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Motherland
Tory whips are told:
reveal what you knew
>> Conservative whips’ office was passed allegations of
serious misconduct at least a year ago, i learns
>> Investigation into deputy PM will look at porn claims
>> Corbyn defends giving MP top job after reprimand
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MONDAY
6 NOVEMBER 2017
Number 2,169
» Huge new leak of secret files shows how the rich and
powerful secretly place their fortunes offshore
» Tory donor Lord Ashcroft used Bermuda trust
» Bono bought Lithuanian shopping centre via Malta
» Monarch’s private estate invested £10m offshore
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A travel tour of
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Tremors in Saudi Arabia as heir
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The day at
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POLICE
6
NOVEMBER
Quote of the day
No man’s life, liberty or
property are safe while the
legislature is in session
JUDGE GIDEON
TUCKER
Birthdays
Thandie Newton, actress,
45; Cath Kidston, designer,
59; Emma Stone, actress,
29; Conchita Wurst
(below), pop singer, 29;
Jim Rosenthal, sports
presenter, 70; Tony
Parsons, journalist, 64
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TV & Radio...........28
Arts..............................36
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
FASHION
M&S clothing ‘must
target young people’
Police investigating two acid attacks
in London have arrested a second
boy on suspicion of grievous bodily
harm. A 16-year-old and a 14-year-old
have been arrested. Two delivery
drivers were doused with acid in
separate attacks at about 6pm on
2 November. It is feared one of the
victims may lose sight in both eyes.
The new Marks & Spencer chairman
has said that the retailer must begin
targeting their clothing range at a
younger audience. Archie Norman,
who joined M&S in September,
reportedly told staff that too much
of the company’s fashion is aimed
at the over-55s, according to an
internal report of his visit to a store.
Television companies may have to
move overseas if politicians fail to
secure a Brexit trade deal, according
to a body representing networks such
as Eurosport, Disney and Discovery.
The Commercial Broadcasters
Association said that thousands of
jobs in the industry would be at stake
in the event of a hard Brexit.
A woman who deliberately
scratched a burglar in order to get
his DNA has been praised by a judge.
Police were able to take a sample
from under the nails of Annie-Laure
Promonet, 42, and found traces of
tissue from Marvyn Mulvey, 40, who
was jailed for seven-and-a-half years
at St Albans Crown Court.
CONSUMER
HEALTH
CHINA
TERRORISM
Selection boxes
getting smaller
Psychiatrist jobs
left unfilled
Trump ‘to get VIP
treatment in Beijing’
Bomber’s remains
flown to Libya
Leading confectionery companies
have shrunk the size of Christmas
selection boxes without lowering
prices. Cadbury and McVitie’s have
been criticised by consumer groups
for using “sneaky” price increases as
shoppers begin festive preparations.
The trend has been dubbed
“shrink-flation”.
One in 10 consultant psychiatrist
roles is currently unfilled in NHS
organisations in England, according
to a report. The Royal College of
Psychiatrists has said the number
of unfilled posts has doubled in the
past four years. The college called
the vacancies alarming and said they
increased waiting times for patients.
Donald Trump will receive a “state
visit-plus” experience in Beijing as
part of his Asia tour. Mr Trump,
who arrived in Japan yesterday
where he met the Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe, is due to arrive in China
on Wednesday where he will put
pressure on Xi Jinping to rein in
North Korea. PAGE 25
The remains of the suicide bomber
Salman Abedi have been flown
to Libya after mosques in the UK
refused to handle his funeral, it is
claimed. Abedi killed 22 people when
he detonated a bomb at an Ariana
Grande concert at Manchester
Arena in May. He has been buried
without a full Islamic ceremony.
BONFIRE NIGHT
Off with a bang… and
a very damp squib
The chimneys of the former
Battersea Power Station by the
Thames in London were lit by a
stunning fireworks display last night
(below). Unfortunately, at the seaside
town of Llanfairfechan in North
Wales, a Bonfire Night display had to
be cancelled when the tide swept in
and destroyed the fireworks.
Living by
the Book?
Q
DON’T KNOW
2
NOT IMPORTANT
93
5
You shall not steal
93
5
You shall not bear false witness
against (tell lies about) other people
87
You shall not commit adultery
73
Honour (obey) your father and mother
69
7
9
9
6
18
22
You shall not covet (desire)
other people’s possessions
61
You shall not worship idols
(ie, statues or symbols)
31
You shall not use the Lord’s name in vain
(eg, any curse using the word ‘God’)
23
9
68
I am the Lord your God, You shall have
no other God before me (ie, you may
only worship the Christian God)
20
12
68
US to argue case
for burning coal
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled content of UK
newspapers in 2015 was 71%
STILL IMPORTANT
You shall not commit murder
ENVIRONMENT
The US is expected to make the
case for the continuation of burning
coal at a key climate summit that
begins today. Politicians from
around the world will convene
in Bonn for the latest annual UN
climate change conference – the first
since Donald Trump rejected the
Paris agreement.
While two of the Ten Commandments have been enshrined in criminal
law, and others have made their way into generally accepted views of
appropriate behaviour, some of the Old Testament’s instructions no longer
hold sway among many British people, a survey by YouGov suggests.
Regardless of whether you are a Christian or not,
which of the Ten Commandments from the bible do
you believe are still important principles to live by?
Anniversaries
Sunday 6 November 1977
Toccoa Falls Dam in the US
gives way and 39 people
die in the resulting flood.
The structure, 90 miles
north of Atlanta, Georgia,
was constructed of earth
across a canyon in 1887,
creating a 55-acre lake
above the Toccoa Creek.
X Factor viewers saw judge Nicole
Scherzinger put on a poppy halfway
through the show on ITV last night
after she was criticised on social
media. Viewers posted messages
calling the former Pussycat Doll
singer “disrespectful” for not
wearing the symbol.
Thousands of jobs at Woman praised for
Second teenager
held over acid attack risk from hard Brexit scratching burglar
SOCIETY
MONDAY
TELEVISION
‘X Factor’ judge puts
on poppy mid-show
SOURCE:
YOUGOV
Remember to keep the
Sabbath day (Sunday) holy
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Letter from
the Editor
Oliver Duff
i@inews.co.uk
Battle for a kingdom’s soul
Is this young man playing games?
While many seven-year-olds might be dreaming
of dinosaurs or space travel, Jacob Rabi-Laleh
has focused his attention on the here and now.
Struck by the sight of homeless men and women,
he has raised more than £2,400 to support rough
sleepers through the cold winter nights ahead,
even selling his toys at a car boot sale. “I would
rather have lots of homeless people happy than
my own toys,” he said.
How many toys did he sell to reach £2,400?
After appearing on BBC Radio Essex, he was
surprised by a listener bearing a cheque for
£565.75, which more than doubled the sum he
had raised with his toy sale and took the total to
£1,000. A further £1,400 has been donated online.
So what inspired this act of kindness?
On a trip to Brighton last month, Jacob noticed a
group of rough sleepers and began to worry for
their welfare. When he got home he produced
a hand-drawn poster that read: “Wanted:
Backpacks, Blankets, Thick socks, Jumpers,
Hats, gloves and scarves.” His mum, Stephanie
Bannister, 28, said the family, from Maldon,
Essex, lost their own home three years ago. “If
we didn’t have kind relatives, it could have been
us on the streets”, she said. “I didn’t think he was
aware of it, but obviously he had taken it all in.”
How many people is he trying to help?
The original target was to fill 10 backpacks with
cold-weather essentials, but things quickly
escalated. “When he saw how quickly we got
enough for 10 bags, he said how amazing it would
be to do 50,” his mum said. “Now we are aiming
for 100 bags for Essex and 30 for Brighton.”
Were they expecting this level of support?
Stephanie said they had been “overwhelmed” by
the response and put it down to “how cute his
little face is”. However, if that got the message
across, “that’s mission accomplished for him”.
So what’s next?
The bags will be ready for delivery at the end
of this month and Jacob then hopes to turn his
attention to Christmas – but not what’s waiting
for him under the tree. Once again he has others
in mind. “He mentioned the idea of collecting
Christmas gifts for disadvantaged families and
people in hospital,” Stephanie said. “Who knows
what he’ll do after that?”
William McLennan
What to do, when some
of your relatives disagree
with your plans for the
future direction of the
family? Round them
up, imprison them in
luxury hotel suites and
send a clear message to
the rest of your cousins
and uncles that they
could be next. Don’t
forget to ground private
jets first, to prevent richer
kin escaping.
Saturday night’s
unprecedented political
purge in Saudi Arabia is
a naked attempt by the
young crown prince to
eliminate his rivals and
critics, plenty of whom
are related to him. This
is an intriguing battle for
the soul and future of the
kingdom – the richest oil
producer in the world, and
awkward regional ally of
Western governments.
Mohammed bin
Salman, 32, is determined
to liberalise Saudi Arabia’s
economy and society. A
political crackdown is
the price. First, writers
began to be arrested,
then influential clerics,
now rival princes and
tycoons. He has seized
control of the country’s
security services after
this weekend’s purge of
members of the royal
family, the military and
national guard.
The crown prince
faces major opposition
to modernisation from
within his own family, who
fear losing their status.
The economy is in a bad
way, by Saudi standards,
with oil prices falling
since 2014, public
sector austerity and living
costs rising.
He has launched an
unwinnable war in
Yemen, damaging Saudi
global standing and
further impoverishing
the Arab world’s poorest
society; and he cheerleads
a futile boycott of Gulf
neighbour Qatar.
Meanwhile, some
conservative Saudi
citizens (older and young)
want him to slow down
social reforms, which
so far include allowing
Saudi women to drive
(albeit still subject to
the “guardianship” of
their male family), and
promising the return of
“moderate Islam”.
What’s clear is that
the old House of Saud
governing model – oil
riches plus the support
of conservative
clerics – is challenged.
And if rumours of his
81-year-old father’s
abdication come to pass,
this young crown prince
could go on to rule for
half a century.
Those rounded up
include his half-cousin
Prince Alwaleed bin
Talal, one of the world’s
richest men, a friend of
Prince Charles, and a
major investor in Apple,
Twitter, 21st Century
Fox, Citigroup and Four
Seasons. How the West
responds to the removal
of Saudi Arabia’s most
successful and bestconnected businessman
will be the crown prince’s
biggest test yet.
Twitter: @olyduff
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NEWS
VICTIMS
Pastor’s ‘beautiful, special daughter’ among the dead
By William McLennan
Frank Pomeroy, pastor of the
Baptist church where the gunman struck, confirmed last night
that his 14-year-old daughter,
Annabelle, is among the dead.
Annabelle “was one very beautiful, special child”, her father said.
Mr Pomeroy, who did not attend
the service at the First Baptist
Church, Sutherland Springs, as
he was in Oklahoma, said all those
killed were close friends of his.
He said he was returning home
today, along with his wife, Sherri.
The church, which is close to
San Antonio, Texas, describes its
mission as being to “honour and
glorify God by studying his word,
sharing his gospel, praying for his
guidance, and doing his will, not
ours.” Services are typically attended by as many as 50 people.
After the shooting, small groups
of people gathered outside, many
holding hands and saying prayers
for the victims.
“We’re shocked – shocked and
dismayed,” said state senator Judith Zaffirini, a Democrat from
Laredo whose district includes
Sutherland Springs. “It’s especially shocking when it’s such a small,
serene area. These rural areas are
so beautiful and so loving.”
A minister talks with police officers near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland
Springs following yesterday’s mass-shooting incident DARREN ABATE/AP
UNITED STATES
At least 27 killed
as gunman opens
fire in church
By William McLennan
A gunman opened fire during a
Sunday morning church service in
Texas, reportedly killing 27 people
and wounding a further 27, including
children.
The gun attack took place at the
First Baptist Church in Sutherland
Springs in Texas when a man, said
to be wearing combat gear, entered
the church and opened fire. Local
residents reported hearing semiautomatic gunfire.
Around 50 people were believed to
have been in the church at the time of
the attack. The gunman was reported to have been shot dead by police
following a “pursuit”.
The town in south Texas has a population of around 400. Local resident
Alena Berlanga said: “This is horrific for our tiny little tight-knit town.
Everybody’s going to be affected and
everybody know someone affected.”
Little was known about the gunman or his motives last night, but
police said they believe he was acting
alone. Wilson County Commissioner
Albert Gamez Jnr was the first to reported that as many as 27 had died in
the incident. An official death toll had
not yet been confirmed last night.
Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt
confirmed there were “multiple casualties and fatalities”.
“I would say it’s up there around
20-plus, I’m not sure,” Wilson County
Commissioner Paul Pheil said of the
number of deceased. Local television
reporter Sue Calberg told BBC News:
“There is said to be numerous small
children among the dead”
Megan Posey, a spokeswoman for
Connally Memorial Medical Centre,
about 10 miles from the church, said
“multiple” victims were being treated for gunshot wounds. She declined
to give a specific number but said it
was less than a dozen.
The scene at the church in the
aftermath of the shooting AP
Family and friends of congregation
members gathered at a nearby community centre to await news of their
loved ones.
Arnold Zwicke, sheriff of neighbouring Guadalupe County, told reporters that a sole gunman was killed
by police following a brief pursuit.
US President Donald Trump
tweeted: “May God be w/ the people
of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The
FBI & law enforcement are on the
scene. I am monitoring the situation
from Japan.”
Texas governor Greg Abbott said:
“Our prayers are with all who were
harmed by this evil act. Our thanks to
law enforcement for their response.”
Paul Buford, a pastor at River Oaks
Church, two miles from the shooting,
said the community was rallying
round and had set up a emergency
centre where families have gathered.
He said: “We are all friends and
family here this is a very small closeknit community. We were in the
middle of our church service down
the road when we got phone calls
about this.We just did what we do
we prayed.
He added: “The Bible tells us we
overcome evil with good. We come
together to do that immediately.”
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CONSERVATIVES
POLITICS
Whips urged to
come clean about
sexual misconduct
allegations
Fallon was
‘disgusting’
to try kissing
journalist
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Conservative whips face demands to
come clean over all allegations they
have received about their MPs’ bad
behaviour.
They have been accused of covering up accusations of sleaze and
assault when they should have investigated or contacted the police.
The Tory whips’ office was passed
complaints last year and early this
year about serious misconduct on
which it failed to act, i can disclose.
The disclosures are uncomfortable
for Theresa May as two of her closest
allies were until recently in the whips’
office and would have been aware of
all allegations of misconduct.
Gavin Williamson was Chief Whip
until last week, when he replaced Sir
Michael who resigned after admitting his behaviour had “fallen below
the high standards we require of the
armed forces”.
Gavin Barwell, now the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, also served in the
whips’ office for 14 months between
2015 and 2016.
The former Tory minister Anna
Soubry said the whips’ office should
abandon its historic practice of
secrecy and pass the most serious
complaints to the police.
She said: “All the stuff they know
must be given to the Prime Minister.
And we must do things properly, not
behind the scenes, in some instances
covering up. But also, when there
are allegations, they go to the police
or some other body immediately, so
we don’t have people’s reputations
trashed in the newspapers.”
The MP Charlie Elphicke was referred to the police and suspended
from the party over “serious allegations”. Allegations about the Dover
MP’s behaviour, himself a former
whip, were made to the whips’ office
many months ago. Tory whips also reportedly received several complaints
By Nigel Morris
about the former Defence Secretary
Sir Michael Fallon.
The MP Andrew Bridgen also said
he complained to the whips’ office
in 2010 about the “alleged inappropriate behaviour” of his fellow Tory
Daniel Poulter – two years before
he was appointed a minister. “My
complaint was not acted upon by the
whips and was met with no interest,”
Mr Bridgen said.
Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary and a former whip, said: “The
whips’ office’s prime responsibility is to manage the flow of business
through Parliament. So I think the
idea there is some kind of whips’ office
conspiracy is well wide of the mark.”
Last night, following allegations
about his behaviour, the Tory MP
Chris Pincher said he had “voluntarily stood down” from the whips’ office
and referred himself to the police and
to the party’s internal complaints
procedure, Downing Street said.
Downing Street strongly
denied a report last
week that Mrs May receives
weekly updates on the sexual
indiscretions of Conservative
ministers and MPs.
Amber Rudd said that Sir Michael Fallon could not stay in the Cabinet REUTERS
Whips’ office Dark arts
In the arcane world of Westminster,
the way the party whips go about
their job has developed a mythology
all of its own.
They can deploy flattery – perhaps
the offer of an appealing foreign trip
or the promise of a future government post – to win over potential
troublemakers. Or they can resort
to threats – sometimes physical in
the past – to maintain discipline.
For decades there have been tales of
whips threatening to expose extramarital liaisons if MPs strayed into
the wrong voting lobby. The Tory
whips were said to collate damaging
details of MPs’ private lives in a “black
book” – or “dirt book” – locked in a safe.
Whether such a volume existed was
never confirmed, but the mere possibility entered Commons lore.
In fact the whips today have a more
prosaic job, assessing the outcome of
tight votes and acting as a channel for
MPs to relay their political concerns
to ministers.
The tales of their dark arts are
receding into history as numbers of
female MPs multiply and Westminster enters the 21st century.
What remains true is that much of
their operation remains cloaked in
mystery. The secrecy surrounding
them sits uncomfortably with the
modern workplace. There are no
formal channels for MPs, or their
staff, to pass complaints of misconduct to the whips. It is not clear
whether they record allegations or
act on them, leaving them vulnerable
to the suspicion they have covered up
anything politically damaging.
PARLIAMENT
Guilty MPs face the sack under proposed new crackdown
By William McLennan
M Ps fo u n d g u i l ty o f s ex u a l
harassment could be kicked out of
the Commons under a tough new
crackdown, Home Secretary Amber
Rudd has signalled.
Her comments followed revelations that at least four Tory MPs have
been referred to the Conservative
Party’s disciplinary committee following concerns over their behaviour.
The Home Secretary said she
wanted the sanction of sacking MPs
to be considered as part of a major
overhaul of anti-harassment proce-
dures at Westminster. Former health
minister Dan Poulter was one MP referred to the committee disciplinary
committee it was reported yesterday.
The Ipswich North MP was the subject of a complaint by a Westminster
Tory colleague.
Former Work and Pensions
Secretary Stephen Crabb has also
been referred after it was alleged the
Welsh MP sent inappropriate texts
to a woman.
Daniel Kawczynski was the third
MP referred after being accused of
pressuring a young researcher to go
on a date with a businessman who
Former health minister Dan Poulter
has been referred to the Tory
disciplinary committee
was “older than her father”. Shadow
Chancellor John McDonnell called
for party leaders to agree new independent procedures when they meet
next week to discuss how to deal with
sexual harassment claims, telling the
BBC: “We have had sexual harassment across all the political parties...
so, we have got to tackle it.”
Tamworth Tory MP Chris Pincher
became the latest Westminster figure to become embroiled when he
referred himself to the committee following claims he made an unwanted
pass at former Olympic rower and
Conservative activist Alex Story.
Sir Michael Fallon’s attempt to
kiss a young journalist on the lips
has been condemned as “completely disgusting” and “absolutely
wrong” by Amber Rudd.
The Home Secretary said Sir
Michael (inset) was right to step
down as Defence Secretary after
Jane Merrick reported the incident to Downing Street. And Ms
Rudd signalled her support for the
removal from Parliament of MPs
found guilty of sexual harassment.
She told Sky News:
“That is one of
the things that I
would encourage the review
to look at.”
But she
added: “It is
wrong for us to
have a knee-jerk
reaction based on
the past week. I think
what we need to do is look at the
whole issue.
“There needs to be a procedure
put in place as soon as possible.”
The sleaze scandal sweeping
politics would lead to a “clear-out”
which will leave both Westminster and the Government in better shape, Ms Rudd told BBC1’s
The Andrew Marr Show. She said
Parliament was experiencing a
“watershed moment” which would
lead to permanent change.
Her comments raise the prospect of by-elections that could
erode the Conservatives’ parliamentary strength.
SCOTLAND
MSP Lennon
was groped at
social event
By Catriona Webster
The Scottish MSP Monica Lennon
has told how she was “groped” by
an unnamed senior Labour Party
member as allegations of sexual
misconduct took hold at both
Holyrood and Westminster.
Ms Lennon, 36, Scottish Labour’s inequalities spokeswoman,
said the incident happened at a
social function four years ago in
full view of other guests. She is the
most senior UK politician to have
alleged being sexually assaulted
since the scandal emerged.
She spoke out after SNP MSP
Mark McDonald quit his role in
the Scottish Government over
past actions he said had been
“considered to be inappropriate”.
Mr McDonald, the former minister for childcare and early years,
apologised “to anyone I have
upset” as he stepped down.
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NEWS
POLITICS
Deputy PM faces investigation over
police chief’s ‘extreme porn’ claim
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Damian Green was fighting for his
political life after the Whitehall inquiry into his conduct was widened to consider allegations that
“extreme pornography” was
discovered on one of his Commons computers.
The First Secretary of State
(inset) denied the claims and
said he was the victim of an
“unscrupulous character assassination” by a “discredited” former
police chief.
He is already being investigated
over an accusation that he propositioned a young woman. Mr Green,
who is effectively the Prime Minister’s deputy, denies the claims.
Two Tory MPs said he should
step down while the allegations are
investigated.
The new claims in The Sunday
Times follow a police raid on his parliamentary office in 2008 after a succession of leaks of Home Office material.
In an unpublished statement to
the Leveson Inquiry into police relations with the media, Bob Quick, the
former Metropolitan Police Assistant
Commissioner, said the material was
discovered on one of Mr Green’s office computers. Mr Quick said that he
had not disclosed the document to the newspaper, but confirmed he
would give evidence
to an inquiry by the
Cabinet Office’s
Sue Gray into the
allegations against
Mr Green.
But Mr Green said: “This story is
completely untrue and comes from
a tainted and untrustworthy source.
“I’ve been aware for some years
that the discredited former Assistant
Commissioner Bob Quick has tried to
cause me political damage by leaking
false information about the raid on
my parliamentary office.”
He added: “The police have never
suggested to me that improper material was found on my parliamentary
computer, nor did I have a ‘pri-
Parliamentary porn
Attempts to view pornographic
websites in the confines of Parliament have decreased by more than
two-thirds in the past four years,
official figures suggest.
A software filtering system last
year blocked 113,208 attempts to view
“adult or explicit” sites, a decrease
from 354,902 attempts in 2013, The
Sunday Times reported.
The figures, released under the
Freedom of Information Act, include
computers and mobile devices being
used in the Palace of Westminster,
Parliament Street, the Norman Shaw
Buildings and Portcullis House,
where many MPs have offices.
Explanatory information released
alongside the figures said: “All
attempts to access websites classed
as pornographic on the parliamentary
network were blocked.”
A parliamentary spokesman said
that most attempts to reach pornographic sites were not deliberate.
Malicious “pop-ups” may automatically open a website without a
user’s knowledge.
vate’ computer, as has been claimed.
“The allegations about the material
and computer, now nine years old, are
false, disreputable political smears.”
The Tory MP Heidi Allen joined
fellow Conservative Anna Soubry in
urging Mr Green to stand down while
the inquiry takes place.
She told ITV’s Peston on Sunday: “If
you’re innocent and you have nothing
to worry about, then let the process
take its natural course, and the right
will come out in the end.”
The Cabinet Office inquiry was
triggered after Kate Maltby told The
Times that he “fleetingly” touched her
knee during a meeting in a Waterloo
pub in 2015, and a year later sent her
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Corbyn defends
giving top job to
MP after allegation
By Shaun Connolly
March now, mask
questions later…
Protesters demonstrate in Trafalgar
Square yesterday during the Million Mask
March bonfire night protest, organised by
activist group Anonymous. The London
protest was one of many similar marches
held worldwide. The agenda for the day of
action is “anti-capitalism” and “pro-civil
liberty” ISABEL INFANTES/PA
PARLIAMENT
May calls for new ‘culture
of respect’ at Wesminster
ple’s careers cannot be damaged
by unfounded rumours circulated
anonymously online.”
Mrs May is also hosting a
meeting of party leaders today to
tackle harassment.
“Let me be very frank – political
parties have not always got this
right in the past. But I am determined to get it right for the future,”
she will say.
“So, I have already published
a new code of conduct and grievance procedure for the Conservative Party, which will apply to all
Conservative office holders and
representatives. And later today
I will convene a meeting with my
fellow party leaders to discuss
establishing a new common, robust
and independent grievance procedure for Parliament.”
The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
has defended appointing an MP to
the Shadow Cabinet he knew had
been reprimanded after claims of inappropriate behaviour.
Mr Corbyn made Kelvin Hopkins
shadow Culture Secretary in 2016
after complaints about the Luton
North MP had been made by the
activist Ava Etemadzadeh.
It is understood that Mr
Hopkins (pictured) was spoken to about why his behaviour was inappropriate and
reprimanded by then chief
whip Dame Rosie Winterton
when Ms Etemadzadeh made
her initial complaint after dealings with the MP in 2014 and 2015.
Mr Hopkins was suspended from
Thornberry ‘ashamed’
Labour shadow Foreign Secretary
Emily Thornberry has said she is
“ashamed of what’s been going on” in
her party and said that investigation
processes must change.
Asked about the case of Bex Bailey,
a Labour activist who said this week
she was raped at a party event in 2011
and told to keep quiet about it for the
sake of her career, Ms Thornberry told
Sky News: “I am ashamed of what’s
been going on and I want us to do
something about it.
“I want stuff happening in my party.
[To make sure] there is a process there,
and people are supported and not told,
‘Keep your head down, dear, don’t say
anything,’ which is why we are now
going to have an independent body.
“It seems to me that we should be
looking at the victims of this and we
should be making sure that our party
responds appropriately.”
Ms Thornberry added that “a debt of
gratitude” was owed to those that have
come forward.
Labour last week and an investigation launched after it is understood
Ms Etemadzadeh contacted the
party again with fresh information.
The MP denies any inappropriate
conduct in relation to the activist.
Mr Corbyn said he believed the
“case was closed” when he elevated
Mr Hopkins to his top team: “He had
been reprimanded, the case
had been closed. I thought
it was reasonable to appoint him, albeit for a
very short time, to the
Shadow Cabinet.”
Asked why the case
was reopened, Mr Corbyn said: “Well, it has
been reopened and there
will now be an investigation
taking place and that’s ongoing.
“I made a decision to put him into
the Shadow Cabinet for a short time
and I thought that was the right thing
to do. He has been suspended from
party membership, which is a decision I took immediately I heard about
the later revelations.”
Pressed on whether he would make
the same decision to appoint Mr Hopkins to the frontbench with hindsight,
Mr Corbyn said: “I can’t discuss hindsight, all I can say is I took a decision
based on what I knew at the time.”
In a statement issued by his solicitors following his suspension, Mr
Hopkins denied claims he acted inappropriately towards Ms Etemadzadeh following a Labour student event.
The MP said: “I absolutely and
categorically deny that I in any way
engaged in any such inappropriate
conduct. I simply put an arm around
her shoulder to give her a brief, slight
hug just before getting into my car.
“I did not hold her tight. I did not
rub any part of my body, let alone my
crotch, against Ava. She waved me
off as I drove away and did not say
anything whatsoever to suggest that
anything had occurred that upset her
let alone revolted her.”
Theresa May is to hit out at people
who post career-damaging rumours
online as she calls for a new “culture
of respect” at Westminster
following the swirl of sexual
harassment allegations.
The Prime Minister will use a
speech to the CBI today to push
for a new cross-party agreement to
stamp out inappropriate behaviour
in Parliament. And Mrs May is also
taking aim at those who post unfounded gossip on social media.
The comments come in the wake
of a notorious spreadsheet which
contained allegations about the behaviour of dozens of MPs and ministers that was shared online.
The Prime Minister will say: “We
need to establish a new culture of respect at the centre of our public life.
“One in which everyone can feel
confident that they are working in a
safe and secure environment, where
complaints can be brought forward
without prejudice and victims know
that those complaints will be investigated properly. And where peo-
BREXIT
PARLIAMENT
LABOUR
POLITICS
ECONOMY
‘UK can look ahead
with optimism’
New body needed to
select laws for scrutiny
Granita‘deal’already
made, says Brown
Gove wins place in
Brexit ‘war cabinet’
Infighting over
Brexit ‘must stop’
Britain should look forward to
life after Brexit with “rational
optimism”, Theresa May is
expected to say today. She will use
a speech to the CBI to insist that
after a decade of recovering from
the financial crash, the next 10
years will be about “a new chapter…
of the British economy”.
Speaking ahead of the launch
of the Government’s industrial
strategy White Paper this month,
Mrs May will also say that there
will be “huge opportunities ahead”
for Britain .
A committee should be
established to decide which
pieces of delegated legislation
need scrutiny by MPs as EU
law is transferred into UK law
following the Brexit vote, a
report has said. The Commons
Procedure Committee warned
the Government’s proposals for
parliamentary scrutiny, “do not
go far enough”. The document
recommended the establishment
of a committee “which has
the capacity to develop both
specialist expertise and
judgement as to which proposals
merit further examination”.
Gordon Brown (inset)
has said the supposed
crunch talks at a
restaurant with Tony
Blair over the Labour
leadership was just a
rubber-stamping exercise.
The former prime minister said
“The Deal” believed to have been
struck in 1994 in Granita in Islington,
where Mr Brown made way for Mr
Blair was the result of negotiations
worked out weeks before.
Mr Brown’s book My Life, Our
Times is released tomorrow.
Environment Secretary
Michael Gove’s rehabilitation is
continuing after he was added
to the Brexit “war cabinet”
by Theresa May. He joins
International Trade Secretary
Liam Fox in a group of six
ministers who are charged
with planning the UK’s
negotiating strategy.
It shows that Mr Gove is
enjoying increasing influence
following his fall from grace in
the immediate aftermath of the
Brexit referendum.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
is also on the committee.
Cabinet infighting over
Brexit must end or it
will cause economic
damage that will
hit the poorest the
hardest, a prominent
business leader has warned.
In a strongly worded message
to Theresa May’s top team, the
Confederation of British Industry
president, Paul Drechsler (inset),
said he was frustrated by a lack of
unity which could derail progress
on securing a deal when the UK
leaves the EU in March 2019.
There would be “economic
consequences”, he cautioned.
By Shaun Connolly
Business, p40
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INVESTMENTS
Queen’s personal wealth is invested
offshore in Cayman Islands tax haven
Royal funds
‘ended up in
rip-off lender’
By Nigel Morris
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
The Queen’s private estate has secretly invested £10m in offshore tax
havens, according to a massive leak
of financial documents dubbed the
Paradise Papers.
The 13.4 million confidential files
shine a spotlight on how the rich and
powerful shelter their wealth using
complex webs of offshore accounts.
They also include the disclosure
that President Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary holds a stake in
a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the United States.
The Duchy of Lancaster put more
than £10m of the Queen’s money
into funds in the Cayman Islands
and Bermuda, neither of which has
corporation tax. The Duchy handles
investments for the Queen’s £519m
private estate and provides her with
an annual income.
There is no suggestion of illegality,
or that the monarch avoided tax, but
Buckingham Palace will face questions over whether any of the royal
fortune should be invested offshore.
About £5m was invested in 2004
by the Bermuda-based Jubilee Absolute Return Fund Ltd. A year
later, another £5.7m was put into the
Dover Street VI Cayman Fund LP by
the Duchy.
The Duchy’s chief finance officer,
Chris Adcock, told the BBC: “Our
investment strategy is based on advice and recommendation from our
investment consultants and appropriate asset allocation.
“The Duchy has only invested in
highly regarded private equity funds
following a strong recommendation
from our investment consultants.”
A Duchy of Lancaster spokesman
said: “All of our investments are fully
audited and legitimate.”
Hundreds of individuals and companies have their tax affairs laid bare
in the papers, the second biggest
data breach ever after last year’s
Panama Papers.
The revelations will provoke renewed political controversy internationally over tax havens. The Labour
leader, Jeremy Corbyn, claimed that
it proved “there’s one rule for the
super-rich and another for the rest
when it comes to paying tax.” Social
media, technology and sports compa-
The Queen has had
more than £10m
of her money
placed in offshore
funds AFP/GETTY
nies are also said to have moved their
money to overseas havens, alongside
A-list celebrities.
Most of the data comes from a Bermuda-based legal services provider
called Appleby. The company said it
was “satisfied there is no evidence of
any wrongdoing, either on the part of
ourselves or our clients”.
The documents, which
were first obtained by
the German newspaper
Süddeutsche Zeitung, stem from
two offshore service providers
and company registries from
numerous tax havens.
A little of the Queen’s cash ended
up in the controversial high-street
lender, Brighthouse.
A tiny portion of the Cayman Island fund – £3,208 – found its way
into the rent-to-buy firm.
Brighthouse has previously
been accused of ripping off customers with high interest rates
and was ordered by the financial
regulator to pay £14.8m compensation to 249,000 people.
The company, which sells electrical goods and furniture through
weekly instalments, maintains it
runs a reputable business.
The fund also became involved
in the Threshers chain of offlicences, which later went out of
business, owing £17.5m in unpaid
tax and making 6,000 people
redundant.
The investment in BrightHouse
represents 0.0006 per cent of the
Duchy’s value.
The Duchy said it was not
involved in fund investment
decisions and had been unaware
that Brighthouse featured in
the investments.
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Paradise Papers What the
documents contain
What are the Paradise Papers?
Some 13.4 million leaked files of legal
and corporate documents, spanning
from 1950 to 2016. Nearly seven
million of the files are connected to a
law and corporate services provider
operating under the name Appleby.
Part of that company has since been
bought out by its management and
renamed Estera.
Which countries do the leaked
files concern?
They are primarily related to
“secrecy jurisdictions” – also known
as tax havens. These include more
than 20 jurisdictions such as Antigua,
Bermuda, Lebanon, Trinidad, St Lucia,
Dominica, the British Virgin Islands, the
Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands.
The Cayman
Islands is one of the
jurisdictions on
which the papers
focus GETTY
Lord Ashcroft used Bermuda trust
to shelter his overseas wealth
By Dean Kirby
The Conservative Party donor Lord
Ashcroft faces more questions over
his offshore investments after the
Paradise Papers revealed a previously unknown offshore fund, and
that he retained non-dom status
for tax affairs despite pledging to
become a permanent UK citizen.
The peer, 71, who is one of the party’s biggest donors and reportedly
gave £500,000 towards its most recent campaign, is said to have given
assets worth hundreds of millions of
dollars to the Bermuda-based Punta
Gorda Trust in 2000.
The leaked documents suggest
that, between 2000 and 2010, Lord
Ashcroft (inset) received payments
of around $200m (£153m) from his
offshore trust in Bermuda.
He continued to sit in the House of
Lords and, as a non-dom, he did not
have to pay tax on these payments.
Nom-dom status allows tax to be
paid only on income earned in the
UK, rather than on all income.
Lord Ashcroft’s admission in 2010 that he was
still a non dom led to the
introduction of legislation designed to force
anybody who sits in Parliament to pay full British
tax. He told the BBC that
year he was going to be “a fully
taxed person in Britain”, but Panorama said documents suggest “his
true domicile is Belize”.
The value of the Punta Gorda
Trust fluctuated, The Guardian says,
but a financial statement recorded
it as having assets of £341m in 2006.
For a trust to work as a tax break,
decisions about its assets have to be
taken independently by the trustees.
But, according to the BBC, a series
of leaked emails between trustees
and Lord Ashcroft’s advisers suggest there was concern from
trustees that the rules were
being ignored. It said a
review of the trust in
2009 found that significant payments had been
made that had not been
properly recorded.
Paperwork then appears
to have been put in place “to
ensure that we have all the relevant
trustee and company authorities
in place for the transactions which
have occurred”, the BBC says.
There is nothing illegal about the
trust, but its existence could lead to
Theresa May facing awkward questions about party donations.
John McDonnell, the shadow
Chancellor, said: “If the identification of Lord Ashcroft on the list and
if the allegations of tax avoidance are
true, it means that the Prime Minister has questions to answer.”
The Guardian said Appleby, the
offshore law firm at the heart of the
leak, declined to comment about
Lord Ashcroft. BBC Panorama said
it approached Lord Ashcroft during last month’s Conservative Party
conference in Manchester, but he
declined to comment.
The documents run to
2016 when the offshore
law firm Appleby, which acted
as a trustee, terminated the
relationship. In a statement, it
said it was “satisfied that there is
no evidence of any wrongdoing”.
UNITED STATES
TECHNOLOGY
Papers link Trump’s commerce
secretary to Putin’s son-in-law
Russian mogul’s Everton owner
backers revealed doubt over ‘gift’
By Paul Gallagher
Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, has a stake in a
company that does business with a
gas producer partly owned by
the son-in-law of Russian
President Vladimir Putin.
Mr Ross, 79, holds a
stake in a shipping company, Navigator, through
a chain of offshore investments, leaked documents
and public filings show.
Navigator operates a lucrative partnership with Sibur, a Russian gas company part-owned by
Kirill Shamalov, the husband of Mr
Putin’s daughter Katerina Tikhono-
va. Mr Shamalov used to own 20 per
cent of Sibur but now has a much
smaller stake.
Mr Ross (inset), a billionaire and
close friend of Mr Trump, was allowed to keep his investments
in Navigator even after taking office this year. It is not
clear how much of Navigator he owns through
the chain of Cayman
Islands companies.
Allegations of ties between Moscow and the
Trump administration are a
focus of an investigation by special
counsel Robert Mueller. Mr Ross
has previously dismissed claims of
collusion as “rumour and innuendo”.
SPORT
By Paul Gallagher
By Paul Gallagher
A state-controlled bank in Moscow
helped to fuel the rise of a Russian
billionaire in Silicon Valley whose
holdings have included major
stakes in Facebook and Twitter.
Yuri Milner, a business associate
of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s
son-in-law, used $191m (£146m)
from VTB Bank to invest in Twitter.
A financial subsidiary of Russian
energy company Gazprom funded
a shell company that invested in
a Milner-affiliated company that
held $1bn in Facebook shares
shortly before its 2012 initial
public offering.
The question over who really owns
Everton football club has also been
brought into the spotlight from the
leaked papers.
Farhad Moshiri sold his stake in
Arsenal last year to buy nearly 50
per cent of the Merseyside club.
But the Paradise Papers suggest his
original Arsenal stake was funded by
a “gift” from Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, raising the question of
whether his money is now in Everton.
Premier League rules state an individual who owns a stake of 10 per
cent or more in one club cannot hold
a single share in another.
Who published the documents?
The German newspaper, Süddeutsche
Zeitung, was the first to obtain the
files and brought in 96 partners from
across the world to go through them –
a process involving 381 journalists.
What do the Paradise Papers focus on?
They are concerned with companies
and individuals – and the subject that
unites them is money. They include
multinational companies, such as
Facebook, Nike and Apple, as well
as some of the richest people in the
world, such as the U2 frontman Bono,
Arsenal investor Alisher Usmanov
and the Queen, who, the documents
show, has invested millions of pounds
in an offshore account.
What do the leaked files tell us
in general?
They reveal that investment in
offshore tax haven accounts by the
super wealthy is considerably more
widespread than previously thought.
And they expose the numerous ways
in which accounts can help companies and individuals create artificial
mechanisms to help them avoid taxes.
These schemes are perfectly legal if
they are administered properly. But
some of them appear not to be.
What is likely to be the fallout from
these leaks?
Politicians will inevitably call for
a fundamental rethink about taxavoidance schemes and question
whether they should be banned
altogether. How much will actually
change, however, remains to be seen.
What does Appleby say about
the leaks?
It is denying any wrongdoing – for
itself and on the part of any clients.
However, it has pledged to learn from
any mistakes it has made that may
come to light and agreed to participate in any formal inquiries. Estera,
meanwhile, declined to comment.
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Awkward questions for
both May and Trump
By Richard Vaughan
Theresa May and Donald Trump face
a series of awkward questions after
the leak of millions of financial documents linked offshore tax havens to
policy made in Downing Street and
the White House.
Both the British Prime Minister
(inset) and the US President
have talked tough about
clamping down on the use
of overseas tax havens.
But the leak of more
than 13.4 million documents, dubbed the Paradise Papers, reveals one
of the Conservatives’ biggest donors was using a secret trust to shelter his overseas
wealth. The papers also show a member of Mr Trump’s own cabinet has
business links with a Russian company with ties to Vladimir Putin.
The vast majority of financial documents were leaked from Appleby, a
law firm with outposts in Bermuda,
the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Isle of Man, Jersey
and Guernsey.
According to emails and financial
statements, Lord Ashcroft, who has
given millions to the Conservatives,
had a previously unknown trust that
at one stage held assets of $450.4m
(£341m) in 2006.
While there is no suggestion the
trust is illegal, it puts pressure on
Mrs May to reveal how much she and
the Tory party knew about Lord Ashcroft’s tax arrangements.
The Conservative peer donated £500,000 during the
last election campaign.
The Commons Public
Accounts chair Meg Hillier said senior taxmen appearing before MPs today
would face questions about
the leaks. “Every pound
moved offshore to avoid paying
tax deprives public services of vital
funds,” she said. “The Government
talks tough about clamping down on
aggressive tax avoidance but once
again we see HM Revenue & Customs
being outmanoeuvred.”
Labour’s shadow Chancellor John
McDonnell has demanded Mrs May
answer questions about Lord Ashcroft’s tax arrangements. “What did
she and the Conservative Party know
The Liberal Democrat
Leader Sir Vince Cable has
said his attempts to clamp down
on offshore tax havens in the
British Overseas Territories were
thwarted by David Cameron.
about Ashcroft’s tax affairs and what
due diligence checks were applied before she agreed to the Conservative
Party accepting significant donations
from him?” Mr McDonnell asked.
President Trump, meanwhile,
faces questions after the documents revealed his own Commerce
Secretary, Wilbur Ross, has business links with Russian associates
of Mr Putin who are subject to US
economic sanctions.
Mr Ross, a long-time ally of the
President, has financial interests
in Navigator Holdings, which has a
lucrative partnership worth millions
a year transporting oil and gas for
Russian energy firm Sibur.
Two of Sibur’s major shareholders
are the subject of the US sanctions
following the annexation of Crimea
and the meddling in the US election.
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Bono used Malta-based firm to
buy Lithuanian shopping centre
By William McLennan
The U2 frontman
has assets in low-tax
jurisdictions GETTY
Investments in offshore companies
made by U2 frontman Bono have
been revealed as part of the leak of
confidential documents that expose
the complicated tax arrangements of
some of the world’s wealthiest people.
The U2 singer, who has campaigned against global poverty,
invested in a shopping centre in a
small town in Lithuania via a company based in Malta, according to the
so-called Paradise Papers.
The singer was an investor in
the Maltese company Nude Estates, which bought the Aušra mall
for €5.8m (£5.1m) shortly after it
opened in 2007.
Nude Estates incorporated a
Lithuanian company of the same
name to hold the property in Utena,
60 miles (97km) north of the capital,
Vilnius. In 2012, the business was
transferred to a company in Guernsey called Nude Estates 1.
Malta is a low-tax jurisdiction
with foreign investors paying only
5 per cent tax on any profits earned
by companies. In Guernsey, no tax is
paid on company profits, although
any money brought back into the UK
or Ireland would be subject to tax.
Asked about his tax affairs in 2015,
Bono said that his work to end poverty did not mean he had to be “stupid” in business. He talked of “some
smart people we have working for us
trying to be sensible about the way
we’re taxed”. His spokesman said
he was a “passive, minority investor” in the companies linked to the
shopping centre, and that Malta was
“a well-established holding company jurisdiction within the EU”.
Bono’s approach to tax
has caused controversy.
Campaigners unfurled a banner
reading “U pay tax 2” while U2
played at Glastonbury in 2011.
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Glencore ‘made secret $45m loan’
to help secure DRC agreement
By Dean Kirby
The world’s biggest mining company
secretly lent tens of millions of dollars
to an Israeli billionaire after enlisting
him to secure a controversial African
mining agreement, it is claimed.
Glencore lent the Israeli mining
magnate Dan Gertler $45m (£34m)
in 2009 with a caveat that the cash
would be repayable if agreement
was not reached with authorities
in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo to secure a contract for a
company linked to Glencore, The
Guardian reports.
The newspaper says the Paradise
Papers confirm that several times in
2008 and 2009, Mr Gertler was called
in to negotiate with DRC authorities
over the struggling Katanga copper
mine in the south-east of the country,
which was mired in stalled talks to secure a joint-venture agreement with
DRC’s state-run miner Gécamines.
In 2009, Glencore took effective
control of Katanga through a loan
offer, but also kept Gertler’s interest
in the company by secretly lending
his company Lora Enterprises $45m
in pledged shares, it is claimed.
Lawyers for Mr Gertler said any
allegation that the $45m loan was
improper “demonstrates misapprehension of international finance
transactions”.
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Analysis
Crown prince’s purge: heir to throne
arrests his family rivals and critics
By Abdullah al-Shihri
IN RIYADH
The heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia has launched an unprecedented
wave of arrests of dozens of the country’s most powerful princes, military
officers, businessmen and ministers
– many potential rivals or critics.
Among those taken into custody are the billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a friend of Prince
Charles who is one of the world’s
richest men with extensive holdings
in Western companies, as well as
two of the late King Abdullah’s sons
– all part of a purported anti-corruption investigation.
Other detainees include the former
Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf,
a board member of the national oil
giant Saudi Aramco, the ousted
Economy Minister Adel Fakieh and
Khalid al-Tuwaijri, who headed the
Royal Court under the late King Abdullah. The arrest of princes upends
a longstanding tradition among the
ruling Al Saud family to keep their
disagreements private. It
also sends a message
that the 32-yearold crown prince,
Mohammed bin
Salman (pic tured), has the
full backing of
his father, King
Salman, to carry
out sweeping anticorruption reforms
targeting senior members
of the royal family and their business
associates, who have long been seen
as operating above the law. A Saudi
official with close ties to security forces said 11 princes and 38 others were
being questioned.
The Saudi government said the
arrests were part of a wider effort to
increase transparency, accountability and good governance – needed to
attract greater international investments and appease a Saudi public
that has for decades complained of
rampant government corruption and
misuse of public funds by top officials.
Analysts have suggested the arrest
of once-untouchable members of the
royal family is a clear sign that the
crown prince is sidelining potential
rivals for the throne. John Hannah,
of the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, a conservative think-tank,
said Prince Mohammed has “latched
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Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, and his wife; he is a friend of Prince Charles and one of the world’s richest men AFP/GETTY
on to corruption as a way to consolidate his power and remake the
regime in his image”, purging those
who might be resistant.
“The dismissals and detentions
suggest that Prince Mohammed is
extending his iron grip to the ruling
family, the military, and the national
guard to counter what appears to
be opposition to his reforms and the
Yemen war,” James Dorsey, a senior
fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, said. AP
Trump pitches for Aramco
Donald Trump is trying to persuade
Saudi Arabia to list its massive staterun oil company, Aramco, in the
United States.
Mr Trump told reporters that
he wants Saudi Arabia “to strongly
consider the New York Stock
Exchange or Nasdaq or... anywhere
else located in this country”.
The President also tweeted that
he would “very much appreciate” it
if the Saudis would list Aramco in
the US, saying it is “important to the
United States!”
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PROFILE
Friend of Charles
is unusually
outspoken
By Tom Arnold
Deprived of his liberty for alleged corruption, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a
62-year-old of almost unimaginable
wealth, will now also be deprived of
the 420-room Riyadh palace where
he lived, the private Boeing 747
equipped with a throne in which he
travelled, and the 120-acre resort
with five artificial lakes and a miniGrand Canyon where he holidayed.
An unusually outspoken figure,
especially for a member of the Saudi
royal family, the grandson of Saudi
Arabia’s first ruler and son of a finance minister supported women
driving long before the kingdom relented on the issue. He also sparred
with Donald Trump. In 2015, Prince
Alwaleed said Mr Trump was a
“disgrace” not only to the Repub-
lican party, but to “all America”.
Mr Trump replied: “Dopey Prince
@Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our
US politicians with daddy’s money.”
That wealth was vast and increased through a series of shrewd
investments. Prince Alwaleed was
reported by Forbes to be worth $17bn
(£13bn) but sued the publication for
underestimating his assets in 2013.
His investment group, Kingdom
Holdings, whose share price dropped
10 per cent yesterday, owns several
luxury hotels, including the Savoy in
London and the George V in Paris. He
also owns significant stakes in Twitter and Time Warner.
The prince, who was a backer of
Citigroup in the 1990s, has said he
will donate his fortune to charity. He
has formed a strong connection with
the British Royal Family. He was visited by Prince Charles in Saudi Arabia in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Before that, in 2011, he donated
£1m at a fundraising dinner at
Clarence House. He has also donated
more than £1m to Dumfries House,
an Ayrshire stately home saved from
disrepair by Prince Charles in 2007.
n the hours preceding the
purge of the princes, Mutaib
bin Abdullah, favoured
son of King Abdullah, once
seen as a ruler in waiting, was
relieved of his command.
In charge of the last of
three armed forces not
under the direct control of
the increasingly powerful
Crown Prince, the head of
Saudi Arabia’s national guard,
Prince Mutaib (below), and
his brother, Prince Turki bin
Abdullah, a former governor
of Riyadh, were arrested. In
a stroke, King Salman had
secured the future of his
32-year-old son, a man who
already controls the army and
the interior ministry.
All that was left to do was
find accommodation for the 11
princes, four ministers as well
as up to 20 former ministers
and businessmen who would
be arrested. Fitting the bill was
The Ritz Carlton in Riyadh.
Popular domestically,
particularly with young people,
the crown prince continues
to pursue policies which are
considered to be
rash by some.
The costly
war in Yemen
has led to
accusations of
human rights
abuses. The
Saudi blockade
of Qatar and
deteriorating
relations with Iran threaten
peace across the region.
Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle
East executive director at
Human Rights Watch, says
those arrested over the
weekend can have little hope
for a fair hearing.
She said: “Mohammed
bin Salman should not use
the pretext of corruption to
target political opponents
or arbitrarily detain any
Saudi citizen.”
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CATALONIA
IN CRISIS
THE MAY
GOVERNMENT
WEARING
A POPPY
SOCIAL MEDIA
PUBLISHERS
NORTHERN
IRELAND
The lid has
been lifted
– what now?
Nobody
comes out
with glory
Prospects
have been
weakened
Young people
do not want
to glorify war
Pressure on
web giants
over content
Tribal politics
is the barrier
to agreement
Sunday Mirror
The Observer
Mail on Sunday
Sunday Express
Sun on Sunday
Irish Independent
It’s much better in
Parliament now as
the welcome rise in
the number of female
MPs has changed
the male-dominated
atmosphere. But the
problem is, there
remains a conflict
that discourages staff
members from making
complaints against
their bosses.
(John Prescott)
Whatever the roots of
the anger, it needs to
be addressed, which
Madrid has failed to
do. In imprisoning
politicians, Madrid
is effectively
criminalising political
dissent. Democracy
and the rule of law
depend upon political
legitimacy. That is
what neither side
possesses.
(Kenan Malik)
There is a real prospect
that a government
with such a slim
majority could fall.
Mrs May has lost a
Defence Secretary, the
Deputy Prime Minister
Damian Green appears
to be in trouble, and
by-elections are now
a realistic prospect.
(Michael Burleigh)
A survey suggests that
one in three Britons
under the age of 25 is
reportedly refusing to
wear a poppy because
they believe it glorifies
war. The sacrifices that
brave men and women
made to secure our
liberty can all too
easily be forgotten.
(Editorial)
The web giants have
had a free ride for far
too long. They have
repeatedly shown
they will not eradicate
Isis propaganda
and child sex abuse
which festers on their
platforms. We must
enforce massive fines
every time they fail to
remove illegal content.
(Editorial)
The failure of the
main parties to
reach agreement to
restore the Executive
and Assembly is a
damning indictment
of the outdated form
of politics as still
practised by the tribal
forces of Sinn Féin and
the DUP. (Editorial)
Sunday Times
Sunday People
Theresa May has
not seized the
opportunity to begin
reconstruction with
the gusto that her
party had hoped.
Frustration is building
in Tory ranks. But May
is taking defensive
measures to extend
her longevity even
as her voter appeal
dwindles.
(Adam Boulton)
I’m incredibly sad
that this generation
is growing up with
so little respect for
the sacrifices made
by previous ones.
Because the poppy
does not glorify war
– it reminds us of the
obscenity of it. It is a
symbol of respect for
each life snuffed out
on a battleground.
(Rachael Bletchly)
Sunday Telegraph
Quote of
the day
We must ask the
question that no one
seems to be putting:
does any form of
sexual misbehaviour
automatically
disqualify someone
from political office?
What about the
notorious adulterer
David Lloyd George?
(Janet Daley)
Sunday Herald
At a time when the EU
could use its position
and influence to
encourage calm and
negotiations from
Madrid, it doesn’t
want to be seen to
be interfering. The
Catalan people can
go to hell, effectively.
(Angela Haggerty)
Washington Post
Facebook, Google
and Twitter all agree
that the companies
have responsibilities
beyond providing a
forum for users to
share content. They’re
no longer fighting to
be seen only as neutral
platforms disengaged
from the material their
users post.
(Quinta Jurecic)
Belfast Telegraph
Nature hates a vacuum
and paramilitary
dissidents are sure
to do their utmost to
fill a huge political
vacuum if and when
the latest attempt at
power sharing ends in
abject failure. There
are so many issues
still unresolved at
Stormont that the
outcome hardly
bears thinking about.
(Editorial)
LifeInBrief
IONA OPIE AUTHOR AND FOLKLORIST
I don’t very
much believe
in the stick,
but it is
amazing
what can be
achieved with
a sharpened
carrot
Gavin
Williamson
The new Defence
Secretary on his
approach when he
was Chief Whip
Iona Opie, the world’s leading authority
on child lore and nursery rhymes, has
died at the age of 94.
Working for nearly 40 years with her
husband, Peter, she wrote a number of
ground-breaking reference volumes,
publishing her own books for another
two decades after his death in 1982.
Brought up in south-east England,
she saw her father, Sir Robert Archibald,
a pathologist, only once a year when he
returned from his posting in Sudan.
A serious child much given to
reading, she enjoyed a comfortable
although disciplined childhood before
enrolling in 1941 at Middle Wallop,
Salisbury Plain, in the Woman’s
Auxiliary Air Force. She trained there as
a meteorologist.
She came across I Want to be a
Success (1939), a book by Peter Opie,
illustrated by his own photographs. Her
letter to the author via his publishers
elicited a 45-page response. A hastily
arranged meeting in London led to
an intense, burgeoning relationship,
with Peter pursuing marriage but Iona
less keen, wanting instead to go to
university after the war to read botany.
Peter finally got his way in 1943.
Pregnancy followed soon after,
with Iona leaving the Air Force a year
later and having her first baby before
the age of 21.
One day, when they were out for
a walk, the young couple saw off a
visiting ladybird with the traditional
chant: “Ladybird, ladybird, fly away
home.” Wondering where the rhyme
came from and who wrote it, their next
library visit led to some fascinating but
inconclusive research on the topic, and
the path ahead suddenly seemed clear.
Husband and wife immediately
started work on the first of their many
enterprises: a collection of traditional
rhymes, taunts, tricks and teases
appearing under the title I Saw Esau
in 1947.
Letters poured in, including
contributions from Robert Graves and
George Bernard Shaw. Moving to the
country in 1946, the couple scraped
by and eventually produced the most
famous book of their long partnership:
The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery
Rhymes (1951).
Now with three children, they had
researched more than 500 rhymes,
songs, nonsense jingles and lullabies,
and this book magisterially punctured
many long-held myths, such as the
supposed association of the Great
Plague with “Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses” or
the identifying of Humpty-Dumpty
with Richard III.
It led to a post-war renewal of
interest in nursery rhymes, with a rush
of new, illustrated anthologies.
In 1955, their Oxford Nursery Rhyme
Book came out, featuring more than
800 nursery rhymes.
In 1999, Opie was awarded the
CBE for her services to scholarship.
Despite occasional loneliness,
growing deafness and an increasing
unwillingness to appear in the media,
her enthusiasm for children and their
favourite rhymes and games never
slackened. THE INDEPENDENT
Born 13 October 1923
Died 23 October 2017
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Good causes and tainted money
We are right to care about how our philanthropists came to be rich
C
olston’s Girls’
School in Bristol has
decided not to ditch
its name, despite
bearing the moniker
of a 17th-century
merchant who made a fortune
by shipping slaves from Africa
to the Americas. In a letter last
week to parents, the headteacher
insisted it was “not appropriate”
to disassociate the school from
Edward Colston and saw no benefit
from “denying” its financial origin
and “obscuring history”.
But the Colston Hall has taken
a different tack after a boycott by
the local band Massive Attack. The
music venue is changing its “toxic”
name since it does not believe
this offers the right image for a
progressive arts organisation in a
multiracial city. A bronze statue
commemorating Colston remains
in Bristol, however, even claiming
to be “a memorial of one of the most
virtuous and wise sons of their city”.
Many might disagree with such
an inscription, given the deaths and
misery caused by the transatlantic
slave trade. Yet this debate in
Bristol, with prominent institutions
coming to different conclusions,
shows some difficulties caused
by philanthropy from past times.
These controversies arise from
bountiful legacies of buccaneering
businessmen who, having made
fortunes in dubious style, sought
to spruce up their image with
charitable donations. Note how in
Oxford students still demonstrate
over a statue of Cecil Rhodes
outside Oriel College.
There are valid arguments
on both sides of these debates –
although sometimes it feels like
the ferocity of argument over
symbols from history serves to
displace more important modern
debates. Yet you might have hoped
all this anger over past donations
would, at very least, place modern
institutions on guard over pocketing
stained cash. Sadly, however, this
does not seem the case. Money still
overcomes morality for many of
Britain’s most famous places.
Look at the Victoria and Albert
Museum. If you have been recently,
you might have seen the stunning
Sackler Courtyard, with thousands
of hand-made porcelain tiles in
various patterns shimmering over
an area the size of six tennis courts.
The Duchess of Cambridge said
“Wow” when she went to open this
amazing creation earlier this year.
It joins their Sackler Centre for
arts education and Sackler annual
From slave
traders to
corporate drug
pushers, charity
is used to clean
reputations
The Duchess of
Cambridge is reported
to have exclaimed ‘Wow’
when she saw the Sackler
Courtyard at the V&A
lecture. The Sackler Trust has even
selected some acquisitions.
The Sacklers are among the
world’s wealthiest families, worth
an estimated £10bn, and clearly
very generous philanthropists.
Their name is scattered across
other prominent British
institutions, with one senior arts
world figure telling me they are
“unbelievably supportive” patrons.
There is a Sackler Wing at the
Royal Academy, a Sackler Gallery at
the Serpentine and Sackler Library
behind Oxford’s Ashmolean.
There is the Sackler Crossing at
Kew Gardens, Sackler Centres at
universities from Edinburgh to
Sussex, even a Sackler escalator at
Tate Modern.
Yet who are these people, so
public-spirited they spray cash
around the planet on good works,
yet so little-known? The family has
endowed academic posts, funded
medical research and placed its
name on new buildings from the
Louvre in France to Harvard
University in the United States.
Clan members talk regularly about
their philanthropy, although rarely
on how they accumulated their
great wealth with such rapidity.
For the reason is simple: this
family’s fortune comes from the
sale of the opioid painkillers
blamed for America’s devastating
heroin epidemic.
Much of the family cash came
from a drug called OxyContin. This
potent painkiller, released in 1995, is
one of the most lethal products sold
on mass scale. Its active ingredient
is a chemical cousin of heroin
stronger than morphine. Although
easily abused by addicts, it was
promoted hard for pain relief by a
firm that later admitted exploiting
doctors’ misconceptions over its
strength; it then dominated the
market for long-lasting opioids. In
Ohio, which I visited three months
ago, nearly 800 million doses were
sold in 2012 – enough to give 68
pills to each person there. Now
this state leads the nation in drug
overdose deaths.
This was capitalism at its
crudest. Ohio’s attorney general
told me of seeing a doctor – with
“no nurse, no receptionist, just
him sitting at a table” – who had
issued 43 prescriptions at $200 a
pop by 11.15am. But when supplies
stopped, or prices rose more than
alternatives, addicted patients
turned to street heroin. Now you
can hear gangsters shout the
names of prescription opioids while
selling heroin and its super-strong
synthetic cousin, fentanyl. The
legacy of this family’s business is 142
dead Americans each day – or what
New Jersey governor Chris Christie
memorably called “September 11
every three weeks”.
No wonder the Sacklers do
not boast about how they made
those tainted billions. Perhaps a
psychologist would suggest this
dark history explains the desire to
link their name to places of culture
and learning. Yet have all those
university chiefs and museum
bosses really learnt nothing from
history? Have they missed the fuss
over historic donors, forgotten the
furore over a Libyan dictator’s gifts
to the London School of Economics?
“It’s really complicated,” said one,
pointing to how Alfred Nobel, who
endowed the world’s most famous
peace prize, was an arms dealer.
But it is not complicated. From
slave traders to corporate drug
pushers, charity is used to clean
reputations. The Sacklers
made billions from firms that,
albeit unintentionally, sparked a
deadly storm of drug addiction
ripping apart other families,
communities and cities
across America.
If there was any justice, these
people would be stripped of their
cash and spend days volunteering
in treatment centres. Instead they
are feted as patrons of arts and
education. And to our national
shame, Britain’s most famous
public institutions are helping them
shine up the family name.
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I was pleased to read (i,
4 November) that the
Government is allowing
the low-paid selfemployed to continue
to pay class 2 national
insurance rather than
the five-times-asexpensive class 3 for
one more year. Why not
let class 2 NICs carry on
indefinitely? They enable
those affected to be able
to afford to protect their
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Government will get
some income. It makes
no sense to abolish them.
DAVID HOWLETT
LYME REGIS, DORSET
Men behaving
badly – usually
The recent revelations of
men’s abuse of positions
of power is not totally
a surprise. It should be
pointed out loud and
clear that abuse is almost
always carried out by
men. It’s possible that
some women in the same
situation take advantage
of it, but the vast
majority are men against
women, or against other
men in lesser positions.
HILARY SINCLAIR.
As an elderly woman
now in retirement, I’ve
had my share of sexual
harassment both in
my work and leisure.
Fortunately, it was
low-level, easily dealt
with. However, isn’t this
rather one-sided? In the
course of three decades,
I’ve witnessed many
instances of women,
sometimes even girls,
forcing themselves on
unwilling, embarrassed
men. Women thus
inclined have many wiles
at their disposal and I’m
sure male MPs have had
their share. Why aren’t
we hearing about those?
CAROLINE HANSFORD
Where’s strong
and stable now?
Theresa May promised
us a “strong and stable”
government. What we
have is scandal upon
scandal, our defence
almost reduced to
slings and arrows,
sterling falling, inflation
rising and Brexit in
total shambles. The
Tories have sold us an
expensive pup. They
are no longer fit for
purpose. Can we have
our money back?
GLENYS DAVIES
Poppies: a
solution
Regarding Janet StreetPorter’s dilemma about
poppies (i, 4 November):
in our justice and peace
group at church, we sell
and wear both red and
white poppies, the latter
available from the Peace
Pledge Union, which
shows our objection to
the violence that has so
often been, and can still
be, a first resort.
ANN THORP
ISLE OF WIGHT
organisations will be able
to decide what care is
free and what has to be
paid for. This is the most
frightening development
concerning the NHS.
LINDA RUBIN
Inside track on
car pollution
We are always irritated
by the “BBC poppy police”,
but we laughed our socks
off last week to see a
farmer in his overalls
tending his livestock,
wearing a poppy! I mean
what would the pigs
think of him if he wasn’t
properly dressed.
Come on BBC, get real…
poppies are not needed
until 11 November, and
then should be down to
personal choice.
PETER TYZACK
Save us from an
American NHS
I am horrified to
read about the
Americanisation of the
NHS (i, 4 November).
The article chilled me
to the bone. Extremely
worrying is the
paragraph that states
that accountable care
You report that the
Government’s new chief
scientific adviser Dr
Patrick Vallance’s guilty
pleasure is “driving a fast
car”. So the Government
can expect excellent
advice on climate
change and curbing
CO2 emissions.
JOHN TELLING
Give me meat
any day
Your item on vegetarians
being susceptible to
depression (i, 4 November)
seemed to me to miss
out a vital component:
vegetarians’ propensity
to inflict depression in
others. I have lost count
of the times I have had to
listen to smug moralising
about my murderous
dietary habits.
BRIAN RICHARDSON
PRESTWICK, AYRSHIRE
decision affected their
age group more than
anyone. Engaging young
people at school, if they
could vote, would start
them on the path to
being politically engaged
throughout their lives.
TIM WILLIAMS
CHELTENHAM
Time to let
teenagers vote
Too reverential
on ‘Red Robbo’
How depressing for our
democracy that Tory
MPs talked out the votes
at 16 Bill on Friday. No
wonder young people
are cynical about politics
and their ability to
influence the future of
their country. During
the run-up to the EU
referendum I spoke to a
group of sixth-formers
about the issues – and
all were keen to know
why they could not vote.
They felt that the EU
I was dismayed to
read the uncritical and
almost admiring tone
on the life of Derek
“Red Robbo” Robinson
(i, 4 November). This
destructive, self-serving
man is the reason,
more than any other,
that British people no
longer buy British cars,
or indeed anything
manufactured by what
might be perceived as the
British working class.
STEVE KERBY
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LA influential: it’s a family affair
Melanie Griffith and her daughter
Dakota Johnson were each other’s
plus-one for the annual fundraiser
for the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art.
The event pulls in a formidable
celebrity crowd each year. (Having
Leonardo DiCaprio as the event’s
co-chair probably helps.)
Also there this year was Star
Wars creator George Lucas, who was
honoured with a special recognition
award, as well as Kim Kardashian,
Salma Hayek and Jane Fonda.
George looks on
the bright side
make it’,” Clooney told The Sunday
Times. “There is bad out there, but,
strangely, I’ve always been optimistic.”
He added: “It’s a cliché, but I speak
with kids and think, ‘These guys
aren’t their parents.’ You can
see it in the States when it comes
to gay marriage. It’s been a
wedge issue for 30 years, but
even young Republicans don’t
give a shit. You have to be taught
hate, and
while we’re
taking steps
back now, I do
see the next
generation
slowly
moving in
the right
direction.”
In his new film Suburbicon
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a picture of racism in
the 1950s which is still
unsettlingly relevant
today. However he says
the script, which he wrote
with the Coen brothers,
is intended to have
a message of
optimism rather
than despair.
“I wanted to
say, ‘Look at this
next generation:
they’re going to
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Tatler magazine has apologised to the
actress Daisy Lewis after claiming
in its latest issue that she looked
like she would be “fun” in bed.
The former Downton Abbey
star (inset) said she was
“shocked and upset” by the
piece in the Little Black Book
feature which listsposh, eligible
singles. Tatler wrote, “As Daisy is
quite small, you might be tricked
into believing she’s quiet. LOL.
She isn’t. This actress is
loud. Which makes her fun
at a party. And in bed. Probably.” The magazine apologises
unreservedly.
So Tatler can go ahead and
strike casual misogyny off its
style guide now.
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CHILDREN
Veronica
Lee
C
an you remember what
happened to Doctor Foster
(no, not that one) when he
went to Gloucester, or what
all the king’s horses and all the king’s
men couldn’t do for poor old Humpty
Dumpty? If you do, then you may be
disappointed by the news that young
children do not learn traditional
nursery rhymes any more.
Amanda Spielman of Ofsted is
urging a return to the tradition,
but it would seem that today’s
pre-schoolers are more interested
in playing games on their iPads.
She told a childcare conference: “I
imagine most of you could recite
“The Grand Old Duke of York”.
But we can’t say that is the case for
children today.”
The dispiriting news comes shortly
after the death of Iona Opie (her
obituary is on page 14) who, with
her late husband, Peter, wrote the
definitive work on the subject, The
Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes,
first published in 1951 and a mammoth
project that became their life’s work,
and during which they uncovered 500
rhymes from around the world.
One of my most treasured
possessions is a book I was given by
my parents as a Christmas present
when I was first learning to read – a
collection of nursery rhymes with
beautiful illustrations. I still take it off
the shelf when I babysit for friends or
relatives, and marvel at the fact they
love the stories as much as I did.
Maybe that makes me a tearyeyed sentimentalist, but there’s a
less emotional case to be made for
teaching children rhymes, riddles
and nonsense songs.
I appreciate any parent reading
this after singing “The wheels on the
bus go round and round” for
the gazillionth time may roll their
eyes, but very young children
learn best by rote – and that means
mummy and daddy putting in the
hours, as their parents did for
them when they were toddlers.
Learning nursery rhymes
helps with children’s emotional
and intellectual development –
the bonding with a parent, the
socialisation of singing in a group,
being able to understand a simple
story, and learning about wordplay.
One wag has suggested we pimp
up some traditional rhymes –
“London Bridge is falling down/
Falling down, falling down/
London Bridge is falling down/
Which is entirely the fault of cuts
to infrastructure spending” – to
make them more relevant. I have
a better idea.
In an increasingly irreligious
society, “Thought for the Day”
on Radio 4’s Today programme
has lost its relevance – so why not
replace it with a nursery rhyme?
How better to start your day than
by joining in lustily the “Alphabet
Song” or “Little Miss Muffet”?
Who knows, it might even cheer
up that relentless curmudgeon
John Humphrys.
SOCIETY
remember when we do bad things.
Most of us are decent, honourable
and law-abiding and don’t do bad
things as a rule. When we do, we
behave differently, which impinges
on our consciousness. The problem
with most incidents that have come
to light is that they are, by definition,
light on physical evidence. Sexual
harassment allegations are so often
one person’s word against another’s.
And so often, it is a junior, usually
female employee’s word against a
powerful male’s. As Rose McGowan
said: “I am the evidence.”
The victim risks everything
by speaking out. Victim-blaming
prevails – look at McGowan’s sudden
arrest warrant or Asia Argento
fleeing Italy. Male power remains
undiminished: how discomfiting is it
to listen to those dissing Weinstein,
but defending Woody Allen or
Roman Polanski?
Social media and
mobile technology have
brought real change.
Through social media,
the victim can gain
strength through
numbers. You know you
are not alone. We can
see you, and in Weinstein’s
“wiretapping”, even hear you
being abused.
Men who disdain #MeToo need
to take a hard look at themselves.
For millions of women it wasn’t
a different “country” then.
Harassment was never acceptable
to the victim.
Male apologies are always
qualified. Too often they appear to
be not for the deed, but for getting
caught. The past was different only
because with so few women bosses
and no social media, men “got away
with it”. Rape and harassment were
always rape and harassment. “It
was acceptable in the Eighties,” sang
Calvin Harris, but it really wasn’t.
And we knew it then too.
Stefano
Hatfield
We remember
when we do
bad things
‘T
he past is a foreign
country: they do things
differently there”
– the haunting
first line of LP Hartley’s
The Go-Between was
never more poignant
than this past month
after the Harvey
Weinstein revelations,
as sexual harassment
scandals have spread
beyond Hollywood into our
domestic politics.
The past is being used as
an excuse to explain appalling
behaviour – either that, or “I can’t
recall”, à la Kevin Spacey. From
Weinstein himself to Sir Michael
Fallon, the suggestion is that things
were more acceptable, as Fallon
claimed, “10 or 15 years ago”.
Conflating memory and history
is always dangerous. The young
can’t conceive that memory can
play tricks as you age. But it does.
I’m in awe of people who remember
incidents, poems, quotations,
conversations. People I sit with at
Craven Cottage can recall precise
details from Fulham matches 35
years ago.
But here’s the thing: we do
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Climate change brings black truffle to Wales
Dr Paul Thomas
with black truffles
cultivated at the
Welsh site PA
CONSUMER
The Christmas treats
you know and love...
just a bit less of them
By William McLennan
Leading confectionery companies
have shrunk the size of their Christ­
mas selection boxes without lowering
their prices.
Cadbury and McVitie’s were criti­
cised by consumer groups for using
“sneaky” price increases as shoppers
begin festive preparations.
The tactic, known as “shrink­
flation”, has been used increasingly
by multinational firms in recent
years, with the blame falling on the
rising costs of ingredients and the
falling value of the pound after the
Brexit vote.
As supermarkets stock their
shelves with seasonal products, it
has been revealed that Cadbury has
cut the size of its Festive Favourites
selection box from 208g to 194g, while
keeping the price at £4. Cadbury’s
Freddo selection box has also shrunk,
from 154g to 139g, but still costs £2.
The McVitie’s Victoria Biscuits box
has shrunk from 650g to 600g, while
still costing £5. Its Family Circle bis­
cuits still cost £6, despite dropping
from 720g to 670g.
Marc Gander, of the Consumer
Action Group, told the Mirror on Sunday: “Shrinking products is a sneaky
way of putting up costs for consum­
ers because pack sizes shrink but
prices don’t.”
The US food giant Mondelez,
which owns Cadbury, blamed an
earlier shrinkage of Toblerone bars
on rising cocoa costs. McVitie’s also
blamed rising ingredient costs, as
well as adverse currency movements.
TRADE
Manchester to
China air link has
boosted North
By Neil Lancefield
Direct flights between Manchester
and Beijing generated hundreds of
millions of pounds for northern Eng­
land’s economy in their first year of
operation. The link is boosting ex­
ports, inward investment, demand
from international students and in­
bound tourism, a study has found.
Hainan Airlines began the first
passenger flights between mainland
China and a UK airport outside Lon­
don in June last year. Some 90,000
passengers travelled on the route in
its first 12 months.
The report was published as trade
minister Baroness Fairhead and
Northern Powerhouse minister Jake
Berry lead a UK delegation to Shang­
hai to promote trade.
By Sam Russell
A Mediterranean black truffle has
been cultivated in the UK for the
first time, the farthest north that the
species has been found.
Researchers believe the expensive
delicacy, found in northern Spain,
southern France and northern Italy,
was able to survive in Wales only
because of climate change.
It was grown in Monmouthshire
as part of a project run by the truffle
company Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd
(MSL) and was harvested in March
by a trained dog named Bella.
The aromatic fungus was growing
within the root system of a Mediter­
ranean oak tree that was planted in
2008. The tree had been inoculated
with truffle spores, and the sur­
rounding soil was made less acidic
by treating it with lime.
Microscopic and genetic analy­
sis confirmed that Bella’s find was
a Périgord or black truffle (Tuber
melanosporum).
Dr Paul Thomas, of MSL and the
University of Stirling, said: “This
cultivation has shown that the cli­
matic tolerance of truffles is much
broader than previously thought,
but it’s likely that it’s only possible
because of climate change.”
Black truffles can cost as much as
£1,700 per kilogram.
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UK’s biggest rail
operator set to
be broken up
‘Alexa, I’m going
to choose my
own adventure’
By William McLennan
Britain’s biggest rail franchise could
be broken up when the current
contract expires in 2021, the Government has said.
Passengers on the Southern service have faced large-scale disruption since it became part of Govia
Thameslink Railways (GTR) in 2015.
The Government has blamed the
problems on a long-running industrial dispute between the company
and unionised staff members, but an
official report found the merger of
Southern with Thameslink and Great
Northern was a contributory factor.
GTR is run by Govia, a
joint venture between
Go-Ahead Group and France’s
Keolis. Govia dominates UK
rail services and its franchises
provide about a third of all British
train journeys.
The Department for Transport
said that it was “actively looking
at the shape and size of the next
Thameslink, Southern and Great
Northern (TSGN) franchise on expiry of the existing contract in 2021”.
The RMT union has organised
waves of strikes over plans to do away
with guards and switch to driver-only operation. Further strikes by the
union have been called on Southern
for Wednesday and Thursday this
week, when action will also take place
on Greater Anglia, South Western,
Northern and Merseyrail.
Last month, GTR reached a deal
with the train drivers’ union, Aslef,
ending the dispute over guards and
agreeing on a new pay deal.
Southern says the service will
remain largely unaffected by this
week’s strikes.
When drivers went on strike last
year, they brought Southern to a
standstill and wreaked havoc for the
thousands of commuters who use the
service each day.
By Rhiannon Williams
Paddington 2 ‘a tribute to Bond’
Hugh Bonneville said the cast of
‘Paddington 2’ were determined
to make the film a fitting tribute
to the character’s creator, Michael
Bond, who died this year. Bonneville (pictured with fellow cast
member Hugh Grant at the film’s
premier in London yesterday),
said there was pressure to do the
film “right for Michael” and the
fact that he died on the final day of
filming made it “very poignant”.
The BBC is releasing its first ever interactive voice-controlled drama, allowing listeners to choose their own
fate and influencing the plot through
their own decisions after teaming up
with Amazon.
The Inspection Chamber, a sci-fi
comedy drama, casts the listener as
a fourth character being inspected by
a pair of scientists to work out what
kind of creature you are. The answers
you provide influence the outcome of
the story.
Listeners can hear the story unfold and control its direction through
Amazon’s voice-controlled digital
assistant, Alexa.
The story is inspired by choose
your own adventure print books,
which gained popularity throughout
the 1960s and 1970s and encouraged
the reader to turn to specific pages
based on the choices they make.
Later video games, including the popular The Stanley Parable, are based on
the same principle.
The story is available for free
through BBC Taster, the company’s
experimental new ideas project, and
through the Alexa Skills Store.
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How a troubled hospital is turning itself
around using tech and a savvy workforce
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
How the system works...
iPads may be good for watching films
on the move and checking emails –
but they are also saving lives.
Sweeping changes at one hospital
came following the avoidable death
of a 42-year-old woman, who was
admitted to hospital on a Friday
evening with a liver abscess and died
two days later.
Following the incident, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust introduced a mobile clinic, which uses
iPads to monitor patients.
Dr Kate Murray, the trust’s critical care lead at the time of the incident, was involved in the case that
became the tipping point for her.
Until then, there had been long
delays in patient observations being
taken, with one in three not being
done properly – and, worryingly,
only a small proportion were being
done at the right time.
“I felt it was a really poor state of
affairs and we immediately began
work with the nursing teams [to
change things], but there wasn’t
enough time because there was the
serious incident on the ward I was
involved in,” Dr Murray said.
“We had a 42-year-old lady who
Nurses record seven routine observations, such as temperature, pulse and
blood pressure, which removes the
requirement for a paper chart.
The system’s software generates an
alert for nurses and doctors to view
on a dashboard, allowing clinicians
to have an overview of the ward’s
sickest patients.
The old problem of lengthy delays
between observations has been eradicated with the new scoring system.
For example, a risk score of one
means a patient should be checked
again in 12 hours’ time, with an alarm
set up to remind nursing staff to do
so. A risk score of nine means a rapid
response call should be put out immediately – and the hope that a trip to
intensive care can be prevented.
The trust’s “youthful workforce” has
embraced the new technology, which
has seen the amount of observations
taken on time increase from 75 per
cent to 94 per cent.
Dr Murray, critical care consultant
at the trust, said: “The project has been
a great source of pride for the team
as we’ve been able to get some real
patient safety improvements – driving
down our cardiac arrest rate, smarter
working and decision making and,
probably the most valuable improvement at our trust, we’ve managed to
change our culture.”
In March, the trust became one
of the first in the country to use the
paediatric module of the system, and
is about to introduce the same setup
into A&E this December.
Dr Murray added: “The only way
we’ve been able to do all this is
because we have real-time data. That
has been a massive breakthrough
for us.”
Nurses at East
Sussex NHS Trust
can now provide
timely treatment
for patients
came in on a Friday evening, probably the worst time to be admitted,
and she had a liver abscess and sepsis. She was treated with antibiotics,
but she deteriorated on our wards.
HEALTH
Gene testing offer for cancer patients
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
Thousands more women with
breast cancer ought to be offered
gene testing to help identify
relatives who may be at risk of
developing the disease.
Doctors currently ask women
about family history when
deciding whether to offer a gene
test, but a new study suggests this
approach can be unreliable.
The study, presented at
the NCRI Cancer Conference
in Liverpool today, says that
testing can help prevent cancer
occurring in healthy people.
“She was eventually admitted to
our intensive care unit on Sunday
evening, but died of multiple organ
failure. So I really felt we had to do
something. Things had to change.”
Speaking at an exhibition in Birmingham, Dr Murray, now critical care consultant at the trust
and chairwoman of its urgent care
board, described how technology
has transformed the way the trust
deals with its sickest patients.
Dr Murray was instrumental in
bringing the Vitalpac electronic observation system into East Sussex,
a mobile clinical system using iPod
touches and iPads, that monitors
and analyses patients’ vital signs to
identify deteriorating conditions and
provide early warning (risk) scores to
trigger the need for further care.
“That [the woman’s death] was really where my drive to get this electronic observation system in place
came from,” Dr Murray said.
“Because if we had a transparent
and visible system, then her situation could have been seen [quicker]
and could have been acted upon.”
Dr Murray said the trust
now has one of the best
inpatient cardiac arrest rates
and has cut the number of
patients deteriorating to a point
where they need intensive care.
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RUSSIA
Crimea’s chief prosecutor
Natalia Poklonskaya carries
a portrait of Tsar Nicholas II
on Victory Day in Simferopol,
Crimea MAX VETROV/AFP/GETTY
Inside the secretive
cult who worship
Russia’s murdered
royal family
Thousands pay homage at a grisly shrine,
writes Oliver Carroll in Sredneuralsk
T
here is a particular kind
of magic at work in the
woodlands surrounding
the monastery at
Sredneuralsk, a town
east of Siberia’s Ural mountains.
“One of the priests told us that
he’d seen the tsar wandering in the
grounds – for real, but don’t say I
told you,” Mother Antonina says.
The monastery has in recent
years become the seat of
tsarebozhniki, or “tsar worship”, in
Russia. It is a religious Disneyland,
with shrines, shops and cafés, and
a multitude of icons in honour of
the tsar. Thousands arrive each
year in Sredneuralsk to remember
the events of 17 July 1918, when a
firing squad executed Tsar Nicholas
II, his 13-year-old son Alexei,
daughters Maria, Anastasia, Olga
and Tatiana, wife Alexandra and
their attendants in the cellar of a
merchant house in Yekaterinburg, a
city 15 miles away.
That followed a coup in October
1917 that brought the Bolsheviks to
power and heralded the end of the
Romanov dynasty.
After killing the tsar and his
family, the firing squad set about
destroying the evidence. The bodies
were removed – first by truck and
then by horse and cart, to a deep
pit called Ganina Yama, the site of
the monastery today. There, the
Bolsheviks tipped the bodies in, and
began to dissolve the bodies in acid.
Inside the Sredneuralsk
monastery complex excited
guides talk of the tsar’s “ultimate,
redemptive sacrifice”, and point
to the now sanctified pit where
prayers are offered. Every week,
hundreds of pilgrims arrive, all
seeking the healing guidance of the
monastery’s secretive 62-year-old
leader, Father Sergei.
A culture of hysteria has sprung
up around the Romanovs in
modern Russia. Vladimir Putin,
who has fostered nationalism
while saying the 1917 revolution
was deplorable, uses the symbols
of various eras to burnish Russian
glory. Monuments and shrines to
Nicholas II have sprouted up across
Russia, although they are still
far outnumbered by statues and
memorials to Lenin.
At the extremes of the renewed
interest in the Romanovs are the
tsar worshippers. The ideology
is as simple as it is attractive, say
historians: the supposedly peaceloving Nicholas II sacrificed himself
and his family to atone for the sins
of the entire Russian nation. But
that view is the “Wahhabism of
SOCIETY
Hundreds detained in crackdown on protests
By Vladimir Soldatkin
IN MOSCOW
Russian security services said
they had detained 263 people in
the centre of Moscow yesterday
for “breach of public order”.
It was the latest sweep of
potential anti-government
protesters around Unity Day
on Saturday, essentially the
successor to Soviet celebrations
of the October 1917 revolution
that brought the Bolsheviks to
power. Police were seen detaining
a few dozen people on a Moscow
street, although none of those
detained carried placards, nor
were they chanting slogans.
The FSB, the successor to
the Soviet-era KGB, said on its
website on Friday that it had
BELGIUM
One-minute Wijuko
Catalan leader turns himself in
By Leo Cendrowicz
IN BRUSSELS
The deposed Catalan leader
Carles Puigdemont and four
associates have turned
themselves in to Belgian
police after Spain issued
an arrest warrant for rebellion and sedition.
The warrant from Madrid charges them with
rebellion, sedition, misuse of
public funds, disobedience and
breach of trust. This morning, a Belgian judge will decide the fate of Mr
Puigdemont (pictured) and four of his
arrested all of the members
of Artpodgotovka, an antigovernment movement in the
Moscow region, and seized 15
Molotov cocktails. It said the
group had planned “extremist
actions in the form of arson of
administrative buildings with the
use of incendiary fuel and attacks
on the members of police to
provoke mass unrest”. REUTERS
erstwhile ministers, ruling whether
to comply with a European arrest
warrant. The Belgian judge has three
options: place them in detention,
release them or grant bail.
Under Belgian law, the
judge must rule on the
case 24 hours after they
handed themselves in. If
he decides to detain them,
Belgium has 60 days to return the suspects to Spain.
An extradition order can be
blocked on concerns over human
rights, discrimination, fears the suspect might not get a fair trial, or if the
applicant seeks political asylum.
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Russia’s tsar worshippers
were initially a cranky
group that few people
paid attention to
the Orthodox faith”, says Nikolai
Neuimin, a historian who was part
of a 2007 research group into the
site of the tsar’s burial. “[It is] a
“fantasy that has given birth to
any number of other historical
untruths,” he says.
Appearing at the end of the
1990s, Russia’s tsar worshippers
were initially a cranky group that
few paid attention to. But this year,
the radical edge of the movement
emerged. The trigger was a new
film, depicting – at times, erotically
– the true story of a love affair
between Nicholas and a young
ballerina, Matilda Kshesinskaya.
The director of the “blasphemous”
film, Alexei Uchitel, was targeted in
two separate arson attacks.
Few want to discuss the film
at the Sredneuralsk monastery.
People come here from all around,
says Mother Antonina, 60. “They’ve
come from Japan, India, Germany;
there was one couple from Austria.”
Fifteen years ago, things were
very different in Sredneuralsk.
The only residents in the area were
farmers Sergei Krekov and his wife
Daniya Suleimenova, who set up
a small farm in 1989, alongside the
site of the future monastery. Their
world changed on 3 June 2002, the
day future monastery managers
arrived on the territory. “They
stood there, staring at me, with
their icons, crossing themselves,
reading prayers,” she says. “They
circled around the house; devil this,
devil that. And then they put a cross
outside our toilet.”
The ritual became a daily event,
says Ms Suleimenova. She tried to
negotiate. Every few weeks, there
would be a visit, they would agree
to be friends, but the pressure
would be increased up again.
Soon, the already elderly couple
began to experience sporadic
problems with electricity and
water supply; in 2008, it was cut
off completely.
Ms Suleimenova says she and
her husband have been forced
to abandon the property. “I
understand it’s funny, bizarre,”
she says. “I’d be laughing, too, if
I didn’t have to live through it.”
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EGYPT
Briton detained over painkillers
By William McLennan
A British woman has been detained
in Egypt after flying into the country with painkillers for her husband’s sore back.
Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull,
was arrested when she was found to
be carrying tramadol and naproxen
in her suitcase, The Sun reported.
The newspaper said she signed a
38-page statement in Arabic which
she thought would result in her
being able to leave the airport, but
she has been held in a 15ft by 15ft
cell with 25 other women for nearly
a month. Her brother James Plum-
mer, 31, said the family has been told
she could face up to 25 years in jail,
with one lawyer even mentioning
the death penalty.
Mr Plummer said his sister had
been arrested for what he thinks
the authorities in Egypt had called
“drug trafficking”, but said she
had only brought a small amount
of medication for her Egyptian
husband whom she visits two to
four times a year.
The Sun said she took 29 strips of
tramadol, each containing 10 tablets, plus some naproxen, adding
that her husband suffers back pain
because of an accident.
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IN GOMA
UNITED STATES
Jailed Nubian
activist dies
Portal will offer
link to refugees
A prominent Nubian activist
has died in detention.
Activists said that Gamal
Sorour died shortly after he
arrived at a hospital from
prison in the city of Aswan.
Mr Sorour was among 25
Nubians arrested in September
for staging a peaceful protest.
They were demanding the
return of Nubians to their
ancestral lands, from which
they were evicted in the 1960s
to make way for a dam.
His death is likely to renew
debate about conditions in
Egyptian prisons. AP
A specially equipped shipping
container at Harvard University is
giving students the chance to connect
with Syrian refugees.
Organisers of “The Portal” say
refugees will share their stories
from identical shipping containers
in Berlin, Germany; Amman, Jordan;
Gaza City, Palestine; and Erbil, Iraq.
The containers are fitted with
audio and video technology that
will make the students and refugees
feel as if they are physically in the
same space. The project was first
launched by Shared Studios, a
Brooklyn-based arts and technology
collective, in 2014.AP
Militant attack
in Aden kills
five troops
By Ahmed al-Haj
IN SANAA
Militants set off a large car bomb
outside a security headquarters
in Yemen’s southern port city of
Aden yesterday before storming
the compound and placing
snipers on the roof, officials said,
Fighting breaks out in east
between army factions
By Fiston Mahamba
EGYPT
YEMEN
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
adding that at least five Yemeni
soldiers were killed.
A Saudi-led coalition
meanwhile launched a wave
of air strikes on the rebel-held
capital, Sanaa, apparently in
response to a missile fired by the
rebels toward an airport near
Riyadh. Saudi Arabia said it shot
down the missile before it hit
its target.
The militants took an
unknown number of people
prisoner inside the compound in
Aden. It was not clear who was
behind the attack or if they had
made any demands. AP
Gunfire and explosions from heavy
weapons erupted in Congo’s eastern
city of Bukavu yesterday, witnesses
said, as Congolese troops clashed
with those loyal to a renegade colonel.
The army spokesman for South
Kivu region, Dieudonné Kasereka,
said clashes had started after police
came to disarm Colonel Abbas Kayonga, who was sacked on Thursday. Security has been deteriorating across
Congo since last year when President
Joseph Kabila refused to step down
despite his mandate expiring.
Militia violence in the east, which
Afghan students at the
graduation ceremony
for the first class of the
gender and women’s
studies master’s
programme in Kabul
yesterday. The course
had 28 students – 18
women and 10 men. It
is aimed at supporting
a future cadre of
female policymakers
and leaders. SHAH
MARAI/AFP/GETTY
PAKISTAN
A month of road chaos and breathing problems
Smog has enveloped much of
Pakistan and neighbouring parts of
India, causing motorway accidents
and respiratory problems and forcing
many residents to stay at home.
Pa k i s t a n i m e t e o ro l o g i s t
Mohammad Hanif said the pollution,
caused by dust, the burning of
crops, and emissions from factories
and brick kilns, was expected to
linger until the middle of the month.
He advised people to wear face
masks to protect themselves from
respiratory ailments.
Mohammad Arshad, a traffic
police official, said at least 10 people
were killed and 25 injured in road
accidents linked to poor visibility
in various parts of Punjab province
since last Monday.
Similar problems have been
reported in the Indian capital, New
Delhi, where air quality was rated
“very poor” over the weekend. AP
SLOVAKIA
NORWAY
MOROCCO
Neo-Nazi leader
loses election
Man arrested
Protests at lack of
after firing shots drinking water
Slovakia’s neo-Nazi parliamentary
party suffered a blow when its
chairman failed to get re-elected
as head of a regional government
after a shock win four years ago.
Marian Kotleba heads People’s
Party Our Slovakia, which openly
admires the Nazi puppet state
that the country became during
the Second World War.
Party members use Nazi salutes
and want the country to leave
Nato and the European Union. AP
A man with a gun has been arrested
after apparently opening fire in
central Oslo.
No one was injured. Police said on
Twitter that the man, in his twenties,
was detained behind Oslo’s cathedral,
adding that they had no information
that shots were fired at people.
Witnesses described a man walking around Oslo with a weapon and
firing with live ammunition. Norwegian media reported that police were
deployed throughout the city. AP
IN ISLAMABAD
Battambang
Sin Rozeth’s attempts to show
the benefits of grassroots
democracy to some of
the poorest people in the
Cambodian city of Battambang
are in peril.
The 30-year-old daughter
of a vegetable seller became
the head of Ochar commune,
the equivalent of local council
leader, in elections in June.
Her victory was part of an
“all politics is local” strategy
that helped the opposition
Cambodia National Rescue
Party (CNRP) win 40 per cent
of the 1,646 local seats at stake.
Previously it had 2 per cent.
But the authoritarian
government of former Khmer
Rouge commander Hun Sen
is now cracking down at every
level on a party that had shown
it might beat him at elections
due next July. The long-serving
Prime Minister accuses the
CNRP of doing the bidding of
the United States.
For Ms Rozeth, it has meant
warning letters from city
and provincial authorities
threatening to remove her from
office in Ochar, a community
of 18,000 where Battambang
spills into rice fields. Ms Rozeth
said her commune’s budget had
been frozen and she had to pay
the office’s electricity bill from
her own pocket.
Donors in Cambodia and
abroad also helped, buying a
computer and chairs for the
office. “It is very hard to work,”
she said. REUTERS
Matthew Tostevin
has been a tinderbox of ethnic rivalries for decades, has been fuelled by
the region’s mineral wealth. In the
central Kasai region, fears have been
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raised that the country could slip
back to the civil wars of the turn of
the century, which killed hundreds of
thousands directly in violence while
millions of others are thought to have
died from of hunger and disease.
Colonel Kayonga is a former rebel
from a group that was disarmed and
integrated into the military. He gave
himself up at a local UN base. At least
seven people were killed in fighting
before his surrender.
The electoral commission is yet to
announce a date for the election to replace Mr Kabila. Last month, it said
the election cannot take place until
April 2019, raising fears of an escalation in violence. REUTERS
Taps are running dry in southern
Morocco and people have taken
to the streets to protest at the
shortage of drinking water.
Experts blame poor crop
choices, growing populations and
climate change for the shortages
in towns such as Zagora.
The situation has pushed
impoverished Zagora residents to
demonstrate and 23 people were
arrested following confrontations
with police. AP
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LEBANON
Deadly typhoon
as world leaders
arrive for summit
West
‘warned
PM of plot
to kill him’
By Mai Nguyen
Floods have devastated large areas of
central and southern Vietnam after a
typhoon that has left at least 27 dead
and more than 20 people missing.
Typhoon Damrey, the 12th major
storm to hit Vietnam this year, made
landfall with winds of nearly 60mph
that have damaged more than
40,000 homes and left large areas
without power.
The trail of destruction has also
forced the evacuation of more than
30,000 people.
Da Nang – where the Asia-Pacific
Economic Co-operation (Apec)
summit will be attended by Donald
Trump, Xi Jinping and Vladimir
Putin this week – also suffered minor
damage. REUTERS
By Angus McDowall
IN BEIRUT
More than 30,000
people have been
evacuated from
their homes after
Typhoon Damrey hit
Vietnam AFP/GETTY
JAPAN
Trump urges China to tackle rogue
neighbour as he starts tour of Asia
By Steve Holland
IN TOKYO
Donald Trump demanded Asian
leaders stand united against North
Korea yesterday, as he arrived in
Japan at the start of a 12-day tour in
which he hopes to corral China into
action over its rogue neighbour.
Hoping to present a unified front
with the Japanese Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe, with whom he played golf
yesterday, Mr Trump said that North
Korea would figure prominently in
discussions in Asia, as well as trade,
which he said had been “badly handled” in the region for years.
Mr Trump also said he planned to
meet the Russian President Vladimir
Putin during his trip, the longest
Asian tour by any US leader since
George HW Bush in 1992. “I think
it’s expected that we will meet,” he
said. “We want Putin’s help on North
CHINA
President to enjoy ‘state visit-plus’
By Christian Shepherd
IN BEIJING
When they met at Donald Trump’s
Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida
in April, China’s President Xi
Jinping found a way to charm
the US President, over the “most
beautiful piece of chocolate cake”.
Since their last meeting, Mr Xi
has grown more powerful, while
Mr Trump is under a political
cloud. Chinese experts say Beijing
has learned to manage Mr Trump.
China’s ambassador to the
US said Mr Trump will receive
a “state visit-plus” experience
in Beijing.
Mr Trump is expected to go to
the Forbidden City but China has
released few details. A protocol
that lets Mr Trump “rejoice in
grandiosity” will be important
to keeping relations stable,
said Teng Jianqun, director of
American Studies at the China
Institute for International
Studies. REUTERS
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Korea.” Mr Trump wants a united
front with the leaders of Japan and
South Korea against North Korea
before he visits Beijing to make the
case to the Chinese President Xi Jinping that he should do more to rein in
Pyongyang.
Mr Trump has rattled some allies with his vow to “totally destroy”
North Korea. “No dictator, no regime,
no nation should ever underestimate
American resolve,” Mr Trump told
Bush ‘voted for Clinton’
George Bush Snr has confirmed he
voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton
in the 2016 presidential election, also calling Donald
Trump a “blowhard”.
Mr Bush (inset), the 41st
president, has joined his
son George W Bush, the
43rd president, in criticising Mr Trump in a new
book, The Last Republicans by
Mark K Updegrove.
“I don’t like him. I don’t know much
about him, but I know he’s a blowhard,”
said Mr Bush.
cheering US and Japanese troops
gathered at Yokota Air Base, just
west of Tokyo. “Every once in a while,
in the past, they underestimated us.
It was not pleasant for them, was
it?” said Mr Trump, who wore a
bomber jacket as he addressed the
troops. “We will never yield, never
waver and never falter in defence of
our freedom.”
Mr Trump and Mr Abe greeted
each other with a handshake at a golf
course to be used during the 2020
Olympic Games, heading out to play
after lunch. They signed caps that
said “Donald and Shinzo make alliance even greater”.
They discussed North Korea
and trade while playing
nine holes with Hideki
Matsuyama, the world’s
third-best golfer. A senior White House official
said the two leaders have
developed a close bond
since Mr Trump took office in January. The two
leaders and their wives later
dined at an upmarket restaurant.
Mr Trump is due to travel to South
Korea tomorrow. REUTERS
Western intelligence agencies
are reported to have warned the
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad
al-Hariri of an assassination plot
against him, triggering his shock
resignation.
Mr Hariri (inset) resigned on
Saturday, citing a plot to kill him,
and saying the climate in Lebanon
resembled that before the assassination of his father, Rafik al-Hariri, who was also prime minister,
in 2005.
Mr Hariri, whose family is close
to Saudi Arabia, became prime
minister for the second time in December last year. “I have sensed
what is being plotted covertly to
target my life,” he said.
The Saudi- owned
pan-Arab newspaper Asharq alAwsat reported
that sources
“revealed that
he had received
Western warnings of an assassination attempt
that was prepared
against him”. It did
not give details.
Major General Abbas Ibrahim,
Lebanon’s security chief, said he
was not aware of any information
about an assassination plot.
Mr Hariri travelled to Riyadh
on Friday. Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan said in a
television interview that Mr Hariri’s personal security detail had
“confirmed information” of a plot
to kill him.
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi, quoted by
the official Irna news agency, said
Mr Hariri’s departure was aimed
at creating tension in Lebanon
and the region.
Bahrain, an ally of Saudi Arabia,
advised all its citizens in Lebanon
to “leave immediately”. Bahrain is
a bellwether nation for the Saudi
Arabia-dominated Gulf Co-operation Council, which has targeted
countries seen as close to Iran
with sanctions. REUTERS
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illith was nothing if not
determined in her bid
for freedom. After first
scaling a bendy sapling in
her enclosure at a Welsh
zoo, the young Eurasian lynx leapt
a four-metre perimeter fence and
clipped two electrified wires on
her way to liberty.
But for all her efforts almost
two weeks ago, Lillith seemed in
no hurry to make the most of her
painfully earned right to prowl the
countryside near Aberystwyth.
The big cat, about twice the
size of a domestic moggy, was
spotted a few days ago just a few
metres from the entrance gate
to her home at the Borth Wild
Animal Kingdom.
With no expertise in hunting
her own prey, the captive-bred
lynx reacted like many past zoo
escapees by failing to stray too far
from familiar territory.
While police responded to the
first reports of the AWOL predator
by calling in a helicopter and
warning the public to stay vigilant,
Lillith’s keepers underlined that
the only prey she was likely to
snack upon in the event of getting
hungry were rabbits or mice.
Dean Tweedy, who owns the zoo,
said last Tuesday: “I sat watching
her for about 10 minutes this
afternoon. She sat washing herself
not more than 10 metres away
from me. Lillith looked in good
health and relaxed. We are getting
close to her capture.” Mr Tweedy’s
keepers, armed with tranquilliser
guns, were too far away at the
time and he lacked the necessary
protective equipment to attempt a
capture himself.
But while Lillith’s attempt to
return to the wild may turn out to
have been the feline equivalent of
a short break, the wider history
of exotic creatures escaping
captivity is a more mixed picture
which includes animals that have
survived
– and in
some
cases
thrived
– outside
their previous
confines.
From the
herd of wild pigs
that Victorian
sewer workers
believed inhabited the
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foul pipes beneath Hampstead
in London in the 1850s to the
alligators that many New Yorkers
believed lived beneath their feet in
the 1920s, many tales of escaped
exotic beasts multiplying in
unfamiliar climes have proved to
be apocryphal (although a baby
croc was found in the Paris sewers
in 1984). But there is plenty of
evidence that furry fugitives are
abroad in the British countryside
– including wallabies roaming wild
in locations from Loch Lomond
to Buckinghamshire, and reports
of feral pumas and panthers
prowling the West Country.
While some escapees are
patently unlikely to find a
comfortable environment –
Cholmondeley the chimpanzee,
who supposedly fled London Zoo
in 1951 by flagging down a passing
number 53 bus, was never likely to
find anything analogous to tropical
rainforest in the Home Counties
– others find Britain’s verdant
yet temperate climes perfectly
acceptable, according to experts.
Rick Winter, who has spent two
decades tracking reports of big
cats in the wild and is the author
of a book in the subject, told i:
“We as humans don’t realise just
how stealthy these animals can
be. They are perfectly capable
of existing in large areas of the
British countryside – deer, rabbits
and other rodents provide perfect
prey and there is the right type
of cover. We should not expect to
see these animals. Even in their
natural habitat, they are seen
very rarely.”
Mr Winter, who believes there
are up to 30 locations where big
cats may be active in south-west
England alone, said that while
a recent escapee such as Lillith
faced at best even odds for survival
book, the torment continues
in private.
In My Life, Our Times, Brown
does some anguished reflecting
on the Iraq war. Almost a decade
and a half after the event, and
more than seven after he
left Downing Street, it
still plagues him. As
it should.
Brown (inset)
cannot formally
accept any guilt for
what he did (or failed
to do) to enable an
indelible national disgrace.
Owning any offence graver than
not emoting enough for a reality
TV electorate is too much for his
brittle pride to bear.
But one trait that seems to
distinguish him from Tony Blair
is a capacity to feel guilt, even if
he expresses it obliquely in the
language of denial.
As prime minister, this was
visible from his subtle method of
confessing to telling whoppers,
which was to mention how his
father taught him and his
brothers always to tell
the truth. Referring to
his dad when accused
of dishonesty was as
blatant a tell as Le
Chiffre bleeding from
an eye when bluffing
007 in Casino Royale, or
Homer Simpson whooping
with joy on being dealt four jacks.
With Iraq, the tell takes the
form of an intendedly rhetorical
question that isn’t rhetorical at all.
On the surface, where the
headlines are generated, Brown
chooses to pass the buck to the
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escaped from a zoo;
parakeets (inset, left)
have spread in the UK
and raccoon dogs (inset,
right) could follow GETTY
in the wild, it was equally feasible
that the creatures could adapt,
survive and even thrive in the UK.
He said: “Initially, the chances
are pretty much 50/50. If an animal
such as this lynx is captive-reared
and hasn’t been trained to act as it
would in the wild, it has a two- to
four-week window in which its
instincts may or may not kick in to
take larger prey, such as a deer.
“Even then, it will still know how
to snaffle a rabbit or a pigeon. In
this period it may be nervous
or distressed but thereafter it
may well adapt. I do believe
that we have a very small
naturalising population of big
cats in Britain. I get so many
reports of sightings of creatures
that are confident, that look like
they are born and bred here.”
No one knows quite when
or how ring-necked parakeets
were released into the wild but
regardless of whether it was as a
result of a pair being freed by Jimi
Hendrix in Soho or a colony being
freed by the Great Storm of 1987,
the species now number at least
30,000, mostly in London, but with
colonies as far north as Edinburgh.
The birds, which are native to
North Africa and southern Asia,
have adapted to Britain’s chillier
climate and their trademark
squawks and flashes of vivid
green plumage are now less
Americans for failing to share
an intelligence report about
Saddam Hussein’s limited military
capability. Had he seen it at the
time, he claims, he would have
known then that the “war could not
be justified as a last resort”. The
war, he adds, “cannot now be seen
as a proportionate response”.
Claiming he needed a US
intelligence report to realise the
war was unjustified is a sufficiently
crude insult to his own, and his
audience’s, intelligence to qualify as
a gigantic tell.
Robin Cook had not read that
report when he resigned in protest
against the war, and nor had the
millions who marched against it.
He could have stopped it. All he
needed to do was threaten to resign
if Blair took an unwilling country
to war without indisputable
He sat meek and
silent in Cabinet
watching the
calamity unfold
evidence of an imminent danger to
British interests.
Brown’s effort to blame
American secrecy demeans him.
He who knew every nook and
cranny of that government knew
that Peter Goldsmith, the Attorney
General, was being put under
colossal pressure to reverse his
opinion about the war’s legality.
He knew from Hans Blix
that the WMD case against
Hussein was weak and unproven.
He knew the real casus belli,
as stated by Bush, was regime
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exotic than routine. The British
parakeet population is now the
most northerly wild-breeding
parrot species.
Other species, such as the
American mink, once farmed for
their fur, have become endemic,
while a colony of more than 100
red-necked wallabies – one of
several groups of the marsupials
to set up with qualified success in
the British Isles since the 1970s
– hop around quite happily in
the Curraghs, a wetland nature
reserve on the Isle of Man.
But while tales such as that of
Nikita, a Steller’s sea eagle with
an 8ft wingspan that prompted
warnings that it could prey
on small dogs when it slipped
its tether in Yorkshire in 2014,
normally prompt nothing more
perilous than a flurry of tabloid
headlines, experts warn that
Britain is at growing risk to the
spread of non-native interlopers.
Britons are keeping more and
more exotic species as pets, with
the likelihood that a number
will escape or be abandoned
and thereby present the risk of
establishing in the wild.
The RSPCA has seen a 71 per
cent increase in the five years up to
2016 in calls about reptiles, and a
doubling in the number of “exotic”
animals collected by its inspectors
over the same period, including
skunks, raccoons and rheas.
The organisation said it was
concerned at the emergence
as pets of particular species, in
particular the raccoon dog, a
fox-sized mammal from the Far
East that has been identified by
the Government as one of most
invasive non-native animals
currently assailing Europe.
New EU regulations on invasive
species are designed to prevent
a repetition of unintended
consequences, such as the
introduction of the grey squirrel
to Britain in the 1870s and the
subsequent decimation of the
native red squirrel.
Dr Ros Clubb, senior
scientific manager for the
RSPCA, said: “We don’t
want to see people
keeping species such as
raccoon dogs which are
completely unsuitable
to be kept as pets and
find them establishing
in the wild.”
change. He knew there was no
coherent plan for after Hussein’s
fall. He knew, or should have
known because almost every
informed voice was saying so,
that the aftermath would be as
long, difficult and chaotic as the
war itself would be quick, easy
and orderly. Despite knowing all
that, this ferocious man of destiny
sat meek and silent in Cabinet
watching the calamity unfold in
super-slow motion.
Brown’s motive for colluding
with Blair by omission was a form
of cowardice. He was terrified
of losing the job he craved. The
internal battle was the classically
tragic one between good intentions
and rampant ambition. The latter
won. The potential for greatness
was shrunk by the greed for power.
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Three women
who broke the
rules and ruled
The glass ceiling dates back to
ancient times. By Hannah Jewell
B
arely had civilisation
begun when women first
started to forget their
place in it. It all started
in the 15th century BC
when the ancient Egyptian Queen
Hatshepsut (c. 1507–1458 BC)
looked upon her people and said,
“Are you saying that just because
I’m a woman I can’t be king of
Egypt? Wow.”
Hatshepsut had already been
queen, the wife of the pharaoh
Thutmose II, and after his death
ruled Egypt as the regent for his
infant son. By 1473 BC, Hatshepsut
had had enough of pretending some
baby would make a better pharaoh
than she was, and so she took
power for herself, ruling under her
own name and exercising the full
sovereignty of a strong, empowered
pharaoh who didn’t need no man.
She wasn’t the first female ruler
of Egypt, as a few had served as
regents before her, but she was
the longest-reigning and most
important until Cleopatra’s
21-year reign began in 51 BC. She
emphasised her kingly power by
depicting herself in portraits with a
beard and male pharaoh regalia, just
to drive the point home.
family. When al-Mahdi died in 785,
Khayzuran’s two sons were away
from Baghdad, but she acted quickly
to assert her family’s claim to power.
To quell any unrest in a sudden
power vacuum, she disbursed two
years’ pay to the army. You wouldn’t
be interested in a coup if you’d just
received two years’ salary, would
you? Khayzuran called back her
sons, and arranged for dignitaries
and power brokers to swear
allegiance to the elder son, al-Hadi.
Unfortunately for all involved,
al-Hadi turned out to be rubbish. He
was murdered and so Khayzuran’s
second son, Harun, came to power.
Khayzuran continued managing her
own affairs of state just fine.
Subh (AD900s–999) Subh was born
some time in the 900s. She was
captured as a slave in the Basque
region during battles to consolidate
the western branch of the Umayyad
Empire’s control of Spain. Her name
was originally Aurora, and Subh
has the same meaning in Arabic –
As al-Hakam got older, he
just wanted to chill, and left
matters of state to Subh
Khayzuran (AD700s–789) Born in
Yemen, Khayzuran was captured
as a slave and brought to the palace
of Caliph al-Mahdi in Baghdad,
heart of the Abbasid Empire that
ruled the Islamic world from the
8th century until 1258, when the
Mongols conquered the city. Her
impoverished family came with
her, and their fate would be altered
beyond their wildest imaginings.
Khayzuran became the wife of
al-Mahdi, and manoeuvred their
sons to be named his heirs in spite
of an earlier marriage. As the wife
of the caliph, Khayzuran was an
active and public face of state affairs,
and arranged excellent positions in
government for her much-elevated
the dawn. Subh married the caliph
al-Hakam, who was a nerd. Like all
nerds with money, al-Hakam spent
vast fortunes on books. He built
up the University of Cordoba to be
perhaps the greatest in the world.
Subh had captured al-Hakam’s
attention not just for being a babe,
but for her witty wordplay and her
knowledge of history and religion.
As al-Hakam got older, he just
wanted to chill, and left matters of
state to Subh instead.
Meanwhile Subh had managed
to change the laws of succession to
ensure her son Hicham, who was
either nine or 11 when al-Hakam
died, would become the next caliph
instead of al-Hakam’s brother, and
she could rule as his regent while he
was still a child. Subh ruled publicly,
and not behind the scenes from the
harem. But soon enough, things got
sticky between Subh and her lover,
Ibn Amir, who wanted to break the
glass ceiling that had so long held
back male secretaries.
Ibn Amir eventually assumed
power and Subh spent her later
years much the same way many
old ladies do, commissioning large
infrastructure projects – bridges
and mosques and hospitals and
more. In the end, she died in 999,
probably looking great for her age.
Queen Hatshepsut, complete with
kingly beard, at the Egyptian Museum
in Cairo AFP/GETTY
This is an extract from ‘100 Nasty
Women of History’ by Hannah Jewell
(Hodder & Stoughton, £18.99)
Television Monday 6 November
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
===
Revolution: New Art
For A New World
Trouble On The Trains:
Channel 4 Dispatches
9pm, BBC4
The Bolshevik revolution of 1917
coincided with a flowering of
avant-garde art in Russia, with the
likes of Wassily Kandinsky, Marc
Chagall and Kazimir Malevich
wanting to smash the artistic world
order, just as Lenin and Trotsky were
doing in society. Margy Kinmonth’s
excellent documentary has access to
paintings previously banned or
unseen for decades and meets the
descendants of the painters involved
– including the grand-daughter of
Gustav Klutsis, the inventor of
photomontage and later a victim of
Stalin. Needless to say, the dictator
preferred huge statues of himself to
such bourgeois abstraction.
8pm, Channel 4
Dispatches goes undercover with
British Transport Police’s crime unit
to expose racism, homophobia and
anti-Semitism by football fans on
Britain’s trains. Reporter Morland
Sanders investigates as ordinary
passengers are subjected to shocking
abuse, with one youth singing
anti-Semitic songs and another
group of supporters subjecting
travellers to racism.
with the soft-focused artificiality of
a lifestyle supplement. But then you
know what to expect stylistically
from Nigella, the question is: would
you want to prepare and then eat
her food? For all the “cooking doesn’t
have to be complicated” mantra, this
still looks just as much faff for the
averagely busy human as any other
recipe show, especially the beef and
aubergine fatteh. I might give the
toasted brie, Parma ham and fig
sandwich a twirl, however.
===
Nigella: At My Table
8.30pm, BBC2
“A quiet morning in the garden with
waffles – what better way to start
the weekend?” asks Nigella Lawson
8.30pm, Channel 4
The dishes served in British curry
houses often bear scant resemblance
to the authentic food of the subcontinent, but all that is beginning to
change. Simon Rimmer and Sophie
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Dickinson’s Real
Deal (R) (S). 3.00 Tenable
(S). 3.59 ITV Regional
Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping
Point (S). 5.00 The Chase
(S).
6.20 The King Of Queens
(R) (S). 7.35 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R)
(S). 8.00 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.35 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 9.05
Frasier (R) (S). 9.35 Frasier
(R) (S). 10.05 Ramsay’s
Hotel Hell (R) (S). 11.00
Undercover Boss USA (R)
(S). 12.00 Channel 4 News
Summary (S). 12.05 Come
Dine With Me (R) (S). 1.05
My Kitchen Rules (S). 2.10
Countdown (S). 3.00 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (R) (S). 4.00 Coast Vs
Country (S). 5.00 Four In
A Bed (S). 5.30 Steph And
Dom’s One Star To Five
Star (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15
The Wright Stuff 11.15
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away (R) (S). 12.10 5 News
Lunchtime (S). 12.15 The
Gadget Show (R) (S). 1.10
Access (S). 1.15 Home And
Away (S). 1.45 Neighbours
(S). 2.15 NCIS: New
Orleans (R) (S). 3.15 FILM:
Defending Santa (Brian
Skiba 2013) Festive drama,
starring Dean Cain
(S). 5.00 5 News At 5
(S). 5.30 Neighbours
(R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Eggheads (S).
6.30 Strictly Come
Dancing – It
Takes Two Zoe
Ball chats to the
latest couple to
be voted out (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
Bart is
kidnapped by a
chimpanzee (R)
(S).
6.30 Hollyoaks Cleo
has a plan (S).
6.00 Home And
Away Caleb
and Scarlett
reminisce over
dinner (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 MOTD: FA Cup
2nd Round
Draw (S).
7.30 Coastal Path
The Jurassic
Coast. Last in
the series (R) (S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Adam makes
a shocking
revelation to
Victoria (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7pm
7.00 The One Show
Hosted by Matt
Baker and Alex
Jones (S).
7.30 Inside Out
Regional
documentary (S).
7.00 Car Crash
TV Another
selection of
chaotic roadbased clips (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Great
Continental
Railway
Journeys (R) (S).
8pm
8.00 EastEnders
Kathy comes
face to face with
a ghost from the
past (S).
8.30 Would I Lie To
You? (R) (S).
8.00 University
Challenge (S).
8.30 Nigella: At My
Table Including
a recipe for beef
and aubergine
fatteh (S).
8.00 The Harbour (S).
8.30 Coronation
Street Johnny’s
announcement
incenses Aidan
(S).
8.00 Trouble On The
Trains: Channel
4 Dispatches (S).
8.30 Tricks Of The
Restaurant
Trade (S).
8.00 All New Traffic
Cops An insight
into the working
life of officers
patrolling
Britain’s roads
(S).
8.00 The Art Of
Scandinavia
The emergence
of Denmark as
an arbiter of
taste (R) (S).
9.00 Panorama
Current affairs
report (S).
9.00 Elizabeth I’s
Secret Agents
Robert Cecil
learns of a plot
to blow-up
Parliament. Last
in the series (S).
9.00 Prince Harry
And Meghan:
Truly, Madly,
Deeply The
history of
the couple’s
romance (S).
9.00 999: What’s Your
Emergency?
Incidents
related to the
large military
population in
Wiltshire (S).
9.00 Chris Tarrant:
Extreme
Railway
Journeys New
series. From
Morocco to
Timbuktu (S).
9.00 Revolution:
New Art For
A New World
Documentary
about the artists
of the Russian
avant-garde (S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 Have I Got A Bit
More News For
You (S).
10.00Live At The
Apollo Sarah
Millican hosts,
with Tom Allen
and Arj Barker
(R) (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News (S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.40 Ross Kemp
Behind Bars:
Inside Barlinnie
(R) (S).
10.00First Dates An
Old Etonian and
a blogger bond
over a shared
respect of
Michelle Obama
(S).
10.00The Last Days Of
Steve McQueen
Examining the
cause of the
movie star’s
death (S).
10.20 FILM: Leviathan
(Andrey
Zvyagintsev
2014) Premiere.
Drama, starring
Aleksey
Serebryakov (S).
11.30 The Graham
Norton Show
With guests
Judi Dench,
Michelle
Pfeiffer and
Josh Gad (R) (S).
11.15 Exodus: Our
Journey
Continues
Refugees who
arrived in
Europe in 2015
(R) (S).
11.40 The Jonathan
Ross Show With
Jodie Foster,
David Walliams,
Roisin Conaty
and Blondie (R)
(S).
11.05 Celebrity
Hunted The
remaining celeb
fugitives plan
their escape.
Last in the
series (R) (S).
11.05 FILM: The One
(James Wong
2001) Futuristic
martial arts
adventure, with
Jet Li and Jason
Statham (S).
12.25 BBC News (S).
12.15 Sign Zone: The
Countryfile Ramble For
Children In Need (R) (S).
1.25 Sign Zone: The 21st
Century Race For Space
(R) (S). 2.25 This Is BBC
Two (S).
12.40 Jackpot247 3.00 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
3.55 ITV Nightscreen 5.05
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
12.10 How’d You Get So
Rich? (R) (S). 12.55 The
Secret Life Of The Zoo (R)
(S). 1.50 FILM: Mommy
(2014) (S). 4.10 Grand
Designs Australia (R) (S).
5.10 Draw It! (R) (S). 5.35
Countdown (R) (S).
12.40 Car Crash TV (S). 1.10
SuperCasino (S). 3.10 Law
& Order: Special Victims
Unit (R) (S). 4.00 Get Your
Tatts Out: Kavos Ink (S).
4.45 House Doctor (R) (S).
5.10 House Busters (R) (S).
5.35 Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
Daytime
6.00 The Hairy Builder
(R) (S). 6.30 Countryfile
Autumn Diaries (R) (S).
7.15 Getting The Builders
In (R) (S). 8.00 Sign Zone:
The Big Family Cooking
Showdown (R) (S). 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire (S).
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live
(S). 12.00 Daily Politics (S).
1.00 The Code (R) (S). 1.45
The Planners (R) (S). 2.45
Family Finders (S). 3.15
Operation Gold Rush With
Dan Snow (R) (S). 4.15 Back
In Time For Dinner (R)
(S). 5.15 Put Your Money
Where Your Mouth Is
(R) (S).
9pm
10pm
11pm
Late
===
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents
9pm, BBC2
This terrific series now reaches the
period covered in the BBC1 drama
Gunpowder, except here you’re
rooting for the Protestants – or at
least for spymaster Robert Cecil, as
he (just in the nick of time) sniffs out
the Gunpowder Plot.
Tricks Of The Restaurant Trade
===
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Women At War: 100
Years Of Service (S).
10.00 Homes Under The
Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
Getting The Builders In (S).
11.45 Fugitives (S). 12.15
Bargain Hunt (S). 1.00 BBC
News At One; Weather (S).
1.30 BBC Regional News;
Weather (S). 1.45 Doctors
(S). 2.15 Impossible (S). 3.00
Escape To The Country
(R) (S). 3.45 Money For
Nothing (R) (S). 4.30 Flog It!
(S). 5.15 Pointless (R) (S).
6pm
Morgan gets some diehard curry
fans to give their verdict on a new
wave of Indian restaurants offering a
genuine taste of the country’s regions.
===
Prince Harry And Meghan:
Truly, Madly, Deeply
9pm, ITV
Pipped to the post by Channel 4 and
its documentary about the
Nigella Lawson cooks
in ‘At My Table’
8.30pm, BBC2
Meghan Markle’s life
and her relationship
with Prince Harry is
under the spotlight
9pm, ITV
12.35 Lost Kingdoms
Of Central America
(R) (S). 1.35 The Art Of
Scandinavia (R) (S). 2.35
Revolution: New Art For
A New World (R) (S). 3.55
Close
What are you really
eating in curry houses?
8.30pm, Channel 4
6.50 FILM: Small
Soldiers (Joe
Dante 1998)
Children’s
adventure, with
Kirsten Dunst
(S).
6.00 The Cube: Celebrity
Special (R) (S). 6.45 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (R) (S). 7.10
Dinner Date (R) (S). 8.00
Emmerdale (R) (S). 8.30
Coronation Street (R) (S).
9.00 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 9.30 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (R) (S).
10.20 Dinner Date (R) (S).
11.20 Dress To Impress
(R) (S). 12.20 Emmerdale
(R) (S). 12.50 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 1.20
Coronation Street (R) (S).
1.50 The Ellen DeGeneres
Show (S). 2.45 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (R) (S). 3.50 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
4.55 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
6.00 Dress To
Impress Three
suitors hope to
impress model
Allissia with
their idea of
style (R) (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
A squirrel steals
a mobile (R) (S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men Chelsea
sets Alan up
on a blind date
(R) (S).
9.00 FILM: The
World’s End
(Edgar Wright
2013) Scifi comedy,
starring Simon
Pegg (S).
9.00 Family Guy
Lois’s parents
hire a nanny to
help with the
children (S).
9.30 Ghosted (S).
10.00Timewasters
The time
machine has
been fixed. Last
in the series (S).
10.30 American Dad!
(S).
11.10 FILM: Killing
Them Softly
(Andrew
Dominik 2012)
Crime thriller,
starring Brad
Pitt (S).
11.00 Family Guy
(R) (S).
11.25 Family Guy
(R) (S).
11.55 American Dad!
(R) (S).
1.05 FILM: The Angels’
Share (Ken Loach 2012)
Comedy drama, starring
Paul Brannigan (S). 3.15
Close
12.25 Celebrity Juice (R)
(S). 1.10 Scorpion (S). 2.05
Totally Bonkers Guinness
World Records (R) (S). 2.30
Teleshopping
NEWS
2-27
relationship between the British
prince and the American actress, this
treacly titled documentary charts
the history of the couple’s romance,
as well as looking at the life of
Meghan Markle.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
999: What’s Your Emergency?
9pm, Channel 4
The blue-light docu-series is
currently parked in Wiltshire, This
week, the emergency services have
to deal with incidents related to the
large military population in the
county, including fights between
soldiers and civilians. In Swindon,
a 24-year-old in basic training is
arrested and brought into custody
on suspicion of carrying out a
totally unprovoked attack on a
76-year-old widower.
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-42
48-56
FILM OF THE DAY
===
Mommy
Leviathan
1.50am, Channel 4
(Xavier Dolan, 2014)
Dolan, a young film-maker from
Quebec, shot his fifth feature in an
unusual 1:1 square aspect ratio,
which gives it something of the look
of intimate family photos, or an
Instagram feed. It’s the film in which
his talents as a visual storyteller are
matched with characters who seem
fully three-dimensional and alive.
They are still larger than life, though: a
widowed mother and her hyperactive
15-year-old son, who has behavioural
problems and is prone to violence.
They are full of vigour and natural
comedy; vulgar and brash, and tied
together by a them-against-theworld mentality that results in some
unexpected dramas.
10.20pm, BBC4
(Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)
A vodka-drenched and bitterly ironic
take on the Book Of Job from the
director of The Return and Elena, in
which an ordinary working man in
modern Russia is repeatedly and
heavily punished by fate and the state.
The Angels’ Share
1.05am, Film4
(Ken Loach, 2012)
This comic heist movie about a young
jobless Glaswegian attempting to
make a better life for himself has got a
wide sentimental streak, but also has
most of what is great about Loach’s
films, including naturalistic dialogue
and lots of earthy comic banter.
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
6.50 Heartbeat (R) (S). 7.50
Wild At Heart (R) (S). 8.50
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.15
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.45
Judge Judy (R) (S). 10.10
Inspector Morse (R) (S).
12.25 Wild At Heart (R)
(S). 1.30 Heartbeat (R) (S).
2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (R)
(S). 3.45 Inspector Morse
(R) (S).
6.00 Heartbeat
Bernie becomes
the target of
a predatory
widow (R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote Jessica
overhears a
murder plot (R)
(S).
8.00 Agatha
Christie’s
Marple A
country-house
party is marred
by murder (R)
(S).
10.00Lewis A
professor is
suspected in his
student lover’s
murder (R) (S).
12.00 Inspector Morse (R)
(S). 2.05 ITV3 Nightscreen
2.30 Teleshopping
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 The
Goldbergs (R) (S).
8.55 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (R) (S). 10.00
FILM: The Hound Of The
Baskervilles (Terence
Fisher 1959) Sherlock
Holmes mystery, starring
Peter Cushing (S). 11.45
Food Unwrapped (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 The Big Bang
Theory Howard
awaits the
shuttle launch
(R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.55 The Supervet
A five-year-old
Great Dane
is rushed to
Fitzpatrick
Referrals (R) (S).
6.00 Futurama Leela
has a second
eye grafted on
to her face (R)
(S).
6.30 The Simpsons
(R).
6.00 House Thirteen
reacts badly to
the clinical trial
(R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks Cleo
bumps into Joel
and panics him
with what she
knows (S).
7.30 Streetmate
(R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A disabled
Royal Marine
builds a
specially
adapted home
(R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
The Simpson
and Flanders
families grow
closer (R).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
A triple murder
case haunts
Catherine (R) (S).
8.00 Supergirl Kara
investigates a
secretive new
group (S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
A serial killer
leaves a
message that
taunts Danny
(R) (S).
6.00 Modern Family (R)
(S). 6.30 Modern Family
(R) (S). 7.00 Monkey Life
(R) (S). 7.30 Monkey Life
(R) (S). 8.00 It’s Me Or The
Dog (R) (S). 8.30 It’s Me
Or The Dog (R) (S). 9.00
The Dog Whisperer (R) (S).
9.30 The Dog Whisperer
(R) (S). 10.00 Zoo Tales (R)
(S). 10.30 Zoo Tales (R) (S).
11.00 Modern Family (R)
(S). 11.30 Modern Family
(R) (S). 12.00 NCIS: Los
Angeles (R) (S). 1.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R). 2.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R). 3.00 NCIS:
Los Angeles (R) (S). 4.00
Stargate SG-1 (R) (S). 5.00
The Simpsons (R). 5.30
Futurama (R) (S).
6.00 The Guest Wing (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).
6.30am 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 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 Huw Stephens 1am
Radio 1’s Drum & Bass Show
With Rene LaVice 4.00 Adele
Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
6am A.Dot 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 MistaJam 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 MistaJam 7.00 DJ Target
9.00 The 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 Twin B 1am Radio 1’s
Drum & Bass Show With Rene
LaVice 3.00 Friction
BBC Radio 2
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
receives a nasty
surprise (R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
9.00 Made In Chelsea
Francis sets
Fredrik up on
a date with
Sophie (S).
9.00 Vet On The
Hill A springer
spaniel needs
an operation (S).
9.00 A League Of
Their Own
With Harry
Redknapp,
David Walliams
and Johanna
Konta (R) (S).
9.00 The Trip To
Spain (R) (S).
9.35 The Trip To
Spain The duo
embark on the
last leg of their
tour (R) (S).
10.00Tattoo Fixers:
Top Tatts
Compilation
of highlights
from the tattoo
parlour (R) (S).
10.00The Supervet
A German
pointer
struggling to
walk must
undergo spinal
surgery (R) (S).
10.00Bounty Hunters
Barnaby learns
more of his
dad’s secrets (R)
(S).
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After her aneurysm, Julie
Clark discovered a talent
for painting and now
paints every day
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‘I’m so thankful I didn’t
die that day’
A life-threatening brain
haemorrhage changed Julie Clark’s
life suddenly and radically. Yet as
her body healed, she found in herself
a creativity she had never before
expressed, she tells Nick Duerden
I
t was a hot July morning in
north-east London when Julie
Clark’s life changed in ways she
could never have seen coming.
She’d been in her front garden,
chatting to a neighbour, when she
suddenly became so queasily unwell
– “it felt like water gushing down
my back,” she recounts – that she
phoned her husband at work. He
suggested she call an ambulance;
she considered instead contacting
her GP. But this turned out to be the
last conscious thought she would
have for some considerable time.
The aneurysm that – as she later
learnt – had been lying dormant
in her brain suddenly burst, the
blinding pain it ushered forth
making her black out. She collapsed
in her hallway, the Yorkshire Terrier
puppy she had taken ownership of a
couple of weeks previously yapping
around her, thinking it all a game.
When her husband couldn’t
get through to her, he alerted a
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neighbour who, upon peeking
through the letterbox, saw her
sprawled on the floor.
He ran through his house, over the
garden wall, and in through her open
kitchen door. It was he who called the
ambulance, and the speed at which
it arrived, along with the quickthinking work of the A&E doctor,
ensured that Clark wasn’t one of the
25 per cent to die before reaching
the hospital, or the 25 per cent to die
within 48 hours of the event.
The next three weeks, she tells
me, were a blur. “I just remember
a lot of pain, a lot of medication,
a catheter.” From A&E, she was
transferred to nearby neurosurgical
centre, where she was told that she
required a coil embolisation on her
brain to seal the aneurysm that had
so spectacularly ruptured.
“I remember not wanting to have
the operation,” she says. “I was
scared.” She articulated this thought
to her doctor, whom she thought
looked young enough to be her son.
“If we don’t operate,” he told her,
“you will die.” As Clark recounts this
now, she bursts into tears. “I’m sorry,
I haven’t really thought about this
very much since, and I really don’t
talk about it. When I do, well…” She
trails off.
In the coming months, she came to
know plenty about what had befallen
her. Subarachnoid haemorrhages
are essentially an uncommon type
of stroke caused by a bleeding on the
surface of the brain. There are about
8,500 recorded in the UK each year,
and they strike without warning.
Angela Collett is the helpline and
information manager for the Brain
and Spine Foundation. She explains
that they can occur for a variety
of reasons: “High blood pressure,
obesity, smoking, excessive alcohol
consumption. But sometimes,” she
adds, “they can also be hereditary.”
They are slightly more prevalent
in women than men, and the average
age of sufferers is between 45 and
70. “The recovery process for
each person,” Collett says, “differs
depending on the severity of the
bleed. Each case is different.”
But they are always serious, often
described as heart attacks
in the brain. Those who
suffer them are forced,
afterwards, to lead
very different lives.
When Clark was
d i s c h a rge d f r o m
hospital care three
weeks after hers, she
was given plenty of
reading matter about
what had happened and
what she might expect next,
but, she says: “I really didn’t know
just how much my life would change
as a result. I’m glad I didn’t consult
Google – it would have terrified me.”
With the help of an occupational
therapist, she had to learn how to
walk again, and how to scale the
stairs. Reading and writing was
problematic; concentration was
a stretch.
The stimuli of everyday life,
meanwhile, would prove too great an
insult to her still slowly recuperating
brain. Noise and brightness now
felt like sensory overload, and her
previously quiet corner of the city
was too loud and hectic.
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A s e l f- co n fe s s e d
urbanite, she found herself
craving peace and quiet, and
the open spaces of nature. Returning
to work – she had been an online
content producer at the BBC – began
to seem impossible.
“Victims of haemorrhages often
find it very difficult to cope with
everyday life afterwards,” Collett
confirms. “The daily commute –
even having conversations with two
or more people at the same time – all
can be too much.
“So those who have a job still to do,
bills to pay and children to look after
– well, it’s a challenge.”
In this respect, at least, Clark
was fortunate. She had no children,
and her puppy proved adaptable.
Consequently, she was able to change
her circumstances considerably.
She gave up work and, after several
exploratory trips to the east coast at
weekends with her husband, rented
a place in Norfolk, where she now
spends much of her time.
“I felt calmer here – happier,”
she says. “And I suppose I saw that
different things were important
in my life now, cheesy as that may
sound. But being among nature, the
I felt calmer here –
happier. I saw that
different things were
important in my life
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marshes, the sea – all suited my new
capacity. I just thought to myself:
yes, I might be OK here.”
It even offered her an unexpected
new lease of life. With so much free
time suddenly on her hands, she
discovered in herself a previously
untested creativity.
She started taking photographs
during nature walks with her
dog and posted them on Tumblr,
where she received a lot of positive
responses. A friend suggested
she had a good eye, and wondered
whether she had ever considered
painting. If she hadn’t, she did now.
“There are lots of artists in and
around the Norfolk area, and they
were all incredibly encouraging,”
she says.
She took courses, and now paints
every day, abstract canvases of milky,
murky blue, some of which feature
a symbolic dash of haemorrhage
red. She exhibits locally and has
sold internationally, and donates
a percentage of her profits to the
Brain and Spine Foundation, which
she credits as having immeasurably
helped her in her recovery process.
And, if she lives a necessarily
simpler existence today, it is no less
rich for it.
“I don’t miss my old life,” she
says brightly. “Perhaps it’s because
I realise how lucky I am. I found
something I love to do, which is lucky
in itself, and it’s also lucky that I
didn’t die that day. My haemorrhage
didn’t kill me. I’m still here.”
For more information, visit
julieclarkart.co.uk and
brainandspine.org.uk
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Should we avoid
costly insurance
and go to Europe
with only an EHIC?
My partner is aged 74 and has
multiple pre-existing medical
conditions. Insurance quotes are so
very costly. We are booked to go to
Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol next
month. Would he be foolish to travel
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While the Government, travel firms
and the insurance industry insist
that travel insurance is essential for
trips abroad, in some circumstances it
is rational not to insure. If the premium
costs more than the holiday, which
in your partner’s case it may do, then
consider these three tests.
First, does the destination country
have a reciprocal health agreement with
the UK, allowing visitors to be treated
on the same basis as local people in
public hospitals? Spain, along with the
other members of the European Union,
offers this to EU citizens under the
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
scheme. The EHIC is badly named: it is
actually a very valuable alternative to
insurance, though of course it does not
cover medical repatriation.
Next, is travel insurance a contractual
obligation for the trip that you have in
mind? On trips that you put together
yourself, it is never an issue (except
in Cuba, where travel insurance is
mandatory). Many tour operators
stipulate travel insurance as a condition
of contract, but a proportion of
customers break this condition.
The third test: are you prepared to
accept the non-medical risks that are
covered by a standard travel insurance
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Lyra and Roger
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ever been to
Oxford? Really?” My wellspoken, nattily
dressed tour
guide, Terry Brenble, is wideeyed at my disclosure that this
is my first time in her fair city as
we amble down the high street.
I assure her that, yes, it is true.
“Have you been to Cambridge instead, then? People
often pick one over the other.”
Um, no. No I have not.
I’ve somehow managed to
reach the age of 30 without
ever having visited the UK’s
two pre-eminent university
cities – and, rather confusingly, my premier outing in
Oxford involves taking a tour
that seamlessly blends fact
and fiction.
Oxford isn’t short of literary connections and, subsequently, isn’t short of
literary-themed walking tours.
But, unlike Tolkien, CS Lewis
and the rest, the new tour
I’ve embarked upon – entitled
“Lyra’s Oxford” – isn’t so much
about author Philip Pullman,
creator of the beloved His Dark
Materials trilogy, as it is about
his most famous characters.
It was launched on
19 October to co-ordinate with
the publication of La Belle
Sauvage, the first book in Pullman’s new Book of Dust trilogy.
Lyra’s Oxford, described
in detail in Pullman’s Northern Lights, is similar to our
Oxford, but with countless
subtle yet important differences: Lyra’s Jordan College
is actually Exeter College.
Her St Sophia’s College is our
‘His Dark Materials’ author
Philip Pullman studied English
at Oxford in the 1960s
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Oxford
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Lady Margaret Hall. For someone with no prior knowledge
of the city – someone whose
main impression of it, in fact,
comes directly from Pullman’s
imagination – it is hard to keep
straight what is real and what
is made up.
Still, Terry’s knowledge,
built upon 30 years of tourgiving, is extensive, and she
integrates bona fide information along with pointers as to
where different scenes in the
books take place.
She is also whippet-quick;
blink and she’s gone, across the
road, round a corner, through
a giant wooden doorway and
into a college quad.
I soon find myself outpaced
as I dawdle to take in Oxford’s unrelenting beauty: its
warm golden stone; its swirling spires, and its impossibly
grand churches and university
buildings. I always thought
people were exaggerating,
but (as someone on a previous tour commented to Terry)
“the whole city looks like a
film set”.
The tour is just two
hours long, but landmark
after landmark is ticked
off and highlighted on a
bespoke Lyra’s Oxford
map – the covered market,
Jordan (Exeter) College,
the Bodleian Library, the
Pitt Rivers Museum. Here, I’m
thrilled to discover that there
really is a display case holding
trepanned skulls with holes
in them.
I loved this tangible link between the books and reality
– Lyra finds this same case in
The Subtle Knife and uses her
truth-telling device, the alethiometer, to find out how old the
skulls are.
But the pièce de résistance
is the Botanic Gardens. This
is where Will and Lyra have
their heart-wrenching parting
in The Amber Spyglass, a scene
which never fails to set me
weeping uncontrollably.
We file through a stone arch,
along a path and there it is –
the famous bench where the
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come and sit once a year, Will
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to feel close to one another.
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Looking down at the bench,
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on the bench. “Lyra + Will” and
“L and W”, read the tributes.
The tour over, my head is a
jumble of names and buildings;
Lyra’s Oxford and the real-life
version blend and blur, the
boundaries of the two worlds
overlapping at every turn. But
I find I don’t really mind. An
avid reader, I’ve always been
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fiction anyway – and now, with
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Fashion
Bang in the
middle
A curtain fringe can be flattering and
adaptable, writes Sarah Young
I
f you’re phobic about getting
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queen Alexa Chung to
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Baldwin, Suki Waterhouse
and Chloë Grace Moretz,
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Mothers on
television are
usually nagging
ball-breakers
or demure
doormats.
Thank
goodness for
‘Motherland’, a
new sitcom that
tells it like it
really is, writes
Laura Martin
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here comes a time in
every new mother’s
life when they catch a
glimpse of themselves
in mirror, baby in tow,
and think: oh God. Is
that me? My Damascus moment
happened back in April. The knackered reflection staring back at me not
only confirmed that I’d aged several
years in just a few months since my
son’s birth, but that, yes, I was in fact
“a mum” now.
If that wasn’t a shocking enough
thing to deal with, the new demographic I’d now joined was portrayed
pretty depressingly on television, too.
If you were born in the 1980s,
the chances are you were brought
up on a diet of soap families. Here,
the mums were either tough-asnails matriarchs – Peggy Mitchell
or Big Mo in EastEnders – or figures
of dowdy ridicule, such as the longsuffering Deirdre Barlow in Coronation Street.
Even everyone’s unofficial favourite television mum, the earth-angel
that is Barbara from The Royle Family, is relegated to
waiting hand and
foot on the family,
and is constantly the
punchline of many of
their jokes.
Two mum stereotypes are constantly
repeated on UK television: the nagging
ball-breaker and the
demure doormat. As
I’m learning, the complexities and nuances of being a mother in real life veer so far from anything
that’s ever appeared on screen.
Where is the mum debating with
the maternity allowance helpline
about how tax credits work? Where’s
the woman who’s perfected the art
of dealing with a poo-nami nappy in
a train toilet, one-handed? Where’s
the lady who saw common sense and
sacked off the baby massage course
in favour of a large slice of cake in a
café instead?
OK, that last one was me. These
are the women who – and I firmly include myself in this – might not have
any real clue what they’re doing, but
are learning on the job. As one friend
says, if you’ve made it through to the
Philippa Dunne,
Diane Morgan, Anna
Maxwell-Martin,
Paul Ready and
Lucy Punch star in
‘Motherland’; Laura
Martin (inset) says
the show reflects her
own life as a parent
The mummy
end of another day and the kid’s still
alive, then you’re doing all right. So
why aren’t these types of mother
shown on television?
BBC2’s new series, Motherland,
might just be the show to correct this.
It’s a razor-sharp comedy looking at
the brutal truth of what it means to
be a middle-class parent, written by
a collective of award-winning screen-
Wh
here’s the woman
who’s dealing with
a nappy in a train
toilet, one-handed?
writers, Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan, Father Ted’s Graham Linehan,
his wife, Helen Linehan, and stand-up
Holly Walsh.
This is motherhood by way of
winging it. In the first episode of the
series, beleaguered mother Julia
(Anna Maxwell Martin) is having a
mini-breakdown about how to host
an epic child’s birthday party.
Thankfully, her sweary, straighttalking mum-friend, Liz (the brilliant Diane Morgan), is on hand to
offer some sage advice: “You buy four
caterpillar cakes and put them all together into a human centipede cake...
Then tell them you’ve hidden a quid
somewhere and relax. Then, for the
grand finale: play ‘Gangnam Style’
and give them undiluted squash.
They’ll go f***ing mental.”
All the mums on the programme
are navigating the tricky waters of
parenting – and, like any fragile ecosystem, there’s a firm hierarchy in
place, one that many mothers will
recognise.
The Alpha mum, Amanda (Lucy
Punch) has shades of Nighty Night’s
Jill Tyrrell, taking pleasure in appearing to be the perfect mother, but
making the others’ lives a nightmare.
Julia is constantly treading water,
forever deluged with childcare issues
and somehow making social faux pas
at every group event.
Liz has seen it all, and delivers
deadpan questionable advice – when
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she’s not getting pissed on her
super-strength sangria. It’s a jungle
out there, and that’s before the kids
have even got home from school.
What’s interesting about Motherland is that, for once, the children aren’t the focus of the show,
giving space for the other
female characters and
their relationships to
develop instead.
Walsh says: “I suppose our show isn’t
about ‘mothering’ –
in that it’s not about
the relationship between a mother
and her children.
It’s more about
those gaps in between time with
your kids.
“Stylistically, Graham had this
great idea that you only ever see the
top of the children’s heads as they
run through frame, or hear them
screaming in the background.
“That really helped us, as it
meant we could focus on all the
messy grown-up
stuff. The stress
of school pickups, the family politics, the
camaraderie of
other parents
in the same
boat – that’s
where we
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found our jokes.” The pilot aired in
September last year as part of the
New on Two season, and pulled in
viewing figures of two million. For
Walsh, two babies were born at
this time – her son, during the filming of the pilot, and then the full
series, which was commissioned
a few weeks later. Walsh then became pregnant with her second
child while they were writing the
full series. “Mainly for material, of
course,” she jokes.
One of the reasons that the show
resonates is that the four writers
share their honest experiences of
motherhood – and the humour that
often goes hand-in-hand with that.
While the joke is often on the mother on television, in real life there’s
a dark wit to being a mother. My
mum-friends who get this are the
ones who can make me belly laugh
at the worst of times.
Walsh adds: “I really lucked out
with my first baby, in that I had an
amazing NCT group who I’m still
firm friends with. We were all very
honest and open about how we
were coping. That really made a
difference to me.
“I could WhatsApp seven other
women at four in the morning and
say, ‘Oh God, I’ve hit a wall of exhaustion’ and virtually all of them
would reply within three minutes
with a picture of Ryan Gosling.”
The show also takes inspiration
from the rise of the anti-mummy
bloggers, vloggers and Instagrammers such as Hurrah For Gin, The
Scummy Mummies or Mother
Pukka, who offer a warts-and-all
take on motherhood, as a kickback
against the smugness of other
picture-perfect mummy bloggers.
These ladies revel in the chaos
that’s created when you have kids,
and publicise the flip side of family
life when it all goes wrong.
This idea can go too far in the
other direction, though, with a
recent trend for mums on screen
to bask in being, well, a bit crap.
Originating from Amy Poehler’s
self-professed “cool mom”, offering lurid pink cocktails to her
high-school daughter and friends
in Mean Girls, through the tequilaswilling mums in Bad Moms, it reduces mothers down to another
caricature, mistaking
drinking alcohol for having a personality.
Thankfully, Motherland steers clear of these
new “rubbish mum and
proud!” tropes. Yes, their
relentless daily routine
is punctuated by quite a
bit of wine, but they’re
genuinely trying – and are
tired of trying to “have it
all”, like we’re constantly
reminded we can. Not every mum
wants to hashtag their failures.
Ultimately, I’ve found that there’s
an identity struggle to go through
in balancing being a mother alongside my other as-important roles,
as a sister, girlfriend or friend.
What Motherland portrays about
motherhood is comforting: we’re
not one-dimensional procreators;
we’re multifaceted, complex people, with our own issues and quirks,
who also happen to have kids.
And that’s an image of a mum
I’m finally happy to see reflected
back at me.
‘Motherland’ starts tomorrow at
10pm on BBC2
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The weekend’s
television
JEFF ROBSON
Murderess or victim?
Atwood’s Gothic
drama has us guessing
» Alias Grace Netflix, available now
» Unspeakable Channel 4, Sunday, 9pm
T
ypical – you wait ages for
a handsomely mounted
adaptation of a Margaret
Atwood masterpiece, then
two come along at once.
Hot on the heels of Hulu’s
acclaimed The Handmaid’s
Tale, Netflix has added another
classy production to its already
impressive autumn drama roster
with this take on her 1996 Gothic
novel, Alias Grace. Inspired by a
notorious true-life murder case in
1840s Canada, it tells the story of
Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) – an
Irish maid serving a life sentence
for her part in the murders of her
employer and his housekeeper.
The opening scenes, in decorous
Victorian parlours and squalid
prisons, seem a world away
from the dystopian near-future
of The Handmaid’s Tale. But the
similarities aren’t limited to the
bonnets that frame, and imprison,
the faces of the protagonists.
Like Elisabeth Moss’s June/
Offred, Grace has suffered the
worst that a man’s world can inflict
on her. From a poverty-stricken
childhood dominated by a feckless
and abusive father to the brutalities
inflicted by asylum staff and prison
warders she has been regarded as
a chattel – to be used to provide
income, service or pleasure.
Well-meaning reformers have
taken an interest in her case,
believing her to have been in thrall
to her farmhand accomplice James
McDermott (Kerr Logan) and
Ev
ven reformers see
her less as a person
than a projection of
their theories
coerced into making a confession.
But they too see her less as a real
person than a projection of their
theories on criminality and notions
of womanhood. The (fictional)
doctor Simon Jordan (Edward
Holcroft) sent to interview
her as part of a campaign to
secure a pardon is yet another
patronising patriarch.
But it’s clear from their
encounters, and her drily ironic
voiceover, that she’s much cleverer
than her observers realise. Much
of the opening episode simply
consists of her conversations with
Jordan, but Sarah Polley’s script
turns them into a richly compelling
battle of wits and wills as Grace
deliberately keeps a part of herself
secret and unknowable.
The director, Mary Harron,
Sarah Gadon plays a maid serving a
life sentence for murder NETFLIX
intersperses the verbal duels with
flashbacks to Grace’s early life and
her graphic recollections of the
killings themselves – a reminder
to the audience that she could be a
murderess rather than a victim.
Occasionally it all feels a little
too focused on the Grace/Jordan
relationship, but glimpses of
an impressive supporting cast
convinced me that the other five
episodes will give a multilayered
book the adaptation it deserves.
Domestic horror of a more
modern variety was examined in
Unspeakable, Channel 4’s one-off
drama. Jo (Indira Varma), a
working mother, was enjoying
a hectic but happy life with
new boyfriend Danny (Luke
Treadaway). But soon after
dropping the kids with their dad
(Neil Maskell), for the weekend
she receives an anonymous text
claiming Danny is abusing her
11-year-old daughter.
The resulting nightmare of
paranoia and uncertainty is tautly
and atmospherically played out
by the writer/director David Nath,
as Danny’s seemingly off-hand
comments (“she’s 11 going on 15
– surely you can see that?”) and
panicked, angry denial when she
confronts him sow seeds of doubt
in her mind.
It grips right until the final
twist – which rings true but leaves
several questions unanswered
about how the family is going
to cope with the aftermath. To
simply put a group of characters
through the wringer then leave
their story in mid-air seems an
unsatisfactory way to tackle a very
serious subject.
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Arts
Two-tone: ‘The
Image as Burden’
by Marlene
Dumas (1993)
PETER COX
Arts
reviews
VISUAL ARTS
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
NATIONAL GALLERY. LONDON
HHHHH
This is a perplexing show, taking
us on a journey through seven
centuries of art in monochrome.
Some of its ideas don’t stand up
to too much scrutiny, and the
curatorial arguments are not
always best served by the choice of
National Gallery images and loans
but there are many intriguing
works to enjoy along the route.
The elephant not in the room is
the greatest monochrome picture
of them all, Picasso’s Guernica.
Also missing are the Spanish
artists who served as Picasso’s
great sources of inspiration,
notably Velazquez and Goya, in
whose hands a restricted palette
becomes the very stuff of nightmares. Instead, we are treated to
a strange whistle-stop tour that
takes us from 14th-century stained
glass to Olafur Eliasson’s 1997
installation Room for One Colour.
In the first part of the exhibition
we learn that the use of black and
white in devotional images was
often associated with religious
asceticism. A Memling altarpiece
seduces us with its brilliantly
coloured interior painted in oils,
glimpsed through partially closed
shutters that are painted with
grisaille figures. The relationship
between preparatory sketches
and finished works in colour
is also explored, to show that
artists “think without colour first”,
making their closest observations
in light and shade. A surprising
omission is the role played by
Leonardo and Michelangelo’s
large-scale preparatory drawings that came to be celebrated as
stand-alone masterpieces.
The marvellous Ingres’s Odalisque in Grisaille is a reduced
monochrome “repetition” of
Ingres’ 1814 masterpiece. It is both
a grand nude in the neo-classical
style, but also a young woman,
deceptively real even when
drained of colour. This picture
would not have looked out of
place in a later room of paintings
inspired by the super-real art of
film and photography (featuring
the likes of Gerhard Richter).
A penultimate room deals
with abstraction, with Malevich’s
black square floating on white as
its central focus. Works around
it range from Ellsworth Kelly’s
Black and White Bar 1 to Bridget
Riley’s op art black and white
dazzler. The exhibition ends with
Eliasson’s Room for One Colour,
in which sodium yellow lamps
suppress all other light frequencies, reducing everything in the
room to black and white.
To 18 February 2018
(0800 912 6958)
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George Shaw:
My Back to Nature
THE COLLECTION, LINCOLN
Artists can be broken by the
weight of being the National
Gallery’s associate artist, but
George Shaw responded to this
trickiest of commissions better
than any participant yet. His new
paintings teem with his passion
for the great art he had the fortune
to immerse himself in at the
National, alongside an inescapable
need to apply it to his personal
history. (01522 782040) to 14 Jan
Impressionists In London,
French Artists in Exile
(1870-1904)
TATE BRITAIN, LONDON SW1
The first exhibition to map the
connections between French
and British artists, patrons and
art dealers during the FrancoPrussian war, which drove artists
such as Monet, Tissot, Pissarro,
Dalou, Sisley, Derain and Legros
to seek refuge across the Channel.
Their experiences in London and
the friendships that developed
influenced their own work but
also contributed to the British art
scene. (020 7887 8888) to 7 May
FILM
Murder on the
Orient Express
12A, KENNETH BRANAGH, 113 MINS
Kenneth Branagh’s enjoyable
all-star adaptation follows the
formula of the traditional Agatha
Christie whodunit, offering the
old-fashioned pleasures you
expect from a biggish budget
period crime drama but also
going further by revealing the
heartache and despair that both
the detective and his suspects feel.
Nationwide release
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Ferrari: Race to Immortality
Slaves of
Solitude
Noel Gallagher’s
High Flying
Birds
15, DARYL GOODRICH, 91MINS
HAMPSTEAD THEATRE, LONDON
HHHHH
Nicholas Wright’s stage
adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s
novel transports us back to the
home front in 1943 and focuses
on the lonely lives endured by
the guests at a bleakly genteel
boarding house in Henley-onThames. Miss Roach, a publisher’s
reader in her late thirties, has
washed up there, having been
bombed out of her London flat.
Her war effort now seems to
consist of stomaching meal times
with the sparse grey flock of
fellow-residents – retired ladies,
a superannuated comedian and
Mr Thwaites, the blazered bane of
her existence.
Hamilton is best known
to theatre-goers for his
old-fashioned but effective
melodramas, such as Gas Light
and Rope. Jonathan Kent’s fine
production moves at a meditative
pace. The main draw is Fenella
Woolgar who is perfect casting as
Miss Roach – a gangly, beautifully
nuanced and self-thwarting mix
of boldness and English reserve.
To 25 November (020 7722 9301)
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Grand Prix racing in the 1950s is
shown as being an utterly lethal
pastime in this fascinating but
very morbid documentary about
the Ferrari team of the period.
The director makes excellent
use of archive material, focusing
mostly on two British drivers,
Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins,
debonair types with a reckless and
cheerfully fatalistic approach to
their sport. Limited release
YORK HALL, LONDON
HHHHH
Long derided for his lack of
musical adventure, Noel
Gallagher blew some minds with
a new band member at London’s
introduction to his third solo
album: a backing singer who
played the scissors.
At an intimate show filmed
by Apple Music to be released
alongside the album, she snipped
her way through “It’s a Beautiful
World” and “She Taught me how
to Fly”, new songs which gave
the elder Oasis brother’s often
formulaic sound a terrific short
back and sides.
The latter had an instantly
catchy tune and was danceable —
an adjective usually several arenas
away from Gallagher material.
Similarly, “Be Careful What You
Wish For”introduced long-term
fans to the term “groovy”.
It has been fantastically cheeky
of Noel to begin releasing his
finest solo material, ambitious
fare made with the soundtrack
composer David Holmes, just
as Liam Gallagher’s last throw
of the dice has turned out
Call Me By Your Name
15, LUCA GUADAGNINO, 132 MINS
The elder Gallagher
brother’s latest
records are his finest
solo efforts yet
RAPHAEL DIAS/GETTY
double six. Liam’s solo debut
has been successful enough to
bag him a Finsbury Park gig next
summer, but the release has been
tarnished by relentless snipes
at his big brother. We can only
imagine what the Blur vs Oasis
battle would have been like if
they’d had Twitter.
Better to communicate
with killer songs such as “Holy
Mountain”, which bizarrely
combined Roxy Music and Ricky
Martin with Beach Boys woos
for his most euphoric moment
in years.
There was plenty of Oasis
material too. In fact, attend both
brothers’ solo shows next year and
you’ll get a pretty thorough Oasis
run-through. That’s the best that
nostalgic fans can hope for at a
time when both men, remarkably,
are flying very high.
DAVID SMYTH
EVENING STANDARD
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 twenty-something
graduate student in Eighties Italy.
Nationwide release
DANCE
The Royal Ballet
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON WC2
Twyla Tharp’s career has crossed
from contemporary dance to
Hollywood and beyond. In The
Illustrated Farewell, she expands
her 1973 piece As Time Goes By
for the Royal Ballet. Arthur Pita’s
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brings fresh bite to Dark Days +
Canapés, dishing up jazzy grooves,
nervy beats, state-of-the-now
rhymes and wry wit in roughly
equal doses. Academy, Leicester
(ticketweb.co.uk) tonight;
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
(gigsandtours.com) Tue; Concorde
2, Brighton (ticketweb.co.uk)
Wed; Roundhouse, London NW1
(gigsandtours.com) Thur
Girl Ray
new The Wind is based on Dorothy
Scarborough’s novel and the
celebrated silent film. (020 7304
4000) tonight, Thur and Fri
TALKS & POETRY
Gordon Brown
VARIOUS VENUES
The former prime minister talks
about his memoir of New Labour
and his political career, My Life,
Our Times. Holy Trinity Church,
South St, St Andrews (01334 585111)
tonight 7pm; Bute Hall, University
of Glasgow (0141 332 9105) Tue 6pm;
LSE, London WC2 (020 7955 6043)
Wed 1pm; Oxford Town Hall
(01865 792792) Wed 7pm
POP
Shabazz Palaces
VARIOUS VENUES
Two albums, one future-jazz
hip-hop vision. Back with Born
on a Gangster Star and Quazarz
vs the Jealous Machines, Seattle
duo Tendai Maraire and Ishmael
Butler channel the influence of
George Clinton into their own
strain of woozily conceptual
cosmic outreach. Oval Space,
London E2 (seetickets.com)
tonight; Deaf Institute, Manchester
(seetickets.com) Tue; Art School,
Glasgow (seetickets.com) Wed;
Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
(seetickets.com) Thur
Spoon
VARIOUS VENUES
“We come to mesmerise,” claims
Britt Daniel on his clipped
and cult-ish Austin power-pop
minimalists’ ninth album. They
also come to worship at the altar
of the alterna-disco groove on
Hot Thoughts: basically, the taut,
tensile art-rock issue you can
dance to. Concorde 2, Brighton
(gigsandtours.com) tonight; Arts
Club, Liverpool (gigsandtours.
com) Tue; Junction, Cambridge
(gigsandtours.com) Thur
Big Thief
VARIOUS VENUES
Brooklyn’s indie-strafed folkrockers navigate extremes of
tender beauty and tarnished grit
on album No 2. With Adrianne
Lenker’s voice matching
instinctive feeling to great range,
Capacity is a cathartic beauty:
sometimes sweet, sometimes
sharp, always intoxicating. CCA,
Glasgow (seetickets.com) tonight;
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
(wegottickets.com) Wed; Patterns,
Brighton (wegottickets.com) Thur;
Islington Assembly Hall, London N1
(islingtonassemblyhall.co.uk) Fri
Ghostpoet
VARIOUS VENUES
“I’m howling at the moon,” raps
London mood-scapist Obaro
Ejimiwe on album No 4. After
three sets of dispatches from
modern life’s muddle, Ghostpoet
VARIOUS VENUES
The spirits of C86 and singersongwriter classicism merge
nicely on Girl Ray’s debut
album, Earl Grey. Mixing pep
and personality with twists
of citrusy wit, Poppy Hankin
leads the London trio in fresh,
flavoursome shows of DIY charm
and heartache-pop smarts. Cellar,
Oxford (wegottickets.com) tonight;
Louisiana, Bristol (seetickets.com)
Tue; Green Door Store, Brighton
(seetickets.com) Wed; Scala, London
N1 (ticketweb.co.uk) Thur
COMEDY
Natalie Palamides
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
This year’s Edinburgh
Best Newcomer brings her
extraordinary Laid – in which
countless eggs are messily
sacrificed on stage in a clownish,
surrealist show about parenthood
– to Soho. She will be returning
regularly until the middle of
January. (020 7478 0100) to 18 Nov
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THEATRE
Romantics Anonymous
SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE,
LONDON SE1
After her bumpy ride with the
board of Shakespeare’s Globe,
Emma Rice bows out as artistic
director with this toothsome
treat. It proves to be a gracious,
big-hearted swansong – a musical
adaptation of the 2010 FrenchBelgian rom-com Les Emotifs
Anonymes about two cripplingly
shy chocolate-makers who meet
with matching inhibitions and fall
in love. (020 7401 9919) to 6 Jan
The Exorcist
PHOENIX THEATRE, LONDON WC2
John Pielmeier’s intelligent stage
adaptation of William Peter
Blatty’s novel about the demonic
possession of a 12-year-old and her
actress mother’s fight to reclaim
her through an exorcism resists
the temptation to camp it up. Sean
Mathias’s production offers the
pleasure of experiencing a story
that you love to dread told in a
medium that traps the audience in
the same space as the characters.
(0844 871 7629) to 10 Mar
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TALKS & POETRY
Ways with Words
VARIOUS VENUES, SOUTHWOLD
With Rosamund Young, Matthew
d’Ancona, Craig Brown and Jenny
Uglow. (01803 867373) opens Thur
JAZZ
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil +
Mark Trounson Group
VORTEX JAZZ, LONDON N16
Two of the most dynamic saxophonists
on the contemporary New York scene.
(020 7254 4097) opens Wed
OPERA
Orfeo
THE OLD MARKET, HOVE
A Brighton Early Music Festival
performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s
music drama. (01273 709709) opens Wed
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The hyperactive top dog of arena
comedy pulls in a starry bunch
to do their bit for the children’s
hospice Julia’s House. On the
bill are Russell Howard, sharp
Glaswegian Kevin Bridges,
Alan Carr and Adam Hills.
(rutlive.co.uk) tonight
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surrealistic revenge tragedy
that is all the more chilling
because of its absurdist
and macabre humour.
Colin Farrell gives a finely
judged performance as a
softly spoken family man
in affluent, middle-class
America whose world is
crumbling, while Nicole
Kidman (pictured) stars as
his ophthalmologist wife.
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INDUSTRY
UK needs a grand plan for
‘new industrial revolution’
By Josie Cox
TheConfederationofBritishIndustry
(CBI) is calling on the Government to
throw its weight behind an industrial
strategy designed to prepare the
UK for a new age of automation and
“leapfrog” other countries, rather
than just catch up with them.
Unveiling the results of a major
member survey today, the CBI
said that 82 per cent of more than
400 firms it questioned said the
Government’s future industrial
strategy should focus on people,
infrastructure and innovation.
More than half said economic
uncertainty was their biggest worry,
while 39 per cent said their primary
concern was not knowing what postBrexit trade will look like.
“We really are in the throes of the
fourth industrial revolution,” said
Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general
of the CBI. “Firms are investing in
technologies such as robotics and
automation. And there are huge
opportunities for the UK.
“We’re leaders in areas like fintech
and cyber security. But we need to
address skill shortages desperately.”
As many as 89 per cent of
companies questioned by the
CBI said they believed a modern
industrial strategy could be a
significant opportunity to improve
living standards across the UK by
The CBI also urged
Westminster to set up a
joint commission on artificial
intelligence next year to help
better understand its impact on
lives, jobs and economic growth.
2030. Ms Fairbairn said this was
because of the impact that such a
strategy would have on productivity.
“The main driver of the living
standard is productivity,” she
explained.
“What we know is that the UK is
at the bottom of the G7 in terms of
productivity. Variations across the
UK are shockingly large.”
She said that low productivity was
one of the reasons for deep inequality
across the UK and why wages had
stagnated, even as the cost of living
has risen sharply.
“The solution lies in investment,”
she added.
The CBI said that the Government
must “learn from historical mis-steps
and build cross-party consensus”.
And it urged the Government to
create an independent industrial
strateg y body, similar to the
Carolyn Fairbairn says Britain has
‘huge opportunities’ AFP/GETTY
Office for Budget Responsibility,
that could “measure, advise and
build confidence”.
Ms Fairbairn said that such a body
would hold successive governments
to account and thereby have an
emphasis on “long-termism” – a
crucial requirement for getting
strategy right at a time of such
uncertainty. THE INDEPENDENT
EMPLOYMENT
‘Real living
wage’ gives
workers
a boost
By Alan Jones
Quote of
the day
I literally want
to take as
much margin
away from
sports betting
operators
as possible
Jason Trost
The chief executive
of online gambling
exchange Smarkets on
battling the bookies
The 30
Second
Briefing
BEER
Pubs are selling fewer pints...
Beer sales in UK pubs, bars and
restaurants have fallen by the
biggest margin in five years,
according to the British Beer and
Pub Association (BBPA). About 35
million fewer pints were sold in the
three months to September than
in the same quarter last year – a
3.6 per cent fall. Brigid Simmonds,
chief executive of the BBPA, said
that beer sales stabilised when
the Government was cutting or
freezing beer duty. But this fall in
sales follows the Chancellor Philip
Hammond’s decision not to freeze
alcohol duty in the March Budget.
What does that mean for the cost
of beer?
Well, the average price of a pint
is now £3.60. In September, it had
increased by 13p in a year. According
to The Good Pub Guide, Surrey is
home to the most expensive pint,
with the average glass costing £4.40.
The cheapest can be found in
Herefordshire or Yorkshire, where
they sell for £3.31 on average. Now
the BBPA is urging the Chancellor
to cut beer duty by a penny in his
22 November Budget. The BBPA
said beer tax has risen 39 per cent
in the past decade, with tax rates
14 times higher than in Germany.
What do poor beer sales mean for
the future of pubs?
It’s not great news, particularly
when some owners are facing
what the BBPA calls “sky-high”
business rates. The business rates
re-evaluation, which came into
force in April, pushed up costs
for pubs in parts of the country.
Monthly bills increased by
thousands for some. The Campaign
for Real Ale estimates that 21 pubs
close each week.
Around 150,000 workers are set to
receive a pay rise of between 30p
and 45p an hour because of new
rates for the voluntary living wage
announced today.
The “real living wage” will increase
by 45p to £10.20 an hour in London,
and 30p to £8.75 an hour elsewhere.
More than 3,600 employers have
signed up to the rates, which are
higher than the statutory national
living wage of £7.50 for over-25s.
Heathrow became the first UK
airport to accredit with the Living
Wage Foundation, which sets the
voluntary rates.
The foundation said the increases
of 4.6 per cent in London and 3.6 per
cent elsewhere have been largely
driven by higher inflation, rising
housing rents and transport costs.
Heathrow, which is among more
than 150 employers to recently agree
to pay the higher rate, said 3,200
airport workers will be paid the
voluntary living wage by 2020.
Living Wage Foundation director
Katherine Chapman said: “The new
rates will bring relief for thousands of
workers being squeezed by stagnant
wages and rising inflation.”
Heathrow chief executive John
Holland-Kaye added: “Heathrow’s
status as a world-class airport is
down to the quality and expertise
of our colleagues. Paying the living
wage is the right thing to do as a
responsible employer.”
TUC general secretary Frances
O’Grady said: “Profits are at record
levels, yet many bosses are still
refusing to invest in their staff.”
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IAN BURRELL
New editor of HuffPost on kind journalism
and giving a voice to the disillusioned
I
t is “something to be
treasured” and a “really
precious thing” that 58 per
cent of readers of HuffPost in
the UK are women, says Polly
Curtis, the new UK editor of the
website known until recently as
Huffington Post.
Amid the sexual harassment
stories dominating the headlines,
the media faces testing times over
how it represents women, how it
employs them and how it serves
them as readers, viewers and
listeners. As Michael Fallon quit as
Defence Secretary last week after
it emerged that he had behaved
inappropriately towards a female
reporter, other women journalists
formed a campaign group, Second
Source, to tackle sexual harassment
across the industry.
HuffPost has a different gender
balance than much of the media,
and this differentiates the brand.
Curtis reports to HuffPost
international director Louise
Roug, who in turn reports to Lydia
Polgreen, the global editor-inchief of a site that in 2005 was
co-founded by and named after
Arianna Huffington, a pioneer of
modern media.
These women lead a publisher
with a 200 million monthly
audience across 17 international
editions, and 11 million readers
in the UK. On Facebook, it is the
most-read global news outlet. It
is also a news site that features
“Parenting” alongside “Politics” in
its subject verticals; has bespoke
sections on “Wellbeing” and
“Baby Names”; and prioritises
soaps and shiny floor shows in its
entertainment coverage.
In her first interview after being
appointed HuffPost’s third UK
Danny
Rogers
on PR and
advertising
Big ethical
statements
cut through
the clutter
editor, Curtis says that the high
number of women among the
site’s readership was “a big selling
point” for taking the job, along
with the ambition of Polgreen
and Roug. “Everything they were
saying chimed with everything
I feel about journalism, which is
that it should always be on the
side of the unvoiced, of people who
don’t have a stake in society, of
people who are disillusioned with
the establishment.”
This approach was reflected
in HuffPost’s coverage of the
harassment story, focusing on
lesser-paid parliamentary workers,
rather than female journalists who
have a public platform. “We wanted
to talk to staff at Westminster
because they are the people in the
least powerful positions,” she says.
Curtis also wishes to explore how
harassment affects “real-world”
jobs that might be more familiar
to her readers than the confines
of national politics. “We are being
told that the hospitality industry is
one of the worst areas to work in,”
she says. “We are also looking at
carers, because carers going into
people’s houses, often alone, can
be vulnerable.”
Editors might claim that the
media’s frenzied reporting of
Westminster misogyny is a
sign of changing norms – a “sea
change” in attitudes that #MeToo
campaigners hoped for after the
Harvey Weinstein allegations.
But is it really? Westminster sex
scandals, such as the Lord Rennard
story three years ago, come round
on a regular cycle. The press
searches frantically but briefly for
“new lines” that might bring down
a minister and then moves on to
another story.
Some prominent journalists,
such as Sarah Vine (wife of Tory
MP Michael Gove) have even
condemned the harassment stories
as a “hysterical Westminster witchhunt”. Vine is a columnist for the
Daily Mail, which goes out of its way
to court women readers. But Curtis
With Guy Fawkes burnt for
another year, the marketing and
media world is gearing up for
peak festive campaign.
John Lewis’s season-defining
film will launch this week, with
retail rivals Argos and Asda
already having showcased their
efforts this season.
In recent years, some of the
big retailers, such as John Lewis
and Sainsbury’s, have placed
ethical causes at the heart of
their campaigns – most notably
with their respective “Man in the
Moon” and “Christmas in a Day”
efforts that involved tie-ups with
Age UK and the Royal British
Legion. Indeed, post-millennium
campaigns with “purpose” have
been de rigueur as brands try
to connect with consumers on
an ethical level.
But this year has been a
mixed bag for cause marketing.
Pepsi’s diversity campaign
starring Kendall Jenner was
pulled within days of debuting;
McDonald’s “dead dad” ad,
addressing bereavement,
met similar opprobrium; and
even executions of Dove’s
long-running campaign
for real beauty have been
heavily criticised.
As a result, one now sees
retailers shying away from any
big purposeful message. Under
the intense scrutiny of social
media and online influencers,
many are asking: is it really
worth the risk of a backlash?
Another factor is a retail
market under significant
pressure. Since the Brexit
vote, consumer confidence
has gradually fallen. So we are
more likely to see Christmas
campaigns with a strong
emphasis on product and
value, rather than addressing
big themes.
This is a little sad, because at
a time when trust in politicians
is hitting an all-time low, there is
an opportunity for the corporate
world to show some ethical
leadership. History shows that
brave campaigns – brands that
display a strong view on the
‘HuffPost’, of which Polly Curtis is now UK editor, has a monthly audience of 200
million across 17 international editions with 11 million readers in Britain
says there is a lesson for HuffPost in
the Mail’s tabloid instincts. “What
you learn from the Daily Mail is to
ask the questions that your readers
are asking,” she says. “But we
don’t want to do Daily Mail-style
journalism – we want to do kinder,
more thoughtful journalism.”
HuffPost will avoid tabloid health
scare stories in favour of ‘explainer’
articles “on endometriosis, or
psoriasis… things that affect people
again and again”. Its 34-strong
newsroom is “really committed to
helping people”, Curtis promises,
somewhat idealistically.
She wants to supplement
HuffPost UK’s strong Westminster
coverage with stories on the impact
of politics outside of London
and will be moving journalists
“out of London” to cities such as
Birmingham, which she says is
“massively under-reported”. But
she wants to pursue a news agenda
where consumer and health are
not treated as “second class to
politics” and will recruit staff for
new specialist beats including
“consumer rights”.
It’s telling that Curtis, a former
news executive at The Guardian,
arrives at HuffPost from the British
Red Cross, where she was director
of media for a six-month period that
included working on the charity’s
response to the Manchester
bombing and the Grenfell Tower fire,
which was a “complete epiphany”
for her in highlighting disparities in
British society. “The journalist in me
wanted to tell that story,” she says of
her decision to leave the NGO world.
Women readers might appreciate
that commitment to greater
equality. Male readers should, too.
Twitter: @iburrell
world and contemporary culture
– tend to cut through the clutter
and connect with customers.
Some of the most effective
campaigns sales-wise are
creative, emotional and powerful
– which is difficult when all
you’re doing is trotting out
clichéd films featuring snow and
elves, promoting competitively
priced Christmas puddings.
There is still hope, however.
One looks to British heartland
retailers John Lewis and
Marks & Spencer this week
to show some genuine insight
and leadership.
Danny Rogers is group editor-inchief of Brand Republic Group
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FOOD & DRINK
Fat consultation
cost £1,500 a day
Diageo warns of
whisky tax effect
A public consultation on the
use of animal fat in banknotes
cost £1,500 a day, according
to a Freedom of Information
request. A total of £66,941 was
spent on a public consultation
between 30 March and 12 May
after vegetarians, vegans and
religious groups objected to the
use of tallow in polymer £5 and
£10 notes.
The British boss of drinks
giant Diageo has warned the
Government against triggering
another downturn in Scotch
whisky sales with a tax rise in
November’s Budget. Charles
Ireland said Treasury takings
from Scotch had already fallen
after the Chancellor imposed
a 3.9 per cent tax rise earlier
this year.
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Vegetable casserole
Kakuro
NEW Zygolex® In i every day
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
– eg, a word that rhymes with ‘cheek’, has one letter different from ‘pear’ and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 49
RHYME LETTERS
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24
15
17
GROUND
17
29
24
24
FLOUR
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16
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SEAT
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DENT
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SERVES 4
1 large or 2 medium red onions
250g Chantenay carrots
½ swede
300g parsnips
2 baking potatoes
600ml boiling water
2 vegetable stock cubes
400g tin chopped tomatoes with herbs
400g tin chickpeas
1tsp paprika
Black pepper
MEANING
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3
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YARN
Jigsawdoku
STUFF
How to play
Place the numbers
from 1-5 exactly
once in each row
and column. The
greater than and
less than signs
(‘>’ and ‘<’) indicate
where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
Solution:
minurl.co.uk/i
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0
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1
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2
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3
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2
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How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
1
13
MEANING
Minesweeper
21
6
13
10
8
THRILL
LETTERS
Killer Sudoku No 1126
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
WRANGLE
TINKLE
Futoshiki
Tomorrow
Roasted gammon joint with
kale and tomato salsa
6
TOUCH
RHYME
Recipe from aldi.co.uk/recipes
MAUL
6
5
How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
9 3
5
7 2 9
4 1
6
4
MEASURE
Preheat the oven to 200°c/400°f/gas
mark 6. Peel and chop the swede into
medium-sized chunks. Peel the parsnips
and cut into slices of the same size.
Chop the potatoes into similar sizes
– no need to peel. Trim the carrots and
slice in half lengthways, or into quarters
if large. Peel, half and thickly slice the
red onions. Put the vegetables into
a casserole.
Dissolve the stock cubes in the boiling
water and pour over the vegetables.
Drain the chickpeas and add to the
casserole. Open the tomatoes and add
these too. Season with the paprika and
some black pepper.
Cook in the oven for 70 minutes. Serve
in bowls.
5
1
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VOICES
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TV
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IQ
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1847
How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and fill in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
tomorrow’s paper, the solution to Saturday’s codeword is on page 49.
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22
Word
Ladder
How to play
Convert the word
at the top of the
ladder into the
word at the bottom
of it, using only
the four rungs
in between. On
each rung, you
must put a valid
four-letter word
that is identical
to the word above
it, apart from a
one-letter change.
There may be more
than one way of
achieving this.
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DOWN
1 Unmarried man (8)
2 Zodiac sign (3)
3 Ordained
ministers,
collectively (3,6)
4 Ice hockey disc (4)
5 Chessman (4)
6 Scanty (6)
10 Oxide of a
lanthanide (4,5)
11 Diabolic (8)
13 Returns from
investments (6)
15 Passable (2-2)
16 Ancient Roman
robe (4)
19 Age (3)
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3
5
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Solution to Saturday’s Concise Crossword
ACROSS 1 Hoar, 3 Moans (Hormones), 7 Joyrider, 8 Kite, 9 Academy Award, 10 Plod,
12 Crew, 15 Instrumental, 18 Ecru, 19 Gendarme, 20 Poker, 21 Skit.
DOWN 1 Hoo-ha, 2 Air raid, 3 Martyr, 4 Askew, 5 Set free, 6 Adder, 11 Lens cap, 12 Catwalk,
13 Burger, 14 Being, 16 Truck, 17 Limit.
Today’s other puzzles Cryptic Crossword, page 21;
Five-Clue Cryptic, page 11; One-Minute Wijuko, page 23
Puzzle solutions See page 49 and minurl.co.uk/i
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5 8
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TALE
Maths Puzzle,
Word Ladder, Word
Wheel, Kakuro,
Minesweeper,
ABC Logic, Killer
Sudoku, Futoshiki,
Codeword,
Jigsawduko and
Wijuko created by
Clarity Media.
For more
puzzles,
see clarity-media.
co.uk
ABC Logic
How to play Place the letters
A, B and C exactly once in each row and
column. Each row and column has two
blank cells. The letters at the edge of a row/
column indicate which of the letters is the
first/last to appear in that row/column.
Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
A
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B
A
C
B
A
B
A
B
Terms &
Conditions
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17
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8
6 1
5
Tomorrow: Easier
Concise Crossword No 2169
ACROSS
1 Beak (4)
3 Ram (3)
7 High award (8)
8 Every (4)
9 Fish-eating
bird (7,4)
12 Ebullient upperclass men
(Informal) (6,7)
14 Dauntless (5-3-3)
17 Lion’s cry (4)
18 Word blindness (8)
20 Cigarette debris (3)
21 Ready money (4)
How to play Each numeral from 1 to 9 must
appear (once only) in the squares forming the
red letter i. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
1 3
12
B
idoku Exclusive to i
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1
16
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6 NOVEMBER 2017
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48-56
A
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C
B
Word Wheel
This is an open-ended puzzle. How many
words of three or more letters, each
including the letter at centre of the wheel,
can you make from this diagram? We’ve
found 38, including one nine-letter word.
Can you do better?
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DEL MAR
7.00 1. CALEDONIA ROAD (M Smith) 16-1; 2. Alluring Star 8-1; 3. Blonde Bomber 30-1. 13 ran. 12-5 fav
Moonshine Memories (7th). 31/4l, nk. (Ralph Nicks).
Tote: $36.60; $10.40, $15.40. Exacta: $392.20. Trifecta: $9159.80.
7.37 1. STORMY LIBERAL (J Rosario) 30-1; 2. Richard’s
Boy 13-1; 3. Disco Partner 5-1. 12 ran. 9-10 fav Lady
Aurelia (10th). hd, 1/2l. (P Miller). Tote: $62.40; $26.60,
$13.00. Exacta: $555.00. Trifecta: $2640.80.
8.14 1. BAR OF GOLD (I Ortiz Jr) 66-1; 2. Ami’s Mesa
18-1; 3. Carina Mia 20-1. 14 ran. 11-10 fav Unique Bella
(7th). shd, 1l. (J Kimmel). Tote: $135.40; $44.20, $16.20.
Exacta: $2060.40. Trifecta: $27707.00.
9.00 1. WUHEIDA (W Buick) 11-1; 2. Rhododendron
11-2; 3. Cambodia 11-1. 14 ran. 6-4 fav Lady Eli (7th).
1l, 3/4l. (C Appleby (UK) ). Tote: $24.40; $12.40, $9.40.
Exacta: $173.40. Trifecta: $2116.80.
9.37 1. ROY H (K Desormeaux) 9-2; 2. Imperial Hint
17-4; 3. Mind Your Biscuits 9-1. 10 ran. 7-5 fav Drefong
(6th). 1l, 2l. (P Miller). Tote: $11.80; $5.00, $5.20. Exacta:
$51.60. Trifecta: $337.60.
10.19 1. WORLD APPROVAL (J Velazquez) 13-5 fav;
2. Lancaster Bomber 13-1; 3. Blackjackcat 18-1. 14 ran.
11/4l, hd. (M Casse (CAN) ). Tote: $7.40; $13.60, $4.80.
Exacta: $97.00. Trifecta: $2115.40.
10.58 1. GOOD MAGIC (Jose Ortiz) 11-1; 2. Solomini
19-2; 3. Bolt D’Oro 7-10 fav. 12 ran. 41/4l, 1l. (C Brown).
Tote: $25.00; $8.40, $9.40. Exacta: $135.60. Trifecta:
$458.80.
11.37 1. TALISMANIC (Mickael Barzalona) 14-1; 2.
Beach Patrol 17-5; 3. Highland Reel 7-5 fav. 13 ran. 1/2l,
nk. (A Fabre (FR) ). Tote: $30.20; $10.80, $4.00. Exacta:
$156.00. Trifecta: $523.60. NR: Ulysses.
12.35 1. GUN RUNNER (Florent Geroux) 12-5; 2. Collected 11-2; 3. West Coast 4-1. 11 ran. 2-1 fav Arrogate
(5th). 21/4l, 11/4l. (S Asmussen). Tote: $6.80; $4.40, $5.60.
Exacta: $34.00. Trifecta: $129.00.
Could this be year
UK raider wins
Melbourne Cup?
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
Two Englishmen and a Scotsman
will walk into a racecourse at Flemington in the early hours of tomorrow morning UK time, each hoping
to finally, finally, become the first
British trainer to bring home the
Melbourne Cup.
This is no joke (Australians may
beg to differ). Since the “race that
stops a nation” was opened up to
overseas entries, dozens of our
best stayers have travelled half way
around the world in vain search for
this Holy Grail.
Marmelo, Wall Of Fire and Nakeeta form this latest British raiding party and, on paper, it’s quite
strong.
Both Hughie Morrison’s Marmelo and Hugo Palmer’s Wall Of Fire
have found life Down Under agreeable, performing well enough in
their preps to catch the eye of the
local oddsmakers.
Nakeeta, trained in Dumfriesshire by Iain Jardine, hasn’t run
since winning the Ebor at York, but
this handicapper is certainly not out
of it. Imagine. All these years of the
English trying and failing to win the
Melbourne Cup and the Scottish
crack it with their first ever runner!
That sort of thing goes down quite
well, north of the border.
Ireland cracked it long ago (Dermot Weld winning in both 1993 and
2002) and they again hold a strong
hand, headed by Aidan O’Brien’s
Johannes Vermeer and his son
Joseph’s Rekindling.
History is against Rekindling –
no three-year-old has won for 76
years – but Johannes Vermeer has
finished strongly to be placed in two
Group One handicaps at Caulfield
this past month. He gets my vote.
Willie Mullins’ Max Dynamite
might well have beaten Prince Of
Penzance two years ago if Frankie
Dettori hadn’t been shut in at a vital
stage, but that hard-luck story got
lost amid the hullabaloo surrounding Michelle Payne, the first woman
to ride the winner of the Melbourne
Cup since its inception in 1861.
He has been primed for another
shot and might again be fighting
out the finish, this time partnered
by former Hong Kong champion
Zac Purton.
Dettori now rides Almandin,
Australia’s favourite to repeat last
year’s triumph, and with backing
from such as Humidor and Amelie’s
Star, it’s hard to imagine the home
contingent allowing the Poms or
anyone else to boss their big day.
BEST OF KEMPTON
2.50
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3
4
5
6
7
8
WESTERN HYMN (CD) J Gosden 6 9 9.................. R Havlin B 7
CONNECTICUT (D) R Varian 6 9 4..................................J Mitchell 3
DYLAN MOUTH (D) M Botti 6 9 4.........................................A Kirby 1
RED VERDON (D) E Dunlop 4 9 4..................P J McDonald B 4
SOLDIER IN ACTION (D) M Johnston 4 9 4.........J Crowley 6
BEST OF DAYS H Palmer 3 8 13................................W Buick C,T 8
CRIMSON ROCK R Beckett 3 8 8............................... R Kingscote 2
TITI MAKFI M Johnston 3 8 8...............................................F Norton 5
- 8 declared BETTING: 9-4 Best Of Days, 3-1 Dylan Mouth, 11-2 Western Hymn, 7-1
Red Verdon, 8-1 Soldier In Action, Connecticut, 12-1 Titi Makfi, 33-1
Crimson Rock.
3.20
32RED LONDON MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES FINAL
HANDICAP (CLASS 2) £70,000 added 1m 3f
1.40
William Buick’s win aboard
Wuheida was the good news story
at the Breeders’ Cup on a Saturday
night of shocks and flops.
Ignored outsiders (20-1, 40-1
and 66-1) won the first three Grade
Ones, while supposed bankers Lady
Aurelia (Turf Sprint) and Highland
Reel (Turf) failed to bring their
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5
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8
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DOWNLOADTHEAPP D Bridgwater 4 11 0...T Scudamore
88- FLO’SBOY SAM C Tizzard 4 11 0..........................................H Cobden
9-11 KING VINCE J Snowden 4 11 0............................................. G Sheehan
PARTHENIUS D Skelton 4 11 0 .............................................H Skelton
4UF1-4 ROLL OF THE DICE (BF) G L Moore 5 11 0......Jamie Moore
P- SPICE BOAT P Butler 5 11 0...............................................M Goldstein
67/ WILLIAM HUNTER A King 5 11 0 ...........................W Hutchinson
P8410- DROPS OF JUPITOR (D) A Honeyball 5 10 7....D G Noonan H
8 SUNDAY IN THE PARK D Bridgwater 4 10 7 .R T Dunne H
- 9 declared BETTING: 13-8 Parthenius, 5-2 William Hunter, 9-2 King Vince, 6-1 Roll
Of The Dice, 12-1 Downloadtheapp, 14-1 Drops Of Jupitor, 33-1 Flo’sboy
Sam, 66-1 Sunday In The Park, 100-1 Spice Boat.
2.10
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fancied to defy weight rise.
First Breeders’ Cup for Buick
BEST OF PLUMPTON
32RED FLOODLIT STAKES (LISTED) (CLASS 1)
£45,000 added 1m 4f
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MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE (CLASS 4)
£5,000 added 2m 4f 114yds
AM I APPROPRIATE B Pauling 4 10 10..............................D Jacob
KALARIKA C Tizzard 4 10 10................................................T J O’Brien
1
505311 PLY (CD) R Charlton 3 9 10.........................................................W Buick 3
MULTIGIFTED M Madgwick 4 10 10 ...................M Goldstein T
2
-78341 WESTERN DUKE (CD) R Beckett 3 9 9............... R Kingscote 2
NARANJA J Snowden 5 10 10.......................................... G Sheehan T
3
0-7531 SENIORITY (CD) W Haggas 3 9 8....................................J Crowley 7
OSCAR STAR J Snowden 4 10 10.............W Featherstone (5)
4
352218 ROYAL RESERVE (C) D O’Meara 4 9 6............................A Kirby 4
QUEEN OF THE WIND C Tizzard 4 10 10 ........T Scudamore
5
-69530 AZAM (C) M Appleby 3 9 3........................................................ L Morris 8
ROKSANA D Skelton 5 10 10....................................................H Skelton
6
113318 KOEMAN (CD) M Channon 3 9 3......................................J F Egan 10
SWIFT NATIVE N Gifford 5 10 10 ........................................... L Aspell
7
7-2111 JUST IN TIME (C) A King 3 9 0..............................................M Dwyer 9
TEQUILA SECRET N Hawke 6 10 10 .....................C Gethings (3)
WELCOME POLLY C Mann 5 10 10 ............................... P Brennan
8
232222 DESERT RULER J O’Keeffe 4 8 12.................................. J Garritty 6
- 10 declared 9
152560 X RATED M Johnston 3 8 7..........................................P J McDonald 1
BETTING:
9-4
Roksana, 9-2 Am I Appropriate, 5-1 Naranja, 6-1 Kalarika,
10 670969 LUV U WHATEVER (D) Mrs M Fife 7 8 6... B McHugh C,T 5
7-1 Multigifted, 12-1 Swift Native, 14-1 Tequila Secret, 16-1 Welcome
- 10 declared Polly, Oscar Star, 33-1 Queen Of The Wind.
BETTING: 11-4 Ply, 7-2 Just In Time, Seniority, 7-1 Western Duke, 10-1
HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 4)
Royal Reserve, Desert Ruler, 12-1 Koeman, 20-1 X Rated, 25-1 others.
A games to Del Mar before America’s super-horse Arrogate bit the
dust in the finale, the Dirt Classic.
For Buick, enjoying his first
Breeders’ Cup win, this was a
wonderful end to a traumatic
year, having been sidelined for two
months after fracturing a vertebra
in a serious fall at Arlington, Chicago.
6
7
-33513 FIRMOUNT GENT (BF) D Skelton 11 11 6 ....... H Skelton C,T
44U3-P FRANK N FAIR (C)(D) Miss Z Davison 9 10 9...................................
............................................................................................................W Featherstone (5)
8
12-4P3 LORD ALDERVALE S Woodman 10 10 2 .....A Glassonbury
9
-U6103 HARDTOROCK J W Mullins 8 10 1.................... M Heard (5) C,T
- 9 declared BETTING: 11-4 Minella Web, 3-1 Firmount Gent, 9-2 Orchestrated,
5-1 Hardtorock, 10-1 Red Square Revival, 12-1 Ben Arthur, 14-1 Lord
Aldervale, 20-1 Frank N Fair, 25-1 Prince Kup.
4.10
CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 5)
£5,000 added 2m 4f 114yds
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5
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NEXT BEST
BestOfDays
(2.50pm, Kempton)
One-time Derby hope showed
good signs at Newmarket last time.
ONE TO WATCH
High Bridge went down fighting at
Ascot on Saturday and there’s a big
handicap in him.
080-88
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61-012
UF64-2
WOLFSLAIR D Thompson 6 11 2..........................Mr T Gillard (7)
HIDDEN OASIS Jonjo O’Neill 6 10 12...........................A Coleman
STEPOVER (CD) A Hales 6 10 11......................................T Whelan T
GENEROUS DAY Henry Oliver 5 10 9..........................J M Davies
- 6 declared BETTING: 11-4 Hidden Oasis, 7-2 Master Of Finance, 4-1 Generous Day,
Celestial Magic, 5-1 Stepover, 14-1 Wolfslair.
4.00
‘NEWCOMERS’ STANDARD OPEN NH FLAT RACE
(CLASS 6) £3,000 added 2m
BARLEY HILL B Pauling 4 10 12..................... Nico De Boinville
COMMANCHE RED C Gordon 4 10 12............................T Cannon
DANCING DOUG Sam Thomas 4 10 12...............H Beswick (7)
QUIZ MASTER C Tizzard 5 12 0 ..................James Bowen (3) T
DOCTOR DEX T R George 4 10 12................................... A P Heskin
MAB DAB (C) Mrs L Jewell 6 12 0..................................J Sherwood
DR WELLS P Bowen 5 10 12 ..............................................Sean Bowen
SKY OF STARS Olly Murphy 4 11 12 ....Fergus Gregory (8) B
EATON MILLER T Symonds 5 10 12...................................... B Poste
BE DARING C Gordon 6 11 12 ..........................................H Reed (3) H
MIND YOUR BACK N Mulholland 4 10 12..................... N Fehily
THE GAME IS A FOOT (C) Miss Z Davison 10 11 11 ...................
SOUL
MAN Mrs L Wadham 4 10 12 ..............................A Coleman
.....................................................................................................................W Featherstone
STRONG GLANCE F O’Brien 4 10 12...........................A P Cawley
6
439/P- TARA WELL R Dickin 7 11 1 .....................................................J Nixon (6)
GLOI Mrs D Hamer 6 10 5............................................................T Whelan
7
P/55-P WALK OF GLEAMS Miss A N-Smith 8 10 3...D Sansom (3)
GOLDEN ESTHER A Phillips 4 10 5 .....................................D Crosse
8
121-21 POSH TOTTY Jack Barber 10 10 0................Sean Houlihan (5)
LUCK OF THE LEGION Tom Lacey 4 10 5................ R Johnson
- 8 declared - 12 declared BETTING: 9-4 Posh Totty, 4-1 Quiz Master, 9-2 Sky of Stars, 5-1 Be
Daring, 7-1 Mab Dab, 10-1 The Game Is A Foot, 16-1 Tara Well, 33-1 Others. BETTING: 4-1 Barley Hill, 9-2 Luck Of The Legion, 5-1 Mind Your
Back, 6-1 Doctor Dex, 8-1 Dr Wells, 10-1 Soul Man, 12-1 others.
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5
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371-62
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BEST OF SOUTHWELL
1.30
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OWN A RACEHORSE WITH DEREK SHAW NOVICES’
HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 4) £6,000 added 3m
7U26-6 POWERFUL SYMBOL (D) Jonjo O’Neill 7 12 7 ..................................
.......................................................................................................................... R McLernon C
2
2443-6 GORRAN HAVEN (BF) Mrs C Bailey 7 11 7.......Sean Bowen
3
4349-P LOG ON (D) Mrs R Dobbin 6 11 5..................................Craig Nichol
4 5-0P0P KILLARE CASTLE P W Flynn (IRE) 7 10 13 ...B Browne (5) C
5 -084VP SMILING JESSICA (D) Rebecca Menzies 7 10 12..T Kelly C
6
9965-4 GOOSEN MAVERICK J G Cann 6 10 7......................N Scholfield
7
-6P594 BROWN TRIX Sam England 7 10 5.........................J England C,T
- 7 declared BETTING: 15-8 Powerful Symbol, 11-4 Gorran Haven, 7-2 Brown Trix, 8-1
Killare Castle, 12-1 Log On, 14-1 Smiling Jessica, 16-1 Goosen Maverick.
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FLEMINGTON
EMIRATES MELBOURNE CUP (GROUP 1 HANDICAP)
4.00 (CLASS 1) $3,508,772 added 2m
1
2-1229 HARTNELL (C)(D) J B Cummings 6 9 0 ........................D Lane 12
2
11-214 ALMANDIN (CD) R Hickmott 7 8 12............................L Dettori 14
3
681352 HUMIDOR D Weir 5 8 11............................................................ B Shinn 13
4
-11711 TIBERIAN A Couetil (FR) 5 8 10....................................O Peslier 23
5
-15216 MARMELO H Morrison (UK) 4 8 9 .......................... H Bowman 9
6
32-115 RED CARDINAL (D) A Wohler (GER) 5 8 9..... K McEvoy 24
7
571-23 JOHANNES VERMEER A P O’Brien (IRE) 4 8 8 .....B Melham 3
£5,000 added 2m 4f 114yds
32RED.COM HANDICAP (CLASS 3)
8
330-90 BONDI BEACH R Hickmott 5 8 7................................M Walker B 1
1
P52-21 CHEF D’EQUIPE P Hobbs 5 12 0................Mr D Maxwell (7) H
9
230-91 MAX DYNAMITE (D) W P Mullins (IRE) 7 8 7... Z Purton 2
£15,000 added 6f
2
16-351 FIXED RATE C Mann 4 11 12......................James Bowen (7) C,T
10 5-7620 VENTURA STORM D & B & T Dabernig 4 8 7 ....Glen Boss 6
3
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Longsdon
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Burke
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276211 GULLIVER (D) H Palmer 3 9 13(6ex).............................................................
11 -94491 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (C) C J Waller 9 8 7.T Berry 20
24/U2- MR GREY B Case 9 11 10.................................................................D Jacob T
UNCLE RUSTYS GINGER NINJA ‘CONFINED’ NOVICES’
................................................................................................Josephine Gordon C,T 5 4
12 424440 WICKLOW BRAVE (D) W P Mullins (IRE) 8 8 7S Baster 8
34/21- SEARCHING G L Moore 5 11 7..................................Jamie Moore C
13 550214 BIG DUKE D Weir 6 8 5.............................................................. B Avdulla 5
2 450205 KASBAH (D) Mrs A Perrett 5 9 9.....................................J Mitchell 1 5
CHASE (CLASS 4) £6,000 added 2m
6
263-3S ROTHMAN (D) C Gordon 7 11 2.............................D G Noonan C,T
14 328386 US ARMY RANGER Joseph P O’Brien (IRE) 4 8 5.....J P Spencer 22
3
091013 PETTOCHSIDE (CD) J Bridger 8 9 3..........................W Carson 11 7
03-33F BREEZE ALONG Sam Thomas 7 11 1.................J M Davies H,T 15 -39341 BOOM TIME D & B & T Dabernig 6 8 4 .....................C Parish 9
153-67 DING DING (CD) Miss S West 6 11 0........................M Goldstein 1
4 250020 INTRANSIGENT (CD) A Balding 8 9 1....Jason Watson (7) 6 8
3R153- CHIRICO VALLIS (D) N Mulholland 5 11 1..........N Fehily H,T 16 270-07 GALLANTE (D) R Hickmott 6 8 4...........................................M Dee 18
42461/ KINCORA FORT (D) Noel Williams 8 11 0....W Hutchinson 2
5
604877 TROPICS (C)(D) D Ivory 9 9 1 ..................................... R Winston H 4
3
15329- MANWELL (D) Sam England 7 11 1 ............................. J England T 17 -61652 LIBRAN C J Waller 6 8 4............................................. Dwayne Dunn 7
- 8 declared 6 264900 SIR OTTOMAN (D) I Furtado 4 8 13........................... L Morris C 3 BETTING: 5-2 Fixed Rate, 3-1 Chef D’Equipe, 4-1 Searching, 8-1 Kincora 4 456436 THE SOCIETY MAN M Chapman 10 11 1..Mr K Yeoman (7) 18 2024-1 NAKEETA I Jardine (UK) 6 8 4 .........................Glyn Schofield 19
- 4 declared 7
433337 FAST TRACK (D) T D Barron 6 8 13........................B A Curtis 10 Fort, 10-1 Vive Le Roi, Mr Grey, 12-1 Rothman, 16-1 Ding Ding.
19 -05442 SINGLE GAZE N J Olive 5 8 4................................Kathy O’Hara 11
BETTING:
1-5 Chirico Vallis, 4-1 Manwell, 25-1 Breeze Along, 66-1 The 20 248-22 WALL OF FIRE H Palmer (UK) 4 8 4....................C Williams 15
8 214004 PARNASSIAN (D) Mrs A Perrett 3 8 10....................M Dwyer 8
VISIT ATTHERACES.COM HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 5)
Society Man.
21
712-72 THOMAS HOBSON W P Mullins (IRE) 7 8 2...J Moreira 21
9
141105 VIMY RIDGE (D) A Bailey 5 8 9.....................................D Probert T 2
£6,000 added 2m 4f
22 140124 REKINDLING Joseph P O’Brien (IRE) 3 8 1 ...........C Brown 4
KEN BARKS MEMORIAL HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 4)
10 136416 BOY IN THE BAR (D) I Williams 6 8 9M Fernandes (5) B 7
1
591P-6 BEN ARTHUR (D) K Bailey 7 11 12.......................................... D Bass T
23 839410 AMELIE’S STAR D Weir 6 8 0.........................................D Yendall 10
£6,000 added 2m
11 931-00 JAMEERAH (D) B Smart 4 8 8 .................................P J McDonald 9 2
44/63- MINELLA WEB (D)(BF) C Tizzard 8 11 10.............H Cobden T
24 521033 CISMONTANE G & A Bott 5 7 12.....................Beau Mertens 17
- 11 declared 41214- CELESTIAL MAGIC (D) R Phillips 5 11 12............D Hiskett (5)
3
87-533 RED SQUARE REVIVAL D Pipe 6 11 9.... T Scudamore H,C,T 1
- 24 declared BETTING: 15-8 Gulliver, 4-1 Boy In The Bar, 11-2 Pettochside, 12-1 4
9-4248 MASTER OF FINANCE (D) J M Jefferson 6 11 11........................... BETTING: 11-2 Almandin, 13-2 Marmelo, 7-1 Humidor, 15-2 Johannes
88-88P PRINCE KUP Miss L Hurley 6 11 9...............C Hammond (7) C 2
Kasbah, Intransigent, Fast Track, Parnassian, Vimy Ridge, 16-1 others.
......................................................................................................................J Hamilton (3) C Vermeer, 8-1 Wall of Fire, 10-1 others.
5
P-P261 ORCHESTRATED D Bridgwater 6 11 7......... M Bastyan (5) C
3.10
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IQ
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BUSINESS SPORT
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RUGBY LEAGUE
Scots send Brough home in disgrace
who now plays in Australia, were
thought to have continued drinking well into the night following
Scotland’s 74-6 defeat by New
Zealand.
The airline refused to
allow the players to board
the flight, a decision that
was supported by the
Scotland management.
“We expect everyone involved in Scotland
Rugby League to adhere to
the highest standards of behaviour,” chairman Keith Hogg said.
“We fully support the code of conduct that is in place for everyone who
By Ian Laybourn
Gay Kelleway says a culture of sexual
bullying still exists in the sport
Bodies swift
to act after
Kelleway’s
abuse claims
By Jon Freeman
Racing’s governing bodies have responded swiftly to Gay Kelleway’s
allegations of sexual assault and harassment during her 11-year riding career from 1981 to 1992.
Kelleway, the only woman rider
ever to win a race at Royal Ascot, told
the Daily Mirror that she was once
pinned against the wall in the jockeys’
changing rooms at Leicester by an
unnamed, well-known, senior rider
when “there were stewards around”.
The 53-year-old Newmarket trainer went on to claim that a culture of
sexual bullying still exists within the
sport, saying that she herself had to
sack a stable lad for harassing a girl.
The British Horseracing Authority,
along with other racing bodies representing jockeys, trainers, stable staff,
racecourses and Racing Welfare, issued this joint statement:
“The racing world is very concerned by the allegations that one of
our leading female participants was
sexually assaulted and harassed during her career as a jockey.
“There is no place for such behaviour in our sport. Respect for each
other, for our colleagues and our officials are core to our values.
“We have policies in place across
the sport to address concerns about
bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour, but we are always
working to improve the welfare of
our participants. We want a culture
where all our people are confident to
report concerns.
“Anyone who feels they have been
affected by unacceptable behaviour
may contact the 24-7 confidential helpline (0800 6300 443 or online) run
by Racing Welfare, the sport’s own
charitable body, which offers support
and advice.
“The BHA, as the governing body,
is co-ordinating this response and
will work with all partners in the
sport and other relevant authorities
to address any issues that arise from
this case.”
Scotland’s record-breaking captain
Danny Brough has almost certainly
played his last match for his country
after being sent home in disgrace
from the World Cup.
The 34-year-old Huddersfield
stand-off, who has led the Bravehearts in three World Cups, was
one of three players sent home after
being too drunk to board a plane
from Christchurch to Brisbane.
Brough (right) and team-mates
Sam Brooks, who plays for Featherstone Rovers; and Johnny Walker, a
former Castleford and Hull KR prop
Gatland is a great coach
but rubbish story-teller
T
here are few people who
want to know what the
microbes lurking in your
mattress look like. We
know they are there,
eating the detritus that flakes off us
while we slumber, but whether the
creatures that feast on dead human
skin look like minute armadillos or
space aliens is largely irrelevant to
those that aren’t allergic to them.
Speaking of irritants, Warren
Gatland clearly had a few things get
under his skin during last summer’s
Lions tour to New Zealand, if his
new book, In the Line of Fire, is to be
believed. The media, for one.
Yes, he was portrayed as a clown
Armchair
Fan
Matt Butler is
bored by Lions
coach’s tour
memories
by the Kiwi press and was asked
a couple of difficult questions
following defeats early in the tour,
but one must wonder whether his
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floor; sell; pew;
vent; paw; vend;
hand; bland;
blend; hard;
mingle; yard;
mangle; tough;
tingle
NINE-LETTER WORD plundered
OTHER WORDS deer, elder, endure, endured, leer, lender,
leper, lure, lured, nerd, peer, per, plunder, preen, prelude,
prude, prune, pruned, pure, puree, purl, red, redden, reed,
reel, rend, repel, rude, rue, rule, ruled, run, rune, rupee, udder,
under, urn
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SECOND T20 INT’L
New Zealand v India, Rajkot (Saturday): New
Zealand 196-2 (20.0 overs; C Munro 109no). India
156-7 (20.0 overs; V Kohli 65; T A Boult 4-34). NZ
won by 40 runs.
TOUR MATCH
England v Western Australia, Perth: England 3496dec. (91.0 overs; M D Stoneman 85, J M Vince 82,
D J Malan 56, G S Ballance 51). Western Australia
342-9 (86.0 overs; J R Philippe 88, C D Hinchliffe
75; J M Anderson 4-27). Western Australia drew
with England
RUGBY LEAGUE
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travel by road to the Novotel in
Hamilton for the Chiefs match on
Tuesday.”
As well as coming across as
a bitter individual who has a
photographic memory of bus times
and practice sessions, Gatland is
quite clearly rubbish at anecdotes.
Even the racy exchange, “‘A couple
of quickies with the missus, please
Gats?’ Time for bed,” was merely
the punchline to a story about being
accosted by fans in a hotel lobby.
Mentions of the welcome he got
from fans – both home and away –
are touching, as are the bits where
he lifts the curtain on family life. But
the drama of what was a great tour
to watch, like the win in the second
Test, or the nail-biting drawn third
match, sinks under the weight of
claggy details.
Put it this way: Gatland would
be a nightmare to go mattress
shopping with.
MOTORCYCLING
WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP RD 13,
DOHA, QATAR Race 2: 1 J Rea (GB) Kawasaki 33mins 39.713secs, 2 C Davies (GB) Ducati
33:41.674, 3 A Lowes (GB) Yamaha 33:43.903. Final
Standings: 1 J Rea (GB) Kawasaki 556pts, 2 C Davies (GB) Ducati 403, 3 T Sykes (GB) Kawasaki 373.
Across: 1 Cha(p)-cha(p), 3 Helium (He), 4 Teflon*
Down: 1 Ca.-Chet, 2 A-Irma-n
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disdain for hacks warrants so many
mentions: in chapters three, four,
six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 12, 13, 17,
18, 19 and 20.
If that sounds a little overspecific for you, then we wouldn’t
recommend you pick up Gatland’s
book, released this Thursday, just
in time for the Christmas bonanza.
Unless you have a relative who is
really into rugby tour minutiae.
Such as a blow-by-blow account
of almost every training session. A
sample: “We did a defensive block
in which we looked at collision
dominance and defending the
All Black runners off No 9. This
was followed by some kick-offs
and attack kicks before we ran
the attack patterns we’d walked
through the day before. We trained
for 48 minutes. It was a good
session.”
Or tales of tour logistics: “We
were all on two buses by 11am to
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joined Leigh from Catalans Dragons
just over 12 months ago, played in
France’s 52-6 defeat by Australia in
Canberra on Friday and was expected to face England in the final Group
A match in Perth next Sunday.
It is the second disciplinary
breach for the French, who left Hull
utility player Hakim Miloudi behind for disciplinary reasons after
he played in their warm-up match
against Jamaica in Perpignan.
On the pitch, Ireland and Wales fell
to defeats ahead of playing each other
next Sunday. Wales were beaten 72-6
by Fiji, while Ireland were edged out
14-6 by Papua New Guinea.
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is involved in the 2017 World Cup. We
all understand our responsibilities
to the game and we must respect the
sport and everyone who is involved in it at all times.
“Unfortunately, these
three players have not
adhered to those standards and those values
and will be leaving early
from a tournament that
it is a privilege for us to be
involved in.”
France hooker Eloi Pelissier has also been sent home from
the World Cup after breaking a
team curfew. Pelissier, 26, who
S N B C G
T K Q L W H X D Y R
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A P
WORLD CUP GROUP C/D
Wales (6)............................................. 6
Fiji (42)..........................72
Fiji: Tries: Vunakece, Vunivalu (3), Raiwalui, Kikau
(2), Junior Fainga’a, Milne (2), Montoya, Hayne,
Lovodua, Nakubuwai. Goals: Koroisau (4), Milne
(3), Vunivalu.
Wales: Tries: Knowles. Goals: Davies.
Italy (28)......................46
USA (0)..................................................0
Italy: Tries: Tramontana (2), Tedesco (2), Mantellato, Ghietti, Vaughan, Cerruto. Goals: Mantellato
(7).
Papua NG (8)...........14
Ireland (6).......................................... 6
Papua New Guinea: Tries: Lo, McDonald, W. Boas.
Goals: A. Boas.
Ireland: Tries: McIlorum. Goals: Finn.
P W D
L
F
A Pts
Papua NG
2
2 0
0
64
12
4
Ireland
2
1 0
1
42
26
2
Wales
2 0 0
2
12 122
0
P W D
L
F
A Pts
Fiji
2
2 0
0
130
18
4
Italy
2
1 0
1
58
36
2
USA
2 0 0
2
12 104
0
GROUP A
SATURDAY
Lebanon (6)...................................10
England (22).............29
England: Tries: Watkins, McGillvary, Hall, Currie,
T. Burgess. Goals: Widdop (4). Drop Goals: Widdop.
Lebanon: Tries: Kassis, Wehbe. Goals: Moses.
P W D
L
F
A Pts
Australia
2
2 0
0
70
10
4
England
2
1 0
1
33
28
2
Lebanon
2
1 0
1
39
47
2
France
2
0 0
2
24
81
0
GROUP B
SATURDAY
NZ (28).......................... 74
Scotland (0)..................................... 6
New Zealand: Tries: Bromwich, Nightingale (2),
Tapine, Martin (3), Hiku (3), Packer, Whare, Johnson,
Taylor. Goals: Johnson (9).
Scotland: Tries: Thomas. Goals: Addy.
Tonga (14)....................................... 32
Samoa (6)................... 18
P W D
L
F
A Pts
New Zealand 2
2 0
0
112
14
4
Tonga
2
2 0
0
82
22
4
Samoa
2
0 0
2
26
70
0
Scotland
2
0 0
2
10 124
0
RUGBY UNION
INTERNATIONAL MATCHES
Barbarians (17) .....22
Japan (3)......................30
SATURDAY
New Zealand (10)...................31
Australia (35) .............................63
ANGLO-WELSH CUP
Harlequins (5).............................. 30
Saracens (16)............29
Saracens: Tries: Nay, Earle, Whiteley. Conversions:
Malins. Penalties: Malins (4).
Harlequins: Tries: Sloan, Alofa, Elia, Ibuanokpe.
Conversions: Lang (2). Penalties: Lang (2).
SATURDAY
Northampton (14)...................28
Exeter (31)...................43
Exeter: Tries: Short, Salmon (2), Hepburn, Freeman,
Taione, O’Flaherty. Conversions: J. Simmonds (4).
Northampton: Tries: Furbank, Stephenson, Estelles,
Hutchinson. Conversions: Myler (2), Grayson (2).
Gloucester (10)............................24
Leicester (14)............26
Leicester: Tries: C. Thacker, Holmes, Thompstone.
Conversions: J. Ford. Penalties: J. Ford (3).
Gloucester: Tries: McAllister, Vellacott, Hudson.
Conversions: L. Evans (3). Penalties: L. Evans.
London Irish (10).22
Bath (13)................................................26
London Irish: Tries: Northcote-Green (2), Paice,
Lewington. Conversions: McKibbin.
Bath: Tries: Tapuai, Davis. Conversions: Burns (2).
Penalties: Burns (4).
Newcastle (22)...........................53
Wasps (22).................41
Wasps: Tries: J. Willis, O’Sullivan, James (2), Armitage (2). Conversions: Miller (4). Penalties: Miller.
Newcastle: Tries: Radwan (2), S. Socino, Uzokwe
(2), Graham, Hodgson, A. Davidson. Conversions:
Willis (3), Hodgson (2). Penalties: Willis
GUINNESS PRO14
SATURDAY
Zebre (3)..................................................8
Cardiff Blues (18) 37
Cardiff Blues: Tries: L. Williams, Halaholo, Rees,
Morgan, James. Conversions: Shingler (3). Penalties:
Shingler (2).
Zebre: Tries: Palazzani. Penalties: Canna.
Cheetahs (3)......................................15
Connacht (13)...........23
Connacht: Tries: Adeolokun, McCartney. Conversions: Ronaldson, Carty. Penalties: Ronaldson (2),
Crosbie.
Cheetahs: Tries: S. Venter, Mapimpi. Conversions:
F. Zeilinga. Penalties: Stapelberg.
Ospreys (10)...................................10
Edinburgh (16)........37
Edinburgh: Tries: Kinghorn, Fowles, Tovey, Bradbury. Conversions: Tovey (4). Penalties: Tovey (3).
Ospreys: Tries: Arhip. Conversions: S. Davies.
Penalties: S. Davies.
Ulster (10)..........................................43
Southern K (22)......36
Southern Kings: Tries: Klaasen (2), Penxe (2),
Makase. Conversions: Zono (3), Coleman. Penalties:
Zono.
Ulster: Tries: Reidy, Andrew (2), Cooney, Trimble, C.
Ross, Diack. Conversions: Cooney, Lealiifano (3).
P W D L
F
A
B Pts
Glasgow
8 8 0 0 246
132 6 38
Munster
8 5 0 3
237 139 6 26
Cheetahs
8 4 0 4 238
251 4 20
Connacht
8 3 0 5 145 149 4 16
Cardiff Blues 8 3 0 5 168 198 3 15
Zebre
8 2 0 6
178 234 4 12
Ospreys
8 2 0 6 135 195 3 11
P W D L
F
A
B Pts
Scarlets
8 7 0 1
251
125 6 34
Ulster
8 6 0 2 234 174 4 28
Leinster
8 6 0 2 216 144 3 27
Edinburgh
8 5 0 3 170 135 3 23
Treviso
8 3 0 5 126 162 2 14
Newport Gw 8 2 0 6 158 267 2 10
South’n Kings 8 0 0 8
112 309 2
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First Test pressure will be
Ashes key, says Anderson
By Chris Stocks
IN PERTH
James Anderson predicted a tight
Ashes series after the drawn twoday warm-up match against a Western Australia XI at the Waca.
Anderson (right) took 4
for 27 from his 13 overs
while new-ball partner
Stuart Broad toiled
for much of the day,
conceding 64 before
picking up a late wicket as the WA XI made
342 for 10, continuing to
bat after losing their final
wicket on 338.
Australia head into the first Test
in Brisbane on 23 November as
strong favourites for the Ashes, but
Anderson said: “On paper it looks
very even, but it all depends on
which team deals with the pressure
best in that first Test. We’re going
England
‘snubbed
Baa-Baas’
to make sure that the next couple
of weeks we prepare well enough
so that when we come to Brisbane
we’re ready to go.”
On England’s bowling performance, Anderson added: “You could
probably see from the first session
we were rusty – that was pretty
obvious. We’ve got two more
first-class games coming
up before the series [to]
get those cobwebs out.
“I didn’t have much
rhythm first up, but then
I thought I got better as
the day went on, and most
of the bowlers would probably say the same.
“It’s very different to English
lengths here – you can’t be as full
– and they put pressure on us. But
once we got into the day, and got our
fields right, we bowled well. There’s
going to be guys that are more rusty
than others.” THE INDEPENDENT
Barbarians coach
Robbie Deans believes
English players opted
not to play for his
side against the All
Blacks at Twickenham
due to potential
repercussions from
Eddie Jones. Deans,
who fielded a team
made up entirely of
southern hemisphere
players, revealed after
Saturday’s match that
English players had
initially shown interest
in representing the
Baa-Baas, only to
perform a U-turn, and
suggested England
head coach Jones may
have had a word in their
ears. New Zealand won
31-22 thanks to tries
from TJ Perenara, Vaea
Fifitato (left), Ngani
Laumape, Sam Cane
and Nathan Harris.
Punishing autumn will test
Gatland’s world ambition
By Sam Peters
If Warren Gatland felt the British &
Irish Lions summer tour itinerary
was brutal he must now ready himself for another series of relentless
physicality as he picks up the Wales
reins again this week.
Wales’ autumn schedule is by far
the most challenging of any of the
home unions as they face Australia,
Georgia, New Zealand and South
Africa on successive Saturdays.
Gatland, who has not coached
Wales since June last year when his
side were comprehensively beaten
by New Zealand in Dunedin, insisted
last week his squad could win the
2019 World Cup. We will know by the Warren Gatland is back in charge of
first week of December, when Wales Wales for the autumn internationals
face the Springboks, if there is any
substance to his assertion.
to start on the front foot against Aus“We go into the World Cup cam- tralia,” said Wales and Lions hooker
paign with some real experience, Ken Owens. “Off the field we’ve got a
some fantastic youngsters and a good lot of friends but on it you’ve got to get
balance,” Gatland said. “Apart from the job done.”
New Zealand, traditionOwens goes head-to-head
ally World Cups are won by
World Cups today with England hooker
teams with an age profile
Jamie George, who will be
are won by
of late 20s to early 30s and
fighting his own battle with
that’s exactly what we will teams with
captain Dylan Hartley for a
be. I need to stress that we an age profile place in Eddie Jones’s startof late 20s to ing line-up against Argencan win the World Cup.”
Today in Bristol Gatland early 30s – and tina at Twickenham. Based
will oversee his pack train- that’s exactly
on George’s performances
ing with England in an what we will
for Saracens, the Lions and
unprecedented live scrumoff the bench for England
be
in
2019
maging session which will
over the past 18 months it
reunite old Lions friends
is hard to believe he is not
and stoke old rivalries.
guaranteed a starting berth.
“We’ll know what’s coming with
Gatland and his players will have
the England pack but it will be much watched Australia’s 63-30 demolition
more like a game environment and of Japan in Yokohama on Saturday
hopefully that will aid us in being able knowing they will be facing a buoy-
ant Wallabies outfit next weekend,
coming as they are off the back of victory over New Zealand in Sydney a
fortnight ago.
Unlike some, Australia do not fear
playing in Cardiff. Wales have not
beaten them since 2008, losing their
last 12 meetings, including a couple of
old-fashioned thrashings. The Wallabies’ 32-8 victory a year ago cost
Jamie Roberts his starting spot and
led to calls for stand-in head coach
Rob Howley to fall on his sword.
Gatland is set to pick two fly-halves
from the four named in his squad in a
tactical switch which will see the end
of “Warrenball” as we know it. Dan
Biggar looks certain to start at No 10
with Rhys Patchell, Rhys Priestland
and Owen Williams vying for the inside centre spot in a back line which
will also include one of world rugby’s
hottest properties, Saracens flyer
Liam Williams.
The Wales three-quarter, who
starred at full-back for the Lions in
the summer, could be named on the
wing or at No 15 as Gatland looks
to blend experience and attacking
power. And he is confident Wales can
replicate the attacking style which
brought success for the Scarlets last
season and the Lions in June.
“Of course it’s feasible,” Williams
said. “I can’t see any reason why we
can’t recreate that style of play. I absolutely love it.”
Much will depend on who Gatland
picks at No 12. Whoever he names,
this is set to be another defining
series for Gatland and his Wales
squad. THE INDEPENDENT
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FOOTBALL
England will not
risk injured Alli
for friendlies
Gareth Bale will not join
up with the Wales squad
for their forthcoming friendlies
against France and Panama, even
though he is back in training after
injury. Bale has not played for club
or country since 26 September.
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CHAMPIONSHIP
Tavernier’s
goal leaves
Black Cats at
rock bottom
SUNDERLAND
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By Damian Spellman
AT THE RIVERSIDE STADIUM
Pochettino thinks Dele Alli will be fit
to play Arsenal in less than two weeks
at half­time after turning his ankle in
a clash with Luka Milivojevic in the
first half at Wembley yesterday.
“He twisted his ankle in the first
half,” Pochettino explained. “It is a bit
painful now. We must assess him, of
course our medical staff and the na­
tional team medical staff. Harry is so
excited to be with the national team
and I am sure he is going to make
them. The medical staff will assess
the player and take the best decision.”
Harry Kane was taken off at the
end but Pochettino said it was just to
protect him. “The last game against
Real Madrid was such an emotional
game,” Pochettino said. “It is better
to avoid risk. He’s OK, I am sure he
is going to make the national team.”
Pochettino urged national teams
to show understanding over his play­
ers’ workloads. “It will be very tough,
the Christmas period is so tough for
players. We have very good commu­
nication, and relationships with the
national teams, we explain the situa­
tions and everyone and try to manage
in a very good way.” THE INDEPENDENT
Talking Points
Marcus Tavernier’s first league
goal sent Middlesbrough into the
Championship’s top five and left
crisis club Sunderland rooted to
the foot of the table.
The 18-year-old’s sixth-minute
finish settled a Tees-Wear clash
short on quality which extended
the managerless Black Cats’ run
without a league win to 14 games.
Sunderland, with caretaker
managers Billy McKinlay and
Robbie Stockdale looking on,
should have been ahead by the
time Tavernier struck with Lewis
Grabban failing to add to his
tally of five goals in his last three
games from close range.
But they eventually wilted
and it was Boro who looked more
likely to add to their tally as time
ran down.
Middlesbrough
players celebrate at
the final whistle PA
Grabban’s big moment arrived
with the game just three minutes
old when Boro keeper Darren
Randolph spilled Didier Ndong’s
well-struck shot, but somehow
managed to block the striker’s
follow-up from point-blank range.
The Sunderland frontman was
still bemoaning his misfortune
when the visitors fell behind
three minutes later, teenager
Tavernier turning home Martin
Braithwaite’s pull-back at the
near post after Stewart Downing
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Deontay Wilder blitzed Bermane
Stiverne to retain his WBC heavy­
weight title in a performance that
should lead to a unification fight
with Anthony Joshua. “They are
trying to give me a peasant in
[Dillian] Whyte,” Wilder said.
“A king doesn’t chase
peasants. A king takes
kings. I want Joshua.”
Wilder (right) talks
a lot better than the
charismatic but mostly
taciturn Joshua. Most
observers would surely
now like to see whether
he boxes better too.
Modern professional sport can
stray into the cold and anodyne;
the Barbarians are a shot to a cold
body’s arm. The All Blacks
and Baa­Baas put on a highly
engaging show at Twickenham
on Saturday, a combination
of intent and levity before the
heavy seriousness of the
autumn internationals, and
60,000­plus turned up to
watch. Context provides
tension, and excitement,
of course. But occasionally
it’s good to be reminded
of sport’s capacity for
unthinking joy too.
Baa-Baas light up Twickenham with
a shot of pre-autumn colour
had unpicked the defence. Asked
afterwards if Boro could stay in
the top six, manager Garry Monk
said: “There’s a lot of football
to play. All we concentrate on
is what we are doing. We fought
hard for each and every three
points this week.
“We know what we need to
improve on and what we need
to get better at, but there’s no
criticism from me this week
for the players. They have been
excellent.”
FA CUP
Woking hold Bury as Exeter squeeze past Swifts
Woking earned an FA Cup first­
round replay against managerless
Bury after Jamie Philpot’s header
secured a 1­1 draw.
Millwall loanee Philpot’s first­half
header for the National League side
keeps them in the hat for the sec­
ond round. League One outfit Bury,
who sacked former boss Lee Clark
last month, went ahead after just 42
seconds through Michael Smith but
could not hang on at the Kingfield
Stadium.
League Two’s Accrington were also
forced into a replay after a 0­0 draw
at National League club Guiseley.
Jayden Stockley’s second­half
double saw Exeter beat Heybridge
Swifts 3­1 at St James Park. The
Isthmian League Division One
North visitors held out until the
59th minute before two goals in four
Five things to take away from the weekend
1
Winner Wilder seeks a war of the
world titles against king Joshua
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Tavernier 6
By Jack Pitt-Brooke
Dele Alli will miss England’s friend­
lies against Germany and Brazil as a
result of a hamstring problem, while
Tottenham team­mate Harry Winks
was due to be assessed last night
before joining up with the squad.
Alli missed Spurs’ 1­0 defeat of
Crystal Palace and will not be risked
for England’s friendlies, leaving Tot­
tenham manager Mauricio Pochet­
tino hoping that the midfielder will
be fit for the north London derby at
Arsenal on 18 November.
“After Manchester United [on 28
October] he was feeling his tendon
in the posterior muscle, close to
the hamstring, and he then played
90 minutes against Real Madrid,”
Pochettino said yesterday.
“It is a very, very small thing, but it
was a risk to play. We think he will be
ready for us against Arsenal, we hope
so.” Alli now has 12 days to recover
before the derby.
Winks will be assessed by Spurs’
and England’s medical staff before
deciding whether he can be involved
in the two friendlies. He was taken off
VOICES
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Where will Wolves go when the
chill of a British winter sets in?
Perhaps there is insidious envy in
the suggestion that Wolves will fall
away when the winter frost begins
to bite at their fancy dans’ toes.
As a supporter of one of the teams
behind Wolves in the table, the
desire for hubris – damn them for
spending so cleverly in the summer
– may be ineluctable. Wolves and
their Portuguese manager Nuno
Espirito Santo (below) don’t appear
to be going anywhere yet. Hopefully
they can dispel the cliché
of the fancy foreigner
from the English
football supporter’s
lexicon.
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Hurrah for Lebanon, but for England
the road ahead is much too easy
England’s win over Lebanon in
the Rugby League World Cup on
Saturday morning was entertaining
enough – mostly for the fight and
grit that Lebanon showed. For a
rugby league ingenue, one of the
biggest delights was in discovering
that Lebanon plays the sport to
such a high standard. I do, though,
have an essential problem with
the structure of the tournament.
With three teams out of four
going through to the quarters
from Groups A and B, it’s almost
impossible for England not to reach
at least that stage. Lebanon aside,
the group stages feel a bit ho­hum.
minutes from Stockley. Sam Ban­
tick made it 2­1 but Paul Tisdale’s
Exeter made it through after Liam
McAlinden added a third.
Elsewhere, Wycombe eased
past Solihull Moors 2­0, Swindon
thrashed Dartford 5­1, Coventry
beat Maidenhead 2­0. Charlton
ended Truro’s hopes of a giant­
killing as they won 3­1 at the Valley.
Leatherhead and Billericay drew 1­1.
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Too good for Scotland, not so hot
in Europe – it’s the Celtic dilemma
“You have to say Celtic
are at a different level
even against the
bigger clubs in this
league and certainly
at a different level
to a club of our size.”
That was Tommy Wright
(above), manager of St Johnstone,
after Brendan Rodgers’ team beat
his own 4­0 on Saturday. With that
win, Celtic broke the British record
they set in 1917 of 62 domestic
games unbeaten. Perhaps the
wonder of the record lies in how
easily it is fragmented when Celtic
venture into Europe.
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Premier League Saturday action
W HAM 1-4 LIVERPOOL
SO’TON 0-1 BURNLEY
Jürgen Klopp
singled out
Roberto Firmino
for praise even
though the striker
(left) missed all
his chances in an
emphatic Liverpool victory.
“I know he didn’t score – he
was really angry about that
actually when I took him off,”
Klopp revealed. “I said: ‘What a
performance!’ He said: ‘I didn’t
score, though’!”
In a switch to a 4-4-2 formation,
Firmino was partnered up front
by Mohamed Salah, who scored
twice. Liverpool’s other goals
coming from Joel Matip and Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Salah now has 12 goals in 17
appearances for the Reds since
his summer move from Roma and
Klopp said: “He’s a real goal threat,
an offensive midfield player who
plays more as a second striker.
Today he had a different position –
but he liked it.”
Sean Dyche insists Burnley’s
superb start to the season will not
make his players complacent.
“It’s a ‘so far’ story because there
are a lot of big teams that we’ve got
to play, home and away,” he said
after the Clarets’ third away win of
the term kept them in seventh spot
in the Premier League. “We don’t
run away with ourselves, that’s for
sure, myself, the staff or the group.
And I don’t think our fans do.
“I know the reality of where
we are and what we are trying to
achieve and what we are doing to
try and achieve that.
“The most pleasing thing is
I’ve got players who are moving
forward in their careers, the way
they are conducting themselves,
the way they are professional.”
Southampton were booed off
after Sam Vokes headed a late
winner. While Burnley have 11
points from 18 on the road, the
Saints have failed to score in four
of their eight games at St Mary’s in
league and League Cup.
HUD’FIELD 1-0 WEST BROM
STOKE 2-2 LEICESTER
Firmino misses So far so good
out on goal-fest for Dyche after
but gets credit solid start
Terriers’ true grit Crouch ‘good for
a few years yet’
shines for Ince
Midfielder Tom Ince claimed team
spirit and fitness carried 10-man
Huddersfield to victory over West
Bromwich Albion, who are now
winless in nine league games.
A moment of magic from Rajiv
van La Parra just before halftime secured the Terriers’ fourth
Premier League win but they
had to hang on after defender
Christopher Schindler was
dismissed early in the second half.
And Ince said: “At this level it’s
difficult with a man fewer and we
showed the grit and determination
for each other and the spirit to
keep a clean sheet. We could have
nicked one on the counter-attack,
which shows the fitness of us all to
try and see the game off.”
NEWCASTLE 0-1 B’MOUTH
At 36 Peter
Crouch is capable
of playing on for
a few more years,
according to
Stoke manager
Mark Hughes.
Crouch (above) denied Leicester
with an equalising header within
seconds of taking the field. His
three league goals this season
have all come from the bench, but
Hughes hinted he may soon be
starting games again.
Hughes, who played until he
was 39, said: “I see his qualities
every day and he trains every day,
although this week he has had a
slight injury. I was the same. Pete is
doing all he can.”
SWANSEA 0-1 BRIGHTON
Cook dishes up A globetrotter’s
punishment
life for Ryan
Newcastle were made to pay for
missed chances when Steve Cook
headed an injury-time winner for
Bournemouth. And goalkeeper
Rob Elliot (below) said: “We have
got to learn lessons. It’s still our
first season back in the Premier
League, we are still a young team
and these things are going to
happen. But we’re
disappointed –
especially after
how good we were
in the first half.”
Mathew Ryan prepared for a world
tour by keeping his fourth Premier
League clean sheet as Glenn
Murray’s strike gave Brighton a
second successive away win.
The Australia goalkeeper
next faces Honduras in a World
Cup play-off with a place at next
summer’s finals in Russia at stake.
And he said: “I leave for Honduras
now and after the game continue
that way to Sydney for the second
leg. I’m literally going around the
world – but I’m not complaining!”
PREMIER LEAGUE
Morata’s header
enables United to
find their level:
way below City
table is shaking out, the teams finding
their level. For now United remain
best of the rest on goal difference
from Spurs but after 11 games they
MANCHESTER UNITED
are closer to Burnley than the impe0
rious Manchester City.
When Chelsea cranked the hanBy Kevin Garside
dle after the break United fell away.
AT STAMFORD BRIDGE
Henrikh Mkhitaryan symbolises the
soft centre: a talented player utterly
Another miserable away day in the incapable of engaging with anything
top-six for Manchester United. No like the necessary intent.
parking of the bus this time. They
These are the games that matter,
were simply not good enough, which the encounters that go around the
is perhaps even more damning.
world, a stage that demands commitYes they gave it the lash late on, ment and belief. Mkhitaryan appears
United’s go-to firefighter Marouane to have neither in a red shirt.
Fellaini forcing Thibaut
Compare United’s notional
Courtois into a save, no
No 10 to the real thing.
less. Only his second of
Eden Hazard was a serithe match. It shouldn’t
ous source of vim and
have mattered. Chelapplication, demandsea might have been
ing the ball and driving
Manchester United
long gone by then,
at the United defence
have scored one goal
David de Gea once
all game. His shot in
in their last 10 away
again giving the goals
the
first half, cutting in
games against other
against column a more
from the right and let‘big six’ rivals
decent look than United’s
ting fly with his left was a
performance deserved.
peach and brought the abThere was zip De Gea could
solute best out of De Gea.
have done to keep out Alvaro MorJose Mourinho had seen enough on
ata’s stonking header early in the the hour withdrawing the ineffectual
second half, which is more than can Armenian for his first responder Felbe said for the United centre-backs, laini. Phil Jones also made way, payall three of whom contrived to be ing the price for his part, or lack of it,
nowhere near the Chelsea marks- in the goal, which mirrored a contriman, who smeared the ball in hair gel bution best described as erratic.
such was the force with which he met
This is the turf where City showed
Cesar Azpilicueta’s excellent cross.
what they were about, bullying ChelBy increments the Premier League sea into submission. If that was the
CHELSEA
Morata 55
1
1
day City told us how very good they
are, this was the afternoon United
showed how far off they remain.
Chelsea did not have to be outstanding to win, just better. And this
was a team supposedly in crisis after
defeat to Roma in the Champions
League. The return of N’Golo Kanté
stiffened the Chelsea proposition
no end, allowing Cesc Fabregas and
Hazard freedom to roam.
Baines penalty hands Unsworth
a valuable character reference
EVERTON
Niasse 67, Calvert-Lewin 74, Baines
90 pen
3
WATFORD
Richarlison 46, Kabasele 64
2
By Simon Hughes
AT GOODISON PARK
The manner of this improbable
victory surely means the chances of
David Unsworth becoming the next
full-time manager of Everton improve dramatically. Unsworth vowed
attempt to bring that famous Dogs of
War mentality of the mid-1990s back
to Goodison Park. Under his guidance – albeit across just four games,
three of them being away – Everton’s players, those regarded as key
particularly, have resembled drowning puppies.
They had here, at least, until the
second half. Watford’s lead was by two
but a head injury to Heurelho Gomes,
their captain and goalkeeper, meant Schneiderlin was absent from the
a debut for his replacement Orestis squad here. Ashley Williams was
Karnezis, the Greek international. relegated to the bench.
On a cold night, he was slow to react
Watford were much the better
to the dangers around him and within team for two thirds of this match; the
ten minutes, Watford’s advantage had speed and power of Abdoulaye Doubeen taken away. Thanks to Leighton couré and Richarlison an outstandBaines’s injury-time penalty,
ing feature of their strategy.
it was eventually eviscerWhen the latter accelerated. But not before furated away from Phil Jagther drama. In the 10th
ielka and took the ball
minute of injury time
past Jordan Pickford,
Tom Cleverley would
Goodison waited for
Yesterday’s second
miss his own spotthe worst to happen.
half at Goodison
kick, Cleverley being
Though the BrazilPark took 58
a former Everton midian would be not be
minutes, due to
fielder. It was a remarkclinical on this occasion,
stoppages for
injuries
able evening.
moments into the second
If Unsworth has shown
half, he would drive Watone trait in his short time as
ford into the lead – a lead that
Everton manager, it has been ruth- would extend to two when Christian
lessness. He clearly does not think Kabasele met José Holebas’s corner
very much of Davy Klaassen nor to head past Pickford.
Sandro Ramirez because neither
Before that moment, Gomes was
have featured since Ronald Koe- substituted after colliding with Kaman’s sacking. Meanwhile, Morgan basele and in his absence, Watford
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Chelsea
Courtois
Azpilicueta
Christensen
Cahill
Kanté
Bakayoko
Zappacosta
Alonso
Fabregas
Hazard
Morata
Lukaku
Rashford
Mkhitaryan
Young
Matic
Jones
Valencia
Herrera
Bailly
Smalling
De Gea
Manchester United
Substitutions: Chelsea Rüdiger (Zappacosta, 66),
Drinkwater (Fabregas, 79), Willian (Hazard, 87); Man
Utd Fellaini (Jones, 62), Martial (Mkhitaryan, 62),
Lingard (Young, 78). Booked: Chelsea Bakayoko; Man
Utd Jones, Herrera, Fellaini.
Man of the match Kanté.
Match rating 6/10.
Possession: Chelsea 54% Man Utd 46%.
Attempts on target: Chelsea 8 Man Utd 2.
Referee A Taylor (Cheshire).
Attendance 41,615.
Hazard fired a shot straight at
DeGea and Morata fell over his own
feet when it was easier to score. Had
they it would not have flattered Chelsea. Mourinho, with some justification, singled out Fellaini for special
praise, though he was way off with
his estimation that a point would
have been just.
Though in the last half hour United
had Anthony Martial, Marcus Rash-
ford and Romelu Lukaku on the field,
the truth is, without Paul Pogba, United’s midfield is a finesse-free zone.
Only the excellent Nemanja Matic
is of the required standard. Ander
Herrera, last year’s player of the year,
was unable to assist in any meaningful way, despite running about a lot
and conveying a sense of being busy.
United’s best moment came in the
15th minute while the teams were still
Alvaro Morata
heads in the
decisive goal
for Chelsea
yesterday PA
playing chess. Courtois was equal to
it, diving to his right to beat away a
powerful strike by Lukaku.
Mourinho admitted to concern
at the gap to City but hoped the
concentration of games after the
international break might create an
opportunity for mischief.
“We are worried about the gap
but there are 18 teams more worried
than us,” he said.
“Eight points is not same as in
La Liga or the Bundesliga. In the
Premier League there is still a lot to
play for. I hope, I think, I wish that in
the busy period in late November,
December and January we are going
to be at maximum strength with Paul
Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos
Rojo back, so we can be in a fight.”
Everton
Pickford
Kenny
Jagielka
Keane
Baines
Gueye Baningime Davies
Rooney
Richarlison
Niasse Sigurdsson
Gray
Carrillo
Cleverley Doucouré Hughes
Holebas
were not as organised defensively.
After Oumar Niasse made it 2-1 by
showing more determination than
Karnezis to meet a bouncing ball,
Everton were level when Dominic
Calvert-Lewin met Baines’s corner.
Aaron Lennon had only been on
the pitch for a few minutes when his
pace caused Holebas to bring him
down. Goodison was rocking. Karnezis was terrified. Baines was calm.
Leighton
Baines scores
for Everton
from the
penalty spot
yesterday
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Much calmer than Cleverley, in fact.
And so, the spotlight falls on
Farhad Moshiri. Over two nights, a
Panorama double-bill include him
amongst its investigations into the
secret practices of the global finance
industry, posing questions about the
source of his investment in Everton.
He also has a manager to appoint.
Unsworth will hope he has done
enough. THE INDEPENDENT
Britos
Kabasele
Femenia
Gomes
Watford
Substitutions: Everton Lookman (Baningime, 55),
Calvert-Lewin (Rooney, 68), Lennon (Sigurdsson, 85);
Watford Karnezis (Gomes, 59), Mariappa (Kabasele, 79),
Okaka (Hughes, 90).
Booked: Watford Britos, Holebas.
Man of the match Calvert-Lewin. Match rating 6/10.
Possession: Everton 38% Watford 62%.
Attempts on target: Everton 5 Watford 3.
Referee G Scott (Berks and Bucks). Attendance 38,609
PREMIER LEAGUE
Chelsea (0)....................1 Man Utd (0).................0
Morata 55
Att 41,615
Everton (0)...................3 Watford (0).................2
Niasse 67
Richarlison 46
Calvert-Lewin 74
Kabasele 64
Baines 90 (pen)
Att 38,609
Man City (1).................3 Arsenal (0)...................1
De Bruyne 19
Lacazette 65
Aguero 50 (pen)
Att 54,286
Gabriel Jesus 74
Tottenham (0) ...........1 Crystal Palace (0)..0
Son 64
Att 65,270
Saturday
Huddersfield (1)......1 West Brom (0) .........0
van La Parra 45
Att 24,169
Newcastle (0).............0 Bournemouth (0) .1
Att 52,237
S Cook 90
Southampton (0) ...0 Burnley (0).................1
Att 30,491
Vokes 81
Stoke (1).......................... 2 Leicester (1)................2
Shaqiri 39
Iborra 33
Crouch 73
Mahrez 60
Att 29,602
Swansea (0).................0 Brighton (1)................1
Att 20,822
Murray 29
West Ham (0).............1 Liverpool (2)..............4
Lanzini 55
Salah 21, 76
Matip 24
Att 56,961
O-Chamberlain 56
P W D L F A Pts
Man City
11 10 1 0 38 7 31
Man Utd
11 7 2 2 23 5 23
Tottenham
11 7 2 2 20 7 23
Chelsea
11 7 1 3 19 10 22
Liverpool
11 5 4 2 21 17 19
Arsenal
11 6 1 4 20 16 19
Burnley
11 5 4 2 10 9 19
Brighton
11 4 3 4 11 11 15
Watford
11 4 3 4 17 21 15
Huddersfield 11 4 3 4 8 13 15
Newcastle
11 4 2 5 10 10 14
Leicester
11 3 4 4 16 16 13
Southampton 11 3 4 4 9 11 13
Stoke
11 3 3 5 13 22 12
Everton
11 3 2 6 10 22 11
West Brom
11 2 4 5 9 14 10
Bournemouth 11 3 1 7 7 14 10
West Ham
11 2 3 6 11 23 9
Swansea
11 2 2 7 7 13 8
Crystal Palace 11 1 1 9 4 22 4
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Middlesbrough (1).1 Sunderland (0)........0
Tavernier 6
Att 29,277
Saturday
Aston Villa (0) ...........1 Sheff Wed (2) .............2
Samba 90
Reach 1
Att 33,154
Rhodes 23
Barnsley (1)................. 2 Birmingham (0)......0
Bradshaw 2
Att 12,946
Fryers 68
Bolton (2) ...................... 2 Norwich (0).................1
Madine 35
Murphy 90
Armstrong 40
Att 14,786
Brentford (1).............. 3 Leeds (0)........................1
Maupay 23
Alioski 67
Barbet 85
Att 11,068
Woods 90
Bristol City (1) .......... 2 Cardiff (1) .....................1
O’Dowda 20
Bogle 41
Flint 66
Att 21,692
Derby (0)........................ 2 Reading (2)..................4
Russell 71
Moore 9
Martin 90
Aluko 13
Beerens 54
Att 25,928
Barrow 75
Ipswich (1).....................3 Preston (0)..................0
Waghorn 45
Att 14,390
McGoldrick 49, Celina 64
Millwall (0)...................0 Burton Albion (0) .1
Att 11,507
Sordell 70
Nottm Forest (2) .....4 QPR (0) ...........................0
Walker 13, 84
Att 24,021
Dowell 44, McKay 52
Sheff Utd (0)................4 Hull (1) ............................1
Clarke 53, 76, 80, 88 Grosicki 29
Att 27,466
P W D L F A Pts
Wolverhampton 16 11 2 3 29 15 35
Sheff Utd
16 11 0 5 24 14 33
Cardiff
16 9 4 3 22 13 31
Bristol City
16 8 6 2 26 16 30
Middlesbrough 16 7 5 4 21 13 26
Aston Villa
16 7 5 4 22 15 26
Derby
15 7 4 4 23 19 25
Ipswich
15 8 0 7 26 22 24
Nottm Forest 16 8 0 8 25 26 24
Leeds
16 7 2 7 24 19 23
Sheff Wed
16 6 5 5 21 19 23
Brentford
16 5 7 4 25 21 22
Norwich
16 6 4 6 15 20 22
Preston
16 5 6 5 19 19 21
QPR
16 5 6 5 19 22 21
Barnsley
15 5 4 6 22 21 19
Fulham
16 4 7 5 18 19 19
Reading
15 5 3 7 18 19 18
Millwall
16 4 5 7 17 17 17
Hull
16 4 4 8 28 30 16
Burton Albion 16 3 4 9 10 31 13
Birmingham 16 3 3 10 8 25 12
Bolton
16 2 5 9 13 29 11
Sunderland
16 1 7 8 20 31 10
FA CUP FIRST ROUND
Cambridge Utd (1)..1 Sutton Utd (0) ..........0
Ibehre 45
Att 3,070
Charlton (1) .................3 Truro City (0)............1
Reeves 10, 70
Harvey 59
Marshall 53
Att 4,494
Coventry (2)................ 2 Maidenhead (0).......0
Ponticelli 33, 44
Att 3,370
Dartford (0).................1 Swindon (3)................5
Sho-Silva 83
Elsnik 12, 26
Smith 23, Linganzi 47
Mullin 50, Att 2,705
Exeter (0) ...................... 3 Heybridge S (0)........1
Stockley 59, 63
Bantrick 70
McAlinden 86
Att 3,004
Guiseley (0).................0 Accrington (0)..........0
Att 1,611
Solihull Moors (0) .0 Wycombe (2) .............2
Freeman 16
Mackail-Smith 29
Att 1,545
Woking (1).....................1 Bury (1) ..........................1
Philpot 25
Smith 1
Att 1,858
Leatherhead (1) ........1 Billericay (0) .............1
Midson 21
Bricknell 67 (pen)
Att 1,797
Saturday
AFC Fylde (1) ..............4 Kidderminster (0) 2
Rowe 14, 48
Taylor 74
Smith 54
Brown 90
Finley 64
Att 1,482
AFC Wimbledon (1)1 Lincoln City (0) .......0
Taylor 7
Att 3,394
Blackburn (0).............3 Barnet (1) .....................1
Nuttall 63
Akinola 31
Graham 70
Att 3,710
Antonsson 81
Boreham Wood (0) 2 Blackpool (0).............1
Turgott 68
Philliskirk 62
Holman 88
Bradford (2)................. 2 Chesterfield (0).......0
Gilliead 4
Att 4,747
Jones 44
Carlisle (2) .................... 3 Oldham (0)...................2
Bennett 22, 60
Clarke 64
Hope 36
Holloway 72
Att 3,965
Cheltenham (0) ........ 2 Maidstone (3)............4
Dawson 52
Sam-Yorke 20, 53
Finney 62 (og)
Pigott 21
Hines 43
Att 2,799
Colchester (0)............0 Oxford City (0).........1
Paterson 46
Att 1,775
Crewe (0)....................... 2 Rotherham (1)..........1
Walker 47
Vaulks 21
Ainley 89
Att 2,597
Ebbsfleet (2)................ 2 Doncaster (2).............6
Kedwell 35 (pen)
Blair 45
Coulson 37
Marquis 45
Coppinger 52, 83 (pen)
Houghton 78
Att 2,069
Rowe 85
Forest Green (1).......1 Macclesfield (0) ......0
Doidge 42
Att 1,387
Gainsborough (0)...0 Slough (1)......................6
Lench 35, 46, 84
Flood 52
Williams 71
Att 1,630
Fraser 75
Gateshead (2).............. 2 Chelmsford (0) ........0
Burrow 30
Att 732
Johnson 34
Gillingham (1)............ 2 Leyton Orient (0)..1
Parker 20
Dayton 79
Eaves 75
Att 3,659
Hereford FC (0)........1 AFC Telford (0)........0
Mills 68
Att 4,712
Luton (1).........................1 Portsmouth (0).......0
Collins 45
Att 5,333
Morecambe (1)..........3 Hartlepool (0) ..........0
Ellison 4
Att 2,004
Fleming 67, Loach 85 (og)
Newport (1)................. 2 Walsall (0) ...................1
Nouble 18
Bakayoko 77
McClousky 46
Att 2,701
Northampton (0)....0 Scunthorpe (0)........0
Att 2,820
Peterborough (0) ...1 Tranmere (0).............1
Marriott 52
Cook 72
Att 3,750
Plymouth (1) ..............1 Grimsby (0) ................0
Carey 9
Att 5,137
Rochdale (2).................4 Bromley (0)................0
Inman 10, 54
Att 2,241
Henderson 31 (pen), 84
Shaw Lane (1).............1 Mansfield (1) .............3
Bennett 41
Pearce 34
Rose 73, 78
Shrewsbury (2) ........5 Aldershot (0).............0
Rodman 20
Att 3,859
Whalley 24 (pen)
Payne 62, Gnahoua 66
C Morris 68
Stevenage (1) .............5 Nantwich (0)..............0
Godden 16, 76, 89
Att 1,436
Smith 68, 73
Wigan (1)........................ 2 Crawley Town (1)..1
Toney 29
Roberts 20
Evans 71
Att 3,288
Yeovil (1) ........................1 Southend (0)..............0
Khan 29 (pen)
Att 2,079
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Hearts .............................1 Kilmarnock ...............2
Goncalves 76
K Boyd 31
Att 16,347
Frizzell 86
Saturday
Hamilton (1)................ 2 Aberdeen (1) ..............2
Imrie 19
Stewart 27
Templeton 76
Arnason 74
Att 3,099
Hibernian (1).............. 2 Dundee (1) ...................1
Boyle 1
Haber 21
S Murray 63
Att 16,936
Rangers (2)...................3 Partick (0)....................0
McCrorie 30
Att 49,502
Candeias 39
Windass 47
Ross County (3) .......3 Motherwell (0)........2
Gardyne 13, 42
Bowman 48
Kellior-Dunn 26
Moult 79
Att 4,014
St Johnstone (0)......0 Celtic (1).........................4
Sinclair 28
Dembele 72
Anderson 75 (og)
Att 6,800
Ntcham 89
P W D L F A Pts
Celtic
12 9 3 0 29 6 30
Aberdeen
12 8 3 1 20 12 27
Hibernian
13 7 4 2 21 14 25
Rangers
12 7 3 2 27 13 24
Motherwell
12 6 1 5 18 15 19
Hearts
13 4 3 6 12 17 15
St Johnstone 13 4 3 6 13 20 15
Ross County 13 4 2 7 14 21 14
Hamilton
13 3 3 7 19 24 12
Kilmarnock
13 2 5 6 11 19 11
Partick
13 2 4 7 11 22 10
Dundee
13 2 2 9 13 25 8
SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP (SATURDAY)
Brechin 0 Dumbarton 1; Dundee Utd
2 St Mirren 1; Falkirk 1 Dunfermline 1;
Livingston 0 Inverness CT 0; Morton 1
Queen of South 2.
SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE (SATURDAY)
Albion 3 Forfar 4; Alloa 1 Airdrieonians
0; Arbroath 1 Ayr 4; Raith 1 East Fife 0;
Stranraer 3 Queen’s Park 0.
SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO (SATURDAY)
Annan Athletic 0 Berwick 0; Cowdenbeath 1 Montrose 3; Edinburgh City 1
Stirling 2; Elgin 0 Peterhead 2; Stenhousemuir 1 Clyde 1.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE (SAT)
Eastleigh 2 Chester FC 2.
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FOOTBALL
PREMIER LEAGUE
Imperious City brush
off Arsenal to sit eight
points clear at the top
MANCHESTER CITY
De Bruyne 19, Aguero 50 pen,
Jesus 74
3
ARSENAL
Lacazette 65
1
By Mark Critchley
AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM
A two-goal winning margin hardly qualifies as fireworks here
nowadays but with this 3-1 victory
over Arsenal, Manchester City
passed a half-century of goals for the
season before darkness had fallen
on Bonfire Night.
This was not the type of emphatic
win that Pep Guardiola’s side have
regularlytreatedtheirhomefanstoin
recent months, but it was a reminder
to Arsenal and the rest of the chasing
pack that they are simply a cut above
and title favourites with good reason.
Arsène Wenger came here determined not to suffer another mauling
at the hands of a “top six” rival and
left aggrieved, believing his Arsenal
side could have taken something
back to north London with them if
not for two key refereeing decisions.
The penalty call against Nacho
Monreal for barging into Raheem
Sterling was defensible but soft, and
David Silva did receive the ball in an
offside position prior to setting up
Gabriel Jesus for the third.
Even so, Arsenal were a clear
second-best to their hosts from the
moment Kevin De Bruyne opened
the scoring in the first half and
Alexandre Lacazette only pulled a
goal back against the run of play.
Arsenal began in a tight, restrictive shape off the ball and made a
purposeful start, but City still had
the better of the opening chances.
Barely a minute had passed, before
Sergio Aguero was handed an opportunity to add to his 178 goals for
the club, but City’s newly crowned
all-time leading scorer fired over.
Sterling, a prolific scorer himself
in recent times, spurned a far simpler chance shortly after, failing to
get a toe to Leroy Sane’s cut-back
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Manchester City
Ederson
Walker
Stones Otamendi
Delph
De Bruyne Fernandinho D Silva
Sterling
Aguero
Sane
Sanchez
Ozil
Iwobi
Kolasinac
Xhaka
Ramsey
Bellerin
Monreal Coquelin Koscielny
Cech
Arsenal
Substitutions: Man City Jesus (Aguero, 62), Gundogan
(Sterling, 78), B Silva (Sane, 87); Arsenal Lacazette
(Coquelin, 56), Wilshere, (Iwobi, 78), Giroud (Xhaka, 78).
Booked: Man City Otamendi; Arsenal Monreal,
Lacazette, Koscielny, Xhaka, Sanchez, Ozil.
Man of the match De Bruyne (Man City).
Match rating 8/10.
Possession: Man City 58% Arsenal 42%.
Attempts on target: Man City 5 Arsenal 3.
Referee M Oliver (Northumberland).
Attendance 54,286.
across the face of the Arsenal goal.
The Etihad groaned but, given the
ease with which Guardiola’s players
were cutting through the visitors, it
also sensed that the breakthrough
was around the corner.
It came after a prolonged, attritional City spell in opposition territory, as Arsenal tried and failed
again and again to clear their lines.
Petr Cech parried one De Bruyne
pot-shot unconvincingly, allowing
the loose ball to be worked back
towards the Belgian. This time, his
attempt at goal was more considered, with the shot driven low into
the corner after a neat one-two with
Fernandinho. It was City’s 50th goal
of this young season already.
Wenger now needed to chase
the game but the early promise his
RUGBY UNION
Daly makes rapid
return from injury
Elliot Daly is in contention to make
an early return to action and could
play a part in England’s opening
autumn international against
Argentina this weekend after
returning to training to ease Eddie
Jones’ injury concerns. Daly will
return to camp today and is in with
a chance of recovering from the
knee injury that he suffered while
on Wasps duty in time to start this
weekend. Jones will name his squad
on Thursday. » Gatland’sworry,p50
side had shown in attack had disappeared. This may well go down in
memory as Alexis Sanchez’s first
appearance for Manchester City, so
wasteful was his use of the ball.
Arsenal’s reactive set-up did not
help the Chilean, subject of two
bids by City in the summer, but his
lethargic movement and tendency
to drift out of threatening positions
spoke of a man uninterested.
Sterling wasted a second glorious City opportunity just after the
half-hour mark when his woeful
pass failed to find Sane after yet
another ruthless counter up field.
The hosts were particularly enjoying their afternoon against Francis
Coquelin. Almost three years on
from his breakthrough display on
this ground, the Arsenal midfielder
made his first start of the league season in a unfamiliar centre-half role
and did not look comfortable until
taken off in the second half.
By that point, City had doubled
their lead. Referee Michael Oliver
angered Wenger by pointing to the
spot after Monreal clumsily bundled
Sterling to the floor. Aguero did his
best to miss the spot-kick, the ball rebounding in off Cech’s left-hand post.
Wenger turned to Lacazette and
he in turn took advantage of a moment of slack defending by the
hosts. It is, if anything, City’s one
remaining weakness – a clumsiness
and a tendency to switch off after
long spells of domination. Nicolas
Otamendi was the culprit this time,
allowing Lacazette to drift in behind
the backline unsighted and finish
through the legs of Ederson.
Renewed hope of a tight contest
was soon snuffed out, however, with
Aguero’s replacement, Jesus, restoring City’s two-goal advantage
in controversial circumstances.
David Silva received the ball in an
offside position but was not flagged
and, while every Arsenal defender
took a few moments to protest, the
Spaniard squared for Jesus to tap
in. Cech, Monreal and the rest continued their protests, but the goal
stood. THE INDEPENDENT
City slickers nick their
visitors’ lunch money
Jonathan
Liew
The odds in football are stacked in
favour of defence. While you often
need everything to go perfectly
to score a goal, you do not need to
play perfectly to stop one. Until
Manchester City came along.
You get the ball. Instantly, you
GOLF
Rose refuses to wilt in Turkey win
Justin Rose won back-to-back events
for the second time in his career
after a thrilling finish to the £5.3m
Turkish Airlines
Open to pile the
pressure on Race to
Dubai leader Tommy
Fleetwood. Seven
days after winning
the WGC-HSBC
Champions, Rose
(right) came from two
behind in the final
round in Antalya to
claim an 11th European Tour title.
A closing 65 gave the Olympic
champion a winning total of
18 under par, a shot ahead
of former Ryder Cup teammate Nicolas Colsaerts and
South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli.
Fleetwood finished in a
tie for 23rd and saw
his lead of more than
a million points over
Rose reduced to just
135,000 with two
events remaining.
see Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy
Sane hunting you down. A few
yards away, Sergio Aguero is
blocking the easy pass to your
right. Raheem Sterling is blocking
the pass up the touchline. Can
you maybe bend the ball around
David Silva? You have fractions of
a second to answer.
Too late. Sane has wrapped
one of his telescopic legs around
yours, De Bruyne has gathered
up the loose ball, and once more
TENNIS
‘New mindset’ lifts
Görges into the Elite
Julia Görges claimed the biggest
victory of her career when she beat
American Coco Vandeweghe in the
WTA Elite Trophy final in China.
The 29-year-old German, ranked
18th in the world, won 7-5, 6-1
yesterday to end the season with
back-to-back titles after her win in
the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. And
she said: “It is a complete new Julia.
I am much more mature, more
developed. I just try to do my thing. I
have a different mindset now.”
NEWS
2-27
Kevin De Bruyne
scores Manchester
City’s first goal
against Arsenal
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30-39
Premier League table
Man City
Man Utd
Tottenham
Chelsea
Liverpool
Arsenal
Burnley
Brighton
Watford
Huddersf’ld
Newcastle
Leicester
So’ton
Stoke
Everton
West Brom
Bournem’th
West Ham
Swansea
Crystal P
P
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
W
10
7
7
7
5
6
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
D
1
2
2
1
4
1
4
3
3
3
2
4
4
3
2
4
1
3
2
1
L
0
2
2
3
2
4
2
4
4
4
5
4
4
5
6
5
7
6
7
9
F
38
23
20
19
21
20
10
11
17
8
10
16
9
13
10
9
7
11
7
4
A
7
5
7
10
17
16
9
11
21
13
10
16
11
22
22
14
14
23
13
22
Pts
31
23
23
22
19
19
19
15
15
15
14
13
13
12
11
10
10
9
8
4
you are defending for your lives.
Playing City these days entails a
never-ending series of multiplechoice problems, each with only
one perfect solution.
Arsenal did not play appallingly
here. This was not their worst
performance of the season by any
stretch. You could point the finger
at individuals: at Alexis Sanchez,
Francis Coquelin, Granit Xhaka,
the usual suspects. You could
point the finger at Arsène Wenger,
whose decision to omit Alexandre
Lacazette looked intriguing at
kick-off and downright negligent
by the time he had hauled
Arsenal back into the game with a
powerful low finish.
But really, Arsenal were no
gets bundled over in the build-up.
Nacho Monreal is brushed off
just a little too easily. Laurent
Koscielny tracks De Bruyne, but
not quite enough to stop the shot
going in between his legs. Petr
Cech gets a fingertip to the shot,
but not quite enough to divert it
around the post. De Bruyne’s goal
was thus the product not simply
of a fine finish, but City doing a
dozen separate tasks slightly
better than Arsenal.
And that, really, was the story
of Arsenal’s afternoon. Shortly
after half-time, Sead Kolasinac
almost plays Aguero offside, but
not quite. Monreal almost gets
the right side of Sterling, but not
quite. A penalty results, and with
40 minutes left Arsenal are as
good as done.
City’s superior physical
worse than any other team to visit condition was evident throughout
the Etihad this season and have
too: winning the 50-50 balls,
their dinner money taken. They
intensifying the press, not going
were simply incapable of
to ground unless they
perfection.
absolutely have to.
Asked time and
Mentally, this sort
again to pick the
of stuff begins to
perfect pass, make
take its toll after
the perfect run,
a while. Even
Points and +31 goal
maintain the
Wenger’s protests
difference
–
City’s
perfect defensive
to the fourth official
start
is
the
best
by
shape, they simply
lacked their usual
any team 11 games
did what anybody
bite.
into a Premier
else would have done
That’s not a slight
League season
under City’s relentless
on Arsenal. City had
interrogation. They
simply broken them:
squealed.
their shape, their plan, their
City’s first goal, a masterclass in spirit. And they may already have
the accumulation of fine margins,
broken the rest of the Premier
was a case in point. Alex Iwobi
League. THE INDEPENDENT
ATHLETICS
CRICKET
Flanagan holds off
Keitany to win NY
Shalane Flanagan became the
first American woman to win the
New York marathon in 40 years,
after she pulled away from Kenya’s
Mary Keitany – the women-only
world record holder – in the final
three miles to claim victory in two
hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds.
Flanagan, who had said before the
race she may retire if she won, said:
“This is going to feel very good for a
long time.” Geoffrey Kamworor of
Kenya won the men’s race.
Gazzaniga and Son
shine for Tottenham
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Son 64
CRYSTAL PALACE
1
England’s women prepared for next
week’s Ashes Test by drawing
with a Cricket Australia
XI in Sydney. Heather
Knight’s side, who need
to avoid defeat in the
one-off four-day game
to have any chance of
regaining the Ashes,
were unable to bowl
their hosts out, with the
CA XI finishing on 182 for
7, chasing 266 to win. England
had resumed on 87 for 3, with Sarah
Taylor (left) finding form with an
unbeaten 85. Natalie Sciver (42),
Fran Wilson (45) and Katherine
Brunt (43no) were also in
the runs as Knight called
her side in on 305 for 7.
There may have been
some concern that their
hosts would chase down
the target as they raced to
127 for 2 off 30 overs, but five
wickets in eight overs swung
the game in England’s favour.
» Anderson’sAshesprediction,p50
Tottenham Hotspur
Gazzaniga
0
By Jack Pitt-Brooke
It was not hammering European
champions Real Madrid 3-1 but
then it was never going to be. Tottenham Hotspur came back down
to earth yesterday but at least they
landed on their feet, grinding out a
1-0 win over Crystal Palace of which
commemorative DVDs will never
be sold.
Spurs were poor for most of this
match and Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace had much the better
chances. Three times early in the
second half, before Spurs scored,
Palace should have taken the lead.
It was the unlikely figure of Paulo
Gazzaniga, Spurs’ third-choice
goalkeeper, here on debut, who
stood in their way.
Their hero, on a day when they
needed one, was Son Heung-min.
Starting in the absence of Dele Alli,
who will miss England’s friendlies
against Germany and Brazil with a
hamstring injury, Son provided the
game’s only moment of any quality,
curling in the goal after 64 minutes.
The only way Spurs were going
to score was if something brilliant –
like Son’s goal – happened out of the
blue. They had not been creating
good chances all game, with Harry
Kane quiet and Christian Eriksen
struggling to find space. Hodgson’s
Paulo Gazzaniga impressed on his
debut for Totttenham Hotspur
TENNIS
Master of Paris, Sock
earns a place at O2
American Jack Sock sealed a spot in
the end-of-season ATP Tour Finals
when he beat Serbian qualifier Filip
Krajinovic to win the Paris Masters .
Sock’s 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 victory took the
25-year-old to a career-high ranking
of world No 9 in perfect time to take
the last place in next week’s event at
the London O2 Arena.
“This will be my first time in the
top 10 and the first time making the
year-end finals. I can’t wait to enjoy
it all with my team,” he said.
Dier
Sanchez
AT WEMBLEY STADIUM
31
England draw in Test warm-up
55
i MONDAY
6 NOVEMBER 2017
BUSINESS SPORT
40-42
48-56
Aurier Sissoko
Vertonghen
Winks
Son
Eriksen Rose
Kane
Zaha
Schlupp
Ward
Townsend
Milivojevic Cabaye
Sakho
Dann
LoftusCheek
FosuMensah
Speroni
Crystal Palace
Substitutions: Spurs Dembélé (Winks, 45), Llorente
(Kane, 77), Davies (Rose, 90);
Crystal Palace Sako (Ward, 76).
Booked: Crystal Palace Townsend, Schlupp.
Man of the match Gazzaniga.
Match rating 6/10.
Possession: Spurs 68% Crystal Palace 32%.
Attempts on target: Spurs 2 Crystal Palace 3.
Referee K Friend (Leics and Rutland).
Attendance 65,270.
two banks of four frustrated them
and it felt like their first few games
at Wembley, where teams would dig
in and Spurs would struggle to find
a way round.
Once they had the goal, though,
Spurs were safe enough and Son
should have had another, shooting
into the side-netting with eight minutes of the game left.
Palace’s approach was to sit deep,
frustrate Spurs and hit them on the
break. And with the pace of Wilfried
Zaha and Andros Townsend they
had the tools to do that.
At the start of the second half,
Palace had two good chances on
the break to take the lead. First
Townsend unleashed a shot that
Gazzaniga had to dive down to tip
away. Then Zaha rounded Gazzaniga but dragged his shot wide.
An away win was there for Palace
to take. But Son was sharper than
any of them. THE INDEPENDENT
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City will be
unstoppable
if refs keep
aiding them,
says Wenger
Grazie! Conte has Morata to
thank as Chelsea beat United
» Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United, p52-53
By Mark Critchley
Sport
Arsène Wenger last night claimed
Raheem Sterling “dives well” and
that Manchester City will be “unstoppable” in the Premier League
title race if Pep Guardiola’s side
continue to benefit from contentious refereeing decisions.
The Arsenal manager saw his
side lose 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium
yesterday, with Kevin De Bruyne’s
19th-minute opener followed in the
second half by a Sergio Aguero
penalty and a controversial Gabriel Jesus strike.
Wenger (below) disagreed with
referee Michael Oliver’s decision
to award the spot-kick after Nacho
Monreal barged into
Sterling, while replays suggested
David Silva received the ball
in an offside
position be fore setting up
Jesus’s goal.
Speaking on
TV after the game,
Wenger said: “I believe
it was no penalty. We know that Raheem Sterling dives well, he does
that very well. And the third goal
was offside. I am very upset because at 2-1 we were in the game.”
In his post-match press conference, he added: “You have seen
what I’ve seen, you judge how you
want. The fact you tell me it is an
offside goal is enough.
“I don’t want to take anything
away from their quality but it
happened at a moment when we
were reading the game at 2-1 and
it killed the game. It’s the second
year we come here, we got two offside goals last year and one again
this year.
“Can anyone stop them? It will
be difficult this season, the way
they have started, the quality
they have, but you never know,”
the Arsenal manager added. “If
on top of that they have decisions
at home like that, they will be
unstoppable.” THE INDEPENDENT
06.11.17
P52
FOOTBALL
Everton fight
back from 2-0
down to stun
Watford
P49
RUGBY LEAGUE
Drunk Scots
sent home in
disgrace from
World Cup
» Reports and analysis, p54-55
West Ham call Moyes after
losing patience with Bilic
By Miguel Delaney
P48
RACING
What chance
British success
in Melbourne
Cup?
West Ham United are considering whether to sack their manager
Slaven Bilic today and install David
Moyes as his replacement.
Bilic (right) has suffered a dismal
past 15 months in the job after an
initially successful first season in
2015-16, and the threat of dismissal
has never gone away in that time.
West Ham’s co-owners, David
Gold and David Sullivan, had
been reluctant to terminate
Bilic’s employment in that
time, especially without a suitable alternative lined up, and
were inclined to give their
manager time to turn it
around.
That, however, only
led to more speculation
about the Croatian’s future, and Saturday’s 4-1
home defeat to Liverpool led
to a realisation that the situation is now unfixable and
they need to act before getting drawn into a relegation
battle by Christmas.
Contact has been made
through intermediaries with Moyes, who
is both eager to get
back into management and restore
his reputation after a sorry relegation at Sunderland last season and
two prior failed jobs at Manchester
United and Real Sociedad.
West Ham are banking on that
resolve reinvigorating both Moyes
and the club.
Phil Neville has been put forward
as a possible assistant manager
but it is understood he would lean
towards continuing his coaching
education. THE INDEPENDENT
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