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TUESDAY
17 OCTOBER 2017
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TUESDAY
17
OCTOBER
Quote of the day
You are not superior just
because you see the world
in an odious light
VICOMTE DE
CHATEAUBRIAND
Ryanair ‘must work’
to rebuild reputation
Ryanair must work to rebuild its
reputation following the dispute over
its handling of flight cancellations,
the Transport Secretary, Chris
Grayling, said. “I don’t think there’s
a problem here with the law. I think
it’s just a question of corporate
behaviour,” he added.
MALTA
BUDGET
HEALTH
SYRIA
Journalist killed
by car bomb blast
Younger employees
could get tax breaks
‘Enrol diabetes-risk
patients in slim club’
Raqqa set to fall
‘within a few days’
Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s
best-known investigative journalist,
was killed yesterday when a
bomb blew up her car, police
said. Ms Caruana Galizia, 53,
ran a popular blog in which she
relentlessly highlighted cases of
alleged corruption, often involving
politicians from Malta. PAGE 11
Philip Hammond is believed to be
considering introducing breaks for
younger workers by cutting tax relief
on older generations. The Chancellor
is said to be planning a “bold” Budget
next month and is looking at plans
that would cut national insurance
contributions for employees in their
twenties and thirties. PAGE 8
Patients at risk of developing
type 2 diabetes should be referred
to a slimming programme, a study
suggests. Researchers found
“considerable reductions” in
diabetes risk as well as an average
weight loss of 10kg (22lb) after a year
on a weight-watching programme.
A US-backed, Kurdish-led force
will take control of Raqqa “within
a few days” after attacking the
last Isis-held pocket of the Syrian
city, a spokesman for the force said
last night. Air strikes have been
suspended in and around Raqqa to
allow the remaining civilians to leave
the area.
PAGE 9
ISRAEL
HERITAGE
HEALTH
NHS ‘has lost over
900 health visitors’
Ban on underweight
models considered
Historical sites
put on at-risk list
Brexit warning over
shortage of EU GPs
The number of NHS health
visitors in England has fallen to the
lowest level since December 2013,
according to analysis by the Labour
Party. In June 2017, there were 8,588
health visitors working in the health
service. Since June 2016, there has
been a fall of 903, which equates to
over 75 a month, the party said.
Israeli politicians want to tighten
a ban on the employment of
underweight models and on the
digital slimming-down of fashion
images, amid concern over the
measures. Critics say the practice
promotes an unhealthy body image
among women which can contribute
to triggering anorexia.
The world’s historical gems, ranging
from a Syrian bazaar to Alabama
civil rights buildings, are threatened
by war, disasters and urbanisation,
the World Monuments Fund said. It
announced 25 of the world’s at-risk
sites on its watch list, including rock
art in Zimbabwe and Delhi’s postindependence architecture.
A failure to guarantee that EU
nationals will still be able to work
in the NHS post-Brexit is making
it harder to fill GP positions, the
head of the Royal College of GPs has
warned. The latest figures published
by the NHS show that there are
about 350 fewer GPs now than there
were in 2015. PAGE 22
POLITICS
Birthdays
Is religion a force
for good?
UT
The List
A poll asked almost 17,500 people
in 23 countries for their thoughts
on religion in 2017. On average,
49 per cent of respondents said
they believe religion does more
harm than good.
SOURCE: MASTERCARD/COUNTING
THE BEANS: THE TRUE COST OF
FOOD AROUND THE WORLD
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Turkey 40%
US 39%
South Africa
39%
Peru 38%
Brazil 37%
South Korea
36%
Russia 36%
Japan 26%
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Germany 63%
Spain 63%
Australia 63%
India 62%
Sweden 62%
UK 62%
France 61%
Canada 55%
Hungary 53%
Argentina 49%
Poland 49%
Italy 47%
Serbia 43%
£143
in New York
W
Belgium 68% of respondents
believe religion does more harm
than good
The cost of a plate of food in many
countries and territories far exceeds daily
income. Analysts used New York state as a
baseline for calculating equivalent costs
around the world. There, a simple plate of
food costs $1.20 (90p), 0.6% of daily
income. Here’s how much an
equivalent dish would cost in
other places.
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in New York
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UNITED STATES
MÉLANIE ASTLES, AEROBATIC PILOT
New spy museum
comes to New York
A museum dedicated to espionage
is coming to New York in December.
Spyscape, developed by the British
investment group Archimedia, will
be in midtown Manhattan. The Wall
Street Journal reports the attraction
will feature seven main galleries
dedicated to aspects of spying such
as deception and cyber warfare. AP
COURTS
Opera singer wants
more than a tenor
An opera singer is demanding a
slice of the profits from the
Oscar-nominated film Florence Foster
Jenkins and a credit. Julia Kogan
claims she helped to write a film
starring Meryl Streep and Hugh
Grant and is locked in a court battle
with her ex-boyfriend Nicholas
Martin over credit for the script.
TELEVISION
Presenter tells of
looks-obsessed mail
Flight attendants, prepare for
take-off
There was no cabin crew and
certainly no passengers on board
Mélanie Astles’ aircraft when she
triumphed at the Red Bull Air Race
World Championship in the US over
the weekend. Astles has become the
first female pilot to win a race in
the tournament, which sees participants compete to navigate obstacle
courses in the fastest time.
Sounds dangerous!
Astles wasn’t winging it – she’s
racked up more than 4,000 hours of
flying time in her career. The fivetime French Aerobatic Champion has
also earned top 10 rankings at European and world levels.
She must have a fair few air miles to
her name.
The British-born pilot, who was
raised in France, claimed victory
in the Challenger Class race after
achieving the fastest qualifying
results on Saturday. Poor weather
meant racing was cancelled on
Sunday so the results stood and she
was declared the winner.
What did she say about her
landmark win?
“I’m really happy,” she said. “When I
flew the qualification round... I had
seen the forecast, and so I played
it like it was a race.” However she
added, she had wanted to race on
the Sunday too – and to win that
race as well.
There’s no glass ceiling in the sky…
Astles said “it is not easy” being a
woman in a “man’s world”, explaining
that while “technically it is the same”,
it can be psychologically challenging.
“You are opening a door,” she said.
“But there is no difference in the air.”
Perhaps others will follow in her
contrails…
“I have seen a lot of girls out there
who dream of becoming a race pilot,”
Astles said. “When I was a young girl I
dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot,
but I could not because it was not
allowed, so I am very pleased to be
opening this door.”
Katie Grant
Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison
has expressed her frustration about
getting fan mail about her looks.
Discussing the kind of mail she gets
from viewers, she told Radio Times:
“‘Where do you get your boots from?’
That’s all I ever seem to get. And
people always seem to comment on
how a woman looks.” PAGE 19
COURTS
Property tycoon
‘lost track of £62m’
A High Court judge expressed
surprise after a property tycoon
embroiled in a divorce battle said he
did not know what had happened to
£62m. Andy Ruhan, 55, is in dispute
with his estranged wife, Tania
Richardson-Ruhan, 49. Mr Justice
Mostyn began analysing evidence in
the High Court in London last week.
i TUESDAY
17 OCTOBER 2017
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Letter from the Brussels
Correspondent
Leo Cendrowicz
i@inews.co.uk
EU’s negotiators also
have their differences
Britain’s Brexit policy is causing
such an almighty cacophony that
it is easy to miss the differences
on the other side of the negotiating
table, within the European Union.
Behind closed doors, EU
governments are jostling to project
their own political priorities in the
Brexit talks, from concerns about
the economic impact to guarding
against the rise of Euroscepticism.
For example, Belgium wants a
smooth economic transition, as
it worries about the effect on the
ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge.
Poland wants its citizens in Britain
to keep their basic rights after
Brexit: it is pushing hard for an
early agreement on their status.
Cyprus is concerned about Britain’s
military bases on the island. Ireland
has the most at stake: not only does
it depend heavily on trade with the
UK, but it wants to keep an open
border with Northern Ireland.
France is at the other end of the
scale, taking one of the hardest lines.
This is partly because Paris hopes
to win some of the financial exodus
after Brexit, but mainly to help
boost the strength of the European
project after a decade of setbacks.
Berlin sees it similarly, contrary
to suggestions in London that
German carmakers would reject a
hard Brexit.
Make no mistake, though. None
of these positions amounts to a
serious split within the EU. Indeed,
for a club that has known notorious
divisions, most recently over
refugees and the euro, Brexit has
produced a remarkable unity. They
all agree that the integrity of the EU
single market cannot be sacrificed
for short-term gains. Even Greece,
which was threatened with ejection
from the euro in 2015, is lining up
behind the EU’s Brexit strategy.
There are differences, as in any
family. But compared to Britain,
they are mere nuances.
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NEWS
POLITICS
COURTS
Corbyn’s seat still at risk in revised list of boundary changes
Hip implants
maker in group
legal action
By David Hughes
Jeremy Corbyn’s constituency
remains under threat as part of plans
to cut the number of Westminster
seats published by the Boundary
Commission for England.
The Labour leader’s Islington
North seat will cease to exist under
the proposal to reduce the number of
MPs from 650 to 600.
But the plans appear unlikely to
be approved by Parliament after
Theresa May lost the Conservative
majority in the Commons, as the
plans would face stiff opposition from
other major parties and disgruntled
Tories who stand to lose their seats.
The Democratic Unionist Party,
whose 10 MPs Mrs May relies on to
have a majority in the Commons,
are unlikely to support moves that
could see their representation at
Westminster cut.
T h e l at e s t ve rs i o n o f t h e
changes proposed by boundary
commissions in England, Scotland
and Wales will be subject to an eightweek consultation, lasting until
11 December.
Despite an outcry from voters
in Mr Corbyn’s constituency
after the original plans were
published in September 2016, the
proposal to scrap Islington North
was unchanged.
TRANSPORT
Red faces as new train fails to take
the strain at launch of £6bn fleet
with an estimated 1,000 passengers
on board, the IET was due to switch
The first of the new Intercity from diesel to electric overhead wires
Express Trains to run in passenger at Maidenhead. But something went
service caused rush-hour mayhem wrong and it came to a grinding halt
yesterday when it came to an 22 miles from its final destination.
unscheduled halt with Transport
At peak times, fast trains are
Secretary Chris Grayling and other scheduled to pass through Taplow
dignitaries on board.
at 125mph every few minutes. Some
The 6am service from Bristol were diverted to the slow line, but
Temple Meads to London blocked two high-speed trains – including
the fast line at Taplow in Berkshire, one which had been held at Reading
delaying thousands of passengers on station to allow the flagship train to
trains stuck behind it, as engineers proceed – were unable to move until
worked on what was described as a the obstruction was cleared.
“minor technical fault”.
The IET’s maiden voyage
Some 122 of the new
eventually arrived more
Class 800 Hitachi trains,
than 40 minutes late.
costing £5.7bn, are due
It had taken almost
tobeinserviceonGreat
two and a half hours
Western Railway and
since the booked
miles
per
hour
–
Virgin Trains East
departure for the
the
actual
average
Coast services by
120-mile journey,
speed of the train
2020, replacing the
a
t an average
instead of the
InterCity 125 fleet. They
s
peed of only
expected 125mph
are capable of running at
50mph. Passengers
140mph, but will be limited
were entitled to claim
to 125mph without tracks
compensation for the delay.
being upgraded.
The same rolling stock was due
The Japanese-built train had a mix to leave Paddington at 8.15am
of commuters, train enthusiasts, rail for Cardiff, but the service was
executives and politicians on board. cancelled – to the disappointment of
It had left Bristol 25 minutes late rail enthusiasts who had planned to
because of a separate fault.
travel on the first IET to South Wales.
Shortly after leaving Reading,
Karen Boswell, managing
By Simon Calder
By Cathy Gordon
Hundreds of patients have begun
the first round of a lengthy legal
battle for compensation over
allegedly “defective” hip implants.
A group of 341 claimants is
involved in a High Court action
brought against manufacturer
DePuy over allegations relating
to the failure of metal-on-metal
implants. The trial, which centres
on Pinnacle Ultamet implants,
is being heard in London by Mrs
Justice Andrews and is expected
to last until the end of January.
The action, which is being
contested by DePuy, has been
brought on behalf of patients
who claim to have been injured
as a result of the early failure and
consequent revision surgery of
their metal-on-metal prosthetic
hips. The hearing was adjourned
until today.
TECHNOLOGY
Wi-Fi networks
‘vulnerable’
By Rhiannon Williams
50
Chris Grayling (left) and Wales Secretary Alun Cairns at Paddington PA
director of Hitachi Rail, said: “I
am very sorry and disappointed
that today’s first passenger train
from Bristol encountered technical
issues, causing a delay to the service
and an air-conditioning issue
which resulted in water entering
the carriage rather than being
discharged externally. This was not
to a standard that Hitachi expects
and is known for. We can and will
do better.”
All Wi-Fi networks are potentially vulnerable to being hacked,
after the protective security
protocol used by most of the
world’s routers was broken by a
Belgian researcher.
The vulnerabilities could
allow hackers near a router to
eavesdrop on the Wi-Fi traffic
exchanged between computers
and wireless access points, leaving
financial information, passwords,
photos and private messages open
to be stolen.
Mathy Vanhoef, from Belgian
University KU Leuven, found that
all devices with a Wi-Fi connection
could be affected.
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i TUESDAY
17 OCTOBER 2017
5
WEATHER
Three dead, flights cancelled and
bridges closed in Ophelia’s wake
By Dean Kirby
Storm Ophelia was set to continue
its rampage across the UK today
after wreaking havoc on both sides
of the border in Ireland yesterday,
leaving three people dead.
Two men and a woman died and
360,000 homes and businesses were
left without power in the Republic,
while the winds caused chaos to
transport networks in much of the
UK. Flights were cancelled, schools
were shut, roads were disrupted
by fallen trees and ferry services,
from Plymouth to the Hebrides,
were suspended. Last night, the
M48 Severn bridge was closed to
all vehicles. Long queues built up
on the M6 after a tree fell on to the
northbound carriageway.
A yellow warning of severe
weather remains in place for
Predicted path of storm
Gusts of nearly 120mph
and waves of up to 27ft
were recorded on the southwest coast of Ireland. The roof of
Cork City’s football stadium was
blown off. Around 130 flights
were cancelled at Dublin airport.
1pm today
1am today
Atlantic
Ocean
Front page image: Huge waves hit
the harbour wall and lighthouse at
Porthcawl, South Wales. Above: gusts
of 80mph were recorded in Ireland
GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/GETTY; PA
4am yesterday
Ophelia
SOURCE: NOAA
Scotland, northern England,
Northern Ireland and parts of north
Wales today – with homeowners
warned gusts of 70mph could
damage buildings.
At least 200 properties in Wales
suffered power cuts yesterday, a
number of schools closed early and
the Cleddau bridge was shut to highsided vehicles. Flood warnings were
also in place along the Welsh coast,
parts of western Scotland, northwest England and Cornwall.
Irish police said a woman in her
fifties died in Waterford yesterday
and a man was killed in Dundalk
after their cars were struck by trees
in violent gusts. A man in his thirties
also died in a chainsaw accident
in County Tipperary, while he was
trying to clear a fallen tree.
With the Met Office warning of
“potential danger to life” the Peace
bridge in Derry was closed and a visit
to Belfast by the former US president Bill Clinton was postponed.
Belfast International airport said
both Ryanair and easyJet cancelled
flights. The airport is expecting more
cancellations today. All schools in the
Republic of Ireland and Northern
Ireland were to remain closed today
as authorities began dealing with the
storm’s after-effects.
Grahame Madge, of the Met
Office, said: “Parts of England, areas
like the North-west, are covered by a
warning. The impacts will be felt in
northern England into Tuesday.
“Winds will be 50 to 60mph,
possibly gusting to 70mph, even in
the yellow warning areas.”
Weather, page 47
METEOROLOGY
Dust cloud paints the town red
By Dean Kirby
Waves crash along sea defences and the harbour in Porthleven, Cornwall. Above right: the sun seen near Harpenden REUTERS
Much of England and Wales
was cloaked in a strange orange
glow yesterday afternoon as
Ophelia kicked up a dust storm
which turned the sun red.
The downgraded hurricane
pulled in tropical air, dust
and debris from southern
Europe and Africa, creating
the remarkable spectacle that
could be seen from northern
England to London and the
Home Counties. Grahame
Madge, a forecaster at the Met
Office, said: “On the eastern
side of Ophelia’s low pressure
system, air is coming up in
the southern direction. Air is
being pulled from southern
Europe and Africa and that air
contains a lot of dust.”
Social media users shared
pictures of ominous-looking
clouds, prompting the Science
Museum to joke on Twitter:
“It’s not the apocalypse!”
In brief
AIRLINES
NORTHERN IRELAND
EUROPE
Flights diverted due
to ‘smoke smells’
Storm-hit residents not Over 30 die as storm
getting carried away
winds fan wildfires
Hopes for EU fund to
help pay for clear-up
A number of flights to UK airports
had to be diverted after “smoke
smells” thought to be linked to
Ophelia were reported on board.
EasyJet said that four of its
flights in the in the west of the UK
were diverted.
A spokeswoman said they had
reported smoke smells in the
cockpit “believed to be linked to
atmospheric circumstances due
to storm Ophelia. We understand
other airlines have experienced
similar events.”
People living close to Ireland’s
most northerly point, Malin Head,
remained phlegmatic as Storm
Ophelia blew through. Huge waves
crashed into clifftops and blew
the roof off a caravan, but it was
nothing new to local observers.
“The wind is always rough here.
It’s certainly not the worst we’ve
ever seen. Unless things get much
worse overnight it won’t have
been too bad,” said Kevin Farren.
Meteorologists measured winds
of 34 knots (40mph) at Malin Head.
A member of the ruling Fine Gael
party in the Irish parliament
believes Ireland will be entitled to
European Union financial aid in
the aftermath of Ophelia.
Senator Neale Richmond urged
the government to apply to the
EU Solidarity Fund. It has been
used to help out with disasters
such as forest fires, floods and
even earthquakes. It is not known
whether Northern Ireland could
apply to the fund while Brexit
negotiations are ongoing.
More than 30 people were killed as
devastating wildfires in Portugal
and Spain were fanned by high
winds from Hurricane Ophelia.
Dozens of the 145 fires still raging
in Portugal yesterday were serious,
officials said. Across the border to
the north, in Spain’s Galicia region,
the blazes killed at least three people,
including two women trapped in a
van near the city of Vigo on Sunday.
Thousands of firefighters battled
the flames (right), which erupted at
the weekend after a hot, dry summer.
IRELAND
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NEWS
BREXIT
EU to accelerate talks after May’s
diplomatic offensive in Brussels
By Richard Vaughan
Theresa May travelled to Brussels
yesterday seeking European
support to get trade talks started as
part of the Brexit negotiations.
She and Brexit S ecretary
David Davis met the European
Commission’s President JeanClaude Juncker and chief negotiator
Michel Barnier (inset) over
dinner last night to try
to find a solution to
the deadlock over the
“divorce bill”.
German Chancellor
A n ge l a M e r ke l i s
refusing to budge on
trade talks until the
UK agrees to settle what
Europe regards at its ¤60bn
(£53bn) obligation. Mrs May
has, so far, refused to offer more than
¤20bn. After last night’s dinner, Mr
Juncker and Mrs May issued a joint
statement that declared a shared
desire to “accelerate” the talks but
announcing nothing concrete.
Earlier in the day, Mrs May
had spoken to French President
Emmanuel Macron and Irish
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to press her
case that trade negotiations should
begin imminently as part of the
Brexit talks.
“ T he Prime Mi ni ster an d
the President of the European
Commission reviewed the progress
made in the Article 50 negotiations
so far and agreed that these efforts
should accelerate over the months
to come,” the statement
said. “The working
dinner took place in
a constructive and
friendly atmosphere.”
British negotiators
are increasingly
resigned to the
transition and trade
talks being delayed at
least until December.
T h e h ast ily arranged
meeting with Mr Juncker came
just days after the fifth round of
talks with the EU ended in what
Mr Barnier described as a “very
disturbing state of deadlock”. The
EU’s chief negotiator said last week
that he could not recommend to
the remaining 27 EU states that
talks move on to possible transition
arrangements, as insufficient
progress had been made on citizens’
rights, the UK-Irish border and the
divorce settlement.
Downing Street sources insisted
that the dinner had “been in the
diary for weeks” but the news
caused surprise in Westminster. Mr
Juncker told reporters yesterday
afternoon that the date of the crunch
meeting was finalised only on Friday.
Mrs May’s visit reveals the level
of concern within Whitehall at
the possibility of Britain leaving
the union without a deal. A report
published today by the Resolution
Foundation think-tank concludes
that a no-deal scenario would see
three million households hit with
price rises of more than £500 a year.
Mrs May’s official spokesman
denied the 90-minute dinner date
looked like panic. “This is part of a
wider programme of engagement,
which you have seen in recent weeks
and which you will continue to see
going forward,” the spokesman said.
“We have always said we want Britain
leaving the EU to be a smooth process
and this is part of achieving that.”
The Prime Minister had hoped her
speech in Florence last month would
give the discussions the necessary
“momentum” to move forward, and
No 10 was adamant that no fresh
offers would be placed on the table
during her dinner last night.
Mrs May will return to Brussels on
Thursday for an EU summit where
she is expected to hold a succession
of face-to-face talks as she attempts
to press her case that Britain has
done enough to move negotiations
on to the next phase.
After she leaves on Friday, the
remaining leaders of the 27 EU
states will discuss the progress of
the Brexit talks.
Earlier Boris Johnson, the Foreign
Secretary, had urged the EU to “get
on” with beginning “serious” Brexit
negotiations on trade.
Leading Brexiters Boris
Johnson, David Davis and
Liam Fox have been branded the
“fun boy three” by Labour MP
Mary Creagh as she warned the
Government against settling for
a “no deal” Brexit.
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AUSTRIA
The 31-year-old
set to be world’s
youngest leader
By Jon Stone
Theresa May hugs
Jean-Claude Juncker
after a meeting in
Brussels last night
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POLITICS
Scotland and Wales warn of a
‘power grab’ by Westminster
By Chris Green
SCOTLAND EDITOR
Scotland and Wales have reached an
agreement with the UK Government
on the general principles of how
powers will be returned from the
EU, but have repeated warnings of a
possible“powergrab”byWestminster.
Representatives from the devolved
nations met First Secretary of
State Damian Green and Brexit
Secretary David Davis to discuss
the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which will
repatriate thousands of laws from
Brussels back to the UK.
After the gathering of the Joint
Ministerial Committee (JMC), Mr
Green said the “constructive” talks
had led to agreement over a set of
principles that will underpin this
process, ensuring that the UK’s
Damian Green said that the ‘talk
of a power grab is behind us’
internal market is not damaged by
Brexit. However, his claim that “talk
of a power grab is now behind us” was
immediately rejected by the Scottish
and Welsh governments, which
said they would still be unable to
support the legislation unless it was
substantially changed.
The two nations object to the Bill as
it will result in some responsibilities
that would usually be devolved being
handled by Westminster, a situation
the Government says is necessary to
avoid harming cross-border trade.
Last month, Scotland’s First
Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her
Welsh counterpart Carwyn Jones
wrote to Theresa May demanding
that the legislation be changed.
Mr Green said: “I think you will see
from principles that we have agreed
today that talk of a power grab is now
behindus.We’veagreedthatobviously
there need to be ways in which we
preserve the UK single market so we
don’t damage businesses in Scotland,
Wales or Northern Ireland.”
BREXIT
MPs would be able to block Theresa
May from taking Britain out of the
EU without a deal, a former Cabinet
member has insisted.
Ken Clarke said Parliament has the
power to prevent a “no deal” scenario
that would result in the UK crashing
out of the trading bloc.
Concern is mounting within
Whitehall that the UK could end up
running out of time or walking away
from negotiations without a deal with
the EU. But Mr Clarke insisted that
Parliament could block a no-deal exit
from the EU if it chose to.
Asked if Parliament had the power
to veto a no-deal option with the
consequence that Britain would
remain in the EU, Mr Clarke told BBC
Radio 4’s Today programme: “As an
off-the-cuff constitutional legal reply,
yes, it does. This is a parliamentary
democracy. Parliament here can
do, practically, what it likes. But a
majority, I think, would wish to look
in the round at whatever this crisis
scenario is that has arisen at the time.”
Mr Clarke has tabled amendments
to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill in an
effort to ensure Britain has as smooth
an exit as possible.
Right-wing parties
On the rise in Europe
In Germany, the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) entered
parliament for the first time this
month, winning 12.6 per cent of the
vote and more than 90 seats.
In Hungary, Jobbik, or the
Movement for a Better Hungary,
is the country’s third largest
party despite a reputation for
anti-Semitism.
The Front National in France has
enjoyed a renaissance under Marine
Le Pen, reaching the second round
run-off in the presidential election
in April.
Golden Dawn, the Greek far-right
party, came third in Greece’s
2015 election.
In Holland, the nationalist Party
for Freedom, led by controversialist
Geert Wilders, won 20 seats in this
year’s general election, making it
the second-largest party in the
House of Representatives.
would be the next
leap in a political
career that started
eight years ago
when Mr Kurz,
then studying
l aw, wa s e l e c t e d
chairman of his party’s
youth branch.
Smart and articulate, he
eventually caught the eye of party
elders. He was appointed state
secretary for integration, overseeing
government efforts to turn
immigrants into Austrians, in 2011.
After a Social DemocraticPeople’s Party coalition was formed
four years ago, Mr Kurz, then 27,
became Austria’s foreign minister.
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SPAIN
Two Catalan
separatists held
on sedition charge
By Jessica Jones
Parliament could block a no-deal exit, says Clarke
By Richard Vaughan
Fifteen years ago, Sebastian Kurz
tried to become an activist for the
People’s Party. Aged 16, he was told
to go home and come back when he
had properly grown up.
The experience made a deep
impression, convincing him that
politics needed to be open to everyone, but he didn’t give up. Having
worked his way to being Austria’s
youngest foreign minister aged 27,
he is now on the cusp of being the
world’s youngest national leader at
just 31.
With his People’s Party (OVP)
winning the Austrian election with
more than 31 per cent of the vote,
he is in talks that could see him
become Chancellor. The most likely
coalition partners are the FPO, a
far-right party that rails against
foreigners and Muslims.
With results still to be finalised,
it was unclear whether the FPO
or the SPO, the centre-left social
democrats, came second –
with both parties on about
26 per cent of the vote.
Preliminary election
results also saw the
Austrian Greens, once
one of the strongest
green parties in
Europe, knocked out of
parliament – despite one
of their members winning
the country’s presidential
election last year.
Declaring victory on Sunday
night to his supporters, Mr Kurz
(inset) said: “It is time for change in
this country. Today is a strong order
for us, to change this country, and I
say thank you to you all who made
this possible. I’m overwhelmed, I
am happy, and I look forward to
working for Austria.”
Becoming head of government
IN MADRID
A Spanish judge has ordered
two leaders of Catalonia’s
pro-independence movement to
be remanded in custody while
they are investigated on possible
charges of sedition.
The judge remanded Jordi
Sanchez, who heads the
Catalan National Assembly,
and Jordi Cuixart, leader of the
Omnium Cultural group, after
questioning them and two senior
law enforcement officials.
Catalan regional police chief
Major Josep Lluis Trapero and
colleague Lieutenant Teresa
Laplana were told they could
remain free if they surrendered
their passports and appeared in
court every two weeks.
Meanwhile, Madrid has given
the president of Catalonia, Carles
Puigdemont, until Thursday
to clarify if he has declared
independence for the Spanish
region. In a letter yesterday to
Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano
Rajoy, Mr Puigdemont failed to
clarify if he had indeed declared
independence, instead calling for
“a sincere dialogue” on the issue
over a two-month period.
Deputy Prime Minister,
Soraya Saenz de Santamaria,
said it should have been an easy
yes/no answer.
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Hammond plans ‘rebalancing’ of
taxes in favour of younger workers
By Richard Vaughan
Philip Hammond is considering
offering tax breaks to younger
workers which would funded by
cutting tax relief on older generations.
For his forthcoming Budget, the
Chancellor is believed to be looking
at plans to address intergenerational
unfairness by linking taxes to workers’ age. Part of the plans are also
understood to include cutting stamp
duty for first-time buyers in a bid to
give young people help getting on to
the housing ladder.
Mr Hammond is said to be planning a “bold” Budget next month to
“re-stack the deck for the next generation”. Under the changes being considered, employees in their twenties
and thirties would have their national
Lord Lawson, the former
chancellor, has called for
Mr Hammond to be sacked on the
grounds that he was on the verge
of being a saboteur for his refusal
to spend money preparing for a
no-deal Brexit.
insurance contributions covered by
cutting pension tax relief for older
and wealthier workers.
But the plans are already being
dubbed an “age tax”, and could go
down badly with the Tories’ core voters, many of whom are older.
Next month’s Budget is being billed
as make-or-break for the Chancellor,
as he looks to fend off critics who
have been calling for him to be sacked
over recent comments about Brexit
and the EU.
Leave-supporting Tories are growing increasingly annoyed by his perceived negative outlook on Brexit,
with former chancellor Lord Lawson
claiming he was trying to “sabotage”
the Brexit process. Mr Hammond
was then forced into an embarrassing apology after he described the
EU negotiators as the “enemy”.
Of his Budget plans, a Whitehall
source told The Daily Telegraph: “It
is more of a question of rebalancing
than just spending money.
“He is looking at things around
regulation – at no cost to the Exchequer – or rebalancing. There is a recognition of a need to make an offer
to appeal to younger voters in some
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, is said to be planning a ‘bold’ Budget next
month to ‘re-stack the deck for the next generation’ REUTERS
way. That has been falsely focused on
students and student finances. It is a
much broader thing.”
George Freeman, the head of the
Prime Minister’s policy unit and a
leading advocate of policies that appeal to younger voters, said last night:
“We need to look at a new model of
saving for a generation who will not
benefit from the post-war model of
national insurance.”
The Chancellor is also looking at
what levers are available to him to
increase house building by relaxing planning regulations, such as on
green belt land.
FINANCE
Young people
in debt to pay
living costs
By Shaun Connolly
Young people are building up
“pronounced” debt in order to pay
for basic living costs, the chief executive of the Financial Conduct
Authority (FCA) has said.
Andrew Bailey said credit
should be available to young people, but borrowers and financial
institutions needed to take into
account the affordability of lending and the fact that interest rates
may rise in the future.
He told the BBC: “There is a
pronounced build-up of indebtedness amongst the younger age
group. We should not think this
is reckless borrowing, this is directed at essential living costs. It
is not credit in the classic sense, it
is [about] the affordability of basic
living in many cases.”
Mr Bailey said the FCA was
looking into high-cost debt practices. “There has been a clear
shift in the generational pattern
of wealth and income, and that
translates into a greater indebtedness at a younger age. There are
quite different generational experiences,” he added.
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HEALTH
Weight Watchers can also
trim the risk of diabetes
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
GPs should send patients who are at
risk of developing type 2 diabetes to
Weight Watchers, a study suggests.
Patients with so-called prediabetes – where their blood sugar
levels are above the normal range,
but not high enough to be diagnosed
as having the condition – could
benefit from being referred to the
slimming programme.
Researchers found “considerable
reductions” in diabetes risk, as well
as an average weight loss of 10kg
(22lbs), after a year on a weightwatching programme.
The National Institute for
Health and Care Excellence (Nice)
recommendsthatcertaincommercial
weight management providers can
help people at risk of diabetes lose
weight, but the effectiveness of this
approach in primary care has not
been fully evaluated.
Participants for the study,
published in BMJ Open Diabetes
Research and Care, were recruited
through 14 GP practices in the
London borough of Bromley. Patients
Oliver’s sugar tax leads to fall in soft drink sales
A 10p levy on sugary drinks at Jamie
Oliver’s chain of Italian restaurants
led to a decline in sales of CocaCola and similar beverages, a
study has found.
The initiative at Jamie’s
Italian outlets across
the UK was combined
with other activities, and
was intended to “nudge”
people into choosing soft
drinks that contain less
sugar. It had the greatest
short- and medium-term impact
in those restaurants with the highest
pre-existing sales of sugary drinks.
The researchers analysed
the impact of a pricing strategy
introduced in September 2015.
The levy, which equates to a
price increase of around
3.5 per cent, was added
to all non-alcoholic
sugar sweetened drinks
available in 37 of the
chain’s UK outlets.
Twelve weeks after
the levy was introduced,
sales of sugary drinks per
customer fell by 11 per cent, and
after six months sales were 9.3 per
cent lower.
with a body mass index score (BMI) of
over 30 – defined as clinically obese –
who had non-diabetic hyperglycemia,
or high blood sugar, were invited to
take part.
They were offered a diabetes
prevention programme with Weight
Watchers, which included 48 weekly
group meetings. Of the 117 who took
part in the study, 38 per cent had
returned to normal blood sugar levels
after a year. A further 15 per cent had
reduced their risk of type 2 diabetes
by reducing their blood glucose. Just
3 per cent had gone on to develop the
condition. At 12 months, 54 per cent
of patients achieved a greater than a 7
per cent reduction in body weight, the
researchers from Weight Watchers,
the University of Westminster and
Bromley Council found. The mean
weight loss was 10kg (22lbs).
Since 1996, the number of people
diagnosed with diabetes in the UK
has increased from 1.4 to 2.9 million.
It is estimated that by 2025 it will
affect one in every seven adults – five
million people.
The authors, who said that type 2
diabetes is a “significant public health
challenge”, concluded: “The lifestyle
changes and weight loss achieved
in the intervention translated
into considerable reductions in
diabetes risk, with an immediate and
significant public health impact.”
UNITED STATES
One in nine men at greater risk of
head cancer due to oral infection
By Paul Gallagher
Sheeran’s arm
in bad shape
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
Around one in nine men in the
United States have the oral human
papillomavirus infection, or HPV,
putting them at greater risk of
head and neck cancer, according
to research.
The prevalence is much higher
among men who have had many
sexual partners, gay men and men
with genital HPV infection.
HPV infection causes cancer at
several sites in the human body,
including the throat, anus, penis
and vagina. The most common
cancer related to HPV infection
Pop star Ed Sheeran told his fans
yesterday that he had injured
his arm in a bicycle accident. The
26-year-old said: “I’m currently
waiting on some medical advice,
which may affect some of my
upcoming shows.”
The ‘Shape of You’ singer has
14 more dates scheduled this
year in Japan, South Korea and
Thailand. PA
is oropharyngeal squamous
cell carcinoma (OPSCC), a type
of head and neck cancer that is
disproportionately prevalent
in men.
A team of researchers at the
University of Florida used data
from the US National Health and
Nutrition Examination Survey to
determine the prevalence of oral
HPV infection among men and
women in the United States.
The data showed the overall
prevalence of oral HPV infection
was high among men with almost
11 million having some kind of
HPV infection. In the UK, HPV is
present in one in three people.
Carolyn Piper, public
health manager for the
London borough of Bromley, said:
“It’s within our power to reverse
the ever-increasing tide of type 2
diabetes with the right education
and support.”
NATURE
Across
Whales in different oceans
‘have regional dialects’
By John von Radowitz
Whales and dolphins live in complex “societies” that mimic those of
human populations and even use regional “dialects”, say scientists.
In the first study of its kind,
researchers gathered information
about brain size and social
behaviour from 90 different species
of dolphins, whales and porpoises.
They found “overwhelming”
evidence that cetaceans possess
sophisticated cultural traits similar
to those seen in human societies.
The long list of shared
characteristics include working
together for their mutual benefit,
teaching tool use, co-operative
hunting and communicating
using complex vocalisations with
regional “dialects”.
The marine creatures also
recognised individual “names” in
the form of signature “whistles”,
looked after youngsters that were
not their own and showed an ability
to work with different species.
The lead scientist, Dr Susanne
Shultz, a biologist at the University
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of Manchester’s School of Earth and
Environmental Sciences, suggested
it was only a lack of thumbs that
held whales and dolphins back. The
team’s research appeared in the
journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.
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UNITED STATES
Weinstein Company in
talks about sale of studio
mogul’s actions. The negotiations
emerged after US investment bank
Goldman Sachs last week confirmed
it was “exploring options” for its
near $1m (£752,000) stake in the
Weinstein Company.
The company has produced a
string of box office and critically
acclaimed hits since being founded
by Bob and Harvey Weinstein
in 2005, with credits
including The King’s
Speech, Shakespeare
in Love and Silver
Linings Playbook.
Colony Capital said
it wanted to return the
Weinstein Company
to its “rightful iconic
position” in Hollywood.
But the allegations
against Harvey Weinstein have
made the company a pariah, even
though the 65-year-old, who has
been expelled by his peers at the
body that runs the Academy Awards,
has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex.
The Metropolitan Police in London
are now investigating five allegations
of sexual assault involving Mr
By Padraic Flanagan
The Weinstein Company is in talks to
sell to a private equity firm in the wake
of the sexual harassment and assault
allegations against its disgraced cofounder, Harvey Weinstein.
The independent film studio
has entered into an agreement
with Colony Capital for
an “immediate capital
injection” as the
company fights for its
future. The studio said
that it has also entered
n e go t i a t i o n s w i t h
Colony Capital for a
“potential sale of all or a
significant portion” of the
company’s assets.
The announcement
made no reference to the growing
scandal surrounding Mr Weinstein
(inset), who is facing a litany of rape,
harassment and assault accusations
from a number of the film industry’s
biggest stars.
Mr Weinstein has been dismissed
from the firm, but questions have
been raised over what the studio’s
board may have known about the film
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The allegations
surrounding Mr Weinstein
have led thousands of women to
post messages on social media
using the hashtag #metoo in
an attempt to expose the wider
problem of sexual assault.
Weinstein, dating back to the late
1980s. The mogul is also facing an
investigation by police in New York.
Dozens of actresses have come
forward to raise concerns about
sexual harassment in the film
industry. Yesterday, actress Alice
Evans spoke about the “Orwellian
type of fear” surrounding
Mr Weinstein.
She told Good Morning Britain:
“I know of girls who told other girls
to be careful. The girls went in, had
whatever they had to do with Harvey,
and told Harvey about the other
girls,” she said. “Harvey called the
other girls and said: ‘Don’t you ever
talk bad about me again.’ Can you
imagine that Orwellian kind of fear?”
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Dame Joan:
Marilyn told
me all about
sleaze in
Hollywood
By Francesca Gosling
Dame Joan Collins said she was
warned by Marilyn Monroe to
“watch out for the wolves” of
Hollywood early in her career.
The actress (above left) recalled
when she was “inappropriately”
approached by film bosses. She
told ITV’s This Morning: “I met
Marilyn at a party at Gene Kelly’s
house. She told me: ‘Watch out for
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said: ‘I’ve been in British films for
three years. I can handle wolves.’
And she said: ‘Not the power
bosses. If they don’t get what they
want, they drop your contract.’”
Dame Joan, 84, said her father
opposed her going into the film
industry because “he warned me
about men”.
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SOCIETY
Woody Allen
clarifies ‘sad’ for
mogul remark
Shortage of midwives blamed
for dip in number of home births
By Padraic Flanagan
By Ella Pickover
Woody Allen has been forced to
clarify his comments on Harvey
Weinstein amid widespread anger
after expressing he was “sad” for the
disgraced mogul.
The 81-year-old film-maker told
Variety that he was “surprised” by
the way his remark to the BBC had
been interpreted.
He later told Variety: “When I
said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I
thought it was clear, the meaning was
because he is a sad, sick man. I was
surprised it was treated differently.
Lest there be any ambiguity, this
statement clarifies my intention
and feelings.”
It came as actor Griffin Newman
announced his regret at working on
a Woody Allen film, saying he had
donated his entire salary to an antisexual violence organisation.
The 28-year-old US actor posted a
series of tweets revealing his concern
over allegations that the director
abused Dylan Farrow, his daughter
with actress Mia Farrow. Allen was
investigated over the 1992 accusation
but was not charged and has denied
the claims.
Staffing shortages may have
contributed to a fall in the number of
women giving birth at home, leading
midwives have said.
The number of home births has
fallen to its lowest level in 15 years,
official figures show. The Royal
College of Midwives raised concerns
over the figures, saying that women
are being denied the choice of
having a home birth due to “staffing
shortages and resource issues”.
Of the 696,271 babies born in
England and Wales in 2016, just 2.1
per cent of mothers gave birth at
home, according to the Office for
National Statistics (ONS).
When records began in the 1960s,
almost a third of babies were born
at home. The figure has fallen
drastically since then, dipping to
the lowest levels in the 1980s, when
about one in every 100 babies was
born at home.
Following the dip, the figure rose
slightly and by 2008, 2.9 per cent of
babies were born at home. In 2015, it
was 2.3 per cent, and in 2016 2.1 per
cent. The last time the figure was at
this level was in 2001.
The ONS statistics show that
women aged 35 to 39 were most likely
to give birth at home, while women
aged under 20 were least likely.
The figures also show regional
differences – women in Wales were
more likely to have a home birth
compared with women in England.
The rate was highest in the South
West and lowest in the North East.
MALTA
Journalist who received threats is killed in car bombing
By Lewis Smith
An investigative journalist was
killed in Malta yesterday when her
car exploded soon after she had
driven away from her home.
The powerful bomb that killed
Daphne Caruana Galizia blew her
vehicle and body several metres
from the road and into a field. Her
sons heard the explosion on a
rural road in Bidnija, close
to the capital, Valetta,
and ran out of the family
home to investigate.
She had recently
told police that she
was being threatened.
The reporter (inset) was
known for her investigative
journalism and political
commentary on her blog
Running Commentary.
M a l t a ’s P r i m e
M i n i s t e r, J o s e p h
Muscat, described the
murder as “barbaric”
and vowed he “would
not rest” until the killers
were behind bars.
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PEOPLE
Sean Hughes, the stand-up comedian
and television quiz show panellist,
has died at the age of 51.
The comedian, who was not
married and had no children, is
believed to have died yesterday
from cirrhosis of the liver, a week
after tweeting his final social media
post to his 50,000 followers that he
was “in hospital”.
Hughes, once described as a
“jaunty misanthrope”, was best
known for appearing on the BBC2
pop quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks,
where he was a team captain between
1996 and 2002, and his own Channel 4
sitcom Sean’s Show.
He won the Perrier comedy award
in 1990, at the age of 24, for his show
A One Night Stand With Sean Hughes.
His TV credits included appearances
in Coronation Street, Casualty and The
Last Detective.
Hughes appeared in Alan Parker’s
film The Commitments in 1991 and
toured frequently as a stand-up.
In 2015, the comedian joined the
cast of the Olivier award-winning
production of The Railway Children.
Stars of the comedy world paid
tribute to Hughes, among them Al
Murray, who said: “He made standup look fun, glamorous and above
all a creative place where you could
play. It’s terribly sad news to hear of
his passing.”
Bill Bailey said: “I’m shocked and
saddened to hear the news. I gigged
with Sean quite a bit over the years,
and we bonded over a shared love of
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dogs. He was a very funny comedian
and great company. He had a unique
and distinctive style and will be
greatly missed.”
Jenny Eclair said: “He was a cross
between a curmudgeon with a poet’s
soul and a glorious boy who was
destined never to grow old. We will
miss that voice.”
Before his death at north London’s
Whittington Hospital, the comedian,
who was born in nearby Archway
but spent much of his childhood in
Ireland, described how his life of
“extreme” hedonism had taken its toll
on his body and how he would hate to
grow too old.
In a 2014 interview with The Irish
Times, he said: “The dream is that,
one day, people will live forever. Well,
I don’t want to live forever. I can think
of nothing worse.”
Friends and admirers
said Sean Hughes made
the world of stand-up
comedy a ‘fun, glamorous
and a creative place’
Appreciation
He managed to find the serious in the silly
James
Rampton
C
omedy may often
appear to have a shiny
surface, but there was
always something more
profound lurking beneath it in
the work of Sean Hughes. And
that’s what made him so special:
there was darkness visible.
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misanthrope’ of
comedy, dies at 51
By Padraic Flanagan
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Many stand-ups regale us with
jokes about laddish nights out
and epic “bantz”, but Hughes
always tried to delve deeper.
A fan of Samuel Beckett and
Seamus Heaney who strove to
write novels in the style of Milan
Kundera, he managed to find the
serious in the silly.
Karen Koren, Hughes’s longterm producer at the Gilded
Balloon in Edinburgh, once said
she enjoyed the pathos he could
project: “He does the full circle
of comedy. When you go to the
theatre, you want to laugh, cry
and experience all the emotions.
That’s what you get from Sean.”
Having seen him perform
many times over the years, I can
also attest that he was blessed
with playfulness. He was one
of very few performers capable
of eliciting huge laughs simply
from the way he said “Hiya” or
“Bye bye”. THE INDEPENDENT
Anoperasingerwhoclaimsshehelped
to write a hit film starring Meryl
Streep and Hugh Grant is locked in a
court battle with her former boyfriend
over credit for the script.
Julia Kogan alleges that she was
integral to 2016’s Florence Foster
Jenkins, working with Nicholas
Martin as he wrote the screenplay.
But she told the High Court in London
that Mr Martin took full credit for the
project as it was bought up by a US
studio and went on to take
£33m at the box office.
In the film, Streep
(right) plays Florence
Foster Jenkins, a
New York socialite
with a notoriously
bad singing voice
who achieves her
dream of becoming an
opera singer and sells out
the Carnegie Hall concert hall.
Grant plays her husband.
Ms Kogan, a US-French singer
who lives in London, wants a slice
of the profits from the Oscarnominated film and a credit. Her
barrister Simon Malynicz, QC, said
the script was formed during their
relationship as “two highly literate
and creative people exchanged ideas
and words freely”.
Tom Weisselberg, QC, for Mr
Martin, said Ms Kogan contributed
only “guff ” to the scriptwriting
process. “She acted as a proofreader,
a critic, a supportive lover and a
sounding board... none of these things
promote her into an author,” he said.
Judgment was reserved until a
later date. EVENING STANDARD
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Former Downing Street adviser denies ‘mansplaining’ to Theresa May
By Shaun Connolly
A former national security adviser
has denied that he “mansplained”
situations to Theresa May.
Sir Mark Lyall Grant, who stood
down earlier this year, insisted that
he had a good relationship with the
Prime Minister but revealed tensions
with some of her political advisers.
Asked about reports that he had
been accused of “mansplaining” to
Mrs May, Sir Mark told BBC Radio
4’s Today programme: “No, it’s not
a report that I recognise, and she
wouldn’t recognise either.
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“I had a very good relationship
with David Cameron. I had a very
good relationship with Theresa
May. Obviously, when you work in
Downing Street there are tensions.
“And there were some tensions, I
have to say, with some of her political
advisers in Downing Street, who are
no longer in Downing Street now.”
Pressed on whether the tensions
resulted in him standing down, Sir
Mark replied: “No. I was always
planning to leave this year, and I did
leave this year.”
He said a re-introduction of a
hard border in Northern Ireland
“could potentially be serious for
security”, but he insisted the UK,
the Irish Republic and the EU were
committed to resolving the issue.
He also said it should be possible to
reach a post-Brexit deal on security
issues, as the UK was a major player
in defence and intelligence.
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COMMENT FROM HOME & ABROAD
BREXIT BILL
SCRUTINY
HARVEY
WEINSTEIN
HILLARY
CLINTON
GREAT STORM
OF 1987
IRANNUCLEAR
DEAL
MAN BOOKER
PRIZE
We must
grant powers
with caution
This was a
tale as old
as time
An unusual
level of
hatred
Predictions
are much
better today
This is not in
America’s
interests
Shortlist is too
UK and US
dominated
TheTelegraph
The Times
Financial Times
The Guardian
In order to achieve
its aim, the Bill has
to do some rather
unpalatable things.
Therefore, it is
very important to
distinguish between
those MPs whose aim
is to sabotage Brexit,
and those who are
doing what Parliament
is meant to do: scour
the Bill for risks.
(Juliet Samuel)
TheNewYorkTimes
Once more, we are
in a searing national
seminar on sexual
misbehaviour by
men, just like the HillThomas hearings, the
Clinton impeachment
hearings, the Bill Cosby
trial, the downfalls of
Roger Ailes. How many
times do we have to
go through this before
things really change?
(Maureen Dowd)
New Statesman
The level of vitriol
aimed at Clinton
feels unusual, in
my lifetime. I don’t
remember Al Gore
– who lost in similar
circumstances, to a
Republican who was
then equally hated
by the Anglophone
left – being berated
like this for his
inadequate contrition.
(Helen Lewis)
A peacetime
generation in a
temperate island got
a wake-up call from
that aeolian blitz. It
also mocked man’s
over-controlling ways
by demonstrating
that woodland left to
sprout does better
than areas cleared and
replanted.
(Libby Purves)
Evening Standard
The Spectator
TheIndependent
If the Great Storm
happened today,
it’s likely computer
modelling would at
the least highlight
a risk of hurricaneforce winds. A risk
of such significant
weather would be
enough for the Met
Office to issue severe
weather warnings.
(Aidan McGivern)
The Bill seeks to give
the Government a
blank cheque to tailor
our laws to whatever
form of Brexit it
decides and manages
to achieve. It is vital
these powers can only
be used to implement
a Brexit that
Parliament approves.
(Dominic Grieve)
Quote of
the day
This is the
politics of Al
Capone. This
is extortion
Lord Forsyth
The Tory peer on
EU negotiators’
divorce bill demands
I am not usually one to
call for boycotts but I
will make an exception.
Let’s protest against
Weinstein and the
rest of Hollywood
by refusing to go
to see its films. It
won’t take much for
the world to shun
Weinstein and his like.
(Marc Ambinder)
When I told people
I was going to see
Hillary speak, there
were two different
reactions. Every
woman in her twenties
and thirties was
unwaveringly excited.
Middle-aged men
couldn’t understand
why I’d bother.
(Sirena Bergman)
HuffingtonPost
The Iran nuclear deal
is very much in the
US’s national security
interest. Moreover,
it is clear the Trump
administration
understands the risks
it is taking and how
much we could lose.
But the administration
is choosing to chase
the chimera of a “better
deal” with Iran.
(Richard Nephew)
Washington Post
The cacophony of
mixed messages,
empty phrases and
double talk should
hardly be surprising.
Remember this is a
“policy” devised to
work around a temper
tantrum, namely
Trump’s refusal to sign
off on certification.
(Jennifer Rubin)
The 2013 Booker put
New Zealand literature
on the map, but perhaps
more importantly,
it revitalised its
relevance for locals.
And it’s what this year’s
shortlist – an even
split between US and
UK authors – is not
doing. It’s the inevitable
result of the rule
change made in 2014,
opening up the prize to
American authors.
(Lucy Diver)
Irish Times
As judges, we were
looking for work that
was generous and
daring, where the
writer was controlling
the words, but the
words and characters
also seemed to be
controlling the writer.
(Helen Mort)
LifeInBrief
TERRY DOWNES BOXER
A tough upbringing in London
and Baltimore left Terry Downes
supremely well equipped for
professional boxing. He was world
middleweight champion in 1961 and
1962, nicknamed “the Paddington
Express” for his whirlwind style.
He was born in Paddington, the son
of Richard, a mechanic, and Hilda, who
worked in a department store, and later
recalled: “Every day of my life was a
fight day. You’d sock some kid on the
nose and his big brother was round
later to avenge the family name.”
When he was in his teens, his family
moved to the US to be with his sister
Sylvia, who had gone over to work as a
trapeze artist but then lost an arm in
a car crash. He joined the marines and
began boxing in earnest, amassing a
trophy-laden amateur record, and was
on the verge of the US Olympic squad
but missed out because he failed the
residency qualification. He returned
to Britain instead and turned pro, his
all-action style and ready wit rapidly
establishing his reputation.
He became British middleweight
champion in 1958, but lost his first shot
at the world title to Paul Pender in
Boston in January 1961. In the rematch
a few months later, in front of a raucous
crown at the Empire Pool, Wembley, he
stopped Pender to take the world title.
His reign lasted only 10 months,
however, and Pender took his title back
in Boston the following year. Downes
worked his way back into championship
contention over the next two years,
despatching the legendary Sugar Ray
Robinson on the way. The great man
was 41 by that time, and when Downes
was asked what it was like to beat one of
the greatest fighters, he replied: “I didn’t
beat Sugar Ray. I beat his ghost.”
In 1964, he had a tilt at the world
light-heavyweight title, and he was
ahead against Willie Pastrano in
Manchester, but went down twice in
the 11th and lost. It was his last fight.
“That was as good as I could do,” he said.
“If I couldn’t win that fight, it was all
downhill from there.”
Unlike many boxers, he had been
sensible with his money: in 1960,
when off-course betting was legalised,
he had taken his father’s advice and
opened a betting shop, which became
a chain, and he made a tidy sum when
he sold out to William Hill. He had a car
dealership and a nightclub, and he also
dabbled in acting, including roles as a
hunchbacked servant alongside Sharon
Tate in Roman Polanski’s The Fearless
Vampire Killers (1967) and a bodyguard
in Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio
(1986). He was awarded the British
Empire Medal in 2012 for his charity
fundraising and sporting achievements.
He is survived by his wife Barbara,
whom he married in 1958 – she would
initially have nothing to do with him
because when they first met, at a club,
he was covered in bruises from a recent
fight – and their four children.
During his career, he had submitted
to the spartan lifestyle boxing
demands, but in retirement, said
Barbara, he lived life to the full. “He
had a lot to make up – and he did it in
spades,” she said.
Born 9 May 1936
Died 6 October 2017
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GraceDent
No, rape jokes aren’t funny, James
Corden misjudged anger at Weinstein and sex pest men
J
ames Corden appears
shocked by the global
anger over his jokes about
his friend “Harvey”, at
an awards ceremony
this weekend. I am not
shocked. But neither am I someone
who thinks sexual assault and abuse
can never be joked about.
My darkest fear and largest
ongoing bugbear with 21st century
society is mine to utter deadpan
one-liners on. I woke at 5.30am
this morning and couldn’t go out
running then as it was dark and I
might get raped, but if I left it until
7.30am then all the men in vans will
be on their way to work and I’ll get
steadily abused every 300 metres.
This has gone on since I was 11.
Tiny daily quandaries like this,
plus two decades working in the
media, make a woman very realistic
about how many men behave,
so when I work with men like
Weinstein (though I never met him,
thank God) and that man comes in
late to the office of a morning, I’m
the sort of woman who’ll reply to
the question “Where is X?” with:
“Oh God knows, probably standing
sheepishly in his garden burning
last night’s clothes.”
And that, my friends, is a rape
joke. But it’s not really a jokejoke boom-boom haha, more a
signifier that this man’s behaviour
creeps me out. However, it’s not
illegal to target all the interns for
sex, talk only to women’s tits, or
“pre-arrange models to party with”
after conferences.
Plus if one did raise any concerns
about this type of man, then 12
people in that company whose
denial works in tandem with their
mortgage repayments would laugh
awkwardly and mumble: “Oh that’s
just what he’s like, he’s a bit of a
nightmare, but he’s, cough, harmless
really. He has his, um, demons.”
Corden, on the other hand,
cannot expect to LOL it up with
ease about “Harvey” – who he’s
on first name terms with – being
accused of using his power again,
and again, and again, to schedule
hotel room auditions.
I’m not saying “Corden does
not have the right to joke”. No, he
has the right to open his mouth
and say anything he likes. But if
Corden expects those jokes to
land smoothly, at this moment in
time, he needs to know that by
about Thursday last week, perhaps
like many women, I had a retinal
migraine from silently, but angrily
enduring the question: “But how do
powerful men get away with this?”
Host James
Corden at the
awards ceremony
in Beverly Hills on
Sunday GETTY
In fact, by the weekend I
was considering answering it
personally by hiring a billboard
on the Hanger Lane gyratory and
beginning a complex spider graph
of the thousands of differing and
interlinking types of pushback,
derision, disbelief, mud-slinging
and career jeopardy that a difficult
woman will face for saying “Not
okay. And not fair”.
My biggest concerns were that
the 30 metre by 120 metre billboard
might not be large enough to
house sex-pest in the workplace
sub-sections such as: “She’s just a
talentless slag with a grudge”. As
well as “He has two lovely children,
why spoil their lives?” or “But his
company spends millions of pounds
at my firm which pays dozens of
salaries” or “I have no witnesses
and when I say it out loud the story
just sounds like I was complicit”
or “This is my fault. I did go in that
room with him and maybe my
expression suggested I wanted him
to wank” or “The last woman who
said something disappeared out
of the business, and his wife stood
by him, and now the complainant
is working in a different field
altogether and is very bitter.”
The billboard would not solve
anything, but could be empowering
to look at, plus at least when another
dickwad taxi driver turned to you
He fails to
understand
the anger. He’s
listening on
a different
frequency
after a radio news bulletin and said:
“Oh these women are all saying he’s
done stuff NOW aren’t they? Why
now, eh?” at least one could shout
“Driver, I need to re-route past the
Hanger Lane gyratory where Grace
Dent is up a step ladder and she is
really very, very angry.”
If Corden cannot understand
why his jokes about, for example,
Weinstein allegedly “masturbating
into a plant pot” aren’t making
people laugh, then it is because he
misunderstands the level of anger.
But James Corden is listening to
the unfolding of these events on a
different frequency.
I wish that just for five minutes I
could play him the New York Police
Department tape of Weinstein
cajoling Ambra Battilana Gutierrez
into a hotel room at the frequency
on which I can hear it. The
frequency on which I hear things
after decades of dealing with men
like this. The fake desperation to
make things better, his constant
reminders that it is she who is
creating an embarrassing scene and
that this is a fine hotel where he stays
regularly and people know him.
His reminders that he is famous,
or that the touching she is clearly
upset about is normal and minimal.
And that he is absolutely entitled
to another chance to be alone with
her and prove himself, and that she
just needs to shut up now and stop
making a fuss.
Most men will never hear that
tape at the frequency a woman
can hear it, with its sub-meanings,
inferences and dark manipulations
laid bare. And if you don’t quite
understand why we’re so angry,
excuse us if we don’t quite think it
is territory for your comedy either.
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The enemies
within
Irony of prison
sentences
Philip Hammond may
well be wrong to call
the European Union as
a whole our enemy but
he is not so wrong about
the Brussels technocrats
currently running
the show.
I voted “remain”,
although I held my nose
while doing so, and the
way the UK has been
treated so far appears
to justify many of the
reasons for leaving. We
should offer a divorce
settlement based on
what the UK lawyers
believe we owe – be that
£20bn or £40bn – but
make it clear that for
every month that the
EU fails to enter serious
trade talks from this
point forward that the
offer is reduced by £1bn
per month.
JOHN SALTER
CONSETT, CO DURHAM
Oh the i-rony! Your front
page celebrates your
victory for increased
prison sentences for
killer drivers and inside
Ian Birrell explodes
the myth that longer
sentences work
(16 October).
Yes, many crimes
need to be regarded
more seriously. But
we also need – as a
country – to abandon
the discredited myth
that prison is a serious
response to crimes like
these, both of which arise
from what the culture
of large groups within
our society feel to be
acceptable behaviour.
RIVER ATT
MANCHESTER
Firemen – and
women
Dany Cotton makes a
vitally important point
with regard to the all
too easy way we say
“fireman” rather than
the correct “firefighter”
(i, 16 October).
As a former chaplain
of 17 years to West
Yorkshire Fire and
Rescue, I am aware
of the tremendous
contribution women
make to our dedicated
and professional fire
services. In recognition
of the work of women
and men, all of us need
to stop and think before
we use bad language
that undervalues such
a valuable service.
REV CANON IAN
GASKELL
ROYSTON, BARNSLEY
Thanks, Dr
Google
“Dr Google” almost
certainly saved my life (i,
Your View, 16 October).
My GP prescribed
iron tablets to cure my
anaemia. The pharmacist
put the wrong dose on
the box – four per day
instead of four per week.
I took them, lost
consciousness and fell
over. Then I discovered
the correct dose on the
NHS website.
I stopped taking
them and phoned my
GP who was horrified
and said to stop taking
them immediately.
I already had – thanks
to “Dr Google”.
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A time for white
poppies
People died for the right
of people to wear the
white poppy if they wish.
Please, Mr. Hammond,
don’t penalise people who
already have a diesel car.
JANET BAILEY
KETTERING
Flirting as
a tactic
The installation of red poppies at the Tower of London in 2014 CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY
However, for the
Peace Pledge Union (i,
16 October) to run their
campaign at the same
time as the red poppy
appeal is a deliberately
politicising act which
they know can only cause
confrontation and upset
many, to the detriment
of both causes.
They should leave us
to remember our dead
with our red poppies
in the run-up to 11
November, and run their
campaign immediately
afterwards. By taking
away the confrontation
they might even
persuade many red
poppy wearers like me
to join them.
VICTOR LAUNERT
MATLOCK BATH,
DERBYSHIRE
By all means wear a
white poppy if you
choose to, but wear
it with a red one – for
without the sacrifices
remembered by the
red poppy it is unlikely
that you would have the
freedom to choose
JOHN HOPE
STOURBRIDGE
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A question of
pronunciation
How can it be right to
call him Harvey “Winesteen” when both halves
of his name are spelt the
same way. Either he is
“Wine-stine” or “Weensteen”. The correct
German pronunciation
is the former.
ROGER SLATER
MACCLESFIELD
Who will pick
the fruit?
When asked about the
prospect of rising food
prices after Brexit, the
government minister
Chris Grayling replied
glibly that our UK
farmers would produce
more home-grown food
(i,16 October). Who is
going to pick all this
extra produce after
our stalwart European
pickers are repatriated?
CHRIS LUMB
WEST SUSSEX
My diesel
woes
Last year I traded in my
13-year-old car for a
diesel one. I have never
had one before but chose
it because it was cheaper
to run. I am a pensioner
with limited income
and would not be able
to afford to replace it if
the Chancellor decides
to increase the duty on
diesel cars. No one is
going to want my car if
I tried to sell it. It was
bought in good faith
using the information
available at the time.
While the recent
revelations regarding
rape and sexual assault
of women by men in
positions of power/
authority are disgusting,
perhaps we should
remember that many
women have used sexual
attractiveness to get
what they want.
Advice to this end
was freely available in
women’s magazines and
flirting was encouraged.
Nowadays there may be
cases of attractive men
using the same strategy
to get promotion from
women bosses.
MAUREEN AITKEN
NEWBURY
What musician
for Brexit?
I loved the BBC
programme Lucy
Worsley’s Nights at the
Opera. Her comments
on composers can be
quite political; maybe
someone could set
“Brexit” to a score so
we could all hum it, as
people did in the past.
“The Brexit opera” could
soothe us all – especially
if composed by Andrew
Lloyd Weber. We await.
JM PROBETS
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Turner joy as Jonas
puts a ring on it
Burke dances around
a tricky situation
Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner is to
marry her pop star boyfriend Joe Jonas. Turner,
21, announced the news on Instagram, posting
a picture of her diamond ring, her
hand on top of Jonas’s. “I said yes,”
she wrote. US singer Jonas, 28,
shared the same image on his
account, and wrote: “She said
yes.” Turner has played Sansa
Stark in
the HBO
series
since she was
15. Having found
fame so early made her
retreat into herself until
she met Jonas over a
year ago. “I very much
isolated myself for a
while and forgot what
was fun. Going out
with friends, going
out to eat, not really
having a care,” she
said. “And people I’ve
met recently in my
life have drawn me
out of that.”
There’s a catch-22 for contestants on Strictly
Come Dancing: they’ve got to be talented in
order to get anywhere in the competition, but if
they’ve had any previous professional training
it’s a scandal. Alexandra Burke (below), who
received the highest score of the series so far
this weekend, is the latest subject of scandal.
It has been pointed out
that judge Craig Revel
Horwood’s high praise
for Burke might have
something to do with the
fact that she toured in his
production of Sister Act
last year. But Burke’s
career as a singer
and dancer
prepared
her for that
role in the
first place: so
many stars have a
background in professional singing and
dancing it would
be tricky to cast the
show entirely with
complete beginners.
Paddington is
made bearable
A morning commute through
Paddington station usually peaks
with a visit to Upper Crust. So it
was made briefly more exciting
yesterday when the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge made a
surprise appearance with Prince
Harry. It was the Duchess’s first
public appearance since the
announcement that she and Prince
William were expecting their third
child. She danced with a lifesize
Paddington Bear at the event
which was to promote the second
Paddington film – the royals came
along with children who are helped
by the charities they support.
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L
azing on a sunny afternoon, I
was leafing through weekend
magazines, as you do. There
are the usual long features,
star interviews, fashion tips, recipes,
and sad souls seeking advice for
personal problems. And lots of
glossy, paid-for pages to sell us stuff.
But between the luxury wallpapers
and sleek cars was an unmissable
advert for the clothes chain Jigsaw.
It begins: “British style is not
100% British. In fact, there’s no such
thing as ‘100% British’....
“Or 100% Dutch, French,
American, Asian or European.
Whatever your opinion, at
some point in your ancestry,
someone moved in and unsettled
the neighbours.”
Its final lines read: “Fear, isolation,
and intolerance will hold us back.
“Love, openness and collaboration
will take us forward.”
Amazed and gratified, I
immediately ordered several
items from Jigsaw online. This fish
grabbed the bait. Job well done.
Except I don’t believe this was
an entirely cynical ploy. And my
response was political, not personal
– a “thank you” to a business which
is standing up for migrants and
sanity, when all around them, the
Home Office, in particular, are doing
the opposite. The department is on
a mission to purge many of those
who settled on these shores. And it is
reportedly deporting people without
due process.
Two professionals I have known
for more than a decade have been
thrown out even though their wives
are native Brits. Well, how else to get
the numbers down? Theresa May,
when Home Secretary, initiated
the persecution and the current
incumbent, Amber Rudd, desperate
to make her mark, is pressing on
with the same measures to reach
those elusive targets.
In September, High Court judges
ruled Rudd was in contempt of
court for breaching an order not
to repatriate Samim Bigzad, 23, to
Afghanistan. He says he is a prime
target for the Taliban because he
worked for the Afghan government
and American companies before
he sought sanctuary. The Home
Secretary has been ordered to bring
the man back to the UK.
A week ago, a High Court judge
declared that hundreds of victims
of torture have been unlawfully
detained in immigration detention
centres. Who cares about the judges,
right? Lily-livered, “unpatriotic”
liberals, the lot of them.
Furthermore, state institutions,
businesses and employees are now
being forced to follow outrageous
diktats. Here’s just one example:
I was asked to speak at an event
in central London last week. I had
to show them my passport, have
copies taken of every page and
every visa.
Universities have been ordered to
do this for every visiting academic,
every student volunteer, every
conference speaker. If they don’t,
they are fined thousands of pounds
as are landlords and employers.
Perhaps the NHS is going to be the
next immigration control agency.
Politicians cower before
populism and do not oppose this
autocratic creep. Thank God
for good capitalists with their
advertisements, the unrecognised
guardians of our democracy and
human rights, says this socialist with
some humility.
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but seemed a little too comfortable
playing with the agenda of the far
right for electoral gain during the
election campaign.
All this youth will become an
increasing irritant to European
commentators as they examine
their greying temples in the mirror
each morning.
Italy, too, has a 31-year-old
challenger for the position of
Prime Minister. And this shortly
after the election of France’s
President Emmanuel Macron, who
is now looking pretty mature by
comparison at 39.
But there is a genuine reason to
worry: Kurz, and the Italian Five
Star leader Luigi di Maio (inset),
come to embody those dangerous
moments in history when the young
man in a hurry seizes the pace,
where the pendulum of politics
begins to lose its steady
rhythm between left and
right, between ideas
that have steeped over
time, and lurches to a
new agenda.
This unlocking is
not always a bad thing,
but the urgency of it
might give us pause
for thought.
Both the desire for the
shock of the new, and the insatiable
hunger of the media for another
twist in the plot, leave politics
beginning to look like a version
of Instagram: chasing the next
big trend at the expense of less
fashionable ideas.
Not all young men are Mahlers.
Those grey temples of the
commentariat, who have seen this
folly before, may soon be seen as a
badge of honour. EVENING STANDARD
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Youth is
wasted on
politicians
“A
man of 30 was still
considered immature,
and a 40-year-old not
regarded as ready for
a position of responsibility,”
Stefan Zweig wrote of
fin-de-siècle Vienna in
his memoir The World
of Yesterday. “There
was one astonishing
exception, when
Gustav Mahler was
appointed director of
the Court Opera at the
age of 38, and horrified
murmurs ran through the
whole of Vienna at entrusting
the highest artistic institution to
such a young man.”
Now Austria has, if exit polls
in its national election are to be
believed, entrusted its high office
to a 31-year-old man – one so sure
of himself that he has actually
renamed the party after himself on
the ballot papers.
Sebastian Kurz only became the
leader of the country’s conservative
People’s Party in May. He’s pro-EU
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TELEVISION
A four-wheeled
friend? Smart car
will learn all
about its drivers
By Yuri Kageyama
IN TOKYO
Getting sleepy behind the wheel?
Need to stop for something to eat or a
cup of coffee? Your car might soon be
aware of this before you are.
The Japanese carmaker Toyota is
touting an array of new technologies
aimed at improving safety and even
anticipating drivers’ desires at this
month’s Tokyo Motor Show.
Makoto Okabe, a Toyota executive,
said yesterday that the use of artificial intelligence meant cars may get
to know drivers as human beings by
analysing their facial expressions,
driving habits and social media use.
Such a vehicle might adjust drivers’ seats to calm them when they
are feeling anxious or jiggle them
to make them more alert when they
seem sleepy. It might also suggest a
stop at a noodle café along the way.
Despite concerns over potential
intrusions into privacy, many carmakers will be displaying prototypes
of such technologies at the motor
show, which opens to the public
on 28 October.
Toyota’s Concept-i series of models, on display at the show, is based on
the Japanese word for “love”, or “ai”,
which sounds like “I” in English. The
idea is that your car will become your
friend, “more than a machine”, Mr
The Concept-i is designed to learn
about its driver’s personality REUTERS
‘Countryfile’
star fed up
with mail
about looks
By Sherna Noah
Robot rides In production
Google has been experimenting with
self-driving vehicles for the best part
of a decade, while Apple’s driverless
vehicle division, codenamed Project
Titan, has been accused of stealing
top talent away from current market
leader ,Tesla.
Uber has been testing driverless
taxis in the US. Last summer, Ford
announced that it planned to create
a fully autonomous car, without
a steering wheel or pedal control
system, and bring it to market in a
ride-sharing service by 2021.
The announcement was regarded
as highly ambitious, given the
complications and uncertainty over
insurance, accident culpability and
safety concerns.
Okabe said. Using cameras to analyse images of drivers’ faces, a car can
deduce if they are feeling happy or irritated. It might expand and contract
a seat to simulate the rhythm of deep
breathing to calm a driver who seems
jittery, he said.
Since people tend to make certain movements such as yawning or
scratching their cheeks when they’re
tired, a vehicle could detect if a driver
is getting drowsy. It might wiggle the
seat or trigger an herbal scent known
to be invigorating, Mr Okabe said.
Toyota said it plans to have some
of the technology ready for road tests
by 2020.
Japanese rival Honda will also
showing several concept models with
similar technologies.
Vehicles around the
world can now use
automated technology to change
lanes with sensors, reverse
safely into parking lots or stop
before crashing.
SOCIETY
The Countryfile star Ellie Harrison
says she is fed-up with getting fan
mail about her looks.
The presenter, 39, who recently
revealed she had circular marks
etched into her arm to show her
devotion to her partner, has been
a part of the BBC’s rural-focused
television series since 2009.
Discussing the kind of mail she
gets from viewers, Harrison (inset)
told the Radio Times: “‘Where do
you get your boots from?’ That’s
all I ever seem to get. And people
always seem to comment on how a
woman looks.”
But Autumnwatch host Chris
Packham told Harrison: “Just
to reassure you, I get that, too. I
refuse to answer those because I
consider them trite.”
Packham, 56, also
said he receives
an “enormous
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Steinmeyer in photographs”
his SS uniform asking him to
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tures and “a
lot of pictures of
animal poo, asking which animal it
belongs to. I don’t mind. I do
seem to talk a lot about poo”.
Packham added that children
should be given more freedom
around nature. “Just let your kids
out,” he said. “Parents restrict
their kids’ experience of nature
he went back to Germany to work – ‘Don’t climb the tree. Don’t get
at the docks in Bremen, but visited your feet wet. Mind the stingComrie frequently and vowed to
ing nettles. Don’t go in the mud’.
leave everything he owned for the It stops the engagement procbenefit of the elderly in the village. ess. Let them explore the natural
Mr Steinmeyer died at the
world for themselves.”
age of 90 in 2014, and his ashes
Harrison agreed, telling the
were scattered in the hills above
magazine: “It’s significant that
the village.
nature makes us well. We know
Next Tuesday, local residents
it in our hearts. There’s plenty of
will meet at the community centre research about how it changes
to discuss a range of proposals
our brains, and GPs are even prefor the cash, including improving scribing looking at a tree for five
respite care in the village,
minutes for people with chronic
providing a mobile library and
depression. Any time in green
improving disabled access.
space is good for us.”
Village ponders how to spend
former Nazi soldier’s legacy
By Padraic Flanagan
A village in Scotland that received
a £400,000 bequest from a former
SS soldier in gratitude at his
treatment as a prisoner-of-war will
learn next week how the windfall
could be spent.
Heinrich Steinmeyer was a
member of Hitler’s Waffen-SS and
just 19 when he was captured in
Normandy shortly after D-Day
in August 1944 and sent to the
PoW camp at Cultybraggan near
Comrie in Perthshire, where he
renounced Nazism. After the war
ARTS
Award-winning actor Roy Dotrice dies, aged 94
By Lucy Mapstone
Actor Roy Dotrice, known for his
role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscarwinning film Amadeus and his oneman show Brief Lives – in which he
portrayed 17th-century diarist John
Aubrey – has died aged 94.
His family said in a statement that
he “died peacefully yesterday in his
London home surrounded by family,
including his three daughters, grandchildren and great-grandson”.
Dotrice (inset) was a character actor
throughout his career but gained a
new fanbase in recent years as the
narrator of George RR Martin’s A
Song of Ice and Fire series.
His narration of the series – the inspiration for
television fantasy series
Game Of Thrones – saw
Dotrice awarded a place
in the Guinness World
Records in 2004 for the
greatest number of characters voiced in an audio
book at 224.
During his long career, Dotrice
won a number of accolades, includ-
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ing a Tony Award for his role in the
Broadway revival of A Moon for the
Misbegotten in 2000. In 1969, he
was awarded a Bafta for his
role as Albert Haddock in
the television adaptation
of AP Herbert’s Misleading Cases.
Dotrice was born in
Guernsey. When the
Germans occupied the
Channel Islands in 1940 he
escaped by motor boat before
later joining the RAF. He trained as a
wireless operator and air gunner and
became a prisoner of war when his
aircraft was shot down over Germany in 1942. It was while imprisoned
that his love of theatre took root, as
he performed concerts to raise the
spirits of his fellow inmates.
In 2008 he was awarded an OBE
for services to drama.
Dotrice was married to his wife
Kay for 60 years, until her death in
2007. They had three daughters –
Yvette, Karen and Michele, who is
known for her role as Betty in Some
Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em and who was
married to actor Edward Woodward.
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ASTRONOMY
UNITED STATES
Mega collision of
stars bends space
and forges gold
Gold forged from the titanic collision
of two super-dense stars has made an
alchemist’s dream come true 130 million light years from Earth.
Enough gold to match the mass of
200 Earths was created in the nuclear furnace lit by merging neutron
stars, confirming theories about their
origins. It also created hughe quantities of platinum and uranium.
The spectacular event generated
ripples in the fabric of the universe,
leading to the fifth detection of gravitational waves on Earth – a major discovery in itself.
Scientists not only “heard” the
Gravitational waves from
the collision fanned out
across the universe at the speed of
light and were picked up on Earth
by two sensitive detectors in
Washington and Louisiana.
phenomenon by measuring vibrations in space-time, but they also
used satellite and ground-based
telescopes to see light and radiation
pouring out of the stellar fireball,
dubbed a “kilonova”.
Excited astronomers talked of
opening a “new chapter in astrophysics” and unlocking a “treasure trove”
of new science.
Every other gravitational wave detection has been traced to black holes
crashing together in remote regions
of the universe more than a billion
light years away.
The new event – though still very
distant – was much closer and completely different in nature. It was
caused by colliding neutron stars –
burnt-out remnants of giant stars so
dense that a teaspoon of their material on Earth would weigh a billion tons.
The two objects, each about 12
miles in diameter, stretched and
distorted space-time as they spiralled towards each other and
finally collided.
Bergdahl
pleads guilty
to desertion
By Andrew Buncombe
IN NEW YORK
An artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars. Swirling clouds are a
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US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl
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from his post in Afghanistan – has
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Record level
of callers
with suicidal
thoughts
Lack of guarantees for EU nationals
‘will make GP workforce crisis worse’
Professor Stokes-Lampard
remains positive about the
future of the NHS: “We’re still the
finest in the world, despite the
trials and tribulations. The UK is
an amazing country and the NHS
is still the jewel in our crown.”
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
The head of the Royal College of
GPs has demanded a promise from
Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary,
about the status of EU doctors working in the NHS.
Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard
told i that a failure to guarantee that
EU nationals will still be able to work
in the NHS post-Brexit is making it
harder to fill GP positions and exacerbating the workforce crisis.
“The big, big issue for general
practice is workforce. We have too
few healthcare professionals in the
system as it is,” she said. “Despite the
promises we’ve had for more doctors,
actually we need more than ever to
protect and preserve the healthcare
professionals that we’ve already got.
For goodness’ sake, we need a promise, just give us a promise.”
Two years ago, Mr Hunt promised
that 5,000 more GPs will be working
in the NHS in England by 2020. However, the latest figures published by
the NHS show that there are about
Helen Stokes-Lampard
said GPs from EU
countries are put off
coming to the UK
350 fewer GPs now than there were
in 2015.
Fears that there could be a mass
exodus from the NHS are growing as
evidence mounts that EU nationals
are already beginning to leave. Some
17,197 EU staff, including nurses and
By Ella Pickover
A record number of children have
sought help from Childline over
suicidal thoughts.
The NSPCC help and advice
service provided 62 counselling
sessions each day last year for
children tormented by thoughts
of ending their own lives.
Children as young as 10 reached
out for help after contemplating
suicide, the charity said.
Overall, 8 per cent of Childline’s
295,000 counselling sessions last
year were for youngsters with suicidal thoughts.
This is the highest level the
charity has ever recorded, according to its 2016-17 annual review.
Of the 22,456 counselling sessions for suicide, 2,061 were for
children deemed to be “actively
suicidal” – meaning they had already done things like written a
note, given away meaningful items
or planned their death.
The charity said young people
were most likely to be counselled
about suicidal thoughts and feelings on Monday evenings, and
most children confided to counsellors online via the charity’s 1-2-1
chat service, or by email.
The report says some young
people described having difficulty getting NHS help from their
local child and adolescent mental
health service (CAMHS).
had been considering [prior to the
EU referendum] moving to the UK,
you’d be reconsidering your options,
wouldn’t you? That’s an inevitable
consequence [of Brexit]. People don’t
want to take the risk of moving their
families and livelihoods if their future
is so uncertain. Why come to the UK
when they could go to Germany?”
She added: “We’re desperately
calling for a promise that all healthcare professionals [from the EU] are
given assurances about their ability
to stay within the UK post-Brexit, absolutely. It’s a no-brainer.
“If we are in a no-deal situation,
that doesn’t mean we can’t make
promises to those who are helping to
shore up the NHS.”
doctors, left last year, compared with
11,222 for 11 months in 2014.
Asked whether a no-deal scenario
will make it harder for Mr Hunt to
fulfil his promises, Professor StokesLampard said: “Absolutely. If you were
a general practitioner in Spain who
HEALTH
Battle against child obesity ‘hampered by data protection rules’
By Paul Gallagher
Data protection rules are hampering
the fight against obesity, Professor
Helen Stokes-Lampard said.
The rules prevent doctors seeing
data from the National Child Meas-
urement Programme, which includes
details on weight.
“Children who are fit and well don’t
usually end up at their GP. But they
aren’t the front line of preventing
childhood obesity. This is education,
schools, communities, public health,”
she said. “I do believe GPs should be
informed of the results of the weighing programme. Currently, GPs don’t
know if a child is classified as obese.
The only time we know is when a parent brings their child to us and asks if
there is any way of getting help.
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data protection, but to invest in a programme and not join that [to primary
care] seems a little odd.”
She added: “We want to make
healthy living and healthy lifestyle a
normal part of what we all do.”
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Trotsky cast as red star
for TV epic after being
airbrushed from history
By Oliver Carroll
Leon Trotsky may have been largely
forgotten in his Mother Russia. But
that looks set to change with an
eponymous eight-part television series to coincide with the centenary
of the Bolshevik revolution.
Trotsky has a fanatical following
among Western leftists – down in
great part to his prolific writing and
opposition to Joseph Stalin. In Russia, however, he is seen, at best, as a
pitiful curiosity.
The Soviet machine at first demonised him. Then, following his
untimely death by ice pick in 1940,
Trotsky was airbrushed from history. By the time Mikhail Gorbachev
pardoned the old revolutionary in
1986, most Russians had stopped
paying attention.
TV producers hope to change that
with a glossy serialisation, the first
Divided loyalties
The impending 100th anniversary
of the revolution poses awkward
questions for Vladimir Putin and
the Kremlin. Does the government
continue to embrace Soviet
nostalgia and the idea of a popular
uprising? How to square that
with the idea of conservatism and
stability, on which the regime is
basing its 18 years of rule?
Perhaps more significantly: how
can you capture the hopes and
fears of a nation fundamentally
split on the issue? “There are too
many points of conflict,” says
Boris Kolonitsky, a professor at the
Russian Academy of Sciences. “You
can’t bring society together on this.”
Last December, Mr Putin called for
an “objective and honest analysis” of
the country’s “common history”.
Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in 1922 TOPICAL PRESS AGENCY/GETTY
to be aired in Russia. The assembled
cast is an A-list of celebrities, including the country’s most famous actor,
Konstantin Khabensky, who plays
the lead role.
Trotsky is shown to be at once
cocky and savage, shooting unarmed
citizens and proclaiming the virtue
of “cleansing [ranks] with blood”.
“I’m not surprised that they have
chosen Trotsky instead of, say,
Stalin,” said Alexander Reznik, a
historian at Russia’s Higher School
of Economics. “In the current
political atmosphere, Trotsky is the
perfect anti-hero for Russia. He is
a disgusting character, both physically and morally.”
For Mr Reznik, the show draws
intentional parallels with contemporary Russia and Kremlin critic
Alexei Navalny. Last December, Mr
Navalny announced an improbable
presidential campaign, but is unlikely to be granted permission to run.
He is currently in jail for his attempts
to organise “unsanctioned” rallies.
“Navalny is the only guy you’ve got
out there,” Reznik said. “So the message for young Russians is obvious:
your Navalny might be charismatic
and speak well but, like Trotsky, he
is destructive, savage, unpatriotic
and probably working for foreign
governments.” THE INDEPENDENT
In early scripts, the
storyline is peppered
with heavily dramatised scenes
of sex and violence. Great
attention is paid to Trotsky’s
sex life and his interest in
the teachings of Freud.
GREECE
British couple could be sued
for monastery ‘sex act’ photo
By Padraic Flanagan
A newlywed couple who took a
photo simulating a sex act at a Greek
monastery could face legal action
from other brides and grooms amid
fears of a ban on all foreign couples
marrying at the sacred site.
Matthew and Carly Lunn’s
photo, which appeared to show
her performing oral sex at St
Paul’s Chapel on the Aegean island of Rhodes, went viral and
led Bishop Kyrillos of Rhodes to
call for a ban on foreigners from
getting married at the picturesque
island monastery.
Daniel Gaynor, 32, and his partner
Mandy Jackson, 30, from Rotherham, are among those considering
legal action against the couple. Mr
Gaynor told MailOnline. “We have
been planning our wedding for twoand-a-half years. I will be going to
see a solicitor to see if any action
can be taken against them. They
are scum.”
Gemma Hunter, 37, a health-care
assistant from Bradford, also fears
We are Greek and we
cherish our traditions... We
cannot allow this disgusting
behaviour to prevail
that her special day with her fiancé
Matthew Hewitt, 38, has been ruined because of the picture.
Estimating that her wedding party
has spent about £20,000, she said:
“It is all added stress. We thought
we could get married abroad and it
would be straightforward.” She described the image as “disrespectful”,
adding: “Why would you think to do
that in a religious setting?”
Giorgos Eleftheriou, a community leader, told The Times: “I have
hundreds of soon-to-be brides from
Britain and all over the world calling
me in tears because of this decision.
“We are Greek and we cherish our
traditions and the sanctity of our religious sites. We cannot allow this
disgusting behaviour to prevail.”
Ms Hunter and Mr Hewitt have
four children between them, aged
from eight to 11 years old, who were
“really excited” about being part of
the wedding. She said: “I have not
even told them, to be honest, that all
this is going on.”
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White horses are associated with the ruling Kim family KIM WON-JIN/AFP/GETTY
North Korea takes a
gamble on betting
Income from racing helps regime’s
coffers, writes Hyonhee Shin
P
unters in North Korea
who once risked three
years’ hard labour for
gambling are now able to
bet on local horse races
as the regime seeks to boost its
basket-case economy with sources
of hard currency.
Kim Jong-un has been building
resorts, swimming pools and
other luxurious leisure facilities
in what experts say is an attempt
to capture some of the individual
wealth generated by growing private
markets for goods and services.
A series of races took place at the
Mirim Horse Riding Club, one of Mr
Kim’s flagship leisure developments,
near Pyongyang on Sunday,
according to North Korea’s official
KCNA news agency.
Racegoers aged 12 or older
were allowed to bet on jockeys in
a raffle-type system, broadcaster
Korean Central Television said
ahead of the races.
Pictures from KCNA showed
hundreds of spectators watching
and filming with their phones as a
field of mostly white-grey horses
and their riders stormed out of the
starting gate.
In the communist North, horses
– especially white ones – have
traditionally been a propaganda
symbol associated with the ruling
Kim family.
“Kim has been pushing for vanity
projects for a theme park, ski resort
and the horse riding club for the
sake of propping up the people’s
wellbeing, but their real purpose
was to earn foreign currency,” said
Na Jeong-won, head of the North
Korea Industry-Economy Research
Institute in Seoul.
North Korea’s access to foreign
currency has been limited by a series
of international sanctions over
its nuclear weapons programme,
including bans on key exports such
as coal, textiles and seafood.
Lee Sang-keun, a researcher at
the Institute of Unification Studies
of Ewha Womans University in
Seoul, said the primary target
for the leisure facilities is affluent
North Koreans.
“You may have ridiculed Kim
Jong-un for constructing lavish
facilities while struggling to feed
the people, but those things are to
make foreign currency, not from
foreigners but from the well-offs
inside North Korea because you
have to pay in US dollars or Chinese
renminbi there,” said Mr Lee.
“Many North Koreans make lots
of money from the market, dine
at hamburger restaurants and go
shopping, all of which help fatten
regime coffers. That’s part of the
reason why the regime still has
some financial latitude despite
international sanctions.”
North Korea has already been
operating casinos for foreigners
in Pyongyang and Rason, where
it jointly runs a special economic
zone with China.
Kim Jong-un developed the
Mirim riding club by transforming
a military horseman training centre
in 2012 and visited the site several
times until its formal unveiling a
year later, KCNA has reported.
The Mirim riding club has an
indoor training facility, seven
outdoor riding courses, a pavilion,
restaurants and a sauna, as
well as 120 horses including 67
famous Orlov Trotters from
Russia, according to the website
of Uri Tours, a US-based agency
specialised in guided trips
throughout the North.
The entrance fee is £26, which
covers one hour of horse riding with
an instructor, riding gear and sauna.
The fee could be lower for North
Koreans, reportedly at about
£7 – still a hefty sum for many
impoverished locals.
“There seems to be growing
demand for such leisure activities
among North Koreans as the gap
between the rich and the poor has
been widening,” said Mr Na. REUTERS
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CZECH REPUBLIC
Merkel begins
coalition talks
Prague’s house
prices soar
Germany’s Chancellor Angela
Merkel says she expects
exploratory talks on a new
German coalition, the first step
toward forming a government
for Europe’s biggest economy,
to take several weeks.
The 24 September election
left Ms Merkel with limited
options to form a government.
At present, the only realistic
choice is a coalition of
her conservatives, the
pro-business Free Democrats
and the left-leaning Greens.
The combination has never
been tried at national level. AP
The Czech Republic’s capital has
the hottest residential property
market in Europe – and it’s becoming
a problem.
A 22 per cent spike in Prague’s
house prices over the past year is
freezing out many locals from buying
a home. The risk of a “boom and bust”
in the market has forced the Czech
Central Bank to step in to try to cool
off demand.
Prague stands out thanks to a
combination of factors: a lack of new
apartments, strong demand amid a
growing economy and low borrowing
rates, and a boom in investment
buying to set up Airbnb businesses. AP
Soldiers hunting
kidnappers killed
in bomb blast
By Asif Shahzad
IN ISLAMABAD
A bomb blast killed a Pakistani
army officer and three
soldiers who were searching
for the kidnappers of a freed
US-Canadian family in a tribal
region bordering Afghanistan.
Postcard
From...
Bangkok
Hotels in Bangkok’s bustling
old town, home to a backpacker
enclave favoured by foreign
tourists, are booked up as
Thailand prepares to host the
lavish funeral of its revered
King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The funeral of King
Bhumibol, who died on 14
October last year after seven
decades on the throne, will
run for five days next week,
with most events centring on
the Grand Palace and Sanam
Luang, a public square in the
historic quarter.
About 250,000 mourners are
expected to attend the funeral,
which will feature gold-tipped
Last Isis leaders killed as
troops push to regain city
By Jim Gomez
GERMANY
PAKISTAN
PHILIPPINES
Pakistan’s army said the
attacks in the Kurram area
on Sunday, for which the
Pakistani Taliban claimed
responsibility, also wounded
three soldiers.
The army was hunting for
militants who held Caitlan
Coleman, an American, her
Canadian husband, Joshua
Boyle, and their three children
hostage. The family was freed
last Wednesday when the
Pakistani army shot out the
tyres of a vehicle carrying the
five captives while they were
being rescued. REUTERS
pavilions built for the occasion,
and 26 October, the day of the
cremation, has been declared
a national holiday. A survey of
three hotels on the Khao San
Road, the main artery of the
Banglamphu backpacker area,
found no rooms were available.
“We are fully booked
during the royal cremation,”
said Preechaya Amngeun,
23, a guest services agent
at the Ibis Styles Bangkok
Khaosan Viengtai, part of a
French hotel group.
Thailand’s tourism industry,
which accounts for 12 per cent
of GDP, has been a rare bright
spot for an economy that has
struggled since a 2014 coup.
It has weathered political
turbulence and a major
natural disaster, the Indian
Ocean tsunami, in recent
years. REUTERS
Suphanida Thakral
The last two surviving leaders
of a deadly siege in the southern
Philippines were killed yesterday
in a push by thousands of troops to
retake the last pocket of Marawi city
still held by pro-Isis militants.
Four military and police officials
said that Isnilon Hapilon, who is
listed among the FBI’s most-wanted
terror suspects, and Omarkhayam
Maute were killed in a gun battle and
their bodies were found in Marawi.
Marawi is a mosque-studded
centre of Islamic faith in the south of
the predominantly Roman Catholic
nation. The country’s defence
Isnilon
Hapilon
was on the
FBI’s ‘most
wanted’ list,
after being
blamed
for the
kidnapping
of several
Americans
secretary, Delfin Lorenzana, said
DNA tests would be done on the
remains of the two militant leaders to
pave the way for the payment of huge
US and Philippine bounties offered
for the two.
A leading Malaysian militant,
Mahmud bin Ahmad, who uses the
nom de guerre Abu Handzalah and
is a close associate of Hapilon, has
not been found and was among the
remaining militants being hunted by
troops, Mr Lorenzana said.
Hapilon has been blamed by
the US for ransom kidnappings of
several Americans, one of whom was
beheaded in 2001 in the southern
province of Basilan.
More than 1,000 people have
been killed in the Marawi violence,
including more than 800 militants.
AP
China’s
glass
gateway
Beijing’s £9bn new
airport is tipped to
become one of the
world’s largest when
it opens in October
2019. It is expected to
deal with 100 million
passengers, on a par
with Atlanta airport
in the US. Zhu Wenxin,
the project spokesman,
said: “It’s a shining
example of China’s
national production
capacity.” REUTERS
INDONESIA
Plan to ban gay people from being seen on television
Indonesia’s parliament is considering
legislation that would ban lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender
(LGBT) content from TV screens by
the end of the year.
Broadcasts and advertisements
that show “lesbian, homosexual,
bisexual and transgender behaviour”
would be banned.
The ban could include dramas
with gay characters, traditional folk
or comedic performances with crossdressing or “effeminate” men, and
broadcasts advocating LGBT rights.
The draft bill is the latest
measure targeting the LGBT com-
munity, in a rising tide of hostility
towards gay people in the world’s
third-largest democracy.
“LGBT is not criminal, but if
it enters the public sphere, if it’s
broadcast to the public, then of course
it must be regulated,” said Bobby
Rizaldi, a member of parliament
involved in drafting the law. REUTERS
URUGUAY
NEPAL
ISRAEL
By Kanupriya Kapoor
Medical cannabis ‘Living goddess’ Roman ruin found
oil to be exported rejoins society in Jerusalem
The International Cannabis
Corporation will make Uruguay’s
first batch of medical cannabis oil
for export in December.
The Montevideo firm plans to
ship the oil to Canada and Mexico,
but is also open to selling it on the
domestic market.
Exporting cannabis oil would
mark a first for Uruguay, which
in 2013 became the first country
to legalise marijuana from its
cultivation to distribution. REUTERS
A former “living goddess” has
rejoined society after nine years in
isolation, having reached puberty.
Matina Shakya, 12, was anointed
as a kumari, a living embodiment of
the Hindu goddess Taleju, when she
was three. She was taken from her
parents, with their consent, to live as
the royal Kumari in a temple palace in
the capital, Kathmandu.
Matina was replaced last month by
three-year-old Trishna Shakya and
left through a rear entrance.
Israeli archaeologists have
found a Roman-era theatre in
Jerusalem’s Old City. The unique
1,800-year-old structure is
abutting the Western Wall.
The edifice’s elegant masonry
was uncovered during recent
excavations below the Western
Wall tunnels, a warren of ancient
subterranean passageways
running alongside a contested
Jerusalem holy site built by King
Herod in the first century BC. AP
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IRAQ
‘With Trump, the
military are the
moderates on Iran,
urging restraint’
Iraqi flag
flies over
Kirkuk after
swift strike
By Maher Chmaytelli
IN BAGHDAD
Hans Blix, who was ignored on
WMDs, talks to Kim Sengupta
H
ans Blix remembers
the run-up to the Iraq
invasion well. It was
a time of increasing
tension, with diplomats
desperately seeking to avert a
conflict that would scar the Middle
East. It was also a time of secrets
and lies, when America and Britain
conjured up the tale of Saddam
Hussein’s hoard of weapons
of mass destruction in
an attempt to justify
a war that appeared
to have already be
decided upon.
As the United
Nation’s chief weapons
inspector for Iraq, Blix
was in the eye of that
storm. George W Bush and
Tony Blair had to maintain
that Hussein (pictured) possessed
a secret arsenal, with the now
infamous claim that WMDs could
be unleashed in 45 minutes. To do
so they presented bogus evidence,
published the “dodgy dossier” and
dismissed the findings of the UN
search teams on the ground.
Blix can see certain parallels
between what happened to Iraq
then and what is happening with
Iran now. There are Donald Trump’s
repeated threats to dismantle the
nuclear agreement; a repetition of
allegations against Iran and a refusal
to listen to the UN’s International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
when it says that Tehran is abiding
by its commitments.
“The difference is that George
W Bush was being urged towards
the Iraq conflict by people in
his administration who
were neocons. They
were civilians who were
demanding military
action. In the case of
Trump, we have people
in the administration
who are military but
who are the moderates
urging restraint. That
is very interesting, isn’t it?”
Blix reflects.
I met Blix, a former IAEA chief
and Swedish foreign minister,
in Paris, where he is attending a
conference of the International
Luxembourg Forum, a nuclear
watchdog. Speaker after speaker,
including former senior politicians
(Henry Kissinger has just joined as a
board member), expressed concern
about Trump’s inflammatory
Analysis Unholy alliance
Those urging Donald Trump to scrap
the Iran nuclear deal include an
unholy alliance of Israel’s hawkish
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
and Saudi Arabia.
Mr Netanyahu is at odds with most
Israeli experts in military intelligence,
the Israeli Defence Forces, Mossad,
the Foreign Ministry and the Atomic
Energy Committee who all say that
Iran has not violated a single clause.
The Saudis, leading a Sunni alliance
engaged in bitter sectarian strife
against Shia Iran, have vigorously
opposed Tehran’s rapprochement
with the international community.
Former UN weapons inspector
Hans Blix said: “I think Netanyahu and
certain right-wing Jewish lobbyists
played a part in getting Trump to his
decision. So there are people there
who still want aggressive action on
Iran. The consequences of that can be
pretty terrible.” THE INDEPENDENT
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behaviour and warned how
destroying the Iran agreement
would vastly increase the danger of
proliferation across the region.
I was among journalists with
the UN inspection teams in Iraq at
that time, seeing genuine progress
was made in finding out whether
or not there was a WMD armoury.
But with military preparation
continuing, we soon realised that
the UN mission in Iraq, supposedly
the key to resolving the crisis, was
really just a sideshow.
“The US wanted a war; they
did not want to hear things which
may have stopped it. Bush, if you
remember, said ‘The UN don’t
count.’ So the people carrying out
the searches don’t count. It was
extraordinary,” Blix says.
“The difference this time, one
would like to think, is that the US do
not want an actual war, they are not
in a position to carry out an invasion
and an occupation.
“But the language that Mr Trump
is using is dangerous, just as the
language he is using about North
Korea is very dangerous; things can
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get out of control. And we have a
situation where Trump is refusing to
accept what the UN is saying – that
Iran is abiding by the agreement.”
Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary
of State, James Mattis, the Defence
Secretary and HR McMaster, the
National Security Adviser, have
all urged the President not to
withdraw the US from the Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action
(JCPOA) with Iran. The other
signatory states – France, Britain,
Germany, Russia and China – have
all repeatedly stressed that Tehran
is sticking to its side of the bargain.
In his long awaited speech last
Friday, Trump sent the agreement
back to Congress, declaring that
he would like to pull the plug on it
unless tough additional measures
against Tehran were adopted.
The President might not want
a war with Iran. But still, Blix is
anxious. “So many other awful
things followed in Iraq. They could
have been avoided. We can only
hope now that mistakes of the past
will not be repeated in the future,”
he says. THE INDEPENDENT
Iraqi government forces have
captured the Kurdish-held city of
Kirkuk, responding to a Kurdish
vote on independence with a bold
lightning strike that transforms
the balance of power in the country.
A convoy of armoured vehicles
from Iraq’s elite US-trained Special Operations Forces seized the
provincial government headquarters in central Kirkuk yesterday
afternoon, residents said, less than
a day after the operation began.
A dozen vehicles arrived at the
building and took up positions
nearby alongside local police.
They pulled down the Kurdish flag
and left the Iraqi flag flying.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
(pictured) ordered that the Iraqi
flag be hoisted over Kirkuk and
other disputed areas claimed
by both the central government
and the Kurds, who defied Baghdad to hold
a vote for independence on
25 September.
Baghdad described the advance as largely
unopposed, and
urged the Kurdish security forces,
known as peshmerga, to co-operate in keeping the peace. The peshmerga said
Baghdad would be made to pay “a
heavy price” for triggering “war
on the Kurdistan people”.
Washington called for calm on
both sides, seeking to avert an allout conflict between Baghdad and
the Kurds that would open a new
front in Iraq’s 14-year-old civil war
and potentially draw in regional
powers such as Turkey and Iran.
Kirkuk, one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse cities
in Iraq, is located just outside the
autonomous Kurdish zone. Kurds
consider it the heart of their
homeland and say it was cleansed
of Kurds and settled with Arabs
under Saddam Hussein to secure
control of the oil that was the
source of Iraq’s wealth. REUTERS
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Land of the
maple leaf
sees dollars
in the weed
When it is legalised next year, the
Canadian cannabis market will
be the world’s largest: estimated
worth £13bn. By Oliver Bennett
F
or many, Canada’s
Prime Minister, Justin
Trudeau, can do no
wrong. Telegenic, young
and liberal-minded, he’s
delivering on an election promise
that will cement his reputation
with young voters and baby
boomers alike: the legalisation
of cannabis.
In Canada, it finds widespread
acceptance; 68 per cent of the
public is in favour of legalisation,
according to the Canadian polling
group Forum Research.
Legalisation will take effect
next July, making Canada the first
industrialised country to properly
bring legal cannabis to market.
And some cannabis entrepreneurs
think the country could allow
the burgeoning industry to
fully mature.
“We think Canada will be
pivotal,” says Troy Dayton, chief
executive of the Arcview Group,
which has provided investor
services and market research in
the cannabis industry since 2010.
“Investors are very excited.”
Arcview, which thinks the legal
cannabis market will be worth
$10.2bn (£6.2bn) by 2018, is now
betting on Canada to consolidate
the gains made by the US –
particularly Colorado, the most
sophisticated cannabis market in
the world. But while cannabis is
legal (to a lesser or greater extent)
in 29 states, the US cannabis
industry is held back by a lack of
federal backing.
“Canada is the 10th largest
economy in the world, and the
first major economy to legalise
cannabis,” Mr Dayton says.
“There’s no state-federal conflict
as there is in the US. We’re very
excited about it, and so is the
Canadian government.”
A 2016 Deloitte report estimated
the potential worth of the legal
Canadian marijuana market to
be C$22.6bn (£13.6bn) a year,
building on the country’s already
established medical marijuana
market. The 3.5 million Canadians
who are estimated to use
cannabis are expected to respond
favourably to next summer’s gift –
and businesses are circling.
Other social gains are expected.
It will have a big export market,
knock-ons for tourism and it will
add jobs and reduce crime, as
Canadians switch from an illegal
to a regulated market. Moreover
– and this is where governments
start to listen – there will be a
big tax take. Canada’s starting
tax is $1 per gram on cannabis.
One estimate is that Colorado
has pulled in $506m since retail
sales began in 2014, which will be
exceeded in Canada – although
Mr Trudeau is initially likely to
bring on a low tax regime to keep
criminal elements out.
Yet plenty of niggles remain,
particularly around marketing.
Should it be restricted? Canada
is still making up its mind. Cam
Battley, executive vice-president
at the Canada-based Aurora
Cannabis, recommends a system
like alcohol: a sector where
restrictions in advertising exist
and access for children is denied.
But all kinds of ideas are
being sailed. And there are state
differences to observe. Paul Lewin,
a Toronto lawyer who specialises
in cannabis cases, says Ontario’s
plan – to control cannabis sales
through 150 outlets run by the
regional alcohol monopoly – will
drive it back into criminal hands,
which he has called a kind of
“prohibition”. And will it be
packaged and branded, and if so,
will it be marketed like tobacco
and alcohol, or like foodie products
like dark chocolate?
“I think of it like craft beer,”
Mr Dayton says. “The idea that
there will be generic unbranded
cannabis is absurd. It’s through
branding and advertising that
SOCIETY
Feminist capital of the world
London has been named the most female-friendly
megacity in a survey, writes Emma Batha
W
omen lead its
police force and
fire brigade, so
little wonder that
London has been
voted the world’s most femalefriendly megacity in a survey.
The capital pipped Tokyo and
Paris to top the global poll, which
asked experts on women’s issues
in 19 megacities how well each
metropolis works for women.
“There is no other city in the
world where I would want to raise
my daughters,” says the Mayor of
London, Sadiq Khan.
He praises London as one of the
world’s most progressive capitals,
where women take key roles
across society, leading heavily
male-dominated workforces that
fight fires, catch criminals and
run governments. But the mayor
warns against complacency,
highlighting the city’s significant
gender pay gap and pointing
out that there were still too few
women role models at the highest
levels in public life.
“As a proud feminist, I’m
committed to doing everything I
can to remove these barriers to
women,” he adds.
“I want London to not only be
the best city in the world to be a
woman, I want it to be a trailblazer
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people discover new products and
new ways of consuming it.”
That raises another point about
the new cannabis culture: that
smoking with tobacco is often
anathema. Instead, there are
vapes, concentrates, pills, tinctures
and edibles. As the cannabis
market matures, it is becoming
more normalised.
Lucie Greene, worldwide
director of the Innovation Group
at the advertising agency JWT,
says: “We’ve seen new products,
agencies and services expanding
the market for cannabis beyond
stereotypical student stoners and
baby boomer hippies.”
But it would be wrong to say
the country is sanguine. As well as
fears that Canada won’t be ready –
in fighting [for] gender equality in
all its shapes and forms.”
The number of megacities
housing more than 10 million
people has tripled since
1990 to 31, including
six in China and five
in India, with the
United Nations
expecting this
to hit 41 by
2030. The poll,
conducted by
Thomson Reuters
Foundation,
focused on the
largest city in each
country, with experts
asking how well women were
protected from sexual violence and
harmful cultural practices, and
about their access to healthcare
and finance.
Netherlands It’s legal for coffee
shops to sell cannabis but illegal to
buy and cultivate cannabis, so there’s
criminality in the supply chain.
Forum’s poll found that 57 per cent
was unconfident that there would
be a legal framework for cannabis
sales by July, and 48 per cent was
worried that legalisation would lead
to increased consumption among
the young.
The Quebec Association of
Psychiatrists has warned about
health issues, including ADHD
and an increased risk of psychotic
disorders – fears that play into the
hands of those who argue for plain
packaging. The counter argument
is that nameless brands promote
illegality and fraud.
But if the US has kick-started
the cannabis industry, it looks like
Canada will push it further – “like
America but better”, as the old
Canuck saw goes. THE INDEPENDENT
Tokyo was rated the safest city
when respondents were asked if
women lived without the risk of
sexual violence including rape,
attack and harassment.
London came fifth.
London came top for
health, thanks to the
NHS, and also for
access to economic
resources such as
education, land, and
financial services.
However, Sophie
Walker (pictured),
leader of Britain’s
Women’s Equality
Party, says that she is
shocked London topped the
poll, citing the gender pay gap and
“extortionate” childcare costs. She
says that violence against women
is also rife, with 60,000 domestic
violence incidents reported to
the police last year. Frankly it’s a
scandal that in one of the richest
cities in the world, we see women
doing so badly,” says Walker.
“That London has come top of
this poll speaks volumes about the
scale of the task there is still to do
to make women equal all around
the world.”
Sam Smethers, head of
the Fawcett Society, Britain’s
leading women’s rights charity,
says the country’s planned exit
from the European Union could
erode women’s rights and living
standards. “When there’s a
shrinking economy, it’s women who
are disproportionately affected,”
she says.
“London is going to suffer badly
and that will have a major impact
on women.” REUTERS
Where is cannabis legal?
US In the United States, 29
states have legalised cannabis to
differing levels.
Uruguay The only country with
a full regime for the legalised
sale of cannabis – but users must
register and there are quotas to
stop overuse.
Jamaica Has already legalised the
use of medical marijuana, and has
its sights on “wellness tourism”.
work with wood. Having
been a certified apprentice,
I am now a qualified master
craftsman – what most people
refer to as a carpenter. I am
a contractor, an entrepreneur and
a businessman. I run a one-man
carpentry firm in Oslo.
I have got to know the city
through my job. When I am walking
around with other people, I can
sometimes come to a halt, point,
and say: I replaced a door in that
place; I converted an attic in there;
I renovated a bathroom in that
house. For a man with no sense of
direction it is a handy way to get to
know the city, because I never forget
a job I have done.
There is no clear distinction
between my private and professional
life. I am in physical contact with
the tools and materials I use and am
likewise bound to the finances and
consequences of my labour. There
is a close connection between me
and my drill, my van, the floor I am
laying, the house I am building – and
also the balance sheet.
At times this can feel
overwhelming. Financially and
professionally, I am exposed,
devoid of the protection most people
take for granted in their everyday
working lives.
I make a living from producing
transient objects that can be
replaced and demolished. The things
we surround ourselves with are
crucial to our lives, and at the same
time are unimportant.
I have no employees, no office nor
premises of my own. My tools are
kept in the storeroom of my flat. By
treating them with care I show the
respect I have for the profession, the
work, and for myself.
I like working on loft conversions.
I like the atmosphere, support
structures, fire safety aspects, finish,
materials and customer contact. I
like how the choices you make are
both immediate and long-term. It is
work with visible results, where you
start off with something old, history
wherever you lay your hand, and
end up with something completely
different and new.
On these kinds of jobs, I picture
myself completing the work
someone else began 130 years ago –
as though the building phases occur
after long intervals, yet form part of
a coherent process.
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the past, but no longer serves any
function and is now more likely
to be used as a storage space.
We do have a lot of stuff to store
nowadays, after all.
I can find traces of 130 years of
activity in a loft like that, and while
working I am at close quarters to
this history. Water damage, clothes
lines, old wiring, air ducts and
perhaps asbestos.
The apartment building where
I am currently working, on
Hegermanns gate, was erected in
about 1890. Electrical installation
was becoming commonplace in
these buildings from around the turn
of the last century. On occasion I will
come across remnants of the first
electrical systems, disconnected,
but not dismantled: black wiring,
passing through porcelain knob
tubes supported by porcelain knob
insulators. Any asbestos around
ventilation ducts probably dates
from around 1930.
The newspapers that turn up in
the walls and lofts of old buildings
tell you something about the people
who lived there. In 1930, your choice
of newspaper was more closely
linked to your political outlook.
Here I find Norges Handels og
Sjøfartstidende, the conservative
trade journal. It is unlikely that
a Labour Party voter owned
that storeroom.
I have a copy of Fritt Folk, the
newspaper funded by the Nazis,
dated May 1945, lying somewhere
at home. It describes German
defensive victories. I found it in a loft
in Vogts gate, and have sometimes
wondered why the occupants held
on to it. Was it for the same reason
You start with
something old,
and end with
something new
as I have kept it – as a historic
curiosity – or had it more to do with
their political sympathies?
The roof construction of old lofts
is impressive, elegant and precise.
All the parts have a clear function.
They are built on logic, with
beautiful, detailed craftsmanship.
The building technique, with heavy
timber framework, is typical of the
carpentry to be found in the rest of
these apartment buildings.
Writing and Roman numerals are
etched into the frame, like numbers
on a life-size model kit. It is an early
form of prefabrication which shows
that whoever built this was not
wasting time, a significant feature
of good workmanship.
They made drawings of the
construction, manufactured
the individual parts somewhere
they could work effectively and
assembled them swiftly on site:
a working process intended to leave
as little as possible to chance. It is a
simple construction but requires a
demanding method of building from
a craftsman’s perspective, one that
few carpenters master these days.
I build in a contemporary way,
with the knowledge I have, for the
needs of our day and age.
This is an extract from ‘Making Things
Right: A Master Carpenter at Work’ by
Ole Thorstensen, translated by Sean
Kinsella (MacLehose Press, £16.99).
Television Tuesday 17 October
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
Chris Packham:
Asperger’s And Me
9pm, BBC2
For most of his life naturalist Chris
Packham didn’t tell anyone about the
condition that in many ways has
defined his existence. Packham is
autistic – he has Asperger’s
syndrome, which means he struggles
in social situations, has difficulty
with human relationships, and is, by
his own admission, “a bit weird”. His
partner, Charlotte, describes him as
sometimes “so alien as to be
extraterrestrial”, and this
documentary visits Packham in the
New Forest where he lives alone
with his poodle, Scratchy, and follows
him to the US where new treatments
are being developed. But even if he
could, would he want to change?
===
The Great British Bake Off
8pm, Channel 4
It’s Forgotten Bakes week in the now
sparsely populated Bake Off tent, the
final five contestants tasked with
creating versions of cakes, bakes and
other such delights which have their
roots in history – concoctions such
as the sweet-and-savoury
Bedfordshire Clanger.
===
Our Girl – Nepal Tour
9pm, BBC1
Corporal Georgie Lane (Michelle
Keegan) to the rescue as two people
are trapped inside a house that
collapsed on them following an
aftershock from the Nepalese
earthquake. And then it’s off
to Afghanistan…
===
Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I’s
Battle For God’s Music
9pm, BBC4
When Henry VIII split from the
Catholic Church 500 years ago the
religious music he so loved faced
extinction along with the English
monasteries. Lucy Worsley’s
contribution to the ongoing
Reformation season is to look at how
his daughter, Elizabeth I, instigated
the service of evensong to replace
the Catholic vespers.
===
Ben Fogle New Lives In
The Wild: Down Under
9pm, Channel 5
“I’m wondering how this place,
Wilderness Island, got its name. I’m
presuming because it’s so wild,” says
6.00 Real Lives Reunited
(R) (S). 6.30 Money for
Nothing (R) (S). 7.15 A
Matter Of Life And Debt
(R) (S). 8.00 Sign Zone:
Billion Dollar Deals And
How They Changed Your
World (R) (S). 9.00 Victoria
Derbyshire (S). 11.00
BBC Newsroom Live (S).
12.00 Daily Politics (S).
1.00 The Code (R) (S). 1.45
Restoration Home (R) (S).
2.45 Family Finders (S).
3.15 Full Steam Ahead (R)
(S). 4.15 This Farming Life
(R) (S). 5.15 Flog It! (R) (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Dickinson’s
Real Deal (R) (S). 3.00
Alphabetical (S). 3.59 ITV
Regional Weather (S). 4.00
Tipping Point (S). 5.00 The
Chase (S).
6.20 The King Of Queens
(R). 7.10 The King Of
Queens (R). 7.40 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R)
(S). 8.05 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.35 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 9.05
Frasier (R) (S). 9.35 Frasier
(R) (S). 10.05 Ramsay’s
Kitchen Nightmares USA
(R) (S). 11.00 Undercover
Boss USA (R) (S). 12.00
Channel 4 News Summary
(S). 12.05 Come Dine With
Me (R) (S). 1.05 A New Life
In The Sun (R) (S). 2.10
Countdown (S). 3.00 Find
It, Fix It, Flog It (S). 4.00
My Kitchen Rules (S). 5.00
Four In A Bed (S). 5.30
Steph And Dom’s One Star
To Five Star (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15
The Wright Stuff 11.15
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away (R) (S). 12.10 5 News
Lunchtime (S). 12.15 The
Hotel Inspector (R) (S). 1.10
Access (S). 1.15 Home And
Away (S). 1.45 Neighbours
(S). 2.15 NCIS (R) (S). 3.15
FILM: Damaged (Rick Bota
2014) Thriller, starring
Chris Klein (S). 5.00
5 News At 5 (S). 5.30
Neighbours (R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Eggheads (R) (S).
6.30 Strictly Come
Dancing – It
Takes Two With
the winners of
Sunday night’s
dance-off (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks Diane
is furious when
she finds out
about Tony’s
financial lies (S).
6.00 Home And Away
(R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 Coast: The Great
Guide The team
explore the Irish
Sea shoreline.
Last in the
series (R) (S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Vanessa feels
mortified after
Charity exposes
their secret (S).
7.30 Save Money:
Good Health (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7pm
7.00 The One Show
(S).
7.30 EastEnders Ian
breaks the news
of his plans to
leave Walford
(S).
7.00 Tony Robinson:
Coast To Coast
The presenter
reaches the
North York
Moors (R) (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Pagans And
Pilgrims:
Britain’s Holiest
Places (R) (S).
8pm
8.00 Holby City
Fredrik is up
against the
clock to gain
ground with
Hanssen (S).
8.00 Saving Lives At
Sea A family of
five are caught
out while
sightseeing a
mile off shore
(S).
8.00 Robson Green’s
Coastal Lives
Last in the
series (S).
8.30 Call The
Cleaners (S).
8.00 The Great
British Bake Off
The bakers step
back in time (S).
8.00 The Yorkshire
Vet Julian
tries to help
a heifer that
is struggling
to give birth
naturally (S).
8.00 The Real White
Queen And
Her Rivals The
influence the
three women
had on the
monarchy (R) (S).
9.00 Our Girl – Nepal
Tour A frantic
search ensues
when 2-section
discover
Georgie is
missing (S).
9.00 Chris Packham:
Asperger’s And
Me (S).
9.00 Cilla The singer
fails to crack
America. Last in
the series (R) (S).
9.15 Celebrity
Hunted
All seven
celebrities
remain at large
(S).
9.00 Ben Fogle New
Lives In The
Wild: Down
Under New
series (S).
9.00 Lucy Worsley:
Elizabeth I’s
Battle For God’s
Music (S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
10.45 Valley Cops (S).
10.00Later Live –
With Jools
Holland With
Wolf Alice, Sza
and RL Boyce
(S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News At
Ten; Weather
(S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.40 After The News
(S).
10.25 Gogglebox The
armchair critics
discuss Strictly
Come Dancing,
The X Factor
and Celebrity
Hunted (R) (S).
10.00When Game
Shows Go
Horribly Wrong
Dale Winton
narrates (R) (S).
10.00Reformation
The story of
Martin Luther
(S).
11.35 Diabulimia: The
World’s Most
Dangerous
Eating Disorder
(S).
11.15 NFL This Week
Action from the
sixth round of
fixtures (S).
11.15 Lethal Weapon
A million dollar
casino heist
takes a deadly
turn (R) (S).
11.25 Parenting
For Idiots The
importance
of rules when
raising children.
Last in the
series (R) (S).
12.05 FILM: I Am Number
Four (DJ Caruso 2011)
Sci-fi thriller, starring
Alex Pettyfer (S). 1.50 BBC
News (S).
12.05 Sign Zone: The
Apprentice (R) (S). 1.05
Sign Zone: Russia With
Simon Reeve (R) (S). 2.05
This Is BBC Two (S).
12.05 Jackpot247 3.00
Loose Women (R). 3.50
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
12.25 Music on 4: Live
From Abbey Road Classics
(S). 12.50 Escape (R) (S).
1.45 The Supervet (R) (S).
2.45 FILM: Pyaasa (Guru
Dutt 1957) (S). 5.05 Too
Many Cooks (R) (S). 5.35
Countdown (R) (S).
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Rip Off Britain – Live
(S). 10.00 Homes Under
The Hammer (S). 11.00 A
Matter Of Life And Debt (S).
11.45 Caught Red Handed
(R) (S). 12.15 Bargain Hunt
(R) (S). 1.00 BBC News At
One; Weather (S). 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather
(S). 1.45 Doctors (S). 2.15
Impossible (S). 3.00 Escape
To The Country (S). 3.45
Money For Nothing (S).
4.30 Antiques Road Trip
(S). 5.15 Pointless (S).
6pm
9pm
10pm
11pm
Late
Ben Fogle, managing to sound like
hapless intern Will in W1A. Off
Australia’s north-western cape, the
place is a refuge for a couple who
have survived near-fatal accidents.
===
Celebrity Hunted
9.15pm, Channel 4
“I don’t think they’re cut out for life
on the run,” observes laconic chief
hunter Peter Bleksley as erstwhile
Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom faff
about packing suitcases as the net
tightens around them. Meanwhile
the offer of cash rewards posted on
social media has heightened the
mistrust felt by The Wanted’s (how
apt) Jay McGuiness and Siva
Kaneswaran as they break cover
in the Scottish Highlands, and
Made In Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews
Georgie copes with an
aftershock in ‘Our Girl ‘
9pm, BBC1
Jay McGuiness feels the
heat in the Highlands as
he tries to evade capture
in ‘Celebrity Hunted’
9.15pm, Channel 4
Paul and Prue in ‘The
Great British Bake Off’
8pm, Channel 4
7.00 FILM: Endless
Love (Shana
Feste 2014)
Drama, with
Alex Pettyfer
and Gabriella
Wilde (S).
12.30 Woolly Mammoth:
Secrets From The Ice (R)
(S). 1.30 The Real White
Queen And Her Rivals (R)
(S). 2.30 Lucy Worsley:
Elizabeth I’s Battle For
God’s Music (R) (S). 3.30
Close
6.00 Dress To
Impress Three
singletons
try to win the
affections of a
Leeds fashion
worker (R) (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips
(R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men Alan and
Walden have a
disagreement
(R) (S).
9.00 FILM: The Green
Mile (Frank
Darabont 1999)
Supernatural
drama, starring
Tom Hanks (S).
11.30 The Most
Dangerous
Man In Tudor
England (R) (S).
12.55 SuperCasino (S). 3.10
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away (R) (S). 4.00 Tattoo
Disasters UK (R) (S). 4.25
Tattoo Disasters UK (R) (S).
4.45 House Doctor (R) (S).
5.10 Divine Designs (R) (S).
5.35 Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
6.00 You’ve Been Framed!
Gold (R) (S). 6.25 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (R) (S). 7.15 The
Great Indoors (R) (S). 7.40
The Great Indoors (R) (S).
8.00 Emmerdale (R) (S).
8.30 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 9.30 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (R) (S).
10.20 The Great Indoors
(R) (S). 10.50 The Great
Indoors (R) (S). 11.15 Dress
To Impress (R) (S). 12.20
Emmerdale (R) (S). 12.50
Coronation Street (R) (S).
1.20 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 1.50 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (S). 2.45
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S). 3.50 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (R) (S). 4.55 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: Fast
& Furious
5 (Justin Lin
2011) Action
adventure,
starring Vin
Diesel (S).
11.35 Family Guy
Peter and Lois
send Chris to
space camp to
boost his selfesteem (R) (S).
12.40 FILM: Stripes (Ivan
Reitman 1981) Military
comedy, starring Bill
Murray and Harold Ramis
(S). 3.10 Close
12.05 Family Guy (R) (S).
12.35 American Dad! (R) (S).
1.05 American Dad! (R) (S).
1.30 Celebrity Showmance
(R) (S). 2.30 Teleshopping
NEWS
2-27
is flushed out of hiding when
hunters mount a fake photo shoot
featuring his girlfriend and one of
his buffer pursuers.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
Valley Cops
10.45pm, BBC1
“Sometimes I get members of my
extended family coming in... it can be
a bit awkward,” says Ryan, the duty
officer at Merthyr Tydfil police
station, and this documentary
following the South Wales Police
observes other instances of
familiarity in this close-knit
community, in particular one estate
where cops and robbers are often on
first-name terms. The hard backdrop
to some of the almost comical
scenes is under-employment and a
pervading sense of hopelessness.
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
9pm, E4
(John McTiernan, 1988)
The film which upped the stakes
for action movies in the 1990s and
made an A-list star of Bruce Willis
is a lean and perfectly paced siege
movie in which not a second is
wasted and the explosions and gun
battles are all timed to perfection.
Wisecracking cop hero John McClane
is a likeably regular guy – certainly
when compared to his pumped
up contemporaries Stallone and
Schwarzenegger, or the godlike
superheroes of today’s action films
– who just happens to find himself
in the wrong place at the right time.
Alan Rickman’s urbane, ruthless,
odd-accented villain, meanwhile, is a
formidable adversary. Yippee-ki-yay.
7.20pm, TCM
(Basil Dearden, 1949)
As quaint as it looks now, Ealing’s
hugely successful crime drama
was touted as the last word in film
realism. Jack Warner plays the kindly
and wise bobbie PC George Dixon;
Dirk Bogarde one of a new breed of
ruthless and violent young spivs.
Die Hard
The Blue Lamp
===
Big Trouble In Little China
10.50pm, Horror Channel
(John Carpenter, 1986)
A rough and ready trucker (Kurt
Russell), feisty young Kim Cattrall and
a kung fu sidekick battle evil Chinese
wizards in San Francisco. Carpenter’s
fondly remembered action-comedy
offers a wry take on several genres.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
6.50 Heartbeat (R) (S). 7.50
Where The Heart Is (R) (S).
8.45 Wild At Heart (R) (S).
9.50 Judge Judy (R) (S).
10.15 Inspector Morse (R)
(S). 12.35 Wild At Heart (R)
(S). 1.35 Heartbeat (R) (S).
2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (R)
(S). 3.40 Inspector Morse
(R) (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
7.00 Charmed (R) (S). 8.00
Melissa & Joey (R) (S). 8.30
Melissa & Joey (R) (S). 9.00
2 Broke Girls (R) (S). 10.00
Baby Daddy (R) (S). 10.30
Baby Daddy (R) (S). 11.00
How I Met Your Mother (R)
(S). 11.30 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 12.00 The
Goldbergs (R) (S). 12.30 The
Goldbergs (R) (S). 1.00 The
Big Bang Theory (R) (S).
1.30 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 2.00 Melissa & Joey
(R) (S). 2.30 Melissa & Joey
(R) (S). 3.00 Baby Daddy
(R) (S). 3.30 Baby Daddy (R)
(S). 4.00 New Girl (R) (S).
4.30 New Girl (R) (S). 5.00
The Goldbergs (R) (S). 5.30
Stage School (S).
8.55 A Place In The Sun:
Summer Sun (R) (S). 10.00
FILM: The Last Wagon
(Delmer Daves 1956)
Western, starring Richard
Widmark (S). 12.00 Food
Unwrapped (R) (S). 12.35
Grand Designs (R) (S).
1.35 A Place In The Sun:
Summer Sun (R) (S). 2.40 A
Place In The Sun: Summer
Sun (R) (S). 3.45 Sun, Sea
And Selling Houses (R) (S).
4.50 Homes By The Sea
(R) (S). 5.50 The Supervet
(R) (S).
6.00 Heartbeat The
police hunt for
a missing boy
(R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.55 Car SOS Tim
Shaw and Fuzz
Townshend
restore a 1938
MG TA (R) (S).
6.00 Modern Family
Phil fires
Mitchell (R) (S).
6.30 The Simpsons
Homer and
Grampa visit
Ireland (R) (S).
6.00 Without A Trace
A woman with
one month to
live disappears
(R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote A tennis
star’s boyfriend
is murdered (R)
(S).
7.00 Hollyoaks (S).
7.30 Extreme Cake
Makers (R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
Update on
a couple’s
relocation to
the Creuse
region of
France (R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
Moe joins an
online dating
agency (R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation A
photographer is
murdered (R) (S).
8.00 The Booze
Cruise III
Comedy drama,
starring Mark
Benton (R) (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
is forced to
work with
Kripke (R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
8.00 The Flash
New series.
A powerful
armoured
villain threatens
to level Central
City.
8.00 Blue Bloods
Jamie is caught
on camera (R)
(S).
9.00 Hunt For The
Arctic Ghost
Ship The
expedition that
discovered the
Victorian ship
HMS Erebus (R).
9.00 Carpool
Karaoke Special
With Katy Perry
and Jennifer
Lopez (R) (S).
9.00 A Plastic Voyage
Looking at the
damage caused
by single-use
plastics in the
waters around
Britain (S).
10.00Titanic: The
New Evidence
New theories
on the reason
the Titanic sank
(R) (S).
10.00The Russell
Howard
Hour Topical
comedy and
entertainment
show (R) (S).
10.00The Deuce
Vincent is
tempted by a
lucrative offer
from Rudy (S).
11.40 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.05 24 Hours In
A&E A 79-yearold woman is
brought in with
signs of a stroke
(R) (S).
11.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
11.30 The Simpsons
The greatest
love stories of
all time (R) (S).
11.10 Curb Your
Enthusiasm
Larry seeks
advice from a
writer (R) (S).
11.50 Ray Donovan (R)
(S).
12.10 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S). 12.35 Naked
Attraction (R) (S). 1.40
Tattoo Fixers (R) (S). 2.35
First Dates (R) (S). 3.30
Rude Tube (R) (S). 4.20
Rude(ish) Tube (R) (S). 4.45
Charmed (R) (S).
12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
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Nightmares USA (R) (S).
2.00 24 Hours In A&E (R)
(S). 3.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats
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12.00 A League Of Their
Own (R) (S). 1.00 The Force:
Essex (R) (S). 2.00 NCIS: Los
Angeles (R) (S). 3.00 The
Blacklist (R) (S). 4.00 Stop,
Search, Seize (R) (S). 5.00
The Dog Whisperer (R) (S).
1.00 I’m Dying Up Here
(R) (S). 2.10 The Deuce (R)
(S). 3.20 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation (R) (S). 4.10
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.05
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Hard (John
McTiernan
1988) Action
thriller, starring
Bruce Willis (S).
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professor
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Modern Family (R) (S).
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(S). 8.00 It’s Me Or The Dog
(R) (S). 8.30 It’s Me Or The
Dog (R) (S). 9.00 The Dog
Whisperer (R) (S). 10.00
David Attenborough’s
Galapagos (R) (S). 11.00
Modern Family (R) (S).
11.30 Modern Family
(R) (S). 12.00 NCIS: Los
Angeles (R) (S). 1.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 3.00 NCIS:
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The Simpsons (R) (S). 4.30
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Futurama (R) (S).
6.00 Urban Secrets (R) (S).
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8.00 Richard E Grant’s
Hotel Secrets (R) (S). 9.00
Richard E Grant’s Hotel
Secrets (R) (S). 10.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 11.00
The West Wing (R) (S).
12.00 Without A Trace (R)
(S). 1.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation (R) (S). 2.00
Blue Bloods (R) (S). 3.00
The British (R) (S). 4.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 5.00 The
West Wing (R) (S).
6.33am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s
Stories – Extreme Festivals:
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Festival 10.02 Huw Stephens
1am Annie Nightingale 4.00
Jordan North
BBC Radio 1Xtra
7am A.Dot 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 Charlie Sloth 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Charlie Sloth
7.00 MistaJam 10.00 Jamz
Supernova 1am Logan Sama
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BBC Radio 2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30
Ken Bruce 12noon Paddy
O’Connell 2.00 Steve Wright
In The Afternoon 5.00 Simon
Mayo 7.00 Jamie Cullum
8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 Bruce
Springsteen – Long Walk
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Organist Entertains 11.30
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Playlist: 90s Hits 4.00 Radio 2
Playlist: Wednesday Workout
5.00 Vanessa Feltz
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6.30am Breakfast. With Petroc
Trelawny. 9.00 Essential
Classics. 12noon Composer
Of The Week: Puccini. 1.00
News 1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert. Andreas Staier plays
Chopin, Bach and Mozart. 2.00
Afternoon Concert. Penny
Gore continues her week of
performances and recordings
by the BBC NOW. 5.00 In
Tune. Pianist Angela Hewitt
performs live in the studio.
7.00 In Tune Mixtape. Including
Shostakovich and Nigel Hess.
7.31 Radio 3 In Concert. A live
concert given by the Halle
and conductor Sir Mark Elder.
10.00 Free Thinking. 10.45
The Essay: Stories That Sing.
11.00 Late Junction. 12.30am
Through The Night.
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 The Life
Scientific 9.30 One To One
9.45 15 Minute Drama: Ten
Days That Shook The World
10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00
Natural Histories 11.30 Planks
And A Passion 12noon News
12.04 50 Things That Made The
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1.00 The World At One 1.45
How To Have A Better Brain
2.00 The Archers 2.15 Drama:
The Gold Killing 3.00 The
Kitchen Cabinet 3.30 Costing
The Earth 4.00 Word Of Mouth
4.30 A Good Read 5.00 PM
5.57 Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock
News 6.30 The Tim Vine Chat
Show. The series concludes in
Greenwich. Last in the series.
7.00 The Archers. Tony is put
in an awkward position. 7.15
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States – Heroin Town
BBC iPlayer
The disarming film-maker’s
bleak study of opiates in the US.
Rock And Roll
Now TV/Sky
A history of rock music that
manages to find fresh angles.
LAST CHANCE
Clara Bow: Hollywood’s
Lost Screen Goddess
BBC iPlayer
Documentary focusing on
Hollywood’s favourite flapper.
7.45 15 Minute Drama: Ten
Days That Shook The World.
By John Reed, dramatised by
Robin Brooks. 8.00 File On
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investigation. 8.40 In Touch.
News, views and information
for people who are blind
or partially sighted. 9.00
Inside Health. Dr Mark Porter
separates medical fact from
fiction. 9.30 The Life Scientific.
Professor Tim Birkhead talks
to Jim Al Khalili about studying
promiscuity in birds. 10.00
The World Tonight. With Chris
Mason. 10.45 Book At Bedtime:
Ian Rankin: The Deathwatch
Journal. Crime serial, read by
Jimmy Chisholm. 11.00 Fred
At The Stand. New series. 11.30
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Book Of The Week: How To
Be Champion 12.48 Shipping
Forecast 1.00 As BBC World
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6am You Came Back 6.30
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To Les 8.30 The Men From
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ofthe
day
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11pm, BBC Radio 3
Verity Sharp
(above) heads to
the edgelands of
Lincolnshire for a
special programme
recorded at home
with one of the
most distinctive
voices in British
songwriting,
Robert Wyatt.
Men From The Ministry 8.00
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9.15 Unauthorised History:
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Club: The Tim Vine Chat Show
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FitzHigham: The Gambler
10.55 Comedy Club: The
Comedy Club Interview 11.00
Comedy Club: Alun Cochrane’s
Fun House 11.30 Comedy
Club: The Shuttleworths 11.45
Comedy Club: Hamish And
Dougal: You’ll Have Had Your
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12.30 That Reminds Me 1.00
You Came Back 1.30 Hearing
Ragas 2.00 Jane Eyre 2.15
A Week At The Pitt Rivers
2.30 Daunt And Dervish 2.45
Femme Fatale: A Biography Of
Mata Hari 3.00 The Tin Drum
4.00 It’s Not What You Know
4.30 Ballylenon 5.00 One Foot
In The Grave 5.30 The Tim Vine
Chat Show
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 5
Live Daily With Adrian Chiles
1pm Afternoon Edition 4.00
5 Live Drive 6.30 5 Live Sport
7.45 5 Live Sport: Champions
League Football 2017-18 10.00
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Up All Night 5.00 Morning
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BBC 6 Music
7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Lauren Laverne 1pm Mark
Radcliffe And Stuart Maconie
4.00 Steve Lamacq 7.00 Marc
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With Tom Ravenscroft 1.00
Hitsville USA – The Story Of
Motown 2.00 Philadelphia
Routes 2.30 6 Music Live Hour
3.30 6 Music’s Jukebox 5.00
Chris Hawkins
Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 Bill Turnbull 1pm AnneMarie Minhall 5.00 Classic
FM Drive 7.00 Smooth
Classics At Seven 8.00 The
Full Works Concert. Music by
composers and performers
with connections to Glasgow.
10.00 Smooth Classics 1am
Emma Nelson
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Dave Berry 7.00 Danielle Perry
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Sports Bar 1am Extra Time
With Adam Catterall
Sexual
predators
have always
been part of
the Hollywood
scene, as Austin
Mutti-Mewse
discovered when
he spoke to two
actresses from
its golden age
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met Judith Allen in Yucca Valley
in the High California Desert in
the early 1990s. Self-exiled for
decades, she lived in two rooms
at a retreat for metaphysics
spiritual teachings; an oasis designed
by Ding Le Mei and Frank LloydWright spread across 400 acres.
Judith telephoned me and my twin
brother Howard at home in London,
on learning from a mutual friend in
New York of our interest in the golden age of Hollywood. Excited by our
impending trip to LA, Judith asked
that we pay her a visit.
We first saw Judith Allen sitting
on a single bed wearing a faded black
cocktail dress and pearls. Her face
was wrinkled, her eyes moist, her
slight downturned smile almost radiant. She had added high-up, haphazard pencilled-in eyebrows (“just the
way Marlene Dietrich taught me”).
A framed film poster hung lopsided
on the wall above her dressing table
of her younger self in the 1933 musical Too Much Harmony, with Bing
Crosby, and a lobby card of Judith
in the Shirley Temple vehicle Bright
Eyes (1934).
“Come close,” she said through
tears. “Oh, I’ve wanted this so badly.
I’m a mess, but I wanted to tell you
my story. I’m not a bad person,
I’m not a bad person...” she passed
Howard a bulging scrapbook and
asked that he open it.
Born in 1911, Judith arrived in Hollywood just as “talking pictures” were
taking hold. Tall with saucer-like blue
eyes and auburn curls, her arrival was
marked with only a hint of publicity,
with film mogul Cecil B DeMille promoting her as an ethereal, pure creature he’d discovered to play the lead
in This Day and Age. The prerequisite
for DeMille casting her was that she’d
promised him she was a virgin.
Cracks soon started to appear,
which by the time production finished, had formed into deep craters.
The Hollywood gossip columnists
had used their sources to dig for dirt
and it didn’t take long to discover the
Hollywood virgin was in fact the wife
of pro-wrestler Gus “The Goat” Sonnenberg, whom she’d left to try and
make her mark in films.
DeMille was devastated that his
film industry peers would feel he was
in on the masquerade from the start.
He acted quickly but ultimately only
added fuel to the fire, suggesting
Judith was a Boston society beauty
who had married beneath her status
for true love, thinking this might fool
fans as well as the Hollywood publicity
Casting a
shadow
mill. It didn’t. DeMille demanded she
divorce Gus before This Day and Age
opened at the box office. She didn’t,
but began dating Gary Cooper, a
matinee idol. Her estranged husband
found out. “Gus was dangerous. I had
tried to ignore him, but that was a big
mistake. He saw a photo in the press
of me with Gary Cooper. That was the
end. He went straight to the papers
and told them everything,” she said.
Despite DeMille’s fury, he didn’t
fire Judith. Instead he let her Paramount contract play out with a nonstop roster of films, including, as well
as Bright Eyes, playing WC Fields’
daughter in the comedy The Old Fashioned Way, and after losing out on the
plum role in favour of Kitty Carlisle,
was cast in a small part with Bing
Crosby again, for She Loves Me Not
(all released in 1934).
“Being replaced by Kitty was
DeMille had stood
over her as she
cowered on the floor
completely broken
the least of my punishment,” said
Judith. “DeMille was a good daddy
to his children and a good director,
but somehow loathed women and
loathed liars. But it wasn’t my fault.
I’d been warned that a married starlet was not useful fodder by
the studio publicity department, who told
me to lie”.
Her nerves in
shreds, Judith
kept fluffing
her lines on
She Loves Me
Not, much to
the anger of
DeMille, who
decided to
break his own
silence publicly
on the set in front
of cast and crew.
The actress Baby Peggy
Montgomery (later Diana
Sierra Cary), witnessed what happened and later wrote that if it hadn’t
beenforherco-starRichardCromwell,
who’d intervened, DeMille may have
well become physical with Judith.
Judith remembered through
the tears all these years later how
DeMille had stood over her as she
cowered on the floor completely broken. He called her “a slut, a f***ing
whore. He was spitting with rage.”
DeMille filmed the last frames of
the film without Judith and saw to
it that she would never again
be cast in films made by
any of the top film studios. Afraid his career
would be damaged
by association,
Gary Cooper
shied away, leaving Judith shut
out of Hollywood
and on her own.
With little income, Judith became known for
being “easy prey”.
Judith knew from
first-hand experience
that the casting couch on
occasions led to better parts in
pictures. She was mauled and molested. Following the DeMille debacle and her subsequent divorce from
Gus, there were many encounters
between the sheets, in hallways or
dressing rooms.
According to Judith, Chico Marx
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side the door, Errol begged that they
remain friends.
In her twilight years, Mildred, who’d
played Helené the French maid to Joan
Crawford’s Crystal Allen in The Woman
(1939), then decades later, a rich lusty
client opposite Rudolf Nureyev in Ken
Russell’s Valentino (1977), would tell the
postman or gasman, the only visitors
to her jumbled Belgravia apartment,
of the attempted rape, as if it somehow
positioned her higher up the ladder
among the Hollywood firmament.
Divorced from Gus, Judith married Irish prize-fighter Jack Doyle.
Four subsequent marriages followed;
and she slipped further and further
down the cast list with such outings
as Romance of the Potato, a film short
on the history of spuds. The title of her
final screen appearance was Something to Live For (1952).
Suffering a nervous breakdown
after the death of her mother, Judith
found herself driving alone from
Brentwood, California, to the desert,
mulling over her future, when she
came upon the Institute of Metaphysics and its founder Edwin J Dingle.
She parked up her Ford Crestline, and
never returned to Hollywood. The car
was still there when we visited; the
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dashboard had melted into the seats, a
tree entwined around the engine.
In frail health, Judith was moved to a
care home deep in the Morongo Valley.
When Howard and I visited her once
again in July 1995, Judith was in a hospital bed wearing a grubby gown, her
head all but shaved. Her skin almost
translucent, she had tears rolling down
her cheeks. “You came, you came,” she
cried as her conversation flitted between DeMille and Gary Cooper. She
fell asleep exhausted after 40 minutes,
with Howard holding her hand.
On our return home, Howard started discussions with The Motion Picture Fund to try to get her moved to
the retirement community for the acting profession off Mulholland Drive,
but she died before the move could be
made. Judith had one final wish that
she repeated during that final visit
again and again – to see her star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame in the shadow of the Hollywood sign. Desperate
to be remembered, she was adamant
it would prove she’d been someone.
‘I Used to Be in Pictures: An Untold
Story of Hollywood’ by Austin MuttiMewse and Howard Mutti-Mewse is
published by Antique Collectors’ Club
Star turns: Judith Allen (main);
Cecil B DeMille (top) ; Mildred Shay
(above); Gary Cooper and Judith in
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kept trying to get her to have
sex with him after WC Fields,
with whom she’d had an affair
to gain the lead in The Old Fashioned Way (1934), told Chico that
Judith was an easy lay. Chico
cornered Judith on a staircase
at Paramount, and after a grope
followed by a fight, she found the
energy to push him down a deep
flight of stairs.
An employee who held the keys
to actors’ dressing rooms had
witnessed the altercation. He’d
seen Chico in full throttle before,
trying his best to seduce other
starlets, including Mildred Shay,
a young actress who’d been promised plum parts in Marx Brothers
movies. Like Judith, Mildred said
no to Chico Marx. Like Judith,
Mildred told me she’d also had an
encounter with DeMille.
Judith knew from
experience that
the casting couch
led to better parts
He had spotted Mildred at the
Coconut Grove, subsequently inviting her to his home, Paradise
Ranch, for what Mildred had
been told would be a weekend of
croquet. She’d been picked up
by DeMille’s chauffeur from her
apartment at the Garden of Allah
at 4pm and arrived to discover
DeMille stripped to the waist
in plus-fours, mowing the lawn
to the applause of his long-term
lover, actress Julia Faye. Dinner
that night turned out to be a quiet
affair – just the two of them (Julia
was nowhere to be seen).
“My place setting was awash
with packets of silk stockings. A
fully liveried butler then served
me oysters with the pearls still
attached. We drank mint juleps
in frosted cut glass, which as the
ice melted, revealed the DeMille
monogram.” Wearing an ermine
cape and green satin evening
gown that he’d left for her on the
bed of her room, Mildred found
herself under his intense gaze.
Sensing an unwanted situation, Mildred quickly excused
herself from the table, found a
bathroom, climbed out the win-
dow, and hitchhiked home (she
kept the cape, which she wore on
occasions until her death in 2005;
a reminder that “nothing in life
comes for free”). The following
day, she discovered her picture
being removed from the wall of
the Paramount commissary. “I
knew then I’d never be a big star”.
As Judith Allen was being propositioned by WC Fields, across
town Mildred was being chased
by Errol Flynn. Having met at a
Hollywood party, Mildred initially
thought Flynn a gentleman, only
to discover otherwise on their
second date, when he asked that
they stop by his Hollywood apartment so he could make an important phone call.
Once inside, he excused himself
then reappeared stripped down to
only his dress shirt and sock garters. He leapt on top of a startled
Mildred and the pair fought until
he ejaculated over her evening
dress (“I was happy I had a strong
pair of legs and kept them firmly
crossed”). When he finished,
she got up, locked herself in the
bathroom, washed her dress in
the hand basin and sobbed. Out-
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‘It’s absolutely inevitable
that if something rises up
it has to be cut down’
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D
uring a weather report on the evening of
15 October 1987, the
BBC weather forecaster, Michael Fish,
said the now infamous words:
“Earlier on today, apparently, a
woman rang the BBC and said
she heard there was a hurricane
on the way... well, if you’re watching, don’t worry, there isn’t.”
The next morning the nation
woke to a devastated landscape,
the like of which hadn’t been seen
since the Blitz. “It was the most
devastating storm since 1703,”
says ITV meteorologist Holly
Green, “and we would only expect
to see a storm of this magnitude
once every 200 years. Despite
what many people believe, it
wasn’t a hurricane – just a very
powerful mid-latitude storm.”
The destruction was acutely felt
at Kew Gardens, where rare trees
had been uprooted and species destroyed. In her book,Windblown:
Landscape, Legacy and Loss - The
Great Storm of 1987, Tamsin Treverton Jones describes Kew the
day before the storm hit: “Kew,
the botanical haven on the banks
of the River Thames, the sodden
earth could barely hold the roots
of a thousand exotic trees and
tender shrubs, imported from
far-flung continents a century
ago, shipped halfway around the
world in glass cases or grown
from precious seed and planted in
careful clusters... ”
“I didn’t really watch the
famous weather forecast,” says
Ray Townsend, Kew’s arboretum
manager, who was working as
a team leader in the arboretum
at the time of the storm. “I woke
up at 5am ready to cycle to Kew
and there was no electricity but
it wasn’t until I stepped out and
saw there were branches off trees
down the road I started to think
something was wrong.
“I cycled through Richmond
Park which would normally take
me 40 minutes but that day it took
me two hours to walk around the
debris and I have never forgotten
the drivers trying to drive over
the fallen trees in the roadside.
“I finally got to Kew, went to
the mess room and saw the devastation of the trees. The wind
had corkscrewed many of them,
they had been screwed up by the
leaves and then that broke the
trunks. The wind came off the
river and left a devastating path,
carving a tunnel from the west
side of the gardens. My initial
feeling was disbelief.”
The gardens were partially
reopened after 12 days. It took a
few weeks more for the staff and
volunteers to make the grounds
completely safe again. The garden’s body count included an
original 18th-century Caucasian
elm, a group of roble beeches
from 1903 and the Ulmus villosa,
an endangered Himalayan elm.
The avenue of tulip trees on the
Broad Walk were all brought
down by the storm, their backs
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Blown away:
trees felled and
uprooted at
Kew Gardens
and Wakehurst
botanical
gardens by the
Great Storm of
1987 - the most
devastating
one Britain had
encountered
since 1703
ROYAL BOTANIC
GARDENS KEW
After the
storm
As Ophelia leaves Britain battered and bruised,
EmilyJuppremembers an even more devastating
natural disaster exactly 30 years before
broken. Thirty years on, however,
Townsend no longer sees the storm
as wholly negative, and lessons
learnt from that night are still being
applied at Kew today.
“I still remember where trees from
that day that were wiped out stood. I
walk around Kew now and I can imagine them still standing. A lot of the
trees were of scientific interest and
valuable – but there were some that
maybe weren’t as valuable that were
cleared away and that has allowed us
to plant some in their place.”
Treverton Jones’s father, Terence
Thomas, was commissioned to design an “intense, muscular, meaningful” mural for Kew Gardens, in
collaboration with a 16-year-old
schoolboy, Robert Games, who had
collected the ruined wood from the
gardens and fitted it into Thomas’s
design. The mural showed Chinese
lions defending Kew against the evil
spirit of the wind. The piece, called
Kew Threatened by the Wind, was
constructed from 1,000 pieces of
timber from 33 tree species and fea-
I still remember
where trees from
that day that were
wiped out stood
tures several of Kew’s best-known
fauna, such as parakeets, a squirrel
and Princess Augusta’s lions, which
decorate the Broad Walk.
The work still hangs in the Victoria Plaza at Kew today. But while
Kew didn’t just arise Phoenix-like
from the ashes, as the mural suggests, the planting practices at Kew
have altered for the better as a result
of that night. The storm offered an
opportunity; for the first time, Kew’s
scientists were able to study the soil
moisture and depth of tree root systems on an unprecedented scale in
one location.
“We were digging deep tree holes
for the young trees at the time,” says
Townsend, “but when we saw the
felled trees we saw how wide, rather
than deep, the roots were, so we now
dig a shallow bed for trees when we
plant them.”
The other thing that they observed was root compaction. “It was
as if the storm [had] got the tree and
given it a good shaking and then the
following year, it had never looked so
good. To this day, we break up the
soil around the roots.”
The trees planted as saplings after
the storm in shallow pits are young
adults now, but tiny when compared
to the giant redwoods planted at
Wakehurst botanical gardens in
West Sussex, which are also managed by Kew. “There are parts of
Wakehurst, particularly within its
Australian wood, where you see the
peeling bark of the eucalyptus and
the Wollemi pines which resemble
fossils, they are now four and a half
metres tall and there’s a transformative quality about them,” says Ed
Ikin, head of landscape and horticulture at the garden.
Wakehurst, in Sussex, was also
badly hit by the Great Storm, but the
team there did something different
with the blank slate they were
offered. “Something very clearsighted emerged in the three-year
clearance period after the great
storm,” says Ikin. They replanted the
100-acre site with clusters of species
from around the globe.
“We set out to create a temperate ‘woodlands of the world’ landscape with woods from as far afield
as Chile, China and Korea... Wake-
hurst is wild and hilly and we plant
our trees in naturalistic groups.” In
the aftermath, material and knowledge was shared between botanists
and horticulturalists the world over;
from Pennsylvania to Yorkshire new
collaborations began.
By a strange coincidence the country was experiencing Hurricane
Ophelia, 30 years on from anniversary of the Great Storm, bringing
very strong winds to western parts
of the British Isles.
Despite the scientific benefits of
the 1987 gales, Townsend and Ikin
don’t want Ophelia – or any other
strong winds – to destroy the gardens again and have tried to make
the areas as stormproof as possible.
“We try to thin out the trees at the
top now and we do have a regular
programme of removing dead wood
so the wind can penetrate through
rather than pushing the trees over,”
says Townsend. At Wakehurst they
have planted “mega hedges,” says
Ikin, “to filter strong winds and protect woods – and we also focus on
multiple age plantings.”
With unpredictable weather
threatening the globe, and strong
winds predicted for the British Isles,
a Great Storm Mark II in the UK
doesn’t feel like an impossibility, but,
touch wood, Kew’s scientists and
caretakers will be better prepared
next time.
‘Windblown: Landscape, Legacy and
Loss – The Great Storm of 1987’ by
Tamsin Treverton Jones (Hodder &
Stoughton, £20) is out now
34
Tuesday
Fashion
Catwalking back
to happiness
Decorative versions of the rubber clogs
you either love or hate are on the march.
Sarah Young looks at Crocs collaborations
CHRISTOPHER KANE
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or the past few seasons,
ugly shoes have been
steadily marching
from fashion taboo to
street style staple; a move
spearheaded by the shoe
equivalent of Marmite: Crocs.
For spring-summer 2018,
renegade designer Demna
Gvasalia sent Crocs down the
catwalk at Balenciaga. But
these were a far cry from
the sort worn by gardening
grans, hospital workers
and children.
Taking the ubiquitous
dishwasher-friendly shoe
to new heights, Gvasalia’s
versions came with a
10cm platform in pink and
yellow, as well as decorative
Balenciaga Jibbitz (shoes
charms) in the form of
avocados, dogs, flowers and the
brand’s logo.
“When Balenciaga
approached us, we were
intrigued by the opportunity
to push the boundaries of
our design and moulding
capabilities to see what we
could create together,” says
Michelle Poole, Crocs’ senior
vice-president of global
product and marketing.
“Working with Balenciaga
has been so much fun… and
demonstrates the relevance
of our iconic clog in today’s
fashion and design world.”
Crocs are the latest
“normcore” addition to
Balenciaga’s line-up, but this
isn’t the first time they’ve
been spotted on the runway.
For spring-summer 2017,
Christopher Kane became the
first designer to collaborate
with the brand, while Maison
Margiela offered a sturdy,
leather take on the rubber
shoe in the same season.
Crocs represent an attempt
to challenge the invisible rules
of what luxury means in such
a fickle industry, but whether
or not they’ll be a sell-out
when they hit stores next year
remains to be seen.
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BOOKS
City of Friends
BY JOANNA TROLLOPE
Four women
in their forties.
They all live in
lovely houses
in London. All
of them studied
economics
together, all are
wealthy, and they’re still
close friends. One is gay,
one a single parent, one
married without children,
one married with children.
Trollope takes you into
their lives with uncanny
narrative skill.
DVD/BLU-RAY
A Man
Called Ove
CERTIFICATE 15, 111 MINS
Nominated for
two Oscars,
writerdirector
Hannes
Holm’s
comedy
drama taps
into timely
themes of immigration
and cultural integration
through the eyes of a
suicidal widower.
H
ow things change.
Thirty-five
years ago Bruce
Dickinson was
a l o n g- h a i r e d
rocker with
spray-on trousers provoking
suburban outrage over his band’s
latest album, The Number of the
Beast – which good folk believed
would convert young people like
me to Satanism.
When I spoke to him last
week he was sitting in Cardiff
airport, preparing to be filmed
by Newsnight in a 747 simulator.
Newsnight, for goodness sake!
Dickinson, 59, the lead singer
of Iron Maiden, is in danger of
replacing Ozzy Osbourne as
Britain’s heavy metal national
institution. It’s been a long journey
into the mainstream, as he describes
in his autobiography, What Does This
Button Do? which is published on
Thursday.
Not that Iron Maiden will ever
be mainstream. Dickinson is in the
peculiar position of being at once
the coolest and uncoolest person on
the planet.
Very few people, for example, get
to be airline pilots. Even fewer get to
front globally successful rock bands
for nearly four decades. To do both
is extraordinary, but to also be a
handy fencer, and a brewer to boot
– Maiden’s Trooper beer, brewed by
Dickinson, has sold 18 million pints
– is taking the mickey.
Yet for all their success – they have
sold upwards of 100 million albums
– Iron Maiden are perennially
unfashionable. Not that they care.
“We’re a serious band, we play to
thousands, millions of people every
year,” Dickinson says. “We’re not
interested in celebrity for its own
sake.” But the most surprising thing
about the singer is his overwhelming
sense of normality.
He is chatty, eager and spins a
good yarn – often interrupting a
question to go off into an energetic
rant or anecdote. He seems to have
boundless energy, which perhaps
explains why when he’s not running
around a stage in front of 20,000
people he has time to fly tourists
to Malaga or Michael Heseltine
to Murmansk.
The usual trajectory of a rock
star is huge success, drug addiction,
death or redemption. Guns N’ Roses
fans look away now, but Dickinson
realised almost straight away that
he wanted to be in it for the long run.
“You have a choice. You either
enjoy life or you don’t,” he says.
“It’s like Trainspotting, isn’t it?
Choose life.
Being in a successful band and
managing all the personalities over
all those years, it’s a very fragile
thing – and I think some bands
that get together literally as kids
and grow up together often have
acrimonious break-ups because it’s
not easy to stay the course.
“Some people just grow out of all
stature to other people in the band
and it’s great inequalities that lead
to the demise of things: some people
get depressed, some people get
god complexes.
“When I joined Iron Maiden [in
1981] at the end of the first year I’d
done a world tour, been to Japan,
done America and all these places
that I’d never dreamed of. I’d done it
all, had a No 1 album, and I thought:
what do I do now?
“So that’s when I started poking
around to save my sanity, because
I thought this rollercoaster is not
going to stop.
“Looking at a variety of potential
futures, the prognosis for coming
out of what is going to happen
over the next five years unscathed
doesn’t exactly have a good track
record if you look at other bands.
‘Being in a
band is a very
fragile thing’
I thought I’ve got to head this off
at the pass, otherwise I’ll end up
hating life.”
His book is breezy, banterish,
littered with corny jokes and Bruceisms as he describes his journey
from being looked after by his
grandparents in Worksop while his
parents took their performing dog
act around the UK, then moving
to Sheffield with his parents, being
packed off to prep school and then
as a boarder at Oundle, thanks to
his dad’s success as a car salesman,
to living in squalor after finishing at
the University of London.
It’s an absorbing read, but
beneath the jauntiness lies a tale
of very hard work. He blithely
mentions that when his first band,
Samson, was putting out an album,
the agent had neglected to book a
tour. So Bruce hit the phones, and
booked 20 dates across the UK.
“You get stuck in. It’s hard work,”
he says. “There’s no way round it. If
you’re selling what used to be the
Yellow Pages or whatever, the only
way to do it is to knock on every door
in the street and ask people if they
want to buy one. I did that when I
was a student. I’d go round and
knock on doors trying to sell Kelly’s
Directory or something.
“But you just have to put in the
graft of doing it. Even in an internet
world it doesn’t change – bands have
I started to save
my sanity because
this rollercoaster
is not going to stop
Front man of Iron Maiden (and pilot, and fencer,
and brewer) Bruce Dickinson tells Andrew Johnson
how he has survived 40 years in rock ‘n’ roll
NEWS
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to go on tour, they have
to sleep in vans, they
have to get there and
meet people and say
we’ll see you next time,
bring a mate; and you
sell out the venue and
suddenly the promoter
says: ‘We’ll put you in
the theatre next time,’
and people say: ‘How
did they do that?’ The
answer is you have to
work hard.”
He also recounts a
quite hairy trip when
he was smuggled into
Sarejevo during the siege to play
a gig.
One thing he doesn’t skate over,
however, is his cancer diagnosis
and treatment, which seems
quite harrowing. Dickinson was
diagnosed with HPV in 2014 – it
is related to cervical cancer and
is contracted through oral sex.
There was, he says, a golf ball
growing in his throat.
He wrote about it in detail,
he says, not to evoke pity, but
to explain that it happens to
many people.
“I was trying to be informative,
to say this is what it feels like to go
through this; but everybody goes
through that and I was lucky. I got
the all clear and the treatment left
me relatively unscathed.
“But the truth is the treatment
‘Aces High’: Bruce Dickinson in his
replica Fokker triplane
itself is hugely damaging to people.
I’ve spoken to a lot of men who had
the same cancer and had exactly
the same treatment and while
all of them thankfully had good
outcomes, one or two of them had
a horrendous time, far worse than
me. This is ongoing with men with
this particular cancer around
VOICES
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TV
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the world. There’s an
epidemic of it, and it’s
a kind of unspoken
t h i n g. E v e r y b o d y
knows about cervical
cancer, but nobody
really knows about
this cancer, which is
the same.”
He also hits out
in the book over the
guffawing in the tabloid
press that accompanied
his diagnosis.
“I’m like, really? If
your wife or daughter
got cervical cancer
you’d go round and tell all your
mates that she was a slag, would
you? It’s disgraceful. But because
it’s men people think they can get
away with it.”
He lives in London with his
three grown-up children, who
he is pleased to describe as
“boomerangs”. He seems a bit
nonplussed, however, when I ask
if they are Maiden fans. “They’re
my kids,” he says. “Dad goes to
work and does whatever dad does.
Though dad does a lot of things …”
Mr Normal. Or perhaps not
quite. I ask if he had his time again
if he’d rather be an airline pilot or
front Iron Maiden. It’s another
stupid question.
“Sadly, there’s an awful lot of
airline pilots,” he answers. “But
there’s not a lot of people who
can say ‘yeah, I headlined Rock
in Rio’. All the really amazing
things that happen in your life
are the things that happen for
the first time. Being in a rock
band like Iron Maiden gives you
an unending supply of firsts, and
then just when you think you’ve
seen it all you walk on stage to
Rock in Rio and there’s half a
million people and you think wow,
it’s pretty amazing.”
‘What Does This Button Do?’ by
Bruce Dickinson is published on
Thursday (HarperCollins, £20)
Bruce Dickinson with the
rest of Iron Maiden and
management, and, left,
Bruce the commercial
airline pilot. Top, aged 15
IQ
30-39
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37
Last night’s
g
television
DAISY WYATT
Liar, liar, why so dire?
Crime drama finale
was very predictable
» Liar ITV, 9pm
» Timewasters ITV2, 10pm
I
t could have been another
feat from the creators of
The Missing, Harry and Jack
Williams, but the crime drama
felt flat from the get-go – and the
finale of Liar wasn’t much better.
What could have been a cleverly
played final episode that kept
viewers guessing until the very
end – whether Dr Andrew Earlham
(Ioan Gruffudd) really did rape
teacher Laura Nielson (Joanna
Froggatt) – ended up asking more
questions than it answered.
The real liar was disclosed far
too early on in the series, leaving
no “big reveal” for viewers to
chew over in the final episode. Dr
Earlham was exposed as a serial
rapist in episode four, meaning
Laura wasn’t a vindictive single
woman trying to court attention
after all.
In light of the recent Weinstein
rape allegations, a drama series
about the abuse of power and
manipulation of women felt more
topical than ever. But Liar was
told with painfully little empathy,
meaning that it was hard to feel
sorry for the victim. Unlike the
compassionate handling of rape
in Broadchurch, Laura was too
wooden and emotionless.
We were meant to root for
Froggatt’s character, though she had
her moral ambiguities, too. It was
impressive – if not implausible – that
she would continue to confront her
attacker face to face. Dr Earlham’s
death in the final scenes of last
The story was told
with painfully little
empathy, so it was
hard to feel sorry
for the victim
night’s finale had Laura painted
all over it. The open cut across his
throat looked suspiciously like it was
caused by the broken shards of her
bathroom mirror.
The only satisfying twist in the
finale was that Dr Earlham’s very
believable new girlfriend Charlotte
transpired to be a detective under
cover, hired to frame the surgeon.
Everything else was predictable. As
was the premise of the whole drama.
I’m not sure what purpose
Liar served ultimately. A drama
that paints its victim in an
unsympathetic light and its
perpetrator as someone the police
fail to arrest does not contribute
in a helpful way to the broader
debate about rape.
Moral ambiguities: Joanne Froggatt
as Laura Nielson JOSS BARRATT
Hidden away on the Monday
television schedule at 10pm on
ITV2 is Timewasters, a new
comedy created by Daniel
Lawrence Taylor (Cockroaches,
Uncle) about a struggling fourpiece south London jazz band
who travel back in time to the
1920s. Alas, the Golden Age of
jazz isn’t as genteel for young
black people as Downton Abbey
would have you believe.
Any television show that starts
with a brass band rendition of
“Return of the Mack” has promise,
in my book. The rest of episode
three went by in a whirlwind of
camp acting, casual racism and
flapper dresses. The comedy feels
like student staple Fresh Meat meets
black music dynasty series Empire
meets Harlots rolled into one.
Political correctness is thrown
out of the window rather gleefully
thanks to Victoria, leader of
the debutantes, who lusts after
the body of the band’s tallest
member. “Come here my little
slice of pumpernickel” would not
be socially acceptable to say on
television now, but, by being set a
century in the past, the comedy can
poke fun at our self-censorship.
Amid all the noise, songs and
occasional buffoonery, I couldn’t
make out a whiff of a plotline.
Timewasters has promise – and
some good performances – but
could do with a stronger central
thread to pull the series of
sketches together.
Twitter: @daisy_wyatt
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Arts
Beck can straddle
the worlds of Pixar
soundtracks and
daytime radio in a
few seconds EMMA
MCINTYRE/GETTY
Arts
reviews
'POP
Beck
ELECTRIC BALLROOM, LONDON
HHHHH
On his breakthrough hits “Where
It’s At” and “Loser” Beck shimmied
like a one man Beastie Boy to
MTV stardom. More recently,
his ascent/descent into pastoral
melancholy saw him add more
Grammys to his mantelpiece.
Tonight, he’s playing a lateannounced and intimate (by his
standards) show, in Camden’s
Electric Ballroom.
After the first wash of
sun-dappled melodies (“Blackbird
Chain” and “Blue Moon”) he says:
“We’re gonna start slow... we’re
opening for ourselves tonight!”
and with that he begins to sing
“Baby, I’m a lost, baby I’m a lost
cause...”.This tune, from his glorious
and career-changing Sea Change, is
riddled with doomed sadness.
More tear-jerkers follow. Then…
Beck enquires: “Can I disrupt your
contemplation for a moment?”
and - bam! - he rocks into “Devil’s
Haircut” with its dirty riff and
slushy centre. Predictably, the
room erupts.
There’s the skittering rush of
“Black Tambourine” (from David
Lynch’s Inland Empire). There’s the
doo-dooing alt-pop classic “New
Pollution”. There’s even a moment
where he starts singing Disco
anthem “I feeeeeeeeel love.”
Beck is dressed as a Mexican
figurine - a white suit over a
Hawaiian shirt and his now
trademark fedora hat. With “Qué
Onda Güero” he acts as a Spanish
MC and we’re transported to a
party far away.
With Kaiser Chiefsy oooohwoah-ohs we’re back in the
room. The football chants are
countered by intricate banjo
twanging. We also get plenty of
soaring TV theme synths and
choral “aaaaahs”. This big vista
pop is perhaps at its most vivid
on new tunes from his thirteenth
album Colors. There’s the giddyup-giddy-upping “Wow”, the
stuttering Justin Timberlake “Acid
Test of D-d-dr-dreamsssss”, and
the hip-shaking “Up All Night”.
After the album’s title track
“Colors” what follows is classic
Beck: an undeniable groove that
riddles its way through your
head. It’s a club-friendly earworm
that’s as fit for Pixar soundtracks
as it is for daytime radio. Beck’s
ability to straddle these worlds
in a few seconds of song, is just
as wonderful as his catalogue’s
extreme contrasts of childish fun
and noir sadness.
He stuck to the Hollywood
script, but it’s hard to think of
anything other than what a joy it
will be to see this show dazzle at
festivals and arenas in 2018.
SEAN ADAMS
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VISUAL ARTS
A Walk in the Woods:
a Celebration of Trees
in British Art
THE HIGGINS, BEDFORD
The role of trees and woodland
in British landscape painting.
Among the 40 watercolours,
drawings and prints from the
past two centuries are works
by John Constable, John Sell
Cotman, Edward Lear, Samuel
Palmer, Paul Nash, Graham
Sutherland and Lucian Freud.
(01234 718618) to 25 Feb
Bloomberg New
Contemporaries
BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY
ART, GATESHEAD
For the first time, the Baltic hosts
the annual touring exhibition for
current and recent graduates,
showcasing the work emerging
from UK art schools, selected this
year by artists Caroline Achaintre,
Elizabeth Price and George Shaw.
(0191 478 1810) to 26 Nov
FILM
Loving Vincent
12, DOROTA KOBIELA AND HUGH
WELCHMAN, 91MINS
Loving Vincent is surely the
most idiosyncratic and original
animated feature of the year. It’s
a film about the death of Vincent
Van Gogh that is structured like
an investigative crime drama,
using oil painting in the style of its
subject’s own work combined with
live-action material and computergenerated imagery. Douglas Booth
stars as the amateur detective,
Armand Roulin, the son of
one of Van Gogh’s closest friends.
Limited release
The Party
15, SALLY POTTER, 71 MINS
DANCE
Scottish Ballet:
Stravinsky
Les vêpres
siciliennes
THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON
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This is very much a show of two
halves. Kenneth MacMillan’s Le
Baiser de la Fée (The Fairy’s Kiss)
is inspired by Hans Christian
Andersen’s The Ice Maiden. A young
man, kissed by a sprite as an infant,
falls under her spell once more –
on the eve of his wedding.
Andrew Peasgood shines as
the puzzled would-be groom.
It is in the ensemble moments,
however, when audiences really
get what they came for. Beautifully
synchronised pointe work, high
leaps and gorgeous costumes.
Will it set the pulse racing?
Unlikely – but that’s what the
second half is for.The Rite of Spring
has a brutality that borders on
shocking. Two brothers, played
by Christopher Harrison and
Constant Vigier, are locked in a
power imbalance that borders on
bullying. In walks Sophie Martin.
Her cool exterior burns even
hotter than the brothers’ heated
exchange, and we’re left feeling
blown away by its brilliance.
Touring to 4 November
(scottishballet.co.uk)
KELLY APTER
Kristin Scott Thomas stars as
a new government minister
celebrating with some of her
oldest, closest friends in Sally
Potter’s comedy-drama, an
enjoyably misanthropic affair
boosted by some very fine
performances and a screenplay
almost as caustic as that of Who’s
Afraid of Virginia Woolf? This
is a chamber piece, clearly shot
quickly and on a relatively modest
budget, and Potter strikes a very
swift tempo. Limited release
OPERA
It’s refreshing to come upon
a Verdi opera which is almost
unknown, as is the case with
Les vêpres siciliennes. Having
premiered in Paris in 1855, it
was never staged in Britain
until Covent Garden invited
the Norwegian director Stefan
Herheim to do so in 2013.
Herheim and his designer
Philipp Fürhofer have set it in
a stylised version of the opera
house for which it was written.
Herheim has translated its
political struggle into one in
which art itself is the territory
over which the battle is raging.
The oppressed Sicilians occupy
the stage-within-a-stage, while
their French oppressors occupy
the balconies and boxes. While the
overture plays we get a mimed
sequence culminating in some
sexual predation by the French
Governor Guy de Montfort
(Michael Volle) with the girls of the
Sicilian corps de ballet.
The plot turns on the moral
dilemma of the Sicilian hero,
Henri, whose devotion to
his beloved Hélène (Malin
Blade Runner 2049
15, DENIS VILLENEUVE, 163MINS
Michael Volle as the
predatory Guy de
Montfort and Bryan
Hymel as Henri
BILL COOPER
Byström) and to the insurgent
cause is undercut by his
horrified discovery that he is the
illegitimate son of De Montfort;
and on De Montfort’s anguished
campaign to win his son’s love
with political concessions.
The cast and chorus – and
Maurizio Benini in the pit – have
to work hard. If Erwin Schrott
(as the patriot Procida) mangles
his French, and if Byström lacks
the technical ease required for
her coloratura arias, tenor Bryan
Hymel’s Henri is gorgeously sung,
and Volle’s tormented dictator is a
tour de force.
What carries the evening is the
consistent beauty and brilliance
of the staging. Theatrical surprises
come thick and fast, with singers
and dancers adroitly marshalled,
and the stage-within-a-stage in
constant motion.
To 4 November (020 7304 4000)
MICHAEL CHURCH
Denis Villeneuve pays tribute
to Ridley Scott’s original, from
which he has taken scenes,
characters and motifs, but Blade
Runner 2049 has depths that
were lacking in its predecessor.
The setting is California in 2049,
30 years after the first film, with
Ryan Gosling giving a soulful
performance as an LAPD officer.
Like The Godfather Part II, it’s
a sequel to a celebrated film
that may just be better than the
original. Nationwide release
DANCE
English National Ballet
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
The company perform
Kenneth MacMillan’s haunting
Song of the Earth, danced to
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THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
Mahler. In a generous double
bill, it’s danced with August
Bournonville’s La Sylphide, one
of the jewels of Romantic ballet.
(0844 871 7652) to Sat
TALKS & POETRY
Rochdale Literature and
Ideas Festival
VARIOUS VENUES
Among the highlights this year
are Jenny Eclair, Amy Lawrence,
Terry Waite, Mandasue Heller,
Alan Johnson and Tony Walsh.
(rochdaleliteraturefestival.co.uk)
to Mon
COMEDY
Ricky Gervais
EVENTIM APOLLO, LONDON W6
A blistering return to the stand-up
stage in Humanity, in which Ricky
Gervais shows a bit more of his
by balancing trademark, wilfully
abrasive material with tales of
growing up on a Reading council
estate. (0844 249 1000) to Thur
Ivo Graham
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Incredibly likeable, permanently
self-deprecating Ivo Graham gets
nostalgic about his time at Eton in
Educated Guess, and recalls, with
toe-curling glee, his disastrous
appearance on The Weakest Link in
2009. (020 7478 0100) to Sat
POP
Timber Timbre
BUSH HALL, LONDON W12
Canada’s atmos-rock trio apply
their dusky aesthetic to deep,
dislocating feelings of political
dread on their sixth album. Fresh
synths, old sorrows and sewer
metaphors dominate the twilight
evocations of Sincerely, Future
Pollution. (ticketweb.co.uk) tonight
Beth Ditto
ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER
After the demise of the Gossip,
the firebrand garage-soul trio’s
front-woman celebrates her
Southern roots on an ambitious
solo debut. Soul, AOR, rock’n’roll
barn-burners and disco bustle for
space on Fake Sugar, its thick stew
sweetened by Ditto’s titanic voice.
(seetickets.com) tonight
Public Service
Broadcasting
VARIOUS VENUES
After 2015’s The Race for Space,
the dapper electro-pop troopers
redirect to earthier matters for
their latest high-concept wheeze.
The history of Welsh mining is
chipped away at on Every Valley.
Boiler Shop, Newcastle (musicglue.
com) tonight; Barrowland, Glasgow
(musicglue.com) Wed; Academy,
Leeds (musicglue.com) Thur;
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
(musicglue.com) Fri
VOICES
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JAZZ
London Latin Jazz Fest
PIZZA EXPRESS JAZZ, LONDON W1
Guest curator Eliane Correa from
Havana opens the festival with
her En El Aire project, with jazz
10-piece Teotima, singer Osvaldo
Chacón, London’s Lokkhi Terra
and Dele Sosimi among the
line-up.(020 7437 9595) to Sat
FOLK & ROOTS
Lankum
VARIOUS VENUES
The Dublin folk miscreants
(formerly Lynched) tour their
second album, Between the
Earth and the Sky, a powerful
set of songs and drone-led tunes
with Radie Peat’s amazing vocals
to the fore. New Adelphi, Hull
(01482 348216) tonight; Dingwall’s,
London NW1 (01920 823098) Wed;
Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan
(01239 621200) Thur; Pontio,
Bangor (01248 382828) Fri
Richard Thompson +
Josienne Clarke and
Ben Walker
VARIOUS VENUES
A brilliant pairing of Thompson,
touring his second set of acoustic
classics, and the sombre beauties
of Clarke and Walker, who have
just released Birds, a new EP
on Rough Trade. Usher Hall,
Edinburgh (0131 228 1155)
tonight; Sage Gateshead
(0191 443 4666) Wed; Lowry,
Salford (0843 208 6000) Thur
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and now in Lisa Spirling’s unfussy
production its strange and
passionate sensibility is palpable.
It’s an impressively condensed
epic about failure and the power of
impetuous decisions to shape the
future, with Rosie Wyatt in two
roles in a piece set between 1969
and 2055. (020 7978 7040) to 28 Oct
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i TUESDAY
17 OCTOBER 2017
First
Chance
Opening
this week
Hedda Gabler
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE
Henrik Ibsen’s drama is one of
the great portraits of a soul in
crisis. Lizzy Watts stars in the title
role, as a passionate woman who
rebels against the numbness of a
stifling marriage, spots vulgarity
unerringly yet dreads the prospect
of scandal. Director Ivo van Hove,
uses a crisp, somewhat colourless
new text by Patrick Marber.
(0131 529 6000) to Sat
An American in Paris
DOMINION THEATRE, LONDON W1
Christopher Wheeldon’s staging
is a whirl of colour and imagery, a
fantasy Paris rooted to a specific
historical moment. Based on the
1951 Gene Kelly film, the stage
musical reframes the romance as
a dream of post-war optimism.
(0845 200 7982) to 6 Jan
VISUAL ARTS
Soutine’s Portraits: Waiters,
Cooks and Bellboys
COURTAULD GALLERY, LONDON WC2
Paintings of staff in French hotels and
restaurants. (020 3947 7777) opens Thur
DANCE
Michael Clark Company
BARBICAN THEATRE, LONDON EC2
Clark’s To a Simple, Rock’n’Roll… song
features music the choreographer
loves. (020 7638 8891) opens Wed
TALKS & POETRY
Dundee Literary Festival
BONAR HALL, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
On the bill this year are John ListerKaye, Denise Mina, Hannah Berry,
Cathy Rentzenbrink and Louise Welsh.
(01382 386995) opens Wed
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THEATRE
In Event of Moone Disaster
THEATRE503, LONDON SW11
Andrew Thompson’s debut play
is highly original. Last year it
beat 1,628 other scripts to win
Theatre503’s playwriting prize
If you only see
one thing today
Christmas White Rose
POP
VARIOUS VENUES
After the future-funk
electro-pop of 2014’s
break-out album, St
Vincent, Annie Clark shifts
shape again for her fifth.
Heartache, art-rock, arch
pop, glistening melodies
and shredded guitars
mobilise Masseduction,
an album of many faces.
Brixton Academy, London
SW9 (seetickets.com)
tonight; Apollo, Manchester
(seetickets.com) Wed
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BREXIT
City firms ready to make
‘irreversible’ relocations
By Ravender Sembhy
Financial firms will pull the
trigger on “irreversible” Brexit job
relocations in the new year unless the
Conservatives agree a transition deal
imminently, a City lobby group
has warned.
The value of a transitional deal is “disappearing
by the day”, according
to TheCityUK, as political and legal uncertainty
dogs the Square Mile
and big banks shift staff
from London to other centres in the EU. The group’s
chief executive, Miles Celic,
said: “EU and UK negotiators cannot
delay discussing a transitional deal
any longer if they want it to hold any
real value.
“Firms are beyond the planning
stage now. If they haven’t done so
already, most will be ready to press go
on their contingency plans in the new
year. They can still take their foot off
the accelerator if a transitional deal is
agreed, but without progress soon, it
may be too late. Once businesses start
moving, there is no reverse gear. It is
simply not efficient or economically
viable to move operations twice.”
An agreement must
be reached by the first
quarter of 2018 “at the
latest” to avoid this
scenario, TheCityUK
said. Up to 75,000 jobs
and £8bn to £10bn in
annual tax revenues are
at risk if the UK crashes
out in 2019 without a deal
and has to fall back on World
Trade Organisation rules, it said.
In a paper published today, it
calls for a transition “as close as
possible” to the status quo, with the
UK accepting “all of the rights – and
obligations – of the single market”.
British businesses have also
pressed the Government to agree
a transition period, with divorce
talks with the EU having so far failed
to advance.
But Mr Celic claimed the failure to
secure a transitional deal isn’t “just
about business leaving the UK”.
“It is about the very high risk of
jobs, capital and inward investment
leaving Europe entirely. The
resulting fragmented markets will
be of benefit to no one, with costs
likely to increase for customers right
across the continent,” he said.
Some experts believe that financial
centres such as New York and
Singapore stand to gain the most from
Brexit as London’s status diminishes.
Citigroup, Morgan
Stanley, Daiwa and
Nomura have already announced
that they are relocating
operations and staff from Britain
to the EU in the wake of Brexit.
HOUSING
Three-year
high for rise in
asking prices
By Vicky Shaw
House-sellers’ asking prices
jumped by 1.1 per cent in October
– marking the biggest increase for
this time of year since 2014.
Across England and Wales, the
average price of a home is now
£313,435 – a 1.1 per cent rise on
the previous month, according to
Rightmove. The property website
said that, while it has recorded
an increase in October every
year since it started in 2001, this
month’s upswing is the biggest
since October 2014.
Miles Shipside, the director of
Rightmove, said many new sellers
will be hoping to agree a sale
before Christmas. But, he said, “it
will be harder for this autumn’s
sellers to secure a sale, because
buyers have more choice, with a
3.1 per cent increase in new seller
numbers compared to this time a
year ago”.
Good run
for ski
property
Quote of
the day
Urban music and
entrepreneurship
have always been
entwined – it’s
never been ‘this is
not cool to do’
Kanya King
Founder of the
Mobo awards
Ski resorts are
proving attractive
to international
investors looking to
plough their money
into property. Prices
in Switzerland have
been hit by the strength
of the Swiss franc and
restrictions on foreign
buyers. But Chamonix,
France, is on the rise,
according to the Knight
Frank Alpine Property
Index, with prime
property values up
4.8 per cent in the
year to June 2017.
Buyers are banking
on high-altitude
resorts assured
decent snowfall.
The 30
Second
Briefing
ONS
DATA
What’s going on with data from the
Office for National Statistics (ONS)?
“Global banks and international
bond strategists have been left
stunned by revised ONS figures
showing that Britain is £490bn
poorer than had been assumed,”
according to The Daily Telegraph.
It reports that ONS figures show
that the UK’s net international
investment position has “collapsed”
from a surplus of £490bn to a
deficit of £22bn, removing a vital
safety margin as Britain enters
Brexit negotiations.
to do with Brexit. The ONS said
two weeks ago that it was revising
the methodology used to calculate
the figures, which has resulted in
the change.
Sounds dire. Is it?
Not as bad as it might at first appear.
The revised figures have nothing
Then how did we lose all of
those “reserves”?
Nothing concrete has been lost. The
What is the net international
investment position anyway?
The difference between what a
country owns abroad and what
foreign investors own in the UK.
ONS correction is a statistical issue,
it’s not an amount of money that has
been lost or that we have to pay back.
Why did the ONS make the changes
to calculations?
The ONS has a responsibility to
revise its methodologies to make
sure they are accurate.
Did anything else change?
Yep. Household savings, which were
recorded at a 50-year low in June,
were revised higher, so they are less
precarious than thought.
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RETAIL
Lidl to create
500 jobs in new
warehouse in
Peterborough
A Saudi Aramco oil
site in the Arabian
desert AFP/GETTY
By Kalyeena Makortoff
Float rules may be eased to
lure Saudi oil giant to City
By Russell Lynch
Senior politicians have warned the
City watchdog against “watering
down” standards to woo Saudi oil
giant Aramco’s float to London.
Treasury select committee chairman Nicky Morgan and her Business,
Energy and Industry counterpart,
Rachel Reeves, said there were questions to be answered over the “political involvement” in a proposal by the
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
to create a new premium listing category for sovereign companies such
as Saudi Aramco choosing London.
Attracting Aramco would be a
huge coup for post-Brexit London.
But investor concerns have been
raised by the FCA scrapping rules
on transactions between the sover-
eign shareholder and the company,
potentially exposing independent investors if assets are bought or sold by
the Government, for example.
The watchdog has also proposed
weakening “controlling shareholder”
rules, giving minority shareholders a
bigger say over appointing independent directors.
Ms Morgan and Ms Reeves wrote
to FCA boss Andrew Bailey last
month, asking how far Aramco’s interest in a possible float “influenced
the consultation”. Mr Bailey said yesterday that he had had “no conversations with ministers on the subject”
although he admitted that the FCA
emphasised it was considering a
change in the rules in a meeting with
Aramco and its advisers in the early
part of this year.
Sources insist the watchdog was
planning the mooted changes before
Aramco’s interest emerged.
Ms Morgan has hauled Mr Bailey
and chairman John Griffith-Jones
before the Treasury committee for a
grilling this month. She said: “Questions remain about the level of political involvement in the consultation.
The UK’s world-class reputation
for upholding strong corporate governance mustn’t be watered down.”
EVENING STANDARD
Aramco is seeking a waiver
to float just 5 per cent of its
business, far less than the 25 per
cent free float mandated under
FCA rules.
MOTORING
Jobs axe at Vauxhall ‘a huge loss’, says union
By Alan Jones
Unions are seeking urgent talks with
the Government and Vauxhall after
describing plans to cut 400 UK jobs
at the car giant as a “major blow”.
The jobs will go at the firm’s Ellesmere Port factory in Cheshire by the
Outlook
JAMES
ASHTON
A long-term
strategy is needed
by UK industry
S
taff cuts at BAE Systems
a l w a y s s t r i ke l i ke a
hammer blow. The defence
contractor, which said last
week it would lose 2,000
jobs, is usually the largest privatesector employer in each town where
it has a presence. Streamlining hits
the local community hard.
end of the year after the company
said it was facing “challenging European market conditions and a declining passenger car market”.
Unite said it was seeking meetings
to ensure there were no compulsory
redundancies.
General secretary Len McCluskey
said: “To lose 400 skilled jobs, albeit
on a voluntary basis, is a major blow
to the automotive industry and its
supply chain. It is also another huge
loss for the North-west economy.
“Quite clearly, economic concerns
are having a serious impact on consumer confidence.”
As Britain’s largest manufacturer,
it is supposed to rebalance our
economy over time. Trade is another
prong of our future success and BAE
has built a strong position in the US,
the UK’s largest export market. No
matter what you think of the product
it turns out, signs of tougher times at
this flagship firm project badly across
the industrial landscape.
The new chief executive, Charles
Woodburn, is under pressure to
make BAE more competitive, a
common theme for UK companies
operating on a global stage. He would
be helped if the Government mapped
out its combat aircraft programme
beyond 2019 so that engineers, idling
after the latest Eurofighter Typhoon
orders have been satisfied, can busy
themselves on something else.
To have a roadmap provided by
its largest customer, the Ministry of
Defence, is exactly the sort of thing
an industrial strategy is meant to
help with.
We might get such a strategy by
Christmas, as long as ministers are
not waylaid by spats over Brexit.
Broadly, it will set out how Britain
can make more of the industries in
which it already excels.
But its priorities need clarifying.
Sticking with defence as an
example, the MoD is adopting more
transparent procurement practices
aimed at getting a better deal for the
taxpayer that also level the playing
Th
he MoD is adopting more
transparent procurement
practices aimed at getting a
better deal for the taxpayer
field for foreign suppliers, such as
Boeing. The Bombardier row shows
all this is happening as the world
becomes more protectionist. For the
sake of the homegrown industry that
sustains thousands of hi-tech jobs, it
will not always pay to order cheaper
equipment from overseas.
Lidl UK has unveiled plans for a new
warehouse in Peterborough in a move
that will create 500 jobs.
The German-owned grocery
chain has exchanged contracts with
developer Roxhill on a 34-acre site
where it will build a 754,000sq ft
distribution centre to manage
supplies for local Lidl stores.
It will become Lidl UK’s largest
warehouse in Britain to date, and is
the sixth new distribution centre to
be announced within the past year.
The discounter said the warehouse
– its 15th in the country – is part of
wider expansion plans that will
include investing £1.45bn in its
national operations in 2017 and 2018.
Adrienne Howells,
head of the grocer’s
warehouse
expansion, said:
“We are very
excited about
our proposed
r e g i o n a l
distribution
centre
in
Peterborough. Our
expansion across the
UK is progressing rapidly,
and it’s important we have the
right supply chain infrastructure
to support this. Peterborough is
ideally located and we’re pleased
to be bringing more jobs to the
local community.”
The company has not announced
an opening date but is currently
preparing its planning application
for the site.
Lidl UK recently confirmed that
it was starting construction on a
Doncaster warehouse as well as
a new Scottish site, as it relocates
to a larger estate. Plans are also in
the works for a Bolton distribution
centre, as well as the relocation of
its Weston-super-Mare distribution
centre to Avonmouth.
How other countries set out their
stall in this area is instructive. China
is navigating a shift from being the
factory of the world to a consumer
economy, but it is looking further out
and snapping up British intellectual
property where it can.
In July, a national development plan
for artificial intelligence stretching to
2030 was published, which detailed
Chinese policies and spending plans
beginning with a consistent focus on
fundamental research to transform
numerous industries.
Similarly, UK manufacturing is
an industry obsessed with the longterm. It represents 10 per cent of
the economy but accounts for more
than two-thirds of research and
development spending.
To serve British industry best,
an industrial strategy must emerge
that is bold, consistent and, like our
world-beating companies, thinks in
decades, not parliamentary terms or
shorter. EVENING STANDARD
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From the
business
pages
Microsoft faces
data privacy appeal
The New York Times
The US Supreme Court has
agreed to resolve a privacy
dispute between the Justice
Department and Microsoft over
prosecutors’ access to emails
stored on company’s servers
overseas. The justices will hear
the Trump administration’s
appeal of ruling last year
preventing prosecutors from
obtaining emails stored in
servers in Dublin in a drug
trafficking investigation.
Extra ¤300m to
keep Alitalia flying
Corriere Della Sera (Italy)
The Italian government will
plough an extra €300m (£267m)
into Alitalia, Italy’s struggling
airline, to keep it going after
its sale was delayed until next
April. Germany’s Lufthansa is
among the bidders in the sale.
Italy’s economic development
ministry said the delay was due
to extraordinary events at other
airlines including Air Berlin,
Monarch and Ryanair.
Iran seeks more
foreign investment
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Iran has signalled that it will
need a lot of foreign investment
to modernise its infrastructure
after a decade of isolation.
Tehran also said it was seeking
new technology to upgrade
some of its key industries.
Foreign firms have been taking
their time to weigh investment
opportunities in Iran as
uncertainties over US sanctions
policy have remained.
Women ignore
funding programme
The Herald (Zimbabwe)
Women are not taking full
advantage of empowerment
programmes that the
government is putting in place
to address economic gender
imbalances. Evelyn Ndlovu,
a development permanent
secretary, said: “There are
various funds that have been
set aside for women to access
capital from various institutions
but the uptake is slow. Women
need to take advantage of
government opportunities.”
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AVIATION
HOUSING
Bombardier seeks
investors or sales
Record exodus of
London’s renters
Bombardier is seeking investors
for its aerospace businesses
and considering a sale of some
operations, after a turnaround
plan at the Canadian aircraft
manufacturer faced pressure
from US tariffs, Bloomberg
reports. Bombardier is studying
the disposal of assets including
its Q400 turboprop and
CRJ regional-jet unit.
Record numbers of renters have
left London over the past year.
Over the last 12 months nearly
65,000 tenants are estimated to
have left London, Countrywide
said, the highest number doing
this since its records started in
2007. More than three-quarters
left to rent another home
outside the capital, while 22
per cent left to buy a home.
BETTING
HEALTHCARE
Boss to leave
Jackpotjoy job
‘Supply issues’
hit Convatec
Jackpotjoy has taken a punt on
fresh leadership by calling time
on its chief executive just nine
months after floating on the
London Stock Exchange. The
online betting firm said Andy
McIver, the current boss, would
step down at the end of January,
with a rebooted management
team taking charge of its
growth strategy.
Shares in Convatec slumped
yesterday after the medical
supplies firm warned over
full-year revenues amid
“supply issues”. The firm said
its performance during the
third quarter was “severely
impacted” by supply problems
in wound and ostomy care, and
lower than anticipated revenue
from new products.
FLOTATION
RETAIL
Footasylum aims
for £150m listing
N Brown tie-up is
a plus for Koovs
Premium sports retailer
Footasylum has announced its
intention to float on the London
Stock Exchange in a move that
could value the firm at £150m.
The company is expected to
begin trading on London’s
junior Aim market in November
and will plough the money
raised into expansion.
Online fashion firm Koovs has
announced its entrance into
the UK market through a tie-up
with plus-size retailer N Brown.
The London-listed Indian
company, which is chaired by
former Asos chairman Lord Alli,
will sell its Koovs Private Label
young fashion apparel through
N Brown’s Simply Be.
PENSIONS
AUTOMOBILES
Staff to strike after
Capita talks fail
Mercedes recalled
over airbag fault
Workers at outsourcing firm
Capita are to stage a nine-day
strike after the breakdown
of talks aimed at resolving
a dispute over pensions.
Members of Unite will walk out
from 28 October to 5 November
in protest at plans to close their
defined benefit pension scheme.
Hundreds of thousands of
Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK
are being recalled over airbag
concerns. The models affected
include the A, B, C, and E-Class,
and CLA, GLA, and GLC, built
between 2011 and 2017. No
fatalities have been reported in
connection with the recall.
the
markets
London’s premier index drifted
lower yesterday after shares
in medical products maker
Convatec took a battering over
supply problems. The FTSE 100
Index closed down 8.47 points to
7,526.97.
***
The biggest risers were Standard
Life Aberdeen, up 9.1p to 446.3p,
Shire, up 72.5p to 3,920.5p,
Antofagasta, up 19p to 1,034p,
and Glencore, up 5.8p to 382.4p.
The biggest fallers were Convatec
Group, down 74.3p to 205p, GKN,
down 10.9p to 307.1p, Bunzl,
down 66p to 2,218, and Reckitt
Benckiser, down 167p to 7,020p.
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
ACCOUNTANCY
Ernst & Young fined
£2.75m for audit failures
the standards reasonably to be expected,” the FRC said.
Britain’s accountancy watchdog
The misconduct relates to three
has slapped Ernst & Young with a audit areas and included failures to
£2.75m fine in relation to the audit obtain reasonable assurance about
of Tech Data Limited.
whether financial statements were
The Financial Reporting
free from material misstateCouncil (FRC) said the
ment, failures to obtain
fine was linked to the
sufficient appropriate
professional services
audit evidence and failfirm’s 2012 audit of
ures to exercise “sufTech Data Limited,
ficient professional
formerly known as
scepticism”.
How much senior
statutory auditor
Computer 2000 DisEY’s fine, adjusted
and partner Julian
tribution Limited.
for mitigating factors
Gray
was
fined
Julian Gray, senior
and discounted for setstatutory auditor and
tlement, was reduced to
partner, was also repri£1.8m and the group will also
manded and fined £90,000,
have to pay £225,000 towards the
which was discounted to £59,000 FRC’s legal costs.
for mitigating factors.
The actions of all of Britain’s big
“EY and Mr Gray, a member four accountancy firms – KPMG,
of the Institute of Chartered Ac- Deloitte, PwC and EY – have come
countants in England and Wales under scrutiny from the FRC of
(ICAEW), have admitted that their late. In August, it fined PcW a
conduct fell significantly short of record £5.1m relating to its audit
By Ravender Sembhy
£90,000
of RSM Tenon, a professional services group put into administration
in 2013. Deloitte is under investigation for its auditing of accounts
at Mitie after it acknowledged it
had been overly aggressive in its
accounting practices.
EY said in a statement: “We
recognise that we fell short of our
professional standards on three
matters in relation to the audit of
Tech Data Limited for the financial
year ending 31 January 2012.
“The results of the latest inspection report from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) recognises
the significant level of investment
EY has made in audit quality.”
Tech Data, a Nasdaq-listed
company with a market
value of $3.6bn, discovered
“improper” accounting in 2013
that went back as far as 2009.
IQ
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BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
daily
money
Ofgem has ordered suppliers to do
more to help those who fall behind
on payments. The energy regulator
found that customers owed an
average of more than £600 before
being put on a debt restructuring
plan. Ofgem said Ecotricity, First
Utility, iSupply Energy, Npower and
Utility Warehouse let customers
accrue too much debt on their
electricity accounts.
***
Savers are set to benefit as fixed
and variable interest rates edge up
on savings accounts, Moneyfacts
reported. The number of savings
accounts on the market has hit the
highest level in five years, according
to the latest Moneyfacts UK Savings
i TUESDAY
17 OCTOBER 2017
43
Trend Treasury Report, due to be
published later this week. The number
of non-ISA savings accounts on the
market has risen above 1,400 for
the first time since November 2012.
Charlotte Nelson, finance expert at
Moneyfacts, said the boost could be
attributed to the rise of challenger
banks launching fixed-rate bonds into
the market.
***
British women are effectively working
for free for the rest of the year.
The gender pay gap means that by
yesterday, men had earned the same
amount it takes a woman a whole
year to earn, according to Eurostat.
The pay gap is 20 per cent in the UK,
meaning it has the fifth largest pay
gap in Europe, higher than Slovakia,
Portugal and Switzerland. Estonia
has the highest gap of all. Adelle
Kehoe, senior researcher at business
comparison site Expert Market, said:
“It is absolutely astonishing that, in
the 21st century, women are still
suffering such financial penalties
merely because of their gender. I hope
this report encourages women across
Europe to continue to campaign for
gender equality in the workplace.”
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Lloyds set for trial over HBOS takeover
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Shareholders are gearing up for
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they seek £600m in damages from
Lloyds Banking Group and five
former executives over claims they
were misled during the acquisition
of HBOS.
Opening submissions are set to
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tice tomorrow, marking the start
of a 14-week trial brought by the
Lloyds and the HBOS Shareholder
Action Group.
The group, which represents
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former chief financial officer Tim
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daily recipe
Spaghetti carbonara
Kakuro
NEW Zygolex® In i every day
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
– eg, a word that rhymes with ‘cheek’, has one letter different from ‘pear’ and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 49
RHYME LETTERS
18
11
12
15
19
7
9
6
ROSE
4
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PROFIT
DAZE
24
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MEANING
30
17
GRIN
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SERVES 4
25g unsalted butter
100g pancetta or smoked bacon, diced
300g spaghetti
40g Parmesan cheese, grated
40g Pecorino cheese, grated
1 garlic glove, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
salt
black pepper
13
7
9
3
4
9
Killer Sudoku No 1109
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Halloumi and spinach curry
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MEANING
How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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How to play
Place the numbers
from 1-5 exactly
once in each row
and column. The
greater than and
less than signs
(‘>’ and ‘<’) indicate
where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
Solution:
minurl.co.uk/i
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Futoshiki
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7
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4
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How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Melt 25g of unsalted butter in a large pan.
Add 1 clove of finely chopped garlic as
well as 100g of diced pancetta or smoked
bacon into the pan.
Cook for 5 minutes until crisp and
golden brown.
Meanwhile cook 300g of spaghetti in
a large pan of salted, boiling water and
cook until al dente.
In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs and add
20g of Parmesan cheese, 20g Pecorino
cheese and black pepper.
Drain the spaghetti and add to the pan
with the pancetta, then toss together.
Turn the heat off and pour the egg
mixture over the pasta, stirring well.
The heat of the pasta is enough to
cook the egg mixture through. Add the
remaining Parmesan and Pecorino
cheese, mix again.
Serve with some black pepper.
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NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1830
How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and fill in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
tomorrow’s paper, the solution to yesterday’s codeword is on page 49.
Easier
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(if you are having trouble with the phone service, call the helpline: 0333 202 3390).
Or text THEI CLUE to 85100 to receive your clues. Texts cost £1 plus your
standard network charge (if you are having trouble with the text service, call the
helpline: 0333 335 3351). Clues change each day at midnight.
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1 Tin (3)
2 Mother-of-pearl (5)
3 Gilding alloy (6)
5 Authoritative
decree (9)
6 Uncomfortably
loud (12)
7 Fragrant
flower (5,7)
8 Bravery (6)
11 Intermediary (2-7)
14 Looseness (6)
16 Tactless (6)
19 Syringa (5)
21 Sardonic (3)
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Just Glamorous
breathing easily
after surgery
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
A breathing operation can have
such a dramatic effect on a horse’s
racecourse performance, the most
extreme recent example being Just
Glamorous’s seemingly miraculous
return to top form at Ascot.
You could have heard a pin drop
when the 33-1 “no-hoper” made all
the running in a listed event, a totally unforeseeable result, on the face
of it, after a series of mainly abject
displays. It became easier to under-
stand when it was then revealed that
Just Glamorous had been treated for
a collapsed larynx (which caused a
serious reduction in his airway)
since his previous run.
Clearly, the operation was a huge
success because Ron Harris’s confirmed trailblazer was back to the
sort of form that enabled him to run
ragged the top sprinting filly Marsha
in a Group Three at Chantilly last
September. It remains to be seen
whether Just Glamorous is over his
wind problems permanently, but for
the moment he is of great betting in-
BEST OF HUNTINGDON
4.50
BEST BET
Just Glamorous
(3.30pm, Leicester)
Breathing op appears to have
done the trick for this very fast
four-year-old.
Just Glamorous was 33-1 when he won at Ascot after an operation GETTY
terest as he bids to follow up in the
Autumn Sprint Handicap at Leicester this afternoon. He carries top
weight, but if he is back to his best,
or even close to it, then his nine rivals may not see which way he went.
Ryan Moore has his army of fans
and they will be supporting him
here aboard the likely favourite Vibrant Chord, and also in the Wreake
Handicap, in which he partners Sir
32RED CASINO HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 4) £5,500
added 3m 1f
32RED ON THE APP STORE HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS
4) £6,000 added 2m
1
1-1 INN THE BULL (D) A King 4 11 12 ...........................W Hutchinson
2
4166-3 TEMPURAN (D)(BF) A Ralph 8 11 7................................T J O’Brien
3
74374- CASHANOVA (BF) N Gifford 6 11 6...................................T Cannon
4
42P-35 CAPTAIN FELIX J Eustace 5 11 5..........................................J Quinlan
5
611P-6 GOAL (D) Miss T Watkins 9 11 1.......................................B Poste C,T
6
6816-8 ELYSIAN PRINCE (D) N King 6 11 1...............................T Whelan T
7
-5613B BOLLIN LINE (D) Lucinda Egerton 10 10 9.....Jamie Moore
8
-481P8 WOT A SHOT (D) N Richards 8 10 8..........................Craig Nichol
9
-5P220 BOHERNAGORE (BF) P Kirby 8 10 7................T Dowson (5) H
- 9 declared BETTING: 7-4 Inn The Bull, 7-2 Tempuran, 5-1 Cashanova, 15-2 Bollin
Line, 10-1 Captain Felix, Bohernagore, 20-1 Wot A Shot, Elysian Prince,
25-1 Goal.
32RED HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 4) £6,000 added 3m
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2
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507312 ATLANTA BELLE (C)(BF) C Wall 3 9 7........................T Durcan 6
2 062014 STAFFA (D) D Coakley 4 9 7.......................................... P Pilley (5) 10
3
307732 KYLLUKEY J Bradley 4 9 7....................................................L Morris V 5
4
555625 MERCERS (D) P Crate 3 9 6...................................................S W Kelly 7
5
571247 LUCKY CLOVER (D) M Saunders 6 9 5............................A Kirby 4
6
343681 PROMINNA (D) A Carroll 7 9 4 ......................................... D Probert 2
7
357365 PEARL NOIR (CD) S Dixon 7 8 13.........Ben Robinson (5) B 3
8
76790- AEGEAN BOY J Bridger 4 8 13...........................................W Carson 9
9 130936 WIMBOLDSLEY (D) S Dixon 6 8 7...................................M Dwyer 8
10 397630 CAPTAIN SCOOBY (CD) R C Guest 11 8 7..........F Norton B 1
- 10 declared BETTING: 15-8 Atlanta Belle, 6-1 Prominna, Kyllukey, 7-1 Staffa,
Mercers, 12-1 Pearl Noir, Wimboldsley, Lucky Clover, 16-1 others.
2.20
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BALLYPOINT (BF) N Twiston-Davies 6 12 0.....S Twiston-Davies
FLORIDA CALLING (D) T R George 8 12 0 ............. A P Heskin
HEPIJEU (C) C Longsdon 6 11 12..................................J J Burke C,T
TROJAN STAR (C) K Bailey 7 11 11..........................T Bellamy C,T
THAT’S THE DEAL (D) J Cornwall 13 10 13.................... B Poste
SIRIUS STAR (D) B Rothwell 8 10 7......................J Hamilton (3)
LARKHALL (D) M Sowersby 10 10 0..................................R Day (3)
SEYMOUR LEGEND A J Wilson 11 10 0..........M Hamill (5) B
- 8 declared BETTING: 5-2 Ballypoint, 10-3 Trojan Star, 7-2 Hepijeu, 9-2 Florida
Calling, 12-1 Sirius Star, 14-1 Larkhall, That’s The Deal, 25-1 Seymour
Legend.
32RED.COM CHASE (NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP)
(CLASS 3) £10,000 added 3m
SOUPY SOUPS (D) N Mulholland 6 11 8..........................N Fehily
DINGO DOLLAR (D) A King 5 11 4 ..........................W Hutchinson
ABBREVIATE K Bailey 6 11 3.......................................................D Bass C
MELDRUM LAD (C)(BF) S Durack 8 11 3.............C O’Farrell T
BEAU DU BRIZAIS P Hobbs 5 10 10...............................M G Nolan
WICKED WILLY (C)(BF) N Twiston-Davies 6 10 9 .......S Twiston-Davies
NIGHTLINE C Longsdon 7 10 6.................................................J J Burke
- 7 declared BETTING: 9-4 Dingo Dollar, 4-1 Soupy Soups, 5-1 Wicked Willy, 13-2
Beau Du Brizais, 15-2 Nightline, Meldrum Lad, 8-1 Abbreviate.
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FORM VERDICT
SOUPY SOUPS was a three-time winner over hurdles last season
and the six-year-old looks an interesting recruit to the novice chase
ranks having shown plenty of scope last season. His wins were all
wide-margin routs and it would be no surprise if there was a similar
outcome here if he was to get his own way. Dingo Dollar has similar
claims and his handler’s horses are running fairly well first time
out, while Beau Du Brizais was a consistent if not flashy performer
over hurdles and fences combined with a staying trip could be the
making of him.
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AUDACIOUS PLAN (BF) Dr R Newland 8 12 0......C Hammond (7) C
RECKLESS BEHAVIOR (BF) Mrs C Bailey 5 11 12......H Skelton
DAWN MISSILE N Twiston-Davies 5 11 9..... S Twiston-Davies C,T
GENEROUS CHIEF G McPherson 9 11 9....Kielan Woods V
SIMPLE AS THAT Jonjo O’Neill 6 11 9...............R McLernon T
GREY MONK Sara Ender 9 11 7......................N Moscrop (5) B,T
HERDSWICK HOLLOA N King 6 11 1.................................H Teal (7)
ILEWINDELILAH C Mann 9 10 0.......................... Jamie Moore B
- 8 declared BETTING: 2-1 Audacious Plan, 9-2 Generous Chief, 11-2 Reckless
Behavior, 7-1 Ilewindelilah, 8-1 Dawn Missile, Herdswick Holloa, Simple
As That, 20-1 Grey Monk.
BEST OF KEMPTON
5.15
5.45
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GENTLEMEN (C)(D) P McEntee 6 9 7Nicola Currie (7) H 2
KODILINE C Cox 3 9 5...................................................................A Kirby V 3
ALSVINDER (D) D O’Meara 4 9 5...................Daniel Tudhope 4
FOXY FOREVER (D) M Wigham 7 9 5 ....................F Norton T 1
SHAMSHON (D) S C Williams 6 9 4................ A Beschizza T 5
ARZAAK (D) C Dwyer 3 9 3 .................................L Edmunds (3) B 6
GORGEOUS NOORA (BF) L Cumani 3 8 13......J P Spencer 7
- 7 declared BETTING: 9-4 Alsvinder, 4-1 Gorgeous Noora, 5-1 Foxy Forever, 11-2
Shamshon, 6-1 Kodiline, 8-1 Arzaak, 14-1 Gentlemen.
FORM VERDICT
NEXT BEST
Georgian Bay
(3.30pm, Leicester)
Doesn’t win very often, but has
bright each-way prospects here
for in-form stable.
ALSVINDER shades the verdict in a seemingly wide-open affair. He
will arrive full of confidence following his determined victory over
the same trip at Chelmsford and a 6lb rise might not be enough to
anchor him if arriving in the same determined mood. Arzaak was only
beaten a length off the same mark at Yarmouth and warrants respect
on his return to all-weather duty, while Kodiline and the unexposed
Gorgeous Noora are others to note.
Dancealot. There’s no doubt Sir
Dancealot has the talent to win this,
but he isn’t a straightforward ride
and hasn’t managed to fulfill his
summer promise on recent starts.
Multiple Group race winner
Custom Cut isn’t the force he was
and isn’t easy to fancy, even with a
first-time visor. It’s a race full of ifs
and buts, so a chance is taken with
outsider Georgian Bay who has done
BEST OF LEICESTER
3.00
FORM VERDICT
A chance is taken on EMMAUS, who backed up his debut C&D success
with a solid fourth-placed effort in Listed company at Deauville. He
has a 362-day absence to overcome but potentially looks very well
treated off 99 on his handicap debut. Sir Dancealot makes plenty of
appeal dropping out of Group company with Ryan Moore booked,
while Custom Cut, who sports a first-time visor, completes the
shortlist.
3.30
RACING UK AUTUMN SPRINT HANDICAP (CLASS 2)
£25,000 added 5f
most of his winning on Kempton’s allweather track, but did land a decent
prize at Ascot in July and he has run
better on two subsequent starts than
his finishing positions suggest.
BEST OF WORCESTER
WREAKE HANDICAP (CLASS 2) £25,000 added 7f
1
782375 CUSTOM CUT (D) D O’Meara 8 9 5................................D Nolan V 5
2
602056 SIR DANCEALOT (D) D Elsworth 3 9 5 ...................R L Moore 6
3
063029 VON BLUCHER Rebecca Menzies 4 8 11P J McDonald C 1
4
14- EMMAUS (CD) R Varian 3 8 9.............................................A Atzeni 10
5
295010 RENE MATHIS (D) R Fahey 7 8 9................................. P Hanagan 9
6
453224 WAR GLORY (D) R Hannon 4 8 8 ......................................... S Levey 8
7
0/31-1 VIA VIA (D) J Tate 5 8 8 ......................................................................D Allan 7
8
200077 CAPTAIN COLBY Ed Walker 5 8 8.........................S De Sousa B 2
9
337160 GEORGIAN BAY (D) K Burke 7 8 8 ...........................B A Curtis V 3
10 621921 LONDON (D) P McEntee 4 8 8...........Josephine Gordon H 11
11 300157 HYDE PARK (D) J Gosden 3 8 7............................. K Shoemark T 4
- 11 declared BETTING: 7-2 Emmaus, 5-1 Sir Dancealot, 7-1 Custom Cut, Via Via, 8-1
War Glory, Von Blucher, 10-1 Hyde Park, 12-1 London, Captain Colby,
16-1 others.
ANTE-POST
Bookies can hardly split
Cracksman (3-1) and Ulysses
(7-2) in their Champion Stakes
showdown at Ascot on Saturday.
2.40
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HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 3) £20,000 added 2m 4f
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TWENTY EIGHT GUNS (D) M Scudamore 7 11 12.......R T Dunne C
SONG SAA (D) T R George 7 11 8................................. P Brennan T
BON CHIC (D) J Moffatt 8 11 4.................................Will Kennedy C
PEMBA (BF) F O’Brien 5 10 10 .................................Sean Bowen B
VIKING MISTRESS (CD) M Keighley 9 10 5 .........................................
...........................................................................................................................R Johnson C,T
6
1-4154 PRETTYLITTLETHING N Mulholland 7 10 5......................................
.............................................................................................................................T Scudamore
7
7-0273 SHEER POETRY R Woollacott 6 10 3 ...................James Best T
8
3P3635 RAKAIA ROSA (D) D L Williams 8 10 0 ..........................D Crosse
- 8 declared BETTING: 15-8 Pemba, 4-1 Song Saa, 9-2 Viking Mistress, 5-1 Bon Chic,
8-1 Twenty Eight Guns, 10-1 Prettylittlething, 20-1 Sheer Poetry, 50-1
Rakaia Rosa.
FORM VERDICT
PEMBA may be able to build on her Huntingdon third over an
extended 2m last time now stepped up in trip and fitted with firsttime blinkers. Viking Mistress drops back in trip after landing minor
money over 2m7f here last month and has place possibilities following
a 5lb rise in the ratings. The pick of the remainder may be the returning
Song Saa, who is 1lb lower than when third in a valuable handicap
chase at Haydock in the spring.
4.40
CENTRAL GROUP HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 3)
£15,000 added 2m 7f
73-111 TERRY THE FISH (D) Jonjo O’Neill 5 12 3...............A Coleman
1 090001 JUST GLAMOROUS (D) R Harris 4 9 7..........Oisin Murphy 4 1
/F5-13 SCOOP THE POT (CD)(BF) P Hobbs 7 11 12..........................................
2
036390 GOLDREAM (D) R Cowell 8 9 6 ........................................G Mosse C 7 2
..........................................................................................................................B J Geraghty T
3
529554 MIRZA (CD) R Guest 10 9 6.............................Martin Harley C 10
16F45- SYKES (CD) Nicky Martin 8 11 12...................................... R Johnson
4
342950 PIPERS NOTE (D) Mrs R Carr 7 9 1.........................J P Sullivan 6 3
1231-4 HENLLAN HARRI P Bowen 9 11 12............................Sean Bowen
5
612022 VIBRANT CHORDS (D)(BF) H Candy 4 8 13......R L Moore 2 4
MONT
CHOISY (CD) P Bowen 7 11 9.........................................................
5
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113202 JUMIRA BRIDGE (D) R Varian 3 8 12..............................A Atzeni 3
......................................................................................................James Bowen (7) B,T
7
373400 GREEN DOOR (D) R Cowell 6 8 11....................E J Walsh (3) V 1
5-2825 KALIFOURCHON (C)(D) D Pipe 6 11 6........T Scudamore C,T
8
860635 GRACIOUS JOHN (D) P Evans 4 8 11...............................J F Egan 5 6
443-15 BENDOMINGO N Twiston-Davies 6 11 5...........J Bargary (3)
9
380215 SOIE D’LEAU (CD) Kristin Stubbs 5 8 11 ............T Hamilton 9 7
- 7 declared 10 706454 TAEXALI (D) J P Shanahan (IRE) 4 8 11 ................R Scott (5) 8
BETTING: 2-1 Scoop The Pot, 9-4 Terry The Fish, 13-2 Henllan Harri, 8-1
- 10 declared Sykes,
Bendomingo, Kalifourchon, 20-1 Mont Choisy.
BETTING: 10-3 Vibrant Chords, 4-1 Just Glamorous, 5-1 Jumira Bridge,
6-1 Soie D’leau, 8-1 Mirza, 10-1 Goldream, Taexali, 14-1 Gracious John,
FORM VERDICT
16-1 others.
Scoop The Pot still looks fairly handicapped but it was disappointing
that he couldn’t land the odds at Fontwell 11 days ago and he arrives
FORM VERDICT
Standard-setter JUST GLAMOROUS got back to winning ways at Ascot with a few questions to answer here. Henllan Harri ran an excellent
in Listed company 10 days ago - running back to the sort of level race when fourth in the competitive Summer Cup at Uttoxeter in July
which had connections dreaming of Prix De L’Abbaye success last but would be fully entitled to need this outing over a trip that looks
season. Ron Harris’ charge hasn’t produced his best form this season short enough for him, while Sykes has gone well on reappearance
but a recent breathing operation has clearly worked the oracle. He can efforts before. The progressive TERRY THE FISH arrives on a fourgo from strength to strength now at the expense of Vibrant Chords timer after a 98-day absence and can continue his progress for
connections in a winnable race.
and Jumira Bridge.
Racing results
MUSSELBURGH
Going: Soft-good to soft in places
1.50 1. MARNIE JAMES (R Scott) 8-11 fav; 2. Ace Of
Spades 5-1; 3. Eva Docc 10-1. 4 ran. 31/2l, 21/4l. (I Jardine).
2.20 1. ROYAL COSMIC (Connor Murtagh) 13-8 fav;
2. Donnachies Girl 3-1; 3. Al Hawraa 6-1. 6 ran. hd,
6l. (R Fahey).
2.50 1. MUNTADAB (T Hamilton) 8-1; 2. Right Touch
16-1; 3. Robero 20-1. 12 ran. 3-1 fav Big Tour (10th).
11/4l, 21/4l. (Roger Fell).
3.20 1. ALPHA DELPHINI (G Lee) 6-5 fav; 2. Ornate 6-4;
3. Mayleaf Shine 4-1. 5 ran. 1l, 33/4l. (B Smart).
3.50 1. ECONOMIC CRISIS (J P Sullivan) 7-1; 2. Jacob’s
Pillow 5-1 cofav; 3. Ballesteros 5-1 cofav. 10 ran. 5-1
cofav B Fifty Two (4th). hd, 11/2l. (A Berry).
4.20 1. ROARING FORTIES (Daniel Tudhope) 5-2; 2. So
It’s War 7-1; 3. Gabrial The Tiger 2-1 fav. 10 ran. 33/4l, 1l.
(Rebecca Bastiman).
4.55 1. INGLORIOUS (C Beasley) 14-1; 2. Art Echo
11-4; 3. Donnelly’s Rainbow 5-2 fav. 10 ran. shd, 11/4l.
(K Dalgleish).
5.25 1. TAWSEEF (Miss Ella McCain) 2-1 fav; 2. La
Bacouetteuse 8-1; 3. Chebsey Beau 7-2. 7 ran. 15l, 3l.
(D McCain).
Placepot: £82.40. Quadpot: £25.50.
Place 6: £28.22. Place 5: £16.70.
WINDSOR Going: Good
2.00 1. GLOBAL EXCEED (A Kirby) 3-1 fav; 2. Aquadabra
5-1; 3. Llamrei 11-1. 10 ran. 1/2l, nk. (E Dunlop).
2.30 1. JUS PIRES (S Levey) 8-1; 2. Lime And Lemon
10-1; 3. Sparte Quercus 7-1. 12 ran. 3-1 fav Garrick (7th).
ns, nk. (J Noseda).
3.00 1. ALL OUT (T Marquand) 11-10 fav; 2. Global Tango
11-1; 3. Spenny’s Lass 13-2. 11 ran. nk, 5l. (R Hannon).
Tote: £2.00; £1.10, £2.60, £2.00. Exacta: £15.60. Trifecta:
£50.50. CSF: £14.37. NR: Convinced.
3.30 1. HIDDEN STEPS (D Probert) 16-1; 2. Clef 9-2; 3.
Killay 15-8 fav. 9 ran. 11/2l, nk. (A Balding).
4.00 1. ZEELANDER (A Atzeni) 10-11 fav; 2. Orin Swift
14-1; 3. Hawridge Glory 9-1. 10 ran. 1l, 11/4l. (R Varian).
Tote: £1.70; £1.10, £3.90, £2.40. Exacta: £15.30. Tricast:
£72.06. Trifecta: £78.00. CSF: £15.09. NRs: London
Grammar, Miss Liguria, Mister Chow.
4.30 1. PADDY POWER (P Hanagan) 8-1; 2. Buccaneers
Vault 11-1; 3. Bahamian Dollar 7-1. 14 ran. 7-2 fav
Buxted Dream (7th). 3/4l, nk. (R Fahey). Tote: £8.80;
£2.40, £3.60, £2.80. Exacta: £51.40. Tricast: £667.51.
Trifecta: £268.30. CSF: £83.74. NRs: Field of Vision,
Jersey Breeze.
5.00 1. SPANISH HISTORY (S W Kelly) 4-1; 2. Paradise
Lake 13-8 fav; 3. Colourful Career 9-4. 9 ran. nk, 11/4l.
(S Durack). Tote: £4.30; £1.50, £1.10, £1.80. Exacta:
£12.60. Trifecta: £20.10. CSF: £10.31. NRs: Dash Of
Spice, Stockhill Star.
5.30 1. CRIMSON ROSETTE (S Donohoe) 7-4; 2. Majboor 4-1; 3. Sacred Way 6-1. 10 ran. 6-4 fav Ciaoadiosimdone (5th). 11/4l, 6l. (C Fellowes). Tote: £2.90; £1.10,
£1.50, £2.00. Exacta: £10.00. Trifecta: £34.80. CSF: £9.40.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £16,046.00 carried over
to Leicester.
Placepot: £44.70. Quadpot: £7.70.
Place 6: £67.83. Place 5: £41.38.
YARMOUTH Going: Good-good to firm in places
1.40 1. FORESEEABLE FUTURE (L Morris) 5-2; 2. Elite
Shadow 66-1; 3. Pranceabootthetoon 20-1. 6 ran. 21/4l,
3
/4l. (J Tate). Tote: £1.40; £1.02, £11.30. Exacta: £10.10.
Trifecta: £43.80. CSF: £15.60. NRs: Fakhoor, Geetanjali.
Fakhoor was withdrawn. Rule 4 applies to all bets,
deduction 70p in the pound.
2.10 1. WILLIE JOHN (G Mosse) 15-2; 2. Humbolt Current 12-1; 3. Amplification 10-1. 15 ran. 10-11 fav Alfarqad (4th). 21/2l, 3/4l. (W Haggas). Tote: £9.50; £3.50, £4.30,
£3.10. Exacta: £94.90. Trifecta: £780.50. CSF: £88.16.
2.40 1. MUTAFARRID (J Crowley) 9-2 fav; 2. Catapult
25-1; 3. Progressive Jazz 12-1. 13 ran. 33/4l, 1/2l. (Owen
Burrows). Tote: £3.70; £1.70, £6.50, £3.40. Exacta:
£104.50. Tricast: £1351.75. Trifecta: £1565.00. CSF:
£131.03.
3.10 1. ALJEZEERA (L Dettori) 15-8 fav; 2. Capricious
Cantor 25-1; 3. Pacharana 4-1. 8 ran. 13/4l, 1l. (L Cumani).
Tote: £2.50; £1.10, £4.40, £4.00. Exacta: £53.60. Trifecta:
£276.20. CSF: £61.48.
3.40 1. FOUR KINGDOMS (J Haynes) 4-1 fav; 2. Sexy
Secret 8-1; 3. Mungo Madness 20-1. 12 ran. 8l, 1/2l. (K
Burke). Tote: £4.70; £2.00, £2.80, £5.70. Exacta: £41.30.
Tricast: £571.92. Trifecta: £600.50. CSF: £34.50.
4.10 1. BROUGHTONS STORY (J Osborn) 11-4 fav; 2.
Rock On Dandy 13-2; 3. King Kevin 3-1. 9 ran. 2l, 1l. (H
Spiller). Tote: £3.50; £1.40, £2.00, £1.60. Exacta: £22.90.
Tricast: £56.28. Trifecta: £89.60. CSF: £20.99. NR: Fortia.
4.40 1. HARLEQUIN ROCK (F Norton) 11-1; 2. Harry
Beau 16-1; 3. Coverham 7-2. 9 ran. 3-1 fav Marilyn
(6th). 3/4l, 1/2l. (M Quinn). Tote: £11.80; £3.10, £3.30, £1.80.
Exacta: £159.90. Tricast: £747.75. Trifecta: £762.00.
CSF: £167.25.
5.10 1. KILBAHA LADY (L Edmunds) 5-1; 2. Titan Goddess 7-2 fav; 3. Dor’s Law 6-1. 9 ran. ns, 2l. (N Tinkler).
Tote: £4.80; £1.50, £1.40, £2.50. Exacta: £21.70. Tricast:
£106.04. Trifecta: £63.80. CSF: £22.45.
5.40 1. BLAZE OF HEARTS (J F Egan) 8-1; 2. Monaadhil
15-8 fav; 3. Zeshov 7-2. 7 ran. 11/4l, 1/2l. (D Ivory). Tote:
£9.50; £3.90, £1.50. Exacta: £34.40. Tricast: £58.85. Trifecta: £100.00. CSF: £21.89. NRs: Express Lady, Mitigate.
Placepot: £266.20. Quadpot: £12.80.
Place 6: £103.20. Place 5: £71.62.
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Changed Warner ready for Ashes ‘war’
Australian opener
has calmed down
but nothing gets
him worked
up like facing
England, writes
Richard Edwards
G
iven the speed of his
transformation it is
possible to badge David
Warner as world cricket’s equivalent of the
60-minute makeover.
The first Australian since 1877
to make his international debut
before playing a first class match
has been labelled many things in his
career – the vast majority of which
are not printable on these pages
– but, increasingly and against all
odds, Warner is rapidly becoming
something of a statesman-like figure
Down Under.
So, when he talks of this winter’s
Ashes being akin to “war”, it is
probably wise for England’s finest
to pack their hard-hats before they
board the plane at Heathrow.
It wasn’t so long ago the
pugnacious left-hander was
throwing right-handers in the
small hours at the Walkabout bar in
Birmingham. This summer, though,
he was the Australian team’s go-to
man in ill-tempered negotiations
over the player’s future contracts.
And when the Aussies needed
someone to shed their natural
attacking instincts and take one for
the team in Bangladesh, Warner
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stood up to register the slowest, but
potentially one of the most crucial,
centuries of his Test career in a
winning cause.
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century in the second innings of the
first Test in Dhaka, which Australia
lost – was the 20th of his Test
career.
That puts him ahead of Mark
Taylor, Bill Lawry and Ian Chappell
in the Australians’ all-time list. It
also reaffirmed the view that, along
with Steve Smith, his wicket will
be the one of the two that England
covet above the rest this winter.
It is all a far cry from the days
when Warner was labelled a
one-trick pony at the start of a
career that has now seen him
score 5,705 Test runs at an average
almost touching 48.
“He was around the scene [at
New South Wales] but he was stuck
in that traditional mould,” says
Trent Woodhill, the Australian
batting coach who has worked
extensively with Warner since 2007.
“Someone had run the eye test over
him and then said he would have to
improve if he was ever going to play
red ball cricket.
“When he first came through,
Twenty20 was still seen as a joke.
There was nothing new about
cricket, everyone was looking for
the new Glenn McGrath, the new
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Then along comes this pocket
causing him to miss the opening
rocket who was so strong and
two Tests of an Ashes series that
just gave it to the bowlers. He just
ended in a humbling series defeat
came from outside the traditional
for the tourists.
sanctum of Australian cricket.”
That incident remains a
Warner’s Sheffield Shield
significant black mark on his career
debut came two months after his
but proved to be a vital catalyst in
Australian T20 bow. He came in at
his transformation from sporting
No 6 for New South Wales against
bad boy to ambassador. It might
Western Australia and scored 42 in
also act as a timely reminder of
typically breezy style.
cricket’s potentially restorative
What wasn’t so rapid was his
potential to Ben Stokes, who
elevation to the Australia
faces an uncertain winter
Test side, which came
after events in Bristol
almost two years later
last month.
against New Zealand
“David is one of
at the Gabba in
those guys who says
Brisbane.
things
others are
The amount of
There was
afraid to say and
Tests David Warner
has played. He has
widespread headthat hasn’t changed,”
scored 5,700 runs at
scratching at the
says Woodhill. “In
an average of 47.94
length of time he had
the past, he has been
to wait, particularly in
used as a pawn for some
India, where Warner had
people to do the rough
already established himself as
and tumble stuff that others
one of the Indian Premier League’s
weren’t prepared to do themselves.
most outstanding imports.
“I think the incident in 2013 was
“Virender Sehwag saw him
one of the main catalysts in his
and said he could be anything
career. David plays the game hard
he wanted,” says Woodhill, who
but he also plays the game fair. He
worked alongside Warner and
reset himself. For me, David’s a
Sehwag at the Delhi Daredevils.
great person.”
“He said he needed to open the
That generosity is unlikely to
batting because it was where he
extend to cutting England any
could cause most damage.
slack but that won’t come as any
“I suppose, at that time, David
surprise to Alastair Cook, Stuart
really illustrated the changing
Broad, Jimmy Anderson and
face of cricket. It just took others
Root – players who know just how
in Australia and the Channel Nine
unforgiving an Ashes series can be.
commentary box longer to see it.”
Warner believes it is “war” as
His first brush with an English
soon as the sides step over the
audience wasn’t quite as successful, boundary rope at the Gabba on 23
with his Joe Root altercation
November. Like Warner, England
leading to a suspension from the
must show they have the stomach
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Williams slots into place
for ‘patchy’ Saracens
I
t has taken Liam Williams just
five appearances to prove he is
capable of replacing the void
left at Saracens by Chris Ashton’s departure after starring
in the 57-13 rout of Northampton
Saints this weekend, with the Welsh
wing already leaving an impression
on his new team-mates.
Man-of-the-match Williams
scored twice as the European
Champions Cup holders opened
their 2017-18 account in style at
Franklin’s Gardens, inflicting the
heaviest home defeat on Saints in
their history.
Williams’s double helped Sarries
secure a bonus point before halftime as they romped away from their
Premiership opposition, but the
26-year-old summer signing from
Pro12 champions Scarlets displayed
more than just his cutting-edge
finishing as he contested repeatedly
for high kicks and defended well on
the right wing.
His talent in the air – something
that shone through on Sunday much
brighter than on the Lions tour of
New Zealand, where he was yellow
carded for conceding two successive
penalties for poorly timed aerial
challenges – is music to the ears
of Saracens scrum-half Richard
Wigglesworth, whose knack for
putting his box-kicks on a sixpence
gives the European champions yet
Welsh winger
has hit ground
running at
the European
champions
with tries
and good
defending,
writes Jack de
Menezes
He is brilliant in the
air. That’s great for me
and he is always on to
me to make sure the kick
allows him to compete
another prong to their attack. “We
knew when we were getting Liam
we were getting a class player,”
Wigglesworth said.
“He is brilliant in the air and that’s
great for me and my left foot and he
is always on to me to make sure the
kick allows him to compete for the
ball. He is also a good character to
have around and has fitted in really
well to the squad.”
That character was on display as
Saracens celebrated the victory in
the changing room, with Williams
following fellow summer acquisition
and former Saints forward Callum
Clark in leading the chant made
famous by Billy Vunipola, following
May’s Champions Cup final victory.
The victory – a second thrashing
of Saints in the space of six weeks –
was described by Saracens’ director
of rugby, Mark McCall, as the “best
performance of the year”, and
Wigglesworth was in full agreement
following the eight-try demolition of
an in-form side placed third in the
Premiership table.
“We are in a ridiculously difficult
pool and needed to get off to a good
start and there was a real edge to
training in the week because we
have been really patchy this season,
both week-to-week and in games,”
Wigglesworth added.
“In training we tried to make
sure we are physical and into it for
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McLeish ready and willing to
be national manager again
By Jack de Menezes
the entire 80 minutes. That is the
best we have played this season by
a country mile and while it wasn’t
error free, attitude-wise and how
composed we were with a ‘next
job’ mentality when there were
mistakes. When we are like that
there is a really good feeling on the
pitch.”
Saracens return to Allianz Park
this weekend to face Welsh side
Ospreys in their second European
pool fixture, with the looming threat
of back-to-back games against
Clermont Auvergne symbolising
the difficulty that Pool Two poses
McCall’s side.
Clermont were outpowered and
outplayed when they met Saracens
in the final last season, but Ospreys
proved they will threaten the two
European giants after securing a
losing bonus point against Clermont
in Sunday’s 26-21 defeat, a result
that Saracens have already taken
note of.
“Ospreys played well against
Clermont and last year we had
Scarlets at home and although the
result was good, we were patchy in
our play and that is something to
learn from,” Wigglesworth warned.
“We have to make sure it is an 80minute performance next weekend
and that means setting a standard
we are happy with. I don’t know
if we are better than last season
because that is the first time we
have played well. We did play well in
the first half at Twickenham against
Northampton but since then we
have been frustrated with ourselves
and this is now the standard we
have set for ourselves and we want
to live up to that standard.” THE
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The Welsh Rugby Union have confirmed that the controversial “Gatland’s Law” will be changed to follow
the selection model enforced by Australia, meaning any players based
outside Wales will be eligible to play
for the national team, providing they
have received at least 60 caps.
The changes to the Senior Selection Policy were announced yesterday afternoon by WRU chief
executive Martyn Thomas, with head
coach Warren Gatland having a say
in the new rules following the latest
crop of players leaving the country.
Under the previous policy, introduced under Gatland’s reign in 2014,
the New Zealander was able to select
up to three players based outside
Wales. The initial plan was for that to
be increased to four this season, but
Liam Williams’ summer move to Saracens and the agreed deals to take
scrum-half Rhys Webb (right)
and fly-half Dan Biggar to
Toulon and Northampton
Saints respectively have
muddied the waters.
The new selection
policy, implemented with
immediate effect, means
l e ad i n g P re m i e rs h i p
names in George North,
Taulupe Faletau and Jamie
Roberts are all eligible to continue
playing for Wales as they have surpassed the 60-cap threshold, while
Gloucester’s Ross Moriarty and
Owen Williams, Exeter Chiefs prop
Tomas Francis and Liam Williams
will all remain eligible until their current contracts expire.
Who will be affected?
Wales qualified
The over-60 cap club
George North (Northampton) 62 caps
Jamie Roberts (Harlequins) 93 caps
Taulupe Faletau (Bath) 61 caps
Wales qualified until current
contract expires
Liam Williams (Saracens) 43 caps
Ross Moriarty (Glouc) 17 caps
Tomas Francis (Exeter) 23 caps
Owen Williams (Glouc) 4 caps
Wales future under question
Rhys Webb (Ospreys) 28 caps
Biggar has 56 caps and should
cross the 60-cap barrier before he
leaves the Ospreys, but Webb – who
has 28 caps – looks certain to miss the
2019 Rugby World Cup after signing a
contract with Toulon from next summer until 2021.
Both 17-cap Moriarty and
23-cap Francis face similar
issues, with their deals up
for renewal in 2018 and
2019, while Owen Williams cannot reach 60
caps before his Gloucester deal expires.
Webb said: “I didn’t know
the full implications when I
agreed to join Toulon because the
change in the selection policy came
out after I signed. I have given 10
years’ service to the Ospreys and
Welsh rugby and have picked up injuries along the way. I would have
hoped that would have been taken
into consideration.” THE INDEPENDENT
Gatland ‘disappointed’ with
O’Brien’s Lions criticism
» Continued from back page
I thought his comments saying we
should have won 3-0 were disrespectterms of people and staff. It’s time ful to New Zealand. I was disappointto let someone else do it, time to let ed and I have to be honest, it took a bit
someone else reinvent the wheel.”
of the gloss off the tour.
Gatland was Lions forwards coach
“No one has ever in the history
when Sir Ian McGeechan’s team of the game taken on a tour of that
were beaten by the Springboks in magnitude.”
2009, but led them to sucO’Brien started all three
cess in Australia in 2013.
Tests, scoring in the series
I don’t
The 1-1 stalemate – the
opener in Auckland for a
best result in the country know what
try widely acknowledged
since 1971 – failed to stop planet Sean is as one of the best in Lions’
flanker O’Brien from slam- on but I was
history. “There’s no doubt
ming the tactics of Gatland
Sean had a fantastic tour.
on
a
different
and his assistant Rob HowHis contribution on the
tour
to
him
ley. The Leinster forward
playing field was excellent,”
if
he
thought
suggested the Lions were
Gatland said.
overworked in the build-up we should
Asked if he had spoken
to their first Test at Eden have won 3-0 to O’Brien since his public
Park and would have won
criticism, Gatland added: “I
the series 3-0 with a better
rang and left a message to
coaching set-up.
say I was disappointed. He texted me
Gatland didn’t hold back with his three weeks later to say that he had
response. “I don’t know what planet just cleared his voicemail. I texted to
Sean is on,” he said, “but I was on a say he could call me at any time, but
different tour to him if he thought I’ve not heard back from him.” THE
we should have won comfortably. INDEPENDENT
ciation is finalising its recruitment
process this week while Mackay
Alex McLeish admits he “loved plans for the visit of Netherlands on
every minute” of being Scotland 9 November.
manager after declaring himself
McLeish’s name has been high
open to a second spell at the helm. on bookmakers’ lists given the feelMcLeish led Scotland to victory good factor of much of his time in
over France in Paris before a late charge, before defeats by Georgia
defeat by Italy saw them miss
and Italy denied them a finals
out on a place in Euro
appearance. “We had a
2008.
good spell. It was a short
The 58-year- old
spell, and I loved every
quit to move to Birminute of it,” said
mingham in the PreMcLeish.
Years since Scotland
mier League after 10
“At the time I felt I
played
at
the
finals
months and would
was a bit young to be
of a tournament, the
not turn down a secgoing into interna1998 World Cup in
ond chance. “I could
tional management,
France
never rule the Scotbut there was a wee
land job out,” the former
trend then – Van Basten
Rangers manager said.
at Holland, Klinsmann with
“Obviously I’m not in a job
Germany. You think when you
now so people might think it would get the call you would say: ‘I don’t
be easier for me to take the job, and know, maybe’. But as soon as I got
of course it would be. I don’t have the call, I said yes and that’s what
any issues except just saying: ‘Yes, happens when your country comes
I’d love to do that’. But there’s a lot calling.”
of good candidates and they have
Bookies’ favourite David Moyes
put big Malky [Mackay] in charge has said he would listen to the SFA
for the next friendly.”
but would prefer a return to club
The Scottish Football Asso- management.
By Gavin McCaffertey
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ARSENAL
FA could investigate
Wenger over outburst
By James Olley
Arsène Wenger angrily confronted
referee Neil Swarbrick in the aftermath of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at
Watford.
Wenger pursued Swarbrick down
the tunnel as the players left the
field before entering the referees’
room, with raised voices heard from
outside during a heated exchange.
Wenger publicly labelled the decision to award Watford a second-half
penalty for Hector Bellerin’s challenge on Richarlison as “scandalous” but the FA, having reviewed
the incident, cleared the Brazilian
under recently revised laws allowing retrospective punishment for
diving.
The FA could examine Wenger’s
behaviour depending on what
Swarbrick put in his report. There
is no formal rule against managers
entering a referee’s room and so
the detail Swarbrick included will
be pivotal in determining whether
Wenger faces a misconduct charge.
The 67-year-old was subjected to
shouts of “Wenger out” as he boarded the coach following a damaging
defeat that leaves the Gunners nine
points behind leaders Manchester
City and below fourth-placed Watford in the table.
Aaron Ramsey and Alexis
Sanchez will be assessed after
picking up what Wenger described
as “small” hamstring and thigh
injuries respectively but they are
unlikely to travel to Serbia for
Thursday’s Europa League clash
against Red Star Belgrade. EVENING
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Mahrez gets off
the mark in time
to deny Chadli a
perfect return
LEICESTER CITY
Mahrez 80
1
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Chadli 63
1
By Steve Madeley
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
The most exciting side in the world
will be putting on a show at the Etihad
tonight – and it’s not Manchester City
Leicester City
Schmeichel
Simpson Morgan Maguire
Fuchs
AT KING POWER STADIUM
Iborra
Ndidi
Albrighton
n
The man known as “Healing Hans” Mahrez
almost helped to rub salt into Craig
Shakespeare’s wounds before
Iheanacho Vardy
Riyad Mahrez eased his boss’s pain
and reminded Leicester fans of his
talent.
Rondon Rodriguez
Chadli
Recalled West Bromwich midfielder Nacer Chadli – fresh from
Barry Krychowiak Livermore
a visit to German doctor HansWilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt – looked
set to condemn Shakespeare to
Gibbs
another defeat when he marked his
Evans
Hegazi Dawson
first Premier League appearance of
the season with a fine free-kick goal.
Myhill
But Mahrez shrugged off his indifferent form to have the last word West Bromwich Albion
with a priceless equaliser, also scor- Subs: Leicester Chilwell (Simpson, 74), Slimani
ing his first goal of the season.
(Iheanacho, 74), King (Iborra, 90); West Brom
McAuley (Chadli, 84), McClean (Rodriguez, 84).
It still left Leicester without a win Booked:
Leicester Iheanacho, Albrighton; West
in six Premier League games but Brom Hegazi, Myhill.
of the Match Chadli. Rating 5/10.
they will at least head into Satur- Man
Possession: Leicester 57% West Brom 43%.
day’s key trip to Swansea with this Attempts on target: Leicester 3 West Brom 1.
point in the bank, while West Brom- Referee M Dean (Cheshire).
wich are without a league win since
19 August despite an impressive return for Chadli, whose decision to despite his discomfort to ensure
skip a pre-season training camp in untried youngster Alex Palmer was
Austria had left him on the outside. able to stay on the bench.
Both sides played risk-averse
Mahrez then wasted a glorifootball in a cagey openous chance when he was left
ing half-hour but Boaz
unmarked from Marc
Myhill, deputising for
Albrighton’s cross but
West Bromwich’s
shot over – and the
injured Ben Fosdeadlock was instead
ter, was eventually
broken at the other
League
goalsfrom
called into action,
end on 63 minutes
set piecesfor
reacting well to
when Kelechi IheaWest Bromwich
palm away a longnacho
fouled Grzeunder Tony Pulis
distance volley from
gorz Krychowiak and
(excluding penalties)
Danny Simpson, while
Chadli curled the re– a league high
Vicente Iborra scooped
sulting free kick over the
the rebound over the bar.
Leicester wall and past the
Myhill got into trouble early
flat-footed Kasper Schmeichel.
in the second half when he blocked
But 17 minutes later Leicester
Jamie Vardy crudely on the edge levelled as Mahrez seized on a
of the penalty area, but he escaped knock-down from Islam Slimani
with a yellow card and played on and found the net. THE INDEPENDENT
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Since their last Serie A title in 1990, Napoli have been down
to the third tier and back. Joel Sked charts their resurgence.
T
he common perception
of Naples is that it’s dirty,
unsafe, chaotic. It’s full of
mafiosi. It’s Gomorrah.
It’s a reputation which has
stood for centuries. The main city of
the south of Italy still feels detached,
ignored and unloved. It’s no wonder
the locals consider themselves
Neapolitans rather than Italians.
But the truth trumps the myth.
The city is an enchanting fusion of
history, both frantic and serene,
gritty and beautiful from the
intimidating Mount Vesuvius to the
tranquil Naples Bay – and its football
team mirrors those qualities.
Napoli are currently the most
exciting team in the world and
they travel to the Etihad Stadium
tonight to confront Manchester City.
City boss Pep Guardiola rates his
opponents as one of the best three
teams in Europe.
It is one of those one-team
cities where the mood can reflect
the standing of the football club,
summed up when Diego Maradona
led the club to their first ever Serie
A title in 1987. Graffiti appeared at
a city cemetery: Non sapete vi siete
persi. (“You don’t know what you are
missing”.) It is relevant once again.
Maradona is still treated as a
deity in Naples – but there are many
factors on and off the field which
have carried them to the top of Serie
A, with eight wins from eight and 26
goals scored.
Despite the Juventus juggernaut
– winners of the last six Serie A titles
– there is a feeling that this could be
Napoli’s season; their first Scudetto
since 1990. After that last title win
three decades ago, plus the Uefa Cup
the previous year, Napoli entered a
decline, taking them down to Italy’s
third tier, while simultaneously
losing their name for two years due
to bankruptcy.
The team don’t possess
‘big names’ but have been
coached to become greater
than the sum of their parts
Under charismatic film producer
Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Partenopei
were reborn. In 2006 he restored the
club’s name, from Napoli Soccer to
Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli. By
2007 they were back in Serie A.
The arrival of Walter Mazzarri
was a key appointment in turning
Napoli into a competitive force at
the top again. They reached the
Champions League, finishing above
Manchester City in the group stages
of the 2011-2012 edition. They also
won the Coppa Italia, and would win
it again under the A-list leadership
of Rafa Benitez in 2014.
Napoli have been a major staging
post in the careers of Ezequiel
Lavezzi, Edinson Cavani and
Gonzalo Higuain. The latter’s
departure in the summer of 2016
was meant to signal the end of
Napoli’s resurgence, and their hopes
of that elusive league win – Higuain’s
departure to Juventus, of all
places, followed a record-breaking
goalscoring season for the club.
But what some may have failed
Guardiola denies mind games claim
By Mark Critchley
Nacer Chadli whips his free kick over the wall to score the opener REUTERS
When Pep Guardiola says you are one
of the best attacking football teams in
the world, you are one of the best attacking football teams in the world.
That’s how it works.
Having taken charge of Barcelona
he knows what he is talking about.
For weeks now, the Manchester City
manager has heaped praise on Napo-
li, the leaders of Serie A who visit the
Etihadtonight. Maurizio Sarri’s side
sit at the top of Serie A having won all
their eight games so far, with 26 goals
scored and just five conceded. Their
front three of Jose Callejon, Dries
Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne is
rightly being touted as one of
the best in Europe. Together
last season they scored 60 goals
and laid on 30 assists. Is it any
wonder, after August’s group stage
draw, Guardiola (left) called Napoli
“the best team in the pot”?
Such compliments were not
accepted though by the Italian club’s colourful president
Aurelio de Laurentiis, who
accused Guardiola of attempting to play mind
games. “It concerned
me,” De Laurentiis said. “I
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Oxlade-Chamberlain
as a winger for now
By Simon Hughes
Liverpool
When your opponent is currently
Karius
the second-best team in Slovenia
to a club managed by Igor Biscan
Moreno
and press conferences are held in Alexander- Matip Lovren
Arnold
converted gymnasiums furnished
with climbing walls, it would be
Wijnaldum
Henderson
Can
tempting to think Thursday nights
in the Europa League are back on
the agenda for Liverpool.
Salah
Coutinho
Firmino
They could still be, of course,
should they somehow find a way not
Possible teams for tonight’s match v Maribor at
to beat Maribor in their next two Stadion
Ljudski vrt
Kick-off 7.45pm;
Referee V Kassai (Hun)
Champions League fixtures, having TV BT Sport/ESPN.
failed to win either of their opening
two group-stage games.
Finding a way not to win seems for Klopp, who explained why one
an appropriate turn of phrase for of Liverpool’s most expensive signthis Liverpool side because they ings ever is being introduced slowly.
would have claimed six points in“Apart from Mo Salah, who
stead of two from Sevilla and
we have been working with
Spartak Moscow had it
for four or five months,
not been for the defenthe rest have been tosive errors that have
gether with me for
pockmarked their
pretty much 15 or
season, if not Jürgen
16 months, and that
ChampionsLeague
Klopp’s entire time
makes a big differgroupgameswithout
as manager.
ence,” Klopp said.
victoryforLiverpool
The focus here,
“Obviously, it is a
–their longest
though, surely has
different style to Arwinlessruninthe
to be on Liverpool’s
senal and a different
competition
attack. Very simply, if
role to the wing-back
Philippe Coutinho, Robrole he played in his last
erto Firmino, Mohamed Salah
games for Arsenal. Then he
or, perhaps, Alex Oxlade-Chamber- plays for England and they all come
lain play well, surely it will be too back from their national teams not
much for a defence that
confused, but with differis marshalled by Jasmin
ent plans.
Handanovic, who is not
“I would say there has
For now, it
even the best goalkeeper makes more
been no consistency until
in his family. Younger
now. We let him run so far,
sense to pick
cousin Samir has been Inlet him do what he is natternazionale’s No 1 since him in more
urally good at, and it will
offensive
2012.
take time but it’s all good.
Oxlade-Chamberlain positions, but He is obviously powerful
is considered on the list it is not fixed
and that is what we need.
of threats because of his for the next
“It is easy – at the moencouraging cameo per- five years
ment he is more the wing
formance in Liverpool’s
than the eight. I was not
goalless draw with Manonly happy about his ofchester United on Saturday.
fensive situation a lot [against UnitHe is creeping into Klopp’s ed], I also liked the way he reacted
thoughts for a starting place, after we lost the ball – little things.
though do not expect him to play
“For now, it makes more sense to
in the centre of midfield. So far, he pick him in the more offensive posihas only trained as a winger and tions. But it is not fixed for the next
that means he will play as a winger five years.” THE INDEPENDENT
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to consider was the continued
presence of Maurizio Sarri, a
peculiar coach in the mould of the
great Arrigo Sacchi.
Aged 43, Sarri was still working
in a bank in Tuscany, where he had
moved aged five from Naples, but he
retained his love for his hometown
team and football in general, coaching
amateur sides in the evening and
weekend before eventually quitting
his job at Banca Toscana. What
followed was a journey through the
lower leagues of Italy. In 2014, at the
age of 55, he got Empoli promoted
to Serie A and managed in the top
flight for the first time.
His work had not gone unnoticed.
As Napoli searched for a successor
to Benitez, they did not go for a big
name. They went for one of their
own, a son of Naples, and handed
Sarri his dream role in June 2015.
With the goals of Higuain, Napoli
pushed Juventus but had to settle
for second. As he departed, Polish
striker Arkadiusz Milik arrived.
With seven goals in his first nine
appearances it was a case of Gonzalo
who? But then, on 8 October, he
ruptured a cruciate ligament. Napoli
lost three of their next fives games,
but then came another triumph of
coaching.
With Manolo Gabbiadini
struggling to adjust to what was
expected of him, Sarri took the
surprising decision to play the 5ft
6in Dries Mertens at the centre of
the attack. Mertens was viewed
as a “false 9”, positioned to create
space and openings for others.
But by December he had adapted,
netting seven goals in two games.
He went on to score 25 goals in the
final 22 league games – 34 in all
competitions – and has already hit
nine this season. If Napoli epitomise
Star of the show
Dries Mertens
Let go by Anderlecht
in his native Belgium
because of his height,
Mertens went to SC
Eendracht Aalst and
AGOVV Apeldoorn
before starring in the Eredivisie. He is
now one of the most feared forwards
in the world, even drawing comparisons with Diego Maradona, who played
for Napoli between 1984 and 1991.
and relishes Napoli test
Naples, Mertens epitomises Napoli.
Sarri, with help from his training
drone, has set up his side to play
aggressively, pressing high up the
pitch, the defensive line pushed up
the field. They dominate opponents
with the ball, and then with their
suffocating press. They take risks,
passing the ball under pressure in
their own box because they have
been coached well and the players
trust their team-mates’ ability.
They have had the most
possession in the league this
season, but it’s what they do with
it which makes Napoli so exciting.
Sarri insists on “verticality”. They
constantly move the ball forward. It
is all about feeding the “marvellous
Smurfs”, as Gazzetta dello Sport has
labelled Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne
and Jose Callejon. The team don’t
possess “big names” but they have a
big identity: they have been coached
to become greater than the sum
of their parts. It has led to a club
record of 13 consecutive league wins
dating back to last season.
There’s a famous saying: see
Naples and die. For the city’s football
fans it needs amending: see Napoli
and die happy.
Manchester City
Ederson
wouldn’t like it if Guardiola’s praise
resulted in my players losing focus.
He’s a wily old fox.”
Guardiola denied having an ulterior
motive when making his comments. “I
heard from the president of Napoli my
words are just to distract Napoli but
it is what I believe,” he said. “I believe
they are a really good team in all senses but if the president prefers to hear
they are a disaster team I can say that
as well. I like to watch them. For me it
is fascinating to have a challenge.”
He also revealed Sergio Aguero
is nearing a return after breaking
his rib last month. “Day by day he is
much, much better,” Guardiola said.
“Yesterday [Sunday] he made an
amazing training session. The day
before Stoke, he was good but not
perfect. He was much better.” THE
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Kane has surprised me
and is now a complete
striker, says Zidane
By Jack Pitt-Brooke
IN MADRID
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane
has hailed Harry Kane’s development into “the complete player”
ahead of Tottenham’s game at the
Santiago Bernabeu tonight, admitting that even he has been surprised
by the striker’s rapid rise.
Kane’s face was on the front page
of Madrid sports newspaper Marca
yesterday morning with a headline “Harry el Fuerte” (Harry the
strong), amid growing whispers
that Real Madrid may eventually
try to prize him away from Tottenham, just as they did first with Luka
Modric in 2012 and then with Gareth
Bale in 2013.
Zidane would not be drawn on
whether Kane could end up playing
for him here, saying when asked that
he “does not know what is going to
happen in the future”.
But the Frenchman, who does not
always go into detail when discussing rival players, then gave a glowing endorsement of Kane and his
remarkable progress.
“In the present, what he is doing
has made him a very important player, a key player,” Zidane said. “He is
very good at everything. But what
he does, he always does towards the
goal, so to speak. He does not just
stay [still] on the field, but he always
attacks space at speed. He is a complete player. He did not seem to be
one but, in the end, he is!”
It remains to be seen whether
Real will move for Kane (right), but
Spurs have repeatedly said he is not
for sale – and Mauricio Pochettino
has backed his player to be to Tottenham what the great Francesco
Totti was to Roma, if he chooses to
spend his whole career with his boyhood club.
Totti finally retired this summer
after 25 glittering seasons with
Roma, his own boyhood club, finishing with 786 appearances, 306 goals
and one Serie A title to his name.
His final appearance for Roma,
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against Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico in May, was a deeply emotional
affair, ending with Totti giving a
tearful speech to an adoring crowd.
“He (Kane) was excited by Totti’s
farewell in Rome. That generated
special motivation,” said Pochettino. “He was so emotional when he saw the last
game of Totti for Roma, because he only played in one
club. He was very emotional. Maybe Harry
Kane can have the
same career as
Totti.”
As for his own
future, Pochettino
has reiterated that
he would like to stay
at Tottenham for a decade or more – comments
he has made in a forthcoming book about his career.
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Broady is defeated
in qualifying clash
Naomi Broady lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 to
France’s Pauline Parmentier in
their qualifying round match at the
Luxembourg Open.
The British number three, who
is ranked 129 in the world, made a
strong start and produced eight
aces but was unable to maintain her
challenge, with her service proving
vulnerable in the decisive third set.
Parmentier now enters the first
round of the hard-court tournament
in Luxembourg.
“I am very happy at Tottenham
and hope I stay 10 or 15 years,”
he said. “If [Daniel Levy] wants, I
would love to sign that contract. It is
always up to him, but I enjoy a lot my
time at Tottenham. It is a club with
big potential. We are waiting for a
new stadium and new facilities that
will be the best in Europe.”
Spurs can underline their potential tonight as they take on a team
who are the best in Europe. The visitors have margin for error in Group
H after winning their opening two
matches, but Pochettino clearly sees
this as a big moment for the club.
Indeed in the absence of Ben Davies, who is ill, he has taken Danny
Rose to Madrid, even though the
left-back’s last outing was back in
January, due to a knee injury. Mousa
Dembélé has also travelled after
missing the last four matches.
“We have been competitive in the
Premier League but need to take
that last step,” said Pochettino. “It
seems to be quite close, but very
difficult to reach, to be competitive
with the top teams in Europe. This
is a great chance to see our competitive ability, tactically, physically but
also mentally. These matches can
make us grow as a team.
“Last season when we saw
the draw with Monaco, Bayer
Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow,
it looked more feasible to fight between the first two, and we were
third.
“But to see the teams we are
going to play against this year, to try
and enjoy it with such a young
team, lacking experience,
we can enjoy, and develop a way of playing, a structure
and a precedent
for the future.
“We know it’s
going to be very
difficult, but interesting, to see if we can
compete at this level,
with teams of this quality.” THE INDEPENDENT
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of Europe to claim
signature of Modric
North London club followed midfielder
for a year, explains Jack Pitt-Brooke
I
t was late April 2008 and
those at the top of Tottenham
Hotspur were getting nervous.
They had been chasing Luka
Modric, Dinamo Zagreb’s
brilliant little midfielder, for almost
a year but all of a sudden they had
competition. Manchester City and
Newcastle United, the Italian giants
and even Barcelona were interested.
Tottenham had been first to
CRICKET
Police renew appeal for witnesses
Police investigating the incident
which led to Ben Stokes’s
arrest have renewed their
appeal to track down two
men they believe could
be key witnesses.
The England
all-rounder, who got
married on Saturday,
was arrested on 26
September on suspicion
of causing actual bodily
harm following an incident
near a Bristol nightclub.
Stokes (below), who will not be
travelling with England’s Ashes
squad, was released without
charge but remains under
investigation.
A statement posted on
Avon & Somerset Police’s
Twitter feed read: “We’re
renewing our appeal to
trace two men we believe
could be key witnesses to a
disorder in Bristol in the early
hours of Monday, 25 September.”
» Warner ready for ‘war’, p49
Modric and did not want all of
their work to go to waste. So
director of football Damien Comolli
anxiously called Daniel Levy early
one morning. “We felt the longer
we waited, the more chance there
was of losing the player,” Comolli
remembers. “If we didn’t do the deal
in the next two or three days, it is
almost a year’s worth of work going
in the bin because we were going
AMERICAN FOOTBALL
Kaepernick taking
action against NFL
Colin Kaepernick has started legal
action against the NFL, accusing the
league’s 32 owners of colluding to
keep him out of a job.
The quarterback, known for his
kneeling protests against racial
inequality, has been a free agent
since leaving the San Francisco
49ers at the end of last season. He
and his lawyers believe he has been
intentionally overlooked despite
injuries to other quarterbacks and,
arguably, lesser players being signed.
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Staveley may
act as broker
to bring in
new owners
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Spurs’ squad
get a feel for
the Santiago
Bernabeu
Stadium ahead
of tonight’s
clash REUTERS
to lose the player. So that is when
Daniel worked his magic, jumped on
a private jet and flew to Zagreb. He
called me at 3am saying he had done
the deal. We had Modric.”
Almost 10 years on that signing
remains one of the best of the Levy
era. They paid £16.5m for him, got
four brilliant seasons out of him
and then sold him for £30m to Real
Madrid. Five years later he is still
there and tonight he will welcome
his former team.
And he will do so with an
established reputation as the best
central midfielder of his generation,
having guided Real Madrid to three
Champions League titles in the
last four years, alongside another
former Spurs team-mate, Gareth
Bale. They were signed because of
Spurs’ desperation to break into the
top four. Comolli explains: “I wanted
players who were more technical,
more creative. That was the only
way we were going to catch up.”
When Croatia came to Wembley in
November 2007 Spurs had a chance
Luka Modric
shows off his
skills as he
trains with
Real Madrid
yesterday
ahead of
tonight’s
match
in Spain
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Spurs wanted players
who were more technical,
more creative. That was how
we were going to catch up
CRICKET
Porter to miss Lions’
tour of Australia
Essex seamer Jamie Porter, the
County Championship player of
the year, has withdrawn from the
England Lions’ tour of Australia
after suffering a stress fracture of
the lower back.
Porter propelled Essex to an
unexpected title victory with
75 wickets at 16.82, and a trip to
Australia was seen as the next step
in the 24-year-old’s development,
but Worcestershire’s Josh Tongue
will instead step up to the Lions tour.
to see Modric up close and playing at
an elite level. They loved what they
saw. Dinamo asked for too much
money and nothing could be agreed.
But Tottenham were determined,
so they kept going until they got
him. “We were convinced he was an
incredible young player, and that
he could become one of the best
midfielders in the Premier League,”
Comolli says. “I got slaughtered at
the time: he’s too small, too weak,
doesn’t score goals, doesn’t make
goals.”
Modric shone at Euro 2008 but
arrived into a struggling team in the
last days of Juande Ramos. He found
the Premier League difficult at first
but in training he was brilliant from
day one. Jamie O’Hara had been
playing in midfield before Modric
arrived and remembers how he was
one step ahead of everyone else.
“In training you couldn’t get the
ball off him,” O’Hara says. Harry
Redknapp became manager and
after early questions of how to get
the best out of him, Spurs were
rewarded with brilliant football
and two fourth-placed finishes. But
Modric had outgrown Tottenham
and five years after leaving he is
still somehow getting better. THE
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Archibald eyes success on the road
World omnium champion Katie
Archibald hopes to transfer
her track pedigree onto
the road after signing for
Wiggle High5 for 2018.
The 23-year-old
Milngavie racer won
her first individual
world title in April
with victory in the
multidiscipline omnium,
and is Olympic champion
in the 4km four-rider team
pursuit.
“I’ve joined Wiggle High5 to take
the next step in my professional
career,” said Archibald (left).
“I have two major
personal goals for 2018.
The first is the track world
championship in March,
at Apeldoorn velodrome,
where I hope to defend my
omnium title.
“Following this, in
April, I hope to tackle both
the track and road events at the
Commonwealth Games.”
FOOTBALL
England climb three
places in rankings
England and the Republic of Ireland
have risen in this month’s Fifa world
rankings, while Scotland have
climbed too despite missing out on
World Cup qualification.
England moved up three places to
12th and are now the leading home
nation after Wales fell one spot to
14th. The Republic, who progressed
to the World Cup play-offs, rose eight
places to 26th and Scotland climbed
14 places to 29th, but Northern
Ireland fell three places to 23rd.
identifying new ownership for the
club that will be capable of delivering the sustained investment
in and dedication to the club that
is necessary for it to achieve its
ambitions.”
Andrew Henderson, partner at
Dentons, the law firm representing Ashley, told Sky Sports: “Our
intentions are to see if the club can
be brought forward into new ownership, potentially by Christmas.”
The news, while something of a
surprise with the club performing
well in the Premier League, is not
a complete shock given the appearance of the financier Amanda Staveley at Newcastle’s home
ground during the draw with Liverpool at the start of the month.
Staveley (below), a financier
with an estimated £28bn under
her new management and reportedly open to buying a Premier
League football club, is a former
partner of Prince Andrew and began
PCP Capital
Partners as a
small Mayfair
financial advisory. More
pertinently, her
company was
involved in the
£210m deal that saw
Sheikh Mansour take
over Manchester City through the
Abu Dhabi United Group.
Her involvement in the takeover of City (and a failed one at Liverpool, when Rafael Benitez was
manager) meant Tyneside’s metaphorical red carpet was rolled
out. “If you see her get the trebles
in,” someone wrote on Twitter.
That she was in the directors’
box during the 1-1 draw against
Liverpool further fuelled the
flames.
The devil, as always, lies in the
detail, or rather the lack of it.
She spent time with Kenny Dalglish, the former Newcastle and
Liverpool manager at the game.
Nobody, however, at the club
knew she was planning to attend.
Ashley was not even at the game.
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Gatland: I hated tour and will never coach Lions again
By Alex Bywater
Warren Gatland will never coach
the British & Irish Lions again after
admitting he “hated” last summer’s
tour to New Zealand.
And the 54-year-old (right) has
also hit out at Ireland flanker Sean
O’Brien for his criticism of the
coaching standards in the Test se-
ries with the All Blacks. In the country of his birth, Gatland led the
Lions to a 1-1 series draw with
the world’s best side but was
subjected to relentless and
personal criticism from the
Kiwi media.
Asked if he would consider
leading the Lions for a third
straight tour in South Africa in
2021, Gatland said. “I’m done and
I wouldn’t subject myself to
that. I hated the tour. I did.
I just hated the press and
the negativity in New Zealand. When I look back on
it now there were a lot of
things that were satisfying. It was a great achievement, but it was tough work. The
coaches and backroom staff worked
their absolute bollocks off and then
to have someone come out and make
a comment like Sean’s really, really
did hurt.
“What I’ve learned from my
Lions’ experiences is how difficult it
is to put some continuity together in
» Continued on p51
Sport
Fox in a hole
Mahrez rescues
a point but
Leicester remain
deep in the mire
17.10.17
» Leicester 1 West Bromwich 1, report p52
P54
FOOTBALL
Zidane on
Kane: He is
the complete
player
Riyad Mahrez is
dejected at the final
whistle as Leicester
search for form
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FOOTBALL
Move over City,
Napoli are
world’s most
exciting team
Ashley to sell Newcastle and
expects a deal by Christmas
Owner for last decade says ‘new investment is in best interests of the club’
By Jack de Menezes
CRICKET
P49
Warner a
changed man
– but Ashes still
fires him up
Newcastle United have officially
confirmed the club has been put up
for sale, raising the prospect of the
owner, Mike Ashley, ending his reign
at St James’ Park by Christmas.
The 53-year-old (right) bought
the club in July 2007 after investing
around £134m, saving it from possible financial ruin by paying off substantial debts left by the previous
owners. His time in charge has not
been without its troubles though,
with the club twice relegated to the
Championship in 2008-09 and 201516, and fans have long protested
against his ownership due to their
unhappiness with a perceived lack
of investment from the Londoner
and string of managers.
A Newcastle statement
read: “As a result of increasing press speculation
regarding the future of Newcastle United, the owner of
the club, St James Holdings
Limited, wishes to clarify
its intentions. As one of the Premier
League’s oldest and best supported
football clubs – and for the benefit of
its many fans and supporters in the
UK and across the world – Newcastle United requires a clear direction
and a path to a bright and successful
future.
“To give the club the best
possible opportunity of securing the positioning and investment necessary to take it
to the next level, at what is an
important time in its history,
its present ownership has determined that it is in the best interests
of Newcastle United and its fans for
the club to be put up for sale.
“To give an incoming owner the
maximum possible flexibility to
make meaningful investment in the
club, including in its playing squad,
the sale process will give interested
parties the opportunity of deferring
substantial payments.
“A process will now commence of
» Continued on p55
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