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The
News
Matrix
POLICE
How is the
chequered
skipper
overcoming
a chequered
past?
See p.10
The day at
a glance
THURSDAY
24
MAY
Quote of the day
Patterning your life
around other’s opinions is
nothing more than slavery
LAWANA BLACKWELL
Javid calls for spit
hoods for all forces
Sajid Javid has called for
controversial spit hoods to be rolled
out to police across the country.
The Home Secretary said it was
“ridiculous” that the mesh hoods,
which prevent officers being spat on
or bitten, had not yet been taken on
by all British police forces.
YEMEN
HISTORY
LITERATURE
British forces to give
Saudis ‘advice’
Red Arrows jet at
No 10 for RAF event
Rowling on ‘essential’ Duke shortlisted
female writers’ list
for dad of the year
PEOPLE
Boris Johnson has signalled an
expansion of the UK’s role in Yemen’s
civil war. The Foreign Secretary
said British personnel will provide
“information, advice and assistance”
to help Saudi Arabia deal with the
threat posed by missile attacks from
Houthi rebels. Personnel will remain
under UK command and control.
A life-sized replica of a Red Arrows
jet has parked outside Downing
Street ahead of an event to celebrate
the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
To mark the milestone, Theresa May
hosted a reception for personnel and
trainees from all three UK military
services, as well as veterans from
the Ministry of Defence.
JK Rowling’s third Harry Potter
novel and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl
have been named among the 100
essential books by female writers
from the past 100 years. They are
cited alongside authors including
Harper Lee, Virginia Woolf, Agatha
Christie and Sylvia Plath on the list,
unveiled by the Hay Festival.
The Duke of Cambridge has been
shortlisted for the celebrity dad of
the year award. Prince William –
who welcomed his third child this
year – is up against Simon Cowell,
David Walliams and Liam Payne for
the prize. Footballer Rio Ferdinand
and broadcaster Simon Thomas are
also shortlisted.
RADIO
FOOD
TURKEY
HEALTH
BBC drama portrays
civil war after Brexit
Mediterranean diet
for children ‘is gone’
Erdogan puts police
under his command
WHO tries to stop
spread of Ebola
The UK will descend into a bitter
and chaotic civil war in a new dark
satire created for BBC Radio 4.
Penned by Martin Jameson, First
World Problems will see the Queen
dethroned as a post-Brexit United
Kingdom is split up. The drama is
told through the eyes of a family
from Greater Manchester.
The Mediterranean diet is under
threat as children turn to sugary
alternatives. Figures from the World
Health Organisation show that
Italy, Greece and Spain have the
highest rates of childhood obesity in
Europe. “The Mediterranean diet
for children is gone,” Dr Joao Breda,
a WHO chief, has warned.
Elite counter-terrorism police
divisions are to be taken under
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s
direct command, further eroding the
independence of the security forces
in Turkey. The special units have led
operations against Kurdish militants
in eastern Turkey and northern
Syria since 2015. PAGE 25
The World Health Organisation says
it is accelerating efforts with nine
countries neighbouring Democratic
Republic of Congo to try to prevent
the spread of the current Ebola
outbreak beyond its borders. The
priority countries are the Central
African Republic and the Republic
of Congo.
Birthdays
Bob Dylan, folk singer, 77;
Patti LaBelle, soul singer,
74; Priscilla Presley,
actress, 73; Dermot
O’Leary, presenter, 45; Eric
Cantona, retired footballer,
52; Dame Kristin Scott
Thomas (below), actress, 58
Anniversaries
Saturday 24 May 1941
Germany’s biggest
battleship, the Bismarck,
sinks the British battle
cruiser HMS Hood northeast of Iceland. Only three
members of Hood’s crew
of 1,418 survived.The
Bismarck was torpedoed
and sunk by British ships
three days later, with 2,000
German casualties.
TRANSPORT
The List
World’s most
valuable brands
If confirmation was needed
about where power lies these
days, business magazine Forbes
has provided it with its list of the
most valuable global brands.
Dominating it with the top five
places are the world’s biggest tech
companies. The world’s most
valuable brands are:
1 Apple
2 Google
3 Microsoft
4 Facebook
5 Amazon
6 Coca-Cola
7 Samsung
8 Disney
9 Toyota
10 AT&T
Subscribe to i at
i-subscription.co.uk
Percentage of UK rail
journeys by nationality
of train company
21%
GERMANY
42%
UK
A further 1% will be
the responsibility of
the UK Government,
following the
renationalisation (in
June) of the East
Coast Main Line.
SPAIN
1%
JAPAN
15%
NETHERLANDS
8%
FRANCE
3%
ITALY
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled paper content of UK
newspapers in 2017 was 64.6%
State-owned Deutsche
Bahn is the parent
company of Arriva UK
Trains, which runs the
Chiltern,
Crosscountry,
Northern, Grand
Central and London
Overground services.
Amey is a subsidiary of Spanish
company Ferrovial.
Keolis is owned jointly by French
state rail operator SNCF and a
Canadian investment fund, and
already has stakes in the Govia
Thameslink and Southeastern
franchises.
1%
index
Crossword.............20
TV & Radio...........28
Education...............33
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
Half our journeys are
not-so-British rail
When rail services in Wales are taken over by Keolis/Amey, in October
2018, the number of foreign countries with a stake in running Britain's
railway network will rise from seven to eight. Some 57 per cent of all
passenger journeys on Britain's rail network will be on services owned
by foreign-based companies or governments. See page 43
3%
5%
HONG KONG
State-owned
Nederlandse
Spoorwegen (through
its subsidiary Abellio)
running the Greater
Anglia and ScotRail
franchises plus stakes
in Merseyrail and
West Midlands Trains.
CANADA
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Evening Standard, beyond those
accredited as such.
NEWS
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BUSINESS SPORT
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i THURSDAY
24 MAY 2018
3
Letter from
the Editor
ThePage3Profile
ALICE SUMO, MIDWIFE
Oliver Duff
i@inews.co.uk
Golfers’ revenge
A dispatch from the retail
front line in Bedfordshire.
We have been tracking sales
of iweekend‘s one-off “second
edition”, published on Sunday
to cover the royal wedding and
a bumper weekend of sport. It
is especially difficult to predict
demand for any such “pop-up”
venture. Thanks to readers
then for generous support.
You were too supportive in
some areas, it turned out.
i reader David Jellis, who
lives down the road from
where I grew up in Leighton
Buzzard, reports that his local
store sold out. I assume, David,
that my mother woke early
and toured local newsagents
buying several hundred
copies. Either that or we
should have sent more.
David adds: “I live in Heath
and Reach so it’s a bonus that
the editor is a local boy!”
I know the village well. One
of my younger relatives – I
shall protect his identity for
fear of reprisals – used to hide
in the bushes at the golf club
with an air horn.
There is, apparently, an
optimum moment in a golfer’s
swing when the interruption
of an air horn is especially
unnerving. For a couple of
years in the late 90s, the
fitness of club members
increased, as they chased this
tyrant from the course.
Born into the job?
Alice Sumo began her midwifery
career at gunpoint in the middle
of a civil war in Liberia before she
was even qualified. At the age of 18,
she found a woman in labour at a
roadside with an armed man standing
over her and threatening to kill her if
she didn’t stop screaming. Ms Sumo
stepped in and delivered the baby.
She said: “There was an armed
man shouting, ‘We’ll kill the
woman because we don’t want her
screaming.’ When I heard him say
that, I said: ‘No. Don’t kill her, I can
do the delivery.’ The gunman said: ‘If
you don’t do the delivery right and
something happens to that woman, I
will kill you.’ I was afraid, but I carried
on with her delivery.”
Without medical instruments to
hand, she had to use a broken bottle to
cut the umbilical cord.
And now she has been hailed as one of
the busiest midwives in the world.
Originally from Montserrado county,
outside Liberia’s capital Monrovia,
Ms Sumo has worked through the
country’s civil war to the Ebola crisis.
Now aged 48, she has been delivering
babies for almost 30 years in rural
areas of the west African state.
According to charity Save the
Children, more than 1,000 people are
named after her in gratitude for her
services (some of them are pictured
with her above).
Children’s director of international
development, said: “With all the
babies named after her, Alice must
be one of the busiest midwives in the
world and without her many lives
might have been lost.”
What does Alice do now?
She is now in charge of a Save the
Children maternal health clinic in a
rural community in Liberia. One of five
clinics and facilities built by the charity
in 2013, it includes a solar-powered
vaccination refrigerator, a hand pump
for clean water next to the clinic, which
also serves the local population, and
a motorbike enabling volunteers and
staff to reach remote areas.
“Since the clinic was built there is no
danger, and there is no infection, the
place is sterilised,” Ms Sumo said.
Save the Childen’s Mr Wright added:
“Alice’s incredible story is a fitting
tribute to those midwives who work
tirelessly to deliver babies and save
lives in some of the most challenging
conditions around the world – many of
whom Save the Children is honoured to
support and train.”
Sally Guyoncourt
UNITED STATES
What about the boys?
Boys have been given ‘Alice’
equivalents, such as Alex and Ellis. “To
me, the name Alice is an action name,”
said Ms Sumo. “Alice people are active
people, they are caring people, they
are loving people.”
Simon Wright, Save the
SCOTLAND
ENTERTAINMENT
WILDLIFE
DNA tests may show
if Nessie exists
Will Smith to ‘sing
World Cup song’
Worker’s dream job
Hollywood declares
results in bear attack ‘Stormy Daniels Day’
The legend of the Loch Ness
monster has baffled scientists for
centuries and now technology
will reveal what really lives in the
Scottish lake. A global team will
search the loch using DNA sampling
techniques. Genetic code will be
extracted from the lake’s water to
determine the creatures there.
Will Smith is believed to have
recorded the official World Cup
song. The US star will release a song
for the tournament, which he is said
to have recorded along with fellow
American Nicky Jam and Kosovar
singer Era Istrefi. The Men In Black
star, 49, wrote on Instagram: “One
Life to Live. Live it Up. #WorldCup”.
A US government wildlife worker
who recently landed her dream
job researching grizzly bears in
Montana is recovering from a bear
attack that left her with a fractured
skull and other serious injuries.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service
field assistant was attacked from
behind in the Cabinet Mountains.
Yesterday was declared “Stormy
Daniels Day” in West Hollywood,
California. The mayor and members
of the strongly anti-Trump city
council gave the porn actress the Key
to the City in a ceremony at an adult
boutique. Ms Daniels has said she had
an affair with Donald Trump in 2006,
a claim he has denied.
****
“Today, within days of my
80th birthday,” writes Emlyn
Whitley, “I was pleased and
astonished at the speed with
which I raced through the
Zygolex puzzle.
“My pleasure was slightly
diminished when my wife
helpfully pointed out that it
was identical to yesterday’s;
but I would argue that my
result established what a
good memory I have, even
if it is only of relatively
recent events.”
We stupidly printed a
repeat Zygolex. We apologise
to Emlyn (happy birthday), as
well as to fellow Zygolex-ers,
among them Alan Townsend
(“What are you guys on? And
can I have some?”), Elaine
Lenthall (“Thanks for the
puzzle page – I give myself
an hour each morning after
school runs”), and Sue White
and her “disappointed”
friend Mary.
A McCarthyite
investigation at our head
office, necessitating the use
of light torture and a ducking
stool, eventually reveals a
mislabelled file name was
to blame. Needless to say
we should have spotted the
mistake in good time, and are
very sorry for the confusion.
Back tomorrow.
Twitter: @olyduff
4
NEWS
HEALTH
POLITICS
Think-tank warns of big tax rises to
pay for increased demand in NHS
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Households would have to pay up to
an extra £2,000 annually in tax to
ensure the NHS can cope with rapidly growing pressure on services
over the next 15 years, according to
an analysis released today.
The news came as ministers work
on a long-term funding plan for the
NHS amid fears that hospitals and
social care services are being overwhelmed by soaring demand.
Annual funding increases of four
per cent would be required until
2033 to get the health service back
on track according to calculations
by the Health Foundation and the
Institute for Fiscal Studies. Its re-
port concludes that extra cash for
the NHS cannot be found by cutting
other budgets such as defence and
that ministers will have no alternative but to raise taxes.
A separate study published today
by the Institute for Public Policy
Research argues that National Insurance rates will have to rise by a
penny in the pound to fund the NHS.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
urged Theresa May to end “jackpot
time for the privateers” in the NHS
as he blamed outsourcing for denying cash to patient care.
Corbyn hopes
both parts of
Ireland will
vote to unite
By Nigel Morris and Sam McBride
Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated
his support for Irish unification
ahead of his first visit to Belfast as
Labour leader.
His spokesman stressed that Mr
Corbyn was committed to the stipulation, as set out in the Good Friday
Agreement, that the change could
only be achieved by “consent”.
The Labour leader is a long-standing supporter of Irish unification and
was criticised by many in his own
party for his close links to Republicans during the Troubles.
He will visit Northern Ireland
today to mark the 20th anniversary
of the referendums endorsing the
historic agreement that ushered in
power-sharing.
During his two-day visit he will
deliver a speech in Belfast on Brexit
and its potential impact on the Irish
border before travelling to Londonderry which, in places, is less than a
mile from the border.
Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for
his links to republicans PA
Asked if Mr Corbyn still supported a united Ireland, his spokesman
replied: “His view is on the record,
but in the context of the Good Friday Agreement, and the new constitutional settlement in the north of
Ireland, the process by which such
a thing could take place is clear and
Jeremy supports that.
“It’s a matter for the people of
Northern Ireland and for the island
of Ireland, and it’s something that can
come about by the process laid out in
the Good Friday Agreement.”
Under the Agreement, a united
Ireland can only be brought about
with the majority consent of voters
in Northern Ireland and the Republic
of Ireland. It says that a referendum
can be ordered if the Northern Ireland Secretary believes a “majority
of those voting would express a wish
that Northern Ireland should cease
to be part of the United Kingdom and
form part of a united Ireland”.
The Labour leader’s spokesman
said he would seek to “engage with
all communities and people across
Northern Ireland” during his visit.
The DUP’s Westminster chief
whip, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, told i:
“It has been known for a long time
that Jeremy Corbyn favours a united
Ireland. Certainly he is no friend of
unionism and no friend of the Union,
and so these comments come as
no surprise.”
Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard said:
“The debate on Irish unity is live and
current… It is a debate which Sinn
Féin wants unionists to engage in
so they can help shape a new agreed
united Ireland within the EU.”
In his speech, Mr Corbyn will restate Labour’s opposition to any
Brexit deal that results in a hard border with the Republic.
Devolution Dormant body could be revived
Jeremy Corbyn has endorsed calls
for a meeting of a body whose remit
has become contentious amid the
democratic vacuum at Stormont.
Sinn Féin and the Irish
government have called
for the British-Irish
Intergovernmental
Conference (BIIC) to
discuss the way forward.
The body, which
formally brings the British
and Irish governments
together, has not met for
more than a decade.
Under the Good Friday Agreement,
the BIIC could not take decisions
about devolved matters, so could
not fill the space left by Stormont’s
collapse. However, Sinn Féin has
been pressing for it to have a role in
devolved matters, while unionists
want direct rule from Westminster
until Stormont returns.
In Dublin yesterday, Sinn Féin vicepresident Michelle O’Neill (inset) said
the BIIC “should be convened
so that the two governments,
working together, can
take decisions”.
Mr Corbyn is due to
say in a speech at Queen’s
University in Belfast
today: “If the stalemate
in Stormont cannot be
sorted out in Belfast, I call on
the UK Government to reconvene
the British-Irish Intergovernmental
Conference. We must find a creative
solution, in the spirit of the Good
Friday Agreement, that avoids a
return to direct Westminster rule.”
NEWS
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VOICES
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TV
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IQ
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BUSINESS SPORT
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i THURSDAY
24 MAY 2018
5
HEALTH
SALISBURY ATTACK
First TV ad
for Viagra is
set to raise
smiles
By Florence Snead
Yulia Skripal said her
recovery was ‘slow and
extremely painful’ PA
‘We are lucky to have survived...
but I want to go home to Russia’
By Cahal Milmo
Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with
a nerve agent along with her father in
an attack squarely blamed by Britain
on Moscow, used her first public appearance yesterday to say that she
hopes eventually to return to Russia.
Seen on camera for the first time
since she fell into a coma after coming
into contact with the Novichok nerve
agent at Sergei Skripal’s Salisbury
home, Ms Skripal emphasised that
the pair’s recovery had been “slow
and extremely painful” and that they
were “so lucky” to have survived “this
attempted assassination”.
The 33-year-old fell ill a day after
arriving in Britain to visit her father,
a former spy for Britain’s MI6.
Ms Skripal, who was attacked on
4 March and left hospital on 9 April,
said in a pre-prepared statement
filmed by the Reuters news agency at
an unspecified location in London: “I
still find it difficult to come to terms
with the fact that both of us were attacked. We are so lucky to have both
survived this attempted assassination. Our recovery has been slow and
extremely painful.
“The fact that a nerve agent was
used do this is shocking. I don’t want
to describe the details but the clinical treatment was invasive, painful
and depressing.”
Ms Skripal said that neither she
nor her father, who was released from
hospital last week, wished to “avail”
themselves of offers of assistance
from Russia’s London embassy.
But she left open the possibility
that she might one day return to her
native country. “My life has been
turned upside down as I try to come
to terms with the devastating changes thrust upon me both physically
and emotionally.
“I take one day at a time and want
to help care for my dad till his full recovery. In the longer term, I hope to
return home to my country.”
Ms Skripal thanked the “wonderful
and kind” staff who had treated her at
Salisbury hospital.
Ms Skripal had a scar
on her neck consistent
with a tracheostomy – the
insertion of a tube into the
windpipe to allow breathing.
She added: “I want to reiterate
what I said in my earlier statement
that no one speaks for me, or for my
father, but ourselves.”
The Russian embassy begged to
differ, tweeting that her appearance
“only strengthens our concerns that
she could be held against her own will
and speaking under pressure”.
In a statement, the embassy added:
“We are glad to have seen Yulia Skripal alive and well. However, the video
shown only strengthens our concerns
as to the conditions in which she is
being held. Obviously, Yulia was reading a pre-written text.
“The UK is obliged to give us the
opportunity to speak to Yulia directly
in order to make sure that she is not
held against her own will and is not
speaking under pressure.”
SCIENCE
Couples who eat seafood ‘are more likely to get pregnant’
By John von Radowitz
There may be something to that myth
about oysters and sex drive after all.
Couples who eat a lot of seafood
have sex more often and get pregnant
more quickly, a study suggests.
The findings may be partly explained by the effects on semen
quality, ovulation and embryo development, scientists believe.
Audrey Gaskins, one of the researchers from the Harvard TH
Chan School of Public Health, in
Boston, said: “Our study found that
couples who consume more than
two servings of seafood per week
while trying to get pregnant had a
significantly higher frequency of
sexual intercourse and shorter time
to pregnancy.”
The scientists tracked the dietary
habits of 500 couples for one year to
determine the relationship between
seafood consumption and time
to pregnancy.
They asked couples to keep a diary
recording their daily seafood intake
and sexual activity.
The findsings showed that 92 per
cent of couples who ate seafood more
than twice a week achieved a pregnancy at the end of one year, compared with 79 per cent of those who
consumed less seafood.
However, the association could not
be completely explained by more frequent sex, said Dr Gaskins.
Other factors linked to the ben-
eficial effects of seafood were also
thought to be at play.
“Our results stress the importance
of not only female, but also male diet
on time to pregnancy and suggests
that both partners should be incorporating more seafood into their diets
for the maximum fertility benefit,” Dr
Gaskins added.
The research was reported in the
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &
Metabolism, published by the Endocrine Society.
The UK’s first television advert for
Viagra is set to air on Channel 4
this evening.
The advert is being released by
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare for
its product Viagra Connect and
will be broadcast at 11.15pm.
It marks the first time an advertisement for medicine to alleviate the symptoms of erectile
dysfunction has been shown on
British television.
Set to the track
“Make Me Smile
(Come Up and
S e e M e ) ” by
Steve Harley,
the advert tells
the story of a man
who is moved to
dance after the product helps him get his love
life back on track.
Aurore Bourdeau, senior brand
manager for Viagra Connect at
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, said:
““We hope that the ad will help to
normalise erectile dysfunction
and encourage men to seek advice
and solutions.”
The NHS estimates one in 10
men has a problem related to
having sexual intercourse, such
as premature ejaculation or
erectile dysfunction.
ENVIRONMENT
Tesco vows to
change plastic
packaging
By Tom Bawden
ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT
Tesco has promised to remove
PVC and polystyrene from all of
its product packaging by the end
of next year to make items such as
yogurt pots and pizza bases easier
to recycle.
The move, which was welcomed
by campaigners, would see the
supermarket chain replacing a
range of plastics, which are difficult to recycle, with other plastics
that are easier to reprocess.
Polystyrene is used in products
such as meat trays, yogurt pots
and pizza bases, while PVC is essentially rigid and flexible film
used to wrap items such as sausages, bacon and batteries.
The chain also said it would “remove, reduce and redesign packaging materials and their use”,
although it did not say when or by
how much.
“We are committed to reducing the total amount of packaging
used across our business,” chief
executive Jason Tarry added. “We
will work with our suppliers.”
6
NEWS
GRENFELL TOWER
WELFARE
Benefit deductions ‘driving
claimants to destitution’
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Karim Mussilhy,
whose uncle,
Hesham Rahman
(below), died in
the blaze GETTY
Passionate speech wins ovation
By Jack Hardy
A relative of a Grenfell Tower
victim won a standing ovation at the public inquiry
for his defiant speech
criticising the failings
that led to the fire.
K a r i m M u s s i l hy,
whose uncle, Hesham
Rahman (inset), died in
the blaze, refused to tone
his speech down when asked
by counsel to the inquiry Bernard
Richmond QC.
He had been criticising the al-
leged healthy and safety shortcomings which allowed the fire to
spread with such deadly effect.
“I think with all due
respect, we have been
censored enough, and
whether you like it or
not, you are going to
have to listen,” he said.
Mr Rahman lived on
the top floor of the tower.
His nephew hit out at
the length of time it had taken
to carry out safety repairs on
buildings clad in material similar
to Grenfell.
Benefit claimants are being driven
into destitution after facing large
unexpected deductions from their
Universal Credit (UC) payments, the
Government has been warned.
Former minister Frank Field spoke
of his alarm that multiple problems
with the roll-out of the new benefits
regime were driving recipients to use
food banks.
His intervention came ahead of
a national day of action organised
by the union Unite calling for the
Government to abandon the implementation of UC, which replaces six
benefits with one payment.
Critics say it has left claimants facing hardship because of the sanctions
they face and the complexity of the
new system.
Unite spokesman Liane Groves
said UC was “creating a hostile environment for people who claim it”.
Mr Field said a key cause of penury in his Birkenhead constituency
was recipients being hit by surprise
deductions relating to previous
loans and tax credit and housing
Tenants
‘Mix-up left us
£1,000 in arrears’
LINDA HUMPHREY, 59, from Grimsby
Linda Humphrey said she received
an eviction notice after a Universal
Credit mix-up left her family £1,000
in rent arrears.
She said she lost her son to cancer
in June last year, and three months
later had her leg amputated because
of diabetes.
Soon after that she and her family
told the Grimsby Telegraph they were
threatened with eviction because
a mix-up meant Universal Credit
had not been paid directly to their
landlord for rent.
Her partner Norman Howe, 47,
said: “Our rent money was not
being paid to our landlord, and
when it started to be they were not
providing enough money.”
The Department for Work and
Pensions has since apologised and
paid the rent arrears.
benefit overpayments. “Some people do not remember that they had
these historic debts and will often
have accrued them through no fault
of their own. Nor do they seem to be
informed in advance that the deductions will be made,” he said in a letter to Esther McVey, the Work and
Pensions Secretary.
Mr Field, chairman of the Commons Work and Pensions Committee,
told i that examples in his constituency included a man in his fifties who
was plunged into rent arrears – and
left without enough cash for food or
fuel – when nearly £200 was deducted from his £300 monthly payment.
A young woman was forced to go to
a food bank after she lost £60, which
was almost a third of her payment.
A spokeswoman for the Department for Work and Pensions said:
“There are safeguards in place to
protect claimants from large deductions being taken at one time and that
could cause hardship.
“Budgeting support is available to
help people manage their money and
people can ask for a reduction in deductions for benefit debts if they are
experiencing financial difficulty.”
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Thandie
impresses
kids at last
Thandie Newton has
said it was “sweet as a
nut” to tell her three
children she had landed
a role in the Star Wars
spin-off film ‘Solo: A
Star Wars Story’. She
said they were largely
uninterested in or
unable to watch her
work, adding: “Not in a
disrespectful way – it’s
just not their vibe.”
Newton, pictured
with Phoebe WallerBridge (right) , joined
other actors from
the film for a special
screening at the BFI
Southbank cinema
in London last night
ahead of its release in
the UK today. Alden
Ehrenreich (left) stars
as Han Solo. PA; AP
People, page 17
BREXIT
‘Max fac customs plan could cost firms £20bn’
By David Wilcock and David Hughes
Businesses could be left up to £20bn
worse off if the customs plan favoured by Brexiteers is implemented, the head of HM Revenue and
Customs has warned.
The so-called “max fac” plan to
use modern technology to solve the
Irish border question would leave
firms facing huge charges for customs declarations and for EU “rules
of origin”, Jon Thompson told MPs.
In contrast, the new customs
partnership (NCP) believed to be
favoured by Theresa May would
cost a maximum of £3.4bn and
may end up having “a net cost of
zero or less”, he told the Treasury
Committee yesterday.
The two plans are at the heart of
the Government’s current impasse
over what happens to the Irish border after the UK quits the European
Union in 2019.
Mr Thompson, HMRC’s chief executive and permanent secretary,
told the committee that customs
declarations would cost an average
of £13bn under max fac, with billions
more to be added for EU rules of origin checks – like making sure Cheddar cheese comes from Cheddar.
He told MPs: “I think you need to
think about the highly streamlined
customs arrangement [max fac]
costing businesses somewhere in
the late teens of billions of pounds to
operate. Somewhere between £17bn
and £20bn, it is that sort of order.”
Max fac is the model favoured by
Brexiteers including the Foreign
POLITICS
Labour activist
suspended for
trans claims
By Ashley Cowburn
A male Labour activist has been
suspended following a bid to expose
flaws in the party’s policy of allowing self-identifying trans women to
stand on all-women shortlists.
David Lewis, who said he planned
to stand for a women’s officer position in Basingstoke, claimed he
identified as a woman “on Wednesdays, between 6.50am... and around
midnight when I go to bed”.
It follows a decision by the party’s
Divorce bill Settlement not dependent on trade deal
The £39bn Brexit divorce bill could
be signed off by Parliament without
any formal legal commitments on a
future trade deal with the European
Union, MPs were told.
Brexit minister Suella
Braverman (inset)
acknowledged there was
no explicit condition
in the withdrawal
agreement between
the UK and EU but both
sides had promised to act
in “good faith”.
She told the Commons
Brexit committee that MPs would
be asked to vote on the Brexit deal
- including the divorce bill - before
the terms of the future relationship
were set out in a legal text. She said
the offer on the financial settlement
“is made as part of a broader package”
on the future partnership and “the
two will be connected when
we vote in October.”
The financial settlement
is to cover the UK’s
outstanding commitments
and liabilities.
The Prime Minister’s
official spokesman said:
“Nothing is agreed until
everything is agreed. We are clear
that we intend to agree the future
framework at the same time as the
withdrawal agreement.”
Secretary, Boris Johnson, and the
Environment Secretary, Michael
Gove. It would use trusted trader
arrangements and technology like
number plate recognition cameras
to avoid the need for border checks.
The customs partnership model,
in contrast, would see the UK collects tariffs on behalf of the EU for
goods intended for the bloc, with
traders potentially able to claim a
rebate if British duties vary.
Mr Thompson told the committee
that because the customs partnership tried to deliver a “free-flow of
goods” it avoided the costs linked to
max fac.
Downing Street refused to be
drawn on “speculation” about a future customs model before the Cabinet had made its decisions.
EDUCATION
National Executive Committee to
renew Labour’s commitment to
transgender rights in its rule book
and continue to allow self-identifying trans women to be eligible to
stand on all-women shortlists.
In his application, Mr Lewis said:
“My womanness is expressed by my
saying ‘I self-identify as a woman’
now and again on Wednesdays. I
make no changes in my behaviour
or my appearance. I keep my name,
David and my male pronouns.”
Mr Lewis said he applied to stand
for the women’s officer role to make
a point that the party’s policy on accepting trans women for shortlists
depends on what the person says
over their gender “and nothing
else”. THE INDEPENDENT
Across
Ofsted only gives
a ‘snapshot’ now
By Thomas Hornall
England’s school inspectors
provide only a “snapshot” of
standards rather than the
“comprehensive picture” they did
around two decades ago, officials
said, citing slashed budgets for
the decline.
The Office for Standards in
Education, Children’s Services
and Skills (Ofsted) spent
52 per cent less in real terms in
2017-18 than it did in 1999-2000,
a National Audit Office (NAO)
report found.
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National
goes all
nationalist
Students from poorer
areas ‘do just as well
at medical school’
By Alex Matthews-King
Disadvantaged students from the
worst-performing schools do just
as well as students from top schools
when training for a career in medicine, even when their A-level results
are worse, a study has found.
They outperform privately
educated students with the same
grades, say researchers who are
calling for medical school entry requirements to be lowered for applicants from schools with low average
A-level results.
Considering the “context” pupils
were educated in could also help to
address diversity issues in medicine,
as well as doctor shortages, which
are particularly acute in the most
Mita Dhullipala, co-chair
of the British Medical
Association’s medical students
committee, said: “This study
shows why efforts to improve
access to medical education
are so important.”
disadvantaged regions, it suggests.
Half of medical degree entrants are
privately educated, despite just 5
per cent of students in the UK going
to private schools, and black and
minority ethnic doctors are underrepresented in some specialities.
“This study suggests that relaxing A-level grade entry requirements for students from
the worst-performing secondary
schools is beneficial,” said Lazaro
Mwandigha, from the University
of York. These students are “just
as able to keep up with the pace of a
medical degree”, he added.
Researchers linked school and
university data for 2,107 students
enrolled in 2008 at 18 medical
schools, and compared the university selection criteria with medical
school admissions test and exam
results over the five-year course.
“Entrants from the most poorly
performing schools have achieved
A-level outcomes ‘worth’ one to two
grades more than those from the
top performing schools, in terms of
their ability to predict undergraduate achievement,” they said.
Photographs of Britain
in the wake of the Brexit
vote are to go on show
at the National Portrait
Gallery in 2019.
The images, by
well-known British
photographer Martin
Parr, capture the “social
climate” following the EU
referendum in 2016. His
photographs of artists
Tracey Emin, Grayson
Perry (left) and football
legend Pelé will also be
on show. MARTIN PARR/
MAGNUM PHOTOS
TRANSPORT
Minister apologises to rail travellers for disruption
By Richard Wheeler
Chris Grayling has apologised for
problems suffered by passengers following an overhaul of rail timetables.
The Transport Secretary said it
was “not good enough” for people to
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He said the Department for Transport and others were working on the
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teething problem” in what will be a
“step forward for the railways”.
Delays to infrastructure projects
have contributed to the majority of
train journeys only being confirmed
six weeks beforehand rather than the
usual 12. Passengers have also suffered from cancellations after many
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PHILIP ROTH, 1993-2018
A literary giant with a leaping imagination
American
novelist probed
the soul of his
country, writes
David Lister
Philip Roth shot to
fame with his 1969
novel ‘Portnoy’s
Complaint’ REUTERS
H
e wrote standing up.
He paced around as he
thought. He once said
he walked half a mile
for every page he wrote.
And with Roth’s astonishing body of
work, that’s a lot of walking.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author
of more than 30 books combined
energy, athleticism and intellect in
a way few if any other authors have.
His fiction chronicled America,
particularly Jewish America. He
didn’t always like being so described,
feeling it was an appreciation that
was limiting. But no one did it better.
While appreciations must rightly
concentrate on his prose, his leaping
imagination, and the extraordinary
prescience of his novels be it in
matters of politics or race, the
personal too cannot be ignored.
His second wife, the actress Claire
Bloom, wrote fulsomely in her
autobiography of their first meeting:
“Tanned, tall and lean, he was
unusually handsome; he also seemed
to be well aware of his startling
effect on women.”
She wrote less fulsomely of his
decision that he would not share a
home with Bloom’s daughter, his
“mixture of kindness and cruelty,
generosity and selfishness” and
how that tanned attractive face
was to become “feral, unflinching,
hostile, accusative”.
She described him as depressed
and verbally abusive, adding that
he had insisted on a prenuptial
agreement, which would allow him
to terminate the marriage at will
with no further responsibility to his
wife and all possessions would revert
back to him. Bloom’s lawyer told her
it was the most brutal document of
its kind he had encountered.
But, separate the art and the
US President Barack Obama presenting the National Humanities Medal to
Philip Roth at the White House in 2011 AFP
artist (if one’s still allowed to). The
art came to international attention
in 1969 with Portnoy’s Complaint. It
may be a slightly exaggerated view of
recent history to maintain, as many
do now, that it scandalised America
with its concentration on sex,
largely as comedy, and a young hero
with a penchant for (graphically
described) masturbation.
Open discussion of sex was
not exactly unknown in the late
Sixties, nor had it been unknown
in literature.
Nevertheless, Roth himself
remarked that it had helped give him
a “reputation as a crazed penis”.
More probably it scandalised
Jewish America, and certainly
the rabbis who had denounced his
earlier story Goodbye Columbus as
the work of “a self-hating Jew”.
But Roth, who grew up in Newark,
New Jersey, was right that seeing
him in any way as the voice of one
community was absurdly limiting.
What he brought to the art
form from his earliest works was
literature that explored, with
humour and with anxiety, the
American psyche. THE INDEPENDENT
TELEVISION
Provocative
novel to be
adapted by
‘Wire’ creator
By Jack Shepherd
Philip Roth has left behind an incredible body of work with an uncompromising style will continue to
challenge readers.
One particularly provocative
novel, The Plot Against America, will
soon get a new lease of life as a television show – the writer and producer of The Wire, David Simon, is
turning it into a six-part miniseries.
The news was announced this
year, in a New York Times interview
with Roth in which the author spoke
about the novel and its unnerving
parallels with the real world.
The Plot Against America was
published in 2004 and features an
alternative history where Charles
Lindbergh wins the 1940 presidential election.
When the novel was released,
many critics saw it as a critique
of the George W Bush administration, but are now seeing
more parallels with Donald
Trump’s administration.
During the interview with The
New York Times, Roth spoke candidly about the comparison.
“[There’s] a difference in stature
between a President Lindbergh and
a President Trump... Lindbergh,
historically, was the courageous
young pilot who in 1927, for the first
time, flew nonstop across the Atlantic, from Long Island to Paris... in a
single-engine monoplane, thus making him a kind of 20th-century Leif
Ericson, an aeronautical Magellan,
one of the earliest beacons of the age
of aviation,” he said.
“Trump, by comparison, is a massive fraud, the evil sum of his deficiencies, devoid of everything but
the hollow ideology of a megalomaniac.” THE INDEPENDENT
In Melville’s company ‘He was as great as any writer America has produced’
Fellow writers paid tribute to
Philip Roth, the Pulitzer prizewinning author and satirist,
who has died, aged 85. An acute
observer of American mores,
Roth’s works included I Married a
Communist and the sexually explicit
Portnoy’s Complaint.
The Wire writer David Simon
said: “Improbably, I had the honour
of meeting Philip Roth just a few
months ago to discuss an adaptation
of [2004 novel] The Plot Against
America. At 85, he was more precise
and insightful, more intellectually
adept and downright witty than
most any person of any age. What a
marvellous, rigorous mind.”
Author Jonathan Safran Foer,
said Roth was “as great as any
writer America has produced, in the
company of Melville and Dickinson.
If I have grandchildren, I hope
they will read him, and that
their lives will be shaped
by his words, as mine
has been shaped. He was
my hero.”
David Baddiel said:
“He’s about the only
writer, I would say,
who is considered to be
amongst the greatest in the
canon who is properly funny.
His books are laugh-outloud funny. You read on
the back of many, many
books ‘hilarious’ and
they never are, but
Roth’s actually are.”
Writer and actress
Lena Dunham (inset)
tweeted: “Haven’t grasped
the words yet to explain
Roth’s influence, which I feel
everywhere from my writing to my
dating, and we are so lucky for the
stack of books he left us with.”
Stig Abell, editor of The Times
Literary Supplement, said Roth
was “the last of that generation of
American (male) greats with Bellow,
Updike, Salter and Mailer. One of
those writers you simply had to read
if you love literature.”
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CRIME
Water-resistant
sun creams ‘don’t
live up to claims’
Designer dog
trend leading
to rise in thefts
By Florence Snead
Sunscreens which claim to be water
resistant might not offer as much
protection as people think, research
has suggested.
Consumer group Which? said the
sun protection factor (SPF) of two
sun creams – one own-brand and one
not – dropped by up to 59 per cent
after it tested the products in salt
water for 40 minutes.
Which? applied a set amount to a
carefully measured area on volunteers’ backs before directing a UV
lamp at the area to simulate sunlight.
Recordings were taken of when the
skin turns red, comparing the doses
The British Association
of Dermatologists said
people could find the term
“water resistant” confusing as
it does not mean that sunscreen
is waterproof.
of UV light needed both with and
without sunscreen. The sunscreen
was then reapplied and volunteers
asked to spend two 20-minute periods in a bath, with the sunscreen
completely submerged. The SPFs before and after were then compared.
Manufacturers can claim a product
is water resistant if the SPF drops by
up to 50 per cent after two 20-minute
periods of immersion.
As well as carrying out the industry standard, Which? also tested the
sunscreens in salt water, chlorinated
water and fast-moving water, conditions it said more closely resembled
those on holiday. It said the non-own
brand product’s SPF dropped by
59 per cent after 40 minutes of immersion in salt water and in moving
water. The own-brand product’s SPF
dropped by 34 per cent in both salt
water and chlorinated water.
Nikki Stopford, a Which? director,
said: “Water-resistant sunscreens
don’t live up to their claims when
subjected to rigorous tests.”
By Izzy Lyons
Extinct butterfly returns to UK
A chequered skipper butterfly,
which became extinct in England
more than 40 years ago, is now in
its former stronghold as part of a
reintroduction project.
The butterflies, captured from
healthy stock in Belgium, are
being released in Rockingham
Forest in Northamptonshire,
where it is hoped they will mate
and lay the foundations for a new
English population.
ADAM GOR/BUTTERFLY
CONSERVATION/PA
Dog theft has increased in Britain for
two consecutive years, with five dogs
reported stolen everyday in 2017, figures have revealed.
The rise in popularity of “designer”
breeds like the French bulldog, which
cost upwards of £1,000, is adding to
the increase as their price tag makes
them a target for canine thieves.
Last year, 1,909 dogs were reported stolen to police forces across
the country, compared with 1,788 in
2016 – an increase of 6.8 per cent in 12
months. The number of reported dog
thefts in 2016 was 14 per cent higher
than in 2015.
Thefts of French bulldogs – a distinctive breed popular with celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio
and Madonna – increased 27 per cent
from 2016 to 2017, with 61 stolen last
year. The number of Chihuahuas and
Huskies stolen is also on the rise, with
57 and 18 stolen in 2017 respectively.
The figures, collected by Direct
Line Insurance through freedom of
information requests to police forces,
show the Staffordshire Bull Terrier
continues to be the most commonly
stolen breed of dog.
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LEGAL
The Pussycat Dolls’
suit says former
member Kaya Jones’
story was ‘obviously
false’ GETTY
Pussycat Dolls sue ‘Daily Mail’
for claims they were prostitutes
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Pussycat Dolls are suing the
parent company of the Daily
Mail over an article in which a
former member claimed the girl
group operated as a “prostitution ring”.
The article reported tweets
posted by Kaya Jones, who said
the group members were given
drugs and “passed around”
music industry executives for
sex. Other media outlets also reported the tweets last October.
Pussycat Dolls Inc and the
band’s manager, Robin Antin,
have filed a lawsuit against the
“Daily Mail corporation”, describing the article as “intentional, reckless and malicious…
false and defamatory statements
made by a disgruntled, unreliable and biased person looking
for her 15 minutes of fame”.
The suit claims that MailOnline’s US operation “should have
known, with even the most basic
check, that Jones was unreliable
and her story obviously false”
and it “published and commented on these defamatory statements with a reckless disregard
for the truth”.
The band singled out the US
Daily Mail website, where the
article was first posted, for the
By Sam Blewett
An Isis supporter
called for would-be
lone wolf attackers to target Prince
George at school and
to inject poison into supermarket ice creams, a
court has heard.
Husnain Rashid, of Nelson,
Lancashire, provided an “e-
the dance troupe began its transformation into a singing sextet,
fronted by Nicole Scherzinger.
Ms Jones recorded backing
vocals but left in 2004, a year before the Dolls had their first hit,
“Don’t Cha”.
Ms Jones says she “walked
away” from the group.
Ms Antin is seeking
punitive damages
from the Daily Mail, which
she says has harmed her
reputation in busines
by suggesting that she
condoned abuse of the band.
SOCIETY
COURTS
Isis supporter
targeted
Prince George
lawsuit because the global reach
of the newspaper’s digital operation means it would have been
the most widely read version.
Daily Mail and General Trust
has declined to comment on
the action.
The Daily Mail also published
further claims made by Jones in
an interview given to the website InfoWars, which Ms Antin,
the choreographer who put the
Pussycat Dolls together, called
“disgusting lies”.
Pussycat Dolls deny that Ms
Jones, excluded from a proposed
reunion of the 50 million recordselling group, was ever a full
member. She joined in 2003, as
toolkit for terrorism” in a “prolific” online Telegram channel
he ran named the Lone Mujahid,
Woolwich Crown Court was told.
The 32-year-old encouraged
supporters to target the
Prince, who is four, at
Thomas’s Battersea in
south-west London.
Mr Rashid is
charged with encouraging terrorism by
posting a photograph
of the Prince, along with
the address of the Prince’s
school. He denies the charges.
The trial, expected to last six
weeks, continues today.
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Emergency services found
themselves with an unusual call
yesterday when a man got stuck
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Despite spending hours trying to extricate himself from
the swing in Landseer Park, Ipswich, the mortified 20-year-old
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As a nation, Britain is more in love with its
pets than ever – and organised criminals are
exploiting this by stealing them in ever
greater numbers. Tom Bawden investigates
to dismantle the swing to free
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SOCIETY
‘My marriage isn’t legal but it feels real to me’
A group of MPs
are attempting
to change the
law on humanist
weddings. By
Louise Ridley
I
wasn’t that bothered about
the first time I got married.
It was in a room in a council
building, with my now husband
George and our parents. We
didn’t know who would conduct
the marriage, or what vows we’d
say, and in a brief ceremony, we
became husband and wife. It was
nice, but for me it was bureaucratic,
not emotional.
The second time we got married –
a few days later – was very different.
In front of 160 friends and family,
we said vows we had written and
watched as the guests laughed and
got tearful over an address from
Zena, a humanist celebrant who
had got to know us over six months.
Zena had asked us all kinds of
questions: how did we feel about
our family? Where were our
favourite places to travel, what
did tradition mean to us, and what
were our favourite photos of each
other and why? George and I also
had to write down the story of our
relationship separately, which she
used to weave into a ceremony
covering moments in our lives from
our different perspectives, some
of which clashed hilariously, while
others were beautifully in sync.
Guests heard how we bumped
into each other among thousands
of people watching Beyoncé at
Glastonbury, why I was drawn to
George’s sense of duty to his family,
and our different takes on our first
date, which ended up at a very
dodgy club in Bristol.
Zena read extracts from books
and poems that she felt reflected
Louise Ridley and her
husband, George, at their
humanist wedding two
years ago ALI PAUL
us – from The Moomins to Bertrand
Russell. We were able to make
choices that suited us, like having all
of our parents say “we do” to show
they supported us, rather than me
being “given away”. I felt we were
sharing something utterly personal.
Yet this second wedding was
the one that didn’t count in law.
We got married in England,
where – unlike in Scotland and
the Republic of Ireland - humanist
weddings are not recognised.
I’m not religious but I wanted
a meaningful wedding. I envied
We said vows we
had written and
watched as the
guests laughed
Christian friends who had to
spend time with a priest reflecting
on marriage and its meaning
before they married. People give
so much thought to the flowers
and outfits for the “big day”, but
so little to the vows. A humanist
wedding seemed the perfect fit.
And I’m not alone. In Scotland,
the number of humanist weddings
has shot up from 85 in 2005, when
they were first legally recognised, to
more than 4,300 in 2015, overtaking
the number of weddings held by the
Church of Scotland. In the Republic
of Ireland, around seven per cent of
marriages were humanist in 2016.
For me, marrying twice was a
mainly just a pain. It was more
expensive (around £120 extra, on
top of the £1,000 we paid for the
humanist ceremony), inconvenient,
and frankly a little weird.
Q&A
What is humanism? The word refers
to people who are atheist or agnostic
but base their ethical decisions on
“reason, empathy, and a concern for
human beings and other sentient
animals”, say Humanists UK, and
that seeking happiness for yourself
and others gives life meaning.
What is a humanist wedding? A nonreligious ceremony which can take
place anywhere. Couples can choose
their own words and music.
Does it cost money? Celebrants
charge a fee, but this varies
depending on the individual and how
far they have to travel,
What would legal recognition mean?
Humanist celebrants would have the
same status as ministers or priests,
as they now do in Scotland.
But a group of MPs and peers
– the All Party Parliamentary
Humanist Group – argue in a report
published today that it is also a
human rights issue that these
increasingly popular weddings
aren’t legally recognised. The
report, signed by the group’s
co-chairs Crispin Blunt MP and
Baroness Joan Bakewell, says there
is an “overwhelming” equality case,
as atheists who want a meaningful
ceremony aren’t currently able to
follow their beliefs. Evidence from
Scotland suggests more people
would get married if humanist
ceremonies were legal, they
say, giving a boost to the £10bn
wedding industry.
The Government has had the
power to make humanist weddings
legal in England and Wales since
2013, but it hasn’t happened yet
and the support shown at the time
seems to have been “abandoned”,
the report says.
It adds that England and Wales
risk not “keeping up” with our
neighbours: Jersey extended
legal recognition to humanist
marriages in February, Guernsey
is considering it. There is a High
Court case ruling expected soon in
Northern Ireland. Other countries
such as New Zealand have
recognised it and the importance
of ceremonies in your life, even if
you’re not religious, is even clearer
in Norway where one in five young
people had a humanist “coming
of age” ceremony similar to a
confirmation last year.
If you need any more convincing,
I’d urge you to take a look at our
celebrant Zena’s Instagram page
(@zenabirchweddings) – her life
involves going around the country
doling out bursts of tailored joy.
Why would any government say
that this doesn’t count?
This weekend, my husband and I
will celebrate our second wedding
anniversary – and regardless of
when we were legally married, we
know which day we’ll be marking.
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What about
other elite
universities?
Left-winger
has left
Labour Party
The debate is
increasingly
toxic
The Pope is
finally waking
up to facts
Iraq has
found its
own Trump
Rockers are
more fun
than ever
New Statesman
Evening Standard
TheGuardian
TheNewYorkTimes
Daily Telegraph
NME
Giving Oxbridge
such coverage at
the expense of
other influential
universities is doing
the public a disservice.
It contributes to the
idea that Oxford and
Cambridge are the
only universities that
matter. Meanwhile,
similarly elite
institutions get a free
pass. (Jason Murugesu)
Livingstone’s common
thread has always
been the conviction
that America and
Israel are to blame
for almost everything
There was always a
measure of pretence
to his sanctimonious
rhetoric: a ferocious
foe of tax avoidance, he
channelled his income
through a company,
(Matthew D’Ancona)
I feel scarred by
a constitutional
amendment that says
I should be punished
because I could not
continue with my
crisis pregnancy. I wish
that no other family
has to endure what we
went through. It is time
we in Ireland brought
compassion home.
(Siobhan Donohue)
The Pope has made
a good and welcome
start in acknowledging
that his bishops did
not tell him the truth
and in opening his ears
and heart to victims
who have suffered not
only sexual abuse, but
also the derision of
churchmen they tried
to talk to. But it is just
a start.
(Editorial)
The emergence of
Moqtada Al-Sadr,
the firebrand Shia
Muslim cleric, as Iraq’s
kingmaker following
the inconclusive
election result will
raise concerns. But
he is a very different
proposition today
compared with
the pro-Iranian
cheerleader of
yesteryear.
(Editorial)
It has been 11 years
since The Rolling
Stones did a full UK
tour. But when you’re
the world’s oldest rock
and roll band, a paltry
decade isn’t going
to cause too many
problems. Now, 56
years on and still going
strong, they’re having
more fun than ever.
(Alex Flood)
The Times
Spiked
The admissions
process is often
criticised for
being unfair. In my
experience it stands
out for an entirely
different reason; for
the extraordinary care
taken by academics
to make it as fair as it
can be.
(Louise Richardson)
Many of those
denouncing
Livingstone are
seeking to paint him
as hopelessly antiSemitic. In doing so
they appear indifferent
to the debt they owe
to Livingstone for the
development of equalopportunities policies.
(James Heartfield)
TheIrish Times
Quote of
the day
The pro-life
versus pro-choice
terminology, which
is taken for granted
whenever abortion
is debated anywhere,
is highly misleading
and therefore should
be abandoned.
Everyone has a duty to
understand what this
referendum is about.
(Vittorio Bufacchi)
The Week
If Pope Francis were
a straightforward
reformer, he would
seek to change
doctrine regardless
of the consequences
for church unity. But
Francis is well aware
of the limits of his
power and the danger
of pushing too far, too
fast. (Damon Linker)
Time
The parallels between
Trump and Al-Sadr
are uncanny. Al-Sadr
has been elected as a
populist, nationalist
candidate who ran as
an anti-establishment
champion of the
common man.
(James Muldoon and
Yasamin Alttahir)
The Arts Desk
Mick Jagger remains
an age-defying
marvel, at 74 still
lithe as a whippet
and shimmering like
a snake charmer,
sprinting up and
down a long gangway
out into the crowd
energetically enough to
shame singers a third
of his age.
(Adam Sweeting)
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BERNARD LEWIS HISTORIAN
It simply is
not good
enough for the
political class
to identify
a problem.
They are there
to provide
a solution
Bernard Ingham
Margaret Thatcher’s
former chief press
secretary on the
Conservative’s
attitudes to
young people
Bernard Lewis, a pre-eminent scholar
of Middle Eastern history whose work
profoundly shaped Western views of
the region, has died aged 101.
Dr Lewis’ prolific scholarship
– including more than 30 books,
hundreds of articles and competence in
at least a dozen languages – traced fault
lines that define the modern Middle
East, including sectarian divisions,
entrenched dictatorships, some of
which were backed by the West, and the
rise of radical Islamists.
He roamed souks and back streets for
British intelligence during the Second
World War; had tea in Golda Meir’s
kitchen in honour of his ardent support
of Israel; dined with Pope John Paul II;
and was hosted in the Peacock Throne
court of Iran’s former shah.
Bernard Lewis was born in 1916,
at the height of the First World War.
By the time of his bar mitzvah, he
had become fascinated with history
and languages, and he continued
his Hebrew lessons. He had already
learned Latin and French and picked up
Italian from his opera-loving father.
He earned a place in the School of
Oriental and African Studies, or Soas,
at the University of London, receiving a
bachelor’s degree and a doctorate three
years later. In between, he made his
first trip to the Middle East, reaching
Alexandria, Egypt, by boat.
During the Second World War,
he was drafted into a tank unit, then
moved to intelligence, before being
seconded to the Foreign Office. After
the war, he was appointed to chair a
new Middle East department at Soas.
Lewis soon left Soas to accept a
position at Princeton. He took US
citizenship in 1982.
While in Istanbul in 1950, Lewis
had a first big break: he was the first
Westerner to be allowed to view the
archives of the Ottoman empire.
The founding of Israel in 1948
soon put up roadblocks elsewhere.
Arab governments became deeply
suspicious of all Jews, even
Westerners, and visas were scarce.
This prevented him from carrying out
research for decades in many places.
It did not stop his pen. The Arabs
in History (1950) and The Middle East
and the West (1964) helped cement his
academic standing.
His 1961 book The Emergence of
Modern Turkey, is still hailed as a gold
standard on the subject.
In the 1970s – amid Lebanon’s
civil war and Iran’s looming Islamic
revolution – Lewis turned increasingly
to studies of militant Islam.
In his crowning volume, Notes on a
Century (2012), his once-solid optimism
about the future of the Arab world and
the West’s ability to spur restructuring
seemed shaken. “Our politics and
diplomacy are not welcome,” he told the
pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat
after the book’s publication, “though our
weaponry and money are.”
This year, the Israeli government
named Lewis one of the 70 “greatest
American contributors to the US-Israel
relationship” for the country’s 70th
anniversary. THE WASHINGTON POST
Born 31 May 1916
Died 19 May 2018
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Please Ireland, just say yes
The law doesn’t stop abortion, it just makes it harder for women
I
opted, when I had my
second abortion, for a local
anesthetic. So I was awake,
listening to the humdrum
discussions of the medical
team, hearing the whine of
the vacuum pump, feeling it, though
not the pain of it, clutching a nurse’s
hand as she told me I was doing so
well and that it would soon be over.
I don’t want sympathy, or expect
it. You get sympathy for one
abortion. Once you’re on to your
second, then you’re just someone
who’ll never learn.
Except that humans aren’t like
that. Conscious recklessness,
conscious carelessness – it’s
pretty much always a sign of a
subconscious desire. My rational
self didn’t want a baby, had a long
list of reasons why a baby could not
be had, with feelings of wild panic
and despair being at the top of
that list.
But another part of me, the part
that’s just biology and instinct, I
guess it wanted a baby very much.
It wanted the father to say: “Go on.
I’ll look after you both.” It wanted
the script to be rewritten. We
are animals.
Why, for my second abortion,
did I choose a local? Because I
felt so ashamed and so full of selfloathing. The first time around,
the experience had been awful.
Thirty-six years ago, the doctors
and nurses in the NHS hospital in
Edinburgh had enjoyed showing
their contempt. There are people
who go into medicine for this
reason, but I like to think that many
fewer of them get near to women
having terminations now.
My boyfriend was away at the
time. I found out later that he’d been
distracting himself by having sex
with my best friend instead. She
hadn’t known about my abortion,
just like I hadn’t known that his
previous girlfriend had been in
hospital having an abortion at the
time we first had sex ourselves. All
very sordid. None of this made me
determined that it wouldn’t happen
again – or determined enough.
It just made me more angry and
ashamed when it did happen again.
I asked for a local anaesthetic in
order to punish myself, in order
completely to face the reality of
what I’d done. Learn my lesson.
It was a long time before I
realised that this wasn’t only my
lesson to learn. Sure, I’ve had
two abortions. But the number of
women who have had abortions
because that man, that first
ex-boyfriend of mine, made them
Fine Gael politicians
(from left) Hildegarde
Naughton, Catherine
Noone, Maria Bailey,
Frances Fitzgerald
and Kate O’Connell
in Dublin, yesterday,
ahead of the referendum
tomorrow PA
pregnant? Let’s just say that I’d
be surprised if it was just the
two. There are men who take no
responsibility; who, more than
that, take pleasure in getting
women pregnant, then despising
them when they don’t jump at
the chance of having their babies,
even though they don’t want
to take responsibility for those
babies themselves.
I had a conversation with this
It isn’t good
to generalise.
People make
different choices
for different
reasons
man, who had been adopted as a
baby, a few years ago. He told me
that he’d found out who his birth
mother was, had met her, and that
she hadn’t wanted to keep the
relationship going. The pregnancy,
she’d explained, had been the result
of a rape. He seemed sceptical
about this, and angry. He expressed
gladness that she at least hadn’t
been able to access an abortion at
that time, or he wouldn’t be here.
The conversation ended badly,
when I reminded him of the
abortions he’d helped to facilitate,
and the way he’d behaved when at
least two of them were in progress.
But, still. I do understand now
that he was acting under an ugly
psychological compulsion, daring
women to have his babies, then
vengefully shagging another
woman when they – surprise,
surprise – don’t.
The world is full of messed-up
people, who repeat their mistakes.
They tend not to make the best
parents themselves, though
sometimes they do. It isn’t good to
generalise. People make different
choices, for different reasons,
under different circumstances. I do
know that when I had both of my
abortions, I made exactly the right
choice. Hard experiences, but I have
no regrets.
I did learn a valuable lesson from
my second abortion, as it happens. I
learned, at an emotional as well as a
practical level, how lucky I was.
In the next bed in the recovery
room was a teenage woman from
Ireland. She had come to London
alone and she was leaving London
alone. It was her first trip to the city
and this Marie Stopes facility was
pretty much all she had seen.
This girl had to get back home
quickly, because her family thought
she was just staying over at a
friend’s house. So she’d had her
termination under local anaesthetic
too – the recovery time is quicker.
Her boyfriend had paid half of the
cost of her ferry and half of the
cost of the abortion itself. He’d
given her some spending money.
But he was a teenager as well, and
they couldn’t afford for both of
them to come. Anyway, if anyone
in their neighbourhood cottoned
on to the fact that they were both
away, they might have put two and
two together.
This girl was doing such a hard
thing, and the law of her land made
it so much harder for her.
The law didn’t stop her. It didn’t
make her decide that she must put
her baby up for adoption, like my
ex-boyfriend’s mother had.
The law just made her squander
time and energy, and money
on facing a psychologically and
occasionally physically gruelling
procedure completely alone.
She was so pale, so tired, so bitter
at the hoops her country had made
her jump through, and so very,
very full of relief that she was no
longer pregnant.
Abortion is hard enough. Why
make it so very much harder?
Ireland. Tomorrow. Repeal
the Eighth.
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Rant against
republicans
I was amused by Mark
Wallace’s most recent
rant against republicans
(i, 22 May). He clearly
has little faith in the
monarchy given he thinks
its survival is down to a
poor campaign strategy
from its opponents.
Unable to defend the
monarchy on its own
terms he resorts to name
calling and clutching
of straws. Our YouGov
poll shows that barely
a third of people in this
supposedly royalist
nation could muster
enough enthusiasm to
say they like the Queen
“a great deal” while
two-thirds said they
weren’t interested in
the wedding.
The Republic
campaign, which was
re-launched in 2006,
has some way to go, but
is nevertheless moving
in the right direction.
While it’s necessary to
challenge the hype and
dishonesty of royal PR
our message is simple
and positive: we should
be citizens, not subjects.
GRAHAM SMITH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE
OFFICER, REPUBLIC
More details,
not fewer
I note that Tesco is
thinking of scrapping
“best before dates” on
their fresh foods as it
will help reduce waste
(i, 23 May). Call me an
old cynic, but how on
earth are most people
(including Tesco staff)
supposed to judge
whether an item is
absolutely fresh or
nearing the end of its
shelf life? Surely it
would be better, for
the customer to have
relevant information
printed beside the date
so they can make an
informed choice.
TONY SCHOFIELD
BURY, GREATER
MANCHESTER
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The first letter I had
published in i – in 2012
– was critical of Yasmin
Alibhai-Brown’s coverage
of the Olympics. I stand
by it, but now it’s time to
redress the balance.
To publicly go against
the grain, as Yasmin has
with her views on that
wedding, takes guts.
That’s why some people
still read newspapers.
Differing viewpoints
are essential in an open
society and are a vital
anecdote to online
echo chambers. Ms
Alibhai-Brown is one
of the best and bravest
journalists around. As
a mixed-race person I
appreciate her continued
efforts to shine a light on
the racism that is still a
part of society. The i, its
readers, and the UK, are
lucky to have her.
WILL GOBLE
RAYLEIGH, ESSEX
Computer says
‘too old’
The end of cash
bank deposits
Simon Kelner asks when
is one “old” (i, 23 May)?
Arranging a selfdrive trip around New
Zealand, I considered
myself to be a fairly
active 67-year-old.
However, I was reminded
of my advancing age as
the travel agent refused
to issue me with routine
travel insurance for the
trip. Seeking clarification
I was told the computer
says NO! – you are over
65 so we can’t insure
you. While I arranged
cover elsewhere this
underlines the arbitrary
age discrimination one
can face when engaging
in activities beyond the
historical pension age.
ROBIN WHITE
OAKLEY, HAMPSHIRE
I have been told by my
building society that it is
stopping cash deposits
into any account not held
in my name.
This is in response to
new money laundering
regulations, I am told.
I had visions of
disgruntled Russian
oligarchs grumbling
away from the bank,
complaining about what
they were going to do
with their millions of
spare roubles.
But what this
madness will do is
prevent you topping
up your partner’s
account in a moment
of crisis. Parents and
grandparents will no
longer be able to put 50
quid in their youngsters’
junior savings accounts.
It won’t be villains
who suffer from this, but
ordinary savers.
MARK SALTER
REDDITCH
Fat-shaming or
truth-speaking?
I am concerned by
Angela Meadows’ article
(i, 23 May) in which
criticism of obesity is
seen as “stigmatising”
people. Her article
renders any legitimate
criticism of obesity as an
attack on the individual
rather than as a critique
of a possibly dangerous
condition that will cost
the NHS greater sums of
money in the future but
one that the individual
can correct in most
cases.
Criticism, however
awkward, must be
allowed, if it is based on
solid grounds.
M R ALLEN
MANSFIELD
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Government promises
of “fast”, “super-fast” and
now “ultra-fast” internet
(i, 23 May) are now
issued regularly. But it
still relates only to the
majority, not the whole
of the country. I’m sure
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Jagger cuts some
pre-show shapes
to his ‘bro’ Purp
He’s been shimmying around on stage
for almost 60 years, but Mick Jagger
likes to keep things a bit more subdued
pre-show.
The rocker – currently lighting up
the stage in the Rolling Stones’ No
Filter tour – said he prefers to channel
another king of cool in the hours
beforehand: “Backstage before the
show, I like to relax and chill out. So,
sometimes I like to get everybody out
of the room for a minute and just calm
down and do my singing. I have Bob
Marley things that I kind of sometimes
do and move around to.
“And then I do a dance warm-up: I do
a couple of, like, current tunes.”
And those tracks on his playlist at
the moment? Jagger was last seen
doing some fancy footwork to rapper
Joey Purp’s “Girls” in rehearsal footage
posted up online.
On seeing it, Purp responded simply
with “Bro”, which seems kind of muted,
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Glover couldn’t keep a Hill to celebrate
lid on role in ‘Star Wars’ classic album
Landing a part in a Star Wars film: difficult.
Keeping it a secret from your nearest and
dearest: practically impossible, according
to Donald Glover.
Glover plays Lando in the upcoming
Solo: A Star Wars Story, but revealed
he went to extremes after his role was
confirmed, as he struggles to keep a
poker face.
He said: “I stopped talking to
friends. I had a friend who’s super
into Star Wars and I think it was
out that I auditioned and he was
already like: ‘Oh my God, you’re
Lando,’ before I’d gotten the part.
I guess lying to friends was the
hardest part.”
However the actor – who also
makes music as Childish Gambino
– added that there was one person
worth revealing the secret to. He said:
“I told my dad immediately. I know I
wasn’t supposed to, but I told him just
because it was a big deal to him. He’s a
huge fan and Lando was, like, my first
toy he gave me. It was just a big deal.”
It’s a good thing Glover Sr knows
how to keep a secret.
with UK tour
Lauryn Hill has announced she’ll be
marking the 20 year anniversary of her
opus The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
with a five-date UK and Ireland tour.
Hill (inset) will perform in Glasgow,
Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin and
London from 23 November.
The tour marks the first
time she has been on
stage in the UK since a
few poorly received
performances in 2014.
The singer says she
is revisiting her solo
work because of the
state of the world today:
“This album chronicled
an intimate piece of my young
existence...I loved and believed deeply in
my community’s ability to both love and
heal itself, provided it received the right
amount of encouragement. Our world
today, both complex and changing, is
in need of the balance between moral
fortitude and cathartic expression.”
Can her tour bring about world
peace? It’s worth a shot.
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midwife exploit
KELNER’S VIEW
Simon
Kelner
C
lemmie Hooper is a
modern phenomenon,
a creature of the
social media age who
has achieved the status of
“influencer”. The vogueish
term refers to a 21st-century
powerbroker and tastemaker
who, in this case, has been able
to parlay her homespun advice
on mothering into a marketable
asset, forging a rather lucrative
career in the process.
Good luck to her, you may
say. It’s as much through luck as
judgement that one becomes an
influencer: when the 33-year-old
Mrs Hooper (pictured) created
her Instagram account to post
pictures of her family life, I’m
pretty certain she didn’t think this
was the route to fame and fortune.
She just wanted to share pictures
of her four lovely daughters. She
had no idea that she’d get almost
half a million followers, and end up
a published author, and a regular
on daytime TV.
Who knows what made her
musings such a hot property. It
seems to me that there is no rhyme
or reason behind what becomes
a viral hit, but Mrs Hooper – a
professional midwife – proved
a comforting and approachable
and easily enviable presence
for mothers and mothers-to-be
throughout the land.
She is certainly a attractive
and unthreatening proposition
– her cashmere lifestyle topped
off with a Cleopatra bob and a
pair of Boden dungarees – and
her success in reaching a mass
audience of ready consumers has
not escaped the attention of the
agents of commerce.
She has “paid partnerships”
(otherwise known as advertising)
with companies such as Pampers
and Dorset Cereals, and she has
appeared in sponsored videos
for the likes of Mothercare and
Boden. She has posted pictures
from a luxury holiday in Florida
(thanks to Visit Florida). She
dispenses advice – “Call the
Midwife” – on ITV’s This Morning.
All this has brought her
notoriety, and enhanced her
lifestyle – she now practises
midwifery only one day a week.
But, as is the way, social media
attempts to destroy the creatures
it creates, and Mrs Hooper
has decided to take down her
Instagram account
(@mother_of_daughters) in
the face of a serious backlash,
accusing her of exploiting her
children for financial gain.
On the national forum for
mothers, Mumsnet, Mrs Hooper
was criticised for “ethically
dubious” and “morally wrong”
behaviour, and while she defended
herself, saying “I don’t feel I ‘sell’
my daughters”, she took the
decision to remove herself from
Instagram to avoid any further
trolling. I am sure she will be back,
but in the meantime, it is left to
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Even a squalid
flat is freedom...
sometimes
T
he news that a couple had gone to
court to have their 30-year-old son
evicted (page 23) has prompted
much chortling among the baby
boomers. “Grow up and get out,” was the
chorus aimed at the “typical millennial”.
I don’t have much sympathy for Michael
Rotondo (inset), who didn’t contribute
to chores and refused to get a job. But I
won’t be joining in the jeering at those
still resident in their childhood bedrooms,
although I can’t fathom why they would
want to be.
I couldn’t wait to leave the family home
when I turned 17. I’m sure the feeling was
mutual – within days of my leaving for
university my sister had commandeered
my bedroom. But I was ready for the real
world: independence, adventure and escape
from sharing a bathroom with my
family of seven. Little did I know
that my budget would deliver me
to a grimy student house, with a
carpet that had seen decades of
vomit and beer, and a bathroom
shared with... eight.
I realised that, instead of
screaming at my sisters to “GET
OUT NOW!”, I was pleading with an
uppity French girl who liked long showers
and informed me that, “if you need to brush
your teeth, why not do it in the kitchen?”
I realised that ironing was harder than
it looked, and quickly adopted a slightly
rumpled fashion style (which I still sport
today, incidentally).
I realised that, despite years of home
economics, I was bad at cooking, and also
poor, so I subsisted on pasta à la grated
cheese and cuppa soups. I also realised that
washing up doesn’t do itself.
Turns out, I’d had it pretty cushy at
home. In fact, I’d venture that it’s not
millennials’ fault they aren’t leaving. You’ve
made it too nice for them, mum and dad!
But, even when fighting with our awful
landlord about the mouldy walls or
trying to decide between dinner
and beer, for me, it was totally
worth flying the nest. The squalid
accommodation is an important
rite of passage. It forced me to
grow up.
It granted me the freedom I
craved, even if that freedom was far
less glamorous than I imagined. And
it made my relationship with my parents so
much better – now I treat them as friends,
rather than jailors or skivvies, and I truly
appreciate them.
So, fellow millennials, step out into the
unknown and discover a whole world of
damp flatshares and ruined laundry. Trust
me, it will be the best thing you ever did.
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Former Ipswich
mayor rejected
for UK citizenship
Swift helps
guitar shed
macho image
By Alex Finnis
A former mayor of Ipswich who has
lived in the UK for nearly 40 years
has said she felt “rejected” and
“ashamed” after the Home Office
denied her citizenship.
Inga Lockington moved
to England from Denmark
in 1979 after marrying her
British husband.
She has served as a Liberal Democrat councillor
for 19 years and was mayor
of Ipswich in 2007.
She was given indefinite leave
to stay in the country, but decided
to apply for UK citizenship after the
The Home Office said it
would be contacting Ms
Lockington about her situation
and would be “happy to discuss
the various routes to citizenship”
with her.
European Union referendum, as a
change in Danish law meant that she
could do so without losing her Danish
citizenship.
Ms Lockington spent £1,282 on the
application, but the Home Office
wrote to say it “cannot be satisfied” that she is a permanent resident.
“I could not really believe what I was reading,”
Ms Lockington told i. “I
felt rejected and maybe
also a little ashamed.
“I think Theresa May created a very hostile environment
when she was in charge of the Home
Office and we see the legacy from her
time there.”
Ms Lockington says she was
rejected because she does not have
a permanent residency card, which
has been required since November
2016. She claims the Home Office
never told her she needed one, despite them having her contact details.
She plans to appeal.
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ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Taylor Swift has
encouraged young
women to play
guitar GETTY
Guitar sales are rising, with Taylor Swift encouraging more young
women to pick up an “axe”, despite
fears the instrument was in decline.
The news that Gibson, maker of the
Les Paul model, had filed for bankruptcy, alongside the chart dominance of hip-hop and dance music,
spelled the end for the electric guitar,
according to some experts.
However, research firm IBISWorld,
which tracks guitar manufacturing in
the US, reports consecutive growth
in the past five years and a projected
rise through to at least 2022.
Rolling Stone magazine attributes
surging sales of acoustic guitars to
“Taylor Swift and the abiding popularity of the instrument in country
music and Americana”. A new generation of guitar-wielding female
singer-songwriters, led by the Australian artist Courtney Barnett, are
inspiring girls to play.
Manufacturer Fender, also in debt,
is trying to shake off the electric guitar’s “phallic” rock image by asking
women what shape and style of guitars they would like.
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Manchester’s police chief has
described a BBC documentary aired on the anniversary
of the city’s Arena terror attack
as “entirely misleading” and
“wholly inaccurate”.
Greater Manchester Police
(GMP) Chief Constable Ian Hopkins hit out at the broadcaster in
a two-page open letter.
He said he was left “saddened”
by the impact Manchester: The
Night Of The Bomb had on families and survivors a year on from
the suicide bombing, which left 22
people dead.
Mr Hopkins was highly critical
of the use of “explicit” footage and
suggestions officers and others
were deliberately held back from
helping victims.
He said: “This documentary
failed to accurately depict the
events of the night, and is a partial
reconstruction at best.”
A BBC spokesman said: “This
was a responsible, accurate and
thoughtful documentary which
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UNITED STATES
Trump’s lawyer
‘was paid to set up
Ukraine meeting’
By Conran Duncan
Donald Trump’s personal lawyer
Michael Cohen was secretly paid
$400,000 (£280,000) to set up a
White House meeting between the
US President and his Ukrainian
opposite number, it was claimed
last night.
The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for the President
Petro Poroshenko, even though Mr
Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by
US law, according to a source in Kiev,
the BBC reported. Mr Cohen denies
the allegation.
The meeting at the White House
was held last June. Shortly after the
Ukrainian President’s return, his
country’s anti-corruption agency
stopped its investigation into Mr
Trump’s former campaign manager,
Paul Manafort.
The Ukrainian source, a highranking intelligence officer in the
Poroshenko administration, said
Mr Cohen was brought in because
Ukraine’s registered lobbyists and
embassy in Washington had not been
able to get Mr Poroshenko a proper
meeting with Mr Trump. The official
said a “back channel” to Mr Trump
was established by an aide, who used
contacts in a New York Jewish charity called the Port of Washington
Chabad. This resulted in contact
with Mr Cohen, it was said. There is
no suggestion that Mr Trump knew
about the alleged payment.
Mr Cohen is also said to have been
helped by Felix Sater, a convicted exmobster and former business partner of Mr Trump.
A judge ruled yesterday
that President Trump
cannot block users from viewing
his Twitter feed because of their
political beliefs. The lawsuit was
brought after Mr Trump blocked a
number of critics.
Javier Bardem
(with his wife,
Penelope Cruz)
defended free
speech AFP/GETTY
SPAIN
Actor warns of return to Franco era after Facebook case
By Sally Guyoncourt
Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem
has said Spain is at risk of returning to the era of dictator Francisco
Franco with draconian measures to
stifle freedom of expression.
His outburst came in support
of actor Willy Toledo, who is to be
questioned by a Madrid judge for alleged blasphemy.
Mr Toledo, 48, was summoned
over a Facebook message he posted defending three women tried
for blasphemy after they paraded
through the southern Spanish city of
Seville with a giant vagina, simulating a religious procession. He has refused to appear before the judge and
denied he has committed a crime.
Bardem told AFP: “We don’t understand that you can… go after
someone for giving an opinion,
it’s dangerous.”
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CHINA
NEPAL
Ties to Eastern
Europe are good
for EU, says Beijing
By Ben Blanchard
IN BEIJING
China has insisted that its annual
summits with central and eastern
European countries are beneficial
to the European Union, as Beijing
sought to brush off concern that it is
seeking to divide the continent.
China has courted several Central and Eastern European states,
which has unnerved Western
European capitals.
Meeting Bulgaria’s minister of
foreign affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva
in Argentina, Chinese state councillor Wang Yi said: “Objectively, it
American diplomats
in Cuba have suffered
similar symptoms to those their
counterparts in China have
reported. It is suspected that they
resulted from sonic attacks on
their embassy.
helps with the European integration
process”.
Cooperation between China and
Central and Eastern Europe does
not affect China’s broader cooperation with the EU, he added.
Tensions between the newer
Eastern European EU members,
including Poland, Hungaria and
Bulgaria, and the western founding
members of the bloc have come to the
fore recently.
Right-wing populist governments
in the Eastern European countries have clashed with Brussels on
human rights and migration. This
week Poland appeared to side with
Washington in the row over US policy
towards Iran.
Meanwhile, The US State Department has urged its staff in China to
alert them to any abnormal hearing
or vision issues after one employee
reported mystery symptoms, described as “subtle and vague, but
abnormal, sensations of sound and
pressure”. REUTERS
Japanese
climber dies in
Everest attempt
By Gopal Sharma
IN KATHMANDU
Reading circles
Students at a college in Medan, in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province,
read the Koran during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS
A Japanese climber, who lost nine
fingertips to frostbite in a previous
expedition, died on Monday during
an attempt to climb Mount Everest.
Nobukazu Kuriki, 36, was found
dead near Camp 2, about 6,400 metres up on the 8,850-metre mountain, a tourism department official,
Gyanendra Shrestha, said from Base
Camp. “Sherpas found his body inside the tent,” Mr Shrestha said.
Details of the incident were not immediately available.
Mr Kuriki had made seven unsuccessful attempts to scale Everest.
In 2012, he spent two days in a
snow hole at 8,230 metres on Everest in temperatures below –20°C.
That was when he had to have his
fingertips amputated.
Mr Kuriki is the second person to
die attempting to climb Everest this
season. Macedonian Gjeorgi Petkov,
63, died at the weekend, hiking officials said without giving details.
Scores of climbers have successfully made it to the top of Everest
this month, benefiting from the good
weather, officials said. REUTERS
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Parents win legal battle to evict son
By Gina Cherelus
IN NEW YORK
An American couple have won a
courtroom battle to kick their unemployed 30-year-old son out of
the house for failing to contribute
household expenses or chores.
New York State Judge Donald
Greenwood ordered Michael Rotondo to leave his parents’ home
in the town of Camillus, about 200
Stacey Abrams is the Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia AP
Lawyer may be
first black female
governor of state
By Bill Barrow
A lawyer from Atlanta may become
the first black female governor of a
US state after winning the Democrats’ primary in Georgia.
Stacey Abrams’ victory made her
the first black nominee and first female nominee for governor of either
majority party in the state.
Democrats were set to nominate a
woman for governor either way, with
Ms Abrams and Stacey Evans battling it out in a pitched primary fight.
But Ms Abrams stood out in her bid
to be the nation’s first African-American woman to lead a state.
The former state General Assembly leader was insistent that the way
to dent Republican domination in
Georgia was not by cautiously pursuing the older white voters who had
abandoned Democrats over recent
decades. Rather, she wanted to widen
the electorate by attracting young
voters and non-whites who had not
been casting ballots.
She will test her theory as the underdog against either Lieutenant
Governor Casey Cagle or Secretary
of State Brian Kemp, who will meet
in a Republican run-off in July. Mr
Cagle led a five-man Republican field,
with Mr Kemp qualifying for the second spot after a campaign that was a
sprint to the right on everything from
immigration to support for President
Donald Trump.
Mr Kemp promised to keep pulling in that direction, with Mr Cagle
trying to balance the demands of
a conservative primary electorate
with his support from the business
establishment.
The scenario worried some Georgia Republicans who were accustomed to centrist, business-aligned
governors who rarely flouted Atlanta-based conglomerates such as
Delta and Coca-Cola. Some Republican figures worried that the party’s
gamesmanship on immigration and
gay rights, in particular, already had
ensured that Georgia would not land
Amazon’s second headquarters.
Voters also picked nominees in
Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas ahead
of the November midterms. AP
In Texas, Democrats
chose former sheriff
Lupe Valdez, who is Texas’s first
openly lesbian and first Latina
nominee for governor.
UNITED STATES
Miners battle black lung disease
By Jane Dalton
Researchers have been “astounded”
to discover a resurgence in the deadliest form of black lung disease in
American miners – an industry that
US President Donald Trump is attempting to revive.
Since 1970, there has been a “substantial” rise in the number of workers suffering progressive massive
fibrosis, despite efforts by officials
to introduce modern dust-control
measures in mines.
The increase in cases has acceler-
ated since the turn of the millennium.
Scientists say one factor is a lack
of investment in dust-reduction systems. Another is that miners have
been working longer hours and more
days each week as the industry has
come under ever more pressure
thanks to the abundance of cheap
natural gas and the plummeting cost
of renewables.
US coal plants have been closing
at an unprecedented rate, but President Trump has pledged to revive the
beleaguered industry and put miners
back to work. THE INDEPENDENT
miles north-west of New York City,
according to Anthony Adorante, a
lawyer for the parents, Mark and
Christina Rotondo.
The verdict ended a four-month
family battle.
In court documents, the son
had referred to a “common law
requirement of six-month notice to quit” before a tenant may
be removed.
“I just wanted a reasonable
amount of time to vacate, with
consideration to the fact that I was
not really prepared to support myself at the time where I was served
these notices,” Michael told local
CBS television affiliate WSTM.
“I don’t see why the judge wants
to throw people on the street.”
He told the station he was employed but declined further comment. Attempts to contact him
were unsuccessful. REUTERS
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VATICAN CITY
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Island braced for
hurricanes with
evacuation plan
By Sophie Hares
The Caribbean nation is bracing
itself for the coming hurricane
season with a new evacuation
plan – even before it has fully
recovered from the storms that
killed around 90 people last year,
says its emergency services.
Postcard
From...
Las Vegas
Las Vegas casinos could watch
tens of thousands of employees
walk off the job for the first
time in more than three
decades with union members
voting to strike at any point
from 1 June.
About 25,000 members of
the Culinary Union, who work
at 34 different casino-resorts
across the city, cast ballots
in two sessions, showing
the collective power of the
largest labour organisation in
Nevada. The move hands union
negotiators a huge bargaining
chip as they work to solidify
new five-year contracts.
The last strike, in 1984,
Reporters cleared to witness
destruction of nuclear test site
By Hyonhee Shin
IN SEOUL
INDIA
Pope addresses ‘Four dead after
China problem Kashmir attack’
The Pope addressed the issue
of Chinese Catholics during his
Wednesday general audience,
amid what appears to be
another stall in the Vatican’s
long-standing efforts to reach
a deal with Beijing over the
appointment of bishops.
China bars Catholics from
having contact with the
Vatican and allows worship
only in government-monitored
churches. But millions remain
loyal to the Pope and worship in
secret, underground churches,
facing the constant threat of
harassment. AP
SOUTH KOREA
Indian officials say at least four civilians have been killed in firing by
Pakistani troops along the volatile
frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as violence escalates in the disputed region.
Police said yesterday that Pakistani
soldiers continued targeting dozens
of Indian border posts and villages
in the Jammu region with mortars
and automatic gunfire for the sixth
straight day. At least 30 people
have been injured. Pakistan did not
immediately comment.
Indian officials called the violence a
continuous violation of a 2003 ceasefire agreed between the rivals. AP
The second city of Santiago de
los Caballeros is still struggling
with the economic toll from
hurricanes Maria and Irma, but
authorities are taking measures
to mitigate the damage from
future storms that could be even
more powerful, said Maria Isabel
Serrano Dina, the island’s chief
resilience officer.
One lesson learnt from last
year, said Ms Serrano, is that the
city of almost 700,000 people
needs a clear evacuation plan
for those in low-lying areas that
are most vulnerable to storm
damage. REUTERS
spanned 67 days and cost
the city and workers tens of
millions of dollars.
The latest strike would
mean losing workers with
roles critical to making a
casino-hotel run: bartenders,
housekeepers, cocktail and
food servers, porters, bellmen
and cooks. It would affect
properties including Caesars
Palace, Planet Hollywood,
Bellagio, MGM Grand,
Stratosphere and El Cortez.
“I’m here to show the
younger generations that
this is the way we fight to
maintain our jobs, job security,
health benefits and to gain a
pay raise,” Lewis Thomas, a
utility porter at the Tropicana
casino-hotel, said. “This will
be a wake-up call to let [the
companies] know we are
together, we are united.” AP
Regina Garcia Cano
International journalists left on a
marathon journey to a North Korean
nuclear test site yesterday, after
Pyongyang belatedly cleared South
Korean reporters to witness what it
says will be the dismantling of its only
nuclear test facility.
Travel will involve an 11-hour train
ride, a four-hour bus journey and then
a hike of another hour, a reporter with
Russia’s RT network said on Twitter.
North Korea has suspended talks
with the South and threatened to pull
out of a forthcoming summit between
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
South Korean journalists arrive at
Wonsan yesterday REUTERS
and US President Donald Trump, but
the invitation to the media was seen
as an indication that its unexpected
offer to end its nuclear tests still held.
North Korea invited media to see
the Punggye-ri site being blown up
but not experts, as initially promised
– casting doubt over how verifiable
the plan is and whether it will be safe.
It had also declined to take South
Korean reporters after calling off
planned inter-Korean talks over USSouth Korean military aircraft drills.
Reporters from news outlets from
the other countries arrived in the
North Korean port city of Wonsan on
Tuesday. The eight South Koreans
arrived in Wonsan yesterday, where
they were forced to leave their
radiation detectors, satellite phones
and Bluetooth mouses before they all
set off for the test site. REUTERS
Sweetness
and light
in Sydney
It’s been called
Sydney’s wildest and
most jam-packed
festival and Vivid
Sydney certainly
lives up to its name,
with its iconic
outdoor “art gallery”
illuminating the city
with a mesmerising
collection of light
art, installations and
projections over the
course of 23 days.
REUTERS/DAVID GRAY
UNITED STATES
Transgender boy wins school discrimination case
A US court has sided with a transgender teenager in Virginia who
claims a school board violated his
rights when it banned him from using
boys’ lavatories.
District Court Judge Arenda
Wright Allen declined the Glouces-
ter County school board’s request
to dismiss the case filed by former
student Gavin Grimm, writing that
the board’s policies “singled out and
stigmatised Mr Grimm”.
The judge in Norfolk ordered
lawyers for both sides to schedule a
settlement conference
The school board said it continued
to believe that its handling of the
matter “fully considered the interests
of all students and parents in the
Gloucester County school system”.
A lawyer representing Mr Grimm
said his client was seeking nominal
damages from the school board and
the admission that its policy was
illegal. AP
GERMANY
PHILIPPINES
CRIME
By Ben Finley
Hamburg to begin City struggling Piracy increasing
ban on diesel cars after siege crisis in Caribbean
Hamburg, Germany’s secondlargest city, has announced a ban
on some diesel cars to combat
air pollution.
News agency dpa reported that
parts of two streets in the city
will be banned for older models
of diesel cars and trucks starting
on Thursday next week. The ban
comes after Germany’s highest
administrative court ruled in
February that cities can ban diesel
cars to combat air pollution. AP
Thousands of people displaced after
a disastrous five-month siege by
Isis-aligned fighters last year in a
southern Philippine city remain in
emergency shelters and continue to
live in fear of the extremists.
The Reverend Teresito Soganub,
who survived 117 days of captivity by
the extremists in Marawi city, said it
would take years for him and other
civilians to overcome the horror. He
said: “I’m still very, very far from a
full recovery.” AP
Pirate attacks around South
American and Caribbean waters
are growing, and violence
is increasingly used during
robberies committed on vessels at
anchor, according to new data.
The Oceans Beyond Piracy
(OBP) non-profit group recorded
71 incidents in Latin America
and the Caribbean in 2017, a 163
per cent increase over 2016. OBP
said the majority of the attacks
occurred in territorial waters.
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Thousands flee Turkey to escape Erdogan regime
IN ATHENS
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today begins his election campaign against a backdrop of economic
woes, accusations of human rights
abuses – and an exodus of weary or
frightened citizens.
The authoritarian leader insists
he still wants the country to join the
European Union, but thousands of
Turks are fleeing to Europe to escape
the oppression that has stalled his bid
for EU membership.
According to Eurostat, 14,640
Turkish citizens claimed asylum in
Europe last year. Greece, Turkey’s
nearest EU member, recorded a
tenfold increase in Turkish refugees
in 2017. And the numbers look set to
swell – 30 citizens a day are thought
to have been fleeing Turkey since
elections were announced that will
bring Mr Erdogan greater powers.
“People are losing hope,” says Abdullah Bozkurt, a journalist who fled
to Sweden from Greece in July 2016
and now runs the Stockholm Center
for Freedom, monitoring human
rights abuses in Turkey. “They do not
have any faith in the opposition.”
One of these is Ahmed, who came
to Greece on 22 April. “I had been
thinking about leaving for many
months, and now I only see things
getting worse,” he explains. The
42-year-old was a victim of Mr Erdogan’s brutal crackdown on public
servants and journalists following
the country’s failed coup in July 2016.
Ahmed, a university lecturer, had
taught at schools linked to Fateh
Gulen, the exiled cleric Mr Erdogan
has blamed for the coup. He was dismissed from his job September 2016
and added to a blacklist which saw
his passport cancelled. Then in December 2016 he and his wife were arrested and charged with belonging to
a terrorist organisation. Ahmed was
imprisoned but eventually released in
September 2017. “I began researching how to leave the country,” he says.
According to Mr Bozkurt, there is
a little evidence to back up most of
the terrorism charges issued following the coup. “Just having a vague
association with an anti-government
organisation is enough,” he explains.
Ahmed found a smuggler to take
him to Greece for €2,300 (£2,000).
“My wife and I agreed I would go to
Europe, then she and my daughter
[who has autism] would join me later,”
he says. He crossed the Evros river
on the border in a dinghy, walked for
a day and night through woods, and
caught a lift to Athens, where he soon
found a large community of other recent exiles.
Many Turks in Greece, including
Ahmed, do not register with authorities, meaning the true number is likely to be far higher than official figures.
Many travel on to other EU countries
using fake passports – a tactic Ahmed
plans to copy. “I love Greece but it’s
not the right place for me to find a job
or get care for my daughter,” he says.
For those with families – such as
Mustafa, who fled Turkey with his
wife and two daughters in October
2017 – travelling on fake passports is
almost impossible, and Greece’s weak
economy and overstretched asylum
MIDDLE EAST
France and Germany in
fresh backing for Iran deal
By Andrea Shalal
IN WASHINGTON
The US decision to scrap
the Iran nuclear deal
and threaten draconian
sanctions on the country
will strengthen Tehran’s
hardliners and endanger the
region as a whole, France’s
Foreign Minister has said.
Jean-Yves Le Drian told
France Inter radio: “It will
reinforce the conservatives
and weaken President
[Hassan] Rouhani. This
posture risks endangering
the region more.”
He said Paris shared US
concerns over Iran’s military
aims and regional ambitions,
but that the 2015 nuclear
President
Recep Tayyip
Erdogan,
centre, and his
wife Emine, on
his right, join
a family for an
evening meal
in Ankara this
week. Elections
are due next
month AP
service mean their future is uncertain. Mustafa, 43, was dismissed as
a maths teacher in a Gulenist school
and a warrant issued for his arrest.
No one in Athens sees any hope of
the situation back home improving.
“We do not trust the elections not to
be corrupt,” says Ahmed. “Erdogan
still has strong support. Many believe
he will fix the economy.”
He also explains that, thanks to the
crackdown on the press, it can be difficult to find out what’s actually happening in Turkey when you live there.
Some names have been changed to
protect identities.
deal was the best chance of
stopping Tehran developing a
nuclear bomb.
Meanwhile Germany’s
Foreign Minister, Heiko
Maas, said in Washington
that European countries
would remain united in their
determination to stick to the
agreement.
“Europe is very, very
united in its position on the
nuclear accord with Iran,
and that will not change,”
said Mr Maas, who was due
to meet later yesterday with
US Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo. REUTERS
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A
s 80,000 metalheads
prepare for the mosh
pit at Download
Festival at Donington
Park next month,
one woman is hoping to get them
to channel the earth-shaking
vibrations in a totally different
way: through yoga.
Finding inner zen and listening
to ear-splitting black-metal
music might sound mutually
exclusive, but yoga teacher
Kamellia Mckayed, 34, believes
that there’s actually a balanced
link. This is why she’s developed
something called Doom Yoga, and
will be bringing the centuries-old
wellness practice to the UK’s
biggest rock and metal festival for
the first time.
She has always been a fan
of metal and her yoga training
became an extension of this, when
she created this form of meditative
practice in 2016. “I was training
as a yoga teacher in India, and
one day while sitting in my room I
heard someone playing the band
Om. It really resonated with me,
so I got out my mat and started
to practise to the album Advaitic
Songs. When I got back to London
a few friends suggested we do a
session to doom music, so it all
started from there.
“Doom yoga is done to an
alternative, doom-metal playlist.
I found that connecting a vinyasa
practise [a series of poses] with
heavier vibrations helps with
holding postures for longer.”
While this might bring up
visions of doing sun salutations
to a screaming Napalm Death
sountrack, Mckayed is quick to
stress that it’s a very different
genre of the heavy metal scene
and includes the use of traditional
mantra as well as avant-garde and
psychedelic music.
“The music we play is from the
slower, heavier end of the metal
music spectrum rather than heavy
or speed metal – the guitars and
the basses are tuned down, so
there’s this incredible drone and
vibration and I think that’s what
people connect to.”
In her weekly classes in
Hackney’s Apiary Studios and
monthly session at the ACE Hotel,
Shoreditch – which she runs with
Sanna Charles – would-be yogis
are taken into a darkened room
with candles and incense sticks.
So far, so yoga. But then Mckayed
hits “play”.
She guides the crowd slowly
through the traditional asanas
(poses); but the downward dog is
soundtracked with a meditative
droning noise, rather than silence
or the strains of Now That’s What
I Call Panpipes 12. With each new
song grows a darker intensity,
taking the participants through
to posing in the warrior two
stance, when there’s a bestial,
guttural growl emanating from
the speakers and reverberating
around the room. It’s all rather
primal and empowering. It’s
clearly quite affecting for some of
the class too, as Mckayed says this
is common feedback for her.
“The biggest compliment
I’ve had is that people have said
afterwards that it made them
quite emotional. If you’re shifting
stuff on that level, that means
you’re shifting other emotions
deeper within,” she says.
But while her regulars are
converts, will it convince a field
of Megadeth fans? The sessions
are free, and the first two are
scheduled to take place at
ENVIRONMENT
What’s a personal water target?
And how do you stick to one?
Rebecca Armstrong has some unofficial advice
W
hen the head of
the Environment
Agency goes
on the Today
programme to
warn that we all need to use less
water, and that we should stick
to personal targets to do so, it’s a
bit of a surprise to find out that
he can’t tell us how much H2O we
should be limiting ourselves to.
True, Sir James Bevan has some
sensible suggestions for cutting
down on water wastage (fill your
washing machine before switching
it on; turn the tap off when you’re
brushing your gnashers), but no
magic number for water rationing.
As it stands, on average in
Britain, we use 150 litres per
person per day. To give some idea
of how we rack up that much, a
90-second shower uses 10 litres
while flushing the loo uses nine.
If you want to know what a
“personal target” might look like,
drought-hit Cape Town in South
Africa is the place to go. After
three years of low rainfall and with
the threat of “Day Zero” hanging
over them (the day the council will
be forced to turn off taps across
the city), Capetonians can use 50
NEWS
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Doom Yoga has
been described as
the perfect way to
start the day
Download Side Splitter Stage at
11am on the 7 and 8 June for early
arrivals. The final two classes are
at 9am on 9 and 10 June, which
seems slightly optimistic after a
night of thrashing around in the
great outdoors.
Mckayed says: “I think you’d
be surprised, people – even
rockers – are becoming more
health conscious, especially the
younger generation, they don’t
perhaps go quite as full-on as other
generations, they’re a bit more
savvy. Plus, people tend to wake up
early in the campsites, so hopefully
litres of water per person, per day.
The water has to cover all of their
needs and applies regardless of
whether someone is at home,
work or school. It’s illegal to
use municipal drinking water
for irrigation, washing cars,
topping or filling up
swimming or paddling
pools.
According to
the non-nonsense
information on the
official government
website,
“households using
excessive amounts
of drinking water
will be fined or have
water management devices
installed on the properties.”
So where does that leave us in the
UK? The Government has already
we’ll get a good turnout. Also, I
think generally, the cost of a yoga
class [around £12] can be quite
excluding, which is why I’m glad
we’re doing it for free at the festival.
Yoga should be for everybody.”
Of course, yoga at music festivals
is not a new concept. From group
sessions at the healing fields at
Glastonbury back when it was
seen as just a pastime for hippies,
through to a restorative class at
Wilderness, as the discipline has
become more mainstream, it has
become a ubiquitous addition to
most weekenders in the summer.
But until now, not those of the rock
and metal variety.
Outside of the festival scene,
there are plenty of esoteric classes
to be found. While some iterations
seem to have at least one foot in
a traditional form, – such as antigravity, where you hang from
ceiling straps in poses, or hot
pod, where the class is taught in
a heated, blow-up dome – a few
others seem purely gimmick-based.
Doga, where yogis stretch out with
their canine pals, Brewga, doing
a class while drinking beer, and
Ganja yoga, that’s, yes, taking a hit
on a joint while posing, are some of
the more questionable concepts.
But having experienced Doom
Yoga for themselves and after
feeling the post-practice benefits,
the Download festival organisers
are banking on it being a hit next
month: “We think it’s the perfect
way to start the day, stretching out
those muscles before getting some
headbanging in.”
They add that although yoga
might seem like an unusual addition
for their audience, wellness in the
rock and metal scene is something
that been nurtured for a while.
“The rock community is very
much based upon inclusiveness,
friendship and expressing emotions
in a positive, supportive space.”
Mckayed adds that she’s also
hoping visiting artists at the
festival will check out her classes.
“I’m really excited about Marilyn
Manson playing on the Sunday
night. It would be so amazing if he
dropped by for a class before his
soundcheck.”
A few minutes spent in the
corpse pose could be just the
soother for the angsty performer.
For more information go to Doom.
yoga and downloadfestival.co.uk
advised that individual water use
should be reduced, in its 25-year
environment plan, published earlier
this year. Reducing our usage by a
third would be a start.
To aim for 100 litres per person,
per day would mean we would
need to have short showers
rather than deep baths,
make sure our water
pipes aren’t leaking,
flush the loo less, or
invest in a dual-flush
loo. The kitchen
tap and dishwasher
account for 8 to 14 per
cent of water used in
the home so if you wash
up by hand, use a bowl, and
if you rely on automation, put
your dishwasher in economy mode.
I trust that Sir James is already
going with the flow on this.
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
i THURSDAY
24 MAY 2018
27
HORTICULTURE
I like to be in Chelsea
in an octopus’s garden
In a Flower Show first, one company has created an
underwater plot. Samuel Fishwick dives in
C
helsea Flower Show
is featuring its first
underwater garden this
year, drawing attention
to the impact of plastic
pollution on the planet’s oceans.
And crucially, it’s designed by a
packaging company that wants to
put itself out of a job.
“We’re 25 years old, and we want
to make a statement,” says Jonathan
Ford, the CEO of Pearlfisher,
which designs packaging for
brands including Cadbury, Ben &
Jerry, and Innocent. “We took the
view that in 25 years it would be
great if we were out of business,
because using plastic packaging in
a wasteful way will hopefully have
been dispensed with.”
Some 32 per cent of the 78
million tonnes of plastic packaging
produced annually is left to flow
into the oceans – the equivalent of
pouring one rubbish truck of plastic
into the ocean every minute.
The £180,000 garden features
500 Ty Nant plastic water bottles,
a 3D-printed sculpture of a pearl
diver made from recycled plastic,
300 African river fish, coral
plants and a centrepiece statue by
environmentalist sculptor Jason
deCaires Taylor.
Garden designer John Warland
says: “It’s been a huge – but
immensely rewarding – creative
challenge as we bring the hidden
beauty of our underwater world,
and largest garden on earth, to the
very heart of the city”.
The Pearlfisher Garden is two
metres high, and 36 square metres
across, with 1,200 litres of water in
The Pearlfisher Garden (above and
top) at the Chelsea Flower Show
each of its three tanks. Hedgehog
plants, desert Christmas and chin
cacti will be among the plants
within the tanks.
The garden reflects the surge of
public interest in the environmental
impact of plastic after the BBC’s
Blue Planet 2 series, which last
week won a TV Bafta for depicting
a whale cub choking on marine
plastic. “It’s an amazing debate and
we’re encouraging everyone to be
part of it,” says Ford.
“Businesses have to look beyond
their own future, and design is
one of the key ways to address the
problem. That’s the message: it’s not
We want to be part
of the solution, not part
of the problem
just the design of objects that needs
to change, it’s the design of both
systems and ecosystems into which
brands and packaging have to fit.”
The boundary walls of the
installation are made of plastic
bottles, which Ford says is a
reminder of the durability of
polymers.
“Water bottles are the symbolic
villain in all of this. It takes about
450 years for a bottle to break
down completely, and yet you use
it for between five to 10 minutes on
average. The comparison between
single usage and the object’s lifespan
is completely disproportionate, and
that goes for most plastics.”
Instead of blaming the consumer,
Ford says the problem lies at the
door of companies such as his own.
“If we can come up with creative
ways for plastic afterlives, or use
other materials that have less of an
impact, and encourage innovative
thinking, we can start to change the
pressure that’s put on the consumer.
“They’re under vast amounts
of guilt because they don’t have
any choice in the materials they
engage with.”
The Pearlfisher Garden has
taken six months to construct,
but has been built with a much
smaller investment than that of
its neighbours.
“Other gardens have £1 m
budgets; we’re producing
something with a huge impact in an
efficient, creative and resourceful
way,” says Ford. “Blood, sweat and
tears have gone into this, but we
want to be part of the solution, not
the problem.” EVENING STANDARD
Television Thursday 24 May
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
===
9pm, Channel 4
Are the conscious synths about to
get religion? Not if Niska, who
belongs to the Richard Dawkins
persuasion, has anything to do with
it, giving short shrift to one of her
newly philosophical brethren. Mia
and Niska (both left) are coast-bound
following reports of trafficked synth
refugees washing up dead – and, no,
you don’t have to be particularly
woke to the real immigration crisis
on European shores to catch the
parallels. Humans isn’t without
its unintentionally funny side,
however, as Niska tries to disguise
Mia with sunglasses after they steal
a tradesman’s van, but they
still look as out of place as Vogue
models on a building site.
9pm, BBC1
Freshly and deservedly crowned
with a Bafta, the consistently
absorbing blue-light docu-series
focusing on the West Midlands
Ambulance Service continues with
an action-packed night for specialist
paramedic Pete, who is called out to
treat a 16-year-old who has been
attacked with a machete and a man
found in a canal. Nobody knows how
long’s he’s been there but they need
to get him to hospital at once.
Humans
Ambulance
===
Million Pound Menu
9pm, BBC2
As Britain’s Best Home Cook (8pm,
BBC1) continues to fail to whet the
nation’s appetite, this mix of
MasterChef and Dragons’ Den is much
more of an amuse-bouche – even if
the waiting around at the end while
the investors return (or not) feels
badly contrived (didn’t the potential
backers dare tell them to their face?).
The chef-entrepreneurs looking for
investment this week are Finca, a
Cuban street-food brand from
Liverpool, and a Mancunian former
waitress touting “vegan junk food”.
===
Missions
9pm, BBC4
Movie buffs might discern multiple
influences in this Gallic drama about
the first manned missions to Mars
– everything from 2001: A Space
Odyssey to John Carpenter’s Dark
Star and Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris,
so not a bad pedigree. But it has its
own identity, especially in the
intriguing storyline (spoiler alert!)
about the cosmonaut, Vladimir
Komarov, who has miraculously been
discovered alive on the Martian
surface 50 years after perishing
when his Soyuz spacecraft crashed
on re-entry. In tonight’s double-bill,
the Ulysses’ resident psychologist
Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) tries to get
inside Komarov’s head, even trying a
spot of hypnosis, but it’s the ship’s
scientists who have a bigger
breakthrough when they study his
DNA. Meanwhile, the Americans are
coming – but as friends or foes?
===
Deep State
9pm, Fox
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Strong as rogue ex-spy Max
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Hunt (R) (S). 1.00 BBC
News At One; Weather (S).
1.30 BBC Regional News;
Weather (S). 1.45 Doctors
(S). 2.15 The Doctor Blake
Mysteries (S). 3.15 Escape
To The Country (R) (S). 3.45
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
2018 (S). 4.30 Hardball (S).
5.15 Pointless (S).
6pm
9pm
10pm
11pm
Late
Chelsea Campbell cooks
a ‘Million Pound Menu’
9pm, BBC2
Max has to work out if
he can stop the war
after heading back to
the US in ‘Deep State’
9pm, Fox
Jeanne looks to the
past in ‘Missions’
9pm, BBC4
6.45 FILM: A Good
Year (Ridley
Scott 2006)
Comedy drama,
starring Russell
Crowe (S).
6.00 The Planet’s Funniest
Animals (S). 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (S). 6.45 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (S). 7.10 Who’s
Doing The Dishes? (S).
7.55 Emmerdale (S). 8.25
Coronation Street (S). 8.55
Coronation Street (S). 9.25
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(S). 10.20 The Bachelor (S).
12.15 Emmerdale (S). 12.45
Coronation Street (S). 1.15
Coronation Street (S). 1.45
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(S). 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 3.45 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (S). 4.55 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (S).
6.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips
(S).
6.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips
(S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men (S).
8.30 Superstore
The superstore
plays host to
local small
businesses (S).
11.15 Family Guy
Peter becomes
Tom Tucker’s
agent (S).
11.40 American Dad!
(S).
12.45 FILM: Savages
(Oliver Stone 2012) Crime
drama, starring Aaron
Taylor-Johnson and Taylor
Kitsch (S). 3.15 Close
12.10 American Dad!
(S). 12.40 Plebs (S). 1.10
Two And A Half Men (S).
1.35 Superstore (S). 2.05
Totally Bonkers Guinness
World Records (S). 2.30
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NEWS
2-27
attempting to prevent a war
between Iran and America may have
slipped largely under the radar but
gets full marks for topicality as it
draws to a conclusion (available for
catch-up on Now TV). In this version
of the Middle East stand-off, rogue
elements in the US deliberately fake
news in order to spark a conflict.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
Great Art
10.45pm, ITV
“Like surrealism 400 years early,” is
how film-maker Peter Greenaway
describes the extraordinary
paintings of Hieronymus Bosch
– and indeed the worst excesses of
psychedelic album art are what can
spring to mind when you look some
of these nightmarish images. Tim
Marlow travels to Bosch’s birthplace.
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
12midn’t, Sky Cinema Comedy
(John Landis, 1980)
Still by far the best film yet derived
from a Saturday Night Live sketch,
this simultaneously deadpan and
delirious rock ‘n’ roll musical comedy
is not quite like anything else. John
Belushi and Dan Aykroyd (both left)
star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two
white men in dark suits on a mission
from God to reform their band. (Which
is to say, reacquaint white America to
its soul, funk and gospel heritage.) The
band, which had begun to take on a life
of its own before the film was made,
is filled out with members of Booker
T & the MGs and the Bar-Kays, while
additional numbers are performed
by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles,
John Lee Hooker and James Brown.
1.40pm, Talking Pictures
(King Vidor, 1946)
Intended as his next Gone With The
Wind, David O Selznick’s overblown
western melodrama cost an
unprecedented $5m. Jennifer Jones
plays the half-Native American object
of desire of cattle-rancher brothers
Gregory Peck and Joseph Cotten.
The Blues Brothers
Duel In The Sun
===
Idiocracy
9pm, Film4
(Mike Judge, 2006)
A cryogenics experiment causes
average IQ’d Luke Wilson to wake up
500 years into the future, by which
time humanity has devolved and he is
the cleverest man in America. A sour,
ever more relevant satire.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (S). 6.30 Classic
Coronation Street (S).
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The Royal (S). 9.05 Judge
Judy (S). 9.30 Judge Judy
(S). 10.00 Judge Judy (S).
10.30 A Touch Of Frost (S).
12.30 The Royal (S). 1.35
Heartbeat (S). 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street (S). 3.15
Classic Coronation Street
(S). 3.45 On The Buses (S).
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4.55 Rising Damp (S). 5.25
George And Mildred (S).
5.55 Heartbeat (S).
6.00 RSPCA Animal
Rescue (R) (S). 6.30 RSPCA
Animal Rescue (R) (S). 7.00
Monkey Life (R) (S). 7.30
Monkey Life (R) (S). 8.00
Monkey Business (R) (S).
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(S). 9.00 Motorway Patrol
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Patrol (R) (S). 10.00
Highway Patrol (R) (S).
10.30 Highway Patrol (R)
(S). 11.00 Sanctuary (R) (S).
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
(S). 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R)
(S). 2.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R)
(S). 3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
(R) (S). 4.00 Stargate SG-1
(R) (S). 5.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S). 5.30 Futurama
(R) (S).
6.00 Richard E Grant’s
Hotel Secrets (R) (S). 7.00
Fish Town (R) (S). 8.00
Urban Secrets (R) (S). 9.00
The West Wing (S). 10.00
The West Wing (S). 11.00
House (R) (S). 12.00 House
(R) (S). 1.00 Without A
Trace (S). 2.00 Blue Bloods
(R) (S). 3.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 4.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 5.00 House (R) (S).
6.55 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo The
keepers try
to bring two
feuding sloths
closer together
(S).
6.00 Futurama
Fry tries to
resurrect the
Star Trek series
(R) (S).
6.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.00 House A patient
claims to be
cursed (R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
An ambitious
seaside home
on the Isle of
Wight (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Hour-long
episode. Mr
Burns crosses
paths with a
hip-hop mogul
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
An infant dies
in a car during a
heatwave (R) (S).
8.00 Arrow Felicity
puts her life on
the line to stop
Diaz.
8.00 Blue Bloods
A film star is
stabbed while
shadowing
Danny (R) (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (S). 6.30
Hollyoaks (S). 7.00 Couples
Come Dine With Me (S).
8.00 New Girl (S). 8.30 New
Girl (S). 9.00 2 Broke Girls
(S). 9.30 2 Broke Girls (S).
10.00 Black-ish (S). 10.30
Black-ish (S). 11.00 How I
Met Your Mother (S). 11.30
How I Met Your Mother
(S). 12.00 The Goldbergs
(S). 12.30 The Goldbergs
(S). 1.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S). 1.30 The Big
Bang Theory (S). 2.00 How
I Met Your Mother (S). 2.30
How I Met Your Mother (S).
3.00 New Girl (S). 3.30 New
Girl (S). 4.00 Black-ish (S).
4.30 Black-ish (S). 5.00
The Goldbergs (S). 5.30 The
Goldbergs (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (S).
9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 10.30 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (S). 11.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.05 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 1.05 Four In A Bed
(S). 1.40 Four In A Bed (S).
2.10 Come Dine With Me
(S). 2.40 Come Dine With
Me (S). 3.15 Come Dine
With Me (S). 3.50 Come
Dine With Me (S). 4.20
Come Dine With Me (S).
4.50 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 5.55 A New
Life In The Sun (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory The
gang celebrates
Star Wars Day
(S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote The
prospective
owner of a
radio station is
killed (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks Scott
accompanies
Dee Dee as
Tony and Diane
wait for news
(S).
7.30 Black-ish (S).
8.00 Vera A
physiotherapist
is murdered
at a luxury
country retreat
(S).
8.00 Young Sheldon
The youngster
takes extreme
measures to
avoid the flu (S).
8.30 Young Sheldon
(S).
10.00Vera An
extreme sports
fan plunges
from a cliff in
a ball of flames
(S).
12.00 Lewis (S). 1.50
On The Buses (S). 2.15
ITV3 Nightscreen 2.30
Teleshopping
i
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills
4.00 Greg James 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Greg James
7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 The
8th With Charlie Sloth 11.00
Radio 1’s Residency: James
Blake 12mdn’t BBC Radio 1’s
Residency – Mura Masa 1.00
Toddla T 3.00 Radio 1 Comedy
– Birthday Girls House Party
4.00 Radio 1’s Early Breakfast
Show With Adele Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
6am Dotty 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 MistaJam 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 MistaJam 7.00 DJ Target
9.02 The 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 Seani B 1am Toddla
T 3.00 1Xtra Playlists 4.00
Seani B
9.00 Brooklyn NineNine Jake and
Holt try to get a
confession out
of a suspect (S).
9.30 Let’s Get
Physical (S).
9.00 The Good Fight
Diane receives
surprising
news from her
accountant (S).
9.00 SEAL Team The
unit is sent to
Yemen to locate
a mobile phone.
9.00 Billions Axe
makes a bold
play to secure
capital from a
controversial
source.
10.00The
Inbetweeners
The friends
prepare for
their exams (S).
10.35 Friday Night
Dinner (S).
10.05 Emergency
Helicopter
Medics Air
ambulance
paramedics
attend to a car
crash (S).
10.00The Week That
Wasn’t Satirical
comedy show.
10.30 The Russell
Howard Hour
With Daryl
Davis (R) (S).
10.10 Silicon Valley
Last in the
series.
10.45 Barry
11.10 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
11.40 The Big Bang
Theory Leonard
and Sheldon
fight for control
of a project (S).
11.10 24 Hours In
A&E A train
driver is
rushed in with
fractured ankles
after falling
from a tree (S).
11.30 Micky Flanagan
Thinking Aloud
The comedian
tackles the issue
of offence (R) (S).
11.20 Last Week
Tonight With
John Oliver (R).
11.55 Mike Judge
Presents: Tales
From The Tour
Bus (S).
12.10 First Dates (S). 1.15
Tattoo Fixers (S). 2.15 The
Inbetweeners (S). 2.40
Friday Night Dinner (S).
3.10 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(S). 3.30 Let’s Get Physical
(S). 3.55 2 Broke Girls (S).
4.15 Rude(ish) Tube (S).
12.15 Outlander (S).
1.30 The Good Fight (S).
2.35 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (S). 3.25
Food Unwrapped (S). 3.50
Close
12.30 A League Of Their
Own (R) (S). 1.00 Ross
Kemp In Search Of Pirates
(R) (S). 2.00 Most Shocking
(R) (S). 3.00 Duck Quacks
Don’t Echo (R) (S). 4.00
Highway Patrol (R) (S). 5.00
It’s Me Or The Dog (R).
12.30 The Sopranos (R) (S).
1.40 The Sopranos (R) (S).
2.50 Blue Bloods (R) (S).
3.40 Ballers (R) (S). 4.15
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.05
The West Wing (R) (S).
BBC Radio 2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Jonathan Ross 5.00 Jo
Whiley & Simon Mayo 8.00
Bob Harris Country 9.00
Johnnie Walker Meets Jimmy
Webb 10.00 Sara Cox 12mdn’t
OJ Borg 3.00 The Craig Charles
House Party 5.00 Vanessa
Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. With Petroc
Trelawny. 9.00 Essential
Classics. With Suzy Klein.
12noon Composer Of The
Week: Ravel. The composer
discovers the blues and
incorporates jazz idioms in
his works. 1.00 News 1.02
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert.
2.00 Afternoon Concert. 5.00
In Tune. 7.00 In Tune Mixtape.
7.30 Radio 3 In Concert. The
Philharmonia Orchestra
perform symphonies by
Mendelssohn and Brahms.
10.00 Free Thinking. 10.45 The
Essay: The Shopping News.
11.00 Late Junction. 12.30am
Through The Night.
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 In Our Time
9.45 Climate Change And Me
10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00
From Our Own Correspondent
11.30 The Art Of Now: Return
To Catalonia 12noon News
12.04 Witness 12.15 You
And Yours 12.57 Weather
1.00 The World At One 1.45
The Questionnaire 2.00 The
Archers 2.15 Drama: Julius
Caesar 3.00 Ramblings 3.27
Radio 4 Appeal 3.30 Open Book
4.00 The Film Programme 4.30
BBC Inside Science 5.00 PM
5.57 Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock
News 6.30 Alone. By Moray
Hunter. 7.00 The Archers. Brian
tries to make things right. 7.15
Front Row. Arts programme.
7.45 Wuthering Heights. By
Emily Bronte, adapted by
Rachel Joyce. 8.00 The Briefing
Room. David Aaronovitch
discusses big issues in the
news. 8.30 In Business. Ruth
Alexander investigates turmoil
in the recycling business. Last
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BBC iPlayer
An experimental documentary
that uses audio reconstruction
to evoke what life is like for
people who hear voices.
Fatberg Autopsy
All4
Scientists dissect London’s
biggest-ever fatberg.
in the series. 9.00 BBC Inside
Science. The latest scientific
research. 9.30 In Our Time.
A discussion on the Queen
of England at the start of the
Wars of the Roses. 10.00 The
World Tonight. With James
Coomarasamy. 10.45 Book
At Bedtime: The Female
Persuasion. By Meg Wolitzer.
11.00 John Finnemore’s Double
Acts. Comedy two-hander,
starring Rebecca Front and
Beth Mullen. 11.30 Today In
Parliament. Political round-up.
12mdn’t News And Weather
12.30 Climate Change And Me
12.48 Shipping Forecast 1.00
As BBC World Service 5.20
Shipping Forecast 5.30 News
Briefing 5.43 Prayer For The
Day 5.45 Farming Today 5.58
Tweet Of The Day
BBC Radio 4 LW
8.30am Yesterday In
Parliament 9.45 Daily Service
10.25 Test Match Special
12.01pm Shipping Forecast
12.04 Test Match Special 5.54
Shipping Forecast 5.57 Test
Match Special
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am Van Der Valk: Love In
Amsterdam 6.30 Movie
Outcasts: The Making Of
Easy Rider 7.00 North By
Northamptonshire 7.30 Alone
8.00 J Kingston Platt’s Showbiz
Handbook 8.30 The Goon
Show 9.00 Funny You Should
Ask 9.30 Alison And Maud
10.00 Eugenie Grandet 11.00
The Largest Theme Park In
The World 11.15 A Woman’s
Walk Is Never Done 12noon
J Kingston Platt’s Showbiz
Handbook 12.30 The Goon
Show 1.00 Van Der Valk: Love
In Amsterdam 1.30 Movie
Outcasts: The Making Of Easy
Rider 2.00 The Collected
Works Of AJ Fikry 2.15 Britain
On The Bottle: Alcohol And
The State 2.30 Lady Audley’s
Secret 2.45 Maggie And Me
3.00 Eugenie Grandet 4.00
Funny You Should Ask 4.30
Alison And Maud 5.00 North
By Northamptonshire 5.30
Alone 6.00 2001 – A Space
Odyssey 6.15 The Book Of
Pick
ofthe
day
Strange New Things 6.30
Great Lives 7.00 J Kingston
Platt’s Showbiz Handbook
7.30 The Goon Show 8.00 Van
Der Valk: Love In Amsterdam
8.30 Movie Outcasts: The
Making Of Easy Rider 9.00
The Largest Theme Park In The
World 9.15 A Woman’s Walk
Is Never Done 10.00 Comedy
Club: Alone 10.30 Comedy
Club: Ross Noble Goes Global
11.00 Comedy Club: Arthur
Smith’s Balham Bash 11.30
Comedy Club: The Odd Half
Hour 12mdn’t 2001 – A Space
Odyssey 12.15 The Book Of
Strange New Things 12.30
Great Lives 1.00 Van Der Valk:
Love In Amsterdam 1.30 Movie
Outcasts: The Making Of Easy
Rider 2.00 The Collected Works
Of AJ Fikry 2.15 Britain On
The Bottle: Alcohol And The
State 2.30 Lady Audley’s Secret
2.45 Maggie And Me 3.00
Eugenie Grandet 4.00 Funny
You Should Ask 4.30 Alison
And Maud 5.00 North By
Northamptonshire 5.30 Alone
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00
Anna Foster 1pm Afternoon
Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00
5 Live Sport 10.00 Question
Time Extra Time 1am Up All
Night 5.00 Morning Reports
5.15 Wake Up To Money
BBC 6 Music
7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Lauren Laverne 1pm Mark
Radcliffe And Stuart Maconie
4.00 Steve Lamacq 6.00 Steve
Lamacq’s Roundtable 7.00
Marc Riley 9.00 Gideon Coe
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With Steve Lamacq 1.00 Too
Late To Stop Now – The Van
Morrison Story 2.00 Classic
Irish Albums 2.30 6 Music Live
Hour 3.30 6 Music’s Jukebox
5.00 Chris Hawkins
Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 John Suchet 1pm AnneMarie Minhall 5.00 Classic FM
Drive 7.00 Smooth Classics
At Seven 8.00 The Full Works
Concert. Catherine Bott
takes over the Bournemouth
Symphony Orchestra tribute.
10.00 Smooth Classics 1am
Jane Jones
Absolute Radio
6am Richie Firth 10.00 Leona
Graham 1pm Andy Bush 4.00
Pete Donaldson 7.00 Danielle
Perry 10.00 Ben Burrell 1am
Chris Martin
Jo Whiley &
Simon Mayo
5pm, BBC Radio 2
Snow Patrol
(singer Gary
Lightbody pictured
above) perform a
session featuring
songs from their
new album,
Wilderness, as well
as a Back To Where
It Began track.
Heart
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9.00 Toby Anstis 1pm Matt
Wilkinson 4.00 JK And Lucy
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Jenni Falconer
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Breakfast 10.00 Jim White 1pm
Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00
Danny Kelly And Darren Gough
7.00 (Except Scotland) Kick-off
7.00 (Scotland) The Scottish
Football Show 10.00 Sports
Bar 1am Extra Time With
Adam Catterall
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
New world orbit
With the UK being shut out of the EU’s satnav system,
do we have the ability to build our own? By AnnSwift
Education
Matthew Syed
The former sportsman
explains why it’s vital that
children don’t fear failure
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Lifestyle
Save or splurge?
When it comes to sun
cream, it pays to do both,
says our beauty columnist
Page 35
Arts
Gothic heroine
Sarah Perry, author of
‘The Essex Serpent’, on her
terrifying new creation
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T
he average Briton
interacts with satellites approximately 30
times a day, whether it
be through the digital
maps on their phones, the GPS
systems in their cars, or watching Sky television – and this rate is
expected to increase ten-fold over
the next five years.
Many businesses also rely heavily on data from satellites, especially for their highly accurate
clocks that enable electronic sales
transactions, stock market trading and ATMs.
With the use of this technology increasing all the time, the
UK had been a keen partner in
the new Galileo system that is
being developed as the European
Lollipopsfor
slimming?
Betterlisten
toaGPinstead
ofaTVstar
ByJames
Brown
equivalent of GPS. But Brexit has
put this partnership in jeopardy
after the EU announced that Britain wouldn’t be allowed full access
to Galileo. British-based firms will
also be prevented from bidding for
contracts to help build the project.
The stance from Brussels isn’t
mere grandstanding. As well as
general open location data, Galileo will provide a more secure
“public regulated service” for
organisations such as the police,
coastguard and customs officers
The UK contributes
to a quarter of all
large communication
satellites in the world
There are no
quick fixes for
losing weight, but
that doesn’t stop
celebrities backing
fad diets and
slimming products
– some of which can
be dangerous, while
others are just a
waste of money.
The latest to cause
consternation is an
“appetite suppressant”
lollipop backed by
the reality TV star
Kim Kardashian West
(pictured) on her
Instagram account
last week, which
attracted more than
1.5 million likes.
– and this includes sensitive information that cannot currently be
shared with non-EU members. To
gain access to Galileo’s full service,
the Government will have to reach
another difficult agreement with
the EU on top of everything else it
hopes to negotiate for Brexit.
Once it has left the EU, just as
we can currently access data from
the US’s GPS system, the UK
won’t be entirely excluded from
access to Galileo services. But the
reason Galileo was built in the first
place was to provide a reliable, secure alternative that European
governments had some control
over, as there have been times
when GPS has failed or has been
closed to outside countries.
The service briefly failed in 2015
Appetite is a
complex biological
and psychological
process that isn’t
easily controlled with
a lollipop – regardless
of what it contains.
It involves areas of
the brain that create
the sensations of
hunger or fullness.
Hormones released
from the gut or the
body’s fat stores
also play a role in
controlling appetite.
These hunger
or fullness signals
can be blocked or
“suppressed” to
influence our eating
behaviour by a
number of chemicals,
including drugs such
as cocaine and herbal
supplements such as
matcha tea. Many of
these chemicals are
illegal, unregulated
or ineffective and
can potentially have
serious side effects.
The lollies in question
are produced by
Flat Tummy, an
American company
that has previously
been accused of false
advertising and was
ordered to take down
a social media post
advertising one of
its products.
This latest product
claims to include an
“active ingredient”
that the company
calls satiereal,
derived from saffron.
Its website claims
this is clinically
proven to reduce
appetite; however,
no evidence of this
effect in the format or
dose of these lollies
is available, and the
study the claims
are based on was
very small.
The lollies are
clearly marketed
NEWS
2-27
at young women
through the use of
pink packaging and
young female models
on the company
website, and this
approach has rightly
been criticised
for suggesting to
them that having a
reduced appetite is a
good thing.
Although eating
disorders can
affect people of
all ages, they are
predominantly found
in younger people,
especially females.
About 1.25 million
people in the UK are
thought to have an
Ann Swift is an innovation fellow
at University of Portsmouth
Every Thursday in i you will
find a selection of the best
science, environment and
health coverage produced
by The Conversation.
Read the full articles at
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eating disorder, most
of them female.
Celebrities are
increasingly being
paid to advertise
health products
via social media,
meaning that
followers of these
“influencers” often
take health advice
from unqualified
celebrities
instead of more
appropriate sources.
Celebrities
are often paid to
advertise products,
whether they are
beauty creams or
health supplements.
They may not even
use the products that
they promote.
While many people
look to celebrities for
inspiration when it
comes to their look, it
is not wise to follow
their advice on health.
If you feel you need
help managing your
weight or if you have
concerns about your
body image, speak to
your GP. Help with
eating disorders is
also available online.
James Brown is
a senior lecturer
in biology and
biomedical science at
Aston University
IQ
30-39
Green with
mystery
an unusual condition to evolve
multiple times by chance.
To fully understand how the
green-blooded lizards evolved
this bizarre condition, we would
need more in-depth studies
of the specific gene mutations
responsible. But now that we
know that it has evolved repeatedly, it gives scientists
more power to disentangle the
reasons why.
The research is exciting, partly because it reveals how little
we still know of the astonishing
diversity of life and its peculiarities. But in addition, given
that biliverdin seems to play an
important role in some important human problems involving
inflammation – including septic
shock and wound healing – it
suggests that understanding
the role it plays in the blood of
the skinks may have very direct
benefits for us all.
Could the unusual blood in certain lizards
help human health? By AnitaMalhotra
S
kinks are one of the
most diverse groups
of lizards and also
among the most fascinating, as they have
evolved many complex adaptations not found in other types.
A few species of New Guinean skinks are particularly
interesting as they share a
strange characteristic: their
flesh, tongues, bones and
blood are all green. This is all
the more remarkable because
it is the result of a substance
that would be toxic to other
animals if their bodies carried
such large amounts.
Why their bodies contain so
much, and why it doesn’t kill
them, is something of a mystery. But research published
in the journal Science Advances
makes an important step towards the answers.
Whereas the red colour of
most animals’ blood comes
from the oxygen-carrying pigment in red blood cells called
haemoglobin, the green colour
in the New Guinea skink blood
comes from a kind of bile pigment called biliverdin.
It is formed as red blood cells
break down and is held in the
plasma, the liquid that makes
up most of the blood. In large
quantities, it masks the red colour of haemoglobin completely.
Humans and other animals
produce biliverdin too, but we
excrete it into the intestine
where it is eliminated from the
body before it builds up to toxic
levels. In humans, biliverdin
causes jaundice at concentrations 40 times lower than
found in the green-blooded
skinks, which apparently suffer no ill effects.
Scientists have put forward
several reasons why it might
be beneficial to have so much
biliverdin in the body. It might
make skinks taste bad to predators, or give them an extreme
form of camouflage. But most
of these ideas are not convincing when applied to these lizards – native New Guinea birds
and snakes still find the skinks
perfectly edible.
A more plausible explanation is that it may help to control the proliferation of blood
parasites such as malaria,
which are prevalent and debilitating in lizards.
More recent experimental
work on other animals has
suggested that bile pigments,
including biliverdin, may act
as antioxidants. These protect
the body from damaging molecules known as free radicals
and have an important antiinflammatory effect.
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Though there are five species
of green-blooded skinks, the
new research from scientists
at Louisiana State University
shows definitively that they are
not a closely related group. In
fact, at least four of them have
evolved green blood independently, and their green blood
seems to be the only characteristic that they share.
This suggests that there is
an underlying adaptive advantage for the retention of high
levels of biliverdin, as it would
be extremely unlikely for such
Anita Malhotra is a senior
lecturer in ecology and
evolutionary genetics at
Bangor University
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I
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With these mess-ups, and dozens
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fear of failure to take hold. Why put
yourself into a position where you
might look silly? Why risk the possibility of letting people down? It’s
easier to stay in the comfort zone.
The tragedy, of course, is that
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Looking back on my mess-ups, they
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were also precious learning opportunities. When I wrote the second
draft of my first book, it was very
nearly readable. And the next time
I found myself in a big table tennis
match, I had more formidable techniques to cope with the pressure.
My big advantage growing up was
my parents. My dad came to the UK
from Pakistan to study law, met my
Welsh-born mum in London, and
stayed for the rest of his life. They
were not wealthy (my dad was a civil
servant, my mum stacked shelves at
Asda before becoming a secretary)
but they always emphasised the
importance of a “can-do” attitude.
“Failure is inevitable in life,” Dad
would say. “It is how you respond to
failure that matters most.”
A study by the University of Bath
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30 years. Young people are anxious
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ut wheetheer theey
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ritz, perhaps the most famed venture capitalist of the modern age,
told me recently: “The tech sector
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drive success. We need that mindset
in the world beyond tech.”
Children need to understand that
it is positive to look silly from time
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multiple stages of imperfection. Success, in that sense, is a journey. Ryan
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psychologists, have excellent advice
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the following mantra: “If I want to be
a great musician, I must first play a
lot of bad music.”
That’s not to say failure is always
easy, or comfortable. But creativity
requires that dash of risk taking.
As the world becomes ever more
dynamic and complex, the capacity to adapt will become ever more
precious. Indeed, I would argue
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wanted to write a book that would
distress people, and some early
readers have been really deeply
shaken by it,” she says, adding
with a laugh “I’m hoping it will
continue to really shit people up!”
She takes the genre seriously,
however. Melmoth was written
while in a huge amount of pain,
but it’s never “torture porn” – and
it’s always for a point.
“The real Gothic deals with
humanity at its worst and most
profound. People can sometimes
mistake the Gothic for maidens
called Elsie running around
in a nightgown and seeing a
ghost, and actually what the
Gothic always did was look
very closely at political and
religious and social injustice, and
human transgression, human
wickedness, and ask questions
of the readers about their own
conscience. So that’s what I’ve
done with Melmoth.”
To do so, she’s created a female
monster. “All my life, I’d wanted
to write a great monster – my
Frankenstein or Dracula – but
I wanted mine to be a woman. I
remember feeling really incensed
[as a child] that there wasn’t a
titular female villain.”
Her monstrous Melmoth is a
2,000-year-old woman damned
to wander the earth, witnessing
humanity at its worst. It’s a legend
Perry has re-purposed (and
gender-swapped) from an 1820
novel by Charles Robert Maturin,
a full Gothic gore-fest, rife with
rape, torture and cannibalism.
How did it feel to write a female
monster? “Horrifying, actually,”
Perry says, adding: “I’m glad it’s
behind me.”
Not that she’s put her interest
in the Gothic to rest: this week,
Perry is hosting the Women On
Writing event at the Norfolk and
Norwich Festival. It celebrates
three authors with anniversaries
this year: Daphne de Maurier,
whose Rebecca is 80; Mary
Shelley, whose Frankenstein is
200, and the 100th birthday of
Muriel Spark.
“As a writer and a reader
they’re real touchstones for
me,” she says. “Rebecca was
ve r y i n s t r u m e n t a l i n my
understanding of what a novel
could achieve. I first read it when
I was 12 or 13, and I’ve re-read it
over the years – and I realised
very good books grow with you.”
These titles are now bona fide
classics – but, Perry argues, their
authors haven’t been given the
recognition they deserve.
“Because [de Maurier] was
a woman who wrote highly
successful Gothic-inflected
fiction she was never really
taken seriously. It’s only been in
the aftermath that people have
realised quite how extraordinary
she was,” Perry points out. “You
won’t need me to tell you how
easy it is for women’s writing to
be considered populist or soft
when it’s anything but.
“Mary was a teenager when
she wrote Frankenstein – and it’s
a book that effectively kills God!”
she adds, still awe-struck. “It’s
earth-shattering, actually, in its
philosophy and theology.”
She hopes the event will
celebrate “how majestic and
muscular, strong and profound
these books are.” Such terms,
Perry points out, are the kind
you still tend to read in reviews of
men’s work – not women’s.
“It much continues to be the
case that gender plays a role in
the way writing by women is
received, reviewed, talked about,”
she continues. “It’s not that you
won’t get published, it’s more
subtle and insidious than that.”
All my life I’ve
always wanted
to create my own
Frankenstein
Whether it’s women having
their work boxed in as ‘historical
fiction’ (“when did you ever
hear Sebastian Barry called
a historical novelist?”) or
witnessing the praise heaped
on men for tackling subjects
that would be dismissed from
a woman’s pen (Karl O ve
Knausgaard being adored
“because it’s a man talking about
housework”), Perry is alive to
the pernicious gendering of the
literary sphere.
“It’s all these little tiny, tiny
ways of keeping women in their
place. If a man writes about the
mechanism of the home that’s
deeply profound; if a woman does
it, it will have a pale mauve cover.”
H a s s h e s u f fe r e d s u c h
marketing? “I’m published by
Serpent’s Tail and they have
never, ever treated me as either
primarily a financial prospect,
or as a ‘woman writer’,” she’s
quick to say. She recognises that
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many publishers would have
put a photograph of a woman
in a big Victorian frock on the
cover of The Essex Serpent – her
novel featuring a palaeontology
enthusiast seeking a mythical
beast. She’s pleased hers did not.
T h a t c h a r a c t e r, C o r a
Seaborne, has been much taken
to readers’ hearts – if that isn’t
too sentimental a way of putting
it. For Cora seems to live and
breathe, a complex human being
whom we join in navigating
science and faith, lust and love,
motherhood and independence.
S h e ’s a l s o a p p e a l i n g l y
headstrong… a word I reach for
and then recoil from: because
you’d just never hear a male
character defined as such. And
because it’s perilously close to the
loaded and problematic epithet
“strong female character”.
Perry, a prolific tweeter, has
shared her dislike of that phrase –
especially when used to describe
Cora. Why does it bother her?
“I’m worried that for a female
character to be admired and
considered ‘strong’ she has to be
striding around and smashing
the patriarchy. But actually I
want fiction where women can
be complicated and nuanced and,
yes, also be frail and feeble.”
So, how does she create
characters such as Cora?
“My characters tend to be
formed by ideas. In The Essex
Serpent I wanted to explore
ideas of faith and rationality, and
to what extent faith is a form of
madness and superstition,” she
says. Hence inventing Cora’s love
interest-cum-sparring-partner,
Will Ransome: a vicar, but also a
very rational, reasonable one.
This central drive in her
fiction towards exploring big
ideas is informed by her unusual
upbringing.
She was raised attending a
strict Baptist church; there was
no TV or pop music in the house.
Instead, her cultural diet was
Homer and Hardy, Dante and
Dickens, Eliots TS and George.
The King James version of the
Bible was read at every mealtime.
Some might consider an
upbringing without pop culture
miserable, but while Perry no
longer attends the church – “I
still consider myself to have a
Christian faith” – she is grateful,
as a writer, for that background.
“I was completely saturated in
the most grand and deep ideas
and prose in the English language.
The Bible is full of cracking
stories! It taught me about
language, and the importance
of music and cadence,” she says.
“My upbringing made me feel
that anybody can understand
massive ideas: eternity, goodness,
darkness, light, the sublime.”
Mary Shelley and Daphne
de Maurier would, no doubt,
approve of that statement.
THE INDEPENDENT
‘Women on Writing: Sarah
Perry with Peggy Hughes &
Fiona Sampson’ is at the Adnams
Spiegeltent, Norwich, 25 May. The
Norfolk and Norwich continues
until 27 May (nnfestival.org.uk).
‘Melmoth’ is published in October
by Serpent’s Tail
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ELISA BRAY
This pink, sticky stuff
has got modern
families hooked
» The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs BBC1, 9pm
» Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA BBC4, 9pm
A
h, parental guilt and
desperation: afflictions
many of us know well.
One way in which
they manifest is through the
administration of Calpol –
paracetamol in the form of a syrupy
pink liquid. Fever? Give Calpol!
Teething pain? Calpol! Nobody
wants to see their child crying. And
it’s called the heroin of childhood
by a GP in Chris van Tulleken’s The
Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs.
Two years ago, van Tulleken
discovered our surging reliance
on prescription drugs, and set
about moving us on to drug-free
alternatives. Now that he is a
new father, he’s on a mission
to get children off meds. His
medical documentary-cum-social
experiment was engaging, moving,
and thought-provoking.
He lined up bottles to show how
much more medicine we give our
children today versus the 1970s:
three-and-a-half times. In another
illustrative stunt, he filled bottles
with 5.2 tonnes of pink liquid and
asked families how quickly the UK
buys this enormous quantity. One
day was the eye-popping answer.
One 23-month-old had consumed
around 25 bottles in her lifetime.
“Some of the medication we are
giving to kids will save lives,” van
Tulleken cautioned, “but all drugs
do harm and most of the time we
hope that the benefit outweighs
the harm.”
Experts confirmed that there is
All drugs do harm
and most of the time
we hope the benefit
outweighs the harm
no need to medicate a fever without
other worrying symptoms, and he
reassuringly answered concerns
about febrile convulsions – no more
likely if you allow a fever.
Illustrating just how drawn
we are to the sticky pink stuff,
van Tulleken got the Calpol
out when his baby, Lyra, had a
feverish reaction to her eightweek vaccinations. “Stupidly, I
underestimated the power of a
crying child… Vulnerable parents
are taken advantage of,” he said of
Johnson & Johnson’s marketing.
In the second half, devoted to
children with ADHD, van Tulleken
threw out more shocking statistics:
an 800 per cent increase in Ritalin
prescriptions between 2000 and
2015, with 60,000 UK children now
on it. Side-effects include mood
Dr Chris van Tulleken wants us to
use fewer drugs TOM BEARD
swings and stunted growth. One
mum said her son described it as
“the fun being sucked out of him”.
Van Tulleken set off for Germany
to meet a wonder doctor holding
mindful meditation classes for
children with attention problems.
After the children ran riot for the
duration of her first class, even
the amiable van Tulleken stopped
caring about them getting better:
“I just wanted it to end.” But then it
started to work its magic.
Many will have identified with
Mason’s mother’s admission that
she kept him away because his
ADHD made her angry. Tears
flowed as she described how she
had reconnected with her son –
through meditation exercises. How
heartening it was when Mason
declared after a drug-free day at
school: “I can be myself, not take
the tablet and be someone else.”
Art critic Waldemar
Januszczak’s Big Sky, Big Dreams,
Big Art: Made in the USA was
fun, accessible – and stunning.
Most stunning was the land art,
which, Januszczak pointed out
enthusiastically, “couldn’t have
happened anywhere else … it
needed this landscape”. Robert
Smithson’s 1970 Spiral Jetty on
Great Salt Lake, Michael Heizer’s
Double Negative (huge canyons
carved into the Nevada rock) and
Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels in the
Great Basin Desert melded with
their scenic backdrops.
This fast journey, from the
landscape painters of the Hudson
River School to Diego Rivera’s
Mexican murals, demonstrated
how the spirit of America soaked
into the art created there.
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Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood
gave rise to a glorious sound at
the London Stadium
DYLAN MARTINEZ/ REUTERS
Arts
Arts
reviews
POP
The Rolling Stones
LONDON STADIUM
HHHHH
“We had a street party on
Saturday,” Mick Jagger tells his
first London audience for five
years. “Keith made the sandwiches.
Charlie was on the tea urn. Ronnie
was playing his gypsy tunes...”
Jagger’s chatty relaxation in
THEATRE
Kathleen
Turner
QUEEN’S HALL, EDINBURGH
HHHHH
The frank and impassioned tale
Kathleen Turner relates of her
rise and fall, with music, opens a
window upon the life of a female
Hollywood actor who had to trade
on her youth and vitality as much
as her acting ability.
By the start of the 90s, Turner
was beginning to be offered lesser,
older roles, yet it was the early
onset of rheumatoid arthritis
which really waylaid her career. “I
went from doing my own stunts
to being told I’d never walk again,”
she said. The version of “Send in
the Clowns” which followed was
appropriately dramatic.
She speaks warmly of
befriending Dame Maggie
Smith at the stage door while
she was playing The Graduate
in London (“I got a script which
described a character as ‘37 but
still attractive’,” she spat, “which
pissed me off so bad I decided to
go nude onstage at 48”) and of her
enthusiastic current activism. “I
am angry about the politics in my
country, but I’m an optimist.” Her
life is evidence of that.
DAVID POLLOCK
front of 80,000 people also leads
him into fond reminiscences
of earlier times and The Stones
playing the nearby, echoing
Leyton Baths in 1963. What must
it be like to have been that young
man playing such music a halfcentury ago, and be here playing it
now? The Stones’ hit-heavy set-list
offers clues, as it hangs suspended
between past and present.
Jagger starts off in a sveltely
updated silver 1970s rock jacket,
as he runs to the edge of a crowdpiercing runway to sing of “rev-olu-shun” in the opening “Street
Fighting Man”. Still just about
snake-hipped, this matchless rock
frontman marshals more of what
fans expect from him than any of
his Sixties peers.
“You Can’t Always Get What
You Want” is when the Stones
start to find their range. On
“Honky Tonk Women”, Richards
scratches out a blues solo as
unrepeatably personal as a
signature. As twilight falls,
his spot as lead singer adds
poignancy on “Slipping Away”. The
way his voice frailly reaches for
notes balances Jagger’s strength.
Hellish red light sweeps
from Jagger into the crowd for
“Sympathy for the Devil”, with
its list of ripe transgressions.
“Midnight Rambler” soon follows,
its serial rapist-murderer subject
also reminding you that most of
these old songs would be greeted
with outrage if written now.
Their faint charge of danger
is crucial Stones baggage. On an
epic version of the song, Richards’
and Ronnie Wood’s double
guitars ring out into the night so
forcefully I can almost see their
ectoplasmic trails. Jagger dervish
dances down the runway, reaches
the back rows, then moans in
country blues mode, before the
big screens spatter with blood.
“Gimme Shelter” is given over
to the guitars’ doleful, doomy
grandeur. “Satisfaction” gets a
Richards false start, before the
young Jagger’s sharp-witted
consumerist satire is reduced to
the guitarist’s rough-edged riff.
The Stones’ safety-first set
desperately needs surprise. But
the songs are just a frame for
their nightly explorations of that
glorious sound, to which this band
holds the only key.
Touring to 19 June
(rollingstones.com)
NICK HASTED
THEATRE
The Gronholm
Method
MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY,
LONDON
HARRIS MUSEUM & ART GALLERY,
PRESTON
An exhibition by the Turner
Prize winner, named after the
Charles Dickens novel and
featuring rarely seen work such
as Meat Mountains and Drowned
Orchard, Secret Boatyard: Tools,
Box, Basket, Hairstyles, as well as
art from the Harris’s collection.
(harrismuseum.org.uk) to 3 Jun
Shape of Light:
100 Years of Photography
and Abstract Art
TATE MODERN, LONDON SE1
The first major exhibition to
explore the relationship between
photography and abstract art,
spanning the century from
the 1910s to the present day.
Photographic pioneers including
Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz
are shown alongside major
contemporary artists such as
Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff.
(020 7887 8888) to 14 Oct
FILM
On Chesil Beach
15, DOMINIC COOKE, 110 MINS
Ian McEwan’s novella provides the
source material for this nuanced
and well-observed study of bad
sex, in which tiny accidents and
misunderstandings threaten to
scupper a marriage almost before
it has started. Saoirse Ronan and
Billy Howle star as the newlyweds
at a seaside hotel at the beginning
of their honeymoon in 1962.
Nationwide release
Filmworker
15, TONY ZIERRA, 94 MINS
A documentary telling the
poignant story of Leon Vitali, a
young actor who had a prominent
role in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry
Lyndon and then became
Kubrick’s most fervent disciple
for the next 25 years, before being
shunted aside after the director’s
death. Limited release
A Cambodian Spring
15, CHRIS KELLY, 126 MINS
HHHHH
Jordi Galceran’s black comedy
is like a twisted cross between
Survivor and Harold Pinter’s
Dumb Waiter or Glengarry Glen
Ross re-imagined by Sartre.
It first saw the light of day in
Barcelona in 2003, since when
it has been produced in 60
countries in 20 languages round
the world.
The piece has clearly hit a
nerve with its satiric portrayal
of cut-throat corporate
gamesmanship and of the tricksy
recruitment techniques beloved
of HR psych departments.
It gets its belated British
premiere now in this slick
production directed by BT
McNicholl. The setting is a
small conference room, with a
skyscraper view, in a Fortune
500 company in New York. Four
applicants for a high-powered
sales job are dismayed to discover
that they have been called for a
group interview. There’s snooty
alpha male Frank (Jonathan Cake)
and genial Rick (John Gordon
Sinclair) who doesn’t get any
VISUAL ARTS
Lubaina Himid: Hard Times
The director took nine years
to complete this remarkable
film about land-rights protests
and political skullduggery in
Cambodia. The subject matter
may seem of marginal interest
for a Western audience but
the documentary works as
investigative journalism and
also as a universal story about a
community trying to save itself
from destruction. Limited release
Laura Pitt-Pulford and Jonathan Cake find themselves in the job
interview from hell in the Spanish hit play MANUEL HARLAN
takers for his proferred Tic Tacs.
They are joined by a couple of
candidates who turn out to know
each other from their Harvard
MBA days – the cherubic Carl
(Greg McHugh) and Laura PittPulford as Melanie, the one female
contender.
Conspicuous by their absence
are any interviewers. Instead, a
filing drawer surreally opens at
intervals presenting them with
a written series of challenges. In
the first test, it is revealed that one
of the applicants is a mole from
HR and they have 10 minutes to
decide which of them it is. But
not all of these challenges pass
muster dramatically.
A play about manipulativeness
that is itself a clever exercise in
audience manipulation and not a
whole lot more.
To 7 July (020 7378 1713)
PAUL TAYLOR
THE INDEPENDENT
TALKS & POETRY
Jacqueline Wilson
CORN EXCHANGE, EXETER
The writer discusses her latest
book, Rose Rivers, set in the
Victorian world of Hetty Feather.
(01392 665938) tonight 6pm
HowTheLightGetsIn
VARIOUS VENUES, HAY-ON-WYE
Among the speakers in the
philosophy element of this
festival are Noam Chomsky,
Stanley Fish, Anna Soubry
and Emma Sulkowicz.
(hay.htlgi.iai.tv) to Mon
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THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
Hay Festival
VARIOUS VENUES, HAY-ON-WYE
On the bill this year are Margaret
Atwood, Ian McEwan, Philip
Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson, Jilly
Cooper, Rose Tremain, Michael
Wolff, Gordon Brown, Michael
Gove, David Miliband, Ehud
Barak, Afua Hirsch, Laura Bates,
David Olusoga, Rose McGowan
and Goldie. (01497 822629) to 3 Jun
COMEDY
POP
Cigarettes after Sex
BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON SW9
El Paso-to-Brooklyn transplant
Greg Gonzalez revivifies the
reputation of the doomed-to-love
song with the sumptuous, cineromantic pop-noir of his band’s
eponymous debut: a set of songs
lush enough to melt the ice in
any passing drinks at 40 paces.
(ticketweb.uk) tonight
Joseph Morpurgo
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Hammerhead is another feat of
ambitious, multimedia brilliance
from character comic Joseph
Morpurgo – here playing a
wonderfully conceited luvvie
getting bogged down in his own
reimagining of Frankenstein. Bread
Shed, Manchester (bread-shed.
co.uk) tonight; Marlowe Theatre,
Canterbury (01227 787787) Fri
After the polyamorous adventures
and hazy funk-soul stylings of
Multi-Love, the New Zealandraised, Portland-based Ruban
Nielson expands his horizons
again. Psych-rock, stoner-pop,
falsetto-pop, blues-grunge
and more feature on Sex and
Food, a full plate from a reliably
exploratory outer-limits thinker.
Roundhouse, London NW1
(roundhouse.org.uk) tonight; SWX,
Bristol (seetickets.com) Fri
VARIOUS VENUES
DANCE
Ballet Black
HAZLITT THEATRE, MAIDSTONE
A stunning double bill from the
company celebrating dancers of
black and Asian descent. Cathy
Marston’s The Suit is a tense
marital drama, while Arthur Pita’s
A Dream within A Midsummer
Night’s Dream is a riotous take on
the Bard. (01622 758 611) tonight
VARIOUS VENUES
OPERA
Lessons in Love and
Violence
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON WC2
George Benjamin conducts the
world premiere production of his
third operatic collaboration with
playwright Martin Crimp: a tale
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of divided love and loyalties within
a royal family, directed by Katie
Mitchell, with a cast including
Barbara Hannigan, Samuel Boden
and Stéphane Degout. (020 7304
4000) tonight 8pm and Sat 7.30pm
FOLK & ROOTS
Belshazzar’s Feast
FLEECE INN, BRETFORTON
Snowed off at Christmas, the
duo’s Fleece gig now comes in
the merry month of May, with
their trademark eclectic and
eccentric mix of songs and tunes.
(01386 831 173) tonight
Kathryn Tickell
and the Darkening
KOMEDIA, BATH
With her new six-piece band, the
Darkening, KathrynTickell brings
some of the oldest Northumbrian
tunes and songs to life, mixing
them up with new material
reflecting the wild, dramatic
history and terrain of Hadrian’s
Wall. (01225 489070) tonight
THEATRE
The Way of the World
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wonderful voice soaring through
it all, singing out the joy and pain
of mother-love with a passion.
The brilliant theatrical flow and
energy of this great production
remains as irresistible as ever.
(0844 8713019) to Sat
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First
Chance
Opening
this week
THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH
Tim Firth’s musical about Take
That is an infectious homage
to the music of Britain’s bestloved boy band and the power of
youthful friendship. The action
never takes itself too seriously
as it journeys from 90s suburban
teenage bedroom to the present
day. (thebandmusical.com) to Sat
CLASSICAL
The String Quartet’s Guide
to Sex and Anxiety
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
Spanish provocateur Calixto
Bieito directs the Heath Quartet
and a quartet of actors in a
“montage of melody and
madness” using the music of
Beethoven and Ligeti to explore
mental wellbeing in the digital age.
(01273 709709) tonight 7.30pm
TALKS & POETRY
City of Literature Weekend
CHAPELFIELD GARDENS, NORWICH
On the bill are Viv Albertine, Sarah
Perry, Johann Hari, Hilary Spurling,
Hugh Lupton and Rachel Hewitt.
(01603 766400) opens Fri
COMEDY
Wells Comedy Festival
VARIOUS VENUES
With Mark Watson, Paul Foot, Sara
Pascoe, James Acaster and Lucy
Pearman. (wellscomfest.com) opens Fri
VISUAL ARTS
Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows
SALISBURY MUSEUM
Work by this leading British figurative
painter of the early 20th century.
(salisburymuseum.org.uk) opens Sat
DONMAR WAREHOUSE, LONDON WC2
James Macdonald’s production
of Congreve’s great Restoration
comedy is an immensely stylish
account of the play, presented in
period dress and with its elaborate
dialogue spoken with a wonderful
throwaway poise and penetration.
The superb cast highlight
the delicious absurdities and
buoyancy in the dialogue. Haydn
Gwynne and Geoffrey Streatfeild
star. (020 3282 3808) to Sat
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Blood Brothers
PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson’s
touring production of Willy
Russell’s musical about twins
separated at birth, with Lyn Paul’s
If you only see
one thing today
JAZZ
Mammal Hands
ST GEORGE’S, BRISTOL
Pianist Nick Smart,
drummer Jesse Barrett and
saxophonist Jordan Smart
perform tracks from their
third album, Shadow Work,
which includes more lyrical,
reflective tunes alongside
experiments with prepared
piano and field recordings.
(0117 929 4929) tonight
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By Laura Onita
The boss of Marks & Spencer has
admitted he is facing a Herculean
task in turning its fortunes around
after a dramatic slump in profits.
Pre-tax profits fell by 5.4 per cent
to £580.9m for the year to 31 March,
slightly ahead of analysts’ estimates
of £573m. Shares were up 15.1p, or 5.2
per cent, to 306.9p as a result.
However, when one-off costs were
taken into account, the grocer made
pre-tax profits of £66.8m – a 62.1
per cent decline – after £321m went
towards the cost of closing stores.
It will foot another £150m bill “in
the short term” on top of that spend.
Its revenues were flat at £10.6bn.
Steve Rowe, chief executive of the
crisis-hit retailer, said: “There is a lot
to do – we can all see the numbers. It’s
a self-help story at the moment.”
The retailer admitted earlier
this week it will close 100 stores by
2022, putting thousands of jobs at
risk, to accelerate the overhaul of
the business. It earmarked 14 stores
for closure on Tuesday, including in
London’s Bayswater and Holloway
Road, with a total of 872 employees
affected by the move.
“The need for change has become
more urgent,” added Mr Rowe.
Marks & Spencer’s sales have been
deteriorating as cheaper rivals have
piled on the pressure and shoppers
M&S is trying to appeal
to younger shoppers with
glamorous advertising campaigns
and collections from models
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and
Alexa Chung.
have migrated online to buy their
goods. Food like-for-like sales edged
down 0.3 per cent for the year, while
clothing and home were down 1.9
per cent.
Just 5 per cent of the retailer’s
revenue comes from online sales. It
wants to increase that to 33 per cent
over the next five years.
The company has been revamping
its senior team to help deliver the
turnaround, under the close watch of
chairman and retail veteran Archie
Norman, credited with reviving
supermarket chain Asda in the 90s.
It plans to lure younger and larger
families to its stores as it slims down
its offering on its food, clothes and
homeware. “We have to make sure
our food is more relevant to families,”
said Mr Rowe of the revamp.
It came as experts warned that
M&S could drop out of the FTSE 100.
Pre-tax profits dropped by 5.4 per
cent for the year to 31 March REUTER
“M&S is currently teetering on the
edge of relegation from the FTSE 100
in the quarterly reshuffle next week,”
said Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at
Hargreaves Lansdown.
“It has held a spot in the FTSE
100 since the index began in 1984,”
he added. “If M&S is ejected from
the FTSE 100, it would be a hugely
symbolic moment.”
EVENING STANDARD
GOVERNMENT
Carillion’s
failure raises
supply
concerns
By Ben Chapman
Quote of
the day
A cold start to the
year has added
to the woes of
retailers already
facing the twin
burdens of higher
cost inflation
and squeezed
household
incomes
Anna Leach
The CBI’s head of
economic intelligence on
why many retailers are
struggling
The 30
Second
Briefing
CHEESE
Demand for cheese is rocketing
in the UK, according to a major
cheese manufacturer.
Dairy Crest is looking to raise
£69.8m from investors as the
Cathedral City maker looks to
expand cheese production. The cash,
to be raised through a discounted
share placing, will be used to ramp
up cheese production from 54,000
tons per year to up to 77,000 tons on
the back of soaring demand.
How much are we eating?
Dairy Crest says the UK cheese
market is expanding by around 2 per
cent a year. According to separate
figures from the industry group
AHDB, Britons spent £2.85bn on
cheese in 2017, up 3.4 per cent on the
previous year.
And what are we eating?
Cheddar accounts for more than
half of all sales, at 52.8 per cent. In
second place is soft continental
cheese, such as Brie and Camembert,
which makes up almost 10 per cent
of sales. Red Leicester is growing in
popularity but still only accounts
for 3.3 per cent of total sales. Dairy
Crest said it thinks snacking and
convenience ranges have huge
growth potential.
The company is now looking to
expand its Cornish base.
Dairy Crest makes its cheese at a
factory in Davidstow, Cornwall. But
the factory cannot cope with higher
output, which is why it is looking to
spend a total of £85m on expansion.
The firm will issue 14.1 million new
shares at 495p each, a 7.7 per cent
discount to Tuesday’s closing share
price of 536.50p. It also has extra
cash after reporting a rise in fullyear pre-tax profits from £40.3m to
£179.2m after a pension surplus.
Carillion’s collapse has raised
“significant concerns” about the
Government’s relationship with
major suppliers and the potential
impact on the delivery of important
public services, an MPs’ report
has concluded.
The Government was forced to
hand over its risk assessments of
28 “strategic suppliers”, including
Carillion, to the Public Accounts
Committee (PAC) in January.
The documents, which are
compiled by independent Crown
Representatives, detail concerns
about the suppliers. Each is given a
riskratingofamber,redorblackbased
on publicly available information
such as financial reports, as well as
the Government’s own information
on contract performance.
The committee said it will hold an
inquiry into concerns raised by the
papers relating to suppliers that are
rated amber, red or black.
Carillion had been rated amber for
months because of poor performance
on its contracts with the Ministry of
Defence and Ministry of Justice, but
it was not until after the company
issued a profit warning in July 2017
that the Government downgraded it
to red, the PAC said.
The report found that it appears
that the Government was not aware
of financial distress at the company
until this point.
Carillion was downgraded to black
in November last year and collapsed
less than two months later, in January
2018, with the loss of thousands
of jobs.
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
ECONOMY
Good news on inflation may
delay interest rate rise
By Caitlin Morrison
U K i nf l ati o n ca me in l ower
than expected in April, eroding
predictions of an August interest rate
rise from the Bank of England.
Analysts had expected the annual
Consumer Price Index growth rate to
be 2.5 per cent, the same as in March.
But instead inflation dipped to 2.4
per cent. The Office for National
Statistics said the biggest factor
pulling the rate down was air fares,
which were influenced by the timing
of Easter.
The pound slipped on the figures,
falling 0.7 per cent to $1.334 by the
end of the afternoon, as traders
reduced back bets on a summer rate
rise from the central bank.
The bank’s Governor, Mark
Carney, told the Treasury Select
Committee on Tuesday that weakerthan-expected inflation in March
had been one of the reasons why the
bank decided not to hike interest
rates this month. However, experts
predict inflation is likely to rise again
in the next few months, thanks to the
recent rise in the price of oil.
Kevin Doran, chief investment
officer at AJ Bell, said: “The jump in
the oil price has started to hit petrol
pumps, pushing up costs for UK
consumers and businesses alike.
“In addition, the weak pound will
be driving up input costs for many
Inflation is likely to rise again, thanks to a jump in the price of oil AFP/GETTY
UK companies, which will ultimately
filter through to UK consumers in the
coming months.”
Charles Haresnape, chief executive
of Gatehouse Bank, said the UK’s
savers “still have little reason to
feel uplifted”. He added: “Despite
its recent falls, inflation remains
far above what the average deposit
account is paying, which means the
vast majority of savers are still seeing
their capital eroded in real terms.”
Oil prices have been climbing after
US President Donald Trump said the
country would leave the Iran nuclear
deal, raising the prospect of a fall in
supply from the Middle East.
Brent crude prices surged above
$80 a barrel last week.
THE INDEPENDENT
Wage growth is currently
marginally ahead of
inflation at 2.6 per cent, and
interest rates on cash savings
remain below 1 per cent.
Fall in sales puts Frankie & Benny’s out in cold
Sales at Frankie & Benny’s owner
The Restaurant Group were chilled
by the wintry weather in the first
quarter as the casual dining sector
continues to suffer from a slowdown
in consumer spending.
Outlook
CARL
MORTISHED
Let staff speak up
safely, or we risk
another Carillion
W
hen big companies
such as Carillion
begin to go wrong,
who is best placed
to spot the weakness
and take steps to put it right? You
might think it was the bosses, the
chief executive and the finance
director, or the auditors, whose job it
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
i THURSDAY
24 MAY 2018
ENTERTAINMENT
Comcast and
Disney set for
battle over 21st
Century Fox
By Ravender Sembhy
RESTAURANTS
By Ravender Sembhy
IQ
30-39
The company – which also owns
brands including Garfunkel’s, Joe’s
Kitchen and Chiquito – recorded a 3.1
per cent fall in sales in the 20 weeks
leading to 20 May.
Chief executive Andy McCue is
overseeing a turnaround at the firm
which has seen a revamp of pricing,
food quality and marketing, as well as
restaurant closures.
The company has shut down 26 out
of a planned 41 outlets so far this year.
The group said it was “comfortable
with the performance”.
Shares in Restaurant Group rose
3.4 per cent to 324.2p yesterday.
is to scrutinise the books for errors,
financial risk and fraud.
Well, you are wrong, because the
evidence suggests that the paper trail
of corporate disaster is not hidden in
a safe in the boardroom, but widely
dispersed, detailed, documented and
there for all to see.
Consider Carillion. The minutes
of a board meeting show that in May
2017, Emma Mercer, then a finance
director for a Carillion subsidiary,
raised her concerns about the state
of accounting at major Carillion
building projects. However, instead
of getting an independent review of
the accounts, the board asked KPMG
to review its own work.
Mercer was described by one of
the non-executive Carillion directors
as “a whistle-blower who did not feel
she was listened to”.
T h e re i n l i e s t h e p ro b l e m .
Finance managers know about the
shenanigans – the debt concealment
in special purpose vehicles, the over-
confident reporting of income not
yet earned.
However, it is unreasonable to
expect them to go outside, raise the
alarm and trash the organisation that
pays their rent and provides them
with a pension.
Their loyalty is to the company.
The true outsiders, the auditors
whose job it is to scrutinise accounts,
are deeply compromised; the
auditors’ “rent” and “pension” is
In
nsiders knew about
th
he dubious accounting at
Enron, the US energy trader
that collapsed spectacularly
the gift of the very directors whose
negligence or malfeasance is at the
root of the problem.
The current hue and cry over the
oligopoly of the “big four” auditors
entirely misses the point. It doesn’t
matter whether there are four, eight
or 12 top auditing firms. They will
Comcast may make an offer for
21st Century Fox, potentially putting
it in a head-to-head bidding war
with Disney.
The company did not provide
specific details on a bid, other than
to say that it would be all cash and
at a premium to the value of Disney’s
current all-stock offer.
The Wall Street Journal and other
newspapers reported earlier this
month that Comcast had $60bn
(£45bn) to challenge Disney.
Disney’s $52.4bn bid would go
a long way in allowing it to better
compete with technology companies
in the entertainment business.
A ny t i e - u p w o u l d
put in its stable
more Marvel
superheroes, and
the studios that
produced the
Avatar films, The
Simpsons (inset)
and Modern
Family. Disney
would control Fox’s
cable and international
TV businesses as well.
Comcast said yesterday that it was
in the “advanced stages” of preparing
its bid. The Philadelphia-based
company said the structure and
terms of its offer would be at least as
favourable as Disney’s.
A potential transaction with
either Disney or Comcast would not
include the Fox News Channel, Fox
Business Network, Fox Broadcasting
Company and certain other assets.
Comcast owns television network
NBC Universal and a handful of
theme parks, and also supplies
telephone and broadband services to
residents in the US. In the UK, NBC
employs more than 1,300 people and
has invested in productions including
Downton Abbey, Made in Chelsea and
the war drama film Darkest Hour.
continue to see their overriding
interest in satisfying directors who
sign off audit fees.
Similarly, insiders knew about
the dubious accounting at Enron,
the US energy trader that collapsed
spectacularly in 2002 with liabilities
of $23bn, the second-largest
corporate bankruptcy in US history.
In interviews after the Enron
collapse, Sherron Watkins, a former
Enron corporate development
director turned whistle-blower,
used the metaphor of a frog in a
basin of water being very slowly
heated to boiling point to explain
why employees fail to take action
when they see evidence of fraud or
bad behaviour.
The only way to stop the bosses
from cooking the books is to protect
the cooks. It is to instil a culture that
insists that employees work for a
company, not for a chief executive. It
means giving the cooks a voice at the
top table. EVENING STANDARD
41
From the
business
pages
NYSE appoints first
female president
The Washington Post
The New York Stock Exchange
has appointed the first female
head in its 226-year history.
Stacey Cunningham, who
becomes president tomorrow,
joins Adena Friedman, the
female chief executive of
Nasdaq. Thirty-one years ago,
there wasn’t even a women’s
restroom in the lunch club.
None of the big Wall Street
banks has ever been led by
a woman.
Semiconductor
projects taking off
China Daily
At least 46 big-budget
semiconductor projects are
scheduled to be built in China
within three years, as part of the
nation’s push to reduce reliance
on foreign chip manufacturing
and design techniques. In
Guangdong, two semiconductor
projects are under construction
and will be completed by 2020,
with a combined investment of
18.6bn yuan (£2.2bn).
Dublin setting up
€8bn contigency
The Irish Times
Ireland is aiming to set aside
€8bn (£7bn) in its new “rainy
day fund” to help shield its
booming economy from any
potential shocks in the future,
the Minister for Finance
Paschal Donohoe has said. The
government outlined plans
for setting up the contingency
reserve in 2016 and Mr Donohoe
said last year he would initially
put in €1.5bn.
Hamburg to ban
old diesel vehicles
Deutsche Welle
The northern German city of
Hamburg has announced it
will ban older diesel vehicles
from its streets. It comes
amid furious efforts by the
government to avoid diesel
cars being banned from cities
despite a landmark court ruling
allowing the practice. The ban
will make Hamburg the first
major German city to block
diesel cars from its streets to
rein in high levels of nitrogen
oxide pollution.
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AB Foods
Ashtead Group
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AUTOMOTIVE
RECREATION
Jaguar Land
Rover profits drop
Gala Leisure to
change its name
Profits at Jaguar Land Rover
were almost cut in half in the
fourth quarter as the carmaker
was stung by a combination
of falling diesel sales, Brexit
uncertainty and vehicle
taxation. The group, owned by
India’s Tata Motors, saw pre-tax
profit slump to £364m in the
three months to 31 March, down
from £676m last year.
Gala Leisure, behind the bingo
club chain Gala Bingo, is to
relaunch as Buzz Bingo as
a part of a push to appeal to
younger players. The company
believes young Britons are
shunning social media websites
and want to find new ways of
socialising with other people.
The company plans to invest
£40m on refreshing halls.
LEISURE
TECHNOLOGY
Hollywood Bowl
profits rise 17.4%
ZPG’s revenues
jump to £156.9m
Ten-pin bowling chain
Hollywood Bowl has
reported a 17.4 per cent rise
in pre-tax profits to £14.6m
for the six months to the end
of March. The group, which
has 59 centres across the
UK, said like-for-like sales
rose 4 per cent over the
half-year, up from 1.2 per cent
one year ago.
Zoopla owner ZPG yesterday
showed why it had been the
subject of a £2.2bn takeover
offer with a big jump in first-half
profits. The firm, set up in 2007,
attracted a bid from US tech
investing giant Silver Lake this
month. Its uSwitch energy price
comparison website led the way,
accounting for more than half
the group’s £156.9m revenues.
EMPLOYMENT
HOMES
UK workers fail to
take all their leave
Bovis reports 6%
increase in sales
Two out of five workers
have taken just half of their
annual leave in the past year,
revealing the UK as a nation
of workaholics, according to a
poll of 2,000 workers by jobs
website Glassdoor. Among
those who do take all their leave,
many admitted to checking
emails while they were off.
Housebuilder Bovis Homes said
market conditions remained
“robust” as it reported a 6 per
cent rise in weekly average
private sales per site in the year
to date. The group added that it
is continuing to see “good levels
of demand for new homes”.
Shares in the company fell 1 per
cent to 1,278.5p yesterday.
TRANSPORT
RETAIL
Luton airport staff
prepare to strike
PPI claims cost
Sports Direct
Last-ditch talks are to be held
today in a bid to avert a strike
by baggage handlers at Luton
airport after they rejected a
new pay offer. Members of
the Unite union employed by
Menzies Aviation are due to
walk out from 3am on Saturday
until 2am on Sunday.
Sports Direct swung to a loss
after setting aside another
£100m to pay PPI claims.
The online retailer, which
owns fashion and sportswear
brand Very, did so because
the claim deadline has been
extended until August next year
by regulators.
the
markets
The FTSE 100 ended the day in the
red, dropping 89 points, or 1.13 per
cent, to close at 7,788.44. The UK’s
top flight index followed US and
Asian indexes into reverse after
comments from US president
Donald Trump regarding his
displeasure with the latest round
of trade talks with China.
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In stocks, Marks & Spencer was
the biggest riser on the FTSE 100,
gaining 15.1p to close at 306.9p
after results were not as bad as
investors had feared. The biggest
fallers were Anglo American,
down 99.6p to 1,829.8p and WPP,
down 57.5p to 1,302.5p.
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TRANSPORT
French-Spanish company
takes over Wales’ trains
“RMT policy is for a national integrated railway under public ownA joint venture between French ership, and the Welsh Government
and Spanish companies has been has made it clear that this is their
given a contract to run rail serv- aspiration as well if they did not
ices in Wales. Keolis/Amey
have to work under the prowas awarded the 15-year
privatisation legislative
contract ahead of Hong
straitjacket imposed by
Kong-based MTR.
the UK Government.
Arriva, which
The move continhas been operatues the awarding
Percentage of rail
ing the franchise
of contracts to run
journeys that, after
for 15 years, pulled
rail services in the
the deal, will be on
out of the bidUK by foreign firms,
services owned by
ding last year. A
often state-owned.
foreign companies
statement from the
Keolis is three Welsh Government
quarters owned by
said: “Throughout the
French state railway
procurement process we
SNCF. Keolis/Amey already
have prioritised investment in the runs the Docklands Light Railway
quality of trains, stations and serv- in London and the Manchester
ices for the Wales and Borders Rail Metrolink. The new contract starts
Service and South Wales Metro.”
in October.
Unions criticised the move. Rail,
Manuel Cortes, of the Transport
Maritime and Transport union Salaried Staffs Association, said:
general secretary Mick Cash said: “What a wasted opportunity by the
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Welsh Assembly not to have sought
public ownership of this franchise
or, at the very least, a not-for-profit
operator.
“Madder still is that the Spanish and the French can follow in
the tracks of the German government-owned Arriva and run
trains in Wales but not the Welsh
Government.”
When rail services in Wales are
taken over, the number of foreign
countries with a stake in running
Britain’s railway network will rise
from seven to eight. Germany and
the Netherlands own the largest
portions of the network, at 21 per
cent and 15 per cent respectively.
The deal means 57 per
cent of all passenger
journeys on Britain’s rail
network will be on services
owned by foreign companies.
daily
money
House prices slid again in March
as the property market continued
to cool, with London recording its
weakest performance since 2009.
Average house prices in the UK
decreased by 0.2 per cent month on
month to £224,000, while in London
they fell 0.7 per cent annually to
£472,000, the capital’s lowest growth
since September 2009, official
figures showed.
The Office for National Statistics,
which compiled the data, said the
decline in London could be linked to
reforms to stamp duty and the Brexit
vote, which has deterred foreign
buyers and seen net migration to the
city fall.
Across the UK, the annual growth
rate was 4,2 per cent in the year to
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March. This was down from the 4.4
per cent rise in the year to February.
Wales saw house prices increase by
3.5 per cent over the previous
12 months, to reach £153,000.
In Scotland, the average price
increased by 6.7 per cent over the year
to stand at £146,000.
The average price in Northern
Ireland was £130,000, an increase of
4.2 per cent over the year.
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The gender pay gap extends to
children’s household chores, with
boys being rewarded with more cash
than girls – and getting around double
the amount girls receive for good
behaviour, a survey suggests.
Boys typically receive £6.99 for
carrying out household chores, while
girls can expect to get £4.67, a survey
from Santander found.
Boys receive £8.28 on average for
staying out of trouble at school, while
girls are rewarded with the more
modest sum of £4.18 typically for
good behaviour.
Some 77 per cent of parents provide
their children with a basic amount of
pocket money, forking out £18.36 a
month on average.
Travel Offer
Bob Green
Topshop swung to a
loss last year as the
Sir Philip Greenowned fashion
chain struggled in a
tough environment
for firms on the
high street.
The retailer, which
comprises Topshop
and Topman, made a
£10.9m loss for the
year to 26 August
2017, compared with
a £59.4m profit in the
year before.
Sales were down by
6 per cent, falling to
£933.6m, according
to accounts filed at
Companies House.
The business took
a £12.6m hit in the
year, partly because
of provisions for
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Sugar tax has helped us, Britvic says
The new sugar tax has “accelerated” demand for healthier drinks,
the boss of Robinsons squash
maker Britvic said yesterday as he
revealed higher sales.
Simon Litherland said there
has been a bias towards no- and
low-sugar drinks for some time,
but that has increased since a levy
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came into effect last month. He
added that Britvic was well placed
to cope with the tax – 94 per cent of
its owned brands are exempt, and
it will pass on costs from affected
products to customers.
The FTSE-250 manufacturer reported a 4.5 per cent revenue rise
to £733.2m for the half-year to 15
April. The company behind J2O
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soft drinks in the period, up 3.6 per
cent. Pre-tax profits fell to £41.8m
from £50.1m because of costs
linked to UK investment and the
closure of its factory in Norwich.
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daily recipe
Spring or summer
green rice rolls
Kakuro
Zygolex® In i every day
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
– eg, a word that rhymes with ‘cheek’, has one letter different from ‘pear’ and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 49
RHYME LETTERS
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STUMBLE
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STRANGE
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100g long-grain brown rice
1tbsp sunflower or light olive oil
1 onion, peeled & finely diced
½tsp dried mint
¼tsp allspice
8 large spring or summer green leaves
(a good side plate sized, about 15cm in
diameter), plus a handful of smaller
leaves
50g pine nuts, gently toasted in a dry
frying pan until golden
6 pitted dates, chopped
4tbsp finely chopped parsley
2tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
1 lemon
Good olive oil
Salt & pepper
FLASH
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17
SERVES 8
BOTTLE
RUBBLE
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MEANING
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FLOOD
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4
AIRCRAFT
Jigsawdoku
Rinse the rice in a sieve under cold
water. Transfer to a pan, cover with
water, add a good pinch of salt and bring
to the boil. Cook for 12 minutes. Heat
one tablespoon of oil in a small frying
pan. Add the onion and fry gently for 10
minutes to soften without colouring.
Add the dried mint and allspice to the
onion and cook, stirring, for two minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the whole green
leaves in boiling water for five minutes.
Drain and refresh under cold water
then leave to drain. Drain the rice and
run under cold water to cool it slightly.
Remove the onion from the heat and add
the rice, pine nuts, dates, parsley, fresh
mint, salt and pepper to season and one
teaspoon of finely grated lemon zest. Lay
a green leaf out on your work surface.
Chop out the central tough rib in a thin,
reverse ‘v’ shape. Bring one flap of the cut
leaf over the other to fill the gap. Spoon a
dessertspoon of the rice mixture across
the middle of the leaf, leaving a good gap
either side. Fold the sides of the leaf in,
then roll up to seal it, making a fat cigar/
cylinder shape. Lay the smaller leaves in
the bottom of a heavy-bottomed pan, one
in which the rolls will fit snugly.
Carefully wedge all the rice rolls in,
add 200ml of water, the juice from the
lemon and a good glug of olive oil. You
want to just cover the rolls, so add a
splash more water if need be. Put an
upturned plate on top, weigh it down (we
use a big, clean pebble!), then simmer on
the lowest heat possible – no bubbles, or
the rolls risk splitting – for 45 minutes.
Leave to cool in the pan, then carefully
remove them.
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Killer Sudoku No 1296
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Recipe from riverford.co.uk/recipes
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Tomorrow
Spring green mung dal & chickpea
curry with shiitake
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Minesweeper
How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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13
6
SUBMERGED
How to play
Place the numbers
from 1-5 exactly
once in each row
and column. The
greater than and
less than signs
(‘>’ and ‘<’) indicate
where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
Solution:
minurl.co.uk/i
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9 4
7
5 7
DEPARTED
Futoshiki
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BLOND
CORRECTION: A production error resulted in
Tuesday’s Zygolex being repeated in yesterday’s
paper. We apologise for the error.
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3
5
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SANG
How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 2017
How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and fill in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
tomorrow’s paper, the solution to yesterday’s codeword is on page 49.
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3 Massage (5)
4 Rigorous (13)
5 Charged atom (3)
6 Nostrils (5)
7 To some
extent (4,2)
8 Perfect place (6)
13 Nudity (9)
15 Abuse (3-3)
16 Be an example
of (6)
17 Cavalry sword (5)
18 Discrimination (5)
21 Acquire (3)
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ACROSS 1 Hell, 3 Pout (Help out), 8 Mooli, 9 Leonine, 10 Utilise, 12 Ideal, 13 Public
house, 17 April, 18 Tiddler, 20 Buffalo, 21 Issue, 23 Envy, 24 Exit.
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Puzzle solutions See page 49 and minurl.co.uk/i
Maths Puzzle,
Word Ladder, Word
Wheel, Kakuro,
Minesweeper,
ABC Logic, Killer
Sudoku, Futoshiki,
Codeword,
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How to play Each numeral from 1 to 9 must
appear (once only) in the squares forming the
red letter i. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Tomorrow: Easier
Concise Crossword No 2339
ACROSS
1 Parcel (6)
5 Tavern (3)
9 Active (2,3,2)
10 Male singer (5)
11 Rubbish dump (3)
12 Animal
excrement (9)
14 Angler’s
equipment (7,6)
17 Focus of
attention (9)
19 Pat lightly (3)
20 Counterfeit (5)
22 As an alternative (7)
23 Consume (3)
24 Oily (6)
idoku Exclusive to i
Sudoku Harder
14
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GREW
13
5
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How to play
Convert the word
at the top of the
ladder into the
word at the bottom
of it, using only
the four rungs
in between. On
each rung, you
must put a valid
four-letter word
that is identical
to the word above
it, apart from a
one-letter change.
There may be more
than one way of
achieving this.
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SPORT
GOODWOOD
RACING
Dettori books
his Derby ride
with Hazapour
By Graham Clark and Keith Hamer
Frankie Dettori has described the
call to ride Hazapour in the Investec
Derby at Epsom for owner the Aga
Khan and trainer Dermot Weld as a
“great honour”.
Dettori has won the world’s premier Classic twice, with Authorized
in 2007 and Golden Horn in 2015,
with Weld’s sole success coming
through Harzand just two years ago.
Harzand was the latest of the Aga
Khan’s five winners, going back to
Shergar in 1981.
Dettori said: “It’s a great honour to
ride for the Aga Khan. He is steeped
in history with the race and has so
many good memories.
“It is a great honour to wear his
colours. He is a nice horse
coming into the race
and he put in a good
p e r fo r m a n ce i n
the Derby Trial at
Leopardstown.”
That victory in
the Group Three
Derrinstown Stud
Derby Trial secured
a place in the Derby
line-up for Hazapour, who
is from the same family as Harzand.
Weekender, the four-year-old son
of Frankel, can take another step up
the ladder by taking the Group Three
Henry II Stakes on a high-quality
card at Sandown tonight.
The John Gosden-trained colt has
shown progressive form throughout
his career and looked set for a successful campaign when making a
winning seasonal reappearance at
Chelmsford.
He may only have won a fiverunner event, but did it in effortless
fashion from the front to beat the
useful Higher Power by two and a
half lengths.
As that was only Weekender’s seventh start, it is fair to say the best
could still be to come from him. He
is stepping up in trip as well as grade
but it would be unwise to underestimate him.
Legends of War turned the British
Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes
into a procession on his debut at Yarmouth yesterday, crossing the line
four lengths clear of favourite San
Donato. The win means he takes a
giant step towards an appearance at
Royal Ascot.
GOOD TO FIRM
3.45
SANDOWN
GOOD TO FIRM
MATCHBOOK NATIONAL STAKES (LISTED)
ITV4
(CLASS 1) 2YO £30,000 added 5f
1
32 ADAM TILER R Cowell 9 3..............................................................G Mosse 5
2
31 ARTAIR (D) M Bell 9 3.................................................................J P Spencer 2
3
121 BLOWN BY WIND (D) M Johnston 9 3...................James Doyle 9
4
211 KINKS (D) M Channon 9 3...............................................................C Bishop 6
5
1 KONCHEK (D) C Cox 9 3....................................................................... A Kirby 8
6
1 SABRE (D) R Fahey 9 3................................................................T Hamilton 3
7
1 VINTAGE BRUT (D) T Easterby 9 3 ..........................................D Allan 1
8
513 NAKAKANDE (D) J S Moore 8 12 ...................................................J Fahy 4
9
21 WEDDING DATE (D) R Hannon 8 12 ...............................R L Moore 7
- 9 declared BETTING: 7-2 Konchek, 4-1 Blown By Wind, 5-1 Wedding Date, Vintage
Brut, 6-1 Kinks, 7-1 Artair, 10-1 Sabre, 25-1 Adam Tiler, Nakakande.
MATCHBOOK HERON STAKES (LISTED) (CLASS ITV4
1) 3YO £40,000 added 1m
1
1526- DREAM TODAY M Johnston 9 0................................P J McDonald 4
2
2215- GABR (D) Sir M Stoute 9 0........................................................ J Crowley 9
3
21-3 GLENDEVON R Hughes 9 0...................................................J P Spencer 8
4
4144-6 PETRUS (C) B Meehan 9 0.....................................................O Murphy B 7
5
1- REGAL REALITY Sir M Stoute 9 0 ...................................R L Moore 1
6
2-1 SILVER QUARTZ (D) H Palmer 9 0............................James Doyle 6
7
21-5 STEPHENSONS ROCKET (D) Ed Walker 9 0......... P Cosgrave 2
8
155-2 VINTAGER D Menuisier 9 0............................................... K Shoemark 5
9
1-1 WITHOUT PAROLE (D) J Gosden 9 0................................L Dettori 3
- 9 declared BETTING: 10-11 Without Parole, 7-1 Gabr, 8-1 Regal Reality, 10-1
Vintager, Dream Today, Stephensons Rocket, 12-1 Silver Quartz, 25-1
Petrus, Glendevon.
6.35
7.05
FORM VERDICT
WITHOUT PAROLE appears to be potentially high-class and beat a
subsequent winner by six lengths at Yarmouth while giving that now
90-rated rival 7lb. Based on that evidence, he can take this on his way to
Group 1 targets later in the season. Gabr was last seen finishing fifth in
the Racing Post Trophy and that form gives him a shout. Stephensons
Rocket was too keen to do himself justice over 1m2f but this trip should
suit him better. The unexposed pair of Regal Reality and Silver Quartz
have plenty of potential and it would be no surprise to see either go well.
Glendevon was touched off by two race-fit rivals at Chelmsford and he
should be capable of making his mark at this level.
MATCHBOOK VIP HENRY II STAKES (GROUP 3)
ITV4
(CLASS 1) £70,000 added 2m
MAGIC CIRCLE (D) I Williams 6 9 2..............................Fran Berry 2
MONTALY (D) A Balding 7 9 2................................................O Murphy 4
RED VERDON E Dunlop 5 9 2 .........................................James Doyle 1
SHEIKHZAYEDROAD (D) D M Simcock 9 9 2........M Harley H 7
GLENCADAM GLORY J Gosden 4 9 1 .......................... R Havlin H 3
MOUNT MORIAH R Beckett 4 9 1......................................H Bentley 6
TIME TO STUDY (BF) M Johnston 4 9 1..................... R L Moore 5
WEEKENDER J Gosden 4 9 1.....................................................L Dettori 8
- 8 declared BETTING: 11-4 Weekender, 9-2 Mount Moriah, 5-1 Sheikhzayedroad,
Magic Circle, 8-1 Red Verdon, Time To Study, 10-1 Montaly, 12-1
Glencadam Glory.
7.35
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
7150-1
2167-4
21-142
437-32
295-15
3354-1
01-225
312D-1
FORM VERDICT
The staying division is competitive this year, with the four-year-olds
looking an above-average crop. WEEKENDER and Mount Moriah fit
that bill and preference is for the former as he returned with a very
easy success at Chelmsford a fortnight ago. The son of Frankel has
scope for further improvement stepping up to 2m for the first time.
Mount Moriah returned with a win at Nottingham and showed smart
form throughout last season, including a fourth on Champions Day at
Ascot behind Order Of St George. Magic Circle lifted the Chester Cup
in excellent style and could have more to offer, while Sheikhzayedroad
arrives having finished second to Vazirabad at Meydan and he has to be
respected despite getting on in years.
MATCHBOOK BRIGADIER GERARD STAKES
ITV4
(GROUP 3) (CLASS 1) £70,000 added 1m 2f
1
82-117 AIR PILOT (D) R Beckett 9 9 5................................................ H Bentley 3
2
3615-9 DESERT ENCOUNTER D M Simcock 6 9 3........ J P Spencer H 1
3
115-12 FABRICATE (D) M Bell 6 9 0 ...................................... James Doyle C 4
4
1113- LARAAIB (D)(BF) Owen Burrows 4 9 0.......................J Crowley 2
5
1226-2 POET’S WORD (D) Sir M Stoute 5 9 0 ........................ R L Moore 5
- 5 declared BETTING: 8-11 Poet’s Word, 10-3 Fabricate, 6-1 Laraaib, 10-1 Desert
Encounter, 16-1 Air Pilot.
8.10
FORM VERDICT
top
tips
BEST BET
Weekender
(7.35pm, Sandown)
NEXT BEST
Without Parole
(7.05pm, Sandown)
CYCLING
SOUTH DOWNS WATER HANDICAP (CLASS 2)
£25,000 added 7f
1
-62102 LOVE DREAMS (D) M Johnston 4 9 7.............P J McDonald B 7
2
42-412 TAKE THE HELM (D) B Meehan 5 9 5.....................James Doyle 5
3
7312-0 ICE LORD C Wall 6 9 0 ............................................................ Hollie Doyle 8
4
/2130- MOSTAHEL R Hannon 4 8 13...........................................T Marquand 2
5 0-8092 GOSSIPING (CD)(BF) G L Moore 6 8 13....................... S W Kelly 6
6
5561-0 CHARLES MOLSON (D) P Chamings 7 8 11............. J Crowley 9
7
6721-6 GHALIB D M Simcock 6 8 10 .........................................O Murphy C 10
8 056309 SWIFT APPROVAL (D) S C Williams 6 8 10..............A Atzeni 4
9
2-1574 STAR QUALITY (D) David Loughnane 4 8 9 .................J F Egan 3
10 750-02 TRUTH OR DARE (CD) J Bethell 7 8 9..........................G Wood (3) 1
- 10 declared BETTING: 11-4 Love Dreams, 4-1 Gossiping, 6-1 Take The Helm, 8-1
Mostahel, 10-1 Truth Or Dare, Charles Molson, 12-1 others.
NETBET.CO.UK HEIGHT OF FASHION STAKES (FILLIES’
LISTED) (CLASS 1) 3YO £45,000 added 1m 2f
1
1 DERRYMORE J Gosden 9 0................................................James Doyle 4
2
73-148 HERECOMESTHESUN Archie Watson 9 0........ O Murphy B 3
3
29-213 LAST ENCHANTMENT Eve J-Houghton 9 0.......E Greatrex 6
4
16-4 MAGNOLIA SPRINGS (BF) E J-Houghton 9 0.........C Bishop 7
5
41- MRS SIPPY D M Simcock 9 0.............................................J P Spencer 2
6
3231-5 SHAHEREZADA R Varian 9 0..................................................... A Atzeni 1
7
343 WHISPERING SANDS H Dunlop 9 0...............................J Crowley 5
- 7 declared BETTING: 2-1 Shaherezada, 11-4 Derrymore, 7-2 Mrs Sippy,
8-1 Magnolia Springs, Herecomesthesun, 16-1 others.
2.00
Sir Michael Stoute has won this a record nine times and POET’S WORD
has a perfect opportunity to return to winning form. He has been
tremendously consistent, with second places at the highest level in the
Champion Stakes, the Irish equivalent and the Dubai Sheema Classic,
and the return to 1m2f should pose no concerns. Ryan Moore has won
four of the last seven renewals, three for Stoute, so anything other
than success will be a disappointment. Fabricate was runner-up to the
selections’s stable companion Crystal Ocean in the Gordon Richards
Stakes and he is entitled to improve for a sounder surface. Desert
Encounter was a consistent performer around this level last year and
looks best of the remainder.
CHELMSFORD CITY
STANDARD
BET IN PLAY AT TOTESPORT.COM HANDICAP (CLASS 2)
£35,000 added 1m 2f
1
032/6- EMIRATES FLYER S bin Suroor 7 9 7 ........................G Wood (3) 1
2
1-6589 PETITE JACK (CD) Archie Watson 5 9 5................... L Morris B 4
3
34-472 DARK RED (CD) E Dunlop 6 9 5................................... E Greatrex B 5
4 322470 PACTOLUS (CD) S C Williams 7 9 3...............T Marquand H,T 3
5
20-950 SOFIA’S ROCK M Johnston 4 8 11........................................F Norton 2
6
1327-2 FRONTISPIECE (D)(BF) Sir M Stoute 4 8 5.............................................
...............................................................................................................Josephine Gordon 8
7
00-301 SECRET ART (C) W Knight 8 8 5........................................S De Sousa 9
8
6396-0 OASIS FANTASY D M Simcock 7 8 3 ....................................J Quinn 6
9
411/42 AGENT GIBBS (D) J G O’Shea 6 8 2 ...................... David Egan (3) 7
- 9 declared BETTING: 15-8 Frontispiece, 4-1 Dark Red, 5-1 Secret Art, 7-1 Emirates
Flyer, 8-1 Petite Jack, 14-1 Agent Gibbs, 16-1 others.
7.45
Elia Vivani claims his third stage win of this year’s Giro d’Italia in the pouring rain yesterday GETTY
Yates still on track for
glory after tough stage
By Gareth Cox
Britain’s Simon Yates retained the
overall lead in the Giro d’Italia as Elia
Viviani claimed his fourth stage win
of the race.
Viviani won the 155-kilometre
stage 17 from Riva del Garda to
Iseo in a rain-soaked sprint finish,
with Ireland’s Sam Bennett forced
to settle for second place after finding
himself briefly boxed out on the
final straight.
There was no change at the top
of the general classification, in
which Yates (right) still leads by 56
seconds from defending champion
Tom Dumoulin.
Italian Domenico Pozzovivo is
third, three minutes and 11 seconds
down, putting him 39 seconds ahead
of fourth-placed Chris Froome. Fifthplaced Frenchman Thibaut Pinot is a
further 29 seconds back.
Yates’ time of three hours 18 minutes and 57 seconds left him in 28th
position on the day as he maintained
his title bid by finishing safely among
the main pack, which included nearest rivals Dumoulin, Pozzovivo,
Froome and Pinot.
“There’s no easy day at the Giro.
This was another hard one and
it could have some impact on the
56
Simon Yates is
still leading the
Giro d’Italia by 56
seconds after the
end of stage 17
I heard about
splits in the
bunch but I never
knew who was
behind. I hope
everyone is tired
because I’m tired
coming mountain stages,” said
25-year-old race leader Yates at the
finishing line.
“I heard about splits in the bunch
but I never knew who was caught
behind. I hope everyone is tired, because I’m tired.”
Stage winner Viviani, barring a
major accident, now has the points
jersey in his grasp ahead of today’s
mountain stage between Abbiategrasso and Prato Nevoso.
The 29-year-old benefited from
an expert lead-out from team-mates
Zdenek Stybar and Fabio Sabatini
during an almighty downpour in
northern Italy to become the first
Italian in 13 years to win four stages
in a single Giro.
Dutchman Danny van Poppel and
Belgian Jens Debusschere completed
the top five following a hectic finale
on the shores of the Lago d’Iseo.
Viviani said: “We knew this
could be a very hard stage and it
was indeed.
“There were very strong breakaway riders but Bora controlled. We
played a little bit with them. We did
it right because it was the second last
stage for sprinters and Bennett could
have put my maglia ciclamino [points
jersey] in danger. We did perfect – it
was amazing today.”
CRICKET
Willis hits first ton as Surrey sail to victory
Teenage all-rounder Will Jacks
cracked a sparkling maiden hundred
to ease Surrey to an emphatic sixwicket Royal London One-Day Cup
win over Gloucestershire at The Oval.
The 19-year-old (right) hit a majestic 121 with 14 fours and four sixes to
dominate a second-wicket partnership with Dean Elgar. The South Africa Test player added 158 in 25 overs
to help Surrey canter to their open-
ing South Group win with 27 balls to
spare. Joe Clarke, Travis Head, Ross
Whiteley and Ben Cox hit half-centuries in Worcestershire’s imposing 350
for six before the Rapids held their
nerve with the ball to beat Yorkshire
by four runs at Headingley.
Rilee Rossouw scored his first home
century for Hampshire as they beat
Essex by six wickets and go top of their
group. PA
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Rory McIlroy plays a shot out of a bunker during the BMW PG Championship
Pro Am at Wentworth yesterday GETTY
also missed the cut four times in eight
appearances.
But the 29-year-old’s win in 2014
was followed by consecutive victories
in the Open Championship, WGCBridgestone Invitational and US PGA
– form he would love to reproduce following an inconsistent season to date.
McIlroy said: “I felt like my game
was trending in the right direction in
2014, but didn’t quite have the win.
On that Sunday, I was seven shots
behind going into the last day. I didn’t
expect to win. I just wanted to go out
and play a good final round.
“It did snowball from there and
I got on to a nice little bit of a hot
streak, and I’d love to be able to do
something like that again. There’s a
lot of big tournaments to play in, still
got three major championships and
the Ryder Cup and everything else.
“So yeah, maybe this could be the
spark that gets that all going again.”
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CRICKET
ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP GROUP A
Durham v Derbyshire, Derby:
Durham 272-8 (50.0 overs; T W M
Latham 66). Derbyshire 273-6 (49.4
overs; L M Reece 92, B A Godleman
60). Derbyshire (2pts) beat Durham
by 4 wickets.
Notts v Leics, Grace Road: Notts
409-7 (50.0 overs; S R Patel 100, T
J Moores 76, M H Wessels 76, C D
Nash 56). Leics 316-9 (50.0 overs; T
J Wells 69, C F Parkinson 52no; H F
Gurney 4-58). Notts (2pts) beat Leics
by 93 runs.
Lancs v Northants, Northampton:
Lancashire 279-8 (50.0 overs; D J
Vilas 83no, K K Jennings 69, A L
Davies 59). Northants 282-8 (49.5
overs; R E Levi 90, J J Cobb 57).
Northants (2pts) beat Lancs by 2
wickets.
Worcs v Yorkshire, Emerald
Headingley: Worcs 350-6 (50.0 overs;
T M Head 77, R A Whiteley 66no, J
M Clarke 61, O B Cox 50). Yorkshire
346-9 (50.0 overs; C A Pujara 101, T
Kohler-Cadmore 89). Worcs (2pts)
beat Yorkshire by 4 runs.
GROUP B
Middlesex v Glamorgan, The
SWALEC Stadium: Middlesex 304-6
(50.0 overs; J E C Franklin 62no, E
J G Morgan 57, N R T Gubbins 53).
Glamorgan 302-9 (50.0 overs; D
L Lloyd 92). Middlesex (2pts) beat
Glamorgan by 2 runs.
Essex v Hampshire, The Ageas Bowl:
Essex 303-6 (50.0 overs; A J Wheater
70, T Westley 66, Ashar Zaidi 57no, R
S Bopara 55). Hampshire 304-4 (47.2
overs; R R Rossouw 111, J M Vince
66, J H K Adams 51no). Hampshire
(2pts) beat Essex by 6 wickets.
Gloucs v Surrey, The Kia Oval: Gloucs
282-6 (50.0 overs; R F Higgins 81no,
B A C Howell 60, J M R J M R Taylor
54). Surrey 286-4 (45.4 overs; W G
Jacks 121, B T Foakes 50no, D Elgar
50). Surrey (2pts) beat Gloucs by 6
wickets.
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AMERICAN FOOTBALL
Poulter hopes to
maintain 2018
form on course
he loves to hate
said the 42-year-old, who has recorded just one top-10 finish at Wentworth
in 14 attempts. “It’s been a good start
to 2018 for me and it’s set up what’s
Ian Poulter has pledged to take an ag- going to be a great summer. Being
gressive approach to produce a rare able to come back and spend a good
good result in the BMW PGA Cham- chunk of time in Europe is really nice.
pionship on what used to be one
“It’s a golf course I haven’t had
of his least favourite courses.
the results on through the
Poulter has previously
years. It’s been extremely
made no secret of his disdisappointing from my
like for the West Course
side not being able to
at Wentworth, especially
force a decent finish.
after the controversial
“So with the form I’ve
redesign by Ernie Els
got right now, I would like
in 2010.
to think I’m in the right
“I don’t like this golf
frame of mind to be able to
course. Period. End of story,”
go out and play well this week.
the Ryder Cup star said on
“I need to attack this golf
his way to finishing 18th in
course in a slightly dif2011. “It’s a very difficult
ferent way. I need to be
golf course, especially
more aggressive all
now it’s been redearound, put myself on
signed. It’s not fun.”
the board as early as I
Ian Poulter’s highest
The condition of
possibly can and enjoy
finish in the BMW
the greens also came
the fact of being in the
PGA Championship
in for criticism from
UK for the relatively
at Wentworth
the likes of two-time
short time that I do have
champion Luke Donald
here.”
and an extensive renovaFormer champion Rory
tion programme began just
McIlroy also admits to having a
eight days after Chris Wood’s victory “weird relationship” with Wentworth,
in 2016, with Poulter (above) return- where he won one of the European
ing to the event 12 months ago after a Tour’s flagship events in the same
two-year absence.
week he called off his wedding to ten“I’m looking forward to the week,” nis star Caroline Wozniacki, but has
i THURSDAY
24 MAY 2018
HORSE RACING RESULTS
AYR Good to firm
2.00 1. MORE THAN THIS (P Hanagan)
11-4; 2. Wild Hope 11-2; 3. Two Blondes
11-10 fav. 6 ran. 3l, nk. (R Fahey).
2.30 1. FINTRY FLYER (P J McDonald)
16-1; 2. Mo Henry 11-4; 3. Lily’s Prince
7-4 fav. 9 ran. hd, 11/2l. (J Goldie).
3.05 1. NAPLES BAY (J Hart) 9-4 fav; 2.
Star Cracker 7-2; 3. Simbas Song 14-1.
10 ran. nk, 2l. (J J Quinn).
3.35 1. CLUB WEXFORD (T Hamilton)
11-4; 2. Koybig 11-1; 3. Helovaplan 5-4
fav. 7 ran. 11/4l, 3l. (Roger Fell).
4.05 1. TANASOQ (P Makin) 15-8; 2.
Powerallied 11-4; 3. Oriental Lilly 9-1.
4 ran. 7-4 fav Plough Boy (4th). 3/4l, 1/2l.
(P Midgley).
4.35 1. EURO NIGHTMARE (P Mulrennan) 6-1; 2. Snowy Winter 14-1; 3.
Titi Makfi 11-10 fav. 7 ran. 11/4l, 11/2l.
(K Dalgleish).
5.05 1. REMEMBER THE DAYS (J Garritty) 3-1 fav; 2. Gworn 4-1; 3. Dose 9-2.
8 ran. 21/2l, 3/4l. (J O’Keeffe).
5.40 1. PUDDING CHARE (Andrew
Breslin) 50-1; 2. John Honeyman 11-8
fav; 3. Zihaam 8-1. 11 ran. nk, 41/2l. (R
M Smith).
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £16,078.14
carried over to Goodwood.
Placepot: £1,207.30. Quadpot: £341.40.
Place 6: £407.00. Place 5: £160.35.
WARWICK Good
2.10 1. DEAD RIGHT (A Coleman) 4-9
fav; 2. Serosevsky 2-1; 3. March Is On
25-1. 3 ran. 3/4l, 53l. (N Mulholland).
2.40 1. BLACK SAM BELLA (H Skelton)
10-11 fav; 2. Wait For Me 6-1; 3. Activial
33-1. 7 ran. 5l, nk. (D Skelton).
3.15 1. SISTER SIBYL (T J O’Brien) 5-2
jt-fav; 2. Dandy Dan 5-1; 3. Alf ‘n’ Dor
10-3. 5 ran. 5-2 jt-fav Lithic (4th). 3/4l,
5l. (H Morrison).
3.45 1. MISTER UNIVERSUM (H Skelton) 11-2; 2. Mystic Sky 13-2; 3. Unison
14-1. 9 ran. 3-1 fav Eskendash (NR). 21/2l,
nk. (D Skelton).
4.15 1. OZZIE THE OSCAR (R Johnson) 7-4 fav; 2. Kapstadt 12-1; 3. San
Benedeto 2-1. 5 ran. 23/4l, 8l. (P Hobbs).
4.45 1. IRISH OCTAVE (B Poste) 5-1; 2.
Guerrilla Tactics 3-1; 3. Psychocandy
5-1. 7 ran. 9-4 fav The Boss’s Dream
(5th). shd, 41/2l. (Mrs R Gasson).
5.15 1. BARBADOS BLUE (J Bowen)
evens fav; 2. Huntsmans Jog 11-8; 3.
Storm Fire 66-1. 6 ran. 15l, 17l. (N
Henderson).
Placepot: £53.50. Quadpot: £24.80.
Place 6: £61.92. Place 5: £47.07.
YARMOUTH Good to firm
2.20 1. LEGENDS OF WAR (O Murphy)
2-1; 2. San Donato 7-4 fav; 3. Leading
Spirit 5-1. 7 ran. 4l, 33/4l. (J Gosden).
2.55 1. LALANIA (S De Sousa) 3-1; 2.
Dosc 7-1; 3. Lord Guest 66-1. 10 ran.
5-6 fav Burford Brown (4th). 31/2l, 5l.
(S C Williams).
3.25 1. SEAN O’CASEY (S De Sousa)
5-4 fav; 2. Scoones 6-1; 3. Widnes 8-1.
7 ran. 21/2l, 21/2l. (M Appleby).
3.55 1. BAILARICO (E Greatrex) 4-6
fav; 2. Strictly Art 25-1; 3. Malt Teaser
12-1. 11 ran. 3/4l, 1/2l. (W Greatrex).
4.25 1. KAESO (L Edmunds) 4-1; 2. Call
Out Loud 10-3; 3. Sonnet Rose 14-1. 8
ran. 11-4 fav Noble Star (5th). 11/4l, 4l.
(N Tinkler).
4.55 1. ENIGMATIC (Joshua Bryan)
8-1; 2. Keepup Kevin 9-2; 3. Screaming
Gemini 3-1 fav. 7 ran. 31/4l, 5l. (A Bailey).
5.25 1. GULLAND ROCK (G Mosse)
20-1; 2. Vincenzo Coccotti 14-1; 3. Wild
Acclaim 14-1. 12 ran. 5-6 fav Slow To
Hand (6th). nk, 21/4l. (A Carson).
Placepot: £203.80. Quadpot: £17.80.
Place 6: £77.81. Place 5: £57.94.
CYCLING
GIRO D’ITALIA, ITALY, Stage 17
(Riva del Garda to Iseo,155km): 1 E
Viviani (It) Quick-Step Floors at 3hrs
19mins 57secs, 2 S Bennett (Rep
Ire) Bora-Hansgrohe, 3 N Bonifazio
(It) Bahrain-Merida, 26 C Froome
(GB) Team Sky, 28 S Yates (GB)
Mitchelton-Scott all at same time.
Overall: 1 S Yates (GB) MitcheltonScott at 69hrs 59mins 11secs, 2 T
Dumoulin (Neth) Team Sunweb at
56secs, 3 D Pozzovivo (It) BahrainMerida at 3mins 11secs, 4 C Froome
(GB) Team Sky at 3mins 50secs.
TENNIS
ATP OPEN PARC AUVERGNERHONE-ALPES LYON, LYON: Second
round: C NORRIE (GB) bt M Marterer
(Ger) 6-1 6-4; (2) J ISNER (US) bt R
Albot (Mol) 7-6 (7-3) 6-3.
ATP BANQUE ERIC STURDZA GENEVA OPEN, GENEVA: Second round:
(7) A SEPPI (It) bt B Zapata Miralles
(Sp) 7-5 6-3; T Sandgren (US) bt M
Basic (Bih) 6-3 6-2.
WTA NURNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP, NURNBERG, GERMANY:
Second round: F Stollar (Hun) bt H
WATSON (GB) 6-3 6-3.
WTA INTERNATIONAUX DE
STRASBOURG: Second round: (1) A
BARTY (Aus) bt P Parmentier (Fr) 6-1
6-4; (3) A PAVLYUCHENKOVA (Rus)
bt N Vikhlyantseva (Rus) 6-4 6-4;
S Stosur (Aus) bt (2) D GAVRILOVA
(Aus) 6-3 6-4.
FRENCH OPEN QUALIFYING, WOMEN’S QTR-FINALS: M Duque-Marino
(Col) bt K Boulter (GB) 7-6 (7-5) 7-5; G
Taylor (GB) bt J-J Lu (Chin) 7-5 6-0.
The NFL has moved to end
on-field protests during
the national anthem by
introducing a new rule which
stipulates players must either
stand on the sidelines or
remain in the locker room.
The rule change was enacted
by a vote of team owners during
the Spring League Meeting
yesterday.
It states that “a club will
be fined by the League if its
personnel are on the field and
do not stand and show respect
for the flag and the anthem,”
and that commissioner
Roger Goodell “will impose
appropriate discipline on
league personnel who do not
stand and show respect for the
flag and the anthem.”
In a statement, Goodell
added: “The efforts by many of
our players sparked awareness
and action around issues of
social justice that must be
addressed.
“The platform that we have
created together is certainly
unique in professional sports
and quite likely in American
business.
“We are honoured to work
with our players to drive
progress.
“It was unfortunate that
on-field protests created a false
perception among many that
thousands of NFL players were
unpatriotic. This is not and was
never the case.”
However, the NFL Players’
Association issued a statement
via social media saying it had
not been consulted on the rule
change and suggested it could
move to challenge it.
“The NFL chose to not
consult the union in the
development of this new
‘policy’,” the statement said.
“NFL players have shown their
patriotism through their social
activism, their community
service, in support of our
military and law enforcement
and yes, through their protests
to raise awareness about the
issues they care about.” PA
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UEFA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS
LEAGUE FINAL: Vfl Wolfsburg v O
Lyonnais (5.0). Live on BT Sport 2.
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FIRST TEST MATCH—FIRST DAY OF
FIVE: England v Pakistan (Lord’s,
11.00am).
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GIRO D’ITALIA: Stage 18,
Abbiategrasso to Prato Nevoso,
196km.
GOLF
USPGA TOUR FORT WORTH
INVITATIONAL (Texas).
EUROPEAN TOUR BMW CH’SHIP
(Wentworth Club, Surrey).
LPGA TOUR LPGA VOLVIK
CHAMPIONSHIP (Michigan).
RUGBY LEAGUE
BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE (7.45):
Castleford v St Helens.
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ANSWERING SPORT’S OVERLOOKED QUESTIONS
Money talks – why foreign owners
love buying English football clubs
I
t was sealed in 15 minutes,
over a meeting at the
Dorchester hotel in London.
For £140million, Roman
Abramovich became Chelsea
FC’s new owner. “I don’t want
to throw my money away but it’s
really about having fun and that
means success and trophies,” he
declared in July 15 years ago. Only
one other Premier League club –
west London rivals Fulham – were
then under foreign ownership.
By this season, 14 of the 20 clubs
in the Premier League had foreign
owners. Alongside Abramovich
the list includes billionaires from
Iran, Thailand, the United States
and the United Arab Emirates. The
Championship winners Wolves are
owned by a Chinese conglomerate.
The surge in foreign ownership
reflects the global cachet of the
English football. There are benefits
that can’t be measured financially:
the free publicity; the public
goodwill; the simple allure of being
able to hang out with players. And,
for figures in the shadows, the
visibility can make them safer: for
Abramovich, owning Chelsea was
like an insurance policy, James
Montague argues in the book The
Billionaires Club.
Yet the real shift in the nature
of the ownership of football clubs
has been driven by something else:
an awareness that, finally, football
clubs can reliably make money.
The caricature – not entirely
accurate – of an old-school owner of
an English football club is of a local
businessman made good: think of
Jack Walker at Blackburn or David
Whelan at Wigan Athletic. These
men invested in their boyhood
clubs more for fun than in pursuit
of any cash. Alan Sugar, chairman
of Tottenham from 1991-2001, said
away, clubs are able to keep more of
that owning a football club was “like
it for themselves.
drinking prune juice while eating
Football owners today don’t
figs”: however much extra money
even need to run their clubs well to
came in, it would sift away, to player,
make money. In 2007, Mike Ashley
transfers and agents.
bought Newcastle for £134.4m. He
The globalisation, and hyperis now said to be asking £400m
commercialisation, of the Premier
for the club. So after 11 years of
League has destroyed the prune
extremely mixed results, during
juice effect. Today, the Premier
which Newcastle have twice been
League is shown in 212 countries
relegated, Ashley will double his
and territories worldwide (there
money in real terms. For the first
are only 193 members of the
time ever it is possible to reliably
United Nations). The burgeoning
make money from football.
popularity of the Premier League
As awareness of this new reality
has led to the total value
has heightened, so each
of broadcasting rights
foreign owner has inspired
soaring: from £51 million
more billionaires to
Financial
a year from 1992-97 to
Fair Play laws, follow them. In this, the
£2.75bn a year now. All the however
decisive person was not
while, the biggest clubs
Abramovich, but Malcolm
malleable they Glazer, who took over
have become far more
adroit at expanding other can seem, have Manchester United in
also made it
sources of income.
2005, through leveraging
Financial Fair Play
easier to make £550m of debt against the
laws, however malleable a profit from
club. He did so because
they can seem, have
recognised that United
football clubs he
also made it easier to
would add to his profitable
make a profit from
portfolio of sports
football clubs. The rules allowed
franchises. For all the opprobrium,
the elite to consolidate – effectively,
Glazer was emphatically proved
safeguarding the Big Six from the
right.
threat of an insurgent out-spending
Rather than the hallowed
them, as Mancheser City did a
German model – in which, with a
decade ago.
couple of exceptions, clubs must
“FFP rules make football a better
be owned 50 per cent + 1 by their
investment and one that can yield
fans – English football is instead
returns,” explains Rob Wilson,
moving ever-closer to the model
a football finance expert from
propagated in US sports.
Sheffield Hallam University. Last
Here, profit is the means and
year clubs spent only 23 per cent
the ends. Arsenal’s majority
of their extra revenue on wages,
shareholder Stan Kroenke, who is
according to Deloitte.
worth around $8bn, has received
In the Premier League, the
several $100m in public subsidies
revenue to wage ratio has fallen
for his US sports teams.
from 70 per cent in 2012-13 to 55 per
In recent years Arsenal have
cent now: the lowest for 20 years.
become an emblem of what US
Rather than the money sifting
sports fans have long recognised:
that there can be a tension between
win and profit maximisation.
Franchises like the Miami Marlins
baseball team, and the Washington
Redskins NFL team, have
systematically under-invested in
teams in order to maximise profits
for their owners.
Similarly-minded owners have
no room for footballing sentiment
if it gets in the way of their making
more money. More commerciallydriven owners across Europe
have repeatedly threatened to
form a European Super League.
They have also haggled, so far
unsuccessfully, for overseas
Premier League broadcasting
rights to no longer be shared
equally between clubs.
Last week, United’s executive
vice-chairman Ed Woodward told
investors: “playing performance
doesn’t really have a meaningful
impact on what we can do on the
commercial side of the business.” So
much for the prune juice effect. Now,
you don’t even need to win to make
Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea for just £140m in 2003 CREDIT
money from a football club.
Lucy Bronze
scores for Lyon
in the Champions
League semi-final
second leg against
her former club
Manchester City
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ngland international
The 26-year-old defender has
Lucy Bronze says she
excelled at her new club after joining
pictured herself lifting the
last summer, being an ever present
Champions League trophy in their league-winning campaign –
the moment she signed for
the club’s 12th in a row – and scoring
holders Lyon as she prepares to face
the winning goal against her old
Wolfsburg in tonight’s final in Kiev.
side Manchester City in the semiBronze, who was this week named final second leg of their Champions
the BBC Women’s Footballer of
League tie.
the Year (pictured below right with
With a French Cup final against
the trophy), will become the first
Paris Saint-Germain still to come,
English player to play in a Women’s
Bronze reveals that the chance
Champions League final in its
to lift trophies regularly was the
current format, and the first
major motivation in joining “the
in any European final
best club in the world,” but
since Arsenal won the
confesses it wasn’t an easy
Uefa Women’s Cup in
settling in process.
2007.
“I thought I was going
Both Chelsea
to stay at City, but when
Lyon have won
and Manchester
a team like Lyon comes
12 French league
City reached the
in for you, I think I’d
titles in a row
semi-finals of this
have regretted it if I had
season’s competition,
said no to them. Not just
but it will be Bronze
because of making finals,
representing these
but because of the players
shores when she steps
I get to play with every single
out at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi
day,” she says.
Dynamo Stadium.
“It was maybe a little harder to
“I’m really proud,” she tells i.
settle in than I thought it would be.
“When I signed for Lyon I pictured
The girls are lovely and are great
myself lifting the Champions League to play with, but I did feel a little
trophy and I don’t think that has
bit of pressure coming into the
ever changed.
environment.
“Arsenal obviously played in a
“Everyone is unbelievable and it’s
different format and it’s great that
a different way of playing to what
they’ve won it, but it’s been a long
I’m used to in England. There, you
time since an English player has got
have to defend a lot more, whereas
to the final, so I’m really proud and,
at Lyon it’s attack, attack, attack,
hopefully, it’s the start of English
which is why I came here – I wanted
players stepping into Champions
to be better on the ball.”
League finals.”
Despite those challenges, Bronze
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LIVERPOOL
‘I pictured Henderson: Klopp gave us
winning belief after loss in 2016 final
Champions
League when
I signed
for Lyon’
By Tim Rich
Lucy Bronze, England’s only
representative in tonight’s final,
tells Kieran Theivam silverware
was the reason to move to France
is quick to highlight that cultural
third time the two sides will have
differences were perhaps not as
met in a final.
troublesome as some may find them.
Lyon’s domination of their
Her father is Portuguese, while
domestic league, where they roll
she also spent a year playing at the
over sides almost every week,
prestigious University of
could be considered
North Carolina at the age
inadequate preparation
of 17 – a university that
for a continental final,
I have
has produced a number of moved around so does Bronze feel she
the current US Women’s and I am used has had enough big tests
national team.
this season?
to different
“I’ve moved around a
“In the past month we’ve
cultures. But played Manchester City,
little bit and I’m used to
learning to
different cultures and
Montpellier [who reached
different foods, so that
speak French the quarter-finals of the
wasn’t a problem. But
Champions League] and
has been
learning French has
which were all good
mind-blowing PSG,
definitely been mindgames against top players.
blowing, but I’m getting
“You have to remember
there slowly.”
that I am also up against some of the
The challenge that awaits Bronze
best players in the world in training
and her team-mates is not an easy
every day, so we definitely feel ready
one. Wolfsburg themselves have
for Wolfsburg.”
won two Champions League
Bronze won everything in
titles, beating Lyon 1-0 at
England, from league titles and
Stamford Bridge in 2013,
an FA Cup, to being voted PFA
and have won a domestic
Player of the Year by her peers.
double this season after a
Now the goal is to emulate that
penalty shootout victory
success at her new club and if
against Bayern Munich in
the Champions League evades
the German Cup final at the
her this year, the desire will
weekend.
cross over into next.
Lyon did get their
“If it doesn’t happen
revenge in 2016
this year, I’m still
when they beat
going to think about
the Germans
it next year – same
on penalties
as any competition
in Reggio,
that I ever play in.
Italy, with
The goal is to win,
the meeting
and the goal is
in Kiev the
the trophy.”
For Liverpool this has been a week
dominated by memories of finals
they have won. The talk on Merseyside has been of Rome ’77 and ’84,
Paris ’81 and Istanbul 2005. However, it is another final, a final that
Liverpool lost, which Jordan Henderson argues was the making of Jürgen Klopp’s side.
The Liverpool captain’s memories
of the 3-1 defeat by a Sevilla team
managed by Unai Emery in the 2016
Europa League final are uniformly
miserable. Injured in the quarterfinal against Dortmund, Henderson
declared himself fit for the final in
Basel only to be dropped, watching
Liverpool’s disastrous second-half
performance from the bench.
“I am worse watching than playing,” he said as Liverpool prepared
to fly out to Kiev today to prepare for
Saturday’s Champions League final
against Real Madrid. “I had been on
edge before the game and was
he was still proud we had got
warming up constantly
to the final [they had beatjusttokeepmyselfactive.
en Manchester United
“I wasn’t embarand Borussia Dortrassed at not playing,
mund to reach it]. He
I was frustrated betold us how much we
Liverpool’s first
cause I couldn’t help.
had improved since
European Cup win
I wasn’t 100 per cent.
he had come in and
was 41 years ago in
I thought I was but,
he said he had this vi1977. They have won
looking back, I defision
that we would get
it four time since
nitely wasn’t. It was the
to other finals. He felt
worst feeling ever. That’s
this defeat could be a big
why you want to make it right
moment in our careers and
straight away because defeat does I sensed he was confident that we
stay with you.
would get to another final.”
“But when we got back to the hotel
As they prepare to face a Real Mathe manager had something differ- drid side aiming for a third straight
ent to say. He reminded the players Champions League title, Henderson
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Jordan Henderson
thinks Liverpool can
hurt Real Madrid in
the final GETTY
argued that the Liverpool team he
captains has more belief now than
they did when facing another Spanish club two years ago.
“Manchester City have been brilliant in the Premier League this
season. They are a fantastic team,”
he said. “We managed to beat them
over two legs. Roma are a great
team and we beat them over two
legs to get to the final.
“Along the way we have beaten
some great teams with some great
players. We have a lot of belief in ourselves and we need to use that on Saturday. If we do that, play the way we
can, give everything with and without
the ball, we can definitely hurt them.”
CHELSEA
WEST HAM UNITED
Ballack in
the frame for
director of
football role
Pellegrini rules
out signing old
employee Touré
By Ken Dyer
By Simon Johnson
Michael Ballack could be in line for
a surprise return to Chelsea as their
new director of football.
It is understood that Ballack has
been added to the list of names under
consideration, which include another former Chelsea player, Juliano
Belletti and Lille’s sporting director
Luis Campos.
Chelsea have not had a technical
director since Michael Emenalo quit
to join Monaco in November.
Ballack played for Chelsea between
2006-10 after joining on a free transfer from Bayern Munich. He helped
the club claim the Premier League
and FA Cup double for the first time.
The 41-year-old former Germany
international announced his playing
retirement in 2012 and since then has
mainly worked in the media.
Michael Ballack had a successful fouryear spell at Chelsea as a player
It was reported in December that
Ballack had been asked to become a
Chelsea ambassador but it is believed
he is now in contention for a more
senior role.
Club director Marina Granovskaia
is owner Roman Abramovich’s most
trusted aide and is Chelsea’s chief
negotiator for transfers and player
contracts.
Since Emenalo’s exit, Granovskaia
has had an even bigger workload but
the plan was always not to rush the
search for a replacement. Whoever
lands the post will have to report to
Granovskaia. EVENING STANDARD
West Ham will not be signing
Manchester City midfielder
Yaya Touré this summer.
The 35-year-old, who is a free
agent, had been linked with a
move to the club even before
Manuel Pellegrini, his former
boss at City, was announced as
West Ham’s new manager.
Pellegrini is instead keen
on attracting younger players
with pace to the club. West
Ham retain a strong interest
in Fulham full-back Ryan
Fredericks and midfielder Tom
Cairney depending on whether
Fulham win promotion. .
The arrival of Pellegrini
also means Javier Hernandez
is likely to stay. Pellegrini has
favoured a more attacking style
with previous clubs and looks
likely to offer Hernandez more
chances than David Moyes.
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‘We each wrote lists and
Unai was top on every one’
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with the level of interest and engagement and we had some top,
top class candidates in that pool,”
Gazidis (right) said. “We had
10s of hours of video tape
on the three finalists
that we eventually narrowed it down to. We
took extensive personal references from really top-quality people
across the game, people
we could trust.”
Gazidis then insisted that
he, Mislintat and Sanllehi each
independently chose Emery as
their preferred pick to take over, at
the end of last week. Even though
former Arsenal captain Mikel
Arteta had been widely expected to
take over until this Monday.
“We set aside a day when we got to
the end of that process, [last week],”
Gazidis said. “We went through
a wide-ranging discussion,
challenging each other
as much as we could on
preconceptions and assumptions we might
have had going into the
process.
“We spent an entire
day discussing those
three. At the end of the
day, three of us all wrote on
a piece of paper, No 1, No 2, No 3,
and put them into the middle of the
table. And the choices were all the
same. And Unai was at the top of all
of our lists.” THE INDEPENDENT
Analysis
How Gunners got their
man – and why his role
is different to Wenger’s
Evan
Bartlett
Arsenal officially confirmed Unai
Emery as their new manager in an
announcement yesterday morning.
The Spaniard takes the helm
following the departure of Arsène
Wenger who leaves the club after 22
years and 10 major trophies. Here
are five things we learned about the
club’s plans for Emery and how they
got their man:
1 Emery won’t be the ‘manager’
While Wenger was all-powerful
at Arsenal – perhaps to his
detriment – there is now a new
regime in place. In the official
announcement of Emery’s
appointment, he is
referred to as the
“head coach” and
not the “manager”.
As i’s Football
Correspondent Sam
Cunningham wrote
in his column this
week, the new boss will
be expected to work closely
with new heads of recruitment and
football relations Sven Mislintat
and Raul Sanllehi.
2. How the hiring process worked
It had appeared for all the world
as though Mikel Arteta would be
named the new head coach last
week, but Gazidis said the board
were “unanimous” in their choice
of Emery.
“We conducted a confidential,
wide-ranging and rigorous search
involving extensive background
references, data and video
analysis, and personal meetings
with all the candidates we
shortlisted,” Gazidis said. “All were
interested in the position and we
were unanimous in our choice of
Unai to drive the next chapter of
our history.”
3. Why they picked Emery
Further to Gazidis’ glowing words,
owner Stan Kroenke (below)
said “his football knowledge,
energy, determination and love of
the game” stood out in Emery’s
interviews. “His familiarity with
our club and our players, the
Premier League and the game in
Europe were all very impressive,”
Kroenke added.
4. What Arsenal expect from Emery
Arsenal are at a low ebb and
face another year outside
the Champions League
next season after a
disappointing sixth-place
finish under Wenger.
Replacing the
Frenchman will be no
easy task, but Kroenke’s
and Gazidis’ words do not
suggest the club expects a
radical change of direction
for the club. “He shares our
vision to move forward, to build
on the platform created by Arsène
Wenger and help this club enjoy
greater success,” Kroenke said.
5. How highly Emery regards the club
Emery speaking about the club in
terms of its global standing and its
reputation for attractive football
and developing young talent may
just be what Arsenal fans want to
hear. “I am thrilled to be joining
one of the great clubs in the game,”
Emery said. “Arsenal is known and
loved throughout the world for its
style of play.”
Unai Emery mirrors the pose used repeatedly by his predecessor Arsène Wenger at the Emirates GETTY IMAGES
After 22 years of the same
voice, this new ‘energetic’ one
will take some getting used to
Jack Pitt-Brooke
hears Unai Emery
speak of his
ambition and
philosophy – and
the big pair of
shoes he has to fill
U
nai Emery began
his long slow task of
pushing Arsenal back
up the hill yesterday
afternoon. Back towards
being competitive, being relevant,
back towards Champions League
football, and, eventually, back
towards challenging for the trophies
that Arsenal have not even got close
to for the last 10 years. All the while
trying to define himself through the
standards, the memories and the
shadow of Arsène Wenger.
It will be a huge effort and will
surely take all of the three-year
deal Emery has signed as head
coach here. Even Ivan Gazidis, sat
alongside Emery at his Emirates
unveiling this afternoon, admitted
that success will not be “instant.” All
they want for now is to get “a little
bit better every day.”
At the start of the press
conference, Emery spoke mostly in
his sturdy but limited English. He
started by thanking the Kroenke
family, he thanked the former
manager Wenger for his legacy,
hailed him as a “reference for all
Arsenal team to play aggressive
coaches,” promised to work hard on
football, being the “protagonists,”
this “big project,” and said that he
dominating possession and pressing
would rather speak “globally,” than
hard without the ball. He made
about his individual players.
plenty of noises about Wenger’s
There was nothing surprising
legacy but in truth Emery is not a
about it but it was certainly different purist or idealist in the same way.
from a Wenger press conference
Gazidis talked up the power of
and his digressions about the state
Emery’s new “energy” at the club.
of the world, social trends, politics
Emery’s Sevilla team were
and economics. But then
exhilarating at times
Wenger was the exception
– physical and stylish –
W
hat
we
rather than rule in these
although the reality is
want
to
do
terms and in appointing
that his PSG team barely
is not fear
Emery, Arsenal have
bore his imprint at all.
effectively moved back into any team in
That is a players’ club and
line with the rest of the
Emery’s attempts to get
the Premier
game.
Neymar, Thiago Silva,
League
or
in
Later this afternoon
Angel Di Maria and the
Europe. Our
upstairs Emery spoke
rest to play his way often
objective is to fell on deaf ears. At least
Spanish with an
interpreter, and conveyed beat the best
at Arsenal there are no
through him more of
£200m players with the
his personality and his
ear of the president, and he
experience about
can expect more in terms
what he wants to do
of receptiveness to his
at Arsenal. He is
ideas.
certainly aiming high.
Asked about his
“Arsenal is a
difficult time at PSG,
Unai Emery has
club with fantastic
and taking over here,
been appointed on a
three-year contract
personality and
Emery talked up his
at Arsenal
identity and I believe
personal skills. “I think
and the club has shown
the most important
me that they believe,
thing is to connect with
it is about showing that
people and have those
personality and showing the
personal relationships,” he said.
stature of this football club,” he said.
Emery will return in pre-season
“What we want to do is not fear any
in late June to meet his players and
team, either here in the Premier
start trying to get his ideas across.
League or in Europe. Our objective
It will be as unfamiliar for them as
is to be among the best and to beat
it is for him, but after 22 years of the
the best.”
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ENGLAND
Butland hopes
Southgate gives
fair warning to
his goalkeepers
Jack Butland (left)
watches fellow
goalkeeper Joe Hart
make a save during
England training this
week GETTY
Stoke stopper is in two-way battle for spot
Nick Pope was given a surprise
call-up to the 23-man squad at the expense of the vastly experienced Joe
Jack Butland hopes England man- Hart, but is expected to be back-up.
ager Gareth Southgate will give his
Barring injury, the main contest
goalkeepers more than two hours’ is between Stoke stopper Butland
notice when he reveals who will be and Pickford. Butland insists that
his No 1 for the World Cup.
they can each only try their hardest
Butland is battling with Ever- to give Southgate a difficult decision
ton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to and that the competition is healthy in
be England’s goalkeeper in Russia the build-up to the tournament.
and they have two more friendlies,
“It’s a great position to be in,”
against Nigeria and Costa Rica, plus Butland said. “Ask any keeper what
the remaining time with the squad, it’s like when there’s a recognised
to convince Southgate who should No 1 or, when you might not be firststart against Tunisia in their open- choice, at club level and the compeing group game.
tition might not be as high. You’re
At the 2010 World Cup in South after that competition because it
Africa, Fabio Capello told
drives you on further.
Rob Green two hours be“I’ve got no doubts, whatI
a
m
sure
fore England kicked off
ever happens, whichever
the tournament against the manager
way it goes, the standard of
the USA that he was will outline
training is extremely high
in the starting line-up all his plans
and the fact that it’s still up
ahead of David James and will have
for grabs is incentive for
and it proved a disastrous structured
everyone to play at the highmove. Green’s error led to minutes
est level, train at the highest
England drawing their
level.
opening game and he was around his
“We spoke about it in deplayers
dropped afterwards.
tail as a team. It’s about all of
“I’m not quite sure it
our roles, not just as ‘keepwill be two hours this time – at least I ers, all of us.
hope not,’ Butland said. “We haven’t
“Eleven of us will start the first
got all the squad together yet and I’m game but the same 11 won’t finish
sure the manager will outline all his the third group game. It’s about
plans and will have structured min- how we all support each other no
utes around players – how long since matter what happens. You can have
their last game.
a massive role whether you are play“The manager has come out and ing or not.
named Harry Kane as captain.
“The way we train, the way we
That’s settled some debates. I’m sure push each other can only produce
when he’s ready he’ll do that with us good performances from us all and
as well and I’m sure it won’t be two that’s a really good position for us to
hours before kick off.”
be in.”
By Sam Cunningham
FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT
It would be stupid to rule us out: Loftus-Cheek
By Simon Peach
Ruben Loftus-Cheek believes
England boast the kind of
“frightening” talent that means it
would be “stupid to rule us out” of
World Cup glory.
Most of Gareth Southgate’s
side are at St George’s Park
busily preparing for next month’s
tournament, just a week on from
the 23-man squad for Russia
being revealed.
The England manager largely
selected promise over experience,
with Loftus-Cheek among the
more callow squad members
having appeared just twice for his
country.
The 22-year-old is part of the
third youngest Three Lions side
touted as a future star at Chelsea,
to head to a World Cup but backs
but it is on loan with Crystal
up captain Harry Kane’s belief
Palace that he began turning
that they can win.
potential into performances.
“Yes, of course,”
Those displays –
Loftus-Cheek said.
along with his work
“I think it would
with Southgate at
be stupid to rule
Under-21s level – led
us out. We have a
to a maiden senior
Ruben Loftus
really good squad,
call-up in November,
Cheek’s England
it’s young and
when he produced
caps. He was
youthful, but we are
a man-of-the-match
awarded
the
man
of
all here on merit and
debut against
the match award in
how well we’ve done
Germany.
his debut game
this season.
And on representing
“In training you
his country at the World
look about and the talent
Cup, he said: “100 per cent I
is frightening. We have a good
feel ready for it. “I’m not one to
chance.”
bow under immense pressure, I
Loftus-Cheek has long been
know how to deal with it.”
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CHAMPIONSHIP
Rooney to go to America
on DC fact-finding mission
Jokanovic calls on Fulham to
cross ‘magic line’ to top flight
By Andy Hampson
Wayne Rooney will travel to the
United States to meet officials at DC
United this week.
Everton’s former England captain,
who has one year left on his contract
at Goodison Park, has been linked
with a move to the Washingtonbased Major League Soccer club in
recent weeks.
No deal has been made between
Everton and United but Rooney, 32,
is travelling to the United States for
exploratory talks with the permission and in the full knowledge of the
Merseysiders.
The trip is of a fact-finding nature
to assess the opportunity that could
exist should there be interest in a
move. Any transfer would need to
meet the approval of Everton.
Rooney is to be accompanied on
his trip to Washington by his longtime adviser Paul Stretford.
News of the visit first emerged in
a report in the Washington Post on
Wednesday. A spokesperson for the
player confirmed that it is to take
place in the coming days. Everton
have not commented.
Rooney rejoined Everton last summer after 13 years with Manchester
United. He scored 11 goals during the
season just finished, including a hattrick against West Ham in November.
By Jonathon Veal
Wayne Rooney scored 11 goals for
Everton last season
Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic
has urged his side to “cross the
magic line” ahead of this weekend’s Championship play-off
final.
The Cottagers take
on Aston Villa at Wembley on Saturday for a
chance to return to the
Premier League after
four seasons in the second tier.
The Serbian (right) said: “I
arrived here two and a half years
ago fighting against relegation, we
must try and make great steps, we
have a great opportunity to bring
this club back.
“We are now at the front of an
important chance. We are going to
follow our style and be confident
we will cross the line. It is an
opportunity for a side to be
part of the best league in
the world.
“That is a big motivation for us. Behind us is
one great season but we
can’t think about past
games. We have one opportunity to cross the magic
line. I am thinking about the 90
minutes, the 120 minutes if we need
it. We are ready for everything.”
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Cricket
FIRST TEST
It is time Root
rediscovered
what it takes to
lead England
Captain has instilled team spirit – but
must inspire his side against Pakistan
Jonathan
Liew
L
ord’s on the eve of an
English Test summer, with
the close-cropped grass
dancing and sparkling in
golden sunshine and the
giant beer kegs being winched in on
whirring forklift trucks, feels like
a good place for a fresh start. The
mind feels clean. The body feels
primed and sharp. Winter’s last
finger has finally loosened its frosty
grip. And for these few blessed
hours, all is possibility once more.
Just under a year ago, this was
the tableau into which Joe Root
stepped: a newly-minted England
Test captain marking his comingof-age with a century for the ages.
And as he strode from the Lord’s
turf, 190 runs against the South
Africans to his name, a smile that
could melt glaciers, a bat that could
cut steel, it really seemed like Root’s
time had come at last: as if one
of England’s most gifted modern
batsmen was ready to take the next
step, and that if we were
lucky, he would take the
rest of us along for
the ride.
Instead, today’s
first Test against
Pakistan offers a
welcome opportunity
to wipe clean the slate,
after a winter in which
Root’s own deficiencies
somehow encapsulated those
of his team. It is now 16 innings
since his last Test century, and in
those promising loose ends, those
The
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The stories you
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Lord’s details
Probable teams:
England JE Root (capt), AN Cook,
MD Stoneman, DJ Malan, JM
Bairstow (wkt), BA Stokes, JC
Buttler, CR Woakes, DM Bess,
SCJ Broad, JM Anderson
Pakistan S Ahmed (capt & wkt), A
Ali, I Ul-Haq, H Sohail, A Shafiq,
MB Azam, S Khan, F Ashraf, M
Amir, M Abbas, H Ali.
Umpires R Tucker (Aus) & P Reiffel (Aus)
Television Sky Sports Main
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Weather Cool, with a mix of sunshine and showers throughout.
Maximum temperature: 21C
Remaining series dates:
1-5 June Second Test, Headingley
fits and starts, lie an analogue for
England’s wider malaise. For all its
intrinsic qualities, this is a team still
short of a personality to match its
unquestionable character. A
team, in short, crying out for
a leader. All it has right now
is a captain.
Of course, there has
been no shortage of
leadership in English
cricket of late. Indeed,
you could even argue that
between chairman Colin
Graves, chief executive Tom
Harrison, director of England
cricket Andrew Strauss, head coach
Trevor Bayliss and new national
FOOTBALL
Gold: ‘We will spend
more than ever’
David Gold, the West Ham co-owner,
says the club plan to provide new
manager Manuel Pellegrini with
more transfer funds this summer
than in any previous transfer
window. Pellegrini has targeted
“four or five” players to ensure
progression. “You can’t put a figure
on it, but what I can assure everyone
is we will probably spend more
money in this window than we’ve
spent in any window in the past,”
Gold said.
selector Ed Smith, English cricket
has more bosses than the Yakuza.
And perhaps this has been
part of the problem: in amongst
the competing voices, the most
important of all has been drowned
out.
Nobody could accuse Root (left)
of a lack of effort or thoroughness
in his attempts to break England’s
predictable cycle of home triumph
and away disaster. Like his
predecessor Alastair Cook he is a
genuinely nice man, and over the
last year has continued Cook’s work
in building a harmonious dressing
room in which new faces have
immediately felt welcome.
And even the finest leaders are
at the eternal mercy of the talent at
their disposal. The genetic offspring
of Mike Brearley and Ernest
Shackleton probably wouldn’t have
conjured up an Ashes triumph over
the winter.
But for a captain who on
assuming the job announced
his intention to make England
harder to beat – one that put him
This England team is
short of a personality to
match its character. It needs
a leader: all it has is a captain
RUGBY UNION
Edwards is ‘committed’ to Wales
Wales coach Rob Howley has
dismissed speculation linking
Shaun Edwards with a
move over to England.
Edwards (right) has
been strongly linked
with succeeding
Paul Gustard, who
left England on
Monday to take over
at Premiership club
Harlequins.
The former rugby league star
has been part of the Wales set-up
since 2008 when Warren Gatland
was appointed head coach.
“You only have to watch
Shaun in training this
morning to know that
he is fully committed in
terms of his diligence, his
coaching and his ability
to get the best out of the
players,” Howley said at a
press conference ahead of
Wales’ Tests against South
Africa and Argentina. “I’ve seen no
change in that body language.”
somewhat at odds with both Bayliss
and Harrison, who advocated a
more aggressive, entertaining
form of cricket – Root has to be
judged on results, and not just on
a team but on an individual level.
The best captains – think Brendon
McCullum, Misbah-ul-Haq, Steve
Waugh, even Virat Kohli – elevate
the level of the players around
them. There has been no indication
that Root is remotely capable of
doing this.
And so what we have seen to date
is a sort of Sunday-evening-salad of
a team, cobbled together from odds
and ends – a bit of positive intent
here, some shavings of resilient
FOOTBALL
Hayes backs Chelsea
ditching ‘Ladies’ tag
Chelsea have announced a name
change for their female team, which
will now be known as Chelsea
Football Club Women, rather than
Chelsea Ladies. Chelsea will also no
longer refer to the men’s team as the
“first team”, the Blues said. Manager
Emma Hayes said: “This name
change demonstrates the club’s
desire to put women’s football at the
front and centre of everything we
do. I fully support [this decision].”
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PAKISTAN
Sarfraz believes he
and senior players
can usher in new era
“We have to lead from the front,
and provide a good platform.”
Sarfraz Ahmed is relishing the collecHe hopes his team may even be
tive responsibility which will fall on able to outdo Misbah’s, against hosts
him and fellow senior players to carry who may be vulnerable themselves
Pakistan’s youngsters with
after their winless winter in Austhem in the NatWest Test
tralia and New Zealand.
series against England.
Asked if Pakistan are
Captain Sarfraz
capable of winning the
(right), who will comseries, Sarfraz said: “Yes,
bine his wicketkeeping
definitely.
with leadership duties
“England lost the Ashes
at Lord’s this week and
and did not have a good
Headingley next, was a
time in New Zealand.
key component in Paki“They are a tough team
stan’s drawn series here two
... but I hope we can beat
years ago.
them.”
Since then, Pakistan have
He acknowledges PakiThe team
entered a transitional phase is different...
stan arrive light on experiafter the retirements of
ence, but he is nonetheless
then captain Misbah-ul-Haq we had a lot
optimistic.
of seniors in
and Younis Khan.
“I was part of the team in
Sarfraz nonetheless be- 2016, but at
2016,” he said. “This team
lieves he, pace spearhead the moment
is different... we had a lot of
Mohammad Amir and ex- we have a
seniors then, but at the moperienced batsmen Azhar couple of good ment we have a couple of
Ali and Asad Shafiq can
young players.
young players good
help usher in a new era with
“Our Test team is in a reseries success.
building phase – so if these
“The senior players have to show youngsters do well here and gain conresponsibility,” he said.
fidence then it will be good for their
“Amir and I have played here be- future, their careers and for the Pafore – so have Azhar and Shafiq.
kistan team.”
By David Clough
Mark Wood and Dawid Malan
walk through the Long Room at
Lord’s yesterday GETTY
character there, a generous splash
of good areas – without any real
thought for what the whole might
taste like. A more nimble-footed
captain might have rethought the
bouncer barrage to New Zealand’s
lower order long before they batted
England out of the series. A more
assertive captain might have
persuaded James Anderson and
Stuart Broad to pitch the new ball
further up, instead of bowling dry
back-of-a-length.
A more confident captain might
have done a better job of reaching
out to the cricketing public. Instead,
for a clearly intelligent man,
Root has been a largely taciturn
communicator, cautious to a
fault, refraining from expressing
anything that might accidentally be
misconstrued as an opinion.
A return to headquarters may
well be just what Root needs to
inject some life into his Test career.
To start turning two figures into
three. To use his position and his
platform to speak. To remind us all
of the exuberant young man who
first graced the England team half
a decade ago. The return of Jos
Buttler tantalises. The arrival of
Dom Bess excites. It’s the first day of
the Test summer; the perfect time
for Root to rediscover his golden
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Ancelotti is new
Napoli manager
Napoli have confirmed the
appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as
the club’s new manager. The former
Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris
Saint-Germain coach held talks
with Napoli’s president Aurelio
De Laurentiis in Rome last week
before replacing Mauricio Sarri,
whose departure was confirmed
yesterday. The 58-year-old Italian
has been out of management since
he was sacked by Bayern Munich in
September 2017.
ENGLAND
‘Stokes is desperate to get
out there – he is buzzing’
By Matt Butler
The England captain Joe Root has
spoken of his excitement at having a
fully-fit Ben Stokes back in the fold.
Stokes missed the Ashes due to
a police investigation following an
altercation in Bristol in September
and was battling with an injury during the susequent Test series against
New Zealand.
But he is back in the side for today’s
Test against Pakistan – his only appearance at Lord’s of the season, as
he is due in Bristol Crown Court to
answer a charge of affray when India
are the opposition in August.
Koukash writes off Salford debt
Former Salford owner Marwan
Koukash has agreed to write
off the debt he is owed by
the ailing Super League
club and to match the
proceeds from halfseason ticket sales.
The gesture from
the Liverpool-based
racehorse owner is
thought to be worth
around £5m to the Red
Devils, whose football and
financial fortunes have both declined
since he handed the club over to fans
on the eve of the season.
Koukash (left) declined to
confirm the size of the debt
but did reveal that he had
agreed to pay the transfer
fee that would have
brought St Helens scrumhalf Matty Smith to the
AJ Bell Stadium and also
offered to pay the full salary
of Warrington outside-back
Matty Russell. Both moves fell
through before completion.
You can see he’s buzzing and desperate to get back out there,” said
Root. You watch Ben train, and he
sets the standard. He is a ‘stand-out’.
“If you watch a whole practice session, he does everything at match intensity and he helps drive it.
“To have his bowling as well
will add to our attack and give us a
different dimension.
“He knows that when he gets out
there he will give absolutely everything for England.”
Stokes’ last home Test was at
Lord’s eight months ago, when he
took a career-best six for 22 against
the West Indies.
FOOTBALL
Will Smith to sing
World Cup anthem
Will Smith has teamed up with
fellow artists Nicky Jam and Era
Istrefi for the official World Cup
song for Russia 2018, Fifa has
confirmed. Hollywood actor and
rapper Smith, fellow American
singer Jam and Kosovar musician
Istrefi have collaborated on the song,
titled Live It Up. The three-man
line-up will perform at the Luzhniki
Stadium in Moscow before the
final on 15 July and the song will be
officially released on Friday.
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SOUTH AFRICA
‘I have had my
turn and, to be
honest, I’m tired’:
De Villiers retires
South Africa batsman AB de
Villiers has announced his
shock retirement from all
forms of international cricket
with immediate effect.
The 34-year-old has been a
titanic figure in the Proteas’
middle order for more than a
decade and will go down as one
of their greatest ever batsmen.
De Villiers starred in the
recent Test series victory over
Australia – and only last year
recommitted to representing
South Africa in all formats
after taking a break from Test
cricket – but admitted his
efforts have left him fatigued.
He said: “I have decided to
retire from all international
cricket with immediate effect.
“After 114 Test matches, 228
one-day internationals and 78
T20 internationals, it is time
for others to take over. I have
had my turn and, to be honest, I
am tired.
“This is a tough decision, I
have thought long and hard
about it and I’d like to retire
while still playing decent
cricket. Now feels like the right
time to step aside.”
De Villiers amassed 8,765
runs at an average of 50.66 in
Tests and a further 9,577 at
53.50 in ODIs over the course
of a stellar 14 years. He holds
the world record for the fastest
half-century, hundred and 150
in ODIs. PA
AB de Villiers is retiring from all
international forms of the game
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By Jack Pitt-Brooke
Ivan Gazidis, the Arsenal chief
executive, insisted yesterday
that new manager Unai Emery
was the club’s first-choice pick
to replace Arsène Wenger.
A three-man committee
made up of Gazidis, head of
recruitment Sven Mislintat
and head of football relations
Raul Sanllehi was convened
to find a new manager after
an exhaustive and thorough
recruitment process.
Gazidis sat alongside Emery
(left) at the manager’s
unveiling yesterday,
one month after
the chief executive
had given a similar
briefing explaining
why Wenger was
stepping down after
22 years in charge.
The committee
formulated an
eight-man long-list
which was whittled
down to a three-man
shortlist last week.
Emery was interviewed
on 10 May and impressed
Gazidis with his “detailed
knowledge” of Arsenal
players and staff.
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Root tips debutant Bess to thrive at Lord’s
By Matt Butler
Dom Bess has been backed by his
captain to embark on a long and
fruitful England career, beginning
with his Test debut today against
Pakistan.
The 20-year-old Somerset spinbowler (right) has impressed Root
with his conduct and tipped him to
thrive in a Test that amounts to a
fresh start for England in the first
Test of the summer.
Root said of Bess: “He seems really clear about what he wants to do in
the game and how to approach this
week, and that’s all you can ask for
from someone making their debut.
“I remember mine, you just want
tomorrow to come around, to get
your cap and get on with it.
“He’s approached the week
really well and hopefully
he can have a good start
to what’s a good, long
career.”
A revamped England
line-up will also feature
Jos Buttler returning
to the long form of the
game at No 7 as a specialist
batsman, with Jonny Bairstow
retaining the wicketkeeping gloves.
Root said: “We want a side that
covers as much as possible, that
gives us the best options we can have
in each department. Jos at seven can
be an exciting and integral part of
our batting unit, to take the game
to the opposition from a position of strength and make it
even stronger.
“The way he a p proaches his white-ball
cricket, I think a lot of
that can cross over.
“He’s got a good brain,
a lot of experience in
white-ball cricket and this is
an opportunity to do that in Test
cricket.”
Bairstow is adamant he can
handle the pressure of moving up to
No 5 in the batting order as Buttler
slots in lower down. “You wouldn’t
be playing at the highest level if you
weren’t able to cope with the pressure,” he said. “It comes with expectation as well.”
England will be looking to consign
a disappointing winter in Australia
and New Zealand to the past and
Bairstow added: “It was a struggle
this winter but we’ve had a chance
to speak about it and work out ways
to move forward.
“Our record at home is very good
and we need people to be coming
here and going, ‘OK, we’ve got a serious challenge on to win in England’.”
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