for the Test game.
Fifty-over cricket seems to be
fighting for its very life. It was a subject
put to Andrew Strauss, England?s
director of cricket, this week.
?I think 50-over cricket is fine,? he
said. ?Listen, we know there are going
to be two World Cups up until 2023. If
it?s played in the right conditions and on
the right pitches it?s a great advert for
cricket. You see plenty of interest, you
see full houses.?
I think he is right, and so do the public
judging by the interest in this tournament. In 2013, it was judged a success
with 83 per cent attendance. This time
that figure of tickets sold was already up
to 90 per cent by last weekend.
Let us be blunt about this. This is an
excellent tournament, one that is so
much more appealing than the
insufferable, elongated World Cup.
There are unconfirmed reports that
people in some remote Caribbean
islands think that the 2007 edition is
still going.
The Champions Trophy is short and
sharp, over in only 18 days, with the
world?s best eight teams pitted against
each other. West Indies miss out
because they were not in that top eight
in September 2015. They are still not in
it, so it is a fair call. It is a seriously
cut-throat tournament. The smallest
mistakes can be fatal.
?The beauty of it is that whoever does
win the trophy has thoroughly
deserved it,? Eoin Morgan, the England
captain, said. ?It?s a really important
tournament. We?re not fortunate
enough to play in tri-series where
you?re exposed to must-win games.?
England against Bangladesh at the
Oval is an intriguing match with which
to open the tournament today. It takes
us back to Adelaide in March 2015
when a terrified and muddled England
were bundled out of the World Cup by
the same opponents.
This is an opportunity for Morgan?s
team to demonstrate the depth and
breadth of their transformation.
?Yeah, since then we?ve been on a
huge upward curve,? Morgan said.
?And we?ve been tremendously lucky in
that we have had a group of players that
have bought into a way of playing and
enjoyed it, and executed it extremely
well. At no stage have we secondguessed ourselves or the direction that
we?re going in, and that?s very powerful
as a group.?
How they line up today
Teams England (probable): Jason Roy,
Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt),
Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali,
Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett,
Mark Wood
Bangladesh (possible): Tamim Iqbal,
Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman,
Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib
Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehedi
Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Rubel
Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
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Morgan has driven all of this. Long
gone are the complaints about his
missing the tour to Bangladesh in the
winter. His remarkably equanimous
combination of calculation and
aggression now permeates his side.
Interestingly he remarked yesterday
how his early experiences in county
cricket at Middlesex had helped him in
this regard.
?I think you have to be in a reasonable frame of mind,? he said. ?It sort of
started when I signed my first
professional contract.
?I was always down on myself when I
didn?t do well. I set high expectations. I
trained hard but probably not in the
right manner and probably didn?t learn
a lot, or as much as I could have, when
I made mistakes. I would come in, get
out and destroy everything and be
down for days. It would affect my next
game and my next training and
everything.
?We are lucky to play international
cricket for a short period of our lives
and you want to make the most of it.?
Will England win it, though?
Personally I would wager not (my
pound is going on South Africa), even
though it will be a surprise should
England not reach the final.
It just feels a little too early for
Morgan?s men, as though the change is
not quite believable yet. Days such as
Monday at Lord?s, when England were
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Jasprit Bumrah?s hanging,
dipping slower ball
Bumrah has a stuttering
approach to the crease, and
once there, a jerky action.
That makes his pace
variations all the more
effective, as the batsman
has to pick the ball out of a
jumble of arms and legs.
With his brisk outswinger
and zooming yorker, he has
a brilliant slower ball,
bowled with fingers spread
across the ball and brought
slightly down the side to
take the pace off it. It hangs
in the air as the batsman is
already halfway through his
shot and then dips out of
reach as he tries to readjust.
Ben Stokes?
boundary fielding
Stokes?s batting is powerful,
his bowling is potent but it is
his fielding that is in a class
of its own ? arguably the
best there has ever been. A
rugby-playing upbringing
has given him very strong
legs and core that enables
him to get into exceptionally
low positions to catch or
stop the ball and then get
up rapidly to hurl it at the
stumps. The acrobatic relaycatches he takes on the
boundary ? jumping up by
the rope to parry a high ball
back into play and then
recovering his balance to
take the catch ? are the
product of hours of practice.
He will be stationed where
the ball is most likely to go.
than a World Cup
bowled out for 153 by South Africa and
lost by seven wickets with more than 20
overs to spare, are evidence of this and
crucially this side have not faced any
big 50-over knockout matches.
Maybe the World Cup here in 2019 is
a more realistic target. They are only
fifth in the world one-day international
rankings after all.
?I think we have a long way to go,?
Morgan said. ?Realistically if we want to
be contenders for the World Cup, we
need to get our world ranking up. I
suppose you really need a squad of
players playing the majority of the
games between now and then to gain
experience.
?If you look at the strongest sides in
the world that get to the latter stages of
a World Cup, I think the average
number of caps in a side is around a
hundred. So all of our guys would have
to play the majority of those games to
be serious contenders, and if things go
well, I think we?re in a good position to
do that.?
Indeed they are. It is quite a clever
state of mind in which to be. This is only
a dress rehearsal. But it could still be a
history-making performance.
Roy ?will play in every game?
Steve James
Eoin Morgan has given an extraordinary vote of confidence to Jason Roy by
declaring that the out-of-form opening
batsman will play in all of England?s
Champions Trophy games.
England kick off the tournament
today against Bangladesh at the Oval
and Roy goes into it having made four
single-figure scores in his past five
one-day internationals.
But Morgan, the captain, said: ?The
decision will remain the same throughout the tournament. Jason Roy is part of
our strong opening partnership with
Alex Hales. He?ll definitely play.?
Asked if England might reconsider
should Roy fail further, Morgan said: ?I
cannot see it changing. If we want our
players to play cagily or without freedom, yes, we would change things and
probably half of us wouldn?t be here.
?Jason really epitomises the way that
we play; the aggression in which he
plays, he always plays for the team, and
he plays in a manner that is dictated
with that. He?s a very important part of
our side.?
It means that Jonny Bairstow, who
rescued England from utter calamity
against South Africa on Monday when
making 51 after they had been 20 for six
and has made three fifties in his past
four ODIs, will not play in the tournament unless there is an injury.
?Jonny will miss out unfortunately,?
Morgan said. ?It?s been the case like that
for the last couple of years. He?s been
very good when he?s come in, but each
and every one of us within the batting
department has had ups and downs
over the years.?
Morgan confirmed that Ben Stokes,
the all-rounder, would play today after
missing the match at Lord?s on Monday
and could play as a specialist batsman if
it is deemed that his left knee is not up
to bowling. England will pick from a full
squad, with Morgan also confirming
that Chris Woakes is fit after missing
the past two ODIs with a thigh injury.
By Steve James
Australia
Captain Steve Smith
Coach Darren Lehmann
World ranking Second
50-over tournament record World Cup
winners five times (the last one in 2015)
and two Champions Trophy victories.
Danger man David Warner. He has
scored more ODI runs (1,899) than
anyone since the last World Cup.
Strengths and weaknesses They have
formidable firepower in their pace
bowling but spin is a weakness. Will go
hard with the bat with Warner, Smith,
Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and Big
Bash favourite Chris Lynn.
Verdict The final group match against
England will be seismic. They could
meet again in the final but I fancy not.
Bangladesh
Captain Mashrafe Mortaza
Coach Chandika Hathurusingha
WR Seventh
50-over tournament record Have
never won anything. They have not
played in this tournament since 2004.
Danger man Shakib Al Hasan. They
have never had better. He bowls clever
left-arm spin and bats courageously.
Strengths and weaknesses They do
not need the pitches to turn because
they have a decent seam attack in
Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur
Rahman and Rubel Hossain. Tamim
Iqbal will need to score a lot of runs.
Verdict All the sides in their group are
ranked above them, so one upset is a
realistic aim.
England
Captain Eoin Morgan
Coach Trevor Bayliss WR Fifth
50-over tournament record Yet to win
one and have lost in the final of the last
two Champions Trophies in England
(2004 and 2013).
Danger man A few, but none greater
than Ben Stokes. Even with a dicky
knee, he can win matches with the bat.
Strengths and weaknesses A simple
strategy: pure aggression with the bat.
Hopefully Lord?s on Monday was an
anomaly. The bowling is a worry but
English seam movement could help.
Verdict Finalists. They have rarely
looked so settled ? or dangerous ? but
they are yet to be tested in a vital
knockout match.
New Zealand
Captain Kane Williamson
Coach Mike Hesson WR Fourth
50-over tournament record Won this
tournament in 2000. World Cup
finalists in 2015.
Danger man Williamson. He plays the
ball brilliantly late and adapts well to all
circumstances.
Strengths and weaknesses They are
not as daring as they were under
Brendon McCullum, but Martin Guptill
and Corey Anderson can create
mayhem. Warwickshire spinner Jeetan
Patel can offer expert local knowledge.
Verdict Will be a huge surprise if they
make it out of group A, but if the ball
swings for Tim Southee and Trent Boult
then they could be a handful.
Group B
India
Captain Virat Kohli
Coach Anil Kumble WR Third
50-over tournament record Two World
Cup victories. Shared the Champions
Trophy with Sri Lanka in 2002 and were
outright winners in 2013.
Danger man Kohli. Only Sachin
Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Sanath
Jayasuriya have more ODI centuries.
Strengths and weaknesses They need
it to spin as their seamers do not look
threatening. Will rely on the 2013 top
three of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma
and Kohli.
Verdict Semi-finalists. Fatigue after the
Indian Premier League, the late naming
of their squad and a lack of recent ODIs
could be factors.
Pakistan
Captain Sarfraz Ahmed
Coach Mickey Arthur WR Eighth
50-over tournament record Won the
World Cup in 1992 and were losing
finalists in 1999.
Danger man Mohammad Amir. Not the
force he was before the spot-fixing
scandal but he is a skilled swing bowler.
Strengths and weaknesses Their
seamers will cause problems but much
will depend on Babar Azam?s batting.
He has five ODI hundreds in 26 matches
but failed to make 50 in five attempts in
England last summer.
Verdict Semi-finals would be a huge
ask. Their batting lacks power and they
will miss Sharjeel Khan, who is
suspended for alleged spot-fixing.
South Africa
Captain AB de Villiers
Coach Russell Domingo WR First
50-over tournament record They won
the ICC KnockOut Trophy in 1998 but
nothing since. Don?t say ?chokers?.
Danger man De Villiers is able to play
innings that few can. Looked to be
tuning up nicely against England.
Strengths and weaknesses As England
learnt on Monday, they have a strong
opening attack. Kagiso Rabada is
ranked No 1 in the world with the ball in
this format, with Imran Tahir second. De
Villiers is No 1 with the bat with Quinton
de Kock fourth and Faf du Plessis sixth.
Verdict Winners. A team of magnificent
individuals. Can they gel? This might
just be their time.
Sri Lanka
Captain Angelo Mathews
Coach Graham Ford WR Sixth
50-over tournament record World Cup
winners in 1996 and twice finalists. Cowinners of Champions Trophy in 2002.
Danger man Opener Upul Tharanga?s
ODI average in England is 55.37,
compared with his usual 33.30.
Strengths and weaknesses The recall
of Lasith Malinga betrays the paucity of
bowling options, and they lack a strong
spinner. The batting, Kusal Mendis and
Thisara Perera apart, mocks the fact
that they invented pinch-hitting.
Verdict I can?t see them getting out of
their group. Have won only one of
seven completed ODIs this year. The
glory days have gone.
Fixtures (10.30 unless stated): Group A: Today: Oval England v Bangladesh. Tomorrow: Edgbaston
New Zealand v Australia. June 5: Oval Australia v Bangladesh (1.30). June 6: Cardiff England v New Zealand.
June 9: Cardiff New Zealand v Bangladesh. June 10: Edgbaston England v Australia.
Group B: June 3: Oval Sri Lanka v South Africa. June 4: Edgbaston India v Pakistan. June 7: Edgbaston
Pakistan v South Africa (1.30). June 8: Oval India v Sri Lanka. June 11: Oval India v South Africa.
June 12: Cardiff Sri Lanka v Pakistan. Semi-finals: June 14: Cardiff Group A winner v
Group B runner-up. June 15: Edgbaston Group B winner v Group A runner-up. Final: June 18 Oval.
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Auckland
The 25-year-old Holland defender
would partner John Stones, whom City
bought for �.5 million from Everton
last summer, in a new-look defence to
which the club hope to add Kyle
Walker, a right back who may cost a
similar sum from Tottenham Hotspur,
and Benjamin Mendy, on the other
flank, from Monaco. The back four
alone would cost almost �0 million.
Guardiola is likely to sign up to six
players this summer, with Alexis
S醤chez, the Arsenal forward, among
his other leading targets. Ederson has
had a medical and will cost City a
British record fee for a goalkeeper, but a
formal announcement will not be made
until issues are resolved around the
player?s third-party ownership with
Benfica, his former club Rio Ave, and
Jorge Mendes?s Gestifute agency.
Losing out on Van Dijk would be a
blow to Chelsea, who were unable to
agree a deal for Kalidou Koulibaly, the
Napoli defender, last summer and
instead re-signed David Luiz from Paris
Saint-Germain. Liverpool have made
Van Dijk their top summer transfer
target and missing out would amount
to a serious setback to their hopes of
building on their top-four finish.
Warren Gatland swept away any
lingering doubts about the fitness of
Sam Warburton last night by naming
the British & Irish Lions captain in his
team for the opening game of the tour
on Saturday.
Warburton has been sidelined for
nearly two months after injuring his
knee but will lead the touring team
against the Provincial Barbarians in
Whangarei.
The all-Welsh back row of Ross
Moriarty, Warburton and Taulupe
Faletau is also a nod to Gatland?s
natural preference to keep established
combinations together if they can be
found to work in New Zealand.
The most interesting part of the head
coach?s team selection, however, is the
10-12-13 axis in which Jonathan Sexton,
the Ireland fly half, starts with Ben Te?o
and Jonathan Joseph, the England
centres, outside him. Owen Farrell, the
England fly half, is on the bench, which
allows Gatland to look, at some point in
the game, at a possible 10-12 combination of Sexton and Farrell.
The team also includes Kyle Sinckler,
the tight-head prop, who is yet to start
an international match for England,
while Te?o has started only one.
These are early days, and Gatland?s
team selection was limited to players
who were in camp for the entirety of
last week in Ireland. There are ten
players who contested domestic finals
last weekend who will get their opportunity in the next two games.
However, all three fly halves joined
up on the same weekend and were
available for selection for this team.
Dan Biggar is the one who has been left
out, which suggests that he will play on
Wednesday against the Blues and will
have some work to do to shift Sexton
and Farrell out of the Saturday teams.
Gatland may have wanted to play
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clubs to get in to see were the lower-league
teams. The biggest managers gave me time,
answered questions. Harry Redknapp has
always been very good, advising me.
?I?ve been a big fan of Juventus for years, and
a fan of Antonio Conte. I arranged to meet him
?I love spending time with the
All Blacks. They have such
humility and are very open?
when he was managing Italy. But he?d just
signed for Chelsea, but I ended up meeting his
staff. I spent some time with Allegri at Juventus.
Allegri is really calm, again very welcoming.?
Hudson cannot wait to test himself at the
Confederations Cup, which begins this month,
where New Zealand face Russia, Mexico and
Portugal in the group stage. They qualified as
Oceania champions. ?We?re the smallest team
there but we want to cause an upset,? he says.
?We?ve had a lot of adversity since I came in, no
depth, old squad, and we ripped it out, kept the
real key players, brought in a load of young kids.
It was tough at the beginning, and we got a bit
of stick but it?s really paying dividends. We now
have a small but good group of players. We are
going to do something significant at this
tournament, and we will do it the right way, we
can play as well.?
Competing nations
Russia hosts
Germany
World champions
Australia
Asian Cup winners
Chile Copa America
winners
Mexico
Concacaf Cup
winners
Portugal
Euro 2016 champions
Cameroon
Africa Cup of Nations
winners
New Zealand Oceania
Nations Cup winners
He?s ably assisted by Peter Taylor, who once
took caretaker charge of England and managed
England Under-21 for six years. ?Pete?s class,? he
says. ?He?s just a really good man, good
character, strong character. He?s always helped
me out.?
After the tournament, the focus will be on
returning to Russia, qualifying for the World
Cup via an Oceania play-off and then, ?if we do
that job professionally and properly?, facing the
fifth-best side in Latin America ? who at
present are Argentina. ?If it?s Argentina, they
are fifth for a reason, because they?ve lost
against some teams they should be beating, and
that we could be beating,? he says. ?It will be big.
It is easy to say, ?We believe we have a chance?
but we really do.
?We?ve proved we can compete. We went in
October to the US, and played Mexico in front
of 45,000 Mexican fans, played really good
football, conceded in the second half, lost 2-1,
and Mexican players were killing time.
?We got into the changing rooms afterwards
and it was a realisation that ?Holy s***, we can
actually beat these teams.? We then drew 1-1
with the USA but we hammered them, played
some great football. That was a turning point for
us. The missing link was belief.
?When I got to New Zealand I found it quite
difficult, quite slow, not a lot of football in terms
of domestic league. I struggled a bit because I
missed regular football, all our players are
scattered all over the world, so it?s tough to go
and watch them live.?
Hudson?s squad is drawn from clubs in New
Zealand (ten players), Australia, South Africa,
Canada, Borneo, the Netherlands, France,
Germany, Greece and England, including Chris
Wood, of Leeds United, and Tommy Smith, of
Ipswich Town, which makes scouting difficult
but he loves life in Auckland.
?New Zealand is a beautiful place to live,? he
says. ?Now I can walk the dogs down the beach,
and enjoy it without being obsessed about
football and always staring at the phone. I?m still
as focused and hungry as ever, but I?ve learnt to
look at the sea and the scenery and appreciate it
more. I?ve become more efficient and effective,
rather than worry about the silly things.
?Football?s growing here. I want to really build
something here. I?ve had opportunities back in
England but I want to see this through. I want to
achieve something significant here. I?ll make
sure I take those jobs when the time is right. I
want to end up back in England. Definitely.
?I listen to the [UK] radio and read the media
about the debate about young English
managers. But I don?t feel anyone owes me
anything. I don?t feel, ?I?m a British manager, it?s
unfair all the foreign managers are getting the
jobs.? Whenever I see foreign managers getting
hired, I ask myself, ?What have they got that?s
appealing to the club?? ? So he works even
harder, learning even more. ?I love the path I?m
on,? he says.
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Sexton first, and against the comparatively easiest opposition that the Lions
will face to get him going and see if he
can trigger some form. Of the three fly
halves, the Irishman is the one whose
game has struggled most in recent
weeks.
It would appear likely, then, that
Farrell will start next weekend against
the Crusaders in Christchurch in a
game that, on paper, is the toughest that
the touring side will play before the
Tests begin on June 24.
In announcing the team, Gatland
said that their job was to ?lay down a
marker of getting the tour off to a good
start?. He also said that players who
play well will ?put themselves in the
shop window for a Test start.? As things
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stand, the team looks ? as Gatland has
maintained since the squad was
selected ? to be a unit that will play
with either Farrell or Sexton and not
both, and, then, a heavyweight ballcarrier, in familiar Gatland style, at
inside centre.
Brief glimmers of Sexton-Farrell in
tandem this week and next, though,
may change the coach?s mind.
Gatland is certainly not short of leadership in this first team. He has not only
Warburton, but three captains from the
recent RBS Six Nations Championship
starting the match in Rory Best, of
Ireland, Alun Wyn Jones, of Wales, and
Greig Laidlaw, of Scotland. He also has
all three of the Scots starting ? Laidlaw, Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour.
There is very gifted ball-playing front
row on the bench, too, in Mako
Vunipola and Jamie George, the
England loose-head and hooker, and
Tadhg Furlong, the Ireland tight-head.
Of the touring squad, only Ken
Owens, the Wales hooker, was unavailable for selection due to injury. His
ankle injury has still not yet cleared
up and he is hoping to be available to
challenge for a place in next Saturday?s
game instead.
Everything is moving on at breakneck speed here at the start of this tour.
The players arrived in Auckland
yesterday at noon, were doing recovery
sessions in the gym in the afternoon
and have only two days until their
opening game.
Quickly, then, they will move away
from all the pomp and ceremony of
their arrival, though some well established
traditions
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meticulously followed, such as the
faux-aggressive headlines in the New
Zealand Herald. ?Welcome To The
Jungle? read the front page on Wednesday morning and was followed the next
day by a picture of Gatland, at the
airport, doing the traditional welcome
nose-rub with a Maori in full regalia
and another headline ?Welcome home
. . . don?t get too comfortable.? Not much
chance of that.
At the airport, the Lions were also
treated to the traditional Maori dance,
called a powhiri, and in return, the
Lions responded with a rendition of the
Welsh hymn, Calon Lan.
There was also a hongi ? the noserub greeting ? for Warburton which
he accepted, acknowledging later: ?I?ve
got to be careful as I?ve got a bigger nose
than most people.?
All very fine, amusing and respectful,
albeit that it has been described here as
a Gatland ?charm offensive?. He can?t
really win, can he, though the reality of
the challenge came later when
Warburton said that the schedule of
warm-up games was so tough that he
would happily sacrifice defeats early on
if they lead to success later in the Tests.
?It?s all about the Test series,? he said.
?We?ve got to realise that the next
three, four weeks are big learning
weeks for us. It?s going to take a little
while to get our processes right.?
That is the exercise that begins in
Whangarei, a couple of miles north of
Auckland, on Saturday. That is the
proper start, when the nose rubbing
won?t be half so welcoming.
How doctor who treated Lions for 25 years was brutally cut from
Alasdair Reid meets
James Robson whose
unparalleled experience
has been overlooked
James Robson smiles, but it?s a weak,
grin-and-bear-it kind of smile. He is
talking about the British & Irish Lions
tour to New Zealand, talking specifically about the fact that he will not be
there. After more than 25 years of
tending to Test rugby?s wounded, more
than 200 international matches and
with six Lions tours already under his
belt, Robson has been deemed surplus
to requirements by those in charge of
this year?s venture.
Given his knowledge and experience,
given that only Sir Ian McGeechan
comes close to matching his service to
the Lions cause, it seems remarkable
that no one bothered to call Robson to
tell him that he would not be going this
time. Warren Gatland gave the job to
Eanna Falvey, the former Ireland team
doctor, and the first Robson knew
about it was when he read it in the press.
?I?m very disappointed,? Robson, 59,
admits. ?The Lions have been my life
for more than 20 years. But at the end of
the day it?s up to the head coach to pick
his backroom staff. If he decides he
wants a change then he?ll have a change
and you have to respect that.?
Still, you might respect it more if the
pill had been sweetened by the courtesy
of an explanation. Robson shrugs. ?You
don?t need an explanation,? he says.
?Sometimes it?s nice to have one, but
you don?t need it.
?When you have been involved in a
winning Lions tour you want to go on
the next one in the hope that that will
be a winning tour as well. I?ve been part
of a win in South Africa and a win in
Australia. The only thing left would
have been a win in New Zealand.?
He smiles again. ?It?s interesting,? he
continues. ?It has given me a real
insight into how players feel when they
are dropped, or rather, not selected.
You?ve just got to keep yourself fit, keep
working.?
Which is exactly what he will be
doing. While the Lions are in New
Zealand, Robson, who leads Scottish
Rugby?s medical services team, will be
with the Scotland team on their tour to
Singapore, Australia and Fiji. ?I?m glad
that we are doing that,? he says. ?I think
it would have been harder if Scotland
didn?t have a tour and I was redundant
for the summer.?
The Scotland trip will be a low-key
affair, compared with the Lions. But
the hours are the same: 24/7 from start
to finish. One recent Lion described
Robson as the hardest-working
individual on tour.
?The players have a medical team
dedicated to their care all the time,? he
explains. ?If they wake up in the middle
of the night with a sore tummy,
diarrhoea or vomiting or something,
they can pick up the phone and it?s dealt
with there and then. At this level, it
makes a difference.?
His game count as a medic is
probably in four figures. As such,
Robson knows his way around just
about every significant rugby ground in
the world. You wouldn?t want him as
your tour guide, though. ?When I arrive
at a venue I start recalling particular
injuries and exactly where they
happened,? he says. ?I?ll be looking out
at the pitch and thinking to myself, ?Oh,
that?s where so-and-so did his knee.? ?
He may be thinking of Loftus
Versfeld in Pretoria and the second
Lions Test of 2009, a match of
eyewatering brutality and one of the
busiest shifts of his career. Or of
Christchurch, 2005, when he tended
Brian O?Driscoll after the shameful
tackle that brought his tour to an end in
the opening minutes of the first Test.
But it is the memory of Cardiff, of
Wales against Scotland in 2010, that
chills his blood. It was there that Thom
Evans, the Scotland wing, suffered the
neck injury that ended his career and
that, had he been handled with less
expert care, could easily have put him
in a wheelchair or ended his life.
Face down on the turf, Evans had to
be stabilised before he could be turned
over and taken off on a stretcher. With
one wrong move, the displaced
vertebra in his neck could have
damaged his spinal column beyond
repair. As the scans and x-rays
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shot at No 10
Murray: I could have
ended up with Agassi
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French Open
Stuart Fraser Tennis Writer, Paris
First impressions:
the Lions received a
traditional Maori
welcome on their
arrival at Auckland
airport yesterday,
which included the
laying down of a
challenge that was
accepted by
Warburton, top, and
a hongi ? a greeting
in which the captain
rubbed noses with
one of the warriors,
left. The touring
party responded,
above, by singing
the Welsh hymn,
Calon Lan (A Pure
Heart)
the tour
subsequently revealed, he was within a
few millimetres of tragedy.
?It was scary, but it was more scary in
hindsight because I had the medical
knowledge of what had happened,?
Robson says. ?The truly serious injuries
are rare. Thom was one of those where
you just knew at the time that
something serious was wrong.?
Touring has shaped Robson?s life. But
he laughs as he explains how he has to
readjust when he returns to work.
?When you?re on tour you have
to remember it?s an artificial
environment, not the real world. To put
it delicately, the vocabulary you use on
tour is not the same as you would use in
your GP surgery. I can remember
coming back once, making a mistake
and swearing at one of my patients. She
would always joke later when I visited
her, ?You?re not going to swear at me
this time are you, Dr Robson?? ?
Tomorrow: The Scrum
Don?t miss our 12-page
Lions preview
supplement with
Stuart Barnes
and
Ben Kay
Bedene, Britain?s No 3,
lost in fading light
Results
Football
Under-20 World Cup
Jeonju, South Korea: Round of 16:
England 2 Costa Rica 1.
Rugby league
State of Origin series
Queensland 4 New South Wales 28
6 New South Wales lead three-match
series 1-0
Rugby union
Under-20 World Championship
Georgia: Pool A: England 74 Samoa 17;
Australia 24 Wales 17. Pool B: New
Zealand 42 Scotland 20; Ireland 21
Italy 22. Pool C: Argentina 37 Georgia
26; South Africa 23 France 23.
Tennis
French Open
Roland Garros, Paris (seeds in
brackets): Second round: Men: (4)
R Nadal (Sp) bt R Haase (Neth) 6-1,
6-4, 6-3; J Vesely (Cz) bt A Bedene
(GB) 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; (5) M Raonic
(Can) bt R Dutra Silva (Br) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3,
6-4; (19) A Ramos-Vinolas (Sp) bt
B Bonzi (Fr) 6-2, 6-1, 6-1; (11)
G Dimitrov (Bul) bt T Robredo (Sp) 6-3,
6-4, 7-5; (2) N Djokovic (Serbia) bt
Had Andre Agassi been willing to travel
when inquiries were made by Andy
Murray?s representatives three years
ago, then one of the leading stories of
this year?s French Open may never
have come to fruition.
It is in the coaching box of Novak
Djokovic that Agassi, the American
eight-times grand-slam champion, is
sitting here at Roland Garros, but it
could have been Murray?s in 2014
when the Briton was considering a
replacement for Ivan Lendl after their
first spell together came to an end.
It quickly became apparent after
contact by a member of Murray?s team,
however, that Agassi was content with
life at home and had no interest in being
on the road. Assistance was offered by
Agassi in the form of training camps in
his home of Las Vegas, but Murray was
looking for a head coach to accompany
him to tournaments.
?I spoke briefly to Dani [Vallverdu,
Murray?s former assistant coach] about
it after I stopped working with Ivan the
first time,? Murray said. ?I chatted to
Darren Cahill [Agassi?s former coach]
about it. For what I needed at the time,
I just didn?t think he would be able to
give enough time. I don?t know what
their [Agassi and Djokovic] set-up is.?
Through the powers of persuasion in
phone calls over the course of two and
a half weeks with Agassi, Djokovic
managed to convince the 47-year-old
to return to the sport in which he has
seldom been seen since retiring in
2006.
Agassi was always due to travel to
Paris anyway for a sponsor appearance
and is due to leave at the end of this
week because of a family commitment. No long-term arrangement
has yet been signed but all indications
are that the pair have enjoyed their
time together here.
It was after completing his
career grand slam at
Roland Garros last year
that Djokovic began to
suffer from a lack of
motivation, but his 6-1,
6-4, 6-3 win against
Jo鉶 Sousa, of Portugal, yesterday provided further evidencee
that he is buoyed again
by the backing and presence of one of the all-timee
greats. ?I still have a great passion for
this sport, and being committed to it is
crucial for me to even have a chance to
play on the highest level,? Djokovic,
aged 30, said. ?I need to be committed,
which I am.
?So of course there are days when
things are not as good as some other
days, but it?s all part of the sport. I think
I reached the stage of my life where I
just need to find always new ways of
motivating myself, inspiring myself,
and having Agassi on board and doing
some changes is definitely bringing me
that.?
Murray, the world No 1, has just about
seen it all during his 12 years on the tour
and is nonplussed by the prospect of
any antics from Martin Klizan, the
world No 50 of Slovakia, during their
second-round meeting today.
The behaviour of Klizan, which
included wildly celebrating a double
fault, led to his first-round opponent
Laurent Lokoli refusing to shake hands
at the end of their match. Other incidents in a bulging catalogue include
performing a forward roll after breaking the serve of Nicolas Mahut last year
and doing push-ups on the court after
beating Russian Mikhail Youzhny in St
Petersburg in 2012. ?It can be tough but
I?ve played well over 800 matches
on the tour so I?ve seen pretty much
everything,? Murray said.
Kyle Edmund faces Renzo Olivo, the
world No 91 of Argentina, who knocked
out home hope Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
After play had been suspended in their
first-round match due to bad light on
Tuesday, it lasted just nine minutes
upon its resumption yesterday, Olivo
immediately breaking serve for a 7-5,
6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 win.
Aljaz Bedene?s tournament came
to an end in the second round last
night. The Slovenian-born
B
British
No 3 threatened a comeback after losing the first two
sets, but the big-serving Jiri
Vesely, of the Czech Republic, prevailed in the fading
light, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
After suggesting this
week that he may
consider switching back
to Slovenia to play in the
Olympics,
Bedene
clarified that he will
c
continue
his battle to
n th
tthe
h Davis Cup before purplay in
suing other avenues. ?Until it
looks like it?s done, it?s not done,?
Bedene said. ?I?ve been fighting
for a long time to play for Great
Britain and I will keep fighting.?
stuart fraser?s roland garros diary
J Sousa (Por) 6-1, 6-4, 6-3; R Olivo
(Arg) bt (12) J-W Tsonga (Fr) 7-5, 6-4,
6-7 (6-8), 6-4; (6) D Thiem (Austria) bt
S Bolelli (It) 7-5, 6-1, 6-3; (10) D Goffin
(Bel) bt S Stakhovsky (Ukr) 6-2, 6-4, 36, 6-3; (25) S Johnson (US) bt B Coric
(Cro) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8), 3-6, 7-6 (8-6); H
Zeballos (Arg) bt (23) I Karlovic (Cro)
7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; N Basilashvili
(Geo) bt V Troicki (Serbia) 7-6 (7-3),
7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (8-6); (20) P CarrenoBusta (Sp) bt T Daniel (Japan) 7-5, 6-4,
4-6, 6-0; (16) L Pouille (Fr) bt T Bellucci
(Br) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1, 6-2; (17) R Bautista
Agut (Sp) bt M Kukushkin (Kaz) 6-3, 36, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3). Doubles: First round:
(7) I Dodig (Cro) & M Granollers (Sp) bt
M Daniell (NZ) & M Demoliner (Br) 6-4,
6-4; (9) R Bopanna (India) & P Cuevas
(Uru) bt M Bourgue (Fr) & P-H Mathieu
(Fr) 6-1, 6-1; F Verdasco (Sp) & N
Zimonjic (Serbia) bt (13) F Mergea
(Rom) & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pak)
6-3, 7-6 (7-2); E Escobedo (US) & S
Querrey (US) bt S Bolelli (It) & F
Fognini (It) 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2. Women:
(11) C Wozniacki (Den) bt F Abanda
(Can) 6-0, 6-0; (8) S Kuznetsova
(Russ) bt O Dodin (Fr) 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 63; J Ostapenko (Lat) bt M Puig (P Rico)
6-3, 6-2; L Tsurenko (Ukr) bt E
Makarova (Russ) 6-2, 6-2; (10) V
Williams (US) bt K Nara (Japan) 6-3,
6-1; (23) S Stosur (Aus) bt K Flipkens
(Bel) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6); B Mattek-Sands
(US) bt (15) P Kvitova (Cz) 7-6 (7-5),
7-6 (7-5); (27) Y Putintseva (Kaz) bt
J Larsson (Swe) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3; S Rogers
(US) bt C Buyukakcay (Tur) 7-6 (8-6),
6-4; (4) G Muguruza (Sp) bt
A Kontaveit (Est) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2;
C Cartan Bellis (US) bt (18) K Bertens
(Neth) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5); (32) Shuai Zhang
(China) bt A Sasnovich (Bela) 6-2, 4-6,
6-3; O Jabeur (Tun) bt (6) D Cibulkova
(Slovakia) 6-4, 6-3. Doubles: First
round: (2) E Makarova (Russ) and
E Vesnina (Russ) bt F Ferro (Fr) and
M Yerolymos (Fr) 6-2, 6-3; N Hibino
(Japan) and A Rosolska (Pol) bt
J Jankovic (Serbia) and C Vandeweghe
(US) 0-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (12-10); D
Gavrilova (Aus) and A Pavlyuchenkova
(Russ) bt (4) S Mirza (India) and Y
Shvedova (Kaz) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-2; (6)
L Hradecka (Cz) and K Siniakova (Cz)
bt L Davis (US) and N Melichar (US)
7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2). Mixed doubles:
J S Cabal (Col) & A Spears (US) bt (1)
J Peers (Aus) and Yung-Jan Chan
(Taipei) 6-4, 6-2.
Cricket fixtures
Champions Trophy: Group A: Oval:
England v Bangladesh (10.30).
One-day tour match: Trent Bridge:
England Lions v South Africa A
(11.0).
It?s a girl for Serena
Serena Williams, the 23-times grandslam champion who is six months
pregnant, turned up at Roland Garros
to watch her older sister, Venus,
defeat Japan?s Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-1.
?She said, ?Good job,? ? Venus revealed.
?I?m sure she feels the excitement of
being at a major and not having the
pressure to play and prepare.?
Venus later let slip in a
television interview that
Serena is expecting a girl.
Johnson?s tears for father
The tears flowed for Steve
Johnson, right, after
coming through a
thrilling encounter with
Borna Coric, 6-2, 7-6 (108), 3-6, 7-6 (8-6). The 25year-old American,
whose father died three
weeks ago, could not hold back his
emotions. ?I just miss my dad. I know
he was looking down on me on that
last point,? Johnson said. Coric, on the
other hand, was so angry with the
defeat that the Croat repeatedly
smashed his racket.
Kvitova ready for Wimbledon
Petra Kvitova?s comeback tournament
came to an end in the second round
after the Czech 15th seed lost 7-6 (7-5),
7-6 (7-5) to Bethanie Mattek-Sands, of
tthe United States. She will now decide
on her grass-court schedule before
heading to Wimbledon,
where she has won the title
twice. ?I am looking
forward to being there,?
Kvitova said. ?It?s a really
great tournament for me.
I have the best
memories.?
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How 50-over flops became favourites
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John Westerby says
England?s one-day
revival since the 2015
World Cup nadir has
been breathtaking
It was in the toilets behind the Trent
Bridge dressing rooms that it became
clear to Paul Farbrace that the drastic
changes made to England?s one-day
team were putting a collective smile
back on the faces of the supporters.
Farbrace was the acting head coach in
July 2015, bridging the gap between
Peter Moores and Trevor Bayliss, and
his side had just knocked off New Zealand?s total of 349 for seven with six
overs to spare through scintillating centuries from Joe Root and Eoin Morgan.
After decades of underperformance
in 50-over cricket, which reached rock
bottom at the 2015 World Cup, England
had given themselves a complete
makeover, adopting a new attack-atall-costs approach and ditching half the
World Cup team in the process. The
results came more quickly than anyone
had dared to hope in that next series
against New Zealand, with a record
total of 408 for nine in the first game at
Edgbaston, then that extraordinary
run chase at Trent Bridge.
?I?d watched Joe Root and Ben Stokes
walking off and felt an incredible sense
of excitement in our dressing room,?
Farbrace said. ?But then I walked out to
the toilets at the back, which overlook
the car park, and the windows were
open. I stood watching people leaving
the ground, they were laughing, smiling, shaking their heads, imitating
shots. You could tell they were struggling to believe what they?d just seen.?
Those smiles have rarely been absent
for long in the two years since, as
Morgan?s team have made the remarkable journey from World Cup flops to
favourites for the Champions Trophy,
which begins with their game against
Bangladesh at the Oval today. The
challenge now is to spread those smiles
to the broader sporting public with a
50-over tournament on home soil.
Rarely do a team change their
identity and personnel with so few
teething problems. A new group of
players were chosen and, almost without exception, they have proved
successful. Of the 15 men chosen to face
New Zealand in 2015, only seven had
been at the World Cup. Yet all but three
Jordan trudges off in England?s 15-run World Cup defeat by Bangladesh. He has since been superseded by Woakes
are in the 15-man squad for the
Champions Trophy: James Taylor has
retired, Chris Woakes has overtaken
Chris Jordan and Jake Ball has edged
past Steven Finn.
?If we?re being honest, we didn?t have
an option,? said Farbrace, who had been
Moores?s assistant at the World Cup.
?We had to do something radical.?
Farbrace remembers well that
seminal selection meeting for the New
Zealand one-day series. It was shortly
after Bayliss had been appointed head
coach, although he would not start
until later that summer, leaving
Farbrace in interim charge.
While Farbrace was in a taxi on his
way to Lord?s, Bayliss made his first
contributions to England?s one-day
revival. ?I rang Trevor in Australia to
ask his thoughts and he said he wanted
England?s dramatic one-day improvement since the World Cup
June 2013-15
Played 48
Won
19
Average runs
batting first
243
Lost
28 Scores of 300 or
more batting first
Average runs
batting first
June 2015-17
Played 43
Won
27
306
Lost
14 Scores of 300 or
more batting first
16
5
Runs per over
batting first or
second
5.30
No result 2
to see players like Jason Roy in the
squad,? Farbrace said. ?He liked what
he?d seen of Roy in the Big Bash, the way
he threw himself around in the field.?
The interesting thing about Roy?s
performances for Sydney Thunder in
Runs per over
batting first or
second
No result 1
Tied 1
6.27
the Big Bash that preceding winter was
that he played only three games and,
with the bat, faced only 11 balls, with a
top score of 14 not out. ?But Trevor
places great importance on building the
team ethos around fielding,? Farbrace
said. ?That?s the one thing you do
together as a team.?
So the one-day squad to face New
Zealand was picked with a new,
aggressive approach in mind. Adil
Rashid, after five and a half years out of
international cricket, was the spinner
who could turn it both ways that Bayliss
had sought, while Roy, Sam Billings and
Ben Stokes, omitted from the World
Cup squad, were the hard-hitting
additions to the batting line-up. Among
the bowlers, Mark Wood and Liam
Plunkett brought extra pace and David
Willey was the latest attempt to find a
left-arm swing option.
It is one thing, though, to talk
of adopting such an adventurous
approach, quite another to make it
work. In this respect, the lead given by
Morgan against New Zealand, when
England were attempting to embed the
new culture, was to prove crucial.
First, when England lost the third
game of the series, having been bowled
out for 302 with almost five overs left
unused, Morgan praised his men for
playing with intent.
Then came a moment at Trent
Bridge when Morgan, without even
realising it, proved to his team that he
would practise what he preached. ?We
were well ahead in the run chase and
Rooty had hit seven from the first three
balls of the over, then Morgs came on
strike,? Farbrace said. ?We were having
a chat on the balcony about whether,
once you?re ahead in the run chase,
with wickets in hand, we should keep
going or take it a bit steadier. Morgs
came down the pitch and flat-batted
Matt Henry over extra cover for six. It
was a breathtaking shot and gave us the
answer to our question.?
Underpinning this approach has
been a consistency of selection, so that
batsmen are not swiftly penalised for
getting out cheaply, nor are bowlers for
conceding too many runs. In that New
Zealand series, his first in international
cricket, Roy made promising starts, but
no big scores. ?We made a point of
keeping him in for the Australia series
later in the summer, because he?d been
playing the way we wanted the team to
play,? Farbrace said. ?Then he had a
great series against Australia and that
spread a message through the team.?
Roy is short of runs again going into
the Champions Trophy, but the message from the selectors is likely to be the
same again: keep attacking and do not
fear failure. Guided by this philosophy,
England have travelled so far in the past
two years that there is no turning back.
Alex Hales? guide to his England team-mates
Jason Roy
J-Roy can be found walking
around with his top off, showing
off his tattoos. He?s very loud
and thinks he?s funny. He?s the
biggest bat thrower and when
he?s out cheaply, you can at
least smile in the knowledge
there will soon be kit flying
everywhere on his return.
Joe Root
Rooty can usually be found
sitting there working on his bats
? he?s probably got ten or 12 of
them lined up at any given time
and is always applying bits of
tape or putting on grips. He is
very meticulous and likes them
to be immaculate.
Eoin Morgan
He?s pretty quiet in the dressing
room but when he does talk,
people?s ears prick up to listen. I
haven?t got much dirt on him.
He?s not superstitious or
anything, just an ice-cool
character really. He doesn?t get
angry when he gets out, which
still amazes me.
Jos Buttler
He?s pretty cool and calculating,
a bit like the captain. We?ve
been close friends for a while
and he?s quite an easy target to
get stuck into. He?s got a huge
nose, which me and Mo remind
him about every day in the
most ruthless way possible. He?s
adamant he doesn?t.
Ben Stokes
The Beast is grubby and his
area stinks, with bowling boots
and sweaty clothes lying
around everywhere. I try and
get as far away from him as
possible. He thinks he dresses
really well, buying all these
fancy labels, but he just can?t
pull it off.
Moeen Ali
It pains me to say it but he?s
probably the funniest bloke in
the England dressing room. In
fact don?t put that in the
programme, he?d only get a big
head. But yeah, a good value
guy to have around who is
always keeping spirits up.
Chris Woakes
He can be found looking in the
mirror making sure his hair is
inch-perfect. In the ten years I
have played with him I don?t
think there has been a single
hair out of place. He?s possibly
the nicest guy in cricket and
quite often gets fined for
having nothing to fine him
about.
Adil Rashid
Hilarious bloke. Moeen gets
stuck into him the most for not
being the most intellectual.
Liam Plunkett
Pudsey is a funny bloke,
probably one of the weirder
ones. He?s got a lovely beard
and is a pretty, pure-looking
bloke so there?s not much
material for mickey-taking.
Instead he likes to tease the
masseur Mark Saxby, so you
normally find him lurking in his
room.
Mark Wood
Woody is one of the louder
blokes and very good
value. Like Liam Plunkett, he?s a
bit weird. The horse impression
is well known on the field
and it?s pretty much the same in
the dressing room; he
basically just makes a lot of
noise.
Sam Billings
He is one of the easiest targets
going and one of the poshest
blokes around.
Jonny Bairstow
Another angry man when he
gets out, I once saw him
destroy a helmet using his own
head. He just kept head-butting
it. Jonny is a great guy to have
in the team: very competitive,
very professional and always
first to arrive to start his
preparation.
Jake Ball
Jake will be sat there in the
dressing room with all his kit
laid out perfectly and you
usually find him sending text
messages to his girlfriend
because he?s so under the
thumb. I can say that with
authority because we?re dating
sisters.
David Willey
He?s another one who is very
much in love at the moment.
He?s very easy to get stuck into
but the annoying thing is he
takes it really well, so the guys
can get bored of him not
responding pretty quickly and
move on to the next victim.
6 This article, which is
reproduced courtesy of the
ECB, first appeared in the
England v South Africa Royal
London one-day series official
match programme. All England
match programmes can be
bought at the venues and at
www.themagazineshop.com/
programmes
the times | Thursday June 1 2017
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1GM
Sport
Mike Atherton
Cricket Writer of the Year
Morgan?s cool head
can give England
edge in tight finish
W
hat relevance have the ancient
Chinese board game of Go and
Google?s artificial intelligence
company, DeepMind, to the
battle for the Champions
Trophy, which begins today? A brutal
tournament in which one slip-up brings
potential elim
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