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U-turn on forcing NHS to hand
patients? data to Home O?ce
Denis Campbell
Health policy editor
Ministers have suspended controversial arrangements under which the
NHS shared patients? details with the
Home Office so they could trace people
breaking immigration rules.
The government?s U-turn on a key
element of its ?hostile environment?
approach to immigration came after
MPs, doctors? groups and health charities warned that the practice was
scaring some patients from seeking
NHS care for medical problems.
Margot James, a minister in the
Department for Digital, Culture, Media
and Sport, announced the rethink during a parliamentary debate on the data
protection bill. She confirmed that the
government had decided to suspend
?with immediate effect? the memorandum of understanding (MOU)
under which NHS Digital, the health
service?s statistical arm, shared 3,000
NHS patients? details with the Home
Office last year so they could check
immigration status. Patients had given
their details when attending GP and
hospital appointments.
In future, Home Office immigration staff would be able to use the
data-sharing mechanism only to
trace individuals being considered
for deportation from Britain because
they have committed a serious crime,
James made clear to MPs.
James paved the way for the U-turn
by accepting an amendment, tabled by
the Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston
and the Labour MP Dr Paul Williams,
which called for the MOU to be suspended. Williams, who is also a GP,
welcomed ?this huge U-turn?, adding: ?NHS information should only be
shared in the event of a conviction or
an investigation for a serious crime,
not to aid to create a hostile environment where people are afraid to go to
their GPs for fear information might be
reported to the Department for Work
and Pensions for benefit sanctions.?
The government backtracked after
MPs on the Commons health and
social care select committee twice
called in unusually strong terms, in
January and April, for data sharing to
stop. During evidence on the MOU?s
impact it heard how one pregnant
woman did not seek any antenatal
care because she was too frightened
to attend appointments. NHS staff only
found out she was expect2 ?
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Call to halt
tree felling
as new rail
cull exposed
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Fire and anger in Tehran Members of the Iranian parliament set light to a representation of the American
?ag and the country?s nuclear non-proliferation deal. The country?s president, Hassan Rouhani, said that
any e?orts by European powers to rescue the international agreement following Donald Trump?s rejection
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of it on Tuesday had a only a ?limited opportunity? of success.
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The transport minister, Jo Johnson,
called last night for Network Rail to
suspend its programme of tree felling
immediately after a leaked internal
document seen by the Guardian
revealed an �0m scheme to remove
all ?leaf fall? species along its lines.
The document outlines a policy for
the five years from 2019 to 2024 that
appears to go further in removing trees
along Network Rail?s 20,000 miles of
track than any current environmental
management.
The policy involves an ?enhanced
level of clearance? along the lines,
the ?removal of all leaf fall species?
within falling distance of the track, and
?intensive intervention? on vegetation
close to the railway. It expands the
boundary for management of vegetation from five metres either side of
the line to at least 6.5 metres.
Key species of tree to be targeted for
removal are those that the company
says are high risk due to the amount
and size of leaves they produce. They
include sycamore, poplar, horse and
sweet chestnut, ash and lime.
Johnson said he had established a
review into the vegetation management after the Guardian?s
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Thursday 10 May 2018
The Guardian Thursday 10 May 2018
News
? A TV screen shows, left to right,
Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim
Hak-song, the freed US citizens
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National Pages 4-25
BMW recall More than 300,000 cars face
inspection over electrical cutout fault | Page 4
A taste of Hollywood Britain?s postmodern
architectural gems given listed status | Page 12
Take a letter Google devises system that
can ?nish your emails for you | Page 13
?A fruit bowl of pain? Singer FKA twigs
describes misery of ?broid tumours | Page 18
World Pages 28-33
Kiwi crisis New Zealand declares labour
shortage as fruit goes unpicked | Page 30
?Beware redheads? China propaganda
campaign puts citizens on spy alert | Page 31
$646m for starters Rockefeller art sale heads
for $1bn mark after big ?rst day | Page 32
Financial Pages 34-37
Trump e?ect Oil price surges to a three-year
high after US pulls out of nuclear deal | Page 34
Beast bashes Greggs Winter storm puts a
dent in high street baker?s pro?ts | Page 35
Journal Centre section
?Europe must make
Trump pay for
trashing the
Iran nuclear deal
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Simon Tisdall
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?Here?s what
police gang lists
do ? ruin lives
on a hunch
Becky Clarke
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?It puts my life on hold? Why generation rent
faces a growing mental health crisis | Page 1
Cool, cool summer What?s driving Britain?s
boom in ice-cream parlours? | Page 6
Sport Back section
Madrid Open Kyle Edmund beats Novak
Djokovic and heads for top 20 | Page 42
?We?re here for the football? Leeds United
on defensive as they tour Myanmar | Page 46
Puzzles G2, page 16 | Journal, page 12
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North Korea releases three
US men in ?act of goodwill?
Benjamin Haas Seoul
Oliver Laughland New York
North Korea released three US citizens
yesterday in a move that continues the
apparent thawing of relations ahead
of a planned meeting between Kim
Jong-un and Donald Trump.
The release of the three men, all
US citizens of Korean heritage, was
secured during a visit to North Korea
by the US secretary of state, Mike
Pompeo, and marks a significant
diplomatic victory for the Trump
administration.
Trump tweeted that the former
detainees were travelling back to the
US on the same flight as Pompeo and
said a date and location for his summit
with the North Korean leader had been
set, later telling reporters it would be
announced in three days.
A summit in the demilitarised zone
between the two Koreas had, however,
been ruled out, he said.
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U-turn on forcing
NHS to hand patient
data to Home O?ce
hospital already in labour. Another
woman, a migrant domestic worker,
died after not seeking treatment for a
cough, the committee heard.
Doctors of the World, a Londonbased charity that provides free
healthcare for refugees, asylumseekers and other undocumented
migrants, welcomed the move.
?For too long the Home Office has
undermined doctor-patient trust and
caused unnecessary fear and harm
to people most in need of help. Our
volunteer doctors saw every day the
damage this deal was doing to people
in vulnerable situations, including
victims of trafficking and pregnant
women?, said Lucy Jones, its director of programmes.
Deborah Gold, chief executive of the
National Aids Trust (NAT), said: ?We
are delighted that at last this shameful
sharing of confidential patient information with the Home Office is to end.?
However, the NAT and the civil rights
group Liberty both voiced concern
about the ?vague? definition of serious
crimes that the Home Office will use
Pompeo?s trip came amid a frenzy
of diplomacy before the summit.
Kim made a surprise trip to China on
Monday for talks with the Chinese
president, Xi Jinping, which came
less than two weeks after the historic
meeting between Kim and the South
Korean president, Moon Jae-in.
Negotiations for the release of the
three Americans reportedly began two
months ago when North Korea?s foreign minister floated the idea during
a visit to Sweden.
Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song were
arrested last year just months after
Trump took office and were accused
of committing ?hostile acts? against
North Korea. Both worked for the
Pyongyang University of Science and
Technology, a school founded by evangelical Christians in 2010 that mostly
teaches children of the political elite.
The other detainee, Kim Dong-chul,
was arrested in 2015 and later sentenced to 10 years? labour for spying.
The businessman, who once ran a
when still pursuing personal details.
Critics said passing patients? details
to the Home Office risked turning NHS
staff into de facto immigration officers, was ruining patients? relationships
with NHS personnel and deterring
some people from accessing NHS care.
The select committee called for the
MOU to be scrapped because it was
unethical and damaged patients? trust
in the NHS. Williams, a member of the
committee, had previously warned
that people left afraid to access care
because of data sharing posed a risk to
public health through conditions such
as tuberculosis going untreated and
children not receiving vaccinations.
The Home Office said: ?After careful consideration of the concerns
raised by the health and social care
select committee, the circumstances
in which the Home Office will request
data from the NHS has changed with
immediate effect.
?The changes mean that data will
be requested to locate foreign national
offenders we intend to deport who
have been given a prison sentence of
12 months or more and others who present a risk to the public. We remain
3,000
The number of NHS patients? details
shared with the Home Office last
year to enable immigration checks
hotel in the North, said he had tried to
steal military secrets for South Korea
during a staged press conference in
2016. The three men are unrelated.
The US has previously accused
North Korea of arresting its citizens for
use as ?pawns for a political agenda?.
The White House said it recognised
the releases as an act of goodwill. The
men were able to walk to the plane
without assistance, the White House
statement added.
Otto Warmbier, an American student, was released in ill health last
year after 17 months in detention and
died days after returning to the US.
There are also six South Korean citizens being held in the North, and Seoul
has pledged to push for their release.
?Our government has worked to
resolve the detainee issue through
inter-Korean talks and cooperation
with the international community,?
Baik Tae-hyun, spokesman for the
South?s unification ministry, said
according to Yonhap news agency. ?It
will continue to make active efforts
to bring back those detainees as soon
as爌ossible.?
The move comes as China, Japan
and South Korea have agreed to work
together to encourage North Korea to
give up its nuclear weapons.
After Kim returned to Pyongyang
from China, Trump and Xi spoke by
phone and the two ?agreed on the
importance of continued implementation of sanctions on North Korea?,
according to a summary of the call
released by the White House.
Meanwhile Moon called on China
and Japan to play an active role in ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear
weapons, during a trilateral summit in
Tokyo. Shinz? Abe reiterated Japan?s
position that it would normalise ties
with North Korea only if the latter took
concrete steps toward abandoning
its nuclear and missile programs and
resolved the issue of Japanese citizens
abducted by North Korean agents.
committed to tackling illegal immigration and will continue to trace
immigration offenders using a range
of different investigative measures.?
The U-turn comes amid concern
that staff in some public services,
including teachers, housing officials
and NHS workers, are being turned
into border guards because of new
duties put on them to check status.
In March, the Guardian revealed the
NHS?s Royal Marsden cancer hospital
in London had told a Jamaican-born
London man who had lived in the UK
for 44 years to pay �,000 upfront
before he could undergo radiotherapy
to treat prostate cancer. Sylvester Marshall, who was previously known
as Albert Thompson, is now due to
receive his treatment free on the NHS.
The British Medical Association,
which has also voiced deep unease
about sharing data, had also called
for James to accept the Williamssponsored clause. The MOU ?falls
short of the well-established ethical,
professional and legal standards for
confidentiality?, it said.
The Health and Social Care Act 2012
allowed for patients? details, which
they had given confidentially to the
NHS, to be used to trace immigration
offenders. It led to the signing of the
MOU between NHS Digital, the Home
Office and the Department of Health.
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Stars to celebrate
Pinter by staging
all 20 of writer?s
one-act plays at
West End theatre
Mark Brown
Arts correspondent
A star-studded lineup of actors including Martin Freeman, Jane Horrocks,
Tamsin Greig, David Suchet and Danny
Dyer are to appear in a mammoth and
unprecedented theatrical venture to
bring all of Harold Pinter?s one-act
plays to the West End.
The ambitious season will mark the
10th anniversary of Pinter?s death with
the staging of 20 plays over 24 weeks at
the London theatre which, since 2011,
has borne his name.
The man behind the season is
stage director Jamie Lloyd, who said
he hoped theatregoers would feel
the experience was a bit like collecting vinyl. ?You can rediscover some
great mini-masterpieces, experience
those rarities you?ve been waiting ages
to find, as well as stumble upon some
surprising discoveries that lead you
somewhere new,? he said.
Pinter, awarded the Nobel prize for
literature in 2005, is regarded as one of
the finest, most influential, most provocative dramatists of his generation.
The word Pinteresque ? long pauses,
hidden menace ? even appears in the
Oxford English Dictionary.
Lloyd said Pinter revolutionised
international theatre. ?He captured
the comedically inane inconsistencies of everyday conversation, but,
crucially, he understood that behind
so much of our interaction with each
other is a jostling for power ? the battle
for survival ? or a concealment of emotion. There is always something else
lurking just below the surface.?
Pinter?s plays, said Lloyd, are ?as
surreal, funny, dangerous, beautiful
and as puzzling as life ... and the political force of his words feels more vital
and necessary than ever?.
The ?Pinter at the Pinter? season is
supported by the writer?s widow Lady
Antonia Fraser, who called it a ?great
adventure?. She added: ?It?s never
been done before and I am deeply
excited at the prospect of seeing them
Nifty raids of grey: squirrels steal
garden bird food worth millions
Damian Carrington
Environment editor
Daylight robbery worth millions of
pounds is taking place in gardens
across the country, with grey squirrels
raiding bird feeders on a huge scale,
new research has revealed.
Over 40% of households across the
UK put out bird feed, totalling about
150,000 tonnes a year and costing
�0m. But the new analysis, based on
Star lineup:
clockwise,
from far left:
Jane Horrocks,
Tamsin Greig,
Harold Pinter
in his play
Armchair
video recordings of more than 33,000
visits to bird feeders, shows as much as
half is being taken by squirrels.
?Anybody who feeds birds knows
that there is a good chance that squirrels will come in to your feeders,? said
Prof Mark Fellowes of Reading University, who led the research, published in
the journal Landscape and Urban Planning. ?The question is: how much is
going to the target species ? the birds??
To find out, researchers placed
automated video cameras in suburban
gardens around Reading and found
that birds would not go near a feeder
when a squirrel was present. Furthermore, when squirrels were frequent
visitors, they deterred birds even
when not actually on the feeder.
?Squirrels don?t just simply push
birds off feeders, those birds change
their behaviour,? said Hugh Hanmer at
the British Trust for Ornithology, and
also part of the research team. Overall,
squirrels were responsible for almost
half the recorded visits to feeders, a
frequency that surprised the scientists. As larger animals, squirrels are
likely to eat more than half the food.
Feeders incorporating a protective
cage were also watched during the
study and these cut squirrel visits to
Theatre in 1960,
Martin Freeman
and David
Suchet
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about Pinter in a Guardian interview.
?He was the only person who I feared
but loved,? Dyer said. ?He had faith in
me, he suffered all my shit because he
knew I was a talented actor. He was a
fucking tyrant, too, you know, but he
could get away with it because he was
so enchanting. He was a poet.?
Dyer appeared in the premiere of
Celebration at the Almeida in 2000
and its transfer to the Lincoln Center
in New York. He was later in the 2001
National Theatre production of No
Man?s Land and the Almeida?s 2008
production of The Homecoming.
For the Pinter season Dyer will
appear with Martin Freeman in the
dark 1957 comedy The Dumb Waiter,
about two hitmen holed up in a grotty
basement waiting for their next job.
Directors will include Lloyd, Lyndsey Turner and Patrick Marber, who
directed the 40th anniversary production of The Caretaker. For the one-act
play season Marber will direct Pinter?s
rarely staged first play, The Room, starring Horrocks, along with his works
Family Voices and Victoria Station.
Other highlights include Tamsin
Greig in A Kind of Alaska, inspired by
the Oliver Sacks book Awakenings and
about a woman who wakes up from
a 29-year sleep and is suspended
between the conscious and unconscious worlds. It was first performed
in 1982 at the National Theatre with
Judi Dench in the role.
Tickets for the season go on sale
today and producers are offering
25,000 across the season at � for people under 30, key workers and those
receiving jobseeker?s allowance. At the
other end of the scale a best seats season ticket will cost �0.
all together in one season. ?I do have a
wistful thought: if only Harold could
be here to experience it himself. As it is,
this is the most appropriate and thrilling way to mark the 10th anniversary
of his death.?
Many of the company which is being
gathered were Pinter?s friends and
collaborators. Danny Dyer, for example, was mentored by Pinter when he
was a young actor and spoke fondly
Pinter at the Pinter runs at the Harold
Pinter theatre from 6燬eptember 2018
to 23 February 2019
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when not on their feeders ALAMY
peanut feeders by half. But, said Fellowes, the rodents were accomplished
burglars and able to take some nuts.
Another way to foil squirrels is
putting out food that only birds like,
such as the niger seeds loved by goldfinches, or even by greasing the pole
supporting standalone bird feeders.
The best solution, said Fellowes, is a
feeder that has a spring-loaded mechanism which closes the feeder when
a relatively heavy animal, such as a
squirrel, steps on it, though these are
more expensive. Robert Middleditch,
at the charity SongBird Survival, said:
?These findings greatly add to our
understanding of the significant economic and environmental damage that
non-native grey squirrels cause.?
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BMW is recalling more than 300,000
cars in Britain because of an electrical
fault that has caused some vehicles to
cut out while they are being driven.
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BMW recalls 300,000 cars
over electrical cutout fault
Angela Monaghan
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The German carmaker had issued
a safety call covering about 36,000
petrol vehicles last year but has
extended it after acknowledging the
fault could affect more cars.
The company is expected to contact directly those customers affected
by the recall of the BMW 1 Series,
3燬eries, Z4 and X1 petrol and diesel
models made between March 2007 and
August 2011.
The latest recall follows a BBC
Watchdog Live investigation, broadcast last night, which discovered that
vehicles could cut out.
?We now recognise that there may
have been some cases of similar powersupply issues in vehicles not covered
by the original recall,? BMW said. ?In
order to reassure customers we are voluntarily extending the recall.
?We are therefore announcing
today that we will take the proactive
step of expanding the existing UK
recall to cover all vehicles potentially
affected by the power-supply issue.?
Last week an inquest heard that
BMW failed to recall thousands of
potentially dangerous cars despite
complaints from customers over the
loss of power from as early as 2011,
until a fault led to the death of a Gurkha
veteran, Narayan Gurung.
Gurung, 66, was killed on Christmas
Day in 2016 when he swerved to avoid
a BMW that had broken down in Guildford, Surrey. He died at the scene after
his Ford Fiesta collided with a tree.
The BMW in question had an electrical fault, causing its brake lights to
fail and the car to stall on a dark A-road.
It was not until three months after
Gurung died, in February 2017, that
BMW recalled 36,000 of the affected
vehicles in Britain , having previously
recalled cars with the fault in the US,
Canada, South Africa, and Australia.
Andy McDonald, the Labour MP
for Middlesbrough and the shadow
transport secretary, described BMW?s
conduct as ?deeply concerning?.
?It shouldn?t take a BBC investigation to provoke action,? he said.
UK about to
settle claim
for rendition
of Gaddafi
opponents
the remarkable relationship we have
built over recent years.?
He added that ?amusingly? the CIA
? which had provided the aircraft for
the rendition operation ? had asked
that MI6 channel all requests for information from Belhaj through them.
?I have no intention of doing any
such thing. The intelligence ? was
British. I know I did not pay for the air
cargo. But I feel I have the right to deal
with you direct on this.?
In an interview with the Guardian, Boudchar described how she had
been taped head-to-toe to a stretcher
for the 17-hour flight to Tripoli. ?My
left eye was closed when the tape was
applied. But my right eye was open,
and it stayed open throughout the
journey. It was agony.?
Boudchar was four-and-a-half
months pregnant at the time that
she was kidnapped. She was set free
shortly before giving birth.
Two weeks after the couple were
?renditioned? to Libya, Tony Blair paid
his first visit to the country, embracing Gaddafi and declaring that Libya
had recognised ?a common cause,
with us, in the fight against al-Qaida
extremism and terrorism?. Simultaneously, the Anglo-Dutch oil company
Shell announced in London that it had
signed a lucrative deal for gas exploration rights off the Libyan coast.
Three days after that, a second
opponent of Gaddafi, Sami al-Saadi,
was bundled on board a plane in Hong
Kong and taken to Tripoli in a joint
British-Libyan rendition operation.
Saadi?s wife and four children were
also kidnapped and taken to Libya.
Saadi and Belhaj were held for more
than six years.
Saadi settled his claim against the
British government in 2012, receiving
�2m in an out-of-court payment.
It is not yet clear whether the settlement will also end the judicial review
challenge of the CPS decision not to
prosecute Allen. Both Allen and Straw
have always denied wrongdoing.
Ian Cobain and Owen Bowcott
The British government is understood
to be close to settling a long-running
compensation claim brought by a husband and wife who were the victims
of a so-called rendition operation
mounted with the help of MI6.
Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife,
Fatima Boudchar, have battled for
compensation and an apology for
more than six years, after papers that
came to light during the Libyan revolution revealed the role that British
intelligence officers played in their
2004 kidnap in Thailand.
The couple had been hooded and
shackled and flown to one of Muammar Gaddafi?s prisons, where Belhaj
was tortured and sentenced to death.
The attorney general, Jeremy
Wright, is expected to make a statement to MPs today, and Belhaj, now
a military commander in Libya, will
make a statement in Istanbul later.
It is unclear what the agreed terms
are, although Belhaj has in the past
said he would settle for just �? a single
pound from each of the defendants ? as
long as he and his wife also received an
apology from the British government.
The couple had been suing the former foreign secretary Jack Straw, and
Sir Mark Allen, the former head of
counter-terrorism at MI6, as well as the
agency itself and the Foreign Office.
The couple?s lawyers have also
brought judicial review proceedings
against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after prosecutors concluded
that there was insufficient evidence to
bring criminal charges against Allen
following a four-year investigation by
Scotland Yard.
Among the evidence obtained by
Yard detectives was a faxed letter from
Allen to Gaddafi?s intelligence chief,
Moussa Koussa, in which he made it
clear that MI6 had tipped off the Libyans about the couple?s whereabouts
prior to their kidnap.
In the letter, Allen congratulated
Koussa on the ?safe arrival? of Belhaj. ?This was the least we could do
for you and for Libya to demonstrate
Abdel Hakim Belhaj became military
leader in Tripoli after Gaddafi?s fall
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Jim Waterson
Campaigners
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Leveson 2 defeat ?a great day
for free, fair press?, MPs told
Heather Stewart
Political editor
The culture secretary, Matt Hancock,
hailed ?a great day for a free and fair
press? yesterday, after the government narrowly defeated a Labour bid
to force it to launch a second phase of
the Leveson inquiry.
Ed Miliband, the former Labour
leader, had tabled an amendment
to the government?s data protection
bill aimed at reopening the Leveson
inquiry, which was initially conceived
when it was launched in 2011 as a twostage investigation into press conduct.
The government won the vote by
304 votes to 295, a majority of nine,
after apparently making concessions
to the Democratic Unionists (DUP).
One Labour MP, John Grogan, voted
with the government, while up to 18
more appeared to have stayed away.
The Conservative manifesto for last
year?s general election said Theresa
May?s government would not proceed with the second stage of Leveson.
During a two-hour debate yesterday,
Hancock said it would be the wrong
way of tackling the most pressing
questions facing the media industry.
He praised the Independent Press
Standards Organisation?s (Ipso) lowcost arbitration system for victims of
press intrusion. Ipso is voluntary for
the press and not officially recognised.
?I am determined that we have a
system that is strengthened so that we
have recourse to justice when things
go wrong,? he said. ?The choice isn?t
between doing something and nothing. It is between doing something and
something better.?
Sir Brian Leveson was appointed
in July 2011 in the wake of the phonehacking scandal that led to the closure
of the News of the World, and spent
months examining witnesses, ultimately reporting in November 2012.
When the inquiry was launched, a
second phase was envisaged, which
would cover cases under criminal
investigation when phase one was
carried out. Leveson wrote to the government earlier this year insisting the
second phase of his inquiry should be
?commenced as soon as possible?.
Miliband, who tabled the Leveson�amendment, gave an angry speech,
accusing the Tories of abandoning
promises made to victims of phonehacking by himself, David Cameron
and Nick Clegg.
?No ifs, no buts, no maybes. A clear
promise. And a promise to victims of
the press. And here we are today, and
we have the government saying: ?Let?s
dump this promise, it?s too expensive,
it?s a distraction.? How dare they! How
dare they, to the McCanns, the Dowlers, all those other victims ... I say to
members across the house, whatever
party they are in, this is about our honour. This is a matter of honour about
the promise we made,? he said.
?We said to them that this time it
will be different, this time we won?t
?This is a matter of
honour about the
promise we made?
Ed Miliband
Appeal for MPs? support
? Ed Miliband urges MPs to support
his amendment to bring on Leveson 2
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flinch, I promise you we will see this
process through,? he said.
He also attacked the government
for giving special treatment to the
DUP after Hancock said the government had ordered a review into media
compliance in Northern Ireland.
After t he DUP?s Ian Paisley
described the review as ?Leveson for
Northern Ireland?, Miliband asked:
?Why can there be a Leveson for NI
and not for the rest of the UK??
Hancock insisted the Leveson
inquiry had been a ?thorough and diligent examination? of the activities of
the press. ?The inquiry was followed
by three police investigations leading
to more than 40 convictions,? he said.
The shadow culture and media secretary, Tom Watson, opted not to press
for a vote on a separate amendment he
had tabled, aimed at forcing the government to trigger section 40 of the
Crime and Courts Act of 2013.
Passed in the wake of Leveson, section 40 would impose punitive legal
costs on English and Welsh media
organisations that refused to sign up
to an officially recognised press regulator. At present, the only such regulator
is Impress.
Hancock rejected section 40, warning that it would accelerate the decline
of local newspapers, and undermine
investigative reporting.
hen it was
announced
yesterday
that MPs had
rejected a new
Leveson-style
inquiry into the media by 304 votes
to 295, the newspaper industry ? and
Conservative ministers ? celebrated
a narrow victory which they hoped
would settle the issue for good.
Press regulation campaigners felt
otherwise. ?This is not necessarily
the end,? said one Labour adviser
afterwards, explaining that peers
had already discussed whether to
send the relevant legislation back to
the House of Commons in the event
of a tight vote.
Last night campaigners were
understood to be meeting peers to
discuss whether to implement such
a plan. This would involve rejecting
the decision when the House of
Lords considers data protection
legislation on Monday, sending the
proposed law back to parliament?s
lower chamber with the amendment
reinstated, and forcing MPs to vote
once again on whether to hold a new
public inquiry.
Given that just five MPs need
to switch sides for the motion to
fail, campaigners are hopeful that
the small margin of victory could
convince wavering politicians to
jump ship and force an inquiry.
The relatively unusual decision
to keep pushing for another vote
belies the fact that press regulation
campaigners are starting to run out
of legislative options and that the
defeat could force them to divert
their attention to forthcoming court
cases involving newspapers.
Even the format of yesterday?s
vote hints at the battle under way:
the two separate amendments at
the heart of this week?s debate were
tabled in relation to data protection
legislation which had not been
intended as a vehicle for press
regulation and were both strongly
opposed by the government.
The News Media Association,
which represents major publishers,
celebrated the vote as evidence
that MPs had chosen to ?uphold
the freedom of the press as a
cornerstone of our democracy?,
having argued that the proposals
taken together would have caused
?irreparable damage to the sector?.
But for press accountability
campaigners Hacked Off the battle
continues. ?This is not the end,?
they said. ?The fight goes on in
parliament and the courts.?
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Libby Brooks
Scotland correspondent
White House diplomacy has dipped to
a new low after it emerged that Donald
Trump?s luxury golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland, has banned the sale
of Irn-Bru on the premises.
The ban came to light after guests
asked for Scotland?s favourite nonalcoholic beverage to be supplied at
an event but were refused because
staff were concerned about potential
spills. The combination of colourants
that give the fizzy drink its distinctive
orange hue are believed to be responsible for its notorious indelibility.
The five-star resort on the Ayrshire coast has recently had a �0m
upgrade, which is believed to have
included hundreds of thousands of
pounds spent on carpets.
Turnberry?s general manager,
Ralph Porciani, told the Ayrshire
Post: ?We can?t have it staining when
to replace the ballroom carpet would
be �0,000 alone. We have villas
here with Irn-Bru stains in the carpets which I can?t let.?
The ban has caused inevitable outrage and is likely to swell the protests
planned should Trump visit Scotland
as part of his trip to the UK on 13 July.
The president, whose mother was born
on the island of Lewis, owns two golf
resorts in Scotland, in Aberdeenshire
as well as Ayrshire, and is expected to
meet the Queen at Balmoral during his
controversial visit.
The Scottish Labour leader, Richard Leonard, has pledged to lead
the protests against Trump, saying:
?Someone who holds such misogynist, racist and anti-trade union views,
someone who rejects the Paris climate
change agreement, should simply not
be given the red-carpet treatment.?
The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon,
has previously spoken out against a
state visit by Trump. Last November,
after the president retweeted an antiMuslim video, she argued that such
a visit would be inappropriate, adding: ?When President Trump was first
elected I said that we could not afford
to compromise our own principles in
the interests of diplomatic silence and
this is one occasion where that is absolutely the case.?
Mother duped teenager
into forced marriage in
Pakistan, court is told
Hannah Summers
A mother from Birmingham duped
her teenage daughter into travelling
to Pakistan before forcing her to marry
a man 16 years her senior, a court heard
yesterday.
If the prosecution is successful the
case could lead to the first conviction
for forced marriage in England.
The woman, who faces two counts
of forced marriage and is also charged
with perjury, told the 17-year-old she
was being treated to a family holiday.
But it transpired she planned for her
to marry her new husband?s nephew, a
33-year-old Pakistani national, jurors
were told. Once taken abroad she was
confined to the house and subjected to
beatings while her mother threatened
to burn her passport if she did not comply with her wishes, a court was told.
Jurors at Birmingham crown court
heard how she was first betrothed to
the man on a previous visit to Pakistan in 2012 when she was just 13. They
were told that during the trip she was
visited by an imam along with her
future ?husband?, who was then 29,
and his parents.
?[She] was asked to sign a document
which she thinks was some form of
marriage agreement. That night when
she wanted to sleep by her cousin the
cousin told her she could not do this as
she had to sleep by her husband,? the
prosecuting barrister, Deborah Gould,
told the court. ?She was up until that
point, as you can imagine at age 13,
a virgin. That night [he] had sexual
intercourse with [her].?
The 45-year-old defendant and her
daughter returned to the UK where it
transpired the girl was pregnant. An
abortion was arranged.
The Crown described the victim as
a highly vulnerable teenager. She was
deeply affected by her parents? divorce
when she was five years old and was
identified as a child with special educational needs.
After the first trip to Pakistan, she
?She had no phone
and her mother kept
hold of her passport?
Deborah Gould
Prosecuting barrister
ran away from home and was placed
in emergency foster care. She became
vulnerable to child sexual exploitation, was the victim of rape and had a
second termination.
In December 2015 the teenager was
moved from a children?s home into
supported accommodation and came
to rely more on her mother.
The court heard that when her
care order ended her mother persuaded social workers of her need for
a family holiday and in August 2016
the pair flew out to Pakistan to stay
with relatives. But once there, the
girl?s movements were restricted, it
is alleged. ?She had no local currency,
no mobile phone and her mother kept
hold of her passport,? said Gould.
On her 18th birthday the teenager?s mother told her she was to marry,
showing her a photo of the man by
whom she had fallen pregnant four
years earlier. Gould told the court:
?[She] told her mother she did not
want to marry. She said he was too old
for her, that she wanted to complete
her education ... But her mother told
her she had no choice, it was, she said,
a cultural matter.?
The teenager was confined to the
house and forced to get up at 6am to
make food for her relatives ? if she
refused she was hit ? jurors heard. The
girl managed to send a text to her sister saying she was being beaten, but
no action was taken because her social
worker was off sick.
On 18 September she was presented
with a document to sign by an imam.
?The imam did not ask for her consent
and she did not give it. Once the certificate was signed, she was formally
married,? Gould told the court.
Later she managed to ask a friend
for help via Facebook and when her
mother returned alone to Britain she
was summoned to the high court.
It was there, the prosecution says,
she lied under oath telling a judge that
no ceremony had taken place, that her
daughter was happy in Pakistan.
The defendant was arrested in
January 2017 and denied forcing her
daughter to be engaged or married.
The defendant denies deception
with the intention of causing another
person to leave the country for the
purpose of a forced marriage and a
second count of forced marriage. She
also denies a charges of perjury and
attempting to pervert the course of justice. The trial continues.
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? Network Rail?s �0m scheme to
remove all deciduous trees near lines
were revealed in a leaked document
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?This review will look
at whether sta? need
more training with
tree identi?cation?
Jo Johnson
Transport minister
Minister calls for halt to railway
tree felling after cull revealed
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millions of trees were at risk and called
for all tree felling to be suspended
during the current nesting season,
March to August.
Johnson said: ?This review will look
at all aspects of this issue, including ?
whether Network Rail has the capacity
and capability to control vegetation in
a way that minimises harm to wildlife,
and whether staff need more training
to help with tree identification and
identifying approaches that would
be better than felling.?
The review was announced as
the environment secretary, Michael
Gove, summoned the chief executive
of Network Rail for emergency talks
over the issue revealed last week. The
Department for Environment, Food
and Rural Affairs declined to comment
on the outcome of the discussions.
The document says Network Rail
has to manage the risk from 13m trees
within falling distance of its tracks. If
they removed 2% of the trees a year
over the five-year period, more than
1m trees could be felled.
Network Rail said in a statement
that it was constantly balancing the
needs of the environment against
passenger health and safety.
Network Rail bosses say in the document they need to reduce the risk of
leaves and trees falling on to the lines,
Alex Ferguson out of intensive
care, say Manchester United
Jamie Jackson
Manchester United said last night that
Sir Alex Ferguson ?no longer needs
intensive care? after the brain haemorrhage he suffered on Saturday, with
the 76-year-old now set to continue
rehabilitation as an inpatient.
Ferguson had been in Salford hospital since Saturday after an emergency
? Sir Alex Ferguson is still in Salford
hospital after emergency surgery
improve performance and safety, and
cut the hundreds of millions of pounds
it pays in compensation ? called schedule 8 payments ? for delays.
The policy document concludes
that the initial level of investment
? �,000 per mile of track for the
enhanced clearance ? will result in ?a
far better performing, safer railway?.
Grasses and scrubland alongside UK
railway lines are made up of more than
1,600 species of plants, including 900
varieties known as ?railway species?
that are exclusive to the trackside.
Senior politicians have been in
discussions with the publicly owned
company over the scale of its vegetation clearance since the Guardian
operation but a statement from the
club last night revealed he is making
progress in his recovery.
?Sir Alex no longer needs intensive
care and will continue rehabilitation as
an inpatient,? it read. ?His family have
been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to
request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery.?
Earlier, Jos� Mourinho admitted
that United were ?very, very positive?
that Ferguson would recover. ?We are
confident,? he said. The manager does
not believe there is a cloud over the
club and described the spirits of players and staff as good. ?We are very, very
positive.?
? Stumps remain on an embankment
in Wimbledon, London, after felling
were felled by Network Rail or their
contractors on the west coast mainline
between Euston and Carlisle in the 12
months to February 2017. Network Rail
said in the FoI response there were no
plans to replace any of the trees.
Network Rail says in the document
that it will adhere to environmental
legislation. It says the risks to poor
performance and safety from trees
includes obstruction of the line,
causing delays and putting staff and
passengers at risk.
Between March 2016 and March
2017 there were 720 incidents with
trees, according to the document.
The company says the impact from
falling leaves in the autumn of 2015
involved four signals passed at danger,
91 wrong-side failures and 61 station
overruns due to poor rail adhesion
attributed to leaf fall contamination.
These incidents, it says, cost Network Rail between �0m and �0m.
Network Rail says in the document
that trees and vegetation can have a
positive benefit in terms of lineside
ecology, where desirable flora and
fauna has been identified and sustainable management plans in place.
A spokesperson for Network Rail
said it was constantly balancing the
needs of the environment with passengersafety. ?Last year we recorded
over 400 incidents of trains colliding
with fallen trees and another 1,000
where they caused delays to services,
costing the industry over �0m. As
a result, we have well thought-out
standards and policies in place that
have been developed over many years
with the help of experts that we believe
strike the right balance and maintain a
safe and biodiverse line side.
?Most of the time when putting
standards and policies into action we
get it right, but sometimes we don?t.?
Sara Lom, chief executive of the
Tree Council, which works closely
with Network Rail, has not seen the
new policy document. She said: ?We
are Network Rail?s critical friend.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes do, we tell them.?
She said the charity was carrying out trials with the company this
autumn to look at different ways to
manage vegetation apart from felling.
After Ferguson collapsed at the family home on Saturday, he was taken to
Macclesfield district hospital at around
9am, before receiving a police escort to
rush him to the Salford facility, where
he was operated on.
That day, the club issued the following statement: ?Sir Alex Ferguson has
undergone emergency surgery today
for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs
a period of intensive care to optimise
his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.?
Ferguson retired as manager of
Manchester United in May 2013 after
26 years in charge, in which time he
guided the club to 13 Premier League
titles as well as five FA Cups and winning the Champions League twice.
Manchester United are due to play
West Ham at the London Stadium
tonight. Asked how Ferguson?s condition might affect their performance,
Mourinho said: ?I can only think that
if there is any relation it is a positive
relation.?
United now needs a point to secure
second place, their highest finish since
claiming the title five years ago. But the
manager claimed he had players who
may never be mentally strong enough.
?I trust some more than others that
can bridge that gap,? said Mourinho.
?That?s normal. I know the players,?
he said.
revelations last week. Details of the
clearance plans come as the number
of signatures on a petition calling on
Network Rail to ?stop chopping down
millions of trees? reached 60,000.
The scale of felling in the five
years to the end of 2018 is unknown.
Network Rail has not responded to
requests to provide the Guardian with
an aerial map highlighting ?problem?
trees earmarked for felling, or reveal
how many have been felled in the
last year. A freedom of information
response revealed that 30,000 trees
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National
Brexit
Analysis
Anne Perkins
Fraught votes
to come once
Brexit bill
leaves Lords
W
hat happens
next, now that
the Lords have
nearly finished
considering
the withdrawal
bill? Peers have one more day of
formal debate, next Wednesday,
when they are due to give the bill a
third and final reading.
This will be all but a formality,
although there is one important
government pledge yet to be
fulfilled: an environmental
protections document outlining
how to make up for the loss of the
EU environmental umbrella was
promised before the third reading.
No one knows when it will emerge.
There is also a standoff
between the Scottish parliament
and Whitehall over how powers
returned from Brussels that affect
devolved matters will be handled.
Then the tussle between MPs and
peers over the 14 defeats inflicted
by the Lords on the government
begins, almost certainly in the
week beginning 21 May.
The government has always
hoped to have the bill finalised by
the Whitsun recess, which starts
at the close of play on 24 May. But
there is speculation the bill will
not go back to the Commons until
the cabinet has resolved its bitter
argument over future customs
arrangements.
Once it gets there, there will be
some knife-edge votes on some of
the amendments. The shock revolt
among Labour peers in Tuesday
night?s vote on the European
Economic Area (EEA) was only one
of a batch of significant changes
made by the Lords.
The EEA vote looks unlikely
to survive, but that issue will
probably be addressed towards the
end of the process. By then it will
be clear what support there is for a
customs union.
Some clarity will come from a
vote on an amendment that would
prevent the repeal of the European
Communities Act 1972 until the
government explains the steps it
has taken to negotiate the UK?s
participation in a customs union
with the EU. Peers backed the
amendment by a majority of 123.
If the final Brexit deal is
rejected, a Lords amendment
has given MPs the power to say
what the government should do
next. The government will aim to
reverse that, and this will be a key
test of opinion in the lower house
on the role of parliament and the
power of the referendum.
Corbyn rebukes May for cabinet
?shambles? over customs options
Jessica Elgot
Political correspondent
Jeremy Corbyn sought to exploit Tory
divisions over Brexit in the House of
Commons yesterday as he accused
the prime minister of presiding over
?a爏hambles?.
At prime minister?s questions, the
Labour leader said Theresa May had
had ?23 months to negotiate an agreement? with her cabinet, but was yet
to agree what customs arrangement
she wants to strike with the EU27
after燘rexit.
?These negotiations are in a
shambles,? he said.
Cabinet divisions over Brexit
have burst into the open in the
past week, with Boris Johnson,
the foreign secretary, launching an
unprecedented attack on the prime
minister?s preferred solution of a customs partnership, under which the
UK would collect EU import tariffs on
behalf of Brussels.
He told the Daily Mail: ?That?s not
taking back control of your trade policy, it?s not taking back control of
your laws, it?s not taking back control of your borders and it?s actually
not taking back control of your money
either, because tariffs would get paid
centrally back to Brussels.?
The interview followed a staunch
defence of the customs partnership
on Sunday by the business secretary,
Greg Clark, as well as leading business
groups, in what was regarded by Brexiters as a coordinated intervention.
Brexiters believe there is a majority
in May?s Brexit inner cabinet against
her favoured proposal, which they
describe as a ?dead parrot?.
They prefer the alternative option
of maximum facilitation, or ?max fac?,
which would use technology to minimise border checks.
Corbyn pointed out that this plan
had been criticised by a former UK
representative in Brussels, Sir Ivan
Rogers, who described it as a ?fantasy island unicorn model?.
?They have two options, neither
of which are workable,? Corbyn said.
The government, he said, had ?wasted
weeks working up proposals that the
EU said was unworkable, that her own
foreign secretary described as ?crazy??.
May conceded: ?There were two
options in my Mansion House speech.
Questions have been raised about both
of them and further work continues.?
She said there would be a deal
where the UK would ?leave the customs union, we have an independent
free trade policy, we maintain no hard
border in Northern Ireland and we
have as frictionless trade as possible?.
Backers of the customs partnership
believe it is the only option capable of
preventing new border checks being
introduced on the island of Ireland.
Brussels had rejected the idea, but
officials from the Department for Exiting the EU are continuing to explore
the issue. The Irish taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, held out a glimmer of hope on
Tuesday, saying May?s approach was
a ?welcome suggestion?.
?The view of the EU is that it isn?t
workable in its current form but it
is something that perhaps we could
make workable,? he said.
Labour is also divided over Brexit,
with 83 of the party?s peers defying the
leadership on Tuesday night to back a
House of Lords amendment to the EU
withdrawal bill aimed at keeping Britain in the single market.
The government is expected to
bring the key piece of Brexit legislation back to the Commons in the next
fortnight, and seek MPs? backing to
? Jeremy Corbyn also dismissed the
max-fac option as a ?unicorn model?
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Sketch
John Crace
?Talk in plain English
and state the obvious ?
startling yet simple plan
works for Labour leader?
S
? Theresa May faced a difficult prime
minister?s questions amid criticism of
her ?customs partnership? proposal
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remove 14 amendments made by
peers, on issues including the Brexit
date, and a future customs union.
Labour whipped its peers to abstain
on Tuesday?s amendment, which was
tabled by Lord Alli, and proposed pursuing membership of the European
Economic Area (EEA). Pro-single market MPs hope it will put pressure on the
leadership to shift its position.
Corbyn?s spokesman suggested
after PMQs that the party would continue to seek ?a new relationship with
the single market?, but he stressed that
EEA membership ?includes a number
of different relationships?.
He added that Labour objected
to key aspects of the single market,
including rules on state aid and competition, and would seek ?exemptions,
clarifications or a negotiated change?.
May said Corbyn?s approach was
contradictory, because signing up to
a customs union, as Labour proposes,
would force Britain into trade deals
it had played no part in negotiating.
?He has spent an entire career
opposing a customs union. Now, when
the British people want to come out, he
wants to stay in. I know he?s leader of
the opposition but that goes a bit far.?
Journal Martin Kettle Page 5 ometime during the past week the Labour
leader underwent a reboot. At recent prime
minister?s questions, Jeremy Corbyn?s main
achievement has been to make Theresa May
appear less hopeless than she really is by
failing to speak in joined-up sentences or by
asking questions even he couldn?t understand.
All the prime minister needed to do to survive
unscathed was to stand up and answer the question
she would have liked asked. But Corbyn 2.0 now had a
revolutionary plan. Talk in plain English. Keep things
short and sweet. Stick to one subject. Don?t attempt the
impossible of thinking on your feet. Ask the questions
that everyone in the country wants answered.
He began by highlighting the government?s divisions
on Brexit. Did she agree with her foreign secretary that
her favoured ?customs partnership? model was crazy?
May couldn?t cope. She has been through several
iterations of her own ? no one is sure if we are currently
at Maybot 5.0 or Maybot 6.0 ? but she has yet to find a
system that is passably functional. Rather it seems, each
upgrade only serves to further weaken her. Even though
Boris Johnson?s contributions to cabinet collective
responsibility had been front-page news for days she
was totally taken aback by the question.
?We are leaving the EU and leaving the customs
union,? she said, playing for time, offering nothing that
advanced public understanding of anything.
It?s becoming clearer by the day why the government
has made so little progress on Brexit. Not only can no
one agree on what they want, all developments seem to
take the cabinet entirely by surprise.
Corbyn relaxed into his script.
?The Maybot ended up
No deviation, no repetition, no
hesitation. Labour backbenchers
a mess of wires and
couldn?t believe what they were
smoking silicon chips,
hearing. The best response they
can normally muster for their
a disembodied voice,
leader is a passive-aggressive
shrill, brittle, begging
silence, now some were actively
encouraging him. Their man was
to be unplugged?
successfully embarrassing the PM
by simply stating the obvious. The
government was committed to
working on two solutions to the
customs union that both the government and EU agreed
were unworkable and unacceptable. You?d be pushed to
come up with a better definition of clueless.
?We are leaving the customs union,? the Maybot said
again as her computer crashed and she burned. By the
time the exchanges between the leaders had ended she
was just a mess of wires and smoking silicon chips with
a disembodied voice, shrill and brittle, begging someone
to unplug her. On days like this, it is hard to see how she
can remain in the job. Or how she could even want to.
With John Bercow away at Michael Martin?s funeral,
it was deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle who was presiding
over proceedings. Hoyle moved things along at a nice
clip, stopping the braying with a hand gesture, keeping
the odd outburst of Tory sycophancy to a minimum.
PMQs was wrapped up in well under 40 minutes. MPs
roared approval. But then not being Bercow may be
more than enough to raise the roof.
Johnson had refrained from heckling May but once
she?d left he explained how his mission to nominate
Donald Trump for the Nobel peace prize had ended with
the president canning the Iran nuclear deal. Not his
finest hour, but even he seemed surprised that so many
MPs hailed Trump?s genius. With just a hint of Boris
being in charge the lunatics are taking over the asylum.
Leave.EU
Banks? firm
provided �m
of services
David Pegg and Iain Campbell
Leave.EU received more than �m of
campaign services from a company
controlled by the businessman Arron
Banks, despite its referendum spending being capped at �0,000.
A business associate of Banks said
the services were provided prior to
the referendum spending cap taking
effect in April 2016, and were therefore entirely legal.
But the disclosure, at a time when
Electoral Commission investigations
into leave campaign financing are
continuing, will raise serious concerns about the ease with which laws
restricting campaign spending can
potentially be circumvented.
In response to the admission, the
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw said there
were ?serious questions that need
answering. I would hope and expect
the National Crime Agency and Britain?s financial regulators to be taking a
serious look at this rather than leaving
everything to the Electoral Commission and parliamentary committees,
whose powers of investigation and
sanction are very limited.? Bradshaw
has previously called for an inquiry
into referendum funding.
Accounts for Better for the Country
Limited, filed with Companies House,
say it provided �.4m of ?administrative services? to Leave.EU in the
year to May 2016. They state: ?During
Galileo
Airbus to take
work abroad if
bid succeeds
Lisa O?Carroll
Brexit correspondent
A potential ?200m contract between
the European Space Agency and Airbus in Portsmouth will be moved to the
continent because of Brexit, the managing director of Airbus said yesterday.
Airbus said it would transfer all the
work for the ground control for the
new EU satellite navigation system,
Galileo, from the UK to France or Germany should it win the bid.
Colin Paynter, managing director of
Airbus Defence and Space, told MPs
the firm was ?committed? to this move
as part of its bid for the contract, which
it submitted on 24 April.
The decision is a response to the
European Space Agency?s rule that it
will only allow EU member states to be
lead contractors on the Galileo work
after 29 March 2019 when the UK is
scheduled to leave the bloc.
Paynter told the Brexit select committee: ?Effectively [it] means ? we
the year the company provided administrative services of �1,184 (2016:
�,392,258) to Leave.EU Group
Limited, a company with common
directors.?
Both companies are already
under investigation by the Electoral
Commission over their activities surrounding the EU referendum. They
are controlled by Banks. The �m is
in addition to the � he has already
been reported to have provided to the
Brexit campaign.
When asked what the administrative services entailed, Liz Bilney,
the chief executive of Leave.EU and a
director at both companies, said they
related to ?campaign management
services, ie everything that was spent
and recharged in running and setting
up the leave campaign to the month
and year to May 2016.?
The timeline suggests Leave.EU
received the sum in a comparatively
short period of time. The group was
incorporated in September 2015, five
months before David Cameron formally announced the referendum. The
regulated period, in which Leave.EU?s
spending cap of �0,000 took effect,
began on 15 April 2016.
Leave.EU reported no donations,
spending or loans from Better for the
Country in its filings with the Electoral Commission. Bilney explained
that this was because Better for the
Country provided the services before
the spending cap took effect.
? The Labour MP Ben Bradshaw says
?serious questions? need answering
will novate all of the work from our
UK factories to France and Germany
from day one.? The bid was recently
reported to be potentially worth
?200m.
Galileo is a ?10bn navigation system of 26 satellites that was launched
by the EU to rival the Global Postitioning System (GPS) developed by the
US military. It went live in 2016 and is
designed to give highly accurate global
positioning data to phones, cars, maritime, air, rail and emergency services.
Most smart phones in the UK are
now enabled for GPS. Galileo offers a
more accurate system with accuracy
of less than one metre in the best conditions. Crucially it means the EU will
not be at the mercy of the US when it
turns off GPS for military purposes.
UK access to the encrypted services
of Galileo, needed by the military,
has emerged as a flashpoint in Brexit
negotiations. The government has
threatened to quit and start its own
rival service; reports yesterday said the
government was also exploring ways
of banning technology transfer from
the UK to the EU post-Brexit.
Paynter told MPs he supported the
government request for the EU spacesector procurement process to pause
to allow the UK and EU to reach an
arrangement. He called on both sides
to find a long-term solution in the
interest of security, including continued participation in Galileo during the
Brexit transition period.
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In brief
Media
Mosque leader wins
Telegraph libel case
The Sunday Telegraph has paid
?substantial damages? to the
general secretary of Finsbury Park
mosque after it falsely portrayed
him as a supporter of violent
lslamist extremism as part of a
botched attempt to criticise the
Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
In March 2016 the newspaper
published an article headlined
?Corbyn and the mosque leader who
blames the UK for Isil?. The story
tried to connect the Labour leader
to extremist views allegedly held by
Mohammed Kozbar, who runs the
mosque in Corbyn?s Islington North
constituency and is also vice-chair
of the Muslim Association of Britain.
Kozbar successfully argued that the
article was defamatory.
The piece, by Andrew Gilligan,
claimed the mosque administrator
supported the use of violence in the
Israel-Palestine conflict and blamed
the UK government for the rise of
Islamic State. It appeared alongside
a picture of Corbyn shaking hands
with Kozbar, detailed regular
meetings between them, and quoted
Corbyn as calling the mosque leader
?fantastic?. Jim Waterson
Education
Private school brings in
ban on plastic bottles
Plastic bottles are to be banned at a
leading private school, with pupils
warned they could be punished
if they bring such items on to the
premises. Brighton College says that
bottles, along with plastic straws
and non-biodegradable cups, will
be treated as antisocial in the same
way that cigarettes are outlawed on
the school site. Pupils flouting the
ban will be given formal warnings,
while repeat offenders could face
punishments such as supervised
beach-cleaning, the school said. PA
Undercover policing
Whistleblower boycotts
inquiry over anonymity
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A former undercover police officer
turned whistleblower has joined
the boycott of a public inquiry into
the covert infiltration of political
groups, saying it was concealing the
state?s misconduct.
Victims of undercover spying
had previously walked out of the
inquiry, criticising the judge leading
it for allowing too much of it to be
cloaked in secrecy. Yesterday, Peter
Francis, whose revelations helped
force the government to set up the
inquiry, boycotted its latest hearing.
Francis told the judge, Sir John
Mitting, that his decisions giving
anonymity to police spies had
undermined the ability of the
inquiry to uncover the truth of how
the police had infiltrated more than
1,000 political groups since 1968.
?Without cover names being
released, so many victims of
undercover policing will never even
know they were targeted. Such an
outcome is the very opposite of the
professed aim of the inquiry, which
is primarily to establish the truth,?
Francis said. Rob Evans
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from Formosa, a new production that
opened yesterday at Sadler?s Wells by the
internationally acclaimed Cloud Gate Dance
Theatre of Taiwan. It will be the last work
created for the company by its founder, Lin
Hwai-min, who started Cloud Gate in 1973.
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? ?They need to be treated
compassionately?: Ian Bennett,
head of Downshall primary school
PHOTOGRAPH: MARTIN GODWIN/GUARDIAN
?Those families with
children under 18
should not have this
punishing condition
automatically
applied to them?
Matthew Reed
Children?s Society
Migration status
of parents ?denies
hungry children
free school meals?
Sally Weale
Education correspondent
The government is being urged to
review a policy that campaigners say
bars children of virtually destitute
families from receiving free school
meals because of their parents? immigration status.
Headteachers and campaigners
have expressed outrage that pupils
who are among the poorest in society are missing out on free school
meals because their parents have no
access to benefits as a part of a conditional immigration status known as
?no recourse to public funds? (NRPF).
One headteacher, Ian Bennett of
Downshall primary school in Ilford,
Essex, has been forced to take money
from his education budget to feed 12
children in this situation in his school
and is angry that children are being
penalised by ?harsh? immigration
policies. ?It doesn?t feel right to me,?
he said. ?They need to be treated
compassionately.?
All children in reception, year 1
and year 2 at state schools in England
automatically get free school meals,
regardless of their immigration status, and refugees are entitled to free
meals. But older children whose parents? access to benefits is limited by the
NRPF condition are being denied free
meals, though many say they lack the
means to pay.
Bennett has written to his local
authority seeking help but was told
there was no money. ?Can it be right
that I have to take from the maths
budget to give this child food?? he
said. ?We are concerned about the
welfare of these children. They must
have an entitlement to a meal during
the school day.?
Campaigners say the children are
the casualties of family migration rules
introduced in 2012 that block anyone
granted limited leave to remain in the
UK from receiving benefits, including
families with children.
The government promised to
review the policy within five years but
campaigners are still waiting. They are
hoping the recent focus on the government?s ?hostile environment?
immigration policies will put pressure
on ministers to revisit the NRPF terms.
Three women ? from Burundi, Nigeria and Ghana ? whose children attend
Downshall school have described
what it is like living with no recourse
to public funds. They did not want to
be identified but recounted the shame
of not having money to buy food for
their children and having to ask to
stay with friends because they had
nowhere to爈ive.
One of the mothers described how
her two children were taken into
temporary foster care because police
found them on their own when she
had gone out to look for work so she
could earn money to feed them. She
came home to find her children missing and a note left by police telling her
to come to the station.
?It?s very, very hard,? she said.
?Sometimes I even think of killing
myself, because for the children you
don?t have anything.?
Another woman, a mother of two,
said: ?When you have children and you
can?t work, there?s no money coming
in, it?s very stressful. You keep asking
friends for money. You can?t pay them
back. Every month it would be: can I
stay with you? Can I stay with you? It?s
been hard for the children. The school
is helping us with school dinners. It?s
embarrassing, really.?
A third mother cried as she
described working five nights a week
from 9pm to 6am, cleaning at a bank
in the City of London. Her pay barely
covers her �295 rent each month.
When she gets home she snatches a little sleep before taking her two children
to school. Her son has undiagnosed
special needs and can only cope with a
short session at school, after which she
is responsible for him again. ?I barely
Syrian refugees
Home O?ce criticised
Families who fled the war in Syria
are being wrongly sanctioned by
jobcentres for attending Englishlanguage courses, the chief
inspector of borders and
immigration has said in a report
critical of the Home Office.
David Bolt said recently arrived
refugees faced ?substantial barriers?
to finding work and some had their
welfare payments stopped while
trying to learn English. This is
despite a lack of English being cited
as the greatest bar to employment
for refugees.
His report to the home secretary
also said Home Office policy meant
?particularly vulnerable? pregnant
women were giving birth in refugee
camps instead of in the UK, despite
being safe to fly.
Bolt said the vulnerable person
resettlement scheme, which aims
to take in 20,000 refugees displaced
by the Syrian conflict by 2020, was
?essentially effective? but criticised
the lack of strategic oversight once
refugees arrived in the UK and
accused it of appearing ?closed to
the idea that there is any room for
improvement?.
The report said a lack of clear
guidance to jobcentre staff meant
some refugees had been sanctioned
while being taught English. It also
said refugees were given only a twoday ?cultural orientation? workshop
to prepare them for life in Britain,
which the report called ?too little,
too late?.
Josh Halliday
rest. I barely have three hours? sleep.
I have to attend to my kids.?
According to a 2016 Children?s
Society report, more than 50,000 individuals with dependants had the NRPF
terms applied to their leave to remain
over a two-year period.
Matthew Reed, chief executive of
the Children?s Society, said: ?This can?t
go on. When the government introduced this policy it promised to review
it within five years, and it now urgently
needs to make this promise a reality.
?Families with children under 18
should not have this punishing condition automatically applied to their
leave to remain. The needs of the child
must be the priority and not their parents? immigration status. No child
should be left facing hunger, homelessness and destitution.?
Redbridge council, which covers
Downshall school, said it was doing
all it could to provide high-level support with its limited resources. ?There
are currently 41 families with 83 children with no recourse to public funds,?
it said. ?The council meets the full cost
of rent and utilities, and provides a living allowance to pay for food and other
expenses they may have.
?As part of assessing those living
allowances, we take account of the
fact that they are unlikely to qualify
for free school meals. We also work
extensively with families until their
claim is resolved by the Home Office:
this includes supporting them with
their legal status and linking them into
charities,? the council said.
A government spokesperson
insisted no child was refused access
to free school meals because of their
immigration status. ?Free school
meals are provided to disadvantaged
pupils who need them and every child
in reception, years 1 and 2 can get a free
school meal, regardless of nationality
or immigration status.
?If a family is deemed destitute
and in need of financial support, the
recourse to public funds condition
will not be applied and their children
will be able to get free school meals.
In addition, families who qualify for
support under [part] VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are also
entitled to free school meals.?
Gracie Bradley, of the human rights
organisation Liberty, said: ?With public opposition to the government?s
hostile environment at fever pitch in
the wake of the Windrush scandal, it?s
time politicians recognised how objectionable it is to deny children living in
poverty free school meals because of
their immigration status.?
Kevin Courtney, of the National
Education Union, added: ?We know
that schools do all they can to ensure
pupils are fed if they are hungry ? subsidising breakfast clubs and providing
snacks and lunches ? but this is getting
increasingly difficult with the pressure
on school budgets.?
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Architecture
? Aztec West, the business park in
Bristol opened by Margaret Thatcher,
pictured bottom, has now been listed
PHOTOGRAPHS: JAMES DAVIES/HISTORIC ENGLAND
View of ceiling
and balcony in
the main atrium
of the Judge
business school
in Cambridge,
by John Outram,
which was
awarded Grade
II* status
Detail of solar
staircase at the
Thematic House
Screw column
at newly listed
Bryanston school
in Blandford,
Dorset, by CZWG
From derision
to distinction
Postmodernism?s
gems celebrated
with listed status
Mark Brown
Arts correspondent
A
business park opened
by Margaret Thatcher,
which aspired to bring
Hollywood glamour
to the more mundane
realities of office life
on a plot of land handy for the M4,
M5 and A38, is one of 17 postmodern
structures to be given listed heritage
status from today.
Historic England announced the
listings for the buildings, all in the
bold, bright and often witty architectural style which, like the sitcom
Terry and June or The Police, is very
1980s and always divides opinion.
For some it is wonderfully inventive;
for others it is ugly and shallow.
The buildings being celebrated
range from units at the Aztec燱est
business park outside Bristol to
flats on the Isle of Dogs in London?s
Dockland to warehouses in Slough.
Postmodern architecture emerged
in the 1970s as a critical reaction
to modernism and in Britain it was
often associated with the economic
ups and downs of the 1980s. For
many years it was out of favour and
some regarded ?postmodern? as a
term of abuse.
But Duncan Wilson, chief
executive of Historic England, said
postmodern architecture deserved
to be celebrated and protected as
buildings that brought ?fun and
colour? to the streets.
Wilson said: ?Housing schemes
were enlivened with bold facades,
a school technology building was
decorated with columns designed
as screws [and] a business park
injected with glamour.
?These are scarce survivals of a
really influential period of British
architecture and these buildings
deserve the protection that listing
gives them.?
The units on Aztec West, designed
by the architectural firm CZWG, have
forecourts that follow the turning
circle of a car, the idea being that
people can drive up to the building
in the manner of a movie star in their
limo ? except the destination might
be the head office of an insurance
company rather than Chateau
Marmont or that big meeting with
the boss of Paramount Studios.
Historic England?s listing praises
the buildings? sophisticated design
as well as the forecourts. ?They lend
the buildings a Hollywood glamour,
accentuated by elements of Art
Deco design such as the overscaled
building numbers used as canopies
over the main doors.?
The other commercial listing is
the McKay trading estate in Slough.
The collection of warehouses and
offices, characterised by arches in
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A detail from
the pagoda-like
centrepiece of
CZWG?s China
Wharf, one of
four London
Docklands
housing schemes
to get protected
heritage status
the style of Le Corbusier, was the
first independent commission for
the leading British postmodern
architect John Outram.
The listings have been agreed
by the government following
recommendations by Historic
England and follow recent losses
that had troubled some architecture
experts. A postmodern Homebase
in Kensington, west London, for
example, distinctive for its frieze
of Egyptian gods holding power
tools, has been demolished. Terry
Farrell?s TV-AM building in north
London was extensively and
controversially altered, although the
12 large plastic egg cups that top the
building爎emain.
Postmodern buildings are
particularly prevalent in London and
today?s listings include the National
Gallery?s Sainsbury Wing, the only
building in the UK by the American
architects and postmodern pioneers
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott
Brown. It has been given the highest
listing, Grade I, so it is now on an
equal heritage footing with the
original National Gallery, as well as,
for example, Nelson?s Column and
Admiralty Arch.
The other Grade I listing is the
Thematic House, the postmodern
home that Charles Jencks, the
architectural historian and
co-founder of Maggie?s Centres for
cancer care, designed for himself in
London?s Holland燩ark.
Four London Docklands housing
schemes are listed, including China
Wharf near Tower Bridge with its
giant red pagoda-like centrepiece;
and Cascades near Canary Wharf
with its highly distinctive slope.
Most of the listings are Grade營I
with two given Grade II* status,
the second highest. They are Judge
Internal view
of the solar stair
at the Thematic
House, in west
London, by
Charles Jencks
with Sir Terry
Farrell. The
Kensington
property was
given a Grade I
recognition
AI program learns to find its
way around like a human
Ian Sample
Science editor
Notch up another win for the robots:
the latest program from Google?s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind,
has trounced experts at a maze game
after it learned to find its way around
like a human.
Scientists noticed that when they
trained the AI to move through a
landscape, it spontaneously developed electrical activity akin to that
seen in the specialised brain cells that
underpin human navigational skills.
So-called Grid cells were only identified in animals in 2005 in work that
earned researchers a Nobel prize.
The latest breakthrough reveals the
potential for human brain-like activity
to emerge from scratch in AI systems.
Beyond making smarter programs, it
paves the way for computer engineers
to build models that help neuroscientists understand the human brain.
A beefed-up version of the program
beat experienced players at a game
involving racing through rooms after
being dropped at a random location in
a virtual environment. ?It is doing the
kinds of things animals do and that is
to take direct routes wherever possible
and shortcuts when they are available,? said Dharshan Kumaran, a senior
researcher at DeepMind.
Until now the technology has
proved itself to be superhuman at
object recognition and games such
as chess, but not at the very different
cognitive challenge of efficient navigation. Because the program developed
brain-like activity from scratch, scientists believe a similar approach
could shed light on other brain processes without any need for animal
or human experimentation, such as
how limbs are controlled. ?It could be a
Google to start
writing whole
emails for you
Samuel Gibbs
business school in Cambridge and
Truro crown courts.
The new listings are continuing a
mission by Historic England to offer
protection to postmodern buildings.
Two years ago it listed, for example,
No 1 Poultry, the striped-pink City of
London building derided by Prince
Charles as a ?1930s wireless?.
The listings were announced
ahead of the first exhibition
devoted to postmodernist British
architecture opening at Sir John
Soane?s Museum in London on
16燤ay.
The days of having to physically type
out emails is over, at least if Google?s
new Smart Compose feature for Gmail
has anything to say about it.
Much like autocomplete in the
search bar or on your smartphone?s
keyboard, the new AI-powered feature
promises to not only intelligently work
out what you?re trying to write but to
predict whole emails.
It?s a logical extension of the existing
Smart Reply feature in Gmail, and simply appears as you start to compose an
email in your browser.
?From your greeting to your closing
(and common phrases in between),
Smart Compose suggests complete
sentences in your emails so that
you can draft them with ease,? Paul
Lambert, product manager for Google
said in a blogpost.
testbed for experiments you wouldn?t
otherwise do,? said Caswell Barry, a
neuroscientist at University College
London who worked on the project.
Writing in the journal Nature, the
scientists describe building a ?deep
neural network?, a computer program
that uses multiple layers of artificial
neurons to process information. They
taught it the basics of navigation by
feeding it the kinds of signals that
encode speed and direction in the
brains of foraging rats. With feedback
on its performance, the AI got better
and better at establishing where it was.
The scientists hoped the AI program
might develop its own grid cell-like
activity, and that is precisely what they
found. A quarter of the artificial neurons in one layer of the deep neural
network had begun firing like biological grid cells. In other words, the AI
hit on the same strategy to map out the
world as the human brain did long ago.
Grid cells in humans and other
mammals behave as if an invisible
mesh of hexagons has been laid over
the land, firing rapidly when an animal
crosses from one hexagon to the next.
?Navigation is something we don?t
understand very well,? said Kumaran.
?What our study does is shed light on
the neural mechanisms that underlie
human navigation.?
The Longleat maze ? soon likely to be
a doddle for AI-boosted robots
?Smart Compose helps save you
time by cutting back on repetitive
writing, while reducing the chance
of spelling and grammatical errors. It
can even suggest relevant contextual
phrases.?
The feature works in the background, scanning the contents of
emails and recognising context such
as days of the week, times, places,
dates and other information. If a user
sees something worth keeping they
simply hit the tab key. Google gave a
few examples, such as ending emails
with ?have a great weekend!? if it was
being sent on a Friday.
Announcing the feature on stage at
Google I/O on Tuesday, the company?s
chief executive, Sundar Pichai, said:
?All you have to do is hit tab to keep
autocompleting.
?I?ve been sending a lot more emails
to the company. Not sure what they
think of them, but it?s been great.?
The ?experimental? feature can be
switched on as part of the new Gmail
experience that is currently being
rolled out, and will make its way to
Google?s commercial G Suite at some
point in the near future.
With autocomplete slowly taking
over the typing duties, soon it might
just be robots talking to robots.
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Two convicted of manslaughter
after bouncy castle blew away
Summer Grant, 7, died after
strong winds sent funfair?s
inflatable ?cartwheeling?
Haroon Siddique
Two fairground workers have been
found guilty of the manslaughter by
gross negligence of a seven-year-old
girl who died after a bouncy castle
blew away with her inside it.
Summer Grant, from Norwich, died
in hospital after she was rescued from
the inflatable, which was sent ?cartwheeling? 300 metres down a hill by
a gust of wind in Harlow, Essex, in
March 2016.
Yesterday a jury at Chelmsford
crown court found William and Shelby
Thurston, a married couple, guilty by
majority verdicts of 10 to two after
more than 11 hours of deliberations.
Prosecutors had told the jury the
defendants had failed to ensure that
the bouncy castle was adequately
anchored to the ground and had not
monitored weather conditions to
ensure it was safe to use.
The judge, Mr Justice Garnham,
delaying sentencing until a later date,
said he would be ?seriously considering imprisonment?.
The couple, from Wilburton, near
Ely, in Cambridgeshire, were also
found guilty of a health and safety
offence in relation to the incident at
the summer fair on 26 March 2016.
They had denied both of the charges
against them, telling the court that
they had not thought the winds were
so strong that the inflatable was capable of being blown away.
William Thurston, 29, who admitted
that he felt a ?sense of responsibility? for Summer?s death, said he had
been aware that Storm Katie was
forecast to arrive two days later, but
he had thought this was ?not hugely
significant?.
He agreed that in hindsight the funfair did not have a proper system for
gauging wind speeds, saying nobody
had previously suggested to him that
he buy an anemometer, which is used
to measure wind speed.
His wife said she had beaten herself
up about the incident every day but
insisted it had not been foreseeable.
Witnesses told the court it had been
raining and windy on the day of the
incident. A yellow weather warning
for wind had been in place that day
for the area covering the park, and
? Summer Grant was in the inflatable
when a strong gust sent it flying away
wind speeds and gusts had increased
throughout the day, reaching as high
as 45mph during the late afternoon.
Summer?s father, Lee Grant, told the
trial he had turned to see the bouncy
castle in the air after he heard a scream,
and said: ?My daughter?s in there.?
He had given chase but had not been
able to catch the inflatable, which witnesses described as ?cartwheeling in
the air, cartwheeling down a hill and
only stopping when it hit a fence?.
Relatives of the defendants gasped
and sobbed as the verdicts were read
out. Shelby Thurston, 26, left the
courtroom in tears, while her husband
cried as he hugged a family member.
Summer?s mother, Cara Blackie,
appeared tearful as she left the courtroom before the hearing had finished.
The senior investigating officer, DCI
Daniel Stoten of the Kent and Essex
serious crime directorate, said: ?Summer Grant was a seven-year-old girl
who lost her life in the most tragic of
circumstances.
?The inflatable should never have
been in use in those weather conditions and the operators should never
have allowed Summer to play on it.
?The Thurstons held a huge responsibility to ensure the safety of the
children that used their rides. They
treated this responsibility with total
disregard, putting profit before safety.
?I welcome the convictions in this
case. However, this is a tragedy for
everyone involved.?
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?Pink Panthers?
suspect wanted
over Chelsea
jewellery theft
Jamie Grierson
An international diamond thief once
believed to have been part of the
notorious Pink Panther network is
suspected to have struck at Chelsea
art fair, making off with three rings
worth more than �.
Vinko Osmakcic, a Croatian
believed to be behind a number of
diamond thefts across Europe and the
US, is wanted in connection with the
disappearance of the jewellery from
the event at the Royal Hospital Chelsea
last year, Scotland Yard said.
The rings were removed from a
cabinet at the Masterpiece London
2017 event at the famous retirement
home on Royal Hospital Road on 4 July
at about 5.30pm.
The Metropolitan police have
reissued an image of a man they believe
to be Osmakcic. He was identified in
2010 by the New Yorker as being part
of the Pink Panther network, named by
Interpol after the crime-comedy films
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that he was a suspect in heists in Basel,
Honolulu and Las Vegas.
DS Chris Taylor from Kensington
and Chelsea CID, which is leading
the investigation, said: ?This was a
well-planned and audacious theft
committed in the middle of a busy art
fair. It is highly likely that Mr Osmakcic
may be out of the UK, possibly in
Europe. He may also be known by the
name Vinko Tomic or Juro Markelic.?
The Pink Panther network is composed of members from across the
Balkan peninsula and is linked to
some of the most high-profile robberies worldwide.
Interpol says there are at least 60
members in the gang and possibly
hundreds of thieves in the network.
They were thought to have carried out
about 380 armed robberies targeting
high-end jewellery stores between
1999 and 2015. The value of these
thefts was more than ?334m (�2m).
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they believe to be Vinko Osmakcic
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National
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? Some of Ala颽?s creations on show
as part of an exhibition of 35 years of
haute couture at the Design Museum
PHOTOGRAPH: RAY TANG/AVALON
Men should
work less to
close gender
pay gap, says
thinktank
Alexandra Topping
Ala颽 remembered
The fashion designer who made
women feel extraordinary
Jess Cartner-Morley
T
he late Azzedine
Ala颽 was 5 ft 3 ins
(160cm) tall, but the
mannequins wearing
his dresses at the
Design Museum stand
6 ft 11 ins without high heels. Visitors
to Azzedine Ala颽: The Couturier,
which opens today, are met by a
phalanx of seven such Amazons,
each dressed in the designer?s
signature leopard print and black.
The exaggerated height of the
mannequins amplifies what Ala颽?s
clothes have always done, which is
to make women look extraordinary.
?No other dress can make a woman
look and feel as good as an Ala颽
dress because it cinches the body
perfectly,? as Naomi Campbell put it.
Dominated by 60 outfits hung on
these towering transparent bodies,
this exhibition is a simple
appreciation of the technical
brilliance of a designer?s hands-on
artistry. But the clothes have a
sensual power that lifts the show
above dry examination. Invited to
admire the engineering of a floorlength black gown, with thick gold
zips snaking around its hourglass
curves, the visitor?s mind is
immediately drawn to the effect
such a dress would have when it
entered a room.
The exhibition, co-curated by the
designer himself before his sudden
death last year, brings to life the
fashion world?s best-kept secret.
Because it was not intended to be
viewed posthumously the show has
a lightness of touch, without the
pomp of a retrospective. Ala颽 was a
cult figure in fashion but, obsessed
with the very highest quality of
? An Ala颽 show in Paris in 1986
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production, he never sold dresses
widely or inexpensively enough
to become a household name. The
outpouring of emotion on his death,
and the opening of a London shop,
has given his work a higher profile
than it ever had when he was alive.
The dresses are gathered by
aesthetic theme rather than
chronology. There is a clique of tiny
dresses in supple stretch leather, a
forbidding trio of dramatic hooded
draped gowns, including the look
worn by Grace Jones in A View To
A Kill, and a dancefloor?s worth of
grand gowns with the volume Ala颽
spun from air in honeycomb knits
and miniature pliss� pleats.
?No other
dress can
make a
woman
look and
feel as good
as an Ala颽
dress?
Naomi
Campbell
The space is divided by metal
screens that bring to the exhibition
a hint of the 19th-century ironwork
that frames the courtyard of Ala颽?s
Marais home and headquarters in
Paris, a venue for fashion-week
shows and impromptu dinners.
Richard Wentworth?s intimate
portraits of Ala颽?s days there, blown
up on the back wall, show a life of
chic simplicity and laser-focused
craftmanship. A dinner table is laid
for a generous number of friends
and family, but with simple settings
of white napkins and tumblers,
no flowers or place cards; Ala颽 is
bent over the setting of a sleeve, a
millefeuille of tape measures and
tracing paper and fabric piled all
around. A timeline on the opposite
wall includes images of his most
beloved clients, including Tina
Turner and Jessye Norman as well as
Grace Jones and Naomi Campbell ? a
reminder that the Tunisian-born
Ala颽 was championing diversity
years before the rest of the industry.
A film of an Ala颽 show in 1990
made by Ellen von Unwerth is a
time capsule of pre-Instagram
joie de vivre, featuring a babyfaced Campbell sashaying on the
catwalk, Helena Christensen reading
a book with her hair in rollers,
and a cigarette-smoking Christy
Turlington drinking beer standing
on a zinc-topped Paris bar.
One of Ala颽?s earliest pieces,
from 1981, was singled out by Carla
Sozzani, a close collaborator of Ala颽,
as her ?absolute favourite?. Spliced
from black leather and sharply
pleated fabric, with bodycon curves
set against sharp geometric lines, it
was ?just perfection?, she said at the
show?s launch. ?I could look at this
dress forever.?
Men should work less and their
employers and the government should
help them do so in order to close the
gender pay gap, a leading thinktank
has said.
The IPPR reveals there is a gender
pay gap in 80% of clearly defined occupations. ?This points to seniority as a
critical driver of the pay gap ? for most
occupations, men are in more senior,
high-pay versions of the role than
women,? said Catherine Colebrook,
IPPR chief economist and co-author
of the report, The State of Pay.
Companies with more than 250
employees were forced to publish
their gender pay gap for the first time
in April, with the data showing that
eight out of 10 companies paid women
less on an average hourly basis.
The report found that the majority
of companies reported a gap that was
smaller than their industry average ?
suggesting that even if Britain?s larger
companies closed their pay gaps, a disparity would persist at a national level.
?What this report tells us is that
firms are a big part of the solution to
fixing the gender pay gap but they can?t
do it on their own,? said Colebrook.
?The solutions also have to come from
individuals and government. In short:
men need to work fewer hours and
women need to work more.?
Colebrook pointed to the ?motherhood penalty?, whereby the pay gap
increases sharply after women take
time out of work to have children,
finding their ability to progress in the
workplace diminished when they
return. According to research from the
Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) for the
Joseph Rowntree Foundation, by the
time a first child is 20, mothers earn
almost a third less an hour on average than similarly educated fathers.
The IPPR report argues that new
ways of making sure women keep
pace with their male counterparts
are needed. More roles needed to be
flexible, and more senior roles had to
be offered as a job share, Colebrook
said. But changing the behaviour of
fathers was also needed. The report
states: ?Employers should encourage
more men to work flexibly, and to take
time out for caring responsibilities.?
Mary-Ann Stephenson, of the Women?s Budget Group, said the report
painted a depressing picture but highlighted what could be done differently.
?We all need to tackle the gendered
division of labour within the workforce and ultimately, the type of work
that we value and reward within society,? she said.
80%
The proportion of clearly defined
occupations in which there is a gender
pay gap, according to the IPPR report
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Inquiry into
killings by
soldiers in
Troubles is
unfair ? May
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National
Jessica Elgot
Political correspondent
Theresa May has given her tacit
backing to ministers concerned that
former armed forces personnel may be
unfairly pursued under plans for a new
unit to investigate killings in Northern
Ireland during the Troubles, calling
the current system ?patently unfair?.
Cabinet ministers are divided over
plans for the creation of a historical
investigations unit, which the government agreed to establish in 2014 as part
of the Stormont House agreement, to
investigate the unsolved murders.
At Tuesday?s cabinet meeting, the
defence secretary, Gavin Williamson,
and the foreign secretary, Boris
Johnson, are understood to have
raised concerns with the Northern
Ireland secretary, Karen Bradley, that
ageing veterans who had already been
investigated would not be sufficiently
protected from new inquiries.
Northern Irish parties including
the DUP and Sinn F閕n had raised
objections to a potential statute of
limitations for personnel who served
in Northern Ireland, with unionists
concerned it could pave the way for
an amnesty for IRA terrorists.
A consultation on the unit has
stalled in recent months, partly owing
to the deadlock that has arisen over
restoring the Northern Irish executive.
The Northern Ireland Office circulated
a draft document to the main Northern
Irish parties, though it is not thought
to include any proposal for a statute
of limitations.
Speaking at prime minister?s questions yesterday, the defence select
committee chair, Julian Lewis, asked
May to ensure the option for a statute
of limitations had not been excluded
from that consultation exercise.
May said she wanted to see a
solution that would protect veterans.
?We have an unfair situation at the
moment,? she said.
?The only people being investigated
for these issues that happened in the
past are those in our armed force or
those who served in law enforcement.
?That is patently unfair. Terrorists
are not being investigated, they should
be investigated and that is what the
government wants to see.?
FKA twigs describes her
?broid tumours as ?a fruit
bowl of pain every day?
Nadia Khomami
The singer FKA twigs has said her confidence as a woman was knocked after
having surgery to remove six fibroid
tumours from her uterus.
The 30-year-old Mercury prize
nominee, whose real name is Tahliah
Debrett Barnett, said she had the procedure in December. In an Instagram
post, she said she was a very private
person and had been unsure whether
she should share the news that she had
been recovering from surgery.
Fibroids are non-cancerous growths
that develop in or around the womb
and are very common, with about
a third of women developing them,
according to the NHS.
The exact cause is not known but
they have been linked to production
of the hormone oestrogen and usually
develop during a woman?s reproductive years, between the ages of 16 and
50, when levels peak.
Twigs said the tumours that had
been removed were ?pretty large?.
She wrote that they were ?the size of
two cooking apples, three kiwis and a
couple of strawberries?.
?A fruit bowl of pain every day. The
nurse said that the weight and size was
like being six months? pregnant,? she
said. ?I tried to be brave but it was
excruciating at times and to be honest I started to doubt if my body would
ever feel the same again.
?I had surgery in December and I
was so scared, despite lots of love from
friends and family I felt really alone
and my confidence as a woman was
knocked. But ... today whilst dancing
with Kelly at the choreography house
I felt like my strong self again for the
first time in a while and it was magical.
?Thank you precious body for healing, thank you for reminding me to be
kind to myself, you are a wonderful
thing, now go create and be other once
again,? she said.
Twigs, as well known for her eclectic and mysterious public identity as
for her music, said she was aware that
a lot of women suffered from fibroid
tumours and ?just wanted to say after
my experience that you are amazing
warriors and that you are not alone.
You can get through this.?
She ended her message by saying:
?And with this I let go of the pain ...
love always Twigs.?
Fans and fellow musicians sent
their well wishes to the singer. ?Sending love,? said Olly Alexander from
the band Years & Years. The DJ Diplo
wrote: ?A perfect woman.?
In October Twigs launched an Instagram magazine called AVANTgarden,
which has tackled issues around ethnicity and beauty. Last summer the
actor Robert Pattinson told the US
radio presenter Howard Stern that he
and Twigs were ?kind of? engaged, but
more recent reports have suggested
they are no longer together.
When their relationship first came
to light Twigs said she received online
abuse from his fans. ?I am genuinely
shocked and disgusted at the amount
of racism that has been infecting my
account the past week,? she tweeted
at the time.
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National
Cannes festival
19
Film review
Luxurious evocation of
1950s smalltown woes
Wildlife
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Peter Bradshaw
T
his handsomely made,
meticulously acted
period picture is an
impressive directorial
debut for Paul Dano ?
and a triumph for its
production designer Akin McKenzie
and cinematographer Diego Garcia,
who create some soberly beautiful
tableaux of postwar American life.
With his partner, the screenwriter
and actor Zoe Kazan, Dano has
adapted the novel by Richard Ford
about Joe, a teenage boy who has
moved to a small town in 1950s
Montana with his parents, on the
genteel middle-class poverty line.
When his restlessly angry and
unemployed dad, Jerry Brinson,
leaves the family home to take a
low-paying job fighting wildfires up
Gilliam su?ers
stroke before
Don Quixote?s
Cannes debut
Catherine Shoard
Terry Gilliam, the former Monty
Python member and director of films
including Brazil and Time Bandits, has
suffered a minor stroke.
He is said to be recovering well in
London after falling ill over the weekend, returning home from hospital on
Tuesday evening.
The same day, a court hearing was
held in Paris to rule whether Gilliam?s
new film, The Man Who Killed Don
in the hills, it ambiguously signals
the end of his marriage, and Joe is
witness to his mother, Jeanette?s
private depression and her courage
in facing up to her new life.
She treats him like an adult, or
like an ersatz husband or best friend.
He and we see a gradual change
in her: she reverts from cheerful,
respectable wife and mother, to
the sensual and rebellious young
woman that his father originally fell
in love with. But all this in a spirit of
quiet desperation and caricature,
as she begins to weigh up what?s
involved in accepting the advances
of a wealthy car salesman whose
own wife has left him.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jerry,
who looks permanently gaunt and
exhausted ? deeply dismayed by
his failure to master the American
dream. When we first see him at
work, it seems he is an assistant at
the local golf course, but appears to
have calamitously misjudged how
up close and personal he is expected
to be ? cleaning the members? shoes
while they are wearing them, an
Quixote, can close the Cannes film
festival on 19 May. The film, in the
making since 1989, has a reputation
as one of the most unlucky productions in screen history, and has been
the subject of a distribution rights
disagreement.
The former producer Paulo Branco
launched a legal challenge on 25 April
to stop the screening and its French
cinema release, claiming his company Alfama Films owns the rights.
On Tuesday, Amazon Studios pulled
out of US distribution, despite contributing significant funding.
However, the court ruled in Gilliam?s favour, dismissing Branco?s
attempt to gain an injunction to stop
the screening at Cannes and other
French cinemas.
Before the court decision, the
festival said it backed Gilliam and
was proceeding as planned. The
Guardian has approached Gilliam?s
representatives for comment.
Party on, dudes: third Bill & Ted con?rmed
Guardian staff and agencies
Almost 30 years after Bill & Ted?s
Excellent Adventure hit cinemas,
the time-travelling duo are set to add
another chapter to their story, with a
third Bill & Ted film.
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will
reprise their roles as Ted Logan and
Bill S Preston Esq in Bill & Ted Face the
Music, currently in pre-production.
The project was announced at the
Cannes film festival on Tuesday. The
series? original writers, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, are behind the
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Fun with Dick and Jane) has been confirmed as the director. MGM?s Orion
Pictures will release the film in the US.
The story will reportedly catch up
with the characters in middle age, burdened by family responsibilities and
still having failed to write the greatest song ever, until a visitor from the
future tells them the fate of the world
depends on them writing that song.
The Bill & Ted franchise began
in 1989 with the feature film Bill &
Ted?s Excellent Adventure, followed
by 1991?s Bill & Ted?s Bogus Journey.
There was also a spin-off TV series and
video game.
Carey Mulligan
displays
maturity and
wit as Jeanette,
a depressed
housewife who is
liberated by the
departure of her
restlessly angry
husband from
home to work
away in the hills
fighting wildfires
?Jeanette is one of the
best roles and best
performances of
Mulligan?s career?
embarrassing servility that jars with
his cheery greetings and farewells.
Ed Oxenbould plays Joe, a role
that requires a series of mute
reaction shots, his cherubic face
often set in a ruefully suppressed
grimace as he sizes up his father?s
humiliation and depression and his
mother?s disappointment with life.
Jeanette is played with terrific gusto
by Carey Mulligan. It is one of the
best roles and best performances
of her career ? giving her a chance
to display maturity, wit and the
emotional battle scars of life.
She is a fighter, a smiler, neversay-die-er, but only so long as her
husband is prepared to do his part.
We see her breezily wave away the
issue of a cheque that has bounced
and through sheer persistence get
a job as a swimming instructor,
which allows her to become socially
acquainted with her would-be beau,
the corpulent, opulent Warren
Miller, played by Bill Camp.
Once Jerry is off the scene, Warren
invites Jeanette and Joe to dinner.
Joe wanders into his bedroom and
encounters Warren?s leg caliper
hanging in the closet, and a hardly
less gruesome contraceptive in his
nightstand drawer. The relationship
takes its course, and it?s Joe who has
to get himself to school, get his own
meals and wonder what his role is to
be in this new fractured family.
It?s an extremely watchable
movie, beautifully and even
luxuriously appointed in its austere
evocation of smalltown America ?
though maybe a little self-conscious
in its emotional woundedness.
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The Guardian Thursday 10 May 2018
National
Peak di?culty: rangers start to
rebuild highest war memorial
Tom White
A team of National Trust rangers has
started to rebuild England?s highest war memorial, on the summit of
Scafell Pike, to mark 100 years since
the end of the first world war.
The mountain was given to the trust
by Lord Leconfield when the conflict
ended, in memory of the thousands of
men from the Lake District who had
fought and died.
The team of seven rangers made
their way up to start the rebuilding in
poor weather conditions, with strong
winds, rain and thick mist. Most of
them will descend each day after hours
of hard labour, returning the following
morning. But several have set up camp
near the summit while they undertake
the work.
Some have set about the painstaking task of picking apart the cairn to
reset it with replacement rocks and to
take out items that have been buried
in it over the years: the 7.5-metre-wide
landmark, which stands 978 metres
(3,208ft) above sea level, has been
added to by the hundreds of thousands
of walkers that climb the mountain
each year and is now in desperate need
of restoration.
As the outer layer has been pulled
away, pieces of litter have appeared
that have been hidden for decades, as
well as broken urns, family photos, bits
of clothing and items of jewellery.
Huge rocks to be used in the rebuilding are being hauled up to the summit
using iron rods and ropes.
Scafell Pike was one of 13 Lakeland
summits given to the National Trust
soon after the Great War, in what was
known as the ?Great Gift?.
The words inscribed on the memorial read: ?In perpetual memory of the
men of the Lake District who fell for
God and King, for freedom, peace and
right, in the Great War 1914-1918.
?This summit of Scafell was given
to the nation subject to any commoners rights and placed in custody of the
National Trust by Charles Henry, Baron
Leconfield.?
The work on the cairn is expected to
be finished within two weeks, but their
other major task ? of rebuilding many
of the paths that lead to the summit
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Apart from being historically significant, Scafell Pike is also a fragile
habitat, and a designated special site
of scientific interest and special area
of conservation. More than 250,000
people make their way up each year,
and that, coupled with erosion by the
elements, means the paths now sprawl
like scars on the landscape.
Steve Jolley, area ranger for Wasdale, said: ?We will fix the erosion on
the footpath network above 2,000 feet,
which was part of the original gift from
Lord Leconfield. A lot of these paths
have encroached on some very fragile vegetation, like dwarf willow, so
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rebuilding the cairn and memorial
our plan is to shrink them in, but still
accommodate all the people that go
up each year.
?As part of the 100-year commemorations, we?re trying to raise awareness
as well that the uplands are a very special place. They do get a lot of use and
sometimes abuse, and they?re under
a lot of pressure with things like the
Three Peaks Challenge and the vast
amounts of litter we pick off each year.
?So we want to raise that awareness
that it?s somewhere to enjoy but also
somewhere to respect.?
The team will place a time capsule
into the stone wall of the cairn, filling
it with details on the work undertaken,
including plans, photos and information about the rangers themselves.
Sam Stalker, the National Trust?s
lead ranger on Scafell Pike, said: ?It?s
great that so many people are able to
enjoy Scafell Pike and the surrounding peaks each year. The mountains
will be here forever, but they need
ongoing care.
?Repairing the cairn is just part
of the work we?ll be doing this year
to keep Scafell Pike looking its best.
It?s an exciting opportunity to share
what we?re doing with our visitors, and
show them the hard work that goes
into maintaining the lakes for them
and future generations to enjoy.?
The National Trust also plans to
light a beacon on top of Scafell Pike
on Armistice Day, just as Leconfield
did on Peace Day, 19 July 1919.
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Scafell Pike
was donated
to the National
Trust soon after
the first world
war to serve as
a memorial to
those who died
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Father who hit
his children with
hammer has jail
term increased
Helen Pidd and agencies
?The mountains will be
here forever,
but they need
ongoing care.
Repairing the
cairn is just
part of it?
Sam Stalker
Ranger
A man who attacked his four children
with a hammer and drove them into a
wall at 92mph has had his minimum
prison term increased from 14 to 24
years by appeal court judges.
Owen Scott, who was in a druginduced psychosis when he tried to
kill his children last August, will serve
at least an extra 10 years in jail before
being considered for release after the
solicitor general, Robert Buckland,
referred his sentence to the court of
appeal. Buckland argued it did not
reflect the serious nature of his actions.
Scott, 29, from Southampton, was
jailed for life with a minimum term
of 14 years at Sheffield crown court in
February but yesterday judges ruled
the sentence was unduly lenient. Lord
Justice Treacy, sitting with two other
judges, said: ?In our judgment the
facts of this case demonstrate a case
of particular gravity. Four young lives
have been grievously affected, their
mother?s life has been blighted and the
level of harm which has been done is
very high indeed.?
Scott, who claims to have no memory of the incident, was arrested after
crashing into the Travellers Inn near
Penistone, South Yorkshire. In the
weeks before, he developed paranoia,
put down to a temporary psychosis
caused by cocaine and cannabis use.
All four children, aged between
nine months and eight years at the
time of the crash, were left with lifethreatening and life-changing injuries
as a result of multiple blows delivered
by Scott. Medical reports indicate they
will have lasting psychological damage
and cognitive impairment, and one
child will need a wheelchair for life.
Following the ruling, Buckland said:
?The physical and mental scars will
stay with [the children] for the rest of
their lives. I am pleased that the court
of appeal has agreed to increase Scott?s
sentence to properly reflect the seriousness of his crime.?
? Scott drove his children into a wall
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? Estelle Brown and Mary Clear of
Incredible Edible. Clear started the
movement from her front garden
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Incredible Edible
Yorkshire town?s
food scheme takes
root worldwide
Naomi Larsson
A
deep mist hangs over
Todmorden on a
chilly spring morning.
Only the birdsong and
a few daffodils offer
signs of the season.
This does not seem to bother a
group of 20 volunteers from the
West Yorkshire town, armed with
spades, trowels and litter pickers.
Children as young as three are given
high-vis jackets with ?Incredible
Edible? on the back. These are
Todmorden?s radical gardeners, food
freedom fighters who have been
planting in the town for a decade.
It is a simple idea: use vacant or
unattractive bits of public land to
plant food to feed the community.
But the location makes it not so
simple. Todmorden is an old mill
town in the Upper Calder valley.
There is not a lot of sun, and the area
has experienced heavy flooding. But
residents continue to grow fruit and
vegetables to be picked and eaten.
?We do say that if you can grow
it in Todmorden, you can grow it
anywhere,? says Estelle Brown,
one of the founding members of
Incredible Edible Todmorden (IET).
This motto has turned out to
be true beyond just growing food.
Since a group of a dozen residents
began gardening in March 2008,
hundreds of people from around
Britain and abroad have come to
see how the ?Toddies? do it. Word
spread through media coverage and
IET committee members touring to
give talks. They have had calls and
visitors from New Zealand, Japan,
France and Germany, and there are
as many as 500 community foodgrowing groups across the world
using the Incredible Edible name.
The model is adapted to suit
different needs. ?If you?re doing it
for your community it?s got to be
? IET members install a new bench,
and a volunteer helps out at a
community lunch run by the group
George
Thomas, nine,
helps with the
weeding. The
group has about
300 members
in the town of
16,000 people
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for your community,? says Brown.
In the Democratic Republic of the
Congo, the group supports farmers
and street children, helping them get
documentation and educating them
on food. ?Food autonomy and eating
organically, that?s what inspired us,?
Addico Charly of Incredible Edible
Kinshasa writes by email.
The Toddies did not set out to
start a food-growing revolution;
they wanted to bring their town
together at a difficult time. ?Ten
years ago it was the beginning of the
worldwide economic decline,? says
Mary Clear, the chair of IET. ?And in
this town we were starting to see the
squeeze on public services ? there
was more litter ? and we thought:
how can we do something that will
create stronger communities??
Clear, a former child protection
worker, lowered one of the walls
in her front garden, removing rose
bushes to make a bed with herbs and
signs saying ?help yourself?.
IET now has about 70 sites around
the town, from vegetable patches
outside the police station to herb
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planters at the train station. Every
first and third Sunday of the month,
volunteers ? there are about 300 in
the town of 16,000 ? get together for
a morning of ?guerrilla gardening?.
Incredible Edible?s ethos is that
it is easier to ask forgiveness than
permission. Any IET signs nailed
to walls around town were put up
without council permission, and
?You can obey the
rules or say: I?m going
to make a di?erence?
Mary Clear
Chair of IET
benches emblazoned with the logo
were installed without asking. ?You
can do nothing and obey the rules,
or you can say: ?I?m going to make
a difference regardless.? And the
prisons are full. They?ve got enough
on without getting a load of grannies
for cleaning up,? says Clear.
Todmorden is still scarred by
industrial decline. Buildings lie
abandoned and decayed, almost
20% of residents are income
deprived, and an estimated 28% of
children live in poverty.
But IET has brought an influx
of people to the town and local
businesses are doing better as a
result: a 2017 survey of residents
found 54% of respondents buy local
food at least once a week, compared
with 41% across Britain. A 2013 study
also found 57% had begun to grow
their own food because of IET.
But not everyone is happy. In
a survey of residents last year,
some expressed concerns about
gentrification and IET increasing the
town?s desirability.
John Rice, 53, has only lived
in Todmorden for a few months.
?There?s a few people here today
who?ve got no money whatsoever,
and they enjoy it. I didn?t know
poverty like that existed but it does,
and it?s good for them, they feel like
they belong to something. As I do ?
you belong to this movement.?
Three volunteers with learning
disabilities are sweeping up. ?It gets
me out the house,? says Stephen.
?They are nice people, and I like
gardening.?
The work done, we meet back at
the church before lunch is served ?
locally sourced and free. ?The real
culture change is about kindness,?
says Clear. ?There?s no need to be
a victim in this trumped up shitty
time. People doing stuff for each
other, for their town, bringing a tiny
bit of joy ? that?s important. With
each person contributing a tiny bit,
you can do huge things.?
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Frightened Rabbit?s founder
Hutchison reported missing
Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Scott Hutchison, the founder member
and lead singer of the Scottish indie
band Frightened Rabbit, was reported
missing yesterday.
Police say he was last seen at 1am
on Wednesday 9 May, when he left the
Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry,
near Edinburgh. Insp Graeme Dignan
said: ?We are keen to locate Scott as
soon as possible to ensure he is safe
and well, and would urge anyone who
can assist with our ongoing inquiries
to come forward.?
Frightened Rabbit posted a message
? Some pupils would benefit from applying for university after taking A-levels,
the Higher Education Policy Institute suggests PHOTOGRAPH: BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES
?Make working-class
education a priority?
Manifesto proposes setting
up new Oxbridge colleges to
help disadvantaged groups
Richard Adams
Education editor
Helping white, working-class boys
in England go on to higher education
should be a top priority for policymakers, according to a manifesto for
widening access to universities that
identifies more than 30 gaps and weaknesses in the current system.
Among proposals in the document,
published by the Higher Education
Policy Institute (HEPI), are the appointment of a national commissioner for
student mental health; having students apply to university after they
get A-level results; and opening new
Oxbridge colleges to encourage students from under-represented groups.
Among the proposals for the new
Office for Students are several to
encourage students from communities that have not been part of the surge
in participation by other groups.
Anne-Marie Canning, director
of social mobility and student success at King?s College London, said
that white working class boys were
?the most under-represented group
in higher education? and deserved
special attention, including assisting
parents to ensure their children?s academic development continues after
the age of 16.
Families from disadvantaged areas
should be funded by universities to
visit open days, to get over the high
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cost of travel, while one student suggested that parents of first-generation
undergraduates could be put in touch
with parents of first-generation applicants to offer advice and support.
Anna Vignoles, professor of education at Cambridge University, said
that applications after A-levels could
raise numbers of disadvantaged students applying for places at more
selective universities. Conor Ryan,
former director of research at the
Sutton Trust, who is joining the OfS,
argued that ?poor but bright students
consistently have their grades underestimated? and would benefit from
post-qualification admissions.
The shadow higher education minister, Gordon Marsden, welcomed
the manifesto: ?Following the government?s disastrous decision to
triple tuition fees and the removal of
maintenance grants, it is even more
important that we focus on ensuring
access to our universities for the most
disadvantaged groups.?
Nick Hillman, HEPI director, said
there was a ?huge amount? to be done
to widen participation in almost every
group outside the white middle class.
?We hit Tony Blair?s 50% target [of
school-leavers going to university],
but the UK is still only average in terms
of access among OECD members.?
His suggestion for new Oxbridge colleges comes as Cambridge revealed its
admissions figures for 2017, showing
a further increase in the proportion of
students admitted from state schools.
They make up 64% of successful applicants from the UK, up from 62.5% and
the highest on record. The statistics
did not state economic background.
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on Twitter asking for anyone with
information to contact police, adding:
?We are worried about Scott, who has
been missing for a little while now. He
may be in a fragile state and may not
be making the best decisions for himself right now.?
His brother and bandmate, Grant
Hutchison, repeated the appeal on
Instagram, adding: ?If somehow you
are reading this Scott then can you just
let someone know you?re safe please?
We love you very much.?
Hutchison sent a pair of tweets
hours before leaving the hotel. ?Be so
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South Queensferry at 1am yesterday
good to everyone you love. It?s not a
given. I?m so annoyed that it?s not. I
didn?t live by that standard and it kills
me. Please, hug your loved ones,? he
wrote in the first. A second tweet read:
?I?m away now. Thanks.?
Frightened Rabbit formed in 2003,
earning a sizeable following for their
emotive and anthemic songwriting.
Initially a solo project for Hutchison,
his brother Grant joined him to release
Frightened Rabbit?s debut album in
2006. The band eventually expanded
to a five-piece and released four more
studio albums.
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Soldiers parade through Red Square
on Victory Day, commemorating the
Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany
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Iran
Nuclear deal
EU seeks crisis meeting
with Iran to save accord
Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor
Julian Borger Washington
The EU was yesterday scrambling to
arrange a crisis meeting with Iran as
the country?s president, Hassan Rouhani, said Europe had a ?very limited
opportunity? to save the nuclear deal.
A day after Donald Trump broke
with the landmark 2015 agreement
and warned he would seek to hit
European businesses that continued
to trade with Tehran, the EU vowed to
take steps to immunise firms from any
US sanctions.
Foreign ministers aim to reassure
Tehran that the nuclear deal is salvageable at a meeting currently slated for
Monday in London which they are
expecting their Iranian counterpart
Mohammad Javed Zarif to attend.
In a phone call between Emmanuel
Macron and Rouhani, the French president yesterday stressed his willingness
?to continue enforcing the Iran nuclear
agreement in all respects?, the Elys閑
said in a statement. The statement
added that Macron had ?underlined
the importance that Iran do the same?.
The Iranian Students? News Agency
quoted Rouhani as telling Macron:
?Europe has a very limited opportunity to preserve the nuclear deal, and
must, as quickly as possible, clarify its
position and specify its intentions with
regard to its obligations.?
EU ministers hope to put forward
a credible package to soothe Iranian
fears about the effect of Trump?s decision on EU-Iranian trade.
The ministers recognise that Iran
will only stay inside the deal if it is confident that the promised economic
benefits can survive US sanctions. But
they were keen to stress that Trump?s
move had not necessarily dealt the
agreement a fatal blow.
Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French
? Protests centred on the US as EU
ministers scrambled to save the deal
foreign minister, told RTL radio: ?The
deal is not dead. There is an American
withdrawal from the deal but the deal
is still there.?
Tehran had complained in recent
weeks that the EU had gone too far
to appease Trump. But it appeared
yesterday that, after the failure of
its diplomatic charm offensive with
Washington, Europe was going to
unite to protect the deal, even if it
meant putting its member states on an
economic collision course with the US.
Work on the package being co-ordinated by the EU is at an early stage, but
Brussels is being urged to warn the US
it will impose countersanctions if the
US attempts to cripple EU firms trading with Iran.
The UK also believes a wider package, originally designed to form a
follow-on nuclear disarmament
agreement with Iran, still needs to be
agreed, even though its specific proposals were rejected by Trump.
Many European diplomats believe
Washington has no plan in preparation on how to contain Iran, apart from
placing such intense economic pressure on Iran that a popular rising leads
to regime change.
When asked yesterday at a cabinet
? US flags were burned in Tehran as
Iran?s president warned there was
limited time to save the nuclear deal
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meeting, Trump said Iran would either
negotiate or ?something will happen?.
It was not clear what actions he was
suggesting would take place.
Senior diplomats from the US, the
UK, France and Germany talked by
phone yesterday in a pre-arranged
conference call which European
officials had thought would be a lastditch effort to salvage the nuclear
deal. The discussion focused instead
on sanctions the US would be imposing on European companies dealing
with Iran.
The breadth and severity of those
sanctions have taken the Europeans
by surprise, as it was unclear until the
last moment how far Trump would go.
?We believe that by getting rid of
the [deal], we can come up with a more
comprehensive deal, a more comprehensive approach that doesn?t just
focus on the nuclear file,? a senior US
administration official said.
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Middle East ?ashpoints
Turkmenistan
Turkey
Idlib
T4 airbase
Lebanon
Golan Heights
Israel
Syria
Tehran
Iraq
Damascus
Baghdad
Kabul
Iran
Afghanistan
Jordan
Pakistan
Egypt
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
? Donald Trump shows the signed document reinstating sanctions against Iran
after announcing the withdrawal from the nuclear deal SAUL LOEB/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
UAE
Oman
Sudan
Eritrea
Yemen
Houthi rebelheld areas
T4 airbase
Idlib
Golan Heights
Yemen
Riyadh
Syria?s largest airbase,
T4, is believed to be
the focus of Iran?s
drone presence in its
Arab neighbour. An
Israeli airstrike last
month killed seven
Iranian military
advisers
The province has
become the
destination for rebel
fighters surrendering
to Bashar al-Assad?s
forces and Iran-led
militias. Syrian and
Russian jets have
stepped up bombing
of rebel positions in
recent months
A plateau captured
from Syria in 1967 by
Israel, which on
Tuesday placed troops
in the area on high
alert in light of fears it
may be targeted by
Iranian forces
operating across
the frontier
A Saudi-led coalition
is fighting the Iranallied Houthi
movement in Yemen,
morphing the deadly
civil conflict and
catastrophic humanitarian crisis into a
regional proxy war
Saudi Arabia
intercepted two
ballistic missiles over
the capital yesterday
morning, fired by
Houthi militants who
Saudi Arabia says are
armed by Iran
Sanctions
Shell and Airbus among firms
with major deals on the line
Rob Davies
Billions of dollars in deals made during the rapprochement between Iran
and the west that followed the 2015
deal were yesterday under threat from
renewed US sanctions.
The agreement prompted a wave of
deal-making in sectors including oil
and gas, aviation and the automotive
industry, with companies in France,
the UK and Germany among the quickest to invest in Iran.
Shares in several large companies, including Airbus, Renault and
the Peugeot owner, PSA, fell yesterday amid concern about the impact
on trading, while oil prices reached a
three-year high. A new regime of sanctions means restrictions are expected
in many areas, from exports of US
machine parts to loans made in dollars.
Oil and gas
In December 2016, Royal Dutch Shell
signed a provisional agreement to
develop the Iranian oil and gas fields
in South Azadegan, Yadavaran and
Kish. While drilling is still a long way
off, sanctions are likely to put any
Johnson?s vow
UK will not ditch Iran deal
The foreign secretary yesterday
vowed that Britain would not
walk away from the Iran nuclear
deal, and said it was up to Donald
Trump to come up with detailed
proposals for a better way to
constrain Iran?s nuclear programme.
Boris Johnson, above, travelled to
Washington last week to urge the
Trump administration to stick with
the deal. He said yesterday Britain
would do its utmost to protect
UK firms from any extraterritorial
sanctions imposed by the US.
Johnson said he been reassured
there was no enthusiasm in the US
for a military option to be deployed
against Iran. Patrick Wintour
preparations on ice. The French oil
company Total is in a similar boat,
having agreed to help Iran develop
the world?s largest gas field, South
Pars. Shell and Total were also issued
licences to build petrol stations in Iran.
Aviation
Airbus and Boeing had deals worth
$39bn (�m) in place to sell aircraft to
Iran. The US treasury secretary, Steven
Mnuchin, said the companies? licences
to export to Iran would be revoked.
The largest deal was an agreement
by IranAir to buy 100 aircraft from Airbus. Although Airbus is European,
more than 10% of the parts and labour
used to build its planes comes from the
US. It employs about 10,000 people
in Britain, at Filton and Broughton.
Automotive
Several partnerships involving European carmakers may come screeching
to a halt, with French companies particularly badly affected. Renault
signed a $778m deal to make 150,000
cars a year when sanctions were lifted,
while PSA was producing cars in Iran
in a joint venture with Iran Khodro.
The Tehran company also signed a deal
with Mercedes-Benz?s trucks division.
Telecommunications
Vodafone is working in partnership
with Iran?s HiWEB to modernise the
country?s internet infrastructure,
including broadband and mobile
internet services. Vodafone said it was
monitoring the situation.
Reaction
Khamenei
lambasts
decision as
hardliners
rejoice
Saeed Kamali Dehghan
Iran correspondent
Iran?s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei, yesterday lambasted
Donald Trump?s decision to unilaterally pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal
as Iranian hardliners rejoiced at the
US move.
?I say it on behalf of Iranian people:
Mr Trump, you can?t do a damn thing,?
said Khamenei, who wields ultimate
power in Iran. He said the US president?s statement on the 2015 nuclear
deal was ?ludicrous and shallow? and
contained ?more than 10 lies?.
Hardliners in Iran have been given a
new lease of life by Trump?s decision,
seizing on an opportunity to consolidate their power over reformists who
championed the pact.
At the opening session of the Iranian
parliament, a group of MPs held up a
paper US flag and the text of the deal
before setting fire to both and chanting ?death to America?.
The protest was a nod to Khamenei, who had said in June 2016, before
Trump?s election, that if the Americans ?tear it up, we will set it on fire?.
The commander of Iran?s powerful
Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad
Ali Jafari, meanwhile, congratulated
the US on its exit. ?I see as a good deed
the vicious withdrawal of the US,? he
said. ?It was proved once more that
?It was proved once
more that the US
isn?t trustworthy
Mohammad Ali Jafari
Revolutionary Guards
[the] US isn?t trustworthy in [regard
to] its commitments.?
The US exit from the agreement also
dominated yesterday?s newspapers
in Tehran. ?Barjam minus America,?
read the main headline on the front
page of the reformist Ebtekar daily,
using the Persian acronym for the
deal. Ettela?at?s front page said: ?US
exit from Barjam puts an end to the
world?s trust in the empire of lies.?
Foad Izadi, a Tehran-based conservative political analyst, said if Trump?s
aim was to confront Iran with greater
force it could withstand the pressure.
?For 40 years, we have been living
under sanctions. The collapse of the
nuclear deal will mean that we have
to find ways to circumvent sanctions,
something we have done in the past.?
Despite assurances from Hassan
Rouhani, the moderate president,
that the country is prepared to withstand the impact of a US exit, Trump?s
decision has revived worries of conflict
inside Iran, where people are concerned about the state of its already
fragile economy, and consequences
for the fate of reformists.
Iranians were on tenterhooks as
Trump made the announcement,
monitoring any immediate impact on
the country?s weakening national currency. The rial traded at a record low
against the dollar yesterday.
Sadegh Zibakalam, a prominent
political commentator and professor
of politics at Tehran University, struck
a pessimistic tone . ?Many people are
worried about war,? he said. ?Whenever the country faces a crisis in its
foreign policy or economy, the situation gets better for hardliners.
?They?d be able to exert their force
more easily. They?ll attack reformists
and moderates like Rouhani ? that
this is evidence of what they had been
saying for years, that the US cannot
be trusted and is always prepared to
knife you in the back.?
For ordinary Iranians the prospects
are gloomy. One, Arash Tavanafar, said
the psychological pressure of Trump?s
decision on the Iranian population
could prove more powerful than its
economic effect.
?The psychological pressure and
worry is destroying us, especially the
youth, because we neither have any
trust in this political system, nor any
hope for its reform. We?ve only become
spectators of its downfall.?
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? An employee checks over kiwi
fruit at an orchard in Te Puke
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Malaysia?s ex-PM voted
back into power aged 92
Hannah Ellis-Petersen
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia?s former leader Dr Mahathir
Mohamad is poised to become the
world?s oldest prime minister after
defeating Najib Razak in a fiercely contested election that ended the ruling
coalition?s six-decade hold on power.
Mahathir, 92, who was previously
prime minister between 1981 and
2003, led the opposition coalition,
Pakatan Harapan, to its first election
victory since Malaysian independence
in 1957, wining an outright major parliamentary majority. He will be sworn
in by the king today.
? Mahatir Mohamad has ended the
ruling coalition?s six decades in power
Mahathir?s win marked the end of
Najib?s nine-year tenure, which was
tarnished by the 1MDB corruption
scandal, in which $2.6bn was embezzled from a government fund Najib
was overseeing ? including $681m
which was alleged to have ended up
in his personal bank account.
It is also the first time that a Malaysian prime minister will not be from
the UMNO party and not form part of
the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
Voter turnout was 76% ? lower than
in the 2013 election ? but the opposition took many states which were
considered BN strongholds, such as
Johor and Penang.
There was euphoria among some
opposition supporters at the news.
?We are so happy ? such a proud day
for Malaysia,? said David Thaiga, 57,
who joined others in the street to
celebrate.?We have been waiting for
this for the past 60 years.?
Sukumira Sekhar, 84, who had witnessed Malaysian independence and
lived through 60 years of BN rule, said:
?I?m so happy I survived to see this.
I?m so proud of the people of Malaysia ... who swung it.?
New Zealand calls
on holiday-makers
to pick kiwi fruit
Eleanor Ainge Roy
Dunedin
Foreign visitors are being called on to
pick and pack New Zealand?s national
fruit as an acute labour shortage forces
the government to relax conditions on
holiday visas.
Kiwi fruit growers in the Bay of
Plenty were heading into the peak of
the harvesting season and unable to
fill hundreds of vacancies, prompting
the government to declare an official
seasonal labour shortage in the region
for the first time in a decade.
This would allow overseas visitors
to change the conditions of their visas
so they can work in orchards and
packhouses.
?The last thing we want is fruit
rotting on trees or on the ground,? said
the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern.
Kiwi fruit work is physically
demanding, commands the minimum
wage of NZ$16.50 (�50) an hour
and requires workers to relocate
on a temporary basis, making it an
unappealing option for many New
Zealanders, including those living on
welfare benefits.
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? A website allows citizens to report
espionage and an online cartoon tells
them to ?be on alert for friends who
wear masks? PHOTOGRAPH: IQIYI
Trump?s choice
for CIA director
lacks clear
answers on
waterboarding
David Smith
Washington
Beware redheads and tourists:
China puts citizens on spy alert
Lily Kuo
Red-headed academics as well as
tourists, English teachers and NGO
workers are some of the suspicious
figures that Chinese people should
beware of befriending, according to
a propaganda campaign launched by
Chinese authorities.
Posters on the subway in central
Beijing alert commuters to some of
the danger signs in a campaign to stop
people being tricked into spying on
their country for a foreign government.
?You can still come back,? the signs
say, with photos of a young man and
woman, heads bowed.
?If you confess with regret, you will
not be charged for your wrongs ? Your
families will never abandon you. Your
country will always have your back.?
The posters, from Beijing?s national
security bureau, include a hotline to
call ?in dangerous times?.
These kinds of warnings are becoming increasingly common in China.
They form part of a national security
campaign that critics say is intended
to breed mistrust of all things foreign
while giving authorities legal cover to
tighten their hold on society.
Chinese authorities have always
been concerned about ?hostile foreign
forces?. But in recent years, the country has ramped up a public campaign
to recruit citizens to its counterespionage campaign through hotlines,
cash rewards, classes and an annual
?national security awareness? day.
Authorities have launched a
website in English and Chinese for
reporting espionage and released a
cartoon warning Chinese citizens
to ?be on alert for friends who wear
masks? ?spies who come as tourists,
journalists, researchers or diplomats.
The cartoon features a foreign
NGO worker teaching a group of Chinese workers about trade unions and
encouraging them to protest.
Zoo faces charges over Kodiak
bear?s trip to ice cream shop
Ashifa Kassam
Toronto
A private zoo in the Canadian province
of Alberta is facing charges after a bear
from the facility was taken through a
drive-through fast-food restaurant in
a pickup truck and hand-fed ice cream
through the vehicle?s window.
News of the outing emerged earlier
this year after Discovery Wildlife Park,
located about 70 miles north of Calgary in the town of Innisfail, posted
a video on social media showing a
captive Kodiak bear sitting in the passenger seat of a truck. The video later
showed the one-year-old bear, known
as Berkley, leaning out of the truck?s
window, enthusiastically licking an
Frances Eve
Researcher
China?s president, Xi Jinping, has
made national security a core part
of his legacy. Under Xi, China has
passed a series of national security
laws that broaden the government?s
already wide remit to investigate and
monitor individuals deemed a threat
to爏tability.
Late last year China updated its
counter-espionage law to widen
definitions of behaviour punishable
in the name of security. Foreign
individuals or groups can be punished
for fabricating or distorting facts, or
issuing information that harms China?s
national security.
?These laws target civil society
groups as a threat to national security and attempt to create a cloud
of suspicion around cooperation
between NGOs and individuals inside
and outside of China,? said Frances
Eve, a researcher for the advocacy
group China Human Rights Defenders.
The presence of foreign spies and
their recruitment work in China is real.
In 2010 and 2011, at least a dozen CIA
sources within China were imprisoned
or killed, including one who was shot
in front of his colleagues outside a government building.
In 2016 Chinese media reported
that as many as 115,675 foreign spies,
mostly from Germany, Japan, and the
US, were operating in the country.
ice cream cone held by the owner of a
local Dairy Queen.
At the time, the zoo said the drivethrough trip had posed no danger to
the public as it had taken place before
the Dairy Queen had opened for
the day, and that the bear had been
secured by a chain throughout.
The zoo and its owners are now facing two charges ?directly related to the
alleged failure of the park to notify
the provincial government prior to
the bear leaving the zoo?, according
to Alberta Fish and Wildlife officials.
One count stems from the bear?s
jaunt to the Dairy Queen, while the
other dates back to 2017. At the time
Berkley had just arrived as an orphan
from the US and the zoo allegedly
failed to inform officials she was being
taken home to be bottle-fed.
The zoo?s owner, Doug Bos, said he
planned to plead guilty to the charges,
noting that this was the first time in the
zoo?s 28-year history that it was facing such charges. ?We made a mistake.
I?m embarrassed about it,? he told the
Guardian. ?Every time we take an animal off the property, we?re supposed
to notify Fish and Wildlife, send them
an email, and we forgot to do that in
both instances.?
Previous campaigns have included a
comic depicting a government worker
who fell for a red-headed foreign spy
pretending to be an academic. A catchy
video last year also explained how to
report spies to the authorities.
Samantha Hoffman, an analyst
focusing on Chinese state security
and a visiting fellow at the Mercator
Institute for China Studies in Germany,
said: ?The campaigns are centred
around the idea that ?everyone is
responsible? for participating in China?s state security.
?Participation is aimed at preventing, stopping and punishing behaviour
that could compromise state security.?
?The laws try to create
a cloud of suspicion
around NGOs?
Donald Trump?s choice for head of
the Central Intelligence Agency struggled yesterday to tell senators how she
would respond if the US president
asked her to reintroduce the waterboarding of terrorist suspects.
Gina Haspel, grilled about her
time running a covert detention site
where suspects were brutally interrogated during George W Bush?s ?war on
terror?, failed to explicitly condemn
such techniques as immoral. Twice
the hearing on Capitol Hill was interrupted by protesters, one of whom
yelled, ?You are a torturer,? before
being dragged out by police.
A Republican senator, Susan Collins, asked what Haspel would do as
CIA head if Trump ordered waterboarding ? which simulates drowning
? on a high-value suspect. ?Senator,
I would advise,? she began, then
restarted her answer: ?I do not believe
the president would ask me to do that.?
This prompted scornful laughter from the public gallery. During
his presidential election campaign,
Trump vowed to authorise waterboarding and a ?hell of a lot worse?.
After a long pause, Haspel sought
to explain: ?But we have today in the
US government other US government
entities that conduct interrogations.
I would advise anyone that asked
me that CIA is not the place to conduct interrogations. We do not have
interrogators and we do not have interrogation expertise.?
She added: ?CIA does not today
conduct interrogations: we never did
historically, and we?re not getting back
in that business.?
In 2002 Haspel, an undercover
officer for most of her 33-year
career, served as CIA station chief in
Thailand, where the agency ran one
of the ?black sites? where suspected
al-Qaida extremists were interrogated
using procedures that included
waterboarding.
In 2005 she supported destroying
videotapes that documented the
interrogations. Yesterday she claimed
this was because of fears they could
be leaked and fall into the hands of
al-Qaida, though she would no longer
endorse such an act today.
Several protesters, wearing pink
clothes and placards, were escorted
out by police before the hearing.
? Gina Haspel testifies at a Senate
intelligence committee hearing
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? Pablo Picasso?s Young Girl with a
Flower Basket is displayed in London
before its sale in New York for $115m
PHOTOGRAPH: TOLGA AKMEN/EPA
Google moves
to ban all ads
relating to Irish
referendum
on abortion
Jim Waterson
Heading for $1bn
A three-day auction of David
Rockefeller?s private art
collection is set to climb above
the unprecedented total of
$1bn (�8m) for a singleowner estate sale after its
record-breaking ?rst evening
raised over $646m.
Among lots at Christie?s in
Manhattan were a rose period
portrait by Pablo Picasso that
sold for $115m and a Monet
from his water garden series
that sold for a record $84.6m.
The auction saw the sale of
44 lots from the modern art
collection of the oil dynasty?s
billionaire scion, including
celebrated works by Paul
Gauguin and Henri Matisse.
The 1905 Picasso, Young Girl
with a Flower Basket, started
at $90m under the evening?s
auctioneer, Christie?s global
president, Jussi Pylkk鋘en,
and bidding lasted only a
few minutes. The Monet
was pursued by ?ve separate
buyers with bids increasing
at $1m intervals. ?It?s like a
tennis game with ?ve rackets,?
Pylkk鋘en told the room.
The proceeds will go to a
number of causes Rockefeller
and his wife Peggy supported
in their lifetimes.
? A 19th
century French
Palissy style
oval charger
decorated with
trompe l?oeil
freshwater fish
has an estimate
of $2,500
PHOTOGRAPH:
CHRISTIE?S
? Odalisque
couch閑 aux
magnolias, by
Henri Matisse,
sold for $807m.
It hung in the
Rockefellers?
country house in
New York state
PHOTOGRAPH:
CHRISTIE?S
Snow buntings
by John James
Audubon, from
1834, will be
offered today
with an estimate
of $3,000 in the
online part of the
auction series
PHOTOGRAPH:
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Tenth bus explodes in Rome
this year after ?short circuit?
Angela Giuffrida
Rome
Prosecutors in Rome are investigating
a bus explosion in the city?s historic
centre, the 10th such blast in the Italian capital this year.
Passengers and pedestrians were
lucky to escape injury on Tuesday
when the vehicle burst into flames on
Via del Tritone, a high street close to
the Spanish Steps and Trevi fountain.
? Tourists thought a terrorist attack
had made the bus burst into flames
The explosion was reportedly
caused by a short circuit, although
tourists assumed it was terrorism.
Two shops were damaged by the blast.
Il Messaggero newspaper, which is
based on Via Tritone, reported: ?There
was a loud roar and everyone started to
flee like crazy when they didn?t understand what was happening.? Japanese
tourists told the newspaper: ?We
thought it was a bomb.?
The explosions are so frequent in
Rome that residents have suggested
public transport poses a greater threat
to their safety than terrorism. There
were 22 bus blasts last year and 14 in
2016, with no reported injuries.
The explosions have piled further
pressure on the city?s beleaguered
authorities. Atac, the local transport
company, is beset by mismanagement,
lack of investment and corruption
scandals. It has been criticised for its
poorly maintained and ageing fleet ?
36% of its buses are not in use because
they are awaiting repairs.
The interior minister, Marco Minniti, visited the scene with Linda
Meleo, the city councillor in charge
of transport. Meleo said 200 new buses
had gone into service since Virginia
Raggi, of the Five Star Movement, was
elected mayor in June 2016. Raggi has
admitted, however, that a large proportion of the fleet is ?too old?.
?The real point is that the Atac fleet
is extremely old. The bus that went up
in flames was 15 years old,? she said.
Google has banned all adverts relating
to the Irish abortion referendum amid
fears that overseas organisations were
taking advantage of loopholes in campaign funding laws to target voters.
It means adverts relating to the
poll will no longer appear alongside
Google search results or on YouTube
in the final fortnight of the campaign.
?Following our update around election integrity efforts globally, we have
decided to pause all ads related to the
Irish referendum on the eighth amendment,? a spokesperson said.
The move follows Facebook?s
announcement on Tuesday that it
would only allow adverts relating to
the referendum to be bought by organisations located within the Republic of
Ireland. Although Irish law bans foreign donations to political campaigns,
there had been concerns that overseas
campaigners were still able to spend
potentially unlimited sums on ads.
Irish voters will go to the polls on
25 May to decide whether to repeal
the eighth amendment to the constitution, which guarantees the ?right
to life of the unborn?, which ensures
abortion remains illegal. Recent polls
suggest a narrow lead for the campaign
to repeal the amendment, although
many have yet to make up their minds.
The referendum is one of the first
major votes held since the Cambridge
Analytica scandal forced Facebook
to answer questions from politicians
around the world about its activities
and the impact of targeted advertising for political ends.
The high-profile nature of the contest, in addition to the heavy presence
of US technology multinationals in
Dublin, has led major internet companies to closely monitor how their
platforms are being used during the
referendum, with Facebook rushing
to roll out its news transparency platform for political ads.
Despite this there have been
repeated concerns about how the
social network?s paid advertising
product has been used during the
campaign, prompting the Irish government to consider a new law forcing
internet companies to reveal who is
paying for online political ads.
James Lawless, the technology
spokesperson for Ireland?s largest
opposition party, Fianna F醝l, said
Google?s decision to ban the ads had
come ?too late in the day? and raised
concerns about the online campaign.
He said: ?Fake news has already had
a corrosive impact on the referendum
debate on social media.?
Lawless said Irish politicians
needed to pass legislation to restrict
internet companies? advertising products ?in the same way that steps were
taken in the past to regulate political
advertising on traditional forms of
print and broadcast media?.
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? Olivera Laki?, shot in the leg
outside her home after investigating
a cigarette smuggling ring
PHOTOGRAPH: RTCG
? The crime scene in Podgorica. Laki?
was recovering in hospital yesterday
In the line of fire
Investigative journalist shot in leg as
organised crime grips Montenegro
Shaun Walker
Podgorica
S
hortly after sunset
on Tuesday a man
approached the
investigative journalist
Olivera Laki? outside
her apartment in
Montenegro?s capital, Podgorica,
and calmly shot her in the leg
from close range. Laki? saw the
silhouettes of three men fleeing the
scene as she fell to the ground.
A tourist paradise of mountains,
canyons and Adriatic coastline,
Montenegro also has a serious
problem with organised crime.
For years the tranquillity has been
shattered regularly by car bombs
and shootings, with the violence
escalating in recent months.
Laki? wrote investigative articles
for the newspaper Vijesti about
cigarette smuggling, claiming senior
police officials were involved in the
counterfeit trade. She had received
numerous threats and was assaulted
outside her apartment in 2012.
Vijesti?s executive editor, ?eljko
Ivanovi?, who visited Laki? in
hospital yesterday, said: ?It took
her many years to get over that
attack, and it was only in the last
year that she had started smiling,
being optimistic and enjoying her
job again. It was absolutely clear that
this was a very professional attack.
They could easily have killed her,
Malta a haven for oil smugglers
after ignoring Italian warnings
Stephanie Kirchgaessner Rome
Lorenzo Tondo Palermo
Maltese authorities are failing to rein
in fuel smuggling, turning the island
into a haven for traffickers of oil from
Libya, an investigation has discovered.
International observers have
warned that oil smuggling is contributing to destabilisation in Libya
and costing the country nearly $1bn
(�0m) a year in lost revenue.
An investigation by the Daphne
Project, a consortium of 18 media
organisations that has taken on stories
pursued by the murdered Maltese
journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia,
has found evidence that Malta failed
to act on calls by Italian authorities to
try to stop the illicit trade.
The Guardian?s partners in the
project, led by the Investigative
Reporting Project Italy (IRPI) and
the newspaper La Repubblica, have
found that, according to Italian police
but instead they wanted to send a
message: to her, to all journalists in
Montenegro, and maybe to part of
the government as well.?
Ivanovi? was joined on his visit
by US and EU diplomats, who called
for a proper inquiry. Montenegro?s
prime minister, Du?ko Markovi?,
did order a ?swift and efficient
investigation?. But, as a rule, such
cases have not been solved.
For years, Montenegro has been
riven by gang violence linked
to lucrative drug and cigarette
smuggling routes. Usually the
killings take place away from the
tourist hotspots, but not always.
In 2015 an alleged criminal boss
was shot dead on the waterfront
promenade in Budva, a coastal town
sources, Maltese authorities have not
taken steps to prevent ship-to-ship
transfers that have taken place about
12爉iles off the Maltese coast, in the
country?s contiguous waters.
The Guardia di Finanza, Italy?s
financial police, have spotted at least
12 acts of ship-to-ship smuggling in
Malta?s contiguous waters over the
past six months, the same area the
practice occurred in 2016.
Sources in Malta?s fishing cooperatives told the Daphne Project that
previous acts of smuggling by individuals who had since been arrested
in Italy had involved vessels that
were allowed to dock at two bunkering facilities in Malta, but were never
checked by the Maltese coastguard.
popular with tourists. He was killed
by a sniper, who shot him from one
of the towers of the old town and
made a getaway by speedboat.
In March this year two people
were killed in a drive-by shooting
at a cafe in central Podgorica, and
hardly a week has gone by this year
without news of a shooting or car
bomb somewhere in the country.
There are persistent allegations
that government figures are linked
to the criminal gangs. The country?s
president, Milo ?ukanovi?, has been
the most powerful politician in the
country for nearly 30 years, leading
it to independence from Serbia and
into Nato last year. ?ukanovi? also
made EU integration a priority, and
the country hopes to join in 2025.
Critics say ?ukanovi??s
government is forgiven many sins
because of his commitment to
Nato and European integration
amid western fears about Russian
influence in the region. Montenegrin
authorities said that in 2016 they
thwarted a Russian-backed coup
attempt aimed at toppling the
government and killing ?ukanovi?.
?There have been 25 physical
attacks on Vijesti journalists or
The Maltese home affairs and
national security ministry, which
administers customs and law enforcement, did not respond to requests for
comment.
Andrea Bonomo, a prosecutor in
Catania who led an Italian investigation into the smuggling trade, said
documents that allowed smugglers to
claim that fuel was from Saudi Arabia,
?Several requests for
information have
gone unanswered?
Andrea Bonomo
Prosecutor in Catania
premises in the past decade. And
this is the country that is supposedly
the most reformed western Balkan
country and on its way to EU
accession,? said Ivanovi?.
Last month ?ukanovi? attacked
Vijesti for promoting ?fascist ideas?
by criticising his son?s business
dealings. On paper the Montenegrin
government has a programme to
fight organised crime, but activists
say the reality is more complicated.
?This state has never had a
genuine strategy to fight organised
crime,? said Daliborka Uljarevi?,
the executive director of a leading
Montenegrin NGO, claiming
elements of the government had
been complicit in criminal activity.
?This is not a tango you can dance on
equal footing. It captures you, and
once you play with organised crime
you?re controlled by it.?
Journalists have frequently
become targets. Last month a car
bomb exploded outside the house
of Sead Sadikovi? in Bijelo Polje. He
was at work preparing his weekly TV
broadcast at the time.
?There were many threats before
that,? Sadikovi? told the Guardian.
?I reported all of them to the
prosecution, without any concrete
results so far.?
He blamed ?politically motivated
hate-mongers irritated by my
reporting?, adding: ?I don?t know
what the authorities will do, but
I?m not very optimistic ... whenever
someone speaks out in Montenegro,
bombs go off or noses are broken.?
Omer ?arki?, 55, organised a
protest in Podgorica last month after
the bomb attack on Sadikovi?.
?These killings affect everyone
in Montenegro, we?re sitting here
now and we don?t know if someone
might open fire right now,? he said,
in an interview at a cafe in the centre
of the city. ?It?s like a war. First it
happens far away from the cities but
now it?s getting closer and closer.
Ordinary citizens are now in danger
but nobody is doing anything.?
Additional reporting Una Hajdari
when it came from Libya, were still
being forged in Malta, months after
Italy arrested one of the ringleaders.
?We have attempted several times
to collaborate with Maltese authorities
on the oil-smuggling investigation,
with several international requests for
information, but they have gone unanswered for 18 months,? Bonomo said.
Following Caruana Galizia?s
murder, he said, some documentation
was provided by Maltese authorities
about the illicit smuggling, but it was
?incomplete compared to what we had
requested?.
Three men have been arrested in
connection with Caruana Galizia?s killing and pleaded not guilty. The motive
behind her death is still unclear.
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Oil prices surge on US move
to reimpose Iran sanctions
force within 180 days unless new
agreements can be reached.
Iran is the third-largest producer in
Opec and has been pumping around
2.5m barrels a day ? 3% of global production ? since the sanctions were
lifted, with the bulk of its output going
to China, India and Korea.
Oil prices have been rising steadily after Opec curbed a supply glut
by restricting output, with help from
Russia and a collapse in production
in Venezuela, although US fracking
companies have stepping in to take
up some of the slack.
The restrictions on Iran?s production are likely to push prices even
higher. Ken Odeluga, a City Index analyst, predicts they could reach at least
$80 in the short term, and Goldman
Sachs says its summer target of $82.50
could be breached.
But analysts believe the impact
of the US move could be less severe
than the previous round of sanctions,
given that Trump has chosen to go it
alone. On top of that, Saudi Arabia has
suggested it could work with other
producers to reduce any shortfall.
Richard Robinson, who manages
the Ashburton Global Energy Fund,
said: ?The worst-case scenario,
involving strict adherence and policing of sanctions, could see as much
as 700,000 barrels a day removed
from the market. A less disciplined
approach, with ambiguous US guidance, could remove less than 200,000
barrels per day. Trump?s rhetoric
sounded fairly unambiguous.?
Jon Rigby of UBS said: ?Extensive
market focus has fallen on the 1m-1.5m
barrels a day fall in Iranian oil production over the 2012-15 period of
coordinated US and EU sanctions.
?We are sceptical that this change
will have the same effect, since the
US is now acting alone. That said, the
global reach of the US should not be
underestimated, and company concerns of running afoul of sanctions are
very爎eal.?
The day?s rise in the crude price
was helped by a bigger than expected
weekly fall in US crude stockpiles of
2.2m barrels, benefiting energy firms
and helping to lift stock markets.
The FTSE 100 finished 96 points
(1.3%) higher at 7662.5, with BP, Royal
Dutch Shell and BHP Billiton among
the leading risers, all up more than 3%.
Chris Beauchamp, chief market
analyst at IG, said: ?The surge in the
[crude] price has not proved to be a
boon for emerging market nations like
Argentina, but for oil firms it remains
a blessing, powering earnings growth
yet higher. Signs of increasing consumption in the US will only bolster
the bullish case in the longer term.?
What does the nuclear deal have
to do with the oil price?
When Iran pledged to limit its
nuclear ambitions to civil energy
production under the deal with the
P5+1 group of world powers ? the
US, UK, France, China, Russia and
Germany ? sanctions were lifted on
its oil exports, giving a significant
boost to global oil supplies.
supply from Russia, Venezuela and
other Opec nations desperate for
cash and an important new arrival
on the scene ? fracking firms in the
US, which had begun pumping huge
quantities of oil and gas. The recent
cold snap, which affected not just
the UK, but much of continental
Europe and the US, also sent energy
prices upwards as demand rose.
How big is Iran?s contribution to
global supplies?
Iran is the third largest producer
in Opec, which makes it a heavy
hitter in the production of oil.
Trump?s threat to reimpose
sanctions and effectively keep up
to half of Iranian oil in the ground
has hit the oil price ever since he
was elected in November 2016.
The price of Brent crude is now up
50% year on year.
Has Opec been successful?
The International Energy Agency
says production cuts among Opec?s
14 members and its affiliates,
especially Russia, have had a
significant impact. The agency
recently said 90% of the supply
governed by the Opec cuts was
holding to lower production limits.
petrol in early 2016 to �20 a litre
today. Gas prices, which tend to
track the oil price, have also risen
steeply. Between them, oil and gas
prices have been two of the main
factors pushing up inflation and
reducing real disposable incomes.
The transport industry is also
being hit by rising costs, which it
is struggling to pass on to retailers
in a time of squeezed real incomes
and weak consumer demand. Rising
energy costs are also a blow to
heavy users, like the manufacturing
industry.
Fears of supply squeeze push
Brent crude to highest level
since November 2014
Nick Fletcher
Oil prices surged to a three-and-ahalf-year high yesterday after Donald
Trump scrapped a nuclear deal with
Iran and announced the US was reimposing sanctions on the country.
Brent crude rose more than 3% to
$77.40 a barrel, a level not seen since
November 2014, before slipping back
to $77 by late afternoon, still up around
2.9% on the day. West Texas Intermediate ? the US benchmark ?also
rose around 3%, to $71 a barrel, on
fears that Trump?s move would lead to
a new squeeze on supplies and further
inflame tensions in the Middle East.
The US was part of a group of countries that signed the agreement with
Iran in 2015, lifting sanctions in return
for curbs on Iran?s nuclear programme
and allowing it to restart exports of oil.
But in defiance of other signatories
to the deal, including the UK, Europe
and China, Trump has now unilaterally
pulled out and threatened the ?highest level? of sanctions on the country.
These are expected to come into
Q&A
The climbing cost of crude
Is Iran the only factor?
No. Opec has spent the last three
years attempting to push up the
price of oil following a market
collapse in 2014, when the price
plunged from more than $115 a
barrel to below $30 a barrel. That
was a result of an increase in
How will business and consumers
be affected?
Prices at the pumps have edged up
from around �a litre for unleaded
$30
The price per barrel of crude following
the collapse in the oil market in 2014,
after hitting a peak of $115
Will prices keep rising?
The US fracking industry was
supposed to ride to the rescue and
prevent oil prices from ever soaring
again by switching on dormant
production rigs mothballed when
the price of Brent crude fell below
$50 a barrel. Morgan Stanley was
one of the few banks to predict US
shale drillers wouldn?t be able to
keep up with rising demand. Last
year it said the shale sector would
need to increase production from
about 5.9m barrels a day in 2017 to
7m barrels a day this year to put a
cap on prices.
Argentina?s gamble
Appeal to hated IMF
risks case of deja vu
Larry Elliott
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rgentina 17 years
ago was a country in
crisis. The economy
was in freefall, and
there was a general
strike, capital flight
and middle-class protests on the
streets because the banks were
closed for business. People lost their
lives in riots. Presidents came and
went with bewildering regularity.
Argentina was to the southern
? Mauricio Macri announces that he
is seeking a line of credit from the IMF
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Fox sticks to
Disney plan
in spite of
Comcast bid
Dominic Rushe
New York
The chairman of 21st Century Fox,
Lachlan Murdoch, said yesterday that
the media company planned to press
on with plans to merge with Disney
and take full control of Sky, but was
considering its options as cable rival
Comcast prepares a higher bid.
Last December Fox agreed to sell
most of its cable and studio assets to
Disney. It is also looking to acquire the
shares of Sky it doesn?t already own.
But those plans now face a challenge
from Comcast, which is reportedly
preparing a $60bn all-cash offer for the
Fox properties and launched a separate bid for Sky last month.
During a call with analysts after
the company posted quarterly results
Murdoch said he would not comment
on ?market speculation.? He said
he expected to receive regulatory
approval for the Sky deal ?in a month
or two?. ?Comcast has just begun its
regulatory process and we believe it is
very reasonable for Comcast to receive
a robust regulatory review,? he said.
But given Comcast?s bid, Murdoch
said the company was considering its
options, with a further announcement
to be made in due course. The company?s quarterly revenue beat analysts?
estimates yesterday as it received
higher fees from cable and satellite
distributors. Shares were marginally
up in extended trading.
Revenue from Fox?s cable division,
hemisphere what Greece was to the
northern one in 2015 ? only worse.
The International Monetary
Fund (IMF) was deeply implicated
in the crisis. The Washington-based
institution had been a strong backer
of the country?s hardline economic
strategy, based around convertibility
of the peso into dollars. The idea
was that currency discipline would
force Argentina to break with its
inflationary past. What it actually led
to by the turn of the millennium was
a deep slump. The backlash against
grinding austerity led not just to the
abandoning of convertibility but a
break with the IMF and all its works.
That was then. This week,
Argentina?s president, Mauricio
Macri, took the decision to seek a
$30bn (�bn) line of credit from the
IMF to help shore up the peso, which
has been falling rapidly against the
US dollar for a simple set of reasons:
Argentina has a big budget deficit,
a big current account deficit and
stubbornly high inflation. Interest
rates were raised to 40% last week
? Exchange rates for the peso are
displayed at a bureau de change in
Buenos Aires PHOTOGRAPH: EPA
but it failed to stop the peso sliding.
Macri, who vowed on election in
2015 to return Argentina to the path
of economic orthodoxy, has not
delivered the promised miracle.
Macri?s plan involved cuddling
up to the international financial
markets. He thought a get-tough
approach to inflation and the budget
deficit would bring foreign capital
flooding into the country, and that
the new investment would boost
growth and rebalance the economy.
What he has discovered to his cost
is that foreign capital can leave the
country as quickly as it arrives.
Last year, Argentina sought to
burnish its pro-market credentials
by floating a 100-year bond, which
was heavily oversubscribed. But
the transformation of the economy
is taking longer than expected and
the markets have grown impatient.
Investors have been dumping the
100-year bond and selling the peso.
As Macri put it when he revealed
he was asking the IMF for help:
?Global conditions are becoming
increasingly complex due to several
factors: interest rates are rising, oil
is rising, currencies of emerging
countries have been devalued, all
variables that we do not control.?
Mark Weisbrot, of the Center
for Economic and Policy Research
thinktank in Washington DC, said
that in theory getting a line of credit
from the IMF could help because it
was like having additional reserves
to defend the peso without having
to borrow them. ?But it depends on
what conditions the IMF puts on it.?
It is the legacy of 17 years ago that
makes Macri?s appeal for help such
a gamble. Argentina will doubtless
get its credit line but it will come at
a cost. The IMF will set conditions
that are almost certain to be painful
and unpopular. There are plenty of
places where the IMF is unloved. But
in few of them is the loathing quite
as visceral as it is in Argentina.
Greggs blames
?beast from the
east? for sales dip
Angela Monaghan
Greggs has warned of worse-thanexpected profits after the ?beast from
the east? storm hit sales.
The Newcastle-based firm, which
has about 1,900 shops across the UK,
said the bad weather kept shoppers off
the streets ? and away from its sausage
rolls and steak bakes. The chain was
up against strong comparative performance in the same period of 2017.
In an update for the first 18 weeks
of 2018, Greggs said it was expecting
full-year profit to be about the same as
last year?s �.8m. City analysts had
been forecasting �m, and Greggs?
shares slumped 15% to �.80.
which houses the Fox News and FX
channels among others, rose 9.8% to
$4.42bn, accounting for more than
half of total revenue in the quarter.
That beat analysts? average estimate
of $4.4bn, according to Thomson Reuters IBES. The company reported a
revenue of $3.51bn, a rise of 11% from
a year earlier.
Addressing the Disney deal,
Murdoch said the company was ?committed to its agreement? and working
through the conditions. But he added
that the directors were ?aware of their
fiduciary duties to all shareholders?.
The cable company?s entry into the
deal is likely to spark a bidding war for
Fox as Comcast tries to press shareholders to accept its higher offer. The
Murdochs have said they prefer Disney?s deal because its all-share offer
is more tax-efficient.
Comcast, which own NBC and Universal studios as well as its vast cable
operations, is waiting to launch its
bid for Fox as the outcome of another
media mega-deal is being weighed in
the US courts. The justice department
has challenged AT&T?s bid for Time
Warner, arguing it would be bad for
consumers.
The case closed earlier this month
and if the judge rules against the government, it is likely to strengthen
Comcast?s plans to acquire Disney.
In a note to clients BTIG analyst
Richard Greenfield argued that Comcast would face fewer issues than
Disney in getting a Fox deal approved.
?If Fox is willing to engage
Comcast and entertain a higher
cash bid, it puts Disney in a difficult situation,? Greenfield wrote.
?Disney has never been in an all-out
bidding war for a major asset, so this
becomes uncharted territory.?
$60bn
The all-cash offer reportedly being
prepared by Comcast to take over
Fox?s cable and studio assets
The bakery chain suffered disruption
during the snow, with delivery vans
struggling to reach their destinations
and staff unable to make it into work,
particularly in Scotland and parts of
Wales.
?We were significantly disrupted,
with a double-digit decline in sales in
that period,? said the chief executive,
Roger Whiteside. Lost sales would not
be made up, he said, because ?people
don?t come in and have two lunches
the week after?.
However, he said the poor weather
was not solely to blame. More recent
sales had been better than March and
April, but were still behind January
and February. He said that while
average customer spend had increased
to about �because of Greggs? meal
deals, fewer customers were coming
through the door, reflecting the
general weakness on the high street.
Greggs said its breakfast and hot
food menus were proving popular. The
chain said sales of healthier options
had also continued to grow as it had
extended the range for the summer.
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Financial
Analysis
Nils Pratley
?Is BT?s biggest shareholder
fully on board with UK?s
fibre ambitions or not??
B
T often gets stick
for being an
overprivileged
incumbent that hates
the whiff of real
competition, so it?s
almost comforting to know that
its German equivalent, Deutsche
Telekom, fits the caricature better.
Witness the wildly over-thetop reaction of the DT CEO,
Tim H鰐tges, to the news that
Vodafone is buying the US group
Liberty Global?s cable assets in the
country in an ?18.4bn deal that
also involves operations in Czech
Republic, Hungary and Romania.
?Totally unacceptable,? H鰐tges
told Bloomberg, which described
him as being ?visibly worked up?.
One assumes he?ll now mount
a campaign in Berlin and Brussels
to try to get the deal blocked, but
it?s hard to see why politicians or
regulators should give him the
PHOTOGRAPH: REUTERS/
ALESSANDRO BIANCHI
time of day. In broadband, DT has
13.2 million customers in Germany
and Vodafone?s operation (with 6.5
million customers) plus Liberty?s
(with 3.5 million) would still be
smaller in combination.
H鰐tges is on firmer ground in
arguing that Vodafone would have a
bigger share in TV, but so what? That
battle is really a scrap with satellite
broadcasters over transmission
systems; it?s not as if Vodafone is
producing TV programmes. DT,
as the Vodafone chief executive,
Vittorio Colao, pointed out, would
still be in 70% of homes.
German politicians, one
strongly suspects, will welcome
stiffer competition. Like their UK
counterparts, they worry that life
in the broadband slow lane carries
long-term economic costs. Vodafone
has promised to commit to spend
heavily on ?gigabit? infrastructure
in Germany. It is the biggest deal
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the company has done in years
and, from the point of view of its
shareholders, the terms look OK:
it is paying about 11 times topline profits, roughly what the City
expected.
The wider moral should perhaps
be drawn by the UK regulator Ofcom
as it tries to promote competition in
fast-fibre broadband here.
DT is BT?s biggest shareholder
with a 12% stake and, according
to the rumour mill, wants it to
pedal as slowly as possible on fibre
investment in the UK. H鰐tges is a
non-executive director of BT. Is he
on board with the UK?s fibre rollout
ambitions or not?
Novartis on the defensive
You would have to travel a long
way to find a more defensive
corporate statement than Novartis?s
confirmation that it paid $1.2m
to Essential Consultants, a shell
company set up in Delaware by
Donald Trump?s attorney, Michael
Cohen. The $100,000-a-month
payments related to ?US healthcare
policy matters?, said the Swiss drugs
group, before deciding after a single
meeting that Essential would not be
any help but the one-year contract
couldn?t be terminated early.
But Vas Narasimhan, promoted to
chief executive in February this year,
had ?no involvement whatsoever?
since the deal was done before he
took the top job.
The Greek parliament voted
two months ago to investigate 10
politicians over accusations they
accepted bribes from Novartis
between 2006 and 2015. The
politicians have all denied the
claims. Nothing illegal is alleged in
the Cohen case, it should be said.
But Narasimhan is a new-broom
boss on a mission to make Novartis
the very model of an upright
corporate citizen. The US tale is not
going to help.
GSK exec shows way to go
Here?s a rare sight: a long-serving
FTSE 100 executive leaving his role
without a payoff.
At 55, Simon Dingemans seems
too young to retire as finance
director of GlaxoSmithKline but he
and the company have gone about
the process in the correct manner.
Dingemans informed the company
of his plan, will work out a year?s
notice and will depart next May
without a severance payment.
This ought to be completely
unremarkable since it is how
the world works for 99.9% of
the population. It is only in the
corporate world that it is often
deemed necessary to pay departing
executives to go away when they?ve
chosen to leave anyway.
The practice is a contractual
outrage, of course. Severance
payments for voluntary leavers are a
nonsense ? worse in principle even
than bonus schemes that pay out in
all weathers.
The Dingemans example, let?s
hope, marks a turning point.
Florence and the machines An employee works on bitcoin mining computers at Bitminer
Factory in Florence, Italy. The process of creating the digital currency bitcoin requires a
significant amount of computing power that, according to a recent estimate, uses more
electricity in a year than the whole of Ireland.
Worker rights
tsar proposes
naming of
abusive firms
Sarah Butler
Companies whose suppliers fail to pay
the minimum wage or curb holiday pay
could be named and shamed under a
regime proposed by the government?s
workers? rights tsar.
In his first annual full strategy
report, Sir David Metcalf proposed
making well-known retailers, restaurant chains or other brand owners
jointly responsible for any non-compliance with employment law
throughout their supply chain.
Metcalf, the government?s director
of labour market enforcement, suggested the companies are given three
months to put their house in order or
face being publicly named.
Trade unions welcomed Metcalf?s
attempt to ensure brands at the head
of supply chains took more responsibility, but were disappointed that he
had stopped short of suggesting any
financial or legal penalties.
Hannah Reed, an employment
rights expert at trade union body the
TUC, which has called for joint legal
liability for brand owners if their suppliers breach employment law, said:
?Joint responsibility is a step in the
right direction but it won?t have the
teeth that we would like to see.?
She added that enforcement should
not happen behind closed doors,
because this meant employees who
complained could be left in the dark on
whether action had been taken.
Metcalf said the benefit of joint
responsibility was that it could be
implemented quickly with little
need for new legislation and would
encourage brand owners to work in
partnership with suppliers.
In a submission to the report, the
CBI told Metcalf it welcomed the
approach because joint liability was
likely to ?push the company at the
top of the supply chain towards terminating their relationship with the
supplier in which the issue has arisen,
rather than acting as a positive force
for improving working conditions.?
Metcalf?s 135-page report also called
for pilots of local licensing schemes
for nail bars and car washes, two of
the sectors where workers are deemed
most vulnerable to mistreatment.
He reiterated calls for a power to
embargo ?hot goods? produced in factories that underpay workers and for
an increase in fines for non-payment
of the national minimum wage.
He said companies should be
given more guidance by HMRC
in order to prevent accidentally
underpaying workers but fines for
deliberate breaches should be significantly increased.
?The probability [for a company] of
an HMRC minimum wage investigation is only once every 500 years but
they are only fined an average twice
their arrears. The surprising thing is
how many companies comply,? Metcalf said.
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Bustle and busyness at the pond; a skater
darts along, a ?atworm oozes by, then I
spot a cyclops in the deep - eyeballing me
Journal Country diary Page 7
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An intense dust storm swept across
north India last week, owing to a
surplus of moisture over the Bay
of Bengal in the east colliding with
destructive winds carrying dust
from the west. India is no stranger
to dust storms but this one was
made worse by the exceptionally
strong winds, or downbursts, that
developed within thunderstorms.
Falling precipitation, in this case,
evaporated before it reached the
ground then cooled the surrounding
air. This cooler air then blew radially
and intensely towards the ground,
created powerful straight-line winds
and kicked large amounts of dust
up from the surface, with speeds of
more than 75mph recorded.
In Pakistan record-breaking heat
drove temperatures reportedly to
50.2C (122.4F) on 30 April, beating
the 50C record of 2017 ? the highest
temperature yet recorded across the
continent. A ?heat dome? enveloped
the country and stopped hot air
escaping as it continued to cyclically
warm at the surface.
Meanwhile, record-breaking
rains lashed Sardinia, and more than
160mm of rain fell within two days
last week. That was more than four
times the average May rainfall.
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Football
Goodwood brawl
is a warning sign
for sport of kings
Following Leedss
on their strange
tour of Myanmarr
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side were favourites for the title and Fergie was doing
everything he could to poke a stick in their spokes. In the
end Arsenal blew an eight-point lead as United romped
home. The result put the seal on Fergie?s reputation as
a master of mind games, just a part of the legend once
again in vivid focus after the 76-year-old was taken to
Salford Royal Hospital last weekend.
Ferguson had not observed anything that people did
not already know, but he did crystallise the idea in their
minds (probably with unpleasant mental image to boot).
The concept of a point in time where sporting pressure
comes to a head, an occasion in which specific demands
are made of an athlete, became a thing.
I was thinking about all this as I watched Williams at
the mini-pool and then, later, when he was cavorting
around in victory wearing nothing but a towel. The
Welshman had been mucking around all weekend, it
seemed; tweeting from a kebab shop late at night before
the final, eating a spectator?s wine gums during play.
?Win or lose, I can honestly say I didn?t really mind,?
Williams insisted after the match. Had his insouciance
stopped his bum from squeaking?
T
? Mark Williams enters
the Crucible theatre
for the last session of
his World Snooker
Championship final
against John Higgins.
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Cue, excellence
Trusting himself lets
Williams perform
at his peak when
bums turn squeaky
Paul MacInnes
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n Monday evening I stood adjacent
to history. Waiting for the delayed
evening session, I was pouring myself
a Britvic J20 in the Crucible press room
when Mark Williams walked in. The
43-year-old was three frames away
from winning his first World Snooker
Championship in 15 years and prize
money of �5,000. It was perhaps the most pressurised
moment in his entire life. The Welshman wandered over
to where I was standing and spotted a game of micro
pool. ?I?m good at this,? he said. With a tiny cue he lined
up a shot, only for the gobstopper-sized ball to bounce
out of a pocket. I didn?t quite know what to say.
In the end I gave it some crap banter about the pocket
being hexed. Williams switched from top left to top right
and soon the balls were flying in from all corners of the
25cm long table. I breathed a sigh of relief. The last thing
I wanted was to destroy the guy?s confidence on a table
suitable for ages eight and up.
As it turned out Williams lost the next five frames
on his return to the main arena. He still won the title,
however, claiming the break that ultimately got him over
the line was ?one of the best under pressure I?ve ever had
in my life?.
It?s a good time of year for observing athletes under
the cosh. It?s squeaky bum season. When Sir Alex
Ferguson coined the term ?squeaky bum time? in March
2003, he did so with the intent of getting inside the
head of Ars鑞e Wenger and his players. The Premier
League rivalry between Manchester United and Arsenal,
brought into poignant focus once again after recent
events, was then at its height. A rampant Gunners
he next night I watched Charlie Austin
on the television. Described as a
Premier League playoff, it?s fair to say
there was a lot riding on Swansea versus
Southampton. Austin was playing as
Southampton?s sole striker in a team
set up to frustrate the home side. Any
opportunities he had would be limited
and it was crucial he made the most of them. That Austin
did, with uncanny consistency.
He forced three saves from Lukasz Fabianski from
moments that barely constituted half-chances. His
fourth opportunity came in a flash, a knockdown from
Oriol Romeu after a corner. Austin immediately adjusted
his body to take the ball on the volley, driving it into the
ground. Fabianski did well to save, but the ball spat out,
the Southampton substitute Manolo Gabbiadini poked
it into the net and a �0m revenue differential opened
between the Swans and the Saints.
Such was the intensity and accuracy of his play Austin
displayed the epitome of a well-greased bum (I think
that?s the opposite of squeaky). It seemed the opposite
to Williams?s attitude. I wondered what it meant and
which approach worked best. Could Austin summon
that intensity consistently over a
period of time? What would happen
?Elite
to Williams?s sangfroid if he actually
performers cared about the outcome?
Professor Andy Lane of the
typically
University of Wolverhampton
make good observes that it is unlikely Williams
was as diffident as he made out. ?The
decisions.
financial effect of winning the world
It?s about
championship after 15 years would be
making
like winning the lottery,? he says, ?so
judgments there would definitely be anticipated
pressure.? Furthermore, Lane believes
without
that those whose bums stay silent
thinking too owe less to the ability to ignore
pressure than their ability to focus on
hard?
what they can control. It?s the aspect
of performance that, in sport, has
become known as ?the process?.
?Elite performers typically make good decisions,?
says Lane. ?It?s about making judgments without having
to think hard. Having the good decision grooved in.
Analysing the processes and learning to stay in them is
absolutely vital. You?ve got to be confident of delivering
your skills. You have to let the processes come through,
and you have to trust yourself to do that.?
Their manners may have been contrasting but in the
end Williams and Austin shared the key to success under
pressure: a belief in their own ability. Less of a belief, in
fact, than a trust. They knew that if they did the things
they had made second nature during practice they would
be giving the best of themselves.
Quite whether you can say the same about Williams?s
dietary habits is a moot point.
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Tennis
Edmund holds nerve to bring down
Djokovic and take aim at top 20
Phil Casey
Britain?s Kyle Edmund secured one of
the biggest victories of his career by
defeating the former world No�Novak
Djokovic in the second round of the
Madrid Open.
Edmund had never won a set in
his previous three matches against
Djokovic but deservedly came out on
top in a high-quality contest lasting an
hour and 42 minutes.
The 23-year-old Briton saved three
break points in the deciding set to
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meeting with the eighth seed, David
Goffin, in the last 16.
Edmund made the ideal start with
a break of serve in the opening game
of the match and, although Djokovic
immediately hit back, Edmund broke
twice more to take the first set.
Djokovic looked to be getting back
to somewhere near his best as he
took the second set in style to set up a
decider, but Edmund recovered from
0-40 down in the fifth game to remain
in front and then claimed the decisive
break before serving out for the match.
?It was a great experience first
of all to beat Novak, I?ve lost to him
three times,? Edmund told Sky Sports.
?He?s a legend of the game so your first
match when you share the court is
an爀xperience but now, especially after
reaching the semis of the Australian
Open, it?s time to try and beat these
guys and I was very pleased today
how I managed my game, especially
in the爐hird set.
?After Australia I got a little bit ill and
didn?t have a great run of results until I
reached my first final [in Morocco] so
it?s nice to come out here and beat a
top player like Novak. I knew rallying
with him and trying to beat him at his
own game I wasn?t going to win, so it
was important for me to go out there
and be expressive.?
The win is likely to take Edmund,
who has risen to British No�during
the extended absence of Andy Murray,
inside the world?s top� for the first
time next week. ?It was a goal of mine
to get inside the top 20, there?s no reason why I couldn?t,? he said.
?You have to set targets and I
thought that was a very realistic target,
so I?m pleased it?s happened. But you
know the way the tennis world works,
you reach a target but it doesn?t stop
and you keep trying to get better.? PA
Shock and awe
Brit?s other big 2018 wins
23 Jan Australian Open
Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Edmund (below) reaches a first
grand slam semi-final with victory
against the Bulgarian third seed
14 Apr
Grand Prix Hassan II, Marrakech
Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4
Reaches a first ATP Tour final
after overcoming the
fourth-seeded Frenchman
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Kevin Mitchell
Racing
Goodwood brawl a
warning to the sport
Murray will need to remodel
his game when he returns
from his injury sabbatical
Kyle Edmund
plays a
forehand
on his way
to victory
against
Novak
Djokovic
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Great
Briton on
the march
in Madrid
I
t is testimony to Andy Murray?s
hold on our imaginations that
mere informed rumours he
is thinking about postponing
his comeback until after
Wimbledon have sent the
media ? mainstream and social ? into
a minor frenzy.
There is an outside possibility
the triple-slam champion, who is 31
next week and aware that his time
is dwindling away, could even delay
his return until 2019. That is unlikely.
It would be the longest absence from
the Tour of any of his peers, even
Rafael Nadal, who has endured serial
problems with his ankles, knees and
hip for more than a decade.
Murray himself has contributed
to the noise by ? saying nothing.
Usually active on social media, he
has been quiet lately. The Guardian
understands he will issue an update
soon. His silence betrays anxiety.
So, into this void pops speculation.
While his name was on the entry list
for Queen?s Club on Tuesday ? his
stated second comeback tournament
ahead of Wimbledon, after a workout
in Rosmalen in the Netherlands just
after the French Open ? it transpires
he has not been seen training at the
All England Club lately.
Some took that as a sign he has
encountered a setback. It is possible
Murray is being super-cautious two
months out from Wimbledon. He
has always been sensitive to the
most minor twinge ? not without
justification in such a physical
environment ? and he would see
little sense in taking unnecessary
risks. If he is uncertain of his
progress, so are the rest of us.
Fuelling the fire, Murray cancelled
two commercial appointments
recently, although I am assured
that had nothing to do with his
preparation. So there are multiple
unanswered negatives flying about.
There is cause for concern,
because for months Murray has let
it be known through his team that
he was ahead of schedule in his
recovery after a hip operation in
Melbourne on 8燡anuary. That was
a drastic move, one he had put off
since losing against Sam Querrey in
the Wimbledon quarter-finals last
year. He has not played since.
Murray is, by nature, a private
? Andy Murray will turn 31 next week
and could delay his return until 2019
person. When he came into
the spotlight as a teenager at
Wimbledon, having won the
US燨pen boys? championship, he
could hardly have looked more
poorly equipped to handle the
attention. He was quiet, skinny,
obviously talented and here for the
long term. Over the years, he has
grown mightily in self-belief, and
physical stature.
He has done brilliantly, of
course, winning Wimbledon
twice after breaking through
at the US燨pen. He has grown
stronger, mentally and physically,
and is regarded as one of the
toughest players on the Tour. But
he has never quite shaken off his
reluctance to give too much away.
It has not been easy. The
type of tennis he plays makes
more demands on his body than
most. Part of his dilemma will be
adjusting his game. He will not be
able to grind in the same attritional
way he has done since 2005.
Because of the strain on his hip
and the rest of the pivotal areas of
his body, he will have to cut points
short more often. He will be at the
net a lot more, volleying. There
will be more aggression.
All this is against his nature.
A燽rilliant shot-maker all through
his youth, he tailored his style to
suit the modern game, dragging
opponents into rallies then
delivering the blade. Now he must
change again ? perhaps go back to
the subtle touches he used when
playing older, bigger opponents
growing up in Dunblane.
Nobody has given more to
tennis. To see him sweat and strain
up close is to witness a driven
athlete in love with a game that
often stabs him painfully in the
hip, knees, wrists, elbows, back.
Murray had surgery in 2014 to
fix a back complaint, but the hips
are different. As Kyle Edmund said
at the Brisbane Open in January ?
another tournament Murray pulled
out of, after the 2017 US燨pen ?
?Everything in tennis goes through
the hips?. Edmund should know,
because that is where he felt the
dreaded shiver of pain at the end
of his run to the semi-finals of the
Australian Open.
If he does not return on schedule
in the Netherlands, he will aim at
Queen?s Club, two weeks before
Wimbledon. If he misses Queen?s,
playing at Wimbledon becomes
problematic. Those are the
calculations Murray must make.
As a former member of his team
told me last year, when Murray had
started his enforced sabbatical:
?Andy is a great problem solver. He
always finds a way.?
Racecourses that chase
drink-fuelled pro?ts must
learn lessons of the fracas
at a normally sedate track
Greg Wood
Serena out
Williams?
Paris date
in doubt
after Rome
withdrawal
Serena Williams
has withdrawn
from the Italian
Open in Rome
next week,
having also
decided not to
play in Madrid
this week, and
there must now
be doubt over
whether she
will play at the
French Open
this month.
Williams made
her comeback
in March at
Indian Wells,
six months after
giving birth to
her first child
in September,
and has not
played since
her first-round
defeat by Japan?s
Naomi Osaka at
the Miami Open.
Were Williams,
23 times a grand
slam winner, to
make her major
comeback at
Roland Garros
she would not
have played a
match on clay
since 2016. PA
U
nless or until some
of the 50 or so
individuals who were
involved in a sickening
brawl at Goodwood
on Saturday are
identified and charged as a result,
it is impossible to say with any
certainty how an afternoon at what
is possibly Britain?s most serenely
beautiful track suddenly descended
into violence. But there seems little
doubt that alcohol was a significant
factor as events spiralled out of
control, along with the unusually
hot weather. Several reports of
chants between two large groups
in a bar beforehand suggest that
there may be been a football rivalry
involved as well.
There is no excuse for such
deliberate, wholesale violence.
Goodwood ? and any other track
with a big weekend fixture over the
next few months ? will now examine
what can be done to prevent any
similar scenes in the future.
The question that occurs to
many regular racegoers, however,
is whether the racecourses will ask
themselves honestly about their
own燼pproach in recent years,
to their big Saturday fixtures in
particular, and whether it played any
part in creating the scenes that have
done so much damage to racing?s
reputation. On social media and
internet forums racecourses stand
accused of encouraging a booze
culture on their big days. This leads
some at least to conclude that little
will be done to address the issues
that follow, for fear of the impact on
the bottom line.
The subject of alcohol and its use
and abuse on racecourses exposes
a fault line between the frequent
racegoers and the once-a-year
crowd that, as the BHA?s marketing
department often reminds us, makes
up a significant majority of the
sport?s annual attendance of nearly
six million. For some serious fans
a trip to the track is a monthly, or
even weekly, occurrence. For those
on an annual day out it is a big event
and, thanks to Britain?s ingrained
drinking culture, many feel that
booze, and lots of it, is an essential
part of the experience.
Haydock, in particular, has a
reputation for catering to a huge
number of coach parties at its
high-summer Saturdays and which
arrive from all across the north
and Midlands. Plenty of those
aboard have been drinking before
they arrive and are determined to
continue for as long as they can.
? Picturesque Goodwood witnessed
sickening violence last weekend
Newmarket?s July course and York
also attract large numbers of coach
parties to their Saturday cards, as do
Thirsk and Ripon.
Do the racecourses then
encourage their customers to keep
drinking? Encourage would probably
be too strong a word, but at the
same time the demand for alcohol is
there and the tracks are not afraid to
facilitate it. At Haydock, for instance,
racegoers do not need to find the
beer. The beer finds them, with bar
staff with plastic barrels strapped to
their backs roaming the enclosures
all day. Being forced to queue for a
bar does not stop people drinking
but it can help to slow them down.
Whenever any business sells
alcohol as part of its business plan
some of its customers are going to
get drunk. And when a large number
of people get drunk in the same,
crowded environment, the febrile
atmosphere will sometimes spill
over into violence. The risk cannot
be eliminated entirely, only reduced
to as close to zero as possible.
The danger, always, is that the
short-term profit to be made from
selling beer by the tanker-load to
people who are eager to pay for it
means that the potential long-term
consequences are overlooked.
Racecourses will always serve
alcohol and some racegoers will, at
times,get drunk. But the big tracks
spend plenty of money to promote
themselves as glamorous, exciting
and family-friendly places. An
incident like Saturday?s can undo
much of that their work in an instant
because once seen, the image of a
prone racegoer being kicked in the
head is all but impossible to forget.
Greg Wood?s tips
Worcester 1.40 Brinestine 2.10 Soulsaver
2.45燛xmoor Mist 3.20 Rock Of Leon
3.55燩eggies燰enture 4.25燘lackdown Hills
4.55燦otnow Seamus 5.25燙atchin Time
Chester 1.50 Amomentofmadness (nb)
2.25燫astrelli 3.00燰ale Of Kent (nap) 3.35 Idaho
4.05 Ynys Mon 4.35 Volevo Lui 5.05 Indian Chief
Huntingdon 2.00 Cosmic King 2.35燞aul燗way
3.10 Go West Young Man 3.45 Mab燚ab
4.15燬hining Romeo 4.45燙apitoul
5.15燭homas燚arby
Wincanton 5.20 Ringa Ding Ding 5.50 Secret Door
6.20燭ikkinthebox 6.50 Orbasa 7.20 Schnabel
7.50燢ing Vince 8.20 Let?s Be Happy
Chelmsford 6.10 Glendevon 6.40 Qaffaal
7.10燦o燤ore Thrills 7.40 Poet?s Prince
8.10燱eekender 8.40 Elgin 9.10燴amjar
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? Community cricket in Hartlepool.
The ECB wants to widen participation
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Golf
McIlroy:
time for me
to step up
and win at
Sawgrass
Ewan Murray
Sawgrass
It remains unlikely that Rory McIlroy
has publicly articulated the exact scale
of his disappointment when falling
short at the Masters ? and why would
he? ? but the Northern Irishman is well
aware of the best way to overcome
heartache.
McIlroy has three major championships in his sights for the remainder
of 2018 but first comes this week?s
Players Championship, the biggest
tournament on the PGA Tour and one
at which victory has eluded him.
?It gives you motivation,? McIlroy
said of the final round at Augusta
National. ?All I wanted to do this year
was give myself chances. It wasn?t
about results, it was about if I can give
myself a chance.
?I put myself in the final group of
the first major of the year and it didn?t
quite work out but if I can put myself
in the final group of some other events
coming up, then I?ll have some recent
experience and hopefully I?ll deal with
it a bit better.
?I?ve got so many opportunities. I?m
playing well, my game?s in good shape.
We have got this event here, I?ve never
won this, I would love to put this on
my CV. We have got the other three
?I didn?t have
my best stu? at
Augusta and I still
was able to play
my way into the
?nal group?
Rory McIlroy
major championships, everything else
to play for, FedExCup, whatever. We?re
not even halfway through the season.
?It was disappointing that I didn?t
get the result I wanted at Augusta but I
took a lot of positives from the fact that
I probably didn?t have my best stuff
and I still was able to play my way into
the final group and contend.
?This is my ninth time here [at Sawgrass], so I?m not a spring chicken any
more. I?ve got a few years under my
belt ? and it took me a few years to figure it out ? but I?ve had a few top-10s
here. I haven?t been quite right in contention but I?ve been close enough. I
think it is about time I stepped up and
gave myself a chance on Sunday.?
McIlroy can also, of course, take
solace from the fact he has already
won this year, at the Arnold Palmer
Invitational. And should the 29-yearold need evidence of how the Players
can transform attitudes, he needs only
look at a Ryder Cup team-mate.
Ian Poulter?s share of second place
here 12 months ago revived a career
that had looked in danger of flatlining.
The competitive fires fuelled by the
Englishman?s Sawgrass performance
led to his victory at the Houston Open
last month.
?He went through a tough time with
injury and then he had a couple other
things happen in his life that I think
were quite trying for him,? McIlroy
said. ?So to see him come through the
other side of it and win in Houston was
really cool. I was really happy for him.
?He?s played really well this year,
and he seems like he?s came out with
a lot of motivation and determination.
I don?t think it?s a coincidence it?s a
Ryder Cup year, but I?m so happy for
him. Poults is one of the best guys out
here. He?s great company.?
A reinvigorated Poulter has been
afforded opportunity to reset his
career targets at the age of 42. ?I feel
I?ve got a lot more in me to give,? he
said. ?With that in mind, I think I can
still win big tournaments. I still think I
can win a major. Other guys have done
that over the age of 42 and I would like
to think I still can.
?To play free, to have goals fresh in
your mind, long-term goals, is a good
position rather than week-to-week
goals. It takes a lot of pressure off you.?
Another player who will not lack
motivation this week is Justin Rose.
The Englishman could leap to No�in the world rankings ? a position he
has never held before ? with victory
here. Rose?s compatriot, Paul Casey,
withdrew yesterday because of a back
injury.
? Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter were upbeat before the Players Championship.
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Cricket
Rooney Rule rolled out
in ECB diversity drive
Board introduces criteria for
coaching appointments as
part of detailed action plan
Ali Martin
The England and Wales Cricket Board
has introduced the Rooney Rule for
all national coaching positions to
guarantee that at least one black,
Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
candidate is interviewed during the
recruitment爏tage.
The policy, which begins immediately and will be rolled out to county
cricket in due course, is part of the
England and Wales Cricket Board?s
new action plan for engaging south
Asian communities that is published
today. With this paper comes an admission from the governing body?s chief
executive, Tom Harrison, that the
sport has previously fallen short.
?While we?ve long acknowledged
the passion for the game in south Asian
communities and had the best intentions, we have never fully understood
how to engage with them,? Harrison
said. ?This report gives us a road map
to change that.?
Statistics show that the south
Asian population in the UK is grossly
underrepresented within established
English cricket. It makes up a third of
recreational players across the country
and yet this figure drops to 4% within
the first-class professional system,
with only 5% of the county coaching
workforce being of south Asian heritage. Within the 11-point strategy
? one that aims to build at least 20
urban cricket centres, install 1,000
artificial pitches in urban areas, beef
up scouting networks in the Asian park
leagues and the ECB?s T20 City Cup,
and offer bursaries and mentoring to
promising young British Asian players
? comes the so-called Rooney Rule.
The rule was named after the former Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan
Rooney, who was behind the introduction of a similar policy for the NFL in
2003. It will ensure at least one BAME
candidate who meets the application
criteria for any ECB coaching job will
be interviewed and follows a similar
move by the Football Association in
January. In addition, 10 south Asian
coaches will be given mentoring and
work placements in the next two years.
The board?s action plan has been
driven by Lord Patel of Bradford, an
ECB director, and involves partnerships with the British Asian Trust,
the National Asian Cricket Council,
Chance to Shine and sponsors NatWest. In partnership with University
College London, the ECB has produced
a heat map of south Asians playing
cricket in the UK ? www.southasianheatmap.ecb.co.uk ? and there have
Lehmann appointment
Darren Lehmann has a new job
at Cricket Australia?s national
performance programme in
Brisbane ? only six weeks after
resigning as the head coach
and saying he was ?ultimately
responsible for the culture of the
team? after the ball-tampering
scandal. Lehmann left after the
incident in South Africa which
resulted in David Warner, Steve
Smith and Cameron Bancroft
being suspended. The 48-year-old
South Australian will work with
Troy Cooley, Ryan Harris and Chris
Rogers and has agreed an initial
appointment until October. He
starts on 28 May. Guardian sport
been consultations with more than
600 members of the community via
forums last year to establish what barriers to entry exist.
The chief finding was that facilities
play a major part and to that end the
first two years of the plan will target 10
?core cities? ? Birmingham, Bradford,
Kirklees, Leeds, Leicester, London,
Luton, Manchester, Sandwell and
Slough ? that house 61% of the 3.2m
of the UK?s Asian population, before
going nationwide. The aim is to
increase access to cricket, be it through
indoor schools and artificial pitches,
or financial assistance for equipment.
Moeen Ali, who in 2016 was part
of an England Test team that for
the first time included four British
Asians, said: ?Growing up in inner-city
Birmingham, I fully understand some
of the challenges and barriers for
young south Asian cricketers. I see
many of those challenges now when
I help my dad coach at his cricket
academy. Many parents are still struggling to afford kit for their kids and
the new bursaries will give emerging
players the opportunity to continue
to improve and develop in the game.?
Another target in the ?core cities?
will be to establish female-only
cricket sessions for the south Asian
community, with 200 female coaches
deployed, after the ECB?s research
showed a lack of such opportunities to
be another concern. Soft-ball women?s
leagues will also be established.
The ECB will also increase mentoring, offer assistance with education
outside of cricket and deliver a programme of unconscious bias training
for county academy directors to tackle
drop-offs from the youth intake.
Beyond playing and coaching, the
ECB?s research has also shown that
audiences for cricket in the UK are
similarly unrepresentative. Only 3% of
ticket sales for domestic matches come
from the south Asian community.
The match experience is to be tailored, with halal and vegetarian food
options, flexible family ticket offers
and multi-faith prayer facilities at all
major venues. Both the 2019 World
Cup and the ECB?s new 100-ball tournament, which starts in 2020, will also
be heavily marketed towards the south
Asian community.
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Sport
Rugby union
Ireland
Farrell extends
deal to dampen
chances of
England job
Gerard Meagher
Andy Farrell?s chances of replacing
Eddie Jones as England?s next head
coach look slim after he signed a
contract extension with Ireland until
the summer of 2020.
Farrell, who was announced as Joe
Schmidt?s defence coach in January
2016 ? a month after he was shown the
door by the Rugby Football Union ?
has rebuilt his reputation with Ireland
and was singled out for praise by
Johnny Sexton after the Six Nations
grand slam-clinching victory against
England in March.
Jones is due to stay in his England
role until 2021 but there is a break
clause after the 2019 World Cup
and the RFU has already begun its
recruitment process, planning for both
eventualities.
Last month the RFU chief executive,
Steve Brown, hinted that coaches
involved with international set-ups
but not as head coach would be given
strong consideration to succeed
Jones and Farrell, having also been
an integral part of the two previous
British & Irish Lions tours, would be
an attractive proposition.
It is thought, however, that if
Jones stays until 2021 the RFU would
want someone such as Farrell in
place to work under the Australian
soon after the 2019 World Cup; his
contract extension with Ireland would
therefore appear to put him out of the
running.
Scotland, meanwhile, will become
the first ever tier-one nation to play
Georgia in Tbilisi as part of their
preparations for the World Cup in
Japan next year. Gregor Townsend?s
side will play France away on 17燗ugust
before facing Georgia a week later
and then will host both nations
in燛dinburgh.
The Pro14 final will now kick-off
at 6pm ? half an hour earlier than
originally planned ? at Dublin?s Aviva
Stadium as a result of a clash with
the Uefa Champions League final on
Saturday 26燤ay.
A statement from the Pro14 said:
?This decision was taken in order to
accommodate fans in stadium or at
home who wish to enjoy the drama
and excitement of the Pro14 final and
also take in the Champions League
final afterwards.?
Andy Farrell has rebuilt
his reputation during
his stint with Ireland
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Not going
on tour ?
The hooker
and captain
Dylan
Hartley
(left), centre
Jonathan
Joseph and
wing Anthony
Watson will
be absent
because
of injury
from Eddie
Jones?s squad
announced
today
Set to be
included?
The flyhalf Danny
Cipriani (far
left), who last
played for
England in
2015, the New
Zealand-born
flanker Brad
Shields and
front-row
Luke
Cowan-Dickie
are in the
frame for
South Africa
England
Jones to use tour absences
as chance to freshen things up
Gerard Meagher
Eddie Jones will today roll the dice and
name an England squad missing 20
frontline players ? including a number
of British & Irish Test Lions ? for the
summer tour of South Africa.
Dylan Hartley, Jonathan Joseph
and Anthony Watson are among those
already ruled out through injury ? but
including those Jones believes are in
need of a rest it is understood he considers 20 players ?unavailable?, such
is the toll of a post-Lions season.
Jones has stressed the impact that
the British & Irish Lions tour has had
on his squad ? 15 Englishmen toured
New Zealand ? though the absence,
enforced or by design, of such a large
number of players calls into question
the relationship between club and
country, and the workload placed on
international players.
Indeed yesterday the Rugby Players? Association board was due to discuss proposed changes to the season
structure, thought to involve a twoweek extension.
Nonetheless the 34-man squad will
represent Jones?s boldest selection to
date, despite England?s three-match
losing run and their worst Six Nations
finish. Jones has acknow ledged
he should have freshened things
up earlier and while he considers
his hand forced to a degree, he will
follow through with his squad for
South燗frica.
On top of the touring party for the
three-Test series against the Springboks, Jones will also unveil today
Hartley?s replacement as captain as
well as a 31-man squad for next week?s
training camp in Brighton, which will
be significantly different because of
the absences of players from the four
Premiership semi-finalists.
Jones will not rest his entire Lions
contingent ? Owen Farrell remains
the favourite for the captaincy after
he was rested during the autumn internationals ? but players such as Mako
Vunipola are among those expected
to be omitted.
The number of absences also opens
the door for a host of fringe players to
stake claims against South Africa while
Billy Vunipola, despite his recent hamstring injury, is available to return to
the international fold. He was absent
from Saracens? win against Gloucester
last weekend and is yet to start for the
club since breaking an arm in January, but the latest indications are that
he will return for their Premiership
semi-final against Wasps.
Jones was also last night mulling
over a recall for Danny Cipriani, who
has not played for England since 2015
The 34-man squad
for South Africa
will represent
Eddie Jones?s
boldest England
selection to date
but whose fine form towards the end
of the season had brought him into the
head coach?s thinking. Cipriani?s club
future appears to hang on whether or
not he is included. He is yet to announce
where he will play next season after
finishing the current campaign with
Wasps but if Jones omits him again, he
is expected to move abroad.
Jones was also set to make a call on
the Hurricanes flanker Brad Shields,
who last month lodged a request
with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) to be
released for the tour after the Guardian
revealed he was eligible for selection in
the eyes of the Rugby Football Union.
New Zealand are yet to publicly
state whether they have accepted
Shields?s request for release for the
tour but it is understood NZR and the
Rugby Football Union have been in
talks.
The 31-man training squad will feature players from the eight Premiership clubs not involved in the playoffs;
those from the losing semi-finalists
will join the following week and come
into contention to face the Barbarians
on 27燤ay at Twickenham.
South Africa will face Wales in
Washington DC on 2燡une before the
first Test against England a week
later in Johannesburg but they will
do so without their influential hooker
Malcolm Marx, who has been ruled
out for six weeks with a hamstring
tear.
His absence is a bitter blow for the
Springboks considering Marx was
named South Africa?s player of the year
in 2017 and has established himself
as one of the world?s leading爃ookers.
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Football
Leeds feel the heat
in Myanmar but
still made welcome
as Heckingbottom
seeks the positives
Two-match tour was not
well-received after it was
announced but 20 or so fans
still made 5,600-mile trip
Oliver Slow
Yangon
?W
e?re just
here for the
football,? the
Leeds United
manager said
after the first
game of their short but controversial
close-season tour of Myanmar.
In front of a celebratory crowd of
15,000, overwhelmingly local but
including a few dozen Leeds fans,
Paul Heckingbottom refused to be
drawn on the political row the tour
has caused.
?We got what we wanted out
of it. We wanted a good game that
was more about the occasion. We
wanted to represent the club in the
correct way, and to make sure that
the people here represented the club
well,? the Leeds manager said.
Leeds lost the game 2-1, but the
wider ramifications are harder
to quantify. The club attracted
significant criticism since it
announced the two-match tour
to Myanmar, as the country?s
government and its military comes
under widespread international
criticism for its treatment of the
Rohingya minority. An estimated
700,000 have crossed the border
into Bangladesh since August,
fleeing a military crackdown that
the United Nations has called
?ethnic燾leansing?.
After the tour was announced
Labour?s shadow sports minister,
Dr燫osena Allin-Khan, said the club
was ?morally corrupt? for choosing
to visit a country that conducts
?state-sponsored mass murder?.
The Leeds United Supporters
Trust called it a ?strange and
controversial? tour.
Responding to the criticism
the Leeds chairman, Andrea
Radrizzani, published a statement
acknowledging the ?serious
issues within the country? but
said the tour represented a chance
to爃ave a positive impact on the
local燾ommunity.
Fans from Myanmar attending
? Leeds players,
in traditional
?longyi? outfits,
take a stroll past
the Buddhist
Shwedagon
padoga
YE AUNG THU/AFP/
GETTY IMAGES
? Locals turned
out in numbers
and showed their
support for Leeds
and the National
League All-Stars
as the home side
won 2-1
YE AUNG THU
the game yesterday expressed
excitement about it and said it
was a historic moment for the
development of football in the
country. ?We really appreciate
Leeds coming here? said Pyay Sone
in a rooftop bar overlooking the
32,000-capacity Thuwunna Stadium
before the match. ?We know they
faced some criticism, but we are
really happy a team like Leeds would
come here. This country is about
more than what is happening [in
Rakhine State]. We don?t want to be
seen like this. We are a football-crazy
country. We are happy to have this
team here.?
A similar sentiment was expressed
by many of the Leeds fans attending
the game after their 5,600-mile
journey. ?We had heard the criticism,
so we did our research and looked
at the pros and cons,? said Nick
Dunwell, who travelled with 20 other
supporters. ?We heard the stories,
but since we have been here we?ve
had no problems ? except for the
heat.? It was 33C in Yangon when
?We don?t want to be
seen like this. We
are football-crazy.
We are happy to
have this team here?
the game kicked off and the Leeds
players, who arrived the day after
their final game of the Championship
season, against Queens Park
Rangers on Sunday, also appeared
to struggle with the weather. The
Leeds contingent were vociferous,
but attempts to get a rendition of the
club song, Marching on Together,
? The 16-year-old Ryan Edmondson
(left) appeared as a sub in Yangon
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going were drowned out by the home
crowd. At the interval the Leeds fans?
biggest concern seemed to be getting
hold of some beers at a stadium with
an alcohol ban.
The MNL side?s starting team
included five Myanmar players and
the rest came from Japan, Cameroon
and Nigeria, among others. They
took the lead on 22 minutes when
Hanthawaddy United?s Ugandan
midfielder Joseph Mpande bundled
home a header. Four minutes later
the Leeds striker Samuel S醝z,
captain for the night, converted a
penalty, but Christopher Chizoba
followed suit with the winner from
the spot.
Leeds will now face the Myanmar
national team tomorrow night in
Mandalay. ?I?m not too worried
about the result,? said Roy Schofield,
who had travelled from Yorkshire.
?We?re just here for the experience.?
The locals were also upbeat. ?The
Leeds players looked tired with the
heat, but I?m pleased they came
here,? said a fan, Maung Maung.
Police working
well to prevent
Russia trouble,
MPs are told
Morocco finally unveils
bid for 2026 World Cup
David Conn
In a high-end restaurant in Tangier, the
Morocco 2026 bid chief executive presented his vision for a World Cup that
for so long was shrouded in mystery. It
entered the race last August, running
against a confident joint campaign
from the US, Canada and Mexico.
For the first five months it was a virtual information blackout but now that
Hicham El Amrani and his team have
started talking, murmurs are the contest will be closer than expected. After
apparent last-minute goalpost moving
by Fifa in an attempt insiders suspect
was designed to derail Morocco?s bid,
simply making it to the vote in Moscow
on 13燡une would be an achievement.
The Guardian understands Morocco
2026 submitted a complaint to Fifa last
month concerning the eligibility of
four Fifa member federations to vote.
As bidding nations, Morocco, the US,
Canada and Mexico must abstain from
voting but the US territories of Guam,
Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the
US Virgin Islands have retained votes.
The Moroccan bid is based on a concept of Africa meets Europe, with 12
host cities and a stadium construction
budget of $3bn. The plan is to build
nine stadiums. El Amrani and his
team hope they can persuade the 207
Russian and UK police are cooperating
well on plans to protect supporters
travelling to the World Cup, the
Foreign Office has said, despite the
collapse in relations between the two
countries following the poisoning of
Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury
in March.
The minister of state Harriett Baldwin told the foreign affairs select
committee?s inquiry into government preparations for the World Cup
that police and counter-terrorism are
areas in which cooperation with Russia
is continuing, at a ?strong level?. No
individual or group has yet been identified as being responsible for the Salisbury attack.
Responding to concerns from
MPs about hooliganism in Russia,
particularly about potential racism,
and prejudice against LGBT supporters, Baldwin said the government is
relying on security assurances given
by the Russian authorities to Fifa. She
said the UK police are applying established legal powers to prevent British
troublemakers travelling to the World
Cup. ?We think Russian police will
have taken similar steps with regard
to potential troublemakers,? she said.
Those who attacked England fans
at the Euro 2016 match between the
countries in Marseille have since been
banned from attending matches in
Russia, Baldwin said, and the Russian
government has given assurances to
Fifa about the safety of fans.
However, Baldwin acknowledged
strong concerns expressed by the committee?s chairman, the Conservative
MP Tom Tugendhat, that Russian police
have behaved violently towards LGBT
groups in Russia, and she accepted that,
despite assurances given, the safety of
fans cannot be fully guaranteed.
Foreign office travel advice on
Russia warns that although most
people do not experience trouble,
?racially motivated attacks do occur?
and ?people of Asian or Afro-Caribbean descent may attract unwanted
attention in public places and should
take care, particularly late at night?.
? Russia fans at Euro 2016, where
there were clashes with England fans
Martha Kelner
Tangier
?I was a minor,
I?d never heard
those words
said in football?
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fully investigated. We are absolutely
determined to do the right thing, to
assist the authorities and any investigations they may carry out, and to fully
support those affected, which would
include counselling for any former
player that may need it.?
Rix and Williams were key members
of the backroom staff when Glenn Hoddle, Ruud Gullit and Gianluca Vialli
were in the process of re-establishing
Chelsea as one of the more glamorous clubs in the country during the
1990s. Williams, who is credited with
discovering John Terry, joined as
youth development officer in 1979 and
was prominently involved at Stamford
Bridge for 27 years.
Behind the scenes, however, one of
the players to issue a legal claim has
submitted evidence to the Football
Association in which he describes it
as a ?feral environment? for some of
the black players in the youth team,
claiming they were treated ?like a race
of fucking dogs?.
According to that player?s account,
in an interview with the FA?s safeguarding department, the racist abuse
started after joining the club on school-
remaining Fifa voting-member federations that Morocco, which has bid
for the World Cup four times before,
is now capable of hosting the biggest
sporting event.
It is widely understood the Fifa
hierarchy ? including the president,
Gianni Infantino ? would prefer the
united bid, with its ready-made stadiums, infrastructure and accommodation provisions. That is not to mention a guaranteed $300m bonus payment due the governing body if the
tournament is held in the US.
It is also understood that three Fifa
Council members ? Sunil Gulati from
the US, the Concacaf vice-president
Victor Montagliani, and Sandra Fruean
of American Samoa ? have remained
in meetings where they should have
excused themselves.
There was believed to have been
disquiet in the Morocco camp, too,
about changes to the bid regulations
48 hours before final versions were
due to be submitted in March.
The revised rules stated host cities
must have a population of 250,000 or
more ? the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate
falls short. A change that particularly
raised eyebrows was the maximum
drive between a host city and the nearest airport being reduced to 90 minutes ? the journey between El Jadida on
Morocco?s west coast to Casablanca airport had been estimated at 91 minutes.
A 0-5 judging scale was introduced
and if a bidding nation falls short of
two points on a key criteria it will
be excluded from the race. Morocco
has been visited twice by Fifa?s bid
inspection taskforce and will find out
at the end of this month whether it
has passed that test. ?We were a bit
surprised of getting the scoring system
48 hours before the deadline, which
was not necessarily about methodology but about additional information
required,? El燗mrani said.
It was also surprised to see the US
president, Donald Trump, getting
involved in the race on Twitter when
Fifa rules outlaw political interference.
The South Africa sports minister,
Tokozile Xasa, also said this week that
her country would not be supporting
the Moroccan bid. El Amrani said:
?In relation to political interference, I
think the rules are pretty clear. Fifa has
to implement them. The bidders have
to respect them.? Asked if he thought
the bid process had been fair, he said:
?All we wish for is a good game.?
Fifa did not respond to an approach
for comment.
? Hicham El Amrani leads Morocco?s
bid, their fifth to host a World Cup
Martha Kelner?s trip to Morocco was
paid for by the Morocco 2026 bid team
boy terms. ?Even at 12, 13, the vernacular he [Williams] was using was: ?You
little black bastard, you coon, you
little wog, how are you doing?? I was
a minor, I?d never heard those words
being said to someone [in football].
He addressed me like that every time
he saw me. He?d walk in [the dressing
room] and go: ?Hey, look at the fucking
blackies here then. Fucking rubber
lips. Look at their fucking big noses.
You black bastard. Been fucking robbing cars, have you?? Let me tell you
something ? that is the most demoralising feeling you could ever have.?
The same player also alleges Rix
subjected him to physical attacks,
including one incident when the
former England international threw
a cup of hot coffee in his face, and the
latest players to come forward about
the 1980s have spoken of an environment in which racism was ?the norm?
and Williams is said to have arranged
?whites against blacks? matches in
training.
Renu Daly, who represents four of
the players for Hudgell Solicitors, said:
?Credit to Chelsea for their stance so
far in recognising the seriousness of
these allegations and their commitment to ensuring these allegations are
fully investigated. I am sure that has
gone a long way to giving these men
some confidence that they will be listened to now.?
Williams had a number of different roles during his time at Chelsea,
including a spell as assistant manager
to Claudio Ranieri and scouting for
Jos� Mourinho before leaving the club
in 2006. Williams has been accused in
the past of making homophobic comments to Graeme Le Saux, the former
Chelsea defender, and was dismissed
by Leeds United for gross misconduct
in 2013 after emailing pornographic
images of women to a number of colleagues, including a female receptionist. Williams had moved to Leeds after
Ken Bates, formerly the Chelsea chairman, became the chairman there.
Rix started at Chelsea as youthteam coach but moved through the
ranks to become assistant manager
to Gullit and was briefly the caretaker
manager after Vialli?s departure. After
that he managed Portsmouth, Oxford
United and Hearts, as well as coaching
at the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain
and having a brief spell as manager of
a club in Trinidad. His last managerial
job in England was at AFC Portchester
of the Wessex League Premier Division
but he left the club last August.
In March 1999 he admitted two
charges of unlawful sex with a 15-yearold girl and indecent assault and was
sentenced to 12 months in prison ?
serving six of them ? as well as being
put on the sex offenders? register for
10 years. He was reinstated by Chelsea immediately after his release from
Wandsworth prison and was the firstteam coach when Vialli?s team won the
FA Cup in 2000.
? Barnardo?s will ?explore how
Chelsea may support the victims?
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? Philippe Senderos has become a
mentor for younger players at Houston
CHRIS BROWN/CSM/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK
so that the team plays the way you
want? If everyone buys into this, it
becomes special. Everyone believes.
He has been able to do that for more
than 20 years, so I can only have
respect for him. Also, the level of
stress he is under constantly; to be at
the top level for so many years, the
stress attached to performance and
the next game, every single day, is
remarkable.?
Senderos believes Wenger
had a useful capacity to shoulder
criticism. ?A personality like him
wouldn?t mind if he takes the blame
and protects his team,? he says.
?They aren?t getting results like
they used to. People like to blame
someone in football. We are resultsdriven, so this is unfortunately what
happens. Teams go through ups and
downs. I just think the league has got
a lot stronger ? the investment in the
Premier League is huge.?
Results
Football
PREMIER LEAGUE
Manchester City C
Manchester Utd
Tottenham
Liverpool
Chelsea
Arsenal
Burnley
Everton
Leicester
Newcastle
Crystal Palace
AFC Bournemouth
Watford
Brighton
West Ham
Huddersfield
Southampton
Swansea
West Brom R
Stoke R
Chelsea
Alonso 62
38,910
P
37
36
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
36
37
37
37
37
37
W
31
24
22
20
21
18
14
13
12
11
10
10
11
9
9
9
7
8
6
6
(0) 1
D
4
5
8
12
7
6
12
10
11
8
11
11
8
13
11
10
15
9
13
12
L
2
7
7
5
9
13
11
14
14
18
16
16
18
15
16
18
15
20
18
19
F
105
67
69
80
62
73
35
43
52
36
43
43
44
34
45
28
37
27
31
33
A
27
28
32
38
35
51
37
55
55
47
55
60
63
50
67
57
55
54
54
67
GD
+78
+39
+37
+42
+27
+22
-2
-12
-3
-11
-12
-17
-19
-16
-22
-29
-18
-27
-23
-34
Pts
97
77
74
72
70
60
54
49
47
41
41
41
41
40
38
37
36
33
31
30
Huddersfield
Depoitre 50
(0) 1
Leicester
(1) 3
Iheanacho 14
Vardy 76pen, Mahrez 90
Arsenal
Aubameyang 53
32,095
(0) 1
Manchester City
(2) 3
Danilo 16, B Silva 34
Fernandinho 72
Brighton
Ulloa 20
54,013
(1) 1
Tottenham
Kane 50
Newcastle
54,923
(0) 0
(0) 1
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
P W D
L
Celtic C
37 24 10
3
Aberdeen
37 21
7
9
Rangers
37 21
6 10
Hibernian
37 18 12
7
Kilmarnock
37 15 11 11
Hearts
37 12 13 12
Motherwell
37 12
9 16
St Johnstone
37 12
9 16
Dundee
37 11
6 20
Hamilton
37
9
6 22
Partick
37
7
9 21
37
6 10 21
Ross County
F
73
55
71
57
48
39
40
41
36
47
30
39
A
24
37
45
41
47
38
49
52
56
65
62
63
GD
+49
+18
+26
+16
+1
+1
-9
-11
-20
-18
-32
-24
A
Pts
82
70
69
66
56
49
45
45
39
33
30
28
Celtic
(0) 0
Kilmarnock
(0) 0
Hearts
Lafferty 26
Naismith 57
(1) 2
Hibernian
Kamberi 48pen
19,324
(0) 1
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Play-off final Alloa Athletic 0 Dumbarton 1
SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Play-off final Stenhousemuir 2 Peterhead 0
DANSKE BANK PREMIERSHIP
Europa League: Play-offs Cliftonville 4 Ballymena Utd 0;
Linfield 3 Glentoran 4
Premiership: Promotion/Relegation play-off: Second
leg Carrick 1 Newry 3 (agg 3-6)
LA LIGA
Barcelona 5 Villarreal 1; Sevilla L Real Madrid L
COPPA ITALIA
Final Juventus 4 Milan 0
EREDIVISIE
Europa League: Play-offs ADO Den Haag 2 Vitesse
Arnhem 5; Heerenveen 4 Utrecht 3
FA WOMEN?S SUPER LEAGUE
Chelsea 2 Birmingham 1; Everton 3 Yeovil 1
?I am forever
grateful to Ars鑞e
and to Arsenal?
Tennis
ATP/WTA MUTUA MADRID OPEN (Spain)
Men: Second round: D Goffin (Bel) bt R Haase (Neth) 7-5
6-3; K Anderson (SA) bt M Kukushkin (Kaz) 5-7 7-6 (3)
6-2; P Kohlschreiber (Ger) bt R Bautista Agut (Sp) 6-3 4-6
7-5; K Edmund (GB) bt N Djokovic (Ser) 6-3 2-6 6-3;
P Cuevas (Uru) bt A Ramos-Vi駉las (Sp) 6-1 6-7 (2) 6-2;
R Nadal (Sp) bt G Monfils (Fr) 6-3 6-1; J Isner (US) bt
R Harrison (US) 7-6 (1) 7-6 (7).
Women: Third round: S Halep (Rom) bt K Pliskova (Cz) 6-1
6-4; K Bertens (Neth) bt C Wozniacki (Den) 6-2 6-2;
C Garcia (Fr) bt J G鰎ges (Ger) 6-2 6-4; K Pliskova (Cz) bt
S Stephens (US) 6-2 6-3; C Su醨ez Navarro (Sp) bt B Pera
(US) 2-6 6-2 6-4; P Kvitova (Cz) bt A Kontaveit (Est) 6-7
(4) 6-3 6-3.
Cycling
GIRO D?ITALIA
Stage Five (Agrigento - Santa Ninfa, 153km): 1 E Battaglin
(It) LottoNL-Jumbo 4hr 06min 33sec; 2 G Visconti (It)
Bahrain-Merida; 3 J Gon鏰lves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin;
4 M Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors; 5 S Yates (GB)
Mitchelton-Scottall same time.
Leading overall: 1 R Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing 18hr 29min
41sec; 2 T Dumoulin (Neth) Team Sunweb +01sec; 3 S Yates
(GB) Mitchelton-Scott +17; 4 T Wellens (Bel) Lotto Fix All
+19; 19 C Froome (GB) Team Sky +55.
Fixtures
Football (7.45pm unless stated)
Premier League
West Ham v Manchester Utd
Sky Bet League One
Play-offs: Semi-final: First leg Charlton v Shrewsbury
European Under-17 Championship
Group A Israel v Italy (7pm); Switzerland v England (7pm)
Group B Norway v Slovenia (1pm); Sweden v Portugal (1pm)
Rugby league
Ladbrokes Challenge Cup
Sixth round: Featherstone v Hull (7.35pm)
Now a veteran with MLS side
Houston Dynamo, the Swiss
centre-back recalls realising
his Premier League dream
Ewan Murray
E
ight years have
passed since Philippe
Senderos left Arsenal.
Conversation reveals
Arsenal will never leave
Philippe Senderos. ?I am
a fan now, I want them to do well,?
explains the Swiss centre-back.
From a rich and varied career,
which continues apace with the MLS
side Houston Dynamo, Senderos
is most closely associated with
north London. His arrival at Arsenal
before the start of the iconic 2003-04
season was, when still a teenager,
the realisation of a lifelong ambition.
?Since I was five, six years old there
was something appealing about
the Premier League. Something
about England, the wet pitches, I
don?t know ? I loved it. It was what
I wanted to do. I realised a dream
when I came to Arsenal.?
There should be no shame
attached to the fact that Senderos,
initially beset by injury, did not
make an impact in a team who won
the Premier League without defeat.
He revelled in a box seat as history
unfolded. ?I was part of the team,
in the dressing room, training with
them,? he recalls. ?I couldn?t get in
the team, which is understandable
for an 18-year-old at an unbeaten
side.
?It was amazing to witness ? the
champions that we had in that team
were remarkable. It was my first
glimpse of the top level and I could
see it was special. At any moment,
at any time, people were winners.
You could feel there was something
going on. It isn?t normal to win all
the time; even if two goals down,
there was a strength and belief in
what they were doing.
?I am forever grateful to Ars鑞e
Wenger and to Arsenal. They gave
me the opportunity to fulfil a dream,
which was to play in the Premier
League. They are still very close
to my heart and I have very good
memories; regardless of things
that can be said, I have amazing
memories. It was a great time.?
From afar Senderos has been
aware of fierce criticism levelled at
Wenger. He recalls what made the
soon-to-depart manager one of a
kind. ?Transmitting this belief. You
have a philosophy, every manager
has one, but how do you transmit it
? Ars鑞e Wenger shares his
thoughts with Philippe Senderos
t 33 and a veteran of
three World Cups,
Senderos insists he
has never called time
on his international
career despite the last
of his 57 caps having come in 2016.
?They did that for me,? he says with
a broad smile, before adding: ?The
door is always open. I always find it
sad when people retire. I loved my
time playing for my country. You
never know: my dream is to play in a
fourth World Cup.?
Senderos had spells at Fulham,
Aston Villa and Rangers but his
current concern is Houston Dynamo,
where his influence on younger
players is praised within the club.
An articulate individual who speaks
six languages, he has relished the
mentoring role. ?I have been lucky to
have had good years in the Premier
League,? he says. ?I needed another
challenge, something new, and this
was a very good opportunity.
?We have a lot of young players.
That makes it interesting for those of
us who have been in the game a lot
longer. We can teach these guys. Most
of the training sessions and meetings
are half in English, half in Spanish. I
think that was one of the points that
made the club think of me.?
It was consideration for others
which struck Senderos last year
after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston,
destroying many homes. ?I arrived a
week before the hurricane,? Senderos
says. ?I was stuck for a while in
my hotel room but thankfully the
area where I was wasn?t that badly
affected. It wasn?t possible to get to
the training centre, so we didn?t train
for a couple of weeks.
?But unfortunately so many
other people were affected by the
hurricane. I really experienced how
the community came together and
helped the people who had more
problems. I?d never seen a reaction
like this.
?I remember going to the stadium
and it was full of food, blankets,
anything for people who had lost
things in their home. We had a very
successful season last season and
maybe this was a reason why. We did
things for the city, for the people; the
baseball team had an amazing last
year as well. Sometimes things going
against you brings people together.?
The strongest Senderos alliance
may be with Arsenal, but he clearly
relishes his present one too.
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? Harry Kane curls home to
give Tottenham the lead
49
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Vardy on the spot
for Leicester against
10-man Arsenal
3
Leicester
Iheanacho 14, Vardy 76pen, Mahrez 90
1
Arsenal
Aubameyang 53
Possession
Leicester
41%
Arsenal
59%
Shots on target
9
7
Offsides
6
1
Stuart James
King Power Stadium
Kane slots Spurs into
Champions League
Tottenham
1
Kane 50
Newcastle
0
Possession
Tottenham Hotspur
63%
Newcastle
37%
Shots on target
7
3
Total attempts
11
14
David Hytner
Wembley
It was a long way from being the most
fluent performance of the Mauricio
Pochettino era and there were times,
particularly during a fraught first half,
when the Tottenham support could
imagine the worst case scenario ?
that their team would contrive to
lose their grip on Champions League
qualification.
But the mood and the match turned
sharply upon one swish of Harry
Kane?s boot early in the second-half
and, with Chelsea failing to beat Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge, it
turned into a night of celebration.
Pochettino had declared that this
match was all about the mentality of
his players and they found a way to
chisel out the result. Newcastle were
decent but their lack of cutting edge
was their undoing.
Kane was generally poor and yet
he made the difference with his 28th
league goal of the season.
Tottenham have looked nervy over
recent weeks and it felt as though the
opening goal would be key. Newcastle
almost scored it in the early running,
and after Jonjo Shelvey?s free-kick had
clipped the outside of Hugo Lloris?s
post the home supporters responded
with a collective roar. It was partly out
of relief and also to rouse their players.
Everybody knew there was precious
little margin for error.
The free-kick was conceded on the
edge of the area by Moussa Sissoko,
who Pochettino had recalled in midfield as he reverted to a 4-2-3-1 formation. Sissoko, the former Newcastle
player, was booed by the travelling
fans but it had to be said that many
Spurs supporters were not thrilled to
see him in the line-up either. Pochettino?s central axis of Sissoko and Victor
Wanyama did not look to have creativity in it.
Newcastle had lost three on the spin
after getting past the 40-point barrier
but they played with freedom here.
They called the tune in the first half,
finding space on the counter and they
ought to have led at the interval.
Lloris sprang to his right to keep out
Jamaal Lascelles?s header ? a wonder-
ful save ? while Dwight Gayle headed
too high from close range. Newcastle
had other half-chances through Ayoze
P閞ez and Gayle. Tottenham were
loose and anxious.
The home team?s splutters before
the interval were summed up by Harry
Kane?s air-kick on an attempted volley when gloriously placed following a
high punt forward. He had earlier been
off target with another effort. Christian
Eriksen worked Martin Dubravka with
a ninth-minute free-kick but Tottenham were too lateral, lacking thrust
and ideas.
Pochettino had called for the home
crowd to cheer the team to the result
they needed. Instead, they grew
increasingly worried. There were
groans of frustration at the half-time
whistle, which sounded a lot like boos.
There was a refocusing during
the break, both from the Tottenham
support and the team. The crowd
bellowed some encouragement and,
shortly afterwards, they could delight
in the breakthrough.
Dele Alli and Kane worked the ball
to Son Heung-min along the edge of
the area and three Newcastle defenders were drawn to the South Korean.
He popped it back to Kane, who curled
a first-time right-footer high into the
near corner.
Tottenham could not relax. P閞ez
miskicked after a quick counter and,
when Lloris left his line to deal with the
follow-up, he caught Matt Ritchie. No
penalty. The substitute, Jacob Murphy,
also skied a clear-cut chance after he
outstripped the unconvincing Davinson S醤chez.
Tottenham lost Kieran Trippier to
injury and the substitute, Danny Rose,
blew a stoppage-time one-on-one but
they did enough.
Tottenham Hotspur
4-2-3-1
Lloris; Trippier
(Alderweireld, 83),
S醤chez, Vertonghen,
Davies; Sissoko,
Wanyama (Rose, 88);
Eriksen, Alli? Son
(Lamela? 77); Kane
Subs not used
Vorm, Rose, Llorente,
Foyth, Lucas
? Mauricio Pochettino?s team found
little rhythm before the interval
Newcastle United
4-4-2
Dubravka; Yedlin?,
Lascelles, Lejeune,
Dummett; Ritchie?,
Diam�, Shelvey, Kenedy
(Murphy 71); P閞ez,
Gayle (Joselu 76)
Subs not used
Darlow, Hayden,
Manquillo, Merino, Haidara
Referee Neil Swarbrick
Attendance 54,923
It is a week when all good things come
to an end for Arsenal and this was in
keeping with that theme as Ars鑞e
Wenger suffered his first defeat against
Leicester City in 23 matches, leaving
his team without a point away from
home this year and enduring their
worst run of form on the road since
1966.
In many ways the evening felt like
a microcosm of Arsenal?s season as
they pressed the self-destruct button not once but twice. Konstantinos
Mavropanos was sent off after only
15 minutes for hauling down Kelechi
Iheanacho, who had earlier punished
some poor defending to put Leicester
ahead, and although Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang equalised early in the
second half, Wenger?s side handed the
initiative to the home team again when
Henrikh Mkhitaryan brought down
Demarai Gray.
Jamie Vardy, who turned down the
chance to sign for Wenger two years
ago, dispatched his penalty kick for
his 21st goal of the season and Riyad
Mahrez compounded Wenger?s misery
with a superb third late on.
This threatened to be a long evening for Arsenal from the moment that
Mavropanos was sent off. They were
already a goal behind and Wenger
could have few complaints with
Graham Scott?s decision to show the
central defender a straight red card
for a professional foul. Trying to play
out from the back, Mavropanos was
closed down quickly by Iheanacho,
who robbed him of the ball, and the
20-year-old may well reflect, with the
benefit of hindsight, that he would
have been better off letting the Leicester striker bear down on goal.
Tugging at Iheanacho?s shorts was
only going to lead to one outcome,
especially with Rob Holding not in a
position to get around and cover, and
meant that Arsenal found themselves
down to 10 men with only quarter of
an hour gone. Even by Arsenal?s recent
standards it was a calamitous opening
to the game, with Leicester taking the
lead little more than a minute before
Mavropanos was dismissed.
From Arsenal?s perspective it was
a desperately poor goal to concede
as they made a pig?s ear of clearing
Riyad Mahrez?s corner by trying to
pass the ball out of their own penalty
area. Christian Fuchs picked up possession and swung a deep cross to the
far post where Fousseni Diabat� got
away from Ainsley Maitland-Niles,
his marker, to nod the ball down for
Iheanacho. About 10 yards out and
with the ball sitting up invitingly for
him, the Leicester striker thumped a
left-footed volley inside Petr Cech?s
near post.
The only surprise come the interval
was that Leicester had failed to add to
that goal. Iheanacho was denied by
Cech on two other occasions and the
Arsenal goalkeeper also clawed Adrien
Silva?s low free-kick around the post.
Another Leicester attack ended with
Jamie Vardy coming agonisingly close
to getting a touch to Diabat�s cross
and Cech was forced into an instinctive
save to keep out Harry Maguire?s closerange volley. At the other end Arsenal
threatened only sporadically. Alex
Iwobi?s early shot was turned behind
by Eldin Jakupovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan was denied later in the half.
It could easily have been 2-0
to Leicester moments later when
Shkodran Mustafi cleared Diabat�s
shot off the line. That moment took
on added significance when Arsenal
were level through Aubameyang. He
fired home from six yards out after
Jakupovic had made a superb reflex
save to repel the Arsenal striker?s first
effort.
Arsenal, however, proved to be
their own worst enemies again. It was
a clumsy challenge from behind by
Mkhitaryan that led to Scott pointing
to the spot. Vardy converted emphatically, before Mahrez?s fine solo goal.
Leicester City
4-4-2
Jakupovic; Simpson?
(Dragovic 82), Morgan,
Maguire, Fuchs;
Mahrez?, Silva,
Choudhury, Diabat�
(Gray 72); Vardy,
Iheanacho (Barnes 88)
Subs not used
Hamer, Iborra,
Benalouane, Thomas
? Riyad Mahrez shoots past
Petr Cech to make it 3-1 for Leicester
Arsenal
4-1-4-1
Cech; Maitland-Niles,
Holding?, Mavropanos?,
Kolasinac; Xhaka?;
Mkhitaryan, Iwobi
(Nketiah 84), Ramsey,
Welbeck (Mustafi 19);
Aubameyang
Subs not used
Ospina, Mertesacker,
Nelson, Osei-Tutu, Willock
Referee Graham Scott Attendance 32,095
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Battle
of爐he fast
and the
furious
Sport
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50
Laurent
Depoitre
scores for
Huddersfield
after colliding
with the
Chelsea
keeper Willy
Caballero
MARC ATKINS/
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Depoitre seals survival and
damages Chelsea?s hopes
Chelsea
1
Alonso 62
Hudders?eld
1
Depoitre 50
Possession
Chelsea
77%
Total attempts
22
Fouls
7
Dominic Fi?eld
Stamford Bridge
Huddersfield
23%
3
10
Huddersfield Town?s sojourn in the
Premier League was supposed to be
fleeting, a one-season dalliance with
the elite, but David Wagner and his
side have proved all-comers wrong.
They heaved to contain Chelsea here,
their defending late on increasingly
desperate but ultimately inspired, to
claim the draw that sees them safe.
Theirs is a staggering achievement.
The final whistle was greeted with
an outpouring of joy from travelling
fans and players alike, a campaign?s
unlikely objective achieved against all
the odds, while in the distant corner of
south Wales despair must have set in
for good. It is hard to see how Swansea,
left seeking a nine-goal swing in their
goal difference with Southampton,
will survive now.
? Laurent Depoitre bumps into Willy
Caballero but got up to score
Chelsea?s hopes of Champions
League football have also been
severely dented. They will retain slim
hopes on the final afternoon, but nothing more. If this proves to have been
Antonio Conte?s final game in charge
at Stamford Bridge, then to have seen
his team?s aspirations broken on stubborn Huddersfield defence will leave
him utterly deflated.
This had always felt a contest
likely to test Chelsea?s patience.
Huddersfield had arrived bolstered
by the morale-boosting stalemate
with the champions. To have become
the first visiting side to emerge from
the Etihad Stadium this season having
claimed a top-flight clean sheet had
been an eye-catching achievement,
and they were just as resolute here.
Aaron Mooy and Jonathan Hogg
snapped into challenges with relish,
while a five-man rearguard suffocated
the space in the visitors? penalty area.
Chelsea playmakers invariably
picked up possession in the centrecircle to glance up and discover all 10
of Town?s outfield players cluttering
up their sight-line ahead. The task of
picking through the mass of red and
black shirts invariably fell to Cesc
F郻regas or N?Golo Kant�, the latter as
energetic as ever, but there was always
the propensity to panic.
Perhaps the hosts? display would
have been more assured had Antonio
R黡iger not guided a volley wide from
point-blank range 12 minutes in. How
the home side had craved an early goal.
Instead, with Jonas L鰏sl taking his
time at every goal-kick, they departed
at the break exasperated, with players
and coaching staff incensed Lee Mason
had blown for half-time while Willian
was preparing to take a corner. Carlo
Cudicini had to step in to usher them
away from the official.
Huddersfield had simply refused
to wilt. L鰏sl saved from Marcos
Alonso and 羖varo Morata ? one of six
changes made by Conte to freshen up
his team ? but everything else flung
at him was increasingly optimistic.
When Kant� did slip Morata beyond
Christopher Schindler in on goal, the
striker?s touch took him virtually to
the byline. His attempt duly drifted
across the goal-line and wide.
While Chelsea were all chuntering
frustration, Huddersfield thrilled at
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Chelsea score
a farcical
goal after a
Huddersfield
clearance
hits the home
side?s Marcos
Alonso on
the爃ead
City shatter scoring
record to crown Tour�s
farewell party in style
GLYN KIRK/AFP/
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Slapstick
goal for
home side
at Bridge
Manchester City
3
Danilo 16, B Silva 34, Fernandinho 72
Brighton
1
Ulloa 20
Possession
Man City
72%
Brighton
28%
Shots on target
7
3
Corners
4
3
Jamie Jackson
Etihad Stadium
Yaya Toure?s 316th and final home
outing for Manchester City ended
with Pep Guardiola?s side setting new
record marks of 97 points, 105 goals,
and 31 wins ? the last regarding the
Premier League era.
After the match the Ivorian?s
brother, Kolo, presented him with a
lifetime City season ticket, a framed
shirt embossed with ?316?, and a copy
of the mosaic of his image unveiled at
the training facility on Tuesday.
Toure joined in summer 2010 and
departs following Sunday?s last match
at Southampton, though whether he
is in the squad is not guaranteed such
is his drift to the periphery this year.
Guardiola made eight changes from
Sunday?s goalless draw here against
Huddersfield Town, retaining only
Leroy San�, Fernandinho and Gabriel
Jesus, one of those brought in being
Tour�.
Chris Hughton?s XI was almost identical to the one that beat Manchester
United on Friday, with Leonardo Ulloa
replacing Glenn Murray.
Tour� was also captain for the
night, the Ivorian lining up as the hold-
Laurent
Depoitre
shows his
elation after
scoring
a crucial
goal for
Huddersfield
at Chelsea
MATTHEW
CHILDS/REUTERS
Depoitre?s
delight in
survival
fight
the resilience they had demonstrated.
Wagner had taken this team to the
brink of safety despite his charges having scored only 27 league goals before
this occasion. There was an inevitability that the 28th would be plucked
from the home side?s monopoly of the
ball. Town had hardly gained a glimpse
of Willy Caballero but, once Willian
lost out to Chris Lowe, Mooy had the
simple task of lofting a pass into space
beyond Andreas Christensen.
On to the loose ball lumbered
Laurent Depoitre, a striker noted more
for his brawn than any searing pace.
The Belgian attempted to lift his shot
over the onrushing Caballero as the
pair collided on the edge of the home
side?s penalty area with the attempt
suffocated by the goalkeeper. While
the Argentinian lay prone on the turf,
Depoitre retained his composure to
lift a follow-up beyond R黡iger and
into the gaping net. A first goal of 2018
was celebrated with gusto by Wagner
and his staff, while the visiting players
massed in front of their support.
Conte?s response was to fling on
the cavalry, Olivier Giroud and Eden
Hazard charged as their saviours,
albeit parity was only restored with
a dash of good fortune. Azpilicueta?s
low centre had been fizzed across the
six yard box, but Mathias J鴕gensen,
in attempting to hack it clear, only succeeded in belting the ball on to Marcos
Alonso?s forehead. In it flew beyond
a startled L鰏sl, the Spaniard just as
shocked to have been rewarded in such
bizarre fashion.
The home side?s pressure was
incessant thereafter, Schindler and
his team-mates defending stoically
and L鰏sl summoning a wonderful
save to push Christensen?s header on
to the post. Everything Chelsea threw
at them, Town somehow repelled. This
was their night to cap an admirable
season.
Chelsea
3-4-3
Caballero; Azpilicueta,
Christensen, Rudiger;
Zappacosta (Giroud 54),
Kant�, F郻regas?,
Alonso; Willian, Morata,
Pedro (Hazard 59)
Subs not used
Eduardo, Barkley,
Bakayoko, Moses, Cahill
Referee Lee Mason
Huddersfield
5-3-1-1
L鰏sl?; Smith
(Malone�), J鴕gensen,
Schindler, Kongolo, Lowe
(Hadergjonaj 62); Billing,
Hogg, Mooy; Van la Parra
(Pritchard 53); Depoitre
Subs not used
Coleman, Kince,
Quaner,燤ouni�
ing player in the manager?s familiar
4-1-4-1.
Guardiola had been far from content with Sunday?s display and result.
What he wanted was a quicker, slicker
City. So when Aymeric Laporte swept
a diagonal out to Bernardo Silva along
the right and the ball went in instantly
the Catalan will have been pleased.
Better and closer was when Fernandinho roved forward, moved in
behind the Seagulls, found Ilkay G黱dogan and Shane Duffy was required
to make a sliding block.
With the crowd cheering Tour�s
every touch he delighted with one
quick-booted shuffle that took the ball
out of his feet and passed in an instant.
Later when he outmuscled Ulloa there
were groans as Paul Tierney adjudged
an infringement and Guardiola looked
equally unimpressed with the referee.
Moments later emotions turned
upside down due to an opener straight
from the manager?s playbook. San� hit
high gear, burned through the centre
circle, and rolled a pass inside the visiting defence to Danilo. The right-back
took this on and finished impressively
to Mathew Ryan?s right.
City?s No1 for the night was Claudio Bravo and he now experienced
some ill fortune. When Davy Propper
sprinted down the right the Chilean
initially smothered the ball only to see
it pop back to the Dutchman. Propper
swivelled and crossed over the flailing
Bravo, Ulloa headed home, and here
was an illustration of why Ederson
became City?s goalkeeper this term.
Tour� offered a flash of his best
when buccaneering down the right
and finding Jesus, though he found the
side-netting only. San�, though, was
about to create a fine goal for Silva but
before, his dribbling wizardry had the
ball glued to first left boot then right
Moyes wants to see West Ham?s
ambition before agreeing to stay
Jacob Steinberg
David Moyes will seek assurances West
Ham can match his ambition before
deciding on his future and has said he
opted to stay with them after receiving
an offer from another Premier League
club.
The Scot is not certain to be their
manager next season despite securing
Premier League safety with two games
to go, and both parties have doubts
about whether he should continue.
Moyes is due to hold talks over a
new deal this month, having replaced
Slaven Bilic on a six-month contract,
and David Sullivan and David Gold, the
owners, are aware many supporters
believe the 55-year-old?s approach is
too negative. West Ham?s efforts when
they host Manchester United tonight
and Everton on Sunday will be a factor
in the final judgment.
A positive end would strengthen
Moyes? position but he struck a bullish tone when asked about his plans.
He has already risked angering Sullivan and Gold by complaining about
the club?s culture of leaks and pulled
no punches before the visit of United,
saying he wants a team capable of
challenging for European qualifica-
? David Moyes wants West Ham to
be fighting for European football
? Bernardo Silva scored Manchester
City?s 104th Premier League goal
before he shot at Ryan. Moments later
his cross found Silva and he smashed
in for the lead and for goal number 104,
the record.
City?s second half task was to take
the contest away from their visitors.
In this vein Guardiola administered a
telling off to San� after passing infield
instead of driving to the byline. San�
continued to want to take on yellowshirted men, doing so as the contest
entered the final phase. This had him
skipping through before being felled.
Quick-thinking from a corner
between Gundogan and San� did,
though,produce a City third as Fernandinho swept beyond Ryan.
From here the home crowd regaled
the man of the evening with: ?My my
Yaya Toure? to the tune of Delilah.
This was followed by: ?Stand up if you
love Yaya?. It was the kind of ending
he deserved as he was replaced to a
standing ovation with four munutes
left by Lukas Nmecha.
Manchester City
4-1-4-1
Bravo; Danilo, Kompany,
Laporte, Zinchenko
(Mendy 76);
Tour闋(Nmecha 86),
B燬ilva, G?ndogan,
Fernandinho, San�
Jesus (Diaz 83)
Subs not used
Ederson, De Bruyne,
Adarabioyo, Foden
Brighton
4-2-3-1
Ryan; Saitor, Dunk,
Duffy?, Bong; Propper,
Stephens; Knockaert,
Gross (Kayal 73),
Izquierdo (March 79);
Ulloa (Locadia 73)
Subs not used
Krul, Murray, Goldson,
Scheletto
Referee Paul Tierney Attendance 54,013
tion. ?I?ve been right for a few clubs
and I think I?d be right for many clubs,?
Moyes said. ?Probably apart from two
or three managers there?s nobody
who?s got a better win ratio.
?I have to make sure I?ve got what
I want to do. For most of my seasons,
apart from one last year, I?ve been competing at the top six or eight. I need to
see if West Ham are going to get there. I
want to be pushing the top six or eight.
You need the tools for that. I want to
make sure I can give the supporters
what they crave.?
Moyes said he remained loyal when
one of West Ham?s relegation rivals,
believed to be Stoke, approached him
and he does not expect to be short of
offers if he leaves. ?I could have joined
a Premier League club during the season here when I was West Ham manager,? he said. ?I chose not to. But I?ve
got other things if it?s not renewed. It?s
not a problem.?
Moyes also believes West Ham need
a better infrastructure. ?There?s a lot
to be done on the pitch and a lot to be
done off the pitch as well,? the Scot
added. ?There is a lot of things we can
address, like the training ground.?
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Terrific
Terriers
Wonder save
from L鰏sl
all but denies
Chelsea a
Champions
League slot
and secures
Hudders?eld?s
Premier
League status
?It was Hudders?eld?s night
to燾ap an admirable season?
Report
Page 50 Inquiry launched
Chelsea bring in Barnardo?s
to investigate racism claims
Children?s charity has written
to former players who have
alleged abuse in the 1980s
and 90s, with coaches Gwyn
Williams and Graham Rix
having denied accusations
Exclusive by
Daniel Taylor
Barnardo?s, Britain?s largest children?s
charity, has been brought in by
Chelsea to oversee an independent
investigation into the allegations of
racism that have left the club facing the
possibility of widespread legal action.
Chelsea have commissioned the
inquiry after receiving legal claims,
initially from three former youth-team
footballers from the 1990s, alleging
that Gwyn Williams and Graham
Rix subjected young black players to
explicit racial abuse. A fourth player,
who was in their youth set-up from
1979 to 1985, has made a separate claim
about the alleged culture of ?continued racist bullying and abuse?, stating that it left him so traumatised he
abandoned his football career, despite
signing professional forms at Stamford
Bridge, and struggles even to watch
the current team play on television
because of the flashbacks.
Three more players from the 1980s
have subsequently taken on solicitors to begin their own litigation and
as the Guardian revealed on Tuesday,
the complainants have received public
backing from two of the white players
who were in the club?s youth set-up.
Grant Lunn and Gary Baker decided to
come forward after reading the statement Williams released to this newspaper in March to ?deny all and any
allegations of racial or other abuse?.
Rix, who became Chelsea?s youthteam coach in the 1990s, has also
repeatedly denied all the allegations.
A letter from Barnardo?s has been
sent to the relevant players to inform
them that an independent inquiry
is under way and which supplies
the contact details for the Sporting
Chance clinic if they feel they need
professional counselling. ?Our task is
? Graham Rix and Gywn Williams
have denied all claims against them
to gather information about cases of
non-recent racial abuse against former
youth players which have been made
known to the club, to look at how the
club handled these matters, to compare the environment in which these
alleged incidents occurred against the
environment which exists at the club
today, to make recommendations to
the club for the future and to explore
how the club may provide support to
victims,? the letter states.
The investigation is being led by
Julie Dugdale, the head of business
at Barnardo?s Training and Consultancy, and Rod Weston-Bartholomew,
the charity?s assistant director of children?s services. Dugdale has been
involved in a number of safeguarding
reviews and Weston-Bartholomew is
a key figure in Barnardo?s equality and
diversity policy.
In a statement, Chelsea said:
?We take allegations of this nature
extremely seriously and they will be
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The ECB wants to widen participation
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Golf
McIlroy:
time for me
to step up
and win at
Sawgrass
Ewan Murray
Sawgrass
It remains unlikely that Rory McIlroy
has publicly articulated the exact scale
of his disappointment when falling
short at the Masters ? and why would
he? ? but the Northern Irishman is well
aware of the best way to overcome
heartache.
McIlroy has three major championships in his sights for the remainder
of 2018 but first comes this week?s
Players Championship, the biggest
tournament on the PGA Tour and one
at which victory has eluded him.
?It gives you motivation,? McIlroy
said of the final round at Augusta
National. ?All I wanted to do this year
was give myself chances. It wasn?t
about results, it was about if I can give
myself a chance.
?I put myself in the final group of
the first major of the year and it didn?t
quite work out but if I can put myself
in the final group of some other events
coming up, then I?ll have some recent
experience and hopefully I?ll deal with
it a bit better.
?I?ve got so many opportunities. I?m
playing well, my game?s in good shape.
We have got this event here, I?ve never
won this, I would love to put this on
my CV. We have got the other three
?I didn?t have
my best stu? at
Augusta and I still
was able to play
my way into the
?nal group?
Rory McIlroy
major championships, everything else
to play for, FedExCup, whatever. We?re
not even halfway through the season.
?It was disappointing that I didn?t
get the result I wanted at Augusta but I
took a lot of positives from the fact that
I probably didn?t have my best stuff
and I still was able to play my way into
the final group and contend.
?This is my ninth time here [at Sawgrass], so I?m not a spring chicken any
more. I?ve got a few years under my
belt ? and it took me a few years to figure it out ? but I?ve had a few top-10s
here. I haven?t been quite right in contention but I?ve been close enough. I
think it is about time I stepped up and
gave myself a chance on Sunday.?
McIlroy can also, of course, take
solace from the fact he has already
won this year, at the Arnold Palmer
Invitational. And should the 29-yearold need evidence of how the Players
can transform attitudes, he needs only
look at a Ryder Cup team-mate.
Ian Poulter?s share of second place
here 12 months ago revived a career
that had looked in danger of flatlining.
The competitive fires fuelled by the
Englishman?s Sawgrass performance
led to his victory at the Houston Open
last month.
?He went through a tough time with
injury and then he had a couple other
things happen in his life that I think
were quite trying for him,? McIlroy
said. ?So to see him come through the
other side of it and win in Houston was
really cool. I was really happy for him.
?He?s played really well this year,
and he seems like he?s came out with
a lot of motivation and determination.
I don?t think it?s a coincidence it?s a
Ryder Cup year, but I?m so happy for
him. Poults is one of the best guys out
here. He?s great company.?
A reinvigorated Poulter has been
afforded opportunity to reset his
career targets at the age of 42. ?I feel
I?ve got a lot more in me to give,? he
said. ?With that in mind, I think I can
still win big tournaments. I still think I
can win a major. Other guys have done
that over the age of 42 and I would like
to think I still can.
?To play free, to have goals fresh in
your mind, long-term goals, is a good
position rather than week-to-week
goals. It takes a lot of pressure off you.?
Another player who will not lack
motivation this week is Justin Rose.
The Englishman could leap to No�in the world rankings ? a position he
has never held before ? with victory
here. Rose?s compatriot, Paul Casey,
withdrew yesterday because of a back
injury.
? Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter were upbeat before the Players Championship.
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Cricket
Rooney Rule rolled out
in ECB diversity drive
Board introduces criteria for
coaching appointments as
part of detailed action plan
Ali Martin
The England and Wales Cricket Board
has introduced the Rooney Rule for
all national coaching positions to
guarantee that at least one black,
Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
candidate is interviewed during the
recruitment爏tage.
The policy, which begins immediately and will be rolled out to county
cricket in due course, is part of the
England and Wales Cricket Board?s
new action plan for engaging south
Asian communities that is published
today. With this paper comes an admission from the governing body?s chief
executive, Tom Harrison, that the
sport has previously fallen short.
?While we?ve long acknowledged
the passion for the game in south Asian
communities and had the best intentions, we have never fully understood
how to engage with them,? Harrison
said. ?This report gives us a road map
to change that.?
Statistics show that the south
Asian population in the UK is grossly
underrepresented within established
English cricket. It makes up a third of
recreational players across the country
and yet this figure drops to 4% within
the first-class professional system,
with only 5% of the county coaching
workforce being of south Asian heritage. Within the 11-point strategy
? one that aims to build at least 20
urban cricket centres, install 1,000
artificial pitches in urban areas, beef
up scouting networks in the Asian park
leagues and the ECB?s T20 City Cup,
and offer bursaries and mentoring to
promising young British Asian players
? comes the so-called Rooney Rule.
The rule was named after the former Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan
Rooney, who was behind the introduction of a similar policy for the NFL in
2003. It will ensure at least one BAME
candidate who meets the application
criteria for any ECB coaching job will
be interviewed and follows a similar
move by the Football Association in
January. In addition, 10 south Asian
coaches will be given mentoring and
work placements in the next two years.
The board?s action plan has been
driven by Lord Patel of Bradford, an
ECB director, and involves partnerships with the British Asian Trust,
the National Asian Cricket Council,
Chance to Shine and sponsors NatWest. In partnership with University
College London, the ECB has produced
a heat map of south Asians playing
cricket in the UK ? www.southasianheatmap.ecb.co.uk ? and there have
Lehmann appointment
Darren Lehmann has a new job
at Cricket Australia?s national
performance programme in
Brisbane ? only six weeks after
resigning as the head coach
and saying he was ?ultimately
responsible for the culture of the
team? after the ball-tampering
scandal. Lehmann left after the
incident in South Africa which
resulted in David Warner, Steve
Smith and Cameron Bancroft
being suspended. The 48-year-old
South Australian will work with
Troy Cooley, Ryan Harris and Chris
Rogers and has agreed an initial
appointment until October. He
starts on 28 May. Guardian sport
been consultations with more than
600 members of the community via
forums last year to establish what barriers to entry exist.
The chief finding was that facilities
play a major part and to that end the
first two years of the plan will target 10
?core cities? ? Birmingham, Bradford,
Kirklees, Leeds, Leicester, London,
Luton, Manchester, Sandwell and
Slough ? that house 61% of the 3.2m
of the UK?s Asian population, before
going nationwide. The aim is to
increase access to cricket, be it through
indoor schools and artificial pitches,
or financial assistance for equipment.
Moeen Ali, who in 2016 was part
of an England Test team that for
the first time included four British
Asians, said: ?Growing up in inner-city
Birmingham, I fully understand some
of the challenges and barriers for
young south Asian cricketers. I see
many of those challenges now when
I help my dad coach at his cricket
academy. Many parents are still struggling to afford kit for their kids and
the new bursaries will give emerging
players the opportunity to continue
to improve and develop in the game.?
Another target in the ?core cities?
will be to establish female-only
cricket sessions for the south Asian
community, with 200 female coaches
deployed, after the ECB?s research
showed a lack of such opportunities to
be another concern. Soft-ball women?s
leagues will also be established.
The ECB will also increase mentoring, offer assistance with education
outside of cricket and deliver a programme of unconscious bias training
for county academy directors to tackle
drop-offs from the youth intake.
Beyond playing and coaching, the
ECB?s research has also shown that
audiences for cricket in the UK are
similarly unrepresentative. Only 3% of
ticket sales for domestic matches come
from the south Asian community.
The match experience is to be tailored, with halal and vegetarian food
options, flexible family ticket offers
and multi-faith prayer facilities at all
major venues. Both the 2019 World
Cup and the ECB?s new 100-ball tournament, which starts in 2020, will also
be heavily marketed towards the south
Asian community.
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Rugby union
Ireland
Farrell extends
deal to dampen
chances of
England job
Gerard Meagher
Andy Farrell?s chances of replacing
Eddie Jones as England?s next head
coach look slim after he signed a
contract extension with Ireland until
the summer of 2020.
Farrell, who was announced as Joe
Schmidt?s defence coach in January
2016 ? a month after he was shown the
door by the Rugby Football Union ?
has rebuilt his reputation with Ireland
and was singled out for praise by
Johnny Sexton after the Six Nations
grand slam-clinching victory against
England in March.
Jones is due to stay in his England
role until 2021 but there is a break
clause after the 2019 World Cup
and the RFU has already begun its
recruitment process, planning for both
eventualities.
Last month the RFU chief executive,
Steve Brown, hinted that coaches
involved with international set-ups
but not as head coach would be given
strong consideration to succeed
Jones and Farrell, having also been
an integral part of the two previous
British & Irish Lions tours, would be
an attractive proposition.
It is thought, however, that if
Jones stays until 2021 the RFU would
want someone such as Farrell in
place to work under the Australian
soon after the 2019 World Cup; his
contract extension with Ireland would
therefore appear to put him out of the
running.
Scotland, meanwhile, will become
the first ever tier-one nation to play
Georgia in Tbilisi as part of their
preparations for the World Cup in
Japan next year. Gregor Townsend?s
side will play France away on 17燗ugust
before facing Georgia a week later
and then will host both nations
in燛dinburgh.
The Pro14 final will now kick-off
at 6pm ? half an hour earlier than
originally planned ? at Dublin?s Aviva
Stadium as a result of a clash with
the Uefa Champions League final on
Saturday 26燤ay.
A statement from the Pro14 said:
?This decision was taken in order to
accommodate fans in stadium or at
home who wish to enjoy the drama
and excitement of the Pro14 final and
also take in the Champions League
final afterwards.?
Andy Farrell has rebuilt
his reputation during
his stint with Ireland
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Not going
on tour ?
The hooker
and captain
Dylan
Hartley
(left), centre
Jonathan
Joseph and
wing Anthony
Watson will
be absent
because
of injury
from Eddie
Jones?s squad
announced
today
Set to be
included?
The flyhalf Danny
Cipriani (far
left), who last
played for
England in
2015, the New
Zealand-born
flanker Brad
Shields and
front-row
Luke
Cowan-Dickie
are in the
frame for
South Africa
England
Jones to use tour absences
as chance to freshen things up
Gerard Meagher
Eddie Jones will today roll the dice and
name an England squad missing 20
frontline players ? including a number
of British & Irish Test Lions ? for the
summer tour of South Africa.
Dylan Hartley, Jonathan Joseph
and Anthony Watson are among those
already ruled out through injury ? but
including those Jones believes are in
need of a rest it is understood he considers 20 players ?unavailable?, such
is the toll of a post-Lions season.
Jones has stressed the impact that
the British & Irish Lions tour has had
on his squad ? 15 Englishmen toured
New Zealand ? though the absence,
enforced or by design, of such a large
number of players calls into question
the relationship between club and
country, and the workload placed on
international players.
Indeed yesterday the Rugby Players? Association board was due to discuss proposed changes to the season
structure, thought to involve a twoweek extension.
Nonetheless the 34-man squad will
represent Jones?s boldest selection to
date, despite England?s three-match
losing run and their worst Six Nations
finish. Jones has acknow ledged
he should have freshened things
up earlier and while he considers
his hand forced to a degree, he will
follow through with his squad for
South燗frica.
On top of the touring party for the
three-Test series against the Springboks, Jones will also unveil today
Hartley?s replacement as captain as
well as a 31-man squad for next week?s
training camp in Brighton, which will
be significantly different because of
the absences of players from the four
Premiership semi-finalists.
Jones will not rest his entire Lions
contingent ? Owen Farrell remains
the favourite for the captaincy after
he was rested during the autumn internationals ? but players such as Mako
Vunipola are among those expected
to be omitted.
The number of absences also opens
the door for a host of fringe players to
stake claims against South Africa while
Billy Vunipola, despite his recent hamstring injury, is available to return to
the international fold. He was absent
from Saracens? win against Gloucester
last weekend and is yet to start for the
club since breaking an arm in January, but the latest indications are that
he will return for their Premiership
semi-final against Wasps.
Jones was also last night mulling
over a recall for Danny Cipriani, who
has not played for England since 2015
The 34-man squad
for South Africa
will represent
Eddie Jones?s
boldest England
selection to date
but whose fine form towards the end
of the season had brought him into the
head coach?s thinking. Cipriani?s club
future appears to hang on whether or
not he is included. He is yet to announce
where he will play next season after
finishing the current campaign with
Wasps but if Jones omits him again, he
is expected to move abroad.
Jones was also set to make a call on
the Hurricanes flanker Brad Shields,
who last month lodged a request
with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) to be
released for the tour after the Guardian
revealed he was eligible for selection in
the eyes of the Rugby Football Union.
New Zealand are yet to publicly
state whether they have accepted
Shields?s request for release for the
tour but it is understood NZR and the
Rugby Football Union have been in
talks.
The 31-man training squad will feature players from the eight Premiership clubs not involved in the playoffs;
those from the losing semi-finalists
will join the following week and come
into contention to face the Barbarians
on 27燤ay at Twickenham.
South Africa will face Wales in
Washington DC on 2燡une before the
first Test against England a week
later in Johannesburg but they will
do so without their influential hooker
Malcolm Marx, who has been ruled
out for six weeks with a hamstring
tear.
His absence is a bitter blow for the
Springboks considering Marx was
named South Africa?s player of the year
in 2017 and has established himself
as one of the world?s leading爃ookers.
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Football
Leeds feel the heat
in Myanmar but
still made welcome
as Heckingbottom
seeks the positives
Two-match tour was not
well-received after it was
announced but 20 or so fans
still made 5,600-mile trip
Oliver Slow
Yangon
?W
e?re just
here for the
football,? the
Leeds United
manager said
after the first
game of their short but controversial
close-season tour of Myanmar.
In front of a celebratory crowd of
15,000, overwhelmingly local but
including a few dozen Leeds fans,
Paul Heckingbottom refused to be
drawn on the political row the tour
has caused.
?We got what we wanted out
of it. We wanted a good game that
was more about the occasion. We
wanted to represent the club in the
correct way, and to make sure that
the people here represented the club
well,? the Leeds manager said.
Leeds lost the game 2-1, but the
wider ramifications are harder
to quantify. The club attracted
significant criticism since it
announced the two-match tour
to Myanmar, as the country?s
government and its military comes
under widespread international
criticism for its treatment of the
Rohingya minority. An estimated
700,000 have crossed the border
into Bangladesh since August,
fleeing a military crackdown that
the United Nations has called
?ethnic燾leansing?.
After the tour was announced
Labour?s shadow sports minister,
Dr燫osena Allin-Khan, said the club
was ?morally corrupt? for choosing
to visit a country that conducts
?state-sponsored mass murder?.
The Leeds United Supporters
Trust called it a ?strange and
controversial? tour.
Responding to the criticism
the Leeds chairman, Andrea
Radrizzani, published a statement
acknowledging the ?serious
issues within the country? but
said the tour represented a chance
to爃ave a positive impact on the
local燾ommunity.
Fans from Myanmar attending
? Leeds players,
in traditional
?longyi? outfits,
take a stroll past
the Buddhist
Shwedagon
padoga
YE AUNG THU/AFP/
GETTY IMAGES
? Locals turned
out in numbers
and showed their
support for Leeds
and the National
League All-Stars
as the home side
won 2-1
YE AUNG THU
the game yesterday expressed
excitement about it and said it
was a historic moment for the
development of football in the
country. ?We really appreciate
Leeds coming here? said Pyay Sone
in a rooftop bar overlooking the
32,000-capacity Thuwunna Stadium
before the match. ?We know they
faced some criticism, but we are
really happy a team like Leeds would
come here. This country is about
more than what is happening [in
Rakhine State]. We don?t want to be
seen like this. We are a football-crazy
country. We are happy to have this
team here.?
A similar sentiment was expressed
by many of the Leeds fans attending
the game after their 5,600-mile
journey. ?We had heard the criticism,
so we did our research and looked
at the pros and cons,? said Nick
Dunwell, who travelled with 20 other
supporters. ?We heard the stories,
but since we have been here we?ve
had no problems ? except for the
heat.? It was 33C in Yangon when
?We don?t want to be
seen like this. We
are football-crazy.
We are happy to
have this team here?
the game kicked off and the Leeds
players, who arrived the day after
their final game of the Championship
season, against Queens Park
Rangers on Sunday, also appeared
to struggle with the weather. The
Leeds contingent were vociferous,
but attempts to get a rendition of the
club song, Marching on Together,
? The 16-year-old Ryan Edmondson
(left) appeared as a sub in Yangon
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going were drowned out by the home
crowd. At the interval the Leeds fans?
biggest concern seemed to be getting
hold of some beers at a stadium with
an alcohol ban.
The MNL side?s starting team
included five Myanmar players and
the rest came from Japan, Cameroon
and Nigeria, among others. They
took the lead on 22 minutes when
Hanthawaddy United?s Ugandan
midfielder Joseph Mpande bundled
home a header. Four minutes later
the Leeds striker Samuel S醝z,
captain for the night, converted a
penalty, but Christopher Chizoba
followed suit with the winner from
the spot.
Leeds will now face the Myanmar
national team tomorrow night in
Mandalay. ?I?m not too worried
about the result,? said Roy Schofield,
who had travelled from Yorkshire.
?We?re just here for the experience.?
The locals were also upbeat. ?The
Leeds players looked tired with the
heat, but I?m pleased they came
here,? said a fan, Maung Maung.
Police working
well to prevent
Russia trouble,
MPs are told
Morocco finally unveils
bid for 2026 World Cup
David Conn
In a high-end restaurant in Tangier, the
Morocco 2026 bid chief executive presented his vision for a World Cup that
for so long was shrouded in mystery. It
entered the race last August, running
against a confident joint campaign
from the US, Canada and Mexico.
For the first five months it was a virtual information blackout but now that
Hicham El Amrani and his team have
started talking, murmurs are the contest will be closer than expected. After
apparent last-minute goalpost moving
by Fifa in an attempt insiders suspect
was designed to derail Morocco?s bid,
simply making it to the vote in Moscow
on 13燡une would be an achievement.
The Guardian understands Morocco
2026 submitted a complaint to Fifa last
month concerning the eligibility of
four Fifa member federations to vote.
As bidding nations, Morocco, the US,
Canada and Mexico must abstain from
voting but the US territories of Guam,
Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the
US Virgin Islands have retained votes.
The Moroccan bid is based on a concept of Africa meets Europe, with 12
host cities and a stadium construction
budget of $3bn. The plan is to build
nine stadiums. El Amrani and his
team hope they can persuade the 207
Russian and UK police are cooperating
well on plans to protect supporters
travelling to the World Cup, the
Foreign Office has said, despite the
collapse in relations between the two
countries following the poisoning of
Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury
in March.
The minister of state Harriett Baldwin told the foreign affairs select
committee?s inquiry into government preparations for the World Cup
that police and counter-terrorism are
areas in which cooperation with Russia
is continuing, at a ?strong level?. No
individual or group has yet been identified as being responsible for the Salisbury attack.
Responding to concerns from
MPs about hooliganism in Russia,
particularly about potential racism,
and prejudice against LGBT supporters, Baldwin said the government is
relying on security assurances given
by the Russian authorities to Fifa. She
said the UK police are applying established legal powers to prevent British
troublemakers travelling to the World
Cup. ?We think Russian police will
have taken similar steps with regard
to potential troublemakers,? she said.
Those who attacked England fans
at the Euro 2016 match between the
countries in Marseille have since been
banned from attending matches in
Russia, Baldwin said, and the Russian
government has given assurances to
Fifa about the safety of fans.
However, Baldwin acknowledged
strong concerns expressed by the committee?s chairman, the Conservative
MP Tom Tugendhat, that Russian police
have behaved violently towards LGBT
groups in Russia, and she accepted that,
despite assurances given, the safety of
fans cannot be fully guaranteed.
Foreign office travel advice on
Russia warns that although most
people do not experience trouble,
?racially motivated attacks do occur?
and ?people of Asian or Afro-Caribbean descent may attract unwanted
attention in public places and should
take care, particularly late at night?.
? Russia fans at Euro 2016, where
there were clashes with England fans
Martha Kelner
Tangier
?I was a minor,
I?d never heard
those words
said in football?
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fully investigated. We are absolutely
determined to do the right thing, to
assist the authorities and any investigations they may carry out, and to fully
support those affected, which would
include counselling for any former
player that may need it.?
Rix and Williams were key members
of the backroom staff when Glenn Hoddle, Ruud Gullit and Gianluca Vialli
were in the process of re-establishing
Chelsea as one of the more glamorous clubs in the country during the
1990s. Williams, who is credited with
discovering John Terry, joined as
youth development officer in 1979 and
was prominently involved at Stamford
Bridge for 27 years.
Behind the scenes, however, one of
the players to issue a legal claim has
submitted evidence to the Football
Association in which he describes it
as a ?feral environment? for some of
the black players in the youth team,
claiming they were treated ?like a race
of fucking dogs?.
According to that player?s account,
in an interview with the FA?s safeguarding department, the racist abuse
started after joining the club on school-
remaining Fifa voting-member federations that Morocco, which has bid
for the World Cup four times before,
is now capable of hosting the biggest
sporting event.
It is widely understood the Fifa
hierarchy ? including the president,
Gianni Infantino ? would prefer the
united bid, with its ready-made stadiums, infrastructure and accommodation provisions. That is not to mention a guaranteed $300m bonus payment due the governing body if the
tournament is held in the US.
It is also understood that three Fifa
Council members ? Sunil Gulati from
the US, the Concacaf vice-president
Victor Montagliani, and Sandra Fruean
of American Samoa ? have remained
in meetings where they should have
excused themselves.
There was believed to have been
disquiet in the Morocco camp, too,
about changes to the bid regulations
48 hours before final versions were
due to be submitted in March.
The revised rules stated host cities
must have a population of 250,000 or
more ? the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate
falls short. A change that particularly
raised eyebrows was the maximum
drive between a host city and the nearest airport being reduced to 90 minutes ? the journey between El Jadida on
Morocco?s west coast to Casablanca airport had been estimated at 91 minutes.
A 0-5 judging scale was introduced
and if a bidding nation falls short of
two points on a key criteria it will
be excluded from the race. Morocco
has been visited twice by Fifa?s bid
inspection taskforce and will find out
at the end of this month whether it
has passed that test. ?We were a bit
surprised of getting the scoring system
48 hours before the deadline, which
was not necessarily about methodology but about additional information
required,? El燗mrani said.
It was also surprised to see the US
president, Donald Trump, getting
involved in the race on Twitter when
Fifa rules outlaw political interference.
The South Africa sports minister,
Tokozile Xasa, also said this week that
her country would not be supporting
the Moroccan bid. El Amrani said:
?In relation to political interference, I
think the rules are pretty clear. Fifa has
to implement them. The bidders have
to respect them.? Asked if he thought
the bid process had been fair, he said:
?All we wish for is a good game.?
Fifa did not respond to an approach
for comment.
? Hicham El Amrani leads Morocco?s
bid, their fifth to host a World Cup
Martha Kelner?s trip to Morocco was
paid for by the Morocco 2026 bid team
boy terms. ?Even at 12, 13, the vernacular he [Williams] was using was: ?You
little black bastard, you coon, you
little wog, how are you doing?? I was
a minor, I?d never heard those words
being said to someone [in football].
He addressed me like that every time
he saw me. He?d walk in [the dressing
room] and go: ?Hey, look at the fucking
blackies here then. Fucking rubber
lips. Look at their fucking big noses.
You black bastard. Been fucking robbing cars, have you?? Let me tell you
something ? that is the most demoralising feeling you could ever have.?
The same player also alleges Rix
subjected him to physical attacks,
including one incident when the
former England international threw
a cup of hot coffee in his face, and the
latest players to come forward about
the 1980s have spoken of an environment in which racism was ?the norm?
and Williams is said to have arranged
?whites against blacks? matches in
training.
Renu Daly, who represents four of
the players for Hudgell Solicitors, said:
?Credit to Chelsea for their stance so
far in recognising the seriousness of
these allegations and their commitment to ensuring these allegations are
fully investigated. I am sure that has
gone a long way to giving these men
some confidence that they will be listened to now.?
Williams had a number of different roles during his time at Chelsea,
including a spell as assistant manager
to Claudio Ranieri and scouting for
Jos� Mourinho before leaving the club
in 2006. Williams has been accused in
the past of making homophobic comments to Graeme Le Saux, the former
Chelsea defender, and was dismissed
by Leeds United for gross misconduct
in 2013 after emailing pornographic
images of women to a number of colleagues, including a female receptionist. Williams had moved to Leeds after
Ken Bates, formerly the Chelsea chairman, became the chairman there.
Rix started at Chelsea as youthteam coach but moved through the
ranks to become assistant manager
to Gullit and was briefly the caretaker
manager after Vialli?s departure. After
that he managed Portsmouth, Oxford
United and Hearts, as well as coaching
at the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain
and having a brief spell as manager of
a club in Trinidad. His last managerial
job in England was at AFC Portchester
of the Wessex League Premier Division
but he left the club last August.
In March 1999 he admitted two
charges of unlawful sex with a 15-yearold girl and indecent assault and was
sentenced to 12 months in prison ?
serving six of them ? as well as being
put on the sex offenders? register for
10 years. He was reinstated by Chelsea immediately after his release from
Wandsworth prison and was the firstteam coach when Vialli?s team won the
FA Cup in 2000.
? Barnardo?s will ?explore how
Chelsea may support the victims?
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? Philippe Senderos has become a
mentor for younger players at Houston
CHRIS BROWN/CSM/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK
so that the team plays the way you
want? If everyone buys into this, it
becomes special. Everyone believes.
He has been able to do that for more
than 20 years, so I can only have
respect for him. Also, the level of
stress he is under constantly; to be at
the top level for so many years, the
stress attached to performance and
the next game, every single day, is
remarkable.?
Senderos believes Wenger
had a useful capacity to shoulder
criticism. ?A personality like him
wouldn?t mind if he takes the blame
and protects his team,? he says.
?They aren?t getting results like
they used to. People like to blame
someone in football. We are resultsdriven, so this is unfortunately what
happens. Teams go through ups and
downs. I just think the league has got
a lot stronger ? the investment in the
Premier League is huge.?
Results
Football
PREMIER LEAGUE
Manchester City C
Manchester Utd
Tottenham
Liverpool
Chelsea
Arsenal
Burnley
Everton
Leicester
Newcastle
Crystal Palace
AFC Bournemouth
Watford
Brighton
West Ham
Huddersfield
Southampton
Swansea
West Brom R
Stoke R
Chelsea
Alonso 62
38,910
P
37
36
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
36
37
37
37
37
37
W
31
24
22
20
21
18
14
13
12
11
10
10
11
9
9
9
7
8
6
6
(0) 1
D
4
5
8
12
7
6
12
10
11
8
11
11
8
13
11
10
15
9
13
12
L
2
7
7
5
9
13
11
14
14
18
16
16
18
15
16
18
15
20
18
19
F
105
67
69
80
62
73
35
43
52
36
43
43
44
34
45
28
37
27
31
33
A
27
28
32
38
35
51
37
55
55
47
55
60
63
50
67
57
55
54
54
67
GD
+78
+39
+37
+42
+27
+22
-2
-12
-3
-11
-12
-17
-19
-16
-22
-29
-18
-27
-23
-34
Pts
97
77
74
72
70
60
54
49
47
41
41
41
41
40
38
37
36
33
31
30
Huddersfield
Depoitre 50
(0) 1
Leicester
(1) 3
Iheanacho 14
Vardy 76pen, Mahrez 90
Arsenal
Aubameyang 53
32,095
(0) 1
Manchester City
(2) 3
Danilo 16, B Silva 34
Fernandinho 72
Brighton
Ulloa 20
54,013
(1) 1
Tottenham
Kane 50
Newcastle
54,923
(0) 0
(0) 1
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
P W D
L
Celtic C
37 24 10
3
Aberdeen
37 21
7
9
Rangers
37 21
6 10
Hibernian
37 18 12
7
Kilmarnock
37 15 11 11
Hearts
37 12 13 12
Motherwell
37 12
9 16
St Johnstone
37 12
9 16
Dundee
37 11
6 20
Hamilton
37
9
6 22
Partick
37
7
9 21
37
6 10 21
Ross County
F
73
55
71
57
48
39
40
41
36
47
30
39
A
24
37
45
41
47
38
49
52
56
65
62
63
GD
+49
+18
+26
+16
+1
+1
-9
-11
-20
-18
-32
-24
A
Pts
82
70
69
66
56
49
45
45
39
33
30
28
Celtic
(0) 0
Kilmarnock
(0) 0
Hearts
Lafferty 26
Naismith 57
(1) 2
Hibernian
Kamberi 48pen
19,324
(0) 1
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Play-off final Alloa Athletic 0 Dumbarton 1
SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Play-off final Stenhousemuir 2 Peterhead 0
DANSKE BANK PREMIERSHIP
Europa League: Play-offs Cliftonville 4 Ballymena Utd 0;
Linfield 3 Glentoran 4
Premiership: Promotion/Relegation play-off: Second
leg Carrick 1 Newry 3 (agg 3-6)
LA LIGA
Barcelona 5 Villarreal 1; Sevilla L Real Madrid L
COPPA ITALIA
Final Juventus 4 Milan 0
EREDIVISIE
Europa League: Play-offs ADO Den Haag 2 Vitesse
Arnhem 5; Heerenveen 4 Utrecht 3
FA WOMEN?S SUPER LEAGUE
Chelsea 2 Birmingham 1; Everton 3 Yeovil 1
?I am forever
grateful to Ars鑞e
and to Arsenal?
Tennis
ATP/WTA MUTUA MADRID OPEN (Spain)
Men: Second round: D Goffin (Bel) bt R Haase (Neth) 7-5
6-3; K Anderson (SA) bt M Kukushkin (Kaz) 5-7 7-6 (3)
6-2; P Kohlschreiber (Ger) bt R Bautista Agut (Sp) 6-3 4-6
7-5; K Edmund (GB) bt N Djokovic (Ser) 6-3 2-6 6-3;
P Cuevas (Uru) bt A Ramos-Vi駉las (Sp) 6-1 6-7 (2) 6-2;
R Nadal (Sp) bt G Monfils (Fr) 6-3 6-1; J Isner (US) bt
R Harrison (US) 7-6 (1) 7-6 (7).
Women: Third round: S Halep (Rom) bt K Pliskova (Cz) 6-1
6-4; K Bertens (Neth) bt C Wozniacki (Den) 6-2 6-2;
C Garcia (Fr) bt J G鰎ges (Ger) 6-2 6-4; K Pliskova (Cz) bt
S Stephens (US) 6-2 6-3; C Su醨ez Navarro (Sp) bt B Pera
(US) 2-6 6-2 6-4; P Kvitova (Cz) bt A Kontaveit (Est) 6-7
(4) 6-3 6-3.
Cycling
GIRO D?ITALIA
Stage Five (Agrigento - Santa Ninfa, 153km): 1 E Battaglin
(It) LottoNL-Jumbo 4hr 06min 33sec; 2 G Visconti (It)
Bahrain-Merida; 3 J Gon鏰lves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin;
4 M Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors; 5 S Yates (GB)
Mitchelton-Scottall same time.
Leading overall: 1 R Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing 18hr 29min
41sec; 2 T Dumoulin (Neth) Team Sunweb +01sec; 3 S Yates
(GB) Mitchelton-Scott +17; 4 T Wellens (Bel) Lotto Fix All
+19; 19 C Froome (GB) Team Sky +55.
Fixtures
Football (7.45pm unless stated)
Premier League
West Ham v Manchester Utd
Sky Bet League One
Play-offs: Semi-final: First leg Charlton v Shrewsbury
European Under-17 Championship
Group A Israel v Italy (7pm); Switzerland v England (7pm)
Group B Norway v Slovenia (1pm); Sweden v Portugal (1pm)
Rugby league
Ladbrokes Challenge Cup
Sixth round: Featherstone v Hull (7.35pm)
Now a veteran with MLS side
Houston Dynamo, the Swiss
centre-back recalls realising
his Premier League dream
Ewan Murray
E
ight years have
passed since Philippe
Senderos left Arsenal.
Conversation reveals
Arsenal will never leave
Philippe Senderos. ?I am
a fan now, I want them to do well,?
explains the Swiss centre-back.
From a rich and varied career,
which continues apace with the MLS
side Houston Dynamo, Senderos
is most closely associated with
north London. His arrival at Arsenal
before the start of the iconic 2003-04
season was, when still a teenager,
the realisation of a lifelong ambition.
?Since I was five, six years old there
was something appealing about
the Premier League. Something
about England, the wet pitches, I
don?t know ? I loved it. It was what
I wanted to do. I realised a dream
when I came to Arsenal.?
There should be no shame
attached to the fact that Senderos,
initially beset by injury, did not
make an impact in a team who won
the Premier League without defeat.
He revelled in a box seat as history
unfolded. ?I was part of the team,
in the dressing room, training with
them,? he recalls. ?I couldn?t get in
the team, which is understandable
for an 18-year-old at an unbeaten
side.
?It was amazing to witness ? the
champions that we had in that team
were remarkable. It was my first
glimpse of the top level and I could
see it was special. At any moment,
at any time, people were winners.
You could feel there was something
going on. It isn?t normal to win all
the time; even if two goals down,
there was a strength and belief in
what they were doing.
?I am forever grateful to Ars鑞e
Wenger and to Arsenal. They gave
me the opportunity to fulfil a dream,
which was to play in the Premier
League. They are still very close
to my heart and I have very good
memories; regardless of things
that can be said, I have amazing
memories. It was a great time.?
From afar Senderos has been
aware of fierce criticism levelled at
Wenger. He recalls what made the
soon-to-depart manager one of a
kind. ?Transmitting this belief. You
have a philosophy, every manager
has one, but how do you transmit it
? Ars鑞e Wenger shares his
thoughts with Philippe Senderos
t 33 and a veteran of
three World Cups,
Senderos insists he
has never called time
on his international
career despite the last
of his 57 caps having come in 2016.
?They did that for me,? he says with
a broad smile, before adding: ?The
door is always open. I always find it
sad when people retire. I loved my
time playing for my country. You
never know: my dream is to play in a
fourth World Cup.?
Senderos had spells at Fulham,
Aston Villa and Rangers but his
current concern is Houston Dynamo,
where his influence on younger
players is praised within the club.
An articulate individual who speaks
six languages, he has relished the
mentoring role. ?I have been lucky to
have had good years in the Premier
League,? he says. ?I needed another
challenge, something new, and this
was a very good opportunity.
?We have a lot of young players.
That makes it interesting for those of
us who have been in the game a lot
longer. We can teach these guys. Most
of the training sessions and meetings
are half in English, half in Spanish. I
think that was one of the points that
made the club think of me.?
It was consideration for others
which struck Senderos last year
after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston,
destroying many homes. ?I arrived a
week before the hurricane,? Senderos
says. ?I was stuck for a while in
my hotel room but thankfully the
area where I was wasn?t that badly
affected. It wasn?t possible to get to
the training centre, so we didn?t train
for a couple of weeks.
?But unfortunately so many
other people were affected by the
hurricane. I really experienced how
the community came together and
helped the people who had more
problems. I?d never seen a reaction
like this.
?I remember going to the stadium
and it was full of food, blankets,
anything for people who had lost
things in their home. We had a very
successful season last season and
maybe this was a reason why. We did
things for the city, for the people; the
baseball team had an amazing last
year as well. Sometimes things going
against you brings people together.?
The strongest Senderos alliance
may be with Arsenal, but he clearly
relishes his present one too.
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Sport
Football Premier League
? Harry Kane curls home to
give Tottenham the lead
49
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Vardy on the spot
for Leicester against
10-man Arsenal
3
Leicester
Iheanacho 14, Vardy 76pen, Mahrez 90
1
Arsenal
Aubameyang 53
Possession
Leicester
41%
Arsenal
59%
Shots on target
9
7
Offsides
6
1
Stuart James
King Power Stadium
Kane slots Spurs into
Champions League
Tottenham
1
Kane 50
Newcastle
0
Possession
Tottenham Hotspur
63%
Newcastle
37%
Shots on target
7
3
Total attempts
11
14
David Hytner
Wembley
It was a long way from being the most
fluent performance of the Mauricio
Pochettino era and there were times,
particularly during a fraught first half,
when the Tottenham support could
imagine the worst case scenario ?
that their team would contrive to
lose their grip on Champions League
qualification.
But the mood and the match turned
sharply upon one swish of Harry
Kane?s boot early in the second-half
and, with Chelsea failing to beat Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge, it
turned into a night of celebration.
Pochettino had declared that this
match was all about the mentality of
his players and they found a way to
chisel out the result. Newcastle were
decent but their lack of cutting edge
was their undoing.
Kane was generally poor and yet
he made the difference with his 28th
league goal of the season.
Tottenham have looked nervy over
recent weeks and it felt as though the
opening goal would be key. Newcastle
almost scored it in the early running,
and after Jonjo Shelvey?s free-kick had
clipped the outside of Hugo Lloris?s
post the home supporters responded
with a collective roar. It was partly out
of relief and also to rouse their players.
Everybody knew there was precious
little margin for error.
The free-kick was conceded on the
edge of the area by Moussa Sissoko,
who Pochettino had recalled in midfield as he reverted to a 4-2-3-1 formation. Sissoko, the former Newcastle
player, was booed by the travelling
fans but it had to be said that many
Spurs supporters were not thrilled to
see him in the line-up either. Pochettino?s central axis of Sissoko and Victor
Wanyama did not look to have creativity in it.
Newcastle had lost three on the spin
after getting past the 40-point barrier
but they played with freedom here.
They called the tune in the first half,
finding space on the counter and they
ought to have led at the interval.
Lloris sprang to his right to keep out
Jamaal Lascelles?s header ? a wonder-
ful save ? while Dwight Gayle headed
too high from close range. Newcastle
had other half-chances through Ayoze
P閞ez and Gayle. Tottenham were
loose and anxious.
The home team?s splutters before
the interval were summed up by Harry
Kane?s air-kick on an attempted volley when gloriously placed following a
high punt forward. He had earlier been
off target with another effort. Christian
Eriksen worked Martin Dubravka with
a ninth-minute free-kick but Tottenham were too lateral, lacking thrust
and ideas.
Pochettino had called for the home
crowd to cheer the team to the result
they needed. Instead, they grew
increasingly worried. There were
groans of frustration at the half-time
whistle, which sounded a lot like boos.
There was a refocusing during
the break, both from the Tottenham
support and the team. The crowd
bellowed some encouragement and,
shortly afterwards, they could delight
in the breakthrough.
Dele Alli and Kane worked the ball
to Son Heung-min along the edge of
the area and three Newcastle defenders were drawn to the South Korean.
He popped it back to Kane, who curled
a first-time right-footer high into the
near corner.
Tottenham could not relax. P閞ez
miskicked after a quick counter and,
when Lloris left his line to deal with the
follow-up, he caught Matt Ritchie. No
penalty. The substitute, Jacob Murphy,
also skied a clear-cut chance after he
outstripped the unconvincing Davinson S醤chez.
Tottenham lost Kieran Trippier to
injury and the substitute, Danny Rose,
blew a stoppage-time one-on-one but
they did enough.
Tottenham Hotspur
4-2-3-1
Lloris; Trippier
(Alderweireld, 83),
S醤chez, Vertonghen,
Davies; Sissoko,
Wanyama (Rose, 88);
Eriksen, Alli? Son
(Lamela? 77); Kane
Subs not used
Vorm, Rose, Llorente,
Foyth, Lucas
? Mauricio Pochettino?s team found
little rhythm before the interval
Newcastle United
4-4-2
Dubravka; Yedlin?,
Lascelles, Lejeune,
Dummett; Ritchie?,
Diam�, Shelvey, Kenedy
(Murphy 71); P閞ez,
Gayle (Joselu 76)
Subs not used
Darlow, Hayden,
Manquillo, Merino, Haidara
Referee Neil Swarbrick
Attendance 54,923
It is a week when all good things come
to an end for Arsenal and this was in
keeping with that theme as Ars鑞e
Wenger suffered his first defeat against
Leicester City in 23 matches, leaving
his team without a point away from
home this year and enduring their
worst run of form on the road since
1966.
In many ways the evening felt like
a microcosm of Arsenal?s season as
they pressed the self-destruct button not once but twice. Konstantinos
Mavropanos was sent off after only
15 minutes for hauling down Kelechi
Iheanacho, who had earlier punished
some poor defending to put Leicester
ahead, and although Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang equalised early in the
second half, Wenger?s side handed the
initiative to the home team again when
Henrikh Mkhitaryan brought down
Demarai Gray.
Jamie Vardy, who turned down the
chance to sign for Wenger two years
ago, dispatched his penalty kick for
his 21st goal of the season and Riyad
Mahrez compounded Wenger?s misery
with a superb third late on.
This threatened to be a long evening for Arsenal from the moment that
Mavropanos was sent off. They were
already a goal behind and Wenger
could have few complaints with
Graham Scott?s decision to show the
central defender a straight red card
for a professional foul. Trying to play
out from the back, Mavropanos was
closed down quickly by Iheanacho,
who robbed him of the ball, and the
20-year-old may well reflect, with the
benefit of hindsight, that he would
have been better off letting the Leicester striker bear down on goal.
Tugging at Iheanacho?s shorts was
only going to lead to one outcome,
especially with Rob Holding not in a
position to get around and cover, and
meant that Arsenal found themselves
down to 10 men with only quarter of
an hour gone. Even by Arsenal?s recent
standards it was a calamitous opening
to the game, with Leicester taking the
lead little more than a minute before
Mavropanos was dismissed.
From Arsenal?s perspective it was
a desperately poor goal to concede
as they made a pig?s ear of clearing
Riyad Mahrez?s corner by trying to
pass the ball out of their own penalty
area. Christian Fuchs picked up possession and swung a deep cross to the
far post where Fousseni Diabat� got
away from Ainsley Maitland-Niles,
his marker, to nod the ball down for
Iheanacho. About 10 yards out and
with the ball sitting up invitingly for
him, the Leicester striker thumped a
left-footed volley inside Petr Cech?s
near post.
The only surprise come the interval
was that Leicester had failed to add to
that goal. Iheanacho was denied by
Cech on two other occasions and the
Arsenal goalkeeper also clawed Adrien
Silva?s low free-kick around the post.
Another Leicester attack ended with
Jamie Vardy coming agonisingly close
to getting a touch to Diabat�s cross
and Cech was forced into an instinctive
save to keep out Harry Maguire?s closerange volley. At the other end Arsenal
threatened only sporadically. Alex
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