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Special report:
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Ministers
panic as Tory
‘sex dossier’
is published
WEDNESDAY
1 NOVEMBER 2017
Number 2,165
News.co.uk
» Allegations include consensual relationships between
colleagues as well as harassment and injunctions
» Cabinet minister and a Tory MP paid women to stay
silent about their behaviour, party workers claim
» Seven Cabinet ministers, eight former ministers and 25 other
MPs in unredacted file now being shared by party staff
P4
Labour activist reveals she
was raped at party event
Senior official discouraged her from reporting attack
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By not naming the MP who lunged
at me, I’m protecting him. But I’m also
protecting myself JANE MERRICK P4
Put down the pitchforks – the rightful
exposure of predators is descending
into a moral panic SIMON KELNER P20
Philip Hammond
and the Budget
identity crisis
Katy Balls P17
First impressions
One-tenth of a
second all we need to
decide on attraction
Terror in New York
At least eight killed
as truck driver
attacks cyclists
Stunning
discovery of
healthy coral on
Great Barrier Reef
Champions League
Chelsea go down in
Rome as United inch
closer to qualification
P6
P10
P15
P56
INSIDE THE HIGH-PRIEST OF POP
P27
I STING’S MUSICAL
P34
I PUZZLES
P44
I RACING
P48
The
News
Matrix
HEALTH
How did
John Noakes
indicate his life
had been
a blast?
See p.7
The day at
a glance
WEDNESDAY
1
NOVEMBER
Quote of the day
Don’t stay in bed, unless you
can make money in bed
GEORGE BURNS
Birthdays
Anthony Kiedis, rock
singer, 55; Tim Cook,
businessman, 57; Jeremy
Hunt, politician, 51;
Sharron Davies, retired
swimmer (pictured),
55; Susanna Clarke,
novelist, 58; Mark Austin,
journalist, 59
Anniversaries
Saturday 1 Nov 1755
A devastating series of
earthquakes hits Lisbon,
killing up to 50,000 people.
The Portuguese capital
was virtually rebuilt
from scratch after the
destruction caused by
three huge tremors in 10
minutes, which were felt
as far away as Morocco.
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The NHS is looking at a mandatory
way of sharing best safety practice
across the service, Jeremy Hunt
said. He told a Parliamentary
committee: “It seems crazy if
we know the best way of doing
something that we don’t just have a
better way of guaranteeing it.”
FRANCE
SOCIETY
BRAZIL
GOVERNMENT
Macron to end state
of emergency
‘Loophole’ cuts
affordable homes
Uber boss looks to
compromise
Betting terminals’
stake ‘to be reduced’
Emmanuel Macron has declared
the country’s state of emergency
will end tomorrow almost two years
after the 2015 Paris attacks. Mr
Macron formally signed a sweeping
counterterrorism law to replace the
state of emergency, which is meant
to give police more tools to fight
violent extremism.
Thousands of affordable homes are
being dropped due to a “loophole”
used by developers, the housing
charity Shelter said. The “viability
assessment” loophole meant 2,500
affordable homes (79 per cent) were
lost from the number required by
council policies, a study of projects
across England found.
Uber’s new chief executive has
appealed to Brazilian MPs to block
a bill he said threatened its business
model. Dara Khosrowshahi told a
Brazilian newspaper that the ridehailing app was open to finding
compromise with local politicians.
“Regulation can work for both Uber
and the government,” he said.
The culture minister Tracey Crouch
has suggested the maximum stake
on fixed-odds betting terminals
could be slashed from £100 to as
little as £2. The high-stakes, highspeed electronic casino games are
said to be dangerously addictive and
allow a stake of up to £100 every 20
seconds. PAGE 9
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HONG KONG
FDA warns against
liquorice overdose
Newsnight’s Katz
gets the cream
Gay Games held in
‘Dangerous’ Peugeot
Asia for the first time text routine banned
The US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) warned
Americans to avoid overdosing
on black liquorice for Halloween
for fear of life-threatening
consequences, including heart
failure. Eating large quantities can
result in low potassium levels, which
also causes high blood pressure.
Ian Katz, editor of Newsnight,
has been appointed director of
programmes at Channel 4. The
commercial broadcaster announced
Katz will begin work in his new
position in January, taking over
from Ralph Lee. As Chief Creative
Officer, Katz will more than double
his current £151,600 salary.
Hong Kong will host the 2022 Gay
Games, fighting off bids from the
US and Mexico to be the first Asian
city to stage the sport and cultural
event. The win comes amid growing
momentum for the gay rights
movement in Asia, with Taiwan this
year being the first nation in the
region to allow same-sex marriages.
RELATIONSHIPS
The List
This is really
irritating
Wedded bliss?
From letting the bins overflow
to clogging up plug holes,
housemates can come with all
kinds of irritating habits. A poll
published today reveals the
biggest bugbears of people living
in shared accommodation up and
down the country.
Showing each other respect
1 Leaving dirty dishes lying around
2 Leaving lights and electrical
appliances on when not in use
3 Not emptying the bins when full
4 Not changing the toilet roll
5 Not removing hair from the
plug hole
6 Leaving out-of-date food in
the fridge
7 Leaving the toilet seat up
8 Leaving windows open when the
heating is on
9 Taking excessively long showers
10 Moving their partner in and not
asking them to contribute to bills
Good sex life
index
Crossword.............22
TV & Radio...........28
Arts..............................34
Business..................38
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
Hunt looking at
better NHS safety
An ad for a Peugeot 208 has been
banned for showing a driver reacting
to a text on the car’s dashboard
screen. The TV ad in July showed
a man reading “I’m bored without
you” from a woman, followed by
him raising one hand in the air. Five
viewers complained that the ad
condoned dangerous driving.
The Queen and Prince Philip will celebrate their platinum wedding
anniversary later this month. The royal couple said “I do” on 20
November 1947 and, surprisingly perhaps, a survey commissioned
to mark their 70th anniversary has found that the majority of
Britons do not believe monogamy is the key to a successful marriage.
What is the key to a successful marriage?
Shared sense of humour
Sharing problems
Patience
Dividing household chores
Personal space
Holidays together
Sharing everything
Monogamy
Kissing daily
Saying “I love you” daily
Regular date nights
73%
70%
67%
64%
53%
50%
42%
42%
39%
36%
27%
24%
19%
Average number of guests
invited to wedding
Couples aged 18 to 34
Couples aged over 55
98
48
Percentage of couples who say the bride’s
father paid for the wedding
Couples aged 18 to 34
17%
Couples aged over 55
30%
When emotions run high...
8%
of the public have been to a wedding which
descended into a brawl
25%
have encountered extremely drunk guests
Percentage of couples who take the husband’s name
Couples aged 18 to 34
11%
said interference from parents sparked
pre-wedding arguments between the couple
72%
Couples aged over 55
97%
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NEWS
2-27
VOICES
16-20
TV
28-29
IQ
30-37
BUSINESS SPORT
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i WEDNESDAY
1 NOVEMBER 2017
3
Letter from
the Editor
ThePage3Profile
JESSICA ALLEN, SURROGATE MOTHER
Oliver Duff
i@inews.co.uk
Politicians shamed
by sleazy dossier
Oh mother, where art thou?
When Jessica Allen delivered two
babies last December they were
quickly whisked away before she
could even look at them. Ms Allen,
from California, had offered her
services as a surrogate mother, and
while she was upset not to meet the
new arrivals she eventually accepted
she would have to move on.
to one of the babies, meaning she fell
pregnant while already pregnant.
Is that possible?
It’s highly unusual. Speaking to the
New York Post, Ms Allen revealed
that “in an extremely rare medical
incident called superfetation” she
and her husband had fallen pregnant
naturally, despite using condoms,
after the IVF cycle during which
another couple’s embryo was
transferred into her uterus.
said ‘I see there is another baby,’” she
recalled. The expectant mother was
“a bit scared” but was told the couple,
who had paid $30,000 (£23,000) for
Ms Allen to carry their child, were
“thrilled” to be having twins. She said:
“Not once during the pregnancy did
any of the medical staff… say that the
babies were in separate sacs. As far as
we were concerned, the transferred
embryo had split in two and the twins
were identical.”
The boys had DNA tests; one of them
had Ms Allen’s genes. The other
mother did not want the baby, but Ms
Allen and her husband did.
When did she discover she was
expecting twins?
At the six-week scan. “The doctor
But they weren’t…
About a month after the babies went
home with the couple the mother
queried how different they looked.
When did they get to bring their
unexpected bundle of joy home?
In February. “The moment was
incredibly emotional, and I started
hugging and kissing my boy,” Ms Allen
said. “It’s been nearly nine months
since we got Malachi, and he is doing
well. He’s beautiful. He’s healthy and
his personality is hilarious. He loves
his big brothers, is learning to walk
and is starting to speak.”
Katie Grant
SOCIETY
PEOPLE
ITALY
CRIME
We appraise people
in tenth of a second
Python discovered
behind refrigerator
Journalist to release Thief helps himself
Vatican secrets book to court money
It takes people just a 10th of a
second to decide whether they
find somebody attractive based
on their photo. We also make
assumptions about their social and
professional standing and whether
we believe them to be trustworthy at
lightning speed, according to a York
University study. PAGE 6
A snake has been reunited with its
owner after giving a neighbour a
Halloween fright in her kitchen. The
woman called the police when she
discovered the reptile in her home
in Bathgate, West Lothian. Police
passed the call on to the SPCA, who
found the 2ft royal python curled up
under a metal grate by the fridge.
A journalist who was put on
trial by the Vatican for divulging
confidential documents has written
a book promising to reveal secrets
about the Holy See. Gianluigi Nuzzi’s
Original Sin: Secret Accounts, Hidden
Truths, Blackmail and the Forces
Blocking Pope Francis’ Revolution is
out in Italy on 9 November.
I sense that’s not the end of the story…
Ms Allen, who had two children of her
own when she agreed to enter into
commercial surrogacy – which is legal
in some US states – later discovered
that she was the biological mother
A man who was at a Pennsylvania
judge’s office to pay court fines stole
a wallet that was near the payment
window and used cash inside to
pay his fees. Surveillance cameras
caught the actions of Steven Rago,
who was out on bail on simple
assault charges and has now been
remanded in custody.
We rarely lead with a story about
sexual impropriety. The harassment scandal at Westminster is
growing, with some staff tired of
the most lecherous parliamentarians and warning each other about
repeat offenders.
The so-called “sex dossier”
created by Conservative staff
is now being openly shared in
Westminster, terrifying some
ministers and MPs who fear being
publicly shamed – whether that’s
through just deserts or Chinese
whispers.
Reading the unredacted Tory
dossier is eyebrow-raising, even
for those of us who believe we
have an expansive worldview.
Some of those named in it are
sinister, predatory, sleazy and will
probably now face investigations.
Others are foolish.
Others have simply engaged in
the sort of behaviour that happens
in many workplaces between
adults who happen to find each
other attractive.
It is a nonsense that they all
appear in this same file. The
redacted excerpt we publish today
is not censored only for legal
reasons but to protect the blushes
of decent people, especially some
of the female employees.
It is worth pointing out that
the vast majority of MPs are as
disgusted by the worst allegations
as the rest of us. And there is, of
course, an anxiety about mob
justice and trial by WhatsApp.
But these allegations are
important because for too long
women in Westminster have felt
afraid to report incidents.
Our politicians are very often
risk takers: think of all the hurdles
that one must successfully leap
to reach Parliament, let alone high
office. Drunk on risk, some abuse
positions of power to take what
they want. Enough.
4
NEWS
CONSUMER
COVER STORY
Two-thirds of homes have bad energy deals
By Josie Clarke
Almost two-thirds of energy customers remain on poor value “default” tariffs, which can be £300
more expensive a year than the
cheapest deals, Ofgem said.
The regulator’s annual State of
the Market report said 58 per cent
of consumers have never switched
supplier or have switched only
once, leaving them paying far
more than those who engage with
the market.
Ofgem said competition in the
wholesale gas and electricity markets was working “reasonably
well”, with no company able to exploit a dominant position.
It said: “Following a long-term
fall, wholesale prices, which reflect
global prices, are just beginning to
creep up or stabilise. However, if
competition was working really
well, we’d expect to see the benefits felt by all consumers.
“That’s not the case at the moment: 60 per cent of consumers
are on variable ‘default’ tariffs,
which can be around £300 more
expensive each year than the
cheapest fixed-term deals.”
It added: “Some progress is
being made; the number of customers on poor-value tariffs has
fallen over two years.”
Two rape and
assault claims
‘covered up’ as
scandal grows
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Westminster was hit by accusations that a rape and serious assault
were covered up as two women
came forward to speak of the sex attacks they allege to have suffered at the hands of senior
political figures.
As the sexual harassment scandal facing the
House of Commons deepened, dozens of senior
Conservatives are also living in fear that embarrassing details of their private lives
will be exposed by a “sex dossier”
widely circulating online.
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Nicola Sturgeon has warned people
in “positions of power” in the SNP
to reflect on their own behaviour
towards women, amid claims of
sexual harassment at Westminster
and Holyrood.
In a letter to SNP parliamentarians
and their staff, the Scottish First
Minister said people who had
experienced inappropriate behaviour
“in any form” should come forward.
The message, which was sent to
MPs, MSPs and MEPs as well as
those who work for them, came after
investigations were launched into
two unnamed SNP parliamentarians.
In her letter, Ms Sturgeon said she
hoped the emerging scandal would
prove to be a “watershed moment” in
how sexual harassment in politics and
beyond was addressed. “To those of
you in positions of power, I urge you
to take some time to reflect on your
own behaviour,” she wrote.
A prominent Labour activist, Bex
Bailey, told the BBC she was discouraged from reporting being raped at a
party event.
Another woman said she was sexually assaulted on a foreign trip by an
MP. She told ITV News she reported
the attack to four different authorities, but that no action
was taken.
“I don’t think it was
taken seriously whatsoever,” she said.
The Tory list, said to
be have been compiled by
current and former party
staff, contains allegations of
varying severity about 40 MPs, including seven Cabinet ministers and
eight former ministers.
It claims that two well-known MPs,
including a senior Cabinet member,
paid women for their silence over extramarital liaisons.
The Cabinet minister is said to
have signed a non-disclosure agreement with a woman, while the former
minister “paid a female to be quiet”.
The entry against a serving minister’s
name reads: “Injunction for inappropriate behaviour with a woman.”
An MP is said to have been videoed
being urinated on by three men and
a colleague is alleged to pay prostitutes to perform “odd acts”. Another
veteran backbencher is described as
“perpetually intoxicated and very inappropriate with women”.
One minister listed, Mark Garnier
(inset), already faces a Cabinet Office
investigation over claims he asked his
secretary to buy sex toys.
i has seen the full list of allegations,
which includes several politicians in
consensual relationships. Theresa
May’s spokesman insisted she has
confidence in her ministers.
Analysis
Guilty and
innocent face an
anxious wait
Nigel Morris
T
he Westminster village,
stuffed with so many
ambitious people with
time on their hands, has
always been awash with
malicious gossip. Until 20 years
ago, the tittle-tattle was confined
to the numerous bars of the
Commons, where fiction and halffact were swapped with relish.
Watered-down versions might
have reached newspaper diary
columns, with identities of errant
MPs protected by libel laws.
All that changed with
the arrival of the internet.
Unredacted copies of the Tory
“sex dossier”, containing
accusations against 40 MPs, are
now being shared widely online.
It lists a bizarre mixture
of allegations of predatory
behaviour and consensual
extra-marital affairs, as well as
details of relationships in the
public domain.
Many Tory MPs named will
be feeling anger over false
accusations or embarrassment
over exposure. They will have an
uncomfortable few days.
NEWS
2-27
Damien Green
Dan Poulter
Andrew Mitchell
Stephen Crabb
Matt Hancock
Boris Johnson
Mark Garnier
David Morris
Michael Fallon
George Hollingberry
Nigel Adams
Conor Burns
Charlie Elphicke
Nigel Evans
Guy Opperman
Jake Berry
Justin Tomlinson
Bob Stewart
Chis Heaten-Harris
Chris Pincher
Michael Fabricant
Michael Ellis
Robert Halfon
John Whittingdale
Liz Truss
Daniel Kawcryzynski
John Hayes
Liam Fox
Alan Mak
Claire Perry
Chris Skidmore
Rory Stewart
Steve Double
Will Wragg
pp
as Soa
Mark Menzies
Amber Rudd
n Cair
Cabinet Minister
Tory MP
Ex-Cabinet Minister
Ex-Cabinet Minister
Minister
Cabinet Minister
DIT Minister
Tory MP
Cabinet Minister
PPS
Tory MP
Tory MP
Tory MP
Tory MP
Minister
DCLG Minister
Tory MP
Tory MP
Tory MP
Tory MP
Tory MP
Tory MP
Ex-Minister
Ex-Cabinet Minister
Minister
Tory MP
Minister
Cabinet Minister
Tory MP
Minister
Minister
Minister
Tory MP
Tory MP
Minister
Ex-Cabinet Minister
Tory MP
Tory MP
Home Secretary
Cabinet Minister
VOICES
16-20
TV
28-29
IQ
30-37
BUSINESS SPORT
38-43
48-56
i WEDNESDAY
1 NOVEMBER 2017
Ashley Madison – handsy at parties
Impregnated a former researcher and made her have abortion + had other female researchers (Gorna )
Inappropriate with women, including interviews + paid a female to be quiet
Sexual relations with SpAd and inappropriate with women
Sexual relations with member of his private office
NDA between him and Danielle Fleet (Philip Davies’ researcher)
Inappropriate with women, asked PA to buy sex toys
Inappropriate with female and male staff + Alexandra Swann
Odd sexual penchants and sexual with fellow MP Mike Freer – a drunk
Handsy with women
Sexual relations with Robert Haffon’s researcher Emily Burditt and others
Inappropriate with male researchers + Augustine Chipungu
Inappropriate with female researchers
Inappropriate with male researchers – long history
Nicknamed
“Copperfeel” – handsy with females
Impregnated
s Office Manager)
Dates
researcher
Perpetually intoxicated and very inappropriate with women
Inappropriate with female researchers + handsy in taxis
Inappropriate with male researchers and heavy drinker + touched Tom Blenkinsop
Inappropriate with male journalist in a taxi
Takes his personal trainer to the cinema and to private rooms at Carlton
Inappropriate with female researchers and Alexandra Paterson + Dickinson at EJC
Inappropriate with female researchers + uses prostitutes for odd sexual acts
Fornicated with male researchers whilst backbench MP + sexual relations with Kwasi Kwarteng
Inappropriate with male researchers
Inappropriate with private office staff
Adam Werritty
Inappropriate with female researchers and journalists + asked to take 3 female aides on holiday
Inappropriate with male MPs after and pre-divorce
Inappropriate with females (redacted)
Asked female researcher to do odd things (Sophie Bolsover)
Affair with female researcher who was married to journalist at his local paper
Video exists of three males urinating on him
Injunction for inappropriate behaviour with woman
Affair [Earlier this year he denied it and said he had been the victim of a “vicious smear”]
Inappropriate with female researchers (historic)
[In 2014
resigned
as aprostitutes
ministerial aide in the wake of claims he paid a male escort for sex]
Known
to he
have
used male
Workplace relationship with Kwasi Kwarteng (PPS to the Chancellor)
Likes to have intercourse with men who are wearing women’s perfume (recently came out)
POLITICS
Labour activist: I was raped, told to keep quiet
By Richard Vaughan
Labour promised last night to investigate claims by an activist who said
she was raped at a party event before
being warned against reporting it.
Bex Bailey, who was a representative on Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee, has told how she
was attacked by someone senior to
her at an event in 2011.
Ms Bailey said she was 19 at the
time of the assault by someone who
was not an MP, but was discouraged
from reporting it. It was two years before she felt able to speak out about
her ordeal.
“I told a senior member of staff
who told me – it was suggested to
me – that I not report it,” she told the
BBC. “I was told that if I did, it might
damage me.”
She added: “I was scared – I felt
ashamed. I know that the Labour
Party, like any family, loves a good
gossip and I didn’t want people to
know, and I also was worried that I
wouldn’t be believed if I did [tell].”
When she did speak to a senior
member of the party, she said there
were no official channels for her to
follow to raise her concerns.
“I don’t think I was even given a cup
of tea. It was quite a horrible experience and this is why I’ve been fighting
so hard for changes to the way that
we do this, because I know how hard
it is and I don’t want other women to
experience what I did,” she said.
Ms Bailey, now 25, is calling for an
independent body to be set up to deal
with such complaints.
A Labour spokesman said: “The
Labour Party takes these allegations
extremely seriously.
“It takes great courage for victims
of rape to come forward – and all support must and will be made available
to them. We would strongly recommend that the police investigate the
allegations of criminal actions that
Bex Bailey has made.
“Labour will also launch an independent investigation into claims
that a party employee acted improperly over these 2011 allegations.”
lunch, I have been asked by
several people to reveal his name.
I have been reluctant to do so,
not least because this incident
happened 14 years ago, and – while
totally unacceptable – was at the
less serious end of the spectrum.
But I want to talk about my
experience to give other women
the confidence to come forward.
While it is tempting to focus on
who the next “scalp” will be, the
real focus should be on how the
system needs to be changed, so
that women – and men who have
also been harassed – feel that they
will be listened to and that action
will be taken.
In the past fortnight, I have
heard first-hand accounts from
women in politics of incidents
far more serious than the one
I experienced. I have been told
how women complained to
parliamentary authorities and
nothing happened.
Any member of staff needs
to be able to trust that the MP
he or she is working for will not
abuse their position of power.
But that trust needs to extend
across Parliament. The tougher
measures being promised by
Theresa May since the weekend
are welcome, but can we be sure
she is really going to stamp out
harassment and abuse?
Just because the names of these
MPs have not been revealed, it
does not mean the problem isn’t
endemic. It takes bravery for a
victim of harassment or abuse
to speak out, but someone who
chooses not to go public does not
lack courage. They have to weigh
up the impact on their family,
whether they want the scrutiny
on themselves.
It should not be women’s
responsibility to account for the
bad behaviour of (mainly) male
MPs. By not naming the MP who
lunged at me, am I protecting him?
No doubt. But I am also protecting
myself. Has this MP harassed
others, more recently? I don’t
know – and that troubles me.
Comment
Why I haven’t
named MP who
lunged at me
Jane Merrick
F
rom the moment I started
talking, in the past few
days, about my own
unpleasant experience
with a Conservative MP, who
lunged at me after a Westminster
5
CULTURE
‘House of
Cards’ stops
over Spacey
allegations
By Francesca Gosling
and Laura Harding
Production on the hit drama House
of Cards has been halted following a historical harassment allegation made against lead star
Kevin Spacey.
Online streaming service Netflix and show producer Media
Rights Capital said suspension of
the sixth season would continue
until “further notice” while they
reviewed the situation.
The decision follows a claim by
actor Anthony Rapp, who recently
alleged that Spacey had placed him
on a bed and climbed on top of him
following a party at his apartment.
Rapp was 14 at the time. Spacey 26.
Spacey, who plays Francis Underwood in the political thriller, responded with a statement saying
he was “beyond horrified” by the
claims. He said he chooses “now to
live as a gay man”.
The two-time Oscar winner, 58,
has also faced a backlash from London theatre The Old Vic, where he
was formerly artistic director. A
spokeswoman said in a statement:
“We are deeply dismayed to hear
the allegations… Inappropriate
behaviour by anyone working at
The Old Vic is completely unacceptable. We want our employees
to feel confident, valued and proud
to be part of The Old Vic family.
Any behaviour which contravenes
these goals will not be tolerated.”
Earlier in the day, another
statement from the organisation
confirmed that no allegations had
been made relating to Spacey’s
tenure as artistic director.
The International Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences
has also revoked an award it had
planned to present to the actor
this month, announcing in a tweet:
“The International Academy has
announced that in light of recent
events it will not honour Kevin
Spacey with the 2017 Intl Emmy
Founders Award.”
Meanwhile Scotland Yard has
said it is now looking at allegations
of sexual assault by the Hollywood
producer Harvey Weinstein from
seven women. Police said they had
received 11 separate allegations of
sexual assault from the 1980s to
2015. Two were said to have taken
place outside the UK.
Kevin Spacey said he was ‘beyond
horrified’ by the harassment claims
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Turning
out
nicely
Tenth of a second
is all we need to
take a fancy
By Tom Bawden
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
Tinder users, beware – it can take
people just a tenth of a second to
decide whether they fancy someone
based on their photo.
We all know it doesn’t take long
to form a first, often lasting, impression – but now a study suggests that
users of dating apps and social media
may form opinions even quicker than
many of us had imagined.
It seems we draw our early conclusions with lightning speed – not
just about a person’s physical attractiveness but also about their social
There are around
50 million active Tinder
users worldwide. They spend an
average of 90 minutes a day on
the app, checking in to swipe left
on those they reject – and right
on those they like.
and professional standing, as well as
whether we believe them to be trustworthy, researchers from York University found.
“A single glance of 100 milliseconds
is sufficient to form a reliable first impression,” said lead author Jennifer
South Palomares.
“The pervasiveness of internetbased romantic – and professional
– relationships, in which individuals
may approach another based on a
rapid glance at a profile page, make
these findings timely,” she added.
In the study, 126 students were
shown a range of photos several
times, for differing periods.
In many cases, people formed firm
opinions on a given photo within just
33 thousandths of a second and these
remained largely unchanged with
further, longer viewings.
The research, published in the
journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, did not investigate
whether people form first impressions as quickly in real life.
Brave swimmers
from the Panama
Swimming Club
in Whitley Bay,
Tyne and Wear,
enter the North
Sea for a dip
as giant waves
lash the shore
yesterday. PA
CONSUMER
1 million unsafe tumble dryers in British homes
By Padraic Flanagan
A million potentially deadly tumble
dryers might still be in use in British
homes, Whirlpool has admitted.
The electrical giant told a parliamentary committee it had repaired
only around half of the unsafe appliances, which have been linked to a
succession of house fires since 2014.
MPs were told that Whirlpool
manufactured 5.4 million faulty machines over an 11-year period. The
company admitted that it had continued to make them for three years
after first being notified of the fault
in 2012.
In 2015, Whirlpool launched a
programme to repair the fault,
which results in fluff in the machines catching fire.
The tumble dryers, sold under the
Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit brands,
have been blamed for a number of
UK fires, including a massive blaze
in a 18-storey London tower block
last year and a 2014 blaze in Wales
where two men died.
MPs on the Business, Energy and
Industrial Strategy Committee accused the firm of failing to act quickly when it knew that the appliances
were faulty.
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MEDIA
‘Newsnight’ editor quits BBC for top Channel 4 post
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
The Newsnight editor Ian Katz has
won one of the biggest jobs in British broadcasting after being named
the new head of programming at
Channel 4.
Mr Katz, previously deputy edi-
tor of The Guardian, will now have
control of a £700m schedule ranging
from entertainment hits such as The
Great British Bake Off and Gogglebox
to Dispatches.
He will more than double his
current £151,600 salary. Mr Katz’s
predecessor, Jay Hunt, who has
joined Apple, took home £581,000,
including a £123,000 bonus last year.
Mr Katz’s departure will raise
questions over Newsnight’s future.
ITV’s new After the News topical chat show is running around
100,000 viewers ahead of the
BBC series when the late evening
programmes clash.
Mr Katz (inset) said: “I’m impos-
sibly excited to be joining a
broadcaster whose unique
combination of innovation,
risk-taking and elan I
have admired for decades
as a viewer – and more
recently as a frequently
envious rival.
“Channel 4’s deeply held
First Night
values and relentlessly challenging sensibility have
never been more important or relevant and I feel
incredibly privileged to
play a part in shaping the
next stage of its remarkable journey.” He will join
Channel 4 in January.
Analysis
The real
winner of
‘Bake Off’?
Channel 4
Sophie Faldo is
congratulated
after winning ‘The
Great British Bake
Off’ 2017 PA
Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA
CORRESPONDENT
F
Ex-Army officer tastes victory with final
showstopper – but we knew she would
The Great British Bake Off
CHANNEL 4
HHHHH
There were tears from
contestants and presenters alike
as the traditionally emotional
finale came to a close, with each
of the bakers pouring blood,
sweat and an alarming amount of
gelatine into their final bakes.
Sadly for Prue Leith (inset), the
final will be remembered for the
judge’s premature tweet revealing
the winner. So it came as no
surprise to many that the winner
of the Great British Bake Off 2017
was Sophie Faldo.
The 33-year-old former Army
officer from Surrey kept her
cool against a flailing Steven
and a resurgent Kate during
Apology Time out abroad
Bake Off judge Prue Leith has
expressed sorrow after revealing the
show’s winner hours before the show
was aired.
Leith (right), 77, was abroad
when she tweeted the name
and said she had been
confused by the time
differences.
“I’m in Bhutan. The time
difference is massive. I
thought that they got it six
hours ago,” she said. “I’m in too
much of a state to talk about it. It
was a mistake. I f***** up.”
She later tweeted: “I am so sorry to
the fans of the show for my mistake
this morning, I am in a different time
zone and mortified by my error.”
the final three tasks, saving her
best till last with a breathtaking
showstopper.
The final three were first tasked
with producing a batch of 12 small
loaves – four of them intricately
shaped, four of them flavoured
and four of them made with
an alternative grain.
Steven, described
by Paul Hollywood as
“unstoppable” in the
show’s opening, got
off to a shaky start,
delivering inconsistently
shaped garlic, rosemary
and cheese-flavoured bread.
Kate, who has negotiated a
rocky road to the final, impressed
the judges with each of her loaves,
especially a curry-filled batch.
Sophie, who admits that her
baking Achilles heel is bread,
thrilled Paul and Prue with her
orange-plaited brioche.
Sandi Toksvig was largely
absent, appearing infrequently
and engaging in mildly awkward
exchanges with contestants. The
comedian who so seamlessly took
the place of Stephen Fry in the QI
hot-seat has struggled to adapt
to the frivolous sense of humour
trail-blazed by Mel Giedroyc and
Sue Perkins.
Noel Fielding, as he has been
for the majority of the series, was
at ease, teasing Hollywood and
quizzing contestants. The Mighty
Boosh star has proven an inspired
choice as a presenter since the
show’s move to Channel 4.
Finlay Greig
ormer soldier Sophie
Faldo might be a worthy
The Great British Bake
Off champion after
wowing the judges with her
entremet showstopper.
But Channel 4 is set to be
the real winner after its highstakes gamble to swoop for the
BBC’s top-rated show paid off.
The decision by much-loved
presenters Mel Giedroyc and
Sue Perkins to quit prompted
national mourning. Channel 4
had spent £75m on a
three-year deal for an “empty
tent”, critics sneered.
Although Bake Off’s ratings
are well below the 14 million
who watched last year’s BBC1
final, nine million viewers
are watching each Channel 4
episode, giving the commercial
broadcaster its biggest hit since
Big Brother’s peak years.
Advertisers and viewers
responded positively to new
presenters Sandi Toksvig and
Noel Fielding. Despite her
Twitter faux pas, Prue Leith, 77,
established herself as a worthy,
if slightly more tart, successor
to the sainted Mary Berry.
Bake Off is the biggest
series for 16- to 34-year-olds,
the holy grail for advertisers,
on any channel this year.
Advertising and sponsorship
revenues from Bake Off pay for
Channel 4 News.
The relative failure of
BBC2’s The Big Family
Cooking Showdown, shows
how hard it is to recreate the
Bake Off magic.
PEOPLE
It’s been a blast:
Noakes gets
rocket send-off
fit for a daredevil
By Padraic Flanagan
In a final act of high jinks, former
Blue Peter daredevil John Noakes
was given a fitting send-off by having his ashes blasted into the sky in
a firework.
With a group of 25 friends and
family gathered, his son lit a
Roman candle strapped to
his ashes in the grounds of
his old school near Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Noakes (inset) had
asked that half his ashes
should be scattered at Rish-
worth School and the other
half in Majorca, where he
spent his later years.
As the BBC children’s
programme’s longests e r v i n g p r e s e n t e r,
Noakes’s exploits often included heartstopping feats
at altitude, including climbing Nelson’s Column without a safety harness and a record-breaking freefall
parachute jump. Noakes, who died in
May aged 83 and had been diagnosed
with dementia, had excelled in crosscountry running and gymnastics
during his time at the school.
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EQUALITY
Reform of Lords
proposal aims to
shed 200 seats
‘Use shortlists to
boost number of
non-white MPs’
By Richard Vaughan
More than 200 seats are to be stripped
from the House of Lords under plans
to reform the UK’s second chamber.
Newly appointed Lords will be limited to the right to sit in the House for
just 15 years instead of life, and efforts
will be made to ensure the overall
political make-up better reflects the
vote share in general elections.
At 826 members, including bishops, it is the second-largest legislative chamber in the world after the
National People’s Congress of China,
which boasts around 3,000 members. Without reform, the House of
Lords is expected to swell to around
1,000 members.
Proposals for a slimmed-down
Upper Chamber come amid rising
public concern about the role and
behaviour of members, particularly
those who collect a £300-a-day allowance but contribute little to debates
or votes.
A “two out, one in” policy would
be adopted to reduce the number
of members to 600 within a decade.
The plans were published by the Lord
Speaker’s Committee, which said it
hoped the overhaul would bring about
“significant changes in the behaviour
and culture” in the Lords.
The committee said the proposals
have been drawn up to avoid the need
for legislation, which the Government
has ruled out.
Lord Burns, the committee’s chairman, said: “Our proposals would see
the numbers come down to 600 and
stay there, while also allowing for the
membership to be refreshed and to
reflect changing opinion over time.”
Lord Fowler, Speaker of the Lords,
warned that with 150 more members
than the Commons, the chamber was
bloated: “The time has now come to
take action to correct this and put a
cap on numbers for the future.”
The changes would mean the Conservatives would lose 48 peers, Labour 38 and the Liberal Democrats 35
by 2022.
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Few peers Longest-serving Lords
The longest-serving member
of the House of Lords
is the Tory peer Lord
Carrington, who is a
hereditary peer and a
former minister.
The 98-year-old
(inset) was eligible
to take up his peerage
when he turned 21 in
1940, but as he was on active
service in the Second World War,
he did not assume the title until
1945. Lord Carrington is the last
surviving member of Winston
Churchill’s last government,
from 1951 to 1955. He later
became Foreign Secretary.
The secondlongest serving lord is
Conservative hereditary
peer Baron Denham, who
joined the Lords in 1949.
The longest-serving Labour
member is Baroness Falkender, who
took up her title in 1974.
Ministers have been challenged to
tackle the “woeful” lack of diversity at
Westminster by giving the go-ahead
to non-white shortlists in the selection of parliamentary candidates.
The call was made by Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable (inset) to
mark the end of Black History Month.
The number of black
and minority ethnic (Bame) MPs
rose from 41 to
51 at June’s general election.
Although
this is a record
total, it still represents 7.9 per
cent of MPs, compared with 14 per cent
of the UK population.
Under the Equality Act, political
parties can field all-women or all-disabled shortlists, but there is no similar legislation for all-Bame shortlists.
In a letter to Damian Green, the
First Secretary of State, Sir Vince
called for the loophole to be closed to
boost the number of non-white MPs.
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EMPLOYMENT
8,000 new civil servants needed to prepare for Brexit
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
The Government is appointing up to 8,000 extra civil
servants to prepare for
Britain’s departure from
the European Union
in 2019.
Nearly 3,000 posts have
already been created across
Whitehall to lay the groundwork for Brexit. They include 300
lawyers as Britain embarks on the
mammoth task of untangling its
44-year membership of the bloc. In
addition, HM Revenue and Customs
could hire another 3,000 to
5,000 staff next year.
The recruitment drive
was detailed by the Brexit Secretary David Davis
(inset) in a Cabinet meeting. He said the Government had allocated more
than £600m to prepare for
Brexit, including the possibility of a “no deal” withdrawal from
the EU.
The cash will be used to bring in
EU UK’s contribution
The UK gross contribution to the EU
in 2016 was £19bn, according to the
latest official statistics.
However only £13.9bn was actually handed over as the UK gets a
£5bn rebate – which is deducted
beforehand.
The UK received £4.4bn back
from the EU, the Office for National
Statistics (ONS) said. The biggest
amount – £2.4bn – came in farming
payments from the EU’s Common
Agricultural Policy. A further £359m
was paid under the European
Regional Development Fund.
ONS reports the UK Government’s
net EU contribution was £9.4bn in
2016. Using European Commission
figures, the average annual net UK
contribution between 2012-2016
was £8.1bn. They calculated this
amounts to £181m a week or 39
pence per person per day in the
United Kingdom.
new checks at ports and airports,
plan for future new trade agreements and converting EU legislation
into domestic law.
Mr Davis told the Cabinet: “Alongside the negotiations in Brussels, it
is crucial we are putting our own domestic preparations in place so that
we are ready at the point that we
leave the EU.” He said many of the
preparations “will be needed even in
our preferred scenario of a bold and
ambitious deal”.
Business, page 38
SOCIETY
MILITARY
‘Crack cocaine’ bet
stakes to be cut to
fight addiction
Nuclear
subs ‘must
cannibalise
spare parts’
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
The maximum stake on fixed-odds
betting terminals is to be cut from
£100 to as little as £2 in an attempt to
cut levels of gambling addiction.
Fixed-odds machines theoretically allow a player to lose £18,000 in
an hour as punters can place a stake
on the casino-style games every
20 seconds.
Critics have condemned them
as the “crack cocaine” of gambling,
pushing players into a spiral of
mounting losses with a potentially
The addict
‘It turned me into a
possessed animal’
MARTIN PATERSON, 58, from
Coatbridge, near Glasgow, is
a former addict of fixed-odds
betting terminals. Having lost
“thousands” after becoming
addicted in 2005, Mr Paterson
said the machines left him a
“broken man”.
He described himself as “just a
normal punter” until he started
playing on the terminals.
The former taxi driver would
gamble £60 within 20 minutes at
the height of his addiction.
“It takes over your life,” he
said. “The next thing you know,
you’re borrowing from lenders
to pay the bills. You can’t go and
tell your wife.
“It interfered with my work,
because I didn’t have change to
give customers. I lost everything.
“You end up a broken man.
I realised I wasn’t a father –
I wasn’t a husband. I was a
possessed animal.”
Mr Paterson, now a landscape
gardener, has fully recovered
from his addiction.
devastating impact on their families.
Culture minister Tracey Crouch announced a 12-week consultation on
the move, suggesting the maximum
stake could be reduced to £2, £20,
£30 or £50.
She said current legislation was
inappropriate for protecting people
and communities, and acknowledged
that there was widespread public
concern about high-stakes gaming
machines on high streets.
Ms Crouch said: “It is vital we strike
the right balance between socially responsible growth and protecting the
most vulnerable, including children,
from gambling-related harm.”
But campaign groups accused the
Government of dragging its feet.
Brian Chappell, founder of campaign group Justice4Punters, said:
“This review began in 2013 and has
been delayed at every juncture by
the gambling industry. During this
time both the losses from fixed-odds
betting terminals and spend on gambling advertising have increased
dramatically. It’s taken four years
to get to this point. What can really
be achieved in another 12 weeks, especially as the review scope has
been widened?”
Bookmakers said the move will fail
to tackle problem gambling and will
have a devastating effect on the high
street, causing thousands of job losses and the closure of betting shops.
Malcolm George, chief executive of
the Association of British Bookmakers, said “losing 12,000 jobs” would be
“a very high price to pay” for a measure that may “simply move a problem gambler from one environment
into another”.
By David Hughes
Fixed-odds terminals What are they?
Fixed-odds betting terminals are
electronic slot machines, found
mainly in betting shops but also in
casinos, that allow customers to
stake up to £100 every 20 seconds
on digital versions of games such as
roulette and blackjack.
Each machine - the Gambling
Commission says there are more
than 56,000 in the UK - accepts bets
up to a pre-set maximum and pays
out according to fixed odds on the
simulated outcomes of games.
Two categories of games are
available. B3 games have a maximum
stake of £2 and a maximum prize
of £500. The more contentious B2
games allow for bets of up to £100
with the potential for the same-sized
prize. Spins in a game can come as
often as every 20 seconds. Critics say
they are particularly addictive.
Across
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Restrictions will be
also introduced on
under-18s having access to
gambling games online, and
fresh guidelines drawn up on
betting advertisements targeting
children and young people.
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were replaced
somehow by beermaker (6)
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possibly asked
to contain lice
at first (6)
Britain’s nuclear-powered submarine fleet – some of the most
modern and advanced vessels in
the Royal Navy – must cannibalise
spare parts from other ships to
remain afloat and functioning, a
spending watchdog has revealed.
Budget cuts and delays in sparepart deliveries have meant the
Royal Navy is increasingly forced
to strip parts from its vessels in
order to maintain other ships and
submarines in the fleet.
The Astute-class hunter-killer
subs, the UK’s next generation of
nuclear-deterrent vessels, experienced the highest level of parts
cannibalisation of the entire Navy,
according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report.
Official guidance
states cannibalisation should
only happen
when no other
The number
solution is
of times parts
available, but
had to be taken
form other
the NAO says
ships
delays in deliveries of spares and
a lack of information
about available parts contributed
to a 49 per cent increase. Between
April 2012 and March 2017 there
were 3,230 instances involving
6,378 parts, with 795 instances in
2016-17 alone – the equivalent of
66 a month, up from 30 a month
in 2005.
The report said at times of highintensity operations, cannibalisation can be the most effective way
to keep vessels at sea but it also
leads to increased costs – in 50 per
cent of cases on Type 23 frigates
the expense of moving equipment
was equal to or greater than the
value of the part – and risks causing damage or disruption.
“The risk of cannibalisation has
increased further with reductions
in fleet sizes meaning the Armed
Forces have limited alternative
equipment” the report noted.
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INVESTIGATION
Trump turns on
‘lying’ adviser as
drama mounts in
Mueller probe
By Calvin Woodward
IN WASHINGTON
President Donald Trump is working desperately to marginalise an
adviser to his 2016 campaign who
took steps to get “dirt” on Hillary
Clinton from a Russian source close
to the Kremlin.
Mr Trump has now branded
George Papadopoulos “low level”
and a “liar”, in sharp contrast to the
president’s description of him as an
“excellent guy” when he joined the
campaign team.
But it’s become harder for Mr
Trump to speak dismissively of the
Russia investigation now that his
former campaign chief Paul Manafort is under house arrest and Mr
Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty
to lying about his Russian interactions. Nevertheless he’s trying.
Mr Trump tweeted yesterday:
“Few people knew the young, low
level volunteer named George, who
has already proven to be a liar.”
Despite what the President has
said in the past 24 hours, Mr Papadopoulos, though not senior, was
not obscure. Mr Trump placed him
on his foreign policy advisory council in March 2016, where he joined a
short list of experts helping the candidate with international affairs.
Mr Papadopoulos’ guilty plea and
the possibility that he’s working
with special counsel Robert Mueller
came as an unexpected twist in the
mounting drama surrounding the
Mr Papadopoulos was
arrested in July and has
been interviewed repeatedly by
authorities. After entering his
guilty plea he was ordered not to
contact other Trump officials and
prohibited from foreign travel
criminal probe. A separate welter
of charges Mr Mueller announced
on Monday against Mr Manafort
and his longtime aide Rick Gates do
not appear directly related to their
work for Mr Trump.
But it is the Papadopoulos case
that cuts to the central question
of Mr Mueller’s investigation: Did
Russia try to sway the election? Did
Mr Trump’s campaign know?
“The Russians had emails of Clinton,” Mr Papadopoulos was told by
a professor with ties to Russia during a breakfast meeting at a London
hotel in April. US investigators said
that the following day, Mr Papadopoulos then emailed a Trump
campaign policy adviser: “Have
some interesting messages coming
in from Moscow about a trip when
the time is right.”
A comparison of conversations
cited in the court papers and emails
previously obtained by The Associated Press show the professor is
Joseph Mifsud, honorary director of
the London Academy of Diplomacy.
Mr Mifsud did not immediately respond to a request for comment. AP
UNITED STATES
At least eight killed after
truck mows into cycle lane
By Padraic Flanagan
and Karl Mcdonald
At least eight people were killed and
more than a dozen injured when a
suspected terrorist drove a truck into
a crowded bike path near New York’s
9/11 memorial to the World Trade
Centre victims.
Witnesses said the driver jumped
out of a rented Home Depot truck
with two fake guns before he was
shot in the leg by police officers
and arrested.
Police sources said witnesses
claimed the suspect yelled “Allahu
Akbar” during the rampage, near a
school in the Tribeca district of lower
Manhattan, according to CNN.
The attacker, in a flatbed truck,
ploughed into a crowd of cyclists and
pedestrians as he sped the wrong
way down the West Side bike path for
Analysis
Some of those charged are already singing like canaries
Kim Sengupta
T
he news that Paul
Manafort has been
charged with a dozen
serious offences in
Robert Mueller’s
Russian inquiry is not entirely
unexpected, but is a significant
development in the case being
built against Donald Trump.
What was a surprise was
the revelation that George
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to
charges facing him.
“George who?” even dedicated
Trump watchers may ask. But
Papadopoulos, who was part of
Trump’s foreign policy team, has
information that fills in crucial
blanks and provides links to
others being scrutinised by the
special counsel as he seeks to
establish whether Trump really
was the Muscovite candidate in
the US presidential election.
The other reason why
Papadopoulos (inset), a Greek
American who once lived in
London, is important is because
he is providing information to
the investigators – a “proactive
co-operator”, as they put it.
He is not the only one. Rinat
Akmetshin, a Russian–American
lobbyist present at a meeting
between a Russian lawyer,
Donald Trump Jr, Trump’s
son-in-law Jared Kushner and
Paul Manafort, has also appeared
before a grand jury.
Then there is Felix Sater, key
to Trump’s alleged Russian
money train. A criminal with
connections to Russian and
American organised crime who
has been a federal informant in
the past, he is again helping the
authorities. Sater is believed to
be providing information about
a money laundering operation
based in the former Soviet
republic of Kazakhstan allegedly
involving Trump properties.
So it is the fear of betrayal
by the men with the
secrets that will worry
Trump and some
around him.
It is no secret
that Mueller’s team
would like to “turn”
Manafort, who faces a
lengthy prison sentence
and a massive fine if
convicted of the various charges
of money laundering, secret
lobbying for a foreign power, lying
to government investigators and
It is the fear of betrayal
by the men with the secrets
which will worry Trump and
some around him
sundry other matters. Trump’s
allies are already expressing
their trepidation.
Roger Stone, who helped
launch the President’s election
campaign and remains a
close confidant – and is
also former business
partner of Manafort
– complained last night:
“Now I understand
how this works, you try
to find something Paul
Manafort did 15 years
ago and you call it money
laundering, tax evasion, wire
fraud – some nonsense.”
We already know some of
the things that Trump was
aware of and we shall find out
more. Among the things both
Papadopoulos and Manafort
knew was that the Kremlin
claimed to have dirt on Hillary
Clinton. Papadopoulos had
been told this by an academic in
London and a Russian woman
whom, he thought, was Vladimir
Putin’s niece. Papadopoulos had
sent emails to the Trump election
team about this while urging
meetings with the Russians.
Sater has agreed to help a
federal inquiry into alleged
money laundering by Viktor
Khrapunov, Kazakhstan’s former
energy minister. Khrapunov’s
family allegedly used shell
companies to buy Trump SoHo
properties worth an estimated
$3.1m (£2.3m).
Any information from the
Kazakh inquiry about Trump is
likely to be sent to Mueller. We
have to wait to see whether Sater,
whose previous “co-operation
runs a gamut seldom seen”,
according to the Justice
Department, has more to reveal
about the man he helped, he once
claimed, to win the White House.
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workers after sustaining injuries
when a truck mounted a bike path in
New York’s lower Manhattan. Below,
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Bride charged over ‘poison milk’ killings
By Rachael Revesz
A Pakistani woman has been
charged with murder after a poisoned milk drink she allegedly
planned to give to her husband
killed at least 15 members of her
extended family.
Aasia Bibi was forced into an
arranged marriage in September
with Amjad Akram, 25.
The 21-year-old later tried to
several blocks before crashing into a
bus by Stuyvesant High School.
Four people were removed from
the school bus but were thought to
have minor injuries, according to an
NYPD official.
He added that the incident appeared to be a deliberate act.
Witnesses described their horror
at the attack, which took happened
at 3.15pm local time.
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on the floor destroyed,” one Twitter
user wrote.
“We thought it was a Halloween
thing,” a 14-year-old Stuyvesant High
School student told the New York
Post. “He started running around the
highway. I heard four to six gunshots
– everybody starts running.”
Hundreds of police officers, including the bomb squad and the FBI’s
counter-terrorism officers, were
called to the scene. Investigators
searched the truck for explosives.
The use of a hired van in the attack
had echoes of the London Bridge attack in June, when terrorists rented
a Hertz van from B&Q and used it to
mow down pedestrians before stabbing more victims.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor
Andrew Cuomo also made their way
to the scene. Mr de Blasio called the
incident a “cowardly act of terror”.
An NYPD spokesman said officers
recovered a pellet gun and a paintball
gun from the scene.
It is thought that police know the
identity of the arrested 29-year-old
suspect but chose not to release it
immediately for operational reasons.
After being briefed on the attack, President Donald Trump, a
New Yorker, said he was sending
“thoughts and prayers”.
His wife, Melania, later said:
“My heart breaks for #NYC today.
Thoughts & prayers as we monitor
the situation.”
flee to her parents’ house, but they
forcibly sent her back.
Ms Bibi then offered her husband a poisoned glass of milk.
After he refused to drink it, her
mother-in-law used it to make a
batch of lassi and served it to 27
members of the family.
Fifteen people died, while 12
others reportedly remain in a critical condition. The exact number
of deaths is disputed.
A senior police officer said:
“Aasia was forced to marry Amjad
against her will.
“She was not happy and came
back to her parents’ house after
a few days into marriage but her
family forcibly sent her back.”
A man alleged to be Ms Bibi’s
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Real IRA leader guilty of
Prince Charles bomb plot
By David Connett
A Real IRA leader who plotted to
kill Prince Charles during an official
visit to Ireland has been convicted of
terror offences.
Seamus McGrane, who was also
convicted of IRA membership, is
only the second person to be convicted of directing terrorism in the
country. His ally Michael McKevitt
was jailed for 20 years in 2003 for
directing terrorism.
McGrane, 63, of Dromiskin in
County Louth, planned a bomb attack during Prince Charles’s visit in
2015. He was convicted of directing
the activities of an unlawful organisation, the IRA. He had denied both
charges and will be sentenced later
this month.
He was secretly recorded discussing explosives and a target of
“military significance” in a Dublin
pub. Trial judge Ms Justice Isobel
Kennedy, presiding over the nonjury court in Dublin, said there was
“the clearest evidence of directing
an illegal organisation”.
She said there was evidence from
two secret audio recordings, of
During his state visit two
years ago, Prince Charles
went to County Sligo where his
great-uncle Lord Mountbatten
was killed in a Provisional IRA
bombing in 1979 - the first time
he had visited since the murders.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of
Cornwall in Sligo in 2015 GETTY
McGrane and Donal O’Coisdealbha
in conversation in the Coachman’s Inn near Dublin airport
– a pub that had been bugged by
Garda detectives.
McGrane had issued instructions to O’Coisdealbha regarding meeting other people and had
made statements about providing
bomb-making material for others.
O’Coisdealbha was jailed last year.
McGrane mentioned experimenting with the development of explosives and discussed strategy and
his involvement in training people
in the IRA and “swearing in” people to the organisation. The judge
said the recording also referred to a
“military operation” of significance
and “the main attack” on 19 May, the
date that Prince Charles was due to
carry out a state visit.
McGrane had also referred in the
recordings to an attack on Palace
Barracks – MI5’s headquarters in
Northern Ireland – on 12 April 2010
and to bomb a railway line.
The court heard Irish police
discovered “a veritable arsenal
of weapons and explosives substances” hidden on land adjoining
McGrane’s house.
Town marks
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The Schlosskirche (Castle Church)
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Churches mark
Reformation in
spirit of unity
Alzheimer’s protein ‘may enter
brain through blood stream’
By Padraic Flanagan
By John von Radowitz
Religious leaders of all
faiths stressed a message of
unity yesterday to mark the
500th anniversary of the
Reformation, the movement
that tore apart Christendom
and sparked religious conflicts
for centuries.
A service in Westminster
Abbey was held on the
anniversary of the date in
1517 when German theologian
Martin Luther posted the
95 Theses, his argument
denouncing Catholic Church
practices that triggered the
split from Rome.
The Archbishop of
Canterbury, Justin Welby,
presented a joint declaration by
the Catholic Church and global
Protestant bodies, describing
it as “a sign of healing after
500 years of division”. He said
the text acknowledged the
religious, political and social
changes triggered by Luther,
but also the Reformation’s
“dark side”, including cruelty
and war.
Alzheimer’s disease may originate
in a rogue protein outside the brain,
research suggests.
Scientists believe the protein
strongly linked to the disorder may
appear elsewhere in the body before
breaking through the brain’s natural defences. If the theory is right,
it could have huge implications for
diagnosing and treating the disease.
New therapies could target the
amyloid-beta protein and clear it
from the body before it spreads to
the brain. The protein accumulates
in sticky clumps in the brains of
Alzheimer’s patients but can also
be present in blood platelets, blood
vessels and muscles. The precursor
molecule from which it is derived
can be also found in several organs.
Until now there has been no clear
evidence to show that amyloid-beta
from outside the brain plays a role in
Alzheimer’s. But experiments with
mice indicate it can travel through
the blood stream before entering the
brain and triggering the disease.
Lead scientist Professor Weihong
Song, from the University of British
Columbia, Canada, said: “Alzheimer’s disease is clearly a disease of the
brain, but we need to pay attention to
the whole body to understand where
it comes from and how to stop it.”
The research is reported in the
journal Molecular Psychiatry.
Dr David Reynolds, from Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “If these
findings do prove to be relevant to
people, it highlights the continued
importance of developing treatments that target amyloid in the
body as well as the brain.”
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Reducing red tape might encourage
senior doctors to put off early retirement, a study suggests.
Early retirement among experi-
the journal BMJ Open, also
enced doctors creates “chalfound medics are more
lenges” for the workforce
likely to keep working if
and may adversely affect
they are offered shortpatient safety, experts
er working hours.
from the University of
Percentage of
Some 42 per cent
Oxford found.
senior
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they would stay on if
if bureaucracy
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there was less workwas reduced
medical graduates from
related bureaucracy.
1974 to 1977 showed.
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ENVIRONMENT
Women lost
at sea ‘didn’t
use distress
beacon’
By Caleb Jones
IN HONOLULU
Coral has been bleached in much of the Great Barrier Reef (left) but the ancient sinkhole has healthy coral AFP/GETTY IMAGES; JOHNNY GASKELL
Nature fights back: healthy coral in
bleached area of Great Barrier Reef
By Tom Bawden
ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT
Scientists have begun exploring a
mysterious Blue Hole in the Great
Barrier Reef – and are hugely encouraged by what they have found.
An initial 20-metre dive into the
sinkhole off the north-east Australian
coast has revealed a beautiful healthy
coral reef – a discovery that is all the
more welcome because much of the
region suffers from coral bleaching.
Johnny Gaskell, a marine biologist
who discovered the Blue Hole in September after spotting it on Google
Maps, posted an image of it on Insta-
gram. “It was great to see big healthy
coral colonies. To get there we had to
travel overnight for 10 hours and time
the tides perfectly … Was well worth
it!” he wrote.
The bleaching has been blamed on
climate change, which has warmed
the sea water. This causes corals to
expel the algae living in their tissues,
leading them to turn white.
When coral bleaches it is not dead
but the process can put the corals
under severe stress, making it harder
for them to survive in the longer run.
A Blue Hole is a marine sinkhole
that extends well below the surrounding sea level for most of its depth.
By Conor Riordan
Cod and herring populations off the
west coast of Scotland will collapse
by the end of the century, according
to scientists.
Each of the species, along with
haddock, could migrate out of the ecosystem by 2100, most likely to colder
waters further north, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
The world’s 250 biggest listed companies account for a third of all manmade greenhouse gas emissions, yet
few have strong goals to limit rising
temperatures, a study has shown.
Coal India, Gazprom and Exxon
Mobil topped the list for CO2 emitted
by companies and by consumers using
their products. “Without continual
reduction in emissions from this
group of companies, effectively mitigating the long-term risks of climate
change is not possible,” according to
Thomson Reuters Financial.
They were created during past ice
ages, when the sea level was as much
as 100 metres lower than it is today.
Gradually, the icy water running
off a melting glacier dissolved the
limestone ground, forming sinkholes
with huge caverns below. These eventually collapsed leaving deep holes
– which filled with water as the ice
continued to melt.
“This Blue Hole has previously
been described by geologists who
suggested it could be even older than
the famous Great Blue Hole, in Belize,” Mr Gaskell said. “Its location is
in one of the least-explored parts of
the Great Barrier Reef.”
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Cod and herring
‘will migrate from
warming coast’
250firmsarekeyoffenders
researchers warned. The findings
show cod and herring off Scotland’s
west coast are already nearing the
linit of their temperature tolerance.
Lead author Dr Natalia Serpetti
said: “These results highlight the importance of considering environmental change, as well as fishing quotas,
to achieve sustainable fisheries management at an ecosystem level.
“Even under the best-case climate
change scenario, cod and herring
stocks were predicted to collapse off
Scotland’s west coast.”
However, saithe, hake and whiting
numbers could rise to take their place
over the next few decades.
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Duchess’s uncle
wanted ‘caution’
in assault case
By Nina Massey
The Duchess of Cambridge’s uncle asked to
be cautioned over the
alleged assault of his wife,
a court has heard.
Gary Goldsmith, 52, is
said to have attacked JulieAnn Goldsmith outside their
home in central London, at around
1.20am on 13 October. Mr Goldsmith
(inset), had been due to appear at
Westminster magistrates’ court
yesterday charged with assault by
beating. Chief magistrate Emma
Arbuthnot said the defence
had requested a two-week
adjournment “so that a
caution could be looked
at”. But Katie Bryan,
prosecuting, said: “We
have considered caution,
and we are proceeding to
charge and bring this matter before the court.”
Mr Goldsmith is now due to
appear on 14 November.
Coast Guard officials have cast
doubt on the incredible claims by
two Hawaii women who say they
were lost at sea on a sailboat for 98
days and survived thanks to tinned
food and a water purifier before
being found by chance.
Wary officials note that Jennifer
Appel and Tasha Fuiava, who were
rescued by the US Navy last week,
never activated their emergency
beacon – one of many puzzling
facts in this extraordinary yarn.
The women previously said they
had radios, satellite phones, GPS
and other emergency gear, but
they didn’t mention the emergency
beacon until they were interviewed
by the Coast Guard.
Ms Appel confirmed yesterday
that they had a beacon and did not
use it. She said she believed that
the beacon should be used only in
cases of imminent physical danger where death may result within
24 hours.
A retired Coast Guard officer
who was responsible for search
and rescue operations said that if
the women had used the beacon,
they would have been found.
“If the thing was operational and
it was turned on, a signal should
have been received very quickly
that this vessel was in distress,”
Phillip Johnson said.
The mariners also said they had
six forms of communication that
all failed to work.
“ I’ve never heard of all that stuff
going out at the same time,” Mr
Johnson said. AP
Jennifer Appel, right, and Tasha
Fuiava sit with their dogs on the
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Loyalty used
as a tool to
silence
Is austerity
really ending
this time?
Key warning
to bankers in
memoirs
Time for an
update to
archaic rules
Reformation
anniversary
myths busted
The best
smartphone
on the market
BBC News
The Spectator
Daily Mail
The Times
Financial Times
CNBC
Loyalty is a precious
commodity in
Westminster, but it has
also for many been a
tool that’s used against
them. It is one of the
powerful elements of
a culture here that has
allowed some cases of
harassment, bullying
or sexual abuse to go
unreported.
(Laura Kuenssberg)
I am not suggesting
that Philip Hammond
or his officials are
ready to embrace
Corbynomics and
spend, spend, spend.
But when a devoted
Thatcherite such as
Sajid Javid wants to
borrow, it’s safe to say
something is up.
(James Kirkup)
Only now, in his
memoirs, does Gordon
Brown tell us he’d seen
worrying changes in
Goodwin, whom he
had first met years
before he joined RBS.
He has now learned
the vital importance of
showing no mercy to
City wrongdoers. The
Mail fully endorses
his warning.
(Editorial)
In the face of such
overwhelming support
ministers are running
out of reasons not
to allow no-fault
divorces. In the
meantime, every day
the Government delays
sees hundreds more
forced into a conflictdriven divorce system.
(Nigel Shepherd)
We should envy the
time Reformation
leaders allowed
themselves to
construct considered
replies on major
theological points. We
should not pretend
that great cultural
reforms were ever
ushered forth at the
speed of a tweet.
(Kate Maltby)
If you want the best
smartphone on the
market, then yes, the
iPhone X is the phone
you should buy. If you
find yourself on your
phone more than you
do on your computer,
constantly staring
down at it, then why
not get the best one
there is?
(Todd Haselton)
EveningStandard
Yahoo Finance
The Reformation gave
the world glorious
gifts. But it was also
massively destructive.
Protestant reformers
persuaded themselves
that the fabric of
Christendom for a
thousand years was
the Devil’s masterpiece,
to be – where possible
– destroyed.
(Eamon Duffy)
The price, the delays
and the popularity
all tell you one thing:
there’s an unbelievable
amount of advanced
technology in this
thing. These phones are
hard to manufacture
and massively backordered, so if you order
now you might get one
by the end of the year.
(David Pogue)
The Guardian
The Sun
The Sun has not a
shred of sympathy
for any politician
who has abused their
power and groped or
pestered staff for sex.
We do not buy that
a MP’s life provides
an excuse. We have
just one reservation.
Extramarital affairs
aren’t abusive.
(Editorial)
Hammond will be
hard-pressed to find
those traditional
opening lines crowing
of success and fine
prospects. He can boast
of jobs created and
low unemployment
– though his figures
hide unrecorded
unemployment while
new jobs are mainly
low-skilled.
(Polly Toynbee)
Quote of
the day
TheScotsman
Mr Brown’s fears
should be taken
seriously. This, after
all, was a politician
not just with a ringside seat as events
that have defined the
subsequent decade
unfolded – he was one
of the competitors in
the midst of the action.
(Editorial)
The Daily Telegraph
For litigants, already
saddled with the
emotional stress
of a relationship
breakdown, allowing
online divorce is a
welcome change.
Rather than trotting
off to their local court
or posting things off
in triplicate, the forms
can be filled out online,
at any time.
(Ayesha Vardag)
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I get abuse
for merely
existing. Too
Muslim to be
British. Too
Bengali to eat
fish fingers!
There is
no end!
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Former Bake
Off winner on
reactions to her
tips for a stressfree Christmas
“Before I turn 67 – next March – I would
like to have a lot of sex with a man I
like.” So began the personal ad that Jane
Juska, a retired English teacher living in
Berkeley, California, placed in The New
York Review of Books in 1999. Perhaps
to reassure more timid respondents,
her offer continued: “If you want to talk
first, Trollope works for me.”
Juska, who has died aged 84, said she
was inspired by Eric Rohmer’s 1998
film Autumn Tale, in which a woman
turns to the newspaper to seek a
companion for her middle-aged friend.
At the time, Juska estimated she had
gone 30 years without sex, a drought
due neither to lack of interest nor of
effort.
“I wanted to invite a man into my life.
The problem was that, despite senior
hikes, senior birdwatching, senior
mixers, even a couple of senior dances
at a church, the doors of which I had not
darkened in over 50 years, I couldn’t
find one,” she wrote later.
Tired of waiting, she turned to The
New York Review of Books, a venue that
she hoped might attract intellectual
men who shared her love of literature.
Juska reported receiving 63 replies
from men ranging in age from 85 to
32 – but “a very old 32”, she told CBS
News. One respondent mailed a picture
of himself wearing sunglasses and
nothing else. Juska did not reply.
The letters yielded eight or nine
dates which in turn led to five sexual
encounters, she said. Her suitors’
identities were safe with Juska; in her
memoir, she changed their names
and referred to them by such titles
as Danny the Priest, Jonah the Thief,
Robert the Liar and Sidney the Peculiar.
A date with Jonah, in his eighties,
who travelled from the East Coast for
their rendezvous at a hotel in Berkeley,
ended with Jonah stealing Juska’s
Champagne flutes and silk pyjama
trousers. At least twice, she said, her
heart was broken. “That experience is
no easier at 67 than it is at 17,” shesaid.
A Round-Heeled Woman – the
old-fashioned name for a woman easily
tipped into the horizontal position –
became a one-woman play with Sharon
Gless, performed in the US and London.
Born Jane Murbach in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, Juska was raised in Archbold,
a small town in Ohio. Juska moved
to California in the early 1970s after
divorcing from her husband, Joe Juska,
whom she had married at a young age,
and with whom she said she had little
emotional connection. “The loneliest
I have ever been was when I was
married,” she told The New York Times.
She spent much of her career in
California, teaching at San Quentin
prison as well as in schools as she
raised her son, Andy. Besides her
son – whose permission she sought
before placing the ad but who, she
joked, had “no intention of reading the
book” – she is survived by a sister and
two granddaughters.
She never regretted taking out the
personal ad. In fact, she wished she
had done it years earlier. And for those
who wondered, she insisted that her
allusion to Trollope was not a pun.
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Died 24 October 2017
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Can Hammond save the Tories?
Chancellor is under pressure to liven up his party in the Budget
Philip Hammond
must choose between
cutting the deficit and
borrowing to invest
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A
head of Margaret
Thatcher’s decisive
election victory
in 1979, James
Callaghan sensed
a change in the air
which meant Labour were about to
lose the argument.
In a case of “it’s not me, it’s you”,
Labour’s then Prime Minister
appeared to resign himself to
defeat, saying: “You know there
are times, perhaps once every
30 years, when there is a sea change
in politics. It then does not matter
what you say or what you do. There
is a shift in what the public wants
and what it approves of.”
Take a wander around
Parliament today and you’d be
forgiven for thinking that not only
is a change a’coming, the latest sea
change is already here to stay.
Despite the fact that Labour
and the Tories remain neck-inneck in the polls, the mood in the
Conservative Party is one of defeat.
It is now rare to hear the Tories
make an argument for why they
have a particular policy – whether
it’s universal credit or tuition fees.
Even though they’re less than
six months into a new parliament
and the next election ought not to
be for another four years, there’s
a feeling that they’ve already lost
the argument – so why bother
making it?
The problem is that since the
disastrous snap election in May
this year few know what their
government stands for, exactly.
The election promise of “strong
and stable” leadership lies in the
bin, along with the majority of
that campaign’s manifesto. That
manifesto was meant to mark a
deliberate break with the Cameron
offering, which means the party is
now in a no-man’s land.
The Tories can’t even return to
the more successful 2015 promise
of a “long-term economic plan”
because Brexit, the DUP and the
delay to deficit reduction mean it’s
a much harder message to sell. As
for May’s more recent promise of a
“British dream” in her excruciating
To keep to
the deficit
reduction plan,
it would have to
be a very sparse
Budget indeed
conference speech, least said,
soonest mended.
So, in theory, this month’s Budget
ought to present the party with
a perfect opportunity to press
the “reset” button. While Philip
Hammond is under pressure not to
make any mistakes, the Chancellor
is also under pressure to deliver the
Government an agenda they can
unite behind. The problem is that no
one in the party can agree on how
to do this.
The Conservatives fall into two
camps when it comes to responding
to the election result. There are
the Tory optimists who believe
the bad result was just about the
deficiencies of the campaign. Had
there been a better ground game, a
Prime Minister who had taken part
in debates and a manifesto with no
dementia tax, they would have won
a majority.
Then there are the Tory
pessimists – a group that grows
louder by the day and takes a
different view. They believe the
shock result is a sign that the
country is moving to the left and
that these trends will only be
exacerbated in the coming years.
They point to high inflation and
slowed-down economic growth
as factors that will only speed up
the switch to Corbynism. As one
gloomy MP puts it, “a constituent
told me Corbyn was their best
friend – we’re f***ed”.
Unsurprisingly, these two
groups want to see Hammond do
different things come 22 November.
The optimists take the view that
austerity measures must continue
as the party must stay on its deficit
reduction plan – without their
economic record, they’ll just look
Corbyn-lite. The pessimists think
only a radical new agenda will
do, and that this needs to involve
borrowing to invest.
The main plank of their pleas
involves a solution to the housing
crisis. In the past few weeks, the
Treasury has busied itself meeting
with those in the housing industry
for ideas. The optimists think
changing planning laws is enough,
but the pessimists point out that
Theresa May – who represents a
leafy constituency – won’t sign off
on this. So they want a more drastic
measure: borrowing to build. In a
sign of the pressure on Hammond,
Sajid Javid used an appearance on
The Andrew Marr Show to say the
Government should be borrowing
to invest heavily in new homes.
However, fiscal Phil remains
resistant to such demands. He
sits on the side of the party that
worries a borrowing binge would
concede the argument to Corbyn’s
Labour. But he may not have a
choice. Research this week from the
Institute of Fiscal Studies suggests
that were Hammond to try to keep
to the deficit reduction plan, to
eliminate it by the middle of the next
decade, it would have to be a very
sparse Budget indeed – with little to
no extra money for public services.
The dilemma the party faces is
deficit reduction accompanied by
unpopular austerity or spending
that could legitimise Labour’s
economic vision.
One of the hallmarks of the May
government is that it has been
a reaction against the Cameron
government. Whereas George
Osborne was the Chancellor and
the Tories’ political strategist,
Spreadsheet Phil is the least
political chancellor of recent times.
But ahead of this Budget some
political decisions need to be made.
The Tories must decide how they
are going to try to win. They are in
the doldrums, and Hammond must
use the Budget to put the wind back
in the Tories’ sails. Drifting on will
only make the sea-change inevitable.
Katy Balls is political
correspondent of ‘The Spectator’
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Bank is sticking
an oar in again
Here we go again….
headline news from
the Bank of England is
their prediction that
thousands of jobs will be
lost if we fail to secure a
Brexit deal (i, 31 October).
Everyone knows this is
pure speculation, but it
is presented in the media
as fact. Why do we allow
this public institution
to undermine our
negotiations in this way?
GRAHAM LONSDALE
WITLEY, SURREY
Thought for
the Day
I was delighted to read
that BBC presenter John
Humphrys called for
the axing of “Thought
for the Day” from the
Today programme (i, 31
October). It is indeed
“boring”, but it is worse
than that. It is offensive
to thrust religion upon
atheists and agnostics.
The first DirectorGeneral of the BBC,
John Reith, famously
suggested that the BBC’s
purpose was to “inform,
educate and entertain”.
Because religion does
none of these it should
vacate our airwaves.
WILLIAM SALAMAN
CAMBRIDGE
has made itself look like
the “bad guy” to many
Catalonians.
Support for
independence was
once relatively low in
Catalonia – about 15
per cent in 1991. Had
Spanish politicians
been willing to make
an effort to change the
legal framework at an
earlier time to make
a referendum lawful,
and create a positive
campaign for unity in the
process, they wouldn’t
have had much to worry
about. It’s continuously
denying this opportunity
that created such
rapid growth in the
movement. Those fed
up with an inability to
influence their national
government will finally
do something about it.
EMILIE LAMPLOUGH
TROWBRIDGE,
WILTSHIRE
Empathy debate
is flawed
A suggestion: three
minutes of uninterrupted seasonal birdsong
could be a relaxing alternative to “Thought for
the Day”.
SARAH GALL
BAMFORD, ROCHDALE
Julian Baggin’s critique
of empathy was flawed
by one crucial example
(i, 31 October). He
suggested that the
disproportion between
those giving towards
flood relief in Texas
and India, Nepal and
Bangladesh was due to
the manner in which
empathy can distort
our moral thinking, an
empathy trap.
A simpler reason was
that Texas flooded the
headlines, whereas news
from Asia was a trickle.
STEWART DAKERS
FARNHAM
Spain is now
the ‘bad guy’
Harassment
goes both ways
Whatever your views
on independence, Spain
I am probably 50 years
too late to comment
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the trolleybus
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but can still remember
the fear of walking
through a ladies’ shift
or even worse, entering
the typing pool – when
you hoped the dragon
in charge would assign
your missive rather than
indicating a new typist
at the back of the room.
This meant enduring the
unwanted attentions of
the other girls. Sexual
harassment is not a
one-way street.
DAVE NORRIS
BEDFORDSHIRE
Few prisoners
will vote
Furore over the move
by the Government to
give some prisoners the
vote is ill-founded. For
prisoners to be on day
release they would have
to be in a D-Category
Prison. Hardly anyone
will be in D-Cat with a
sentence as short as the
new proposals suggest
(leaving Chris Huhne
aside). If more than five
people in the country get
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the right to vote under
these proposals, I will be
seriously surprised.
DEREK OSBOURNE
NEW MALDEN
David Cameron said
the thought of allowing
prisoners to vote made
him “physically sick”.
Why? They have as much
stake in the community
as anyone else. I suppose
he was worried they’d all
vote Labour, and given
the British propensity
for imprisonment (about
the highest per capita in
the EU) that just might
have made a difference.
And he may have been
worried that they would
be ill-informed given
that his Justice Minister,
Chris Grayling, had
forbidden them to have
reading material.
IAN CRAINE
LONDON
A shepherd’s
jobs guide
Congratulations to
young Nathan Campbell
for his attempt to stand
out from the crowd in
obtaining employment
(i, 31 October).
Back in the Seventies
I applied for a well-paid
position as a technician
with a television
company. My experience
as working for a short
time as a shepherd in
New Zealand had no
relevance for the job, but
including it in my CV
had the desired effect.
During the interview I
was asked if I still had my
own dogs. I said that I had
and they were tethered
below in reception. I got
the job!
PETER TROY
Seasonal
rhythms
I love the gentle and
reassuring rhythms of
this time of year – the
leaves fall, nights draw
in, clocks go back, and
people (Your View, 31
October ) write to papers
to complain about it.
JOHN OLD
I used to use trolleybuses
to get to school in
Nottingham in the
Fifties. One big problem
that may have been
overlooked is that the
poles situated on the
top of the bus often
became detached from
the overhead electrical
cables. This required the
driver to put them back
onto the wires with the
aid of a long pole, which
needed some skill and
took about ten minutes
or more and often
several attempts.
It was always a good
excuse to use when I was
late for school.
PATRICK MASON
RUSTINGTON, WEST
SUSSEX
Mental health
in workplace
Genuinely heartening
to read yet another
insightful and humane
account of mental health
difficulties suffered by
Maggy van Eijk (i, 30
October).
The problem for the
sufferer is despite all
the good intentions and
media campaigns, to
admit to a mental illness
in the work place is
tantamount to committing career suicide.
The bravery of your
columnist and the publication in providing real
insight into the lives of
those with mental health
issues is a source of
hope that in the future,
some of the stigma that
exists can be done away
with and everyone can
more freely discuss their
psychological welfare.
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Sheeran has final flourish –
but is there no one else?
As a final flourish to an already
underwhelming 2017, this news
hits a very bum note. Ed Sheeran
has been revealed as the special
guest who will be performing not
only on the final of The X Factor
on 2 December but on the final
show of its BBC rival Strictly
Come Dancing two weeks later.
This is the same Ed
Sheeran whose album Divide
dominated the charts so
comprehensively this
year that at one point
nine of his songs
ran consecutively
in the UK top 10
on Spotify. One
of them, “Perfect”,
was back in the top
10 this weekend.
Whether you like
Sheeran or not, it’s
demonstrative of
the dire state of
the British
music
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Lopez and
A-Rod in
double act
when Sheeran is the most
coveted performer for both of
our biggest live entertainment
shows – to the point that they’re
both content to have him on their
final – nine months after his
album was first released.
Presumably if both
appearances go ahead as
reported he’ll divvy up his songs
(who’s going to be lucky enough
to get “Galway Girl” is anyone’s
guess) so the performances
are sufficiently different.
But I can’t help but
think it might have been
better if there had been
another British artist
among the hundreds and
thousands that we all love
considered a big enough
draw to take the stiflingly
ubiquitous Sheeran’s
place for
at least
one of
the
shows.
Jennifer Lopez has hit the
Hollywood jackpot by securing
the December cover of Vanity
Fair magazine.
The singer and actress, 48, has
scored extra points by doing it
with her new boyfriend, Alex
Rodriguez, following in the
footsteps of couples Tom Cruise
and Katie Holmes, Warren
Beatty and Annette Bening
and Ronald and Nancy Reagan
before them.
The accompanying
interview naturally
sees Lopez and
Rodriguez, or
A-Rod as the
baseball player
is known,
discussing
how very
much in love
they are. However Rodriguez
adds an unusual thread to
the narrative when he says he
considers he and his girlfriend
to be “twins”.
“We are very much twins,”
he insists. “We’re both Leos;
we’re both from New York;
we’re both Latino and about
20 other things.”
Having a lot in common
with your partner: good. Being
related: not so much.
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KELNER’S VIEW
Simon
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n a world where nuance has been
lost, and a sense of proportion
is missing from most public
debate, a climate of moral panic
brings with it a great deal of peril.
Metaphorically speaking, gangs of
indignant people are now roaming
the streets, carrying pitchforks, and
looking for anyone who might have
behaved inappropriately in recent
history. So it is that Sir Michael
Fallon, the Defence Secretary, has
had to go properly on the defensive,
admitting that, over dinner, he let his
hand rest on the knee of journalist
Julia Hartley-Brewer 15 years ago.
This incident is thought
significant enough for The Sun to put
on its front page, and for Ms HartleyBrewer to issue a long and detailed
statement. Have we gone mad? Is
the atmosphere of accusation and
denunciation so febrile that we
have completely lost perspective?
Sir Michael (inset) behaves in a
crass manner, Ms Hartley-Brewer,
a good-humoured and forthright
woman, threatens to punch him, he
apologises, and that should probably
have been the end of it.
That it has been exhumed at this
particular point is a function
of context. Theresa May,
who has been an MP
since 1997, has suddenly
decided that a culture
of sexual harassment
exists in Westminster,
and that strong action
is needed.
I have no doubt that
the walls of this Gothic
palace are party to many
secrets, and that, down the years,
the proprieties between powerful
men and impressionable assistants
have been abused. Michael Fallon
has been outed, and there will be
many of his colleagues who will be
nervously examining recollections
of social engagements past at which
they might have taken a liberty.
The highly-charged, cloistered
nature of the Commons, and the
long working hours, previously
lubricated by alcohol, make for
intense, close relationships, and in
such situations people don’t always
adhere to the highest standards of
behaviour. That it should be now,
after some 20 years, that the Prime
Minister feels obliged to institute a
zero-tolerance attitude is driven by a
form of opportunism.
We should prepare ourselves
for a deluge of allegations – some
of them false or exaggerated – in
the ensuing days and weeks, and
when the mob is at full cry, it is
extremely important to retain
a sense of proportion. The idea
that, in this crazy moral
universe, there should
be some equivalence
drawn between what
Michael Fallon did and
the systematic and
sexually aggressive
application of male
hegemony in the
workplace, as has been
horrifyingly exposed in
recent weeks in both the film
and fashion industries, is highly
offensive to anyone who has suffered
real harassment and discrimination.
Ms Hartley-Brewer sensibly says
as much in her statement, making
the distinction between flirting and
seriously delinquent behaviour, but I
fear her caution will fall on deaf ears.
Today’s public discourse allows no
room for such discretion. These are
dangerous times. Those who have
abused their position of authority
or influence should be brought to
book. But the last moral panic, also
set off by The Sun by its campaign
against paedophiles, resulted in
innocent people being hounded and
persecuted. Summary justice is no
justice at all.
PSYCHOLOGY
from our need to learn how to
master our anxiety. Whatever your
thoughts on Halloween, it offers us a
chance to help our children manage
anxiety – to laugh at their fears.
Children (and adults) have a lot
to be fearful of. Quite apart from the
fact that we are all going to die, we
live in a world of nuclear weapons,
climate change, asymmetric
terrorist warfare – the list goes
on. So we all need to learn how to
confront our nightmares.
My colleague, Sara Tai, at
Manchester University, looked at
how we learn to appraise and control
our anxieties. In a Halloween-related
study, Tai, Andrew Healey and
Warren Mansell found that if they
allowed people to “play” with spider
imagery (rather than trying to
“cure” their “arachnophobia”) their
anxieties lessened.
If we did not have a way
of managing anxiety in our
imagination, we would be floored
when it came up for real. But if we
play with these ideas, we prepare
ourselves for such challenges.
This is not incompatible with the
fact that anxiety is also a serious
mental health problem; it is part of
our mechanism for dealing with it.
If children play with these ideas,
and learn to control their fear of
ghouls, dragons and wizards, then
maybe they will grow up with the
courage and wisdom to confront real
monsters. THE INDEPENDENT
Peter
Kinderman
Halloween
lets children
master fear
W
e spend a great deal of
time avoiding things
that frighten us… and
a great deal of time
deliberately flirting with them.
Halloween is a perfect example:
we thrill ourselves with monsters,
demons, death and horror. But
we see the same phenomenon
elsewhere. Scary movies are hugely
popular all year and we flock to
theme parks to terrify ourselves on
gravity-defying rides.
Nobody would choose to walk
home through a dangerous
neighbourhood after watching a
slasher movie. We will ride terrifying
rollercoasters, but most of us would
refuse to get on a ride that had
recently failed a safety test. We want
to be scared, but safely scared.
This paradox most likely results
Peter Kinderman is a professor
of clinical psychology at the
University of Liverpool
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UNITED STATES
Tunnel vision: Musk’s plan
to beat rush hour traffic
By Tom Lansdell
Billionaire inventor Elon Musk has
released a photograph of a tunnel
he is building under a Los Angeles
suburb to test a novel transportation
system that would move people
underground in their personal cars rather than by
subway trains.
The founder of SpaceX
and Tesla (inset) tweeted
that the tunnel was 500
feet so far and should be
two miles long in three or
four months.
In August, the Hawthorne
City Council granted a permit
allowing an underground extension
of some two miles from SpaceX property, crossing under a corner of the
municipal airport and beneath city
streets to a point about a mile east of
Los Angeles International Airport.
Mr Musk also tweeted that he
Elon Musk’s tunnel is being built to test a new transportation system to bypass ‘soul-destroying’ traffic
TECHNOLOGY
Apple’s iPhone X isn’t perfect
but it’s pretty near fantastic
Rhiannon Williams says the radical redesign is a winner
T
he iPhone X is, without
doubt, Apple’s most
highly-anticipated
iPhone release in
years. First announced
in September, the new handset
with a sharp new screen, facial
recognition technology and no
home button has been endlessly
discussed and analysed, weeks
before it was even available to
pre-order.
I’ve spent some time testing
it out ahead of it going on sale
on Friday, and this is my first
impression of the phone – which
will cost £999 upwards.
First off, the iPhone X (inset) –
pronounced 10, to commemorate
the decade since the first iPhone
went on sale – is a pretty radical
redesign by Apple’s standards. By
getting rid of the home button the
entire front is a 5.8-inch screen,
the first iPhone to sport an OLED
display (meaning blacks look
blacker and colours are deeper).
It’s smaller in the hand than you
might expect, if you’ve become
used to the larger Plus range in
recent years, and boasts sleek
stainless steel sides and a
polished glass back in silver
or space grey finishes.
While the new
body and screen look
fantastic, not everyone
is going to be a fan of
“the notch” – a black
strip designed to hide
the front-facing camera
set-up which eats into the
display space. It’s a bit of a pain, but
is also something Apple is likely to
fix in the future.
Now the button has gone, the
fingerprint scanning technology
present in iPhones since 2013 has
been replaced with a new facial
recognition system called Face
ID, which makes 3D scans of
your face in order to unlock the
handset or verify your identity for
making payments.
Face ID’s accuracy is truly
impressive. While you need
to look at it squarely (it
wouldn’t unlock when I
held it up at an angle to
the sides of my face), it’s
swift and reliable, and
I wasn’t able to trick
it with a photograph of
me. It had no problem
recognising me with
and without contact lenses
and while wearing glasses, but
struggled to recognise me wearing
polarised sunglasses. Face ID is not
perfect, but it’s very, very good.
All signs point to the iPhone X
being a fantastic phone.
One-minute Wijuko
Self-driving cars soon to ride solo
How to play Place 1 – 9 once
in the grid, obeying the sums
between pairs of squares
By Michael Liedtker
IN ATWATER
Google’s self-driving car is almost
ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all, the
technology giant has claimed.
Waymo, hatched from a Google
project started eight years ago,
showed off its progress on Monday during a rare peek at a closely
guarded testing facility located
120 miles south-east of San Francisco. A group of reporters travelled in
self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans through faux neighbourhoods
and roads that Waymo has built
on a former Air Force base located
in the Californian Central Valley city
of Atwater.
The minivans smoothly cruised the
roads – driver’s seat empty and with
passengers in the back – at speeds of
up to 35mph. AP
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hoped in a year or so the tunnel
would stretch along the Interstate
405 corridor from the airport to US
Highway 101 in the San Fernando
Valley, which would require approval
from other authorities. That span is
about 17 miles.
Mr Musk has complained
about what he called
“soul-destroying” Los
Angeles traffic. He added
The Boring Company to
his ventures, acquired a
tunnel-boring machine
that had been used in a
San Francisco Bay Area
project and put it down a shaft
in a SpaceX car park this year.
He has also advocated another
transportation concept called the
“hyperloop,” a network of nearly airless tubes that would speed special
capsules over long distances at up to
750mph using a thin cushion of air,
magnetism and solar power.
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A Muslim extremist jailed for
life for the murder of soldier Lee
Rigby near a barracks in London
in 2013 is looked up to by fellow
prisoners, a High Court judge has
been told.
Michael Adebolajo (inset) was
“charismatic” and intelligence
suggested that he had helped to
convert other inmates to Islam,
Mr Justice Langstaff heard.
Adebolajo is taking legal action
against the Ministry of Justice, claiming
that he was
injured by
prison officers during an
incident in a
cell and wants
compensation.
Mr Justice Langstaff
oversaw a hearing in the case at
the High Court in London. He said
any trial was some distance off
and made an order barring prison
officers involved from being identified in media reports.
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SPECIAL REPORT
‘All appears calm in Kirkuk but potential
for deadly violence is just below surface’
Federal control has brought respite, but not peace, for Kurds. By Patrick Cockburn
INSIDE IRAQ
Key checkpoint set up
PART 3
Iraqi government troops yesterday
set up a checkpoint at the most
important border crossing at
Ibrahim Khalil between Turkey and
Iraqi Kurdistan. Vehicles crossing
the border must now be checked
three times – by Turks, Iraqi forces
and the Kurds.
The border gate “has been handed
over to the central government as
of this morning,” said Turkish prime
minister Binali Yildirim.
With Turkey and Iran
co-operating with Baghdad, the
Iraqi Kurdish authorities are in
no position to resist the central
government’s takeover of their
main powers.
Iraq’s entire land border with
Turkey is located inside the Kurdish
autonomous region, and has been
controlled by the Kurds since before
the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
The Iraqi prime minister, Haider
al-Abadi, made clear in an interview
that he expects the Iraqi state to
control the main peshmerga forces,
oil production and exports as well
as international flights and the
issuing of visas.
The split between the Kurds and
the Iraqi central government is a
particular challenge for Washington,
which is closely allied to both sides.
T
he defeat of the
Kurds in Kirkuk
appears devastatingly
complete. “We used to
be in control here and
now we are not,” says
Aso Mamand, the Kurdish leader in
the city, summing up the situation in
a helpless and embittered tone as he
describes the fall of Kirkuk and the
nearby oilfields to Iraqi government
forces. He would like some new
power-sharing arrangements and
warns of dire consequences if this
does not happen, but he does not
sound very hopeful.
Kirkuk used to be described as
“the powder-keg” of Iraq because
of furiously contested rival claims
to it by Kurdish nationalists and
Baghdad. It was potentially even
more explosive because its Kurdish,
Arab and Turkmen communities
make it a deeply divided place. But
despite these rancorous disputes
and differences, when the final crisis
came on 16 October, the switch
from Kurdish to federal control was
surprisingly swift and peaceful.
Mr Mamand says that there was
no battle because the Kurds simply
did not have the military strength
to hold the city and he is dismissive
of conspiracy theories about its
betrayal. Asked if the advance of
the Iraqi forces could have been
resisted if the two main Kurdish
parties – his own Patriotic Union
of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan
Democratic Party led by President
Masoud Barzani – had been united,
he says: “Of course not. The Iraqi
forces had tanks and planes and we
had no chance. Maybe we would
have lasted a day if we had fought,
but the only result would have
been bloodshed.”
Many Kurds fled at the time and
not all have returned, but there
is no sign of damage from the
fighting and shops and markets
are open. A thunderstorm briefly
emptied the streets when we were
there, but otherwise traffic was
heavy and there are few soldiers
or checkpoints.
“Do you see anything out of the
ordinary?” asks the acting governor,
Rakan Saeed Ali al-Jubouri, the
Arab former deputy governor,
whose office looks little changed
from when it was occupied
by the Kurdish governor, Najmaldin
Karim, who was forced to flee
to Erbil.
Mr Jubouri says that “the local
police are the same and there are
just two battalions of the CounterTerrorism Forces in Kirkuk”. Iraqi
battalions are small so this probably
means only a few hundred soldiers.
Iraqi soldiers gather in the Dibis area, on the outskirts of Kirkuk REUTERS/ALAA AL-MARJANI
Mr Mamand insists that things
are not quite what they look like. He
says that “the government needs
to do something to calm down the
Kurdish street”. He suggests the
appointment of a Kurdish governor
or some arrangement to share
power. Asked if there had been any
significant security incidents, he
cited only some shots fired by a
former KDP security police officer
at an army checkpoint.
But around about the time he
was speaking, there was a murder
in a town called Duquq just south
of Kirkuk city, which might give
substance to Mr Mamand’s fear
that the potential for violence is just
below the surface.
The victim was Arkan Sharifi, 50,
a Kurdish cameraman working for
Kurdistan TV, who was knifed to
death by four or five men who broke
into his house and locked his wife
and children in a separate room.
When they got out five hours later,
they found him lying in a pool of
blood, his body mutilated and with
a knife stuck in his mouth, evidence
that he been killed because of
something he had said or reported.
His family says that the killers
spoke the Turkman language,
suggesting that what happened may
be the outcome of the ongoing feud
between the Kurds and the Shia
Turkman that is particularly fierce
south of Kirkuk.
I drove through the area where
the murder took place earlier in
the day and there was no sign of
violence there or anywhere else
on the closely-guarded road from
Baghdad. But the murder is a
reminder that, at all times, Iraq is a
very violent country.
I spoke to a Turkman
member of the Hashd al-Shaabi
pro-government paramilitaries
called Jawdat Assaf, who explained
that he came from a village called
Tisin Khadim, which had been
destroyed by Saddam Hussein in
1980. “ I survived because I was
under 15, but they killed 353 people
– everybody over that age including
my father and two brothers,” he
recalled. “They accused us of
supporting the [Shia revolutionary]
Dawa party, though we had hardly
heard of it.”
The murder of Arkan Sharifi is
striking in its brutality, but no less
than 465 Iraqi journalists have
been killed in the last 14 years.
Otherwise the takeover of Kirkuk
was unexpectedly pacific. Though
the KDP accuses the PUK, always
the dominant Kurdish party in
the city, of a treacherous Iranianorchestrated deal with Baghdad,
both parties simultaneously
withdrew their peshmerga militias
without fighting. If the Iraqi forces
had had to fight their way into
Kirkuk city they would have won,
but it could have detonated a wider
ethnic and sectarian conflict in the
disputed territories.
This long-predicted confrontation
never took place, but the loss of
Kirkuk is more than a crippling
blow to Kurdish hopes of
independence. With a divided
leadership, no allies abroad and
without a military option, the Kurds
are losing the semi-independent
status they had built up since
Saddam Hussein was defeated in
the Gulf War in 1991 and Iraqi forces
withdrew from the three Kurdish
provinces. THE INDEPENDENT
HISTORY
Future circumstances might favour the Kurds
By Patrick Cockburn
IN KIRKUK
Some observers think the quiet
takeover of Kirkuk could be a
little deceptive.
Weak though the Kurds may now
be, political circumstances may not
always be so wholly against them or
in favour of the Iraqi state.
The Kurds looked utterly defeated in 1975 when Saddam Hussein
signed the Algiers Agreement with
the Shah of Iran, who abandoned his
previous alliance with the Kurds.
But the start of the Iran-Iraq war
in 1980 forced the withdrawal of
much of the Iraqi army from Iraqi
Kurdistan, which was then taken
over by Kurdish nationalist forces.
Defeated again through savage
repression, Saddam’s overthrow
there by the US-led coalition in 1991
enabled the Kurds to start building
a statelet, which became a powerful
player when the US invaded in 2003.
If the government in Baghdad exploits its superiority over the Kurds
too greedily, it could provoke a powerful communal counter-reaction by
the five million Kurds.
This approach will probably be
opposed by Iraq’s prime minister
Haider al-Abadi, but approved by
his predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki,
in the run-up to the parliamentary
elections next May. In Iraqi politics,
almost everybody ends up by overplaying their hand. THE INDEPENDENT
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UNITED STATES
Erdogan angry
at ‘fascist’ jibe
Inmate ‘can sit
up’ at execution
President Recep Tayyip
Erdogan has filed a criminal
complaint against a political
opponent who called him a
“fascist dictator”.
Bulent Tezcan, spokesman
for the main opposition party,
made the comments in support
of a regional mayor said to have
called Mr Erdogan a “dictator”.
TRT television said that
Mr Erdogan’s lawyer filed a
complaint yesterday, accusing
Mr Tezcan of insulting the
president – a crime that is
punishable by up to four years
in prison. AP
A doctor working for Ohio’s prison
system says it would be reasonable to
allow a condemned killer with health
problems to partially sit up during his
execution later this month.
Dr James McWeeney said that
death-row inmate Alva Campbell, 69,
became agitated when officials tried
lowering him to a normal execution
position in a test.
Dr McWeeney also said he could
not find veins suitable for inserting
an IV in either of Campbell’s arms.
Campbell is scheduled to die on
15 November for fatally shooting a
teenager, Charles Dials, during a 1997
carjacking. AP
Supreme Court
request for extra
security denied
By Ed Cropley
Kenya’s government has denied
a request by Supreme Court
judges for extra security after
one of their bodyguards was
shot, preventing them from
holding a hearing that could
Judge summons ousted
Catalan leader to Madrid
By Raf Casert
TURKEY
KENYA
SPAIN
have delayed last week’s
presidential election, a senior
judicial source said yesterday.
The court has been centre
stage since it annulled an
8 August vote won by President
Uhuru Kenyatta, citing
procedural irregularities and
ordering a repeat vote within
60 days.
The decision was the first
of its kind in Africa, where
governments often hold sway
over judges. It angered some of
Mr Kenyatta’s supporters, who
said the judges had thwarted the
will of the people. REUTERS
A Spanish judge has summoned the
ousted Catalan cabinet to appear this
week in Madrid as part of a rebellion
inquiry for pushing ahead with an
independence declaration.
The fired president, Carles
P u i gd e m o n t , a n d f i ve o t h e r
former members of his cabinet
are in Brussels seeking “freedom
and safety”.
Mr Puigdemont said he would
return home if there were
“guarantees” of a fair judicial process.
He had yesterday accepted the
snap regional election called by
Spain’s central government when it
Havana
Havana starts on the Malecón,
the elegant, crumbling
coastal boulevard whose early
20th-century buildings face a
sea that sprays them with salt
and pounds them with massive
waves brought in by cold fronts
or hurricanes.
That sea is warming and
rising. The hurricanes are
getting wetter and more
intense. Along with a lack of
maintenance, climate change
is pushing the Malecón
toward collapse.
Seventy per cent of the
buildings along the oldest,
most fabled stretch of the
Malecón have deteriorated so
badly that they require partial
or total demolition, according
to one study. And at least four
other buildings are in the
process of being demolished
after floodwaters lingered on
the island last month.
Cuban experts predict the
Malecón may not be able to last
in its current form beyond 2100,
when waters along Havana’s
northern coast may rise as
much as three feet, bringing
larger waves and potentially
catastrophic flooding.
“It’s hard to think that the
Malecón will survive as such,”
said architect Rolando Lloga,
who has written a report on
the boulevard and suggests
eliminating many buildings
and joining it with the next
street over. “Nature is moving
faster than the actions that are
under way.” AP
Andrea Rodriquez
took control of the region to block its
push for independence.
Mr Puigdemont said at a news
conference in Brussels that he was
Religions
unite in
Myanmar
A Hindu girl and
Muslim girls take part
in a multi-faith prayer
ceremony in Myanmar
yesterday. The
gathering, which also
included Christians
and Buddhists, was
held to display unity
and support for leader
Aung San Suu Kyi in the
crisis over treatment of
the Muslim Rohingya
people in Rakhine state
AFP/GETTY
CHINA
Xi looks to jail citizens who disrespect anthem
China’s authorities are considering
the introduction of three-year jail
sentences for people who disrespect
the national anthem. It comes amid
rising nationalist appeals from the
ruling Communist Party under the
leadership of President Xi Jinping.
The original draft legislation
proposed in August called for 15
days in jail for infractions such as
playing the anthem on occasions
deemed improper or presenting it in
a disrespectful manner.
Settings at which the anthem,
“March of the Volunteers,” can be
played include political gatherings,
important diplomatic occasions and
major sport events.
The modified bill has been
submitted to the standing committee
of the National People’s Congress.
The anthem has occasionally been
a political flashpoint in Hong Kong,
where tension is rising over mainland
China’s growing influence.
GREECE
BRAZIL
SYRIA
Olympic flame
comes home
Minister says
wildfire ‘arson’
UN chief calls for
border food aid
The flame that will burn during
the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter
Olympics was handed over to
organisers in Athens yesterday in
the marble stadium that hosted
the first modern Games in 1896.
After a week-long journey across
Greece, the flame that was lit in
ancient Olympia, birthplace of
the Olympics, was carried into the
Panathenaic Stadium by former
Korean Olympic speed skating gold
medallist Kim Ki-hoon. REUTERS
Brazil’s environment ministry says
arson may be the cause of a wildfire
that has destroyed more than a
quarter of a national park in the
central state of Goias over the past
two weeks.
The ministry says nearly 160,000
acres of the 595,000-acre Chapada
dos Veadeiros National Park has
burned. The park is a Unesco World
Heritage site and is home to many
orchid species as well as wildlife
including armadillos and jaguars. AP
A UN humanitarian chief has
called for immediate access to
deliver “life-saving assistance” to
50,000 Syrians stranded on the
sealed border with Jordan, amid
reports of shrinking food supplies.
Mark Lowcock told the UN
Security Council that “access
to food is precarious” for
displaced Syrians in the Rukban
desert camp. Aid officials say
commercial food shipments to
Rukban have dropped sharply. AP
By Tom Lansdell
Postcard
From...
Carles Puigdemont appeared in
Brussels yesterday REUTERS
not seeking asylum in Belgium
after Spain’s state prosecutor
recommended charges for rebellion
and sedition be brought against him.
He would return to Catalonia when
given “guarantees” by the Spanish
government, he said.
His announcement that he would
accept the regional election on
21 December signalled that the
Madrid government had for now at
least gained the upper hand in the
protracted struggle over Catalonia.
Resistance to Madrid’s imposition
of direct control on Catalonia
failed to materialise at the start
of the week and the secessionist
leadership is in disarray. AP
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CHINA
My hero is Thatcher,
says ‘Russian Paris
Hilton’ running
for President
Agency denies
model, 14, died
due to ‘slavery’
By Tom Lansdell
Is Ksenia Sobchak for real – or a Kremlin
stooge? By Oliver Carroll in Yekaterinburg
C
elebrity Russian
presidential candidate
Ksenia Sobchak, who
is standing against
Vladimir Putin in next
year’s election, declares the best
hope to liberalise Russia – and avoid
civil war – is Putin himself
Then in a flash, Ms Sobchak is
out of the hall, past the balloons,
the rows of champagne, and into a
Mercedes headed for the airport.
Young aides with clipboards,
bodyguards and latex-clad
camerawomen sprint to keep up.
Moments before, Russia’s
newest presidential candidate had
finished a “masterclass in working
motherhood” for a group of young
female disciples. It was the final
fixture of an adrenaline-fuelled
campaign visit to Russia’s third city,
Yekaterinburg.
The journalist was at her most
fluent here with the young mothers,
dishing out advice about men,
the British education system,
geopolitics, nannies, literature,
blockchain and bitcoin, kung fu,
psychology, fitness, compression
tights and contrasting hot-cold
showers – “Ladies, it keeps your
skin in shape.”
“Work hard and go your
own path,” she said. “You’ll
undoubtedly make enemies, lose
friends… but you’ll make even
better ones on the way.”
As throughout the day, in
Yekatarinburg Ms Sobchak had
skipped on detail and her early
biography. Daughter of Anatoly
Sobchak, St Petersburg’s first
mayor and mentor to Vladimir
Putin, the privileged Ms Sobchak
has, in fact, rarely strayed away
from Russian high society.
Her family ties to the President
are, at the very least, providing
protection for her presidential bid.
Others would have been locked up by
now. Some suggest the relationship
with the Kremlin goes much deeper;
that Ms Sobchak has agreed to
become a deliberate spoiler for
the more dangerous opposition
candidate, Alexei Navalny. She
vehemently denies this.
Ksenia Sobchak is a journalist, former reality show host and socialite GETTY
Ms Sobchak introduced the
crowd to her free-market, liberal
programme. There was little
doubting her authenticity here, if
only because there is no obvious
electorate for such elite politics
in Russia.
In summary, Ms Sobchak is
pro-market, pro-trickle down,
pro-equal pay, pro-feminism, and
she is critical of the President’s
military intervention in Ukraine
and Syria. She says the only
reason why Russia is getting itself
RUSSIA
UNITED STATES
Editor to ‘arm newsroom’ after attacks
By Padraic Flanagan
Editors of Russia’s most prominent
opposition newspaper plan to arm
staff with guns that fire rubber
bullets following a wave of attacks
on journalists.
They are also considering a weapons training programme, which
would teach reporters how to defend themselves if they are targeted.
On Monday, a Russian radio journalist was stabbed in the neck at the
studio where she works. Several
others have faced beatings in recent
tangled up in an unpopular Middle
Eastern war is as a bargaining
chip for Crimea.
Ms Sobchak’s political hero is
Margaret Thatcher. One wonders
what the grocer’s daughter would
have made of the more salacious
side of a woman once known as the
Russian Paris Hilton.
But Ms Sobchak says she isn’t
ashamed of her past and has, like
anyone, the right to evolve. “It was
my path and I’m not going to repent
of it,” she says. THE INDEPENDENT
The Chinese modelling agency that
hired a 14-year-old Russian girl is
denying media reports that a “slave
contract” contributed to the teenager’s sudden death.
The exact circumstances of Vlada
Dzyuba’s death last week are still
murky, and there are conflicting accounts from Russia and China. But
there are concerns in Russia about
working conditions in China for a
growing number of young models
being recruited to work in the country’s booming fashion industry.
The Siberian Times newspaper reported that the girl died after falling
into a coma after working a 13-hour
day. Under Russian law underage
models cannot work for more than
three hours a week.
The paper said Ms Dzyuba’s mother, Oksana, told NTV: “She was calling me, saying, ‘Mama, I am so tired.
I so much want to sleep.’ It must have
been the beginning of the illness.”
An incomplete hospital record
provided by the Chinese agency
that hired Ms Dzyuba, ESEE Model,
listed multiple causes of death,
including sepsis.
Zheng Yi, founder of ESEE Model,
denied that Ms Dzyuba was on a
“slave contract”. “There is no coercive clause in this contract,” he
said in an interview, adding that the
three-month contract did not mention working hours. Mr Zheng said
Ms Dzyuba worked about the same
amount as other models, usually between two and eight hours a day.
years, while others have died in mysterious circumstances.
“I will arm the newsroom,”
Dmitry Muratov, (inset) editor of the Novaya Gazeta
n ew s p a p e r, s a i d i n a
radio interview.
“If the state is not ready
to protect us, we will protect
ourselves,” added deputy editor Sergei Sokolov. “When journalists find themselves helpless in
the face of lawlessness in the streets
and indiscipline of law enforcement
agencies, there is no other way.”
This week’s stabbing of radio journalist Tatyana Felgenhaur, 32, who
worked for Russia’s only independent news station
and is recovering in hospital, has prompted calls
for greater protection.
Mr Muratov and his
team are reportedly
working with the Ministry of the Interior on the
self-defence plans. They want
to arm the newsroom with “traumatic,” non-lethal weapons that would
fire rubber projectiles.
FBI prints algorithm helps ID bodies
By Scott McFetridge
IN DES MOINES
A new fingerprint algorithm is helping the FBI identify bodies found
decades ago – and may lead to decades-old murder cases being reopened. The new system can make
matches from low-quality prints
or even a single finger or thumb,
say investigators.
Since launching the new effort in
February, the FBI and local medical
examiner offices have identified 204
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bodies found between 1975 and the
late 1990s. The cases stretch across
the country.
“We didn’t know the actual potential success. We were hoping to
identify a few cases, maybe five or
10,” said Bryan Johnson, a manager
in the FBI’s Latent Fingerprint Support Unit, who proposed the effort.
“We’re really proud that we found
another way of doing this.”
The unit is now urging local authorities to send in prints that could
not previously be matched. AP
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Referring to a spouse as a bestie
has become so rampant it has led
to a backlash, writes Bruce Feile
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he phrase has become
so ubiquitous that we
almost don’t hear it any
more. “You’re still my
best friend,” Michelle
Obama effused to Barack Obama
in an Instagram post celebrating
their 25th wedding anniversary
last month.
It’s common at award shows, as
when Justin Timberlake said not
long ago: “I want to thank my best
friend, my favourite collaborator,
my wife, Jessica.”
Spouse-friends, are all around
us these days. Maybe it’s the
heightened attention on friendship
in social media; maybe it’s the
decline of actual friends in our
lives; maybe it’s because we all
have access to public declarations
of once-private relationships.
Whatever the reason, referring
to your spouse as your bestie,
your bud, your #BFF, has become
rampant. So rampant, in fact,
there’s even a backlash. “Why
Your Spouse Shouldn’t Be Your
Best Friend,” one marital-advice
blog declares.
So which is it? Is considering
your spouse your closest friend
a sign of hard-earned intimacy,
attachment and trust, or is it a
sign you’ve become so enmeshed
in the day-to-day logistics of
managing your lives that you’ve
given up sexual attraction, passion
and erotic play? Has marriage
become little more than benefits
with friendship?
There is some research into
this question. John Helliwell, a
professor at the Vancouver School
of Economics in Canada and the
editor of the World Happiness
Report, has found that everyone
derives benefits from online
friends and real-life friends, but
the only friends that boost our life
satisfaction are real friends.
“But while the effects of real
friends on your wellbeing are
important for everybody, they are
less so for married people than for
singles,” he says. “That’s how we
got to the idea that marriage is a
kind of ‘superfriendship’.”
Helliwell and a colleague
discovered that a long-running
study here in the UK could help.
From 1991 to 2009, the British
Household Panel Survey asked
30,000 people to quantify their
life satisfaction. In general,
married people expressed higher
satisfaction, he says, and were
better able to manage the dip
in wellbeing that most people
experience in middle age, as they
face work stress, caring for ageing
parents and other pressures. But
an entirely separate part of the
study asked people to name their
best friend.
Those who listed their spouse
were twice as likely to have higher
life satisfaction. Slightly more men
than women made that choice, he
says, “which makes sense, because
men tend to have fewer friends”.
Is feeling this way about your
spouse necessary for a good
marriage? “Absolutely not,”
Helliwell says. “The benefits of
marriage are strong even for those
who are littered with outside
friends. It’s just bigger for those
who consider their spouse their
closest friend. It’s a bonus.”
Others are not so sure. Amir
Levine is a psychiatrist and
neuroscientist at Columbia
University in New York and the
co-author of Attached. A student
of social relations, Levine says
everyone has what he calls a
hierarchy of attachment, meaning
if something bad happens to us,
we have a ranking of the people we
call. In our early decades, those on
the highest rungs are usually our
parents or other family members.
“The problem as you grow older
is, how do you let somebody close
who’s basically a total stranger?”
he says. “Nature came up with a
trick: it’s called attraction. Sexual
attraction brings down all the
barriers, lets you get close to a
new person in a physical way that
you don’t get close to your family.”
Over time, of course, this physical
HEALTH
Fathers with baby blues: is
testosterone the culprit?
Scientists believe a sudden drop in the male hormone
could bring on depression. By Douglas Quenqua
I
n the days after his son was
born, Rob Sandler found
the thrill of becoming a
new father replaced with
dark feelings of dread and
hopelessness. Those feelings,
coupled with sleep deprivation
and stress, culminated in a
panic attack during his son’s
circumcision ceremony.
As a group of friends departed,
“I had this feeling that they were
leaving and I was stuck in this
situation that would never get
any better,” recalls Sandler, a US
marketing executive living in
Dallas. What followed was months
of sadness, anxiety and – perhaps
most worrisome – a feeling of
acute disappointment in his ability
to be a good parent.
In recent years, a growing
body of research has given rise
to the idea that you don’t have to
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The pastor of pop
brings religion to
rich and famous
Barack and Michelle
Obama and Justin
Timberlake and Jessica
Biel (right) are ‘best
friends’ with their
spouses AFP/GETTY
Celebrities are flocking to the congregation
of Hillsong’s Carl Lentz. By Rob Maaddi
U
connection wanes. While many
bemoan this loss of titillation,
Levine celebrates it.
“It’s smart,” he says. “If you’re
going to be crazy about the other
person all the time, how are you
going to raise kids? How are you
going to be able to work?” Instead
of complaining, we should view this
new phase as an achievement.
It’s this feeling of security, Levine
says, that leads us to describe our
spouses as “friends”. But the words
mean totally different things.
Peter Pearson and Ellyn Bader,
founders of the Couples Institute
in Menlo Park, California, and
the authors of Tell Me No Lies,
have been married for more than
30 years. Pearson says there’s a
critical difference between a best
friend and a spouse: “One of the
criteria for a best friend is you
be the one giving birth to develop
postnatal depression. Studies
suggest the phenomenon may
occur in 7 to 10 per cent of new
fathers, compared with about 12
per cent of new mothers, and
that depressed fathers are
more likely to smack
their children and less
likely to read to them.
Now, a University
of Southern
California study has
found a link between
depression and
sagging testosterone
levels in new dads. It
also found that while high
testosterone helps to protect
against depression in fathers, it
correlates with an increased risk of
depression in new mums.
feel unconditionally accepted,” he
says. “Do I care if my buddy Mark
is messy in the kitchen, leaves his
bathroom a shambles and doesn’t
pay his income taxes?” But with
a spouse, he says, you can’t avoid
these topics.
Bader says that when couples
are just getting to know each other,
they often say they’re companions
and she’s fine with that. When
couples have been together 30,
40 or 50 years, they use similar
language, and that can be the mark
of a healthy relationship.
“It’s the in-between ones, when
they use the language of friendship,
my stomach turns,” Bader says.
“It’s a red flag for a lot of conflict
avoidance and intensity avoidance.
It often means they’ve given up
on the complexity of being with
somebody. Instead of saying, ‘Oh,
“We know testosterone drops in
new dads, but we don’t know why,”
says Darby Saxbe, a professor of
psychology who is an author of the
report. “It’s often been suggested
hormones underlie some of
the postnatal depression in
mums, but there’s been
so much less attention
paid to fathers.”
Some mental health
experts question
whether what fathers
experience after
birth is truly postnatal
depression.
“There’s no question the
perinatal time is one of the
hardest for both men and women,”
says Dr Samantha Meltzer-Brody,
a professor of perinatal psychiatry
at the University of North
well, that’s who they are’, it’s better
if they try to work things out.”
Asked if they were best friends,
they laugh. “We’re good friends,”
Pearson says.
“Really good friends,” Bader
agrees. “He’s lots of things that my
best friend isn’t, but my best friend
is lots of things he’s not.”
And that may be the point:
calling the person you’re married
to your best friend may be
shorthand for saying that you
actually like your spouse and you
have shared history, shared lives
and shared dreams.
But in the end, the expression
doesn’t do justice to the full
meaning of marriage or to the full
meaning of friendship. After all,
if your spouse is your best friend,
then who do you complain to your
spouse about? THE NEW YORK TIMES
Carolina School of Medicine. “But
the process of birthing and the
hormonal gymnastics that women
experience is on a different planet.”
Even Sandler, now 45, isn’t sure.
After his panic attack, he sought
help from a psychiatrist, who
prescribed medication and helped
him see that his son’s “difficult infant
phase” wouldn’t last. His “very
supportive wife” also helped him
focus on the joys of having a baby.
Since then, fathering “has been a
wonderful experience,” he says.
“After three months, I started
coming around,” he says. Does
he believe he had postnatal
depression? “I don’t want my
experience to take away from
anything a woman goes through,”
he says. “This is nowhere in the
same category.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
nless you’re a keen
follower of celebrity
gossip, or a regular
worshipper, you
probably won’t have
heard of Hillsong. But the church,
founded in Sydney and with
branches across the globe, including
10 in the UK, has begun to make
headlines for attracting the rich and
famous to its congregation in the US.
Carl Lentz, pastor at Hillsong
Church in New York City, will
happily tell the story of how he
baptised the pop star Justin Bieber
in the bathtub of basketball player
Tyson Chandler. However, he shies
away from being described as a
pastor to the stars.
“I think everybody’s a star in
their own right,” says Lentz. “God
has created everybody with really
special unique things about their life
and about who they are.”
However, the preacher knows
that A-list stars draw attention to
the US congregation, which he
has helped grow into a multilocation megachurch, and he
thinks that’s a good thing – arguing
it means more resources to help
vulnerable people.
Lentz established the American
arm of Hillsong seven years ago and
now has campuses in Los Angeles
and Phoenix. But his name really
started taking off on social media
after he was credited with helping
Bieber clean up his act.
It can be difficult for celebrities
and star athletes to trust people;
for multimillionaires, it’s hard to
I think everybody’s a star.
God has created everybody
with really special unique
things about their life
discern genuine friends from those
with ulterior motives. But Lentz
insists he has no agenda and he’s not
afraid to speak the truth. “If my only
agenda is to love you, I can call it like
I see it,” he says. “I can actually give
you an objective, loving viewpoint,
and I think guys do appreciate that.”
The 38-year-old has a keen
following among basketball players,
having played 11 basketball games
for North Carolina State University
in the late 1990s, giving him
credibility with athletes.
“Understanding the psyche of an
athlete has been huge,” Lentz says.
“I feel like God put me through that
season so I can translate some of
that into what I’m doing now. You
put in the time when no one else is
putting in the time. You go over and
above to make your team better. All
these things are not athletic traits.
These are Jesus traits, so if you take
even half of that effort you did to be
Pastor Carl Lentz, with wife Lauren,
also a pastor, in Los Angeles GETTY
the best athlete in the world, you’re
gonna kill this.”
Lentz – whose new book Own the
Moment offers self-help tips divined
from Christianity – resembles the
millennials who flock to his church.
He has tattoos, wears skinny jeans
and rocks a stylish haircut.
Worshippers are willing to stand
in long queues waiting to get into a
Hillsong service. They’re greeted by
smiling volunteers eager to welcome
guests into the fold.
Lentz encourages everyone to
dress however they like. One guy
carried his skateboard into a recent
service while another came straight
from the gym in a tank top.
Jesus “didn’t try to be anything
other than who he was,” he says. “We
might be cool today but the truth is
we’re not really cool. We’re just who
we are.”
Pastor Levi Lusko, leader of Fresh
Life megachurch, even compares
Lentz to a former US President.
“It is said of great men like Teddy
Roosevelt that after being around
them you feel so energised by their
personality and charisma that you
almost feel it is electric,” Lusko says.
“That is the grace that is on Carl.
God gave him an incredible gift of
interacting with and influencing
people and he uses it not for a selfish
agenda but to point people to Jesus.”
Lentz knows that many find
him – and his church – to be
unconventional, but he believes he
can win them over.
“The way we preach, it’s not new
to us, but for many people, they grew
up watching a priest talk very softly,”
he says. “So we look like we’re insane.
But hopefully over time this becomes
more understandable to people who
are outside looking in.” AP
‘Own The Moment’ by Carl Lentz
(Simon & Schuster, £18.99) is
out tomorrow
Television Wednesday 1 November
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Trust Me I’m A Doctor:
Mental Health Special
Queen Victoria’s Letters:
A Monarch Unveiled
9pm, BBC2
With mental health seeming to make
headlines every other day this is a
timely programme dedicated to the
subject, with the latest on the impact
that stress, laughter and the lack of
sleep have on our mental wellbeing.
Michael Mosley (left) runs a big
experiment to find out the best way
to beat stress, from gardening to
yoga, while Dr Zoe Williams finds
out why laughing can be as good as
exercise for mood enhancement.
Other investigations include how
lack of sleep mashes the mind, the
radical new treatment that could
cure schizophrenia and whether you
can eat your way to happiness. And
sorry, no, not with chocolate.
8pm, BBC4
Beginning where the ITV drama
Victoria will eventually leave off,
with the death of Prince Albert, AN
Wilson explores the personal life of
the 19th-century monarch through
her journals and letters, examining
her closest relationships in the four
decades following the consort’s
demise. Some of this will be familiar
through recent films, including her
controversial friendship with her
servant John Brown (see Film Choice).
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The Apprentice
9pm, BBC1
As Lord Sugar celebrates his 70th
birthday (back in March, an insight
into when this was recorded), the
contestants are tasked with a
shopping spree across London to
purchase items that mark milestones
in his life and career (yes, you can
still pick up an Amstrad 9512).
Anyway, you know the score: the
candidates have one day to find nine
specific items at the best possible
price. For one team, there is
confusion over the mystery object.
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Grand Designs
9pm, Channel 4
Now 10 years in the making,
Ed and Rowena Waghorn’s timberframed curvy house on an eight-acre
smallholding in Herefordshire has
still not been completed when Kevin
McCloud pays a revisit. Progress on
the build was slow as Ed decided to
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do most of the work himself, and
after four years the house was
still a shell. Is it now possible this
project may finally become a
“medieval masterpiece”?
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Man Down
10pm, Channel 4
“Get a job, Dan” is pregnant exgirlfriend’s Emma’s response when
Greg Davies’s hapless ex-teacher
turns up at her parents’ house with a
lid from a game of Twister and a
tube of pile cream – although you’d
think it would take more than gainful
employment to want to set up a
family home with this one-man
disaster area. Meanwhile, the
discovery of his teenage diary
restores lost memories of a trauma
involving a teddy bear, and Jo (Roisin
Alan Sugar is in charge
in ‘The Apprentice’
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Army: Behind The New
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11.15pm, BBC2
Shunted undeservedly from prime
time to this graveyard slot, the
insightful state-of-the-military
documentary series concludes with
the British Army deployed on a UN
peacekeeping operation to protect
civilians escaping South Sudan’s
civil war, the Army’s first
peacekeeping mission since they and
the UN attempted to stop massacres
in Bosnia in the 1990s. However,
in a country where government
troops can be lawless and corrupt,
can the British Army help to build
peace and stop genocide?
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Harvey
Mrs Brown
9.30am, More4
(Henry Koster, 1950)
“I’ve wrestled with reality for 35
years, Doctor, and I’m happy to state
I finally won out over it.” So says
James Stewart (left) in this American
classic: an adaptation of Mary
Chase’s play about Elwood P Dowd, a
man who has chosen, to the
consternation of all around him, to
spend his time in bars in the
company of an invisible 6ft rabbit
named Harvey. Josephine Hull got an
Oscar for playing Elwood’s aunt, who
seeks to have him committed to
psychiatric care. In truth, Hull’s
performance can seem shrill to
modern viewers, but that just makes
Elwood and his invisible friend all
the more appealing.
9pm, BBC4
(John Madden, 1997)
This staid period drama about John
Brown, a lowly but bluff Scottish
Highlander, and his servitude under
and friendship with Queen Victoria,
comes alive because of the chemistry
between the actors, Billy Connolly
and Judi Dench.
Escape From New York
9pm, TCM
(John Carpenter, 1981)
In the then-future of 1987,
Manhattan has been converted into a
max-security prison, from which
archetypal wisecracking tough-guy
Kurt Russell must save the president
in an impressive, knowing B-movie.
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The Simpsons (R) (S). 5.30
Futurama (R) (S).
6.00 Fish Town (R) (S). 7.00
Richard E Grant’s Hotel
Secrets (R) (S). 8.00 Urban
Secrets (R) (S). 9.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 10.00
The West Wing (R) (S).
11.00 House (R) (S). 12.00
House (R) (S). 1.00 Without
A Trace (R) (S). 2.00 Blue
Bloods (R) (S). 3.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 4.00
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.00
House (R) (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
7.00 Charmed (R) (S). 8.00
Charmed (R) (S). 9.00 Rules
Of Engagement (R) (S).
9.30 Rules Of Engagement
(R) (S). 10.00 Black-ish
(R) (S). 10.30 Black-ish (R)
(S). 11.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 11.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R)
(S). 12.00 New Girl (R) (S).
12.30 New Girl (R) (S). 1.00
The Big Bang Theory (R) (S).
1.30 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 2.00 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 2.30 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 3.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 3.30 How
I Met Your Mother (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 Food Unwrapped
(R) (S). 9.30 FILM: Harvey
(Henry Koster 1950)
Comedy, starring James
Stewart (S). 11.35 Kirstie’s
Vintage Gems (R) (S). 11.55
Time Team (R) (S). 12.55
Time Team (R) (S). 2.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 2.30
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 3.05
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 3.35
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 4.10
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 4.50
A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (R) (S). 5.50 A Place
In The Sun: Winter Sun
(R) (S).
6.00 Heartbeat Rosie
falls victim to
a vicious attack
(R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory Amy is
disappointed by
Sheldon (R) (S).
6.55 The Supervet
A Staffordshire
bull terrier
suffers
complete
paralysis in its
back legs (R) (S).
6.00 Futurama (R)
(S).
6.30 The Simpsons
Lisa embraces
her creative
side (R).
6.00 House Foreman
tackles a
paediatric case
unassisted (R)
(S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote Death
mars the
opening of a
play (R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks
The Osborne
family are left
reeling after the
explosion (S).
7.30 Streetmate (R)
(S).
7.55 Grand Designs
Transforming
a dilapidated
1920s cinema
into a family
home (R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
(R).
7.30 The Simpsons
Lisa coaches
Bart’s Little
League baseball
team (R).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
A house sale
turns into a
murder inquiry
(R) (S).
8.00 DC’s Legends Of
Tomorrow The
team has to go
to the future to
capture a rogue
time traveller
(S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
Jamie and
Danny clash (R)
(S).
8.00 Foyle’s War An
RAF officer is
found hanged
(R) (S).
10.10 Lewis Featurelength episode.
A senior police
officer goes
missing (R) (S).
12.00 Inspector Morse (R)
(S). 2.05 ITV3 Nightscreen
2.30 Teleshopping
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
is forced to take
a holiday (R) (S).
6.33am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 The Matt
Edmondson Show 4.00 Greg
James 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00
Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac
9.00 The Surgery With Katie &
Dr Oscar 10.00 Huw Stephens
1am Toddla T 4.00 Adele
Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
7am Nick Bright 10.00 Ace
12.45pm Newsbeat 1.00
Yasmin Evans 4.00 Sian
Anderson 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00
Sian Anderson 7.00 MistaJam
10.00 Sian Anderson 1am
Toddla T 4.00 Benji B
BBC Radio 2
9.00 Don’t Tell The
Bride Brideto-be Maria
dreams of a
traditional
church wedding
(S).
9.00 999: On The
Frontline A
man falls from
a horse in
Warwickshire
(S).
9.00 Marvel’s
Inhumans A
mistake lands
Black Bolt in
prison (S).
9.00 Ray Donovan
Ray goes to
New York. Last
in the series (S).
10.00First Dates
Abroad Ciaran
fills up on
Dutch courage
for his date with
Bami (S).
10.00Obsessive
Compulsive
Country House
Cleaners The
cleaners head to
the Poundisford
Lodge (S).
10.00Bounty Hunters
Barnaby learns
more of his
dad’s secrets (S).
10.45 The Simpsons
(R).
10.15 Spielberg A look
at the career of
the acclaimed
filmmaker,
Steven
Spielberg (R).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.05 24 Hours In
A&E A cyclist is
brought to A&E
after crashing
face first into a
car (R) (S).
11.15 The Simpsons
Bart decides he
wants a little
brother (R).
11.45 A League Of
Their Own (R)
(S).
12.00 Rude Tube (R)
(S). 1.05 Don’t Tell The
Bride (R) (S). 2.10 First
Dates Abroad (R) (S). 3.00
First Dates (R) (S). 4.00
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R) (S).
4.25 Black-ish (R) (S). 4.50
Charmed (R) (S).
12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
1.05 999: On The Frontline
(R) (S). 2.05 Obsessive
Compulsive Country
House Cleaners (R) (S). 3.15
8 Out Of 10 Cats Uncut (R)
(S). 3.55 Close
12.45 PL Greatest Games
(R) (S). 1.00 The Force:
North East (R) (S). 2.00
Living The Dream (R) (S).
3.00 Brit Cops: War On
Crime (R) (S). 4.00 Stop,
Search, Seize (R) (S). 5.00
The Dog Whisperer (R) (S).
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 The Folk Show With Mark
Radcliffe 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00
George Michael: Red Line 11.00
Marcus Mumford 12mdn’t
Pick Of The Pops 2.00 Radio
2 Playlists: Country Playlist
3.00 Radio 2 Playlist: Easy 4.00
Radio 2 Playlist: Radio 2 Rocks
5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. With Petroc
Trelawny. 9.00 Essential
Classics. Suzy Klein is
joined by Armando Iannucci.
12noon Composer Of The
Week: Elgar 1.00 News 1.02
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
2.00 Afternoon Concert
3.30 Choral Evensong. From
Salisbury Cathedral. 4.30
New Generation Artists 5.00
In Tune. A performance by
members of the Australian
Chamber Orchestra. 7.00 In
Tune Mixtape. An imaginative,
eclectic mix of music. 7.30
Radio 3 In Concert. The
BBC Concert Orchestra and
conductor Andrew Gourlay
play Britten. 10.00 Free
Thinking. Exploring Britten’s
relationship with radio in
Britain and in America. 10.45
The Essay: The Meaning
Of Flowers. Professor
Fiona Stafford explores the
nationally loved daffodil. 11.00
Late Junction. Three musicians
spend the day trying to create
magical music. 12.30am
Through The Night. Music by
Walton, Vaughan Williams,
Williams, Elgar, Janácek.
BBC Radio 4
12.55 The Sopranos (R) (S).
2.05 The Sopranos (R) (S).
3.10 Tin Star (R). 4.05 The
West Wing (R) (S). 5.00 The
West Wing (R) (S).
6am Today 9.00 The Gamble
9.45 Living With The Gods
10.00 Woman’s Hour 10.55 The
Listening Project 11.00 The
Confidence Trick 11.30 Mae
Martin’s Guide To 21st Century
Addiction 12noon News 12.04
Five Green Bottles 12.15 You
And Yours 12.57 Weather
1.00 The World At One 1.45
Book Of The Week: Anthony
Powell: Dancing To The Music
Of Time 2.00 The Archers 2.15
Drama: Pilgrim 3.00 Money
Box Live 3.30 All In The Mind
4.00 Thinking Allowed 4.30
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ON DEMAND
Rick And Morty
Netflix
The misadventures of a
scientist and his grandson.
When Harry Met Meghan:
a Royal Romance
All4
A full background check on the
American actress.
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Radio
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
6.50 Heartbeat (R) (S). 7.55
Wild At Heart (R) (S). 8.55
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.25
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.50
Judge Judy (R) (S). 10.20
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). 3.45 Inspector Morse
(R) (S).
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BUSINESS SPORT
38-43
48-56
Louis Theroux: Talking to
Anorexia
BBC iPlayer
The reporter meets patients
at two of London’s largest
eating disorder facilities.
The Media Show 5.00 PM 6.00
Six O’Clock News 6.30 Andy
Hamilton Sort Of Remembers.
Comedian and writer Andy
Hamilton examines attitude
towards the human body.
7.00 The Archers. Pip makes
a controversial decision. 7.15
Front Row. Arts programme.
7.45 Living With The Gods. Neil
MacGregor focuses on rites
of passage. 8.00 The Moral
Maze. Presented by Michael
Buerk. 8.45 Why I Changed My
Mind. With Dominic Lawson.
9.00 Costing The Earth.
Encouraging farmers to reduce
their carbon footprint. 9.30
The Gamble. Featuring Bryony
Kimmings, Scottee and Sophie
Calle. 10.00 The World Tonight.
News round-up. 10.45 Book
At Bedtime: The Book Of Dust,
Part One: La Belle Sauvage. By
Philip Pullman. 11.00 Little
Lifetimes. A cleaner discovers
an unsettling secret. 11.15
Yours Truly, Pierre Stone.
Pierre’s mother is dying but
he has more important things
on his mind. 11.30 Today In
Parliament 12mdn’t News
And Weather 12.30 Book Of
The Week: Anthony Powell:
Dancing To The Music Of Time
12.48 Shipping Forecast 1.00
As BBC World Service 5.20
Shipping Forecast 5.30 News
Briefing 5.43 Prayer For The
Day 5.45 Farming Today 5.58
Tweet Of The Day
BBC Radio 4 LW
8.31am Yesterday In
Parliament 9.45 Daily Service
12.01pm Shipping Forecast
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am Murder On The Orient
Express 6.30 Every Day In
Every Way 7.00 Electric Ink
7.30 Andy Hamilton Sort Of
Remembers 8.00 The Navy
Lark 8.30 Hancock’s Half
Hour 9.00 Say The Word 9.30
The Sit Crom 10.00 Home
Front Omnibus 11.00 New
Irish Writing 11.15 Tommies
12noon The Navy Lark 12.30
Hancock’s Half Hour 1.00
Murder On The Orient Express
1.30 Every Day In Every Way
2.00 Jane Eyre 2.15 Cosmic
Pick
ofthe
day
Mae Martin’s
Guide to 21st
Century
Addiction
11.30am,
BBC Radio 4
Stand-up Mae
Martin (above)
presents a new,
personal two part
series exploring
the nature of
addiction.
Quest 2.30 A Kind Of Loving
2.45 On Wheels 3.00 Home
Front Omnibus 4.00 Say
The Word 4.30 The Sit Crom
5.00 Electric Ink 5.30 Andy
Hamilton Sort Of Remembers
6.00 The Canterville Ghost
6.30 Musical Genes 7.00 The
Navy Lark 7.30 Hancock’s Half
Hour 8.00 Murder On The
Orient Express 8.30 Every
Day In Every Way 9.00 New
Irish Writing 9.15 Tommies
10.00 Comedy Club: Andy
Hamilton Sort Of Remembers
10.30 Comedy Club: The
Harpoon 10.55 Comedy Club:
The Comedy Club Interview
11.00 Comedy Club: Bridget
Christie Minds The Gap 11.30
Comedy Club: Radio 9 12mdn’t
The Canterville Ghost 12.30
Musical Genes 1.00 Murder
On The Orient Express 1.30
Every Day In Every Way 2.00
Jane Eyre 2.15 Cosmic Quest
2.30 A Kind Of Loving 2.45
On Wheels 3.00 Home Front
Omnibus 4.00 Say The Word
4.30 The Sit Crom 5.00 Electric
Ink 5.30 Andy Hamilton Sort Of
Remembers
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 5
Live Daily With Emma Barnett
1pm Afternoon Edition 4.00
5 Live Drive 6.30 5 Live Sport
7.45 5 Live Sport: Champions
League Football 2017-18 10.30
Sam Walker 1am Up All Night
5.00 Morning Reports 5.15
Wake Up To Money
BBC 6 Music
7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Tom Ravenscroft 1pm
Stuart Maconie 4.00 Steve
Lamacq 7.00 Marc Riley 9.00
Gideon Coe 12mdn’t 6 Music
Recommends With Mary Anne
Hobbs 1.00 The First Time
With Yusuf/Cat Stevens 2.00
The Fats Domino Story 2.30 6
Music Live Hour 3.30 6 Music’s
Jukebox 5.00 Chris Hawkins
Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 John Suchet 1pm AnneMarie Minhall 5.00 Classic FM
Drive 7.00 Smooth Classics
At Seven 8.00 The Full Works
Concert 10.00 Smooth Classics
1am Sam Pittis
Absolute Radio
6am Christian O’Connell’s
Breakfast Show 10.00 Leona
Graham 1pm Andy Bush 4.00
Dave Berry 7.00 Danielle Perry
10.00 Pete Donaldson 1am
Chris Martin
Heart
6am Jamie And Emma
9.00 Toby Anstis 1pm Matt
Wilkinson 4.00 JK And Lucy
7.00 Sian Welby 10.00 Kat
Shoob 1am Simon Beale 4.00
Jenni Falconer
TalkSPORT
6am The Alan Brazil Sports
Breakfast With David Ginola
10.00 Max Rushden, Tony
Cascarino and Bob Mills 1pm
Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00
Adrian Durham and Micky
Gray 7.00 Kick-off 10.00
Sports Bar 1am Extra Time
with Adam Catterall
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Staying afloat
My musical was no flop,
insists Sting as he takes
his show on a UK tour
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Reviews
Fright hearted
Can the stage version of
‘The Exorcist’ be as scary
or as good as the film?
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Not all cookbooks
are created equal
and every aspiring
Nigella has felt
it: the simmering
frustration of
missing ingredients
and vague
instructions. But
one food writer is
here to save the day.
By SophieMorris
M
aking a plate of
great penne arrabiata might come easily to you, but can
you instruct someone else, a novice cook perhaps,
to pull it off with just the right
balance of hot chilli and sweet tomato? Even the experts struggle
to get it right all of the time: take
The River Café Cook Book’s infamous Chocolate Nemesis recipe,
for example, from Rose Gray and
Ruth Rogers’ fashionable Italian
restaurant. The blend of chocolate, eggs, butter and sugar is
described in the book as “the best
chocolate cake ever”. It was a hit
on the menu, but was regularly
reported as underwhelming by
home cooks, who were producing
flat, sludgy patties instead of rich
and buoyant cakes.
Various theories have been put
forward to explain the Chocolate
Nemesis conundrum. First there
is the difference between cooking
with a domestic oven compared
with professional equipment. The
ingredient list seems OK, albeit
with a few discrepancies in the
UK-to-US translation, but then
the method throws up a few questions: “Bake in the oven for 30
minutes or until set. Test by placing the flat of your hand gently
on the surface.” But what are you
testing for? Should the cake be
set firm, or to a wobbly jelly-like
consistency at this point? How
will all this affect the cooled cake?
Was this cake in fact named by a
recipe tester who knew just how
hair-pullingly impossible it was to
get right?
Errors inevitably creep in
during the editing process: Nigella’s Feast instructs readers to
cream the butter and sugar in
a recipe for a chocolate orange
cake, though no butter is listed in
the ingredients.
Others are less understandable. An American writer, Sylvia
Vaughn Thompson, suggested
making custard by heating a can
of condensed milk in a slow cooker
for four hours. It turned out that
the can – unopened – would blow
up after two hours, destroying the
cooker, and anything within striking distance. The book, Woman’s
Day Crockery Cuisine, was taken
off the shelves.
In the few days after researching the art of recipe writing, most
recipes I use prove themselves
dangerously porous. Cake recipes
don’t relate temperatures to types
of oven; a string of ingredients
appear in a Sunday newspaper
recipe for venison shepherd’s pie,
but fail to show up in the method.
When food writer and stylist
Jennifer Joyce was teaching her
recipe for onion bhajis to a class
of cookery students, the bhajis
fell apart. “The people who had
ordered the food had got these
enormous red onions the size of
globes,” she explains. “The recipe
called for one onion, but when I
went to cook them there wasn’t
enough batter and it all fell apart.
I realised I should have put the
weight in, and then weighed out
the onion. If you say ‘a quarter of
a cabbage’, that could be a huge
head of cabbage.”
Missing pan sizes, unclear
serving sizes and no indication
of the right temperatures for fan
assisted or conventional ovens
are other bugbears Joyce encounters frequently. As well as writing
Leiths School of Food and Wine: teachers test every recipe used in a class
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VOICES
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TV
28-29
Onion bhajis
should come
out looking like
these made in a
Leiths class, but
if you’re cooking
using a flawed
recipe then it
can leave you
floundering in
the kitchen
Jennifer Joyce will be teaching
recipe writing at Leiths School
cookbooks and for food magazines
such as Olive, BBC Good Food and
Sainsbury’s, she’s also been teaching for almost a decade, and in the
new year brings a new course to
renowned London cookery institution Leiths School of Food and
Wine, on recipe writing.
The three-night course costs
£215 and runs in February and
March (snaffle a place before
they’re gone or buy the person
who feeds you a special Christmas gift). The first session will
focus on the mechanics of recipe
writing, such as how many specifics you should put into recipes
(the weight of that onion, the size
of that cake tin), and listing ingredients in the order they’re due,
explains Joyce. “It’s about arming people with as much detail
as possible, but also about creative ideas, and how to gain inspiration. Colour and food styling
is also important, as is teaching
people to visualise what your dish
looks like as you’re making it. The
peasant-y dishes – brown food –
are hard to make look good!”
The first big test will come when
students try out their classmates’
recipes, a process all publications
rely on to weed out any potential
nemeses. Joyce explains that testing a recipe properly is a skill in
itself: don’t have a glass of wine
first and forget what happens in
the kitchen.
“We constantly sense-check
and test recipes before using
them in our classes or books,” says
Camilla Schneideman, managing
director at Leiths School of Food
and Wine. “Writing a recipe is
something that might seem easy,
but creating instructions that are
simple, clear and transparent so
that they can be easily followed
and understood is a real skill. For
instance, there’s a huge difference between adding a teaspoon
of salt and adding a tablespoon
of salt… it can make or break
a dish! And don’t even get me
started on the difference between
using table salt and sea salt. It’s a
potential minefield.”
You might already have a recipe
Theories have
been put forward
to explain the
Chocolate Nemesis
conundrum
writer in the family. Many of us
have collections of “old family recipes”, hand-written instructions
holding the secret to Grandma’s
famous chocolate shortbread. But
who’s to say Grandma didn’t “borrow” that recipe from Mary Berry
in the 1970s, copying it out from a
long-lost cookbook?
Joyce teaches her students how
to avoid plagiarism, even if you
can’t recall the original inspiration. “It’s important to put your
own mark on things. Because of
Instagram we can see what’s going
on in Australia and in LA as well as
what’s happening in the UK. Ideas
spread very quickly, but it’s important to be individual.”
TV shows like The Great British
Bake Off prove you can go from
amateur to professional with
some talent and a lot of hard work.
You’re unlikely to succeed without an online fanbase, however, so
there will be a social media session
on the course from food writer
John Gregory Smith.
Joyce’s top tip for would-be
recipe writers is to keep things
simple, something she learnt
when starting out. “If you present
someone with a huge list of ingredients, people won’t make it, or
they’ll save it for the weekend and
forget about it.
“I thought I had to be a slave
to authenticity, but writing new
recipes is about improvising on
history, and trying to come up
with more innovative methods.
If you’re making an Indian curry,
do you need 20 ingredients if 10
would do?”
leiths.com; jenniferjoyce.co.uk
This Saturday, in your new
The best in comment,
advice and analysis
IQ
30-37
BUSINESS SPORT
38-43
48-56
TOMATO, PEPPER AND FETA
SALAD WITH OREGANO
CROUTONS
Although you can buy roasted
red peppers from a shop,
they are much tastier when
prepared at home. Salty feta,
crisp croutons, and sweet
cherry tomatoes make this
smoky salad the perfect
partner for roast chicken or
even slow-cooked lamb.
Serves 4-6
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
4 large red peppers, quartered, seeds discarded
2 slices sourdough bread,
chopped into tiny cubes
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsps dried wild oregano
250g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp tiny capers in brine
1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves
50g feta cheese, crumbled
DRESSING:
3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsps red wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
CHOCOLATE NUT TART
Serves 8
Prep 25 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
INGREDIENTS:
250g sweet shortcrust pastry
4 tbsps plain flour, plus extra
for dusting
100g dark chocolate, chopped
125g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g pecans
50g walnuts
icing sugar, for dusting
vanilla ice-cream, whipped
cream or crème fraîche, to
serve
Preheat oven to 210°C/190°C
fan-assisted/Gas 5. Roll
out the pastry on a work
surface lightly dusted with
flour to 5mm thick and use
to line a 24cm tart tin with a
removable base. Trim excess
and prick the base with a fork.
Chill for 15 minutes in the
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Preheat the oven grill to the
highest temperature. Place the
red peppers, skin side up, on a
baking tray and grill for eight
minutes or until blistered and
blackened. Use the rack closest
to the heating element. Place
in a bowl, cover with plastic
wrap and stand for 5-10
minutes. Peel the capsicum,
cut into small pieces and
place in a bowl.
Preheat the oven to
210°C/190°C fan-assisted/
gas 5. Place the croutons on
a baking tray, drizzle with
the oil, then sprinkle with the
dried oregano, a good sprinkle
of sea salt and black pepper.
Toss to combine and bake for
6 minutes or until golden and
crisp. Remove and set aside.
To make the dressing, place
all ingredients in a jar with a
fitted lid. Add some salt and
pepper, seal and shake well.
In a large bowl, add the
tomatoes, peppers, capers and
fresh oregano. Sprinkle with
a little salt and pepper, pour
the dressing over and toss to
combine. Pour on to a serving
platter or bowl and scatter
with feta and croutons.
freezer or 30 minutes in the
refrigerator. Line the pastry
with baking paper and fill with
baking beads, dried beans or
uncooked rice. Bake for 10
minutes, then remove the
paper and beads and bake for
another 5 minutes or until
light golden and dry. Cool in
the tin.
Reduce the heat to
180°C/160°C fan-assisted/
gas 4. Melt the chocolate and
butter in a large heatproof
bowl and set over a saucepan
of simmering water. Stir until
smooth and incorporated.
Alternatively you can
microwave it in a glass bowl,
heating for 1 minute on high
and stirring straight away.
Remove from the heat and
whisk in the sugar, eggs and
vanilla extract, then the flour.
Add the nuts, a good pinch
of sea salt and combine well.
Pour into the pastry case and
bake for 30 minutes or until
the top is crusty. Cool in the
tin. Dust with icing sugar and
serve with ice cream.
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Travel
bang
Go off with a
Where to make the
most of this weekend’s
Bonfire Night fireworks
displays. By SophieLam
AFTER DARK FIREWORKS
SPECTACULAR
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Taking place at the Don Valley
Bowl, this is one of Yorkshire’s
biggest firework events. The
festivities get under way with a
fairground at 5.30pm, followed
by the bonfire lighting at 7.30pm
and then fireworks set to music
at 9pm. There will also be fire
spinners, street food stalls, face
painters and DJs from Hallam
FM. Advance tickets are still
available, with more available
on the night (cash only).
Friday, adults £10/children £5,
afterdarkfireworks.com
BRIDGWATER GUY FAWKES
CARNIVAL
Somerset
At the time of the Gunpowder
Plot, Bridgwater was staunchly
Protestant, which explains
the history of these lively
celebrations. They have been
recorded as far back as 1847,
when disguised residents
would parade to the bonfire
where effigies of popular hate
figures were burnt. This year,
fireworks are being held on
Friday, with a children’s parade
at 7pm and fireworks in St
Matthews Field at 7.30pm.
The main carnival kicks off on
Saturday morning with street
performers and live music from
10am and the procession from
7pm to 10.30pm. The tradition
of squibbing, the simultaneous
firing of large fireworks along
the High Street, takes place
at 10.45pm.
Friday and Saturday, free,
bridgwatercarnival.org.uk
BLACKHEATH FIREWORKS
London SE3
Crowds of up to 100,000 are
Celebrations at the Alton Towers
theme park (right), Ottery St
Mary, where burning tar barrels
are carried (far right, top) and
Bridgwater GETTY IMAGES
expected at London’s biggest
free display, so it’s advisable
to arrive in good time and take
public transport (the nearest
stations are Blackheath,
Lewisham, Greenwich and
Maze Hill). There’s a funfair
open from midday, and food and
drinks stalls from 5pm, with the
fireworks starting at 8pm.
Saturday, free,
lewisham.gov.uk/fireworks
OTTERY ST MARY
TAR BARREL FESTIVAL
Devon
Seventeen wood barrels –
each sponsored by a pub –
are soaked in tar, set alight
and then carried through
the Devon birthplace of poet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge for
this centuries-old tradition.
The spectacle, watched by up
to 10,000, is rounded off with a
bonfire. Not recommended for
young children.
Saturday, free, tarbarrels.co.uk
PAISLEY FIREWORKS
SPECTACULAR
Renfrewshire
A family-friendly event that
will light up the sky above
Paisley Abbey. Eighties-tinged
entertainment will kick off
at 2pm, with a silent disco
and free arcade games –
including Pac-Man and Space
Invaders – in the town hall. The
main event is at 7pm.
Saturday, free,
paisley2021.co.uk/events
HEVENINGHAM HALL
FIREWORKS
Suffolk
Taking place in the Capability
Brown-designed grounds
Seventeen
barrels are
soaked in tar,
set alight,
then carried
through
the town
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Fireworks in
Sheffield, where
the display will take
place at the Don
Valley Bowl
of the Grade I listed stately
home, this event starts at
5pm with a programme of live
entertainment including music
from Toploader and illuminated
beats from the LED Drummers.
There will be a funfair, food and
drinks stalls and, of course, a
huge bonfire and a high-impact
firework display.
Saturday, £8/£5 or £25 per vehicle
(up to seven occupants),
suffolk-fireworks.co.uk
ALTON TOWERS ULTIMATE
FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
Staffordshire
This popular event is held on
both Saturday and Sunday
nights at 7pm before the theme
park closes for the year. The
park opens at 10am on both
days, with rides running until
9pm. Fireworks will be released
from locations around the park
for maximum effect.
Saturday and Sunday, £5
with annual pass, £32/£27.50,
altontowers.com/activities/
events/fireworks
SPARKS IN THE PARK Cardiff
The biggest firework display in
Wales is being held at Cooper’s
Field as a ticket-only event.
There are two displays, the
first child-friendly at 5.45pm
and bonfire lighting at 6.15pm,
with the main event at 7pm.
Gates open at 4.30pm, with
entertainment from Heart FM.
Saturday, £10/£5/£25 family,
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BY MICHAEL LEWIS
From the author
of Moneyball this
book is about
the two Israeli
psychologists,
who explained
why people
make bad
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was full of doubt, the other
swaggered. This is a brilliant
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CERTIFICATE PG, 80 MINS
During a Halloween party
13-year-old
Lucas
transforms
into a winged
orange
creature.
“When we
turn into
teenagers, we
also turn into monsters,”
his father explains to his
incredulous son.
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When
the boat
comes in
“
Sting’s hymn to Newcastle’s
shipbuilding past didn’t last
long on Broadway – but he’s
rebooting ‘The Last Ship’ for a
UK run. By Catherine Scott
was terrified of the shipyards and I knew from a
very early age that I needed to get away,” says Sting.
And yet it was growing
up in the shipyards of Wallsend,
North Tyneside, that inspired his
musical The Last Ship.
A new production of the show
is now set to open at Northern
Stage in Newcastle in March
2018, before touring the UK. The
original production premiered in
the summer of 2014, in Chicago,
before moving to Broadway,
starring Jimmy Nail, but it lasted
just five months in New York.
“It wasn’t a flop,” Sting says
defensively. “I made the musical
I wanted to make. We played in
New York, Chicago and Salt Lake
City and just last week I went to
see it in Finland.”
In 2010 Sting was approached
by a Broadway producer and
asked to make a musical. “There
was no way I was going to make
a rock opera or a Disney-style
fairy tale. I made the musical
I had always wanted to write.
I wanted to do something that
was different.
“We received a Tony Award. We
did it and I feel immensely proud
of that. Most musicals don’t make
their money back.”
We are sitting in a dressing
room at the Sage in Gateshead,
just across the water from where
the first seeds of The Last Ship
were sown.
“I wanted to make sure that
what I was doing had the support
of the local shipyard workers
it was about,” says Sting. “And
so I invited them to some of the
workshops at the very beginning
of this process, seven years ago, to
ask their permission.”
The approval of the community
where he grew up is very
important to the megastar
who sold millions of records as
frontman of The Police and then
as a solo artist. Despite having
sold 100 million albums and with
homes across the world, the
66-year-old says he is drawn back
to his roots.
“I was born next to the shipyard
and I would see the men going
to work everyday as I went to
school. It was a frightening
place, but it was part of my life. I
wanted something different and
I had to leave to achieve it. But
at some point it was important
to go back to where I came from,
the community I rejected and
realise that I owed them a debt
of gratitude.
“It’s important to bring it
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Sting with his old friend Jimmy Nail (far left), who came
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SEAN O’GRADY
A scene from the original run of
‘The Last Ship’
SHANE MARSHALL BROWN
[The Last Ship] back here to
its roots.”
Although the man born Gordon
Sumner always wanted to be a
musician, his day job was being a
teacher. His life started to change
when a member of the band he
was playing in at the time, The
Phoenix Jazzmen, decided to
rename him Sting because of a
black-and-yellow sweater he used
to wear.
A chance meeting in Newcastle
with the drummer Stewart
Copeland gave him the break he
needed and within months Sting
had given up his teaching job and
moved to London.
The Police was formed with
bass guitarist Henry Padovani,
later replaced by Andy Summers,
and went on to have hit after
hit around the globe. The trio
went their separate ways in 1986
only to surprise many people by
reforming in 2007.
After The Police split initially
Sting’s success did not diminish
as a solo singer and he confirmed
his place as one of the best
living songwriters.
The Last Ship may have been
in production for seven years,
but for Sting it goes back much
further. The death of his parents
in close succession had a profound
effect and led, in 1991, to the
introspective album The Soul
Cages. Its influence is clearly felt
in The Last Ship.
“I always felt that The Soul Cages
was quite theatrical,” he says.
“Then about eight years ago I saw
an article about Polish shipyard
workers in Gdansk. The closure
of the shipyard had devastated
the community, but they had got
together to build their own ship.
“I thought if I can include that
story to the story of my own and
create an allegory then I would be
happy. And I have to say the last
seven years have been the best of
my life.”
The Last Ship centres around
Gideon Fletcher, who returns
home after 17 years at sea.
Tensions between the past and
the future flare in both his family
and his town. The local shipyard
is closing and no one knows
what will come next, only that
a half-built ship towers over
the terraces.
Directed by Lorne Campbell,
the artistic director of Northern
Stage, The Last Ship again stars
Jimmy Nail, who came out of
retirement to be part of the
project seven years ago.
“When I was 55 I’d had enough
and so decided to retire,” says the
63-year-old Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
star. “Then I got a call from Sting,
who I have known for more than
30 years since we both played in
bands around Newcastle. He said
he’d had an idea about a musical
and would I go along and work
with some of the songs.
“Against my better judgement
I went along for a couple of days
and I ended up being there for
months. It was such a fantastic
piece of work. Lyrically it was
extraordinary, but I had no
interest in being involved in
the performance side of things.
However, then it got to the point
where it was clear I was going to
play the part. I was never formally
asked, it just evolved, really.
“I’m like the barnacle on the
bottom of the ship, I’ve been with it
so long and am the oldest member
Th
here was no way
I was going to make
a rock opera or a
Disney-style fairy tale
of the cast,” adds Nail, who worked in
a Tyneside shipyard before finding
fame on television and as a singer.
Despite his experience, he admits
he isn’t that used to theatre and
finds it a pretty intense process. Full
rehearsals will start in January and
Nail knows what’s at stake. When
ticket sales started to dwindle in
America, Sting stepped in and
replaced his leading man.
“I’m not sure he has ever forgiven
me,” says Sting, although given Nail
has once again come out of retirement
to take on the role of foreman Jackie
he appears to have drawn a line
under the US production. The pair
were spotted in the stands at St
James’ Park, Newcastle, watching
their football team play last week.
A reincarnated The Last Ship will
be a very different beast from the one
seen by the Americans.
“It is more political,” says
Campbell. “It is also a collaborative
process. Sting listens to everyone
involved, We are all so immersed in it
and we just want to create something
beautiful and meaningful.”
Sting says he will be very handson during the rehearsal and
performance process. “For me,” he
adds. “It is all about having fun.”
‘The Last Ship’ opens at Northern
Stage, Newcastle on 12 March 2018
(0191 230 5151); then tours to 7 July
Balanced look at the
‘Jewish homeland’ as
envisaged in 1917
» The Balfour Declaration BBC2, 9pm
» Strike Back Sky 1, 9pm
“D
id the Balfour
Declaration bestow a
blessing or a curse on
the two peoples?” It is
hardly Jane Corbin’s fault that the
question she posed at the start of
her thoughtful and well-balanced
essay on the Arab-Israeli conflict
has no definitive answer.
One hundred years after the
British foreign secretary of the
time, Lord (Arthur) Balfour,
posited the idea of a “homeland”
for the Jewish people, his name
and what his pledge came to
stand for are still argued about.
Appropriately, or ironically, for the
Holy Land, a place where religion
drives politics so grievously, his 67word letter to a prominent British
Zionist, Lord Rothschild, has come
to carry theological significance,
a modern-day Old Testament or a
Dead Sea Scroll.
Corbin’s take on it centred on
an amendment to the declaration
text by one of her own ancestors,
a junior member of that British
government of a century ago,
Leo Amery, later to become a
distinguished minister, who
was himself part-Jewish. His
contribution to history was to add
to the promise of a “national home”
for the Jewish people the phrase
“… it being clearly understood that
nothing shall be done which may
prejudice the civil and religious
rights of existing non-Jewish
communities in Palestine”.
Corbin, like the conscientious
Th
hat glimpse of a
permanently peaceful
future sadly died with
Yitzak Rabin in 1995
reporter she has always been,
talked to those involved, especially
those involved in the Oslo peace
process. She also offered a
reporter’s view, based on long
experience, that the spirit of the
Balfour Declaration, with its
acknowledgment of both Jewish
and Arab aspirations and rights,
was far-sighted. Given all the
intervening wars, uprisings and
pitiless terror, it pointed to the
idea of a two-state solution, the
settlement briefly and heroically
achieved in the Oslo Accords
of 1993. That glimpse of a
permanently peaceful future sadly
died with the assassination of its
principal architect, Israeli premier
Yitzak Rabin, in 1995.
It is futile, though strangely
compelling, to wonder what Balfour
Well-balanced: Jane Corbin in
Jerusalem OREN ROSENFELD
might make of everything that
happened after his death in 1930 –
not least the Holocaust. Because
of that event there was a historical
inevitablity to the creation of Israel
that went far beyond and carried
vastly more momentum than
anything a figure such as Balfour
could say or do in 1917.
Strike Back, Sky’s military
action series, back for a second
run, is so nearly brilliant it is
upsetting. On the one hand you
have the thrill of it all: a wide
selection of SUVs being driven
like crazy across deserts, and
gratuitously blown up by mortar
fire (a bit like on Top Gear, but with
fewer masculinity issues), and
Chinook helicopters and goats in
permanent mortal danger. Then
there are the sumptuous Middle
East and Maghreb backdrops,
magnificent even when rubble.
Plus a decent enough storyline
about a bunch of American, British
and Australian soldiers wanting
to get their own back on a nasty
Islamic State leader.
On the other side? The sheer
incredibility of it all. Everyone with
a speaking role, and indeed nearly
all the extras, is unspeakably goodlooking, improbably well-groomed
and goes around wise-cracking like
Groucho Marx (or at least Roger
Moore as Bond). Even their desert
combat boots look like they’re fresh
out of Harvey Nicks. All Strike Back
really needs to make it perfect are
some soldiers, terrorist and spies
who look like the rest of us – plain
through to pug ugly. Well, that and
a make–up artist armed with a
couple of buckets of theatrical mud
and dust. THE INDEPENDENT
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Arts
Arts
reviews
Killer combination: Clare
Louise Connolly assaults
the senses as Regan, with Ian
McKellen voicing the demon
PAMELA RAITH
THEATRE
The Exorcist
PHOENIX THEATRE. LONDON
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With its premiere timed to
coincide with Halloween, The
Exorcist hits the West End stage
44 years after the William
Friedkin flick first frightened the
hell out of cinema audiences and
polarised critics.
It made diabolical amounts
of money with its unnerving
treatment of William Peter
Blatty’s best-selling novel
about the demonic possession
of a 12-year-old girl in her
Georgetown bedroom and
her actress mother’s fight to
reclaim her through an exorcism.
This critic is of a nervous
disposition but I never felt that
my susceptibilities were being
shallowly exploited by John
Pielmeier’s intelligent (if imperfect)
stage adaptation (which goes back
to the novel) or by Sean Mathias’s
impressive production, which
– though it contains amusing
elements – admirably resists the
temptation to camp it up.
This show is less scary than the
film but more disturbing. It offers
the pleasure of experiencing a
story that you love to dread told
in another medium that traps the
audience in the same space as
the characters.
Mathias has gathered a great
technical team. Anna Fleischle’s
shadowy, shuddery set shuts all
the outside locations into one
hermetic haunted house, with the
awful cockpit of Regan’s room
at its centre. Courtesy of the
excellent, creepy projections,
the wallpaper heaves and its
pattern swarms like rats. Ben
Hart’s illusions cause drawers to
fly through air, flickering lamps
to explode, and the girl to almost
slice her arm off.
The effects would operate
on the nervous system only
if Mathias’s production didn’t
make you feel that your whole
moral being was being assaulted
thanks to the brilliant killer
combination of Clare Louise
Connolly, the young adult
actress who plays Regan, and
Ian McKellen, who voices the
part of the demon. Connolly’s
astonishing performance
horribly convinces you that the
prepubescent poppet – bloodied
from masturbating with a crucifix
and then manacled to the bed
– descends by blasphemous
degrees into the depraved
lip-syncing proxy of an evil that
can’t be explained by medical
science. But the ending is rushed
and the role of the atheist mother
who turns to priests is somewhat
sidelined by the actual exorcism.
To 10 March 2018 (0844 871 7629)
PAUL TAYLOR
THE INDEPENDENT
VISUAL ARTS
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
TATE MODERN, LONDON SE1
Ilya Kabakov officially worked in
the Soviet Union as a children’s
illustrator, but he was also
an avant-garde artist among
fellow under-the-radar Moscow
intellectuals. He’s now married
to Emilia, whom he joined in New
York in the late Eighties, having
escaped the USSR. They became
a thrilling artistic partnership,
making Ilya’s earlier ideas fusing
painting and conceptualism and
his experiments with installation
art. (020 7887 8888) to 28 Jan
A Life in Art:
GF Watts 1817-1904/
Monumental Murals
WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’ VILLAGE,
COMPTON
Two exhibitions run concurrently
in the bicentenary year of the
Victorian painter GF Watts, one a
chronological journey through his
artistic life, the other exploring his
ambitious mural projects of the
1850s. The village also includes a
recreation of his studio in the east
wing of his house, Limnerslease.
(01483 810235) to Sun
FILM
Call Me By Your Name
15, LUCA GUADAGNINO, 132 MINS
Coming-of-age films set over
long, lazy summers constitute
a mini-genre in their own right.
Few, though, have the freshness
or poignance of this adaptation of
André Aciman’s 2007 novel about
a gay affair between a teenage boy
and a twentysomething graduate
student in Eighties Italy. What
makes the film so magical is the
extraordinary delicacy, formal
daring and insight with which
Guadagnino tackles familiar
material. Nationwide release
POP
OPERA
Metallica
Rodelinda
Grace Jones:
Bloodlight and Bami
SSE HYDRO, GLASGOW
COLISEUM, LONDON
15, SOPHIE FIENNES, 115 MINS
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“Up here after 36 years and still
kicking ass,” is how singer and
guitarist James Hetfield described
Metallica’s 2017 iteration, touring
their tenth album, Hardwired… to
Self-Destruct.
For a band that pioneered
thrash metal, Metallica do a
very good impersonation of a
heritage rock act, albeit with a
more muscular, jaw-rattling
rhythmic accompaniment from
Robert Trujillo on bass and the
ever-animated Lars Ulrich on a
drum kit in the centre of the hall.
They played a Stomp-style
piece of thunderous, four-part
stick drumming during “Now
That We’re Dead”; dedicated “For
Whom the Bell Tolls” to “those
who serve” and “Moth Into Flame”
to Amy Winehouse; and offered
up fan favourites “Master of
Puppets”, “Nothing Else Matters”
and the closing “Enter Sandman”.
“After all this time, it’s a real joy
to see females at Metallica gigs,”
Hetfield remarked, before saluting
a 10-year-old boy in the front row.
They’re an inter-generational
band now – not the sort you
frighten your parents with.
DAVID POLLOCK
Richard Jones’s 2014 production
of Handel’s great opera, now
revived, is set in fascist Italy.
Bertarido, whose throne has
been usurped by Grimoaldo, has
fled abroad leaving behind his
wife Rodelinda, son Flavio and
sister Eduige; he has circulated
false reports of his death and is
returning in disguise. Now he
finds his wife’s fidelity under
siege from the usurper.
The charade enacted during the
overture communicates nothing
more than that a mother and
her son are pursued and caught,
and the curtain goes up on two
scruffy interconnected rooms –
Grimoaldo spying in one room on
his victims in the other via CCTV
– where too many kinds of violent
business are going on for us to tell
exactly what actually is going on.
The style is black humour in
the mode of Armando Iannucci’s
film The Death of Stalin: some
of Handel’s loveliest airs are
scuppered by OTT clowning,
and there are times when the
performers seem to be sending up
their own parts.
But gradually the production
clarifies to allow the manifold
Sophie Fiennes’ startling
documentary about Jamaican
pop diva Grace Jones doesn’t
bother with much in the way of
contextualisation. There is no
voice-over and precious little
archive footage; instead, we are
plunged straight into the middle of
her subject’s life as she is living it
now. Limited release
Brawl in Cell Block 99
18, S CRAIG ZAHLER, 127 MINS
Black humour: Rebecca Evans as Rodelinda, Tim Mead as Bertarido and
Juan Sancho playing Grimoaldo JANE HOBSON
beauties of the music to flower.
Tenor Juan Sancho makes a
mellifluous Grimoaldo, and
counter-tenor Christopher
Lowrey an engaging Unolfo, while
bass Neal Davies is vocally and
physically commanding in the role
of Garibaldo.
In counter-tenor Tim Mead as
Bertarido and soprano Rebecca
Evans as Rodelinda the central
roles are gorgeously taken. Mead’s
singing has found a new fire and
purity, while Evans delivers her
solos with consummate contro.
After Bertarido’s return, Jones’s
production never falters, the
stage transforming itself to match
the character of the score which,
thanks to Christian Curnyn’s
direction, runs the gamut from
tempestuousness to the most
exquisite tenderness.
To 15 November (020 7845 9300)
MICHAEL CHURCH
THE INDEPENDENT
S Craig Zahler is a writer-director
with an utterly distinctive style,
and many of the elements that
made his previous feature, the
Western Bone Tomahawk, so
distinctive are pursued in this
prison drama. The dialogue is
razor sharp and the performances
are far more nuanced and
poignant than you’d expect.
Limited release
TALKS & POETRY
Dulwich Literary Festival
OLD LIBRARY AT DULWICH COLLEGE,
LONDON SE21
Andrew Michael Hurley and
Laura Purcell open the festival
today, while later in the month
are Ali Smith, Simon Jenkins,
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Arts
agenda
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
VOICES
16-20
TV
28-29
their journey with traditional and
original music inspired by their
Atlantic Canadian histories and
roots. Thomas Hughes Memorial
Hall, Uffington (thmh.co.uk) tonight;
Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham
(01476 406158) Thur; Kirkgate
Arts Centre, Cockermouth
(01900 826448) Fri
COMEDY
Milton Jones
Alexei Sayle, Courttia Newland,
Henry Blofeld, Alan Hollinghurst
and Robert Peston.
(020 8670 1920) to 30 Nov
POP
Big Thief
VARIOUS VENUES
Brooklyn’s indie-strafed
folk-rockers navigate extremes
of tender beauty and tarnished
grit on album two. With Adrianne
Lenker’s voice matching
instinctive feeling to great range,
Capacity is a cathartic beauty:
sometimes sweet, sometimes
sharp, always intoxicating. See
“Shark Smile” for stand-out
proof. Thekla, Bristol (alttickets.
com) tonight; Hare & Hounds,
Birmingham (seetickets.com)
Thur; Deaf Institute, Manchester
(seetickets.com) Fri
Liam Gallagher
METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE
Unlike his meat’n’spuds brother
Noel, the younger Gallagher
makes a lively fist of his limitations
on his solo debut. Its hit-maker
songwriting team sticks to the
Beatles-do-Britpop imprint,
but As You Were is a sight
sparkier than the calamitous
carbo-rock of Oasis’ dying days.
(seetickets.com) tonight
Father John Misty
VARIOUS VENUES
VARIOUS VENUES
The master of deliciously oddball
one liners – with hair and shirt
combo to match – tours Milton
Jones Is Out There. Corn Exchange,
King’s Lynn (01553 764864) tonight;
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
(01604 624811) Thur; Cliffs Pavilion,
Southend (01702 351135) Fri
His evolution into a foxy showman
complete, the former Fleet Fox
delivers more tart twists on
singer-songwriter basics. After
the plush smut of I Love You,
Honeybear, Josh Tillman
tackles the human condition
on Pure Comedy, gallows
humour and gorgeous craft in
perfectly proportioned doses.
Usher Hall, Edinburgh (usherhall.
co.uk) tonight; Academy, Glasgow
(ticketweb.co.uk) Thur
CLASSICAL
London Symphony
Orchestra
BARBICAN HALL, LONDON EC2
Gianandrea Noseda conducts
a standalone performance of
Tchaikovsky’s fateful Fourth
Symphony in the LSO’s new
commuter-friendly Half Six Fix
slot. (0845 120 7511) tonight 6.30pm
FOLK & ROOTS
Ten Strings and a Goatskin
VARIOUS VENUES
That’s all you need to travel all the
way from Prince Edward Island
in the Maritime Provinces, as
the bilingual folk/fusion trio fuel
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A Woman of No Importance
VAUDEVILLE THEATRE, LONDON WC2
Dominic Dromgoole launches
the first instalment in his yearlong season of Oscar Wilde plays
in the West End with a spirited
and splendidly cast revival of
A Woman of No Importance.
Stunning in black velvet, Eve Best
is wonderfully moving as Mrs
Arbuthnot, the “woman” of the
title who struggles to prevent
her beloved son taking up a
diplomatic career with the cad
who, 20 years back, fathered and
abandoned him. The crack cast
also includes Anne Reid, Eleanor
Bron and Emma Fielding.
(0330 333 4814) to 30 Dec
WORLD MUSIC
Hannah Gadsby
VARIOUS VENUES
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
The Albanian Saz musicians
recorded by Joe Boyd and Jerry
Boyes for the superb album on
Glitterbeat, At Least Wave Your
Handerchief at Me, tour the UK.
Royal Welsh College of Music &
Drama, Cardiff (029 2034 2854)
tonight; Pontio, Bangor
(01248 382828) Fri
THEATRE
The Addams Family: the
Musical Comedy
ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD
First
Chance
Opening
this week
FILM
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
15, YORGOS LANTHIMOS, 121MINS
Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman star in
Yorgos Lanthimos’s drama. Opens Fri
VISUAL ARTS
Impressionists in London:
French Artists in Exile
(1870–1904)
TATE BRITAIN, LONDON SW1
Saz’iso
A chance (and perhaps your final
chance, given her insistence that
this is her stand-up swan song)
to catch this year’s joint winner
of the Edinburgh Comedy Award
performing the confrontational,
patriarchy-smashing Nanette.
(020 7478 0100) to 11 Nov
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The story of the artists who fled to
Britain to escape the Franco-Prussian
War. (020 7887 8888) opens Thur
DANCE
Birmingham Royal Ballet
SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON EC1
Ruth Brill’s new Arcadia and
Michael Corder’s Le Baiser de la Fée.
(020 7863 8000) opens Fri
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A brilliantly revised and
re-energised version of Andrew
Lippa’s 2010 Broadway hit. Lippa’s
musical is a witty and exhilarating
show, full of satirical energy,
hilarious one-liners, and superb
musical numbers. Casting is
superb, with Samantha Womack
as Morticia, Cameron Blakely as
Gomez and Les Dennis as Uncle
Fester. (atgtickets.com) to Sat
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EUROPE
Hard Brexit ‘could cost UK
75,000 jobs in finance’
By Josie Cox
The Bank of England believes that up
to 75,000 jobs could be lost within the
financial services industry as a result
of a “hard” Brexit.
The Bank of England is using the
75,000 number as a “reasonable
scenario” based on a situation under
which no specific financial services
deal is struck between the UK and
the EU, according to the BBC.
Th e n umb e r co ul d c h a n ge
depending on the final trading
relationship agreed between the two
sides. Many jobs would probably
move from the UK to the Continent,
the report said. The Bank of England
was not immediately available
for comment.
Several figures have been touted in
relation to possible Brexit-related job
losses over the last year.
A Reuters survey of firms
employing the bulk of workers in
international finance showed last
month that around 10,000 finance
jobs would probably be shifted out
of Britain or created overseas in the
next few years if the UK is denied
access to Europe’s single market.
The Bank of England reportedly
believes the 10,000 jobs figure is likely
to be the “day one” of Brexit numbers
if no deal is struck. The total 75,000
figure in the report is in line with
a forecast from the Oliver Wyman
Citigroup, Morgan Stanley,
Daiwa, Sumitomo Mitsui
Financial Group and Nomura
have already announced that they
are relocating operations and
staff from Britain to the EU.
human resources consultancy, about
what might happen if hard Brexit
goes through.
Financial services employs
1.1 million people, with many focused
on the domestic economy rather than
cross-border services that are likely
to be most affected by Brexit.
Other forecasts have ranged from
the 30,000 estimated by Bruegel, a
Brussels-based research group, in
February, to as many as 232,000 by
Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the
London Stock Exchange, in January.
A report by TheCityUK, a lobby
group, has also put the number of jobs
at risk at 75,000. It said in October
that the UK could lose £8bn to £10bn
in annual tax revenues if it leaves the
EU without a deal and has to fall back
on World Trade Organisation rules.
Cities including New York,
Frankfurt, Paris and Brussels are
Frankfurt is one city expected to
benefit from a London exodus GETTY
among those expected to benefit
from the London exodus. Frankfurt
is largely seen as the most popular
destination. Bob Diamond, the
former chief executive of Barclays,
has said that New York will benefit at
London’s expense.
Europlace, which represents
the finance industry in Paris, said
in January that Paris could lure as
many as 20,000 jobs from Britain’s
finance industry. THE INDEPENDENT
ENERGY
BP shares at
seven-year
high after
profits jump
By Ben Woods
Quote of
the day
The 30
Second
Briefing
RYANAIR
Never make
economic
forecasts
Matt Hancock
The digital minister
and former economic
forecaster on London’s
fortunes after Brexit
What’s the latest with Ryanair?
The budget airline will suffer a
€25m (£22m) blow in the wake of its
flight-cancellation fiasco, but has
still bolstered half-year profits by
11 per cent.
How did it possibly manage that?
The jump was driven by a strong
Easter period, helping bolster
customer numbers by 11 per cent to
72.1 million. Revenues also picked up
7 per cent to €4.4bn, as it added 80
new routes and drove down airfares
by 5 per cent. Ryanair said it saw no
reason to adjust its full-year profit
guidance from between €1.4bn
and €1.45bn.
Surely it must be suffering in
some way after paying out all
that compensation?
Ryanair certainly has to address
problems with the way it treats
pilots, which was the cause of
the 20,000 cancelled flights in
September. Moves to boost pilot
pay could impact its full-year
performance by as much as €100m
the company said. Full-year traffic
is also expected to slow from 131
million customers to 129 million
after having to ground 25 aircraft.
Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief
executive, said that the airline
“could have responded sooner to a
tightening market” for experienced
flight officers. But he added that
the company has hired 900 pilots
this year.
All right for some...
Quite. Neil Wilson, ETX Capital’s
senior market analyst, said: “More
passengers, lower fares and on
course for another record profit –
investors might be wondering what
all the fuss was about in the wake of
September’s cancellation fiasco.”
BP has more than doubled profits
in the third quarter after securing
a 14 per cent jump in oil and
gas production.
The oil major said underlying
replacement cost profit – the market’s
preferred measure – rose to $1.9bn
(£1.4bn) over the three-month period,
up from $684m for the same quarter
last year. On a nine-month basis,
underlying replacement cost profits
also climbed to $4.1bn in contrast to
$2.2bn for the period in 2016.
Shares in the firm rose more
than 3 per cent, hitting a seven-year
high during morning trading on the
London Stock Exchange, as earnings
beat expectations.
BP added that oil and gas
production during the third quarter
rose to an average of 3.6 million
barrels of oil per day after it launched
a number of new projects.
BP, which has been reshaping its
business in order to cope with longterm low oil prices, used its results to
announce a share buyback scheme
for the fourth quarter.
The update comes amid brighter
outlook for global oil giants after the
price of Brent crude lifted above $60
a barrel for the first time in two years
last week.
Group chief executive Bob Dudley
said: “We are steadily delivering on
our plans.
“This quarter, three upstream
projects and the highest downstream
earnings in five years, underpinned
by reliable operations and disciplined
spending, have generated healthy
earnings and cash flow.”
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VOICES
16-20
TV
28-29
IQ
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BUSINESS SPORT
38-43
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MEDIA
MARKETING
Ultra-fast broadband would
cost British £30bn, says BT
WPP blames
cost-cutting for
lack of growth
in advertising
i WEDNESDAY
1 NOVEMBER 2017
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From the
business
pages
By Simon English
By Ben Woods
BT Openreach said yesterday it
could turn Britain into an ultra-fast
broadband economy by the mid2020s – if consumers are willing
to pay higher bills and put up with
massive disruption to roads.
The infrastructure arm of the
telecom giant, spun out of BT
as part of a regulatory move to
increase competition, says it has
the “ambition” to build a Fibre-tothe-Premises (FTTP) broadband
network that would “safeguard
the UK’s position as a leading
digital economy”.
At the moment, internet is typically
delivered via boxes on street corners,
with the last bit of the journey made
on a slower, copper line.
An overhaul would cost perhaps
£6bn per 10 million homes – or
around £30bn for the entire country.
It would involve a massive shake-up
of the UK’s digital infrastructure, and
mean roads would be dug up to install
the fibre wires.
BT has in the past argued that
copper broadband meets the needs
of nearly all consumers.
Openreach says Sky, TalkTalk,
Vodafone and others think there
is enough demand for an ultra-fast
broadband network.
It needs government and customer
approval for what would be a gigantic
An overhaul
would involve a
huge shake-up of
the nation’s digital
infrastructure
engineering project. Openreach
chief executive Clive Selley said:
“We believe that under the right
conditions, we could build FTTP
connections to 10 million homes and
businesses by the mid-2020s.
“We want to do it, we think it’s
the right thing to do for the UK, but
it’s clear that we can’t do it alone,
so I’m encouraged to hear that
our wholesale customers support
our vision.”
Openreach says it would need
“a regulatory environment that
encourages investment, and we
need to agree how the costs of such
a huge engineering project can be
recovered fairly from all those that
stand to benefit”.
BT has seen arch-rival Virgin
Media win some custom with its own
telecom network. EVENING STANDARD
Parent company BT, which
reports quarterly results
tomorrow, is under pressure
because of customer service
problems at Openreach.
AVIATION
US dragged into Airbus corruption scandal
By Tim Hepher and Cyril Altmeyer
Airbus said yesterday it had
uncovered problems involving the
use of sales agents to sell US arms
technology, dragging the US into
a growing corruption scandal at
Europe’s largest aerospace firm.
Outlook
ANTHONY
HILTON
Chancellor needs
fresh ideas on
taxing business
D
ouglas Flint, now freed
from his role as chairman
of HSBC, was quoted
last week as saying that
c a p i t a l i s m o p e rat e s
within taxation, data ownership
and responsibility models totally
out of date for today’s borderless
digital world.
Airbus also warned of a material
impact from potential fines resulting
from existing bribery investigations
in the UK and France.
The investigation is about the
use of middlemen in aeroplane
sales, which has triggered an
internal inquiry.
But the aerospace firm said it was
too early to gauge the size or timing
of these or the outcome of the latest
US-related findings.
Airbus reaffirmed its 2017
guidance as it posted quarterly core
operating earnings of €697m (£614m)
and revenues up 2 per cent. REUTERS
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Philip Hammond needs to pay heed,
because Flint’s comments contain
a blunt warning for governments
e v e r y w h e r e. To d ay ’s g l o b a l
companies shift profits to countries
where they pay minimal tax.
Governments are already finding
it hard to raise revenue, and this
is particularly true of Britain. On
Monday, the Institute of Fiscal
Studies (IFS) published its annual
Green Budget, which takes a long and
impartial look at the nation’s finances
and points to the reality under the
rosy rhetoric of Budget day.
It is not an encouraging picture:
we have had seven years of austerity
and £29bn of cuts with another £12bn
in the pipeline, but still the country
cannot pay its way.
Tax is taking as big a share of
national income as at any time in the
past 30 years but the International
Monetary Fund says that the UK
has the seventh-largest debt and the
eighth largest deficit of any of the 28
leading countries it surveyed.
These gloomy figures will look
markedly worse if the Office for
Budgetary Responsibility (OBR) tells
the truth about productivity.
Nevertheless, as if to prove that
even economists can believe in
hope over experience, the OBR has
refused to use the low productivity
number in its forecasts, so the future
always looks much better than logic
Th
he most useful thing
Hammond can do is to show
he understands the problem
and is prepared to act upon it
suggests it should. This has allowed
successive chancellors to promise
jam tomorrow, however thin the
pickings today.
Now the OBR has signalled that it
is going to put an end to this fiction. If
it tells the whole truth, the IFS says
borrowing will soar way back up to
WPP has rolled back annual revenue
targets and warned that advertising
spending is suffering from activist
investors pressuring companies to
cut costs.
The advertising giant said like-forlike revenue and net sales for the full
year would now come in broadly flat.
It came as like-for-like sales
dropped 2 per cent to £3.6bn for
the third quarter, with revenues
expanding by 1.1 per cent on a
reported basis thanks to a boost from
acquisitions and the
Brexit-hit pound.
The United
Kingdom proved
the strongest
region for the
group over
the period,
securing 1.8
per cent growth
i n l i ke - f o r- l i ke
revenues, while the US
fell 5.1 per cent.
Chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell
(inset) said 2017 had been “a different
kettle of fish” compared with the
years following the financial crisis,
with top-line growth slowing across
the industry.
He said the reason could partly
be down to activist investors
urging major firms to deliver
cost reductions.
Sir Martin added: “Clients in
any event have had to deal with the
impact of digital disruption from, say,
Airbnb in the hospitality industry, or
Uber in transportation or Amazon or
Alibaba in distribution.
“But, in addition, they have now
been forced to focus even more on
cost reduction in response to activist
investors… or the consolidation
threat of zero-based budgeters such
as 3G or Reckitt Benckiser or Coty,
or previously Valeant or Endo in the
pharmaceutical industry.”
levels reminiscent of the financial
crisis. Even going halfway towards
reality will provide a stern test for
the Chancellor.
The most useful thing Hammond
could do in this month’s Budget is to
show he understands the problem
and is prepared to act upon it, but we
need more than a sticking plaster.
We need to rethink the approach to
corporation tax to move away from
taxing profit and towards something
based on the amount of business
companies do here. We need to shift
the emphasis from taxing income,
which is increasingly hard to catch,
to taxing spending and consumption,
which is much harder to avoid. We
need to rethink the role of land and
property taxes, on the basis that
these cannot be moved offshore.
Most of all, we need people looking
at the problem now, so that in 10
years’ time, when these problems
become acute, we have a plan to deal
with it. EVENING STANDARD
Online retailer to
stock Topshop garb
Sydney Morning Herald
Topshop, which has had a horrid
year thanks to the collapse of
the Australian franchise and
a pair of A$100 plastic jeans,
has found a saviour in one
of Australia’s biggest online
retailers. From 31 October,
The Iconic will stock Topshop’s
denim and menswear ranges,
with womenswear on sale from
November. Topshop launched in
Australia in 2011. Since May, five
of Topshop’s stores have shut.
Stimulus measures
‘to remain in place’
The Japan Times
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) left
its massive monetary stimulus
programme unchanged even
as it trimmed its inflation
forecasts, signalling further
divergence ahead from its global
peers. The BOJ is under little
pressure to take additional
action even though inflation is
well below its 2 per cent target.
The economy is on track for its
longest expansion in 16 years.
Saudi Airlines starts
Baghdad flights
Al Arabiya
State-owned Saudi Arabian
Airlines has launched its first
flight to Baghdad in 27 years.
The airline, also known as
Saudia, will depart from the Red
Sea city of Jeddah barely two
weeks after the Saudi budget
carrier Flynas made the first
commercial flight from Riyadh
to Baghdad since 1990. Flights
between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
were suspended in 1990.
Drones for
Asia’s farmers
South China Morning Post
Guangzhou-based XAircraft,
a drone maker specialising
in agricultural services in
China, has launched four new
unmanned aerial vehicles to
increase its dominance in the
sector. The drones have already
been introduced to farmers in
Japan and South Korea. Two
major obstacles – cost and
ease of use – hinder wider use
of crop-dusting drones among
farmers in China, where the
machines must be registered.
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BUSINESS
The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
FTSE 100 up 5.3 at 7493.1
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Admiral
Anglo Amer
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AB Foods
Ashtead Group
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Aviva
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Barclays
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BP
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BT
Bunzl
Burberry
Carnival
Centrica
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Compass
ConvaTec Group
CRH
Croda Intl
DCC
Diageo
Direct Line Ins
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Fresnillo
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TAKEOVER
CHEMICALS
Ineos buys iconic
Belstaff brand
Croda sales boost
gives shares lift
British petrochemicals
company Ineos is buying fashion
brand Belstaff, best known for
its waxed cotton motorcycle
jackets once worn by Steve
McQueen, in the latest off-beat
project by Ineos’s billionaire
founder Jim Ratcliffe. Ineos,
which claims to be Britain’s
largest private company, did not
disclose its price.
Shares in Croda International
have risen by more than 3
per cent after the speciality
chemicals firm lifted sales and
stood by its annual targets. The
FTSE 100 firm said sales in
reported currency rose 6.1 per
cent to £334.6m for the third
quarter, up from £315.3m in
2016. The rise was underpinned
by its personal care arm.
PHARMA
TRAVEL
Pfizer posts an
unexpected profit
BA cabin crew
accept pay deal
US drugs manufacturer Pfizer
has beaten expectations by
booking a third-quarter profit
of $2.84bn (£2.14bn). The New
York-based firm said earnings,
adjusted for costs related to
mergers and acquisitions, came
in at 67 cents per share, or 2
cents better than expected.
Pfizer said revenues were in line
with forecasts at $13.17bn.
British Airways cabin crew
have voted overwhelmingly to
accept a pay deal, bringing an
end to a long-running dispute
which included 85 days of
industrial action. Unite said 84
per cent of its members backed
the deal, adding that staff in
the mixed fleet cabin crew will
receive increases of between
£1,404 to £2,908 by March.
INDUSTRY
EMPLOYMENT
Manufacturers’
confidence falls
Young ‘let down’
by careers advice
Optimism among the country’s
smaller manufacturing firms
fell for the first time in a year,
sparking calls for action. One
in four of almost 400 small- to
medium-sized companies
surveyed by the Confederation
of British Industry blamed
labour shortages for limiting
investment plans.
Most young people believe they
have been failed by careers
advice, sometimes going into
the wrong job because of the
lack of help, according to a
study by careers app Debut.
Almost one in four of the 500
people surveyed said their
careers advice made them make
the wrong decision.
TECHNOLOGY
BANKING
New Galaxy gives
Samsung a boost
Westpac rigging
case in court
Tech giant Samsung yesterday
shrugged off scandals to post
recordbreaking profits spurred
on by its new Galaxy Note 8
smartphone. The South Korean
chip and smartphone maker
posted profits of 11.2trn won
(£7.6bn) in the last quarter, with
revenues up to 62.05trn won.
Rate-rigging allegations
have reached a court in
Australia with a case against
bank Westpac accused of
“unconscionable conduct”.
The court saw transcripts of
conversations between traders
they claim were rigging the
benchmark borrowing rate.
the
markets
The FTSE 100 rose 5.27 points
to close at 7,493.08 after strong
results from BP, up 16.46p to
518.06p and Royal Dutch Shell, up
20.80p to 2,422.30p.
***
Bookmakers were winning after a
government review of fixed-odds
betting terminals was less severe
than feared.
William Hill shares rose 4.60p
to 257.10p, Ladbrokes rose 2.83p
to 128.13p and Rank Group was up
5.80p to 237.90p, pushing the FTSE
250 index on which the firms are
listed up 14.61 points to 20,227.86.
Shares in Weir, the engineering
group, fell 144.50p to 1951.50p.
NEWS
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41
ECONOMY
BANKING
Eurozone growth
outstrips the UK
in third quarter
RBS criticised for small business refusal
By Ben Chu
The eurozone’s economy once again
grew faster than the UK’s in the third
quarter of 2017, confirming the divergence in economic fortunes between
Britain and the Continent as Brexit
approaches in 2019.
Eurostat, the European Commission’s statistics office, estimated the
collective GDP of the 19 single currency states grew 0.6 per cent in the
three months to September, faster
than the 0.4 per cent growth registered by the UK over the same period.
This follows eurozone GDP growth
of 0.7 per cent in the second quarter,
when the UK grew by just 0.3 per
cent, also the weakest rate in the G7.
On an annual basis the GDP growth
divergence was even more stark, with
the eurozone expanding by 2.5 per
cent in the third quarter while UK
growth was just 1.5 per cent.
The eurozone is experiencing a
cyclical recovery, after years of roll-
ing financial crisis, while the UK has
been hit this year by a rise in inflation
stemming from the slump in sterling
in the wake of last year’s Brexit vote.
Business investment has also been
weak in the UK because of concerns
about trade arrangements after
March 2019.
France’s GDP grew by 0.5 per cent
in the third quarter, its national statistics agency reported yesterday.
The annual rate of growth in the
eurozone’s second-largest economy
was 2.2 per cent, the highest since
2011, driven by consumer spending
and business investment.
Meanwhile, eurozone unemployment declined to 8.9 per cent in September, the lowest since January
2009, although still well above the
UK’s current rate of 4.3 per cent.
Eurostat also reported that inflation in the eurozone fell back to just
1.4 per cent in October, below the European Central Bank’s target of just
below 2 per cent. THE INDEPENDENT
Bailey to leave Burberry board
Burberry has confirmed that
president Christopher Bailey will
step down from the board next
year, ending his 17-year stint at the
high-end fashion house. Mr Bailey
led the firm as chief executive from
2014, but was succeeded by Marco
Gobbetti in July, allowing him to
take up the role of president and
chief creative officer. Burberry
said it will launch a search for a
successor to Mr Bailey. AFP/GETTY
CONSUMER
Interest rates? We haven’t a clue
By Emma Featherstone
More than half of British people do
not know what the term “interest
rate” means, a study claims.
The results of a MoneySupermarket survey come ahead of a possible
interest rates rise to be announced
tomorrow. The Bank of England’s
monetary policy committee is ex-
pected to vote for a 0.25 per cent
increase in the base rate to 0.5 per
cent. Of those MoneySupermarket
surveyed, 70 per cent could not identify the current Bank of England base
rate as 0.25 per cent.
Some 81 per cent of 18- to 24-yearolds surveyed did not understand the
term “interest rate”, compared with
57 per cent aged between 45 and 54.
By Kalyeena Makortoff
The head of Britain’s financial
watchdog said it was “unfortunate” that Royal Bank of Scotland
has disagreed with findings from
its report over the bank’s treatment of small businesses which
were shifted into its controversial
Global Restructuring Group.
RBS chief executive Ross
McEwan has written to MPs out-
lining a number of “concerns” over
the methodology of the report.
But Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), told MPs yesterday
that the bank should have accepted its findings.
“I think the report is strongly
critical of RBS and I think it is
unfortunate that RBS have not accepted that more readily,” he told
the Treasury Select Committee.
RBS has been dogged by allegations that it intentionally pushed
businesses towards failure in the
hopes of picking up their assets on
the cheap.
In November last year, the bank
said it would put aside £400m
in refunds for small- and medium-sized businesses following
the allegations.
The FCA said it was continuing
to investigate RBS.
42
BUSINESS
MIDWEEK MONEY
PENSIONS
‘I wasn’t asked about
my health when
I bought my annuity’
Ask
Harry
Your Questions
about money
Dear Harry,
I’ve recently heard that concerns
have been raised about the
daily
money
Customers switching to
TSB’s Classic Plus account
via MoneySavingExpert or
MoneySupermarket will get £130
for changing over in a deal from the
high-street bank.
The offer, which runs until
4 December this year, depends
way some annuities were sold
years ago, and I’m now worried
about mine.
I wasn’t told at the time that
I could shop around on the open
market for a better rate, and
I don’t believe I was asked about
the medical issues I had either.
Can I complain?
Name and address supplied
Harry says: Your experience
chimes with the findings of a
on account holders making sure
at least £500 is paid into the new
account within 28 days of making
the switch, and that all active debits
and credits are transferred.
TSB is also offering up to £10
cashback every month until the
end of June 2018.
Account holders will receive
£5 every month for having two
monthly direct debits set up,
plus another £5 cashback will be
received every month for using the
Classic Plus debit card at least 20
times a month, including by using
Apple and Android Pay.
That’s an extra £80 on top of the
recent review into non-advised
annuity sales, or annuity sales
that didn’t involve a formal
recommendation from a
financial adviser.
The review by the Financial
Conduct Authority (FCA) found
that some pension providers
failed to do enough to ensure that
customers got the best deal.
For example, it found that
some firms had not made
customers aware that they
£130 that customers will receive
for switching.
***
A current account offer that
promised customers £250 in cash
to switch has been withdrawn.
The offer from the Clydesdale
Bank, part of the Yorkshire
Bank group, had suffered from
technical glitches.
The cash offer was launched
on Tuesday last week. Customers
reported difficulties opening
accounts by Wednesday.
The offer has disappeared from
Clydesdale Bank’s website. The
i WEDNESDAY
1 NOVEMBER 2017
If you smoke, annuity companies
will assume you have a lower
life expectancy and offer you a
higher income GETTY
complain to the adviser rather
than the annuity provider.
Financial providers must
deal with complaints within
eight weeks, so make sure your
position is clear by heading an
email or letter “complaint”. The
letter should be succinct but
include essential information:
dates and names of people
spoken to – and say how you
would like the matter to be
resolved. If the provider hasn’t
resolved your complaint within
eight weeks, or has rejected it,
you can take it to the Financial
Ombudsman Service (FOS).
WHY HEALTH IS RELEVANT
TO ANNUITY RATES
could secure a higher income
by shopping around or that
they could receive an enhanced
annuity, which gives people in
poor health a better rate.
If you bought an annuity
and you were a smoker, or had
any other medical issues that
were not taken into account,
you could be among the tens of
thousands of people entitled to
compensation. If you think this
is what happened to you, then
you should contact the firm that
sold you the annuity and make
a complaint.
The FCA review focused
on annuities sold since May
2008, but if you bought your
annuity before then, it’s still
worth contacting your provider
if you think you are worse
off financially as a result of
failures on its part during the
sales process.
If you bought your annuity
through a financial adviser,
and they failed to ask about
your health, you would need to
When you buy an annuity – a
product that offers retirees an
income for the rest of their lives
in exchange for their pension
pots – it’s important you provide
comprehensive health and
lifestyle details.
If you have a medical condition
or smoke, annuity companies
will assume you have a lower
life expectancy than someone in
good health, and will offer you a
higher income, or an enhanced
annuity, on the basis that they
won’t have to pay you for as long.
According to industry
figures, around 20 per cent of all
annuities are sold as enhanced.
However, industry sources say
that 60 per cent of all annuity
applicants could qualify for some
degree of enhancement.
The main conditions that
qualify for an enhanced annuity
are smoking, diabetes, high blood
pressure, heart disease, cancer
and kidney failure.
Other conditions, such as
asthma, high cholesterol, obesity
and rheumatoid arthritis can
also qualify for increased rates,
depending on their seriousness.
The uplift you’ll get depends
on the severity of the condition.
For example, multiple heart
attacks can get you around
30 per cent more income, as can
type 2 diabetes, while having
asthma can mean a boost of
around 20 per cent and being
overweight can secure a 15 per
cent increase.
Harry Rose is editor of ‘Which?
Money’ magazine. To have your
question featured on this page,
email business@inews.co.uk
bank confirmed the offer had
been withdrawn.
***
New customers can earn £130
if they switch to TSB using
money-saving websites GETTY
Cheques have gone digital.
This week, the centuries-old
paper-based system used to clear
cheques is being updated so that
digital images of cheques will be
transmitted instantly and cleared
within a day.
Customers who receive a
cheque will be able to use a
banking app to snap it and send
it to their bank, saving a trip to a
branch to deposit it.
The digital system should
43
SOCIETY
Single parents
of pre-school
children ‘at
risk of poverty’
By Alan Jones
New job-seeking requirements
placed on parents of young children under universal credit risk
pushing single-parent families
into poverty, a campaign group
has warned.
A study by Gingerbread suggested that 165,000 single parents
of pre-school children are at increased risk of going into poverty
and debt because of new conditions placed on them.
The group said that for the
first time under universal credit,
parents with children aged three
and four are required to look
for work or risk having their
benefits sanctioned.
Gingerbread said single parents
of pre-school children are being
Single parents should
not be punished for the lack
of affordable childcare
asked to achieve the “impossible”,
with the risk of financial sanctions
hanging over them if they cannot
find work.
“With limited part-time and
flexible work opportunities and a
lack of suitable, affordable childcare, single parents will struggle
to find work that also allows them
to care for their pre-school aged
children,” the authors write.
Gingerbread’s director of policy,
Dalia Ben-Galim, said: “While discussions of universal credit have
focused on the important and
detrimental delays in payments
and waiting times, there are other
crucial changes that have slipped
under the radar.
“Our research shows that single
parents of three- and four-yearold children are being put in an impossible bind by universal credit
conditions – being forced to seek
work when suitable roles aren’t
available, and placed at risk of
having their benefits sanctioned,
which could push them and their
children further into poverty.
“Single parents and their young
children should not be punished
for the lack of affordable childcare
and flexible work.”
completely replace paper-based
clearing, in which cheques can take
a week to clear, from summer 2018.
***
Over-55s withdrew £824m of
property wealth from their homes
through equity release between
July and September, a rise of
44 per cent on the previous year,
when lending totalled £572m. This
was the first time that lending
has surpassed £800m in a single
quarter. Equity release is a way to
boost retirement income for older
homeowners who can free up some
of the cash tied up in their home.
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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
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How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
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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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where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
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Recipe from waitrose.com/home/recipes/
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Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.
Remove the skin and any bones from the
mackerel, then break the fish into chunks.
Wash the spinach and wilt according to
pack instructions.
Mix the cream with the mustard.
Squeeze the spinach to remove as
much water as possible, then roughly
chop. Divide between two individual
ovenproof dishes. Add the mackerel,
followed by the cream mixture. Finally,
crack an egg on top of each one.
Cook on a baking tray for 12 to 14
minutes. The white should be set and the
yolk cooked to your liking. Scatter with
chives (if using) and serve immediately.
Cook’s tip: if you don’t fancy fish, try
this recipe using some ham, cooked
chicken or crumbled feta instead.
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200g peppered smoked mackerel
260g spinach
5 tbsp double cream
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 free-range eggs
¼ x 25g pack chives (optional)
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How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
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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
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Pioneering
trainer Reveley
dies, aged 77
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
Racing is in mourning following the
sudden death of Mary Reveley at her
home and stables in Saltburn, Cleveland. She was 77.
Reveley (right) was always happy
to stay out of the limelight, preferring
her horses to do the talking, and for a
golden period from the Nineties until
she retired in 2004, they just never
shut up. She was the first woman to
saddle 100 winners in a calendar year
in 1991 and went on to become one of
2.40
GREENE KING IPA HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 3)
£12,000 added 2m
1
2
112PF- UN PROPHETE (D) Miss V Williams 6 11 12...C Deutsch (3)
224421 MCCABE CREEK (D) Mrs C Bailey 7 11 12
Mr T A McClorey (7) H,C
DEAUVILLE DANCER (D) David Dennis 6 11 12.... B Hughes T
ALTIEPIX (D) Kerry Lee 7 11 12..................................R Patrick (7) T
ARTIFICE SIVOLA (CD) Mrs L Wadham 7 11 11.. L Aspell H
ASHOKA (D) D Skelton 5 11 9 ....................................... H Skelton C,T
BABY JAKE (D) J J Hanlon (IRE) 8 11 8 .......R Blackmore (3)
MERCIAN KING (CD) Miss Amy Murphy 6 11 7 ..J Quinlan
RED RIVERMAN (D) N Twiston-Davies 9 11 7
S Twiston-Davies C
BETTING: 7-2 Mccabe Creek, 9-2 Mercian King, 11-2 Deauville Dancer,
6-1 Artifice Sivola, 13-2 Ashoka, 8-1 Red Riverman, Un Prophete, 12-1
Altiepix, 14-1 Baby Jake.
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6
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8
9
BEST BET
Hajaam
(7.25pm, Kempton)
Keeps on winning as he improves
in leaps and bounds and still a
jump ahead of the handicapper.
the most successful dual-purpose
trainers ever with more than 2,000
wins combined, including both
the Cambridgeshire and the
Cesarewitch (twice) on the
Flat and numerous highlevel races over the jumps
with such as Marello,
Morgans Harbour and
Cab On Target.
The most brilliant
equine careers sometimes
begin so quietly they barely get
noticed at all.
At t o d ay ’s c o r r e s p o n d i n g
FAKENHAM
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2-13P7
124-22
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1-3534
3-2171
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Nottingham fixture in 2014, a John
Gosden-trained debutant scrambled
home by a head in a back-end
maiden and most of us just
shrugged. That horsewas
Golden Horn, who went
on to win the Derby and
the Arc the following
year. We couldn’t stop
writing about him.
Lesson learned. More
attention will be paid to
what are now named the
Golden Horn Maiden Stakes at
Nottingham this afternoon, especially
FORM VERDICT
FORM VERDICT
This does appear to be the stronger of the two divisions on paper with
the likes of Agar’s Plough, Come On Tier and Rich Identity all showing
enough ability already to suggest that they can win a race of this
nature. That said, the preference is for ISPOLINI, who is a half-brother
to the Listed-placed Playful Sound and he is out of a Grade 2 winner
who shares her page with the likes of Nathaniel and Great Heavens.
With that in mind, it is no surprise that the son of Dubawi cost
1,200,000gns as a yearling and he represents a yard who have an
outstanding record with juveniles. Petit Palais is a half-brother to the
2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold who cost 220,000gns, while Dawn
Dancer is closely related to Ballet Concerto.
NOTTINGHAM
12.30
KEMPTON
EBF STALLIONS GOLDEN HORN MAIDEN STAKES (PLUS
10) (DIV 1) (CLASS 4) 2YO £10,000 added 1m
FORM VERDICT
32RED CASINO HANDICAP (CLASS 5) £5,000 added 1m
division two, in which Gosden is represented by exciting newcomer Petit
Palais, a half-brother to last year’s
2,000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold.
It’s just the luck of the draw of
course, but the Californian Breeders’ Cup hosts seem to have gone out
of their way to make their British
and Irish guests feel they are among
friends at Del Mar on Saturday by
berthing many of them next to each
other. Suedois (eight), Home Of The
Brave (nine) and chief English hope
Ribchester (10) will jump out side by
side in the Mile. And Highland Reel,
Hajaam is the obvious starting point in this race given his four victories
in recent weeks but another a career best is required to defy the
penalty. YAMARHABA MALAYEEN made a winning debut over 7f here
in April and he ran respectably in two competitive 1m handicaps since.
There is plenty of stamina in his pedigree and he makes his debut for
Michael Bell this evening. Others to consider are Al Hamdany, Flight Of
Fantasy and Quothquan.
1
8 ARTARMON M Bell 9 0 ............................................Daniel Tudhope 9
2
CHANGE MAKER A Balding 9 0....................................... D Probert 2
3
0 DUBAI FRAME E Dunlop 9 0.....................................................T Eaves 6
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60 GLOBAL EXCEL Ed Walker 9 0...................................R Kingscote 8
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5 KING’S PROCTOR (BF) M Johnston 9 0................F Norton 10
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52 TAMKEEN Owen Burrows 9 0..........................................J Crowley 7
FORM VERDICT
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8 TEATRO J Given 9 0........................................................................Joe Doyle 3
08 TWISTER Sir M Prescott 9 0................................................ R Powell 4
Mercian King bounced back to form with a vengeance when bolting 8
UAE SOLDIER R Varian 9 0....................................................J Mitchell 1
up at Worcester just under three weeks ago by seven lengths and is 9
93F WESTBROOK BERTIE (BF) M Channon 9 0......... C Bishop 5
respected now running off a 9lb higher mark. Ashoka should benefit 10
from the return to 2m on a tight track for the Skelton team but the vote
- 10 declared goes to MCCABE CREEK on the evidence of his recent Huntingdon BETTING: 15-8 Tamkeen, 5-2 Uae Soldier, 4-1 King’s Proctor, 8-1
success when he beat Pemba by six lengths.
Westbrook Bertie, 10-1 Change Maker, 20-1 Dubai Frame, 25-1 Global
Excel, Artarmon, 33-1 others.
5.55
top
tips
Highland Reel will
be looking for backto-back victories
in the Turf at the
Breeders’ Cup this
weekend GETTY
A race that usually throws up an above-average winner, although the
standout is clearly the 2014 victor under whose name it is now run.
Tamkeen is arguably the one to beat given his previous experience
but the fact that he was beaten at Redcar last time out is an obvious
concern. King’s Proctor was well supported on debut at Haydock and
the form of that race has worked out extremely well and the son of
Cape Cross has to be of interest. UAE SOLDIER cost 160,000gns as a
yearling and he is bred on the extremely successful Dansili/Sadler’s
Wells nick that has already produced the likes of The Fugue and
Flintshire. Roger Varian’s juvenile is out of a Group 2-winning mare
and he shares his page with the Group 1 winner Cursory Glance.
1 096995 LACAN (CD) B Johnson 6 9 7 ..................................C Shepherd (3) 5
2
757723 BALGAIR Tom Clover 3 9 5 ...............................................P Cosgrave 1
3
-15609 MUSIC MAJOR (CD) M Attwater 4 9 5.................A Beschizza 7
4 061646 WAHIBA M Botti 4 9 5..................................................................Doubtful 2
5
6-8829 SPUN GOLD C Fellowes 3 9 2................................................A Kirby 10
6
638921 DASHING POET (D) Mrs H Main 3 9 2...................D Probert 11
7
3746-8 SHEE’S LUCKY N Mulholland 3 9 1 ........................J P Spencer 6
8 163000 ALTIKO TOMMY (D) G Baker 3 9 1...............................L Keniry B 9
9 4-0907 RED COSSACK (C) P Webber 6 8 13...Georgia Cox (3) H,T 8
10
549 MIO RAGAZZO M Botti 3 8 13 .....................................................R Tate 4
EBF STALLIONS GOLDEN HORN MAIDEN STAKES (PLUS
11 850686 RUNAIOCHT (D) P Burgoyne 7 8 12................................... J Quinn 3
10) (DIV 2) (CLASS 4) 2YO £10,000 added 1m
BETTING: 11-4 Dashing Poet, 3-1 Balgair, 9-2 Lacan, 11-2 Spun Gold, 10-1
1
725 AGAR’S PLOUGH (BF) E Dunlop 9 0.........Daniel Tudhope 2
Shee’s Lucky, 12-1 Mio Ragazzo, Runaiocht, 25-1 others.
2
8 CHIKOKO TRAIL M Channon 9 0....................................... C Bishop 1
32RED HANDICAP (CLASS 3) 3YO £11,500 added 1m 4f
3
3 COME ON TIER D M Simcock 9 0..................................J Crowley 6
4
DAWN DANCER A Balding 9 0..........................................D Probert 9
ISPOLINI C Appleby 9 0 ...............................................James Doyle T 4
1
507525 AL HAMDANY (C) M Botti 9 7..................................................J F Egan 1 5
PETIT PALAIS J Gosden 9 0 .................................................R Havlin 10
2
541111 HAJAAM (CD) C Fellowes 9 5(6ex).......................................A Kirby 7 6
23 RICH IDENTITY (BF) R Varian 9 0..................................J Mitchell 3
3
511039 FAIR POWER S Kirk 8 13................................................M Godwin (3) 3 7
69 SEABOROUGH A King 9 0....................................................D Sweeney 5
4
163 YAMARHABA MALAYEEN (C)(BF) M Bell 8 13 ...T Queally 5 8
THE LINCOLN LAWYER M Johnston 9 0.................F Norton 8
5
672051 QUOTHQUAN M Madgwick 8 10 ..................................G Wood (3) 2 9
TREVITHICK B Smart 9 0.....................................................................G Lee 7
6
162448 FLIGHT OF FANTASY (D) H Dunlop 8 6...............K O’Neill H 6 10
- 10 declared 7
561576 EARTHLY (D) B J Llewellyn 8 4.........................................J Quinn C 4
BETTING: 13-8 Hajaam, 2-1 Yamarhaba Malayeen, 13-2 Quothquan, 8-1 Al BETTING: 9-4 Ispolini, 5-2 Rich Identity, 6-1 Petit Palais, 13-2 Come On
Tier, 7-1 Agar’s Plough, 10-1 The Lincoln Lawyer, 16-1 others.
Hamdany, 12-1 Flight Of Fantasy, 14-1 Fair Power, 25-1 Earthly.
1.00
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£8,000 added 1m 6f
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SLUNOVRAT (CD) D Menuisier 6 10 0.......................... D Nolan 9
ST MARY’S A Balding 4 10 0...............................William Cox (7) 8
WHINGING WILLIE G L Moore 8 9 12..........H Crouch (3) V 7
RYDAN G L Moore 6 9 9.......................................................T Queally C 1
SWAHEEN (D) Julie Camacho 5 9 8 .......................Joe Doyle C 4
EURATO (D) S Gollings 7 9 3.......................Finley Marsh (5) C 6
BERTIE MOON (CD) M Appleby 7 9 2 ................A Rawlinson 2
MASTER ARCHER (BF) J Fanshawe 3 9 1 ...G Wood (3) C 10
STORMIN TOM (C)(D) T Easterby 5 9 1
Rachel Richardson (3) 3
10 727773 SAVED BY THE BELL (D) L Mullaney 7 8 13
Harrison Shaw (7) 5
- 10 declared BETTING: 3-1 St Mary’s, 4-1 Master Archer, 9-2 Whinging Willie, 8-1
Swaheen, Saved By The Bell, 10-1 Rydan, Eurato, 12-1 Slunovrat, 14-1
others.
2.30
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5) £5,000 added 5f
START TIME P Midgley 4 9 9..................................................P Makin 7
SOMEWHERE SECRET (D) M Mullineaux 3 9 8...R Tart C 6
MININGGOLD (D) M Dods 4 9 7.........................................T Eaves C 1
APRICOT SKY (D) M Dods 7 9 7...................C Rodriguez (3) C 3
GLACIER POINT (D) C Cox 3 9 6.................William Cox (7) C 9
ANTE-POST
Definitely Red has been heavily
backed into 8-1 to beat Conygree
and Cue Card in Saturday’s
Charlie Hall Chase.
nicely drawn in stall three as he seeks
back-to-back victories in the Turf,
has Decorated Knight (four), Ulysses
(five) and Cliffs Of Moher (six) for
company. It might help.
6
7
132872 FANTASY KEEPER (C) M Appleby 3 9 4...............A Mullen 10
250030 SEAMSTER (D) David Loughnane 10 9 2
Laura Coughlan (7) T 4
624780 TWIST OF MAGIC John Feane (IRE) 3 8 13..........D Nolan 11
711611 EBITDA (D) S Dixon 3 9 5(6ex)........................................ P Pilley (3) 5
453111 LYDIATE LADY (D) E Alston 5 8 12............................... N Farley 12
013319 EVERKYLLACHY (D) J S Moore 3 8 11.............. G Dobie (7) B 2
743243 ANGEL PALANAS K Burke 3 8 7 ....................................J Haynes C 8
- 12 declared BETTING: 4-1 Lydiate Lady, 9-2 Fantasy Keeper, 13-2 Mininggold, 8-1
Apricot Sky, Twist Of Magic, Ebitda, 10-1 Glacier Point, 12-1 Everkyllachy,
Angel Palanas, 14-1 others.
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(CLASS 4) £8,000 added 1m
1
082359 INSTANT ATTRACTION (D) J O’Keeffe 6 9 7...J Garritty V 3
2
165680 MAGIC CITY (D) M W Easterby 8 9 7..Harrison Shaw (7) 5
3
251743 MARATHA (CD) S C Williams 3 9 2................ James Doyle T 9
4
736823 ZESHOV (D) Rebecca Bastiman 6 9 2..Daniel Tudhope C 6
5
311425 FINALE (CD) H Morrison 3 9 2.................................R Kingscote 11
6
532321 PURE ACTION (D) John Feane (IRE) 4 9 1...........D Nolan C 8
7
046P51 ROSARNO (CD) C Hills 3 9 1 .....................................D Probert B,T 4
8
12 MONAADHIL (D)(BF) M Tregoning 3 9 0..............J Crowley 1
9 1-4406 MAMDOOD S Corbett 3 8 10.............................................J Haynes T 7
10 756313 OFF ART (D) T Easterby 7 8 10............................................D Allan C 2
11 714836 WASM Roger Fell 3 8 9......................................................... J Fanning 10
- 11 declared BETTING: 4-1 Monaadhil, 9-2 Maratha, 5-1 Zeshov, 6-1 Pure Action, 8-1
Rosarno, Off Art, Finale, 14-1 Wasm, Instant Attraction, 25-1 others.
NEXT BEST
Petit Palais (1pm, Nottingham)
Gets the nod over another wellbred newcomer, Ispolini; both
should go on to much better
things.
TAUNTON
2.50
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2-4231 COPPERFACEJACK P Webber 7 11 12.................... G Sheehan T
P553-5 LIMONCELLO N Williams 5 11 12................... Lizzie Kelly (3) B
135371 CHARLIE MON (D) Mike Hammond 8 11 11
C Hammond (7) V
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157P7- THAT’S GONNA STING J Scott 6 11 8...Robert Hawker (7) T
5 PP-606 CLAY ALLISON Olly Murphy 6 11 4..............................I Popham T
6
44121P CULM COUNSELLOR (C)(D) C Down 8 11 0...........J M Davies
- 6 declared BETTING: 6-4 Copperfacejack, 3-1 Charlie Mon, 6-1 That’s Gonna Sting,
Clay Allison, 8-1 Limoncello, 12-1 Culm Counsellor.
FORM VERDICT
COPPERFACEJACK benefited from a small break when storming up the
Towcester hill to beat Dontmindboys by six lengths and, despite the 8lb
rise, he looks the type who could potentially continue in winning form.
Charlie Mon looks one to consider on his Newton Abbot success at the
end of August with a 5lb rise looking reasonable. Others to consider
include chasing debutants Clay Allison and That’s Gonna Sting.
3.20
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HURDLE (CLASS 3) £13,000 added 2m 104yds
RED TORNADO (D)(BF) D Skelton 5 12 6....James Bowen (7)
ZALVADOS Oliver Greenall 4 11 12..............................I Popham T
CLOONACOOL (D) Stuart Edmunds 8 11 11....P Brennan C
MAN OF PLENTY (BF) Mrs S Leech 8 11 9
Sean Houlihan (7) C,T
5
-45723 BARMAN (D)(BF) N Henderson 6 11 8.....Nico De Boinville H
- 5 declared BETTING: 5-2 Man Of Plenty, 3-1 Cloonacool, Barman, 10-3 Red Tornado,
10-1 Zalvados.
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FORM VERDICT
Man Of Plenty is turned out quickly after appearing unlucky when
runner-up to Bobble Emerald having been hampered at a crucial point
when coming with his challenge but his record suggests he is not the
easiest to win with. Barman has been consistent on his last couple of
outings and is one to consider with the ground in his favour but RED
TORNADO gets the vote to bounce back to form having disappointed
when last seen at Market Rasen.
Racing results
BANGOR Going: Good
CHEPSTOW Going: Good to soft-good in places
CATTERICK Going: Soft-good to soft in places
12.55 1. WHATMORE (A Tinkler) 13-2; 2. Zalvados 7-2;
1.15 1. POLYDORA (Nico De Boinville) 25-1; 2. Canelo
12.35 1. MACHREE (T Eaves) 4-6 fav; 2. Bahuta Acha
3. Turtle Wars 5-1.
1.25 1. MODUS (B J Geraghty) 2-9 fav; 2. Midnight
Target 25-1; 3. Gibralfaro 4-1.
2.00 1. WALTER ONEEIGHTONE (K Moore) 8-1; 2.
Sidsteel 7-1; 3. Coole Charmer 7-1.
2.30 1. DIAMOND ROCK (J M Davies) 11-2; 2. Alpine
Secret 13-8 fav; 3. Deise Vu 8-1.
3.05 1. MAN LOOK (Will Kennedy) 12-1; 2. Cave Top
4-5 fav; 3. Milan Of Crystal 9-1.
3.35 1. ONE FOR ROSIE (J J Burke) 5-2 fav; 2. Neachells
Bridge 7-1; 3. Stylish Moment 11-4.
4.10 1. BALLYGOMARTIN (J Bargary) 16-1; 2. Nestor
Park 6-5 fav; 3. Euxton Lane 14-1.
Placepot: £145.80. Quadpot: £29.50.
Place 6: £45.55. Place 5: £14.34.
15-2; 3. Ballygown Bay 7-2 fav; 4. Captain Cattistock 7-1.
1.45 1. SAINT JOHN HENRY (T Scudamore) 25-1; 2.
Looksnowtlikebrian 14-1; 3. Just Joelliott 20-1.
2.20 1. DALAMAN (T Scudamore) 13-2; 2. Princess Roania 4-1 fav; 3. Matts Legacy 16-1; 4. Shadow Blue 20-1.
2.50 1. CULTURE DE SIVOLA (S Twiston-Davies)
6-1; 2. Ramses De Teillee 9-2; 3. Wylde Magic 5-4 fav.
3.25 1. KNIGHT OF NOIR (T Scudamore) 7-2; 2. Duel
At Dawn 7-2; 3. Rock On Oscar 3-1.
3.55 1. SYDNEY DE BAUNE (James Best) 20-1; 2.
Smart Boy 1-2 fav; 3. Grams And Ounces 8-1; 4. Ronnie Lawson 14-1.
4.30 1. COOLANLY (R Patrick) 5-2; 2. Joyrider 9-2; 3.
Fairmount 20-1; 4. First Flow 8-1.
Placepot: £903.60. Quadpot: £6.50.
Place 6: £801.88. Place 5: £301.83.
4-1; 3. Crikeyitswhykie 100-1. 9 ran. 11/2l, 41/2l. (D Carroll). Tote: £1.60; £1.02, £1.30, £31.20. Exacta: £4.30.
Trifecta: £147.20. CSF: £4.06.
1.05 1. EBITDA (J Gormley) 4-1 jt-fav; 2. Racquet 9-2;
3. Coiste Bodhar 11-1. 10 ran. 4-1 jt-fav Culloden (10th).
6l, 1/2l. (S Dixon). Tote: £3.20; £1.40, £2.70, £3.20. Exacta:
£23.90. Tricast: £159.52. Trifecta: £255.50. CSF: £21.42.
NRs: Little Nosegay, Minty Jones.
1.35 1. MIXBOY (J Fanning) 15-8 fav; 2. Henry Smith
9-1; 3. Mr Sundowner 9-1. 11 ran. 6l, 1l. (K Dalgleish).
Tote: £2.40; £1.10, £2.70, £3.10. Exacta: £18.60. Tricast:
£119.13. Trifecta: £81.50. CSF: £19.01.
2.10 1. OUR CHARLIE BROWN (J P Sullivan) 7-1; 2.
Boots And Spurs 9-2 fav; 3. Worlds His Oyster 5-1.
13 ran. 1/2l, 13/4l. (T Easterby). Tote: £8.30; £3.30, £1.90,
£2.30. Exacta: £39.00. Tricast: £178.98. Trifecta: £245.90.
CSF: £36.68. NRs: Dandys Denouement, Red Charmer.
2.40 1. TONTO’S SPIRIT (Seamus Cronin) 11-10 fav; 2.
Attention Seaker 8-1; 3. Hurricane Hollow 15-2. 12 ran.
6l, 6l. (Kenneth Slack). Tote: £2.30; £1.10, £2.80, £2.60.
Exacta: £12.50. Tricast: £48.08. Trifecta: £50.60. CSF:
£9.66. NRs: Adherence, Casemates Square.
3.15 1. QUICK LOOK (D Allan) 15-8 fav; 2. Economic
Crisis 11-1; 3. Crosse Fire 22-1. 7 ran. 6l, 1/2l. (M W
Easterby). Tote: £2.60; £1.70, £4.50. Exacta: £18.40.
Tricast: £302.28. Trifecta: £170.80. CSF: £21.41. NRs:
Manatee Bay, Parys Mountain.
3.45 1. SHORT WORK (Daniel Tudhope) 11-8 fav; 2.
Adam’s Ale 10-1; 3. Spirit of Zebedee 20-1. 9 ran. 3/4l,
hd. (D O’Meara). Tote: £1.90; £1.10, £3.30, £4.40. Exacta:
£14.60. Tricast: £186.79. Trifecta: £183.70. CSF: £15.60.
4.20 1. REDROSEZORRO (N Farley) 9-2 jt-fav; 2. Cool
Strutter 5-1; 3. Robbian 9-2 jt-fav. 12 ran. hd, 11/2l. (E
Alston). Tote: £4.60; £1.80, £1.90, £2.30. Exacta: £22.80.
Tricast: £108.36. Trifecta: £129.40. CSF: £26.35.
Jackpot: £3,424.70.
Placepot: £26.50. Quadpot: £14.00.
Place 6: £11.04. Place 5: £8.21.
WOLVERHAMPTON Going: Standard
4.40 1. DR RICHARD KIMBLE (P J McDonald) 12-1; 2.
La La Land 5-2; 3. Iconic Sunset 4-1.
5.10 1. LAIETH (P Cosgrave) 8-15 fav; 2. Escalator 4-1;
3. Grecian Spirit 22-1.
5.40 1. MONTAGUE (D Costello) 7-2; 2. Comrade In
Arms 9-1; 3. Handsome Bob 14-1.
6.10 1. SWENDAB (Ben Robinson) 16-1; 2. Tidal’s Baby
11-8 fav; 3. Frank The Barber 13-2.
6.40 1. THORNTOUN LADY (T Queally) 8-1; 2. Fairway
To Heaven 10-3; 3. Wild Flower 9-1.
7.10 1. ZENOVIA (E Greatrex) 9-2; 2. Fantasy Justifier
11-1; 3. Tally’s Song 100-1.
7.40 1. ISLAND BRAVE (P J McDonald) 22-1; 2. Peace
And Plenty 7-4 fav; 3. Epitaph 12-1.
8.10 1. POWER HOME (T Queally) 6-1; 2. Medici Moon
11-4 fav; 3. Joyful Dream 11-1.
Placepot: £174.90. Quadpot: £68.00.
Place 6: £78.41. Place 5: £33.00.
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ATHLETICS
Joint forwards training will be good
for Wales and England, says Gatland
Farah splits
from coach
Salazar and
heads home
Coach looks ahead to next week’s contest before autumn series starts in anger
By Sports Staff
By Andrew Baldock
Mo Farah is leaving American
coach Alberto Salazar and will
be trained for his marathon
career by Paula Radcliffe’s
husband, Gary Lough.
Farah (below) is to relocate
from Portland in the United
States to London but has
denied his decision has
been influenced by doping
allegations against Salazar.
Salazar has always
strenuously denied being
involved in doping,
and Farah has
consistently
stood by his
coach.
The fourtime Olympic
gold medallist
insists he is
coming home
because he and his
family missed living
in London.
He said: “I’m moving back
home – London. I really miss
home. I’m going to be back
there. I’m very excited. I want
to thank each member of the
Oregon Project and Alberto for
what he’s done over the years.
“Gary Lough coached
Paula Radcliffe through her
marathon, so I’m very excited
to start a new project.”
Farah will compete in the
London Marathon in April and
said he is looking forward to
watching Arsenal play.
Wales’ head coach Warren Gatland
has described next week’s planned
forwards training session with England as “a great idea”.
The contested set-piece work-out
in Bristol will be staged five days before both countries launch their autumn Test schedules, with England
hosting Argentina and Wales entertaining Australia.
The session will be overseen by
top Welsh referee Nigel Owens, who
controlled the 2015 World Cup final
between New Zealand and Australia.
“It originated out of a conversation
I had with [England forwards coach]
Steve Borthwick three or four weeks
ago, just floating the idea about whether he would be interested in meeting
halfway for a session,” Gatland said.
“He said he would need to check it
with [England head coach] Eddie
(Jones) and clear it with him, and he
came back and said it was all go.
“Given our proximity, it is a great
idea to be able to do that. It should
be good for both teams. I think it will
be well managed. We are doing some
line-outs against each other, then
have a good scrummaging session.
Both sets of forwards need to get as
much out of it as possible.
“If we both get something out of
it, it is definitely something that we
could look at for the future, maybe
before summer tours.
“If we can both benefit out of it, and
it means that going forward it is going
to help both [countries’] preparations
It means that it is going to
help both countries’ World
Cup preparations and it is
something we should do
Warren Gatland is excited about leading Wales into the next World Cup AFP/GETTY
for the World Cup and hopefully success in the World Cup, it is something
we should look to do.”
Gatland last week named a
36-strong squad for autumn Tests
against Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa, with most
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selection debate likely to revolve
around Wales’ 10-12 axis, given that
experienced centres Jamie Roberts
and Scott Williams were omitted.
The Australia clash will be Gatland’s first in charge of Wales for
more than a year – he spent last sea-
son on British and Irish Lions duty
– and he is relishing the start of a 24month World Cup countdown.
“I am really excited about the
next two years, the planning and the
countdown,” Gatland said. “I am excited about the group of players that
have come through. I am committed
to Wales. I need to reiterate that.
“Six months ago, and I don’t know
where it came from, there was speculation that I would do the Lions and I
wouldn’t be coming back.
“You are away for 12 months, concentrating on the Lions, but when you
come back here your whole focus is
on winning the World Cup. I need to
stress that we can win the World Cup.
“We know we have to stay healthy
and not pick up too many injuries, but
what’s exciting about this group of
players is, given their age-profile and
their experience, we should be able to
go into the World Cup campaign with
some real experience, some exciting
youngsters and a fantastic balance.
“Apart from New Zealand, traditionally World Cups are won with an
age-profile of teams of late 20s, early
30s, and that’s kind of exactly what
we are going to be like as a squad,
with a large number of experienced
players and some exciting youngsters, too.”
Z G H R
V Q O P C E K D
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP A
Basel (1)............................................ 1 CSKA Moscow (0)....................2
Zuffi 32
Dzagoev 65
Wernbloom 79
Man Utd (1) ....................................2 Benfica (0)....................................... 0
Svilar 45 (og)
Blind 78 (pen)
GROUP B
Celtic (0)........................................... 1 Bayern Munich (1)..................2
McGregor 74
Coman 22
Javi Martinez 77
PSG (2)................................................ 5 Anderlecht (0)............................ 0
Verratti 30
Neymar 45
Kurzawa 53, 72, 78
GROUP C
Atletico Madrid (0)............. 1 FK Karabakh (1)...........................1
Thomas 56
Michel 40
Roma (2)............................................3 Chelsea (0)....................................... 0
El Shaarawy 1, 36
Perotti 63
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP D
Olympiacos (0).........................0 Barcelona (0)............................... 0
Sporting (1).................................. 1 Juventus (0)...................................1
Bruno Cesar 21
Higuain 79
P
W D
L
F
A
Pts
Barcelona
4
3 1
0
7
1
10
Juventus
4
2 1
1
5
5
7
Sporting
4
1 1
2
5
6
4
Olympiacos
4
0 1
3
3
8
1
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Burton Albion (2)...................2 Barnsley (2)....................................4
Lund 38
Isgrove 21
Dyer 45
Potts 40
Williams 73
Att 3,761
Barnes 87
Cardiff (1).........................................3 Ipswich (0)........................................1
Hoilett 12
Celina 90
Bogle 46, Ward 90
Att 15,951
Fulham (0).....................................0 Bristol City (2).............................2
Reid 29
Att 17,634
Smith 40
Hull (0)............................................... 1 Middlesbrough (2)..................3
Grosicki 72
Braithwaite 13
Assombalonga 36
Att 15,454
Leadbitter 85 (pen)
Leeds (1) ........................................... 1 Derby (0)............................................2
Lasogga 7
Winnall 72, 80 (pen)
Att 28,565
Norwich (0)..................................0 Wolverhampton (1)..............2
Boly 18
Att 26,554
Leo Bonatini 72
ATHLETICS
QPR (1)............................................... 1
Sylla 4
Reading (1).....................................3
Swift 13, 70
Smith 78 (og)
Sheff Wed (2) ...............................2
Reach 3
Rhodes 43
Sunderland (1)..........................3
Grabban 45, 57
McNair 79
Att 26,395
P
W
Wolves
15 10
Cardiff
15
9
Sheff Utd
15 10
Bristol City
15
7
Derby
14
7
Leeds
15
7
Middlesboro 15
6
Aston Villa
14
6
Norwich
15
6
Preston N E
14
5
Ipswich
14
7
QPR
15
5
Nottm Forest 15
7
Sheff Wed
15
5
Fulham
15
4
Millwall
15
4
Hull
15
4
Brentford
14
3
Barnsley
14
4
Reading
14
4
Birmingham 14
3
Sunderland
15
1
Burton Alb
15
2
Bolton
15
1
Sheff Utd (0).................................. 0
Att 13,604
Nottm Forest (0)......................1
Osborn 86
Att 14,868
Millwall (1) ......................................1
Elliott 13
Att 23,403
Bolton (1)...........................................3
Ameobi 32
Madine 60
Henry 67
D
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F
A
Pts
2
3
27 15 32
4
2
21
11 31
0
5
20 13 30
6
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24 15 27
4
3
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20 30 10
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11 28
8
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Blackburn (0)..............................2 Fleetwood Town (0).............2
Dack 53
O’Neill 65
Nuttall 77
Burns 82
Att 10,399
Top 10
P
W D
L
F
A
Pts
Shrewsbury
16 11 4
1
24 10 37
Wigan
16 11 3
2
29
9
36
Bradford
16
9 3
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25 18 30
Charlton
15
9 3
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23 16 30
Scunthorpe
16
7 5
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18 13 26
Blackburn
15
7 4
4
21
12 25
Rotherham
16
8 1
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29 22 25
Fleetwood Town16 7 4
5
27 25 25
Peterborough 15
7 3
5
25 21 24
Oxford Utd
16
6 5
5
26 20 23
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Kilmarnock (0).........................0 Hibernian (1).................................3
McGinn 10
Att 5,005
S Murray 61, Boyle 90
CHECKATRADE TROPHY NORTHERN GROUP G: Mansfield 1 Everton U21 0. GROUP H: Doncaster 1 Scunthorpe 1 (Doncaster win 3-2 on penalties). SOUTHERN
GROUP C: Bristol Rovers 1 West Ham U21 3; Swindon
1 Wycombe 0. GROUP E: Forest Green 0 Swansea U21
2. GROUP F: AFC Wimbledon 1 Luton 2.
CRICKET
SECOND TEST (Day 3)
Zimbabwe v West Indies, Bulawayo: Zimbabwe 326
(H Masakadza 147, Sikandar Raza 80, P J Moor 52).
West Indies 374-7 (K O A Powell 90, S O Dowrich
75no, J O Holder 71no, Sikandar Raza 5-82).
TENNIS
ATP ROLEX PARIS MASTERS: First round: P
Cuevas (Uru) bt K Khachanov (Rus) 6-4 6-2; J Sousa
(Portugal) bt P Lorenzi (It) 6-4 7-5; D Sebastian
Schwartzman (Arg) bt V Troicki (Serb) 6-3 6-4; A
Mannarino (Fr) bt D Ferrer (Sp) 6-2 6-4; B Coric
(Croa) bt J Struff (Ger) 6-3 6-4; F Verdasco (Sp) bt
A Rublev (Rus) 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (8-6); K EDMUND (GB)
bt E Donskoy (Rus) 5-7 7-6 (9-7) 6-3; F Lopez (Sp) bt
P Herbert (Fr) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3. Second round: F Krajinovic (Serb) bt (10) S QUERREY (US) 6-4 6-4; N
Mahut (Fr) bt (8) P CARRENO-BUSTA (Sp) 6-4 6-1.
FIXTURES (Football 7.45pm unless stated)
FOOTBALL
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP E
Liverpool v Maribor...................................................................................
Sevilla v Spartak Moscow....................................................................
GROUP F
Napoli v Man City ........................................................................................
Shakhtar Donetsk v Feyenoord.......................................................
GROUP G
Besiktas v Monaco (5) ...............................................................................
Porto v RB Leipzig.......................................................................................
GROUP H
Borussia Dortmund v Apoel Nicosia .........................................
Tottenham v Real Madrid.....................................................................
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Birmingham v Brentford......................................................................
Preston North End v Aston Villa ...................................................
CHECKATRADE TROPHY NORTHERN GROUP B:
Blackpool v Middlesbrough (7.0).
SOUTHERN GROUP A: Charlton v Fulham.
CRICKET
FIRST TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL: India v New
Zealand (Delhi, 1.30pm).
Commons told
of ‘classification
abuses’
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independent – a recommendation she included in an early draft
of her report. However, she later
changed that recommendation to
a call for an investigation into the
process first.
Grey-Thompson also told the
panel that some athletes had told
her they had been threatened with
deselection from teams for raising
concerns about the classification
of other athletes.
This claim was picked up by
Breen, who cited his daughter Olivia’s experience as an example. The
sports lawyer told the MPs that
Olivia, a sprinter and long jumper,
was originally told she would be selected for the 4x100 metres relay at
last year’s Rio Games.
However, he claimed she was
dropped at the last moment and
replaced with an athlete “who had
not been doing any relay training
or was even at the holding camp”.
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SPORT
WINTER OLYMPICS
CRICKET
Hunt’s mission to make GB a
world power in snow sports
Former cycling
coach is looking
way beyond
next year’s Korea
Games for medals
Kevin
Garside
CHIEF SPORTS
CORRESPONDENT
D
an Hunt, the
performance director
of British Ski and
Snowboard, carries a
picture on his phone of a
life-size model of slalom medal hope
Dave Ryding in a wind tunnel. It’s
all very Formula One and a nod to
the hi-tech, innovative direction of
travel of winter sports in Britain.
With 100 days until the Winter
Olympic opening ceremony in
PyeongChang, the British effort
is spearing towards a future
radically different from its past.
South Korea has come too early
in the cycle of change initiated by
Hunt’s appointment a year ago for a
significant upturn in results, but if
his experience at British cycling is
any measure, it is coming.
Team GB has targeted a modest
six medals in PyeongChang across
the entire winter sports panoply,
which extends beyond Hunt’s ski
and snowboard remit. While that
would represent an improvement
on four medals in Sochi, it is some
way short of what Hunt believes we
might expect in the coming years.
Based on his experience in cycling,
where he developed the women’s
track programme from zip to
unprecedented Olympic success in
a decade, Hunt (above) sees Britain
as a top-five Alpine sports nation by
2030. “We are bringing the summer
sport performance mentality into
the winter sport environment,” Hunt
said. “We were terrible at cycling.
rise in cross-country, and ex-world
Even when we started to become
champion Guillaume Nantermod
super-successful on track in 2008
is leading the ski and snowboard
and we said we would win the Tour
cross team.
de France, people laughed. We have
“When I came, I didn’t know we
won it five times now.
had any mogul skiers,” Hunt said.
“When I joined cycling in
“We have had two silvers at world
2005, aspects of the programme
juniors and there are three others
were not performing. My first
capable of top 20s in World Cups,
job was developing the women’s
and all teenagers. That programme
side. We put in young, energetic,
will be delivering in Beijing [2022].”
enthusiastic, talented coaches, we
Meanwhile, head of talent Mark
talent-identified really well, then
Ritchie is trying to identify athletes
put in a really robust performance
from other sports with the potential
programme. It takes funding,
to retrain. “Every big nation has
but you don’t need £30m a
a dominant event. That’s how
cycle either.”
they win the medals,” he
Hunt’s appointment
said. “Our dominant event
followed the arrival
will be park and pipe
of chairman Rory
freestyle, but to achieve
Tapner, a former chief
our overall vision
executive of Coutts, the
we have to diversify
wealth management
and look at medals in
events we are not even
arm of RBS Group.
competing in at
Tapner is responsible
the moment.
for sourcing the loot to
“We are already
fund Hunt’s grand vision.
talking to UK sport
Only the park and pipe
We are
about a female ski jump
programme received
project. We are looking
funding in the last Olympic doing
for tall, lean, powerful
cycle, amounting to £4m. everything
There was nothing for
to maximise female athletes, not
Alpine or Nordic, where
our chances, necessarily skiers. We
will bring them into a
Andrew Musgrave excels
but we
testing pool and then on
in cross-country.
to a mature identification
“We are sweating every need time.
programme. This will
pound, putting the money I’m not
Harry Potter deliver medal contenders
where it needs to be, not
for Beijing.”
on the nice-to-have stuff,”
Female cross-country
Hunt said. “Back in July,
is another area Hunt thinks might
I was able to petition UK Sport for
be mined effectively. PyeongChang
some money for Dave Ryding and
will act as a barometer of progress
Andrew Musgrave, which for us
and a stimulus to accelerated
was a massive coup. It showed the
confidence of UK Sport in us, which development. “It already feels like
we have our mojo back. Win, lose or
had not been there previously.”
draw in PyeongChang, we are doing
Hunt’s first move was to
everything we can to maximise our
scour the scene for world-class
chances, but what we need is time.
coaches. Reinhard Fernsebner,
I’m not Harry Potter.”
a key Austrian coach at Sochi,
was appointed to lead the Alpine
BSS performance director Dan
team. Bertrand Couette, ex-head
Hunt was attending the 2017 Ski
coach of the French mogul team,
crossed the Channel. Hans Kristian and Snowboard Show at London
Battersea Park
Stadheim is driving Musgrave’s
Vince delighted
with call-up but
insists he’ll still
go for his shots
England batter believes Aussie pitches
and Kookaburra ball will suit his style
chances of winning were pretty good
anyway given the batting frailties that
has seen the underwhelming figures
The reason so many people are writ- of Vince, Gary Ballance and Dawid
ing England off before a ball has even Malan all selected in England’s 16been bowled on this Ashes tour is not man touring party.
only down to the likely absence
And it was the selection of
of Ben Stokes for the entire
Vince, who averaged 19.27
series against Australia
in seven Tests before he
but also because of the
was dropped at the end
inclusion in the squad
of the 2016 home sumof players like James
mer, that perhaps best
Vince.
summed up just how
James
Vince’s
Stokes’s late-night
desperate England’s
average in the seven
contretemps in Bristol
top-order travails
Tests he has played
has left him the subject
have become.
so far
of an ongoing police
T o m We s t l e y,
investigation that has
dropped after failing to
yet to conclude whether or
convince in five Tests last
not England’s star all-rounder
summer, may have deserved to
will be charged. Australia, whatever miss out on this tour. But the choice
their players say publicly, will be of Vince to replace him proved that
glad if Stokes continues to remain the selectors have found themselves
“unavailable for selection”. But their going around in circles trying to find
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Head coach Trevor
Bayliss addresses
the England squad at
the Waca yesterday
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Cork enjoys the attention as
our main man, says Dyche
By Liam Blackburn
Sean Dyche believes midfielder
Jack Cork is relishing being
Burnley’s main man after
a summer switch from
Swansea City.
The 28-year-old was
instrumental in the
Clarets’ 1-0 victory
over Newcastle on
Monday night that
moved Dyche’s side
up to seventh, on his
fifth anniversary as
manager.
Cork (right) was brought
to Turf Moor this summer for a
fee that could rise up to £10m. “I
think he’s enjoying his football,
enjoying the group,” Dyche
said. “I liked him, obviously,
before we bought him, but
his game knowledge and his
understanding of the Premier
League probably shines more
with us because he’s a main
player and looks like a main
player. I thought he was
terrific again.”
Had the Magpies
mustered a win in east
Lancashire, Rafael
Benitez’s side would
be in sixth place.
They remain in the
top half despite the
defeat and goalkeeper
Rob Elliot is keen to look
at the bigger picture.
He said: “I’ve been here a long
time now and after losing 1-0
and not playing our best, to be
clapped off by all the travelling
fans just shows where the club is
at the moment.”
WATFORD
Deeney given three-match
ban for violent conduct
By Sports Staff
a long-term replacement at No 3 for
Jonathan Trott, whose presence in
that pivotal position ended when he
flew home following the first Test of
the 2013-14 Ashes with a stress-related illness.
Vince has been picked at three on
a hunch that his game will suit the
faster tracks of Australia despite the
fact he bats at four for Hampshire
and averaged just 32 last summer.
Even the 26-year-old admits he was
surprised to get the nod.
“Initially, I didn’t expect to get the
call but after I did and I had a bit of
time for it to settle in I was very excited to be coming here,” he said. “It’s a
great opportunity for me to establish
myself in the team and kick-start my
Test career. It’s probably a step up
but I guess I’ve got a bit more of an
idea of what to expect.”
In his first spell in the team, Vince
continually got out to the same
shot – caught in the slip cordon fishing outside off-stump.
Those that fear the Australian
fast bowlers will prey on that
weakness will not be comforted
by the fact Vince’s formula for success in this Ashes series appears
to be banking on the hope he will
be confronted by flat pitches here
and a Kookaburra ball that offers
little conventional swing.
He said: “I think everyone gets
caught in the slips in Test cricket at
times but I want to be a bit more selective in the balls I’m trying to attack
and defend and out here it could be
that that’s a good scoring opportunity
for me, if the ball’s not moving about.
Hopefully I’ll score some runs there.
It’s not a shot I’m going to put away. I’ll
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It’s not a shot I’m going
to put away. I’ll just try to be
a bit smarter in the times
I use it and the balls I play
just try to be a bit smarter in the times
I use it and the balls I play it against.
“The Kookaburra generally does
a bit less. From a batter’s point of
view, it’s a good place to come and
hopefully my game is well suited
to playing here.”
Vince does have experience of
Australianconditions having played
Grade cricket for Melville in Perth
during his teenage years. “I came
over when I was 16 and 17 and played
a couple of winters,” he said. “I had a
pretty good time playing at a reasonable standard – obviously nothing
compared to this – and I enjoyed the
pitches and my experience here.”
Experience, or lack of it, is the
chief concern about England’s batting line-up here. Among the probable top seven only Alastair Cook,
Root and Ballance have played an
away Ashes Test before. “I don’t think
it’s a concern, it’s a great opportunity
for guyslikemyselftonailaplacedown
in the side,” said Vince. “As Cooky said
if you do well in an Ashes series in
Australia it counts for a hell of a lot.”
As for Stokes, Vince hopes England’s talisman will still find his way
to Australia. “I don’t know the ins and
outs of it, I just hope at some point he
can get out here. He’s one of the best
players in the side. If we get him then
great but if we don’t then hopefully
we’ve got a side that can cope with
the Aussies.” THE INDEPENDENT
Watford striker Troy Deeney will
serve a three-match ban after
admitting a charge of violent
conduct against Stoke City, while
both clubs have been charged with
failing to control their players by
the Football Association.
Stoke’s 1-0 win at Vicarage
Road on Saturday came to a badtempered conclusion, including
two separate incidents involving
players from both sides squaring
up to each other.
First, Watford’s Abdoulaye
Doucouré and City’s Mame Biram
Diouf were booked after they
scuffled on the touchline three
minutes from full-time.
Then, in stoppage time, Hornets
captain Deeney sparked a second
mêlée when he grabbed the face of
Stoke midfielder Joe Allen.
Deeney and Allen received yellow
cards but the Watford captain was
subsequently charged with violent
conduct, which he has accepted. He
will be banned for Premier League
matches against Everton, West
Ham and Newcastle United.
The flashpoint involving Deeney
and Allen came after Stoke had put
the ball out of play with a player
down injured, but rather than pass
the ball back, Deeney attempted a
cross into the visitors’ penalty area.
Allen reacted angrily and clashed
with Deeney, who appeared to
dig his thumbs into the face of the
Wales international as other players tried to separate them.
FRANCE
Coach Deschamps agrees
to stay on until 2020
By Gareth Cox
Didier Deschamps has extended
his contract as France coach
until 2020.
Deschamps (right) took
over in 2012 and led Les
Bleus to the final of
Euro 2016 on home
soil, where they lost
to Portugal.
He also led them
to next year’s
World Cup, with
just one defeat in 10
qualifying matches.
Meanwhile, Karim
Benzema has not given up hope
of playing for France at next
year’s World Cup.
The Real Madrid striker has
been exiled from the national
team since being placed under
investigation in November 2015
on suspicion of involvement in
an alleged blackmail plot
against his France team-mate,
Mathieu Valbuena.
Deschamps, though, has
shown little interest
in bringing back the
29-year-old, who has
scored only twice in
10 appearances for
Real this season.
However, Benzema
told the French
culture magazine,
Les Inrockuptibles: “Of
course I want to return to the
France team. What footballer
would not want to play at a
World Cup?
“I am trying to be the best I
can with my club and we will see
what comes of it.”
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GROUP F
GROUP H
Silva ‘praying’ for European
glory with City this season
By Andy Hampson
Manchester City
IN NAPLES
David Silva hopes to sign a new
contract and win the Champions
League with Manchester City this
season. The Spain playmaker, whose
current deal expires at the end of
next season, joined City in 2010 and
is keen to complete a decade’s service at the Etihad Stadium.
The 31-year-old has won five domestic trophies, including two Premier League titles, with City and is
now eyeing Europe’s top prize.
Asked how discussions over new
terms were progressing, Silva said:
“We are still talking. I hope I can sign
soon because I would love to be here
and play for City 10 years.
“It would be amazing [to win the David Silva has been a revelation in
Champions League]. I pray every central midfield this season
night to win the Champions League
with City. Hopefully we can win sion – a club record – and scored 45
this year.”
goals in the process.
Silva, sitting alongside manager
Asked if it was the best City side
Pep Guardiola, was making
he had played in, Silva said:
a rare press conference
“Yes, I think so. We are
appearance in Italy
playing really good football, beautiful football.
to preview tonight’s
We are scoring so
Champions League
many goals and creatclash at Napoli.
Successive
ing a lot of chances.
Rarer still, Silva
victories
“I think we are
wa s re s p o n d i n g
for
City
if
doing very well in all
to most questions
they
win
the lines, from the
in English and, alin Naples
keeper to the striker.
though he was ecotonight
We know how to move
nomical with his words,
every time.”
he did say he believes City
City head into their return fixhave reached new heights.
The Premier League leaders are ture against Napoli top of Group F
unbeaten in 15 games this season and having beaten the Serie A leadand have won the last 13 in succes- ers a fortnight ago.
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City need a point at the San Paolo
Stadium to qualify for the knockout
stages for a fifth successive season.
Playing for a point is alien to Guardiola, however. The former Barcelona boss said: “Why play for a draw
when we can play for a win? We are
going to try to win, like Napoli, like
West Brom tried to win a game.
They are athletes. When they play a
game they want to win.”
Guardiola has seen Silva revel in
a central midfield role this season,
alongside Kevin De Bruyne, and
creating numerous chances.
Alluding to some of Silva’s brief
answers, Guardiola said: “You see
here, he’s shy. He doesn’t talk too
much, but when he goes on the pitch
he’s a huge personality.
“It’s never one step back. In the
bad moments, he always makes a
step forward. He is a legend at this
club. It would have been a pleasure
to have taken him for Barcelona, but
he was so expensive.”
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not to take Maribor for granted
an old German saying: “You should
not split the bear before you’ve shot
him.” His home country’s footballing
heritage also tells him that anything
is possible.
“I am from Germany, so I know in
1954 we lost against Hungary in the
group stage really clear, then won
the World Cup final,” he said.
“Nobody would have expected
that. That’s football. That is how I
learned it pretty early in my life. It’s
always possible.
“It’s all about our performance,”
he added. “We have to use the little
Pochettino’s biggest
challenge: ridding
Tottenham of their
soft underbelly
Still, good things come from those
who wait. And on the eve of what
ThemosttellinganswerfromMauricio could be a bellwether game for his
Pochettino came right at the very end young side, Pochettino outlined
of a press conference that, in its ability exactly what Tottenham need to catto drag on interminably despite very apult themselves to the very top tier
little of consequence taking place, oc- of the European game.
casionally seeped into the realm
“The last step we need,”
of experimental theatre.
he said, “is to be stronger
As long, directionmentally. It’s not about
less questions about
running more, doing
Real Madrid and Zinmore sessions, tactics
edine Zidane swirled
or playing in a differDefeats
in
a
row
for
through the air ahead
ent way. The last step
Tottenham – against
of Tottenham’s Chamfor us as a group, and
West Ham in the
pions League fixture
a club, is mental.”
Carabao
Cup
and
at Wembley tonight,
A manager often
Manchester United
each of them requiring a
lauded for his tactical
in the league
word-for-word translation
nous and physical condifrom Spanish to English and
tioning demands, Pochettino
then back again, at times even Potalks about mentality far more
chettino himself, normally so vivacious than either of the former.
and ebullient, seemed on the verge of
Since taking over from Tim Shera sort of personal existential crisis wood in 2014, he has made it his
(though he did say he was “very confi- personal business to transform the
dent”thatHarryKane,whomissedthe popular caricature of Tottenham as a
weekend defeat to Manchester United club with high ideals but a soft underwith a hamstring problem, would be fit belly, with a proud history but without
for tonight’s game).
the stone-cold entitlement that you
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Jürgen Klopp will not be taking anything for granted against
NK Maribor at Anfield this evening
– despite his side’s record-breaking
7-0 victory against the Slovenians
two weeks ago.
Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both scored twice, with
Philippe Coutinho, Alex OxladeChamberlain and Trent AlexanderArnold also on target as Liverpool
took over top spot in Group E with
a scintillating performance.
The result is the biggest away win
by an English team in the history of
the European Cup.
Spartak Moscow’s shock 5-1 home
win over Sevilla in the last round of
fixtures helped Liverpool, but it also
blew the group wide open.
Klopp is keen to guard against
complacency and reminded his
players of that much yesterday with
Delph
Stones Otamendi
advantage of being the home team,
using the crowd, being spot on again.
“We did so well in Maribor – that
was the reason for the result, not the
quality of the opponent. At the end it
looked like a big difference but it was
only because of our start. We have to
do that again.”
Klopp said he would play his
“strongest team possible”, though
whether his line-up will include
Coutinho and Dejan Lovren remains
to be seen.
The pair sat out of Saturday’s
3-0 win over Huddersfield Town
through injury and are still doubtful
for the visit of Maribor.
“Not 100 per cent sure,” Klopp
said of the pair’s availability. “They
are both much better but I don’t
know if they will be OK for tomorrow night.” THE INDEPENDENT
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GROUP B
Martinez seals Bayern’s
progress as Celtic stumble
CELTIC
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Celtic
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need to stamp your authority on the
modern game. The psyche of champions. The certainty that they belong.
He’s almost there, but not quite.
Successive defeats to West Ham in
the Carabao Cup and United at Old
Trafford are a reminder of the two
millstones still hanging around this
side: no trophies, and a poor record in
big away games. Then again, after the
near-miss of 2016, everyone assumed
Tottenham would regress back to
the mean. That they would struggle
to keep their best players. That they
would fall away towards the end of the
season. That they would struggle to
adapt to Wembley. Little by little, Pochettino has helped Tottenham conquer their collective neuroses.
A fortnight ago, in the Bernabeu,
came the latest leap forward. Tottenham played beyond themselves in
claiming a 1-1 draw against the defending European champions. Beating
them in the return fixture would not
onlyputthemonthevergeoftheChampions League knockout stages, it would
be Madrid’s first pool phase defeat in
over five years.
“When you are playing against the
best team in the world, if you are not
brave, it is so difficult,” said Pochettino. “And yes, we are going to be
brave. Our mentality is right, we are
going to try to play without fear, and
dominate the game.”
Realarevulnerable.DefeattoGirona
last weekend has left them eight points
behindBarcelona.CristianoRonaldois
stillstrugglingforhisbestform,Gareth
Bale is still injured, and Zidane’s immaculate management style of doing
nothingverymuchisbeingquestioned.
Pochettino is aware of the peak,
but aware too that it can be scaled.
“When I praise Real Madrid,” he said,
“it’s because I feel they’re the best
team in the world. But at the same
time, I have the belief that we can
win. I have faith in my players, in the
way we can play, and the way we can
beat them.” THE INDEPENDENT
It has been widely expected, ever
since the group stage draw was
made, but Celtic’s formal elimination
from the Champions League was
no less disappointing for Brendan
Rodgers and his players.
They were unable to maximise the
opportunity afforded to them against
a Bayern Munich side shorn of several of their biggest and most influential names. It was a much improved
performance from Celtic against one
of Europe’s heavyweights.
When Callum McGregor cancelled out Kingsley Coman’s opener
with just over a quarter of an hour
left, Celtic looked set to claim a point
which would have maintained faint
hopes of reaching the last 16.
But Javi Martinez rapidly reclaimed the advantage for the German champions, who join PSG in
the knockout stage. Celtic must now
focus on their bid to retain third
place in Group B at the expense of
Anderlecht, to claim a place in the
last 32 of the Europa League.
The manner of Coman’s first half
breakthrough for Bayern would
have been doubly frustrating for
Rodgers, given the sloppiness of his
team’s defending.
Before Coman took advantage of
a blunder by Celtic’s backline to give
the visitors the lead, there had been
no shortage of encouragement for
the Scottish champions.
James Forrest was prominent in
many of Celtic’s best moments. The
winger’s pace and directness came
agonisingly close to delivering a
fifth-minute goal for his team as he
surged onto Kieran Tierney’s pass
and whipped over an inviting cross
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Subs: Celtic Rogic (Sinclair, 64), Griffiths (Armstrong,
79); Bayern Munich Rudy (Vidal, 59), Kimmich
(Tolisso, 83), Thiago (Robben, 90).
Man of the Match Martinez. Rating 7/10.
Possession: Celtic 47% Bayern Munich 53%.
Attempts on target: Celtic 4 Bayern Munich 4.
Referee D Makkelie (Neth).
Attendance 58,269.
from the right. It found its way to
Stuart Armstrong on the corner of
the six-yard box but the midfielder
wastefully shanked his shot wide.
A sense that Celtic’s failure to secure something tangible for such a
bright opening could come back to
bite them and so it proved. The warning sign was there when David Alaba
and Coman carved their way into the
penalty area in the 20th minute with
only a well-timed tackle from Dedryck Boyata cutting out the danger.
But Boyata was among those
culpable when Bayern made it 1-0
just two minutes later. The Belgian
defender allowed a long punt upfield from Sven Ulreich to sail over
his head, with Coman pouncing on
his hesitancy. Craig Gordon had
charged to the edge of his penalty
area but his attempt to intercept
merely allowed Coman to nudge the
ball beyond him.
Rodgers tried to inject fresh impetus into his side’s play after the
break, making his first change of
the night with Rogic replacing Scott
Sinclair, who had struggled to impose himself. Celtic needed a smart
save from Gordon, however, to prevent James Rodriguez doubling
Bayern’s lead in the 67th minute.
That looked like a crucial contribution from the big ’keeper when Celtic
drew level seven minutes later. It
was a superbly worked goal, the outstanding Forrest piercing the Bayern
defence with a pass off the outside of
his right boot to pick out McGregor,
who drove a low shot under Ulreich.
Celtic now looked every inch the
side with the initiative to go on and
find a winner but instead found
themselves behind again just three
minutes later. Coman and Alaba
combined swiftly down the left, the
latter’s cross headed home by Martinez, who suffered a painful clash of
heads with Nir Bitton in the process.
It contributed to six minutes of stoppage time but Bayern held on for all
three points.
Paris Saint-Germain
cruised into the next
round with a 5-0 demolition of
Anderlecht at home last night.
Goals from Marco Verratti,
Neymar and a Layvin Kurzawa
hat-trick sealed the win.
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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: GROUP C
El Shaarawy
capitalises
on defensive
horror show
ROMA
El Shaarawy 1, 36, Perotti 63
3
CHELSEA
0
By Miguel Delaney
AT STADIO OLIMPICO
Many unhappy returns. On his first
match back in Italy as a visiting
manager, Antonio Conte suffered
his joint-worst defeat with Chelsea
as they were hammered 3-0 by a
rampant Roma.
It was also a first defeat for an English side the Champions League this
season, but could have been a whole
lot worse, especially as they were
given a huge let-off due to events in
Spain, where Atletico Madrid drew
with 10-man Qarabag.
Chelsea will qualify with a win in
Baku in the next match but they will
have to improve considerably on this
shambles, especially with Manchester United to come on Sunday.
The match itself was bad for
Chelsea, from start to finish. The
supreme Stephan El Shaarawy
scored the opening goal after just 39
seconds, and if that was the best moment of the game, it just got worse
for Chelsea.
Antonio Rüdiger was also back
at his former home, but didn’t
seem to know where he was in letting El Shaarawy in for the second.
He was far from the only player
culpable, though, as calamity ran
right through the Chelsea team.
They looked tired and suffered a
torrid night.
The pace of it all just seemed to get
to them, and they could find no way
to match Roma’s rigour.
The two teams picked up at the
same belting pace that they had left
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(Morata, 75).
Man of the Match El Shaarawy. Rating 7/10.
Possession: Roma 49% Chelsea 51%.
Attempts on target: Roma 6 Chelsea 6.
Referee J Eriksson (Swe).
Attendance 55,036.
off at Stamford Bridge. Within 39
seconds of kick-off, and moments
after Pedro had been put through
one-on-one with the goalkeeper but
stumbled, El Shaarawy scored the
opener.
The goal was as blisteringly quick
as the game. Aleksandar Kolarov
played a quick pass to his former
Manchester City team-mate Edin
Dzeko. The striker headed back
towards the centre of the penalty
area and El Shaarawy ran on to fire
a first-time shot into the top corner.
BOXING
Fury indulges in a
bout of Jungle fever
Tyson Fury believes a bout between
himself and Anthony Joshua would
resemble Muhammad Ali’s “Rumble
in the Jungle” with George Foreman.
Fury, who hasn’t fought since 2015,
posted an image of the two all-time
great combatants on Instagram with
the caption: “This is what’s to come!
The old champ coming back to fight
a man who every1 thinks will ko me,
same as Ali vs Forman the stylish Ali
vs the mummy Forman! We all know
what happens in this fight!”
Chelsea were behind, but they
were soon obviously targeting balls
in behind the Italian defence, and
especially right-back Alessandro
Florenzi. It was working, as they repeatedly created chances, but there
was a raggedness to their play.
That slackness cost them dearly in
the 36th minute when former Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan played
a hopeful ball into the centre of the
goal. It should have been easy for his
former Roma team-mate Rüdiger
to deal with, but inexplicably he let
the ball go, allowing El Shaarawy
to slip the ball past Courtois with
one touch.
While it was El Shaarawy who had
fired the ball into the net, it was Edin
Dzeko who was firing at a level above
anyone else on the pitch. He was everywhere, creating chances for others
and driving efforts at goal himself.
Group C details
Roma
Chelsea
Atletico Mad
Qarabag
P
4
4
4
4
W
2
2
0
0
D
2
1
3
2
L
0
1
1
2
F A Pts
8 4
8
11 7
7
2 3
3
2 9
2
Remaining fixtures
Chelsea: 22 Nov Qarabag (a); 5 Dec
Atletico Madrid (h).
The quality of his play was all the
more striking because, at the other
end, Alvaro Morata was not looking fully fit. That was all too obvious
when he was played through early in
the second half. Although he was 25
yards from goal, there wasn’t much
between him and goalkeeper Allison,
but his feebly-hit shot trickled wide.
Conte had to change something, so
he went for something radical. Gary
Cahill was hauled off, and Willian
was introduced. The shape changed
considerably, but not the flow of the
game.
After 63 minutes, Diego Perotti
cut inside from the left, stepped past
a lazy challenge from Cesc Fabregas
CRICKET
RUGBY UNION
Silverwood to coach England
Ireland World Cup
hopes take a blow
Chris Silverwood has agreed to
leave county champions Essex
to become England’s new
fast bowling coach.
Silverwood (right)
has been a revelation
since taking over
as head coach at
Chelmsford, winning
this year’s County
Championship after
sealing promotion from
Division Two in 2016.
The former Yorkshire and
Middlesex paceman will take over
from Ottis Gibson, who has left to
take charge of South Africa,
but will not take up the role
until the new year.
That means he is
unlikely to play any
formal role in the Ashes.
The squad are already
in Australia and former
New Zealand quick bowler
Shane Bond will assist in
preparations for the first two
Tests. » James Vince,p50-51
South Africa has received the World
Rugby Council’s recommendation
to host the 2023 World Cup. The
announcement almost certainly
ends Ireland’s hopes of staging the
tournament on its own for the first
time. Despite finishing third in a
evaluation report, behind South
Africa and France, Ireland’s bid
team is unwilling to concede defeat.
An official decision will not be made
until 15 November.
» Gatland:Walescanruleworld,p49
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
16-20
TV
28-29
IQ
30-37
i WEDNESDAY
1 NOVEMBER 2017
BUSINESS SPORT
38-43
48-56
55
GROUP A
Unconvincing United ride their luck
as young keeper suffers once again
MANCHESTER UNITED
Svilar 45 og, Blind 78 pen
BENFICA
2
0
By Mark Critchley
AT OLD TRAFFORD
Marcos Alonso
(left) watches
Roma players
celebrate their
third goal
GETTY IMAGES
and drove the ball into the bottom
corner from distance.
It said much when Conte hauled
Morata off long before the end, but
the game was already long over.
The only consolation is that their
Champions League campaign is anything but. THE INDEPENDENT
Atletico Madrid made up
ground on Chelsea but
had to come from behind to force
a 1-1 draw at home to Qarabag.
The Azerbaijan team led 1-0 at
half-time but had a man sent off
before Thomas Partey equalised.
TENNIS
Edmund to face Sock
after Donskoy feat
Kyle Edmund saved a match point
in a comeback win over Evgeny
Donskoy in the first round of the
Paris Masters. The British No 3
arrived in France having reached his
third ATP Tour semi-final in Vienna
last weekend and defeat to Russian
Donskoy – ranked 26 places lower
– would have been a disappointing
way to end the season. But Edmund
– the world No 50 – battled to a 5-7,
7-6, 6-3 victory and will face 16th
seed Jack Sock in the second round.
The youngest goalkeeper in Champions League history is now the youngest player to score an own goal in the
competition too. Most who play in
Mile Svilar’s position go their whole
career without suffering the indignity that Benfica’s 18-year-old endured
here, but Manchester United seem
to know how to expose the talented
teenager’s lack of experience.
Two weeks after being bullied
and brutalised in Lisbon, Svilar had
another night to forget, if only because Nemanja Matic’s speculative
strike from range at the end of the
first half cruelly deflected in off his
back after hitting the upright. It was
an unfortunate moment, not least
because Svilar had done so well to
deny Anthony Martial from the penalty spot with a smart save half an
hour earlier.
Were it not for that moment of
ill fortune, Benfica might feel they
would have taken their first point in
Group A against a pedestrian United.
The hosts were not at their best here
by any means, with only Martial and
substitute Marcus Rashford offering much in attack, but after their
fragile lead was extended by Daley
Blind’s late penalty, this unspectacular display proved enough for a fourth
ChampionsLeague winin four games.
In the opening stagesBenfica,
in need of points, were more than
happy to play in United’s half and
started brightly. Martial seemed the
only United player capable of similar
invention and, after one daring run
into opposition territory, he forced
a handball from Douglas and won
a penalty. Martial placed the ball
on the spot, but Svilar pushed the
Frenchman’s tame effort away.
At the other end, the teenager’s
opposite number was forced into
some heroics of his own. Benfica
immediately carried on from where
they had left off and a thunderous
Nemanja Matic fires a shot which hit the post and rebounded off Benfica keeper Mile Svilar to give United the lead REUTERS
Manchester United
Group A details
P
Man Utd
4
FC Basel
4
CSKA Moscow4
Benfica
4
W
4
2
2
0
D
0
0
0
0
L
0
2
2
4
F A Pts
10 1 12
8 5
6
5 8
6
1 10
0
Remaining fixtures
Man Utd: 22 Nov Basel (a); 5 Dec CSKA
Moscow (h).
Diogo Gonclaves strike looked destined to open the scoring, only for
David de Gea to spectacularly meet
it with an athletic, one-handed stop.
United’s breakthrough eventually
came on the cusp of half-time but
Matic’s drive from range required a
huge slice of luck to go in.
The visitors continued to play
brightly in the second half, creating
several chances (even clipping the
post) and deserved to be level. But
the introduction of Rashford proved
too much for their backline and it
was the youngster who won United’s
second penalty of the game, leading
to United’s second goal: Blind, rather
than the bereft Romelu Lukaku, scoring this time. THE INDEPENDENT
De Gea
Dar
an
Bailly
Smalling
lind
Matic
McTominay
Mata
Martial
Lukaku
Goncalves
Salvio
ejsa
Samaris
Grima o
Dias
Jardel
Pizzi
D
glas
Svilar
Benfica
Subs: Man Utd Mkhitaryan (Lingard, h-t), Herrera
(Mata, 68), Rashford (Martial, 75); Benfica Eliseu
(Grimaldo, 63), Seferovic (Jimenez, 74); Pizzi
(Fernandes, 79). Booked: Man Utd Lingard, Bailly;
Benfica Dias, Samaris, Salvio.
Man of the Match Matic. Rating 5/10.
Possession: Man Utd 51% Benfica 49%.
Attempts on target: Man Utd 5 Benfica 4.
Referee G Mazeika (Lith).
Attendance 74, 437.
GOLF
ATHLETICS
Fleetwood’s flights of fancy
Van Niekerk out of
Games due to injury
Tommy Fleetwood will clock up
more than 22,000 air miles in
four weeks in a bid to cap
a brilliant season by
winning the Race to
Dubai.
Fleetwood (right)
has a lead of more than
865,000 points over
nearest rival Sergio
Garcia, with Justin
Rose another 190,000
points adrift following his
dramatic victory in the WGC-HSBC
Champions on Sunday. The
26-year-old from Southport is the
only Race to Dubai contender
who will cross the globe to
contest the last four events
of the season in Shanghai,
Turkey, South Africa and
Dubai.
He said: “Can you imagine
if I had a week off and then
lost by 20 grand? I can’t let
that happen, really,” Fleetwood
said ahead of tomorrow’s Turkish
Airlines Open in Antalya.
CSKA Moscow kept their
hopes of qualifying for
the knockout stages alive with a
victory at Basel. The home side
were ahead at half-time but goals
from Alan Dzagoev and Pontus
Wernbloom secured a 2-1 win.
South African sprinter Wayde
van Niekerk will miss the
Commonwealth Games next April
after suffering a serious knee injury
during a celebrity touch rugby
game. The 25-year-old Olympic
and world 400 metres champion,
who had intended to compete in the
100m and 200m at the Gold Coast
Games, tore his anterior cruciate
ligament and suffered medial and
lateral tears of the meniscus during
the match in Cape Town.
Mourinho’s touchy
dig at United fans
Apparent tension between Jose
Mourinho and sections of Manchester United supporters has continued
with him implying some of them did
not enjoy Saturday’s Premier League
win over Tottenham.
In his programme notes for last
night’s game against Benfica Mourinho wrote: “I hope that you enjoy
the game more than some of you did
against Tottenham.” United won that
game but some fans were critical of
Romelu Lukaku, who Mourinho described as “untouchable” on Monday.
Mourinho wrote of the Spurs win:
“It was an extremely tight game between two big teams, but I think we
got what we deserved for our efforts.”
Sport on tv
Tennis: Elite Trophy
BT Sport 1, 7am
Golf: Fatima Bint Mubarak Open
Sky Sports Main Event, 9am
Tennis: Paris Masters
Sky Sports Arena, 10am
Snooker: International Champs
Eurosport 1, 11.30am
Football: Tottenham v Real Madrid
BT Sport 2, 7pm
Football: Liverpool v Maribor
BT Sport/ESPN, 7pm
Football: Napoli v Manchester City
BT Sport 3, 7pm
CHAMPIONS
LEAGUE
MAN UTD 2
0
United ride
their luck to
win again
Page 55
CELTIC 1 BAYERN MUN 2
Mighty Bayern
too strong for
brave Hoops
Page 53
Sport
Conte’s
Italian
nightmare
Shocking defending costs
Chelsea 30 defeat by Roma
and first European loss
01.11.17
» Report, p54-55
P50-51
CRICKET
Vince: I’m still
going to go
for my shots
Down Under
P50
WINTER OLYMPICS
The man with a
(long-term) plan
to bring success
to Team GB
Chelsea manager
Antonio Conte cannot
hide his frustration as
his side are well beaten
in Rome last night GETTY
Paralympic classification not ‘fit for purpose’
By Matt Slater
P49
RUGBY UNION
Anglo-Welsh
training will be
good for both of
us, says Gatland
The classification system which
underpins Paralympic sport cannot
be said to be “fit for purpose”,
Baroness Grey-Thompson has told a
panel of MPs.
The 11-time Paralympic champion
was speaking as a witness at the
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
(DCMS) committee hearing into
claims British athletes have manipulated the process which ensures fair
competition in Paralympic sport.
When asked by Giles Watling MP
if the current system is fit for purpose, Grey-Thompson (right) said:
“We need to ask the question
whether classification is
fair and transparent and
whether athletes can
make an appeal or complaint in an open and
fair process.
“Judged on what I
have been told, I don’t
believe we can answer that
question right now.”
Grey-Thompson was the first of
three witnesses scheduled to appear
before the influential panel, with
classification campaigner Michael
Breen and British Paralympic
Association chief executive
Tim Hollingsworth also
giving oral evidence.
The former wheelchair racer turned
parliamentarian was
mainly questioned about
the evidence she gathered
during her duty of care in
sport review on behalf of DCMS
last year.
She explained she had heard from
athletes and their parents who believed the classification system was
open to abuse and had been abused
by other British athletes.
She also said she was placed under
“extreme pressure” by “bodies within the system” to find out the details
of those allegations, which she refused to give as they had come to her
under the condition of anonymity.
These claims had initially led the
48-year-old to think the classification process should become entirely
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