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Budget preview: Hammond’s
mission impossible
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p
» Chancellor unveils £1.7bn fund to boost cities
» Pledge to build 300,000 new homes a year
» Hammond ‘on another planet’ after
claiming ‘there are no unemployed people’
» UK to embrace driverless car revolution
THE
REPORTS, P4-7
British
link in
scandal
of EU
passports
for sale
P10
PA P E R – B R I TA I N ’ S F I R S T A N D O N LY C O N C I S E Q UA L I T Y T I T L E
Defiant
Mugabe
clings to
power
MONDAY
20 NOVEMBER 2017
P19
Big Mouth
strikes again
Morrissey
defends
Spacey
P32
Number 2,181
Rhinos back
from the
brink
News.co.uk
ARTS
Meet Hounslow’s
Puff Daddy
P36
» President shocks
world by refusing to
quit despite party
sacking him as leader
KIM SENGUPTA
INSIDE GAMES
P44
I MEDIA
» He now faces
impeachment after
defiant television
address to nation
IAN BIRRELL P8,9& 15
P41
I FACTCHECK
P27
P11
‘She was
the light of
my life’
I PONTING ON THE ASHES
P50
The
News
Matrix
SCIENCE
Why have
sunflowers
led to China
banning
Katy Perry?
See p.17
The day at
a glance
EDUCATION
MONDAY
20
NOVEMBER
Quote of the day
There art two cardinal
sins from which all
others spring: impatience
and laziness
FRANZ KAFKA
Anniversaries
Tuesday 20 Nov 1945
Twenty of Germany’s Nazi
leaders go on trial in the
German city of Nuremberg
charged with war crimes.
The indictments at the
International Military
Tribunal included waging
a war of aggression,
violating the customs of
warfare and committing
crimes against humanity.
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HEALTH
A person’s intelligence might depend
on how flexible their brain is when
it comes to storing and processing
information, US scientists say.
They suggest the brain’s intellectual
capacity depends on the way it is
wired and how this wiring shifts in
response to changing demands.
NORTHERN IRELAND
Girls to be asked why Bodies recovered
they wear hijabs
from air crash scene
Fifth of trauma cases Twitter appeal finds
from road crashes
lost child’s parents
School inspectors will ask girls
wearing hijabs at English primary
schools why they don the Islamic
headscarf, the head of Ofsted has said.
Amanda Spielman, the watchdog’s
chief inspector, said making it
obligatory for Muslim children to wear
a headscarf in schools could be seen
as sexualising young girls. PAGE 13
Police yesterday removed the bodies
of four men killed when a light
aircraft and a helicopter crashed
after a mid-air collision near Upper
Winchendon, Buckinghamshire.
Thames Valley police said the three
Britons and a Vietnamese national
were taken to a hospital mortuary
for post-mortem examinations.
One in five patients admitted
to trauma centres in 2016 were
involved in road crashes, new
figures show. Road collisions were
the second-largest cause of trauma
admissions after falls from less
than two metres, according to the
data obtained by the road safety
charity Brake.
POLICE
CONSUMER
A child found barefoot in a street in
Belfast has been reunited with his
family. Police launched a Twitter
appeal after the boy, believed to be
three- or four-years-old, was found,
wearing a Peppa Pig onesie but no
socks or shoes. At the time he was
found yesterday evening police had
no reports of a missing child.
DOMINICA
SOCIETY
Britain First deputy Black Friday deals
charged over threats ‘may not be worth it’
Prince praises
‘resilient’ islanders
Loss of textile mills a
‘blow to our heritage’
The deputy leader of the far-right
Britain First has been charged
with using threatening and abusive
language at a rally in Belfast. Jayda
Fransen, 31, is facing court action
in Northern Ireland over a speech
she made at a demonstration in
August. She will appear at Belfast
magistrates’ court on 14 December.
The Prince of Wales has praised
the “resilience” of the people of
Dominica as he saw for himself the
damage to the Caribbean island
caused by Hurricane Maria. Prince
Charles chatted to residents who
have remained among the ruins of
Pichelin village, hit by flooding and
high winds in September.
Almost half of all textile mills
in Greater Manchester have
disappeared since the 1980s, a
report says. This trend is reflected
across the North, despite a YouGov
poll which shows that 90 per cent
of respondents believe mills are an
important part of the UK’s heritage,
story and character. PAGE 20
Birthdays
Joe Biden, former US vicepresident, 75; Kimberley
Walsh (below), singer,
36; Sir Timothy Gowers,
mathematician, 54; Joe
Walsh, singer, 70; Orlando
Figes, historian, 58
ACCIDENT
Intelligence ‘linked
to brain’s flexibility’
Research by the consumer body
Which? shows that many Black
Friday deals may not be much good.
Which? tracked the prices of 35 of
the most popular products on sale
on Black Friday 2016. Around
60 per cent of the goods were
actually cheaper or the same price at
other points during the year. PAGE 40
INTERNET
The List
Access all
areas?
China has been named as the nation with the poorest internet freedom in 2017.
The different degrees of internet freedom enjoyed by selected countries worldwide has been
revealed in the Freedom House Index. Ratings are determined through an examination of
three broad categories: obstacles to access, limits on content and violations of user rights.
Gold-plated
royal souvenirs
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh
today celebrate their platinum
wedding anniversary. Seventy
years on, commemorative
pieces created to coincide with
landmarks in the lives of the Royal
Family are collectors’ items. The
bestselling occasions, according to
the Royal Crown Derby, are:
1 The Queen’s diamond jubilee
2 William and Catherine’s wedding
3 Prince George’s birth
4 The Queen’s coronation – 60th
anniversary
5 Princess Charlotte’s birth
6 The Queen’s 90th birthday
7 Prince George’s christening
8 Longest reign (the Queen)
9 The Queen and Prince Philip’s
platinum anniversary
10 Prince Philip’s 95th birthday
Top 10 countries
6
Estonia
6
Iceland
Canada
Germany
Australia
United States
Japan
Georgia
UK
South Africa
Bottom 10 countries
China
Syria
Ethiopia
Iran
Cuba
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Saudi Arabia
Bahrain
Pakistan
0 = most free
15
100 = least free
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25
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index
Crossword.............22
TV & Radio...........28
Arts..............................36
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
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Letter from the
Business Editor
Elizabeth Anderson
ThePage3Profile
LILY HARRISON, MANCHESTER ARENA BOMB SURVIVOR
i@inews.co.uk
What housebuilders
yearn for most is a
cut in stamp duty
She’s not pulling any punches…
Eight-year-old martial arts enthusiast
Lily Harrison has resumed her karate
lessons after being forced to take a
break from her hobby following the
Manchester Arena terror attack.
Was she caught up in the atrocity?
Yes. Lily was at the venue with her
parents watching her idol Ariana Grande
(inset) perform on 22 May when the
deadly attack occurred.
Did she get hurt?
Lily, from Stockport, suffered a shrapnel
wound and a bruised lung in the attack.
The shrapnel became lodged in her body
and resulted in a dislocated shoulder
blade. Her mother, Lauren Thorpe,
sustained a deep wound in her thigh
caused by an inch-long bolt.
Was she in hospital for long?
She was there for two weeks. While
Lily recovered, Grande jetted in from
the USA to spend time with the injured
fans after the blast that left 22 people
dead. Lily, who got to meet the pop
star said in an interview with the BBC:
“I told her that I fractured my shoulder
and she said that she’d broken her arms
three times.”
How is she doing six months on?
Lily has rejoined her karate club,
where she gained her green belt.
This weekend she donned her robes
to open the club’s new dojo in
Cheadle Hulme, near Stockport.
“I missed seeing my friends do it,”
Lily said, explaining that she had felt
“left out”.
Now she’s back on the mats?
Yes. Lily, who enjoys throwing
punches, said returning to karate
had lifted her spirits.
Katie Grant
POLITICS
POLAND
Former Lebanese
PM to visit Egypt
Tusk criticises ruling Crews try to clean
party’s policies
up oil pipeline leak
UNITED STATES
Cave defiant over
shows in Israel
Saad al-Hariri, who announced his
resignation as Lebanon’s Prime
Minister from Saudi Arabia on 4
November, will visit Egypt today,
a leader in Mr Hariri’s Future
Movement said. Mr Hariri went
to Paris on Saturday, where
he met the French President
Emmanuel Macron.
European Council President Donald
Tusk has strongly criticised the
policies of the ruling right-wing
Law and Justice party in his native
Poland. Mr Tusk accused the
party of isolating Poland in the
EU, violating the rule of law and
the independence of courts, and
attacking NGOs and the free media.
The Australian rock star Nick Cave
accused the anti-Israel boycott
movement of trying to bully
musicians yesterday and said he
was taking a “principled stand”
by performing two shows in the
country. Cave, known for music
that can be both melancholic and
uplifting, is very popular in Israel.
PEOPLE
UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES
Grohl leads tributes
to AC/DC guitarist
Cassidy suffers liver
and kidney failure
Two earthquakes
strike Oklahoma
Rock stars including Dave Grohl of
Foo Fighters have paid tribute to
Malcolm Young, the “driving force”
behind Australian rock band AC/DC.
Young, who had dementia, died
on Saturday, aged 64. Grohl said:
“Thank you… for losing control to
your rock and roll.” PAGE 22
The Partridge Family star and
singer David Cassidy is in hospital
in Florida suffering from liver and
kidney failure. He was conscious and
surrounded by family last night, his
agent said. The 67-year-old former
teen idol said earlier this year that
he was struggling with memory loss.
The US Geological Survey has
recorded two earthquakes in
Oklahoma. Both hit just east of the
Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond
early yesterday morning. The first
quake had a preliminary magnitude
of 3.7 and the second a preliminary
magnitude of 2.9.
TransCanada Corp says the
company has sent additional
crews and equipment to the site
of a 955,000 litre oil spill from its
Keystone pipeline in South Dakota.
TransCanada said it is making
progress in its investigation into the
cause of the spill but the company
did not elaborate on it.
MUSIC
One of the biggest gripes for
the housebuilding industry is
stamp duty.
The tax, which homeowners
pay when they buy a house, raises
£8bn a year for the Treasury
but has been criticised as a “tax
on Middle England” at a time
when house prices have reached
unprecedented levels.
Stamp duty is not applied
to dwellings worth less than
£125,000, and the tax is then
applied on a sliding scale, reaching
12 per cent for homes worth more
than £1.5m.
Many will argue that
millionaire buyers can afford
to pay the tax. But the reality is
that 58 per cent of stamp duty
receipts come from people paying
between £250,000 and £500,000.
This is the cost of a family home
in many parts of the country, and
in London is the minimum firsttime buyers can expect to pay.
It means someone paying
£300,000 will have to pay £5,000
in tax, which is a significant
amount on top of a typical 10 per
cent deposit of £30,000. Social
campaigners say the tax is a
barrier for people stuck in the
rental sector, making it even more
difficult for renters to meet the
upfront costs of buying a home.
Many in the housing industry
hope the Government will
announce changes to stamp duty
in Wednesday’s budget.
An idea gaining popularity is
for the Government to increase
the cost of council tax, which has
barely risen in the past 10 years.
However, memories of the poll tax
backlash of the early 1990s will
likely dissuade politicians from
taking this approach.
Others want tax breaks for
older people who downsize. A
recent survey from housebuilder
McCarthy & Stone indicated
that half of Britain’s 11.5 million
pensioners are considering
moving to smaller home, and
a stamp duty break could
encourage them to take the leap.
This would free up more family
homes and help to ease Britain’s
chronic housing shortage.
The Institute of Economic
Affairs says stamp duty should
be abolished, saying it is a
“pernicious tax which clogs up
the market, stopping people
from moving when they want
or need to, such as for a new
job or to downsize. That harms
productivity and keeps some
elderly couples in houses that are
far too big for them.”
The reality is stamp duty is too
important to UK finances to scrap
entirely, and the Government is
unlikely to introduce a radical
alternative as the country
prepares for Brexit. But there
may be some concessions in this
week’s Budget to encourage more
people to move.
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NEWS
WESTMINSTER
Labour MP investigated after Commons ‘fracas’
By Russell Parton
Labour is investigating an MP who
was allegedly involved in a fracas
with a colleague in the House of
Commons after a late-night Brexit
debate.
Paul Farrelly (inset) denies
claims that he was involved in an
altercation with fellow Labour MP
James Frith after confronting two
other colleagues – Ruth Smeeth
and Gareth Snell – in a Commons
bar.ButaLabourspokeswoman
said a number of complaints
had been made to the
party’s chief whip, Nick
Brown, and Mr Farrelly
was being investigated.
Mr Farrelly told The
Mail on Sunday: “I deny
it. I don’t even know who
James Frith is.” Responding to claims he used offensive
language, he said: “That’s
not something I would
say. That’s absolute
nonsense.”
He said he did
not get on with
Ms Smeeth and
Mr Snell, whose
Stoke constituencies border his in
Newcastle -underLyme, Staffordshire.
‘There are no
unemployed
people,’ Philip
Hammond told
Andrew Marr
POLITICS
Hammond ‘out
of touch’ for
saying there are
no jobless in UK
By Chris Green
Philip Hammond has been accused
of “living on another planet” after
claiming on live television that there
are no unemployed people in the UK.
In an embarrassing gaffe ahead of
Wednesday’s Budget, the Chancellor appeared to forget that there are
currently 1.42 million jobless people
across the country.
Mr Hammond was asked how Britain could deal with the increasing automation of jobs, ahead of a Budget
in which he will pledge hundreds of
millions in hi-tech investment.
“I remember 20 years ago we were
worryingaboutwhatwasgoingtohappen to the million shorthand typists in
Britain as the personal computer took
over,” he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr
Show. “Well nobody has a shorthand
typist these days, but where are all
these unemployed people? There are
no unemployed people.”
After Mr Marr reacted with surprise to his statement, he added: “We
have created 3.5 million new jobs
since 2010, this economy has become
a jobs factory, constantly reinventing itself, constantly creating new
jobs and careers.” In the Budget, Mr
Hammond is expected to announce
a national retraining scheme in collaboration with the CBI and Trade
Union Congress, including £36m for
digital skills courses using artificial
intelligence.
Mr Hammond’s remarks quickly
provoked disbelief, anger and ridicule on social media, prompting Mr
According to the
Office for National
Statistics the number of
unemployed people fell by
59,000 to 1.42 million in the
three months to September 2017.
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BREXIT
TRANSPORT
‘Regions are
being sidelined
in negotiations’
‘Struggling suburbs’
to get better links
with city centres
By David Connett
Westminster has “failed”
the north of England, Andy
Burnham, Manchester’s Mayor
said yesterday.
The English regions need a
permanent seat at the table
in Brexit discussions to guard
against the Government’s
“London-centric” approach,
he said. Speaking yesterday to
Niall Paterson on Sky News, Mr
Burnham said he feared that
ministers were prioritising
the City of London above other
industries in their Brexit
strategy.
The Labour Mayor said:
“There’s a committee with the
Cayman Islands, the British
Virgin Islands but no permanent
seat for the English regions.
“It’s given us a second-class
transport system, housing and
homeless crisis, an education
system that’s obsessed with the
university route and neglects
those with technical skills and
in the past it has focused on
service industries and sold
manufacturing down the river.”
Town hall leaders across
the North doubted whether
the Government would listen
to their needs in the Brexit
process, he said.
Marr to ask him whether he accepted
that there were actually 1.4 million
unemployed people in the UK.
The Chancellor replied “Of
course”, but added: “Unemployment is at record lows, the lowest it
has been since the 1970s. We’ve got a
remarkable record of creating new
jobs, and we’re getting people into
work at a remarkable rate and that’s
something we should be proud of.
“[The unemployed] haven’t been
forgotten by this Government, we’re
focused on getting them into work. It
was the last Labour government that
abandoned the unemployed, ignored
them, dumped them on welfare.”
Opposition parties attacked the Chancellor’s
remarks, with Labour’s
shadow minister for
the Cabinet Office,
Jon Trickett, accusing him of “living on
another planet”.
“If the person in
charge of the country’s finances doesn’t know, or chooses
to ignore, the fact that nearly 1.5
million people are unemployed, and
almost a million people are on zerohours contracts, then he is clearly
losing a grip on reality,” he said.
The Liberal Democrat leader Sir
Vince Cable (inset) also accused the
Chancellor of being “out of touch”,
adding that unemployment was a
long-term issue as a large number
of the UK’s jobless were “second or
third generation”.
In a later appearance on ITV’s
Peston on Sunday programme, Mr
Hammond was asked about his gaffe
again. “Of course I didn’t mean that,”
IQ
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in city transport systems, making
it easier for people to get between
New transport links are to be cre- outer areas and the centre at the
ated between the poorer outskirts same time as reducing congestion.
The fund is designed to operate
of English cities and more prosperous central areas through a £1.7bn as a competitive pot, allowing local
councils and city mayors
fund, the Government will
to bid for a share of the
announce today.
money to use on the
Cities around the
type of transport
country will be enthat will most bencouraged to bid for
efit their area.
money to connect
While the money
the “struggling
Fund
to
improve
will only be avails u b u rb s ” w i t h
transport
between
able to cities in
richer parts closer
poorer suburbs and
England, No 10
to the centre, with
prosperous city
indicated
last night
the aim of raising
centres in England
that the plan will reproductivity and
sult in Scotland and the
spreading prosperity.
other devolved nations
The Transforming Citbeing handed a consequential
ies Fund will be announced
by Theresa May on a trip to the spending boost in the Budget.
The Prime Minister will also comWest Midlands, where she will be
joined by the Chancellor, Philip mit to boost spending on research
Hammond, and Business Secretary, and development to 2.4 per cent of
GDP over the next decade, which
Greg Clark.
The West Midlands has been al- could increase public and private
located £250m from the fund, with investment by as much as £80bn
the region’s Mayor, Andy Street, ex- by 2027. In a boost to companies
pected to announce further details that work on innovative projects
on how it will be used to improve in science and technology, an extra
£2.3bn will be invested in R&D in
local transport.
The Government hopes that the 2021-22, raising the UK’s total budgmoney will address weaknesses et in that year to £12.5bn.
By Chris Green
£1.7bn
TECHNOLOGY
His other gaffes
The Chancellor might have the
nickname “Spreadsheet Phil” because
of his eye for detail and rather dull
demeanour, but he is no stranger to
a political gaffe.
In his address to the Conservative
Party conference in Manchester in
October, Mr Hammond prompted
raised eyebrows in the audience by
appearing to lack any sense of British
geography. He began: “Forty years ago
this week, here in the North East ...”
Over the summer, Mr Hammond
inadvertently revealed his own
wealth by comparing the need for
a transitional agreement with
the EU with moving house.
“You don’t necessarily move
all your furniture in on the
first day you buy it,” he said.
Others swiftly pointed out
that most people don’t have a
second home to store all their
furniture while they hammer out
the details of their move.
Mr Hammond also made a simple
accounting error during a live radio
interview about HS2, the UK’s new
high-speed rail link. He told BBC
Radio 4’s Today programme that
HS2 would cost the taxpayer £32bn,
when in fact it is expected to cost
more than £52bn.
he said. “There are 1.4 million unemployed people in this country, and
that’s 1.4 million too many. The point
I was making is that previous waves
of technological change have not
resulted in millions of people being
long-term unemployed.”
Driverless cars – and relaxed rules – ‘will
help UK towards next industrial revolution’
By Chris Green
Driverless cars will be allowed
on to the UK road network
within four years under plans to
relax the regulations around the
technology, the Chancellor has
announced.
Philip Hammond said he
wanted “fully driverless cars”
with no safety attendant on
board to be in use on British
roads by 2021, with the aim of
making the UK a world leader.
In Wednesday’s Budget, the
Government is expected to
set out changes to regulations
allowing developers to apply to
test driverless vehicles on roads
used by other cars. Officials
estimate the industry will be
worth £28bn to the economy by
2035 and could support 27,000
jobs, with Mr Hammond claiming
it could help the UK “lead the
next industrial revolution”.
Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s
largest car manufacturer,
has already started testing
driverless cars on public roads,
but a human has always been on
board to react to emergencies.
The trials, which rely on
sensors that allow the cars to
detect traffic, pedestrians and
signals, took place in Coventry
Clarkson ‘They’re killers’
Jeremy Clarkson has warned of
the dangers of driverless cars,
as Chancellor Philip Hammond
prepared to give autonomous
vehicles the green light for testing
on UK roads in the Budget.
The Grand Tour host said he
drove an autonomous car recently
which, twice over a distance of 50
miles, made mistakes which could
have killed him.
In The Sunday Times Magazine,
Clarkson wrote: “I drove a car the
other day which has a claim of
autonomous capability and twice
in the space of 50 miles on the M4
it made a mistake, a huge mistake,
which could have resulted in death.
“We have to be very careful
legally, so I’m not going to say
which one.”
Philip Hammond believes driverless
cars will be worth £20bn to the UK
economy by 2035 AFP/GETTY
city centre over several weeks.
Mr Hammond said yesterday
that one of the positive economic
benefits of Britain leaving the
EU would be the ability to relax
regulations for new technology
firms, allowing them to flourish.
“The way the EU works is when
new technologies come along,
often it takes the EU a little bit of
time to get round to grabbing...
the powers to regulate them,”
he told ITV’s Peston on Sunday.
“Once we’re outside the EU,
we’ll be able to make national
regulations for the long term”
Mr Hammond admitted he had
never experienced a driverless
car for himself, but that he
planned to take a trip in one
today during a visit to the West
Midlands with Theresa May.
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NEWS
POLITICS
ECONOMY
Dugdale criticised over ‘I’m A Celebrity’ show
By Deborah McAleese
The former Scottish Labour
leader Kezia Dugdale’s decision to
appear on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me
Out Of Here! is “utterly ludicrous”,
a fellow MSP has said.
Her decision to head to Australia for the reality TV show demeans politics, Neil Findlay said.
Her successor as Scottish Labour leader, Richard Leonard, has
confirmed the party’s MSPs are
to consider whether to suspend her for going to the
jungle. But Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader,
has said she should not
be suspended.
Mr Findlay, a regional MSP for Lothian,
said politicians should be
working for their constituents, not jetting off to the jungle.
He told BBC1’s Sunday Politics:
“I think it’s utterly ludicrous. I don’t think people would expect them
to jet off around the
world and sit around
the campfire eating a kangaroo’s appendage. I think it
demeans politics.”
Budget pledge to
build 300,000
homes a year
By Russell Parton
Matthew Norman, page 26
The Chancellor will use the Budget
to announce plans to ensure 300,000
homes are built every year.
Philip Hammond (inset) said fixing
the housing market was a “crucial
part” of ensuring that millennials
are not the first generation since the
Black Death to be less prosperous
than their parents.
He promised the Government would do “whatever it
takes” to get homes built,
including underwriting
loans to small housebuilders if necessary.
According to The Sunday Times, he will also find
£5bn for housing schemes.
But he will not take up a suggestion by the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, who is responsible
for housing, to borrow £50bn to fund
a massive home-building scheme.
Official figures showed that more
than 217,000 homes were built last
year but the Chancellor told the
newspaper: “I’m clear that we need
to get to 300,000 units a year if we are
going to start to tackle the affordability problem, with the additions coming in areas of high demand.”
He added: “We will not allow the
current young generation to be the
first since the Black Death not to be
more prosperous than its parents’
generation. Fixing the housing market is a crucial part of making sure
that doesn’t happen.”
Mr Hammond said ministers
would work to close the gap between
planning permissions being granted
and the actual number of homes
being built, signalling a review of
“land-banking” and councils blocking development.
“We are generating planning
permissions at a record rate, much
faster than we are generating homes.
It’s housebuilders banking land, it’s
speculators hoarding land, it’s local
authorities blocking development,” he said.
“Let’s get to the bottom
of it, once and for all, to
report publicly on what is
causing this gap.”
He indicated moves to
decontaminate potential
sites. “We will not be afraid
to intervene to do whatever it
takes to close the gap,” he said.
“If it’s infrastructure that’s needed
to unlock housing, we’ll build the infrastructure. If it’s financial viability
that’s needed, we will intervene to
remediate sites and make otherwise
marginally non-viable sites viable.”
“We’ve got to make sure our banks
are willing to lend to small housebuilders, and if necessary we will
stand behind that lending.”
Mr Hammond is also
considering plans to give
some local authorities greater
freedoms to borrow in a move
designed to boost construction of
council housing.
LABOUR
‘Profits would cover the
costs of renationalisations’
By Dan O’Donoghue
A major programme of renationalisation under Labour would “not be
a burden” on taxpayers, the shadow
Chancellor, John McDonnell, has said.
Proposing an alternative vision
ahead of Wednesday’s Budget,
Mr McDonnell (pictured) revealed that Labour would
invest £250bn over a 10year period to help the
UK “compete in a global
market”.
Mr McDonnell denied
that his programme of renationalisation was a “magic
card trick” and claimed that profits from renationalised industries
would cover the initial takeover cost.
Mr McDonnell, speaking to The
Andrew Marr Show, said: “When you
take them over you swap shares for
government bonds and that is covered by the cost of those profitable
industries we take over.
“It will be Parliament who sets the
price on any of those nationalisations,
what I would say is cost is always covered because these are profitable industries and that will cover the cost
of any borrowing. It will not be a burden on taxpayers.”
He added: “What we are saying is we invest £250bn over
a 10-year programme so
about £25bn a year. This
is nothing untoward with
what past governments
have done. If we don’t
do this we’re not keeping up with our competitors across Europe, the US
and elsewhere. When you invest
those sums you get a return on that
investment that covers any cost of
borrowing.”
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, derided Labour’s plan,
saying: “John McDonnell’s borrowing
binge shows exactly why Labour is
not fit to govern.”
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ECONOMY
The Budget Mission impossible?
Philip Hammond is under unprecedented pressure to deliver a Budget on Wednesday which will help to turn around the government’s fortunes. The
trouble is that the state of the nation’s finances - and his own cautious instincts - provide the Chancellor little latitude for giveaways. One Cabinet
member told i : “It’s going to be a car crash because he has such little room for manoeuvre.” So which ministers are approaching the Treasury cap in hand?
Gavin
Williamson
Defence
Secretary
The surprise choice to succeed Sir
Michael Fallon has taken charge of
the Armed Forces at a time of
financial crisis. They face a budget
black hole estimated at up to £30bn,
partly caused by the cost of new
vehicles and equipment such as
warships and fighter jets. Without
more money there will be deep cuts
to manpower and equipment.
Sajid
Javid
David
Gauke
Chris
Grayling
Communities
Secretary
He has called for the Government to
take advantage of low interest rates
and borrow more to tackle the
“housing crisis”. He argues that up to
300,000 homes need to be built per
year - nearly 40 per cent more
than last year - which would cost
billions. Mr Hammond is expected
to make investment in housebuilding the Budget’s centrepiece.
Work and
Pensions Secretary
Many Tory MPs have become anxious
about the accelerated introduction of
universal credit - notably the amount
of time recipients have to wait for
their first payment. If Mr Hammond
agrees to tweak the taper system
to make payments more
generous that would cost many
hundreds of millions of pounds.
Transport
Secretary
Further investment in road and rail
schemes is expected to be announced
in the Budget. A Government decision
is also expected shortly on whether
the £31bn Crossrail 2 project should
go ahead.
Jeremy
Hunt
Justine
Greening
Amber
Rudd
David
Davis
Health
Secretary
Education
Secretary
Home
Secretary
Brexit
Secretary
The long-serving Cabinet minister
heads the department under the
most acute spending pressure.
Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief
executive, has warned that another
£4bn is needed next year (six times
more than currently planned) to
prevent waiting lists lengthening. The
Chancellor is also likely to boost pay
for nurses, midwives and other
medics. In addition, social care
services are facing severe strain.
She secured a £1.3bn emergency
boost to education spending in the
summer amid anger over the impact
of a new school funding formula.
But critics argue that schools are still
facing a real-terms cut of nearly 5 per
cent between 2015 and 2018.
In addition, Mr Hammond is likely to
have to find the cash to fund a
teachers’ pay rise above the current
1 per cent cap.
Police numbers in England and Wales
have fallen by 19,000 since 2010
following reductions of 18 per cent to
police budgets. As critics link the cuts
to increasing levels of violent crime
recorded by police, Ms Rudd will be
pressing for extra cash to ease the
pressure on the thin blue line.
Mr Hammond also faces renewed
calls for extra cash for firefighters
following the Grenfell Tower disaster.
The Government has allocated more
than £600m to get ready for
withdrawal from the EU. It will pay for
thousands of extra staff, as well as
preparing for border checks, planning
for future new trade agreements and
converting EU legislation into
domestic law. Many departments are
asking for a slice of this spending.
HEALTH
BUSINESS
NHS ‘won’t face Armageddon if it
doesn’t get extra £4bn funding’
Boeing and
Airbus call for
transition deal
By Arj Singh and Dan O’Donoghue
The health service will not face Armageddon if it is not given a £4bn
funding boost demanded by the boss
of NHS England, Philip Hammond
has suggested.
The Chancellor acknowledged the
NHS was under pressure and indicated he would seek to address “particular pressure points” in his Budget
on Wednesday.
The NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has repeatedly
pleaded for substantially more cash,
drawing on an analysis by the Health
Foundation, the King’s Fund and the
Nuffield Trust which calculated it
needs £4bn more next year to prevent patient care from deteriorating.
The Chancellor said the Govern- that the NHS is under pressure. We
ment had already met demands Mr have been doing some very careful
Stevens set out in his five-year for- work with the Department of Health,
ward view in 2014 for £10bn
with the NHS, to look at where
extra by 2020. Asked about
those pressures are, to look
the NHS chief’s fresh deat the capital needs of the
mands, Mr Hammond
NHS, to look at where
told BBC1’s Andrew
the particular pressure
extra funding demand
Marr Show: “Let me
points around targets
set out in NHS England’s
tell you a Budget seare. And we will seek
chief executive Simon
cret – in the run-up
to address those in a
Stevens’ five-year
to Budget, people
sensible and measured
forward view in 2014
running all kinds of
and balanced way.”
– which Mr Hammond
says he had met
services, Government
Responding to reports
departments, come to see
that nurses are in line for
us and they always have very
a pay rise in the Budget, a
large numbers that are absoluteRoyal College of Nursing spokesly essential, otherwise Armageddon man said: “We will wait to see details
will arrive.
on Wednesday but nursing staff need
“I don’t contest for one moment a pay rise above inflation.”
£10bn
By Arj Singh
Aerospace giants which employ
thousands of British workers
have called on Theresa May
and the European Union to
agree a post-Brexit transition
deal urgently.
Boeing, which employs 2,200
people in the UK and supports a
further 16,500 jobs, said it had
already seen airlines exercising
Brexit contingency plans. It
called for more “clarity” by
April “at the latest”.
Airbus, which has more
than 15,000 employees working
at more than 25 sites, also
called for a “lengthy transition
period”.
ENVIRONMENT
Brexit ‘has
already cost
households
£800 a year’
By Dan O’Donoghue
Households are more than £800 a
year worse off as a result of Brexit, an
economic study has found.
The report, published today, reveals that the average household
is paying £404 a year extra due to
price inflation. At the same time the
average worker has lost £448, the
equivalent of one week’s pay, due to a
stagnation in wage growth.
Dr Thomas Sampson, who cowrote the Centre for Economic
Performance research, said: “Even
before Brexit occurs, the increase in
inflation caused by the Leave vote has
already hurt UK households.
“Our results provide compelling
evidence that, so far, UK households
are paying an economic price for voting to leave the EU.”
Dr Sampson’s research revealed
that the rise in inflation has been
lowest for households in London
while Scotland, Wales and especially
Northern Ireland have been worst
hit. According to the report, the largest inflationary effects have been on
products which rely heavily on imports. These include bread and cereals; milk, cheese and eggs; coffee, tea
and cocoa; beer and wine; furniture
and furnishings; and jewellery, clocks
and watches.
The rise in food prices has led the
Food Foundation think-tank to raise
concerns that “five-a-day” may become unaffordable for millions of
Britons. In a report, the foundation
has claimed that a no-deal Brexit
would mean the poorest 10 per cent
of the population could spend half of
their entire food and drink budget to
meet government guidance for fruit
and vegetables.
The report goes on to identify 16 of
our 50 favourite fruit and veg which
could be grown more in the UK.
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond,
said yesterday there is “very high
value” in having a close trade relationship with the EU after Brexit, as
the UK faces demands to spell out its
offer to Brussels for the “divorce” bill.
The European Council President,
Donald Tusk, has set a deadline of
the start of December for Britain to
make further movement on the financial settlement to unlock trade talks.
Reports, dismissed as speculation
by Downing Street, have suggested
Theresa May could be prepared to
offer an extra £20bn, making £38bn
– still well short of the £53bn sought
by Brussels.
Potholers want to take ‘freedom to roam’ legislation to new depths
By Russell Parton
Potholers wanting the same
rights as ramblers plan to use
freedom-to-roam laws to force
the Government to cave in to
their demands.
There are 2,000 cave entrances
across England on open-access
land available to ramblers
for “open-air recreation”, but
some landowners bar access
to the caves.
Tim Allen of the British
Caving Association (BCA), who
is leading the campaign to open
up the caves to potholers under
the Countryside and Rights
of Way (Crow) Act 2000, told
The Sunday Times: “We want
to be treated in the same way
that other outdoor activities
like climbing, fell running and
scrambling are treated.”
The BCA’s legal advice says
the law entitles potholers the
same freedoms as ramblers,
with Dinah Rose QC saying
the sport is categorised as
“open-air recreation”.
However, the Department for
Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs (Defra) says the right of
access applies to the entrance of
caves and only for an unspecified
distance within.
Fruit and vegetables are becoming
too costly, campaigners say AFP/GETTY
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NEWS
ZIMBABWE CRISIS
COVER STORY
Mugabe facing
impeachment after
he refuses to resign
By Kim Sengupta
IN HARARE
An extraordinary day in Zimbabwe’s
turbulent political crisis ended last
night with Robert Mugabe refusing
to resign and vowing to carry on
as head of state despite being officially stripped of the leadership by
his own party.
The President is now in direct
confrontation with parliament as
well as the military. He was given
an ultimatum by his Zanu-PF party
after being removed from office that
he would face impeachment unless
he resigned by midday today.
Mr Mugabe was widely expected
to stand down in a televised speech
last night. While mentioning government errors in the 14-minute address, he gave no hint of resigning,
insisting instead he would oversee
needed reforms.
The Central Committee of the
ruling Zanu-PF voted to dismiss Mr
Mugabe as party leader at a meeting earlier yesterday and warned
impeachment proceedings would
begin if he did not resign. Mr Mugabe
made no reference to that, instead
saying he would play a leading role
in a party congress planned for 12 to
17 December.
“The congress is due,” he said.
“I will preside over its processes,
which must not be prepossessed by
any acts calculated to undermine
it or compromise the outcomes in
the eyes of the public. We cannot be
guided by bitterness or revengefulness which would not makes us any
better... Zimbabweans.”
The 93-year-old President was
surrounded by military commanders who placed him and his wife,
Grace, under house arrest last week.
Mr Mugabe, who spoke with visibly shaking hands, stumbled over
his words, mixed up the pages and
apologised for re-reading some
of the passages. At the end he ap-
peared to say to an aide “that was a
long speech”. The farcical nature of
what has unfolded led to questions
on social media about whether what
he actually said was “that was the
wrong speech”.
Mr Mugabe did not blame the
military for the coup, saying it was
motivated by “a deep patriotic concern for the stability of the nation”
which “did not amount to a threat
to our well-cherished constitutional
order”. It is unlikely that the army
would force him from office, opening
up the impeachment process.
The head of a veterans organisation accused Mr Mugabe of being
“deaf and blind” to the will of the
people. Christopher Mutsvangwa
had warned earlier of the risk of violence if he did not step down.
Impeachment proceedings are
due to begin tomorrow.
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Reaction to speech
Left: Robert Mugabe shakes hands with an army chief after delivering his
speech at State House in Harare last night. Above: Zimbabweans react
after the President refused to resign, while earlier, war veterans leader
Christopher Mutsvangwa (below) celebrated the dismissal of the President as
the leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party AFP/GETTY
FALLOUT
First Lady fired as head of
party’s women’s league
By Kim Sengupta
IN HARARE
Cheers erupted at the news that
Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace
Mugabe, was being fired as the
head of Zanu-PF’s women’s
league, following the ousting of
her husband as party leader.
Ms Mugabe, accused of
corruption and abuse, has been
a hugely divisive figure in the
country. She had been responsible
for the dismissal of Mr
Mnangagwa as Vice-President,
seeking, it is claimed, to take
over the post. Mr Mnangagwa
subsequently fled to South Africa
claiming to fear for his life.
Jubilant celebrations
broke out as thousands
took to the streets of
Harare following
the news of
Mr Mugabe’s
removal, with
many protesters
expressing their
anger towards
the 52-year-old Ms
Mugabe (inset), who
many had feared would
eventually assume control of
the presidency.
She has been called “Gucci
Grace” and “DisGrace” by her
many critics for her lavish
spending on luxuries. Even Mr
Mugabe’s own party – including
the Youth Wing, which had
previously been fervent Ms
Mugabe loyalists – took
to the streets urging
the couple to go. The
indications during
days of negotiations
had been that the
Mugabes would be
allowed to go into
exile after he stood
down as President.
But some Zanu-PF
officials maintained
yesterday that Ms Mugabe
may face prosecution.
THE INDEPENDENT
The new Zanu-PF leader
Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected
yesterday as the new leader of
Zimbabwe’s ruling political party
and positioned to take over as the
country’s leader, served for decades
as Robert Mugabe’s enforcer. The
75-year-old’s reputation for being
astute, ruthless and effective at manipulating
power makes him
more feared than
popular. Mr
Mnangagwa
(right) became
Vice-President in
2014 and is known
as the “Crocodile”.
His supporters are
called Team Lacoste
for the brand’s
crocodile logo.
Timeline The ousting of a despot?
14 November Troops seize the state
television channel’s studios and
other important sites.
15 November Military announces it
has temporarily taken control of
the country and taken custody of
Robert Mugabe. By early evening,
Zimbabwe’s government accuses
the head of armed forces of
“treasonable conduct”.
16 November Pictures emerge of
Mr Mugabe meeting generals and
South African envoys. Mr Mugabe is
said to have described the takeover
as illegal and to be resisting pressure
to resign.
17 November Mugabe makes first his
public appearance since the military
takeover at a university graduation
ceremony on the outskirts of Harare.
Soldiers outside a meeting of the
ruling Zanu-PF yesterday REUTERS
One of the leading figures of
Zimbabwe’s ruling party said last
night that the impeachment of
Robert Mugabe would go ahead.
Lovemore Matuke, the Zanu-PF
chief parliamentary whip said after
the President’s confusing speech: “I
don’t see us failing to proceed with
the impeachment”.
Zanu-PF’s central committee
earlier sacked Mr Mugabe as party
leader, and gave him less than 24
hours to resign as President or be
impeached. “The central committee
decision stands until I am advised
otherwise,” Mr Matuke said.
He also hinted at an emerging split
between politicians and the military
over how to deal with ending President Mugabe’s long grip on power.
Describing Mr Mugabe’s speech
as “surprising”, he added: “It is not
in line with what we expected. We
had understood his resignation was
coming to avoid the embarrassment
of impeachment. The army is taking
its own route, and as politicians we
are taking our own route, but the
ultimate goal is to make sure he goes,
which he should have done tonight.”
The reaction of many was one of
outrage. “This dictator has absolutely
no right to play ping-pong with our
people,” former finance minister and
activist Tendai Biti tweeted.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said he was dumbstruck. “I am
baffled. It’s not just me, it’s the whole
nation. He’s playing a game,” he said.
“He is trying to manipulate everyone.
He has let the whole nation down.”
Zimbabweans who had gathered
at a bar in the capital to celebrate the
anticipated said they are frustrated.
Some were in tears, shocked that a
man fired by his own party and told
to resign or face impeachment was
showing defiance.
One named Nyasha said: “I would
be happy for him despite everything he has done to leave with
dignity and just walk away. He is
so stubborn.” Another, Shengi, said:
“Mugabe is a dictator and he’ll
always be a dictator.”
Victor Matemadanda, secretarygeneral of the war veterans
association, said he felt
betrayed: “He is playing
games with the people.
He agrees to go and
then plays games with
us like that at the last
minute.”
Across
Army issues a statement describing
“significant progress”.
18 November Tens of thousands of
jubilant protesters march through
Zimbabwe’s cities calling for the
resignation of Mr Mugabe.
19 November Mr Mugabe is sacked
as leader of Zanu-PF and told by the
party’s top officials to resign as head
of state or face impeachment.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, the VicePresident whose sacking 13 days
ago led to the military takeover, is
appointed the party’s interim leader.
In a rambling address on state television, Mr Mugabe fails to announce
his resignation as expected, and
says he will preside over the party’s
congress in a few weeks, despite no
longer being its leader.
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NEWS
SPECIAL REPORT
Former British diplomat linked to
scandal of EU passports for sale in Malta
By Robert Verkaik and
Paul Peachey
A former British diplomat is embroiled in a controversial passportselling scandal. Philip Tissot, a
former UK diplomat at the UN, has
been accused of helping Russian and
Middle Eastern nationals use
Malta as a back door to do
business in London.
The ex-Foreign Office
official now works for a
company in Malta which
makes money by advising
non-EU citizens how to
obtain Maltese passports.
Mr Tissot, who was once
Britain’s Deputy High Commissioner to Malta before resigning to work
in the private sector, is employed by
Nexia BT, an audit and tax advice
company, which has been accused
of helping oligarchs to win EU passports they might otherwise find it
hard to qualify for.
The sale of passports was one of
the investigations being carried out
by the Maltese journalist Daphne
Caruana Galizia who was killed last
month by a car bomb.
Caruana Galizia left an online
message for Mr Tissot asking him:
“How many of the people to whom
you sell those passports of yours are
Mr Tissot’s role, according
to Nexia BT, is “assisting
clients with tax efficiency and
wealth management services,
particularly those looking to
establish themselves in or
relocate to Malta.”
Philip Tissot The CV
According to Nexia BT, Philip Tissot
(inset) joined in 2015.
“Philip has over 30 years’
experience assisting companies
internationalise their business and
is an expert in financial and
economic reporting, trade
and investment promotion,
global trade policy,
intellectual property and
immigration matters.
“His last diplomatic
posts were as ambassador
and deputy permanent
representative to the UN,
World Trade Organisation and
other international organisations
in Geneva. He previously served in
London, Nigeria, Canada, the US,
Malta and Hong Kong and he also
took on various other assignments in
Africa and the Middle East.”
actually buying them because Malta
has a lot to offer? They’re buying
them because London, Paris, Rome,
Vienna, Stockholm, Berlin, Munich,
Dusseldorf have a lot to offer.”
Caruana Galizia claimed politicians were involved in a scheme to
receive kickbacks from the passports for cash. Under the scheme,
a non-EU citizen pays a €650,000
(£580,000) contribution to a national development fund and invests
€150,000 in government stocks or
bonds. A spouse or a child costs up
to €50,000. The applicant must have
one-year residency in Malta and not
have a criminal record. In 2016, 900
people had taken advantage of it.
Mr Tissot’s firm helps non-EU na-
The investigative
journalist Daphne
Caruana Galizia, who
was killed last month
REUTERS
tionals take advantage of the scheme
and spells out the tax avoidance advantages of paying for a Maltese
passport. Its website informs potential clients: “An individual would be
considered to be a Maltese resident,
therefore liable to pay tax contribution in Malta, if s/he resides on the
island for more than 183 days in a
calendar year. In such instances, tax
contribution would be calculated on
any Malta source income and on any
foreign income remitted to Malta.
Capital gains arising outside Malta
will not be taxable under the Maltese
jurisdiction.
“On the other hand, if a person is
neither a Maltese resident nor domiciled in Malta, s/he is only taxable on
income arising in Malta.”
European politicians questioned
Caruana Galizia about the sale of
passports during a hearing in Malta
in February.
Representatives for Nexia BT
refused to appear before the com-
mittee. The meeting resulted in a
report which criticised the scheme
which had led to “concrete cases
in which such investor visa programmes have been misused for
money-laundering purposes”.
The sale of passports is a “system
geared to fostering corruption,” said
Ana Gomes, a senior figure in the
European Parliament investigation
into the Panama Papers.
i made repeated attempts to contact Mr Tissot without a response.
MALTA
Police under fire over investigation into journalist’s murder
By Robert Verkaik
and Paul Peachey
One month after the murder of
Daphne Caruana Galizia, police in
Malta have refused to say whether
their investigation into who planted
the car bomb that killed her is closer
to finding the truth.
Detectives say their inquiry is still
underway. They refused to comment on claims her death may be
connected to the Mafia after she
uncovered links between the Italian
crime group and fuel smuggling on
the Mediterranean island.
EU lawmakers last week called on
the European Commission to investigate Malta’s adherence to the rule
of law, following the murder.
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In a resolution backed by twothirds of MEPs, but which is not
binding, the European Parliament
said there were “serious concerns”
about the independence of the police
and about money laundering.
Ms Caruana Galizia had spent the
past year publishing stories alleging
corruption involving the Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, and his closest
allies. The story first came to light in
the Panama Papers – a leak in April
2016 of more than 11 million documents from the Panama-based law
firm Mossack Fonseca.
She then published stories alleging Muscat’s wife, Michelle, received
$1m from the daughter of Azerbaijan’s president through a company
set up by the same law firm. Muscat
denies all allegations of corruption
and said everything will be done to
find the journalist’s killers.
Asked who were the most dangerous people she was writing about,
her lawyer, Roberto Montalto, said:
“Definitely Azerbaijan. I’m not saying they killed her, but they were
definitely the most dangerous people
she dealt with.”
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PEOPLE
‘No other people
involved’ in
Gaia Pope’s death
Sailor dies after
being swept into
sea during race
By Russell Parton
The body of Gaia Pope had suffered
no injuries to suggest “any other person was involved” in her death, police
have said.
The teenager’s body was found on
Saturday in a field near Swanage,
Dorset, 11 days after she was last seen.
Police are treating the 19-year-old’s
death as “unexplained” pending the
results of toxicology tests.
Three people were arrested on
suspicion of murder as part of the investigation into the missing woman
but later released.
Ms Pope’s disappearance on 7 November sparked a huge campaign
Richard Sutherland, Gaia’s
father, said he feared her
epilepsy may have played a part
in her disappearance as doctors
had said she was at risk of sudden
death from the condition.
from family, friends and volunteers
who spent days scouring the town
and surrounding area.
Clothing that she was wearing on
the day of her disappearance was
found on Thursday, close to where
her body was eventually found.
Police thanked volunteers who
took part in the search but have
asked people to stay away from the
site for safety reasons.
Detective Superintendent Paul
Kessell said: “I reiterate this area is
steep and slippery in an exposed area
close to sea cliffs. The area is covered
in dense undergrowth and gorse and
can present a hazard.
“The area where the body was located is likely to remain cordoned off
for some time while forensic examinations and searches are concluded.”
Earlier, the sister of Gaia Pope described her family’s heartbreak after
hearing a body had been discovered.
Clara Pope-Sutherland called the
teenager the “absolute light of my
life”, adding that she was “so beau-
By Rod Minchin
Gaia Pope: Her
body was found
after she had
been missing
for 11 days PA
tiful, so emotionally wise and intelligent and so passionate and artistic
and creative and understanding”.
Her cousin, Marienna PopeWeidemann, thanked the searchers,
adding: “If there is one ray of light in
this nightmare it is the compassion,
humanity and community spirit that
you’ve shown over the last 10 days.
“We are absolutely devastated.
Our little bird has flown but will
always be with us.”
Ms Pope suffered from extreme
epilepsy.
A British sailor has died after being
swept overboard during a round-theworld yacht race, the organisers said.
Simon Speirs, from Bristol, was
taking part in the Clipper Round the
World Race, from South Africa to
Australia. The 60-year-old
retired solicitor (inset)
was on board the
CV30, which was in
sixth place.
He was on the
foredeck of the
70ft-yacht, helping to change a sail
in gale-force winds.
His team mates
got him back on board
in 36 minutes, but he never
regained consciousness. All other
crew are reported safe and are
being supported by the Clipper Race
organisers.
In a statement, the organisers said:
“Although he was clipped on with his
safety tether, he became separated
from the yacht in the Southern Ocean
in a rough sea.”
They added: “The cause of death is
unconfirmed at this time but thought
to be by drowning.” PA
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Headteacher
bans jargon-filled
school reports
Ofsted to ask why
primary school
girls wear a hijab
By May Bulman
A headteacher has abolished school
reports, saying they only serve to
cause insecurities among pupils
and cause unnecessary stress to
teachers, who often fill them with
“politician-like” phrases.
Dr Julian Murphy, head of Our
Lady’s Convent School in Loughborough, Leicestershire, scrapped
traditional school reports at the
start of this academic year, saying
they were too “emotive” and often
failed to be honest.
The new system is a short series of
targets and grades, focusing on the
pupils’ approach to learning rather
than their “effort levels”, which he
Dr Murphy also banned
the use of “inspirational”
messages such as “You can do
anything”, claiming they put too
much pressure on young people.
said is more beneficial for children.
Explaining his decision he said: “Effort grades are very, very emotive.
Pupils – definitely girls – see it as a
judgement on themselves. And very
few teachers seem to be able to admit
it, but they are very busy people and
some of them – let’s say PE or maths
teachers – find writing 200-word long
reports quite challenging.
“Inevitably, 30 or 40 years ago
reports were incredibly blunt…
Nowadays we live in a very different culture, and I think teachers are
quite nervous of being honest, in case
it’s not taken well.
“So they end up using almost politician’s speak, reeling off the same
phrases such as ‘very lively and enthusiastic in lessons’, which… means
they don’t behave well in class. The
new system also produces a more
effective report for parents.”
Since becoming headteacher a year
ago, he has been “rolling back” some
of what he describes as “damaging”
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Celebrating 70 years together
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince
Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh,
in the White Drawing Room
at Windsor Castle; the couple
celebrate their platinum
wedding anniversary today.
They were married 70 years ago
at Westminster Abbey. The Queen
is the first British monarch to
celebrate a platinum wedding
anniversary. MATT HOLYOAK/
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School inspectors will ask Muslim
girls at English primary schools
why they wear a hijab, Ofsted’s
chief inspector, has said.
Making it obligatory for Muslim
children to wear a headscarf in
primary schools could be seen
as sexualising young girls, said
Amanda Spielman. But the
Muslim Council of Britain (MCB)
said the policy of questioning
young girls was “deeply worrying”
and “wrong-headed”.
Research by the National Secular
Society suggests 42 per cent of
142 Islamic schools (including 27
primary schools), in England have
a uniform policy which states a
head-covering is compulsory.
Harun Khan, of the MCB, said:
“It sends a clear message to all
British women who adopt this that
they are second-class citizens,
that while they are free to wear
the headscarf, the establishment
would prefer that they do not.
“The many British Muslims
who choose to wear the headscarf
have done extremely well in
education.” PA
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AUTUMN
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SCOTTISH
LABOUR
ROBERT
MUGABE
BLUE
PLANET II
TRANS
CHILDREN
THE PROBLEM
WITH APU
Hammond
must target
housing
Leonard’s
priority is to
unite party
Is Harare
ready for
real change?
Call to action
disguised as a
nature show
Let me be
the gender
I choose
‘Simpsons’ is
racist, claims
documentary
Sun on Sunday
The Spectator
WashingtonPost
New Statesman
The Guardian
Salt Lake Tribune
Mr Hammond should
listen to housing chief
Sajid Javid — and
borrow billions to
build homes which
the Treasury can
sell for profit. He is
right to target young,
first-time buyers by
slashing their stamp
duty. But it is not
radical enough. He
should reduce the tax
for all house-buyers.
(Editorial)
Oh Jeremy Corbyn,
your takeover of
Labour is all but
complete. Left-winger
Richard Leonard
has triumphed in
the Scottish Labour
leadership, defeating
moderate Anas Sarwar.
Centrist activists and
members respect and
even like Leonard. He is
a talker, not a shouter.
(Stephen Daisley)
The reassertion of an
identical system, this
time with a different
strongman, won’t
bring real change.
The only long-term
hope is some form of
power-sharing, some
form of economic
decentralisation,
some opportunity for
businesses to thrive
and ideas exchanged.
(Anne Applebaum)
I’ve been telling people
I’m a girl, and would be
happier if they would
treat me like one, since
I was four. My parents
tried to force me – like
many trans people –
to be the gender they
thought I should be,
causing us years of
unnecessary misery.
You cannot “turn” a
child trans any more
than you can turn a
child gay. (Paris Lees)
Kwik-E-Mart owner
Apu is a stereotype that
strays into minstrel
territory? I was not
buying it. Then I
watched comedian
Hari Kondabolu’s
documentary, and I
was convinced – The
Simpsons is racist.
(Scott D Pierce)
Scotsman
Daily Nation
Scotland needs a
strong Labour party
but that can’t happen
unless it is united. That
is surely Leonard’s
first priority as leader,
a man who easily
won the union vote
but commanded only
a handful of votes
amongst Labour MSPs
at Holyrood. (Editorial)
One hopes leaders
will reflect on the
events happening
in Zimbabwe now
in the light of the
life of statesmen
like Mandela and
endeavour to
entrench an authentic
democratic culture in
their nations.
(Dominic Wamugunda)
Its reflections on the
relationship between
humans and sealife
subtly transform it
from a classic nature
documentary to an
environmental one.
The series will bring
light and wonder to
its audience, with a
Hans Zimmer score
threading together
stunning footage of
surreal sealife.
But the call to action
is apparent.
(Hasan Chowdhury)
Sunday Telegraph
Quote of
the day
A millennial railcard
will give all underthirties discounted
travel. Hammond
presumably
believes that a few
such baubles will
reverse the dramatic
disappearance of the
Tory youth vote.
I doubt it. (Tom Welsh)
HeraldScotland
It is not a flight into
unreality, but more
of a psychic holiday, a
reminder that nature
is always there, in
all its wonder and
complexity and that
we are part of it.
(Val Burns)
Mail on Sunday
The opposite view is
that we are all made
in the image of God
and cannot be changed
into something else.
This sounds odd to
modern ears. But it is
the foundation for the
respect for life which
underpins civilisation.
(Peter Hitchens)
The Verge
Kondabolu lays out a
compelling case for
why Apu’s fan base
should disavow him: He
was created by a room
of white men solely to
mock first-generation
Indian immigrants
running convenience
stores, an easy and
voiceless target that
couldn’t necessarily
fight back against
that representation.
(Shannon Liao)
LifeInBrief
SALVATORE RIINA MAFIA ‘BOSS OF BOSSES’
I want us
focusing on
education,
the NHS, and
employability,
rather than
kangaroo
testicles
Anas Sarwar
The unsuccessful
candidate in the
Scottish Labour
leadership election
criticises Kezia
Dugdale for
appearing on I’m A
Celebrity ... Get Me
Out of Here
Mafia “boss of bosses” Salvatore
“Toto” Riina, who was serving 26 life
sentences as the mastermind of a
bloody strategy to assassinate rivals
as well as Italian prosecutors and law
enforcement trying to bring down Cosa
Nostra, has died in the prison wing of a
hospital in Parma.
Riina died the day after his 87th
birthday and hours after the justice
ministry had agreed to allow family
members at his bedside. He had been
in a medically induced coma after two
operations in recent weeks.
Riina, one of Sicily’s most notorious
Mafia bosses who ruthlessly directed
the mob’s criminal empire during
23 years in hiding, was serving the
life sentences for multiple murder
convictions, some dating to the 1950s.
A farmer’s son from Corleone, a rocky
hill town with notoriety as a Mafia
stronghold near Palermo, he carved out
a particularly ruthless reputation in a
crime syndicate notorious for its evil.
Rival bosses were mowed down in
the 1970s and early 1980s in Palermo —
killings blamed on mobsters happened
at the rate of practically one a day in the
Sicilian capital in those years — as Riina
orchestrated his rise to power. In his
campaign for supremacy, he violated
many of Cosa Nostra’s rules of conduct,
including no longer sparing innocent
women and children from the spray of
hitmen’s bullets.
During the height of his power,
prosecutors accused Riina of
masterminding a strategy, carried
out over several years, to assassinate
Italian prosecutors, police officials
and others who were going after
Cosa Nostra. The bloodbath campaign
ultimately backfired, however, and
led to his capture in 1993 in Palermo,
where he had an apartment hideout.
The state cracked down hard on the
mobsters after bombs killed Italy’s
two leading anti-Mafia magistrates,
Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino
in 1992.
Riina was born in the mountain
town of Corleone in central Sicily in
1930. Novelist Mario Puzo borrowed
the town’s name for the main character
in the Godfather novels, written years
before Riina clinched power.
Riina married a local woman,
Antonietta Bagarella, the sister of two
alleged Cosa Nostra bosses in Corleone.
Investigators believe that Riina
jockeyed his way to the top of the Mafia
by pitting rivals against each other and
then standing out of the way of the
bloodshed that felled one boss after
another in the 1970s.
He went into hiding in 1969 after
being ordered by the state to leave
Sicily after he had finished serving a
five-year prison sentence for Mafia
association. For decades, Riina seemed
to mock law enforcement as he reigned
from underground over the mob’s
drug-trafficking network.
Within months of Borsellino’s
murder, however, anti-Mafia
investigators working with turncoats
zeroed in on the capo dei capi, locating
Riina and blocking his car on a Palermo
thoroughfare in January 1993. AP
Born 16 November, 1930
Died 17 November, 2017
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‘Comrades’ who milked their land
Zimbabwe’s elite is restoring control of their one-party state
S
o farewell then, Robert
Mugabe. The situation
in Zimbabwe remains
fluid after the carefully
planned coup that claims
not to be a coup, yet this
is the ignoble end of rule by the
dogged despot who held a nation
in his cruel grip for so long. First
as prime minister for seven years,
then as president for three decades.
As seen on Saturday with excited
crowds surrounding tanks in the
streets, the people of his ravaged
country are delighted by the old
brute’s imminent departure.
There have been more wicked
recent dictators, despite atrocities
in Matabeleland that killed
thousands of rival supporters
and the routine use of torture by
his goons. But few can claim such
destruction. Mugabe inherited a
productive land and turned it into
a basket case despite arguably
the highest literacy rate on his
continent. After unleashing the
second worst hyper-inflation in
history, life expectancy is lower
than when he became president,
nine in 10 people are jobless
and the economy has plunged
from the 10th to 20th biggest in
sub-Saharan Africa.
Yesterday came the latest
twists in this takeover. The ruling
Zanu-PF party sacked Mugabe,
warning of instant impeachment
from the presidency if he refuses
to quit – which could mean losing
his immense assets, including an
estimated 15 stolen farms. His hated
wife, Grace, along with 20 other
key associates, were expelled with
threat of a corruption inquiry. One
week ago she looked triumphant
as her husband cleared her path
to power by sacking Emmerson
Mnangagwa as Vice-President
– then typically took possession of a
hefty chunk of Harare real estate by
forcing its distraught owner to sell
for a knockdown $4m (£3m).
Now the Crocodile – as
Mnangagwa is infamously
nicknamed – has shown his teeth.
It remains to be seen if we
are seeing a real revolution or,
more likely, a carefully calibrated
realignment of power within a
one-party state. His group has
planned this succession strategy for
several years, ensuring a network
of allies in key posts, although
Mugabe’s foolish sacking of his
former spy chief speeded up events
ahead of a special party congress
next month. His wife’s ill-advised
recent attacks on army chiefs
created a common enemy held in
Protesters and
the army outside
the State House in
Harare last week
AFP/GETTY
contempt across the country.
No one should show the slightest
sympathy for Mugabe. But nor
should they be fooled that the
faction led by Mnangagwa is much
better. These “comrades” have
collectively milked their land of
its mineral wealth, stashing away
millions from diamonds through
Angola, Dubai and China while
fellow citizens remained mired in
poverty. Mnangagwa may have a
shrewd financial brain, but he is
also linked to the Matabeleland
massacres when villagers were
forced to dance on fresh graves
of slaughtered relatives while
chanting pro-Mugabe slogans.
“The Croc” has strong links
to China, like many of the
Zimbabwean elite, attending the
Communist Party’s Beijing School
of Ideology. Insiders think he may
promote himself as his nation’s
Deng Xiaoping, pledging to clean up
corruption and restore economic
sanity. Assets of those deposed will
probably be paraded in the press.
Mnangagwa is a ruthless operator,
the man who prevented Mugabe
from quitting after losing the first
round of the 2008 presidential
election, then masterminding
violence and ballot-rigging to
retain control. His history is one
of crushing dissent, not displaying
democratic values.
Once again, we see the speed of
collapse of a regime that seemed
so strong yet had rotted to its core.
If there is a lesson in Mugabe’s
downfall, it is how dictators are
often brought down by their own
families. In Libya I witnessed
how Muammar Gaddafi’s eight
children inflamed discontent, their
greedy behaviour and feuding over
business opportunities offering
a rallying point for opposition.
Mnangagwa’s
history is one of
crushing dissent,
not displaying
democratic
values
Now we see “Gucci” Grace – with
her extravagant tastes, crude
ambition and limited political skills
– provoking the end of her ailing
husband’s reign, aided by three
sons flaunting their wealth and
expensive baubles on social media.
Hopefully these events will alarm
other long-serving despots such
as the dreadful Teodoro Obiang
in Equatorial Guinea, whose own
spendthrift son was convicted of
corruption last month in France
over the family’s plundering of oil
money that could have enriched
their entire nation. I was in this
country as Gaddafi’s rule crumbled,
seeing how it sent ripples of
excitement around the streets.
Think also of Uganda, where Yoweri
Museveni came to power in 1986
saying Africa’s problem “is not
the people but leaders who want
to overstay in power”. Now he is
seeking to overturn the presidential
age limit while entrenching control
in his free-spending family.
The African Union says it will
“never accept the military coup
d’état” in Zimbabwe as it demands
“respect” for the country’s
constitution. It briefly suspended
Egypt after another former spy
chief carried out a coup, but rapidly
readmitted him despite appalling
repression. But Museveni himself
once branded this body “a trade
union of dictators”. It is based in
Ethiopia, another brutal and rigid
one-party state – and Rwanda’s Paul
Kagame, a war criminal currently
crushing a woman who dared to try
to stand against him as president,
just delivered a paper on reform.
These repellent people prove that
democracy is about much more
than elections. It is great that the
Mugabe era is over, the old man
felled by his family’s greed and lust
for untrammelled power. Hopefully
life will improve for a blighted
nation with a more stable and
competent government. But
we are almost certainly observing
only a restoration of control to
the party and its thieving elite. In
Zimbabwe, as in too many more
of Africa’s 54 nations, we remain
a long way from seeing real power
handed to the people.
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Justice for
Benedict Allen
No mobile phone, no
GPS device, no journey
plan, duration or final
rendezvous left with his
family: Benedict Allen,
adrift in the Papua New
Guinea jungle, is not
some kind of hero. He is
an idiot and he should be
made to pay the full cost
of his helicopter rescue.
ROGER SLATER
MACCLESFIELD,
CHESHIRE
Larkin and
empathy
In his column (i,18
November), DJ Taylor
asks how “a man who
sorrows over the death
of a hedgehog cut to
pieces by his lawnmower
can routinely disparage
so many of his fellow
human beings”.
I wouldn’t have
With control
comes confidence.
Bring your pensions
together today.
thought that the explanation is that complicated.
He saw the mangled
hedgehog with his own
eyes and empathy kicked
in. The generalised
racism is aimed at an
idea, or notion, not at any
particular individual.
Indeed, as a great
fan of traditional jazz
there were many black
musicians he greatly
admired. It’s the product
of compartmentalising, a
failure of connection.
IAN CRAINE
LONDON
Tackling the
drink culture
Janet Street-Porter (i,
18 November) is spot-on
in her assessment of
the drink culture which
exists in this country.
At least Scotland is
making a brave attempt
to address the problem
but there is a risk that
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criminal elements will
emerge and Carlisle
could become the boozecapital of England.
We began to travel
down the slippery slope
during the New Labour
administration, when
drinking laws were
liberalised. Now you
cannot enter a supermarket without being
confronted by assorted
alcoholic enticements.
The Government
should bring back the
sectioned-off areas
in shops. Advertising
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CHESHIRE
Signals sent
from sea
Tom Bawden is right that
weather forecasts are
the best they have ever
been (i, 18 November), but
he is wrong to conclude
that there were few, if any,
observations at sea in the
era before satellites. There
was a world-wide network
of several thousand
Voluntary Observing
Ships (VOS), which made,
and transmitted, twicedaily observations.
The information
included the ship’s position, precipitation, cloud
base height, visibility,
wind direction and
speed, cloud cover and
types, pressure, sea and
air temperature, dew
point, information about
sea states and, where
present, ice conditions.
The observations were
logged as five-figure
groups, which the radio
officer sent using Morse.
These weather ships
have long gone and so
has the Merchant Navy,
which provided the VOS
as a free service for the
common good.
ROY MARTIN
SOUTHAMPTON
Like many of your
readers, I am extremely
concerned about the way
my use of plastics
is polluting the oceans,
and do what I can in the
way of recycling etc,
but can someone please
explain to me how I
know which products
(toothpaste, shower
gel etc) contain
microbeads so that I can
stop buying them? I have
scrutinised the lists of
contents in vain.
PRISCILLA O’REILLY
ST ALBANS,
BEDFORDSHIRE
Brexit
reconsidered
I voted for Brexit,
never believing that the
Government could
make such heavy weather
of things. Unless a
deal acceptable to
a majority of the
electorate is in place,
something I now regard
as impossible, we should
scrap Brexit completely.
The only question is
how many parliamentary
seats the Tories will
be able to retain when
this dreadful farce
that they created has run
its course.
DAVID DIPROSE
OXFORD
Government is
now robotic
After the snap election,
the Government has
limped from crisis to
crisis, the majority
self-inflicted. The
upside is that this
Government know
more about artificial
intelligence and
driverless vehicles
than any administration
in history.
BARRY GREEN
ISLE OF WIGHT
Gordon Brown:
in ignorant bliss
Seeing and hearing
Gordon Brown opine as he
publicises his memoirs, I
cannot help recalling Noël
Coward’s remark about
Randolph Churchill: “Such
a nice man, so unaffected
by his great failure”.
COLIN DAMP
PLYMOUTH
Giving to
football’s rich
Frank Nield asks for
a new term for taking
money from football
fans and giving it to a few
dozen rich men. I believe
“racket” and “mob” are
traditional, but given the
propensity of some fans
for assaulting anyone in
the wrong scarf, perhaps
“sect” or “cult” is more
appropriate.
CHRIS NEWMAN
BOROUGHBRIDGE,
NORTH YORKSHIRE
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Dunham sorry for backing friend
Lena Dunham has apologised after
releasing a statement that was
intended to defend her friend Murray
Miller, who has been accused of
rape by actress Aurora Perrineau.
Miller was a writer on Girls, the show
created by Dunham.
It only occurred to her afterwards
that she may have misused her public
platform – and she was heavily
criticised for publicly denying
that Perrineau’s story was
true. Dunham (inset)
responded within 24
hours: “I naively believed
it was important to
share my perspective on
my friend’s situation as
it has transpired behind
the scenes over the last few
months. I now understand that
it was absolutely the wrong time to
come forward with such a statement
and I am so sorry.”
She had previously said she would
be standing by Miller, explaining:
“‘While our first instinct is to listen
to every woman’s story, our insider
knowledge of Murray’s situation
makes us confident that sadly this
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accusation is one of the 3 per cent of
assault cases that are misreported
every year.”
Rose McGowan had described
Dunham’s initial statement as “good
old-fashioned elitist slut-shaming”.
Dunham’s approach is in direct
contrast with that of Sarah Silverman.
The comedian, who has been friends
with Louis CK for 25 years, made
a statement about accusations
from women that he had
masturbated in front of them
– which he admitted is true.
“I could couch this with
heartwarming stories of
our friendship and what
a great dad he is, but that’s
totally irrelevant, isn’t it?”
Silverman said. “Yes, it is. It’s
a real mindf*** because I love
Louis, but Louis did these things. Both
of those statements are true, so I
just keep asking myself, can you love
someone who did bad things?”
Silverman said it was “vital”
that those found guilty are “held
accountable for their actions, no
matter who they are”.
Dunham should take note.
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Perry over
sunflowers
Katy Perry had been due to
perform at tonight’s Victoria’s
Secret fashion show in Shanghai
– but a fashion choice she made
two years ago is now said to
have caused her visa issues.
Perry was initially informed
that she’d be able to enter China
on a work visa for the hugely
high-profile performance.
However the decision is thought
to have been reversed after the
government found out about a
controversy caused by Perry’s
decision to wear a dress with
sunflowers printed on it for a
show in Taiwan in 2015.
The sunflower had been
chosen as a symbol of the
Sunflower Student
Movement, which
protested against
a Chinese trade
agreement in 2014. Perry
is now thought to have been
banned from China indefinitely.
£1,500 for a Kay
ticket is no joke
There was some serious rage being
vented among Peter Kay fans
yesterday when huge numbers of
tickets for his first stand-up tour in
eight years were swept up by ticket
resale operations.
While more dates have already
been added to the tour due to
demand, many fans were infuriated
as they found problems with ticket
sites and also saw seats being sold
for inflated prices (as much as £1,500
for two tickets).
The legal regulation of ticket prices
can’t happen quick enough.
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CHILDCARE
Jane
Merrick
A
t the 2015 election, David
Cameron pledged to double
free childcare from 15
hours a week to 30. It is
not difficult to see why this was, for
many families, a deal-maker. At 15
free hours, it was often not worth
a parent – normally the mother
– going back to work because the
prohibitive cost of a nursery or child
minder outside those free hours was
more than she could earn in her job.
With wages gradually squeezed
for all households, it was more
cost-effective to stay at home. At
30 hours, returning to work would
suddenly become affordable – a
liberating moment for many
low-paid mothers. There is no
question that this populist pledge
was part of the reason why
Cameron (pictured) secured the first
Conservative majority in 20 years.
Two years on, that election
giveaway has been exposed as
hollow. New figures from Ofsted
show that more than 1,000 nurseries
and childminders have gone out
of business since the 2015 Tory
manifesto was published. Many
of these childcare providers have
been unable to sustain their
business model because
the 30-hour pledge has
been underfunded by
the Government.
For every £5 it costs
a nursery or child
minder to deliver
childcare, a provider
receives only £3.80
in funding from the
Government. What may be
affordable childcare to families
has become unaffordable
for nurseries.
According to the figures,
uncovered by the shadow early
years minister Tracy Brabin, fourfifths of those who have closed their
childcare business were rated good
or outstanding. Some nurseries that
have stayed open have resorted to
imposing surcharges on parents. In
the case of Little Darling Childcare
in Harrow, as reported in The
Observer, parents are asked to pay
£15 a day for their child’s lunch – or
else they must come and collect the
infant and take them home for the
lunch hour. I don’t know any parent
who would be able to drop their child
off at nursery, commute to work for
an hour or two, commute back to
the nursery for their child’s lunch,
and go through the whole rigmarole
again for the afternoon. The Abacus
Ark chain of nurseries charges £40
a day for lunch and extracurricular
activities for those qualifying for the
30-hour scheme. This daily rate is
unaffordable for all but the
richest. If a family cannot
afford the charges, but
finds that the next
nearest nursery has
closed, what happens
then? It is not exactly
family-friendly politics.
Given Philip
Hammond has little
room for spending in
this week’s Budget, it is
unlikely this funding gap is
going to be met. But it is not just a
problem for the Chancellor. How
are voters supposed to believe
in an election pledge again if this
childcare giveaway is shown, within
just two years, to be a con? How are
politicians able to keep a straight
face by perpetuating the lie that
they are “funding” 30 hours of “free”
childcare? It is not the first time
a government has been unable to
fulfil a pledge, and it won’t be the
last. After all, the nation voted for
Brexit on the lie that it would deliver
£350m a week for the NHS. But if
politicians cannot be honest when
they make promises, they should be
at least honest when breaking them.
SOCIETY
full of: “We Paulinas were intensely
competitive in everything, from
getting an A in English to conniving
to get the most-desired male school
teacher to look down at our chests…
there was a rumour that another
man chose one girl each year to
lavish his affections on, setting off a
spark of competition among us all.”
That “special place in hell” awaits
anyone who equates flirting or
dressing sexily with the suggestion
that a harassment or assault victim
was “asking for it”, as in: “Well, she
was wearing a short skirt”, or “she
shouldn’t show so much cleavage”,
or even,“she wears too much makeup”. Many are the ways in which
victims get blamed when men
cannot control themselves.
This hostile context helps to
explain why victims did not speak up
before. Actually, some did – notably
the actress Rose McGowan. Look
what it did for her career. She, and
women in many walks of life, signed
non-disclosure agreements in
return for their silence and money.
Why? Because HR executives and
lawyers told them they didn’t stand
a chance in court up against multimillionaires or giant corporations.
We may not wish to believe
victims because we like those
being accused, either personally or
their work – from Woody Allen to
Kevin Spacey.
That article’s “girls were always
testing male teachers’ boundaries”
line may even be true, but teachers
– like other men in power – know
absolutely where the boundary lies.
To cross it is entirely their fault.
Stefano
Hatfield
Believe, don’t
blame, abused
women
“T
here’s a special place
in hell reserved for
women who do not
help other women,” is
a quote attributed to the former
US Secretary of State, Madeleine
Albright. It has rarely felt more
poignant than in the post-Harvey
Weinstein era, in the context of the
appalling efforts of some women
(and many more men) to shame and
obstruct harassment victims, as
they find the courage to speak out
and seek justice – however belatedly.
The latest shocker came
after former pupils of a leading
independent school for girls,
St Paul’s, alleged harassment
in the 1980s and 1990s. The
school launched an immediate
investigation, a move not helped
by a journalist ex-student of that
era making light of the claims by
suggesting that St Paul’s was more
akin to St Trinian’s. Her article was
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not to be
poo-pooed
Morrissey: Spacey was
needlessly attacked
By Laura Harding
Morrissey has said it is “ridiculous”
that Kevin Spacey has been recast in
a film following allegations of sexual
misconduct, adding the actor has
been “needlessly attacked”.
The former Smiths frontman also said many of the
actresses who made allegations about movie
mogul Harvey Weinstein
“knew exactly what was
happening” and were
“simply disappointed”.
Oscar-winner Spacey will
be replaced by Christopher
Plummer in All the Money in the World,
which is due to be released before the
end of the year.
The announcement came after
actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey
of harassing him when he was 14.
Naomi Deering, a
researcher at the
University of Bath,
making lab-created
faecal sludge, in a
project to improve
sanitation in
developing countries.
She said: “This area
of research at times
may not be the most
pleasant but the
potential impact of
this project makes this
work so worthwhile.”
The project is
testing ways of using
natural sunlight to
dry out the sludge,
killing off parasite eggs
and pathogens and
allowing its safe use in
agriculture. PA
Rapp alleged that Spacey, then 26,
placed him on a bed and climbed on
top of him, following a party at his
apartment in 1986.
In an interview with German newspaper Der Spiegel, Morrissey (inset)
was asked what he thought of
Spacey being replaced. He replied: “I think that’s ridiculous. As far as I know, he
was in the bedroom with
a 14-year-old.
“Kevin Spacey was 26,
the boy 14. In that case,
you ask yourself where the
parents of the boy were? I
don’t know how things are with
you, but I have never been in situations like these in my youth. Never.
“Because of that, all of that doesn’t
seem very credible to me. To me,
it seems as if Spacey was
needlessly attacked.”
TECHNOLOGY
What profile pictures really
reveal about Tinder users
By Tom Bawden
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
With profiles typically heavy on
photos and light on words, the Tinder dating app has gained a reputation for being all about looks.
But while beautiful eyes or a
hunky torso are unlikely to do you
any harm, many Tinder users are
influenced by the subtle, or not so
subtle, clues that profiles give about
a person’s character and status, a
new study suggests.
Some clues are presented consciously but many others are
instinctive, according to Chaim
Kuhnreich, who is researching
a PhD at Concordia University
in Chicago.
“While attractiveness is important, users are actually signalling
much more than just looks. They
Tinder says 72 per cent of
users’ photos show them
in muted colours while people
facing forward are 20 per cent
more likely to be right-swiped.
Taking a swipe: Tinder profiles must
work harder than other dating apps
use specific visual clues in their
profile pictures and keywords in
their short bios,” he wrote on The
Conversation website.
The results, it seems, are often
based on quite stereotypical gender roles that may surprise some.
Men have a tendency to signal they
are wealthy – or at least in with a
chance of becoming so – perhaps
by crowbarring in a picture of
a Ferrari. Women may seek to
present themselves as benevolent and virtuous, perhaps by
highlighting charity work in their
profile blurbs.
These typically run to between
100 and 500 characters, compared
with hundreds of words and long
lists of interests in many profiles on
conventional dating websites.
But while Tinder profiles may
contain far fewer words than traditional sites – and have a greater
emphasis on photos – its users have
similar motivations: some are looking for casual flings, but most want
something more meaningful.
Because of their brevity, Tinder
profiles have to work harder to convey key clues about users.
The ability to provide for offspring is a valued trait in men by
women. So men often use displays
of conspicuous consumption to
demonstrate that they can feed and
cloth their potential children, Mr
Kuhnreich says.
And men want to know their
offspring will be cared for, so
women often project signs of benevolence and virtue, he adds.
SOCIETY
Young ‘experimenting more with sex’
By Russell Parton
Young people today are experimenting with a wider range of sexual practices than their parents’
generation, a study has revealed.
The study, which aims to highlight the need for accurate sex and
relationships education, found the
number of heterosexual men and
women aged 16-24 having vaginal,
oral and anal sex to have risen –
from one in 10 women and men in
1990-1991, to one in four men and
one in five women in 2010-2012.
Professor Kaye Wellings, of the
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: “The changes in
practices we see here are perhaps
not surprising given the rapidly
changing social context and the
ever-increasing number of influences on sexual behaviour. It is important to keep up to date with trends
in sexual lifestyles to help young
people safeguard their health and
increase their well-being.”
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Stress of cancer
diagnosis ‘can
lead to PTSD’
Plea to save
historic mills
from demolition
By Tom Bawden
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
The stress of discovering you have
cancer can be so great that one in
five people diagnosed with it develop
post-traumatic stress disorder within
a few months that in many cases lasted for years, a study has found.
“Many cancer patients believe they
need to adopt a ‘warrior mentality’,
and remain positive and optimistic
from diagnosis through treatment to
stand a better chance of beating their
cancer, “ said Dr Mei Hsien Chan, of
the National University of Malaysia.
To these patients, seeking help for
the emotional issues they face is akin
The researchers’ study
also found that, compared
with patients with other cancer
types, patients with breast
cancer were 3.7 times less likely
to develop PTSD at six months.
to admitting weakness but bottling
up their fears can significantly increase an already stressful situation,
the research suggests. “There needs
to be greater awareness that there
is nothing wrong with getting help
to manage the emotional upheaval –
particularly depression, anxiety, and
PTSD – post-cancer,” said Dr Chan.
Further compounding the stress
for many of the patients that do beat
cancer is the fear that it may come
back. They can believe it may have
returned with every lump or bump,
pain or ache, the research finds. In addition, survivors might skip visits to
doctors to avoid triggering memories
of their past cancer experience. This
can lead to delays in seeking help for
new symptoms, said Dr Chan.
She and her colleagues studied
469 adults with various cancer types
within one month of diagnosis at a single oncology referral centre.
The research is published in
Cancer, a journal of the American
Cancer Society.
By Pat Hurst
A mill in Calderdale. Half of the mills in Manchester have been demolished
since the 1980s, although 85 per cent of people support their survival PA
The North’s historic textile mills are
disappearing fast despite massive
public support against demolition,
Historic England said.
Almost half across Greater Manchester alone have been lost since
the 1980s, Salford has lost 66 per
cent and in Bradford there have been
more than 100 fires at historic mills
since 2010, said a new report by the
public body that champions and protects England’s historic places.
But a survey found 90 per cent of
respondents in England believe mills
are an important part of the nation’s
heritage, story and character. And
85 per cent said they do not want to
see them demolished or replaced, according to the poll of 2,028 adults by
YouGov for Historic England.
Catherine Dewar, Historic England’s planning director in the Northwest, said: “With their ability to
accommodate homes, workplaces
and cultural spaces, our historic
mill buildings deserve a future. They
helped make us who we are in the
north of England and have a profound impact on the physical and cultural landscape.”
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ARGENTINA
Missing submarine ‘sent
seven failed satellite calls’
By Marcos Brindicci
and Luc Cohen
IN MAR DEL PLATA
A search-and-rescue operation
for an Argentine Navy submarine,
missing in the South Atlantic with
44 crew members aboard, continued after failed satellite
calls from the vessel
raised hopes that the
crew are alive.
The US Navy said
that it would send an
aircraft with 21 personnel from Florida to
assist with the search
for the German-built ARA
San Juan (inset), which was 268
miles off Argentina’s southern
Atlantic coast when it sent its last
communication on Wednesday.
The submarine almost certainly tried to make seven satellite
calls on Saturday, the Argentine
Eliana Krawczyk,
Argentina’s first
female submarine
officer, is on the
missing vessel
AFP/GETTY
defence ministry said. Stormy
weather probably interfered with
the calls and the government was
working with a US company specialising in satellite communication to trace the location, it added.
“Yesterday’s news was something of a respite for us, to know
that there is life,” Claudio
Rodriguez, the brother
of a crew member, said.
Search planes and
sea vessels are scouring the southern sea
but strong winds and
20ft waves have hindered their attempts.
A search of 80 per cent
of the area initially targeted for
the operation turned up no sign of
the vessel on the ocean surface,
but the crew should have ample
supplies of food and oxygen,
according to a spokesman for the
Argentine navy. REUTERS
UNITED STATES
A Trump nuclear attack
order ‘could be disputed’
By Rob Gillies
IN HALIFAX
The top officer at US Strategic
Command has said that an order
from President Donald Trump
or any of his successors to launch
nuclear weapons can be refused
if that order is determined to
be illegal.
Air Force General John Hyten,
commander of Strategic Command, told a panel at the Halifax
International Security Forum: “I
think some people think we’re stupid. We’re not. We think about these
things a lot. When you have this re-
sponsibility, how do you not think
about it?” General Hyten (inset)
revealed that he and Mr Trump
have had conversations about
such a scenario and that he
would tell Mr Trump he
couldn’t carry out an illegal strike.
“If it’s illegal, I’m
going to say, ‘Mr President, that’s illegal.’
And guess what he’s
going to do? He’s going to
say, ‘What would be legal?’”
General Hyten said. “And we’ll
come up with options with a mix of
capabilities to respond to whatever
UNITED STATES
President ‘doesn’t know who
to believe’ about Roy Moore
By Oz Katerji
A White House aide says
President Donald Trump isn’t
campaigning for Alabama
Senate candidate Roy Moore
due to “discomfort” with
allegations that the former
judge initiated sexual contact
with teenage girls decades ago,
according to Associated Press.
Republicans are facing a
dwindling number of options to
force out the party’s nominee
before the 12 December Senate
vote. Marc Short, the White
House legislative director,
says Mr Trump had “serious
concerns” about the allegations.
Mr Short told ABC’s This
Week programme that if Mr
Trump “did not believe that
the women’s accusations were
credible, he would be down
campaigning for Roy Moore”.
Mr Short says Mr Trump
would allow Alabama voters
to decide Mr Moore’s fate.
Mr Trump has previously
said Mr Moore should drop
out of the race if the allegations
are true.
Another senior White House
official, Mick Mulvaney, told
NBC’s Meet the Press that
the President “doesn’t know
who to believe. I think a lot
of folks don’t”, adding that
he personally thought the
allegations were “credible”.
Mr Moore has called the
allegations “unsubstantiated”,
“unproven” and “fake”.
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the situation is.” In the event that
Mr Trump decided to launch a nuclear attack, General Hyten would
provide him with strike options that were legal. The
command would control
nuclear forces in a war.
The comments
come as the threat of
nuclear attack from
North Korea remains
a serious concern and
Mr Trump’s critics question his temperament. Mr
Trump’s taunting tweets aimed
at Pyongyang have sparked concerns primarily among congressional Democrats that he may be
inciting a war.
Last week during a Senate hearing, the first in Congress on presidential authority to use nuclear
weapons since 1976, Richard L Ottinger, a Democratic congressman,
pushed for the US to declare it
would never initiate a nuclear war.
During testimony before the foreign relations committee earlier
this month, retired general Robert
Kehler, who served as the head of
Strategic Command from 2011 to
2013, also said the US armed forces
are obliged to follow legal orders,
not illegal ones.
Gen Hyten said of obeying an illegal order: “You could go to jail for
the rest of your life.” AP
Procedures are in
place for ensuring US
nuclear weapons are ready for
a presidential launch order in
response to – or in anticipation of – a nuclear attack by
North Korea.
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Tributes flow
for AC/DC’s
driving force,
Young
By Russell Parton
Friends, family and rock legends have
led the tributes to Malcolm Young,
the “driving force” behind Australian
rock band AC/DC, who died on Saturday aged 64.
Young, a songwriter, vocalist and
rhythm guitarist, died after a long
battle with dementia. He and his
brother Angus co-founded the group,
which would go on to become one the
biggest rock bands in history, with
hits such as “Highway to Hell” and
“Back in Black”. Their older brother,
George, who produced some of the
band’s work, died last month, aged 70.
“Malcolm, along with Angus, was
the founder and creator of AC/DC.
With enormous dedication and commitment, he was the driving force behind the band,” a statement read on
AC/DC’s Facebook page.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl
tweeted: “Thank you Malcolm for the
songs, and the feel, and the cool, and
the years of losing control to your
rock and roll.”
Ozzy Osbourne added to the condolences, tweeting it was “so sad to
learn of the passing of yet another
Guitarist and songwriter Malcolm
Young founded Australian rock band
AC/DC with his brother YUI MOK/PA
friend, Malcolm Young”, while guitarist Eddie Van Halen called Young the
“heart and soul of AC/DC”, adding it
was “a sad day in rock and roll”.
Ryan Adams described Young as
the “engine that roared behind the
most powerful band in the world”
with former Anthrax guitarist Robert Caggiano adding: “You wrote the
best riffs in the best band and you
changed the world.”
A statement released Young’s family said: “Renowned for his musical
prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter,
guitarist, performer, producer and
visionary who inspired many. From
the outset he knew what he wanted to
achieve and, along with his younger
brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show.”
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The art of
science
caught on
camera
By Sam Russell
‘Nano-Man’: entangled carbon
nanotubes RAVI CHITWAN/WEI TAN/PA
Metal peacock feathers and a “nano
man” are among the striking images
entered in the Cambridge University engineering department’s 13th
annual photo competition.
The peacock entry, called
ICTP2017 Peacock, is by Fran Sergent, and celebrates the technologies of metal forming.
The “peacock” is made with a
combination of established techniques and new processes developed at Cambridge’s engineering
department.
The “nano man” entry by Ravi
Chitwan and Wei Tan is a scanning electron micrograph showing thousands of entangled carbon
nanotubes (CNTs) resembling a
tiny stickman figure standing at the
edge of a cliff.
The material is 100 times stronger than steel but only one-sixth as
heavy. Technology around CNTs is
rapidly developing
The overall winner of the photography competition, sponsored by
Zeiss, was PhD student Bryn Noel
Ubald for his video which shows
how fluid behaves as it moves over
a turbine blade.
It is part of a study which uses
high-fidelity computational modelling to understand the impact of
measurement devices within aircraft engines.
A sketch by David Carmichael morphs into ‘ICTP2017 Peacock’, showing technologies of metal forming FRAN SERGENT/PA
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Social media gaffes – the history
you can never truly delete
By Chloe Hamilton
Jones off air over harassment claim
By Charlotte Birch
In a statement, the spokesman added: “Whilst he accepts
that his behaviour over a decade
ago was occasionally juvenile, as
was that of others, he never intended to harass or distress and
he strongly denies any inappropriate contact.
“He is, however, deeply sorry
for any upset caused and hopes
this matter is resolved soon.”
Jones, a father of two, received
an MBE in 2013 for services to
music and broadcasting.
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Songs of Praise star Aled
Jones will not appear
on the BBC while
the broadcaster investigates alleged
inappropriate behaviour more than
a decade ago.
The singer and television presenter (inset),
who found fame at the age of
12 with his top-five Christmas hit
“Walking in the Air”, said he was
“deeply sorry for any upset
caused” but strongly denied any “inappropriate contact”.
A spokesman
for the 46-year-old
former choirboy said
that while the matter
does not relate to any
broadcast work, he had
voluntarily agreed not
to appear the BBC while it
is investigated.
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PEOPLE
and people. This makes it virtually impossible to ever guarantee
that anything, including unwanted posts, can be deleted entirely
from the internet.”
However curious employers
must tread carefully. “Current privacy and data
protection guidance
states that pre-employment vetting
should only be carried out where there
is a security risk or
where doing so is likely to reveal information
that would have a significant bearing on the decision to
hire or not,” says Phil Allen, partner and employment law specialist at law firm Weightmans.
“If negative information is
found, the candidate should be
given an opportunity to explain
their side of the story.”
positional reli
PR expert Warren
Johnson said: “Kids
are growing up surrounded
by these incredibly powerful
tools without being taught
how to properly act on them.”
is the possibility that without a
standardised approach, social
media posts made at the age
of 13 or so could be included
in checks.” Mr Rosser advises
young job hunters to either prepare to explain dodgy posts
or remove any activity
which could be considered “contentious”.
D e l e t i n g o f fcolour posts might
seem like the obvious solution, but can
social media output
ever be wiped from the
internet for good?
Not according to Michael
Marriott, analyst at security
firm Digital Shadows. “The internet is indexed every second
by various search engines and
web crawlers,” he says. “Content
is replicated across multiple
servers and shared by machines
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Last week we were reminded
that the internet never forgets,
when controversial tweets posted by the now sacked editor of
Gay Times, Josh Rivers, and the
vlogger Zoella came to light.
Between 2010 and 2015, Rivers
referred to Jews as “gross” and
Asians as “creepy”, while Zoella
(pictured) made comments between 2009 and 2012 about “lesbos”, “trannys” and “fat chavs”.
The two have since apologised
and deleted the posts.
The news followed the suspension from the Labour Party
of Sheffield Hallam MP Jared
O’Mara last month when offensive comments he had posted to
online forums were discovered.
But public figures aren’t the
only ones at risk of being caught
out online. In an age of social
media, where anyone entering
the workplace today is likely to
have lived out their formative
years on sites such as Twitter
and Facebook, an increasing
number of people face having
their adolescent selves pored
over by potential employers.
According to Keith Rosser,
director at Reed Recruitment’s
vetting team, recruiters do look
at job candidates’ social media
histories. “It’s becoming typical
that a company will ask to investigate as far back as 18 years
of age,” he says, adding: “There
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IN SANTIAGO
GERMANY
Dhaka begins
Rohingya talks
Coalition
dialogue stalls
Bangladesh has launched
talks with Myanmar aimed at
a deal to repatriate Rohingya
refugees and Dhaka’s foreign
minister will address the
matter at talks in Myanmar this
week, the Bangladeshi foreign
ministry said yesterday.
More than 600,000
Muslim Rohingya have fled to
neighbouring Bangladesh since
late August, driven out by a
military clearance operation in
Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s
Rakhine state. The Rohingyas’
suffering has caused an
international outcry. REUTERS
Germany’s would-be coalition partners appeared to be stalled over the
thorny issue of immigration policy
yesterday despite inching closer to
agreement on other major sticking
points including climate policy.
An awkward alliance with the Free
Democrats and the Greens would
allow Chancellor Angela Merkel to
govern for a fourth term.
However, the three-way combination is untested at a national level.
With negotiations running deep into
overtime, leaders are urging each
other to make painful compromises
in order to bind parties that are ideologically far apart. REUTERS
‘Suicide’ of
Afghan boy, 11,
investigated
By Philippe Schwab
VIENNA
Police are investigating
the apparent suicide of an
11-year-old Afghan migrant who
died in a hospital near Vienna
on Monday after being admitted
a day earlier. The boy and his
Billionaire ex-president
tops polls as country votes
By Dave Sherwood and
Antonio de la Jara
MYANMAR
AUSTRIA
CHILE
family had been living in a
refugee centre in Baden, south of
the capital, since last year.
Media reports said the boy
felt unable to cope with looking
after his six siblings after his
23-year-old elder brother left
him in charge.
According to the public
broadcaster Ö1, officials had
been made aware of the family’s
precarious situation but failed
to react. It is unclear how
he died.
Authorities have rejected the
accusations, saying they had
noticed “nothing unusual”. AFP
The billionaire conservative Sebastian Piñera is the favourite to win
Chile’s presidential elections, although leftist challengers are likely
to force a December run-off.
Chileans voted yesterday, with
opinion polls showing Mr Piñera,
the former president, who leads the
Chile Vamos bloc, with a commanding lead over his seven rivals, but still
shy of the 50 per cent needed for an
outright win.
Former television anchorman Senator Alejandro Guillier is the flagbear-
Members of the
Tornadoes motorcycle
display team of the
Indian army take a
tumble as they attempt
to break the record for
most men on a single
moving motorcycle
in Bengaluru, India,
yesterday REUTERS
TURKEY
Ankara bans LGBT films over ‘public safety’ concerns
The Turkish capital, Ankara, has
banned the public showing of films
and exhibitions related to lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender
(LGBT) issues, the governor’s office
said yesterday.
The move – citing public safety –
is likely to deepen concern among
rights activists and Turkey’s
Western allies about its record on
civil liberties under President Recep
Tayyip Erdogan.
The governor’s office said that such
exhibitions could cause different
groups in society to “publicly harbour
hatred and hostility” towards each
other and therefore pose a risk to
public safety.
Authorities in Ankara had already
banned a German gay film festival on
Wednesday, the day before it was due
to start. Homosexuality is not a crime
in Turkey, but there is widespread
hostility to it. REUTERS
KENYA
INDIA
SPAIN
Crowds protest
against murders
Two elephants
killed by train
Juncker: Catalan
affair a disaster
Kenyan police fired tear gas
to disperse a crowd that was
protesting yesterday against the
overnight murder of four people
in a slum in the capital Nairobi.
Parts of the city have been
gripped by tension since Friday
when at least five people were
killed in violence involving the
police and opposition supporters
who were accompanying their
leader Raila Odinga after a trip
abroad. REUTERS
Two endangered Asian elephants
were hit and killed yesterday by a
passenger train near the city of Gauhati in north-eastern India.
The wildlife warden Prodipta
Baruah said the elephants were part
of a herd of about 15 that had ventured into the area in search of food
before dawn.
The other elephants crossed the
track and the final two were attempting to cross when the train struck
them. No passengers were injured. AP
European Commission president
Jean-Claude Juncker has
reaffirmed the EU’s support for
a unified Spain.
Mr Juncker told the Spanish
newspaper El Pais yesterday:
“Catalonia is an enormous
concern. I don’t like the situation
it has provoked, it is a disaster.”
He also sent a message to Carles
Puigdemont, the ex-Catalan leader,
that Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish
Prime Minister, has EU support. AP
IN ISTANBUL
Chiapas
The Agua Azul waterfalls
in southern Mexico are a
playground of bright turquoise
water cascading over
limestone steps. But after a
powerful earthquake hit the
country, they dried up – and the
area’s once-booming tourist
economy along with them.
The epicentre of the
8.2-magnitude earthquake that
struck Mexico on 7 September,
killing 96 people, was in the
state of Chiapas, where the
falls trickle near the Mayan
ruins of Palenque.
The quake altered the bed
of the Agua Azul river and
collapsed a portion of the
river’s left bank, said Mexico’s
National Water Commission.
That shifted the flow of water
to another branch of the river
and caused the water level to
drop by nearly a metre, leaving
the falls completely dry in
many places.
Locals watched in alarm
this month as the water dried
up from one day to the next,
making them fear for the
future of a tourist attraction
that draws thousands of
visitors a day from around
the world. The government
vowed to study the problem
and seek a solution. But not
content to sit back and wait,
locals have taken matters into
their own hands.
Using shovels and pickaxes,
they partially restored
the riverbed to its original
course, bringing back a trickle
of the famously bright blue
water. AFP
er for President Michelle Bachelet’s
fractured centre-left Nueva Mayoria
coalition. He leads the race for second
place, with around 21 per cent of prob-
As easy
as falling
off a bike
By David Dolan
Postcard
From...
Sebastian Piñera had 42 per cent of
support in a poll last month REUTERS
able voter support compared to about
42 per cent for Mr Piñera, according
to a CEP poll last month.
The election is the latest in South
America to pit left-leaning leaders
against conservatives. It also marks
a turning point for Chile’s coalition of
centre-left parties.
Ms Bachelet, who is barred from
running in this election by term limits, will step down with approval ratings near 30 per cent and the legacy
of her social and economic policies
uncertain. Many Chileans view the
election as a referendum on her second term, which focused on reducing
inequality by making education more
affordable. REUTERS
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Putin ‘reluctantly’
gears up for yet
another election
Deadline looms for Russian leader
to declare bid. By Oliver Carroll
F
or a long time, it has
seemed that the only
person unsure he will run
in Russia’s presidential
elections next March is
Vladimir Putin. The people expect
it, his opponents are sure of it, his
entourage is convinced of it. But
Russia’s President is delaying.
When Mr Putin chooses to run,
he will win, and handsomely. The
President remains popular with
his base and possesses a welloiled political machine that, as
dependable as the rotation of the sun
and the movements of the tide, will
deliver a result between 60 per cent
and 70 per cent in his favour.
But sources say Mr Putin is
tired, and reluctant to engage in
another major national election. The
campaign will be reduced to a bare
minimum; there will be no repeat
of the exhausting test of the 2011-12
elections, when Mr Putin declared
his candidacy six months early, and
invested a lot in winning, emotionally
and psychologically.
The absolute deadline for
registration depends on whether
Mr Putin runs as an independent
or on a party platform. But most
expect a declaration no earlier than
mid-December.
A short campaign brings other
benefits. It will offer a sense of drama
to what otherwise promises to be a
sterile contest. Likewise, opponents
SYRIA
Russia
vetoes
chemical
weapons
initiative
will also have the shortest time
possible in which to challenge him.
The opposition, unable even
to agree on a unity candidate, is
unlikely to make a breakthrough.
The controversial candidacy
of television personality Ksenia
Sobchak has split the anti-Kremlin
vote. Whether she will be allowed to
participate is said to be still under
discussion. Meanwhile, the leading
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny will
almost certainly be barred from
registering his candidacy. The
Election Commission says that
an embezzlement conviction –
provisionally ruled unfair by the
European Court of Human Rights –
makes him ineligible.
Mr Navalny has surprised the
Kremlin with his persistence. From
declaring presidential ambitions
in December, he has consistently
outflanked the government.
His YouTube exposé of alleged
corruption by the Prime Minister,
Mr Medvedev, which he denies, was
watched by tens of millions. His
call to the streets in March saw the
largest protests Russia has seen
since 2012. Mr Navalny has captured
the language of a new, young protest
demographic; the Kremlin, to some
extent, is still playing catch-up.
Mr Putin’s people believe the
battle for the youth will be won not
on the streets, but on screens. There
will be no repeat of the pro-Kremlin
By Edith M Lederer
Russia has again vetoed a United
Nations resolution that would
extend the mandate of the experts
c h a r ge d w i t h d e t e r m i n i n g
responsibility for chemical weapons
attacks in Syria.
The move effectively ended the
UN’s operation to hold any side accountable for the deaths of hundreds
of civilian victims. It was Russia’s
Vladimir Putin and
Prime Minister
Dmitry Medvedev
visit a monastery
near Istra last
week YEKATERINA
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Alexei
Navalny
has captured
the language
of a new,
young protest
demographic;
the Kremlin is
still playing
catch-up
second veto in 24 hours of a resolution to keep the joint investigative
mechanism, or JIM, in operation.
And it was Russia’s 11th veto of a
Security Council resolution dealing
with Syria, its close ally.
Russia cast its latest veto on a lastditch resolution by Japan to extend
the mandate for 30 days after Russia
rejected the JIM’s findings that
the Syrian government used
sarin in an aerial attack on Khan
This Saturday, in your new
Race to the Finnish line
Find the perfect pitch at Apukka
resort in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland
mass youth movements of the past.
Instead, insiders report a beefed-up
internet department inside the
presidential administration. There
are expanded news-making desks
thinking up sexy digital narratives –
like Mr Putin’s demonstrative visit to
Russia’s search engine giant Yandex.
Other desks concentrate on using
bots, trolls and other creatures of
the Russian digital space to form
a “new, positive youth agenda”.
The aim is clear and unambiguous:
Mr Putin offers opportunity; he
continues to be the future.
Squaring the digital narrative with
the analogue reality of an ageing
leader is where things get difficult.
Most Russians have experienced four
years of declining real-terms income.
There has been a fundamental shift
in public mood that, according to
polls, favours change over stability.
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Sheikhoun on 4 April that killed
about 100 people.
Russia’s UN Ambassador, Vassily
Nebenzia, accused the expert body
of “baseless accusations” against
the Assad regime.
The US ambassador, Nikki Haley,
told the council after the veto that
“Russia will not agree to any mechanism that might shine a spotlight on
the use of chemical weapons by its
ally, the Syrian regime”. AP
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he Vietnam War tore America apart. Its brutality,
directed against both combatants and civilians,
was broadcast worldwide. As the stream of body
bags airlifted home intensified, US citizens watched the
horrors of war play out in collective shock.
Conventional wisdom puts the conflict down to the Cold
War’s monumental clash of ideologies. US leaders believed
that if Vietnam fell, a worldwide Communist revolution
would follow. But the reality was not so black and white.
Colonised by France in 1887 and then Japan in 1940,
the Vietnamese built a national liberation movement,
the Viet Minh, to wage guerrilla war against occupying
powers. When the French attempted to restore the
colonial regime after 1945, the Viet Minh resumed the
fight for national independence, winning a decisive
victory at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. But
Vietnam’s agony did not end.
The country was partitioned. The Communist-led
nationalists were granted the North. A pro-Western
dictatorship was installed in the South, with a promise
that before long there would be an election to decide
the future. But this never took place. Instead, American
funds, arms, and ‘advisors’ flowed in to sustain the
dictatorship against a growing rural insurgency.
Why, as the death toll mounted, were US commanders
convinced they would win?
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Tokens of
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of break-ups
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hen two artists
were breaking
up, they wanted
to create a vault
to stash painful
memories of a past love. This vault
became the Museum of Broken
Relationships.
Strangers from across the
world now send in the mementoes
that tell the stories of their own
break-ups. It might be a stub from
a cinema ticket; a shell collected
from the beach you once strolled
together; a Polaroid stuck on your
fridge. The keepsakes we treasure
during relationships can be hard
to part ways with once it’s all over.
But at the same time, who wants
the reminder?
If you can’t bear to relegate it
to the bin but find it too painful to
keep, you could send it to a new
home: the Museum of Broken
Relationships. There it will join
a candy G-string donated by
a woman whose ex would buy
her sausages for her birthday, a
wedding dress in a jar, an X-ray, a
prosthetic leg, a gifted copy of a
weight loss book (some break-ups
are easier to understand than
others) and more than 4,000 other
objects collected from the ashes of
failed relationships.
The museum was created by
Croatian artists Olinka Vistica
and Drazen Grubisic as a way of
processing their own heartbreak
when they split up. Initially a
travelling exhibition, there are
now two permanent museums
in Zagreb and Los Angeles and a
book showcasing the ephemera
from 200 break-ups.
“It first occurred to us
as a concept in a late-night
conversation, one of many Drazen
and I had when we were breaking
up, while desperately trying to say
goodbye to each other,” Olinka tells
i. “What to do with all those tokens
of love, material and immaterial,
that you store during your
relationship? Wouldn’t it be great
if there was a place, a museum of
a kind, that could help you store it
for some time?”
The stories accompanying
each object are in turn funny
and searching, bizarre and lifeaffirming. Some are visceral,
others remember their ex-lovers
with black humour, or detachedly.
In their first exhibition held in
Zagreb in 2006, Olinka and Drazen
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used a shipping container to hold
40 objects donated by friends and
strangers. They saw how deeply
the stories behind each resonated
with people who had also
experienced heartbreak. “Soon
we were flooded with phone calls
and emails from people who liked
the idea and wanted to host the
exhibition in their own town.”
They have received objects from
anonymous donors in Europe,
India, China, Australia, the US
and many other countries across
the world.
The thought of remaining so
connected to an ex years after
the event is hardly one many
would relish. It was harder at
the beginning and they would
argue more, Olinka concedes.
But now the museum has allowed
them to form a different kind of
relationship while moving on in
different directions with other
romantic partners.
“The other day I overheard a
guide speaking about the museum
to a group of tourists and saying:
“Well, everything started with a
joke,’” Olinka recalls. “The first
impulse was to scream, ‘No, it was
not a joke! We went through so
much pain.’ But then when I tried
to revive that pain I realised it was
actually no longer there. It has
melted into so many other things I
have shared with Drazen since we
started the museum.”
There are many powerful stories
a question over the weekend
arose. Could Britain’s future rest
on ensuing developments 12,000
miles away in Ant and Dec’s
Aussie jungle?
The obvious answer is: no.
Life may turn on a dime, but a
country’s future cannot turn on
how a bunch of celebs cope with
the inventive cuisine and lavish
indignities prepared for them
by ITV. That is the answer I’d
have given a day ago. Then came
the most shocking revelation of
the kind since George Galloway
entered the Big Brother House.
The last celeb to be unveiled
was another Scot from the Labour
movement. Like George, she may
not remain so (it is rumoured she
will join her MSP partner in the
SNP). But until three months
ago, Kezia Dugdale was leader
of the Scottish Labour Party.
Scotland is so pivotal to Jeremy
Corbyn’s hopes of power, and
the parliamentary arithmetic
is so finely balanced, that even
something as banal as Dugdale
jumping ship for a crack at reality
TV might make the difference.
The message she is sending
Scottish voters is not helpful.
Political leaders do not quit,
whatever they say to the contrary,
when they are optimistic. Her
surprise resignation in August
– the very month, by eeriest
coincidence, when I’m A Celeb
signs up the participants –
seemed an admission that she
expects the SNP stranglehold
(weakened though it was in June)
to continue at the expense of a real
Labour revival.
Her official reason for quitting
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Lord Robert Winston says this treatment
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John B Appleby puts his claim to the test
Exhibits from the Museum of
Broken Relationships, created by
Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic,
including a tiny piece of paper, a
wedding dress in a jar and a small
suitcase OLINKA VISTICA AND DRAZEN
GRUBISIC
attached to the seemingly mundane
objects, such as a letter from a
12-year-old boy to his childhood
crush, written in a convoy leaving
the besieged city of Sarajevo during
the war in the 1990s.
Others are more humorous
or scathing, including a now
legendary toaster sent in from
Colorado with the note: “When I
moved out and across the country,
I took the toaster. That’ll show
you. How are you going to toast
anything now?”
“The museum in Zagreb is often
echoing with laughter thanks to
those lines,” says Olinka.
Are we too quick to try to purge
ourselves of memories of a failed
relationship? Should we hold on
to them, even if they are painful?
“Without a doubt,” Olinka agrees.
“Love, much like suffering, is as
universal an experience as one
could hope to find.
“It is a common language
between people of different
generations, races, nationalities,
religious and political persuasions.
And whereas all our circumstances
do differ, when reading the stories
we realise that we are not ‘alone
and special’ in our suffering and
our joy. A person might come out
more grateful for the love they have
or have had, or might realise that
there is more to be had.”
People often find handing over
their object a cathartic, almost
ritualistic experience. “There is
was that a terminally ill friend
had taught her “how precious and
short life was, and never to waste a
moment”. How true. No one could
confuse sitting on a log for 14 hours
a day, talking to that Hollyoaks
guy about what Rebekah Vardy
told Amir Khan when the woman
from Corrie puked up the fish eyes,
with wasting a moment of this
short and precious life. In August,
when Dugdale quit refusing to take
press conference questions for
reasons more apparent now than
then, she insisted: “I remain in
awe of all those party activists who
devote their time to this movement
without pay or reward.” Of course.
Awesomely, she promises to forego
“a portion” of her MSP pay while
she’s cavorting in glass tanks with
baby crocodiles. If she hasn’t yet
pledged to donate her reward from
Let’s get Dugdale
out of the jungle
ASAP – history
depends on it
ITV (probably around £100,000)
to charity, she’s probably saving
the announcement for a discussion
about altruism during a supper of
lightly seared marsupial anus.
So all the luck in the world to her,
even if I won’t be voting to keep her
there myself. It’s one thing for a
deranged self-publicist like Nadine
Dorries, with less chance of a
frontbench career than inheriting
the Chrysanthemum throne to
become Empress of Japan, to
choose I’m A Celeb over doing her
job. It’s quite another to make the
comfort in knowing that we all go
through the same rollercoaster of
emotions when it comes to love, its
highs and its lows. It’s almost too
easy at times to convince ourselves
that we suffer more than others or
experience things differently.”
Next time you find yourself
newly single, you may want to
resist the urge to chuck the objects
that lasted longer than your
relationship did. Instead of hiding
from your heartbreak, you could
immortalise it.
Extracted from ‘The Museum of
Broken Relationships: Modern
Love in 203 Everyday Objects’ by
Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic
(Weidenfeld & Nicolson) out now.
choice as a frontline politician in
a part of the country that might
decide who rules Britain in an
election that could come at any
moment. If the Westminster maths
remains as tight as last time, even
a tiny proportion of Scottish voters
could cost Labour the few seats
that make the difference.
So if ITV reveals unusual voting
patterns in the Holyrood vicinity,
check the hands of Richard
Leonard. His election as Labour’s
new leader in Scotland was
overshadowed yesterday by the
news about his predecessor.
The advice, unless you happen to
be a Tory, is to join him in ensuring
that Dugdale’s jungle idyll is as
short and anonymous as possible.
Get her out of there before she has
the chance to alter the course of
political history. THE INDEPENDENT
Earlier this month, Lord Robert
Winston said on Radio 4’s Today
programme that freezing a
woman’s eggs for fertilisation
at a later date is “extremely
unsuccessful”. He added: “It is true
from the national statistics how
poor the chances of pregnancy are
afterwards.”
Freezing can preserve eggs
for up to 10 years – this is the
time limit placed on storage by
the Human Fertilisation and
Embryology Authority (HFEA).
The cost of freezing eggs in the UK
ranges from £2,500 to £5,000 (plus
storage fees).
Though the process seems
to be increasingly effective, it
nevertheless appears that fertility
expert Lord Winston is correct:
the birth rate using these eggs is
about 14 per cent.
However, fertility experts are
actually quite good at freezing
eggs. It is the combined processes
of thawing them – at which point
some don’t survive – and then
using in vitro fertilisation (IVF),
that makes the success rate so low.
But IVF isn’t that successful even
when fresh eggs are used (about a
27 per cent success rate).
While the HFEA reports that
the number of women freezing
their eggs has risen year on year,
the number of frozen eggs that are
thawed and used in IVF, in the UK,
remains very low. This means that
not only is the 14 per cent success
rate based on a small sample,
it may also reflect the fact that
doctors in the UK don’t get much
practice at it.
So, although the current success
rate is low, it is likely to improve.
Women who freeze their eggs now
may see success rates increase by
the time they use their eggs.
John B Appleby is a lecturer
in medical ethics at
Lancaster University
PEER REVIEW
By Sarah Martins da Silva,
consultant gynaecologist and senior
lecturer in reproductive medicine at
the University of Dundee.
John Appleby is right to point out
several issues with Lord Winston’s
opinion that freezing eggs is
extremely unsuccessful. Human
eggs are notoriously difficult
VERDICT: TRUE
Lord Winston pioneered IVF
cells to preserve using traditional
freezing techniques due to their
low surface-area-to-volume
ratio, and high risk of ice-crystal
damage. And poor egg survival
resulted in low pregnancy and
live birth rates using these slowfrozen eggs in fertility treatment
10 to 15 years ago.
However, this is a fast-moving
field, and the introduction
of vitrification (the fertility
laboratory equivalent to freezedrying) was a gamechanger. By late
2012, four randomised controlled
trials had demonstrated that IVF
using vitrified eggs produced
similar fertilisation and pregnancy
rates to IVF using fresh eggs.
While egg vitrification was
initially reserved for women with
serious medical problems, it has
evolved to play an important
role in fertility preservation
for transgender people, egg
preservation for egg donor
programmes, and “social egg
freezing”, in which a woman
chooses to freeze her eggs in order
to defer having a family.
It’s also worth noting that
serious female illness is
associated with poorer egg quality,
which reduces success of fertility
preservation treatment, and
therefore impacts the statistics.
The largest series to date of 3,500
treatment cycles using vitrified
donated eggs from healthy women
shows a thaw survival of over 90
per cent and a clinical pregnancy
rate of 48 per cent.
The UK has relatively limited
experience of fertility treatment
using vitrified eggs. But the
numbers are just too small to
judge egg freezing as “extremely
unsuccessful”.
FALSE
Television Monday 20 November
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
===
Labour – The Summer That
Changed Everything
Armchair Detectives
9pm, BBC2
What changed everything, of course,
was the snap election in June which
cost Theresa May her majority and
elevated Jeremy Corbyn to pop star
status as he led his rebellious
Westminster colleagues to a
respectable defeat. Film-maker
David Modell embedded himself
with four Corbyn-sceptic Labour
candidates, including Stephen
Kinnock and Sarah Champion, during
and after a campaign in which they
faced a wipeout. However, triumph
is double-edged as Ruth Cadbury, for
example, sees her majority rise from
400 to 10,000 but faces being sacked
from Corbyn’s post-election
shadow Cabinet.
2.15pm, BBC1
Susan Calman, who may or may not
have been booted off Strictly last
night, fronts this gentle new daytime
diversion in which three contestants
are shown successive clips from a
murder investigation in a fictional
seaside village with a higher
homicide rate than Midsomer. They
then compete to deduce the killer.
===
How To Avoid The Dementia
Tax: Channel 4 Dispatches
8pm, Channel 4
Theresa May’s U-turn over the
so-called dementia tax may well
have cost the Prime Minister her
parliamentary majority (see left), but
the fact that remains that the cost of
social care is increasingly going to
be borne by those with housing
capital. Tazeen Ahmad investigates.
===
Would I Lie To You?
8.30pm, BBC1
The most consistently amusing of all
the panel shows – thanks to the
quick-witted triumvirate of Rob
Brydon, David Mitchell and Lee
Mack – returns for a fresh run with
Ed Balls channelling Lionel Richie,
and David Baddiel alleging that he
once owned a “chin gym”.
show the newly married Prince
Philip having an affair with a dancer
while on royal duties in Australia.
But don’t expect any such tittletattle from this look back at the royal
marriage in its 70th year. Kirsty
Young chats to Gyles Brandreth,
Antonia Fraser and Philip’s splendid
former commanding officer, the
97-year-old Keith “Scratch” Evans.
We also hear the stories of other
couples celebrating their platinum
wedding anniversaries.
===
Stalkers
===
Elizabeth & Philip:
Love And Duty
9pm, BBC1
The second season of the Netflix
drama The Crown will apparently
10.45pm, BBC1
According to this documentary,
every year one million people are
stalked in the UK. That’s an
astonishing figure if correct, and a
crime that police do not seem to be
6.00 Island Parish Sark
Winter (R) (S). 6.30 The
Housing Enforcers (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 Link (R) (S). 1.45
Terry And Mason’s Great
Food Trip (R) (S). 2.15 Going
Back, Giving Back (R) (S).
3.00 WPC 56 (R) (S). 3.45
Oxford Street Revealed (R)
(S). 4.15 Wartime Farm (R)
(S). 5.15 Put Your Money
Where Your Mouth Is
(R) (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Dickinson’s Real
Deal (R) (S). 3.00 Tenable
(S). 3.59 ITV Regional
Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping
Point (R) (S). 5.00 The
Chase (S).
6.20 The King Of Queens
(R). 7.10 The King Of
Queens (R). 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 Kirstie’s Handmade
Christmas (R) (S). 2.10
Countdown (S). 3.00 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (S). 4.00 Coast Vs
Country (S). 5.00 Four In
A Bed (S). 5.30 Come Dine
With Me (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The
Wright Stuff 11.15 GPs
Behind Closed Doors: Best
Of Patient Files 2 (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). 2.20 NCIS: New
Orleans (R) (S).
3.15 FILM: Nanny
For Christmas
(Michael Feifer
2010) Romantic
comedy, starring
Emmanuelle
Vaugier and
Richard Ruccolo (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
New series (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks Louis
and Leela are
frantic when
baby Daniel
goes missing (S).
6.00 Home And Away
Ben is taken
to the police
station for
attacking Brody
(R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
7.00 The One Show
Hosted by Matt
Baker and Alex
Jones (S).
7.30 Fake Britain (S).
7.00 Celebrity
Antiques Road
Trip With
Anthea Turner
and Andi Peters
(S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Aaron heads
to the Dingles
to confront
Lachlan (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7.00 FIA World Rally
Championship
Highlights The
Rally Australia.
Last in the
series (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Great
Continental
Railway
Journeys Part
one of two (R).
8.00 EastEnders (S).
8.30 Would I Lie
To You? New
series. With
David Baddiel,
Ed Balls and Jo
Brand (S).
8.00 University
Challenge (S).
8.30 Nigella: At My
Table Featuring
a breakfast of
fried bread and
tomato hash (S).
8.00 The Harbour
The summer
season ends on
a high. Last in
the series (S).
8.30 Coronation
Street (S).
8.00 How To Avoid
The Dementia
Tax: Channel 4
Dispatches (S).
8.30 Tricks Of The
Restaurant
Trade (S).
8.00 Sinkholes:
Buried
Underground
New series (S).
8.00 Building
The Ancient
City Part one
of two. The
establishment
of Athens 2,500
years ago (R) (S).
9.00 Elizabeth &
Philip: Love
And Duty The
Queen and
Prince Philip’s
70th wedding
anniversary (S).
9.00 Labour – The
Summer
That Changed
Everything
Six months in
the life of the
Labour party (S).
9.00 I’m A Celebrity…
Get Me Out
Of Here! The
contestants
await the first
Bushtucker
Trial (S).
9.00 999: What’s
Your
Emergency? (S).
9.00 Chris Tarrant:
Extreme
Railway
Journeys (S).
9.00 Timeshift:
Sailors, Ships
And Stevedores:
The Story Of
British Docks (R)
(S).
10.00Insert Name
Here New
series (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
10pm
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
10.45 Stalkers (S).
10.00First Dates A
student has her
first-ever date
(S).
10.00Secrets Of The
Tube: Going
Underground
Rob Bell
examines the
history of the
Central Line (R).
10.00Storyville: My
Mother’s Lost
Children (S).
11pm
11.45 The Apprentice
Candidates
have to create
advertising
campaigns for a
new car (R) (S).
11.15 Exodus: Our
Journey
Continues Last
in the series (R)
(S).
11.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
11.15 Serial Killer
With Piers
Morgan (R) (S).
11.05 Naked
Attraction
Dating show,
hosted by Anna
Richardson (R)
(S).
11.05 Super Scary
Plane Landings
(R) (S).
11.30 Last Journey
Of The Magna
Carta King Dr
Ben Robinson
retraces the
final days of
King John (R) (S).
11.15 FILM: The
Darkest
Universe (Tom
Kingsley, Will
Sharpe 2016)
Mystery, with
Will Sharpe (S).
11.30 Family Guy
Lois meets one
of her former
boyfriends (R)
(S).
12.50 BBC News (S).
12.15 Sign Zone:
Countryfile (R) (S). 1.10
Sign Zone: Blue Planet
II (R) (S). 2.10 This Is BBC
Two (S).
12.15 Gone To Pot:
American Road Trip (R) (S).
1.05 Jackpot247 3.00 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
3.55 ITV Nightscreen 5.05
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
12.05 A Very British Brothel
(R) (S). 1.05 One Born Every
Minute (R) (S). 2.00 FILM: I
Wish (Hirokazu Kore-eda
2011) (S). 4.15 Location,
Location, Location (R) (S).
5.10 Draw It! (R) (S). 5.35
Countdown (R) (S).
12.05 Aircrash: Disaster
Over New York (R) (S). 1.00
SuperCasino (S). 3.10 Law
& Order: Special Victims
Unit (R) (S). 4.00 My Mum’s
Hotter Than Me! (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S). 5.10
Divine Designs (R) (S).
12.30 Swim The Channel
(R) (S). 1.30 Keys To The
Castle (R) (S). 2.30 Building
The Ancient City (R) (S).
3.30 Close
1.05 FILM: The Five-Year
Engagement (Nicholas
Stoller 2012) Romantic
comedy, with Jason Segel
and Emily Blunt (S). 3.35
Close
12.00 Family Guy (R) (S).
12.30 American Dad! (R) (S).
1.00 Celebrity Juice (R) (S).
1.45 Scorpion (R) (S). 2.30
Teleshopping
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Claimed And Shamed (S).
10.00 Homes Under The
Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
The Housing Enforcers
(R) (S). 11.45 The Sheriffs
Are Coming (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 Armchair
Detectives (S). 3.00 Escape
To The Country (R) (S). 3.45
Royal Recipes (S). 4.30
Flog It! (S). 5.15 Pointless
(R) (S).
6pm
7pm
8pm
9pm
Late
A look at the Queen’s 70
years of marriage
9pm, BBC1
Susan Calman livens up
the daytime game show
format with new series
‘Armchair Detectives’
2.15pm, BBC1
6.00 Totally Bonkers
Guinness World Records
(R) (S). 6.20 Totally Bonkers
Guinness World Records
(R) (S). 6.30 Dinner Date
(R) (S). 7.20 Emmerdale
(R) (S). 7.45 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 8.45 The
Ellen DeGeneres Show (R)
(S). 9.35 Dinner Date (R)
(S). 10.30 I’m A Celebrity…
Get Me Out Of Here! (R) (S).
12.15 Emmerdale (R) (S).
12.45 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 1.15 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 1.45 The
Ellen DeGeneres Show (S).
2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S). 3.40 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (R) (S). 4.50 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
5.50 I’m A Celebrity… Get
Me Out Of Here! (R) (S).
David Baddiel is asking
‘Would I Lie To You?’
8.30pm, BBC1
6.45 FILM: The Land
Girls (David
Leland 1997)
Wartime drama,
starring Anna
Friel (S).
7.35 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Including a
footballer on ice
and a dog that
steals the show
at a wedding (R).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men Walden
tries to get his
ex-wife to take
him back (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: Ender’s
Game (Gavin
Hood 2013) Scifi adventure,
starring Asa
Butterfield (S).
9.00 Family Guy (S).
9.30 Ghosted An
amphibious
monster comes
back to life at
the bureau (S).
10.00American Dad!
(S).
10.30 I’m A Celebrity:
Extra Camp (S).
NEWS
2-27
addressing. Katharine English’s film
follows three cases, including an
Oxford bus driver harassed for years
by a stranger who doesn’t seem to
have been deterred by a prison
sentence, and a Yorkshirewoman so
scared of her ex-partner that she
sleeps in the kitchen by the CCTV
monitors, a crowbar to hand.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
Da Ali G Show
11pm, Comedy Central
“Can you believe it – I is got me own
show?”. Slightly harder to believe is
that Sacha Baron Cohen’s careermaking comedy is now 17 years old,
as he takes his alter-ego to Cannes
to try to sell a film script and
interviews a newly unemployed
Neil Hamilton. At this stage, of
course, no one was in on the joke.
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
i MONDAY
20 NOVEMBER 2017
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
FILM OF THE DAY
===
Strange Days
Drag Me To Hell
11.15pm, Sky Cinema Sci-Fi
(Kathryn Bigelow, 1995)
It is 1999 – the near-future when
this flashy techno-noir thriller was
made – and as well as all kinds of
millennial tensions and violence on
the streets, there is a healthy black
market for virtual reality clips that
plug directly into the cerebral cortex.
Ralph Fiennes plays a sleazy, lovelorn
dealer in the clips who comes across
one that incriminates Los Angeles
police and puts his ex in danger, and
gets caught up in a serial killer plot
to boot. Bigelow’s kinetic direction
mixes action movie thrills with
grunge-era aesthetics; the script,
by James Cameron, is still a potent
brew of queasy voyeurism, dystopian
futurism and bad romance.
9pm, Horror Channel
(Sam Raimi, 2009)
Raimi’s return to the supernatural
horror-comedy genre in which The
Evil Dead made his name. Drag Me
To Hell has the hoariest of plots – a
suburban bank-worker is hexed by a
gypsy – but its execution is expert.
8.55 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (R) (S). 10.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 10.30
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 11.05
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 11.35
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 12.10
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 12.45
A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (R) (S). 1.50 A Place In
The Sun: Winter Sun (R)
(S). 2.50 Come Dine With
Me (R) (S). 3.50 Time Team
(R) (S). 4.55 Time Team (R)
(S). 5.55 The Secret Life Of
The Zoo (R) (S).
6.00 Monkey Life (R)
(S). 6.30 Monkey Life (R)
(S). 7.00 Animal 999 (R).
7.30 Animal 999 (R). 8.00
Micro Monsters With
David Attenborough (R)
(S). 8.30 Send In The Dogs
Australia (R) (S). 9.00 The
Dog Whisperer (R) (S).
10.00 Monkey Life (R) (S).
10.30 Monkey Life (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) (S). 5.30
Futurama (R) (S).
6.00 Richard E Grant’s
Hotel Secrets (R) (S). 7.00
Urban Secrets (R) (S). 8.00
Fish Town (R) (S). 9.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 10.00
The West Wing (R) (S).
11.00 House (R) (S). 12.00
House (R) (S). 1.00 Without
A Trace (R) (S). 2.00 Blue
Bloods (R) (S). 3.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 4.00
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.00
House (R) (S).
6.00 Heartbeat Don
receives an
unwelcome
visitor (R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.55 The Supervet
Noel tries to
fix a dog’s leg
problems by
fitting two
bionic back feet
(R) (S).
6.00 Futurama (R).
6.30 The Simpsons
Milhouse
and his
mother leave
Springfield (R)
(S).
6.00 House Wilson
receives a visit
from a former
patient (R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote Jessica
investigates
a loan shark’s
death (R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks (S).
7.30 First Dates
Abroad
Canadian
version of the
dating show (R)
(S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A couple from
the Wirral plan
to completely
transform a
bungalow (R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
Homer is
sentenced to 10
years in prison
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation A
comedian drops
dead on stage
(R) (S).
The Punisher
Netflix
An unstable man with an
arsenal of automatic weapons
– a dodgy concept at present.
2am, Channel 4
(Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2011)
A deft, utterly charming domestic
drama, that offers a child’s-eye view
of the world of two small Japanese
boys (played by super-cute real-life
brothers Koki and Ohshiro Maeda)
who are living with the after-effects
of their parents’ separation.
8.00 Supergirl Kara
heads home to
Midvale (S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
Frank contends
with a
conflicted priest
(R) (S).
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 The 8th With Charlie
Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1am
Radio 1’s Drum & Bass Show
With Rene LaVice 3.00 Radio
1’s Specialist Chart With Phil
Taggart 4.00 Jordan North
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
9.02 The 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 Twin B 1am Radio 1’s
Drum & Bass Show With Rene
LaVice 3.00 1Xtra Mixes 4.00
Twin B
BBC Radio 2
8.00 Doc Martin
Portwenn is
buzzing with
excitement as
the Doc and
Louisa’s big day
arrives (R) (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
9.00 Endeavour The
young Morse
investigates a
baffling suicide
(R) (S).
9.00 Made In Chelsea
Harry is on a
mission to get
a second date
with Frankie (S).
9.00 Vet On The Hill
Scott Miller
performs
surgery to try
to save the leg
of a kitten (S).
9.00 A League Of
Their Own With
Tony Adams,
David Baddiel
and Aisling Bea
(R) (S).
9.00 Alan Partridge’s
Mid Morning
Matters (R) (S).
9.30 Alan Partridge’s
Mid Morning
Matters (R) (S).
10.00Tattoo Fixers
Alice helps
Chelsea get over
the shock of her
life (R) (S).
10.00The Supervet
Noel Fitzpatrick
helps a boxer
dog that has
injuries to its
pelvis and hind
legs (R) (S).
10.00Bounty Hunters
(R) (S).
10.35 Sick Note
Daniel turns to
Dr Glennis for
help (R) (S).
10.00Curb Your
Enthusiasm (S).
10.40 Camping
Comedy,
written by and
starring Julia
Davis (R) (S).
11.05 Blue Murder
Part one of
two. Crime
drama, starring
Caroline
Quentin and Ian
Kelsey (R) (S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory Leonard
asks a woman
out (R) (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.05 24 Hours
In A&E An
84-year-old is
rushed to St
George’s after a
car accident (R)
(S).
11.05 The Simpsons
Homer takes
over Krusty’s
television slot
(R).
11.30 The Simpsons
(R).
11.15 Camping A visit
to the beach
is beset by a
detour to A&E
(R) (S).
11.50 Real Time With
Bill Maher (R).
12.35 A Touch Of Frost (R)
(S). 2.30 Teleshopping
12.05 Rude Tube (R) (S).
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You don’t have to
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while the medicss
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Leading by example
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unit has become a model
for conservation in Africa
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hen
Henry
Jay P r z y by l o
reaches for what
he calls his “Oh
Shit Shelf ”,
he knows he’s having a really
bad day at the office. Przybylo’s
office is an operating theatre,
and on the shelf he keeps his
syringe of epinephrine, which
the anaesthetist describes as the
“single strongest heart-kicking
drug I have”.
That said, Przybylo’s intention
on any given day is not to get to
the point – hopefully not to get
anywhere even close – where
he needs to use this lifesaver.
His role is to rely on skill, not
luck, but when all else fails, he
says, that shot “bumps a slowing
heart rate and increases a
sagging blood pressure. Along
with oxygen, epinephrine is the
anaesthesiologist’s life preserver.”
Przybylo is a doctor
and associate professor of
anaesthesiology at Northwestern
University School of Medicine in
Chicago, and his professional
memoir Counting Backwards
puts him within the esteemed
company of other surgeon
writers, such as the London
neurosurgeon Henry Marsh
and America’s Atul Gawande.
Translating the mysteries of
medicine for readers is popular in
the publishing world, and Marsh’s
Do No Harm and Gawande’s Being
Mortal were both bestsellers.
As a veteran of more than 30
years of practising medicine,
Przybylo has administered
anaesthesia around 30,000 times
in his career. It’s not easy to
describe something as intangible
as anaesthesia, which brings us to
a state in which our pain receptors,
and perhaps our consciousness if
undergoing a general anaesthetic,
are held at arm’s length while a
surgeon carries out an operation.
At one point, Przybylo calls it “a
magic pill that relaxes, soothes,
comforts, prevents all pain, staves
off bad dreams and thoughts”.
Anaesthesia is a routine
procedure in many ways, but while
the patient floats in an unknowing
comfort, the anaesthetist is
deftly managing the airway,
Henry Jay
Przybylo says huge
improvements have
been made in safety
breathing and circulation from
moment to moment. So if you’re
in line for an operation and are
worried about that Oh Shit Shelf,
don’t be. The point of such a last
resort is that your anaesthetist
shouldn’t need it. The greatest
development in the field since he
has been working is safety, says
Przybylo, and thanks to great
improvements in monitoring in
the 1990s, the probability of dying
from anaesthesia has dropped to a
small fraction of what it once was.
To d a y ’s e x p e r t i s e a n d
safeguards contrast sharply
with the early experiments with
anaesthesia which Przybylo
describes in Counting Backwards.
He still thinks
of each error, and
weighs up how he
can learn from them
In the 1830s, a man named Samuel
Colt charged members of the
public 25 cents to try his nitrous
oxide, or laughing gas, in public
(he used the profits to develop
the Colt revolver). Soon after, PT
Barnum set up a similar outfit.
Then, in 1839 in rural Georgia,
a slave boy was forced to inhale
ether to perform for onlookers,
but instead he passed out for an
extended time. These events led to
some understanding of the power
of these compounds, and how they
could be employed as more than
recreational drugs.
A few years later, a doctor
named Crawford Long removed
a lump from a patient’s neck
after first covering his mouth
and nose with a towel soaked in
ether, and telling him to breathe.
This was the first recorded use
of ether as an anaesthetic for
pain-free surgery.
That’s close to two centuries
of knowledge and experience in
modern methods of anaesthesia,
a n d ye t , ad m i t s P r z y by l o,
“Often it’s simply accepted as
a necessity for a procedure
and lacking any further
consideration. And after 30-plus
years of practice, I can’t explain
how the gas I use to anaesthetise
day in, day out, works.”
Although he doesn’t see his
patients through the recovery
process, Przybylo’s role before
they reach the operating table is
as crucial as any other part of his
job, because he needs to reassure
anxious patients and their
parents about what lies ahead.
He shares anecdotes from his
career, from the little girl whose
parents need reassurance about
anaesthesia before her adenoids
are removed, to the boy requiring
penile rehab after a botched
neonatal circumcision, whose
mother wants to accompany him
though the operation.
He is honest, sometimes
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This Saturday, in your new
Michael Ball
& Alfie Boe
‘We could be the next
Morecambe
and Wise’
u n c o m fo r t a b l y, a b o u t h i s
mistakes, dissecting each on the
page, showing how he still thinks of
each error, wonders how it might
have gone differently, and weighs
up how he can learn from them.
“Errors are an unfortunate
fact of life, and making errors
is a strong motivation for
becoming better. That being
said, many physicians, not just in
anaesthesiology, shy away from
the complicated cases. Someone
has to care for the sickest of the
sick, and in these cases the end
result is not always desirable.”
A career in anaesthesia also
brings unexpected joys, such
as the time a two-year-old
female gorilla was brought in for
abdominal surgery, and Przybylo
was able to take his 11-year-old
daughter Annie to comfort her
post-surgery. The zoo could
not afford the medical care, but
the hospital and staff waived
their fees.
If you think you have the guts
for the more stomach-churning
moments of surgical memoirs, be
warned that Counting Backwards
is an extremely emotional read.
Przybylo considers the inequities
of medical care in America and
around the world, and the politics
of pain medication and addiction.
The hardest part of his job?
“In the US,” he says, “without
any restriction on who receives
care, I am frequently providing
my services to those who are
hopelessly ill. We tend to have
a problem saying no to further
intervention. While causing some
frustration, it also offers me the
ability to treat patients who are in
the most critical state of life.
“My goal for everyone is to
improve the patient’s condition.
These patients have challenged
both my brain and hands and have
likely made me a better physician.
At what cost? I’m not sure.”
‘Counting Backwards’, by Henry
Jay Przybylo MD, is published by
WW Norton, £18.99.
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How tourism is helping
to fend off poachers
“I
f you provoke them, they
will provoke you. If you
respect them, they will
respect you. With hippos, there are rules,” says
Galaxy. He’s referring to the giant
mammals that are haphazardly popping their heads out of the water. I’m
sitting in a narrow fibreglass boat on
the edge of what appears to be a very
busy hippo pool.
Galaxy is a “poler”. He’s been
navigating the Okavango Delta
waterways by mokoro (dugout
canoe)for more than 20 years. During the annual flood season, a canoe
is the only mode of transport for
many locals. When the waters gush
down from the high
hland
ds off Angolla
into B
ana, cre ing the
wetland ecosystem that is the Okavango Delta, they form the world’s
largest inland delta, with 18,000
square kilometres of winding channels and waterways bring g life to
an otherwise dry landscape.
Galaxy takes part in the mokoro
race, in October each year and
aims to integrate cultural tourism –
sharing traditional transportation,
art, entertainme and ames –
ith the
life
tourism. “In Botswana we are
proud of tourism,” he tells
s we glide through
m
the reeds, past the grunting of the hip os, t
dust of the buffalo and
the swishing of the
elephants.
Botswana has channelled cash from wealthy
visitors into conservation, rebuilding its
rhino population. By Mary Holland
And so they should be. After diamond mining, “tourism is the second [largest] income earner,” says
Sehenyi Tlotlego (known as Shex),
philanthropy co-ordinator at Abercrombie & Kent in Botswana. “We
have a really strong industry that’s
bringing in a significant amount of
money – and a sizeable chunk of that
money is going back to finance our
antti-po ch
hing uniit d departtme t
of
Dave meerdijk, former gu
and co-founder
atural e
lection collection of o ne
operated Afr
lod
concurs. “Botswana
was the first country
to see the potential
of the hi quality,
l -impact tourism model,” he
tells me. “By
encouraging high-end tourism, the
country has been able to set the
standard, both for tourism experiences and conservation.”
Africa’s tragic poaching tale is
one with which we are all too familiar. Despite numerous and rigorous
anti-poaching projects, no country
on the continent has managed to
shake poaching.
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d for hi
h
is
sin hig ,
e mo
made from poachin l to
ing.
If something game-c an ng isn’t
nted soon, many predict
impl
that it won’t be l
efore rhinos become a species of the
ast. Equally, many believe
that Botswana’s antipoaching unit may be
the game-changer
for the continent.
Botswana wasn’t
a l w ay s A f r i c a’s
beacon of hope. Before 2001, the country
didn’t have
gle rhino
the wild. “The poachers
whatever
poached them o
out [to safety],”
says S ex. That was until the government and military got involved.
t
ng point, says
Smeerdijk. “Botswana has successfully rebuilt its rhino
populations after
the species was alost eradicated,”
he says. “It wouldn’t
have be possible
ithout the partnership between
government
urism. A
an
-thinking
nt that is
t protecte co ry’s environment,
coup ed with mall population and
onsci ious co munity a d tou partn ,
d it possible
.
It’s a new approach. South Africa,
for example, relies on the private
sector to fend off poachers. But
those watching the Botswana unit
say that government involvement
is the way forward. “[The private
sector] cannot pay for a robust antipoaching unit to look after rhinos
in such a vast area – only the government can do that,” says Tlotlego. Kruger National Park in South
Africa has one of the highest poaching rates on the continent. For decades, it successfully bred white and
black rhinos, only for them to now be
verging on extinction.
I remember seeing all those rhinos
as a child. Growing up in South Afri’d load
d u my f th ’ olld L d
ov
search of
in
ruger and K wild i
lahari. Seeing rhinos in the wild was
as common then as is unc
on
now. Even in Botswana, seeing one
in the wild is shockingly rare. When
you do see one, it feels like a small
victory – albeit tainted by the sight
of its horn: a beacon to poachers.
One crisp spring morning, while
staying at one of Sanctuary’s camps
in the Moremi Game Reserve in
northern Botswana, we go in search
of rhinos. Or should I say: one particular rhino, which goes by the name
of Sargent. With intel that Sargent
had been spotted in a certain area,
we set off determined to find him.
After driving around in circles, we
finally see him kicking up dust a few
metres away.
My guide, Kenosi, throws his arms
up in elation. Seeing a live rhino in
the wild is a glorious thing. The
other guests in the vehicle are in
awe of Sargent’s majestic presence,
sturdy body and spectacular horn.
For some of them, this is their first
time seeing a rhinoceros. For many,
it could be their last.
Back at camp, I tell Shex that we
tracked down Sargent. He’s delighted. “The rhino is so important to the
ecosystem,” he tells me fervently.
tswana has
been able to set
the s n
enc
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the environment, you’re impacting
other species.”
Leaving Botswana, I look down at
the cracked land and swampy green
pools of water as the plane takes off.
I see swirling dust storms in the distance, grey termite mounds dotting
the landscape and palm trees.
We fly over elephants traversing
the waterways, and gloomy clearings with piles of old bones left by
lions. I’m always transfixed by the
beauty of the untamed landscape
and the animals that roam it here:
the dotty giraffes, the elephants with
their strange, oscillating trunks.
I can’t help but wonder how long
these peculiar-looking animals will
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Entrepreneur, manager
and now singer, Chabuddy
G is the breakout star of
‘People Just Do Nothing’.
He talks to Jessica Barrett
about beats, Brexit and
why the music industry
needs more banter
T
he boys of Kurupt FM
or, as they’re better
known, the stars of the
BBC mockumentary
comedy People Just Do
Nothing are dedicated
to their roles. MC Grindah, Beats,
Steves, Decoy and Chabuddy G are
rarely seen out of character. Their
Reebok Classics, French crops and
gold chains are a permanent fixture
for all public appearances.
S o when I’m called to XL
Recordings, the label which signed
the act this summer (they make music
as well as comedy), to meet Chabuddy
G, the band’s hapless but entirely
lovable Del Boy-esque manager, I’m
expecting him to burst through the
door with all his comedy improv guns
blazing. Instead I get Asim Chaudhry,
albeit in a huge leopard print shirt
and gold chains from Chabuddy’s
synthetic wonderland of a wardrobe.
He admits that he thought it would
be slightly too meta, even for him, to
assume the role of Chabuddy before
he’d even introduced himself.
Unlike Chabuddy, Chaudhry
is softly spoken, warm and selfdeprecating. We chat for a few
minutes, he sips a cup of tea and
tells me he’s been frantically revising
for an appearance on Celebrity
Mastermind the next day (one of
his first television appearances as
himself). As well as reading multiple
Biggie Smalls biographies – his
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37
The weekend’s
television
JEFF ROBSON
An unpredictable
Saturday night winner
offers loads of variety
» Michael McIntyre’s Big Show BBC1, Saturday, 8.10pm
» Guy Martin’s WWI Tank Channel 4, Sunday, 8pm
specialist subject – he’s been putting
the finishing touches to his short film
Love Pool (about a couple who fall in
love in an Uber Pool).
He was nominated for a Bafta
this year and won a RTS award
for Best Comedy Performance
in March, beating Steve Coogan
and Sharon Horgan. The judges
described Chaudhry’s performance
as “contemporary and relevant, with
beautiful layers of detail.” The show
also won the Bafta for Best Scripted
Comedy but Kurupt FM are not
confined to television. Spanning live
performance (they recently sold out
the Roundhouse in London), music
releases and television comedy, the
ensemble have hit upon the formula
for sudden and huge success.
“I know this isn’t going to be
forever,” says Chaudhry. “Anyone
who stops me for a selfie – I’ll do it. It
could be a short time.”
With that, Chaudhry slides on some
huge yellow tinted sunglasses and
his transformation into Chabuddy G
begins – the thick Hounslow-tinged
Asian accent follows suit. We’re here
to speak about The Lost Tape, the first
release by Kurupt since they were
signed to XL in August. Chabuddy
says the label – home to Adele,
Radiohead and Frank Ocean – was
the group’s second choice.
“I was actually trying to contact
this label, I don’t know if you’ve heard
of them they’re called the Illuminati,
they’re quite hard to contact,” he
says. “So it’s like Jay-Z, Kanye West,
like The Beatles are part of The
Illuminati, Rihanna, Beyonce... And
they always sacrifice something to
get in, so I sacrificed a goat. I mean
we ate it all afterwards and I filmed
it all and sent it to them at contact@
illuminati.com but they haven’t called
me back. I sent them a fax as well.
But then we settled for XL.”
The hour-long mixtape features
Grindah and Beats MCing over
old-school garage and dubplates
– there’s a Kurupt dubplate of
the Newham Generals and David
Rodigan track “Hard” – and
a collaboration with garage
legend Scott Garcia.
It’s a record Chabuddy
describes as such a “potent,
pungent piece of music that
MCs would just listen to it
and think: ‘What’s the point?’.
They’d just quit. DJs would
listen to it and smash their
decks on the floor saying,
‘This is the greatest mixing
I’ve ever heard’. You know?”
They’re bringing
The Kurupt FM crew
from ‘People Just Do
Nothing’ are releasing
a mixtape, working on
a new series and have
ambitious plans for a
movie XL
Ed Sheeran
is quite clingy,
quite needy.
He’s always
messaging us.
Chill out, Eddy
something to the table that the music
industry is sorely lacking. he says.
“What it needs more of is banter. I
love banter. My banter is out of this
world. I just don’t stop. I think that’s
what the industry needs - have a bit of
a laugh mate. All these little dickhead
kids are into their Spotify and that.
We’re into analogue. I want to bring
back minidiscs.”
Moving into managing the group
was a natural progression for
Chabuddy who is always looking for
the next business opportunity. “I’m
Hounslow’s Puff Daddy,” he says.
“He’s in the video, he’s a manager but
he does singing and rapping, too.”
Chabuddy’s singing career seems
to start and finish, however, with
a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of
You”, which he claims he recorded
at Sheeran’s suggestion. “Ed got a
lot of messages from people saying it
sounded like he was singing, ‘You’re
in love with Chabuddy’ and then I did
the remix and I sing it at all our live
shows. People say that I’ve ruined the
song for them. I say I’ve improved it.”
Sheeran has remained a friend
of the band after they shot a video
for Comic Relief together this year.
“He’s quite clingy, he’s quite needy,”
Chabuddy reveals. “He’ll always be
messaging us going: ‘What are you
guys up to?’ I’m like, chill out, Eddy.”
The Kurupt FM crew have spent
the last two summers touring the
country in between filming three
series of the BBC3 mockumentary
set in Brentford, west London. Most
of the time Chabuddy lives in his
van; he prefers life on the move due
to problems with the immigration
office. “It’s a bit like that Catch Me
If You Can movie because basically
immigration are after me but catch
me if you can, you bastards!”
Immigration is also a sore
subject for him because Brexit is
threatening his love life. “It’s a
selfish thing: if they stop letting
Eastern Europeans in, that’s
my type! That’s the women
what I love. My ex-wife Aldona
was from Poland. If Brexit is
stopping them coming in I
might move to Krakow!”
There are even bigger
things are brewing for the
whole Kurupt crew. “We’re
working on the new series and
then I think we might do a movie,”
he says. “It’s in early stages. That’s
a nice way to top it all off. Just
keep hustling.”
Kurupt FM’s ‘Lost Tape’ is out now on
XL Recordings
S
trictly…, The X Factor,
Saturday Night Takeaway
– the light entertainment
behemoths have battled for
supremacy since what seems like
the dawn of time. But with Ant
and Dec otherwise engaged this
weekend, a relative newcomer
to the scene proved that it has
been quietly developing a winning
combination of the conventional
and the surreal.
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show,
back for a third series, saw the
Marmite stand-up continue his
transformation into an all-round
host/entertainer in the Bruce
Forsyth mould. His opening
routine on British drivers was
classic crowd-pleasing (if hardly
groundbreaking) stuff, setting
the scene for the now-established
mix of music, comedy and
audience participation.
With shows such as this, a lot
depends on each week’s guests.
And they’d struck gold for the
opener, nabbing Ed Balls for
“Celebrity Send To All”. The
former shadow Chancellor
proved a good sport as McIntyre
requisitioned his mobile to deliver
an invite to a hot-tub party “with
Delia Smith and Stormzy” to his
list of contacts. A mass “Gangnam
Style” routine followed, of course.
The pleasantly silly vibe
continued when cattery owner
and amateur singer Stella found
herself in a mocked-up cat café full
of actors behaving in a believably
With shows like this,
a lot depends on each
week’s guests. And
they’d struck gold
eccentric way (“veggie cat food,
anyone?” “mine are arguing over
Brexit”) as a prelude to the big
reveal that she’d been set up as
“Unexpected Star of the Show”,
shortly to be performing before the
Drury Lane audience.
But the most surreal moment
was a new segment, “Midnight
Gameshow”, where plumber Dean
awoke to find himself surrounded
by McIntyre and a film crew for
a general knowledge quiz which
involved the appearance of Bill
Oddie, a Teletubby and an Abba
impersonator (best not to ask).
It wasn’t quite Vic Reeves’ Big
Night Out, but it had a little more
unpredictability – and, indeed,
variety – than a lot of other
Saturday night fare. Though the
spectre of The Two Ronnies loomed
Comedian Michael McIntyre
provided a pleasantly silly vibe
somewhat large when McIntyre
asked the audience to please
welcome the beautiful and talented
Emeli Sandé.
And the finale, as Stella’s
rendition of a Puccini aria got the
full West End treatment, was a bit
cheesy. But she played a blinder
and, as Bake Off has proved, a
reassuringly large section of
the population likes to see nice,
ordinary people doing something
they love really well. If you’re
looking to kill a bit of time while
waiting for the cab – or you’ve
decided to save some money and
put your feet up – you could do a
lot worse.
Guy Martin’s latest Channel
4 challenge shone a spotlight on
one of the less-well remembered
centenaries of the First World
War – the battle of Cambrai on
20 November 1917, where tanks
were first deployed en masse in
an engagement that, in effect,
marked the birth of modern
conventional warfare.
The motorbike racer, mechanic
and general fixer-upper set out
to reconstruct a British Mark
IV tank in time to drive it at the
Remembrance Day parade in
Lincoln, where the first models
were built. This involved the
usual mix of improvisation and
elbow grease. But unlike some
programmes in the genre, the
“boys’ toys” element never
overshadowed a sense of genuine
respect for the men who crewed
these newfangled war machines
and, on top of all the other horrors
of trench warfare, faced the danger
of carbon monoxide poisoning from
the engines.
Twitter: @theipaper
38
Sweaty good fun:
J Hus keeps the
energy high
Arts
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Arts
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POP
J Hus
BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON
HHHHH
Midway through his first major
headline gig in his home city, J Hus
turned to the crowd and threw out
a gauntlet. “All the bad boys, stick
your hands in their air.” Brixton
Academy was packed to the rafters
with young men – and women –
THEATRE
with queues so long that gig goers
were still streaming in when Hus,
real name is Momodou Jallow, had
come on stage. But barely a hand
was raised to claim Jallow’s title,
although nearly all were raised
throughout the night to the bodyshaking grooves the 21-year-old
THEATRE
Rita, Sue and
Bob Too
Inside Pussy
Riot
YORK THEATRE ROYAL
SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON
HHHHH
HHHHH
It is difficult to imagine writing
a comedy today about a married
man who has sex with two
15-year-old girls. Andrea Dunbar’s
darkly funny account of life on a
Bradford council estate was only
barely acceptable in the 1980s,
giving a voice to the growing
dispossessed of Thatcher’s Britain.
John Hollingworth’s newly
edited version for Out of Joint is
all swearing, naked bums and legs
akimbo as the eponymous trio
snatch post-babysitting couplings
in Bob’s car on the moorland
fringe above the brooding city.
Set to an epic soundtrack
from the era, the world conjured
here – pre-heroin and on the
cusp of industrial collapse –
evokes a strange nostalgia, whilst
the difficult subject matter of
underage sex seems to bother
the audience not a jot. Dunbar’s
genius was to create characters
who made choices of their own, no
matter how much the middle class
world might disapprove.
Touring to 10 February
(outofjoint.co.uk)
JONATHAN BROWN
was pumping out. This was music
as a celebration of good times.
Jallow, who spent five months in
prison in early 2016, has certainly
proved he deserves a second
chance. Since his release, he has
recorded a mixtape and full album,
Common Sense, that went on to get
a Mercury nomination. Jallow
didn’t win but he gave one of the
most outstanding performances
on the night.
That same sense of relaxed
fun and chutzpah permeated
his long-delayed homecoming.
Four Mercedes-Benz cars were
parked on stage, flanking a giant
baseball cap that rotated to
reveal a full band. The musicians
weren’t just for show, bringing
to life the organic grooves and
instrumentation that made
Common Sense so original. Jallow
has been lumped in with grime’s
revival and artists such as Skepta
and Stormzy.
But while there were plenty of
darker cuts like “Clartin”, telling
tales of street paranoia and
aggression, what makes Jallow
his own man is the breadth of
his musical palette, developed
with producer JAE5, dipping into
Afrobeats, dancehall and even
garage beats. It’s a mix that reflects
the diversity of sounds you would
hear moving through bars and
clubs in London and the natural
ease Jallow blends them with in
his cheeky, upbeat rhymes kept
the energy high, and the audience
moving, especially on crowd
favourites such as “Bouff Daddy”,
“Did You See”and “Lean and Bop”.
By the end of the night Jallow
was stripped to the waist, much
like his early hero 50 Cent
would, but it felt less like vain
posturing than a reflection of the
sweaty good fun he was clearly
having. Despite the standard rap
machismo of some of his topics,
the most heartfelt lyrics came on
“Spirit” and the line “even when we
never had a penny, we had spirit”.
Jallow deserves his moment in
the sun, and the promise that
there is more to come from this
young talent.
BERNADETTE McNULTY
The Saatchi Gallery declares this
show is “not for the fainthearted,
come prepared to demonstrate
and stand up for what you
believe in!” Actually, your heart’s
unlikely be to be unduly troubled
by a show that fails to get the
blood pumping.
Made by Les Enfants Terribles,
who had a hit with an immersive
take on Alice in Wonderland, the
show offers a colourfully warped
retelling of the experiences
of Pussy Riot member Nadya
Tolokonnikova: she was sentenced
to two years in a penal colony
in 2012 for playing 40 seconds
of anti-Putin punk rock inside
a Moscow cathedral. Audiences
here become protesters,
then prisoners, in a fictional
totalitarian dystopia.
Before the show begins, we fill
in a form, choosing a statement
we’d be willing to stand up for:
gender equality, protecting the
planet, wealth redistribution
and so on. We’re given
placards emblazoned by these
sentiments, then ushered into
a garish cathedral where those
VISUAL ARTS
Red Star over Russia:
a Revolution in Visual
Culture 1905-55
TATE MODERN, LONDON SE1
A mountain of visual memorabilia
from the February Revolution
to the death of Stalin, amassed
over decades by designer David
King, telling the story of how the
Soviet Union tried to create a
new visual identity in the service
of the revolution. Artists and
designers such as El Lissitzky
and Rodchenko put their talents
to the service of what they hoped
would become a transformative
collective endeavour.
(020 7887 8888) to 18 Feb
FILM
Ingrid Goes West
15, MATT SPICER, 98 MINS
Like a cross between Single
White Female and All About Eve,
this is a mix of dark comedy and
psychological thriller reimagined
for the WhatsApp generation.
Aubrey Plaza, who also produced,
plays the heroine, a mentally
unstable, social media-obsessed
narcissist fresh out of the
psychiatric hospital who stalks the
seemingly perfect Taylor Sloane
(Elizabeth Olsen) on Instagram.
Limited release
The Florida Project
15, SEAN BAKER, 111MINS
This new feature by the director
of Tangerine is one of the best
films about childhood made
anywhere in recent years. The
main protagonist is a mischievous
and imaginative six-year-old girl
who’s living with her delinquent,
tattoo-covered, single mum in
a very seedy motel just outside
Walt Disney World in Florida.
Nationwide release
TALKS & POETRY
Tina Brown
FOYLES, LONDON WC2
The journalist is in conversation
with Allison Pearson about her
new book, The Vanity Fair Diaries,
which covers her eight years
editing the magazine, from 1983 to
1992. (020 7437 5660) tonight 7pm
COMEDY
Harry Hill
This immersive
show offers a
warped taste of
life as a political
prisoner KENNY
MATHIESON
placards soon get us convicted
as “hooligans”.
Then, bang! We’re in the penal
colony, and assigned a series of
impossible work tasks: threading
needles that all turn out to be pins,
for instance.
And yet here, in among the
absurdity, real accounts of what
real prisoners suffer are shared
with a straight face. They’re
harrowing. But, tonally, it leaves
the show a bit all over the place.
The rapid leaps from fnarring at
oppressors to telling how women
genuinely suffered is a step
change that doesn’t come off. It
actually feels a little disrespectful.
Moreover, a final call to arms feels
flatly dutiful. It is possible to pose
real questions of engagement and
action, consent and refusal, but
Inside Pussy Riot does not do so.
To 24 December (0871 230 5538)
HOLLY WILLIAMS
THE INDEPENDENT
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
After bringing a wonky edge
to primetime telly for so many
years, the comedian is happily a
fixture on the live circuit again.
“Let’s mattress!” he says (of
course he does) as he tries
out some new work in Soho.
(020 7478 0100) to Sat
POP
King Krule
VARIOUS VENUES
Peckham punk poet Archy
Marshall returns with more
blurry dispatches from the murky
side of south-east London’s nightlife on his second album as King
Krule. Marshall grabs a barstool
somewhere between Tom Waits
and Jamie T on The Ooz, a rich,
NEWS
2-27
Arts
agenda
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
heady cocktail of indie-rock,
jazz and dubstep. Motion, Bristol
(seetickets.com) tonight; Koko,
London NW1 (gigsandtours.com)
Tue and Wed; University, Leeds
(luu.org.uk) Thur
Cigarettes after Sex
ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON NW1
El Paso-to-Brooklyn transplant
Greg Gonzalez revivifies the
tarnished reputation of the
doomed-to-love song with the
sumptuous, cine-romantic
pop-noir of his band’s eponymous
debut: a set of songs lush
enough to melt the ice in any
passing drinks at 40 paces.
(roundhouse.org.uk) tonight
Future Islands
VARIOUS VENUES
Self-doubt courses through Future
Islands’ post-breakthrough
album, The Far Field, but their
response to any such anxieties
is stalwart: don’t stop believing.
Heart on sleeve, hips a-quivering,
the hurricane Samuel Herring
leads Baltimore’s impassioned
synth-rock powerhouses back into
view. Brixton Academy, London
SW9 (seetickets.com) to Wed; Apollo,
Manchester (seetickets.com) Fri
Aldous Harding
VARIOUS VENUES
After the Gothic-folk depths of
2014’s debut, this New Zealand
singer-songwriter flexes her
range with no loss of focus for the
follow-up. Voice piercing, Aldous
Harding takes total command
of the emotional wreckage she
surveys on the intense, haunting –
and deliciously titled – Party.
Islington Assembly Hall,
London N1 (ticketweb.co.uk)
tonight; Haunt, Brighton (seetickets.
com) Tue; Institute, Birmingham
(ticketweb.co.uk) Wed; SWX, Bristol
(ticketweb.co.uk) Fri
Wolf Alice
VARIOUS VENUES
Sometimes brawling, sometimes
beautiful, London’s indie-rock
gang fulfil the promise of 2015’s
debut, My Love Is Cool, on the
follow-up. Between two-minute
tornadoes (“Yuk Foo”) and
tenderly smitten pop (“Don’t
Delete the Kisses”), Visions of a
Life brims with dynamic charisma
and mosh-pit fuel. Dome, Brighton
(seetickets.com) tonight; Guildhall,
Southampton (seetickets.com) Tue;
Hippodrome, Kingston upon Thames
(kingstonhippodrome.co.uk) Thur;
Alexandra Palace, London N22
(seetickets.com) Fri
CLASSICAL
Stimmung
BARBICAN HALL, LONDON EC2
Gregory Rose and Singcircle
mark the 10th anniversary
next month of Karlheinz
Stockhausen’s death (or, rather,
return to Sirius) with their
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classic interpretation of his
seminal and sometimes sexy
sonic meditation Stimmung (for
six amplified solo voices) paired
with his 30-minute electroacoustic
swansong, the space-conquering
Cosmic Pulses from his
uncompleted cycle Klang.
(0845 120 7511) tonight 7.30pm
JAZZ
Mammal Hands
UNION CHAPEL, LONDON N1
Navigating the terrain between
dance music and jazz, Mammal
Hands have been taking the UK
jazz scene by storm, drawing
from African trance as much as
Steve Reich. They’re joined for
this one-off concert by Leafcutter
John. (020 7226 1686) tonight
FOLK & ROOTS
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
VARIOUS VENUES
Bruce Molsky’s crack trio of
Mountain Drifters comprises
the mean fiddler himself, plus
Allison de Groot on banjo and
guitarist Stash Wyslouch,
and the promise of “tradition
steeped in possibility”.
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
(0131 228 1404) tonight; Tolbooth,
Stirling (01786 274000) Tue;
Greystones, Sheffield (0114 266 5599)
Wed; Barn at Baston, Peterborough
(01778 560497) Thur; St George’s,
Bristol (0117 929 4929) Fri
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THEATRE
Glengarry Glen Ross
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, LONDON WC2
Christian Slater is in cracking
form as Ricky Roma, the slickest
of salesmen in a hyper-macho
estate agent’s office in Chicago,
in Sam Yates’ revival of David
Mamet’s drama. Roma is an
amoral monster, out only to make
money, but Slater floats light as
cloud, his devious confidence
tricks never seeming manipulative
but instead sweetly conspiratorial.
(0844 871 7631) to 3 Feb
School of Rock
NEW LONDON THEATRE, LONDON WC2
The kids are more than all right
– in fact, they are an absolute joy
in this ridiculously entertaining
show, with music by Andrew Lloyd
Webber, adapted from the 2003
movie and starring Gary Trainor
as a slacker wannabe rocker who
is dumped by his band and winds
up masquerading as a supply
teacher at a snooty prep school.
This fable about the empowering
force of music crackles with
mischief and sly irreverence.
(0844 811 0052) to 13 Jan 2019
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Wild Bore
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Adrienne Truscott, Ursula Martinez
and Zoe Coombs Marr’s gloriously
cheeky show. (020 7478 0100) opens Tue
TALKS & POETRY
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VARIOUS VENUES, HAY-ON-WYE
On the bill are Owen Sheers, Gillian
Clarke, Robert Macfarlane, Jeanette
Winterson, Helena Kennedy and Rob
Andrew. (01497 822 629) opens Thur
DANCE
Rambert
SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON EC1
Ben Duke’s new Goat is inspired
by the music of Nina Simone.
(020 7863 8000) opens Tue
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ECONOMY
Little Christmas cheer for
retailers as spending falls
By Kayleena Makortoff
Christmas spending is set to fall for
the first time since 2012, as Brexit
uncertainty and a drop in real wages
weigh on UK households, according
to research by IHS for Visa .
This could cause trouble for
retailers, as many of them rely on
a spike in sales in the final months
of the calendar year to help boost
their revenues.
The research suggests that
consumer spending during the
festive period is set to fall 0.1 per
cent in real terms compared with the
same period last year, when spending
grew by 2.8 per cent.
It would be the first time that
spending has dropped over the
November-December shopping
period since 2012, when it declined
1.3 per cent. The report explained:
“ E co n o m i c o u t p u t h a s b e e n
undermined by Brexit uncertainty,
whilst the past depreciation of
sterling continues to feed through
to rising consumer prices, leading
to a further squeeze on household
disposable income.”
IHS laid the blame on a drop in
real wages. Visa said higher prices
have contributed to a “period of belttightening amongst consumers in
recent months”.
The high street alone is expected to
suffer a 2.1 per cent drop in spending,
The Consumer Price Index
measure of inflation held
at a five-year high in October at
3 per cent according to figures
released last week by the Office
for National Statistics.
making it the third straight year
of declines. The amount that Britons
spend on Christmas getaways is set
to fall, resulting in a 4.5 per cent drop
in transport and communication for
the season, while household goods
sales are set to drop 1 per cent.
Clothing and footwear is forecast
to suffer a 0.5 per cent drop.
However, online spending is set
to increase by 3.6 per cent – with £2
out of every £5 spent over the festive
period likely to be spent online –
helping it account for a record share
of this year’s Christmas spending.
Mark Antipof, chief commercial
officer at Visa, said: “While it still
looks likely that consumers will be
hitting stores and websites in search
of bargains this Black Friday [24
November] and Cyber Monday [27
November], we expect spending for
the duration of the festive season to
Research suggests festive spending
will fall for the first time since 2012
be lower in comparison to last year.
“Looking back, consumers were
in a sweet spot in 2016 – low inflation
and rising wages meant there was a
little extra in household budgets to
spend on the festive period.”
He added that in 2017 there has
been “a reversal of fortunes – with
inflation outpacing wage growth
and the recent interest rate rise
leaving shoppers with less money in
their pockets”.
BUDGET
Poor growth
forecasts
will hamper
Hammond
By Ben Woods
Quote of
the day
It is about the
orchestrated
technology that
is treating a
child like a data
centre instead of
a child.
Baroness Kidron
Author of a child
protection
amendment in the
upcoming Data
Protection Bill on
Silicon Valley treating
children “like clickbait”
The 30
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Briefing
BLACK
FRIDAY
Why has Black Friday started
so early?
Retailers are trying to beat the rush
by starting their Black Friday deals
early. Argos workers at the national
distribution centre in Barton (above)
have been preparing for a 14-day
bonanza after it started sales two
weeks early, on 15 November.
Should I believe the hype?
Tread carefully. Research by Which?,
the consumer group, found that
Black Friday deals might not be so
great after all. More than half of the
items surveyed by Which? were the
same price or cheaper in the months
before and after the event.
Which items were in the survey?
Which? chose 35 of the most
popular technology, home and
personal care products sold by
Currys PC World, Argos and
Amazon. It discovered 60 per cent of
the deals could have been found at
other times during the year, or for a
cheaper price. At Argos, a 49in LG TV
advertised for £499 with the tagline
“our lowest price” was £4 cheaper a
week later and another £16 cheaper
at the end of December.
What does Argos say?
“Black Friday allows customers
to choose from thousands of
products which offer great value,”
a spokesman said. “This does not
exclude these products from other
sales or promotional activity at
other times of the year.”
How can I protect myself?
Which? has urged consumers
to research reviews and regular
prices ahead of Black Friday. It
recommends shopping at retailers
with price promises to increase the
chance of a partial refund if an item
drops in value.
The Chancellor Philip Hammond is
likely to be confronted by a gloomy
fiscal outlook in Wednesday’s Budget
as forecasts are expected to unveil
a growth downgrade and higher
borrowing.
The Office for Budget
Responsibility (OBR) plans to cut its
productivity growth predictions for
the next five years – a move expected
to hit Government tax receipts and
drag on UK economic growth.
In October, the watchdog said
its productivity downgrade would
weaken the outlook for the UK’s
public finances, diminishing the
£26bn headroom Mr Hammond had
gained ahead of the autumn Budget.
Productivity, which increased
by 0.9 per cent between July to
September, refers to the amount of
work produced either per worker or
per hour worked.
Howard Archer, EY Item Club’s
chief economic adviser, said the
productivity cut would be a “major fly
in the ointment” for Mr Hammond.
He said: “The OBR has repeatedly
assumed in recent years that there
will be a marked pick-up in the UK’s
productivity performance and this
has failed to materialise.
“Consequently, the OBR has now
come to the conclusion that some of
the temporary factors that it believed
were holding back productivity are
having a permanent impact.”
In March, the OBR revised up its
GDP outlook for this year from 1.4 per
cent to 2 per cent, but downgraded
next year’s growth from 1.7 per cent
to 1.6 per cent.
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IAN BURRELL
Will the next BBC director of news
dare to switch off ‘Newsnight’?
T
he next director of news
at the BBC will have
some tough decisions to
make, such as whether
or not to can Newsnight
after nearly 38 years on air.
I hate to say it, but the show
does look vulnerable, as the BBC
news department intends to make
massive cuts. It has some brilliant
journalists and bravely breaks
conventions in broadcast news.
Last week it jokingly renamed itself
Night Night in its closing credits as
a witty riposte to The Sun, after the
tabloid’s claims of BBC staff caught
sleeping at work. I hope it doesn’t
have to repeat the exercise for real.
Newsnight is without an editor,
after Ian Katz was announced
three weeks ago as the new director
of programmes at Channel 4. Katz
was the creator of the most recent
incarnation of Newsnight, an
experiment in a conversational, less
confrontational approach to news.
The format, mostly fronted by the
affable Evan Davis, has struggled
to gain acceptance. Earlier this
month, after news of Katz’s
departure broke, the programme
was castigated for its ham-fisted
treatment of the sexual harassment
scandal: it fielded only three
women in a panel of 17 debating
“the problem with men”. Green
Party leaders accused the show of
upholding “misogynistic tropes”.
ITV currently considers
Newsnight a chink in the BBC’s
armour and launched a current
affairs show, After the News, in
the same slot. ITV’s half-hour
discussion show, hosted by Nick
Ferrari and Emma Barnett,
outperformed its rival BBC2
flagship over a four-week run.
Danny
Rogers
on PR and
advertising
Threat from
Facebook
tops agenda
for Sorrell
Emily Maitlis secured a ‘Newsnight’ interview with Donald Trump’s former spokesman, Anthony Scaramucci BBC
James Harding, the departing
director of BBC News, brought
Katz to the BBC from The Guardian
in 2013 to rescue Newsnight after
the catastrophic mishandling
of its investigations into Jimmy
Savile and then Lord McAlpine,
whom it falsely accused, had left
its reputation in pieces.
Katz quickly lost several of
Newsnight’s familiar faces, including
Michael Crick, Paul Mason and,
most significantly, Jeremy Paxman.
But the editor boldly followed his
vision for a fresh format.
To its credit, Newsnight has
become more unpredictable.
Paxman recently claimed that
humorous sequences showing
Kirsty Wark dancing to Michael
Jackson’s “Thriller” and Emily
Maitlis interviewing Sesame
Street’s Cookie Monster were “very
patronising” to younger viewers.
The show – made by a small
team – has enjoyed numerous
hits, such as Maitlis’s interview
scoop with Donald Trump’s former
spokesman, Anthony “the Mooch”
Scaramucci; Katie Razzall’s
outstanding 32-minute film on
the Grenfell tragedy; and Gabriel
Gatehouse’s shocking report last
week on a Rohingya massacre.
But Newsnight, shorn of Paxman,
is no longer a “must watch”. It can
feel like a less punchy version of
Channel 4 News, which shares its
London liberal outlook and beats it
in awards ceremonies and viewers
(870,000 to Newsnight’s 550,000,
excluding catch-up viewing).
Most worryingly, the incoming
director of news must identify
around £50m in cuts to meet a total
£80m savings plan by 2020. Even
the BBC World Service, earmarked
for expansion, has emailed staff
asking for voluntary redundancies.
The BBC’s official line is that
Newsnight remains a “firm fixture”
Tomorrow the world’s most
powerful advertising and
marketing executive will appear
before Parliament to give his
perspective on the threats facing
the industry, including Brexit
and Facebook.
Sir Martin Sorrell, boss
of London-based WPP, will
be grilled by the House of
Lords Select Committee on
Communications as part of
a Government report for
early 2018.
He appears at a sensitive time
for the business that he has run
for more than 30 years.
Last week, WPP’s stock
touched a three-year low. Indeed,
the poor performance in WPP
shares since March is down
to a loss of faith in traditional
advertising from packaged
goods companies. When Britain’s
flagship marketing services
company looks peaky, the rest of
the industry immediately gets
the chills.
The Communications
Committee says advertising
generates £120bn of economic
activity in the UK and supports
up to one million jobs, so any sign
of adversity will worry
the Government.
Moreover, the communications
business is one of the few
businesses in which the UK
is still seen as a world leader.
Brexit has only heightened
concerns for the industry’s longterm health here.
Last month, the Advertising
Association (AA) – the trade
body for almost all of the UK’s
marketing disciplines – launched
a campaign pressuring the
Government not to restrict
foreign nationals from entering
the creative industries in
this country.
The AA placed a huge
billboard at the entrance to
Heathrow Airport with the
strapline: “We’re a great
advert for Britain”, alongside
photographs of senior French
and Spanish ad executives
working in Britain.
But the pragmatic Sir
Martin is more likely to focus
on the longer-term threat to
advertising from Facebook and
in the schedule and is “on great
form”. A decade ago, when the
BBC was secure in its guaranteed
income, it led the way in digital
innovation. In these straightened
times, when it is infinitely poorer
than Netflix, Amazon and even Sky,
it seems innately cautious.
Ironically, as Newsnight staffers
are having to be assured by Harding
that their show’s future is safe,
this is one BBC news programme
that is unafraid to take chances.
Katz’s new role at Channel 4
is undoubtedly a step up, and
a sign that what he was doing
had admirers in the television
industry. He claims he has restored
confidence to a show that was “on
its knees” when he arrived.
But his abandonment of his
own experiment, just weeks after
his patron Harding announced
he was quitting the BBC, leaves
it in the lurch and without its
two champions. Culturally, the
BBC hates closing down services,
preferring the salami slicer to the
axe. But as with other BBC current
affairs “fixtures” from Tonight
to Nationwide, even Newsnight
probably has a lifespan.
I wonder whether Newsnight’s
risk-taking, if it were taken in the
context of a fresh BBC format,
might be better received. The
BBC could probably harness the
best of the show’s journalistic
talent and sense of adventure and
have greater impact elsewhere
in its schedules.
Whether or not the new director
of news decides Newsnight’s time is
up, that innovative spirit must be
kept alive at the BBC.
Twitter: @iburrell
Google, which have decimated
the audiences and revenues long
enjoyed by more established
British media.
Brexit aside, the Government
will be most able to help the
advertising and communications
business by putting more
pressure on the tech behemoths
to act as more responsible
media owners.
It must clamp down on illegal
content and fake news and
ensure just rewards for the
diverse producers of quality,
independent content that
underpins the advertising
business.
Danny Rogers is group editor-inchief of Brand Republic Group
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ENGINEERING
RETAIL
BiFab safe from
administration
Etsy to expand
London office
Troubled engineering firm
BiFab was on the brink of
administration three times
last week as intensive talks to
secure its future took place,
Scotland’s EconomySecretary
has said. An agreement was
reached on Saturday that will
lift the threat of administration
from the firm, and work will
continue on a contract for the
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm.
Etsy is set to expand its London
office despite company-wide
staff cuts, as the artisan
platform looks to centralise
much of its international
operations in the UK. The
online craft and artisan
marketplace unveiled the first
phase of its efficiency drive at
the end of April and further cuts
in June that will together result
in the loss of 245 staff.
WHAT THE SUNDAY PAPERS SAID
Raids on two
ticket resale firms
Monzo wants to
crowdfund £30m
Ticket resale companies
StubHub and Viagogo have
been raided as part of an
investigation into suspected
breaches of consumer law.
Investigators are looking at
whether the ticket sales sites
give buyers enough information
about events and whether
touts have special means to get
tickets ahead of punters.
Monzo, the digital bank, is
planning one of Britain’s
biggest ever crowdfundings
just months after receiving its
banking licence. Tom Blomfield,
co-founder and chief executive,
said the start-up wants to raise
up to £30m from the public
ahead of a float in as little as
two years’ time. Around half a
million people now use Monzo.
Mums’ app Peanut
gets new funds
Dutch try to
lure Unilever
Peanut, an app founded last
year, has secured a cash
injection from investors
including Ashton Kutcher’s
fund and the founders of the
games developer behind Candy
Crush Saga. Peanut uses the
same type of algorithm used for
internet dating to help mums
make new friends.
The Dutch government has
been accused of waging “war”
on the UK and using Brexit to
lure Marmite-maker Unilever
away from London. Unilever,
which also owns Dove, Persil
and Magnum ice creams, is
understood to be close to a
decision that could mean it quits
the City for Amsterdam.
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Games&Puzzles
daily recipe
Baked potatoes with
cheesy kale filling
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
11
16
10
3
16
14
FETCH
8
24
6
5
15
8
17
BRIEF
5
HELIUM
24
6
SHORN
REACH
21
3
MEANING
18
5
PERM
14
3
7
VE
M GE
ON TA
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N
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18
11
9
7
Heat the oven to 190°C/Gas 5. Put the
potatoes in a baking dish and prick them
a few times with a sharp knife. Rub the
skins all over with a little olive oil and
sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 1–1½
hours, depending on size, until the
insides are tender and the outsides crisp.
Meanwhile, boil the kale for four
minutes in salted water. Refresh in cold
water, drain well, chop and set aside.
When the potatoes are ready, remove
them from the oven and leave until
just cool enough to handle. Slice off the
tops (serve them with the potatoes),
and use a teaspoon to scoop out most
of the insides, being careful not to break
the skin.
Put the flesh in a bowl and mash with
the kale and three-quarters of the cheese.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon the mixture back into the skins,
scatter over the remaining cheese and
return to the oven for about 15 minutes,
until the cheese is golden and bubbling.
Tip: Replace the kale with chard, spinach,
mashed broccoli, sliced leeks, shredded
cabbage or Brussels sprouts.
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SPINNER
Killer Sudoku No 1138
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16
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15
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7
✂
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15
PLANT
LETTERS
MEANING
Futoshiki
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
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
10
MOP
2
9 3
8 7
6
2 6 9 3 5
7
8
9
1
4
4
6
5
SING
RHYME
15
WRAP
3
WRENCH
How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
10
5
6
Jigsawdoku
Tomorrow
Leek and smoked cheese macaroni
FIRE
4
6
PROHIBITED
HAND
Recipe from.riverford.co.uk/recipes
4
4
4
16
10
4 baking potatoes (250g–300g each)
Olive oil
2 good handfuls (about 50g) curly kale
leaves, stripped from their stems
150g mature cheddar, grated
Salt and black pepper
3
LASS
29
SERVES 4
4
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14
10
11
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17
<
∧
∨
3
>
∧
3 < 4
∧
<
<
∨
∧
>
∧
Minesweeper
How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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2
0 1
3
1 1
2
2
3 1 1 1
3
3
0
2 1
3
2
3
1 2
4
2
1
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
2
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2
2 3
2
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1
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2
2
2
2
1 3
2
3 1
3
1
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1859
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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7
9
18
Easier
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26
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20
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25
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10
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5
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10
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25
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19
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11
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2
16
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5
26
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10
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10
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9
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26
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14
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6
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26
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25
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18
DOWN
2 Brandy (3,2,3)
3 Hot alcoholic
drink (5)
4 Heating devices (9)
5 Pull (3)
6 Clap (7)
7 Needle case (4)
11 Coarse material (9)
12 Expanse of calm
water (8)
14 Rough dry cider (7)
17 Jewish leader (5)
18 Parasitic insect (4)
20 Louse egg (3)
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Amazon for £4.99. See inews.co.uk/puzzle
and minurl.co.uk/codeword
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2
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8
4
5
6
7
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
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MOVE
18
19
20
22
21
23
Solution to Saturday’s Concise Crossword
ACROSS 1 Hoe, 3 Manned, 7 Aweigh (Home and away), 8 Campus, 9 Helicopter,
12 Scamp, 13 Pinny, 16 Discommode, 18 Impede, 20 Zealot, 21 Pennon, 22 Ebb.
DOWN 1 Hawk, 2 Epidermis, 3 Mohair, 4 Nachos, 5 Elm, 6 Currant, 10 Third-rate,
11 Academy, 14 Move on, 15 Amazon, 17 Womb, 19 Ewe.
Today’s other puzzles Cryptic Crossword, page 22;
Five-Clue Cryptic, page 9; One-Minute Wijuko, page 23
Puzzle solutions See page 49 and minurl.co.uk/i
3
9
6 4
3
1
2
6
9
4 3 8
7
5
5
6
3
8
9
6
3
5
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8
8
9
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4
5
1 4 3 2 6
5
Tomorrow: Easier
RUNS
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
Terms &
Conditions
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2
8
5 7
1
Concise Crossword No 2181
ACROSS
1 Gun dog (6)
5 Vex playfully (5)
8 Reserve of
money (4)
9 Heavy rain
shower (8)
10 January 1 (3,5,3)
13 Humiliating
failure (6)
15 Golfer’s
assistant (6)
16 Theatre seating
area (5,6)
19 Wading bird (8)
21 Godsend (4)
22 So far (2,3)
23 Coiffure (6)
4 8 1
9
2 6 1 4 7
5
4
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
21
5
8
ROWS
3
R
2
9
9
M
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
Sudoku Harder
16
10
idoku Exclusive to i
JAIL
23
2
A
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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Word
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column indicate which of the letters is the
first/last to appear in that row/column.
Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
B
C
A
B
A
C
B
A
C
B
C
C
Word Wheel
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Racing results
PUNCHESTOWN
Going: Soft to heavy-heavy in places
2.15 1. FAUGHEEN (P Townend) 4-11 fav; 2.
Jezki 6-1; 3. Swamp Fox 20-1. 4 ran. 16l, 37l. (W
P Mullins).
Back with a bang:
can Faugheen do
a Hurricane Fly?
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
Faugheen was back yesterday and
not just back with a gentle pipeopening whisper after 22 months
on the sidelines, but back as we remember him, with a roar, running
smart rivals silly in the Grade One
Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.
Owner Rich Ricci seemed to gesture at his belly as the 2015 Champion Hurdler cantered to post, but if
he was signalling a concern that the
horse, rather than himself, was a bit
on the tubby side on such an important occasion, you would never have
known it after the tapes went up.
Jumping fluently in the main,
and striding on with all his old zest,
Faugheen led throughout and, quickening clear in the home straight,
sauntered across the line 16 lengths
ahead of another former champion,
Jezki. The only time Paul Townend
got at all physical was with a celebratory pat on the head approaching
the line as the appreciative crowd
went potty.
Replacing Ruby Walsh, whose
broken leg sustained in a Saturday
fall is likely to keep him out of action for months rather than weeks,
Townend could not have been more
impressed with Faugheen. He
summed up the performance in one
word: “Deadly.”
Townend frequently rode modern-day legend Hurricane Fly early
in his career and was asked to compare Faugheen with that winner of a
record 22 Grade Ones.
“Hurricane Fly was maybe sharper, more compact,” he recalled.
“Faugheen is a different horse, he
just devours the ground. He’s the
real deal, all right.”
This fabulous second coming was
never guaranteed. As a nickname,
“Faugheen the Machine” has a nice
top tips
BEST BET
General Ginger
(1.50, Leicester)
NEXT BEST
Dalaman
(2.10, Plumpton)
LEICESTER
KATHERINE SWYNFORD HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 4)
£8,000 added 2m 7f
1
824-21 FLY HOME HARRY C Longsdon 8 12 2......... Paul O’Brien (5) C,T
2
43-142 RUNNING WOLF A Hales 6 11 12 ...................................Kielan Woods T
3
4P34-4 TROJAN STAR K Bailey 7 11 10..............................................T Bellamy C,T
4
7-5331 RED SQUARE REVIVAL D Pipe 6 11 9 ............T Scudamore H,C,T
5
353712 CHARLIE MON Mike Hammond 8 11 8...............C Hammond (7) V
6
2-2124 HIGH COUNSEL (D) G Hanmer 8 11 0....Mr Alex Edwards (5) C
7
025-42 AGREEMENT Mrs N Evans 7 10 11 .....................Rob Williams (3) C
8
-U5688 NEXT EXIT (C) J Cornwall 12 10 0...................................................B Poste T
- 8 declared BETTING: 11-4 Red Square Revival, 3-1 Fly Home Harry, 9-2 Running Wolf,
6-1 Trojan Star, 7-1 Charlie Mon, 8-1 High Counsel, 14-1 Agreement, 50-1
Next Exit.
EASTWELL SELLING HURDLE (CLASS 5) £5,500 added
1m 7f 113yds
1
-12264 OLD HARRY ROCKS H Fry 5 11 12.....................................N P Madden C
2
4/21-7 SEARCHING (D) G L Moore 5 11 12.............................Joshua Moore V
3
118355 SKY OF STARS F Brennan 4 11 12............................... Mr J Nailor (7) C
4
-54PP7 LUCA BRAZI A Sadik 5 11 9.......................................................G Carson (7) H
5
5 COOPERESS D Burchell 4 11 2 ........................................................R T Dunne
6
PETIT FILOUS M Wigham 3 10 8................................................J Quinlan T
- 6 declared BETTING: Evens Old Harry Rocks, 5-2 Searching, 7-1 Sky of Stars, 8-1 Petit
Filous, 10-1 Cooperess, 66-1 Luca Brazi.
TAP ‘N’ SHOWER HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 3)
£20,000 added 1m 7f 113yds
1
32/7-7 GENERAL GINGER (D)(BF) H Fry 7 11 12...................N P Madden T
2
31F-6F CAPITOUL (D) Dr R Newland 5 11 8.....................................Sean Bowen
3
901-1 DELFACE (D) D Pipe 4 11 8..................................................... T Scudamore C
4
1335-4 QUIDS IN (D) Oliver Greenall 4 11 8.......................Ross Turner (7) T
5
44/48- POKORA DU LYS D Skelton 6 11 3 ................................................ H Skelton
6 46P0-U HIGH EXPECTATIONS (D) G Elliott (IRE) 6 11 3.........R Johnson
7
4-4143 PRUSSIAN EAGLE (D) E Williams 6 11 2 ...................M Bastyan (5)
8
81/P- SNEAKING BUDGE (D) Stuart Edmunds 5 11 1. Joshua Moore
9
P11-27 TODAY PLEASE (D) Henry Oliver 7 11 1....................... T Dowling (5)
- 9 declared BETTING: 2-1 Capitoul, 10-3 Delface, 6-1 High Expectations, 7-1 General
Ginger, 10-1 Quids In, 12-1 Pokora Du Lys, 14-1 Others.
12.50
1.20
1.50
2.50
JOHN O’GAUNT BEGINNERS’ CHASE (CLASS 3) £12,000
added 2m
1
4/34-2 BOSTON BLUE (CD) A Carroll 10 11 2.....................................H Stock (7)
2
3618-P CULTIVATOR (D) N Henderson 6 11 2.................Nico De Boinville
3
47-254 OCEAN BENTLEY A Carroll 5 11 2................................................J Nixon (7)
4
1016-2 TOMMY SILVER (D)(BF) P Nicholls 5 11 2.......................H Cobden T
- 4 declared BETTING: 4-6 Tommy Silver, 6-4 Cultivator, 16-1 Boston Blue, 33-1 Ocean
Bentley.
2.20
Going: Soft-heavy in places
1.15 1. MELROSE BOY (K Edgar) 11-4 fav; 2.
Charlie’s Charm 33-1; 3. Sheer Poetry 40-1; 4. Lip
Service 10-1. 19 ran. 6l, 23/4l, 6l. (H Fry).
1.50 1. NORTH HILL HARVEY (H Skelton) 6-4;
2. River Wylde evens fav; 3. Ozzie The Oscar 5-1.
3 ran. 18l, 11/4l. (D Skelton).
2.25 1. FOX NORTON (B J Cooper) 4-5 fav; 2.
Cloudy Dream 9-4; 3. Special Tiara 8-1. 5 ran.
8l, nk. (C Tizzard).
3.00 1. ELGIN (W Hutchinson) 10-1; 2. Misterton
10-1; 3. Old Guard 8-1. 13 ran. 9-2 fav London
Prize (Fell). nk, 41/2l. (A King).
3.30 1. SLATE HOUSE (H Cobden) 5-2; 2. Summerville Boy 16-1; 3. Better Getalong 7-1. 5 ran.
10-11 fav Dame De Compagnie (5th). 3/4l, 33/4l.
(C Tizzard).
4.00 1. CROOKS PEAK (R Johnson) 4-1; 2. Air
Navigator 4-1; 3. Woulduadamandeveit 25-1. 10
ran. 3-1 fav Vocarium (7th). 11/2l, 11/4l. (P Hobbs).
Jackpot: £3,220.60.
Placepot: £174.10. Quadpot: £26.10.
Place 6: £215.43. Place 5: £79.51.
FONTWELL
Going: Good to soft
ring to it, but machines don’t take
more than a year to fix when they
break down and trainer Willie Mullins and his team deserve immense
credit for bringing Faugheen back
seemingly as good as new.
Or, as they might have said in
Monty Python: he’s not the machine,
he’s just a very, very good horse.
This was Faugheen’s 13th win
from 14 career starts. Now the big
question is whether he can emulate
Hurricane Fly by becoming only the
second horse since 1975 to regain a
Champion Hurdle crown. It’s such
an exciting prospect. He would also,
at 10, be the oldest to win it since the
11-year-old Sea Pigeon in 1981.
Certainly, the bookies think he
can; he has been promoted to 5-2
ASHBY MAGNA FILLIES’ JUVENILE HURDLE (CLASS 3)
3YO £10,000 added 1m 7f 113yds
172 GLORVINA C Mann 11 2...........................................................................R Johnson
HILLCREST FIRE Stuart Edmunds 10 10................. Joshua Moore
6 PENNY RED Mrs N Evans 10 10 .............................Rob Williams (3) T
2 REALLY SUPER Miss Amy Murphy 10 10............................ J Quinlan
ROYAL ICON K Ryan 10 10.......................................................................B Hughes
SHEE’S LUCKY N Mulholland 10 10...................................T Scudamore
SO HOITY TOITY R Mathew 10 10....................................R Condon (7) H
- 7 declared BETTING: 7-4 Glorvina, 2-1 Really Super, 9-2 Hillcrest Fire, 8-1 Shee’s Lucky,
12-1 Royal Icon, 16-1 So Hoity Toity, 50-1 Penny Red.
CASTLE CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP CHASE
(CLASS 5) £6,000 added 2m
CHESTNUT BEN (D) P Winks 12 12 0......................James Bowen (3)
FAIR FRANK (D) D Bridgwater 6 11 12 ..................................M Bastyan
MR JIM A Carroll 8 11 8........................................................................... J Nixon (3)
RAKAIA ROSA D L Williams 8 11 4.......................Sean Houlihan (5)
NO NO CARDINAL (D) M Gillard 8 10 13 ........................H Stock (3) C
PASSING FIESTA (D) S-J Davies 8 10 3 ........C Hammond (3) C,T
LARKHALL (C)(D) M Sowersby 10 10 2...............................................R Day
RHYTHM OF SOUND M Hammond 7 10 0 ............ J Hamilton T,V
SUSSEX ROAD A Sadik 7 10 0................................................ G Carson (5) C
- 9 declared BETTING: 6-4 Fair Frank, 4-1 Mr Jim, 9-2 Chestnut Ben, 7-1 Larkhall, 8-1
Rhythm Of Sound, 14-1 Rakaia Rosa, 20-1 No No Cardinal, 25-1 Passing
Fiesta, 66-1 Sussex Road.
BURTON OVERY NOVICES’ HURDLE (CLASS 3) £10,000
added 1m 7f 113yds
1
0 BRIDEY’S LETTUCE C Pogson 5 10 12 .......................................A Pogson
2
0- DESTRIER D Skelton 4 10 12 .............................................................. H Skelton
3
3219-5 DOC CARVER Henry Oliver 6 10 12 ...........................................J M Davies
4
SPEED COMPANY J J Quinn 4 10 12......................................B Hughes H
5
VOODOO DOLL E Williams 4 10 12 ..............................................C Ring (3)
6
5-0 YELLOW KANGAROO E Williams 5 10 12 ................M Bastyan (5)
7
9011-5 MELANGERIE (BF) N Henderson 5 10 5 ..........Nico De Boinville
8
2P4- ROBIN DEUZ POIS P Webber 5 10 5 ...................................R McLernon
- 8 declared BETTING: 15-8 Speed Company, 9-4 Melangerie, 4-1 Doc Carver, 10-1
Destrier, Robin Deuz Pois, 16-1 Voodoo Doll, 25-1 Bridey’s Lettuce, 33-1
Yellow Kangaroo.
3.20
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363564
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3.50
BEST OF WOLVERHAMPTON
2.00
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
44451
492162
442140
129012
400237
65473
8383
2.05 1. CRESSWELL BREEZE (Sean Bowen) 7-1;
2. Cyclop 11-2; 3. Rathlin Rose 10-1. 10 ran. 5-1
jt-fav Shelford (5th), 5-1 jt-fav Fergal Mael Duin
(6th). 31/2l, 7l. (A Honeyball).
Faugheen clears the last to win the
Morgiana Hurdle yesterday
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2
3
4
5
6
7
FORM VERDICT
The unexposed DELFACE won well on his first run for the Pipe team when
last seen in May when the yard were struggling for the winners, and he
looks poised to go close here despite going up in class on his reappearance.
An opening handicap mark of 119 doesn’t look too harsh, and the son of
Della Francesca is fancied to continue his progress. General Ginger likely
needed the run last time and should do better here, while Prussian Eagle
isn’t one to rule out under his excellent claiming rider.
CHELTENHAM
32RED CASINO NURSERY (CLASS 4) 2YO £7,000 added
7f
PICTURE NO SOUND (D) R Fahey 9 7...............................T Hamilton 4
CENTRAL CITY (C) H Palmer 9 4 ........................Josephine Gordon 2
ESCAPE THE CITY (D) H Morrison 9 3....................... C Bennett (3) 3
OUR MAN IN HAVANA (C) R J Price 9 0.............William Cox (7) 6
NEW EMPIRE P Chapple-Hyam 9 0..........................................L Morris 5
REVERBERATION S Kirk 8 6..........................................................B A Curtis 1
HAVANA MARIPOSA K Burke 8 5 ................................................J Haynes 7
- 7 declared BETTING: 7-4 Picture No Sound, 4-1 Central City, 11-2 Escape The City, 7-1
Havana Mariposa, 8-1 Our Man In Havana, Reverberation, 12-1 New Empire.
favourite for the Festival’s first-day
showpiece.
Cheltenham’s three-day November meeting started as it finished,
with a big winner sporting the colours of Alan Potts, who died last
week.
While Finian’s Oscar hinted at
better things to come on Friday, Fox
Norton reminded us of his proven
star quality with a second successive easy victory in the Grade Two
Shloer Chase.
Runner-up in last season’s Champion Chase, Fox Norton will most
likely attempt to go one better in the
two-miler in March, although trainer Colin Tizzard has options that include the King George VI Chase over
three miles on Boxing Day.
BEST OF PLUMPTON
1.40
JILL’S 80TH BIRTHDAY NOVICES’ CHASE (CLASS 3)
£10,000 added 2m 4f
1
2
3
1424-1 BENATAR G L Moore 5 11 7........................................................ Jamie Moore
1176-1 KEEPER HILL (D) W Greatrex 6 11 7........................................A P Heskin
/76F-5 BRITANIO BELLO (BF) G L Moore 6 11 2................ A Glassonbury
- 3 declared BETTING: 4-9 Benatar, 9-4 Keeper Hill, 14-1 Britanio Bello.
2.40
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
AMATEUR RIDERS’ HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 4) £5,000
added 2m 4f 114yds
52-213
2-4P5F
/731463-3S2
064P/7
50353621253
2/12-2
CHEF D’EQUIPE P Hobbs 5 12 3............................ Mr D Maxwell (3) H
MERCERS COURT (C)(D) N King 9 11 12 .......................Mr Z Baker C
GUARDS CHAPEL (CD) G L Moore 9 11 7 ...........Mr S Roche (7) B
ROTHMAN (D) C Gordon 7 11 7............................Miss G Andrews C,T
INVICTA LAKE (CD) Miss S Smith 10 11 5........Mr James King C
SANDHURST LAD W Greatrex 6 11 3 .................Mr Adam Elias (5)
ASTRUM P W Middleton 7 10 11 ............Miss L M Pinchin (7) C,T
FLANAGANS FIELD B J Llewellyn 9 10 5..........................................................
.......................................................................................................Mr Jordan Williams (3) C
- 8 declared BETTING: 5-2 Chef D’Equipe, 4-1 Rothman, 5-1 Flanagans Field, 6-1 Guards
Chapel, 7-1 Sandhurst Lad, 10-1 Mercers Court, 12-1 Astrum, Invicta Lake.
3.10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
WATCH RACE REPLAYS ON ATTHERACES.COM
HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 4) £6,000 added 2m 4f
2111-F
56242/
3425328-00P
614-6P
-25PU3
33-2U
-34372
MASTER BURBIDGE N Mulholland 6 11 12...................... N Fehily C
BIG BANG DE LOIRE (BF) G Smyly 6 11 12.....Mr D Maxwell (7)
MR MUDDLE (C)(BF) G L Moore 10 11 11...............Jamie Moore C
OUR SOX A Honeyball 8 11 10................................................... A Coleman T
HOWLONGISAFOOT (CD) C Gordon 8 11 9.................. D G Noonan
HELIUM (D) A Dunn 12 11 4..................................................................... A Wedge
SAINT CONTEST (BF) A King 4 11 2................................W Hutchinson
LITTLE WINDMILL (CD) N King 7 11 0.............................T Whelan C,T
- 8 declared BETTING: 3-1 Master Burbidge, 7-2 Mr Muddle, 4-1 Saint Contest, 6-1 Our
Sox, 8-1 Little Windmill, 10-1 Helium, 12-1 Howlongisafoot, 14-1 Big Bang
De Loire.
2.30
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SUNBETS.CO.UK HANDICAP (CLASS 4) £8,000 added 7f
EXCHEQUER (D) D O’Meara 6 9 7.............................Daniel Tudhope 7
EASY TIGER (D) M Saunders 5 9 7 .........................................L Keniry C 9
GENTLEMEN (C)(D) P McEntee 6 9 6.....Josephine Gordon H 4
SIEGE OF BOSTON (D) D C Griffiths 4 9 6..........T Marquand T 3
FLORENCIO (C)(D) Roger Fell 4 9 6...........................T Hamilton C 12
WHIRL ME ROUND G Peckham 3 9 6.......................S Donohoe H 10
MAKAARIM (C) H Morrison 3 9 5........................................R Kingscote 2
PHALABORWA (CD)(BF) E Vaughan 3 9 5........P Mulrennan 11
CUSTARD THE DRAGON (D)(BF) J Mackie 4 9 4.J Fanning C 5
TWIN APPEAL (D) T D Barron 6 9 3................................B A Curtis B 8
BOOST (CD) Sir M Prescott 3 9 2.............................................L Morris C 6
INEXES Mrs M Fife 5 9 1....................................................................P Makin C 1
- 12 declared BETTING: 4-1 Boost, 11-2 Phalaborwa, 6-1 Easy Tiger, 8-1 Florencio, 10-1
Exchequer, Inexes, Makaarim, 12-1 Others.
Results Service
BASKETBALL
BBL CHAMPIONSHIP: Manchester 86 Worcester 97;
Glasgow 85 Surrey 104.
CRICKET
FIRST TEST
India v Sri Lanka, Kolkata: India 172 & 171-1 (S Dhawan
94). Sri Lanka 294 (H M R K B Herath 67).
TOUR MATCH
Australia Invitational XI v England, Townsville:
Australia Invitational XI 250 & 364-4. England 515 (M
D Stoneman 111, D J Malan 109). Match drawn.
WOMEN’S TWENTY20 MATCH
England v Australia, Canberra: England 152-6 (18
overs). Australia 112 (18overs). England won by 40 runs.
DARTS
BWIN GRAND SLAM OF DARTS, CIVIC HALL, WOLVERHAMPTON, Semi-finals: P Wright (GB) bt G Anderson
(GB) 16-15; M van Gerwen (Neth) bt P Taylor (GB) 16-8.
Final: M van Gerwen (Neth) bt P Wright (GB) 16-12.
GOLF
DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, JUMEIRAH GOLF
ESTATES, DUBAI, UAE, Final Round (Gbr & Irl unless
stated): 269 J Rahm (Sp) 69 68 65 67; 270 K Aphibarnrat
(Thai) 69 67 67 67; S Lowry 69 70 68 63; 271 D Burmester (SA) 70 68 65 68; J Rose 66 70 65 70; S Garcia (Sp)
70 69 67 65; D Frittelli (SA) 71 68 63 69; 272 J Suri (US)
68 68 68 68; T Hatton 72 63 69 68; 273 P Uihlein (US)
71 68 65 69; P Reed (US) 65 72 68 68; 274 M Fitzpatrick
67 67 72 68.
USPGA RSM CLASSIC, SEA ISLAND RESORT, GEORGIA,
Third Round (US unless stated): 194 A Cook 66 62 66;
197 C Kirk 63 70 64; 198 B Gay 65 64 69; 199 J.J. Spaun
67 70 62; 200 K Kisner 67 68 65; 201 V Taylor 67 66 68;
A Landry 70 64 67.
LPGA CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, NAPLES,
FLORIDA, Final Round (US unless stated): 273 A
Jutanugarn (Thai) 68 71 67 67; 274 J Korda 69 68 70 67;
L Thompson 71 67 69 67; 275 E-H Ji (S Kor) 69 70 69 67;
P Lindberg (Swe) 69 67 71 68; 276 M Wie 72 68 66 70; S
H Park (S Kor) 67 65 75 69.
ICE HOCKEY
ELITE LEAGUE: Braehead 3 Dundee 2; Cardiff 6 Fife
8; Manchester 7 Edinburgh 1; Belfast 9 Manchester
3; Edinburgh 5 Coventry 2; Guildford 6 Fife 1; Milton
Keynes 0 Braehead 1; Nottingham 7 Cardiff 4.
CHALLENGE CUP — Group C: Coventry 5 Guildford 2.
MOTOR RACING
WRC, RALLY OF AUSTRALIA, COFFS HARBOUR,
NEW SOUTH WALES, Stage 21: 1 T Neuville (Bel)
Hyundai 2hrs 35mins 44.800secs, 2 O Tanak (Est) Ford
2:36:07.300, 3 H Paddon (NZ) Hyundai 2:36:43.900, 5 E
Evans (GB) Ford 2:38:50.400. Standings: 1 S Ogier (Fr)
Ford 232pts, 2 T Neuville (Bel) Hyundai 208.
RUGBY LEAGUE
WORLD CUP QUARTER FINAL S
New Zealand (0)............................2 Fiji (2).....................................................4
Tonga (22)......................................... 24 Lebanon (16)...............................22
England (14) ...................................36 Papua New Guinea (0).......6
England: Tries: McGillvary (2), Walmsley, Currie,
Watkins (2), Hall. Goals: Widdop (4). Papua New Guinea:
Tries: Lo. Goals: Martin.
RUGBY UNION
INTERNATIONAL MATCHES
England (6) .....................................30 Australia (0) ..................................6
England: Tries: Daly, Joseph, May, Care. Conversions:
Farrell (2). Penalties: Farrell (2). Australia: Penalties:
Hodge, Foley.
Ireland (17).......................................23 Fiji (10)..............................................20
Ireland: Tries: Sweetnam, D. Kearney, Conan. Conversions: Carbery. Penalties: Keatley (2). Fiji: Tries: Seniloli, T. Nagusa. Conversions: Volavola (2). Penalties:
Volavola (2).
Scotland (3).....................................17 New Zealand (3) .....................22
Scotland: Tries: J. Gray, H. Jones. Conversions: Russell
(2). Penalties: Russell. NZ: Tries: Taylor, McKenzie, B.
Barrett. Conversions: B. Barrett (2). Penalties: B. Barrett.
Wales (10)..........................................13 Georgia (3) .......................................6
Wales: Tries: Amos. Conversions: Priestland. Penalties:
Priestland (2). Georgia: Penalties: Matiashvili (2).
France (7)...........................................17 South Africa (8).......................18
Italy (9).................................................15 Argentina (8) .............................31
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP
Wasps (19)........................................40 Newcastle (10)......................... 10
Wasps: Tries: Wade (2), Eastmond, Haskell, Lovobalavu,
Bassett. Conversions: Gopperth (5). Newcastle: Tries:
Robinson. Conversions: Flood. Penalties: Flood.
Worcester (15)............................30 Northampton (3)...................15
Worcester: Tries: Heem (3), Adams. Conversions: Lance,
Pennell. Penalties: Lance (2). Northampton: Tries:
Foden, Gibson. Conversions: Myler. Penalties: Myler.
Exeter (14)........................................31 Harlequins (17)........................17
Exeter: Tries: Turner, Woodburn, J. Hill (2). Conversions: Steenson (4). Penalties: Steenson. Harlequins:
Tries: J. Chisholm, Visser. Conversions: Smith (2).
Penalties: Smith.
Leicester (20) ................................35 Sale (22)............................................27
Leicester: Tries: Genge, Owen, Malouf. Conversions:
J. Ford (2). Penalties: J. Ford (3). Sale: Tries: B. Curry,
Jennings, Yarde, Ross. Conversions: de Klerk (2). Penalties: de Klerk.
London Irish (11) ...................... 18 Bath (16) ..........................................22
London Irish: Tries: Marshall, Steele. Conversions:
Tonks. Penalties: Bell (2). Bath: Tries: Banahan. Conversions: Burns. Penalties: Burns (4). Drop Goals: Burns.
P W D L F A B Pts
Exeter
8 6 0 2 218 129 7 31
Saracens
8 6 0 2 270 133 5 29
Leicester
8 6 0 2 202 169 2 26
Bath
8 5 0 3 193 163 4 24
Gloucester
8 5 0 3 163 211 2 22
Wasps
8 4 0 4 218 195 4 20
Harlequins
8 4 0 4 231 230 4 20
Northampton
8 4 0 4 203 216 4 20
Newcastle
8 4 0 4 164 202 4 20
Sale
8 2 0 6 212 208 7 15
Worcester
8 1 0 7 128 234 4 8
London Irish
8 1 0 7 153 265 3 7
GREENE KING IPA CHAMPIONSHIP
Doncaster 25 Bedford 25; Hartpury RFC 15 Richmond
18; Rotherham Titans 14 Jersey 45; Nottingham 28
Ealing Trailfinders 27.
SNOOKER
SHANGAI MASTERS, CHINA, Final: R O’Sullivan (Eng)
bt J Trump (Eng) 10-3.
TENNIS
ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS, O2 ARENA LONDON,
Singles Semi-finals: D Goffin (Bel) bt R Federer (Swit)
2-6 6-3 6-4; G Dimitrov (Bul) bt J Sock (US) 4-6 6-0 6-3.
Final: G Dimitrov (Bul) bt D Goffin (Bel) 7-5 4-6 6-3.
Doubles Semi-finals: L Kubot (Pol) & M Melo (Br) bt R
Harrison (US) & M Venus (Aus) 6-1 6-4; H Kontinen
(Fin) & J Peers (Aus) bt J Murray (GB) & B Soares (Br)
7-6 (7-2) 6-2. Final: H Kontinen (Fin) & J Peers (Aus) bt
L Kubot (Pol) & M Melo (Bra) 6-4 6-2.
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
GOLF
Rose wilts to let
in Fleetwood for
Tour No 1 spot
By Phil Casey
AT JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES
Justin Rose’s dramatic late collapse
meant he missed out on the European No 1 spot by a single shot – as
Tommy Fleetwood was crowned winner of the Race to Dubai.
Rose looked set for a remarkable
third win in succession to seal a second Race to Dubai title when he led
by a shot with seven holes to play,
only to bogey three of the next five.
That left the Olympic champion
needing to eagle the last to overhaul Fleetwood. But his long-range
attempt slid past the hole as Fleetwood looked on alongside his fiancee
Clare and their seven-week-old son.
“It’s amazing,” Fleetwood said. “It’s
not sunk in yet. It was great being out
there today trying to win it. It was out
of my control over the last few holes.
“It was difficult being sat on the
couch in the scoring area, just watching TV, not being able to do anything.
You just have to watch how it unfolds
and I felt for Justin a lot. I think how
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LEFT TO RIGHT:
retch; short; gas;
firm; gag; taut;
flag; flan; tart;
banner; chart;
banned; map;
spanner; chant
5-CLUE CROSSWORD
Across: 1 to-y-ot-a<, 3 Isobar*, 4 Mo-st-L-y
Down: 1 T-Ed I-um, 2 A-st.-ray
WORD WHEEL
NINE-LETTER WORD flavoured
OTHER WORDS deaf, earful, elf, fad, fade, far, fare, fared,
favour, favoured, fear, fed, fedora, feral, feud, feudal, flare,
flared, flavour, flea, fled, floe, flora, flour, floured, flue, foal,
foaled, foe, fold, folder, for, ford, fore, foul, fouled, fouler, four,
fraud, fro, fuel, fur, furled, leaf, loaf, loafer, oaf
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gracious he was shows a lot about his
character.
“The achievement of winning a
year-long accomplishment is massive
and it holds a lot of respect amongst
your peers. It shows the level of consistency and the amount I’ve improved as a player and as a person.”
Fleetwood was struggling so badly
with his game 18 months ago that he
wanted to pull out of the BMW PGA
Championship at Wentworth, fearing
that he could not get the ball off the
first tee.
But the 26-year-old from Southport has reaped the rewards of returning to his former coach Alan
Thompson and employing his friend
Ian Finnis as his caddie.
“Wentworth has
always been like
a benchmark to
see where I’ve
Justin Rose
been and where
missed out on
I’ve come from,
victory in the
because that
Race to Dubai
was my lowest
by just one shot
moment,” added
Fleetwood, who
finished 58,821 points
ahead of Rose.
Rose began the final round with a
one-shot lead and maintained that
advantage thanks to a front nine of
32, but bogeyed the 12th and found
water with his approach to the 14th.
That dropped the 37-year-old into a
three-way tie for fifth and back below
Fleetwood in the Race to Dubai, with
another bogey on the 16th ultimately
leaving him too much to do.
“I was in complete control until the
12th hole then I hit the buffers,” Rose
said. “I don’t know where it went
wrong on the back nine. I’m happy for
Tommy. He’s battled hard all year. It’s
good for him to finish it off.”
European Tour rookie of the year
Jon Rahm of Spain won the tournament, his second victory of the
season.
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Worried Bennett demands
England improvements
ENGLAND
Tries McGillvary 2, Watkins 2,
Walmsley, Currie; Goals Widdop 4
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Try Lo; Goal Martin
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By Ian Laybourn
England head coach Wayne Bennett
concedes his side will need to improve if they are to go all the way in
the World Cup. Bennett described
the 36-6 quarter-final win over
Papua New Guinea at Melbourne’s
Rectangular Stadium as “the good,
the bad and the ugly”.
It was enough to take England
through to a semi-final clash with Jermaine McGillvary scored two
Tonga in Auckland next Saturday tries and made two others
and, after watching New Zealand
get knocked out by Fiji, there was in four matches so far in an outa certain amount of relief as they standing World Cup.
overcame the Kumuls’ challenge.
“Everybody said I should put him
Bennett remains impressed by in the team for the Four Nations last
his players’ attitude and perform- year,” Bennett said. “He’s been wonance in training but is worried over derful, growing in confidence and betheir poor completion rate.
lief and starting to realise
“Maybe we were just due
how good he can be.”
Everybody
for a below-average perBennett also revealed
formance and today was said I should
he withdrew stand-off
the day, I hope,” he said.
put him in the Kevin Brown after discov“That was the good, the team for the
ering on social media that
bad and the ugly. There
he had been concussed.
was some really good de- Four Nations
The veteran playmaker
fence and some nice build- last year. He’s took two heavy blows to
up with some of their starting to
the head but played on
plays, the bad was the lack realise how
after convincing mediof discipline with the footy good he can be cal staff that he was fit to
and it was ugly to watch.”
continue.
Huddersfield winger
However, Bennett said
Jermaine McGillvary scored two he was forced to bring Brown off at
tries and put centre Kallum Wat- half-time after one of the non-playkins over for two others.
ing members of his squad showed
Bennett hailed McGillvary as him a video of the incident towards
world class after he made it six tries the end of the first half.
Around the world in 74 days – but why, Alex?
Sometimes it is better not to
know the answer to a “why”
question – simply because if it is
revealed, the aura of whatever
is being queried pops like a
bubble. Like why kids believe
in Father Christmas. Or why
anybody would want to risk their
life in sailing around the world
non-stop, on their own. Sure, for
the latter there would be some
platitudinous answers like “for
the challenge” or “to push myself
to the limit” – but you get the
feeling that they don’t get to the
nub of someone who does it.
Alex Thomson has sailed
around the world twice on his
own, both times without making
landfall, in the Vendée Globe
race. And in 2020 he is about to
attempt it again. One reason he
gives is that the last two times,
in 2012 and earlier this year, he
came third and second in the
race so this time there is “no
compromise”.
But having watched the newly
released film Relentless, which
documents Thomson’s 2016-17
circumnavigation, I would assert
Armchair
Fan
Matt Butler
puts the great
unanswered
question
there are other reasons for his
desire to put himself at the mercy
of the ocean. But what those are
remain tantalisingly out of reach.
The film, which is set to be
televised in the coming months,
gives you goosebumps as you
watch 43-year-old Thomson
scamper across a near-sideways
boat clad head to toe in
waterproofs (“I was wearing a
lifejacket,” he later confirmed) as
enormous, rolling waves lurch his
craft every which way.
It also leaves the viewer under
no doubt that although Thomson
is alone, there is a large team –
and a fair bit of cash – behind
him. His boat is bespoke and
cost a cool £5m. He is heavily
sponsored: even his pillow is
branded Hugo Boss.
Apart from corporate
assistance, his family are also
a huge support. The segments
in the film where his wife
explains that she finds it
difficult to talk about
his progress while he
is in the middle of the
ocean, as it causes
her to worry too
much, are touching.
But the film never
explains why he puts
everyone through it. And
it is all the better for that. Lewis
Hamilton is briefly featured early
in the film and he offers a flippant
reason why: “He’s crazy.”
But when I put it to Thomson
at last week’s premiere at the
Royal Geographical Society in
London that Vendée racers may
bristle at being called crazy –
even by someone who drives at
200mph for a living – he said:
“Absolutely. It takes a great
deal of mental strength to put
yourself there.”
There are parts of the film
where his sunny outlook cracks,
when the pressure, sleep
deprivation and sheer monotony
of the ocean get to him. “Being out
here, you realise how small and
insignificant you are,” he says
as the camera homes in
on his boat, seemingly
adrift in the middle of
the Southern Ocean,
thousands of miles
from the nearest land
mass.
The film ends in a
spray of champagne,
as Thomson docks in
Les Sables-d’Olonne, France,
where the Vendée race starts and
finishes. He is nearly delirious
through lack of sleep – in the
final days of his 74-day ordeal, he
sailed 536.8 nautical miles in 24
hours, setting a world record.
And the audience is left in
awe, if not much wiser as to why
he does it. Perhaps there isn’t
a single reason. Or maybe it is
more fun if we don’t know.
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‘Gabba will
offer new level
of intensity’
By Chris Stocks
IN BRISBANE
England have arrived in Brisbane with wicketkeeper Jonny
Bairstow admitting the tourists
are braced for a pace onslaught
from Australia’s fast bowlers at
the Gabba.
Joe Root’s team have played
three warm-up games against
mediocre opposition in Perth, Adelaide and Townsville.
Slow pitches and medium-pace
bowling attacks mean England
have had to resort to extreme
measures in the nets, using the
lighter, quicker yellow Kookaburra balls to replicate what they will
face against Mitchell Starc, Pat
Cummins and Josh Hazelwood.
But the time for waiting is almost over and Bairstow insists
England are ready for whatever is
thrown at them.
“It’s exciting, isn’t it?” he said.
“We’ve been over for three weeks,
and it ramps up now. The exciting
part is landing in Brisbane for that
first Test.
“After finishing the Test season
over in England, all eyes were on
23 November – the preparation
undertaken to get us here now,
and the guys are looking forward
to the challenge.
“We accept and are aware of the
Gabba pitch and the attack we are
going to face, it’s going to be different to what’s been put in front of us
in the warm-up games.
“But the guys have been working hard in the nets against the
yellow balls putting themselves
under different amounts of
pressure.
“We’re in a good place [with] the
camaraderie between each other
and the way we’ve going about it.
We want to keep moving on and
working towards what is going to
be a huge, huge challenge but it’s
something we’re excited by.”
As for the challenge of the
Gabba, Bairstow, who was England’s reserve wicketkeeper behind Matt Prior when they last
played there in 2013, said:” I was
a young lad and it was a learning curve for me. That first Test
match is something I’ll never forget, it’s a really exciting week to be
getting up for.” THE INDEPENDENT
Jonny Bairstow was reserve
keeper for the 2013-14 Ashes
‘Up-and-coming
young Aussies
will put ageing
England greats
out to grass’
Former captain Ricky Ponting tells Kevin Garside why
he has confidence in Australia reclaiming the Ashes
A
n Australian great
strokes his chin while
contemplating the Ashes
ding-dong and delivers
his verdict. Home win.
Well I never.
Ricky Ponting, one of the frontrank pundits in BT Sport’s drive to
rule the world, would have gone for
the home side even if he had known
of Australia’s rogue selections.
Ponting thought Matt Renshaw
would open ahead of Cameron
Bancroft and few predicted the
gloves would be in the possession of
Tim Paine over Matthew Wade.
Details. Ponting’s hubris is formed
of four conceptual slabs, beginning
with the sub-tropical redoubt that
the Gabba has become for Australia,
who have not lost a Test match in
Queensland since 1988, and not to
England since 1986.
The absence of Ben Stokes is
the second element, the assumed
supremacy of Australia’s pace attack
the third, and finally the seniority of
Alastair Cook, Jimmy Anderson and
Stuart Broad, which for Ponting is
not necessarily a good thing, since all
three might get old out in the middle. at that England team I don’t see
“They are three of England’s all-time those names jumping out. [Mark]
greats coming towards the
Stoneman left England with
end of their careers. I
his Test match aspirations
know myself, having
up in the air. To his
been through it, that
credit he has done a
when you’ve played
reasonable job since
a certain amount
he’s been here.
In
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Ashes
series
of games or scored
“[James] Vince has
since
1882,
England
a certain amount
never really found
and Australia have
of runs, like Cook,
his
feet at Test level,
won 32 each, with
trying to find ways
albeit with limited
five drawn
to improve on a daily
opportunities. [Dawid]
basis becomes really
Malan is a bit the same.
difficult. Just trying to hang
Cook hasn’t had the best run
on and maintain a level of
of late either, and Stokes
performance that you
is not here. It seems to
are accustomed to, as
me England have a few
the days go by, gets
more issues in their
harder and harder.
line-up than they have
Victories in 77 Test
“That’s where I
had for the last 10 or
matches as captain
see the differences
12 years.”
for Ricky Ponting,
between these
Stokes is an
the only man with
two teams.
obvious miss, and to
100 Test wins as a
Australia have got
rub
it
in, Ponting gave
player
some really talented
this appraisal of him.
younger players, that
“I saw him up close in the
are just on the way up as far
Champions Trophy, albeit in a
as their international careers
one-day game, last year against
are concerned, but when I look
Australia and he dominated with
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the bat; every ball came out of the
middle. He is an imposing player at
the crease. You want those guys in
your team.”
Ponting identifies the Gabba
wicket as the fairest in Test cricket,
one that offers a hint of movement
in the first hour or so before settling
into a decent runway. Bowlers,
he says, have to be patient, and
the quicker the better. Enter Pat
Cummins, sharpest of all through
the speed trap, left-arm laser
Mitchell Starc and the metronomic
Josh Hazlewood, all of whom have
been grazing while England toiled
for four days in Townsville.
“We saw what Mitchell Starc was
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Dimitrov comes of age as
he wins Tour Finals in style
By Paul Newman
AT THE O2 ARENA
able to do in the last few rounds
of Sheffield Shield cricket, taking
two hat-tricks in the one game.
Cummins has been on the park for
six to eight months uninterrupted,
and is bowling very quick. And
Hazlewood just seems to get better
from series to series with his control
and learning what the Test match
game is all about.”
Should England survive Ponting’s
perceived Gabba ordeal, the
prospects for either team are not
so easy to measure at the pinkball Test that follows in Adelaide,
the inaugural day-night Ashes
experience. Interestingly, were it for
the ex-Australian captain to decide,
the contest would be played under
the sun. “We can’t argue with what
night Test matches have done in
Australia. The audiences have been
terrific both in the venues and on
TV. It’s a bit different, with some
terrific cricket being played and
some great results, but if you are
asking me what I would prefer, it
would be regulation playing hours.”
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It has taken Grigor Dimitrov time to
secure his place among the game’s
elite but the 26-year-old Bulgarian
confirmed his arrival as a major contender on the game’s greatest stages
by recording the biggest victory of his
career here last night.
By beating Belgium’s David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to win the Nitto ATP
Finals, Dimitrov became the first
debutant to win the singles title at the
year-end championships since Alex
Corretja in 1998. It was the perfect
end to one of the best weeks of tennis the O2 Arena has staged since the
finals first came here in 2009. At two
hours and 30 minutes it was the longest three-set final in this event since
John McEnroe beat Arthur Ashe in
New York in 1978.
Dimitrov earned $2,549,000 (about
£1.93m) in prize money and will climb
to a career-high No 3 in today’s updated world ranking list, but what
will surely please the Bulgarian more
than anything else is the fact that he
has proved that he has the ability to
carry off the game’s biggest prizes.
The only bigger tournaments than
this in the whole year are the four
Grand Slam events.
When he beat Andy Murray to
reach his first Grand Slam semi-final
at Wimbledon in the summer of 2014
it seemed that it would be only a matter of time before Dimitrov would
conquer the world, but the intervening three and a half years have not
always been easy for him.
Dimitrov spent 12 months languishing outside the world’s top 20
before the appointment of Dani Vallverdu as his coach in the summer of
2016 led to a significant upturn in his
fortunes. The Bulgarian won his first
Signs of life at
Leeds returning
for Christiansen
LEEDS UNITED
Hernandez 24, Alioski 54
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MIDDLESBROUGH
Assombalonga pen 77
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Grigor Dimitrov celebrates with the ATP World Tour Finals trophy GETTY
Masters Series title in Cincinnati in time when players from Bulgaria and
the summer and has now added an Belgium had even made the starting
even greater prize.
line-up.
The result was hard on GofThe tournament had been
fin, who has won more
billed as a showdown bematches this year (57)
tween the two great
than any player other
rivals who had domithan Rafael Nadal and
nated the 2017 season,
contributed much
but Nadal’s dodgy
Grigor Dimitrov
to an excellent final.
right knee lasted only
won the ATP Tour
The Belgian, who will
one match and Roger
Finals title without
climb to a career-high
Federer faded badly in
losing a roundNo 7 in the rankings
his semi-final, both men
robin match
after this, now has to
losing to Goffin.
lift himself again for next
Some might have reweekend’s Davis Cup final
garded the final match-up
against France in Lille.
as an anti-climax after such an
This was perhaps the most unlike- exhilarating season had been domily final line-up in the competition’s nated by two of the biggest names
47-year history. It was the only oc- in the sport’s history, but Goffin and
casion that two first-time qualifiers Dimitrov served up a contest to rehave contested the final and the only member. THE INDEPENDENT
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Grainger tells tarnished
sports to regain trust by
cleaning up the culture
Dame Katherine Grainger, the chair
of UK Sport, has called on elite governing bodies to “rise to the challenge” of improving their cultures.
A number of allegations of bullying and discrimination in cycling,
football, gymnastics, canoeing and
swimming have tarnished the success those sports have enjoyed at
Olympic and World Cup level.
UK Sport funds Olympic sport and
has stood accused of ignoring athletes’ complaints and of adopting a
win-at-all-costs mentality.
Grainger (right), who became head
of UK Sport in July, said: “I recognise and accept that there have been
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By Mark Walker
SPORTS GOVERNANCE
By Matt Butler
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a number of difficult issues across a
range of sports in recent months that
have challenged our system, and we
have to rise to that challenge.
“These issues do not take away
from the achievements of
our athletes and coaches,
but neither can we brush
them under the carpet
or just hope that they go
away.
“We have to aim to be
the best in the world at athlete welfare, culture, governance and integrity, just as we aim
to be so in performance. And we have
to be seen to be the best in order to
maintain public trust and pride in our
achievements.”
UK Sport will today release new
guidance on improving culture in
elite sport, as part of its review of
policies and the implementation of a
“warning system” for grievances.
Grainger, who will today speak at
the World Class Performance Conference in Manchester, will visit the
training centre of every Olympic and
Paralympic sport to check on whether they are implementing UK Sport’s
guidelines.
She added: “We have done a lot
already but there is a lot more to do.
In particular we have to concentrate on putting these new
and improved policies into
action.
“Getting our culture
right is simply the right
thing to do. This isn’t
about putting welfare before performance because
there isn’t a choice between
the two.
“I genuinely believe that a better
culture will lead to a stronger system
and that in turn will help improve
performances.”
Head coach Thomas
Christiansen expects
Leeds to climb back up the
Championship table after
yesterday’s victory put them
level on points with their sixthplaced visitors.
Pablo Hernandez and Gianni
Alioski put Leeds 2-0 up before
Britt Assombalonga ensured
a nervous finale by converting
a controversial penalty for
Middlesbrough.
Asked if former leaders
Leeds had turned a corner
after losing six of their
previous seven league games,
Christiansen said: “Yes of
course. The team is alive. They
have been the whole time,
believing in taking the three
points always. When you fail
you have to work harder and
during these two weeks we
have analysed a lot, worked a
lot and there has been a good
atmosphere in the team.”
It was a miserable first
return to Elland Road for
Boro manager Garry Monk
(right), who quit as Leeds boss
at the end of May,
two days after
owner Andrea
Radrizzani
completed his
takeover.
Monk was
given a hostile
reception by a
large section of
the 33,771 crowd,
but afterwards
played down the abuse.
“That wasn’t my focus,”
he said. “It wasn’t about me.
It’s about my team and the
players on the pitch. We’re
disappointed with the result
and should have got more.
“There weren’t many
clear-cut chances for either
team. But I think we definitely
did enough to at least take a
point away from this game.”
Christiansen refused to
dwell on referee Keith Stroud’s
decision to award the visitors
a penalty on the advice of his
assistant after defender Luke
Ayling and Boro’s Daniel Ayala
had grappled in the area before
a corner was taken.
“It was a foul for us,”
Christiansen said. “The good
thing was the reaction the
players had, this responsibility
that they took on the pitch.
“The attitude of the players,
their willingness to go for the
win from the first whistle –
that was the difference in this
game.”
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Premier League Saturday action
LEICESTER 0-2 MAN CITY
W BROM 0-4 CHELSEA
Guardiola will
make changes
to keep up run
Conte admits: it
will be hard to
catch leaders
Pep Guardiola has no compunction
about changing a winning team,
promising to field a totally different
line-up against Feyenoord in the
Champions League tomorrow
after Manchester City racked up
their 16th successive victory.
The win at Leicester –
achieved through goals
by Gabriel Jesus and
Kevin de Bruyne –
came at the cost of
an injury that could
keep John Stones
out for six weeks. And
Guardiola (right) said:
“What happened with John
Stones shows the calendar is
so demanding. We have to rotate
the team this month and we will do
that game by game.
“The players who didn’t play [at
Leicester] are going to play the
next game. Danilo, Yaya Touré,
[Ilkay] Gundogan, Bernardo Silva
are going to play for sure. I have an
amazing squad with good players
and I have to use the squad.”
Antonio Conte admitted, after
seeing his Chelsea players swat
aside troubled West Brom, that it
will be difficult for the champions
to retain their title after
Manchester City’s runaway start
and their own poor one.
“I’m very happy,
especially for the
commitment of my
players,” Conte (left)
said. “[But] it doesn’t
depend on us because
Manchester City are
playing very well. It’s
very difficult to think that
someone can stop them.”
Two goals by Eden Hazard
and one each for Alvaro Morata
and Marcos Alonso made it five
straight defeats for West Brom.
Coming in front of club owner
Guochuan Lai, it piled pressure
on manager Tony Pulis, who said:
“I’ve got different things in my
mind. The football club is there,
but I’ve got a family as well, I do a
lot of work for certain charities.”
LIVERPOOL 3-0 SO’TON
BURNLEY 2-0 SWANSEA
Two hot Salah
hits the top of
the charts
Clement in deep
water as Swans
are sunk again
Mohamed Salah’s double took the
Liverpool winger to the top of the
Premier League scoring charts
with nine goals in 12 games. His haul
of 14 in all competitions is already
as many as made Philippe Coutinho
the Reds’ top scorer last season.
And skipper Jordan Henderson
said: “I just want him to keep going.
He hasn’t taken his foot off the
gas. It’s not just his scoring, it’s his
work-rate.”
Liverpool, whose third goal came
from Coutinho, also got a fifth clean
sheet in six home league matches
as their previously much criticised
defence denied Southampton a
single shot on target.
Manager Paul
Clement (left)
was braced
for stiff talks
with majority
shareholder Steve
Kaplan after
Swansea’s fifth successive defeat.
And striker Wilfried Bony said:
“We are not in a good moment. We
know the fans are unhappy – we
are too. We need to stay together,
fight and learn from our mistakes.”
One mistake may have been the
summer sale of midfielder Jack
Cork, whose header – followed
by an Ashley Barnes strike – put
Burnley a point off the top four.
C PALACE 2-2 EVERTON
PREMIER LEAGUE
B’MOUTH 4-0 H’FIELD
Zaha: It feels
like a defeat
Ref hits wrong
note for Wagner
Crystal Palace were denied a rare
victory despite leading twice. And
goalscorer Wilfried Zaha (below)
said: “We battered them but we
have to be clinical. You can’t play
that well and not finish teams off. It
feels like a game lost.”
Leighton
Baines’ penalty
and Oumar
Niasse levelled
for Everton after
James McArthur’s
first-minute goal.
Callum Wilson bagged a hat-trick
as Bournemouth more than
doubled their home league goals
total for the season despite the
dismissal of Simon Francis – but
Huddersfield manager David
Wagner reckoned referee Lee
Probert was the key factor.
“It would be 0-0 if we had [video
assistant referees],” Wagner
insisted. “For the first goal there
was a clear foul, the second
was clear offside. These wrong
decisions changed the game.”
Moyes lets rip on
‘big players’ after
first-game defeat
WATFORD
Hughes 11, Richarlison, 64
WEST HAM UNITED
2
0
By Andy Sims
AT VICARAGE ROAD
David Moyes claimed some “big
players with big reputations” are
letting West Ham down after the loss
at Watford.
Goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison condemned the Hammers to
defeat in Moyes’s first game in charge
to illustrate the magnitude of the task
in hand. Andy Carroll was jeered
by the away supporters, who were
clearly not amused by his comments
following the recent thrashing by
Liverpool where he criticised them
for leaving early.
Meanwhile, Cheikhou Kouyate and
record signing Marko Arnautovic
missed gilt-edged opportunities to
drag West Ham back into the game
Gomes made a stunning double
save to deny Arnautovic – who later
left the field with a suspected broken
thumb – and then Kouyate blazed
their best opportunity over the
crossbar.
And the atmosphere in the away
end turned toxic after Richarlison’s
shot crept under Joe Hart, with the
fans anger by now directed towards
the club’s board.
“I don’t know the history and the
– although the Watford goalkeeper
reasons for that,” added Moyes. “I
Heurelho Gomes had an
thought they were supportive
inspired day between the
of me and I’m thankful for
posts.
that. But we need them
And Moyes said: “I
now, we need a united
always thought this
club. Those supportwas a big job. Some
ers know more than
Yesterday’s goal was
big players with big
me about the history, I
Will Hughes’s first
reputations disaptold
the players a goal
for Watford since
pointed me a lot.
would make the fans
joining from Derby
last summer
“ I t h o u gh t t h ey
feel better.”
would show me more.
West Ham’s latest setThey need to show me why
back took away some of
they have got that reputation.
the spotlight from Hornets
“I don’t enjoy the permanager Marco Silva,
formance and I expectwho is still being heavily
ed us to do better. We
linked with the vacancy
tried to stay in the
at Everton. The Porgame and give ourtuguese coach once
David Moyes was in
selves a chance – and
again gave no assurcharge for his 500th
we probably did – but
ances about his future
game in the league
overall it was not good
when quizzed whether
enough.”
this would be his last
Hughes steered in his
game in charge.
first goal for Watford in the
“What I can control and
11th minute, capitalising after
what is in my hands is the next
Andre Gray’s miscued shot fell kindly training session and we will be back
for him.
in tomorrow,” he said.
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IQ
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BUSINESS SPORT
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MANCHESTER UNITED 4-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED
Pogba steals spotlight but
Mourinho lauds Lukaku
» Continued from back page
Will Hughes
celebrates his
opening goal for
Watford yesterday
GETTY IMAGES
Paul Pogba
scored on
his first
appearance
for United in
two months
GETTY IMAGES
Mourinho said: “He is a striker and
strikers like to score goals. It is not a
problem for me if he works like he always does and he doesn’t score goals
but for their self-esteem, their confidence, strikers like to score goals.
“He was not doing that for us for
a few matches and then all that can
affect strikers’ confidence. I was really happy that he scored that goal.”
The result meant Mourinho came
out victorious from his first meeting
with old adversary Benitez in a decade. The Portuguese said: “We didn’t
start well but I don’t blame my players. I blame – in the positive sense
– Benitez. Very experienced, very
intelligent – the team was very well
organised.” THE INDEPENDENT
ARSENAL 2-0 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Defensive forwards won it
for Gunners, says Wenger
Watford
Gomes
Kabasele Mariappa
Britos
Doucoure
Femenia
Newcastle manager was proud of
the performance he saw from his
players but claimed their task would
be difficult, given United’s greater
resources.
“This team [Manchester United] is
a top side. The money that they spent
in the last five years is massive, so
the players they have are very good
players,” he said. “You have to do
almost everything perfect and for 90
minutes, it’s very difficult.
The Newcastle manager added:
“You make mistakes and when you
play against a normal team, maybe
you do not concede. You play against
a top side with top players, you know
that you will pay for that.”
Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic
commanded the attention but Jose
Mourinho was equally pleased to
see Romelu Lukaku back on the
scoresheet.
The Belgian lashed a ferocious shot
into the roof of the net for United’s
fourth. It was his first goal for the club
since September after a barren run
of seven games.
During that drought manager
Mourinho had leapt to the striker’s
defence in the face of frustration from
fans, describing him as “untouchable
in my team”, and the 70th-minute
strike gave credence to his words.
Hughes
Cleverley Zeegelaar
Richarlison
Gray
Lanzini
Carroll
Arnautovic
Obiang
Noble
Kouyate
Cresswell Ogbonna
Reid
Zabaleta
Hart
West Ham United
Substitutions: Watford Pereyra (Hughes, 84), Holebas
(Femenia, 86), Carrillo (Gray, 90); West Ham Sakho
(Carroll, 65), Masuaku (Arnautovic, 74).
Booked: Watford Britos; West Ham Carroll,
Arnautovic, Obiang, Noble.
Man of the match Gomes.
Match rating 6/10.
Possession: Watford 59% West Ham 41%.
Attempts on target: Watford 7 West Ham 6.
Referee A Marriner (Birmingham).
Attendance 20,018.
“I know the speculation and people
ask questions of our commitment,
but there has been not one change
in our work. Every day is the same in
our work.”
By Miguel Delaney
AND Jack Pitt-Brooke
Arsène Wenger credited the defensive contribution of his forwards
as one of the main reasons why his
Arsenal side so comprehensively
beat north London rivals Tottenham
Hotspur on Saturday.
“That is where the change was,”
Wenger said after the game. The
Frenchman opted against playing
a traditional defensive midfielder,
something that initially seemed to
play into Spurs’ hands, only for his
front three of Mesut Özil, Alexis
Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette to
ensure that was not necessary with a
brilliant display of pressing.
Shkodran Mustafi and Sanchez
were both on target at the Emirates
Stadium as Arsenal sealed a 2-0 win.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted there was “no issue”
between him and Danny Rose after
dropping the England left-back from
the squad.
Rose did not travel to the Emirates,
instead spending Saturday training
at Spurs’ base in Enfield. Pochettino
said that he needed to “build up his
fitness” following his 10-month injury
absence and suggested that he would
not have been able to handle 90 minutes of intense derby football.
But Rose believed himself to be
Özil,
Sanchez
and
Lacazette
gave a
brilliant
display of
pressing
for Arsenal
fit enough to play on Saturday. He
played 89 minutes in Spurs’ last
game, the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace
at Wembley, before playing twice
for England over the international
break. He has now made five appearances, three from the start, since
coming back from his 10-month knee
absence.
“We analysed the player and we
said to the player that we believed
it was better to play another player,
and [Rose] needs to wait,” Pochettino explained. “You are trying to find
an issue that is not an issue,” he said.
“When it’s an issue, I explain, it’s an
issue. When it’s not an issue, it’s not
an issue.” THE INDEPENDENT
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Weekend football results
PREMIER LEAGUE
AFC B’mouth (2)......4
Wilson 26, 31, 84
Arter 70
Arsenal (2).................... 2
Mustafi 36
Sanchez 41
Burnley (2)................... 2
Cork 29
Barnes 40
Crystal Palace (2) ... 2
McArthur 1, Zaha 35
Att 25,526
Leicester (0)................0
Huddersfield (0).....0
Att 10,879
Tottenham (0)..........0
Att 59,530
Swansea (0)................0
Att 18,895
Everton (2)..................2
Baines 6 (pen)
Niasse 45
Man City (1) ................2
Gabriel Jesus 45
Att 31,908
De Bruyne 49
Liverpool (2)...............3 Southampton (0)...0
Salah 31, 41
Att 53,256
Coutinho 68
Man Utd (2)...................4 Newcastle (1).............1
Martial 37
Gayle 14
Smalling 45
Att 75,035
Pogba 54, Lukaku 70
West Brom (0) ..........0 Chelsea (3)....................4
Morata 17
Hazard 23, 62
Att 23,592
Alonso 38
Yesterday
Watford (1)................... 2 West Ham (0)............0
Hughes 11
Richarlison 64
P W D L F A Pts
Man City
12 11 1 0 40 7 34
Man Utd
12 8 2 2 27 6 26
Chelsea
12 8 1 3 23 10 25
Tottenham
12 7 2 3 20 9 23
Liverpool
12 6 4 2 24 17 22
Arsenal
12 7 1 4 22 16 22
Burnley
12 6 4 2 12 9 22
Watford
12 5 3 4 19 21 18
Brighton
11 4 3 4 11 11 15
Huddersfield 12 4 3 5 8 17 15
Newcastle
12 4 2 6 11 14 14
Leicester
12 3 4 5 16 18 13
Bournemouth 12 4 1 7 11 14 13
Southampton 12 3 4 5 9 14 13
Stoke
11 3 3 5 13 22 12
Everton
12 3 3 6 12 24 12
West Brom
12 2 4 6 9 18 10
West Ham
12 2 3 7 11 25 9
Swansea
12 2 2 8 7 15 8
Crystal Palace 12 1 2 9 6 24 5
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Birmingham (1) .......1 Nottm Forest (0)....0
Adams 5
Att 21,071
Cardiff (2) ...................... 2 Brentford (0) ............0
Ralls 8, Ward 36
Att 16,335
Fulham (1).....................1 Derby (0).......................1
Norwood 30
Vydra 50
Att 18,192
Hull (1) ............................. 2 Ipswich (1)....................2
Bowen 34, Dicko 51 McGoldrick 6
Att 15,516
Spence 88
Norwich (1) ..................1 Barnsley (0)...............1
Murphy 12
Barnes 47
Att 25,545
QPR (1).............................1 Aston Villa (1)...........2
Mackie 18
Adomah 45 (pen), 58
Att 16,934
Reading (0)...................0 Wolverhampton (1)2
Ivan Cavaleiro 16
Att 20,708
Doherty 88
Sheff Wed (0)..............0 Bristol City (0).........0
Att 25,916
Sunderland (1) ......... 2 Millwall (2)..................2
Grabban 12
Saville 16, 20
Matthews 46
Att 27,399
Yesterday
Leeds (1).......................... 2 Middlesbrough (0) .1
Hernandez 25
Assombalonga 78 (pen)
Alioski 54
Att 33,771
P W D L F A Pts
Wolves
17 12 2 3 31 15 38
Sheff Utd
17 12 0 5 27 15 36
Cardiff
17 10 4 3 24 13 34
Bristol City
17 8 7 2 26 16 31
Aston Villa
17 8 5 4 24 16 29
Middlesbrough 17 7 5 5 22 15 26
Leeds
17 8 2 7 26 20 26
Derby
16 7 5 4 24 20 26
Ipswich
16 8 1 7 28 24 25
Sheff Wed
17 6 6 5 21 19 24
Nottm Forest 17 8 0 9 25 27 24
Norwich
17 6 5 6 16 21 23
Brentford
17 5 7 5 25 23 22
Preston
17 5 7 5 19 19 22
QPR
17 5 6 6 20 24 21
Barnsley
16 5 5 6 23 22 20
Fulham
17 4 8 5 19 20 20
Millwall
17 4 6 7 19 19 18
Reading
16 5 3 8 18 21 18
Hull
17 4 5 8 30 32 17
Birmingham 17 4 3 10 9 25 15
Burton Albion 17 3 4 10 11 34 13
Bolton
17 2 6 9 13 29 12
Sunderland
17 1 8 8 22 33 11
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Bristol Rovers (0)..1 AFC Wim’don (2) ...3
Brown 88
Barcham 2
Forrester 45
Att 8,734
McDonald 61
Bury (0)...........................0 Blackburn (2) ............3
Antonsson 12, 37
Att 7,159
Dack 63
Charlton (1) ................. 2 MK Dons (0)................2
Magennis 6
Agard 63, 90 (pen)
Golbourne 87 (og)
Att 10,557
Fleetwood Tn (0)....0 Doncaster (0)............0
Att 3,181
Northampton (0)....0 Scunthorpe (0)........3
Burgess 56
Att 5,181
Holmes 58, 74
Oldham (1) ....................3 Rochdale (1)................1
Dummigan 2
Done 16
Doyle 83, 86
Att 6,129
Peterborough (0) ...0 Blackpool (1)..............1
Att 5,254
Vassell 21
Plymouth (0)..............0 Oxford Utd (1)...........4
Ledson 15 (pen)
Thomas 52
Att 10,805
Henry 68, Obika 77
Portsmouth (0)........1 Southend (0)..............0
Pitman 54
Att 18,431
Rotherham (0) ..........1 Shrewsbury (1) .......2
Towell 76
Nolan 16
Att 8,184
Payne 90
Walsall (0).....................0 Gillingham (1)...........1
Att 4,917
Wilkinson 44
Wigan (1)........................1 Bradford (1)................2
Dunkley 24
Wyke 14
Robinson 90
Att 10,649
Shrewsbury
Wigan
Bradford
Scunthorpe
Charlton
Blackburn
Oxford Utd
Rotherham
Fleetwood Tn
Portsmouth
Peterborough
Blackpool
MK Dons
Southend
Oldham
Bristol Rovers
Doncaster
Walsall
AFC Wim’don
Gillingham
Northampton
Rochdale
Plymouth
Bury
P
17
17
18
18
16
16
18
18
18
18
17
17
18
17
17
18
18
17
18
18
18
17
18
18
W
12
11
10
9
9
8
7
8
7
8
7
7
6
6
6
7
5
4
5
4
5
3
3
3
D
4
3
3
5
4
4
5
2
5
2
4
4
5
5
3
0
5
7
4
6
3
8
5
4
L
1
3
5
4
3
4
6
8
6
8
6
6
7
6
8
11
8
6
9
8
10
6
10
11
F
26
30
27
22
25
24
31
31
27
23
27
23
20
20
30
26
19
21
14
14
15
17
13
18
A
11
11
20
13
18
12
22
25
26
22
24
22
26
27
36
33
21
25
20
21
30
22
28
28
Pts
40
36
33
32
31
28
26
26
26
26
25
25
23
23
21
21
20
19
19
18
18
17
14
13
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Accrington S (0)......1 Newport Co (0)........1
Wilks 88
Nouble 48
Att 1,371
Chesterfield (0)........1 Exeter (0)......................0
Dennis 50
Att 5,195
Colchester (0)............0 Morecambe (0)........0
Att 2,872
Forest Green (1).......3 Crewe (1).......................2
Porter 14, Bowery 54
Doidge 44, 83
Iacovitti 90
Att 2,221
Grimsby (0) .................0 Carlisle (0)...................1
Att 3,753
Hill 70
Lincoln City (1).........1 Coventry (0) ..............2
Rhead 28
Jones 61
Att 9,581
Nazon 70
Luton (4) ........................ 7 Cambridge U (0)......0
Potts 24, O Lee 31
Att 8,721
Hylton 35, 81, 90
E Lee 45, 88
Mansfield (1) ..............1 Stevenage (0)............0
Hemmings 24
Att 3,353
Notts County (1) .....3 Cheltenham (1)........1
Grant 30, 52
Winchester 35
Brisley 54
Att 5,809
Port Vale (0)................1 Barnet (0).....................0
Pope 80 (pen)
Att 4,207
Wycombe (0)..............4 Crawley Town (0).0
Eze 50
Att 4,494
Mackail-Smith 72, 81, 83
Yeovil (1) ........................1 Swindon (0) ...............2
Browne 4
Gordon 67
Att 3,622
Anderson 89
P W D L F A Pts
Notts County 18 11 4 3 32 18 37
Luton
18 10 5 3 43 17 35
Accrington
18 10 4 4 31 20 34
Exeter
18 10 3 5 25 19 33
Swindon
18 10 2 6 28 21 32
Wycombe
18 8 6 4 36 27 30
Coventry
18 9 3 6 19 10 30
Mansfield
18 7 7 4 24 21 28
Newport Cty 18 7 6 5 25 20 27
Lincoln City
18 7 6 5 21 17 27
Carlisle
18 7 5 6 27 23 26
Colchester
18 7 5 6 24 21 26
Stevenage
18 7 4 7 25 29 25
Cambridge Utd 18 7 4 7 16 23 25
Grimsby
18 6 5 7 19 24 23
Cheltenham
18 6 4 8 26 28 22
Yeovil
18 5 4 9 25 35 19
Forest Green 18 5 4 9 20 35 19
Port Vale
18 5 3 10 18 24 18
Morecambe
18 4 6 8 14 23 18
Crawley Town 18 4 5 9 13 21 17
Crewe
18 5 2 11 19 32 17
Barnet
18 3 5 10 19 26 14
Chesterfield
18 3 4 11 18 33 13
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Aberdeen (0)...............0 Motherwell (1).........2
Moult 42, 55
Att 14,013
Dundee (0)....................0 Kilmarnock (0) ........0
Att 5,853
Hibernian (0) .............1 St Johnstone (0) .....2
Stokes 90 (pen)
Davidson 74
MacLean 90
Att 17,044
Rangers (0) ..................0 Hamilton (0)..............2
Att 48,892
Templeton 47
Lyon 81
Ross County (0).......0 Celtic (0)........................1
Griffiths 78
Yesterday
Hearts (0) ......................1 Partick (0)....................1
Goncalves 54
Doolan 85
Att 16,999
P W D L F A Pts
Celtic
13 10 3 0 30 6 33
Aberdeen
13 8 3 2 20 14 27
Hibernian
14 7 4 3 22 16 25
Rangers
13 7 3 3 27 15 24
Motherwell
13 7 1 5 20 15 22
St Johnstone 14 5 3 6 15 21 18
Hearts
14 4 4 6 13 18 16
Hamilton
14 4 3 7 21 24 15
Ross County 14 4 2 8 14 22 14
Kilmarnock
14 2 6 6 11 19 12
Partick
14 2 5 7 12 23 11
Dundee
14 2 3 9 13 25 9
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Yesterday: Dundee Utd 3 Falkirk 0.
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Cowdenbeath 1 Annan Athletic 1.
WILLIAM HILL SCOTTISH CUP
THIRD ROUND
Airdrieonians 2 Cove Rangers 3; Arbroath
3 Berwick 0; Banks ODee 2 Ayr 6; Buckie
Thistle 2 Brechin 3; Clyde 0 East Fife
2; Dumbarton 1 Elgin 0; East Kilbride 3
Albion 4; Formartine United 1 Forfar
0; Livingston 2 Glenafton Athletic 0;
Lothian Thistle 1 St Mirren 7; Montrose
0 Queen of South 0; Peterhead 3 Raith 0;
Queen’s Park 1 Dunfermline 4; Spartans 1
Fraserburgh 2; Stenhousemuir 1 Alloa 2;
Stranraer 0 Brora 1.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
AFC Fylde 2 Torquay 0; Bromley 1 Chester FC 1; Dag & Red 3 Guiseley 2; Eastleigh 0 Barrow 2; Gateshead 1 Tranmere 0;
Hartlepool 0 Aldershot 2; Leyton Orient 1
Dover 1; Macclesfield 0 Boreham Wood 0;
Maidstone Utd 1 Solihull Moors 1; Sutton
Utd 3 FC Halifax 2; Woking 1 Maidenhead
Utd 1; Wrexham 2 Ebbsfleet United 0.
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RUGBY UNION
ENGLAND 30-6 AUSTRALIA
Jones eyes Six
Nations history
after seeing
off Australia
England coach targets unprecedented
‘three-peat’ and backs captain Hartley
corporate types. “He’s like a little
Alexis Sanchez, here, there and
You might have guessed from Jonny everywhere, looking for opportuniMay’s exultant celebration, booting ties,” Jones said of Danny Care, the
the ball high into a rocking Twick- replacement scrum-half whose try
enham crowd, that the try he scored and two assists fuelled England’s
among England’s three in the final 10 late flurry. But with the best will in
minutes to beat Australia was
the world, Arsenal fans might
the one that gave him the
not associate their Chilmost pleasure.
ean magician with this
But you’d have been
kind of unflinching
wrong. “When Elliot
dedication.
scored that try,” said
In the correspondYears since
the Leicester wing, reing match in 2010,
Australia last went
ferring to Elliot Daly’s
Chris Ashton’s try
tryless during
lung-bursting chase
against Australia from
a game against
and nerve-shredding
one end of TwickenEngland
flirt with the touchline
ham to the other was a
that had put England 13-3
dramatic classic of itskind.
up earlier in the piece, “it was
Seven years on, and the
just like one of the games
creators of that Forrest
we play during the week.
Gump romp, Courtney
“The kick-chase and
Lawes and Ben Youngs,
staying in that battle –
were involved again,
in that one moment,
older and wiser and
England
wins
it really couldn’t have
playing better than
in
a
row
against
resembled any more
ever under Jones’s
Australia, equalling
the way that we train.
cajoling, in a sequence
Martin Johnson’s
I couldn’t have been
that careered the
feat in 2003
further away when he
length of the pitch not
scored but I couldn’t have
once, but three times.
been happier, because it had
Kick, chase, recover to
been the whole team rundefend a brilliant Australning back and everybody
ian counter, then kick
working hard for us to
and chase again – until
come out on top.”
ultimately Daly’s first
That was the spirit
dab of the boot kept
Point margin of
of England on Satthe ball in play under
victory,
a
record
urday. That was the
the nose of his oppofor an England v
iron resolve they are
nent Kurtley Beale,
Australia encounter
showing under the
followed by another to
head coach Eddie Jones
ensure he scored at the
and his back-up cohort
full extent of his physical
of Steve Borthwick, Paul
exertion.
Gustard and Neal Hatley.
“Those sorts of things win Test
That was what floats the boats of matches,” said Jones. “A great piece
rugby folk, shelling out for the £100- of work by Elliot, but [also] Benny
plus seats alongside the fly-by-night Youngs and a lot of people got back to
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FOOTBALL
Coleman reveals
why he left Wales
Chris Coleman cited a difference of
opinion with the Welsh hierarchy
for his decision to leave Wales and
become Sunderland’s new manager.
Coleman was confirmed in the
Wearside role yesterday and he
said: “Having achieved what we’d
achieved, I thought to take it on
to the next level I needed to work
slightly differently. And the powers
that be in Wales saw it differently. It
was the right time for me to say, ‘OK,
that’s as far as I’m going to take it’.”
help create that situation. It comes
down to work ethic and habit. We’ve
got some good habits and we’ve got
some bad habits as well.”
The bad ones will be worked on
hard, of course, and Jones has now
begun talking publicly of a “threepeat” in the Six Nations Championship – winning the title an
unprecedented three years in a row.
And he indicated Dylan Hartley
would continue to lead the charge
in 2018.
“His captaincy was first-class,”
said Jones, who may rearrange his
team for this Saturday’s concluding
autumn international with Samoa.
“We play a game that has contest
in every component, so your ability to
communicate effectively with the referee is so important and he does that
brilliantly. He’s seen the bottom of
CRICKET
Win came too late, admits Brunt
Katherine Brunt wishes England
had managed to replicate
yesterday’s performance when
the Women’s Ashes series was still
alive. Brunt made key contributions
with bat and ball in Canberra as
England won the second Twenty20
by 40 runs against Australia, who
retained the urn with victory in the
opening T20 of the multi-format
series. England will level the series
at 8-8 if they win tomorrow’s final
match – a third T20 – and while it
would not prevent Australia keeping
the urn, Brunt (right) is hoping
they can end the tour in style. “It’s
a shame we brought one of our
best games today and not the other
day, but hopefully we can still level
the series,” she said. “If it’s equal
points, that’s a good finish and what
we’re striving for now.” Brunt hit an
unbeaten 32 as England posted 152
for 6. She then took 2 for 10 with the
ball as Australia collapsed from 45
without loss to 112 all out with two
overs unused. “We want to level the
series,” Brunt added.
the trough and he’s now surfing at the
top of the crest and he appreciates
relationships. He appreciates the opportunity of what he’s doing and he’s
only going to grow as captain.”
Australia’s coach, Michael Cheika,
was left warning he had been this
way before: beaten at Twickenham
in 2013 and 2014 before upsetting
the old enemy at the 2015 World Cup.
The current Wallabies could easily
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Hogg sees a bright
future ahead as Scots
run All Blacks close
By Will Jackson
After coming so close to pulling off a
famous late win over New Zealand,
Stuart Hogg is targeting bigger and
better things for Scotland.
The full-back was the man of the
match as Scotland fell agonisingly
short of a first-ever victory against
the All Blacks in a highly entertaining Murrayfield contest.
A superb team try finished off by
Beauden Barrett appeared to have
sealed victory for the tourists, but
Huw Jones touched down to reduce
the margin to five points with three
minutes left, and Hogg’s solo run in
the final seconds looked as if it might
snatch a dramatic win for Scotland.
As it was, Hogg’s brilliant burst
was ended when he was brought
down by Barrett metres from the
try-line and knocked on before
play was called to an end. But the
promise of the performance was not
lost on the Glasgow man.
Stuart Hogg went close to sealing a
first Scots victory over New Zealand
“If we’re not going into every
single game to win, then what’s the
point being here?” Hogg asked.
“For us that’s long targets, but
we take each game as it comes
and [now] concentrate on [next
Saturday’s opponents] Australia.
When the Six Nations comes
around, we will concentrate on that.
I truly believe that we’re in a position
to achieve something special.”
Head coach Gregor Townsend
has made a clear impact on the
Scotland squad in the early stages
of his tenure and will be looking for
a second win over Australia, having
won in Sydney in the summer.
“The challenge now is to back that
up and hopefully come away with the
right result next week,” said Hogg.
“It’s going to be a huge challenge for
us but this is why you play rugby –
you want to play against the best.
“We just came up short against
the best team in the world for
however many years, and next week
we play the Aussies and they’re just
as good.”
However, despite the encouraging
performance in running the backto-back world champions so close,
Hogg was still left deflated at the
nature of the defeat.
“Hugely gutted,” he admitted.
“We were on the brink of something
bloody special, weren’t we?
“The boys are devastated with
that. We got ourselves in with a good
opportunity of scoring some tries,
but probably left a couple out there.
But we can take a huge amount of
confidence going forward.”
WALES 13-6 GEORGIA
Priestland endures a frustrating return
By Sam Peters
Elliot Daly scores
for England after a
dramatic kick and
chase down the
touchline GETTY
have had two tries, with greater skill
and presence of mind. Instead they
had none, for the first time against
England since 1998, and only the fifth
in 49 meetings over 109 years, while
Michael Hooper and Beale collected
yellow cards and Bernard Foley
hooked an easy goal-kick wide.
By contrast, the returning Owen
Farrell took his points when it mattered, as England finished with their
record margin of victory over Australia and equalled the five wins in a
row set by Martin Johnson’s World
Cup winners of 2003.
RUGBY UNION
TENNIS
Hartley appreciates the
opportunity of what he’s
doing and he’s only going
to grow as captain
Exeter go top but get
rocket from coach
Exeter went to the top of the
Premiership after a 31-17 bonuspoint win over Harlequins at Sandy
Park, but assistant coach Ali Hepher
was still not content with his side’s
level of match fitness. “They played
aggressively, but we should have
dealt with them a bit better,” he said.
Jonny Hill scored two of Exeter’s
tries. Meanwhile Leicester won their
sixth straight Premiership game as
they prevailed 35-27 over Sale. The
win moves the Tigers to third.
After more than a year out in the
cold, an error-strewn encounter
with Georgia was hardly a glorious
return to the international fold for
Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland.
It was almost a memorable one
–not for the right reasons, from a
Welsh viewpoint – as Georgia’s dominant pack was denied a last chance
to make mincemeat of their young
opponents in a nailbiting climax.
Priestland (right) played well
enough himself, but was in no mood
to celebrate at the final whistle.
“I am obviously pleased to be
back but I wish it had been a little bit
different,” he said. “It is a very frustrating performance. We couldn’t
pull away, we didn’t play as we had
prepared, and I have to take responsibility for that because I am leading
the team on the field.”
Priestland can hardly be blamed
for a succession of decisions which
‘Murray doesn’t need new coach’
Andy Murray does not need to
bring in a replacement for
former coach Ivan Lendl,
according to former
British No 1 Tim
Henman. Murray
(right) announced
his split from Lendl
on Friday after two
spells together which
yielded three grand slam
titles and two Olympic
singles golds. And Henman
believes there is no reason why
Jamie Delgado, a long-term member
of Murray’s coaching team, cannot
now be asked to step up and do
the job. Henman said: “With
Andy’s experience and
knowledge of the game, I
wouldn’t think he needs to
bring another person into
the team. Jamie played to
a good level, he has been
with Andy for a good couple
of years and understands him
as well as anyone.”
» ATP Tour finals, p51
at times hinted at a lack of respect
for the opposition, when Wales declined to take kicks at goal only to
go for touch and botch the resulting
line-out. He was, after all, only following team orders.
The handling of Tomas
Francis’s injury-time
sin-binning, which left
referee Mathieu Raynal with no choice but
to call for uncontested
scrums when Wales
refused to return rookie tight-head prop Leon
Brown to the fray only compounded a sense that this was an
afternoon Wales will wish to forget.
It remains to be seen whether
World Rugby’s investigation into
I am obviously pleased
to be back, but I wish it had
been a little bit different. We
didn’t play as we prepared
GOLF
World tour ‘just a
concept’ – Pelley
European Tour chief executive
Keith Pelley believes a world tour
in golf remains “just a concept” and
is not a high priority. Former world
No 1 Rory McIlroy has expressed
eagerness for a merger between
the PGA and European Tours, but
Pelley said: “It hasn’t been a high
priority for me at this point. Does
it make sense to look at it at some
point down the road? Perhaps. The
concept of a world tour is just a
concept.” » Fleetwood No 1, p49
the circumstances of Brown’s nonreturn allows them to do so.
Wales are adamant that 21-yearold Brown – who spent the 15minutes
after half-time being schooled in
the art of front-row play by
his grizzled opposite man
Mikheil Nariashvili before being replaced by
Francis – had suffered
cramp during the game,
which worsened when
he was replaced for tactical reasons.
When Francis was ordered off, Georgia were forced
to kick for touch instead of deploying the scrum five metres from the
Wales line which could so easily
have led to a match-drawing try.
One thing certain is that Wales
coach Warren Gatland will again
make sweeping changes against New
Zealand on Saturday after his experiment with youth so nearly backfired
spectacularly. THE INDEPENDENT
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Moyes makes
losing start to
West Ham role
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Sport
P54
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Fleetwood pips
Rose to finish
season as
Europe’s No 1
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Six Nations
‘three-peat’
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Faugheen
makes winning
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22 months out
» Continued on p53
Australia ‘are planning for
Stokes to play part in Ashes’
By Chris Stocks
P48
By Mark Critchley
Rafael Benitez has reminded Manchester United’s Paul Pogba that
he still has some way to go before
he reaches the level of “top-class”
midfielders like Steven Gerrard.
Pogba (below) was instrumental
as United came from behind to
defeat Benitez’s Newcastle United
4-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday,
with the Frenchman scoring his
side’s third of the night after setting up Anthony Martial’s equaliser.
It was Pogba’s
first appearance for United
since suffering
a hamstring
injury in September and, despite missing two
months of the season, he still has three
goals and three assists from his
five league appearances.
Benitez hailed the matchwinning display from Pogba that
scuppered Newcastle’s bright
start to the game. Yet when asked
whether he saw similarities between Pogba and Gerrard, the
Spaniard claimed Pogba still has
much to do to match his former
captain at Liverpool.
“Stevie was a top-class player
for so many years, very consistent,” Benitez said. “He could make
the difference in every game, with
the ball, without the ball. He was a
top-class player.
“Pogba is a great player but still
he has to be consistent for years
like Stevie was for 10-15 years.”
Newcastle became the first
away side to score at Old Trafford
in the Premier League since April
when Dwight Gayle’s strike handed them a surprise lead within the
opening quarter of an hour and
Benitez’s side enjoyed some bright
moments on the counter.
United’s class ultimately told,
however, with the £89.3m Pogba
pulling the strings in midfield. The
20.11.17
P49
Pogba is
a way off
Gerrard’s
class, says
Benitez
Australia coach Darren Lehmann
has revealed he is planning for Ben
Stokes to take part in the Ashes after
it emerged the England all-rounder
could be cleared by police this week
over his involvement in a late-night
brawl at the end of the summer.
Stokes (right) has been forced to
stay at home while the police investigation continues into his altercation
outside a Bristol nightclub during
the one-day series against West
Indies in September.
The 26-year-old would
still need to go through
an internal England &
Wales Cricket Board
disciplinary procedure
before being released
for the Ashes. However,
there is an expectation
in the England camp that
Stokes could be available for
selection again in time for the third
Ashes Test in Perth next month.
Joe Root’s squad arrived
here yesterday and will
start the series at the
Gabba on Thursday
without Stokes.
Lehmann, though,
said he expected to face
the Durham player at
some stage in the series.
“You’re always planning for
every player, even though he is
not in the squad so we’ll just wait
and see what happens,” he said. “We
can’t worry about it at the moment.
“All we can worry about is getting
ready for the Brisbane Test and take
it from there. They have got a squad
they think can win the Ashes and for
us it is more a case of dealing with
the squad they’ve got here. He is obviously a high-quality player but that
is up to them.” THE INDEPENDENT
» Ponting’s Ashes prediction, p50
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