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daily newspaper of the year
Thursday July 27 2017 | thetimes.co.uk | No 72286
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Care home ?rape? cover-up
6 Helpless residents at risk from offender 6 Senior manager was also sex criminal 6 Regulator kept ?disturbing? case secret
times investigation
Andrew Norfolk
Chief Investigative Reporter
The suspected rape of a helpless autistic
man by a high-risk sex offender was kept
secret by the official body responsible
for his safety, The Times can reveal.
The incident was among a cluster of
sex alerts at residential homes owned
by a private company that specialised in
the care of young adults with learning
disabilities.
All were kept hidden from the public
by the Care Quality Commission
(CQC), which regulates England?s
16,000 care homes and claims to be
committed to openness and transparency. The case raises serious doubts
about its stated mission to protect
people from harm and to ?hold providers to account?.
The Times has seen confidential
police documents and agency reports
linked to the suspected rape and
other incidents at three homes run by
Hillgreen Care. They reveal:
6 The deputy manager of one home
was a convicted sex offender working in
Britain illegally.
6 Concerns were raised at other homes
over ?sexual grooming? of residents
and staff having sex while on duty.
6 Care workers were initially told not
to inform police of the suspected rape.
6 Potential DNA evidence linked to
the incident was destroyed.
More than 20 months after the
alleged attack, no charges have been
brought against Hillgreen by the CQC,
despite new criminal powers under
which it can prosecute companies.
Steve Brine, the health minister,
described the case as deeply disturbing.
Publicly the commission has given no
hint that it even knew of the incident. It
inspected the home in Enfield, north
London, less than two weeks after it
was told but the report it published in
January last year described a place
where residents ?felt safe?, with caring
staff who ?understood abuse and knew
how to report any concerns?.
Inquiries by Enfield council raised
so many alarms about Hillgreen that
the local authority commissioned an
independent safeguarding review of
the company and its homes.
At the centre of the most serious
incident was a 28-year-old resident, JL,
whose placement was funded by the
neighbouring Hackney authority. The
Times is unable to name him because it
has been threatened with an injunction
by the council.
JL had previously been charged
with raping a vulnerable adult and, in
2015, sexually assaulting a 14-year-old
girl. He is now serving a suspended prison sentence for the latter.
Senior Hillgreen staff knew that
there was a high risk of him reoffending
and that other residents should be
protected from him. However, he was
not kept under supervision. In November 2015, a care worker found JL in the
bedroom of a severely autistic 23-yearold man who lacks mental capacity,
Continued on page 2, col 3
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Diesel cars to
be hit with
higher taxes
Ben Webster Environment Editor
Riviera emergency Wildfires in the south of France swept towards Bormes-les-Mimosas yesterday, forcing residents and tourists to shelter on the beach. Pages 18-19
Finishing antibiotics could harm you, doctors say
Kat Lay Health Correspondent
It is a mantra followed by patients
across the country: always complete
the full course of antibiotics even if the
ailment is long forgotten.
Now specialists have warned that
such advice is not backed by evidence,
and could be increasing drug resistance.
Doctors could instead tell patients to
stop taking medication when they feel
better, experts write in The BMJ today.
Martin Llewelyn, of Brighton and
Sussex Medical School, and nine
colleagues from universities across the
country urge health officials and school
biology teachers to ?stop advocating
?complete the course? ? and ?publicly
and actively state that this was not
evidence-based and is incorrect?.
GP leaders voiced concern that
changing the simple message could
cause confusion, however, and urged
patients to keep following the advice.
Family doctors prescribed about
34 million courses of antibiotics in
2015-16. They treat conditions such as
severe acne, kidney infections and
pneumonia, especially among the
elderly, but many patients stop their
courses early, despite the warnings that
under-treated bacteria will turn resistant. Up to 50,000 people are estimated
to die each year in Europe and the US
from antibiotic-resistant infections.
In the BMJ article, the infection
experts warn that the length of most
antibiotic courses ? typically three
to ten days ? is not based on good
clinical studies, meaning that patients
may be taking them for longer than
they need to. This raises the risk of
antibiotic resistance and goes against
the principle that people should take as
little medication as necessary.
Tim Peto, professor of medicine at
the University of Oxford and one of the
authors, said: ?If we compare it with
something like heart disease, there
is a huge evidence basis for treatment . . .
but for the use of antibiotics, duration
Continued on page 2, col 5
New diesel cars are about to be hit with
higher taxes to fund pollution-cutting
measures in dozens of towns and cities.
Drivers of older diesels also face
charges or restrictions in up to 29
council areas where roads have illegal
levels of toxic nitrogen dioxide, under
the government?s air quality plan.
Councils will get �5 million for
steps such as removing speed humps,
changing road layouts, boosting public
transport and helping drivers to retrofit
older diesels. Draft proposals must be
published by the end of March.
The measures will be funded by
changes to the tax treatment for new
diesel vehicles or ?reprioritisation within departmental budgets?. Tax changes
will be announced in the autumn.
Labour and campaigners accused
ministers of diverting attention from a
lack of immediate measures by announcing a ban on new petrol and diesel
cars and vans from 2040. ClientEarth,
the group that brought a High Court
challenge against the government?s
previous plan, said that the new one was
?little more than a shabby rewrite?. The
AA questioned whether the National
Grid could cope with electric cars. A
power output of more than nine nuclear
plants on the scale of Hinkley Point C
might be needed by 2050.
Action is required on 81 major roads
with illegal pollution, including 48 in
London, nine in the northwest, seven in
Yorkshire, five in the Midlands, three in
Southampton and the Test Valley and
one in Bristol, the plan says. ?Absolute
restrictions on the access of certain
types of vehicles? could be necessary.
Drivers to pay, pages 8-9
Leading article, page 31
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Thursday July 27 2017 | the times
News
T O D AY ? S E D I T I O N
Labour backs
off hard Brexit
Marine made
IRA weapons
Diana?s brother:
I was misled
Labour has changed its
position on Brexit,
saying that no options
should be taken off the
table to ensure Britain
keeps the benefits of
the single market and
customs union. Page 4
A Royal Marine built a
cache of weapons for
Irish republican
dissidents, including
14 pipe bombs, four of
which were deployed
in Northern Ireland, a
court was told. Page 5
The brother of Diana,
Princess of Wales, said
that he was misled
about whether princes
William and Harry
wanted to walk behind
their mother?s coffin at
her funeral. Page 11
COMMENT
Replacing ?boy? and ?girl? with a menu of dozens
of identities only adds to children?s anxiety
CLARE FOGES, PAGE 28
Trump upsets
core backers
Glaxo cull aims
to save �n
Trio in line for
Test debut
President Trump
faced a backlash from
some of his most
ardent supporters as
he renewed his
campaign against the
attorney-general,
Jeff Sessions. Page 32
Glaxosmithkline will
cull more than 30
development
programmes and aim
for �billion of extra
annual savings in a
shake-up under its
new boss. Page 39
England could hand
three players their
debuts in the third
Investec Test against
South Africa today as
they seek to bounce
back from last week?s
heavy defeat. Page 76
COMMENT 27
LEADING ARTICLES 31
MARKETS 50-51
LAW 54-55
REGISTER 57
LAW REPORT 59
SPORT 64
CROSSWORD 76
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DINNER
TONIGHT
Peach (or nectarine)
melba
I never tire of this pud,
reputedly invented by
Escoffier, the Savoy
chef, in celebration of
Dame Nellie Melba?s
performance in
Wagner?s Lohengrin.
Serves 6 Prep 15 min
Cook 10 min
Ingredients: 3 ripe
peaches or nectarines,
preferably white ones;
5 tbsp caster sugar;
� vanilla pod, optional;
300ml white wine;
200g raspberries;
500g vanilla ice cream.
Boil kettle. Plunge the
peaches in a pan of
boiling water from the
kettle for 10 seconds.
Refresh in cold water
then use a small sharp
knife to remove skin in
sheets. Run the knife
round middles, cutting
to stone. Twist halves
apart and remove the
stone. Dissolve sugar
in the wine with vanilla
pod in a pan that can
accommodate the
peach halves in a
single layer over a
medium-low heat.
Simmer for 5 min. Give
vanilla pod an
occasional prod to
release its seeds. Add
thetimes
peach halves and
poach, gently, for
3 min. Scoop peaches
on to a plate to cool
(save the vanilla to use
again or immerse, dry,
in the sugar bowl). Put
raspberries in a sieve
over a bowl, spoon 4
tbsp of hot, sweet wine
over the top and press
through with back of a
wooden spoon,
continuing until only
seeds remain. Scrape
underneath so nothing
is wasted. When you
are ready to serve,
spoon a mound of ice
cream in the middle of
6 chilled, small, pretty
plates or sundae
dishes. Top with an
upturned peach and
cover with raspberry
pur閑. That?s it.
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Heathrow will freeze passenger
costs after runway expansion
Graeme Paton Transport Correspondent
Heathrow will guarantee to effectively
freeze passenger landing charges when
a third runway is built by scrapping
plans for a new terminal, The Times has
learnt.
The airport will pledge today to
knock ?several billion? pounds off the
cost of its expansion plan by abandoning facilities such as an additional terminal, new baggage handling systems
and an underground train.
Heathrow will instead suggest extending terminals 5 and 2 and phasing
the expansion work over as long as 20
years to control costs.
It hopes that the plan will cut the
�.8 billion price tag for a third runway
while easing concerns that a hike in
passenger landing charges will price
many carriers out of Heathrow. The
proposals will go out for consultation
later this year.
Willie Walsh, the head of IAG, British
Airways? parent company, had predicted that landing charges, which add
�.75 to the price of each ticket, could
double under a third runway as the
airport?s private backers seek to recoup
investments. However, John HollandKaye, Heathrow?s chief executive, will
pledge today to keep fees ?as close to
current charges as possible? when the
runway opens, possibly by 2025.
Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, has insisted that keeping landing
charges flat would be a condition of
building a third runway. The plan still
has to pass a parliamentary vote next
year and be approved by planners in the
early 2020s.
Speaking before the airport publishes its latest financial results today, Mr
Holland-Kaye told The Times: ?We will
be reducing the terminal costs by
several billions of pounds. When you
think about HS2 and other big national
projects the costs tend to go up rather
than go down, so if we can bring the
costs down it will be remarkable.
?We have been working for some
time on bringing the absolute costs
down and we are getting to a very good
position. Having passengers paying
pretty much the same amount as today
while getting a world-class airport with
better public transport is a remarkable
achievement.?
The two-mile runway is set to be built
to the northwest of the airport, allowing it to boost annual passenger numbers to 130 million a year.
Heathrow originally suggested
building one additional terminal
between its northern runway and the
new runway. It would require a huge
subsurface baggage handling system
and an underground passenger metro
system, which was estimated to cost
�billion alone.
Mr Holland-Kaye insisted that this
could be replaced by an expansion of
terminal 5. Over coming years, Terminal Two, Heathrow?s other man terminal, would also be expanded, he said.
Tim Alderslade, chief executive of
Airlines UK, which represents carriers,
said: ?Heathrow is the most expensive
airport in the world and, post-Brexit,
the UK will need to compete even more
with other hubs. Airlines are clear that
the cost of expansion that they and
their customers pay for is a key factor.?
Care homes demand top-up fees
Rosemary Bennett
Families are having to pay hundreds of
pounds a year to care homes on behalf
of loved ones whose place is supposed
to be free, according to a report.
The study found that 48,400 elderly
people in care homes ? about one in
four ? were being charged ?top-up
fees?, even though they met the conditions for their costs to be paid entirely
by their council. The ?top-ups? usually
range from � to �0 a week,
although some are higher.
The law is clear that top-ups should
be paid voluntarily, for example to
cover a nicer room or a home closer to
their family. It makes it clear that
elderly people who meet the criteria to
continued from page 1
Care home ?cover-up?
does not speak and was considered
incapable of giving sexual consent.
Questioned by staff, JL admitted that
he walked into the young man?s bedroom, pulled down his clothing and had
sex with him.
The victim?s boxer shorts, which had
potential DNA evidence, were photographed on a worker?s phone but senior
Hillgreen management initially told
staff not to contact police. It was more
than 24 hours before they told his mother he had been ?sexually assaulted?.
Police investigated the case as a suspected rape. They say they were first
contacted two days after the incident,
but not by Hillgreen. When officers
went to the home the young man?s
underwear had already been washed.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
decided there was insufficient evidence
for charges. Its assessment was that
JL?s admission would be inadmissible
in court; the victim ?cannot give an account?; the care worker saw no penetration; and there was ?no other evidence
as [the victim?s] underwear was washed?.
A police spokesman said that the
?lack of forensic evidence? was a
significant factor in the CPS decision.
Restricted-access papers seen by The
Times show that when care authorities
became aware of the alleged attack,
internal inquiries swiftly established
multiple serious failings by Hillgreen.
An emergency multi-agency meeting
have their care funded must be offered
at least one placement which is available and affordable within the funding
the council has allocated to them.
Age UK, which produced the report,
said that it was hearing more examples
of relatives being asked to pay a top-up
because there was no local care home
place that the council could afford.
In other cases, an elderly person is
settled into a care home whose costs are
met by the council and then told that
the fees have gone up and the family
will have to pay the difference. In some
cases care homes have told residents
not to tell the council.
A Competition and Markets Authority inquiry into people in care and nursing homes has already raised concerns
about fees levied after residents have
died and questionable upfront fees.
Caroline Abrahams, Age UK?s charity director, said: ?Older people and
their families should make sure they
understand their legal rights if they are
asked for a ?top up? as it is sometimes
possible to challenge these demands. In
today?s cash-strapped care system we
fear that ?third party top ups? are increasingly a form of ?stealth tax? on
families, unfairly exploiting their desire
to do right by their loved ones if they
need to move into a care home.?
The Local Government Association
said the report was ?yet another indication of the stark reality facing adult
social care, which is at a tipping point?.
discussed alerts at three Hillgreen
homes over ?staff members engaging
in sexual activity whilst on duty?; the
?sexual grooming of service users?; and
the ?questionable immigration status?
of five workers. One of the five was
Tadeo Binama, the Enfield home?s
deputy manager. He was detained
after checks revealed that he was
working illegally on an expired student
visa. He also had criminal convictions
for sex offences in 2012 and 2013.
Enfield is understood to have advised
councils across London not to place
vulnerable adults with Hillgreen. Hackney council, which was responsible for
JL?s care, said it did not fund new placements in homes run by the company.
Last night the CQC defended its failure to make public any of the concerns
raised about Hillgreen and said it was
?actively pursuing what criminal action
can be taken in relation to the failings?
at the Enfield home. It said its desire to
be ?open and transparent? needed to
be balanced alongside a risk of ?compromising ongoing investigations?.
More than seven months after police
closed the case, The Times is not aware
that the CQC has interviewed any
suspects or witnesses in connection
with the incident. The victim?s mother
says she has not been contacted by the
commission for more than a year.
Solicitors for Hillgreen declined to
comment beyond describing many of
the criticisms as unfair and inaccurate.
continued from page 1
Antibiotics warning
Victim failed, pages 12-13
Leading article, page 31
James Kirkup, page 29
of treatment, there is very little evidence.
We want to improve prescribing ? for
doctors to take a personalised view on
when they should tell a person to stop.?
The researchers called for studies
into alternative messages, such as ?stop
when you feel better?.
Jodi Lindsay, professor of microbial
pathogenesis at St George?s, University
of London, said: ?Evidence for ?completing the course? is poor, and the
length of the course of antibiotics has
been estimated based on a fear of
under-treating rather than any studies.?
Antibiotic resistance is a growing
threat. Dame Sally Davies, the chief
medical officer, has warned that society
faces an ?apocalyptic? scenario in
which common infections are fatal and
treatments from hip replacements to
chemotherapy become impossible.
Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairwoman
of the Royal College of GPs, said: ?We
are concerned about the concept of
patients stopping taking their medication . . . once they ?feel better?, because
improvement in symptoms does not
necessarily mean the infection has
been eradicated. The mantra to
always take the full course of antibiotics
is well known ? changing this will
simply confuse people.?
Dame Sally said: ?People should
always follow the advice of healthcare
professionals. To update policies we
need further research to inform them.?
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RICHARD MILLS FOR THE TIMES
Journalists on
the big screen
6 Carl Bernstein and
Bob Woodward,
reporters at The
Washington Post, were
immortalised by Dustin
Hoffman and Robert
Redford in All the
President?s Men (1976)
for their expos� of the
Watergate scandal that
led to the downfall of
Richard Nixon?s
presidency.
6 Spotlight (2015)
charted the work of the
investigative team at
The Boston Globe,
including Michael
Rezendes, Sacha
Pfeiffer and Walter
Robinson, to uncover
the widespread sexual
abuse of children by
Catholic priests in the
Boston area.
Tom Hardy to
star as Times
war reporter
Kaya Burgess
A journalist?s experience of genocide,
heroin addiction and frontline reporting is to come to the big screen with the
Dunkirk star Tom Hardy set to play a
Times war correspondent.
Anthony Loyd, a former soldier,
turned up in the carnage of the Bosnian
war of 1993 to find work as a journalist
while battling his own demons, including heroin addiction.
Loyd, who has since reported for The
Times on conflicts in Kosovo, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Iraq
and Syria, documented his experiences
in My War Gone By, I Miss it So, a 1999
memoir due to be turned into a film.
The book charts Loyd?s battle with
drugs and his struggle to deal with the
barbarity he witnessed in describing
the chaos of war in a European country
a two-hour flight from home. He wrote:
?War and smack: I always hope for
some kind of epiphany in each to lead
me out but it never happens.?
Hardy, who has also starred in The
Dark Knight Rises, Inception and Tinker
Tailor Soldier Spy, will produce and star
in the film adaptation, to be directed by
Gavin O?Connor. The Times has boasted some of the world?s most renowned
war correspondents, including William
Howard Russell, who was sent to cover
the Crimean War and is deemed one of
the first modern war correspondents,
and Marie Colvin, the Sunday Times
correspondent killed covering the
siege of Homs in 2012.
?My War Gone By is a brutal yet
sensitive story which addresses
both the nature of addiction and
the experience of war,? Hardy
told Variety magazine. ?I was
struck by Anthony?s work and
words, experiences, and for me his
is an important voice and an
important book.?
O?Connor said: ?Anthony?s
memoir was love at first
page, a portrait of war
like I?d never read
before. An upclose-and-personal account of a
heroin junkie reporting from the
front lines of
Bosnia ? the
bloodiest con-
6 Fear and Loathing in
Las Vegas (1998),
starred Johnny Depp as
Raoul Duke from Hunter
S Thompson?s
autobiographical novel
of the same name,
deemed a prime
example of what is
known as ?gonzo?
journalism.
6 Carey Mulligan is set
to star in On the Other
Side, due to start
production next year,
playing Kate Webb, the
war correspondent for
Agence France Presse
and United Press
International who was
held captive for 23 days
by North Vietnamese
troops during
the Vietnam War in
1971.
The memoir written
by Anthony Loyd,
top, was praised by
the actor Tom Hardy
flict Europe has witnessed since the
Second World War ? who uses the
high of war to kick his drug habit. It?s a
book written with both fists. It?s Anthony?s Apocalypse Now. I feel privileged
and honoured for the opportunity to
bring the book to the movies.?
Loyd, 50, said he had not known of
Hardy?s involvement until his wife
received a Google alert about it.
The Bosnian war, he said, had been a
?major happening? a short flight from
Heathrow. ?For a young generation of
freelance correspondents it gave us a
chance to drive, fly or hitch-hike to a
war in Europe involving people who
had many shared cultural reference
points,? he said. ?It felt very, very close
to home. I?m hoping anyone who sees
the film will identify with that.?
In June last year it was reported that
Hardy, 39, would portray Don McCullin, the renowned war photographer, in
a film based on McCullin?s autobiography Unreasonable Behaviour. In
December 2012, McCullin, now 81,
joined Loyd on a trip to Syria. Loyd said
of his partner: ?He worked, sometimes
under fire, for six days in Aleppo and
documented death and suffering in the
city. He was stoic and enduring
throughout.?
British Museum loses �0,000 ring Terrier helps police find
William Worley
A Cartier diamond ring worth
�0,000 went missing from the British
Museum six years ago but has only
ost.
now been registered as lost.
he
Police were called to the
museum
in
centrall
London when it was first
reported as missing in
August 2011, but the
circumstances behind
its disappearance were
unclear and officers
decided not to take the
matter further.
The museum kept the loss
ed only
quiet and it was revealed
his week of
with the publication this
accounts for the Department for
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
The ring was bequeathed to the
museum by an anonymous donor and
was kept in the museum?s heritage and
asset collection.
If stolen, it would be practically
impossible to find the diamond as it
p
would probably
have been recut
and would
w
now be untraceable, a jewellery expert said
las night.
last
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r
recut
now, possibly into
tw or more stones,? a
two
H
Hatton Garden antiques
de
dealer told The Times.
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rings are a minefield
field. If someone wants to
mask w
where a gem stone came
th have to do is recut it.?
from, all they
The missing ring had an emerald cut,
which was not the best for showing off
the diamond?s brilliance, the dealer
said, but was more stylish and was
associated with high society of the
1960s and 1970s.
If the stone weighed 20 carats as
speculated,
that
would
be
?unbelievably rare?, he added.
A spokeswoman for the British
Museum told the Daily Mail: ?The ring
was found missing from its proper location by British Museum staff in August
2011. Thorough searches were undertaken at the time and subsequently.
?British Museum procedure, as
agreed by trustees, requires the ring
formally to be reported as lost five years
after the initial discovery of its absence.
?The museum takes the security of
the collection extremely seriously. The
museum has since reviewed its security
and collections management procedures and dedicated significant investment to improved security across the
estate.?
missing woman in a flash
A pet dog helped to discover an elderly
woman who had been missing for
14 hours after he tagged along with a
police search party.
Flash, a ten-month-old Patterdale
terrier, joined the officers as they
searched for the woman in Barmpton,
Darlington, Co Durham. He brought
the hunt to a happy conclusion when
members of the team, which included
20 officers as well as a helicopter, saw
him lie by a hedgerow where they
found the woman.
Flash?s teenage owner learnt of his
pet?s heroics the next morning. Elijah
Ward, 13, said he was ?so proud?. Elijah?s
father, also named Elijah, said: ?Flash is
an outside dog. We have a smallholding
and he often wanders by himself, but we
noticed he went missing on the night
and returned the next morning. We
only realised what he?d done after
speaking to neighbours and police.
Now we wonder if he stayed with her all
night. We went straight out and bought
him lots of treats. He?s a little hero
really. We?re just glad of the outcome.?
The daughter of the missing woman,
who wanted to remain anonymous,
said they were so grateful to everyone
involved.
Sergeant Barry Evans, of Durham
police, said: ?Flash appeared to be
indicating at something. This led a
family member of the missing person to
discover the woman.?
Sergeant Evans said that the woman
was unhurt but ?a little distressed?.
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Girl on terror charges
A teenage girl has been charged
with terrorism offences after she
was alleged to have arranged with
an Islamic State fighter in Syria to
receive weapons to carry out an
attack in the UK. The girl, 17, who
cannot be named, had been
remanded in custody and is due
to appear this morning at
Westminster magistrates? court.
She was charged on April 12 with
acts in preparation contrary to
the Terrorism Act 2006 and is
due to appear at the Old Bailey
tomorrow.
Straight to the point Knights do battle at the Arundel International Jousting and Medieval Tournament, which runs until Sunday at the castle in West Sussex
Labour backs away from
supporting a hard Brexit
Lucy Fisher
Senior Political Correspondent
Sam Coates Deputy Political Editor
Labour has opened the door to supporting Britain remaining inside the single
market, in a significant change of the
party?s position.
Yesterday Sir Keir Starmer, shadow
Brexit secretary, and John McDonnell,
shadow chancellor, said that no options
should be taken off the table to ensure
that Britain retained the benefits of the
single market and customs union.
The move is designed to counter remarks by other Labour shadow cabinet
members, including Barry Gardiner,
that the party was edging towards supporting a hard Brexit.
Speaking at a Labour in the City
event last night, Sir Keir said: ?Labour?s
objective is tariff-free access to the
single market, no new red tape at customs and a deal that works for services
as well as goods. It is vital that we retain
the benefits of the single market and the
customs union. How we achieve that is
secondary to the outcome and should
be part of the negotiations. We need to
be flexible in our approach and not
sweep options off the table.?
Mr McDonnell told the BBC: ?Our
objective is tariff-free access to the
market. That has been our objective
since immediately after the referendum. The structures ? whether we are
in or out ? are a secondary matter. We
are not ruling anything out but what we
are saying is that we are the fifth largest
economy in the world and we have a
special status in both our relationship
with the EU and the rest of the globe
and we feel we can get a deal that
achieves tariff-free access.?
The remarks represent a change of
the party?s position since the election.
The Labour manifesto said that the
party wanted to keep the ?benefits of
the single market? but did not say how.
Questions remain about Labour?s
position, however, with some senior
figures believing that reform of the
single market is the best option even
though this may not be possible.
This intervention came days after
Jeremy Corbyn said that a Labour
government would take Britain out of
the single market, declaring that membership of it was ?dependent on EU
membership?.
Mr Gardiner, the shadow international trade secretary, said this week
that retaining long-term membership
of the customs union was a ?deeply
unattractive? option.
Pro-EU Labour backbenchers who
want Britain to remain in the single
market and the customs union reacted
angrily to his comments.
6 The BBC has apologised after Charlie
Mullins, managing director of Pimlico
Plumbers and a Tory donor, called
Jeremy Corbyn a ?twat? for supporting
withdrawal from the European single
market. He made the remark during an
interview on Radio 4?s World at One. Mr
Mullins was asked by the host, Martha
Kearney, whether the UK should seek
to remain in the trade bloc after Brexit.
He replied: ?Course we should be staying in, Jeremy Corbyn?s a twat ain?t he??
The presenter intervened: ?Well we?ll
definitely leave it there. Apologies to
Jeremy Corbyn for the language used.?
EU workforce report ?will arrive too late?
Sam Coates
Ministers have been criticised for
commissioning a study on the future
of EU migration in Britain that will
report only seven months before
Brexit, extending the uncertainty for
business.
Amber Rudd, the home secretary,
has asked the Migration Advisory
Committee (MAC), an independent
body that recommends migration lim-
its, to carry out an evaluation of the role
played by EU migrants in the workforce
and what should happen after Brexit.
Ministers stressed that they wanted a
system that ?delivers for our industries
and our economy?.
Ms Rudd has said that there will be an
implementation period, likely to be up
to three years, when Britain leaves the
EU to ensure there is no ?cliff edge? for
employers or EU citizens in the UK.
The MAC aims to identify the pat-
terns of where EU citizens live, their
skill levels and the industries they work
in, and the role of self-employed, parttime, agency, temporary and seasonal
workers. It will look at the ?economic
costs and benefits of EU migration?.
The work will be presented in
September next year. Britain is due to
leave the EU at the end of March 2019,
prompting questions over why the work
was not carried out immediately after
the referendum, or beforehand.
UK removes
fewer illegal
migrants
Richard Ford Home Correspondent
The number of illegal immigrants
removed from the UK after being told
to leave has fallen by more than a fifth
in three years, official figures showed.
People from outside the EU who left
Britain after being told to by the Home
Office are at their lowest level in eight
years. Almost 36,500 non-EU citizens
unlawfully in the UK were returned to
their original countries last year, down
from 47,205 three years previously.
Figures from Eurostat, the EU
statistics authority, showed that about
60,000 migrants from outside the EU
were found illegally in the UK last year,
about 10,000 fewer than the previous
year. It said that they were ordered to
leave and 36,500 did so.
Indian citizens were at the top of the
list of nationalities sent home at 6,785.
Next was Pakistan on 3,675, China and
Hong Kong on 2,210, Nigeria on 2,105
and the US on 1,710.
Philip Hollobone, a Conservative
MP, said: ?It is simply not good enough.?
Almost one million non-EU citizens
were found to be illegally in the bloc
last year, half the number of 2015.
Germany
apprehended
about
370,000 illegal migrants followed by
Greece on 205,000, France (92,000),
the UK (60,000) and Austria (49,800).
About 500,000 non-EU migrants
were told to leave the EU last year but
only half that number left. Germany
removed the most people with 74,000,
followed by the UK, and Greece and
Poland on about 19,000 each.
The nationality most returned was
Albanians (about 42,000), then
Ukrainians (23,000), Iraqis (17,000),
Kosovans (13,000) and Serbians
(12,000).
Times wins appeal
The Times won the latest round
in a three-year legal battle to
report the activities in the English
courts of a powerful oligarch. The
man and his wife are protected by
anonymity orders which Adam
Wolanski, for The Times, told the
Court of Appeal were unjustified.
Judges found in favour of this
newspaper in minutes. Reporting
restrictions remain while
permission to appeal is sought.
?Hostage? released
A woman who was allegedly held
hostage in her house for more
than 24 hours by her partner was
rescued yesterday as it emerged
that officers from Greater
Manchester police, who were
called to the Oldham home of
Lisa Hurley, 27, two hours before
the siege began, could face an
investigation. Marc Schofield was
arrested on suspicion of threats to
kill and false imprisonment.
Kidney patient statins
More than two million people
with kidney disease should be
offered statins to cut their risk of
heart attacks and stroke, a new
quality standard from the
National Institute for Health and
Care Excellence states. ?We know
that a high number of people
with long-term kidney problems
will develop cardiovascular
disease,? Gillian Leng, deputy
chief executive at Nice, said.
Intergalactic anatomy
Every one of us contains atoms
that originated in a galaxy far, far
away, a study suggests. American
scientists used supercomputer
simulations to establish that up to
half the matter making up the
Milky Way once belonged to
other galaxies and was blown
across space by ?galactic winds?.
The findings are published in the
journal Monthly Notices of the
Royal Astronomical Society.
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Marine made 14 pipe bombs for IRA attacks
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Fiona Hamilton Crime & Security Editor
Sean O?Driscoll Dublin
A Royal Marine compiled a cache of
weapons for Irish republican dissidents
that included 14 pipe bombs, four of
which were deployed in Northern Ireland, the Old Bailey was told yesterday.
Ciaran Maxwell, 31, used purposebuilt hides in Northern Ireland and
England. He had downloaded names
and addresses of police officers working in Northern Ireland and had details on where British soldiers were
stationed.
Maxwell, who was brought up as a
Catholic in the predominantly Unionist community of Larne, pleaded guilty
earlier this year to terrorist offences. He
had been working with a man who had
told him that he had links to the Continuity IRA, a paramilitary group.
Fresh details of his violent campaign
emerged yesterday at the beginning of
his sentencing hearing. The court was
told that his pipe bombs were used in
the past year in Belfast, Armagh and
Carnlough. Only the one in Armagh
exploded. Another of the bombs exploded in Larne in 2013.
Maxwell, whose uncle is a failed Sinn
Fein candidate, was able to smuggle
British Army munitions out of his base,
Norton Manor Camp, near Taunton,
Somerset, raising serious questions
about base security. The case has also
brought up potential issues around the
Ministry of Defence?s vetting process.
Maxwell was a serving Royal Marine
with 40 Commando at the time of the
offences. The victim of a violent alleged
sectarian attack as a teenager, he
enlisted in September 2010 and was
already plotting the terrorist offences
when he was posted to the camp the
next year.
He admitted to police that he had
made the devices for the Continuity IRA
to use during attacks on police stations
in Northern Ireland. He had a list of addresses that also included the national
security vetting office in London, the
Northern Ireland Office in London and
Belfast, and police stations in Ballymena, Ballycastle and Coleraine.
Richard Whittam, QC, for the prosecution, said he used the internet wireless password of ?Our Day will Come?,
in Irish, a commonly used IRA slogan,
Maxwell stashed the ammunition he
stole from his base in places such as
Capanagh Forest near Larne, top
and had ?an extensive library? of instructional documents including how
to mix chemicals and The Anarchist
Cook Book and Mujahedeen Explosives
Handbook.
Mr Whittam said that Maxwell had
information on terrorist techniques
used by the IRA against British targets.
Maxwell was working with a man
called Niall Lehd, who had told him he
was part of the Continuity IRA, he later
admitted. Lehd was arrested in Larne in
February 2013 and bomb components
were found when his house was
searched. He was jailed for six years.
Maxwell continued to stockpile
weapons to make a total of 14 pipe
bombs although he had enough equipment to build 19 more.
His arms cache was found last year
after members of the public stumbled
on the hides. The discovery prompted
School bars underachieving
year group from taking GCSEs
Rosemary Bennett Education Editor
A free school in north Devon that
boasts it offers ?the best education that
the 21st century can provide? has been
placed in special measures after failing
to enter any Year 11 pupils for GCSEs.
Route 39 Academy in Higher Clovelly said that the 15 and 16-year-old
pupils ?have made such inadequate
progress? that they would have significantly underachieved in their exams.
Ofsted inspectors, who failed the
school on every measure, said that
pupils were of above average ability
when they arrived aged 11 according to
their Sats results, suggesting that failure to prepare the pupils for their
GCSEs was the school?s fault.
?This is an indication that teaching
has failed to promote sufficient
progress for these pupils,? Ofsted said.
?The work of pupils in Year 11 confirms
this. It is also clear, however, that there
are individual pupils who could have
succeeded in public examinations, had
they been entered at the usual time.?
Ofsted said that holding back the
entire year group was ?in breach of statutory requirements and the school?s
funding agreement?. The school is challenging the report. Founded by parents
in 2013, the school aims to have 700
students and a sixth form but the year
groups are small, with only 13 pupils in
Year 11. Christina Woodroffe, one of the
governors, is a former senior official at
the Department for Education and a
former Ofsted inspector.
Jordan Kelly, the head teacher, said
that Ofsted had placed too much
emphasis on its decision to delay
GCSEs for its Year 11 pupils. ?We
strongly refute the judgment. There
was a disproportionate focus on our
decision to enter 13 Year 11 students for
GCSEs [in 2018],? he said.
Free schools are a type of academy,
funded by the state but not controlled
by a local authority.
6 More than �0,000 has been spent
to explain GCSE reforms to schools,
students and employers in an effort to
reduce confusion on results day, with
�1,500 more due to be spent over the
summer. A* to G grades are being
replaced with a numerical system. The
top grade will be a 9. A grade 7 is to be
roughly equivalent to the present A
grade, with a 4 representing a C grade.
was a failed Sinn Fein candidate in the
Northern Ireland assembly elections
this March. He ran in the strongly Unionist North Down constituency and
had taken a strong stance in favour of
same-sex marriage, which is prohibited
in Northern Ireland.
A person close to the family said they
were mainstream republicans and nationalists. ?There is nothing that would
have suggested that he would do this
because the Maxwells are not dissident
republicans,? he said.
The MoD said that all service personnel underwent security checks before
employment and regularly throughout
their careers. The hearing continues.
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Employment tribunal fees
are unlawful, court rules
Frances Gibb Legal Editor
Employers are bracing for a surge in
tribunal claims after the government
agreed to scrap fees for them and pay
back � million.
Ministers said that they would take
immediate steps to refund payments
after the Supreme Court upheld a
challenge by Unison that the charges
were discriminatory.
The court ruled that the government
was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it introduced the fees in
2013 for claims such as unfair dismissal,
equal pay and redundancy. The charges
of up to �200 led to a 70 per cent drop
in the number of tribunals in England
and Wales and were condemned as
impeding access to justice.
Dominic Raab, the justice minister,
said: ?The Supreme Court recognised
the important role fees can play, but
ruled that we have not struck the right
balance in this case.?
Unison welcomed the ruling, which it
said would mean more than � million
would be paid back to nearly 250,000
people charged since July 2013, when
the fees were introduced by Chris Grayling, the lord chancellor at the time.
Dave Prentis, general secretary of
the union, said: ?When ministers introduced fees they were disregarding laws
many centuries old, and showing little
concern for employees seeking justice
following illegal treatment at work.
?The government has been acting
unlawfully, and has been proved wrong
? not just on simple economics but on
constitutional law and basic fairness
too. It?s a major victory for employees
everywhere.?
David Isaac, chairman of the Equali-
ty and Human Rights Commission,
said: ?The right to justice must be based
on the merit of your case, not your ability to pay. Thousands may have been
denied of this right and priced out of
getting justice. The judgment of the
Supreme Court is a damning verdict on
the current regime.
?The law only works if people know
that it is a fair and just system and the
biggest and strongest will not always
win. Women face a double penalty with
high fees and short timescales to bring
maternity discrimination cases.?
Charlie Mullins, the millionaire
founder of Pimlico Plumbers and a
Conservative Party donor, described
the court ruling as disgraceful. He told
World at One on BBC Radio 4 that the
benefit of leaving the European Union
would be to get rid of ?this stupid law?.
Leading article, page 31
More than 100,000 drivers aged over 90
More than 100,000 people aged 90 or
over still hold driving licences, figures
from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing
Agency show.
Of those aged 100 or above, 248 still
hold valid licences, compared with
100,281 over 90. Once motorists reach
70 they have to renew their licence
every three years and answer written
questions about medical conditions
and eyesight quality. Senior citizens are
more likely to have health problems
and slower reaction times, triggering
debate on the safety of older drivers.
A Swansea University study last year
said that mature road users were no
more dangerous than other drivers.
Charles Musselwhite, an associate pro-
fessor at the university, said that while
reaction times decreased as people got
older, this was compensated for by older drivers taking more care on the road.
DVLA figures show that of the
39,975,351 licences issued, 54.1% were
issued to male drivers and the oldest
provisional driving licence holder is a
woman aged 103.
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Teacher had sex with
schoolboy on flight
William Worley
a reader is undeterred in Broadstairs, Kent; Bircham windmill in Norfolk bathes in what sun there is. Forecast, page 63
A physics teacher has been banned
from the profession after having sex
with a pupil on the flight home from a
school trip.
Eleanor Wilson, 28, and the student,
identified only as Pupil A, had been
drinking and were looking after
another student who had become ill
when they went into the aircraft?s toilet
together, a disciplinary panel was told.
The incident was reported to police
only after another student, identified as
Pupil C, sent the teacher emails saying
that he knew about the relationship
and that he would tell the school unless
she had sex with him.
A National College for Teaching and
Leadership disciplinary panel, sitting in
Coventry, was told that Ms Wilson
continued to contact and meet Pupil A
after the trip in July and August of 2015.
Pupil A told the hearing that he and
Ms Wilson were ?flirting at the back of
the plane?. He said that she was intoxicated and that he had drunk approximately five miniature bottles of wine.
They went to the toilet, kissed, had
oral sex, and then intercourse without
protection, which Ms Wilson denied.
The panel said that Pupil A was a credible and reliable witness and that they
agreed with his version of events.
Ms Wilson admitted meeting Pupil A
alone in her office and that she had
given her mobile number to him, using
it to regularly communicate with him
outside school. She also disclosed
personal details of her life to him, took
him on several trips and drank cider
with him. The pupil said that he loved
Ms Wilson and believed that he was in
a relationship with her.
By September 2015, the head teacher
of the school, in Bristol, became aware
of the allegations but did not know the
identity of Pupil A. Ms Wilson was
interviewed but no further action was
taken because of a lack of evidence.
However, in March of last year Ms
Wilson received emails from the other
student, Pupil C, who said that he knew
about the affair.
The emails were reported to both the
school and the police. The allegations
were further investigated and Ms
Wilson was dismissed in May last year.
She later admitted that she had not
been truthful in interviews and the
panel ruled that she had had sex with
the pupil. The panel also found that she
tried to cover up the affair by telling
Pupil A to keep it secret.
Ms Wilson was not present at the
hearing. The panel imposed a life ban
from teaching after finding her guilty of
unacceptable professional conduct and
conduct that may bring the profession
into disrepute.
In the past school year, 42 teachers
were banned from their jobs for sexual
misconduct, The Independent reported,
a rise on the previous year. Cases included teachers using social media for
inappropriate behaviour with pupils.
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News Pollution
Dirtiest drivers face council
Ben Webster Environment Editor
Neha Shah
Areas of improvement
Drivers of polluting diesel vehicles
could face charges or restrictions in up
to 29 towns and cities under the
government?s final air quality plan.
Local authorities with one or more
roads with illegal levels of nitrogen
dioxide will have to introduce charging
for diesel vehicles unless they can find
other equally effective ways of reducing
pollution. They are required to produce
a draft plan by the end of March and a
final plan by December next year to
achieve compliance in the ?shortest
possible time?.
A government spokesman played
down the prospect of charging diesel
drivers and said councils should introduce ?common sense measures which
do not unfairly penalise ordinary working people?.
However, the plan, which the High
Court ordered the government to publish after ruling that a previous one was
inadequate, concedes that charging
may be the fastest way to achieve
compliance with EU air quality limits.
The plan says: ?The UK government
has identified Clean Air Zones that include charging as the measure it is able
to model nationally which will achieve
statutory NO2 limit values in towns and
cities in the shortest possible time.?
It adds: ?If a local authority can identify measures other than charging zones
that are at least as effective at reducing
NO2, those measures should be
preferred as long as the local authority
can demonstrate that this will deliver
compliance as quickly as a charging
Clean Air Zone.?
Alternative measures identified in
the plan include encouraging a shift to
public transport or cycling, removing
road humps, changing road layouts and
altering traffic light sequences to
smooth the flow of vehicles.
The government has pledged
�5 million to help authorities improve air quality and they will be able to
bid for a share of a new Clean Air Fund
to introduce alternatives to charging.
The plan makes clear, however, that
more radical measures may be needed,
including charging or ?placing absolute
restrictions on the access of certain
types of vehicles to the zone at all, or at
specified times?.
The government will publish proposals in the autumn to help councils to
develop and assess options for improving air quality.
The proposals will include measures
to assist drivers on lower incomes affected by any charges or restrictions.
These measures could offer discounted
bus travel, car club membership or
retro-fitting their cars, the plan says.
The councils required to introduce
measures to cut air pollution cover Basildon, Bath, Birmingham, Bolton, Bury,
Coventry, Derby, Fareham, Gateshead,
London, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester,
Middlesbrough, Newcastle, the New
Forest, North Tyneside, Nottingham,
Rochford, Rotherham, Rushmoor, Salford, Sheffield, Southampton, Stockport, Surrey Heath, Tameside and
Trafford.
In some council areas action is required only on one major road, raising
questions about the feasibility of charging. Most of the councils would comply
with the legal limit by 2022 or 2023
without any action because many of
the most polluting diesel vehicles will
by then have been scrapped.
It is unclear how cities could enforce
a charging system but in London the
plan is to use automatic number plate
recognition, already in place for the
congestion charge.
The Times contacted all 29 councils
Nottingham The city council
charges employers a �4
workplace parking levy for each car
parking space they provide. Since
the idea was adopted in 2009,
�million has been raised to help
improve public transport in the city.
Derby Incentives are offered for
drivers to switch to ultra-low
emission vehicles by providing such
drivers with heavily discounted
parking in the city centre and access
to bus lanes along key routes.
Oxford In 2015 the county council
introduced Oxford Park and Pedal,
with more than 100 cycle parking
spaces introduced at two park and
ride sites.
Southampton The city council has
introduced shore power and is
calling for ships to turn off their
engines once they dock and plug
into the grid system instead.
Birmingham The council has been
awarded �9 million from the
Department for Transport to
implement a network of electric taxi
charging points.
Sheffield A Defra-funded Air Aware
campaign has been introduced
across schools in the area.
Bristol The Bristol Freight
Consolidation Scheme, launched by
the council in 2004, has resulted in
65 per cent fewer delivery vehicle
movements and air quality
improvements.
Leeds In June last year the council
opened the � million Cycle
Superhighway, linking Leeds and
Bradford.
Camden In a trial launched in 2012
pavements were coated with
photocatalytic paint. When exposed
to sunlight, titanium dioxide in the
paint converts nitrogen dioxide
emissions to nitrates, which are
washed away with rainfall.
yesterday and none was willing to say
whether it would consider introducing
charging. Only one, Newcastle, said it
believed that it did not need to charge
diesel vehicles to improve air quality.
ClientEarth, which brought the High
Court challenge against the previous
plan, said: ?We are still looking at December 2018 before local authorities
need to come up with their proposals
but we have no idea when those plans
would then be put in place or whether
they?d be effective.? Sue Hayman, shadow environment secretary, said the
government was ?shunting the problem on to local authorities?.
Neena Modi, the Royal College of
Paediatrics and Child Health president,
said: ?Air pollution is a public health
emergency with indisputable evidence
demonstrating the tragic effects it has
on the development of the lungs and
hearts of children. Having been told to
go back to the drawing board so many
times, that the government?s final air
quality plan still lacks sufficiently
strong measures to clean our air is
frankly inexcusable. The government?s
own analysis shows that Clean Air
Zones, such as London?s Low Emission
Zone, are the most effective way to
tackle the problem and yet the plan
does not mandate their expansion.?
Leading article, page 31
A street packed with charging
points for electric vehicles in
Oslo, above and top right.
Finding one in London can be a
struggle despite high pollution
levels. Norway has the highest
per capita number of pure
electric cars in the world
Key measures
6 A ban on the sale of new petrol
and diesel cars and vans by 2040
6 81 major roads where action is
required to reduce air pollution
6 29 local authorities required to
produce draft pollution reduction
plans by the end of March 2018 and
final plans in December 2018
6 Councils asked to consider
alternatives to charging diesel
drivers but only if they are effective
at reducing pollution quickly
6 Councils will be given up to three
years to design and implement the
plans, with Clean Air Zones that may
include charging in place by 2021
6 �5 million of new funding for
implementation
6 Measures funded by taxes on new
diesel cars or ?reprioritisation? of
existing departmental budgets
6 A scrappage scheme is still under
consideration, but previous schemes
were shown to be ?poor value for
the taxpayer and open to fraud?
6 The government says council
plans should ?not unfairly penalise
ordinary working people?
The dark truth unlocked
beside a pollution hotspot
Gabriella Swerling
Northern Correspondent
?Watch this,? the locksmith said, picking up an old lock before spraying it
with oil. ?This one?s been on a door for
about two years.? Black liquid dribbled
out as he began to drill inside it. ?You
wouldn?t want that in your lungs would
you??
As the manager of a Timpson branch,
Alan Portwood, 39, has been serving
Manchester?s doors for years, becoming
something of an expert on pollution
levels. His shop is on the A5103, better
known as Princess Road, one of the
main routes to the city centre.
It is also one of the 81 major roads
highlighted in the government report
as breaching pollution limits. While 33
are in London, nine are in Greater
Manchester. Diesel and petrol vehicles
will be banned from 2040 but people on
Princess Road believe more urgent
action is needed.
?I have customers all the time around
here with locks like this,? Mr Portwood
said, holding up one filled with a black
powder. ?You can learn a lot from door
locks, that?s what?s in them.?
He believes that alternative modes of
transport such as electric bikes should
be subsidised and diesel cars banned
earlier than 2040.
Mohamed Mouse, 55, owner of a
homeware store, added: ?The main
thing is to build very, very efficient
public transport. It?s cheaper, cleaner
and better for everybody.?
His calls were echoed by Junior Francis. The 59-year-old owner of Coffee
Nubia has worked on the busy road for
the past five years. ?I think people will
be dead by 2040,? he said, citing
research suggesting that pollution can
?cut years off your life?.
Angeliki Stogia, Manchester city
council?s executive member for the
environment, said that while investments in Metrolink trams and measures to encourage cycling and walking
had had a positive impact, more needed
to be done and the government should
help with funding.
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Luxury brands condemn ban
on petrol and diesel as absurd
Graeme Paton Transport Correspondent
Robert Lea Industry Editor
The head of one of Britain?s leading
luxury car brands has attacked the government?s plan to ban the sale of diesel
and petrol cars within a generation,
branding it ?absurd?.
Andy Palmer, chief executive of
Aston Martin, said that the idea would
destroy Britain?s rich heritage in the
production of premium and luxury
vehicles. He insisted that companies
such as Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston
Martin and McLaren would still need to
produce diesel and petrol models for
the overseas market, which will require
these vehicles beyond 2040, when the
government ban is introduced.
Mr Palmer warned that the proposal,
which was outlined in the government?s new air-quality plan, would prevent British carmakers from testing
their vehicles in the UK.
Manufacturers complained that they
had not been warned about the proposal, and said that it jeopardised the
livelihoods of 170,000 workers in the
motor manufacturing sector.
One angry car industry executive
told The Times last night: ?It?s a shambles. We haven?t been consulted. Who?s
in charge? Is it [Michael] Gove [the environment secretary]? Is it the Department for Transport? Is it the business
secretary? And why has this come out
when No 10 is on holiday??
Hybrid vehicles and pure electric
cars accounted for only 4.2 per cent of
new cars sold in the UK over the past 12
months, with petrol and diesel still responsible for the vast majority of sales.
Number of diesel cars versus
hybrid and electric by year
(millions)
Diesel
Hybrid
Electric
13
12
11
10
9
33,400
Number of
electric cars
in UK last
year
07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
8
7
6
5
Previously, the government had said
that it had an ambition for all new cars
and vans to be zero-emission vehicles
by 2040. However, yesterday?s announcement by Mr Gove went a step
further by banning new diesel and petrol cars within 23 years.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers
and Traders rounded on the proposals,
warning that they risked damaging
confidence in British industry.
Mike Hawes, the society?s chief
executive, said that the government
had to give the car industry more time
to adjust. He said there were only
12,000 public charging points in Britain
and new power infrastructure would be
needed, as well as steps to ensure that
the power network could cope with
large numbers of people seeking to
charge vehicles at the same time.
?Demand for alternatively fuelled
vehicles is growing but still at a very low
level as consumers have concern over
affordability, range and charging
points,? he said. ?Outright bans risk undermining the current market for new
cars and our sector which supports
[more than] 800,000 jobs across the
UK, so the industry instead wants a
positive approach which gives consumers incentives to purchase these cars.
?We could undermine the UK?s automotive sector if we don?t allow enough
time for the industry to adjust.?
The comments came amid warnings
that electric vehicles could place
significant extra demand on Britain?s
electricity system.
National Grid modelling shows that
if virtually all cars were electric by 2050
then, in a worst-case scenario, peak
power demand could rise by 30 gigawatts, or 50 per cent on today?s levels.
That would be equivalent to the power
output of more than nine nuclear
plants on the scale of Hinkley Point C.
The scenario is seen as unlikely, however, as it assumes drivers are left to
charge up their cars whenever they
want and most do so at peak times.
Steve Gooding, director of the RAC
Foundation and a former directorgeneral of roads at the Department for
Transport, said: ?Reaffirming the 2040
target for all brand new cars to be zero
emission at the tailpipe is unsurprising,
but there?s still a lot to do to get the takeup of ultra-low emission cars on to the
right trajectory given that currently
there are only 100,000 of them on the
road out of a car fleet of more than 30
million.?
Janice Turner?s Notebook, page 28
Mondeo Man will become Accelerate and
distant memory on roads slow down with
Andrew Ellson
France is
leading
the way
Analysis
F
rance has
acted much
more swiftly
than Britain
to restrict the
most polluting
vehicles, with drivers
in Paris, Lille and
Grenoble required to
display windscreen
stickers showing their
level of emissions
(Ben Webster writes).
Those with high
scores are banned
from entering the
centre on days when
pollution is high.
Paris also restricts
traffic using a system
of odd or even
number plates, with
permission to enter
alternating between
the two. This was
enforced for a record
four days last
December.
Athens, Beijing and
Mexico City also limit
access using the same
system.
In December Paris,
Madrid, Athens and
Mexico City
announced that diesel
cars and vans would
be banned from their
centres by 2025.
Stuttgart, home of
Mercedes-Benz and
Porsche, will next
year ban diesel cars
that do not meet the
latest emissions
standards on high
pollution days. It will
affect almost all pre2015 diesel cars.
Norway plans to
phase out sales of new
petrol and diesel cars
by 2025, using a
?polluter pays? tax
system to incentivise
purchase of lowemission vehicles. It
already has the
highest per capita
number of pure
electric cars in the
world, with more than
100,000 in a country
of only 5.2 million
people.
In India, where the
World Health
Organisation
estimated 1.5 million
people died because
of air pollution in
2012, the government
has pledged to halve
the use of toxic
cooking stoves.
China plans to
reduce air pollution
by closing or
cancelling dozens of
coal-fired power
stations, requiring
factories to install
filters to capture
pollutants and
reducing production
of steel, aluminium
and fertiliser.
The year 2040 seems way off but it is
actually only as far forward as 1994 is
back and few people, older ones at least,
will think that was long ago.
In 23 years, cars will be almost unrecognisable to today?s drivers and the
changes may come quicker than many
realise. The last petrol or diesel vehicles
are likely to cease production well
before 2040 because nobody will want
to buy a car under a death sentence.
There will probably still be such cars on
the road but they will be an oddity,
driven mainly by hobbyists and collectors, rather like a penny farthing today.
The petrol cars that haven?t rusted into oblivion won?t be driven far or often
because nobody except a few specialists
are likely to sell fuel for them. Not that
petrol stations will disappear, they will
transform into charging stations. Shell
has already announced plans to roll out
charging points to its network.
Technological advances are likely to
cut dramatically the time it will take to
charge electric cars, allowing drivers to
stop for no longer than it takes to fill up
with petrol at present.
There is also the possibility that some
roads will charge electric vehicles as
they drive via power lines laid into the
tarmac. Induction charging technology
already exists but the big obstacle to
rolling it out on a wider scale is the cost.
When all cars become electric, the
economics may change.
Cars in 2040 are also likely to look
very different. Electric engines are
smaller and can be placed nearer the
wheels, meaning there is no need for a
big bonnet. This means the cars could
be a completely different shape, with
drivers right at the front, for example. If
induction charging takes off, batteries
would need to be near the road to
minimise losses so the cars of the future
would likely look lower than today.
However, the single greatest change
is likely to come from advances in driverless technology. Most electric cars in
2040 will probably be largely or completely autonomous. Self-driving may
become an expensive, add-on option.
Cars will also be able to pick passengers up from anywhere, meaning they
effectively become like a personalised
taxi. Eventually this may become so
successful that it limits the need to own
a car, particularly in big cities, with
everyone just ordering vehicles on their
smartphones as and when they need.
The impact of this green and
autonomous motoring revolution is
likely to be profound. Air will be cleaner
and traffic accidents will fall as human
error is removed. Millions of driving
jobs will go as computers take over.
Mondeo Man, who dominated the
roads in 1994, will become a very
distant memory.
the same pedal
Dominic Walsh Business Reporter
As Britain accelerates towards petrol
and diesel-free cars, Nissan is preparing
a new version of its electric Leaf model
with one-pedal driving.
It may sound like an accident waiting
to happen, but the next-generation
Nissan Leaf will have the technology to
enable the driver to turn the accelerator
into an ?e-pedal? that is used as both
accelerator and brake.
Japan?s second-biggest carmaker
insists it is as safe, if not safer, than the
traditional dual pedal system because,
for emergency stops, the car will still
have a brake pedal.
The company believes that the
e-pedal will cover 90 per cent of a
driver?s needs, enabling him or her to
accelerate, decelerate and stop without
using the emergency pedal. To speed
up, the e-pedal is depressed like a
normal accelerator then, by easing off,
the driver can reduce speed and stop
the vehicle by releasing the pedal.
Nissan says it gives better command
on winding roads and releasing the
pedal enables the car to be stopped and
held on hills. If drivers dislike the
concept they can turn off the e-pedal
and return to ?normal? controls.
The car is due to be launched in
September.
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Sausage boss sold 30 tonnes of horsemeat
David Brown
Chief News Correspondent
A sausage-maker was convicted yesterday of being at the centre of an international crime ring that led to horsemeat contaminating millions of supermarket burgers and ready meals.
Andronicos Sideras mixed beef with
30 tonnes of horsemeat, which was
used by food processors that supplied
shops, restaurants, schools and hospitals.
The first convictions for selling mislabelled horse in Britain have exposed a
complicated network of meat traders
who shipped supplies across Europe.
Ulrik Nielsen, 58, owner of Flexi
Foods, which has premises in Hull, and
his assistant, Alex Beech, 44, from Hull,
had already pleaded guilty to their part
in the plot.
The contamination of beef and other
meats with horsemeat was revealed in
2013, with supermarket chains including Tesco, Asda and the Co-op caught
up in the scandal. The Food Standards
Agency instructed more than 2,500
tests, which found some products contained up to 100 per cent horsemeat.
Sideras, 55, used his sausage-making
business Dinos & Sons, in Tottenham,
north London, to mix supplies of horsemeat bought by Flexi Foods from suppliers across Europe, Inner London
crown court was told.
Labels and paperwork were fabricated to make the mixed meat appear like
pure beef, before it was sold on to food
manufacturers making products for a
?vast range of well-known companies?.
At the time, beef could be sold at a
wholesale price of ?3 a kilogram, while
horsemeat was cheaper at ?2. The cuts
of lean horsemeat reduced the fat conMeat supplied by
Andronicos Sideras
was sold to schools
and hospitals
tent of the ?beef?, increasing its value.
Some of the ?horsebeef? was sent to
a trader in the Irish Republic whose
customers included Silvercrest Foods,
which unwittingly made contaminated
burgers for customers including Lidl
and Burger King, and Rangeland,
which supplied contaminated meals for
caterers and wholesalers.
The scam was revealed when one
delivery was mistakenly sent to a meat
store in Newry, Northern Ireland,
where it was discovered during a surprise health inspection by the local
council in September 2012.
Police later found that the meat contained the identity microchips of three
horses: two, named Trak and Wiktor,
from the Lodz region of Poland and a
third, an Irish hunter called Carnesella
Lady, from rural Co Galway. The horses
had not been sold by the original
owners for slaughter and the buyers
had not registered their details so could
not be traced.
Sideras, of Southgate, north London,
claimed that he was not part of the conspiracy and had only stored the product
for Flexi Foods. He was found guilty of
one charge of conspiracy to defraud
between January 1 and November 30
2012, the same charge to which Nielsen
and Beech had earlier pleaded guilty.
It emerged yesterday that Dinos &
Sons had a number of infringements for
mislabelling products between 2007
and 2012.
The three men will be sentenced on
Monday and have been warned by
Judge Owen Davies that they could be
jailed.
Detective Constable Stephen Briars
of City of London police said that the
face value of the fraud was �7,000 but
the true cost was likely to have run into
millions of pounds.
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Public kept in
the dark over
deadly E coli
Bar seeks staff:
ugly people
need not apply
Kat Lay Health Correspondent
Neil Johnston
Public health chiefs failed to raise the
alarm about an outbreak of a deadly
E. coli strain for 140 days, during which
time 21 people became infected.
Eleven children and two adults became seriously ill and some have been
left with permanent health problems
after they developed a rare complication from the infection.
The outbreak of VTEC 055 in Dorset
was the first of its kind in England and
affected 31 people between July 2014
and November 2015. Some developed
haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a
complication affecting the blood, kidneys and, in the most severe cases, the
central nervous system.
Public Health England?s report on
the outbreak, released to the local Daily
Echo under the Freedom of Information Act, said that there were 21 cases
between July and late November 2014,
when an alert was issued.
The report describes efforts to identify the source of the outbreak, but concludes that there was unlikely to have
been a single source.
The victims included Freddy Osborne, then 21 months old, who was put
into a medically induced coma for five
days after a kidney failure and seizures
as his brain swelled. Isaac Mortlock,
who is now six, still has frequent fits and
will require a kidney transplant.
The report concludes that there had
been ?no public health protection imperative to go public? earlier.
Chris Chope, the Conservative MP
for Christchurch, said: ?I can?t think of a
justification for an outbreak of that
kind to not be made public. When has
there ever been a problem as a result of
the public knowing about it? It means
the public may be more careful about
washing their hands, for example, and
that?s not going to do anyone harm.?
Trish Mannes, the deputy director
for health protection at Public Health
England South East, told the Echo: ?It
wasn?t a failure in summer 2014 because
despite very thorough investigations
into links there were none found.?
A spokesman for the health body said
that if it issued warnings too often
people would ?become desensitised?.
Dr Mannes said that it would warn
the public if there was another outbreak, even if cases were not linked,
because of new evidence on ?what 055
is and how it is potentially transmitted?.
She added: ?This was a robust
investigation where we exceeded the
recommendations from experts and
the guidelines.?
A jazz bar has been accused of
d
discrimination after trying to recruit
o
only good-looking staff.
House of Wax London, in Shored
ditch, placed an advert with Reed.co.uk
sstating that applicants for a �-anh
hour role must have a ?fun, lively attitu
tude? and a year?s experience. It added:
??Physical attractiveness is unfortunately necessary for this role.?
Female staff would also have to wear
black high heels, it said.
The ad was spotted by Nicola Thorp,
an anti-discrimination campaigner,
who shared it on social media, tweeting
at Reed: ?Just checking you?re aware
that this job ad is in breach of an equality act or two . . .?. Others on Twitter said
it was ?unacceptable? with one saying:
?Remind me what century we are in.?
Ms Thorp, 28, said the requirement
for heels was also discriminatory. ?This
post would look out of place even on a
dating site, never mind an employment
website,? she told BuzzFeed News. ?I
can?t believe that House of Wax had the
audacity to post such an advert, but I?m
more disappointed that Reed allowed
it. How do they think prospective employees will feel about a job hunt after
reading something like that??
Anti-discrimination guidelines stipulate that recruiters cannot mark
attractiveness as a prerequisite.
The advert was later removed by
Reed, which said that it had measures
in place to ensure that ads ?comply with
all appropriate legislation, are non-discriminatory and, of course, genuine?
but in this instance the advertiser had
used ?inappropriate language? and was
being made ?fully aware of relevant
legislation affecting their recruitment?.
The bar did not comment.
The advert for the �-an-hour job on Reed.co.uk specified that female staff must be comfortable wearing black high heels
Parents praise ?loving? victim of alleged honour killing
John Simpson Crime Correspondent
The parents of a teenager who was
allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered in a suspected ?honour? killing
have praised their ?amazingly talented
and loving daughter?.
Celine Dookhran, 19, was found dead
with her throat cut in an unoccupied
house in Kingston Upon Thames,
southwest London, last week. Another
young woman whose throat was
also slit escaped and alerted the
police. A court was told that Ms Dook-
Two men appeared in court yesterday
over the murder of Celine Dookhran
hran ?was involved in a
relati
relationship
with an Arab
Mu
Muslim?
and that her
fam
family
was of Indian
M
Muslim
origin.
In a statement, Ms
D
Dookhran?s
family said:
?C
?Celine
Dookhran was
an amazingly talented
and loving daughter who
brou
brought
happiness, joy and
laughte to her family and
laughter
friends.
?W are proud of Celine for every?We
thing she had achieved and were looking forward to seeing a loving, caring
and innocent young girl fulfil her
potential in life.?
The family are being supported by a
family liaison officer.
Mujahid Hussain, 33, of no fixed
abode, appeared at the Old Bailey
yesterday charged with murder, rape,
kidnap and attempted murder. Vincent
Tappu, 28, of Ealing, west London, was
charged with kidnap. No pleas were
entered but a trial date has been set for
January 17 next year.
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Earl Spencer: I was lied to about princes
CRISPIN RODWELL; JEROME DELAY/AP
Jack Malvern
The brother of Diana, Princess of
Wales, claims that he was deliberately
misled about whether Prince William
and Prince Harry wanted to walk behind their mother?s coffin at her funeral.
Earl Spencer said that it was a ?very
bizarre and cruel thing? for the children. Their participation is widely believed to have been influenced by the
Duke of Edinburgh.
The earl said that his sister would not
have wanted it for her children, who
were 15 and 12 at the time, but when he
protested to officials he was told that it
was her sons? wish. ?Eventually I was
lied to and told they wanted to do it,
which of course they didn?t but I didn?t
realise that.?
The earl did not identify the person.
A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
It has always been accepted by royal
biographers that the Duke of Edinburgh was instrumental in persuading
the princes to walk. Gyles Brandreth,
the author of several books about the
royal family, quoted Prince Philip as encouraging Prince William. ?Prince
Harry and, in particular, Prince William were uncertain as to whether or not
they wanted to walk behind the coffin,?
Brandreth wrote. ?Prince Philip, who
had not planned to walk, said to
William, ?If I walk, will you walk with
me?? As grandparents, Philip and Elizabeth did their best by their grandsons
that week.?
Dickie Arbiter, who was a press
spokesman for the Queen until 2000,
wrote in his memoir On Duty with the
Queen that the young princes had been
encouraged by the duke.
?Watching the men and boys take
their place, there was no question in my
mind that the Duke of Edinburgh was
central to their standing there [in the
procession],? Arbiter wrote. ?Indeed, if
it hadn?t been for the love and support
of both their grandparents, I wonder if
the young princes would have been able
to find the strength to take part in such
a public ? and some might argue ? intrusive part of the ceremony. Yet they
did with the eyes and ears of the world
following their every move. At times, it
was almost too difficult to watch, but I
know their mother would have been
extremely proud.?
Prince Harry said last month that he
should not have been made to walk. ?I
don?t think any child should be asked to
do that, under any circumstances,? he
told Newsweek magazine. ?I don?t think
it would happen today.?
Earl Spencer, 53, told BBC Radio 4?s
Diana?s brother, who was flanked by William and Harry at her funeral in 1997, said it was cruel to make them follow the coffin. She is buried on an island at Althorp
Today programme that he still has
nightmares about the funeral, especially the ?harrowing? procession, but said
that it would have been ?a million times
worse? for the princes. ?The feeling, the
sort of absolute crashing tidal wave of
grief coming at you as you went down
this sort of tunnel of deep emotion, it
was really harrowing and I still have
nightmares about it now,? the earl said.
?So there was the inner turmoil of
thinking, ?My God this is ghastly? but
then the point of thinking these two
boys are doing this and it must be a million times worse for them. It was truly
horrifying, actually.?
He explained: ?We would walk a
hundred yards and hear people sobbing
and then walk round a corner and
somebody wailing and shouting out
messages of love to Diana or William
and Harry, and it was a very, very tricky
time.? He said that the emotion of the
crowd was ?pulsing? through them as
they followed the coffin.
The earl?s eulogy to his sister distinguished her ?blood family? from the
royal family and pledged that the boys?
?souls are not simply immersed by duty
and tradition, but can sing openly as
you [Diana] planned?.
Confronted with the idea that he had
said some ?pretty pointed things? at the
funeral, the earl replied: ?I don?t feel I
said many pointed things, I believe that
every word I said was true and it was
important for me to be honest. I wasn?t
looking to make any jabs at anyone
actually, I was trying to celebrate
Diana, and if by doing that it showed up
particularly the press, I think, in a bad
way, well, they had that coming.
There is no evidence that the earl has
had a close relationship with the Duke
of Cambridge or Prince Harry. However, they did meet on June 1 to
rededicate the princess?s grave at the
earl?s home at Althorp on what would
have been her 56th birthday. The earl
said that the grave, which is on an island
within his estate, was the safest place for
her remains despite four attempted
break-ins.
6 The Duke of Cambridge is to work
his last shift as an air ambulance pilot.
He has spent more than two years with
the East Anglian Air Ambulance based
at Cambridge airport. In January Kensington Palace said the duke and duchess wanted to increase their official
duties, which would mean spending
more time in London.
Beacons beam local news to your phone DNA sunscreen promises
Mark Bridge Technology Correspondent
Beacons on buildings in Manchester
are ?pinging? hyper-local news stories
to the phones of passers by.
Experts say it is a vision of the future
and that reports of lost kittens and free
events will one day be accompanied by
highly effective adverts.
The service is being introduced by a
Google-backed start-up in partnership
with the Manchester Evening News and
organisations such as the council and
police. In a six-month pilot scheme, ten
beacons at sites including the central library and Piccadilly Gardens, are sending alerts via Bluetooth to phones in a
range of about 100 metres.
Users do not need to download an
app, but must have Google?s Chrome
browser and change their settings to receive updates from the ?physical web?.
They will receive breaking news from
their immediate vicinity, as well as
police updates and appeals. Alerts
might provide football scores, or notify
people of a new public artwork. Businesses can also send news and details of
events, but the organisers say adverts
are not allowed in the trial period. Notifications drop off a user?s phone when
they leave the area.
Google?s beacon technology has
been mostly used by companies to send
offers to customers in stores. Recent advances mean it no longer requires
phone users to download the apps of individual stores or organisations, making it practical for city-wide use. The
weather-proofed beacon units are
about 6cm long and start at �.
Stuart Goulden, the founder of Like
No Other, the start-up behind the trial,
said: ?This is aimed at getting people reengaged in local news, especially
younger people who?ve never bought
their local newspaper and are always
staring at their phones. If you can bring
stories to their screen about things that
are happening right there, on the street
they?re walking on, or at their local
park, they?re more likely to take notice.
?Alongside news, sports and culture,
we?re particularly interested in giving a
voice to those who need it most, be they
independent businesses or creatives,
good causes and communities, arts and
cultural events, and everything in
between. If this is successful, we want to
bring it to other cities across the UK.?
Google is funding the trial as part of
its ?150 million Digital News Initiative,
which is intended to support quality
journalism after criticism that the company?s business model has harmed the
industry by siphoning away advertising
revenue.
Technology experts said that beacons were likely to be widely used in
future ?smart cities?, but that adverts
and offers would feature alongside
news and other content.
to give bathers safer glow
Kat Lay Health Correspondent
One day holidaymakers might not
need to break off from their book on the
beach to apply a new layer of cream.
A sunscreen made of DNA that gets
better the longer it is used has been
created by scientists who say that they
have found a way for users to tan to
their hearts? content.
Guy German, assistant professor of
biomedical engineering at Binghamton
University, New York, said: ?Ultraviolet
light can actually damage DNA, and
that?s not good for the skin. We thought,
let?s flip it. What happens instead if we
actually used DNA as a sacrificial layer? So instead of damaging DNA within
the skin, we damage a layer on top of
the skin.?
With a team of researchers, he devel-
oped thin, crystalline films of DNA and
exposed them to ultraviolet light. The
more the film was exposed, the more
absorbent it became.
?If you use this as a tropical cream or
sunscreen, the longer that you stay out
on the beach, the better it gets at being
a sunscreen,? the professor said.
The film would theoretically work in
the same way as conventional sunscreens, he said, dispensed in a bottle to
be spread or sprayed on, but added that
it was unlikely to be on sale soon. ?We
have a lot of work to do,? he said.
The team also plans to test the films
as wound dressings, believing they
would protect a wound from the sun
and maintain it in a moist environment,
which is known to enhance healing.
The research was published in the
journal Scientific Reports.
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News Times investigation
Sexual predator?s victim
was failed at every turn
A young man?s ordeal
leaves care home firm
and regulator facing
troubling questions,
Andrew Norfolk writes
At the junction of two quiet suburban
streets stands a large, detached house
that 20 months ago bore silent witness
to a suspected sex crime.
Inside the north London property on
a November afternoon in 2015 were six
vulnerable adults with learning disabilities and two members of staff, employees of the private care company that
owned and ran the home. Until today,
what a support worker saw when she
walked into the room of a young,
severely autistic man has remained a
closely guarded secret.
Those in the know included a
handful of local authority safeguarding
professionals, police officers and staff
from the Care Quality Commission.
the mother
Left in ignorance were the families
whose loved ones have continued to
live in homes across London that are
run by the same company, Hillgreen
Care.
An investigation by The Times has
uncovered evidence that raises troubling questions about the company?s
operation and about the CQC?s role as
England?s independent regulator of
adult social care.
The two to which the victim?s mother
has increasingly despaired of receiving
answers are why a known, high-risk sex
offender was allowed unrestricted
access to her son, and why no one at
Hillgreen has been publicly held to
account for what happened.
before
Care home placements for adults with
complex needs are usually funded by
the NHS, social services or a combination of both, according to the nature
and severity of the mental or physical
disability. Fees charged by care providers vary widely, but Hillgreen is typically thought to charge in the region of
�000 per resident per week.
The predatory sex abuser, JL, and his
suspected victim, Tom, were each
moved to the Enfield home from other
residential homes, but for very different
reasons.
In 2011, aged 19, Tom (not his real
name) was living in a Hertfordshire
care home, not run by Hillgreen, when
another resident picked up a knife and
in an unprovoked attack stabbed him
more than 20 times in the head and
upper body.
When JL arrived at Enfield in 2009,
having been moved from another Hillgreen home in Tottenham, it was under
court-imposed bail conditions. He was
awaiting trial charged with the rape of
an autistic woman but was later ruled
unfit to plead.
Tom is unable to speak. In addition to
his severe autism, he is epileptic, has
been assessed as lacking the mental
capacity to make decisions and needs
specialist care.
JL, by contrast, has relatively mild
learning disabilities and no mental
disorder but a long history of sexual
offending. Everyone at Hillgreen was
aware of the risk he posed. Outside the
care home he was permanently kept
under supervision. Inside, despite
many warnings, he was subject to no
such restrictions.
the care home
on the day
At 5.30pm on a Sunday afternoon, a
care worker saw JL go upstairs after
smoking a cigarette in the garden. The
member of staff later went to Tom?s
room to collect his laundry. When she
opened the door, Tom was standing,
facing her, naked from the waist down.
JL was standing behind him.
Shocked
workers
immediately
informed Hillgreen?s senior management. They also photographed Tom?s
underwear, which had potential evidence of sexual activity.
Questioned that evening by two care
assistants, JL, 28, initially denied any
wrongdoing but then admitted that he
went to Tom?s room, pulled down his
lower clothing and had sex with him.
In written statements seen by The
Times, three Hillgreen workers said
that Ross Dady, the company?s regional
manager, and Roger Goddard, its
director of care, initially told them they
should not contact police or any
external authorities.
Mr Dady, who supervised the
running of seven care homes operated
by Hillgreen across four London
boroughs in 2015, was said to have
suggested it was possible that the sex
was consensual.
In a statement, however, the manager of the Enfield home said he was ?very
angry and frustrated that we were not
informing the police?, who should have
been asked ?to come and investigate
and collect evidence like the semen?.
He added: ?How would it be possible
for [Tom] to consent to such an act
[when] he cannot speak or express himself and suffers from serious learning
difficulties??
after
It was more than 24 hours before Tom?s
mother received a call from Mr Dady to
inform her that her son had been
?sexually assaulted by another service
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Tadeo Binama, left,
was a convicted sex
offender whose visa
had expired. Ross
Dady, circled below,
initially told workers
not to contact the
police about the
suspected assault
Watchdog is
no stranger
to claims
of cover-up
Billy Kenber, Andrew Norfolk
the illegal
deputy manager
the CQC, social workers and safeguarding representatives from various
London boroughs. The picture of Hillgreen that began to emerge was highly
disturbing.
The deputy manager of the Enfield
home, Tadeo Binama, was revealed to
be a convicted sex offender who no
longer had permission to be in Britain
because his visa had expired.
The east African was one of several
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been arrested because ?[Tom] may have to Tom?s mother and attempted to inconsented to it?.
terview JL, who answered ?no comThere is some disagreement as to ment? to every question.
how swiftly, and by what means, the
A file was eventually sent to the
various safeguarding authorities be- Crown Prosecution Service, whose recame aware of the incident but by the viewing lawyer ruled there was insuffitime the police were involved Tom?s cient evidence for a rape charge.
underwear had already been put
Factors in the decision were the lack
through the laundry.
of DNA evidence, Tom?s inability to deNext began a series of meetings, in- scribe what happened, the likelihood
vestigations and inspections involving that JL?s admission would be ruled in-
admissible in court and the fact the only
witness, the care worker, did not see an
act of penetration.
The police chose not to investigate
the senior management of the Enfield
home for the criminal offences of wilful
neglect or attempting to pervert the
course of justice. With their decision to
drop the case, it was left to the CQC to
decide what action to take against Hillgreen.
It had the power to bring criminal
charges against the company or the
senior individuals responsible for its
running. Instead, it chose a much quieter, less public course of action.
The Enfield home no longer has any
vulnerable adults in its care. It is one of
four Hillgreen homes that have ceased
to operate since November 2015
because the CQC identified, and publicised, lesser problems in their operation.
In the case of the home where Tom
was allegedly attacked, the commission?s website carries the report of a
2016 inspection that was published in
October last year. It rated the facilities
as inadequate and unsafe, but not
because a high-risk sex offender was
allowed unsupervised access to the
bedroom of a defenceless, highly vulnerable resident.
Instead, the report criticised the
home for failings that included storing
mops and buckets in the garden and
having overflowing bins, scuffed
skirting boards, loose handles on
kitchen drawers and a broken dishwasher.
The report noted the recent promotion of a senior care worker to deputy
manager but chose not to reveal that
the vacancy was created by the exposure of her predecessor as a convicted
sex offender.
Multiple regulation breaches identified by CQC inspectors were sufficient
to lead to the closure of the Enfield
home but Hillgreen continues to own
and run three London care homes, in
the boroughs of Hackney, Haringey
and Greenwich.
No one has told the residents of those
homes, or their families, what happened at the Enfield home in November 2015.
It is almost a year since anyone spoke
to Tom?s mother about the attack.
From the CQC, from Enfield council,
which had a safeguarding responsibility for the Hillgreen home, and Haringey, which placed her son in the company?s care, she says she has heard
nothing.
JL?s assault and its aftermath have
tested and finally shattered her faith in
the public bodies that have a responsibility to protect the vulnerable and to
hold to account those who fail in their
duties.
She said: ?You put your son in their
care and you trust them, because they
had a duty of care to keep him safe from
harm, but I had no idea about [JL]?s history and that [Tom] was there with such
a high-risk man.
?When they eventually told me what
happened, I drove for two hours to take
him to hospital and I was shaking the
whole way, but I trusted the experts ?
the police and CQC ? to do their job in
investigating it.?
Tom?s mother said she ?was gutted?
to be told the police were not bringing
charges against JL. That Hillgreen and
its executives have thus far escaped
prosecution by the CQC is, she believes,
scandalous.
?When people are known to be repeatedly making blunders and ignoring
and not rectifying their mistakes, then
their company isn?t fit for purpose. I
can?t believe it hasn?t been closed
down.?
Leading article, page 31
The Care Quality Commission?s failure
to prosecute Hillgreen Care raises
more doubts about the effectiveness of
an organisation that has had a troubled
history since it was set up in 2009.
It has already faced criticism over the
Mid-Staffs scandal, the abuse of adults
with learning disabilities at the Winterbourne View nursing home near Bristol
and failings linked to deaths in the
maternity unit of a hospital in Cumbria.
The CQC was handed new powers in
April 2015 that allow it to bring criminal
charges against care providers. They
can be brought against a company and
its directors and senior managers. In
deciding whether to prosecute, the
CQC says that it considers if public confidence in its role as the regulator of England?s hospitals and adult residential
care homes would be undermined by
failing to hold wrongdoers to account.
Since 2015 it has brought prosecutions against five care homes and an
NHS trust. Each time the offence was
failure to prevent physical harm, typically over incidents leading to a resident?s death or serious physical injury.
Hillgreen Care?s conduct before and
in the immediate aftermath of the suspected rape by a high-risk sex offender
of a young man with severe autism
could have led to its prosecution for
several criminal offences, most obviously failing to protect a service user
from abuse or a significant risk of abuse.
More than two years after it gained
its new powers, however, the CQC is yet
to charge any company or individual
for such an offence. Criticism of its
alleged regulatory weaknesses began
from the moment it was formed.
Its first chief executive, Cynthia Bower, proved a contentious choice because
of her connection with the Stafford
Hospital scandal over the appalling
care and high death rate of patients at
the site ten years ago. She ran the local
health authority at a time when claims
of poor treatment first emerged.
The commission also faced criticism
after an undercover BBC documentary
in 2011 showed care workers at Winterbourne View physically abusing people
with learning disabilities. It subsequently emerged that the charge nurse
who went to the BBC to blow the whistle had previously approached the CQC
with his concerns, but was ignored.
Later that year, the Commons? health
select committee criticised the CQC for
neglecting to carry out inspections and,
in 2012, a capability review published
by the Department of Health was
sharply critical of the regulator, forcing
Ms Bower to resign. She was replaced
by Sir David Behan, who admitted
there were problems with his predecessor?s management of the watchdog. He
earns �5,000 to �0,000 a year.
In 2013, the CQC was accused of attempting to cover up its failure to prevent deaths in a maternity unit. The
NHS trust which runs Furness General
Hospital was given a clean bill of health
after a CQC inspection in 2010, two
years after concerns were first raised.
Senior CQC officials were accused of
trying to suppress an internal report
that examined how the hospital?s failings had been missed by the regulator.
Last year, whistleblowers accused
the CQC of ignoring thousands of
warnings every year from care staff.
The body said that it took staff concerns
?extremely seriously?. It said that over a
recent six-month period, 10 per cent of
calls triggered an investigation.
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Boots urged to act as
rival chemist cuts cost
of morning-after pill
Andrew Ellson
Consumer Affairs Correspondent
Boots? claim to be ?committed
to looking at the sourcing? of a
less expensive morning-after
pill began to unravel yesterday
when it emerged that its parent
company already supplied rival
pharmacies with a cheaper version of the drug.
her
The retailer came under further
pressure to cut the price of its emergency contraception after Lloyds Pharhain of
macy, Britain?s second biggest chain
chemists, announced that it would
halve the cost in its stores.
The Times has learnt that one of the
companies that supplies Chemist4U,
the online pharmacy that sells the
The cheapest
version of the pill
at Boots costs
�.75. It can be
bought for
�99 online
morn
morning-after
pill for �99, is
Allia
Alliance Healthcare, which is the
sis company of Boots.
sister
Last week, Boots, where the
ch
cheapest
version of the pill costs
#26.75, apologised after The
T
Times revealed that it was refusin
ing to cut the cost of the pill
be
because it was scared of a backlas
lash from the anti-abortion lobby.
In the past month, Superdrug
and T
Tesco have reduced the cost of
their morning-after
m
pills after a Times
investig
investigation found that British women
were pa
paying up to five times more than
elsewhere in Europe. Boots promised to
try to source a cheaper pill but gave no
commitment on the price or timing.
Yesterday, Steve Howard, of Lloyds
Pharmacy, which has 1,500 stores
across Britain, said: ?Our pricing policy
is determined by several factors, including the competitive environment, and it
is subject to regular reviews.
?We currently offer two products:
ellaOne at �.95 and Consilient at
�.99. We are looking to source a
further option, Ezinelle, which we expect to be available from September at
a retail price of �.49, subject to stock
being available,? he told the Chemist and
Druggist journal.
Clare Murphy, of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, which has
campaigned for pharmacies to cut the
price of the drug, said: ?It?s brilliant to
see that Lloyds [is] joining other major
pharmacies in providing women with a
more affordable emergency contraceptive. We look forward to hearing from
Boots soon about a time frame for a
similar reduction in cost following the
chain?s commitment to source cheaper
alternatives, as it is clear inexpensive
generic versions of the morning-after
pill are now widely available.?
Alliance Healthcare, which supplies
drugs to pharmacies across Europe, is
owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance,
the American company that bought
Boots? Swiss parent company in 2014.
Yesterday, James O?Loan, superintendent pharmacist at Chemist4U, said:
?We believe in making healthcare
affordable. We use the main national
pharmaceutical wholesalers to purchase the generic version of Levonelle ?
Levonorgestrel. It is our belief that a
reasonable price point for online is
�99 with �99 postage. We offer our
emergency contraceptive service as an
advanced supply as per Nice guidance.
?We advise all patients that these pills
should not be used as a regular contraceptive method.?
Boots insiders said the retailer was
committed to finding a cheaper pill but
the process took time for a large chain.
The company declined to comment.
Creature comforts Fern, a six-week-old roe deer, has made herself at home with Maxine Scott, owner
of a wildlife centre in Perthshire. She is being bottle-fed back to health after being found by a road
Welsh revolt over giant English ?insult?
Jonathan Morrison
Architecture Correspondent
The Welsh government has postponed
its plans to install a giant iron ring outside Flint Castle after locals claimed
that it symbolised English oppression
and was ?insulting to Wales?.
More than 9,500 people signed a petition calling for the �5,000 ringshaped walkway, the brainchild of George King, an architect based in
London, to be scrapped.
Ken Skates, the economy secretary,
announced a ?pause? to review plans
for the sculpture to be built alongside
one of the first castles constructed by
Edward I in the north of the country.
Work on the castle began in 1277.
?We have listened and recognise the
strength of feeling around the proposed
art installation and feel it is only right
that we review the plans,? he said.
The 30m-wide structure, the winner
The proposed
sculpture at
Flint Castle has
been criticised
as a reference
to Edward I?s
?ring of steel?
of a national competition, had been intended to symbolise ?a giant rusted
crown representing the relationship
between the medieval monarchies of
Europe and the castles they built?.
Critics swiftly criticised it for referencing Edward I?s ?ring of steel?, a chain
of fortifications built to subjugate the
native population nearly 750 years ago.
Four MPs from Plaid Cymru branded
the design ?ill-judged, ignorant and insensitive? in a letter to Mr Skates.
Baby Charlie will be moved to hospice in days
Frances Gibb Legal Editor
Charlie Gard will be moved to a hospice
within days and his life support ended
?shortly thereafter? unless agreement
on his care is reached by noon today.
As Mr Justice Francis made the
ruling, Connie Yates, the baby?s mother,
left the High Court sobbing and said: ?I
hope you are happy with yourselves.
How can you do that? What if it was
your child??
Care proposals had failed to meet
what Great Ormond Street said was the
necessary level of expert supervision
for the 11-month-old to be kept alive.
The judge did not state when Charlie
would be transferred from Great Ormond Street to a hospice or where that
hospice was, ruling that those details
should not be published.
The time had come for a decision to
be made, he said. ?It is still my wish
that they can reach agreement that
accommodates [the parents?] wishes.?
In the space of hours, the parents? hopes
?I still wish
for an
agreement
that can
satisfy the
parents?
wishes?
Mr Justice Francis
of more time with their child were
dashed, as care plans they had put
forward failed to be agreed in an urgent
meeting of lawyers and doctors midway
through the High Court hearing.
Connie Yates, 31, and Chris Gard, 32,
had wanted their son, who has mitochondrial disease, to spend his final
hours at home. They abandoned their
fight for Charlie to have treatment
in America after concluding that he
had deteriorated to the ?point of no
return?.
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gay-friendly mosque
TMS
diary@thetimes.co.uk | @timesdiary
Mel Stride, the former pairing whip
and now a minister, and said: ?This
is the man who wouldn?t let me go
to the last James Bond premiere. I
promoted him anyway.? Surely Mrs
May can arrange government votes
so she doesn?t miss the next one ?
that is, if she is still there in 2019.
Oval history of
sporting guts
The Kia Oval hosts its 100th Test
match today but its sporting
significance goes beyond cricket. It
staged the first FA Cup final and
England?s first seven home rugby
internationals. Now it is revealed
that the ground has another claim
on sporting history. The writer
Charlie Connelly has found that the
Oval hosted an endurance walking
event in 1851 in which a Richard
Manks covered 1,000 miles in 500
hours, walking round the Oval
outfield. The final few laps attracted
3,000 spectators. To help him at
night, lamps were hung around the
ground, making this the world?s first
floodlit sporting event, 27 years
before the football match that claims
the accolade. It was Manks?s second
attempt: the first was aborted after
126 miles when he developed
diarrhoea. Well the Oval has long
been a good place to get runs.
Male stars haven?t always been paid a
fortune by the BBC. In his memoirs,
Les Dawson, above, wrote that he
used to take the cheque for his
appearance fee to the bank as soon as
he received it. ?Mainly because it was
too small to go on its own.?
splash of wine wisdom
A letter in CAM magazine refers to
an interview in the previous issue
with Katharine Whitehorn, the
venerable journalist and author,
and says that her priceless work
Cooking in a Bedsitter was required
reading for students in the 1960s.
The correspondent, Bob Calver,
recalls in particular Whitehorn?s
helpful advice on wine. ?Red wine
goes with meat,? she wrote. ?White
wine goes with carpets.?
The government?s plan to ban diesel
cars from 2040 provides a new entry
for our occasional Apt Names series.
Friends of the Earth?s campaign for
clean air is led by a Mr Hayes.
theresa?s date with 007
Theresa May will welcome news
that Daniel Craig is to make a fifth
Bond film. The prime minister is a
fan of 007. At a reception for MPs
before the recess, she gestured at
Sadiq Khan gets a backhanded
compliment from an unnamed
?senior Labour official? in a New
Yorker profile of the mayor of
London. Describing his response to
this year?s terrorist attacks, the
colleague says: ?Metaphorically, he
seemed to grow several inches.?
Then, cruelly for the 5ft 6in mayor,
he adds: ?Definitely not literally.?
the less said
After recent items on reticent
parliamentarians, Peter Taylor tells
me of the mute Earls of Leicester,
who went 120 years without one of
them making a peep in the House
of Lords (save for an interjection of
?jolly good? by the third earl) until
the fifth earl broke with this
hesychastic tradition in 1972. ?My
family have not been over-talkative
in this House,? he admitted, ending
his own 22-year silence, suggesting
that they were all making amends
for the first earl, whose problem
was that he spoke far too often.
patrick kidd
Gabriel Samuels
Kaya Burgess
Religious Affairs Correspondent
A Muslim feminist who founded a
liberal mosque in Berlin has travelled to
Britain under police protection to set up
a similar place of worship.
The proposed mosque would allow
men and women to pray together and
welcome gay worshippers.
Seyran Ates, 54, a Muslim lawyer and
women?s rights activist of TurkishKurdish descent, has received hundreds of death threats since she opened
the Ibn-Rushd-Goethe mosque in
Berlin last month. It allows worshippers
of all genders to pray side by side,
welcomes LGBT people, and opposes
the wearing of full face veils for security
reasons.
Believers from Sunni and Shia backgrounds and other denominations
within Islam are encouraged to preach
together and previous congregations at
the mosque, which rents space from the
St Johannes Lutheran church, have
included Christians, Jews and atheists.
Ms Ates, who receives 24-hour police
protection, hopes to set up a similar
mosque in Britain within a year and
wants to see similar places of worship in
all European capitals. She said the purpose of her project was to ?fight fundamentalism and extremism in all forms?
and denied her resolve had been affected by the threats against her life.
?I can block it out, I never give up,?
she said. ?I can look in the mirror each
morning and say I did something . . . If
you?re afraid, nothing changes. I would
prefer to die than live in a world where
we do nothing about extremism.?
Ms Ates? visited several British
mosques yesterday in an effort to forge
partnerships with imams willing to
adopt her vision of a tolerant Islam. Her
full itinerary was confidential for security purposes but she confirmed she had
visited Finsbury Park mosque in north
London, a site once associated with the
radical preachings of Abu Hamza alMasri. ?People say they feel good when
Seyran Ates has
received hundreds
of death threats
they come to the Berlin mosque,? she
added. ?It?s light and untraditional, and
people feel calm. The whole atmosphere is wonderful, our door is open to
everyone. This is how I always imagined religion to be.?
Ms Ates, a long-term opponent of
President Erdogan, also accused the
Turkish government of spreading fake
news about her mosque in Berlin. She
claimed state media had doctored a
photograph so it appeared that a congregation member was disrespectfully
treading on a copy of the Koran.
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Dylan lends
songbook for
American
classic tale
Theatre Ann Treneman
Girl from the
North Country
The Old Vic, SE1
HHHHH
This is not, just to set the record
straight, Bob Dylan the Musical. You
don?t need to know his songs to fall
for this play by Conor McPherson,
which includes 20 of them. But if you
do know them well, as I do, then
there are moments when you can just
close your eyes and melt into the
night. And, it must be said, though
possibly in a whisper, that almost all
are more enjoyable because the man
himself is not singing them.
Dylan delights in being a spinner of
legends and the story behind this
venture is already one of them.
McPherson recounts that five years
ago he was approached by Dylan?s
people, asking if he might consider
writing a play featuring his songs.
McPherson declined but later had a
brainwave: he could set the play in a
guesthouse in the Depression era in
Minnesota, an idea that reflected
Dylan?s roots but was not otherwise
linked to him. McPherson sent his
idea to Dylan who sent him back 40
albums with his blessing to do with
them what he wanted.
The result is an instant American
classic: a tale of heartbreak and
hardscrabble, poetic but not without
fun in the guesthouse run by
Nick and Elizabeth Laine. He?s a
debtor, she?s got a wild streak and
early onset dementia. Their grown-up
son, Gene, is a writer who drinks or,
more accurately, a drinker who writes.
Their daughter, Marianne, is black,
adopted after she was abandoned as a
baby by a guest. Now she is pregnant
although the circumstances are all a
bit murky.
It?s a broken world, an idiot wind
blowing through it, but evocative too.
It?s beautifully lit, like a Hopper
painting, by Mark Henderson, and the
sepia set by Rae Smith has room for a
four-piece band (playing instruments
from the 1930s) in a far corner with
an old-fashioned piano and drum set
further forward. Ciar醤 Hinds is a
force of nature as Nick and Shirley
Henderson gives Elizabeth an
extraordinary depth and grace,
dancing, sexual, furious.
Oh it?s a melodrama, all right, and
everyone?s got a suspect story to tell.
The songs emerge out of the
Cabinet is split as Gove
vows to ban US chicken
Henry Zeffman Political Reporter
Cabinet ministers are at odds over
chlorine-washed chicken after Michael
Gove vowed that he would not allow it
to be imported from America.
The environment secretary specifically ruled out imports of the chemically
treated food, which is banned by the
EU, as the price of a post-Brexit trade
deal with the United States.
His comments put him in conflict
with Liam Fox, who as international
trade secretary has responsibility for
negotiating trade deals. Dr Fox said in
Washington this week that it was ?too
early? to comment on the specifics of a
free-trade agreement. He added that
chlorine-washed chicken posed ?no
health issue?.
Asked yesterday whether poultry
treated with chlorine would be allowed
after Brexit, Mr Gove said: ?No. I have
made it perfectly clear, and indeed this
is something on which all members of
the government are agreed, that we are
not going to dilute our high animal
welfare standards, or our high environmental standards, in pursuit of any
trade deal.?
Asked whether Britain would say no
to a trade deal if the American government wanted easier access for its farmers to the British market, he told BBC
Radio 4?s Today programme: ?Yes,
critically, we need to ensure that we do
not compromise those standards.?
After meeting Mike Pence, the US
vice-president, and American trade
representatives in Washington this
week, Dr Fox was more circumspect on
the issue of chlorine-washed chicken.
He said: ?There is no health issue with
that ? the European Union has said
that is perfectly safe. The issue lies
around some of the secondary issues of
animal welfare and it is perfectly
reasonable for people to raise that but it
will come much further down the road.
?We will want to ensure that the
scientific advice that we have ensures
proper protection for British consumers because dropping our standards is
not the way for Britain?.
America?s powerful agriculture lobby
has insisted that a free-trade deal with
Britain would require the government
to accept banned foods such as beef
treated with growth hormones and
pork washed in acid.
Downing Street has repeatedly refused to be drawn on whether chlorinewashed chicken would be allowed on
the British market after Brexit. ?Maintaining safety and public confidence in
the food we eat is of the highest priority,
and any future trade deal must work for
UK farmers, businesses, and consumers,? a government spokesman said.
Mr Gove came under fire from one of
his own party?s MPs, who called
complaints about poultry a diversion.
?We are talking about a free-trade
deal with the largest country in the
world ? the issue of chlorinated chicken is a sideshow,? Andrew Bridgen, the
MP for North West Leicestershire, said.
?In this country we wash lettuce in
chlorine and then put it straight in our
mouths.?
Mr Bridgen, who worked in the food
industry for more than 20 years before
becoming an MP, added: ?A large number of the people who are now complaining about chlorinated chicken are
the same people who complain about
food being too expensive.?
Tim Farron, the former Liberal
Democrat leader, said that ?chicken
wars? had broken out in the cabinet.
?The government?s post-Brexit trade
negotiations are now in disarray,? he
said. ?The American farming lobby is
hugely powerful and it might well come
as news to the Americans that chlorinated chickens will not now be part of
any trade deal.?
Sue Hayman, the shadow environment secretary, said that ministers?
?casual and inconsistent attitude
towards the importing of chlorinated
chicken undermines everything British
poultry farmers do to produce high
quality produce and uphold high
animal welfare standards?.
Arinz� Kene as Joe Scott and
Sheila Atim as Marianne Laine:
the play is set in a guesthouse
during the Depression
dialogue, lyrics interweaving
with scenes in uncanny
ways.
It is genius the way that
McPherson, who also
directs, has tapped into
the American folk era of
Woody Guthrie and
hobos, something that
i
inspired
Dylan in his early
fr
freewheeling
days. So how
d
does
it feel, as the song goes, to
be on your own, with
no direction home?
Here?s one
answer.
Bob, you need
to get a ticket.
Box office 0844
871 7628,
until October 7
Leave Grenfell fire victims
alone, lawyers are warned
Jonathan Ames
Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire feel
intimidated by ?ambulance chasing?
lawyers, Diane Abbott has told senior
figures in the legal profession.
Ms Abbott, the shadow home secretary, claimed in an email to the Law
Society and the Bar Council that survivors of the disaster in west London last
month, in which 80 people are thought
to have died, are being hounded by lawyers hoping to act for them in potential
claims.
She told the legal bodies, which represent the majority of lawyers in the
country, that the disgraceful behaviour
?should not be tolerated in any circumstance?. In her email, which has been
seen by the Press Association, she said
that ?it is entirely for those affected by
this tragedy to instruct the legal professional of their choice without being coerced into instructing firms who are
clearly misleading people whilst they
are extremely vulnerable?.
Ms Abbott?s email follows the revelation by The Times this month that Leigh
Day, a London law firm, had suspended
two staff for distributing leaflets in the
area around the Grenfell Tower in
Kensington.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority
rules forbid pressure tactics. Joe Egan,
the president of the Law Society, which
represents solicitors, said if anyone had
concerns about the behaviour of a solicitor they ?should immediately report
them to the regulator?. The society said
that the first point of contact for legal
advice for victims of the disaster should
be North Kensington Law Centre.
Cladding risk at student halls
Tom Knowles Property Correspondent
The largest provider of student
accommodation may need to close 600
rooms and spend �million replacing
cladding after the Grenfell Tower fire.
Unite, which owns 49,000 beds in 24
cities, said that tests on 132 of its buildings found that six in Bristol, London,
Portsmouth and Leeds did not come up
to standards.
Fire officials concluded that after
some alterations the buildings were
safe, but a second test was being con-
ducted into the panels by the Building
Research Establishment.
Unite, which made a pre-tax profit of
�.9 million in the first half of the year,
said that if the second test found that
the panels all needed replacing, it could
also result in lost earnings of as much as
�5 million.
Richard Smith, chief executive of
Unite students, said: ?Safety is a priority
for us.? Any students affected would be
housed elsewhere within Unite?s estate
or given support in finding alternative
temporary accommodation.
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News Wildfires
Arsonists blamed as devastating
Charles Bremner Paris
Andrew Ellson
French officials blamed arsonists
yesterday for the wildfires on the
Riviera that have forced thousands of
residents and holidaymakers to flee to
emergency shelters.
蒬ouard Philippe, the prime minister, was last night visiting the scene of
the fire, which started on open ground
beside a caravan site. Renaud Muselier,
president of the Provence-Alpes-C魌e
d?Azur region, said that the blaze was
?without doubt of criminal origin?.
He added: ?This is a disaster for the
Var d閜artement [in Provence]. We are
going to do everything to find the
people responsible for this fire.?
Firefighters were at full stretch protecting houses and hamlets, sometimes
stopping the blaze a few metres from
homes as the flames swept towards the
resort of Bormes-les-Mimosas.
Hundreds of Britons are thought to
be in the affected area and many
reported being evacuated yesterday
with little idea of whether their insurance would cover the disruption.
Firefighters, backed up by water-
bombing aircraft, were bringing the
blaze under control nearly 24 hours
after it broke out at La Londe-LesMaures and tore through pine-covered
hillsides near campsites and holiday
villages late on Tuesday.
As a strong wind propelled the fire
towards
Bormes-les-Mimosas,
a
picturesque spot 20 miles from Saint
Tropez, emergency workers warned
people to leave campsites and other
lodgings and escorted more than
10,000 to gymnasiums and centres at
the resort. No injuries were reported
but at least two houses were destroyed.
Marion, a woman who lives nearby,
said: ?I was with my daughter in our
house when the fire started. We were in
bed. We were woken by the light of the
fire coming through the shutters. There
were flames 15 metres high. We got into
the car and we left. It?s terrible. There?s
nothing left. Now everything has been
destroyed, we have lost our work, the
surroundings of our life.?
People described gathering their
belongings under falling ash as hillside
flames lit up the night sky. ?Most people
left under their own means towards the
seaside,? Fran鏾is Arizzi, the mayor of
Bormes-les-Mimosas, said. ?We told
them where to go or buses took them to
the halls that were opened to receive
them.?
A resident, Jean-Paul Poinsart, 68,
said: ?All the hillsides were on fire right
down to the sea. We evacuated ourselves to my daughter?s home.?
B閞閚ice Conrad, a holidaymaker
from northern France, said: ?At 1am,
they came for us at the residence and
told us to leave. We spent the night in
the car on the village square.?
The outbreak followed a dozen
others this week that have ravaged a
total of 10,000 hectares along the
Mediterranean coast, in the Provence
region of Luberon, the Maritime Alps
and northern Corsica.
After a fire raged near Ramatuelle, a
few miles from Saint Tropez, on
Tuesday, Joan Collins, the actress, said
that she had abandoned her house near
the port. She added that the fire there
was believed to have been started by a
barbecue.
Diana and John Wardill, from Yorkshire, described leaving their home
near Saint Tropez when the fire
approached. ?It was shocking. It
happened so quickly,? Mrs Wardill, 70,
told the Yorkshire Post. ?As soon as the
flames touched an umbrella pine, it just
crackled up. It sounds a clich� but it was
just like a tinderbox.?
Although property was safeguarded,
the damage to flora and fauna on the
Saint Tropez peninsula was disastrous,
local officials said. Roland Bruno,
mayor of Ramatuelle, said that the
town and nearby villages had lost many
century-old parasol pines. ?This is the
disappearance of the peninsula?s most
precious possessions,? he said.
Catherine Huraut, deputy mayor of
La Croix-Valmer, where another fire
broke out on Tuesday, said that losing
the distinctive pines was the local
equivalent of Paris losing the Eiffel
Tower. ?It will take a century to replace
them,? she said.
Camille Casteran, the local national
park chief, said that he feared for the
local population of more than 100 land
turtles of a breed that is facing extinction and for peregrine falcons that nest
on the peninsula. ?I hope the birds had
the time to escape,? he said.
Experts said that this season?s devastation, which resulted from months
without rain and intense heat since the
spring that is matched in neighbouring
countries, was part of a pattern that
would intensify with climate change.
?You can call in all the firefighters on
the earth but that will not solve things
with the warming climate,? Mr Casteran said.
Local authorities once again tried to
warn people of the extreme danger of
throwing away cigarettes or lighting
fires of any kind in the countryside.
Major Gambe de Vergnes, a fire brigade
commander on the peninsula, said that
he believed the fire there had been
started by a cigarette.
?There are tens of thousands of
cigarette ends on the edges of fires,? he
said. ?People think they are extinguished but they are not. They are time
bombs.?
Fast-moving flames destroyed vehicles
Q& A
How many Britons have been
evacuated from areas at risk of fire?
Nobody knows the true figure but tens
of thousands of Britons head to the
south of France every summer so
hundreds are likely to be affected.
What should I do if I am caught in an
area at risk of fire?
The Foreign Office has yet to update
advice to travellers in France but the
French interior ministry is telling
residents and holidaymakers to follow
the advice of local authorities. It says
to monitor the Twitter hashtags
#Feuxdeforets and #Incendies for
updates. Wildfire experts advise
covering your nose and mouth to keep
out the smoke and to move away,
perpendicular to the wind direction.
Can I claim on my insurance if my
holiday has been ruined?
If you booked with a tour operator you
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blazes force thousands to flee
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in Bormes-les-Mimosas, in southeastern France, while tourists fled on foot from the same resort?s beach. Firefighters halted the blaze close to Seillons-Source-d?Argens as smoke engulfed the coastline
should first check whether it is offering
any compensation and what
alternative arrangements it is making
to move you or bring you home. If you
are travelling independently you
should be able to claim on your
insurance but the level of cover will
depend on your policy. Insurers say
that forest fires are usually covered but
some policies may only pay for the
cost of alternative accommodation
and expenses rather than the cost of
returning home.
I am due to travel to an affected area,
what should I do?
Contact your tour operator or
accommodation to establish the local
conditions. If you have insurance,
check whether you will be covered if
you don?t travel.
If I cancel my trip will I get a refund?
If you booked through a tour operator
and your holiday has been changed it
should offer suitable alternative
arrangements or a refund. If you
cancel your trip out of choice, you are
unlikely to be refunded.
It?s like surviving Pompeii, watching it from the beach
Robert Harris
First person
W
e?ve had a house at
Cap B閚at for 14
years. At two in the
morning friends rang
to say that everyone
had to evacuate because there?s a fire.
Everyone drove out in a convoy and
we hadn?t gone very far before the sky
started to turn red.
There was a line of orange fire in
the trees and soon after that it
became quite alarming, with great
sheets of flame. So we went into Le
Lavandou, an area of campsites and
caravan parks. The people went on to
the beaches. We sat up through the
night with the kids trying to sleep and
with children crying. We could see
the fire advancing. It looked as
though the whole area was going up
in flames.
About 500 firemen were battling it.
Europe in flames
FRANCE
CROATIA
ITALY
PORTUGAL
Split
Corsica
Luberon
FRANCE
Rome
Carros
Artigues
Nice
Marseilles
La Londe-les-Maures
Bormes-les-Mimosas
20 miles
MONTENEGRO
St Tropez
Sardinia
Naples
Palermo
Sicily
La Croix-Valmer
They brought it under control,
although it keeps flaring up. A lot of
people are muttering that it?s all been
set deliberately. There just seem to
have been too many in too many
different places for natural causes.
It?s worth saying how brave those
firemen are when you see the fourstorey high sheets of flame and the
blue lights going straight into it. One
does feel enormously grateful.
Everyone was pretty calm. We?re at
Saint Clair, where we managed to find
a hotel room. It reminded me of the
scene from Pompeii, with the
survivors on the beach looking across
the bay at Vesuvius. It was an
extraordinarily dramatic scene.
Robert Harris is an author and
journalist. His novels include Conclave,
Fatherland and Pompeii
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Ashley wins legal fight
over �m pub banter
Harry Wilson City Editor
A former investment banker who
alleged that the billionaire founder of
Sports Direct had reneged on a deal to
pay him a � million bonus had his
claim dismissed as ?wishful thinking?
based on a ?joke?.
Jeffrey Blue had told the High Court
that Mike Ashley, 52, promised him the
money over drinks if he helped to double the Sports Direct share price to �but refused when the target was hit a
year later.
In a 41-page judgment, Mr Justice
Leggatt criticised Mr Blue?s claim and
said that Mr Ashley had clearly been
joking when he made the remarks in a
pub near the chain?s store in Oxford
Street, London, in January 2013.
?No reasonable person present in the
Horse & Groom on 24 January 2013
would have thought that the offer to
pay Mr Blue � million was serious and
was intended to create a contract,? the
judge said. ?The fact that Mr Blue has
since convinced himself that the offer
was a serious one, and that a legally
binding agreement was made, shows
only that the human capacity for
wishful thinking knows few bounds.?
In his judgment, Mr Justice Leggatt
said that Mr Blue had begun to ?dream
of holidays in Barbados? as Sports
Direct shares rose. But the judge said
that it was when Mr Blue failed to get
the job of finance director at Sports
Direct that he seriously pursued the
claim for a � million bonus.
?As I interpret the sequence of
events, he looked back and formed the
belief that, in circumstances where he
had not been given the finance director
role which he had seen (with some
encouragement from Mr Ashley) as replacing the bonus that he had expected,
he had an entitlement to be paid more
money by Mr Ashley,? the judge said.
The court was told that Mr Ashley
had run up legal expenses of �5 million during the trial and Mr Blue was
ordered to make an interim payment of
�0,000 towards the billionaire businessman?s costs within 21 days.
David Cavender, QC, for Mr Ashley,
told the court that the judgment was a
?comprehensive victory? and that Mr
GARETH JONES PHOTOGRAPHY
Profile
J
effrey Blue?s
appointment at
Sports Direct
in 2012
surprised many
(Deirdre Hipwell
writes).
The former Merrill
Lynch banker, who
was one of the lead
bankers on the
flotation of Sports
Direct in 2007, was
recruited to drive
?strategic
opportunities?.
At Merrill Lynch he
spearheaded the
initial public offering
(IPO) of Debenhams
as well as helping to
list Sports Direct.
Both flotations left
investors nursing
heavy losses. In the
aftermath of Sports
Direct?s IPO, which
was followed quite
swiftly by a profit
warning, Mr Ashley
pointed the finger at
Merrill Lynch for not
properly explaining
its business model to
the City.
After leaving the US
investment bank in
2007, Mr Blue became
the head of retail at
Baugur, the Icelandic
group nicknamed the
?Viking raider? after
it spent billions
snapping up
prominent British
retailers including
House of Fraser,
Hamleys and
Woolworths.
Despite a portfolio
valued at nearly
� billion at its peak
Baugur collapsed into
administration in
2009. Mr Blue moved
on to set up a
boutique financial
services firm called
Mike Ashley, 52, said that his former
adviser Jeffrey Blue was a ?total liar?
Blue?s claims against his client had been
?spurious and scandalous? as he asked
the judge to impose indemnity costs.
Mr Justice Leggatt refused the application and ruled that the standard rate
would suffice. However, he said that
two of the claims made during the case
had overstepped the mark, and
described the allegation that Mr Ashley
had manipulated the share price of
Sports Direct as ?mischievous?. ?That
had no relevance to this case and ought
Aspiring Capital
Partners that targeted
investments in the
European consumer
and retail sectors and
he also worked for a
spell at DC Advisory
partners, a boutique
financial adviser. He
reconnected with Mr
Ashley in 2012 after
providing some advice
on Sports Direct?s
attempted bid for
Blacks Leisure.
During his two-year
stint at Sports Direct,
Mr Blue was involved
in the purchases of
majority stakes in
EAG and Sportland
International Group.
Not everyone
warmed to Mr Blue
during his time at
Sports Direct. One
investor described
him as an ?arrogant,
smarmy git?.
not to have been included in the witness
statement [of Mr Blue],? he said.
During the trial, the court heard lurid
details of how Mr Ashley ran Sports
Direct, including a claim that he once
vomited into a fireplace having drunk
12 pints with vodka chasers after a
drinking contest with a City analyst.
Allegations were also raised about Mr
Ashley?s payment of a �million bonus
from his own pocket to Sports Direct?s
former boss as part of an alleged ploy to
keep a lid on the wages of other staff.
Mr Ashley, who had called his former
adviser a ?total liar?, was not in court for
the verdict. In a statement he said: ?The
only reason the Sports Direct share
price exceeded � and will hopefully do
so again, is because of the sterling efforts of all the people at Sports Direct.?
Mr Blue said in a statement: ?I
respect the decision of the court and
look forward to putting this behind me.?
Hang time Alphonse Mucha?s poster for Gismonda, a play from 1895 starring the
French actress Sarah Bernhardt, is installed at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool
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T O M O R ROW
Facial recognition technology
signals the end of train tickets
Mark Bridge Technology Correspondent
BRICKS&MORTAR
THE NEW FACE OF RENTING
The rich who don?t want to buy,
and the families who can?t
PULLOUT
BUSINESS
ARTS
SATHNAM
SANGHERA
The new nightmare
boss who wants
to crush you in
the gym
MUSICALS FOR
THE MASSES?
Our chief theatre
critic revisits the
West End?s longest
running shows
MAIN PAPER
PULLOUT
Technology that identifies faces by
recognising the smallest blemish could
spell the end of railway ticket barriers
and their associated queues.
The system uses two near-infrared
lights flashing at high speed to help a
camera to capture the shape, texture
and orientation of a face in unprecedented detail, down to the wrinkles and
texture of the skin. This can be checked
against a database of customers.
It is being developed by the Bristol
Robotics Laboratory and has secured
funding from the Railway Safety and
Standards Board. Unlike many existing
systems, it is smart enough to recognise
people who are wearing glasses. It can
also tell apart identical twins.
The researchers say that it can identify individuals without them stopping
Ed Conway How long can the
consumer credit bubble last?
MAIN PAPER
The system uses
two lights to help
a camera capture
the texture and
shape of a face
Passenge whose faces had been
Passengers
scanne in a registration process
scanned
woul go online or use ticket
would
ma
machines
to pay fares or top up
cr
credit.
Staff would be alerted
to any people crossing the line
w
without
payment.
Professor Smith said that
th system could be introthe
d
duced
by 2020 though some
se
security
experts believe that
mo biometric systems can be
most
foole by determined attackers.
fooled
Net
6 Network
Rail warned yesterday
60-m
of 60-minute
delays for passengers
boarding tr
trains at some stations in the
south after a decision to shut half the
l f
platforms
at London Waterloo. The
terminus, which accommodates an
average of 270,000 journeys a day, will
be partially shut during much of August
to enable platforms to be extended.
Passengers still being ripped off, says watchdog
Graeme Paton Transport Correspondent
COMMENT
and could replace ticket gates. They
porare working with Cubic Transporny
tation Systems, the company
that created the Oyster card.
Lyndon Smith of the Bristol
Robotics Laboratory told
BBC Click: ?You can imagine
that, if you can get rid of the
gate lines in a place like Victoria station, there?s a massive
potential for increasing
throughput. So we ran an interesting project for [Cubic],],
heir
which they?re installing at their
ey].?
laboratory in Salfords [in Surrey].?
ranchise
Go-Ahead, the largest rail franchise
ut 35 per
in the UK, responsible for about
l d iin
cent of journeys, has been involved
the project and Cubic says it is working
with other rail companies, too.
Initially, the technology would be
available at optional ?fast-track? lanes.
Rail passengers are still being ripped off
by ticket vending machines that fail to
direct them towards the cheapest fares,
the official watchdog has said.
The Office of Rail and Road found
that eight out of 20 rail operators had
failed to sign a voluntary pledge to reimburse passengers who bought more
8
The number of rail
operators that
have not agreed
to reimburse
customers
Office of Rail and Road
expensive tickets than they needed. The
regulator also found that at least a fifth
of passengers using vending machines
did not select the ?most appropriate?
ticket. This included 13 per cent who
paid too much and 7 per cent who failed
to select the correct route or timing,
risking a fine if they had been caught.
The watchdog said many train companies were ?already improving? their
ticket machines, which are used for a
third of all rail journeys, but they were
still failing to display when off-peak
tickets could be used or whether cheaper tickets could be bought elsewhere.
Govia Thameslink Railway, London
Midland, Southeastern, South West
Trains and Virgin Trains west coast are
among those that have not pledged to
reimburse overcharged tickets.
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Robotic exosuit will get stroke victims back into their stride
Kat Lay Health Correspondent
Stroke patients who have difficulty
walking may soon benefit from an
invention developed in the United
States. A team of researchers has
created a soft robotic ?exosuit? to help
patients to regain the ability to walk
around with confidence.
A stroke can cause weakness on one
side of the body, leaving many survivors
with difficulty sitting or standing.
About a fifth can walk but develop a
condition called drop foot, where they
cannot lift their toes quickly enough.
Previous robotic exoskeletons,
designed to help with rehabilitation,
have tended to be rigid and bulky and
are impractical to wear during everyday activities. The new device consists
of an ankle-support system weighing
only 0.9kg, the same as two footballs.
It has been developed by engineers,
designers, biomechanists and physical
therapists from the Wyss Institute for
Biologically Inspired Engineering at
Harvard University.
Over two days of testing the exosuit,
nine people aged between 30 and 67 all
showed ?more efficient and less asym-
How it
works
Fabric suit
assists wearer?s
muscles to make
walking easier
2
3
1 Suit detects
muscle
movement
2 Cord tightens
to lift heel
3 Then front
cord tightens
to lift toes
metrical strides when wearing the device, both when walking tethered on a
treadmill and over open ground?, the
Wyss team reported.
Dr Donald Ingber, the founding director of the Wyss Institute, said that the
exosuit provided a ?glimpse of a new
future? in which patients were assisted
by human-friendly robots.
?This exosuit looks more like sports
clothing than R2D2, yet it is equally
programmable and carries out tasks on
command. However, the exosuit is
lightweight, flexible, virtually invisible
to others, and individualises itself for
each patient. We hope that it will soon
enter clinical use, where it undoubtedly
could transform the lives of stroke
patients for the better.?
The suit consists of a waist belt with a
battery pack and leg straps, connected
to a sleeve on the calf. Small mechanical parts exert force on a shoe insole,
pushing the person forward and correcting ankle angle problems.
More than 100,000 people in the UK
suffer strokes each year, and 1.2 million
people are living with the after-effects.
Almost two thirds of stroke survivors
leave hospital with a disability.
MERCURY PRESS
The ones left behind Previously unseen photographs taken by German soldiers in 1939-40 have been brought together by the social historian Matthew Smaldon. While the film Dunkirk depicts the Allied
evacuation from France, these images show what happened to those who failed to escape, including British and French prisoners of war, captured troops from the French colonies and four British graves
Model?s killer had raped
and tied up woman at 16
John Simpson
A pub chef who raped and murdered a
teenage model has admitted raping
another woman when he was 16.
Mark Dixie, 46, was jailed for 34
years in 2008 for repeatedly stabbing
Sally Anne Bowman, 18, before raping
her as she lay dead or dying in south
London in 2005.
Appearing via videolink at Southwark crown court in London yesterday,
Dixie admitted raping a woman in 1987
after ambushing her in an isolated car
park. A previous hearing was told that
after the attack he tied the woman to
her car and set fire to it, but she
managed to escape and raise the alarm.
Dixie also admitted charges of indecent assault and grievous bodily harm
over an attack on a third woman in
2002. He hit her on the head with a
chef?s steel ? a tool used to sharpen
kitchen knives ? before molesting her
on a flight of stairs.
Dixie did not admit killing Ms Bow-
Sally Anne Bowman, 18, was stabbed
and raped by Mark Dixie in 2005
man until almost ten years after her
death. Crispin Aylett, QC, for the prosecution, said: ?He wrote to police indicating he wanted to tell them the truth
of what had happened to Sally Anne,
because at the trial he said that he was
not responsible for her murder. He also
admitted two other serious attacks on
women that had taken place some time
before.?
Dixie, who appeared from HMP
Frankland in Co Durham, appeared to
be calm as he spoke on the videolink,
wearing a sports top and glasses.
At his trial, he claimed that he had sex
with Ms Bowman after coming across
her lying in the street. His frenzied
attack, which included biting her, took
place minutes after she had had a row
with her boyfriend in a car.
Mr Aylett said that both of the other
attacks on women also took place in
Croydon. Outlining the 1987 attack, Mr
Aylett said: ?He actually raped her in
her car and after he had attacked her
and she had asked him to let her go, he
said, ?I can?t, you will go to police.? ?
When detectives told Dixie in an
interview that they had already linked
him to that attack by a fingerprint
found on a rear wheel arch, he said: ?I
will give you another one as well,? Mr
Aylett said.
Dixie told them about the 2002
attack on a woman near a Croydon
railway bridge. He hit her on the head
several times, dragged her up the stairs
and indecently assaulted her before
being confronted by a neighbour. Dixie
then fled the scene.
Judge Jeffrey Pegden, QC, adjourned
sentencing until September.
Jehovah?s Witnesses let
abuser interrogate victims
David Brown
Chief News Correspondent
The Jehovah?s Witness policy of
allowing convicted paedophiles to
interrogate their victims has been
condemned by the charities? regulator.
A report into a congregation in
Manchester said that elders misled
investigators, concealed evidence and
allowed a senior member convicted of
abusing two girls, aged five and ten, to
cross-examine them.
Similar disciplinary policies at the
Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society,
which oversees local groups and distributes literature, are being investigated by the Charity Commission.
Jehovah?s Witnesses have 138,000
congregation members, known as publishers, in the UK. The charity regulator
is examining a rule that requires two
witnesses to give evidence before a
member can be expelled and the running of ?judicial committees? which
allow abusers to question their victims.
An investigation into the Manchester New Moston Congregation was
prompted by a complaint that Jonathan
Rose, an ?elder? of the group and trustee of its associated charity, had abused
a young female member in 2002.
He was later convicted of abusing
two girls and it was revealed that he had
been cleared in 1995 of similar charges
against a third teenager.
Following his release from jail the
victims were told they would have to
give evidence before a disciplinary
committee of elders before he could be
expelled. Rose, 43, was allowed to question the three girls, who are now adults.
The Watch Tower society attempted
to block the Charity Commission inquiry, claiming it amounted to religious
discrimination. The bid was rejected at
the High Court this year.
The investigation found the failings
at the Manchester charity amounted to
misconduct or mismanagement. It said
the abuse victims had ?endured inappropriate, demeaning and disrespectful
questioning? in a disciplinary hearing.
The Watch Tower society said in
statement: ?All allegations of abuse are
thoroughly investigated and appropriate restrictions are imposed on any person who is guilty of child sexual abuse.?
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News
Writer on course for
second Booker prize
Katie Gibbons
Twenty years after winning the Man
Booker prize for her debut novel The
God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy has
been nominated for her long-awaited
follow-up.
If the Indian writer wins with The
Ministry of Utmost Happiness, below,
described by judges as ?rich and vital?,
she will be the only nominated author
in the prize?s 48-year history to have a
100 per cent success rate.
Last year the judges were criticised
for overlooking many established names, but on this
year?s longlist Roy, 55, is
joined by four previously
shortlisted writers: Ali Smith
for Autumn , Sebastian Barry
for Days Without End, Mohsin Hamid for Exit West and
Zadie Smith for Swing Time.
Jon McGregor, who has been
longlisted three times, secured a nomination this year
with his novel Reservoir 13.
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The judges have also nomi
nominated
th lit
three books that have won other
literary prizes. Days without End won the
Costa prize and Colson Whitehead?s
The Underground Railroad was recently
awarded a Pulitzer. Mike McCormack?s
single-sentence novel Solar Bones,
which is currently the bookies? favourite with odds of 3-1, won the Goldsmiths
prize last year.
Two debut novels, written by the two
youngest authors on the list, are recognised by the judges this year. Elmet by
Fiona Mozely, 29, and History of Wolves
by Emily Fridlund, 38, are in the running for the �,000 prize. George
Saunders is nominated for his first fulllength novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.
The longlist was selected by a panel
of five judges from 144 submissions
published in the UK between October
last year and this September. The
judges are Baroness Young of Hornsey,
chairwoman of the panel, Lila Azam
Zanganeh, the literary critic, Sarah
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Hall,
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sh
shortlisted
novelist, Tom
Ph
Phillips,
the artist, and Colin
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Thubron,
the travel writer.
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Baroness
Young has called
the diverse selection of novels
the
?a tonic
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?a
for our times?.
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when we?d finally selec
lected
our 13 novels did we
full realise the huge energy,
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diverse
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and
literary styles but of protagonists
too, in their culture, age and gender.?
Of the 13 authors six will make it onto
the shortlist. They will each receive
�500 and a specially bound edition of
their book. The winner of the prize,
open to authors of any nationality
whose work is written in English and
published in the UK, will be revealed on
October 17 at London?s Guildhall.
Olympic Nan
loses her title
at a stroke
Craig Lord
Roly poly Zeppelin the hedgehog was the size of a beach ball after contracting
the rare ?balloon syndrome?. Vets in North Lanarkshire have since deflated him
She may not have won any gold medals
or set world records but she was
undoubtedly one of the stars of the 2016
Rio Olympic Games.
While Adam Peaty took the plaudits
in the swimming pool, it was his grandmother who set social media alight
under her alter ego @OlympicNan.
Everyone fell in love with Mavis Williams, 75, from Staffordshire; everyone it
seems but the joyless marketing men of
the International Olympic Committee.
A source close to the Peaty camp said
that IOC grandees had leant on Ms
Williams to get her to drop the ?Olympic? from her Twitter handle. Her
followers can now find her under
@Mavise42Mavis. ?It?s a new chapter,?
she told The Times, adding that tweeting had ?brought me a lot of joy and I?ve
made a lot of friends through it?.
Ms Williams ? who was in Budapest
this week, still tweeting, as her grandson won more gold at the World Championships ? described herself in a series of tweets as ?proud nan to a world
champion breaststroker?. Her messages
of support last summer led to her Twitter following growing from a few dozen
to more than 6,000.
Ms Williams was at the Duna Arena
pool with Peaty?s mother, Caroline, to
watch her grandson claiming gold in
the 50m breaststroke.
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muddling young minds
Clare Foges
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Comment
Why Trump diehards are blind to reality
From communists to right-wing populists, it is human nature to ignore all the evidence that your beliefs were wrong
David
Aaronovitch
@daaronovitch
A
t what point do you, I,
anyone or any group
committed to a certain
view admit that we were
wrong?
On Tuesday, at a rally in Ohio, up
to 7,000 people were told by Donald
Trump that ?with the exception of
the late, great Abraham Lincoln . . . I
can be more presidential than any
president who has ever held this
office!? And they gave him a great
cheer.
President Trump?s point was that
he has little time for ?being
presidential? (ie dignified, measured
and unifying) because he is too busy
actually doing things. But he could
be if he wanted to be, believe him.
More than Reagan, more than the
Roosevelts, more than Washington.
It was possibly the least presidential
thing any American ever heard
uttered by a president. And his
audience still cheered.
So what would stop them
applauding him? Obviously not his
Twitter vendettas, nor the absence
of any concrete achievement (apart,
of course, from the ban on
transgender people serving in the
military). Not his bizarre disavowal
of his own attorney-general Jeff
Sessions, nor even the attempts at
collusion between his campaign
team and agents of the Russian
government. Polling of Trump
supporters suggests that they see all
these problems either as part of an
attempt to persecute their hero, or as
utterly unimportant. Worse, the
criticism entrenches their view.
So I invite Trumpites to try out this
scenario. Suppose that, last year,
Iranian intelligence had procured
information about Trump?s business
deals. Imagine that Chelsea Clinton,
her husband and five or six other
Clinton advisers had met an
intermediary linked to the Iranian
government to explore what that
person could offer by way of dirt on
the Trumps. Would his supporters
have (a) dismissed this as flimflam or
(b) demanded immediate punishment?
OK. It?s a rhetorical question and
the example I?ve chosen suits my
prejudices. Some other examples
don?t. For a start, I come from a
family that got some very big things
spectacularly wrong. My parents
were motivated by a desire for the
meek to inherit the earth before and
not after they died. Mum and Dad
became communists and
communists understood that the
Great October Revolution in Russia,
My parents embraced
some of the biggest
lies of the 20th century
100 years old this autumn, had
brought a new world into existence.
They fought for workers? rights
and better conditions and an end to
racism and exploitation and so on.
They sacrificed a lot: money, careers,
time. And they embraced some of
the biggest lies of the 20th century.
They believed that the show trials of
the Thirties and late-Forties were
proper processes and that the purges
were a regrettable necessity. People
who said different had been duped
by the ?bourgeois press? (these days
known as the ?mainstream media?).
Then in 1956 the Soviet leader,
Nikita Khrushchev, told the world
that almost everything the bourgeois
press had said about Uncle Joe Stalin
was true and all the stuff the loyal
British communists had been saying
was utterly false. And even then
some communists wouldn?t believe it.
I had a little red soft spot for Fidel
Castro until the turn of the
millennium.
In her 2010 book Being Wrong the
American writer Kathryn Schulz
examined the problem of admitting
error. There were the usual problems
of ?confirmation bias?: actively
looking for things that help your
argument and dismissing things that
don?t. Take the tendency of partisans
to complain that polls are wrong or
even rigged when they go against
you, and to cite them approvingly
when they?re favourable.
But Schulz looked beyond this to
the strategies that people devise to
avoid an admission of outright error.
Her great example was the fate of
the Millerites, a sect of Christians
who convinced themselves that the
world would end on October 22,
1844. So they stopped planting and
harvesting, gave their houses away
and prepared to be received into the
bosom of the returning Redeemer.
They called what happened next, ie
nothing, the Great Disappointment.
But what they did not do was declare
themselves to have been wrong.
Instead they adopted, says Schulz,
five defences. And I invite readers to
ask if any of them seem familiar. The
first was the ?time-frame? defence:
the Second Coming is still coming so
I was just out by a little in my
calculations. Let?s see how it turns
out, time will tell, and so on. I?ve
used that myself over the war in Iraq,
I?m afraid.
The second was the ?near-miss?
defence. It almost happened as I said
it would, or as Schulz puts it, ?if I
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for you? defence. If Brexit fails it will
have been the fault of the naysayers
who talked down the country. The
saboteurs, uncrushed, will try to turn
my rightness into wrongness.
If pointing out to someone that
they?re wrong merely confirms their
sense of rightness, what are you to
do? Tell them they?re right and make
them think that because it?s you
saying it they must be wrong? Nudge
them through an affirming niceness
into an unnoticed change of mind?
Perhaps we shouldn?t be so
pessimistic. Often people who are
less committed than my parents
If Brexit fails they will
claim it was the fault
of the naysayers
Donald and Melania Trump at the Make
America Great Again rally in Ohio
hadn?t been wrong I would have
been right?. This is a close relative to
the third, the ?out-of-left-field?
defence. It was going just as I said it
would and then something utterly
unexpected happened. But, as Schulz
says, ?just about any event can be
defined as unforeseeable if you
yourself failed to foresee it?.
Fourth is the ?I was wrong but it?s
your fault? defence. I was badly
advised, trusted the wrong people,
failed to act on my own best
instincts. And fifth is the ?better safe
than sorry? defence. Thinking what I
did and seeing what I did, it would
have been wrong for me to act
otherwise. You might summarise this
as ?I did what I thought was right?.
Remind you of anyone?
I?d add one of my own: the ?it
would have been just fine if it weren?t
were deal with wrongness by
deciding that they weren?t as
bothered over the big question as
others assumed. So they ease
themselves into a mental
accommodation. The historian James
T Patterson likes to point out that
John Kennedy received 49.7 per cent
of the vote in the 1960 presidential
election. Shortly before his
assassination in 1963, nearly 60 per
cent of Americans recalled voting for
him. After his death that climbed to
65 per cent. We can be obstinate but
we can also be agile. I wouldn?t be at
all surprised to discover in a year or
two that most of the people at that
rally in Ohio on Tuesday had gone
to see Trump out of mere curiosity.
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Gender-fluid world is muddling young minds
Replacing ?boy? and ?girl? with a menu of dozens of identities only adds to children?s anxiety
Clare
Foges
L
et us call it Rosa Parks
Syndrome (RPS), after the
brave woman who refused to
give up her bus seat in 1950s
America to make way for a
white person. Parks risked her safety
to fight real injustice and is rightly
hailed a hero. Today, those in the
grip of RPS yearn to have similarly
important battles to fight. Never
mind that all of the great legislative
battles on equality have been won,
they long to find the next progressive
frontier; plant the flag of justice in
fresh territory; find a new issue about
which they can proclaim they are on
?the right side of history?.
This week it became clear that the
cabinet minister Justine Greening is
afflicted with a severe case of RPS.
Her idiotic proposal that we should
be able to switch our gender about as
easily as switching our energy
provider comes, tellingly, around the
50th anniversary of the Sexual
Offences Act 1967 (when
homosexuality was partially
decriminalised). Seeking a landmark
progressive moment of her own, she
proposes to do away with the
professional diagnosis usually
required for gender change, and
instead allow us to simply declare
that we are a man or a woman.
The idea has been criticised,
rightly, for the impact it could have
on women when men are able to
declare themselves female and thus
enter female-only hospital wards,
prisons, refuges, changing rooms and
so on. But we must urgently give
more thought to the effect of such
radical change on children, too, the
messages it sends and the confusion
it sows. Pleas to ?think of the
children!? are easily parodied. Yet
when the fundamentals of identity
are being shaken in such a way isn?t
it is right to ask what the impact is
on those whose identities are in the
busiest phase of formation?
Well-intentioned efforts to support
transgender people have led us, very
quickly, to some bizarre positions. To
state that gender is binary is
tantamount to bigotry. To raise the
biological fact of XY and XX
chromosomes is inflammatory. It is
asserted that we all sit somewhere
along a spectrum of gender identity,
Children are being led
to believe that gender is
simply a lifestyle choice
and can float between maleness and
femaleness. Anatomy is irrelevant.
Psychology trumps biology. This is
the new orthodoxy, now given the
seal of government approval by
Greening?s proposal.
Many of the adults among us may
dismiss this with an inward roll of
the eyes, too polite or too wearied by
political correctness to demur. But
children are increasingly presented
with these complex and confusing
ideas as unarguable fact. They are
being led to believe, on social media
and in schools, that gender is simply
a lifestyle choice.
On Facebook, users can choose
from a buffet of 71 gender options:
polygender to two-spirit person. Last
year the children?s commissioner sent
a form to schoolchildren asking them
to pick one of 25 genders that they
identified with (withdrawn once the
press started to take an interest).
Girlguiding has said that boys as
young as five who identify as girls can
join the Rainbows or Brownies.
Scores of schools have abolished
?boys? and ?girls? from their dress
code. One of the country?s leading
private schools, St Paul?s Girls?, now
considers requests from students to be
known either as gender-neutral or as
boys. Pupils aged 11 to 15 ?can have
discussions at any time to explore
their gender identity?. No doubt
where St Paul?s leads many other
schools will follow.
I am no expert on children but I
would suggest that most like certainty
and clarity. They thrive on stability
and are made anxious by chaos and
blurred boundaries. Instead of
?liberating? children from social
constructs, the new orthodoxy on
gender identity gives them the burden
of endless choice and introspection to
work out who they really are. If they
don?t enjoy ?girly? things like make-up
are they perhaps a boy? If they have a
crush on people of both sexes could
they be agender? If they simply feel
different to everyone else and
uncomfortable in their own skin,
common enough in adolescence,
might they be genderfluid?
How disorientating this must be
when combined with the usual
insecurities and identity-searching of
being young. While some would
argue that the ?old-fashioned? way of
classifying children as boys or girls
(according to biology) is restrictive, I
would counter that for the vast
majority of children it is liberating. It
frees you from endless negotiation
with yourself about what you are.
Widespread mental health
problems, from self-harming to
eating disorders and anxiety, reveal
that children are suffering increasing
distress. The causes for this are
complex but might we quietly
suggest that encouraging them to
question the very essence of their
identity will not help?
Of course there are very small
numbers of children whose feelings
of gender dysphoria require serious
clinical intervention. But when the
Tavistock Centre (the only facility
specialising in child gender identity)
has seen referrals increase six-fold in
the space of five years, it is right to
ask whether some of this anxiety is
being influenced by external factors;
mature concepts absorbed by
immature minds.
I am no curmudgeon who yearns
for the ?good old days? when children
with gender dysphoria were tortured
by feelings of difference. ?Freak? has
always struck me as the nastiest insult
in the English language and I long for
its extinction. Our guiding instinct in
these matters must be kindness. But
we must be very careful that in
seeking to support the tiny minority
of children who feel trapped in the
wrong body we do not create a
world of confusion and anxiety for
the rest.
conks out. Now, overcome with
green guilt, we seek a good small
hybrid. But what I?d like to know is
this: who has cost the planet most
grief? Me, owning the same modest
diesel, which runs on a thimble of
fuel, for over a decade? Or car freaks
who trade up every few years,
consuming precious resources,
expending energy in manufacture,
and now have a pious Prius.
view in London. We climbed the
200-plus steps up to the Whispering
Gallery, then out onto the
wind-blasted roof, the spiral staircase
getting ever tighter. Up and up,
another 250 steps or so, wishing I?d
worn better shoes, feeling a little
nervous now at the height.
Until finally you reach
the dome?s very crown
and can walk its
circumference: the
City, the Thames, the
hills of north and
south, the whole
A-to-Z below.
Across the river was
the ghastly Shard,
�.95 to visit and too
high for human scale:
you feel you?re in a
plane about to land. And
Coca-Cola?s London
Eye at � a spin.
Neither throws in the
marble tombs of
Wellington and Nelson
for free. Besides at St
Paul?s, you don?t just
step into a lift: you
must climb, arriving
breathless with awe.
You earn that view.
the morning-after pill was puzzling: it
said the drug ?polarises public
opinion and we receive frequent
contact from individuals who voice
their disapproval of the fact that the
company chooses to provide this
service?.
Yet polls have shown that only
5 per cent of people disapprove of
emergency contraception
which stops implantation of a
just-fertilised egg.
Rather, what this reflects is that
Boots was bought three years ago by
Walgreens, a US pharmacy giant
whose religious staff in some states
disapprove of all contraception and
refuse to sell the pill. A great
British brand is now embroiled in
America?s culture wars.
F
View from the top
illing up my car yesterday I
felt a flicker of shame. All
that thick, black diesel
pouring into my tank,
sending out evil particulates
into the atmosphere to choke tiny
children. Oh my poor little
bashed-up pariah-on-wheels, you
were the future once. . .
Nine years ago we bought the
most fuel-efficient cheapo small car
we could find because Gordon
Brown, driven by the EU which was
driven by (as we know now) lying,
cheating Volkswagen, had told us
that diesel was green. It is the
German government that should
stump up for our scrappage scheme.
Not that I seek a rebate. My car is
worthless: inside it?s a skip, outside
I?ve dinged it so often it is tempered
like a set of steel pans. Which is
fine: unlike friends with fancy
motors I don?t live in terror that it
will get keyed.
Normally we?d keep a car until it
D
espite living in London
for more than 25 years
I?d never visited St
Paul?s Cathedral. I?d
thought, snobbishly, it
would be crammed
with tourists. Or I?d get
around to it some day.
Or it was outrageous to be
charged � to enter a
church in my own city.
But on Monday I
realised I?d been foolish.
Let us put aside St Paul?s
fame, Wren?s
architecture, its glorious
history, vastness and
sacred splendour, the
tingle upon hearing its
wonderful choir
rehearse. All of
these are rightly
well known. What I
hadn?t appreciated was
that it affords the greatest
A bitter pill
T
he recent
statement by
Boots about
T
he BBC Panorama
programme A Prescription
for Murder? shown last
night suggests a link
between antidepressants
and murder. The Royal College of
Psychiatrists believes this is
unfounded and irresponsible.
Look at the evidence. At least
40 million prescriptions are issued
for antidepressants in the UK each
year. When a type of medication is
that common, it?s not impossible that
somebody who commits a violent act
may also take antidepressants. Does
this mean the two are linked? No.
There is absolutely no evidence to
suggest a causal relationship between
these drugs and murder. There is
continuing research into violence,
psychosis and suicide linked to the
class of antidepressants known as
SSRIs but no evidence has been
found to warrant any change in
guidance for their use. This is because
antidepressants are an effective,
Perhaps we are not
really comfortable
about mental illness
y younger son is back after
ten weeks backpacking in
south Asia. He is cheerful,
has acquired no tropical diseases,
tattoos or piercings (that I?ve
noticed). Yet he cheerfully revealed
something to make my heart sink: he
and his friends bombed around
everywhere on motorbikes: ?It was
the only way to see the waterfall,
Mum.? I know, I know. They all do it.
(I did it.) There are just some things
a mother would rather not know.
evidence-based treatment. Countless
studies show they help to reduce
suicidal thoughts and self-harm in
people who are severely depressed.
Antidepressants are not ?happy
pills?. They enable people to cope and
engage with other treatments, such as
talking therapies, to achieve a full
recovery. Far from putting lives in
danger, antidepressants are a lifesaver.
The real story here is the
underlying assumption that people
with mental health problems are
inherently dangerous and that
providing medication is somehow
wrong. Only one in three of those in
need receives treatment. As more
people seek medical help, the
number of prescriptions rises. More
people receiving cancer treatment
would not lead to criticism. Similarly,
more antidepressant prescriptions
simply mean more people getting
treatment, not more potential
murderers. It is important that any
patient unsettled by the media
coverage around antidepressants
does not abruptly stop taking their
medication. They should speak to
their doctor to decide together
whether to continue treatment.
The danger is that this week?s
Panorama will further stigmatise
those with mental health conditions
by making alarmist links between
psychiatric medication and violence.
Scaremongering titles like A
Prescription for Murder? show the
real stigma that people taking
medication for mental health
conditions still have to face. Perhaps
we are not as comfortable with
mental illness as we like to think.
@victoriapeckham
Professor Wendy Burn is president of
the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Jenni Russell is away
Janice Turner Notebook
My secret
shame . . .
I?m a dirty
diesel addict
Stop this dangerous
scaremongering
over antidepressants
Wendy Burn
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Conservatives must revive the dementia tax
With growing cross-party support for a progressive way of funding care, those who inherit should foot more of the bill
James
Kirkup
E
lection campaigns are the
worst time to make new
policies. Witness the fact
that the two most distinctive
policies of the 2017 election
were both abandoned by their
creators. Theresa May ditched her
social care plans within days of them
being branded a dementia tax.
Jeremy Corbyn took longer to walk
away from his promises over student
debt but wiping out up to �0 billion
in loans is now off the Labour
agenda.
The story of those two policies,
one unpopular, the other a political
success, says something demoralising
about British politics, or perhaps
British voters. Progressive policies
are really hard to sell.
Most people would say that
progressive policies are good, where
progressive means people with more
money shouldering more of the
burden of paying for things, and
those with less money getting more
help from the state.
That unpopular Tory care policy
was progressive. By lifting the cap on
what someone?s estate would pay
towards the cost of their care it put
more of the burden of paying for that
care on people who inherit houses
and money, and thus reduced the
burden on workers, including those
on low wages.
That popular Labour tuition fees
policy was regressive. By paying the
fees of everyone who goes to
university from general taxation
Labour would ask low-paid
non-graduates to fund the studies of
young people whose family wealth
and future earnings could easily
cover that cost.
Such middle-class welfarism was
not an accident or an aberration for
Labour. The party also defended
handouts to wealthy older people as
well as winter fuel payments and a
triple lock that would be funded in
part by poor young people. Perhaps
the Labour gains among richer, older,
better-educated voters aren?t so
surprising after all. And let?s not even
talk about the regressive impact on
the poorest Britons if Mr Corbyn,
that fifth-column Brexiteer, helps
take the UK out of the single market
and customs union.
For all Mrs May?s good intentions
before the election, the Tories have
little to be proud of when it comes to
progressive policies. Their plans, like
Labour?s, will bear more heavily on
the poor than on the rich. That?s
because both parties remain
committed to most of the welfare cuts
George Osborne announced in 2015.
Those cuts have yet to really bite but
they will leave many of the working
poor (that phrase is vital because it?s
too easily forgotten that many
benefits claimants are in work)
significantly worse off.
If the wage squeeze was the story
Westminster missed during the
election, cuts to in-work benefits
could be the next surprise that the
political class doesn?t see coming.
Benefits will fall because the
The children of wealthy
parents should pay
more from their windfall
government will try to balance the
books and match income to
spending. This takes us back to the
Tory care plan. It removed the cap
on individual care costs and shifted
the burden onto individuals with
means ? or rather, onto their
estates. That would end the ?social
insurance? aspect of care, in which
we all pay to protect each other from
harmful costs, which sounds nice
until you think about what it means.
It means that poor people pay more
than they might otherwise (both in
taxes and benefits lost) so that richer
ones (or to be precise, the kids who
inherit their houses) pay a bit less
than they might have done.
So at the heart of the ?dementia
tax? mess, buried beneath the anger,
mis-selling and campaign hysteria,
there was a principle worth
remembering when, as she eventually
must, Mrs May tries again to grasp
the nettle of rising social care costs.
She could find more support than
many would expect. Since the
election I?ve heard Conservative and
Labour MPs alike privately suggest
that the Tory care plan was better
than the political noise suggested.
There may yet be a ?progressive
alliance? in parliament in support of
a care policy that puts a bit more of
the burden on people inheriting
property and a little less on those
whose incomes make owning their
own home a fantasy.
Realistically, a cap on care costs is
the only way to deal with the ?lottery?
risk arising from different sorts of
death: a sudden end from, say, a heart
attack incurs little or no cost, but a
lingering demise from dementia
means a huge bill. But instead of
finding those pooled costs from
general taxation the money could
come from new taxes on inherited (in
other words unearned) wealth.
Perhaps that could be a higher rate
of inheritance tax, or a lower starting
threshold for paying it. I know
inheritance tax isn?t popular these
days but it should be. In an age of
anger at the unfair concentration of
wealth and privilege there could be
rewards for the politician brave
enough to state plainly that the
children of wealthy parents should
pay more from their windfalls, just as
dangerous radicals including Adam
Smith and Winston Churchill
thought they should, so that the
working poor pay less.
Another way to fund that social
insurance from the housing assets of
the wealthy would be a capital gains
tax at death: the earned value of the
property would be untouched and
passed on while the unearned
growth in value would be taxed.
Either option would produce howls
of outrage and new attempts at
avoidance but that doesn?t change
the fact that this is the right way to
fund care. Geese must be plucked
even though they hiss.
The method matters less than the
principle. People with more should
pay more for care, so people with less
can pay less. As Mr Corbyn buries
his regressive student debt promise,
Mrs May?s progressive dementia tax
should rise from the grave.
James Kirkup is director of the Social
Market Foundation
Iain Martin is away
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?Greedy? developers and new-build leaseholds
Hero of Dunkirk
Sir, Vice-Admiral Bertram Ramsay
was rightly recognised by Ben
Macintyre as ?The hero of Dunkirk
who stayed home? (July 22). Ramsay
wrote to his wife, when first posted to
Dover, that he ?had no stationary,
books, typists or machines . . .
maddening communications, and
nothing but long-retired officers or
volunteers?. Eight months later he
had assembled 845 boats (more than
500 of them civilian), which in nine
days rescued 338,000 Allied soldiers.
Of the many letters of congratulation
he received, the most succinct was
from his brother-in-law, who wrote:
?Thousands of men, women and
children will be grateful to you and
your men for the rest of their lives?,
while a soldier?s wife wrote to him
saying ?Even if you had time, please
do not answer this, but I felt I must
thank you for rescuing my old boy . . . ?
will ramsay (Bertram?s grandson)
Coldstream, Berwickshire
Sir, I was sorry, but not surprised, to
read that some French commentators
believe Dunkirk underplays the role of
the French Army. I suspect that none
of them will mention the fact that
Britain sent a second expeditionary
force to France, under General Sir
Alan Brooke, a few days after the
evacuation. They will certainly not
want to be reminded of Brooke?s
riposte to Churchill, who told Brooke
that he had been sent to France to
make the French feel we were
supporting them: ?I replied that it was
impossible to make a corpse feel, and
that the French Army was, to all
intents and purposes, dead.?
ian soutar
Whitstable, Kent
Farm subsidies
Sir, After a short drive round my farm
to see if my crops had stayed upright
in the latest deluge, I spent half an
hour reading up on the severe weather
affecting food production in Australia,
North America and southern Europe.
I then enjoyed a smile at Clive Aslet?s
claim (Comment, July 26) that, in the
event of a food crisis, the public thinks
?we can buy our food overseas?.
charlie flindt
Hinton Ampner, Hants
Sir, Sajid Javid and the Department
for Communities and Local
Government are to be commended
for their commitment to take action
over unfair leasehold practices
(report, July 25). The sale of leases for
houses is quite unnecessary and is
clearly simply a revenue-generating
device, as is the introduction of
punitive escalating ground rent
increases. I was research director of
the Nugee committee of inquiry into
the problems of purpose-built and
converted flats in the early 1980s,
which resulted in the 1987 Landlord
and Tenant Act. We thought we had
put a stop to some of the worst
practices, but clearly not. Reforms to
stamp out escalating ground rents
must be put in place across the sector,
otherwise the unlucky buyers who
have bought properties with such
leases could find themselves with
unsaleable properties. This will bring
up problems of retrospective
legislation, but the government and
housebuilders should grasp the nettle.
chris hamnett
Emeritus professor, KCL
Sir, As well as ending the ?great
scandal? of new houses sold on leases,
the government should change the
archaic rules on the ?ransom strips?
Transgender truth
Sir, If you are a member of the
transgender community you are at
higher risk of developing a mental
health problem. Years of battling
society?s perceptions and enduring
stigma can take its emotional toll.
Mary Douglas?s implication (report,
July 25) that to be transgender is to be
mentally ill is not only offensive but
medically false, because gender
identity is in no way a medical illness.
Ms Douglas suggested that because
depression and anxiety are sometimes
still present after transitioning there
must be underlying mental health
issues. Comments like this are very
dangerous because they validate
transphobia and add yet another layer
of ignorance and intolerance.
Teachers must be given more
training on how to deal with students
presenting with gender identity issues.
A recent Stonewall survey showed
that 50 per cent of transgender
children experienced bullying. Little
The jargon game
Sir, Further to your leader on office
jargon, we used to play ?bullshit
bingo? during tedious meetings run by
middle-management twits at the
multinational company I worked for.
Blue-sky thinking at its best.
jon barnden
Horsham, W Sussex
on this day july 27, 1917
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AIR RAID
WARNINGS
FOR LONDON
of land that many developers retain to
prevent access to back gardens or
land that could be built on.
Such strips may be only 150mm
wide, just enough to be shown on a
plan. Near me, for example, a ransom
strip is blocking a 100 metre by 250
metre site on which local residents
wish to build about eight houses for
their children, who at present are
forced to live in rented
accommodation. Only big developers
can build in this area because they
own the ransom strip of land. No
access is allowed to anyone else.
salvo sciannaca
Maidenhead, Berks
Sir, As a retired solicitor, I wonder if
the trouble could be that many clients
who are excited about getting a new
home listen to advice but do not hear
it. On numerous occasions I advised
clients with rose-tinted spectacles
against taking on a thatched country
pub with full repairing obligations, but
it rarely made any difference.
There is another aspect of concern
with leases. Many owners of leasehold
flats do not realise that a lease with
less than 75 years to run is now
almost unmortgageable and thus
unsaleable. The owners do have the
right to an extension, but again many
wonder then that transgender people
experience such increased rates of
depression and anxiety.
dr louise theodosiou
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Degree of success
Sir, Warning university applicants
against ?studying useless courses that
saddle them with debt but do not lead
to remunerative employment? (Ian
King, Business, July 25) is powerful
stuff. But it is also largely chimerical.
Going to higher education is a
protection against unemployment,
encourages tolerance and civic
participation and boosts health,
including life expectancy. Graduates
are less likely to commit crime (or at
least to be caught . . . ) and, on average,
they earn more ? much more ?
even after their student loan
repayments have been taken into
account.
Our higher education system is not
perfect but the way to improve it
the County of London, but within a
ten-mile radius from Charing Cross,
two sound signals will be fired from
certain police stations which will be
notified locally. Simultaneously with
the firing of the rockets, regular and
special constables on foot and on
cycles will circulate throughout the
streets exhibiting a ?Take Cover?
placard (red letters). When the
military intimate that the raid is
over, constables will be sent out
exhibiting an ?All Clear? placard
(black letters) and calling attention
to their presence by sounding the
bells of their cycles or their whistles
? two blasts in quick succession.
The public are warned that the cover
taken should be effective; a doorway
or open archway is not effective, as
protection would not be afforded
from a bomb exploding in the street
close by. Persons in buildings are
advised to keep away from windows,
and to vacate the top floors.
The Home Secretary has
appointed a committee to draw up a
scheme for the co-ordination of the
measures to be taken by the London
Fire Brigade and the fire brigades
owners do not know that they may
well have to pay thousands of pounds
for the privilege. The situation can
only get worse as the cost of the
extension rises exponentially with the
decreasing term of the lease.
john mackenzie
Hooke, Dorset
Sir, From my 40 years? experience of
property investment I suspect that it
is not that house owners chose to
ignore their solicitors? advice before
purchase (letter, July 26), but that
their solicitors read the leases so
cursorily that they did not pick up on
the fact that they contained such
onerous review clauses and thus gave
no advice on the matter at all.
david shamash
South Fawley, Oxon
Sir, The government should also tackle
the scandalously antiquated English
system of conveyancing, which causes
months of delay and uncertainty over
home purchase. Most other countries
(including Scotland) have an instant
contract system which allows for a
mere one to two weeks for the
purchasers alone to change their
minds. Why doesn?t England?
robin oldroyd
Plan de la Tour, France
further is by focusing on the bits that
are not working rather than
demoralising smart young people
who will be the key to raising our
national productivity.
nick hillman
Director, Higher Education Policy
Institute
Smart appliances
Sir, You report that there are now
plans to turn off some household
appliances to save electricity (?Smart
home appliances to cut your energy
bills?, July 25). Florida Power and
Light installed such technology more
than 20 years ago with a special box,
for which they paid you rental. You
could select whether the company
would turn off your water heater or
your air conditioning for limited
amounts of time. The company did
not, however, have the ability to store
electricity in a battery at your home.
gillian beattie davis
Sandhurst, Kent
under the control of local authorities
in the Metropolitan Police District.
Lambeth Borough Council last
night considered a communication
from the Commissioner of Police
with reference to action to be taken
in the case of air raids for securing
dangerous structures and other
necessary work. The deputy borough
engineer had prepared a scheme by
which two gangs of men would be
organised and held in readiness. For
some time past vans containing
sand, trestles, poles, &c, have been
kept at several of the council?s depots
with carmen and horses in
attendance at any time in the event
of their being required. The Lord
Mayor has affixed outside the
Mansion House the following notice:
?During an air raid persons may take
shelter in this building at their own
risk.? He is asking the leading
citizens to take the same course.
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Teenage hackers
Sir, I applaud the initiative taken by
the National Crime Agency (report,
July 26) to divert young hackers who
come to their attention into becoming
?white hats?, using their skills lawfully,
and preparing them for what could be
rewarding careers in the thriving UK
cyber security sector. The alternative
for youngsters dabbling on the fringes
of cybercrime is, I fear, a rapid descent
into acquiring a criminal record, with
all the destruction of life chances that
that would inevitably bring.
It is clear from the government?s
cyber security strategy that the cyber
skills gap represents a national
vulnerability that must be resolved.
So in addition to the plans already
launched, we ought to roll out
nationwide courses of the NCA type
(which would pay for itself in saving
criminal justice costs) to persuade
those who already show the aptitude
that they could make a career doing
what they enjoy most, and get
properly paid for it.
professor sir david omand, gcb
War studies department, KCL, and
former director, GCHQ
Head swimming
Sir, You report (July 24) that each year
a quarter of a million children leave
primary school unable to swim.
Having spent more than ten years as
head of two schools, which included
both infant and junior pupils, I wonder
whether the public really understands
the disruption to education that is
caused by swimming lessons. Pupils
have to be taken to the pool, often by
coach (30 minutes), get changed (at
least 20 minutes), have the swimming
lesson (30 minutes), get changed back
again (at least 30 minutes, this time to
ensure that clothes and shoes are
correctly matched to owners), return
to school (30 minutes) and at least
another 15 minutes for a snack on
return, without which they are fit for
nothing, having expended so much
energy. Thus does a half-hour
swimming lesson take a morning from
school. An essential skill it may be, but
should we really expect it to take place
in curriculum time?
stephen yeo
Tywyn, Gwynedd
Just not cricket
Sir, As both Ivo Tennant (Sport, July
25) and Mark Mortimer (letter, July
26) made clear, the women?s World
Cup final was very much a family
occasion. If a member wished to
attend with his wife or other family he
had no choice but to sit somewhere
other than the pavilion. The Warner
Stand, for members and guests, was
packed and many other members, like
me, were sitting elsewhere. The
criticism of MCC members is unfair.
graham smith
London SW4
Memorable mottos
Sir, Having served in an armoured
regiment, I still chuckle at the motto
(July 25 & 26) of the Staff College,
Camberley, Tam Marte Quam
Minerva, which mis-translates as ?Too
many gunners make me nervous?.
henry king
Ripon, N Yorks
Sir, I still enjoy the memory of seeing
sic transit gloria mundi, Tuesday and
Wednesday spray-painted over a
bridge many years ago. Doctor?s note
for time off work, perhaps?
lindy creighton-clarke
Bodmin, Cornwall
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Leading articles
Daily Universal Register
UK: The Man Booker prize for fiction
longlist is announced; the Edinburgh Art
Festival begins; the Mercury prize shortlist
is announced; England?s cricketers play
South Africa at the Oval in the third Test.
Nature notes
White clover can
now be seen in
abundance
throughout the
land, as a fodder
crop and a
wildflower. It has
little egg-shaped heads in which the tiny
flowers are packed close together. Children
pull out these tiny flowers and suck the
end, and although small they produce
a surprisingly good shot of sweetness on the
tongue. Bumblebees constantly buzz round
and settle on clover because of the wealth of
nectar and pollen that it provides. The
well-known leaves usually have three
leaflets, and it is thought lucky to find one
with four. Red clover ? which is more pink
than red ? is a different species, almost as
common, and grown for animal fodder in
the same way. It has sometimes been called
?bee bread?. There is also a very similar red
clover called zigzag clover, quite common,
but not often noticed. It gets its name from
its sprawling, crooked stalks. Many other
wildflowers, often named trefoils, belong to
the clover family. derwent may
Birthdays today
Jordan Spieth, pictured,
golfer, winner of the
Open (2017), 24; Allan
Border, Australian
cricketer and sports
commentator, 62;
Christopher Dean, ice
skater, Olympic gold
medallist (1984), 59; Bob Diamond, banker,
chief executive, Barclays (2011-12), 66; Jo
Durie, tennis player, seven-time British
national singles champion, 57; Bobbie
Gentry (Roberta Lee Streeter), singer,
Ode to Billie Joe (1967), 73; Sir Jeremy
Greenstock, diplomat, UK special envoy for
Iraq (2003-04), 74; Jack Higgins (Harry
Patterson), novelist, The Eagle Has Landed
(1975), 88; John Howell, Conservative MP
for Henley, 62; Dr (Edgar) John Hughes,
diplomat, UK ambassador to Argentina
(2004-08), 70; Tom Kerridge, chef, 44;
Michael Longley, poet, 78; Jonathan Rhys
Meyers, actor, The Tudors (2007-10), 40;
Sir James Munby, president of the family
division and head of family justice, Lord
Justice of Appeal (2009-13), 69; Rob Owen,
chief executive, St Giles Trust, prison
charity, 52; Robert Rankin, novelist, Snuff
Fiction (1999), 68; Peter Reed, rower,
three-time Olympic gold medallist
(2008, 2012, 2016), 36; Prof Colin Riordan,
president and vice-chancellor, Cardiff
University, 58; Emily Thornberry, Labour
MP for Islington South and Finsbury,
shadow foreign secretary, 57; Air Chief
Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy, chief of the air
staff (2006-09), 63; Joy Whitby, pioneer of
children?s TV, Jackanory (1965), 87; Lt-Gen
Sir Michael Willcocks, gentleman usher of
the Black Rod (2001-09), 73; Baroness
(Shirley) Williams of Crosby, co-founder,
Social Democratic Party (1981), 87.
On this day
In 2000 the Labour government published
its ten-year plan for revolutionising the
NHS.
The last word
?In your time we have the opportunity to
move not only toward the rich society and the
powerful society, but upward to the Great
Society.? Lyndon Baines Johnson, US
president (1963-69), in a speech (1964).
Action this Day
The announcement that internal combustion engines are to be phased out is
momentous, but that does not mean it is happening fast enough
Britain has joined the club of nations that have
pledged to remove internal combustion engines
from new cars and vans by a specific date, and not
before time. The date chosen by the environment
secretary, however, is 2040, and that is not soon
enough.
Petrol and diesel engines keep the country and
economy moving in the most literal way. The scale
of the task of replacing them should not be underestimated but the technology is available. Adopting
it more quickly would end a situation in which
38 of the 43 areas where air quality is measured
tolerate illegal levels of toxic particulate pollutants
such as nitrogen oxides (NOx). Most important
by far, these pollutants represent a public health
emergency leading to 40,000 premature deaths a
year. It cannot be allowed to drag on for 23 years
and beyond as older diesel cars remain on roads.
Michael Gove, in his new role, is to be
commended for moving the air quality policy in
the right direction. His announcements are an
advance on the Conservatives? election manifesto,
which aimed for new cars to be zero-emission by
mid-century. A commitment is better than a target.
However, petrol engines will continue to be
manufactured for hybrids and ministers are under
a legal obligation to cut emissions to safe levels in
the ?shortest possible time?. Waiting until 2040
does not fulfil that obligation and obvious ways to
accelerate the process are being left untried.
The government seeks to make the UK ?a global
leader in air quality?. But it is a straggler. Forty
million Britons live with illegal air pollution levels.
Those levels were defined by the EU, but no one
voted for Brexit for the privilege of breathing
dirtier air. The new air quality proposals exist only
because the courts have repeatedly warned the
government that it needs to toughen them.
France announced this month a similar ban
on new petrol and diesel cars from 2040. Norway
and the Netherlands have committed to all new
vehicles being zero-emission by 2025. Germany
and India are aiming for a transition date of
2030. These are not outlandish goals. Electric
car uptake is already increasing exponentially
of its own accord, albeit from a low base. UBS, the
investment bank, estimates that battery-powered
models will account for one in three new cars
sold in Europe by 2025, up from 1 to 2 per cent now.
This forecast is based largely on expectations
of a steep decline in battery prices thanks to
economies of scale as big manufacturers such
as Volkswagen, Toyota and BMW, maker of the
electric Mini, expand their battery-powered range.
For these reasons Britain should be more
ambitious. It could make the switch away from fossil fuel engines ten years earlier if the government
was ready to respond to the air quality emergency
with instructions, not just suggestions. Specifically,
Mr Gove should be ordering councils to introduce
road-charging schemes like London?s rather than
merely allowing them to do so if other approaches
fail to bring NOx levels down. He should also be
getting on with a national diesel scrappage
scheme rather than promising to consult. The
�5 million that he has made available to councils
to help to fund a patchwork of homegrown air
quality management plans would be better spent
helping drivers defrauded by the diesel emissions
scandal to switch to clean cars.
Britain?s bad air is a national problem that needs
a national solution. Measures to smooth traffic
flow may help, but there is little point in removing
bumps in Oldham if Bury is going to choose to keep
them. Research shows that pollution is poisoning
children, hastening death and even driving up
dementia rates. It is a relief that the electric Mini
will be built in Cowley. Mr Gove?s response must
be to promise a world-beating car-charging infrastructure. He must resist any urge to prevaricate
and channel Churchill: action this day.
Silent Witness
Vulnerable residents of care homes are being betrayed by the official watchdog
Care of the vulnerable is one of the most important
measures of a civilised society. A report in The
Times today suggests that this duty is being gravely
ignored and that the body set up to monitor
standards, the Care Quality Commission (CQC),
is neither effective nor very caring.
In residential homes, owned by a private
company, that catered for young adults our
reporter found that one deputy manager was a
convicted sex offender working illegally in Britain.
The company?s recruitment records showed that
it had not obtained references from employees
and had conducted only incomplete checks on
their criminal records and entitlement to work.
And in one particularly egregious case, an
autistic resident was allegedly assaulted in his
room by a fellow resident, a high-risk sex offender.
Potential DNA evidence was destroyed by the
Enfield care home and staff there were initially
told not to contact the police. Police were informed
only two days later, and not by a member of the
management. The incident occurred in November
2015 but the CQC, which has a commitment to
transparency, joined in the general official silence
about the incident. By October last year it had
rated the home as inadequate and unsafe but only
because of loose drawer handles, overflowing bins
and a broken dishwasher. These were enough to
have the home closed down. There was no mention, however, of the fact that a sex offender, since
convicted for a separate assault, had unsupervised
access to the bedroom of a defenceless resident.
The mother of the alleged victim said that she
had trusted the experts, police and the CQC to do
their job and investigate her son?s case. Instead,
officialdom fell silent. Police felt that they did not
have sufficient forensic evidence and management was more concerned with shielding itself
against reputational damage.
This should have been the moment for the CQC
to bare its teeth. It plainly failed. People referred
to a care home, and their families, are entitled
to know that residents are not at risk of being
assaulted, abused or suffering through neglect.
To build the necessary public trust, the CQC has
to honour its brief as an independent regulator of
heath and care in England. Its stated mission is to
protect people from harm and hold care providers
to account and it has been given the tools to do so.
Since critical shortcomings were exposed in the
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the
CQC has acquired the power to bring criminal
charges against an offending company or its
senior management. Rather than deploy this
weapon, it appears to feel more comfortable with
grading homes, warning those who fall short and
closing down the bad eggs. Yet its own reporting
suggests that this barely scrapes the surface. A
CQC inspection arouses no great fear among care
home managers. Staff shortages and a lack of legal
expertise have hampered its monitoring activity.
If a regulatory agency chooses not to flex its
muscles in exemplary cases, its authority ebbs
away. In the past two years, in which 16,000 homes
have been inspected, only six prosecutions have
been brought, relating mainly to physical injury
caused by falls and accidents. The Enfield case
gave it an opportunity to challenge in court a
fundamental weakness in the care system: the
co-habitation of sex offenders with vulnerable
adults. It ducked that challenge and in so doing
betrayed its mission.
Facing Charges
The Supreme Court?s decision on employment tribunal fees is bad news for business
A few years ago, vexatious cases by disgruntled
employees or ex-employees were the bane of
many a small business owner?s life. With or without a legitimate claim, anyone could bring a case
before an employment tribunal, administered
at taxpayers? expense. That presented companies
with an unwelcome choice: fight the case in court
despite the risk of costly legal proceedings, or pay
up regardless of the claim?s merits. Abuse of the
system was rife. In 2012-13 there were 190,000
claims before employment tribunals.
Hence the coalition government?s decision, in
2013, to introduce fees of up to �200 for anyone
bringing a claim. Such charges were already
commonplace for various civil and family
disputes, and still are. Fees were never intended
to stop individuals with legitimate claims from
bringing them to court. The point was to shift
the initial burden from taxpayer to claimant, and
to encourage prospective claimants to stop and
think about whether litigation was the best way
forward.
The Unison trade union has repeatedly
challenged the fees system in court. Yesterday
the Supreme Court ruled in the union?s favour,
finding that the fees impede access to justice. The
government is expected to have to pay back
� million in fees charged over the past few years.
With due respect to the court, that is wrong. If
the old routine of abuse and copious claims returns,
that will be bad for employers, bad for their bottom
lines and thus bad for employees too. The system
did not work perfectly, but it did lead to a 79 per
cent reduction in the number of cases brought. The
court?s ruling is all the more disappointing because
the rules already made provision to remit fees for
those who really could not find the money. The
government is bound to respect the court?s decision.
Parliament, however, should take another look.
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Thursday July 27 2017 | the times
World
Trump faces backlash
for attacks on Sessions
United States
Rhys Blakely Washington
President Trump faced a backlash from
some of his most ardent supporters
yesterday as he again ripped into Jeff
Sessions, the attorney-general whose
tough stance on immigration has made
him a champion of the populist right.
On Twitter, Mr Trump demanded to
know why Mr Sessions, who leads the
Department of Justice and is America?s
top law enforcement official, had not
replaced Andrew McCabe, the acting
director of the FBI.
The rebuke, one of several recent
public reprimands, deepened the anger
of Sessions loyalists. They see the
former Alabama senator as a crucial
conservative counterweight to more
centrist figures inside the White House,
including Ivanka Trump, her husband
Jared Kushner, and Gary Cohn, the top
economic adviser.
Asked if he wanted Mr Sessions gone,
Mr Trump left him twisting in the wind
on Tuesday. ?We will see what happens,? he said. ?Time will tell.?
This upset conservatives who have
usually been in Mr Trump?s corner. Mr
Sessions championed what he called an
?honest populism? ? a precursor of Mr
Trump?s ?America First? credo ? long
before Mr Trump entered politics.
Joe Walsh, a conservative talk radio
host, said his listeners were ?confused
or pissed off . . . Most don?t like the way
he is handling Sessions, because Sessions is a good conservative?.
Establishment Republicans were also uneasy. Lindsey Graham, the South
Carolina senator, said: ?Jeff Sessions is
one of the most decent people I?ve met
in my political life. He?s a rock-solid
conservative, but above else he believes
in the rule of law.?
Breitbart, the right-wing website that
has been one of Mr Trump?s most steadfast foot-soldiers, warned the president
that his base was on the brink of revolt.
?Sessions has fought in the trenches for
a tough line on immigration for years,
back when Trump was pouring money
into the campaign coffers of Democrats
who wanted to open up America?s borders,? it said. The influential Drudge
Report website ran the headline: ?Sessions in Dog House; Republicans on
Brink of Civil War.?
On Twitter, Mr Trump has suggested
Recess offers the chance for
White House to dodge Senate
Analysis
A
s he weighs
up the pros
and cons of
firing Jeff
Sessions,
President Trump will
be keenly aware of
the possibilities
offered by a
constitutional quirk
(Rhys Blakely writes).
If Mr Trump
were to fire his
attorney-general
today and nominate a
more pliant
replacement, that
person?s prospects of
ever setting foot in the
Department of Justice
would be bleak. He or
she requires
confirmation in the
Senate, where the
Republicans have
only a 52-48 majority
? even before Mr
Trump annoyed at
least half a dozen of
them with his public
belittling of Mr
Sessions, himself a
former senator.
At some stage in
the next few weeks,
though, the Senate is
due to go into recess
and while the
senators are away
from Washington, the
president can play.
When the chamber
is formally adjourned
for at least ten days
the president acquires
the power to make a
?recess appointment?.
The Senate is cut out
of the loop, and a
nominee can take up
a job without any of
the rigmarole that
accompanies
confirmation
proceedings.
Indeed, they can
remain in post until
the end of the next
Senate session, in this
case January 3, 2019.
They would have all
the powers of an
attorney-general who
had been confirmed
by the Senate.
Mr Trump could, if
he thought it a good
idea, order a new
attorney-general to
remove Robert
Mueller, the special
counsel investigating
Russia?s alleged
meddling in the US
election, for whose
potentially menacing
that Mr McCabe was compromised
because his wife had run for office as a
Democrat and received donations from
allies of Hillary Clinton.
Mr McCabe became acting director
after Mr Trump abruptly fired James
Comey, the former head of the FBI, in
May.
Mr Trump said: ?Why didn?t AG
Sessions replace acting FBI director
Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who
presence the
president blames Mr
Sessions.
A recess
appointment would be
a huge political
gamble. Democrats
are alive to the
possibility and have
warned that it would
provoke a
constitutional crisis.
Chuck Schumer, the
senior Democrat
senator, accused Mr
Trump of plotting ?to
pry open the office of
attorney-general to
appoint someone
during the August
recess who will fire . . .
Mueller and shut
down the Russia
investigation?. Half a
dozen Republican
senators have backed
Mr Sessions.
One option for the
Democrats would be
to try to filibuster the
adjournment
resolution in the hope
that the Republicans
would tire of spending
August in sweaty
Washington and go
on holiday without
agreeing to sign the
chamber into recess.
was in charge of Clinton investigation
. . . Drain the Swamp!?
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White
House press secretary, said last night
that Mr Trump wanted Mr Sessions to
focus on his duties, especially policing
immigration and cracking down on
government leaks to the press.
She said: ?You can be disappointed in
someone and still want them to continue in their job.? She would not say
whether Mr Trump still had confidence
in the attorney general.
Mr Sessions attended a White House
meeting with other cabinet officials
yesterday, which the president was not
expected to attend.
Mr Sessions and Mr Trump are understood not to have spoken for weeks,
but Anthony Scaramucci, the recently
appointed White House communications director, brushed off the notion
that Mr Trump owed it to Mr Sessions
to share any misgivings in person.
The president?s criticisms had been
?pretty up front ? he just happens to be
sharing it with 113 million people?, Mr
Scaramucci said. ?He is going to let the
people of the United States know what
he?s feeling on a day-to-day basis.?
Mr Scaramucci dismissed the idea
Mr Trump had failed to repay Mr Sessions?s loyalty as ?absolute nonsense?.
The president, he said, was ?a symmetrical loyalist. . . If you take care of him
he?s going to take care of you.?
Mr Sessions signalled yesterday that
he had no plans to resign.
At a rally in Ohio on Tuesday Mr
Trump talked jokingly about one day
his likeness being added to Mount
Rushmore alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore
Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. ?But
here?s the problem, if I did it joking, totally joking, having fun, the fake news
media will say ?he believes he should be
on Mount Rushmore?. So I won?t say it.?
There was no levity, though, when he
was asked about Mr Sessions. He has
called him ?very weak? and ?beleaguered? while criticising him for not investigating Mrs Clinton, his former
Democrat rival for the White House.
His anger has been simmering since
March, when Mr Sessions said that he
would step away from any investigations involving the Trump campaign,
because he had been part of it.
In Mr Trump?s eyes, that move paved
the way for a special counsel to be
appointed by Rod Rosenstein, Mr
Sessions? deputy, to investigate whether the Trump campaign colluded
with Russia.
The attacks have confounded Mr
Sessions? supporters because he is
acknowledged, even by political foes, as
one of the few effective policy operators
inside the administration.
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President bans transgender people from military
Rhys Blakely, Michael Evans
President Trump surprised defence
officials yesterday when he announced
on Twitter that he was banning transgender people from the US military.
He said that he had made the decision after consulting ?with my generals
and military experts?. However, James
Mattis, the defence secretary who is on
holiday, was understood to have learnt
about the decision after the president
tweeted it.
John McCain, the Republican senator for Arizona, rebuked Mr Trump.
?Any American who meets medical and
readiness standards should
d
be allowed to continue
serving,? he said.
The Pentagon shifted its
policy under Presidentt
Obama, allowing transgender people to serve. Only
d
weeks ago, Mr Mattis said
that a decision on whetherr
to allow transgender recruitss
x
would be delayed for six
months.
Mr Trump said: ?The governA protester in New York after
the announcement was made
ment will not accept or allow
t
transgender
individuals to
serve in any capacity in the
U military [which] cannot be
US
b
burdened
with the tremendous
medical costs and disruption
that transgender in the military
w
would
entail.?
According to a study last year,
there were between 1,320 and
6,630 transgender people in
the military out of a total of
1.3 million troops.
It concluded that allowing
t
them
to serve would have little
i
impact
on military readiness
and said the cost of implementing the
policy would be between $2.4 million
and $8.4 million a year. In 2014 the
military spent $6.3 billion on healthcare. Last week Alana McCaughlin
was revealed as the first transgender
soldier serving with US Special Operations Command. Eighteen countries
allow transgender personnel in their
militaries, including Britain.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the press
secretary, said that the White House
and the Pentagon were yet to work
out how they would implement the
policy.
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Macron mocked
for showbiz dates
as ratings slide
P
resident Macron came
under fire for inviting the
singer Rihanna to the
蒷ys閑 Palace yesterday as
a new poll showed that
the image-conscious French leader
was losing favour with the public
(Charles Bremner writes). Mr
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Rome signs deal to patrol
Libyan waters for migrants
Italy
Tom Kington Rome
Italian warships are to enter Libyan
waters to take on traffickers who have
sent hundreds of thousands of migrants
sailing towards Europe in ramshackle
fishing boats and dinghies.
The head of Libya?s Tripoli-based
government, Faiez Serraj, had asked
Italy to send its navy to help the Libyan
coastguard, said Paolo Gentiloni, the
Italian prime minister.
Under the deal, the navy will help the
coastguard as it picks up migrants within Libya?s 12-mile territorial waters and
takes them back to shore, marking a
potential turning point in how Europe
deals with the migrant crisis in the
Mediterranean. At present the majority
of migrants sail into international
waters to be rescued by charity boats or
the Italian coastguard and taken to
Italy. Critics say that charities are operating a ?taxi service? for migrants.
Until now the stretched Libyan
coastguard has been the only authority
taking migrants back to shore. ?This is
very important,? Mattia Toaldo, a
senior analyst at the European Council
on Foreign Relations, said. ?The deal
will make it extremely hard for people
smugglers to operate.?
The Libyan request was expected to
be approved by Italian MPs, Mr
Gentiloni said after meeting Mr Serraj
in Rome. The Libyan coastguard has
been stepping up operations, returning
hundreds of migrants to the beaches
and contributing to a drop in the number of people reaching Italy. The number had risen every month compared
with the same month last year until this
month, with 9,400 arriving so far, a big
drop on the 23,552 landing last July.
This week Jean-Claude Juncker, the
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promised Italy ?100 million, on top of
nearly ?800 million already pledged, to
house and process those who reach
Europe as well as repatriate those
deemed economic migrants.
Mr Serraj flew into Rome from Paris
where he signed a ceasefire deal on
Monday with Khalifa Haftar, the military commander backed by a rival
Libyan government based in Tobruk.
The two men promised elections next
year to halt years of militia-fuelled
chaos, which has allowed traffickers to
operate undisturbed, dispatching more
than 94,000 migrants so far this year
and putting Italian migrant centres
under intense pressure.
Gabriele Iacovino, an analyst at the
International Study Centre in Rome,
said that the Italian role would chiefly
involve using sophisticated radar to
spot smugglers and point them out to
the coastguard.
The EU has already trained Libyan
coastguard officers and supplied vessels under a deal struck with Mr Serraj.
However, he had blocked the Italian
navy from Libyan waters for fear of
being accused of surrendering national
sovereignty.
?He feels stronger now because militias which opposed him in Tripoli were
recently kicked out of the city,? Mr
Toaldo said. ?There could yet be fallout
for Serraj since Libyans don?t take violations of sovereignty easily and smugglers may exploit that patriotism to
make themselves stronger.?
By teaming up with the Libyans, Italy
will also face accusations of helping the
coastguard to force migrants back to
migrant camps, where rape, torture and
slavery are commonplace.
The invitation was also seen as a sop
to the Italian government, which had
worked with Mr Serraj to bring peace to
Libya only to see France step in and
strike the ceasefire deal.
Cities empty in 48-hour Australian navy
market for
strike against Maduro in
�bn frigates
Venezuela
Stephen Gibbs Caracas
Brigitte Macron
welcoming Rihanna
to the 蒷ys閑
Palace yesterday.
The singer was
invited after she
tweeted the
French president
to ask whether he
would commit to
funding education
Macron was widely mocked for
meeting Rihanna for talks two
days after he entertained Bono, the
U2 lead singer and relief
campaigner. Mr Macron invited
Rihanna after she tweeted him last
month, asking: ?Emmanuel
Macron, will France commit to
fund education??
Brigitte Macron, the president?s
wife, greeted Rihanna on the
palace steps. The three then
discussed the work of the Clara
Lionel Foundation, a charity for
education in the developing world
founded by the singer. After the
session Rihanna said that she had
had ?the most incredible meeting
with the president and the first
lady?.
Beno顃 Hamon, the socialist
presidential candidate, tweeted:
?Celeb diplomacy with Bono or
Rihanna while the July 21 decree
cuts ?136 million for developing
countries. No comment.? Willy
Rovelli, a comedian, joked on
Europe 1 radio: ?He dresses up as a
sailor, a fighter pilot, a fireman.
He?s one of the Village People.?
A general strike paralysed Venezuela
yesterday as protesters built barricades
in the streets of the capital in an attempt
to mobilise opposition to President
Maduro.
The 48-hour shutdown was seen as
the last chance to force the government
to cancel plans to rewrite the country?s
constitution, a plot that Mr Maduro?s
opponents say will formalise dictatorial
rule in the petrostate which is on the
verge of bankruptcy.
?We are trying to defend the principle
of the universal vote, that?s all,? said
Andr閟 Ra鷏 Paris, 51, a lawyer who was
standing by one of the hundreds of
street barricades in eastern Caracas.
The opposition?s call to abstain from
work was widely observed in all of Venezuela?s main cities. Usually busy motorways were largely empty and shop
fronts were boarded up.
President Maduro has insisted that a
vote will be held on Sunday to elect 545
delegates to a constituent assembly
despite the resistance. This will have
the power to redraft any law. A third of
candidates have already been vetted
and are from pro-government organisations and the rest support the socialist leadership.
The opposition coalition said that the
process was rigged and it was not putting forward any candidates of its own.
Once formed, the assembly is expected to strip all power from parliament. A
polling company, Datanalisis, said that
almost 80 per cent of Venezuelans
opposed the plan.
The collapse in global oil prices, corruption and chronic mismanagement
have pushed Venezuela to the brink.
Shortages of basic items are commonplace. Since April demonstrations have
raged almost daily and at least 105
people have been killed.
The United States imposed sanctions
against 13 Venezuelan officials yesterday as it stepped up efforts to stop the
assembly plans going ahead. Among
those targeted for alleged human rights
abuses, undermining democracy and
corruption were Tibisay Lucena, head
of the National Electoral Council, and
Sim髇 Zerpa Delgado, vice-president
of the state oil company, PDVSA.
Mr Maduro dismissed the sanctions
as illegal. ?Who do these imperialists in
the United States think they are? The
government of the world?? he said.
The Trump administration has so far
stopped short of imposing an embargo
on PDVSA. The US is the main buyer of
Venezuelan oil, which provides 95 per
cent of the country?s export earnings.
Leopoldo L髉ez, an opposition
leader who was moved to house arrest
this month after serving three and a
half years in prison for inciting violence
during protests in 2014, called on protesters to continue their street marches.
In an address broadcast online from
his home, he said that Mr Maduro was
seeking ?the annihilation of the republic and the democratic state and the
absolute submission of the Venezuelan
people?.
Australia
Bernard Lagan Sydney
Britain is pitching to supply Australia
with nine frigates worth � billion,
claiming that its Global Combat Ship
will be superior to Spanish and Italian
rivals at hunting down spy submarines.
Sir Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, has publicly pushed Britain?s
case for the lucrative contract before
talks between the UK and Australia in
Sydney today, which will include the
foreign secretary, Boris Johnson.
He told The Sydney Morning Herald
that it could lead to Britain buying more
Australian-made equipment, such as
specialist vehicles, radars, remote warfare systems and guns.
A three-way contest has opened up
between Britain, Spain and Italy to win
the contract to replace Australia?s
Anzac class frigates by the late 2020s.
The New Zealand navy also operates
two of the frigates.
Sir Michael said that the Type 26
Global Combat Ship would be best
placed to hunt Russian and Chinese
submarines in the waters around Australia and the Pacific.
?You need, in a region that is now
as unstable and tense as it is, some antisubmarine hunting capability, and
the very latest capability,? Sir Michael
said. ?The quietness of the ship and the
sophistication of the technology on it
puts it way ahead of any European offer
you might be considering.?
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Poland threatened
with EU suspension
Poland
David Crossland Berlin
Brussels is taking legal action against
Poland and seeking to strip it of EU
voting powers after Warsaw passed a
law that will allow the justice minister
to appoint heads of lower courts.
The European Commission said yesterday that it would take Poland to
court over the legislation and warned
that other proposed bills would trigger
?immediate? action, effectively suspending its membership of the EU.
The announcement deepens the rift
between Warsaw and Brussels, even
though President Duda of Poland,
under EU pressure, vetoed two more
contentious bills this week.
The commission argued that the law
he did sign on Tuesday undermined
judicial independence by giving ministers the power to hire and fire presidents of all the lower courts, and to prolong the mandate of judges who have
reached retirement age. It said the law
also breached EU anti-discrimination
laws because it would make women
judges retire at 60 and men at 65.
?It raises concerns which would justify the launching of an infringement
procedure as soon as it is published,?
said Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the commission, after a meeting
of the EU?s executive.
The law is one of four proposed to reform the Polish justice system in a way
that the commission said would ob-
struct democracy and the rule of law,
infringing values core to EU membership. The commission said it was ready
to invoke Article 7 to suspend voting
rights, a punishment that has never
been used before, if Poland went ahead
with the other judicial reforms passed
by parliament last week. Mr Duda sent
them back, calling for a re-think.
?An independent judiciary is an essential precondition for membership,?
said Jean-Claude Juncker, president of
the commission. ?The EU can therefore
not accept a system which allows dismissing judges at will. If the Polish government goes ahead . . . we will have no
other choice than to trigger Article 7.?
A spokesman for the Polish government said that Warsaw would not yield
to ?blackmail that is not based on facts?.
After protests by hundreds of thousands of Poles at the weekend, Mr Duda, an ally of the ruling right-wing Law
and Justice (PiS) party, unexpectedly
refused to sign two of the bills on
Monday. They would have allowed the
government to remove any of the 87
supreme court justices and to appoint
members to the judiciary council, a
constitutional body that protects the
independence of courts and judges.
He said that the law on the supreme
court gave excessive powers to the
prosecutor-general, who is also the justice minister.
The ruling PiS party does not have
enough seats in parliament to overturn
Mr Duda?s veto.
Rajoy takes
witness stand
in bribes case
Spain
Graham Keeley
San Fernando de Henares
Get a grip A stuffed animal gave this young koala something to cling to as it was
weighed at Duisburg zoo in western Germany. The female is yet to be named
Mariano Rajoy became the first serving
prime minister of Spain to appear as a
witness in a criminal case as he was
questioned for two hours yesterday
over �0 million corruption allegations that have dogged his ruling conservative party for nearly a decade.
Millions watched as Mr Rajoy, 62,
was asked at a court in San Fernando de
Henares what he knew about claims of
a secret slush fund in which thousands
of euros were allegedly paid to Popular
Party (PP) members.
Lawyers demanded to know if he had
any contact with defendants, accused
of paying backhanders to party members for lucrative contracts. He said he
knew nothing about the PP?s financial
affairs. Seven times he replied: ?I never
dealt with any party financial matters.?
It marked a pivotal point in the
G黵tel case, which centres on Francisco Correa, a businessman who liked to
be known as Don Vito after the character in The Godfather. Prosecutors say
Correa was a go-between for politicians
and business leaders, receiving millions
in illegal commissions for himself and
PP leaders. He was given 13 years in
prison for tourism fraud in Valencia in
another part of the case.
Mr Rajoy is not accused of wrongdoing and the case continues.
Iraq accused of rigging figures on 500,000 child deaths
Claims that sanctions
against Saddam Hussein
caused the deaths of
500,000 children are a
fiction based on figures
rigged by the regime
itself, a study has found.
The findings, published
in the online journal BMJ
Global Health, mirror
those of other studies that
have been largely ignored,
researchers say. The
500,000 figure frequently
crops up in arguments
about Iraq?s relations with
the West and was cited by
Tony Blair at the Chilcot
inquiry as a reason for the
invasion of 2003. It was
originally published in a
letter to The Lancet in
1995 and confirmed by a
Unicef study in 1999.
However, Tim Dyson
and Valeria Cetorelli of
the London School of
Economics, found that
West called on to end Yemen civil war
Geneva The Red Cross
has told western and
regional governments to
help to end the two-year
civil war in Yemen, which
has left the country in
ruins and caused a
cholera epidemic which
has affected 400,000
people. A coalition of
states led by Saudi Arabia
is fighting Houthis who
are aligned to Iran. The
war has claimed 10,000
lives and displaced more
than three million. Peter
Peacekeepers die
in helicopter crash
Berlin Two German
peacekeepers were killed
when their Tiger
helicopter crashed as they
were on a UN mission
monitoring clashes in
northern Mali. There
were no survivors of the
crash 45 miles north of
Gao. Germany said there
was no evidence that it
had been shot down.
(Reuters)
Maurer, president of the
International Committee
of the Red Cross, who is
in Sanaa, the capital, said:
?I came here to urge the
international community
to take action and step up
its response to this
outbreak, which is a
man-made outbreak.?
He said that paying
workers? salaries and
allowing aid into the port
of Hodeidah and Sanaa
airport would ease
suffering. (Reuters)
the estimate was based on
survey figures that the
regime had manipulated.
?The data were evidently
rigged to show a huge and
sustained ? and largely
non-existent ? rise in
child mortality,? they said.
Child mortality rates
were twice as high in Iraq
as in neighbouring
countries but they did not
change between 1991 and
2003, the study found.
Russian held for
?laundering $4bn?
Athens A Russian man
suspected of laundering
at least $4 billion using
the digital currency
bitcoin has been arrested
in Greece on a US
warrant. Police said that
Alexander Vinnik, 38,
had been running a
criminal organisation
since 2011 which
?administers one of the
most important websites
of electronic crime in the
world?. (Reuters)
Chinese to patrol Hong Kong station
Hong Kong Pro-democracy
campaigners have warned
that plans to use Chinese
law to govern part of a
Hong Kong railway
station linked to the
mainland would infringe
the territory?s autonomy.
A quarter of the highspeed station, due to open
next year, would be under
Chinese jurisdiction and
be patrolled by Chinese
officers. Details are still
being worked out but the
Chinese authorities
indicated that its civil and
criminal law would apply
at the station. The move
would be the first of its
type in Hong Kong. Local
authorities said that joint
immigration checks would
improve convenience but
insisted that the plan
needed the consent of
both sides and was not an
order from Beijing.
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Widow lost in wilderness survived on ants
United States
Ben Hoyle Los Angeles
A widow who became lost while
scattering her husband?s ashes survived
for six days in the wilderness by eating
ants, hugging her dog to keep warm and
drinking from a stream.
Sajean Geer, 71, was flown out of
Olympic National Park in Washington
state after being spotted by a helicopter.
She had become disoriented while trying to walk to one of her late husband
Jack?s favourite places. She had scattered some of his ashes in Hawaii and
wanted to spread the rest at Obstruction Point, a 90-minute drive from her
home near Port Angeles and then a
short walk.
Although she was an experienced
hiker she was expecting a routine stroll,
and was wearing a Hawaiian shirt and
short trousers rather than specialist
clothing. She carried no knife or water
bottle and had not told anyone about
the trip.
?I was just going to go for a short walk
and find a nice place with flowers to
scatter his ashes,? Ms Geer told the Peninsula Daily News. ?I scattered his ashes
and everything went fine, but I couldn?t
find my way back to the road.?
Already emotional, she became disoriented. She hunted for the road until
9pm. It started to get dark and so she
slept with Yoda, her chihuahua-terrier
crossbreed, under a log.
?I thought, ?I?m going to find that
road today?,? she said. ?This is ridiculous.? They slept under another log the
following night. ?I woke up the next
morning and I realised I had to
Sajean Geer, 71, an
experienced hiker,
was anticipating
only a short stroll
acknowledge that I?m lost and I had
made some not very good decisions.?
She thought back to survival books
she had read and worked out what she
needed to do, with water, food and
shelter the priorities. Hearing running
water, she clambered down into a
ravine and found a stream but knew she
could not camp by it because she would
never be seen there. ?So I climbed up to
a place where I could build a shelter.?
Ms Geer rigged up a dwelling with
twigs, logs and moss. Yoda, who caught
Victoria
Strait of
Juan de Fuca
Piedmont
Olympic
National
Park
Woman airlifted after
being lost for six days
Seattle
Tacoma
20 miles
and ate flies, helped her to keep a positive outlook and provided warmth.
Three times a day they hiked down to
a stream to get water. Food was more of
a problem. She ate pine needles and
some berries. ?This ant was biting me
and I said, ?Well I have a bigger mouth
? I?m going to eat you?,? she said. ?So I
grabbed the ant and ate him.? It was
crunchy and ?not bad tasting?.
By then the search had begun. Her
family had reported her missing but
had no idea that she had gone to the
park. Two days later the local sheriff put
out a missing person alert. Then a park
ranger found her car and a helicopter
spotted Ms Geer as she was walking
towards the stream.
A searcher on the ground reached
her shortly afterwards. ?I just ran up
and hugged him,? she said. ?I was so
happy to see him.? She was treated for
dehydration and ?a few scratches?.
She said that the ordeal had taught
her how much of modern life we took
for granted and that ?the most important thing in the world is relationships
and love. What else is there??
Tank crew squash
suicide car bomber
A
n Egyptian
army crew
rammed their
tank into a
suicide car bomber and
crushed the explosivesladen vehicle in an act of
heroism that saved
dozens of lives, the
military said as it
released footage of the
incident (Bel Trew
writes).
Surveillance video of a
road in the restive north
Sinai region showed at
least 15 vehicles,
including civilian cars
and lorries, queueing to
clear a security
checkpoint when a fourwheel-drive vehicle
approached at high
speed on the wrong side
of the road.
Realising that the car
was on a suicide mission
and that scores of lives
were at risk, three
army vehicles led by the
tank moved to block its
path. When the
suspected Islamic State
suicide bomber brought
the vehicle to a halt, the
tank, which appeared to
be an elderly US-made
M60, continued
forward crushing the
bomber?s car under its
tracks as civilians in the
adjacent queue ran for
their lives.
The army said the
tank crew had feared
the four heavily armed
attackers in the car
would open fire before
detonating the bomb,
and had decided to drive
over the car ?to absorb
the shock waves? of any
blast.
After flattening the
vehicle the tank turned
around and was heading
back towards the
checkpoint when the
remains of the device in
the car detonated,
generating a massive
explosion. The blast
ripped through the
surrounding
countryside, sending
flames and debris high
into the sky.
?The blast was so big
it indicated that it
resulted from 100kg of
highly explosive
materials,? the army
said. Seven civilians,
including two women
and two children, were
killed, the army added.
However, the actions
of the tank crew appear
to have averted a far
higher death toll. The
tank, which was about
40 metres away when
the explosion occurred,
shielded the two other
army vehicles from the
worst of the blast, and it
Taliban kills 40 troops in Kandahar raid
Afghanistan
Hugh Tomlinson
At least 40 Afghan soldiers were killed
and dozens more wounded in a Taliban
attack on a base in the southern state of
Kandahar as the insurgents threatened
a return to the spiritual home of the
Islamist movement.
Residents reported gunfire raging for
hours as the militants struck the base in
Khakrez district late on Tuesday night
under cover of darkness. A convoy of
about 30 vehicles carrying ?hundreds? of Taliban attacked
from several directions.
Kandahar was the capital
of the Taliban governmentt
m
that ruled Afghanistan from
1996 until 2001, when it wass
overthrown by the Americanled invasion after the Septemberr
11 attacks in 2001. It was also homee
to Osama bin Laden when the alQaeda leader was sheltered by the Islamists as he plotted the atrocities.
The Islamists retain a strong
presence and widespread grassroots
Afghan soldiers
secured the base
after the attacks
support in the region. With its grip on
the neighbouring Helmand province
all but complete, it was feared to be only
a matter of time before the group
turned its attentions east to Kandahar.
In recent months there have been a
flurry of attacks in the province including the strike that killed five diplomats
from the United Arab Emirates in January. The Taliban denied any involvement and Afghan officials claimed that
it had been planned by Pakistan, but it
underlined a steady rise in violence in
the Islamist heartlands.
Taliban fighters kidnapped more
than 70 civilians on a main highway to
Kandahar last weekend. At least seven
were killed and about 30 released. The
fate of the rest is still unknown.
General Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan defence ministry,
confirmed that militants had
?attacked an army camp in Karzali
area of Khakrez district of
K
Kandahar
last night.? He said
the troops ?bravely resisted?
and claimed they killed
more than 80 insur-
gents. Locals reported that airstrikes
had been called in to drive the militants
back but this was not confirmed.
As President Trump ponders sending
up to 4,000 extra American troops to
Afghanistan, the attack again underscores the struggles of local forces to repel the insurgency alone. The Taliban
has recaptured swathes of the country
since Nato forces ended combat operations in late 2014 and US troops reverted to a supporting role. A recent United
Nations report estimated that one third
of the Afghan population was once
more under effective Taliban control.
Casualties among Afghan security
forces soared to 6,800 last year, a rise of
35 per cent compared with 2015, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, a
US watchdog.
This year the insurgents have
launched more daring and complex
attacks on beleaguered Afghan forces.
More than 150 troops were killed on a
base in the northern city of Mazar-eSharif in April, one of the deadliest
attacks of the war.
appeared to be largely
undamaged.
Egypt has struggled to
contain growing
extremism in the Sinai
region. In the past four
years Isis fighters have
slaughtered hundreds of
police officers, border
guards and soldiers.
Since last December
more than 80 people
have died in three
attacks on churches and
cathedrals in Cairo,
Alexandria and Tanta.
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JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP/GETTY
Le farm shop is
replaced by a
vending machine
France
Adam Sage Paris
French farmers, accustomed to the
slow pace of rural life, once looked in
bewilderment at the round-the-clock
bustle of cities such as Paris and
London.
Now a growing number of them are
installing vending machines on their
land to sell cheese, fruit, eggs and
other food, 24 hours a day, 52 weeks a
year.
Many use the machines, which take
debit and credit cards, to replace
elderly parents who have traditionally
run the farm shop.
Purists have been appalled at what
they see as the mechanisation of
society in the French countryside, but
the vending machines are spreading
rapidly as dairy farmers, market gardeners and even cereal producers
realise the advantages they can bring.
Automatic dispensers that keep
Comt�, Maroilles, Neufch鈚el and
other speciality cheeses at a constant
refrigerated temperature and deliver
them at the press of a button are proving particularly popular.
Ang閘ique Krawczuk sells cheese
made with milk from
the 45 goats on her
farm in eastern France
under the name Mademoiselle Ch鑦re (Miss
Goat). She said: ?People
stopped all the time but
since I don?t have a
doorbell, I missed a lot
of sales.?
In September, she
bought a cheese dispenser for ?3,600 and
says sales are so good
that she no longer
needs to mature her
Machines offering local
produce are beginning
to replace village shops
in many rural districts
cheeses, as all are bought while they
are still fresh.
Didier Filbing, whose company is
the market leader in rural vending machines in France, said that 90 per cent
of his 350 customers are farmers.
?Of course there is often some resistance and people sometimes say at
first they don?t like to replace humans
with machines. But when the granny
and grandad who have traditionally
taken on the farm shop when they stop
working in the fields officially retire,
the resistance soon ends.?
The machines cost up to about
?25,000 but the investment is swiftly
recouped in increased sales, Mr
Filbing claimed.
He said that a handful of village
councils had also bought vending machines to sell the produce of local
farms after the closure of the village
shop. ?People now meet for a chat by
the machine,? he said.
In northeast France, Jo雔 Lhermitte
and Marcel Poisson, owners of La
Ch鑦rerie de Canaples farm, which
produces goats cheeses that cost about
?4 each, installed a vending machine
earlier this year.
?It is open every day 24 hours a day,
unlike our shop,? Mr
Poisson said. ?And it
corresponds to our
wish, which is to sell
directly from the producer to the consumer. And it?s another
outlet for the 200
cheeses we make
every day.?
He was inspired by
Jean-Michel F閞on,
another local farmer,
who began installing
machines to sell his
eggs and apples in
the area. Mr F閞on
has four machines,
one of which is next
to La Ch鑦rerie de
Canaples.
Bobble hat A model at Medellin fashion week shows off the latest in Colombian beachwear from Phax, also sold in Europe
Kremlin orders own secure message app
Russia
Tom Parfitt Moscow
Russia is designing a secure messaging
app for government officials to use on
mobile phones amid a crackdown on
commercial services such as Whatsapp
and Telegram.
The Kremlin is worried that private
conversations could be hacked if data is
stored on foreign servers. The security
agencies also want the ability to break
encryption if they wish to monitor
officials? online communications.
German Klimenko, President Putin?s
adviser on internet issues, said that
almost all senior officials used
Telegram, the encrypted messenger
designed by a Russian entrepreneur,
Pavel Durov. The Russian authorities
previously threatened to block Tele-
gram for failing to comply with a law
obliging ?information disseminators?
to register with Roskomnadzor, the
communications watchdog.
The security services have added to
pressure on the app, saying that it had
been used by terrorists to plan a bomb
attack on the St Petersburg Metro in
April in which 15 people died.
Mr Durov agreed under protest to
provide basic details about the
company so that it could be registered,
but said that it would not share
confidential user data.
Some officials, afraid of being
hacked, now use options within messaging apps to delete their chats after a
certain time.
Mr Klimenko said: ?The secret of
Telegram?s popularity in Russia is to do
with the fact that our bureaucrats are
on it all the time. I don?t know any
ministers without Telegram. And if
tomorrow a government ruling comes
out, or an explanatory statement from
Roskomnadzor, saying that Russian
officials must only use resources that
co-operate with the authorities of the
country, then the question will be resolved the day after tomorrow.?
The Internet Initiatives Development Fund, a venture capital fund set
up with the backing of Mr Putin, has
been given the job of developing the
secure app for officials. Mr Klimenko
told the Rambler news site that ?the
question will soon be resolved?.
Five prototypes of the messenger,
which will use a Russian operating
system rather than Android or Apple?s
iOS, are being tested by local government officials.
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MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/GETTY
Olympics worker took own
life after 212 hours? overtime
Japan
Richard Lloyd Parry, Kyoko Onoki Tokyo
The organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been accused of ignoring lethal
employment practices after a construction worker killed himself because of
excessive overwork.
The 23-year-old man committed suicide
after working 212 hours of overtime in a
single month on the national stadium, his
lawyers said. His family is demanding
compensation on the grounds that he suffered what in Japanese is called karoshi ?
death caused by overwork.
Hiroshi Kawahito, one of the lawyers,
said: ?Not just the employer, but the Tokyo
Olympic committee, the national government and related organisations should
face up to the grave reality faced by this
worker. This is far beyond the physiological limits of any human being.?
The original design for the stadium by
Zaha Hadid, the British architect, was cancelled over concerns about its appearance
and cost. A new one was drawn up hastily,
placing intense pressure on construction
companies to complete it in time.
The dead man?s family said that to do his
job of managing the improvement of soil
quality at the construction site, a task
made harder by the late delivery of machinery, he got up at 4.30am each day and
returned home at midnight or later. They
said he sometimes worked through the
night and often went to bed in his overalls
and slept for only two or three hours.
At the beginning of March he told his
employer that he would be absent and disappeared. In April he was found dead in
the mountainous Nagano prefecture,
north of Tokyo. He had left a note, saying:
?I have reached my mental and physical
limit. I can?t think what else to do.?
Many workers at the stadium are said to
feel under intense pressure. ?Everyone is
desperate,? one worker told the television
station TBS. ?It?s only out of a sense of duty
to the Olympic Games. Even the senior
engineers are working to their limits.?
The magazine Nikkan Gendai wrote:
?Because of an event in which the government wants to display its prestige, the lives
of human beings are treated casually. This
is like the war.?
The Tokyo Olympic committee said:
?We will be asking all organisations to take
the utmost care to ensure there is no recurrence of such tragic events.?
The government announced a plan this
week to cut excessive overtime to reduce
what it calls a suicide ?emergency?.
Crowd control Protesters and supporters closed in as Cardinal George Pell, 76, went to court in Melbourne yesterday.
His lawyer said he would plead not guilty to multiple sex offences in October. One man with a rosary recited prayers
Singer drowns at party to
celebrate cancer all-clear
Israel
Lianne Kolirin Tel Aviv
An Israeli pop singer who was given a
misdiagnosis of terminal cancer last
year has died saving his five-year-old
niece from drowning at a beach party
he had thrown to celebrate his health
all-clear.
Amir Fryszer Guttman, 41, who
had become an actor and activist
after making his name in the late
1990s as part of the boy band Hi-five,
had invited 30 friends and relatives to
a beach south of Haifa, in the north of
Israel.
He had been given a diagnosis of
non-Hodgkin lymphoma in March
last year, and went through a
gruelling course of chemotherapy in
hospital. A bone marrow transplant
was discussed but when Guttman
sought a second opinion it was discovered that he did not have cancer
but was suffering from another condition that mimicked the symptoms
but was not life-threatening.
Guttman had filed a five million
shekel (�1 million) lawsuit this
month against Ichilov Hospital in Tel
Aviv over his misdiagnosis. He had
described July 22, last year, the day he
was told that he did not have cancer,
as his new birthday. To mark the year
since he was given his reprieve he
organised the beach party, during
which he, another adult and his niece
went swimming and were overcome
by the waves.
He was able to hold the girl above
the water until she and the other
adult were saved by surfers, but was
then in the water himself for nearly
an hour before he was found. He was
taken to hospital in Haifa, but was declared dead on Sunday.
His death, especially in the light of
what he had experienced with his
misdiagnosis, prompted grief and
tributes across Israel.
He had been well known as a gay
rights activist after he came out in
2007, and two years later he was
the first public figure to marry in
a same-sex wedding in Israel. He
took the name of his husband,
Yanai Fryszer, and with the help off
a surrogate mother they had a
son, Roy, who is now four.
Guttman had reguAmir Fryszer Guttman
died after saving
his young niece
larly appeared as a judge on Israel?s
version of Dancing with the Stars,
and had been due to host next
week?s Gay Pride in Jerusalem. After
he was given the first diagnosis
last year he said: ?I received the
news and the diagnosis of the
doctors and I?m learning to deal with
them.
?I am a believer and optimistic
about the rest of the way ahead. I
would like to concentrate now on my
recovery. I thank the medical staff for
the devoted care, and I believe that
together we will win.?
This week thousands of fans
converged to pay their respects while
his body lay in the Habima Theatre in
central Tel Aviv, before his funeral on Tuesday in Netanya,
20 miles north along the
coast, where he lived.
At the service his brother,
Eyal Perry, the father of the
girl who was saved, said of the
singer: ?You ascended in a
storm to the heavens, as only you
know how . . . We
thank you for
every moment you
were with us.?
Tick bite puts deer hunters off red meat
United States
Will Pavia New York
The lone star tick, whose bite causes
a severe allergic reaction to its victims when they eat red meat, is
spreading north through America.
Thomas Platts-Mills, a British immunologist now based in Virginia,
was among scientists who first identified the delayed reaction to meat in
2011, which is often so serious that
victims need hospital treatment. The
delay made it hard to pinpoint the
cause but Professor Platts-Mills and
his colleagues concluded that the tick
transferred alpha-gal, a carbohydrate, to victims? blood in its saliva.
Alpha-gal is present in beef, pork
and lamb and is digested by meat eaters, but when it shows up in the
bloodstream it triggers an alteration
in the immune system. The body develops antibodies against it and these
are then triggered whenever the
patient eats meat.
Some patients have reported intense itchiness, and some have suffered an anaphylactic reaction in
which their throat swells and they
struggle to breathe. The rise in cases
is said to be because of an increase in
the tick population caused, in turn, by
a rise in the number of white-tailed
deer. Now the tick, indigenous to
woodland in much of the eastern
United States and Mexico, is steadily
spreading north and west.
In Tennessee a woman suffered
hives and a constricted throat after
eating a steak. The most northerly
case discovered so far is in Ontario,
where Les Waters, 63, a hunter and
fisherman, is now unable to eat the
game that fills his freezer.
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RBS digs deeper to help rivals and finally end Williams & Glyn saga
Harry Wilson City Editor
Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed a
deal with Brussels that will finally allow
the lender to call off its sale of the
Williams & Glyn business.
In what will be seen as a victory for
the taxpayer-backed bank, RBS said
yesterday that it would provide a total
of �5 million in support to smaller
banks, consisting of a �5 million
investment fund and �0 million to
encourage customer switching, as it
appeared to be close to clinching an
agreement with the European Commission.
The package will cost RBS a total of
�3 million once running costs are
included, � million more than the
original offer made by the bank to the
commission as it asked for permission
to call time on its failed attempts to sell
its 316-branch Williams & Glyn unit.
Under the terms of the revised deal,
which has been agreed in principle by
the European authorities, RBS will
provide a range of measures that will
help smaller lenders to grow their businesses, including access to a capability
and innovation fund and an incentivised switching scheme.
The fund will provide grants to challengers of between �million and
�0 million to improve their technology and boost their business banking
units, while the switching scheme will
provide ?dowries? to smaller rivals to
help them to encourage small businesses to move their current accounts.
The government has been negotiating the package on behalf of RBS and
Stephen Barclay, economic secretary to
the Treasury, said that the deal with the
commission was a ?significant milestone? for the bank.
Ross McEwan, chief executive of
RBS, said: ?We welcome the progress
that [the Treasury] and the commis-
sioner responsible for competition
have made on agreeing an alternative
package of remedies to increase competition in the SME marketplace.?
Confirmation of the agreement is
expected to come later in the year and
challengers banks will have access to
the new funds from early next year.
The separation and spin-off of
Williams & Glyn has cost RBS more
than �billion yet remains far off, with
little interest from potential buyers.
MARK ZUCKERBERG/FACEBOOK
Glaxo axes
130 brands
to save �n
New boss to cull underperforming programmes
Alex Ralph
Britain?s biggest drugs company will
cull more than 30 development programmes and aim for �billion of extra
annual savings in a shake-up under its
new boss.
In her first big address to the City,
Emma Walmsley, Glaxosmithkline?s
chief executive, laid out plans yesterday
to focus 80 per cent of its capital on four
key areas, including respiratory conditions and infectious diseases.
Putting the company?s core drugs
business at the heart of her leadership,
Ms Walmsley vowed to sharpen up the
commercial instincts of its science by
closing programmes that are ?unlikely
to generate sufficient returns?. Glaxo
has identified 33 pre-clinical and clinical programmes for termination.
Four months after formally being
promoted to one of the most powerful
jobs in business, Ms Walmsley also
vowed to:
6 Find the extra cost savings by 2020,
including through ditching more than
130 non-core so-called tail brands;
6 Make the United States its No 1
market, which she said was not a
reflection of Brexit;
6 Consider the disposal of its rare
diseases business.
The plan to focus on Glaxo?s drugs
business comes in response to longrunning investor frustration with a lack
of blockbuster medicines coming to
market quickly enough. ?There is lots
we want to keep about GSK?s culture,
our focus on purpose, values and
quality, but we need to bring more edge,
more of a performance focus, more
accountability, more pace into our deci-
sion-making and definitely more cost
and cash consciousness,? she said. Despite the cuts to the number of research
projects, Ms Walmsley said that it did
not mean Glaxo?s overall research and
development budget would decline.
The changes come after Glaxo announced plans last week to sell its Horlicks brand in the UK and close its associated manufacturing site in Slough, as
well a strategic review of an antibiotics
business and more than 300 job losses.
She also confirmed plans to stick
with the group?s structure, which includes its vaccines business and its
consumer health brands, which Ms
Walmsley, a former L?Or閍l boss, previously headed.
Rebuffing shareholders who agitated
for a spin-off of the consumer business,
namely Neil Woodford, who has since
dumped his large stake, Ms Walmsley
said that Glaxo was eager to double up
on the consumer business by buying
out Novartis, should it opt to sell out.
The industry is under political pressure to cut drugs prices, but Ms Walmsley said she was encouraged by the government?s ?pragmatic approach?, although she called for a two-year
transition period.
Her strategy came alongside secondquarter results that showed a 12 per
cent increase in revenue to �3 billion,
helped by currency movements, and
adjusted operating profit, a measure
that strips out one-off items, up 14 per
cent to �08 billion. Glaxo held its
long-term guidance, although it
lowered its full-year targets because of
HIV investments. The shares closed
down 2.6 per cent at �.45.
A new prescription, pages 40-41
Mark Zuckerberg has posted photographs from his tour of America on Facebook, which reported profits up by 71 per cent
Video bet pays off for Facebook
James Dean US Business Editor
Mark Zuckerberg?s multibillion-dollar
bet on video appeared to boost the
fortunes of Facebook in the second
quarter, with the technology company
and publisher unveiling results that
beat Wall Street expectations last night.
Facebook?s second-quarter profit
soared by 71 per cent to $3.89 billion
from $2.28 billion in 2016 as revenue
climbed to $9.32 billion from $6.44 billion. Shares rose by 4 per cent to $172.29
in after-hours trading.
Mr Zuckerberg, Facebook?s chief executive, has bet big on video in the hope
that Facebook can cash in on an in-
creasingly lucrative market for digital
video advertising. He said a year ago
that Facebook was moving towards ?a
world where video is at the heart of all
our services?.
Investments in data centres to cope
with demand for video, as well as additional staff to police user-generated
content, helped to push capital expenditures to $1.44 billion, compared with
$1.27 billion in the first quarter and
$995 million in the second quarter a
year ago.
Individuals and publishers can
already post and share their own videos
and live streams on the Facebook social
network. However, Facebook is also
looking to produce its own shows to
rival Netflix and Amazon Prime Video,
paying up to $3 million an episode for
shows for its nearly two billion users.
When Facebook released its firstquarter results, David Wehner, chief
financial officer, warned that its video
investments would push capital
expenditure up by 50 per cent in 2017 to
about $7 billion to $7.5 billion. The
company said yesterday that spending
would be lower than anticipated, rising
by 40 to 50 per cent.
The market for digital video advertising is projected to swell by nearly a fifth
this year to $11.7 billion, according to
eMarketer, the research firm.
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Need to know
1
The chief executive of Aston
Martin has branded the
government?s plan to ban the
sale of new diesel and petrol cars
within a generation ?absurd?.
Andy Palmer said the idea would
destroy Britain?s rich heritage in
the production of premium and
luxury vehicles. Page 9
2
A former investment banker
who alleged that Mike Ashley,
the billionaire founder of
Sports Direct, had reneged on a
deal to pay him a � million bonus
has had his claim dismissed by the
High Court as ?wishful thinking?
based on a ?joke?. Page 21
3
Glaxosmithkline will cull
more than 30 development
programmes and aim for
�billion of extra annual savings
in a shake-up under its new boss.
Emma Walmsley has laid out
plans to focus 80 per cent of its
capital on four key areas. Page 39
4
Royal Bank of Scotland has
agreed a deal with Brussels
that will allow the lender to
call off its sale of the Williams &
Glyn business. Under the deal,
which has been agreed in
principle, RBS will provide several
measures that will help small
lenders to grow. Page 39
5
Facebook unveiled results that
beat Wall Street expectations
last night. Second quarter
profit rose to $3.89 billion from
$2.28 billion last year as revenue
climbed to $9.32 billion from
$6.44 billion. Page 39
6
Paris and Rome are at
loggerheads after President
Macron jettisoned his probusiness agenda and threatened to
nationalise France?s leading
shipyard to prevent its takeover by
Fincantieri. Mr Macron?s
government said that it would
nationalise the yard unless Rome
agreed to a joint-ownership deal.
Macron discovers his
inner man o?war in
battle over shipyard
Adam Sage Paris
Paris and Rome are at loggerheads after
President Macron jettisoned his probusiness agenda and threatened to
nationalise France?s leading shipyard to
prevent its takeover by Fincantieri.
Italian ministers reacted angrily after
Mr Macron?s government said that it
would nationalise the STX France yard
on the Atlantic coast unless Rome
agreed to a joint-ownership deal.
Despite being elected on a promise to
liberalise the French economy, Mr
Macron is determined to prevent the
Italian state-owned shipbuilder, from
acquiring a controlling stake in the yard
in Saint-Nazaire, which built Harmony
of the Seas, the world?s biggest cruise
liner. His government has given Italy
until today to accept a 50-50 split.
Bruno Le Maire, the economy minister, said that without an agreement
he would bring the shipyard
p and
under state ownership
her
look
for
another
ur
investor. ?If ever our
Italian friends refuse
the honest proposal
made to them, the
state will exercise
its
pre-emption
right,? he said. ?We
will buy shares, we
are majority owners
and we will give our-tiselves time to negotilder
ate a new shareholder
pact.?
me rejected
Ministers in Rome
Ocean giants such as the MSC Meraviglia and its massive
t offer and accthe
u
used
Mr Macron of
re
reneging
on a deal
sig
signed
by France?s
pre
previous
Socialist
gove
government
to give
Fincan
Fincantieri
and CR Tripriv Italian investeste, a private
5 per cent stake in
ment fund, a 55
the shipyard. The row follows the collapse of STX, the South Korean conglomerate that owned the French yard.
Fincantieri initially wanted to buy a
two-thirds stake in STX France for
?79.5 million, but that sparked a political row in France, with critics warning
of job losses among the yard?s 2,600
employees and the transfer of future
7
Glaxo?s prescription for a
8
The pharma group?s new
boss wants to sharpen
the focus of its ailing
drug development arm,
reports Alex Ralph
The British car industry has
scrapped its target of
producing two million cars a
year by 2020 after a near-14 per
cent plunge in production at
British car factories last month.
The economy has experienced
a ?notable slowdown? in the
first six months of this year,
official figures have revealed,
effectively killing off the chance of
an interest rate rise by the Bank of
England next week. Page 40
9
GKN has become the latest
big company to scrap its finalsalary pension schemes. The
automotive and aerospace parts
maker said after a three-month
consultation period its workers
had agreed to the schemes being
closed to future accruals. Page 44
10
The executive chairman
of ITV has rejected calls
for the broadcaster to
reveal details of its top earners'
pay. Sir Peter Bazalgette said it
would not go down the same path
as the BBC. Page 45
City People
is on holiday
S
itting at a boardroom table on
the seventh floor of Goldman
Sachs? offices in London yesterday, Emma Walmsley had her
master plan in front of her. The
new chief executive of Glaxosmithkline had distilled her strategy for
Britain?s biggest drugs company down
from 68 pages of detailed numbers and
analysis issued to the City to a single
sheet of paper.
As she went on to make plain to the
assembled media, however, her priority
was simpler still: reviving Glaxosmithkline?s core pharmaceuticals
business.
It is a task easier said ? and, indeed,
hand-scribbled in black ink on a piece
of A4 ? than done, not least because, in
the eyes of cynics and critics, Ms
Walmsley has limited experience of
science and pharmaceuticals. Her
background is in consumer healthcare.
Nevertheless, since officially taking
control at the start of April, the former
L?Or閍l manager has hit the ground
running, intent on getting to the
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bottom of what is holding back Glaxo?s
most lucrative area. Consultants were
brought in to help to crunch the
numbers and, in a series of slides shown
to industry analysts yesterday, the
problems were laid bare.
Since 2008, for example, the time it
takes Glaxo to develop drugs from preclinical stage to regulatory approval has
increased from more than a decade to
10
12
14
about 14 years. It compares with an
industry average, over a similar period,
of ten years, which has remained fairly
static.
Although Glaxo pumped �5 billion
into research and development last
year, 12.4 per cent of its revenue and
3 per cent higher than in 2015, investment has been scattered across too
many projects. The number of drugs
0.6
Source: GSK
per $1 billion of R&D expenditure was
almost eighteen, far higher than the
average of ten across its competitors.
?We have been much more thinly
spread, but also our spend per asset has
been a bit low, which means we haven?t
had sufficiently competitive data packages to compete always in the modern
environment,? Ms Walmsley said.
The drugs pipeline has also lacked
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propellers, top left, were built in Saint-Nazaire?s shipyard, visited by Mr Macron
shipbuilding contracts to Italian yards.
In an attempt to appease French fury,
Fincantieri signed an agreement with
French officials to take only a 48 per
cent, with CR Trieste taking 7 per cent.
Fincantieri said that it would remain a
minority shareholder for eight years.
Under Mr Le Maire?s plan, Fincantieri would take a 50 per cent stake, with
the remainder split between Bpifrance,
France?s sovereign wealth fund; Naval
Group, a French state-owned defence
group; and the yard?s workforce.
Guiseppe Bono, Fincantieri?s chief
executive, said he might walk away
from the acquisition. ?We are Europeans and we cannot accept being treated
worse than the Koreans,? he said.
Car industry
ditches its
2m target
Makers left off
No 10?s map
Robert Lea Industrial Editor
business commentary Patrick Hosking
The British car industry has scrapped
its target of producing a record-breaking two million cars a year by 2020.
The target has been abandoned after
a near-14 per cent plunge in production
at British car factories last month, with
the SMMT, the industry?s trade body,
stating that it did not expect a pick-up
in output during the present Brexit
uncertainty.
The number of cars leaving British
car plants ? Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan
and Mini between them account for
about 70 per cent of production ? fell
to 866,656 in the first half of the year.
In the first quarter of the year, rosy
production figures appeared to have
Britain on course to overtake the 1972
all-time record of 1.92 million some
time before 2020. However, output has
fallen in every month since, culminating in June?s 13.7 per cent slide that left
production down by nearly 3 per cent at
the half-year.
Last year Britain produced 1.7 million
cars and some projections suggested
that it could reach 1.9 million this year.
Mike Hawes, chief executive of the
SMMT, said that the figure was now
likely to be nearer 1.8 million.
The biggest issue has been a 9.5 per
cent drop in demand from the domestic
market. While one in four cars made in
Britain once stayed in the country, that
number has fallen to one in five.
Mr Hawes said that the industry?s
ambition to hit two million by 2020 has
now been dropped, with independent
analysis suggesting the outcome would
likely be about 1.93 million.
With no sign of a Brexit deal for the
auto industry, Mr Hawes said that the
2020 target could be missed by as much
as 10 per cent. ?The industry is still waiting for clarity and certainty,? he said.
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focus. Glaxo launched 25 new drugs
between 2006 and 2015, higher than
the average of 17 among its peers, but
the estimated peak year sales per drug
of $600 million between 2007 and 2022
is three times smaller than the $1.8 billion generated by its competitors.
The significance of replenishing the
drugs cabinet is shown across the top
and bottom line. Analysts at Bernstein
said that group sales had been broadly
flat between 2012 and 2016 and that
core earnings per share, a favoured
measure of profitability at Glaxo, had
declined slightly. Scrutiny will turn
now to the company?s progress in delivering the next Advair, its asthma inhaler and blockbuster revenue generator,
which has lost exclusivity but so far has
avoided significant generic competition from copycats.
Significantly, Ms Walmsley has set
about finding a top team to lead the
changes she is seeking. The poaching of
Luke Miels, a rising star and outgoing
Europe boss at Astrazeneca, Glaxo?s
arch-rival, to head its pharmaceuticals
division triggered a bitter public legal
dispute, which has delayed his arrival
until September.
Mr Miels has been set the task of
creating a sharper, more commercially
focused drugs business. The overhaul
will include prioritising up to 80 per
cent of its investment in respiratory
and infectious diseases, as well as two
potential areas, oncology and immunoinflammation.
In a break with the past, Glaxo wants
to be more ruthless on pulling the plug
on drugs. Ms Walmsley said: ?I want to
be absolutely clear that these are
potential areas and it will be the data
that decides how much we want to go in
ourselves or it could be in partnership
with others and again, as the teams
evolve and the data comes through we
will get clearer on that over the coming
year, particularly in terms of how to
commercialise.
?But the key is being clear on listing
the assets that we think we should be
prioritising and, just as much, talking
about what we are going to stop.? That
means halting more than 30 pre-clinical and clinical research programmes
that include treatments for hepatitis C,
influenza and heart failure.
The firepower to bring through new
medicines is intended to come from an
extra �billion of annual savings by
2020, ploughed into new product
launches, R&D investments and easing
the hit from squeezed drug prices.
If that is the plan inside Glaxo?s four
walls, outside the challenge is made
harder by that pressure on prices across
the industry, particularly in the United
States, which Ms Walmsley said would
be the company?s most important
market and where President Trump is
threatening to clamp down.
Glaxo recorded �7 billion of new
product sales in the second quarter, it
said, up 47 per cent at constant exchange rates, including strong growth
from Triumeq and Tivicay, its HIV
drugs, and Breo, a respiratory drug.
?I believe we have a clear way forward to do our No 1 job, which is the
purpose of the company, to impact
health, whether it is keeping people
well or preventing disease or treating
it,? Ms Walmsley said.
T
he latest numbers and
forecasts for UK car
production are a bit of a
shock. That may be the
idea. The car industry is
beginning to feel seriously neglected
by ministers.
Not only has it been snubbed in
recent months by negotiators
preparing for Brexit talks, it wasn?t
properly in the loop on the
announcement this week to ban
new sales of petrol and diesel cars
from 2040, either. A 14 per cent
slump in the number of cars coming
off the production lines of Britain in
June may just get the carmakers the
attention they want.
The problem is largely domestic
demand. That?s no great surprise.
Real wages are falling. The supply of
sweet finance deals is starting to
falter as regulators peer under the
murky bonnet of automobile
finance. Big-ticket purchases like
cars are just the kind of thing that
gets deferred in times of political or
economic uncertainty. And, after
the splurge in purchasing of the past
few years, anyone who aspires for
one already has a new or nearly
new car on the drive.
Production for export is also
faltering, however. That seems odd
given the stronger euro and the
recovery in many continental
economies. The 0.9 per cent fall in
British-built cars shipped overseas
in the first six months is no disgrace,
but better was expected.
The SMMT, the motor industry
trade body, has dropped its target of
building two million cars a year by
2020. Even with the most
accommodating of transitional
Brexit deals, it looks too bold an
ambition. A cliff-edge Brexit could
reduce output by a quarter of a
million cars by 2019.
The car industry, with one million
people employed directly and
indirectly, deserves to be heard, but
it won?t be the only lobby group
pleading for the ear of ministers in
the coming months, nor the only
one with disappointing figures to
waggle at them.
Taking medicine
E
mma Walmsley laboured hard
to come up with a compelling
recipe for a more productive
pharma division at Glaxosmithkline,
and the market shrugged. Glaxo?s
shares ended the day almost 3 per
cent lower.
Sorting out pharma is the big
challenge for Walmsley. GSK?s other
two divisions, vaccines and
consumer products, are seen as
healthy. Pharma, however, hasn?t
been delivering the pipeline of
exciting new treatments that moves
the dial in the drugs industry.
Narrowing the research focus to
only four priority areas should boost
the chances of coming up with the
blockbusters of tomorrow. Rivals
like Roche and Novo Nordisk have
prospered through being more
specialist and more discriminating.
Being a bit more hardheaded
about dumping products that don?t
match their early promise is a good
idea, too. The axing yesterday of
Tanzeum, a so-so diabetes drug, is
symbolic of the tougher approach
Ms Walmsley wants to foster. Better
collaboration between research and
commercial, a third plank of her
thinking, is a bit woollier and may
be harder to achieve than it sounds.
These changes will take years to
bear fruit, of course. Markets aren?t
good at peering so far into the
future, which probably explains the
share price droop.
Traders were rather more focused
on the tweak to the dividend policy,
which means the payout will
stagnate for a third year and then
rise more slowly than hoped.
Not productive
T
he kindest description of the
latest GDP numbers is that the
British economy sped up from
a crawl to a plod between the first
and second quarters. By historic
standards, we are still way below
normal pace. On the brighter side,
Brexit worries still show no sign yet
of plunging the country into a deep
recession (report, page 42).
Delving a bit deeper into the data
is not very encouraging. The
services sector did all the running in
the quarter and, within that, the
standout sector was the retail trade.
Consumers boosted by plentiful
infusions of credit are the main
force pulling the economy forward.
That cannot last.
If GDP growth is sluggish at
0.3 per cent, growth per head of
population is worse at 0.1 per cent.
And growth per worker ? or
productivity ? looks likely to have
been zero, according to calculations
by Panmure Gordon.
GDP growth may, illogically, be
the chief symbol of a nation?s
economic wellbeing, but
productivity growth remains a far
better indicator of future prosperity.
Unexpected item
P
eer past the wasabi peas and
Percy Pigs in Marks &
Spencer?s Simply Food shops
and anyone can see the writing on
the wall. The traditional shop
assistant is becoming redundant.
Customers increasingly check
themselves out (report, page 42).
The wider implications of this
move to greater automation are
colossal, as the latest employment
monitor from the British Retail
Consortium hints at. The number of
hours worked in retail in the second
quarter has dropped by 3.3 per cent
compared with a year earlier.
That may not sound much, but if
applied to the army of 3.2 million
Brits who work full or part-time in
the industry, it is crudely equivalent
to more than 100,000 jobs.
Fifteen per cent of retailers expect
to cut headcount in the next
quarter, compared with none asked
the same question a year ago,
according to the BRC.
Retail in the past has been a
bounteous source of work for people
with low skills and those who like
the flexibility of hours. They may
not be able to count on that in
future.
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Full-time jobs pass
sell-by date in retail
Tom Knowles
A ?tide of change? across the
retail industry has led to a
drop in the number of fulltime jobs compared with last
year, according to the British
Retail Consortium.
The trade association for
retailers said that the number of hours worked in the
sector had fallen by 3.3 per
cent between April and June
compared with the same
period a year ago, suggesting
that the number of full-time
employees was falling, with
all three months showing a
decline in hours worked.
Helen Dickinson, chief
executive of the BRC, said
that the growing role of
automation in retail, such as
self-service tills, was causing
a decline in jobs.
About 100,000 people are
employed in retail jobs that
did not even exist five years
ago, owing to changes in
technology, but the BRC
figures are still a concern for
High prices
hit mortgage
approvals
a sector that employs
3.2 million people full or
part-time.
Mrs Dickinson said:
?Technology, which is transforming the way we shop
and providing increasing
opportunities for automation in retail, combined with
a difficult market environment and policies that have
increased the cost of employing people, such as the
National Living Wage and
the Apprenticeship Levy, are
driving the industry towards
fewer but more productive
jobs.?
The boom in ecommerce,
which accounts for 16 per
cent of all retail spending in
the UK, is also causing retailers to cut down the number of physical stores they
own, which is likely to have
led to a reduction in jobs.
Fifteen per cent of retailers expect to cut headcount
in the next quarter, compared with none a year ago,
according to the BRC.
Tom Knowles
The rise of technology such as self-service check outs has led to a reduction in the number of full-time jobs
High street banks approved the
fewest residential mortgages in
nine months in June, while there
was a further slowdown in consumer credit growth.
Banks approved 40,200 mortgages for a house purchase in
June, the new industry body UK
Finance said, down from 40,287 in
May and from a recent peak in
January of 44,318, although it was
barely changed from June 2016.
Hansen Lu, at Capital Economics, said: ?Lending volumes are
still down by 9 per cent compared
to the turn of the year and the
figures suggest that the activity in
the housing market is stagnating.?
Mr Lu said that the figures were
consistent with other data,
including from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors,
which has recorded flat or falling
new buyer inquiries for seven
months in a row. He added that
the housing market in some parts
of the UK remained unaffordable
for many potential buyers.
?High prices are discouraging
some buyers from purchasing,
while pricing others out of the
market entirely,? he said, ?and the
ability of buyers to find a home to
buy continues to be held back by a
shortage of homes for sale.?
However, the number of loans
approved for remortgaging was
25,361, the highest figure since
February. Annual growth in consumer credit fell to 1.9 per cent in
June from 2.1 per cent in May.
Economic slowdown kills
off chance of early rate rise
Tom Knowles
Economics Correspondent
The economy has experienced a
?notable slowdown? in the first six
months of this year, official
figures have revealed, effectively
killing off the chance of an interest rate rise by the Bank of England next week.
The economy grew by 0.3 per
cent in the second quarter, according to an initial estimate by the
Office for National Statistics.
This was a minimal improvement from the sluggish 0.2 per
cent growth recorded in the first
three months of the year, which
was the slowest quarterly growth
of any nation in either the European Union or G7.
Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit,
said: ?These meagre growth rates
indicate that the economy has lost
momentum in 2017 and will fail to
achieve the 1.8 per cent expansion
seen in 2016.?
Analysts believe that the figure
dashes any chance of policymakers at the Bank of England
raising interest rates at their
meeting next week. The Bank?s
monetary policy committee had
expected growth of 0.4 per cent in
the second quarter.
?To me, this in the final nail in
the coffin for an August rate hike,?
Alan Clarke, an economist at
Scotiabank, said. ?Given the
weaker than expected growth . . .
since June?s MPC meeting, we
think that the MPC will leave
Bank Rate on hold. ?
Growth was entirely reliant on
the services sector, which makes
up 80 per cent of the economy and
grew by 0.5 per cent in the second
quarter, compared with growth of
0.1 per cent in the previous three
months.
The biggest contributor was
retail spending, which was boosted by a late Easter and warm
weather. However, this came after
a sharp fall in the first quarter,
meaning that spending in shops
and online was broadly flat for the
first half of the year.
Strong consumer spending
helped to support growth in the
0.3%
UK second-quarter growth
Source: Office for National Statistics
economy after the Brexit vote last
year, confounding predictions
that the UK would fall into
recession. Nevertheless, rising
inflation has squeezed household
incomes and spending is likely to
be affected in the coming months,
while the Bank of England is concerned that families are racking
up debt to keep spending. The
television and film industry also
boosted the economy, adding almost a tenth of a percentage point
to growth. Several recent blockbusters were partly made in Britain, including Wonder Woman,
Beauty and the Beast and Pirates of
the Caribbean 5.
Manufacturing output shrank
by 0.5 per cent in the second quarter, mainly because of a large fall
in the production of vehicles.
Construction fell by 0.9 per cent.
Philip Hammond, the chancellor, accepted that the Brexit vote
has had ?painful? consequences
for consumers, with the fall in the
pound triggering higher inflation.
?Consumers are being affected
by the inflation that was created
by the depreciation of the currency in the autumn of last year,? the
chancellor said. ?I absolutely recognise it?s painful as it?s passing
through the economy.?
. . . but Fed paves way for possible December increase
The US Federal Reserve said last
night that it expects to begin unwinding its $4.5 trillion balance
sheet ?relatively soon? (Callum
Jones writes).
The central bank confirmed expectations and kept interest rates
on hold, with a target of between 1
and 1.25 per cent. The economy is
growing moderately, its rate-setting federal open market committee suggested, adding that it
would ?carefully monitor? price
trends in the wake of poor inflation readings.
The Fed said that it was continuing the process of monetary
tightening, but officials raised the
prospect of beginning to wind
down its considerable bond-holdings. Having cut rates towards
zero at the height of the financial
crisis, the Fed set out on a bondbuying spree in which it injected
$3 trillion into the US economy.
Janet Yellen, the Fed?s chairwoman, has been paving the way
for a reduction in its bond portfolio. A December rate rise is now
priced in with a 52 per cent probability, according to SME Group.
On a busy day of corporate
results, Amazon?s market valuation broke through the $500 billion barrier for the first time.
Wall Street report, page 51
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Richard Barwell and
Anthony Yates
An American trade deal
is no field of dreams for
Fox?s Somerset farmers
Economics students need to learn the
basics, not chase fashionable concepts
Economics is in the
dog house.
Politicians lambast
the economic
experts for getting it
wrong. Now student groups have got
in on the act. An international
network of students, academics and
professionals has gathered under the
banner of Rethinking Economics with
the goal of reforming economics
education and democratising it to
ensure that future generations are
equipped to build sustainable, stable
and prosperous societies. These are
lofty ambitions built on flimsy
foundations.
The central tenet of Rethinking
Economics is that the establishment
propagates an incomplete and, some
claim, irrelevant version of economics
to students and society at large. The
movement protests that economics
has become a technical discipline,
dominated by abstract models that
disenfranchise most of the population.
Vital questions of public policy are
being decided by the high priests of
economics who continue to preach
their arcane version of events despite
their evident failure to forecast how
the economy behaves.
Economists are often thought to be
an insular bunch, stuck in their
paradigm of perfectly competitive
markets, utterly disinterested in the
insights that could be gleaned from
other disciplines. We don?t recognise
the stereotype. Last time we checked,
Nobel prizes were being handed out
for research that was carried out
decades ago into psychological and
experimental economics, market
power and regulation and poverty
and welfare. Nobody is arguing that
budding economists should not be
exposed to a diverse range of subject
matter at university. Economists
understand the importance of giving
the customer what they want.
However, the customer model only
gets you so far.
Universities have a responsibility to
provide graduates with a core set of
skills and knowledge. This toolkit may
not equip students to explain some
important economic phenomena, but
that is not necessarily a problem. The
Big Bang is clearly a more important
scientific event than an apple falling
out of a tree, but there is a reason why
generations of physics students learn
about the latter long before they get
to grips with the former. So it goes
with economics. You have to start
simple.
It is much easier to explain what
happens in the economy if we assume
that everyone starts in the same
position and behaves in the same
predictable way in a simplistic setting.
Only when students have mastered
these basics does it make sense to
start relaxing those assumptions to
make the models more realistic.
Now the really bad news for the
revolutionaries: if you thought that
there was too much maths in the
abstract economics you studied at
university, wait until you see what is
in store when you relax all those
assumptions. As the brilliant John
Cochrane points out, the maths is
there to ?keep the logic straight, to
make sure that the ?then? really does
follow the ?if?, which it so frequently
does not if you just write prose?. The
more lifelike your model becomes, the
more important it is to make sure that
the ?then? follows the ?if? and the
more complex the maths becomes.
Not that we have anything against a
beautifully crafted essay on the
conduct of economic policy in a
complex system. Just that the words
often have very little to do with
rigorous economics.
It is more interesting to discuss the
rights and wrongs of austerity than a
hypothetical policy experiment in a
stylised economy. But an economic
analysis of austerity involves a rich set
of ancillary questions: about the
conduct of monetary policy when
official interest rates are reduced to
zero; the objectives of fiscal policy;
the financial costs of managing a debt
burden and the welfare costs of
resolving one; the impact of tax and
spending on the productive capacity
Many did not see the events such as
the failure of Northern Rock coming
of the economy and the level of
inequality; and so on. If you want to
read about austerity without thinking
hard about these questions, you won?t
have to look far. But academics
should not dumb down their lectures.
The story you hear in the lecture
theatre should embrace the
complexity of the problem rather
than parrot the propaganda of either
side in a political debate.
The same is true with the financial
crisis. There is a lot to be said for
teaching students about the crash, but
to do the subject justice requires a
firm grasp of institutional detail, the
mechanics of securitisation and the
conduct of regulatory policy before
we get to the economics of leverage
and maturity mismatch, information
asymmetries and externalities, coordination problems and bounded
rationality. And, yes, most
macroeconomists did not see the
crash coming. The fundamental
problem is that the system we are
trying to explain is so complex. If
students at the outset of their careers
were capable of critically analysing
the competing explanations of how
that system behaves without having
to invest first in their analytical
toolkit, then that wouldn?t say much
for the dismal science would it?
The standard undergraduate
syllabus will not quench the thirst of
the most engaged students, but there
are countless journal articles and
books to be read. The only constraint
is the time you are willing to invest.
There are basic ground rules in any
academic discipline and economics
should be no different. All opinions
are not equally valid. Theories are
constantly challenged in pursuit of
the truth. The bad are discarded, the
good are kept on probation. It is
encouraging that the new generation
is keen to challenge our
understanding of the system and how
it ought to be taught, but ultimately
the only way to change the subject is
to stay in economics
until you are in a
position to publish
your own research
supplanting the old.
??
Richard Barwell is senior economist at
BNP Paribas Asset Management;
Anthony Yates is professor of
economics at the University of
Birmingham
Simon Nixon is away
L
iam Fox?s North Somerset
constituency contains some
of Britain?s most bucolic
countryside, a beguiling
landscape of fields and
hedgerows where the Mendip Hills
tumble towards the Severn estuary.
Since his election in 1992, Dr Fox has
been a keen supporter of the region?s
farmers, regularly turning up at the
North Somerset Show each May for
photo opportunities with prizewinning breeds of sheep and cow.
For enthusiastic Brexiteers such as
the trade secretary, the fate of
Britain?s farmers poses a delicate
challenge. On the one hand, voters in
rural constituencies such as this were
among the most enthusiastic
advocates of Britain?s decision to quit
the European Union last year, despite
their dependence on subsidies of up
to �5 billion doled out each year
US milk production per cow
23,000
lb
22,000
Source: USDA
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Robin Pagnamenta
21,000
2008
10
12
14
16
20,000
under the common agricultural
policy. On the other, the prospect of
actually doing so poses a colossal
problem for farmers that is likely to
give policymakers such as Dr Fox an
almighty headache for years to come.
This week, Dr Fox wasn?t enjoying
the green and pleasant West Country
but the humid streets of Washington,
where he became embroiled in an
unfortunate row about chlorinated
chicken. Ostensibly, he was in town
to scope out the ?very big and
exciting? trade deal that President
Trump has suggested could be struck
with the United States once Britain
quits the EU. For all the president?s
hyperbole, though, it?s a deal that
might turn out to be rather less
exciting for Britain?s farmers ? and
chlorinated chicken is likely to be
the least of their worries.
Over the past year, much has been
written about the threat posed to UK
farmers of seasonal labour shortages
caused by a drop in EU migration
and the withdrawal of subsidies from
Brussels. Less well documented is the
profound challenge British farmers
would face competing head-on with
powerful rivals in the US, Canada,
Argentina and other nations with
which the UK has expressed a desire
for free-trade deals outside the EU.
Consider the US dairy industry.
While the face of British farming has
changed a great deal in recent
decades, those changes pale in
comparison with what has happened
across the Atlantic. According to a
national census by the US agriculture
department, in 1950 there were
3.5 million US farms with milking
cows. By 2012, that number had
fallen to 58,000 as the industry was
transformed by industrial-scale
production. At indoor mega-dairies
such as the one at Fair Oaks,
Indiana, about 37,000 cows produce
enough milk for the population of
Chicago.
It?s not only dairy farming.
America?s rush towards
industrialised agriculture has been
fuelled by market forces, new
machinery, technology and the
widespread use of hormones and
GM crops to boost production and
cut costs. Many such practices
remain proscribed or heavily
controlled by EU food safety rules.
Nor, despite what ministers say, is
there any real doubt who would win
in a debate over whose standards
should prevail for adoption after any
US-UK trade deal. That?s why it?s
worth asking if Britain?s 475,000
farmers, who at an average age of 59
understandably are set in their ways,
are really prepared for the full force
of the whirlwind that may be about
to hit.
The importance of this debate
should not be underestimated. While
farming employs less than 2 per cent
of the UK?s total workforce, it has an
outsized impact on the national
economy. That?s because agriculture
uses nearly 70 per cent of the UK?s
land area. Moreover, farming is the
bedrock of Britain?s food and drink
industry, which in turn is the nation?s
largest manufacturing sector,
generating �8 billion in revenues
for the economy each year and
employing 3.9 million people.
Dr Fox might want to think about
all this before showing up for photo
opportunities at the North Somerset
Show next year.
Robin Pagnamenta is Deputy Business
Editor of The Times
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Business
TULLOW OIL
Oil?s decline
sinks hopes
of profit
at Tullow
T
he depressed
price of oil has
forced Tullow
Oil to take a
$641.7 million
writedown on the value
of its assets and has
pushed the company to
a half-year loss (Greig
Cameron writes).
Tullow said yesterday
that it had lost
$518.8 million during
the six months to the
end of June, more than
expected and down
from a pre-tax profit of
$24.1 million in the
same period last year.
Despite the setback,
Tullow?s shares jumped
just over 8 per cent,
closing 12絧 higher at
166p, after the
company announced a
fresh round of costcutting, encouraging
production numbers
and an improvement in
its debt position.
Tullow said that
production in west
Africa for the first six
months of this year was
81,400 barrels of oil per
day, up from 51,800 and
primarily thanks to the
Ten field off the coast
of Ghana coming into
operation last August.
The boost to
production prompted a
46 per cent increase in
revenue to $788 million
for the half-year.
Les Wood, appointed
chief financial officer
in June, said: ?We have
had a very strong first
half despite the
challenging oil price
environment.?
The Africa-focused
group also stuck to
annual targets of
between 78,000 and
85,000 barrels each
day. Ten has been
producing about
48,000 barrels and
Tullow is hopeful that
the figure can be
increased if it can get
Tullow?s Ten field off
Ghana has contributed to
an uplift in production
the green light to drill
more wells. An
international tribunal
is expected to rule in
September on a dispute
relating to a maritime
boundary between
Ghana and the Ivory
Coast, which has been
holding up further
expansion of the field.
Tullow trimmed its
planned capital
expenditure and said
that it aimed to save
$150 million to
$650 million of costs.
Paul McDade,
promoted from chief
operating officer to
chief executive in
April, said that the
company had trimmed
debt by close to
$1 billion in the period
to about $3.8 billion.
Mr Wood did not
rule out further asset
sales but said that the
majority of non-core
operations had been
offloaded already.
Rising deficit leads GKN to
scrap final-salary pensions
Robert Lea Industrial Editor
GKN has become the latest big
company to scrap its final-salary
pension schemes.
The automotive and aerospace
parts maker closed its defined-benefit retirement plans ? often referred
to as final-salary schemes, as pension
payments are calculated as a proportion of an employee?s earnings ? at
the start of this month.
It has pledged to immediately raise
�0 million to help to plug a �billion deficit in a scheme that has liabilities calculated to be �4 billion.
GKN?s decision comes after an
agreement for the closure of another
big final-salary scheme for British
employees of BMW, but not before a
spate of strikes at the German
carmaker, which hit the Mini factory in Oxford and the Rolls-Royce
Motor Car plant in Goodwood, West
Sussex.
It also comes as tens of thousands
of workers employed by Royal Mail
and represented by the CWU and
Unite trade unions are fighting plans
from the postal monopoly to axe their
final-salary scheme.
GKN, which has a string of
facilities in the West Midlands, near
Bristol and on the south coast in
which it employs 6,000 people, said
that after a three-month consultation period its workers had agreed to
the company?s two final-salary
schemes being closed to future
accruals. The 3,500 pension scheme
�4bn
GKN?s current pension liabilities
Source: GKN
members affected will move to a
defined-contribution scheme, which
pays an inferior retirement allowance
based on what the employee and the
employer have previously put into it.
GKN declined to reveal the terms
of the defined-contribution scheme,
but insisted that it was ?high quality?.
Nigel Stein, chief executive, said
that the quality of the company?s
final-salary schemes had already
been much diluted, with moves to put
workers on a career average of earnings or to calculate accruals at one
90th of their pay. ?It was not a generous scheme and more risk was being
added to it,? he said. ?It was not the
way forward.?
Asked why the GKN scheme had
not been closed earlier ? thousands
of schemes have disappeared over
the past two decades ? Mr Stein said:
?There was a strong attachment to it
with the workforce.?
The news came as GKN announced a 14 per cent jump in pre-tax
profits in the first half to �3 million
and a 5 per cent rise in the interim
dividend to 3.1p. GKN shares have
fallen from a high of 377p to 330p yesterday as analysts have fretted about
the turning of cycles in the automotive and aerospace markets.
GKN?s profits were underpinned
by 8 per cent like-for-like growth in
sales from its powertrain and driveshaft operations, which supply many
of the leading car groups, such as
BMW and Vauxhall Opel.
Staff face Noble sacrifice in jobs cull
Marcus Leroux
Noble Group, the troubled Asian
commodities trader founded by a
former London scrap metal dealer,
has announced an tie-up with a rival
and plans to shed most of its staff to
ensure its survival.
The Singapore-based group said
that it expected to lose up to $1.8 billion in the quarter that ended on
June 30, as it was choked of the credit
it needs to finance its trading. It plans
to cut its workforce from about 900 to
400.
Noble has agreed to sell its American gas and power business to
Mercuria for $248 million. It also has
begun the process of selling its capi-
tal-intensive oil liquids business, further narrowing its focus to ?hard
commodities?, essentially coal.
It will lean on the balance sheet of
Mercuria, a Swiss commodities
trader, to enable it to continue to
trade. In addition, Mercuria will step
in as a partner as the two ?explore
strategic alliances in Asia?.
Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, an analyst
at Religare Capital Markets, said that
the tie-up with Mercuria ?certainly
spreads the risk of operating these
businesses?, and added: ?From that
perspective, it should be welcome.?
Noble, which is listed in Singapore,
has been reeling from a succession of
blows over the past two years. A littleknown body called Iceberg Research
questioned its accounting practices
and failure to translate paper profits
into hard cash. The commodities
downturn then tipped it into a spiral.
The company, which has denied
any malpractice, blamed a disgruntled former employee for the attacks.
Its market value is now less than a
tenth of the $6 billion it was worth a
little more than two years ago.
Richard Elman, Noble?s founder,
stepped back into breach to run the
company after Yusuf Alireza resigned as chief executive last year. Mr
Elman, who left school at 15 to work
in a scrap metal yard, in turn stood
down in May and handed over to Paul
Brough, a restructuring specialist. He
remains Noble?s largest shareholder.
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Fevertree turns into money tree as boss cashes in �m of shares
Dominic Walsh
The chief executive and co-founder of
Fevertree Drinks has cashed in on the
soaring share price by selling almost
� million of shares.
Tim Warrillow, who launched the
company with Charles Rolls, the
former Plymouth Gin boss, in 2005,
sold 1.5 million shares at �.25, a small
discount to Tuesday??s close of �.58.
He retains a stake of 5.4 per cent,
worth about �4 million at the present
share price. He has agreed not to
sell any more stock for 12 months without permission from Investec, the
house broker. Mr Warrillow sold the
shares after the company published
half-year results showing a 77 per cent
jump in revenues to �.9 million. Fevertree forecast that its full-year results
would be ?materially ahead of expectations?.
The share price, which rose by 313p
on Tuesday, continued to climb yesterday, adding 102p to �.60, an all-time
high, despite the stake sale. The rise,
which has boosted the value of the
company to an eye-watering �5 billion, continues the remarkable run for
Fevertree since it was floated at 134p
in 2014. It is valued at a multiple of
about 64 times this year?s forecast
earnings.
Bill Ronald, Fevertree?s chairman,
sold 50,000 shares at the slightly higher
price of �.83, collecting �04 million.
Mr Rolls, who recently relinquished
his executive role in the business,
becoming non-executive
deputy chairman, did
not sell any shares yesterday, although it is only two months since
Toasting success,
Charles Rolls and
Tim Warrillow
he collected � million from the sale of
4.5 million shares at �.25. Had he
waited until yesterday and sold at the
same price as Mr Warrillow, he would
have made a further �.5 million. The
co-founders cashed in shares
worth � million at the
company?s flotation. In
March last year they sold a
further �.7 million,
with Mr Rolls collecting �.3 million.
Mr Warrillow,
a former advertising execu-
We will not reveal the pay of our
biggest stars, says ITV chairman
tive, said on Tuesday that the group?s
share of the domestic mixers market
had doubled in both the retail and pubs
sectors, reaching 30 per cent in off-licences and supermarkets and about 25
per cent in the on-trade. He played
down the impact of increased marketing efforts by rivals, claiming that
Fevertree was helping to drive a change
in drinking habits.
Although Britain was the strongest
performer, delivering revenue growth
of 113 per cent for the half-year, the
company?s international operations
also grew strongly, accounting for
53 per cent of group sales.
Compass takes
step in right
direction with
weaker pound
ITV/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK
Robin Pagnamenta, Martin Strydom
Dominic Walsh
The boss of Britain?s biggest commercial broadcaster has rejected calls for it
to reveal details of its top earners? pay.
Speaking days after the BBC
published a list of its highest-paid
celebrities, Sir Peter Bazalgette, executive chairman of ITV, said that it took
the issue of equality seriously but would
not go down the same path.
?We take gender issues, employment
and pay very seriously as a company,?
Sir Peter, the former creative chief and
chairman of Endemol, the Big Brother
maker, said, ?but we are a commercial
broadcaster . . . We would never discuss
confidential contracts for anyone
working at ITV.?
The BBC disclosed in its annual
report the salaries paid to its 96 biggestearning stars, including Chris Evans,
Gary Lineker and John Humphrys. The
list provoked a backlash over both
excessive pay and the gap between
male and female high earners, with the
best-paid BBC women receiving only a
fraction of the amount paid out to the
corporation?s highest-paid men.
Sir Peter said that 52 per cent of ITV?s
6,531 staff and 43 per cent of its 146
senior managers were female. However, the group?s latest annual report
also showed that only two of its eightstrong board were women.
ITV ? which recently confirmed
that Dame Carolyn McCall, of
Easyjet, had been appointed its new
chief executive and would take
over from Adam Crozier on January 8 ?
unveiled a dramatic
8 per cent drop in first-half
net advertising revenue to
�9 million because of
political and economic uncertainty. It added that concerns among advertisers about
these uncertainties could knock
another 4 per cent off advertising revenue in the
third quarter.
This fall was offset by a
7 per cent rise in revenue
The weak pound may be bad for Brits
heading to the Costa del Sol or the
Greek islands, but for the world?s
biggest contract caterer it is forecast to
provide a revenue boost of more than
�billion.
Compass Group, which operates in
50 countries, said that if sterling continued to trade at its present low levels,
its revenues would receive a �19 billion
boost and profits would benefit by
�4 million.
In a third-quarter trading update, the
FTSE 100 caterer said that organic
revenue growth had accelerated to
3.9 per cent ? or 5 per cent excluding
the impact of Easter ? in the quarter.
Growth for the first nine months
reached 3.7 per cent, although it
expects to hit 5 per cent in the final
quarter.
It said that the improving trend had
been driven by strong growth in new
business in North America, progress in
Europe and signs of improvement in its
rest of world division.
Organic revenues in North America
jumped by 7.1 per cent in both the
quarter and the year to date amid good
growth across all its sectors except oil
and gas. It said that margins had
improved modestly and Richard
Cousins, chief executive, said: ?The US
business in general is in terrific shape.?
Europe slipped by 0.3 per cent,
although after excluding Easter the
business grew by 2.2 per cent, while it
expanded by 1 per cent in the ninemonth period. Compass said that an
efficiency drive would boost margins by
about ten basis points.
Mr Cousins said that while much of
Europe had been ?pretty dull?, he was
particularly pleased with the turnaround in Britain, where the contract
retention rate had risen to 92 per cent.
Its rest of world operations fell by
1.3 per cent, an improvement on the
3.8 per cent fall in the first nine months.
It said that its offshore and remote
business, which has long been a thorn
in its side, ?remains difficult [but] trends
are improving?.
Compass said that its policy
remained to return surplus cash to
shareholders, after the payment last
week of a �billion special dividend,
funded from the issue of a �0 million
sterling bond and a ?750 million euro
bond. In the first nine months of the
year, it bought back � million of
shares.
The group said that its full-year
expectations remained ?positive and
unchanged?, while its continuing
efficiency drive meant that its margin
expectations were also unchanged.
Its shares gained 28p to �.27.
Love Island was ?a shot in the arm? for ITV and The Voice, chaired by Sir Tom Jones, still draws crowds
at ITV Studios to
�7 million, thanks
to the weak pound
and new dramas
such as Unforgotten and Little Boy
Blue and entertainment shows such as
Love Island and The
Voice UK.
Total revenues, including advertising,
programme sales
and online, slid
by 3 per cent to
�45 billion in the six months to
June 30. Pre-tax profit fell by 16 per
cent to �9 million.
Sir Peter said: ?ITV?s performance in
the first six months of the year is very
much as we anticipated and our guidance for the full year remains unchanged.?
ITV shares were among the stars in
the FTSE 100, rising 2.4 per cent to
180紁 as the company raised its interim
dividend by 5 per cent of 2.52p.
George Salmon, equity analyst at
Hargreaves Lansdown, said: ?ITV is
finding customers are putting the
brakes on. However, in other areas
performance looks pretty good.
Studios? sales are rising strongly in the
United States, where ITV is the largest
independent non-scripted production
house. Back at home, the phenomenal
success of Love Island has provided a
shot in the arm.?
Sir Peter said that ITV Studios had
already secured 85 per cent of expected
full-year revenues, �0 million more
than this time last year. The company
added that progress in reducing its reliance on the UK was evident, although
its investment in ITV Studio in America
meant that earnings at the production
division would be broadly flat.
Deloitte?s comeback at Mitie provokes protest vote
Deirdre Hipwell
Nearly 30 per cent of Mitie shareholders objected to the reappointment
of Deloitte as auditor at the cleaning
company?s annual meeting yesterday.
Mitie said that all resolutions had
been passed, but acknowledged a ?high
number? of protest votes against a slew
of resolutions. Investors? anger over the
reappointment of Deloitte comes a few
weeks after Mitie had said in its annual
report that it had dismissed the
accountant.
Deloitte had been auditing Mitie
since it floated on the stock market 30
years ago, a length of time now frowned
upon amid worries about companies
and their accountants becoming too
close. The tenure came to an end after
a review by KPMG found that Mitie?s
audited accounts and accounting
policies had been wrong or too liberal.
Mitie?s accounts were written down or
restated by � million. The company
said yesterday that it was ?undertaking
a tender process during July, August
and September and will announce a
new external auditor in due course.?
A large number of investors also
voted against resolutions relating to
directors? authority to allot shares and
to disapply pre-emption rights.
Mitie, which has laid low after a disastrous move into homecare for the
elderly and accounting controversies,
said that it would ?continue to engage
with those shareholders to improve
understanding and, if possible, allay
concerns for the future.?
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LYNCHPICS/ALAMY
Jupiter raises dividend
as pre-tax profits rocket
Openreach wins appeal over opening lines to rivals
Jupiter Asset Management recorded a
16 per cent year-on-year increase in
funds under management in the six
months to the end of June. Jupiter
said that its assets under management
stood at �.9 billion at the end of the
first half, up from � billion at the
same point a year ago and a rise of
�9 billion since the beginning of the
year. The fund manager said that its
pre-tax profits for the period had
risen by 8 per cent to �.9 million,
helped by a 19 per cent increase in net
management fees to �7 million. It
said that it would increase its interim
dividend by 51 per cent to 6.8p. Shares
in Jupiter closed down 1.3 per cent
yesterday at 530p, valuing the
company at �43 billion.
Plans to boost investment in Britain?s
broadband network have suffered a
rs were
setback after regulators
told to reconsider
proposals to increase
competition in the
market. The
Competition
Appeals Tribunal
ruled that Ofcom
had ?erred? when
drafting rules for
?dark fibre,? a
lucrative highcapacity optic
network.
A move by officials to
force Openreach, BT?ss
ture division
broadband infrastructure
division, to
allow rivals to use the lines has been
?quashed?, the tribunal said, after an
Over-55s withdraw record
�1m in home equity
TNT clients wait for deliveries weeks after cyberattack
The amount of equity withdrawn
from homes by the over-55s reached a
record �1 million between April and
June, according to the Equity Release
Council. It is the highest total for any
quarter since the council began to
collect data in 2002 and is a 36 per
cent rise on the same period last year.
Equity release mortgages have
grown increasingly popular as way for
older generations to use their homes
to clear bills or save for old age care.
Nigel Waterson, the council?s
chairman, said: ?Housing wealth ?
often people?s most valuable asset ?
is an important part of bridging the
gap between the comfortable
retirement people want and the
retirement they can afford from their
savings.?
Companies that rely on TNT for
deliveries could be facing weeks more
of disruption as the courier company
struggles to get to grips with the
cyberattack it suffered last month.
The Federation of Small Businesses
said that it had ?serious concerns? on
behalf of members whose goods were
still caught up in delivery delays. It
said that the attack, which occurred
four weeks ago, ?has been debilitating
for some small firms who remain in
the dark over when and if they can
expect their goods to be delivered?.
TNT said that it could not give a
date for when the backlog would be
cleared, with UK depot staff forced to
resort to pen and paper to process
deliveries. A spokeswoman said: ?We
anticipate [we will] communicate
Future looks bright for Joules as profits leap ahead
Profits at Joules, the premium British
fashion and lifestyle brand known for
its brightly coloured products, have
risen by 34 per cent in its first year as
a listed company.
Underlying profit at Joules was
�.1 million, up from �5 million on
revenue that rose nearly 20 per cent
to �7 million in the year to May 28.
The strong performance was a result
of rising sales in its stores and online.
International revenue was up 36.2 per
cent and now accounts for 11.5 per
cent of total revenue. Joules will pay a
full-year dividend of 1.8p a share.
Its shares rose slightly to 303絧.
appeal by the company. Judges said
that Ofcom had incorrectly defined
the leased llines business in its
Business Connectivity
Mark
Market Review last
Apr
April, having failed to
tak
take into account
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regions. Mobile
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Ofcom, which was
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decision, has the right
to lod
lodge a further
appeal. O
Openreach said the
move would ensure that
?future regulation,
regulation where
w
necessary,
can be placed on a sound footing?.
Shares in BT rose 4p to 310緋.
more in the coming weeks.? Last week
Fedex, which owns TNT, said that the
company had been ?significantly
affected? by the cyberattack known as
Petya, which involved the spread of a
virus through a Ukrainian tax
software product.
Michael Palmieri, director of East
Manufacturing Technologies, a small
Hertfordshire-based supplier of
electrical transformers, said that he
was still waiting for vital components
that he had been expecting from
China almost a month ago. ?It has
had a massive impact on us and on
the people we supply,? he said. ?Other
large companies hit by this attack got
their act together after a couple of
days . . . Our turnover is down by tens
of thousands this month as a result.?
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Akzo boss fights his way out of doghouse
NEIL HALL FOR THE TIMES/GETTY IMAGES/PA
The paint group?s new
leader is busy meeting
shareholders but refuses
to see one in particular,
reports Robert Lea
A
kzo Nobel has refused to
meet its biggest critic
during an intensive
roadshow this week in
London to rebuild bridges
with its restless shareholders. David
Mayhew, the famed Cazenove
advisor, has been brought out of semiretirement to guide the company on
dealing with its dissident investors.
And the Dulux dog is going nowhere:
despite wobbling retail sales in the
UK, Akzo Nobel and its 3,500 British
employees are in for the long haul,
come Brexit or customs union fudge.
These are initial brushworks of the
new chief executive of Akzo Nobel,
the Dulux paints and Cuprinol
coatings group. A man of Ghent,
Thierry Vanlancker finds it a little
surprising that he is in London at all.
An operations man more comfortable
talking paint to customers than
dealing with bolshy American hedge
funds or fretful pension scheme
investors, he has a schedule of 20
shareholder meetings over three days
to get the Akzo Nobel show back on
the road.
?A simple twist of fate,? he says of
why he is in London. This time last
year Mr Vanlancker didn?t even work
for Akzo Nobel. A little over a week
ago, having last autumn been
poached from Dupont, he was on
track to become chief executive of
Akzo?s ?5 billion turnover chemicals
division, a business due to be
demerged and floated or sold early
next year. Then the health of Ton
Buchner, the group?s chief executive,
failed for a second time in five years
and he quit, catapulting Mr
Vanlancker into the top job.
He has been left to pick up the
pieces from one of the most bruising
encounters in recent European
corporate history, one in which there
were few winners. In March PPG,
Akzo Nobel?s American arch-rival,
launched a takeover bid eventually
pitched at ?27 billion. Akzo Nobel
repeatedly rebuffed the Americans,
Thierry
Vanlancker
describes his
ascent to the top
job at the
Amsterdambased Akzo
Nobel, owner of
the Dulux paint
brand, as ?a
simple twist of
fate?, but he is
already leading
the company?s
defence against
restless investors
but along the way managed to
alienate several of its leading
shareholders. The dissidents were led
by Elliott Advisors, those professional
hedge fund troublemakers, but also
include staid institutions such as
Britain?s Universities Superannuation
Schemes.
Akzo Nobel has set up a
September 8 public meeting with
shareholders to clear the air, build
bridges, mend fences and any other
number of corporate clich閟. Prior to
that, Mr Vanlancker is now on an
?outreach? programme, or what used
to be called a charm offensive.
?Yes, there are shareholders who
have expressed their opinions about
? to put it in a polite way ? what
could be improved,? he says of Akzo
Nobel?s previous investor relations.
?That explains the outreach that we
have announced. There has been a lot
of noise in the system. I am fresh out
of the wrapping. And now we have to
listen, to hear upfront and personal,
face-to-face where it is we are.?
Mr Mayhew, 76, stepped down as
chairman of JP Morgan Cazenove six
years, but like some retired gunslinger
has been brought back for one more
job. His hiring comes as Antony
Burgmans, Akzo Nobel?s chairman
and the magnet for much of the antiAkzo abuse, has announced that he is
stepping down.
?We are looking at our shareholder
relationships. What should we do
different? Where there is a gap, what
should we do about it? David
Mayhew, based on his decades-long
engagement, is brought in as an
advisor to make sure that we don?t get
tunnel vision, to help us on the right
course of action, [to make] the
adjustment to how we did outreach
before.?
The argument with the dissidents
has been quite simple: they believe
that Akzo Nobel should have opened
talks with PPG to see whether a
merger of two titans was better than
Akzo?s strategy of making itself
smaller by more closely bringing
together its decorative paints and its
industrial coatings (think car paint)
and then selling off its chemicals
operations.
?On PPG there are still quite some
differences on what should have
happened. That is why on the
September 8 . . . we can have quality
discussion. The intent is to clarify our
thinking with our shareholders.?
He blames the toxicity around
shareholder relations squarely on
Elliott?s decision to ?mediatise? its
views in public, rather go into a
private discussion. Mr Vanlancker will
not be meeting Elliott because, he
says, the hedge fund is taking two
separate legal actions against the
company and so an out-of-court chat
would be inappropriate. In any case,
they may not be for turning. ?Elliott
believes that [PPG] is the best deal for
the company. That is the big
difference of opinion. But it is not an
esoteric difference of philosophical
opinion. All of [our] financial advisers
were on the same page: the [PPG]
offer was not of the same financial
quality as our underlying financial
plan.?
Of all the issues he faces, he insists
Brexit is not one of them. The
company is a big UK employer, a
hangover of its takeover of parts of
ICI and Courtaulds, and has invested
more than �0 million in a state-ofthe-art Dulux, Cuprinol, Hammerite
and Polycell production plant at
Ashington in the northeast.
?The UK is a key market for us.
Paint doesn?t travel well, it is heavy.
Ashington does export, but we are
primarily servicing the UK market.
Most of the paint we make in the UK
is for the UK. The Dulux dog is not
going anywhere.?
48
Thursday July 27 2017 | the times
1GM
Business Unit Trusts
The Times unit trust information service Full funds service at thetimes.co.uk/investment
Sell
Buy
+/-
Yld
%
For Abbey National see Santander
For Allchurches see Ecclesiastical
ALLIANZ GLOBAL INVESTORS
Inv Serv: 020 7065 1400 Helpline: 0800 317 573
Gilt Yield A ?@
Strategic Bond Fund ?@
UK Corp Bond C ?@
UK Eqty C ?@
UK Eqty Inc A ?@
UK Gwth A ?@
UK Index A Inc ?@
UK Mid Cap A ?@
178.60
150.57
104.79
6317.26
294.53
5514.80
1423.81
4801.50
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
-0.77
-0.47
-0.78
-14.91
+0.84
+6.14
-5.83
+57.52
1.38
0.87
3.87
3.28
4.25
?
3.01
0.34
ARTEMIS FUND MGRS LTD
0800 092 2051
Authorised Inv Funds
Capital R Acc @
1511.77
Euro Opps R Acc @
103.86
Euro Opps R Inc @
98.96
European Growth R Acc @346.32
Global Energy R Acc @
27.90
Global Growth R Acc @ 249.78
Global Income R Acc @ 125.06
Global Income R Inc @
96.34
Global Select R Acc @
98.09
High Income R Inc @
81.14
Income R Acc @
415.62
Income R Inc @
228.59
Monthly Dist R Inc @
72.23
Strategic Assets R Acc @ 84.20
Strategic Bond R M Acc @ 94.34
Strategic Bond R M Inc @ 57.51
Strategic Bond R Q Acc @ 94.17
Strategic Bond R Q Inc @ 57.56
UK Growth R Acc @
536.43
UK Smaller Cos R Acc @ 1535.87
UK Special Sits R Acc @ 585.17
1596.58
109.67
104.49
365.52
29.58
263.55
132.02
101.70
103.47
86.26
440.63
242.35
76.53
89.05
99.99
60.95
99.81
61.01
567.26
1645.20
620.83
+15.70
+0.19
+0.18
+1.20
+0.34
+0.32
+0.18
+0.14
-0.43
+0.06
+0.38
+0.21
+0.09
+0.25
+0.03
+0.02
+0.04
+0.02
+4.51
+3.57
+0.66
1.89
0.78
0.79
0.89
0.44
0.88
2.92
3.00
?
5.68
3.83
3.95
4.36
?
3.60
3.68
3.58
3.64
1.73
1.02
1.51
AXA FRAMLINGTON UNIT MGMT LTD
Dling: 0845 602 1952 Priv Clients: 0845 777 5511
Equity Inc ?@
572.40
Gilt Acc @
201.30
Gilt Inc @
74.35
Health Acc ?@
1914.00
Jap Smlr Co Ac @
62.56
Managed Inc ?@
144.70
Monthly Inc Inc ?@
259.70
UK Growth Inc ?@
208.30
UK Select Opps Inc ?@ 1892.00
UK Sml Cos Inc ?@
269.10
?
211.80
78.24
?
66.09
?
?
?
?
?
-2.70
+0.10
-0.39
-10.00
-0.19
+0.10
+1.10
+0.70
+5.00
+1.60
4.43
?
?
?
?
5.25
4.46
1.52
1.14
0.05
AXA FUND MANAGERS LTD
Admin & Enq 0117 989 0808
AXA Trusts
Gen Acc ?@
Gen Inc ?@
2101.00
1079.00
253.30
89.92
203.90
151.20
451.90
+6.00
-2.00
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
-0.40
+0.03
-0.40
-0.50
-1.40
2.71
2.29
1.00
1.29
2.00
CIS UNIT MANAGERS LTD
08457 46 46 46
European Gwth @
Sus Leaders ?@
UK Growth @
UK Income @
144.70
548.30
562.90
232.90
Buy
+/-
Yld
%
327.60
80.54
37.36
104.70
3854.00
69.75
327.60
?
?
?
?
72.18
-0.10
+0.40
-0.09
+0.50
+31.00
+0.53
0.21
2.85
3.00
2.41
0.92
?
HALIFAX INVESTMENT FUND MGRS LTD
01296 386 386
Authorised Inv Funds
Share Class `C
Corporate Bond ?@
Ethical ?@
European ?@
Far Eastern ?
Fund of Inv Tst ?@
Intl Gwth ?
Japanese ?
North Amer ?
Smaller Cos ?@
Special Sits ?@
UK Equity Inc ?@
UK FTSE 100 IT ?@
UK FTSE All-S IT ?@
UK Growth ?@
35.44
78.93
87.49
100.80
110.10
84.10
58.50
84.13
106.30
48.62
84.05
58.54
66.74
77.29
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
-0.07
+0.09
+0.11
-0.20
+1.10
+0.07
-0.13
+0.07
+2.10
+0.54
+0.46
+0.24
+0.30
+0.38
3.44
0.71
1.87
2.01
0.31
1.46
1.34
1.06
1.00
1.43
3.84
2.53
2.44
2.57
HSBC GLOBAL ASSET MGMT (UK) LTD
Enq: 0845 745 6123 Dlg: 0845 745 6126 Mon-Fri 8-6
HSBC Index Tracker Investment Funds (OEIC)
Amer Ind Acc ?@
Amer Ind Inc ?@
Euro Ind Acc ?@
Euro Ind Inc ?@
FTSE 100 Ind Acc ?@
FTSE 100 Ind Inc ?@
FTSE 250 Ind Acc ?@
FTSE 250 Ind Inc ?@
FTSE All-S Acc ?@
FTSE All-S Inc ?@
Jap Ind Acc ?@
Jap Ind Inc ?@
Pac Ind Acc ?@
Pac Ind Inc ?@
485.50
416.50
865.90
623.00
221.80
122.20
259.60
178.70
568.40
348.20
114.00
97.27
376.40
267.60
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+0.50
+0.40
-0.80
-0.50
+1.00
+0.60
+1.90
+1.30
+2.70
+1.70
-0.30
-0.27
-0.50
-0.40
1.49
1.51
2.36
2.42
3.39
3.48
2.44
2.51
3.27
3.37
1.53
1.55
2.49
2.56
HSBC Investment Funds (OEIC) - Retail Share Class
Balanced Acc ?@
213.80
Balanced Inc ?@
143.20
Corp Bd Acc ?@
278.50
Corp Bd Inc ?@
124.60
Gilt & Fd Int Acc ?@
460.80
Gilt & Fd Int Inc ?@
72.87
Income Acc ?@
663.10
Income Inc ?@
336.60
Monthly Inc Acc ?@
301.20
Monthly Inc Inc ?@
152.10
UK Grth & Inc Ret B Acc ?@137.00
UK Grth & Inc Ret B Inc ?@73.85
UK Gth & Inc Acc ?@
137.00
UK Gth & Inc Inc ?@
73.85
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
-0.10
?
-0.80
-0.30
-1.70
-0.28
+2.50
+1.30
+0.70
+0.30
+0.50
+0.28
+0.50
+0.28
1.10
1.11
2.84
2.88
2.25
2.29
3.60
3.71
3.64
3.69
3.18
3.27
3.18
3.27
UK Sml Cos Gwth ?@
Sell
Buy
+/-
Yld
%
82.54
?
+0.04
?
INVESTEC FUND MGRS
Broker Support and Dealing: 020 7597 1900
OEIC Series i,ii,iii, & iv
American A Acc ?@
343.41
Asia ex Japan A Acc ?@ 608.89
Capital Accumulator A Acc ?@232.75
Cautious Managed A Acc ?@420.65
Cautious Managed A Inc ?@277.53
Diversified Growth A Acc ?@130.81
Diversified Growth A Inc ?@143.09
Diversified Income A Acc ?@302.38
Diversified Income A Inc ?@80.78
Emerging Mkts Blended Debt A Acc ?@119.00
Emerging Mkts Blended Debt A Acc Gross ?@125.82
Emerging Mkts Blended Debt A Inc ?@95.22
Emerging Mkts Equity A Acc ?@144.14
Emrg Mkts Local Curr Debt A Acc ?@185.55
Emrg Mkts Local Curr Debt A Inc ?@102.47
Emrg Mkts Local Curr Debt Gross I Acc ?@220.49
Enhanced Natural Resources A Acc ?@114.30
Global Bond A Acc ?@
139.30
Global Bond A Inc ?@
109.33
Global Bond I Gross Inc ?@1167.00
Global Dynamic A Acc ?@ 149.53
Global Energy A Acc ?@ 184.71
Global Equity A Acc ?@ 151.11
Global Franchise A Acc ?@196.55
Global Free Enterprise A Acc ?@866.82
Global Gold A Acc ?@
123.81
Global Special Situations A Acc ?@256.22
Global Special Situations A Inc ?@202.30
Managed Growth A Acc ?@228.29
Monthly High Income A Acc ?@221.76
Monthly High Income A Inc ?@71.25
Multi-Asset Protector A Acc ?@171.53
Strategic Bond A Acc ?@ 244.54
Strategic Bond A Inc ?@ 119.47
Target Return A Acc ?@ 106.78
Target Return A Inc ?@ 94.43
UK Alpha A Acc ?@
2449.13
UK Blue Chip A Acc ?@ 770.11
UK Smaller Companies A Acc ?@4360.56
UK Smaller Companies A Inc ?@3992.21
UK Special Situations A Acc ?@1195.49
UK Special Situations A Inc ?@466.13
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
-1.72
-1.78
+0.58
+1.77
+1.17
-0.10
-0.12
+0.09
+0.03
-0.52
+0.20
-0.41
-0.16
-0.65
-0.36
-0.05
+1.35
+4.03
+3.00
+29.78
+0.35
+2.66
+0.34
-0.95
+2.10
-0.49
+2.25
+1.77
-0.37
+0.29
+0.09
-0.11
+0.19
+0.09
+0.02
+0.02
+10.67
+3.15
+13.85
+12.67
+4.96
+1.94
0.12
0.78
1.16
0.13
0.13
?
?
3.77
5.00
4.53
?
6.32
0.39
5.11
6.98
5.42
0.61
0.83
0.82
1.26
0.28
1.37
0.45
1.70
0.25
?
?
?
0.28
5.15
6.57
0.16
1.94
3.31
0.54
0.53
1.06
?
1.03
1.04
1.64
?
For ISIS Asset Mgmt see F&C Fd Mgmt Ltd (OEICS)
Multi-Man Tst A Inc ?@
Nat Resources ?@
New Europe A ?@
Portfolio ?@
Stg Corp Bd A Acc ?@
Stg Corp Bd A Inc ?@
UK Act 350 A Acc ?@
UK Dynamic Acc ?@
UK Dynamic Inc ?@
UK Equity A Acc ?@
UK Equity A Inc ?@
UK Eqy & Bd Inc Acc ?@
UK Eqy & Bd Inc Inc ?@
UK Higher Inc A Acc ?@
UK Higher Inc A Inc ?@
UK Sm Cos A Acc ?@
UK Str Eq Inc A Acc ?@
UK Str Eq Inc A Inc ?@
US A Acc ?@
US Sm Cos A Acc ?@
Sell
Buy
+/-
Yld
%
872.20
567.40
198.90
258.00
93.01
56.61
199.00
193.40
154.90
401.90
46.44
164.90
91.01
1049.00
570.00
438.20
183.50
112.20
970.90
565.50
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+1.70
+9.10
+0.20
+1.00
-0.22
-0.14
-2.20
+2.00
+1.60
+0.60
+0.07
+0.50
+0.30
+7.00
+3.80
+2.60
+1.40
+0.90
+3.20
+2.50
0.71
?
1.96
0.66
1.92
1.94
?
1.37
1.39
?
?
3.29
3.36
4.34
4.49
0.67
3.33
3.41
?
?
Absolute Return @
55.22
Distribution and Growth @133.70
Emg Euro Opps @
201.82
Euro Special Sits @
425.07
European @
2011.84
Financial Opps @
584.05
Income Trust @
557.93
Merlin Bal (Acc) @
178.46
Merlin Gwth (Acc) @
396.54
Merlin Inc (Acc) @
293.94
Merlin Wwide (Inc) @
283.95
UK Growth @
337.39
UK Special Sits (Inc) @ 188.91
58.34
141.79
213.98
448.97
2119.47
616.36
589.36
188.46
417.87
311.11
298.85
357.37
200.13
-0.01
+0.33
-0.37
-0.31
+3.97
+1.24
+1.53
-0.06
-0.14
+0.10
-0.21
+0.84
+0.65
?
3.78
1.33
0.59
?
0.28
3.51
1.69
?
2.86
?
?
1.12
LEGAL & GENERAL (UT MGRS) LTD
Enquiries: 0870 050 0955 Dealing: 0870 050 0956
Equity Acc @
Equity Dist @
Euro Ind Acc @
Euro Ind Inc @
2616.00
893.80
395.80
290.40
146.90
?
571.50
236.40
+0.10
+1.20
+3.40
+0.70
0.33
1.24
1.32
4.33
Amer Gth Acc ?@
Amer Gth Inc ?@
Asian Gth Acc ?@
Asian Gth Inc ?@
Chinese Eq Acc ?@
Chinese Eq Inc ?@
Euro Gth Acc ?@
Euro Gth Inc ?@
UK Smlr Co Acc ?@
UK Smlr Co Inc ?@
152.50
152.40
149.00
133.50
523.80
445.90
854.30
743.20
161.80
136.70
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+1.10
+1.10
-0.70
-0.70
-0.20
-0.10
+0.10
?
+1.50
-0.30
2639.00
902.00
395.80
290.40
-8.00
-2.70
-0.40
-0.30
?
?
2.21
2.27
298.90
437.20
252.50
159.60
34.78
180.70
148.40
203.70
4.27
0.77
?
?
?
?
?
?
Beacon Inv ?
84.88
?
+0.35
0.01
Dealing: 020 7426 6232
Winchester ?
2724.24
?
+20.68
1.18
British
Euro Gth
Gilt & Fd Int
Income
Jap Gth
Managed
Money Market
North Amer
334.30
470.60
271.30
164.20
35.76
191.70
163.50
223.40
334.30
470.60
271.30
164.20
35.76
191.70
163.50
223.40
?
-15.70
-0.90
-1.40
?
?
?
-9.30
3.86
0.74
?
?
?
1.22
?
?
84.80
89.53
-0.80
2.70
Amity European A ?
Amity International A ?
Amity Sterling Bond A ?
Amity UK A Inc ?
Higher Income A ?
UK Equity Growth A ?
277.50
268.40
107.60
235.10
137.10
276.20
-0.70
-1.10
-0.10
+1.00
+0.30
+2.60
1.39
1.21
4.83
1.38
4.20
?
F & C FUND MANAGEMENT LTD (OEICS)
Enqs: 0870 601 6183 Dealing: 0870 601 6083
Share Class 1 - Retail
Corporate Bd ?@
59.31
Emerging Mkts ?@
125.10
Euro Gwth & Inc 1 ?@ 1010.00
Extra Inc Bond ?@
49.63
FTSE All-Shr Track ?@ 420.00
Global Gwth SC1 ?@
194.30
High Inc Trst @
14.59
Max Inc Bond ?@
49.57
Multi Man Caut ?@
70.41
Multi Man Distr ?@
60.44
North Amer ?@
487.70
Pacific Gwth ?@
437.00
Strategic Bd ?@
197.80
UK Equity ?@
3262.00
UK Gwth & Inc Acc 1 ?@ 658.50
UK Gwth & Inc Dist ?@ 234.70
UK Smaller Cos ?@
908.80
?
?
?
?
?
?
15.34
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
-0.11
+0.10
-1.00
-0.02
+1.90
+0.10
+0.01
+0.02
?
?
+2.50
-0.30
-0.10
+14.00
?
?
+3.90
?
?
0.87
3.24
3.10
?
?
3.75
?
?
?
0.54
0.69
1.07
?
3.34
0.26
FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL
Private Clnts 0800 414161 Broker Dlgs 0800 414181
Amer Spec Sits ?@
American ?@
Euro Opps ?@
European ?@
Extra Income ?@
Glob Spec Sits ?@
Global Focus ?@
International ?@
Japan ?@
Moneybldr Bal ?@
1544.00
3678.00
507.20
2211.00
28.03
3672.00
1844.00
149.50
349.00
52.63
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+6.00
-3.00
-1.30
-2.00
-0.03
-5.00
+3.00
+0.20
-2.70
+0.02
0.01
?
0.26
1.19
3.20
0.06
?
?
?
3.77
53.42
-0.02
?
+0.30
+0.90
+2.80
+1.70
+1.90
+3.60
+1.80
+1.10
4.18
4.09
3.20
3.28
2.18
2.15
0.74
0.74
High Income
High Income Acc
UK 100 Comp Acc
UK 100 Cos
UK Select Pflo
UK Selection Port Acc
Worldwide Mgd Acc ?
Wwide Mgd ?
118.00
260.60
369.00
221.10
355.90
637.70
806.60
504.20
118.00
260.60
369.00
221.10
355.90
637.70
?
?
MORGAN STANLEY INVESTMENT MGMT LTD
Enquires: 0800 0961 962
The Morgan Stanley Funds (UK)
Class A Shares
Equity
?
?
?
+4.24
+1.15
-0.02
1.25
1.12
1.66
?
?
?
-3.34
-3.80
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
-0.50
?
+0.70
+0.70
+0.90
+1.50
+0.90
2.90
1.87
4.41
2.09
3.35
2.53
2.58
-1.34
-1.13
+0.81
+0.43
-2.02
-1.73
+3.72
+6.72
-7.28
+4.27
1.67
1.06
0.16
?
1.64
1.07
0.22
2.93
?
3.00
Fixed Income
Stg Corp Bd A Acc ?@
UK Ind Lnkd A Acc ?@
UK Long Bd A Acc ?@
SANTANDER UNIT TST MGRS
08457 413002
Bal Pfolio Inc ?@
Bal Port Gwth Acc ?@
Equity Inc Inc ?@
N&P UK Gwth Inc ?@
Stkmkt 100 Tkr ?@
UK Growth Acc ?@
UK Growth Inc ?@
108.70
199.80
226.60
181.40
212.60
388.20
246.40
European Inc
Far Eastern Inc
Intl Growth Inc
Japanese Inc
Mutual European
Mutual Far Eastern
Mutual North Am
Mutual UK Eq
Nth American Inc
UK Equity Inc
UK Trkr B Acc ?@
UK Trkr B Inc ?@
1475.95
525.12
587.21
41.85
2234.12
802.05
1955.40
1310.77
1227.65
637.09
1557.73
554.21
619.75
41.85
2357.91
846.49
2063.75
1383.40
1295.67
672.39
American Gth Inc @
Balanced Growth @
Balanced Growth Acc @
Corporate Bond ?@
European Growth @
European Growth Acc @
Glob Gwth @
Higher Yield @
Higher Yield Acc @
Japan @
Managed @
Managed Trust @
Mngd Pfolio Inc @
Pacific Grth @
Smaller Comp @
Smaller Cos @
322.55
262.17
393.13
99.69
403.88
475.71
331.53
83.98
275.04
49.06
130.89
71.96
95.54
498.71
756.24
628.94
340.42
276.69
414.92
?
426.26
502.07
349.90
88.64
290.28
51.78
138.15
76.96
100.84
526.34
798.14
663.79
-3.34
-0.93
-1.40
-0.89
-3.57
-4.21
-3.09
-0.29
-0.92
-0.03
-0.06
+0.17
-0.11
-2.81
+1.64
+1.36
?
?
?
?
2.18
2.24
?
4.43
4.32
0.94
?
?
?
?
?
?
INSIGHT INVESTMENT FDS MANAGEMENT LTD
Client Servs: 0800 124 314
Insight Investment Global Investment Funds
Mthly Inc Bd Inc ?@
Mthly Inc Bd N Inc ?@
48.44
91.99
?
?
+0.10
+0.19
?
?
Insigt Investment Portfolio Fund
Insight Investment Multi-Manager Funds (0800)
Well Bldr Bal Acc ?@
Well Bldr Gwth Acc ?@
96.05
93.79
?
?
-0.32
-0.36
?
?
INVESCO FUND MGRS LTD
Dling: 0800 085 8571 Inv Serv: 0800 085 8677
Brkr Serv: 0800 028 2121
INVESCO Funds
UK Str Inc N/Trl ?@
567.90
?
117.20
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
23.67
?
3071.70
?
?
?
?
?
230.06
68.73
?
?
?
?
?
225.22
103.72
?
?
-0.40
-0.25
+0.40
+0.30
-5.00
-0.50
+0.20
-2.00
-0.29
-0.07
-0.02
-0.04
+0.85
-8.00
-0.10
+0.20
+0.10
+0.20
-1.63
-0.49
-0.10
+0.30
+1.30
+3.00
+3.40
+0.09
+0.04
+1.20
+1.20
2.39
6.42
3.17
3.24
?
0.61
0.90
0.62
1.05
1.52
5.09
3.26
?
?
0.07
0.39
2.00
2.04
2.28
2.30
4.51
?
1.11
1.71
?
3.12
3.18
1.63
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
-0.40
-0.80
?
+0.10
?
+0.10
+0.03
-0.70
-0.50
+6.00
+1.00
-3.10
+1.90
0.25
0.18
0.74
0.05
1.10
5.80
5.99
0.64
0.64
1.10
?
?
0.70
JP MORGAN ASSET MGMT
OEIC
?
+1.29
3.08
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+2.53
-0.22
+0.95
+1.18
+4.85
?
-0.03
+1.07
+1.68
+7.14
1.95
?
3.13
3.50
3.12
0.10
4.57
1.85
1.99
0.37
INVESCO PERPETUAL Funds
Childrens Acc ?@
459.93
Corp Bond Acc ?@
200.40
High Income Inc ?@
471.82
Income & Grth Inc ?@
437.59
Income Inc ?@
1844.86
Money Acc ?@
90.38
Monthly Inc Plus Inc ?@ 112.32
UK Aggressive Inc ?@
197.82
UK Growth Acc ?@
653.94
UK Sml Cos Eqty Acc ?@ 1162.39
All Stks Credit A Inc ?@ 134.80
Asian Div Inc U Trst Inc @111.56
Cautious Man Fd A Acc ?@264.70
Cautious Man Fd A Inc ?@156.00
China Opp Fund A Acc ?@1304.00
Emg Mkts Opps Fd A Acc ?@204.40
Erpn Grth Fund A Acc ?@ 236.40
Erpn Sel Opps Fd A Acc ?@1678.00
Erpn Spc Sits A Acc GBP ?@94.66
Erpn Spc Sits Fd I Acc EUR ?@4.84
Fix Int Mnthly Inc Fd Inc @ 22.69
Global Equity Income A Inc ?@61.46
Global Growth Fund Acc @2944.84
Global Tech A Acc ?@ 1532.00
M-Man Abs Ret Fd A Acc ?@141.10
M-Man Active Fd A Acc ?@219.30
M-Man Inc Grth Fd A Acc ?@174.20
M-Man Inc Grth A Inc ?@ 155.00
Sterling Bond U Trst Acc @220.54
Sterling Bond U Trst Inc @ 65.90
Strategic Bond A Inc ?@ 126.90
UK Abs Ret Fd A Acc ?@ 157.10
UK Alpha Fund A Acc ?@ 145.10
UK Index Fund A Acc ?@ 611.40
UK Irsh Sm Co Fd A Acc ?@644.70
UK Property A Acc @
213.97
UK Property A Inc @
98.54
UK Tracker Fund A Acc ?@275.40
US Growth Fund A Acc ?@953.80
Asia A Acc ?@
195.80
Emerging Mkts ?@
216.70
Eur Dyn (ex-UK) A Acc ?@224.70
Euro Smllr Cos ?@
729.20
Europe A Acc ?@
1447.00
Gbl Hi Yld Bd A Acc ?@ 110.60
Gbl Hi Yld Bd A Inc ?@
38.55
Gl ex-UK Bd A Acc ?@ 260.20
Gl ex-UK Bd A Inc ?@
202.80
Glb Fins A Acc ?@
1032.00
Global A Acc ?@
1349.00
Japan A Acc ?@
399.80
Multi-Man Tst A Acc ?@ 948.30
M & G SECURITIES
Enq: 0800 390 390 Dealing Line: 0800 328 3196
Authorised Inv Funds
Charifund Inc ?
1617.32
?
+4.19
4.48
+0.08
+0.06
0.50
0.50
+1.93
-0.34
+0.04
-0.76
+0.35
-0.08
+21.81
4.40
1.08
4.86
?
3.51
1.67
2.08
-0.07
+0.36
+0.82
+1.08
3.60
4.24
1.31
1.49
+0.22
2.27
Sterling Class A Investment Funds 1
Euro Smlr Cos Acc ?
Euro Smlr Cos Inc ?
437.19
415.77
?
?
Sterling Class A Investment Funds 2
Extra Income Inc ?
795.39
Gilt & Fxd Int Inc ?
98.28
Gl Hi Yd Bd Inc ?
51.73
Index Linked Bd Inc ?
138.34
Index Trckr Inc ?
76.10
Short Dated Corp Bd Inc ? 25.90
UK Select A Inc ?
2973.52
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Sterling Class A Investment Funds 3
Corp Bd A Inc ?
Dividend Inc ?
Recovery A Inc ?
Sml Cos Inc ?
41.39
65.45
141.89
363.07
?
?
?
?
Sterling Class A Investment Funds 4
Episode Allocation A Inc ?146.84
?
?
?
?
+0.34
-0.32
-0.14
2.80
3.27
3.34
UK Oseas Earns ?@
129.15
?
+0.36
2.06
112.30
150.50
80.69
?
?
?
-0.20
-0.20
-0.14
1.32
0.89
3.78
Stg Bd Ret Inc ?@
Strat Bd Ret ?@
UK Corp Bond ?@
UK Corp Ret ?@
UK Eqty Inc Ret ?@
UK Gwth & Inc Ret ?@
UK Hi Yld Bd 1 ?@
UK Inst Acc ?@
UK Mnthly Extra Inc ?@
UK Mnthly Inc Ret ?@
UK Retail ?@
UK Sel Retail ?@
UK Smaller Cos ?@
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
-0.23
-0.01
-0.12
-0.12
+0.23
+0.21
+0.03
+0.47
+0.09
+0.13
+0.45
+0.29
+2.17
1.21
3.74
3.14
2.78
3.72
3.30
4.99
1.71
3.69
4.21
1.56
1.66
0.26
711.70
219.40
+2.80
+1.00
1.67
?
57.34
47.60
62.50
62.37
99.60
96.60
43.57
160.15
83.07
78.47
142.73
133.72
326.50
198.60
182.80
139.50
219.70
214.90
?
?
?
?
?
2435.00
?
315.90
188.90
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
341.40
188.20
?
?
Corp Bond B Acc ?@
322.80
Corp Bond B Inc ?@
129.20
UK Gwth B Acc ?@
195.70
UK Sel Gwth B Acc ?@ 2026.00
?
?
?
?
?
?
+0.10
-0.40
-0.30
+0.80
+0.60
0.51
1.13
1.14
0.45
0.47
+1.00
0.91
+2.50
+1.50
2.77
2.84
-1.10
-0.40
+1.20
+0.20
+0.08
+1.30
+0.50
+0.16
-2.00
-1.10
+1.20
+4.00
2.29
2.33
1.17
5.59
5.76
3.84
3.93
?
3.42
3.48
2.71
1.62
+2.70
+1.50
3.22
3.29
-1.20
-0.40
+1.20
+4.00
2.49
2.54
2.56
1.83
+0.90
+4.00
3.09
2.05
STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS
0845 279 3003
Investment Funds (OEIC) - Retail Shares
AAA Inc CAT Acc ?@
AAA Inc CAT Inc ?@
AAA Income Acc ?@
Amer Eq Gth Acc ?@
Corp Bond Acc ?@
Corp Bond Inc ?@
Euro Eq Gth Acc ?@
Glb Advtg CAT Acc ?@
Glob Advtg Acc ?@
Glob Eq Uncstrd Acc ?@
Higher Inc Acc ?@
Higher Inc Inc ?@
Japan Eq Gth Acc ?@
Managed Acc ?@
Select Inc Acc ?@
Select Inc Inc ?@
UK Eq Gth Acc ?@
UK Eq Hi Alpha ?@
UK Eq Hi Inc Acc ?@
UK Eq Hi Inc Inc ?@
UK Ethical Acc ?@
UK Opps Acc ?@
UK Opps Inc ?@
UK Smlr Cos Acc ?@
96.27
58.13
102.60
145.40
163.40
63.82
200.20
127.60
168.80
133.20
130.80
49.36
94.56
268.90
88.10
54.42
331.70
206.90
247.50
87.11
189.40
228.60
210.50
636.10
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?
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?
-0.34
-0.20
-0.30
+0.50
-0.70
-0.27
+1.40
+0.50
+0.70
+0.60
?
+0.03
?
+1.00
-0.07
-0.04
+3.90
+2.40
+2.60
+0.89
+1.10
+1.50
+1.40
+4.20
1.47
1.37
1.88
?
3.14
2.87
1.53
1.24
1.20
0.01
3.97
3.77
0.05
1.72
1.55
1.34
2.41
2.61
4.17
4.31
1.57
0.30
0.30
0.56
SVS BROWN SHIPLEY FUNDS
Enquiries: 0141 222 1151
Balanced A Acc ?@
Balanced A Inc ?@
Cautious A Acc ?@
Cautious A Inc ?@
Dynamic A Acc ?@
Dynamic A Inc ?@
Growth A Acc ?@
118.63
113.71
111.89
105.55
261.70
249.52
278.36
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
+0.35
+0.33
+0.07
+0.06
+1.06
+1.01
+0.92
British
European
676.20
210.70
* Yield expressed as CAR (Compound Annual Return);
? Ex dividend; ?Middle price; . . . No significant data. #
Periodic charge deducted from capital; @ Exit charge
12 month
High
Low
OEIC C Class
UK and Income Investment Funds
UK Gth C Inc ?@
139.00
UK Sel Gwth C Acc ?@ 2100.00
For Resolution see Ignis
TU FUND MANAGERS LIMITED
British funds
UK and Income Investment Funds
2.79
2.84
1.17
0.56
0.28
0.17
5.40
1.01
2.14
2.72
?
3.04
3.11
0.89
0.60
224.08
229.93
98.52
SCOTTISH MUTUAL INV MNGRS LTD
0141 248 6100
OEIC B Class
Tracker and Specialist Investment Funds
-0.30
-0.17
+0.70
-0.33
+0.09
+0.40
+0.20
-0.17
-0.40
+0.70
-0.10
+1.30
+0.80
+1.20
+0.30
Yld
%
Retail Shares (Class 1)
2448.93
1350.60
1288.90
Corp Bond A Acc ?@
313.90
Corp Bond A Inc ?@
129.30
Envir Invtr A Acc ?@
289.00
Hi Inc Bond A Ac ?@
230.60
Hi Inc Bond A Inc ?@
90.40
Hi Res A Acc ?@
353.70
Hi Res A Inc ?@
137.10
Safety Plus A Acc ?@
40.25
Strat Inc A Acc ?@
201.30
Strat Inc A Inc ?@
102.50
UK Gwth A Acc ?@
183.00
UK Sel Gwth A Acc ?@ 1949.00
139.30
73.12
229.60
65.82
37.65
106.00
126.10
56.98
153.30
180.20
252.90
283.10
163.90
439.40
297.10
+/-
THREADNEEDLE INVESTMENTS
Client Serv: 0800 0683000
Intermediary Serv: 0800 0684000
Institutional Shares (Class 2) (163500,000 min)
Def Eqty & Bd Acc ?@
Eqty & Bd Acc ?@
Mgd Income ?@
UK and Income Investment Funds
138.50
72.64
229.60
65.72
37.61
105.40
125.10
56.98
153.30
180.20
249.90
283.10
163.90
439.40
297.10
Buy
Managed Funds
Tracker and Specialist Investment Funds
Fixed Int Acc @
Fixed Int Dist @
Glob Gwth Acc @
Glob Health Acc @
Glob Tech Acc @
Gwth Tst Acc @
High Inc Acc @
Japan Ind Acc @
Pacific Ind Acc @
UK 100 Ind Acc @
UK Active Opps Acc @
UK Index Acc @
UK Index Dist @
US Ind Acc @
Worldwide Acc @
Income A Acc ?@
Sterling Bond Acc ?@
Sterling Bond Inc ?@
Sell
MARKS & SPENCER UNIT TRUST LTD
0808 005 5555
Eur Sel Gth A Acc ?@
JANUS HENDERSON INVESTORS
Investors Serv: 0800 832 832 Dlng: 0845 946 4646
IGNIS ASSET MGMT
Dlg: 0141 222 8282
?
?
?
?
?
?
50.53
Unit Trusts
Port Inc
EDENTREE INV MGMT LTD
0800 358 3010
Yld
%
Overseas Growth Investment Funds
HSBC Personal Pension Unit Trust
CLOSE FUND MANAGEMENT LTD
0870 606 6402
Growth Fd Acc @
Bal Port A Acc ?@
Caut Port A Acc ?@
Caut Port A Inc ?@
Opps Port A Acc ?@
Prog Port A Acc ?@
?
0.12
0.53
?
0.59
?
0.86
0.84
1.68
1.85
-3.60
-14.50
-0.90
-1.30
-0.22
+2.10
?
-8.10
+/-
MANEK INVESTMENT MGMT LTD
0844 800 9401
UK Trkr A Acc ?@
UK Trkr A Inc ?@
316.90
463.40
267.70
169.20
36.87
191.60
157.30
216.00
Buy
SCOTTISH WIDOWS UNIT TRUST MGRS
0845 300 2244
Authorised Inv Funds (OEICs)
OEIC A Class
Managed Investment Funds
Pension Unit Trusts
HSBC FSAVC Unit Trust
British
Euro Gth
Gilt & Fd Int
Income
Jap Gth
Managed
Money Market
North Amer
Sell
Eur (Ex UK) Eq A Acc ?@1310.92
Glob Brands A Acc ?@ 7910.11
UK Eq A Acc ?@
1184.53
JUPITER UT MGRS LTD
020 7581 3020
HSBC Specialist Investment Funds (OEIC)
?
?
UK/Global Investment Companies
Euro Acc A ?@
Extra Inc Inc B ?@
Global Gwth Acc R ?@
Japan Acc A ?@
Pac Gwth Acc A ?@
Moneybldr Glob
Moneybldr Gwth ?@
Moneybldr Inc ?@
Moneybldr UK Ind ?@
Special Sits ?@
Wealthbuilder
Sell
1.78
1.80
2.37
2.40
1.12
1.13
1.38
Stock
Price
Int Yld Grs rd
(�) +/?
% yld
Index-linked
104.91
110.25
375.17
129.66
375.56
120.33
124.07
142.23
130.82
381.91
162.05
155.79
279.61
150.12
179.47
175.22
185.39
171.11
177.31
209.86
209.26
206.26
279.39
218.70
225.36
263.05
264.78
281.36
101.52
107.23
368.78
123.39
359.02
114.80
116.91
132.77
121.50
355.06
147.76
141.12
252.05
133.62
159.99
152.77
158.20
143.76
147.15
175.98
172.70
167.69
228.06
176.93
177.34
206.61
200.82
209.70
Tr IL 1N% 2017 * 101.52
Tr IL 0V% 19
107.32
Tr IL 2K% 20
369.69
Tr IL 1Y% 2022 * 124.00
Tr IL 2K% 24
366.57
Tr IL 0V% 24
115.65
Tr IL 0V% 26
118.06
Tr IL 1N% 2027 * 134.31
Tr IL 0V% 29
123.31
Tr IL 4V% 30
365.57
Tr IL 1N% 2032 * 150.60
Tr IL 0O% 34
144.98
Tr IL 2% 35
265.85
Tr IL 0V% 36
138.55
Tr IL 1V% 2037 * 165.26
Tr IL 0X% 40
160.24
Tr IL 0X% 42 * 168.14
Tr IL 0V% 44
154.09
Tr IL 0V% 46
158.36
Tr IL 0O% 2047 * 187.10
Tr IL 0K% 50 * 184.73
Tr IL 0N% 52
179.66
Tr IL 1N% 2055 * 242.29
Tr IL 0V% 56
186.60
Tr IL 0V% 58 * 191.50
Tr IL 0W% 62
221.19
Tr IL 0V% 65
218.17
Tr IL 0V% 68
229.58
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.43
.15
.62
.17
.18
.21
.18
.54
.23
.23
.50
.29
.32
.32
.32
.32
.37
.40
.37
.38
.50
.47
.42
.57
.62
.66
1.35
?
1.72
1.56
1.48
?
?
1.02
?
1.77
0.83
?
0.92
?
0.72
?
0.37
?
?
0.41
?
?
0.57
?
?
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?3.42
?2.90
?2.61
?2.33
?1.98
?2.06
?1.79
?1.77
?1.68
?1.67
?1.64
?1.60
?1.58
?1.57
?1.58
?1.58
?1.56
?1.51
?1.50
?1.51
?1.50
?1.50
?1.49
?1.49
?1.50
?1.51
?1.52
?1.55
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.27
.28
.24
.31
.32
.33
.36
.35
.34
.39
.28
.40
.40
.53
.39
.55
.50
.61
3.18
3.05
?
3.13
2.96
?
2.94
?
?
2.77
?
2.67
?
2.50
?
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?
?
1.70
1.75
1.84
1.81
1.85
1.86
1.87
1.90
1.90
1.88
1.86
1.83
1.79
1.74
1.74
1.72
1.70
1.70
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.13
.15
.20
.22
.22
.22
.24
.25
.30
.21
.23
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3.84
?
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3.29
4.01
3.40
3.15
0.39
0.58
0.72
0.85
0.89
0.98
1.13
1.28
1.23
1.29
1.47
1.59
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.02
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.06
.04
.07
.11
.10
.13
.11
.13
.13
.12
?
8.69
?
4.86
?
3.98
3.49
?
4.25
?
?
6.18
3.44
?
0.16
0.08
0.30
0.26
0.27
0.25
0.23
0.31
0.23
0.29
0.38
0.34
0.46
0.58
Longs (Over 15 years)
157.11
155.77
102.15
171.02
162.00
164.67
174.65
147.10
154.73
177.28
104.48
185.51
177.28
200.39
106.95
201.27
153.82
195.73
137.35
134.98
93.81
146.72
138.30
139.78
147.41
122.44
128.21
146.88
86.80
152.24
143.66
161.97
94.40
160.01
117.32
150.45
Tr 4K% 34
Tr 4N% 36
Tr 1{ }% 37
Tr 4O% 38
Tr 4N% 39
Tr 4N% 40
Tr 4K% 42
Tr 3N% 44
Tr 3K% 45
Tr 4N% 46
Tr 1K% 47
Tr 4N% 49
Tr 3O% 52
Tr 4N% 55
Tr 1O% 57
Tr 4% 60
Tr 2K% 65
Tr 3K% 68
141.45
139.50
98.45
151.89
143.42
145.11
152.96
127.88
134.11
153.36
91.74
158.94
150.76
169.91
100.27
168.69
126.09
161.06
Mediums (5-15 years)
118.34
109.15
113.59
118.59
138.11
113.14
108.62
102.29
138.26
161.88
153.04
148.92
113.38
104.78
107.79
111.25
128.78
105.19
99.90
98.71
126.26
146.95
136.21
131.34
Tr 3O% 21
Tr 1O% 22
Tr 2N% 23
Tr 2O% 24
Tr 5% 25
Tr 2% 25
Tr 1K% 26
Tr 1N% 27
Tr 4N% 27
Tr 6% 28
Tr 4O% 30
Tr 4N% 32
113.68
105.89
109.14
113.08
130.21
107.90
103.19
99.70
129.35
149.69
139.60
135.06
Shorts (under 5 years)
100.98
109.42
102.27
107.97
104.95
111.67
111.57
107.50
117.02
115.15
106.04
138.06
121.31
101.29
100.10
100.69
100.92
102.91
102.85
106.80
107.36
104.72
111.65
110.48
103.38
129.19
115.73
97.79
Tr 1% 17
Tr 8O% 17
Tr 1N% 18
Tr 5% 18
Tr 1O% 19
Tr 4K% 19
Tr 3O% 19
Tr 2% 20
Tr 4O% 20
Tr 3O% 20
Tr 1K% 21
Tr 8% 21
Tr 4% 22
Tr 0K% 22
100.10
100.69
100.94
102.91
102.94
106.84
107.42
105.01
111.78
110.71
103.89
129.36
116.13
99.60
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Working Life Business
AT THE COALFACE Government backing has proved vital in accelerating one company?s plans to find and train apprentices, reports James Hurley
FABIO DE PAOLA FOR THE TIMES
Talking about the next generation
The ?technical academy?
for machining at Norton
Motorcycles is part of a
�million investment in
training by Engineering
Technology Group (James
Hurley writes).
The Warwickshire-based
ETG plans to create a
further 14 centres across
Britain at the homes of
various small and mediumsized manufacturers to
train staff in precision
engineering technology.
Martin Doyle, ETG?s
managing director, said:
?There is a real need for
industry to get to grips
with developing the skills
of the next generation of
engineers and those
already working in the
sector. Put bluntly, the
current education platform
is broken and not relevant
to the world we operate in.
Instead of bemoaning our
luck and lack of support,
we?ve decided to do
something about it with
Stuart Garner is intent on reviving the British Norton motorcycle marque as he takes on 40 apprentices a year aged between 16 and 18, below
Putting wheels in motion
to address skills shortage
B
eing a motormouth can
pay dividends when you?re
trying to return a faded
brand to its former glory.
Just ask Stuart Garner. In
2014, he accosted George Osborne
at a business event in Liverpool,
demanding that the then chancellor
support his plan to set up a
motorcycle manufacturing academy
in the Midlands. Mr Osborne
promised to ?make it happen?.
Three years on and Mr Garner?s
business, Norton Motorcycles, has a
manufacturing apprenticeship
scheme that takes on 40 young
people a year, has developed lowemission enginee
technology thatt has
hina
been sold to China
and is in talks
about
expansion in
India. ?We?ve
had a bit
of an
adventure,?
Mr Garner
says. ?To be
fair to
George, he
was good to hiss
word.?
A �million
grant from the
government?s advanced
manufacturing supply chain
d Norton to build a
initiative helped
10,000 sq ft manufacturing facility,
which has resulted in a new Norton
bike that Mr Garner says sold out
on the back of a single Facebook
post. ?We are sitting on a � million
order book thanks to a designer?s
sketch. Delivery starts in a couple of
months.?
Demand has not been an issue
ever since the 48-year-old decided
to rescue the famous Norton
marque in 2008, acquiring it from
an American investment banker.
Norton traces its roots back to
James Lansdowne Norton?s
establishment of a Birmingham
parts maker for bikes in 1898. Its
first motorcycle was produced four
years later and a Norton won the
first Isle of Man TT race.
Turnover suffered, however, as
British makers struggled to compete
with Japanese competition in the
1960s, with the company changing
hands several times during the
following decades.
Mr Garner?s attempt at a
reincarnation of Norton might be
producing promising sales, but his
dream of producing a bike that is
entirely British-made has made the
project ?life-changing and lifeWh we have
consuming. What
is supply is
issues
because I?m so hello making
bent on
bike that are
bikes
han
hand-built
in
Br
Britain
when
w don?t
we
h
have
a
B
British
s
supply
chain.
I could have
a global
sup
supply
chain
and be sorted,
but I want to
bring tthese skills
bring
back.?
back.?
week the
Last week,
company took a step closer
pa
to its target through a partnership
with the Engineering Technology
Group, a supplier of engineering
tools and machines. The deal will
see the establishment of a ?technical
academy? at Norton dedicated to
automated CNC (computer
numerical tools) machines. ?It
means we?ve pretty much got the
skills now to design a bike on a bit
of paper or [computer] and take it
all the way through to production
under one roof, and to deliver that
as an apprenticeship course.?
Four-fifths of the components in
a Norton bike now come from the
UK, with brakes and suspension the
key remaining parts that cannot be
sourced domestically. Having
machining skills and technology at
its grand base at Donington Hall,
near Derby, means that the
company will be able to come up
with its own prototype parts and
then use them to educate suppliers
that have not worked with
motorcycle manufacturers before.
Mr Garner says that of the 40
young apprentices aged between 16
and 18 that Norton takes on each
year, typically about 30 complete
their training and are offered roles
ranging from technical drawing to
purchasing, engine-building and
fabrication. The company has 120
staff and is projecting sales of
almost � million this year.
He says that what Norton is
doing with the help of the
Engineering Technology Group and
the government shows that
employers must take the initiative if
they want to address manufacturing
skills shortages. ?You can?t get the
talent you need from school, college
or university, they do not come out
match-fit, certainly not for
vocational skills.? He says the
government?s apprenticeship levy,
which encourages large companies
to invest in training, shows that the
?tanker is turning?, but adds: ?You
might be waiting a generation for
the skills shortage to be filled unless
you take things into your own
hands.?
He argues that an impatient
outlook among British businesses
funded by ?fast money? from
private equity may also be partly to
blame. ?We can can waive the
profits and continue to invest in the
skills over a 20-year period. When
everyone wants to churn the
business over five or seven years, it
doesn?t work. It takes long-term
thinking. Fast money needs to calm
down and the government needs to
speed up.?
Norton?s latest bike sold
out after a Facebook post
the launch of our national
network.?
For Stuart Garner,
Norton?s owner, it is
another milestone in his
plan to bring motorcycle
manufacturing back to
Britain. Norton already
makes 80 per cent of its
sales overseas and with
talks under way with an
Indian partner to produce
bikes there for the Asian
market under licence, he
sees an opportunity to
export components as well
as finished bikes if the
skills shortage can be
addressed.
550
Thursday July 27 2017 | the times
1GM
Business Markets
news in brief
Martin Waller Tempus
Buy, sell or hold: today?s best share tips
Action is
key to
making
progress
A fine balance
Share price
950p
Source: Thomson Reuters
Dividend yield
3%
600
550
Q4
Q2
500
A
s 3i points out, the quoted
private equity business
MY ADVICE Buy
has had a busy first
WHY The dividend yield is
quarter since the end of
significantly less attractive
March. It has, since the
beginning of the year, also seen a
than it has been in past, but
startling rise in its share price, which
this reflects strong share price
has limited the value of its dividend
and portfolio performance
yield, one of the main attractions of
the shares, to anyone buying now.
The shares rose another 1p to 935p
on those first-quarter figures, which
expanding quickly and increasing
showed net assets per share growing
revenues and profits at 30 per cent
from 604p to 628p and a total return
or more each year. 3i has added four
to investors of 4.1 per cent. That
new investments since March,
may look hard to sustain, but
two already paid for, at a total
the return in the 2016-17
cost of about �6 million.
financial year was a
It has agreed the sale of
30
whopping 36 per cent.
its stake in ACR, a
Total investments reinsurance business based
The fund has whittled
in fund
down the number of its
in Singapore, to a Chinese
investments from 134 in
buyer. This is in the hands
2012, including a fair few
of the regulatory authorities
dogs, to only 30. Almost all the
there, but will bring in
top ten holdings made progress in
�0 million as and when the sale
the first quarter, although the standcompletes. There were two disposals
out, as ever, was Action, the Dutch
completed, bringing in a total of
budget retail chain, which is
�7 million. It has since sold
marston?s
Forecast revenue
�6m Pre-tax
profit �3m
Div yield 6.6%
T
he market seems to have taken
against Marston?s. Admittedly,
the pub sector as a whole has
been sold off on the assumption that
any squeeze on consumer spending
will mean less spent down the pub,
but Marston?s shares, at 145p in early
May, lost another 5p to 116紁 after a
respectable enough trading update.
The big question is whether a
slowing of growth at its prime
Destination and Premium pubs,
which are more food-oriented, is
down to the hot summer weather
and an understandable reluctance by
customers to tuck into hot roasts, or
if it presages a general consumer
slowdown. The weather certainly
helped the more wet-led tavern and
leased estate and the brewing side,
where volumes were up by 4 per cent
with a minimal contribution from
the Charles Wells acquisition,
completed at the start of June.
Marston?s is pushing ahead with its
capital spending plans, which will
cost �0 million this year to the end
of September. The company insists
that the debt is supportable and the
return on investment is attractive. It
expects pressure on margins, mainly
from a higher wage bill as input costs
are largely covered by hedging or on
June
2017
Revenue �1m
Pre-tax profit
�.8m Dividend
yield 6.6%
�708bn �835bn
Action
3i Infrastructure
Scandlines
650
2017
Q1
March
2017
850
700
2016
Q3
Top eight
investments
by value
Discount retailer
750
Shares in Metro Bank closed up
more than 4 per cent yesterday
after the lender announced a
fundraising alongside half-year
financial figures that showed the
business making a profit, having
made a loss in the same period in
2016. Metro Bank shares closed
at �.18, up 4.4 per cent, valuing
it at �9 billion. On Tuesday the
lender Bank released interim
results a day early as it said that it
would raise �8 million to
maintain its capital ratio as it
continued to expand.
international personal finance
900
800
3i group
Net asset value
per share 628p
Cash pours into Metro
T
ime was International Personal
Finance was the troubled twin
of the more reliable Provident
Financial, from which it was
Ferry operator
demerged ten years ago. The former
�8m
�2m
Q Holding
had been hit by tightening regulation
Medical devices
and how much interest it could
�3m
�0m
Weener Plastic
charge on its doorstep loans across
Packaging
eastern Europe, especially in Poland,
�4m
�5m
Audley Travel
its biggest market.
�2m
�4m
Basic-Fit
Provident Financial now has its
Gym operator
own well-publicised problems and IPF
�5m
Hans Anders
has withdrawn from Slovakia,
Optical retailer
Lithuania and Bulgaria,
preferring to concentrate on
its digital offering and
Memora, a funerals business
follow me
Mexico. Poland remains
in Spain and Portugal, for
on twitter
uncertain. The halfway
�7 million.
for updates
figures are tricky: take out
There are also two new
@MartinWaller10 the gains from those
infrastructure funds added,
Slovakian and Lithuanian
to run alongside the well
businesses in run-off and preestablished 3i Infrastructure,
tax profits in home credit rose from
with the equivalent of � million
�.2 million to �.9 million, but this
committed. In all this activity, any
view of the cash balances is a moving includes a �7 million currency gain
and is before a �7 million exceptional
target, but 3i shows no sign of
cost from exiting Bulgaria.
running out of funds.
Analysts were moving up their
The shares are close to their recent
forecasts for the year and the shares,
high point, although 3i, a much
which gained 14p to 189紁, now sell
different beast then, did top � at
on about six times earnings and yield
the height of the dot-com boom in
6.6 per cent. That should provide
2000.
some support, but until the situation
Assessing the dividend yield is
in Poland is resolved, probably this
tricky because it pays a fixed amount
autumn, the shares look set to stay
and an additional sum based on
where they are.
investments and disposals over the
year. The shares probably yield about
3 per cent.
Income-focused investors might
MY ADVICE Avoid
consider taking profits and switching
WHY Uncertainties will
to better-paying funds such as
continue over Poland
3i Infrastructure, but management?s
record speaks for itself.
�5m
�8m
�8m
�1m
long-term supply contracts, but this
should be covered by rises in sales.
Unusually, the company bought
ten bars and pubs in the spring, but
generally it relies on new build. The
mix of food and drinks-led pubs
gives some protection from the
weather. The shares sell on less than
9 per cent of this year?s profits and
yield 6.4 per cent. Worth holding for
that income, although those
consumer concerns may not go away.
MY ADVICE Hold
WHY Yield is good but doubts
over consumer spending
Busy pubs watchdog
The Pubs Code adjudicator says
that in the 12 months since his
appointment he has accepted 156
cases for arbitration. Paul Newby,
who oversees the relationship
between the big leased-pub
companies and their tenants, said
that the biggest number of cases,
more than 30, involved Ei Group
(formerly Enterprise Inns),
followed by Greene King and
Heineken?s Star Pubs & Bars. He
has made awards in 48 cases.
FCA raises standards
The Financial Conduct Authority
has published proposals to extend
the senior manager regime
governing the conduct of top
bankers to all areas of financial
services. This affects all regulated
firms and, in effect, replaces the
present approved person regime.
Jonathan Davidson, executive
director of supervision at the
FCA, said: ?Culture and
governance in financial services is
a priority for the FCA.?
Shop leasing on rise
Retailers are continuing to lease
stores at shopping centres despite
signs of a consumer spending
slowdown and an increase in
online shopping, according to
Hammerson. The developer,
whose portfolio includes the
Bullring in Birmingham, said that
leasing activity reached a record
high in the six months to the end
of June. This amounted to 228
deals worth �.1 million, up
44 per cent on the previous year.
And finally...
S
hares in Staffline, whose core
business provides workers for
the logistics, food and
manufacturing industries, have
been undermined by fears that
Brexit may choke off the
availability of staff. The shares were
tipped here at 855p in January on
the belief that those fears were
overdone and now trade at �.90.
Halfway figures suggest that the
core business, Onsite, is indeed
continuing to grow at the same rate
as in previous years and that the
�billion revenue target by the end
of this year will be met.
For all the latest
in-depth news
thetimes.co.uk/
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100.71
100.70
7378.0
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100.33
100.32
100.30
100.26
100.22
100.73
100.72
100.70
7422.5
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99.660
99.580
99.520
99.470
99.410
100.33
100.31
100.29
100.25
100.20
100.72
100.70
100.69
7369.5
7358.0
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126.00
125.10
99.670
99.590
99.520
99.470
99.430
100.33
100.32
100.30
100.26
100.21
100.73
100.71
100.70
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4830.0
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5940
2269
75608
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388707
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374357
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51
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Markets Business
ALAMY
Investors lick their lips at
Anglo payout prospects
Marcus Leroux Market report
F
Hungarian
wine is the
toast of Lidl
L
idl said that
Britons were
becoming partial
to wines from Hungary
as Britain?s fastestgrowing supermarket
launched its latest
selection from the
country (Deirdre
Hipwell writes). The
German discounter
said that Lidl Hungary
had sold 6.1 million
bottles of wine to other
markets, including the
UK, last year, twice the
amount sold in 2015.
Lidl said it was likely
that there would be
further growth of
20 per cent this year,
and added: ?Hungary
is gathering pace as a
winemaking country
that can do it all, from
a dry white wine,
sparkling or rose, a
full-bodied red or an
elegant dessert wine.
Lidl is working with
the biggest producers
such as Grand Tokaji,
and smaller boutique
wineries such as Bolyki
in Eger to deliver
highly competitive
value to its customers.?
Hungarian wine is
sold at Lidl stores in
ten European countries
and fifteen new wines,
which range in price
from �99 to �99, are
available in UK stores.
Results in brief
Name
Pre-tax figure
Profit (+) loss (-)
Dividend
�.8m (�.2m)
Berendsen (services HY)
�39m (�8,000)
Bioquel (technology HY)
-�0,000 (�0,000)
Centaur Media (media HY)
�9m (�2m)
GKN (engineering HY)
�9.7m (�7.2m)
Hammerson (property HY)
�2m (-�9m)
Huntworth (services HY)
Intnl Personal Finance (finance HY)�.8m (�.7m)
�1m
(�5m)
ITV (media HY)
�9m (-�2m)
Joules Group (retail FY)
Jupiter Fund Man (finance HY) �.9m (�.6m)
�2m (�3m)
Quartix (services HY)
�.6m (�.2m)
Robert Walters services HY)
�3m (�.5m)
Staffline (services HY)
-�37m (-�09m)
Tarsus (media HY)
Tullow Oil (natural resources HY) -$519m ($24m)
�.9m (�2.8m)
Unite (property HY)
Van Elle Hldgs (construction FY) �28m (�.7m)
11.0p p Aug 25
Nil
1.5p p Oct 5
3.1p p Sep 18
10.7p p Oct 9
0.55p p Nov 6
4.6p p Oct 6
2.52p p Nov 27
1.8p f 1.2p p Nov 16
6.8p p Aug 30
2.4p p Sep 14
2.75p p Oct 13
11.0p p Nov 14
3.0p p Jan 12
Nil
7.3p p Nov 3
1.8p f 1.2p p Nov 16
6 Results in brief are given for all companies valued at more than � million. f = final p = payable
The day?s biggest movers
Change
Company
International Personal Finance Strong results from Europe
Tullow Oil Raised cost-saving target
Huntsworth Profits sharply higher on health marketing performance
Premier Oil Rising crude price
Paragon Strong lending figures for third quarter
Soco International Analyst downgrade
Luceco Subdued reaction to trading update this week
Acacia Mining Continuing fallout of dispute with Tanzanian government
Petra Diamonds Downbeat sentiment after missing forecasts this week
Fuller, Smith & Turner Profit-taking after recent strength
Gold/Precious
metals (US dollars per ounce)
London Grain Futures
LIFFE Wheat (close �/t)
Nov
May
145.75
151.80
Jan
Jul
+8.0%
+7.9%
+7.7%
+5.9%
+4.9%
-5.0%
-6.5%
-6.6%
-6.9%
-9.5%
Bullion: Open $1246.74
147.50
unq
Mar
unq
Volume: 801
Low $1243.70
3mth
15mth
Copper Gde A ($/tonne)
6236.0-6238.0
6270.0-6270.5
7310.0-7320.0
Lead ($/tonne)
2283.0-2284.0
1980.0-1985.0
2306.0-2307.0
Zinc Spec Hi Gde ($/tonne)
2804.0-2805.0
2809.0-2810.0
Tin ($/tonne)
20550.0-20575.0
1943.0-1948.0
20325.0-20350.0
Nickel ($/tonne)
9910.0-9915.0
9955.0-9960.0
Dollar rates
Australia
Canada
Denmark
Euro
Hong Kong
Japan
Malaysia
Norway
Singapore
Sweden
Switzerland
Palladium $868.00 (�5.14)
Eurodollar Deps
p
1.20-1.24 1.21-1.41 1.26-1.46 1.51-1.71 1.68-1.88
European money
deposits %
Sterling spot and forward rates
Currency
1mth
3mth
6mth
12mth
0.13
0.20
0.29
0.55
0.25
0.29
0.42
0.63
0.10
0.15
0.20
0.50
20030.0-20080.0
Sterling
2280.0-2285.0
Euro
0.00.0
prospects of the socalled Gatwick
Gusher oil project in
the Weald.
Before embarking
on a string of Aim
ventures in the
natural resources
sector, Mr Lenigas
was chief executive of
Base Rates Clearing Banks: 0.25 Finance House 1.0 ECB Refi 0.00 US Fed Fd 1.00-1.25
2 mth
3 mth
6 mth
12 mth
1 mth
0.2542
0.2674
0.2868
0.4241
0.6335
0.25-0.15 0.28-0.18 0.33-0.23 0.50-0.35 0.63-0.49
0.25-0.15 0.28-0.18 0.33-0.23 0.50-0.35 0.63-0.48
Silver $16.49 (�.64)
The interest in electric
vehicles is charging
up demand for lithium
Billiton. The shares blazed a
sale as Anglo looked to
trail through 2016, rising
retrench to only diamonds,
more than fivefold. This
copper and platinum. Now
follow us
year they are back to
its payout is whetting
on twitter
vacillitating wildly. Last
appetites in the City that
for updates
month Anglo?s shares were
@timesbusiness Mark Cutifani, the Anglo
sent sharply lower by a
boss, might be about to turn
proposed new mining code in
on the cash taps again. The
South Africa, the country to
shares rose 23絧, or 2 per cent, to
whose fate Anglo American is tied by
�.95 in anticipation.
dint of its sizeable iron ore, diamond
Elsewhere, strong updates from
and platinum operations there. Since
ITV and Compass dragged the FTSE
then the shares have been resurgent,
100 index into positive territory,
borne aloft by a rebound in iron ore
closing up 17.5 points at 7,452.32. ITV
and a copper price stronger than it
jumped 4紁 to 180紁 after the
has been in more than a year.
broadcaster reported first-half
Anglo was one of the top
earnings, adding that it expected
performers in the FTSE 100 for the
advertising pressure to ease in the
second day running. As well as the
third quarter. Compass, which
sharply rising copper prices, good
reported strong figures in the
news for Anglo?s Chilean copper
American market, edged 28p higher
mines, the market was cheered by
to �.27, as consumer stocks made
news from South Africa. Anglo?s
ground across the board.
85 per cent-owned Kumba Iron Ore
British American Tobacco was
surprised the market by paying a
40p higher at �.23, with Associated
dividend earlier this week. Only last
British Foods up 21p at �.42.
year Kumba had been earmarked for
Diageo, the maker of Guinness and
Interbank Rates
Clearer CDs
Depo CDs
Dollar
Alum Hi Gde ($/tonne)
1911.5-1912.0
1933.0-1933.5
E
ven in the the
topsy-turvy
world of penny
stocks, Premier
African Minerals had
an eye-catching day.
Its shares doubled to
the lofty heights of 緋
after it provided an
update on its Zulu
lithium project in
Zimbabwe.
Lithium is
attracting an
enormous amount of
interest from juniors,
with retail investors in
tow, because of the
buzz around electric
vehicles.
Premier is backed
by the serial promoter
David Lenigas, best
known for his
enthusiasm over the
Treasury Bills (Dis) Buy: 1 mth 0.151; 3mth 0.175. Sell: 1 mth 0.080; 3 mth 0.115
Platinum $923.50 (�7.67)
Cash
Records across Wall Street as all
three leading indices hit new peaks.
The Dow Jones made an intraday
21,741.38 before closing on 21,711.01,
up 97.58 points, while the Nasdaq
ended at 6,422.75, up 10.57, and the
S&P 500 closed on 2,477.83 up 0.70.
Lithium is flavour of the month
Halifax Mortgage Rate 3.74
Close $1248.07-1248.19 High $1249.45
Krugerrand $1172.00-1244.00 (�8.10-953.27)
(Official)
Wall Street report
natural resources
Money rates %
AM $1245.40 PM $1248.10
London Metal Exchange
ew heavyweight stocks offer
the sort of rollercoaster ride
that Anglo American has
taken investors on. Yesterday,
as shareholders awaited firsthalf results, it was with white
knuckles and bated breath.
The mining company?s shares
traded at � at the peak of the
China-inspired ?super-cycle? in 2011,
but the wheels looked in danger of
coming off in late 2015 when the
shares plunged as low as 215p, putting
the company close to demotion from
the FTSE 100.
In a cyclical industry that sweeps
from manic enthusiasm to existential
naval-gazing, Anglo has a habit of
being at the vanguard by dint of
owning more marginal, costlier mines
than the likes of Rio Tinto and BHP
Mkt Rates for
Copenhagen
Euro
Montreal
New York
Oslo
Stockholm
Tokyo
Zurich
Range
8.3122-8.3501
1.1229-1.1180
1.6273-1.6364
1.3003-1.3065
10.379-10.435
10.678-10.747
145.53-146.38
1.2395-1.2526
Close
8.3419-8.3432
1.1219-1.1218
1.6315-1.6319
1.3049-1.3050
10.389-10.391
10.741-10.743
146.33-146.35
1.2502-1.2505
1 month
58ds
5pr
10pr
14pr
39pr
74ds
5ds
12ds
Premium = pr
3 month
182ds
17pr
32pr
41pr
129pr
231ds
19ds
37ds
Discount = ds
Johnnie Walker, was 23p higher at
�.73.
Sage slipped 8絧 to 692p after
Credit Suisse downgraded the
accountancy software maker to
?neutral? from ?outperform?.
Glaxosmithkline was among the
biggest fallers after the pharma giant
said that it would offload non-core
brands as it extends a cost-cutting
programme. It slipped 40絧 to �.45.
In the FTSE 250 International
Personal Finance was in demand
despite its rival Provident Financial
being sold heavily on Tuesday after
its first-half results. IFP, a sub-prime
lender, was up 8 per cent at 189紁
after it reported sharply rising profits,
with its European personal loans
performing well.
It was another bleak day for Acacia
Mining, the goldminer that was
recently presented with a $190 billion
(yes, billion) tax bill by Tanzania?s
government. Its shares were down
11紁, or another 6.6 per cent, leaving
them down 57 per cent this year.
Exchange rates
1.2623-1.2624
1.2503-1.2505
6.3930-6.3933
0.8597-0.8598
7.8114-7.8128
112.14-112.14
4.2820-4.2870
7.9610-7.9624
1.3614-1.3615
8.2311-8.2326
0.9581-0.9582
Other Sterling
Argentina peso
Australia dollar
Bahrain dinar
Brazil real
Euro
Hong Kong dollar
India rupee
Indonesia rupiah
Kuwait dinar KD
Malaysia ringgit
New Zealand dollar
Singapore dollar
S Africa rand
U A E dirham
Lonrho, leaving after
a furious spat with Sir
Richard Needham,
the former Tory
minister and Lonrho
director. Sir Richard
accused Mr Lenigas of
risking a reprise of
Lonrho?s unwanted
moniker as the
?unacceptable face of
capitalism?.
Mr Lenigas was
executive chairman of
Rare Earth Minerals,
which has invested in
a lithium project in
Mexico, until he
resigned from five
Aim companies
towards the end of
2015, saying that he
did not ?intend to
ever go back on
another one?.
22.832-22.846
1.6473-1.6474
0.4889-0.4956
4.1230-4.1269
1.1215-1.1221
10.194-10.195
83.925-83.951
17159-17675
0.3935-0.3958
5.5864-5.5930
1.7545-1.7548
1.7763-1.7769
17.017-17.027
4.7925-4.7938
Australia $
Canada $
Denmark Kr
Egypt
Euro �
Hong Kong $
Hungary
Indonesia
Israel Shk
Japan Yen
New Zealand $
Norway Kr
Poland
Russia
S Africa Rd
Sweden Kr
Switzerland Fr
Turkey Lira
USA $
Bank buys Bank sells
1.790
1.560
1.780
1.550
8.920
7.820
n/a
n/a
1.220
1.070
10.960
9.640
374.740
308.310
20037.300
15982.900
5.100
4.350
157.430
136.340
1.960
1.660
11.280
9.750
5.240
4.290
84.450
70.330
18.840
15.950
11.390
10.130
1.360
1.170
5.160
4.410
1.420
1.250
Rates for banknotes and traveller's cheques as
traded by Royal Bank of Scotland plc yesterday
Data as shown is
for information
purposes only. No offer is made by
Morningstar or this publication
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348K
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2
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14K
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1245 Arbuthnot Bkgv
44
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17
375K
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171K
407K Schrod UKMid?
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717K
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110 Premier Veterinary
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417K 190 Swallowfieldv
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240
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261K 122 Tristelv
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49K Cloudcall Groupv
26K Coats Grp
3072 Croda
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812K Cropper (James)v?
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55 Inspiration Healthv
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1468 Mondi
29N Plant Impactv
105K Plastics Capitalv
115 Robinsonv
236N Scapav?
380 Smith (DS)
715O Swire Pacific
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ambition: to become a partner at the
leading insolvency practice Fiennes &
Plunkett. His holy grail is within sight
thanks to years of relentless work, but
Haines takes himself to Cuba to await
the result of his efforts and things
unravel. If you like your lawyers
sensitive ? indeed, if you want a
book that intelligently probes the key
issues preoccupying millennials in
any profession, not just the law ?
this is it.
Felicity Gerry, QC
If you go down to the
UK Supreme Court
today, you?re sure of a
big surprise. Isobel
Williams?s book The
Supreme Court: A
Guide for Bears,
based on the teddies sold at the
court?s gift shop, is adorable and
perfect for helping the children of
lawyers and tourists to understand
the work of our highest court.
If there is a common thread in my
book choices this summer, it is that
they allow you to reflect on lawyers
and the judiciary who try and engage
the public. Still, a children?s book is a
long way from the closed ranks of the
British establishment in Jeremy
Hutchinson?s Case Histories by
Thomas Grant. Jeremy is a beacon
of the Bar whose spy and sex trials
gripped the nation. This is a real
reminder of the privilege and
confounded difficulty of trying to
present a defence when for everyone
else the thought of an acquittal is
unbearable. If you think judges are
the enemies of the people, then
Jeremy?s cases remind us how much
worse it can be when judges are
determined to be popular.
And what of the rule of law in
America? The rhetoric of righteous
Americanism from Donald Trump is
not new; more than 200 years ago
Andrew Jackson?s arguments thrilled
many Americans and disgusted
others. His enemies described him as
?a most ferocious animal, insensible to
moral duty and regardless of the laws
of both God and man?. His patriotism
fuelled his leadership of horrific
ethnic cleansing of Native American
peoples. He believed in inflexible
rules and revenge.
Avenging the People by JM Opal
explores the destructive and
homicidal background to Jackson?s
belief that the rule of law was
founded in the righteousness of the
American nation, which had to be
inflicted rather than obeyed. A
lawyer, slave owner, brutal soldier,
loyal husband and attention seeker,
he was swept to presidency on a wave
of popularity drawn from his blood
and faith rhetoric, sacred principles
and anger. A technical but compelling
read, this book goes a long way to
understanding the glorification of
national vengeance that is the
structural basis of the US nation. It
somewhat explains the Trump
presidency and how natural its
contradictions can feel to Americans.
Finally, pop back in time to early
20th-century Calcutta with Captain
Wyndum and his opium kit as he tries
to solve an assassination. Reading
A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee,
you?ll barely notice the time.
Felicity Gerry, QC, is a barrister at
Carmelite Chambers; @felicitygerry
Richard Susskind
Mississippi Blood by
Greg Iles is the final
volume of the
exceptional Natchez
Burning trilogy. This
is literary crime
fiction at its finest ?
fluent, intelligent, high-octane and
yet with deep moral purpose. Set in
America?s Deep South, moving
between the 1960s and present day,
this is an epic narrative about family,
betrayal, prejudice and violence. The
trilogy is north of 2,000 pages and yet
Iles deftly holds together the neural
network of plots. Much of the third
Alex Wade is the author of Flack?s Last
Shift (Blue Mark Books, �99)
Kirsty
Brimelow, QC
From the filthy rich
to bear necessities
Legal thrillers, a biography of a populist US president, and a teddy?s guide to
the Supreme Court ? our reviewers choose the best reads for the summer
instalment is tense courtroom drama.
Unputdownable.
Partners fretting over their 2 per
cent dip in PEP should contemplate
the lot of Edgar Hill, a man suddenly
in a state of nature. He is a
thoroughbred slob, a negligent father
and husband, a directionless
endomorph who has not exercised in
yonks. In The End of the World
Running Club by Adrian J Walker, a
shower of asteroids has devastated the
northern hemisphere and to reach his
family Edgar must run from Scotland
to Cornwall, 500 miles through
lawlessness and carnage, with neither
trainers nor protein shakes. Suspend
your incredulity. This is an uplifting,
exciting and often humorous yarn
about camaraderie, endurance and
redemption. Throughout, Walker
nicely evokes the agony and
exhilaration of distance running.
In The Switch by Joseph Finder, an
affable coffee trader picks up the
wrong laptop at airport security and
finds it belongs to a US senator tipped
for the White House. The Mac Air in
question contains ultra-sensitive
documents that should not have been
downloaded. If discovered, this would
be a career-shattering breach of
security, so the senator and her
disagreeable chief of staff elect for the
extreme option of cover-up and then,
effectively, percolating the coffee guy.
This is an enjoyable cat-and-mouse
chase, with dark shadows of Snowden
and WikiLeaks.
Not, perhaps, as exciting, but
important nonetheless is Building an
Outstanding Legal Team by Bjarne P
Tellman. The author is general
counsel at Pearson. It is unusual for a
GC to write a book while still in
harness (contrast Legal and
Compliance Risk by Peter Kurer and
The Inside Counsel Revolution by Ben
Heineman, both impressive, but
written after the authors left UBS and
GE respectively). Tellman?s book
astutely captures the mood of today?s
legal market. It is a combination of
vision and pragmatism that leaves the
impression that the most formidable
competitors to law firms may soon be
in-house legal departments.
Richard Susskind is the author of
Tomorrow?s Lawyers (OUP)
Alex Wade
How do you like your
lawyers? If you like
them louche, look no
farther than Low Life
Lawyer by the retired
City lawyer Michael
Simmons. The
backdrop is London in the 1950s and
1960s, and Richard Gregory, the
novel?s anti-hero, is down on his luck.
His career has imploded and he is
reduced to scraping a living by
picking up petty criminals as clients,
keeping them out of jail for the price
of a few drinks. Yet Gregory is also a
fine jazz clarinettist, and Simmons,
using an array of characters, charts
what may be his redemption through
jazz. Along the way there are twilight
liaisons and alcohol aplenty; very few
books capture a certain side of
London, and those lawyers ?whose
ethics were, shall we say, a little
elastic? so well.
Evoking an altogether different
world ? one dominated by artificial
intelligence ? is Abi Silver?s The
Pinocchio Brief. Raymond Maynard,
a precocious 15-year-old schoolboy, is
accused of the brutal murder of one
of his teachers. Silver, a former
solicitor, conjures up a shock for his
defence team: the boy?s testimony will
be judged by a machine. If this sounds
far-fetched, it?s not. Swingeing cuts to
legal aid budgets around the world
are resulting in ever-increased
digitalisation; machines are doing the
work of humans from Dubai, where
the police force includes a life-sized
robot, to the West Midlands, where a
computer system scans police records
to generate theories and leads about
crimes. Silver?s taut thriller provides
ample food for thought as the defence
team confront the implications of
machines dispensing justice.
Being Simon Haines by Tom
Vaughan MacAulay eschews lowlife
and evades the machines too
(although one or two of the lawyers
in his novel resemble robots more
than human beings). The eponymous
hero is a solicitor in his early thirties
who for years has cherished a single
Summer is perfect for
reflection and The
Ten Types of Human
by Dexter Dias an
ideal companion. It
might bulge in your
b
beach bag, but the book packs in a
ttreasure trove of stories, cases,
history, neuroscience and social
psychology peppered with the word
?why?. Dias joins together the horrors
and triumphs of life while
illuminating the decision-making
processes pulsing underneath. The
spotlight ranges from a pit pond in
Wigan to a treacherous lake in Ghana
and from a goby fish in Australia to a
contestant on Big Brother. Haunting
these pages, lovingly traced out of the
shadows, is the ghost of Gareth
Myatt, a child who died in custody in
England. Submerge yourself and you
will emerge wide-eyed and blinking,
clenching ?why? in your fist.
Snap up Summary Justice by John
Fairfax. This fast-paced legal thriller
opens in an Old Bailey courtroom
with a 21-year-old philosophy student,
William Benson, in the dock for
murder. Benson?s sidekick, Tess de
Vere, initially appears as a work
experience law student and returns as
a gifted solicitor in a swanky law firm.
While Tess does occasionally tiptoe
on to the tightrope slung over the
stereotypical cavern, she manages not
to fall in. Irritation is always close at
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hand during law scenes, so it is a joy
that they are reasonably accurate.
This barrister-turned-author knows
that the truth of the criminal justice
system can only enhance the fiction.
I might not be able to better an
endorsement of ?terrific? by Barack
Obama for Underground Railroad by
Colson Whitehead, but I will nudge
?gripping? into the superlatives. It is
the story of Cora, a slave girl in a
cotton plantation in 1820s Georgia.
Although fiction, the author?s respect
for historical detail turns this book
into a powerful contemplation on the
past and the present. Ultimately, it is a
hopeful narrative with the throbbing
unspoken question: what have we
really learnt?
Finally, if your holiday is forcing
you to confront why your hard work
never seems to translate into the high
echelons of material wealth, read the
unvarnished story of how to become
filthy rich and stay there. Panama
Papers by Bastian Obermayer and
Frederik Obermaier is investigative
journalism at its best. Here is a
real-life thriller about those with a
smashed moral compass.
Kirsty Brimelow, QC, is a barrister at
Doughty Street Chambers
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Help when your holiday collapses
Law Diary
Edward
Fennell
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What legal redress can
you expect if your trip
is ruined by hacking,
an injury or terrorism,
asks Edward Fennell
News this week of the ?out of the blue?
closure of the Sandals Grande Antigua
resort for three months sent shock
waves through the holiday business,
but it also highlighted that, when it
comes to travel, you can take nothing
for granted. So while I hope that by the
time you read this I?ll be by a pool somewhere in central Italy, I?m not banking
on it. The holiday season is rife with
threats, dangers and delays. Ideally,
then, we should all go on vacation
accompanied by a lawyer savvy enough
to steer us through the vicissitudes of
contemporary tourism.
What redress, for example, is available if my flight is cancelled because of
a hacking or security alert? ?As with
most legal matters, it is all in the small
print,? says Sara-Jane Eaton, the head
of travel and a partner at DWF. ?Consumers should look at the terms and
conditions of carriage and whether
their claim is covered by the Montreal
Convention and/or the Flight Compensation Regulation 261/2004.?
After flights are cancelled, refunds
and rerouting are often offered, but you
cannot be sure of it. Eaton adds: ?The
airline may not need to pay compensation if the circumstances of cancellation are situations beyond [their] control, to the extent that they are caused
by an extraordinary circumstance that
could not be avoided by any reasonable
measure, which is quite likely when it
concerns a cancellation due to hacking
or a terrorist event.?
Rubble in Kos, Greece, where an earthquake last week killed two tourists in a bar
Taking out travel insurance goes
some way towards affording protection, but as Clive O?Connell, a partner
at McCarthy Denning, says, terrorism
claims, including for cyberterrorism,
are usually excluded. ?Most policies will
also exclude cyber-liability, but if the
airline is hacked you may still have a
claim against the airline itself. Remember that in the event of any delay over
three hours, in most cases you will be
able to claim against the airline under
EU rules.?
Once at your idyllic destination,
accidents can happen ? maybe all too
easily. According to the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office (FCO), more
than 3,500 Britons end up in hospital
each year after mishaps that are often
avoidable. That said, the recent deaths
of two tourists in a bar on the Greek
island of Kos in an earthquake highlights how easy it is to fall victim to local
conditions. ?One [important] thing to
bear in mind abroad is that each
country has its own standard of health
and safety, which might not match that
in the UK,? says Mark Jackson, a lawyer
at Lime Personal Injury. ?For example,
regulations in the UK require steps on
a staircase to be of uniform height, but
that isn?t the case everywhere. It?s quite
common for holidaymakers to get
caught out climbing their hotel?s stairs,
only to trip on a step that?s inexplicably
an inch or two higher.?
A common misconception is that a
package holiday will smooth out crossborder differences. ?Booking a package
holiday through a UK travel agent
doesn?t give any guarantee that the
hotel or prearranged activities will be
any safer,? says Jackson. ?They still only
have to meet the local safety standards.
No one goes on holiday to fret about
their safety ? it?s supposed to be a
relaxing time, after all ? but holidaymakers should give their environment,
and activities in particular, a careful
second look.?
Mind you, according to Sue Barham
and Christopher Smith at the law firm
Queen?s
Counsel
Alex
Steuart
HFW, the travel industry is becoming
increasingly concerned by the growing
number of sickness claims being
received, especially after the holiday
has ended. It appears that, as happened
with motor insurance, a claims culture
has started to develop. ?The concern is
not to avoid legitimate claims, but
relates to the growing level of apparently bogus claims,? they say.
More seriously, given the rise in
terrorist incidents in tourist destinations, a key consideration should be
how the FCO views your destination.
For example, travel to Tunisia is not
advisable, it says, unless the journey is
essential. Yet a BBC Radio 4 programme recently featured British holidaymakers enjoying themselves there,
in defiance of the government?s advice.
So what risks do these tourists run?
?There may be limited local British
consular assistance available, so,
depending on the location, obtaining
FCO help could be more difficult if
something goes wrong,? say Barham
and Smith. ?Certain FCO assistance,
such as exceptional assistance measures for British nationals affected by
terrorist incidents abroad, may not be
provided at all where the FCO has
advised against travel to the country in
question. Travel insurance policies
may well exclude claims relating to
countries on the ?not advisable? list. So
overall, you are more exposed and run
more of a risk of being on your own if
something goes wrong.?
Enjoy your holidays ? if you dare.
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What were the
main challenges
in this case? We
had the benefit
of a great team, including the deep
technical knowledge of Peter Walker,
a personal tax technical specialist at
HMRC, and counsel Julian Ghosh,
QC, and Barbara Belgrano, who
expertly guided the court through the
complex legislation and case law to
clearly demonstrate the sound
legal analysis on which
HMRC?s arguments were
based. The advocate general
for Scotland?s legal team
also played a crucial role
throughout the litigation.
The implications of this
judgment are huge because
billions of pounds of
earned income has
been paid into
employee benefit
trusts in the hope of
Initial introduction
Earlier this week Sean Twomey
hosted his leaving drinks at The
Woolpack in Bermondsey. After 13
years at Norton Rose Fulbright he
is becoming the director of
business development and
marketing at HFW. So what?s that,
then? Sadly, Holman Fenwick
Willan has been seduced by the
idea that three letters can
substitute for a distinguished
history and distinctive identity.
What worked for the BBC and
IBM won?t necessarily work for
firms who junk their past and go
for anonymous acronyms. Names,
not initials, carry character.
Eggheads in the cloud
There?s more to legal education
than mere theory. Graduates also
need to know how to run a legal
practice. That?s why Clio, the
specialist in ?cloud-based legal
practice management software?, is
supporting almost 30 universities
and pro bono clinics so that
students can learn about document
management, legal accounting and
other practical applications. ?We?re
pleased to extend a helping hand
to the next generation of British
lawyers by supporting theory with
practice,? said Derek Fitzpatrick,
Clio?s EMEA general manager.
Scots missed?
Lawyer of the week Michaela Snelders
Michaela Snelders, a senior lawyer
in personal tax avoidance and
offshore evasion at HM Revenue
& Customs, led the team in a
landmark tax avoidance scheme
case in the Supreme Court. The five
justices ruled unanimously that
the use, from 2001, of
?contrived? employee
benefit trusts by the
former incarnation of
Rangers Football Club to
funnel � million of
payments to employees,
including players, were
taxable income, not loans.
As you depart for your hols, here?s
a cautionary tale. A couple of
years ago a well-known criminal
barrister booked return flights
through BA for Corfu. She made a
reservation at a private parking
site allegedly 20 minutes by
shuttle bus from Heathrow.
However, the bus was inordinately
slow and she missed her flight.
Bizarrely, this also meant that her
return flight became invalid.
Having booked another flight via
Easyjet, her return was delayed by
three days because of Greek
industrial action. She thus missed
a trial in London. All attempts to
gain compensation failed. Moral:
Don?t miss the plane.
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avoiding income tax and national
insurance contributions. This
comprehensive judgment makes it
clear that these schemes do not work
and the payments remain subject to
tax and NICs.
What?s the best decision you?ve
taken as a lawyer? Applying to work
at the Government Legal Service and
then not letting myself be put off
from accepting a position at the
[former] Inland Revenue by my
misconception that tax was boring ?
it really isn?t.
Who has inspired you in your
career? Margaret Shearer and Claire
Francis. Both are great lawyers and
extremely intelligent women who
have nurtured countless lawyers and
paved the way for female lawyers in
the senior civil service at HMRC.
What?s the oddest thing that has
happened to you as a lawyer? I spent
my entire two-year training contract
working in a shed at the bottom of
my principal?s garden.
Which three qualities should a
lawyer have? Integrity, good
judgment and the ability to stay calm
in a crisis.
How would you like to be
remembered? As a good lawyer that
people enjoyed working with, and a
good mum who got the balance right.
Linda Tsang
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Does the absorption of historic
firm Maclay Murray & Spens into
Dentons indicate a guttering of
the distinctive Scottish legal
tradition? It could be argued that,
with the disappearance of almost
all the large historic Scottish firms
into foreign entities, this once
proud jurisdiction is being reduced
to a remote province of worldwide
networks. Or is it, by contrast, a
recognition of Scotland?s position
on the world stage? With firms
like Pinsent Masons, Eversheds
Sutherland, Addleshaw Goddard
and Dentons bestriding Edinburgh
you could argue it either way. But
it would be sad to see the decline
of the honourable heritage of the
Scottish solicitor as the ?man (or
woman) of business?.
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Lead navigator on secret RAF
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Barbara Sinatra
Former model who escaped a loveless marriage to become the fourth and final wife of Frank Sinatra and a leading philanthropist
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Barbara Blakeley was a skinny, 15-yearold butcher?s daughter dreaming of an
escape from a life of dull, Midwestern
conformity when she first became
?hooked? on Frank Sinatra.
America had just entered the Second
World War and she was at a drive-in in
Wichita, Kansas, listening on a jukebox
to the 26-year-old singer, who was on
the verge of becoming the biggest star
in America. ?The tenderness in his
voice melted my tomboy heart,? she
recalled.
About 30 years later they became
friends and then lovers. By then Sinatra
was ?a 55-year-old living legend who?d
grown accustomed to getting his own
way?, recently divorced from his third
wife, Mia Farrow, and dating some of
the world?s most beautiful women. She
was trapped in a loveless marriage to
her second husband, Zeppo Marx, and
living in Palm Springs, where Sinatra
was a next-door neighbour.
After five years of ?flirting and courting? they married in 1976. On the
morning of their wedding, the fourth
Mrs Sinatra was presented with a prenuptial agreement, which she signed
without protest. She converted to
Catholicism to please her new husband
and, in return, used his fundraising
clout to found the Barbara Sinatra
Children?s Centre in 1986, a nonprofit
charity that has directly helped more
than 20,000 abused children.
They remained married for 22 years,
until the singer?s death in 1998
(obituary, May 16, 1998), when he died
in her arms at the age of 82. It was by far
the longest of Sinatra?s marriages and
his fourth wife earned a formidable
reputation as the only woman who
could tame what she called his ?Jekyll
and Hyde personality?, regularly
rescuing him from drunken scrapes
with his Rat Pack buddies.
Typical was the night at the bar of the
Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York
when Sinatra had got into a drunken
rage and was threatening to ?tear up?
the place. Even his toughest drinking
partners, such as the mob-linked
Ermenigildo ?Jilly? Rizzo, could not
deal with him. At 4am they rang the one
person who they knew could. Barbara
arrived to take her inebriated spouse
home and he meekly followed her out
of the bar ?like a puppy?.
She described herself as his ?companion, consultant, nurse, psychiatrist
and lover?, yet added: ?I don?t know that
I handled his moods. I lived with them.?
A bubbly and vivacious blonde, it
helped that she had a strong constitution and when called upon could match
him drink for drink, although when the
gin started flowing she made herself
scarce. It was the one tipple that ?made
him mean?, she said. ?A gin bottle on the
bar. I?d turn right around and go to the
bedroom and lock the door because I
didn?t want to deal with that.?
One night when he was performing
in Las Vegas she returned to their suite
at Caesars Palace to find Dean Martin
comatose, Sinatra lying on the floor
and ?others slumped all around?. She
took one look and walked out and
booked another room. The next day
Sinatra asked why she?d abandoned
him. ?I didn?t want to watch my drunken man rolling around on the floor with
his drunken bum friends,? she told him.
Vegas she became a showgirl at the
Riviera, wearing elaborate headdresses
depicting the Statue of Liberty and the
Eiffel Tower, which caught the eye of
Zeppo Marx (obituary, December 1,
1979). About 26 years her senior, he had
retired from showbusiness to spend his
time playing golf, gambling and philandering and came to woo her every night.
One night in 1957 after a show she
had her first encounter with Sinatra,
although she failed to recognise him
and was unimpressed by his boorish
behaviour as he propped up the bar
with Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
?They all seemed to be loaded,? she
recalled. ?We walked by and I heard
?Once he turned on the
charm, my defences rolled
away like tumbleweed?
Barbara Sinatra with Frank Sinatra in 1990 and, right, with Zeppo Marx in 1959
In a candid memoir published in 2011
she admitted that the couple engaged
in some ferocious battles of will, but
insisted that Sinatra never hit her. ?He
once raised his hands during a fight and
said: ?God, I want to punch you!? ? she
recalled. When she told him to go
ahead and give it his ?best shot?, his
hands dropped to his side. ?Frank liked
strong women,? she said. ?He rarely
?I don?t know that
I handled his moods.
I lived with them?
yelled at me because I was one of the
few who?d yell back.?
On another occasion he smashed a
brass clock that she was holding as the
timekeeper during a game of charades.
?I thought he might hit me with it,? she
said. ?Refusing to be intimidated, I
stared him out until he turned and
hurled the clock against the door,
shattering it into a hundred pieces.?
He was possessive and ?never, ever
apologised?, but she learnt to ?look the
other way? over his dalliances with
other women.
She was born Barbara Ann Blakeley
in 1927 in Bosworth, Missouri, a tiny
whistle-stop town surrounded by farming country and where her father,
Willis, ran the general store. Her
mother, Irene, was a born-again Christian who became a follower of the
evangelist Billy Graham. After the
family had moved to Kansas when Barbara was ten, mother and daughter
clashed as make-up, jewellery, dancing,
movies and boys were banned throughout her adolescence. Visits to the drivein with her schoolfriends involved a
web of deception and fake alibis.
By the time she was 20 she had
moved to Long Beach, California,
where she enrolled in modelling school
and met her first husband, Bob Oliver, a
would-be singer whose repertoire
consisted mostly of Sinatra songs.
One of her first modelling assignments took her to the Bahamas on a
cruise ship on which a fellow passenger
was a rising young politician named
John F Kennedy. She resisted his
advances and told him she was married.
?He was a devout Catholic and went to
church to pray for his family almost
every day in between hitting on all the
girls,? she noted.
She gave birth to her only son, Bobby,
in 1950, which restricted her modelling
opportunities, so she set up her own
successful modelling and charm
school. When her husband gambled
away the proceeds she left him and
began a relationship with the entertainer Joe Graydon. A pattern was emerging in her taste in men, she admitted.
Graydon also sang Sinatra standards.
When she moved with him to Las
someone say, ?Hey, Blondie! Come over
here. Join us!? But I just kept walking.
One of the girls with me said, ?Do you
know who that was? That was Frank
Sinatra.? And I said, ?I don?t care, I don?t
want to deal with drunks.? So we left.?
It was only after marrying Marx in
1959 to escape ?the monthly scramble
to pay the bills? that she met Sinatra
again in Palm Springs ?when our carts
crossed on the golf course?. She
changed her mind about him when he
stepped in to rescue a charity function
she was organising by arranging for her
to screen his latest film.
In the celebrity enclave of the Californian desert city she became friends
with Clark Gable, Janet Leigh and Tony
Curtis, played tennis with Bobby
Kennedy and met Marilyn Monroe,
who visited Sinatra and reportedly
walked around his house naked.
As her marriage to Marx fell apart
she was unable to resist ?the extraordinary force of nature? that was
Sinatra?s seduction technique, even
though she suspected getting
involved with him was a bad idea.
?Such was the power of the Sinatra
magnetism that I didn?t really have a
choice. Once he turned on the
charm, my defences rolled away like
tumbleweed,? she said. ?He had a
sexual energy all his own. Even Elvis
Presley, whom I?d met in Vegas,
never had it quite like that.?
He signed his love letters to her as
?Charlie Neat?, a reference to his
tendency to take several showers a
day and to smell of lavender water.
Before she and Marx had
divorced, Sinatra bought her a
house in Palm Springs and put it in her
name. When he proposed ? by placing
an astronomically expensive ring in her
champagne glass ? Sinatra?s mother,
Dolly, was furious and asked her son:
?Aren?t there enough whores around??
Barbara ignored the maternal hostility and wisely chose ?not to interfere
with his family or his business?, ensuring that their union thrived. ?A big part
of Frank?s attraction was the sense
of danger,? she said. ?But when he
was on your side, it was like having a
whole army.?
Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist, was
born on March 10, 1927. She died on
July 25, aged 90
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Wing Commander Rex Sanders
Steely navigator on secret RAF missions over the Soviet Union in the 1950s who could be found swimming far out to sea in his 90s
Operation Ju-Jitsu was so secret that
Rex Sanders?s fellow officers in the RAF
had no idea what he and his crews were
up to, nor did some of the US Air Force
officers who trained them. Even
Sanders?s first wife had no idea where
her husband had been on the night of
April 17, 1952.
When he was summoned to Buckingham Palace to be decorated, Sanders
told her that he was being recognised
for his work on in-flight refuelling
trials. ?I didn?t tell her and I think she
never knew, but she was a very sensible,
wise woman so perhaps she did know,
but never told me,? recalled Sanders
years later. What Mrs Sanders probably
did not know was that her husband ?
a classic, moustached RAF officer with
a clipped delivery and no-nonsense
demeanour ? was the lead navigator on
one of the most daring Cold War flying
exploits of the 1950s when three RAF
aircrews flew American jet reconnaissance aircraft deep into Soviet airspace.
Winston Churchill, the prime minister, approved the missions, which were
conducted on behalf of the US Air
Force because it was barred at the time
from carrying out the flights. The aim
was to collect radar and photographic
information on Soviet targets ?
airfields, factories and other strategic
centres ? that might be attacked if the
Cold War turned hot.
The flights in RB-45C jet bombers
were conducted amid intense secrecy
because they relied on the element of
surprise to minimise the risk of the
crews being shot down, and involved up
to ten hours? flying time over enemy
territory. After training in America and
an uneventful test run along the Berlin
Air Corridor, the three aircraft from the
RAF Special Duties Flight took off from
Sculthorpe in Norfolk under the
command of Squadron Leader John
Crampton. The RB-45Cs had had their
US markings painted out and carried
RAF roundels. In the cockpits the twoman crews carried personal effects and
a set of maps that were supposed to help
them if they were caught. Their cover
story was that they had been flying
close to the Iron Curtain, but had got
lost. The aircraft headed to Denmark,
where they refuelled in mid-air before
turning southeast.
Flying with Crampton, Sanders was
given the most risky task. While two
Soviet commander on the ground,
General Vladimir Abramov, had
ordered his MiG fighters into the air
with instructions to ram the RB-45C,
but the Soviet pilots could not reach
the required altitude. Sanders and
Crampton got home safely.
In America the British crews from
Operation Ju-Jitsu were treated as
heroes by General Curtis LeMay, the
The flight plan zigzagged
between 30 or so targets as
they gathered information
Wing Commander Rex Sanders, who was lead navigator in an RB-45C, right
aircraft penetrated Soviet airspace to
the north and south of Moscow,
Sanders and Crampton flew deeper into
enemy territory ? up to 1,000 miles
from the border.
The mission was conducted at night
at an altitude of about 35,000ft and
made extreme demands on Sanders,
who was responsible for radar reconnaissance, photography and navigation.
The flight plan zigzagged between 20 to
30 targets as they gathered information.
Far beneath them the operation was
monitored by US and British intelligence. On that occasion in April 1952
the crew got home without incident.When the operation was re-run in
April 1954, Crampton and Sanders were
detected as they flew over Kiev and
Soviet gunners opened up. A meticulous operator who was regarded as
super-cool under pressure, Sanders had
seen plenty of flak during bombing missions in the Second World War and realised they were flying too high to be hit.
What he did not know was that the
head of US Strategic Air Command.
LeMay ordered that a Dakota aircraft
be placed at the British airmen?s disposal and told them they could take a
holiday wherever they liked. The
Americans wanted to decorate the RAF
officers, but the British made it clear
that that was their prerogative. Sanders
was awarded the AFC after the first
flight, adding a Bar after the second.
When details of the secret flights
were released in the 1990s, Sanders was
asked what his feelings were about
having taken part in such a risky Cold
War mission. ?I had no feelings at all,?
he said. ?I couldn?t talk to anybody
about it. I sported an AFC and Bar, but
the RAF are good at this ? they never
ask you why you got it.?
Rex Southern Sanders was born in
Bridlington, Yorkshire, in 1922. He was
the eldest of the five children of Ralph
Sanders and his wife, Loveday (n閑
Southern). His father was a civil
engineer and the family lived in south
London. Rex attended the Central
School, where he excelled at sport and
was captain of swimming.
Having left at the age of 15, he was
working at an ordnance factory in
Wrexham, north Wales, when war
broke out. He dreamt of being a Spitfire
pilot, but after enlisting in the RAF Volunteer Reserve he was told that damage to an eye, sustained in a swimming
accident, ruled him out. Instead, he
trained as a navigator in Canada. After
returning to Britain in 1943, he joined
No 78 Squadron at RAF Breighton in
Yorkshire, flying Halifax bombers.
It was on the eve of his first sortie over
Berlin that Sanders experienced a
sudden fracture in his previously strong
Christian faith. An RAF padre, who was
waiting as the airmen filed out of the
preflight briefing, mentioned that he
was holding a service. The normally
taciturn navigator felt that the priest
was suggesting ? albeit unwittingly ?
that they would not survive and took
issue with him there and then. Sanders
never went back to church.
He took part in the Battle of Berlin,
flew raids in the build-up to the D-Day
landings and was eventually rested
after 33 operations, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross. In April 1945 he
was posted to India and was scheduled
to attack Japanese forces on the day
that the atomic bomb was dropped on
Hiroshima. Ever after he would remark
that that bomb had saved his life.
On retirement in 1977, at the age of 55,
Sanders lived first in Norfolk and then
spent his final years at Aberporth on
the Welsh coast. An introvert, he
married two outgoing women. His first
wife, Gloria, whom he married in 1948,
died in 1986. His second wife, Rhiannon, whom he married in 1989, survives
him, along with a stepson, Mike Lewis,
who is a journalist.
In retirement Sanders became an
accomplished DIY enthusiast and
enjoyed painting with watercolours. He
revelled in his five step-grandchildren,
forming a particularly strong bond with
his autistic step-grandson, Tommy.
Always fit, Sanders loved to swim off
Aberporth and was still amazing the
watching lifeguards at his local beach
by venturing far out to sea even into his
nineties. It was typical of a quiet man
who had made his mark flying longrange missions into enemy territory.
Wing Commander Rex Sanders OBE,
DFC, AFC and Bar, RAF navigator, was
born on December 14, 1922. He died of
cancer on May 10, 2017, aged 94
Pierre Henry
Composer of musique concr鑤e whose Mass for the Catholic cathedral in Liverpool was finally presented by Jarvis Cocker in May
Pierre Henry was not the first composer to miss a deadline, and he will not be
the last. After failing to deliver his
Messe de Liverpool for the inaugural
Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral of
Christ the King in Liverpool in 1967, it
would be another 50 years until the
work was heard there in full when it was
introduced in May by Jarvis Cocker,
the Pulp frontman, as part of the
cathedral?s golden jubilee celebrations.
Henry, best known for creating
electronic sounds through musique concr鑤e, used the traditional structure of
the Latin Mass to create a work that
resonated around the circular cathedral
thanks to the arrangement of about 40
loudspeakers. One critic described the
?deep sonorous voices chanting the
Mass in a style more akin to a dark
incantation; high stuttering voices like a
delirious devotee speaking in tongues?.
For Henry, a devout Catholic, the
performance was the culmination of a
lifetime?s exploration of sound that
involved working with musicians from
all disciplines, whether pop, rock or
classical. Among the music he inspired
was the theme for Matt Groening?s TV
series Futurama, based on his work
Psych� Rock, which had been a pop hit
in 1964 and later remixed by Fatboy Slim.
In Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul
(1949-50), written with Pierre Schaeffer, Henry recorded the instrumental
parts, including piano and percussion,
before merging them into a single
sound. In Well-Tempered Microphone
(1952) he placed objects on the piano?s
strings and situated his microphones to
generate a discordant effect.
Not everyone was convinced. In 1970
Stanley Sadie, the Times critic, wrote
?Objects were pressed into
musical service, including
the kitchen sink?
after hearing Henry?s Fragments pour
Artaud at a music festival in France
that it involved ?retching, screaming,
shattering of glass set among pop
music, electronic chirrups, sitar thrumming, fierce high whistles, percussion
thwacks?. He added: ?One admired
the technique, questioned the value,
abhorred the result.?
Pierre
Georges
Henry was born in
Paris in 1927, the son
of Georges, a homeopath. Illness meant
that he was educated
at home; it also
meant that he had to
do regular exercise,
which he credited
with helping to
develop his sense of
rhythm. He started at the
Paris Conservatoire at the age of 10
and by 15 he was experimenting with
sounds made with everyday objects.
By 1949 he was working with Schaeffer, who is widely regarded as the originator of musique concr鑤e. They would
go out together to record sounds and,
once back in their studio, Club d?Essai
(Experimental Club), would use their
primitive equipment to isolate individual noises, manipulate them and
re-record them. For many years Henry
Pierre Henry was a music innovator
financed his musical activities by writing music for films, plays and adverts.
He went his own way in 1958, creating a studio called Applications de
Proc閐閟 Sonores en Musique 蒷ectro-
acoustique, living there with Isabelle
Warnier, his partner since 1967, who
survives him. Domestic objects were
often pressed into musical service,
including bin lids and the kitchen sink.
At that inaugural event in Liverpool
cathedral an extract from Henry?s partially completed Mass was played with a
choreographed extract from an earlier
piece, Musique pour les 蓈angiles (1965).
Although the Messe de Liverpool was
recorded in 1970, for fans of electronic
music this year?s concert marked the
first performance of the complete work
as Henry intended it to be heard.
Back at his studio in Paris, Henry
would present intimate concerts for
groups of about 35 people. Le Monde
reported in 2010: ?You . . . land in one of
six rooms ? kitchen, two offices,
library, recording studio, bedroom. One
or two people can lie down on the
master bed. The music springs from 36
speakers and invades the house.?
Pierre Henry, composer, was born on
December 9, 1927. He died of undisclosed
causes on July 5, 2017, aged 89
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Law Report
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Rules on admission of adult
dependent relatives lawful
Court of Appeal
Published: July 27, 2017
Regina (Britcits) v Secretary of
State for the Home Department
Before Sir Terence Etherton,
Master of the Rolls, Lord Justice
Davis and Lord Justice Sales;
[2017] EWCA Civ 368
Judgment: May 24, 2017
New immigration rules introduced in 2012 on the admission of
adult dependent relatives of
British citizens and those lawfully
in the UK were rational, lawful
and did not infringe the right to
family life under article 8 of the
European Convention on Human
Rights.
The Court of Appeal so held in
dismissing the appeal of the
claimant, Britcits, a charity,
against the dismissal, by Mr
Justice Mitting on April 20, 2016,
of its application for judicial
review of the legality of the
immigration rules introduced by
the defendant, the home secretary, in July 2012 in Appendix FM,
paragraphs E-ECDR 2.1-2.5 of the
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 395) (as
inserted by paragraph 115 of the
Statement of Changes in
Immigration Rules (HC 194)).
Ms Nathalie Lieven, QC, and
Mr Duran Seddon for the
claimant; Mr Neil Sheldon for the
home secretary.
The Master of the Rolls said
that the claimant was a charity set
up to represent the interests of
sponsors and applicants affected
by the new rules on family
migration introduced in July 2012
and to campaign to revoke or
alter them.
Until July 9, 2012 the immigration rules made under section 1(1)
of the Immigration Act 1971 permitted the admission of adult
dependent relatives largely on the
basis of their financial dependency on UK sponsors and upon their
having no other close relatives in
their country to whom they could
turn for financial support.
The policy intended to be
implemented by the new rules
was twofold. First, to reduce the
burden on the taxpayer for the
provision of health and social care
services to those adult dependent
relatives whose needs could
reasonably and adequately be
met in their home country; and
second, to ensure that those adult
dependent relatives whose needs
could only reasonably and
adequately be met in the UK were
granted full settled status and full
access to the NHS and social care
provided by local authorities.
What was reasonable was to be
objectively assessed.
In considering the legality of
the new rules it was not right to
concentrate on the dependency
only between adult dependent
relative parent and UK sponsor
child. The new adult dependent
relative rules also extended to
grandparents, brothers and
sisters of 18 years or over and sons
and daughters of 18 years or over.
His Lordship also rejected the
submission that there was always
family life that engaged article 8
whenever a UK citizen with an
elderly parent resident outside
the UK wished to bring the parent
to the UK to look after that
parent. Whether or not there was
family life at the moment of
application would depend on all
the facts as to the relationship
between parent and adult child
and its history.
It was incorrect to say that
inevitably it was nearly always
impossible for an applicant to
satisfy the new adult dependent
relatives rules. There was no
inevitability about the failure of
most applications, whether by
parents or the wider category of
relatives authorised to apply, once
it was appreciated that an application would only be rejected on the
ground of the adequacy of care
available in the applicant?s home
country if the care that was
available was both reasonable for
the applicant to receive and of the
level required for that applicant.
The challenge on the basis that
the new rules were outside the
scope of section 1(4) of the 1971 act
clearly failed. The principle was
that a discretion conferred by
statute had to be exercised so as
to promote and not to defeat
the object of the legislation in
question.
The new adult dependent
relative rules did precisely what
section 1(4) of the 1971 act
required in making provision ?in
such cases and subject to such
restrictions as may be provided in
the rules? for persons coming as
dependants of persons lawfully in
or entering the UK. The statute
did not require that all dependants or any particular category of
dependants be permitted to enter
and stay. The obligation to make
rules had been satisfied.
The rules were not ultra vires
outside the rule-making power in
section 1(1) of the 1971 act. While a
British citizen had a personal
right to live in the UK ?without let
or hindrance? there was nothing
in the 1971 act or the common law
that granted a constitutional right
of British citizens to live in the
UK with non-EEA persons who
did not have the right of abode
in the UK.
The new adult dependent
relative rules gave effect to
the policy and achieved the
objectives intended. They did not
operate in an arbitrary or
capricious way between different
categories of adult dependent
relatives. Each case turned on its
own particular facts.
It was relevant that the proposed policy and objectives of the
rules were the subject of prior
consultation, debate within
parliament and parliamentary
approval after that debate. Those
matters were not conclusive, but
highly relevant to a common law
challenge of unreasonableness.
Immigration rules were not of
themselves required to guarantee
compliance with article 8 of the
convention. The test for striking
down a rule itself was whether it
was incapable of being operated
in a proportionate way and so was
inherently unjustified in all or
nearly all cases.
The test was clearly not satisfied in the case of the new adult
dependent relative rules. First,
there was no presumption that a
person had a family life, even with
the members of a person?s
immediate family. The court had
to scrutinise all the relevant factors. There had to be something
more than normal emotional ties.
Second, in order to strike down
the new rules regard had to be
had to their proportionality in
relation to all the dependants
that could apply and whose
family life engaged article 8, not
just to the category of parent and
adult child.
Third, the claimant had not
established that the conditions
for entry and right to remain for
adult dependent relatives under
the new rules were incapable of
practical fulfilment in virtually all
cases for parents, let alone for all
the categories of adult dependent
relatives who could apply and
whose family life engaged
article 8.
Fourth, in balancing the
interests of adult dependent
relatives and sponsors, on the one
hand, and the public interest on
the other, significant weight was
to be given to the fact that the
proposed policy and objectives of
the new rules were the subject of
prior consultation, debate within
parliament and parliamentary
approval.
The weight to be given to that
policy rather than the retention of
sponsors who might prefer to relocate to countries with a less rigorous policy for permitting dependants to enter was essentially
a matter for the government and
parliament to decide. The balance
also depended on the facts of a
particular case.
Lord Justice Sales delivered a
concurring judgment. Lord
Justice Davis agreed.
Solicitors: Migrants? Law
Project, Islington Law Centre;
Treasury Solicitor.
The Duke of Gloucester, Colonelin-Chief, The Royal Anglian
Regiment, this morning received
Lieutenant-Colonel Keith Spiers
upon relinquishing his appointment
as Commanding Officer 3rd
Battalion and Lieutenant-Colonel
Matthew Woodeson upon assuming
the appointment.
Major-General Simon Porter
(Deputy-Colonel 3rd Battalion)
was present.
Chief Commandant, Princess
Mary?s Air Force Nursing Service,
this afternoon presented the
Princess Alexandra Trophy to
Corporal James Campling at
Buckingham Palace.
Group Captain Michael Priestley
(Matron-in-Chief, Princess Mary?s
Royal Air Force Nursing Service)
was present.
Her Royal Highness,
Vice-Patron, the Royal
Over-Seas League, later received
Major-General Roderick Porter
upon relinquishing his appointment
as Director-General.
Court Circular
Clarence House
26th July, 2017
The Prince of Wales and The
Duchess of Cornwall this morning
visited Sandringham Flower Show.
Kensington Palace
26th July, 2017
Buckingham Palace
26th July, 2017
Princess Alexandra, Patron and Air
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Weather
Weather Eye
Paul Simons
Today Showers or longer spells of rain across Britain, possibly thundery at times. Max 21C (70F), min 7C (45F)
Five days ahead
Around Britain
Key: b=bright, c=cloud, d=drizzle, pc=partly cloudy
du=dull, f=fair, fg=fog, h=hail, m=mist, r=rain,
sh=showers, sl=sleet, sn=snow, s=sun, t=thunder
*=previous day **=data not available
Temp C
Rain mm Sun hr*
midday yesterday
24 hrs to 5pm yesterday
Aberdeen
Aberporth
Anglesey
Aviemore
Barnstaple
Bedford
Belfast
Birmingham
Bournemouth
Bridlington
Bristol
Camborne
Cardiff
Edinburgh
Eskdalemuir
Glasgow
Guernsey
Hereford
Herstmonceux
Ipswich
Isle of Man
Isle of Wight
Keswick
Kinloss
Leeds
Lerwick
Leuchars
Lincoln
Liverpool
London
Lyneham
Manchester
Margate
Milford Haven
Newcastle
Nottingham
Orkney
Oxford
Plymouth
Portland
Scilly, St Mary?s
Shoreham
Shrewsbury
Skye
Snowdonia
Southend
Stornoway
Tiree
Whitehaven
Wick
Yeovilton
14
18
17
14
18
17
16
17
18
16
20
18
18
17
15
16
16
19
16
19
17
19
17
15
16
12
14
17
19
18
18
17
19
17
16
16
14
18
17
17
17
17
18
**
16
19
15
15
16
14
19
R
DU
M
R
PC
D
PC
DU
PC
PC
DU
D
D
SH
R
SH
FG
DU
R
R
PC
C
R
R
PC
DU
R
R
C
D
C
PC
R
DU
R
R
PC
R
R
FG
DU
R
D
**
DU
SH
C
DU
PC
M
PC
10.2
7.6
10.4
7.0
13.2
1.2
14.6
5.4
5.2
1.6
8.0
8.6
10.4
10.2
22.8
**
**
5.6
1.4
0.0
14.0
4.2
10.2
4.8
8.4
1.0
6.4
3.4
9.0
1.8
6.4
10.6
0.4
11.0
0.1
7.6
4.4
3.6
9.8
6.4
8.4
2.0
90.0
**
24.6
0.2
2.4
18.8
14.8
5.0
6.6
0.2
11.4
10.2
3.0
**
**
3.6
**
11.3
**
13.7
1.1
14.0
1.7
**
**
**
**
8.5
2.3
9.0
**
**
3.6
**
0.2
0.4
6.1
**
9.0
11.8
4.4
4.8
**
**
4.8
0.0
**
**
**
**
5.1
11.6
**
**
4.9
0.0
4.9
**
**
9.5
Flood alerts and warnings
A mostly dry day with bright spells
across England and Wales, but an
area of cloud a r
ing into the
southwest l
showers
tla
over Irelan a
Max 21C, n C
14
34
Calm
(mph)
3
Slight
Rough
17
14
39
Aberdeen
NORTH
SEA
13
44
20
Edinburgh
Glasgow
20
15
20
Londonderry
ATLANTIC
OCEAN
Cloud and rain clearing southeastern
Britain at ?rst to leave a mainly dry
and sunny day it f isolated
showers. Ra
th showery
tl
Ireland.
rain in wes
Max 23C,
Belfast
Dublin
21
LLlandudno
Cork
Channel Islands
Some bright spells but also a
scattering of heavy and possibly
thundery show s
ing in the
afternoon.
weather in
the southe
Max 22C, n C
17
20
Tuesday
A scattering of showers over Ireland,
Scotland and Wales, especially heavy
in the north. M nl r
d warm
with only th
r
a shower
in England.
Max 23C, n
15
17
22
20
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32
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23
-10
14
-15
5
20
Cardiff
CELTIC
SEA
8
18
Bristol
Southampton
Exeterr
Plymouth
General situation: Some ry spells over
southern areas, but heavy showers
spreading across Britain from the west.
Cen S Eng, SE Eng, Channel Is, London,
E Mids, E Anglia, E Eng, IoM: Dry with
sunny spells during the morning, but
heavy and possibly thundery showers
developing in the afternoon. Moderate
or fresh southwesterly wind. Maximum
21C (70F), minimum 9C (48F).
NE Scotland, N Isles: Dry and mainly
sunny with cloud increasing in the
afternoon. Light to moderate south
Brighton
CHANNEL
sterly wind
or southeasterly
wind. Ma
Maximum
16C (61F), minimum 11C (52F).
SW Eng, NW Eng, Cen N Eng, W Mids,
Wales: Sunny intervals with heavy
showers around at ?rst, becoming drier
in the afternoon. Moderate to fresh
southwesterly wind. Maximum
19C (66F), minimum 9C (48F).
NW Scotland, N Ireland, Glasgow,
Argyll, Republic of Ireland: Rather
cloudy at times with showers turning
to longer spells of rain, especially
over Northern Ireland and western
Noon today
Ht
04:42 4.4
10:55 13.2
02:29 3.8
10:43 12.1
09:34 5.3
02:25 6.7
02:46 4.2
08:54 5.0
03:39 3.7
03:08 4.2
01:37 5.8
09:41 7.8
06:05 5.7
02:34 9.6
05:22 7.4
00:55 2.5
09:51 6.8
02:36 9.6
02:27 6.7
08:44 6.8
09:17 3.7
08:12 5.3
02:36 4.7
02:39 6.3
02:04 4.5
10:00 9.3
07:05 5.6
10:39 2.0
Ht
17:20 4.1
23:09 13.1
15:02 3.3
22:58 12.1
21:42 5.4
14:44 6.9
15:21 3.8
21:07 5.2
16:31 3.2
15:26 4.1
14:06 5.4
22:17 7.3
18:32 5.5
15:01 9.2
17:41 7.1
12:57 2.7
22:09 6.9
15:01 9.1
14:54 6.8
21:02 6.9
21:25 3.8
20:31 5.5
15:29 4.7
15:07 6.4
14:43 4.5
22:15 9.3
19:40 5.3
22:42 2.2
London
19
7
17
Today
Aberdeen
Avonmouth
Belfast
Cardiff
Devonport
Dover
Dublin
Falmouth
Greenock
Harwich
Holyhead
Hull
Leith
Liverpool
London Bridge
Lowestoft
Milford Haven
Morecambe
Newhaven
Newquay
Oban
Penzance
Portsmouth
Shoreham
Southampton
Swansea
Tees
Weymouth
41
Cambridge
Oxford
22
Scotland. Moderate to fresh south or
southwesterly wind, possibly strong
along the coast. Maximum 17C (63F),
minimum 9C (48F).
Edinburgh & Dundee, Cen Highland,
Borders, NE Eng, Lake District,
Aberdeen, SW Scotland, Moray Firth:
Some bright spells around but also
heavy and possibly thundery showers,
especially during the afternoon.
Moderate to fresh southwesterly
wind. Maximum 17C (63F),
minimum 7C (45F).
W
Tidal predictions.
Heights in metres
23
50
5
13
Birmingham
Swansea
Tides
18
59
10
i h
Norwich
16
2
15
68
15
Nottingham
19
Another day of sunshine and showers
across Britain with some heavy and
possibly thund
r
and and
Scotland. W
d
the far
southeast.
Max 24C, n
77
20
Sheffield
18
Shrewsbury
26
Monday
25
Hull
18
ooo
Liverpool
IRISH
SEA
16
18
21
86
Yorkk
Manchester
14
22
30
17
16
25
15
F
95
Carlisle
17
Galway
Sunday
C
35
Newcastle
15
20
16
16
At 17:00 on Wednesday there were
?ve ?ood alerts and no warnings
in England and no ?ood alerts or
warnings in Wales or Scotland.
For further information and
updates, visit ?ood-warninginformation.service.gov.uk, and for
Scotland www.SEPA.org.uk
Saturday
Shetland
Sh
16
Moderate
28 (degrees C)
15
All readings local midday yesterday
25 S
Madeira
29 F
Madrid
27 S
Majorca
27 S
M醠aga
28 S
Malta
14 S
Melbourne
Mexico City 19 B
34 TH
Miami
28 F
Milan
29 B
Mombasa
21 B
Montreal
27 F
Moscow
30 B
Mumbai
14 R
Munich
24 S
Nairobi
28 S
Naples
New Orleans 32 B
21 DU
New York
27 S
Nice
34 F
Nicosia
20 B
Oslo
23 B
Paris
16 C
Perth
19 B
Prague
11 M
Reykjavik
22 C
Riga
Rio de Janeiro 26 S
43 F
Riyadh
27 S
Rome
San Francisco 20 S
8
M
Santiago
23 F
S鉶 Paulo
30 S
Seoul
29 B
Seychelles
30 R
Singapore
St Petersburg 20 C
18 B
Stockholm
20 F
Sydney
31 F
Tel Aviv
28 F
Tenerife
24 S
Tokyo
22 B
Vancouver
24 F
Venice
18 S
Vienna
20 B
Warsaw
Washington 24 S
17 S
Zurich
ney
Orkney
Tomorrow
17
29 S
21 S
35 F
14 S
39 F
31 S
30 S
25 S
20 S
31 M
24 F
17 D
30 B
20 R
20 S
26 F
22 S
16 F
35 F
31 TH
12 B
14 S
26 B
19 F
29 S
32 B
45 S
17 S
26 F
28 S
19 S
21 S
26 B
22 F
20 C
32 B
30 S
32 F
34 F
18 F
31 S
28 S
26 S
19 DU
28 F
24 B
40 F
e st te
Temperature
The world
Alicante
Amsterdam
Athens
Auckland
Bahrain
Bangkok
Barbados
Barcelona
Beijing
Beirut
Belgrade
Berlin
Bermuda
Bordeaux
Brussels
Bucharest
Budapest
Buenos Aires
Cairo
Calcutta
Canberra
Cape Town
Chicago
Copenhagen
Corfu
Delhi
Dubai
Dublin
Faro
Florence
Frankfurt
Geneva
Gibraltar
Harare
Helsinki
Hong Kong
Honolulu
Istanbul
Jerusalem
Johannesburg
Kuala Lumpur
Lanzarote
Las Palmas
Lima
Lisbon
Los Angeles
Luxor
in s e d
Becoming warmer, but
staying unsettled with
sunshine and scattered
showers
HI
W
OW
HIGH
Synoptic situation
A deep area of low pressure
to the northwest of Scotland
will continue to push a set of
fronts away from Britain and
into Scandinavia, but a trough
will bring heavy showers over
central and southern areas. Low
pressure in the central Atlantic
will quickly move towards
southwest Britain with an area
of heavy rain moving in later
on Friday.
6
W
Cold front
Warm front
Occluded front
Trough
Highs and lows
Hours of darkness
24hrs to 5pm yesterday
Aberdeen
Belfast
Birmingham
Cardiff
Exeter
Glasgow
Liverpool
London
Manchester
Newcastle
Norwich
Penzance
Shef?eld
Warmest: Shobdon,
Herefordshire, 23.4C
Coldest: Altnaharra, 5.6C
Wettest: Port Ellen,
Argyll, 31.8mm
Sunniest: St. Athan, 14.0hrs*
Sun and moon
For Greenwich
Sun rises: 05.17
Sun sets: 20.55
Moon rises: 10.11
Moon sets: 23.02
First quarter: July 30
22:02-04:29
22:03-04:58
21:37-04:51
21:38-05:01
21:37-05:05
22:03-04:45
21:46-04:52
21:26-04:48
21:43-04:48
21:48-04:39
21:25-04:38
21:42-05:16
21:40-04:46
I
t was 100 years ago during the
First World War that Lewis Fry
Richardson, a mathematician,
Quaker and conscientious
objector, worked as a volunteer
ambulance driver with the French
army on the Western Front.
Despite the horrendous conditions
on the front line transporting
wounded soldiers, Richardson was
obsessed with making weather
forecasts based on science and
maths. Nothing like it had been
tried before ? forecasting often
relied on trying to match the
weather at the time with earlier
patterns to get an idea of what to
expect in the coming days, and these
forecasts were often inaccurate.
Richardson?s vision was to map
out Europe on a grid and calculate
the weather at all the points on the
grid using the laws of physics. He
needed observations from all the
weather stations across Europe,
made at exactly the same time and
on the same date. Fortunately, a
Norwegian meteorologist, Vilhelm
Bjerknes, had done that for May 20,
1910. The challenge Richardson
set himself was to put all that
information into a numerical model
and forecast the weather for six
hours ahead on that day.
In 1917 he made huge numbers of
calculations on his rest days behind
the front lines. ?My office was a
heap of hay in a cold rest billet,? he
wrote. Richardson claimed that it
took him six weeks to calculate a
six-hour forecast for a single
location on his grid, but scientists
have wondered if this was sufficient
time. Finally, he came up with a
forecast . . . and it was hopelessly
wrong, nothing like the actual
weather that day.
Despite this glorious failure,
Richardson refused to give up and
envisaged forecasting with 64,000
human ?computers? filling a giant
theatrical hall, collecting weather
information and calculating the
forecast. His dream came true
with the invention of electronic
computers in the 1940s that were
able to handle vast numbers of
calculations. So began the era of
modern weather forecasting using
maths and science.
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Sport
Somerset pile on
the runs despite
exit of young star
Somerset v Hampshire
Taunton (Somerset won toss): Somerset (2pts) beat
Hampshire by 14 runs
Natwest T20 Blast
Geoffrey Dean
On the day that the club announced the
immediate departure to Warwickshire
of one of their brightest young talents,
Adam Hose, Somerset leapfrogged
Hampshire into third position in the
South group. Hampshire made a bold
pursuit of overhauling Somerset?s total
of 204 for nine, but they lost wickets too
regularly, being bowled out with three
balls left.
Hose, who reportedly turned down a
three-year contract, has been loaned
out for the rest of the season before an
official winter move to Edgbaston. No
explanation was given. The 24-year-old
batsman?s considerable attacking
capabilities were not missed, with
almost the whole order chipping in
after Lewis Gregory and Steven Davies
pillaged 71 off the first 4.3 overs, to the
delight of a sell-out crowd of 6,800.
The second over of the innings, an
eight-ball affair bowled by Kyle Abbott,
disappeared for 25, with Gregory
hitting three fours and Davies a six.
Boundaries continued to flow in the
first six overs, with 13 being struck and
83 runs plundered.
PPAUK/SHUTTERSTOCK
Cash-strapped
counties could
get an advance
Davies hit 32
runs off only 13
balls to launch
the Somerset
innings in style
exclusive
Elizabeth Ammon
Struggling counties could be handed
extra funding from the ECB?s broadcast
revenues before the new �1 billion TV
deal begins in 2020. Those with ?acute
cashflow issues? will be allowed to
make their case for advance payments,
although there will be conditions
attached, particularly in relation to that
county?s ability to sign players.
A number of counties approached
the ECB after the deal, for 2020 to 2024,
was announced last month to ask for
some of that money to be released to
them early. They were told that, as the
ECB would not be receiving any of the
money before the deal kicked in, none
would be available, despite the request
being for only about �0,000 each.
But, after a meeting this week, the
ECB informed county chief executives
that their cases will be heard. The governing body expects a boost in income
this year, when it sells the overseas
rights to next year?s series against India.
In 2019 counties will each receive an
extra �million from the profits of the
World Cup being staged here. From
2020, they will receive the �3 million a
year that they were offered in exchange
for agreeing to the new eight-team
Twenty20 competition. A new memorandum of understanding between
the ECB, MCC and the 18 first-class
counties will be drawn up later in the
year, which will set out the amounts
that they can expect each year.
Gregory?s 43 took him only 20 balls,
while Davies carted 32 off just 13.
Thanks largely to them, 111 runs
were amassed in the first ten overs.
Remarkably, this frenetic scoring rate
was maintained, with 78 thrashed off
the next seven. Only when three wickets fell in the 18th over did Somerset
lose impetus, a paltry 15 being gleaned
off the last three overs.
Not that it mattered when Hampshire lost three of their most destructive
batsmen ? Rilee Rossouw, James
Vince and George Bailey ? in the first
five overs . Vince hit seven of the 15 balls
he faced for four before being deceived
by Gregory?s change of pace, while
Bailey was bowled by a beauty that
held its line from Tim Groenewald,
Somerset?s best bowler on the night.
Some powerful striking by Michael
Carberry and Sean Ervine took
Hampshire to 93 at the halfway point.
But the run-out of the former left the
lower order with too much to do.
Lewis McManus gave Hampshire a
glimmer of hope, hitting three sixes in
his 18-ball 34 before skying Max Waller
to mid-off. The leg spinner also beat
Shahid Afridi with a googly to end his
dangerous cameo of 18 off 11 balls.
Ultimately, the total from the boundaries hit was the difference between the
sides. Somerset struck 19 fours and
eight sixes to Hampshire 17 and seven.
Results and scoreboards
Football
Champions League: Third qualifying round, first
leg: Celtic 0 Rosenborg 0.
Betfred Scottish Cup: Group D: Cowdenbeath 0
Dundee 3.
Women?s European Championship: Group C:
Iceland 0 Austria 3; Switzerland 1 France 1.
Austria
France
Switzerland
Iceland
P
3
3
3
3
W
2
1
1
0
D
1
2
1
0
L
0
0
1
3
F
5
3
3
1
A GD Pts
1
4
7
2
1
5
3
0
4
6 -5
0
Cricket
Natwest T20 Blast: North group
Yorkshire Vikings v Durham Jets
Headingley (Yorkshire won toss): Yorkshire
Vikings (2pts) beat Durham Jets by 24 runs
Yorkshire Vikings
(balls)
A Lyth c Richardson b Rushworth
0 (4)
T Kohler-Cadmore c Coughlin b Weighell 1 (5)
D J Willey c Poynter b Pringle
44 (27)
S E Marsh b Collingwood
36 (31)
?P S P Handscomb st Poynter
(10)
b Collingwood
7
A U Rashid c Coughlin b Collingwood 10 (6)
J A Leaning not out
17 (14)
*T T Bresnan c Steel b Coughlin
22 (16)
A Rafiq c Poynter b Coughlin
1 (2)
M D Fisher not out
6 (6)
Extras (lb 2, w 4, nb 2)
8
Total (8 wkts, 20 overs)
152
S A Patterson did not bat.
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-1, 3-67, 4-81, 5-101,
6-103, 7-130, 8-132.
Bowling: Rushworth 3-0-14-1; Weighell
4-0-30-1; Coughlin 4-0-27-2; Pringle 2-0-22-1;
Collingwood 4-0-32-3; McCarthy 3-0-25-0.
Durham Jets
(balls)
C T Steel c Marsh b Bresnan
9 (9)
G Clark c Leaning b Willey
6 (10)
P D Collingwood c Fisher b Rashid
11 (18)
M J Richardson b Rashid
25 (29)
J T A Burnham st Handscomb b Rashid 7 (9)
*P Coughlin c Lyth b Rashid
6 (7)
?S W Poynter not out
35 (24)
R D Pringle c Kohler-Cadmore
(13)
b Patterson 15
W J Weighell not out
6 (1)
Extras (lb 5, w 3)
8
Total (7 wkts, 20 overs)
128
B J McCarthy and C Rushworth did not bat.
Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-17, 3-47, 4-63, 5-71,
6-73, 7-117.
Bowling: Willey 3-0-19-1; Bresnan 4-2-19-1;
Patterson 4-0-31-1; Fisher 2-0-15-0; Rashid
4-0-19-4; Rafiq 3-0-20-0.
Notts Outlaws v
Worcestershire Rapids
Trent Bridge (Notts won toss): Worcestershire
Rapids (2pts) beat Notts Outlaws by 13 runs
Worcestershire Rapids
(balls)
D K H Mitchell b Sodhi
11 (9)
J M Clarke c Mullaney b Ball
60 (27)
J W Hastings c Ball b Patel
9 (15)
?O B Cox b Wood
9 (7)
M J Santner c Wessels b Ball
35 (20)
B L D?Oliveira c Wood b Mullaney
3 (4)
R A Whiteley c Patel b Sodhi
42 (16)
*J Leach c Christian b Ball
8 (8)
Yesterday?s racing results
5.10 (1m) 1, Fast Dancer (F M Berry, 3-1 fav); 2,
Bath
Zlatan (7-2); 3, With Pleasure (8-1). 8 ran. 2Nl,
Going: good (good to soft in places)
2.10 (5f 10yd) 1, Golden Salute (William Cox,
5-4 fav); 2, Little Boy Blue (40-1); 3, White
Feather (4-1). 5 ran. Hd, 2l. A Balding.
2.40 (5f 160yd) 1, Babyfact (Dane O?Neill, 9-2);
2, Seamster (10-1); 3, Picket Line (16-1). 12 ran.
NR: Our Lord. 2Ol, hd. M Saunders.
3.10 (5f 160yd) 1, Secret Potion (S Hitchcott,
16-1); 2, Love Oasis (5-2); 3, Farleigh Mac
(10-11 fav). 5 ran. 1Ol, 1Ol. R Harris.
3.40 (1m 3f 137yd) 1, Pacharana (Kieran
Shoemark, 4-1); 2, Silver Link (5-2); 3, Really
Super (5-4 fav). 5 ran. NR: Miss Minuty. 8l, hd.
L Cumani.
4.10 (1m 6f) 1, Desert Cross (F M Berry, 11-4);
2, Innoko (11-8 fav); 3, Captain George (6-1).
7 ran. NR: Wassail. Nk, Ol. Jonjo O?Neill.
4.40 (1m 2f 37yd) 1, See The Sea (Rossa Ryan,
9-2); 2, Kiruna Peak (3-1 jt-fav); 3, Ode To Glory
(4-1). 7 ran. NR: Dream Magic. 2Kl, 1Nl.
R Hannon.
2Nl. J Tuite.
Placepot: �.30.
Quadpot: �10.
Catterick
Going: soft
2.00 (7f 6yd) 1, Placebo Effect (A Mullen, 11-4);
2, Mr Carbonator (7-1); 3, Shovel It On (6-4 fav).
8 ran. 1Nl, nk. Ollie Pears.
2.30 (5f 212yd) 1, Star Of Zaam (Clifford Lee,
11-10 fav); 2, Northern Angel (8-1); 3, Sunbreak
(11-4). 10 ran. Ol, Kl. K Burke.
3.00 (7f 6yd) 1, Go Now Go Now (P McDonald,
7-2); 2, Crownthorpe (9-2); 3, Faradays Spark
(5-1). 7 ran. Nk, Kl. M Johnston.
3.30 (7f 6yd) 1, Bernie?s Boy (Ben Sanderson,
5-1); 2, Dyllan (14-1); 3, Ancient Astronaut (9-4
fav). 6 ran. NR: Cosmic Sky, Sureyoutoldme.
Ol, 1Nl. Roger Fell.
4.00 (5f) 1, Glenrowan Rose (C Beasley, 2-1
fav); 2, Landing Night (100-30); 3, Fumbo
Jumbo (5-2). 5 ran. NR: Bosham, Economic
Crisis, Rosina. 2Nl, 1Kl. K Dalgleish.
E G Barnard not out
18 (9)
J D Shantry not out
9 (5)
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 2)
4
Total (8 wkts, 20 overs)
208
P R Brown did not bat.
Fall of wickets: 1-51, 2-75, 3-89, 4-99, 5-104,
6-164, 7-172, 8-189.
Bowling: Patel 4-0-27-1; Wood 3-0-42-1; Ball
4-0-34-3; Sodhi 4-0-41-2; Gurney 4-0-57-0;
Mullaney 1-0-5-1.
Notts Outlaws
(balls)
M H Wessels c Leach b Hastings
49 (43)
A D Hales c Barnard b D?Oliveira
63 (27)
B R M Taylor c Brown b Mitchell
25 (17)
*D T Christian c Clarke b Hastings
2 (4)
S R Patel c Santner b Hastings
10 (8)
S J Mullaney not out
15 (12)
?T J Moores not out
26 (9)
Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 2)
5
Total (5 wkts, 20 overs)
195
L Wood, I S Sodhi, J T Ball and H F Gurney did
not bat.
Fall of wickets: 1-92, 2-129, 3-132, 4-147, 5-160.
Bowling: Santner 4-0-26-0; Brown 2-0-27-0;
Shantry 2-0-32-0; D?Oliveira 3-0-32-1; Mitchell
3-0-18-1; Hastings 4-0-31-3; Leach 2-0-26-0.
P W L T NR
RR Pts
Yorkshire
7 4 1 1 1 1.248 10
Lancashire
7 3 2 1 1 0.547 8
Leicestershire
6 4 2 0 0 0.190 8
Derbyshire
7 4 3 0 0 0.169 8
Birmingham Bears
7 4 3 0 0 0.130 8
Northamptonshire
6 3 2 0 1 -0.093 7
Notts Outlaws
6 3 3 0 0 -0.017 6
Worcestershire
6 1 4 0 1 -0.690 1
*Durham
6 0 6 0 0 -1.496 -4
*4pt deduction for accepting financial aid package
4.30 (5f 212yd) 1, Cupid?s Arrow (J P Sullivan,
5-4 fav); 2, Goadby (12-1); 3, Jess (50-1). 9 ran.
NR: Good Boy Jasper, Nyx, Searanger. 1Ol, nk.
Mrs R Carr.
5.00 (5f 212yd) 1, Be Bold (C Beasley, 13-2);
2, Deben (9-2); 3, Whipphound (5-1). 10 ran.
NR: My Girl Maisie. 1l, 2l. Rebecca Bastiman.
5.30 (1m 4f 13yd) 1, Canny Style (Seamus
Cronin, 9-2); 2, Angel In The Snow (4-1); 3,
Almutamarred (50-1). 11 ran. Nk, Kl. K Ryan.
Placepot: �.10.
Quadpot: �.90.
Lingfield Park
Going: good to soft (soft in places)
2.20 (7f) 1, Regimented (K T O?Neill, 25-1);
2, Sarstedt (4-1); 3, Giovanni Medici (20-1).
14 ran. NR: Ainne. Ol, 5l. R Hannon.
2.50 (6f) 1, Atalanta Queen (Jordan Uys, 5-2);
2, Cranworth Phoenix (18-1); 3, Roses In June
(8-1). 5 ran. 5l, 1Ol. B Meehan.
3.20 (7f 135yd) 1, Khamaary (Jim Crowley, 2-1
fav); 2, Glory Awaits (9-1); 3, Black Bess (10-1).
6 ran. 3Ol, 1Ol. M Johnston.
South group: Somerset v Hampshire
Taunton (Somerset won toss): Somerset
(2pts) beat Hampshire by 14 runs
Somerset
(balls)
L Gregory c Ervine b Berg
43 (20)
?S M Davies c Vince b Afridi
32 (13)
*J Allenby c Berg b Topley
37 (30)
P D Trego c Bailey b Wheal
8 (8)
J C Hildreth b Berg
25 (18)
C J Anderson c Ervine b Berg
1 (2)
R E van der Merwe run out
15 (8)
M A Leask b Abbott
13 (8)
C Overton not out
11 (9)
T D Groenewald c Vince b Abbott
0 (2)
M T C Waller not out
4 (5)
Extras (lb 8, w 1, nb 6)
15
Total (9 wkts, 20 overs)
204
Fall of wickets: 1-71, 2-83, 3-103, 4-147, 5-149,
6-162, 7-189, 8-190, 9-190.
Bowling: Topley 4-0-32-1; Abbott 4-0-41-2;
Berg 4-0-35-3; Wheal 4-0-45-1; Afridi 4-0-43-1.
Hampshire
(balls)
*J M Vince b Gregory
33 (15)
R R Rossouw c Gregory b Overton
2 (4)
M A Carberry run out
30 (19)
G J Bailey b Groenewald
6 (4)
S M Ervine b Van der Merwe
19 (17)
?L D McManus c Allenby b Waller
34 (18)
Shahid Afridi b Waller
18 (11)
G K Berg run out
31 (21)
K J Abbott c Overton b Groenewald
9 (4)
R J W Topley b Van der Merwe
0 (2)
B T J Wheal not out
2 (3)
Extras (b 1, w 3, nb 2)
6
Total (19.3 overs)
190
Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-36, 3-43, 4-92, 5-94,
6-129, 7-152, 8-163, 9-164.
Bowling: Leask 1-0-12-0; Overton 4-0-44-1;
Groenewald 4-0-28-2; Gregory 2.3-0-31-1;
Waller 4-0-32-2; Van der Merwe 4-0-42-2.
Glamorgan
Surrey
Somerset
Gloucestershire
Hampshire
PW
7 3
7 4
7 3
6 2
7 3
L
1
2
2
1
3
T NR
RR Pts
0 3 0.325 9
0 1 0.086 9
0 2 0.152 8
1 2 -0.080 7
0 1 -0.189 7
Essex Eagles
Kent Spitfires
Sussex Sharks
Middlesex
7
6
6
7
2
2
1
2
4
3
2
4
0
1
1
1
1 0.396
0 -0.121
2 -0.191
0 -0.293
5
5
5
5
First Test: Galle: First day of five (India won
toss): India 399-3 (S Dhawan 190, C A Pujara
144 not out) v Sri Lanka.
Under-19 tour match: Chesterfield (final day of
four): India 519 (M Kalra 122) and 173-6 dec;
England 195 (K L Nagarkoti 5-49) and 163
(K L Nagarkoti 5-63). India won by 334 runs.
Other sport
Tennis: ATP German Championships
Hamburg: First round: A Bedene (GB) bt
J Hernandez-Fernandez (Dom) 6-1, 6-2.
Swimming: World Championships
Budapest: Gold medals: Men: 200m Butterfly:
C Le Clos (SA). 50m Breaststroke: A Peaty (GB).
800m Freestyle: G Detti (It). Women: 200m
Freestyle: F Pellegrini (It).
Fixtures
Football
Cricket
Essex Eagles (6.15). Canterbury: Kent Spitfires
v Somerset (7.0).
Europa League: Third qualifying round, first
legs: Aberdeen v Apollon Limassol (7.45);
Everton v Ruzomberok (8.05).
Women?s European Championship: Group D
(7.45): Portugal v England ( in Deventer, Netherlands); Scotland v Spain (in Tilburg, Netherlands).
Third Investec Test: Kia Oval: First day of five
(11.0, 90 overs minimum): England v South
Africa.
Natwest T20 Blast: North group: Northampton:
Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Birmingham
Bears (6.30). South group: Lord?s: Middlesex v
Golf
3.50 (6f) 1, Monteamiata (L P Keniry, 4-1);
2, Baby Gal (7-2 jt-fav); 3, Flowing Clarets (5-1).
8 ran. NR: Omneeya. 1l, hd. E Walker.
4.20 (1m 2f) 1, Gold Merlion (Harry Bentley,
12-1); 2, Sevilla (13-8 fav); 3, Gunner Moyne
(8-1). 11 ran. NR: Just Fab, Moving Robe.
3Ol, ns. M Johnston.
4.50 (5f 6yd) 1, Red Invader (L P Keniry, 5-2 fav);
2, Regal Miss (6-1); 3, Billyoakes (5-1). 6 ran.
NR: Double Dutch, Frangarry, Roy?s Legacy.
1Ol, 1Ol. J Butler.
5.20 (1m 4f) 1, Koeman (J F Egan, 4-1);
2, Footman (13-2); 3, Perla Blanca (3-1 jt-fav).
8 ran. NR: Conkering Hero. Ol, 2Ol. M Channon.
Placepot: �2.10.
Quadpot: �.90.
(2-1). 7 ran. NR: Dragons Voice, Testbourne. Kl,
1l. R Hannon.
7.10 (7f) 1, Red Mist (S De Sousa, 6-4 fav);
2, Bathsheba Bay (8-1); 3, Blue Laureate (25-1).
8 ran. NR: Galactic, Sam Gold. Sh hd, 3Nl.
S Crisford.
7.40 (7f) 1, Fox Trotter (Jim Crowley, 5-2);
2, Sultan Baybars (11-10 fav); 3, Professor
(12-1). 6 ran. Hd, 4l. B Meehan.
8.10 (1m 6f) 1, West Drive (S De Sousa, 5-2
jt-fav); 2, Slunovrat (5-2 jt-fav); 3, Tenzing
Norgay (6-1). 6 ran. NR: Taper Tantrum. 1l, 1l.
R Varian.
8.40 (5f 10yd) 1, Bahamian Sunrise (Hector
Crouch, 3-1); 2, Francisco (7-4 fav); 3, Stoneyford
Lane (2-1). NR: Alsvinder. 1Nl, Kl. J Gallagher.
Placepot: �.10.
Quadpot: �.40.
NR: Sir Jamie, Time Medicean. 1Ol, 1Ol.
M Walford.
6.15 (1m 53yd) 1, Dreamofdiscovery (Joe
Doyle, 9-4); 2, Tenby Two (6-4 fav); 3, Scarlet
Thrush (7-2). 5 ran. NR: Garth Rockett. Nk, 11l.
Miss J Camacho.
6.45 (1m 3f 179yd) 1, Compton Mill (Charlie
Bennett, 4-1); 2, Deinonychus (14-1); 3, William
Hunter (7-1). 9 ran. NR: Zzoro. 2l, Kl. H Morrison.
7.20 (7f) 1, Pursuing Steed (Charlie Bennett,
2-1 fav); 2, Flyboy (5-1); 3, Hajjam (8-1). 11 ran.
Sh hd, Ol. H Morrison.
7.50 (5f) 1, Indian Raj (Oisin Murphy, 2-7 fav);
2, Tea El Tee (25-1); 3, Tawaafoq (3-1). 5 ran.
NR: Golden Easter. 2Ol, nk. S Williams.
8.20 (1m 2f) 1, Inflexiball (F Norton, 4-1);
2, Rayaa (7-2 fav); 3, Ejayteekay (6-1). 9 ran.
NR: Dream Voice, La Havrese. Sh hd, 1Nl.
J Mackie.
8.50 (6f) 1, Gaval (B A Curtis, 11-2); 2, Deciding
Vote (9-1); 3, Chickenfortea (9-2). 7 ran.
NR: Lightoller. 2l, Kl. T D Barron.
Placepot: �.00.
Quadpot: �20.
Sandown Park
Going: good to soft
6.00 (1m 1f 209yd) 1, Breakheart (Kayleigh
Stephens, 40-1); 2, The Gay Cavalier (17-2); 3,
Sir Jack (3-1 fav). 10 ran. Sh hd, Ol. A Balding.
6.35 (1m) 1, Almoreb (Jim Crowley, 7-4 fav);
2, Kingston Kurrajong (7-1); 3, Itsakindamagic
Leicester
Going: good to soft (soft in places)
5.45 (7f) 1, Carlovian (Mr W J Milburn, 7-2 fav);
2, Danot (5-1); 3, Jacksonfire (16-1). 12 ran.
Royal Porthcawl, Bridgend: Senior Open
Championship, first round.
Dundonald Links, Troon: Scottish Women?s
Open, first round.
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Racing Sport
Ballydoyle taken to task
Rob Wright Racing Editor
Stable staff in Aidan O?Brien?s
all-conquering yard at Ballydoyle, Co
Tipperary, are working up to 19 hours a
day, the Labour Court was told
yesterday. It was also claimed that some
employees at the stable had worked for
up to 28 days consecutively.
The case was brought after an
inspection last year by the Workplace
Relations Commission, which issued a
compliance notice after uncovering a
number of alleged breaches with regard
to excessive working hours.
Sandown Park
Rob Wright
2.00 Global Rose
4.10 Pondering
2.30 Nadaitak (nb)
4.45 Finale
3.05 Capomento
5.15 Bengal Lancer (nap)
3.40 Eynhallow
Thunderer: 2.30 Orsino (nap). 3.40 Eynhallow.
Going: good to soft;
soft, good to soft in places on sprint course
Draw: 5f, low numbers best
Racing UK
2.00
Maiden Fillies' Stakes
(2-Y-O: �881: 5f 10y) (9)
0 COMSELLE 76 W S Kittow 9-0
O Murphy
1 (6)
0 COUNTERFEIT 21 R Hughes 9-0
K Shoemark
2 (8)
DUTCH DESIRE W Haggas 9-0
W Buick
3 (1)
2 GLOBAL ROSE 10 Miss G Kelleway 9-0
F M Berry
4 (2)
65 HIGHLAND MARY 14 R Hannon 9-0
S Levey
5 (3)
42 MAY GIRL 8 R Cowell 9-0
J Crowley
6 (9)
2 PRINCESS KEIRA 19 Mick Quinn 9-0
F Norton
7 (7)
RACHAEL'S ROCKET J Moore 9-0
Georgia Dobie (7)
8 (4)
VIOLET BEAUREGARDE H Dunlop 9-0
M Harley
9 (5)
2-1 Dutch Desire, 3-1 May Girl, Princess Keira, 5-1 Global Rose, 16-1 others.
Rob Wright?s choice: Global Rose, second to a subsequent
winner last time, appeals Dangers: Princess Keira, May Girl
2.30
Handicap (3-Y-O: �093: 1m 6f) (6)
W Buick
1 (2) 2160 JANSZOON 35 (B) C Appleby 9-7
13 GREAT SOUND 29 (BF) J Gosden 9-5
F M Berry
2 (6)
A Kirby
3 (3) 5-531 JOSHUA REYNOLDS 27 (B) J Gosden 9-3
O Murphy
4 (1) 01541 DUKE OF BRONTE 21 B Millman 9-2
J Crowley
5 (5) 231 NADAITAK 19 Sir M Stoute 9-0
J Quinn
6 (4) 2364 ORSINO 20 A Balding 8-5
2-1 Joshua Reynolds, 4-1 Nadaitak, 9-2 Duke Of Bronte, 5-1 others.
Wright choice: Nadaitak easily won a maiden at Carlisle
and should appreciate this stiffer test Danger: Orsino
3.05
Listed Race (2-Y-O: �,013: 7f) (10)
S Levey
1 (6) 3221 BILLESDON BROOK 22 (D) R Hannon 9-0
T Marquand
2 (2) 04140 CAMPION 26 R Hannon 9-0
11 CAPE BUNTING 13 (D) M Johnston 9-0
W Buick
3 (8)
1 CAPOMENTO 17 T Dascombe 9-0
R Kingscote
4 (9)
F Norton
5 (7) 315 ELIZABETH BENNET 26 C Hills 9-0
41 ELLTHEA 49 K Burke 9-0
C Lee
6 (3)
51
ROYAL
PARKS
21
(D)
J
Tate
9-0
M
Harley
7 (4)
M Dwyer
8 (5) 3136 SO HI SOCIETY 13 A Watson 9-0
16 TAJAANUS 26 R Hannon 9-0
J Crowley
9 (1)
O Murphy
10(10) 010 WHITEFOUNTAINFAIRY 34 A Balding 9-0
4-1 Cape Bunting, 9-2 Billesdon Brook, 11-2 So Hi Society, 7-1 others.
Wright choice: Capomento steps up in trip after powering
home at Ripon
Dangers: Cape Bunting, Ellthea
3.40
Handicap (�822: 1m 1f 209y) (8)
C Bishop
1 (5) -4211 SILVER GHOST 21 (D) E Houghton 4-9-12
D C Costello
2 (1) 11124 START SEVEN 124 J Osborne 5-9-12
R Kingscote
3 (4) 2-160 CAPONOVA 42 (D) T Dascombe 4-9-11
4 (7) 4-326 ARTFUL ROGUE 29 (BF) Mrs A Perrett 6-9-11 J Crowley
M Dwyer
5 (2) -6250 MIKMAK 15 (P) W Muir 4-9-10
W A Carson
6 (3) 6-622 INKE 76 (C) J Boyle 5-9-7
0-131
EYNHALLOW
8
(CD)
R
Charlton
3-9-7
P
Pilley
(5)
7 (6)
M Harley
8 (8) 0-001 HIGH DRAW K Burke 4-9-2
4-5 Eynhallow, 6-1 Silver Ghost, 9-1 Inke, 10-1 Artful Rogue, 12-1 others.
Wright choice: Eynhallow won in fine style over course and
distance and is up just 6lb Dangers: Silver Ghost, Caponova
4.10
Fillies' Handicap
(3-Y-O: �881: 1m 1f 209y) (13)
S Levey
1 (13) 61046 BRAZTIME 14 R Hannon 9-10
O Murphy
2 (4) 42624 MANY WATERS 16 (V,BF) A Balding 9-7
W Buick
3 (9) 5-41 PARADISE COVE 45 (D) W Haggas 9-7
4 (1) 6-522 TOMORROW MYSTERY 162 J Osborne 9-6 D C Costello
A Kirby
5 (2) 00-40 SO HOITY TOITY 21 (BF) H Morrison 9-6
K Shoemark
6 (12) 05-25 BEYOND RECALL 43 L Cumani 9-5
F M Berry
7 (7) 3501 VOI 21 (T) C Allen 9-3
T Marquand
8 (10) 215 STEPNEY 16 R Brisland 9-3
E Greatrex (3)
9 (3) 64214 PONDERING 9 (V,D) E Houghton 8-13
464
BECUNA
17
Michael
Bell
8-13
L Steward
10(11)
M Dwyer
11 (8) -0065 MOONLIGHT SILVER 9 (H) W Muir 8-10
12 (6) 64025 ENGLAND EXPECTS 23 (H) K Burke 8-5 Josephine Gordon
13 (5) 00301 VENETIAN PROPOSAL 15 (P) Miss Z Davison 8-2 K O'Neill
7-2 Paradise Cove, 6-1 Becuna, Voi, 7-1 Beyond Recall, 8-1 others.
Wright choice: Pondering was unsuited by firm ground when
fourth at Bath Dangers: Paradise Cove, Moonlight Silver
Course specialists
Doncaster: Trainers Sir M Stoute, 21 from 65
runners, 32.3%; R Varian, 30 from 122, 24.6%.
Jockeys D O'Neill, 14 from 73 rides, 19.2%.
Newbury: Trainers J Jenkins, 4 from 11, 36.4%; L
Cumani, 17 from 65, 26.2%. Jockeys Jenny Powell,
4 from 11, 36.4%; Mr R Birkett, 3 from 10, 30.0%.
Sandown Park: Trainers W Haggas, 18 from 67,
26.9%; Ali Stronge, 4 from 15, 26.7%.
Jockey O Murphy, 15 from 97, 15.5%.
Worcester: Trainers N Henderson, 23 from 71,
32.4%; Dr R Newland, 17 from 71, 23.9%.
Jockey Bridget Andrews, 4 from 12, 33.3%.
Yarmouth: Trainers D O'Meara, 3 from 5, 60.0%; W
Haggas, 32 from 102, 31.4%. Jockeys L Dettori, 12
from 38, 31.6%; S De Sousa, 26 from 118, 22.0%.
Ballydoyle Racing Stables is
challenging the findings, claiming that
exercise riders and grooms should be
treated as agricultural workers.
Paul Gallagher, acting as counsel for
Ballydoyle, told the Labour Court that
the workers in question were wholly or
mainly engaged in agricultural activities in an agricultural enterprise, which
meant there would be no breach. He
added that this was an important matter
not just for Ballydoyle, but for the entire
thoroughbred industry in Ireland.
The case is not expected to conclude
today and is set to resume on August 28.
4.45
Handicap (3-Y-O: �881: 1m) (5)
K Shoemark
1 (3) 6402 MY ILLUSIONIST 31 H Dunlop 9-7
A Kirby
2 (5) 6231 FINALE 28 H Morrison 9-5
O Murphy
3 (2) 06161 KYLLACHYS TALE 28 (D) R Teal 9-4
C Bishop
4 (1) 03-63 FUNKY FOOTSTEPS 26 (P) E Houghton 9-3
M Harley
5 (4) 32200 TESTBOURNE 23 K Burke 9-1
11-8 Finale, 5-2 Kyllachys Tale, 5-1 Funky Footsteps, 6-1 My Illusionist, 10-1
Testbourne.
8.20
Handicap (�911: 6f 2y) (14)
J Sullivan
1 (7) 14350 VALLARTA 18 (D) Mrs R Carr 7-9-9
D Tudhope
2 (8) 30600 DANDYLEEKIE 10 (B,D) D O'Meara 5-9-9
3 (13) 63544 BUCCANEERS VAULT 7 (V,D) P Midgley 5-9-8
Sammy Jo Bell (3)
4 (2) 00-03 KOMMANDER KIRKUP 6 (D) M Herrington 6-9-7
P Mulrennan
T Hamilton
5 (10) 32661 MUATADEL 7 (C) R G Fell 4-9-5
6 (9) 60242 ATHOLLBLAIR BOY 17 (D) N Tinkler 4-9-3 S De Sousa
7 (1) 56232 BURTONWOOD 40 (P,D,BF) J Camacho 5-9-3
Cal Rodriguez (5)
J Hart
8 (3) 24345 WILLBEME 24 (T,CD) S West 9-9-1
9 (4) 5006- RUN WITH PRIDE 338 (CD) D Shaw 7-9-0 L Edmunds (5)
Gemma Tutty (5)
10(12) 50602 WILLSY 14 (D) Mrs K Tutty 4-8-13
D Allan
11 (5) 06002 SARABI 20 (P,C) S Dixon 4-8-13
C Hardie
12(14) 44346 LUCKY LODGE 15 (V,D) A Brittain 7-8-13
13(11) 02-03 LE MANEGE ENCHANTE 22 (P,D) D Shaw 4-8-8 T Eaves
14 (6) 53213 ROBBIE ROO ROO 6 (T,V) Mrs I G'-Leveque 4-8-8 Doubtful
3-1 Muatadel, 6-1 Dandyleekie, 7-1 Athollblair Boy, Vallarta, 9-1 Buccaneers
Vault, Burtonwood, Willsy, 10-1 Kommander Kirkup, 12-1 Sarabi, 16-1 others.
8.55
Handicap (3-Y-O: �911: 1m 2f 43y) (11)
G Lee
1 (11) -1666 LIGHTLY SQUEEZE 19 (H,P) P Hide 9-8
Paula Muir (7)
2 (10) 0-025 DUCK EGG BLUE 12 P Holmes 9-8
P Dobbs
3 (4) 243 CIRCULATION 19 R Beckett 9-7
S De Sousa
4 (3) 630 ENTANGLING 107 C Wall 9-6
Kevin Stott
5 (7) -5023 SAVANNAH MOON 14 (H) K A Ryan 9-2
D Allan
6 (2) -1463 FOUR WISHES 36 T Easterby 9-1
D Tudhope
7 (6) 04-66 FLEETFOOT JACK 42 (P) D O'Meara 9-0
A Rawlinson
8 (9) 506- LENOIRE 241 M Appleby 8-13
C Hardie
9 (8) 565 CIRCLING VULTURES 65 A Brittain 8-10
P McDonald
10 (5) 00-6 INDIAN VISION 98 M D Hammond 8-6
P Aspell
11 (1) 006 SHINE BABY SHINE 14 P Kirby 8-2
4-1 Fleetfoot Jack, 9-2 Circulation, 6-1 Entangling, Four Wishes, 7-1 others.
Wright choice: Finale improved on his first try with cut in
the ground at Nottingham
Danger: Funky Footsteps
Newbury
5.15
5.30 Meyandi
7.35 Finishing Touch
6.00 Al Mustashar
8.05 Zumran
6.30 The Love Doctor
8.40 Samarmadi
7.05 Music Seeker
Going: good to soft (soft in places)
Draw: no advantage
Racing UK
Handicap (�881: 7f) (8)
G Downing
1 (3) 30445 MISTER MUSIC 15 (CD) A Carroll 8-10-2
2 (2) 5-404 ANOTHER BOY 14 (P,CD) R Beckett 4-9-10
P C O'Donnell (5)
T Marquand
3 (6) 000-0 PROSECUTE 21 Ali Stronge 4-9-9
4 (4) 44216 DUKE OF NORTH 65 (D,BF) J Boyle 5-9-9
Isobel Francis (7)
C Lee (3)
5 (8) 02360 JAY KAY 18 (H,D) K Burke 8-9-7
A Kirby
6 (7) 60214 ALEMARATALYOUM 10 (D) E Dunlop 3-9-6
7 (5) 00000 FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN 15 (D) L Carter 8-9-6
Paddy Bradley (5)
F M Berry
8 (1) 353-4 BENGAL LANCER 28 I Williams 3-9-2
11-4 Alemaratalyoum, 7-2 Another Boy, Duke Of North, 6-1 Mister Music, 8-1
Bengal Lancer, Jay Kay, 20-1 Prosecute, 25-1 Fairway To Heaven.
Wright choice: Bengal Lancer seemed in need of the run at
Newmarket
Dangers: Alemaratalyoum, Mister Music
Doncaster
Rob Wright
5.45 Auxiliary
7.50 Peak Princess
6.15 Wafeer
8.20 Willsy
6.45 Gorham?s Cave
8.55 Circulation
7.20 Summerghand
Going: soft Draw: no advantage At The Races
5.45
Handicap (�852: 1m 3f 197y) (12)
1 (5) -2323 PRENDERGAST HILL 41 (P) E De Giles 5-9-7
C Shepherd (3)
S Golam
2 (7) P0056 GROOR 13 M Moubarak 5-9-6
P Mulrennan
3 (3) 00502 PARISH BOY 7 D Loughnane 5-9-5
4 (6) 0-030 ALPHABETICAL ORDER 17 (CD) D O'Meara 9-9-4
D Tudhope
B A Curtis
5 (10) 23404 BUSY STREET 14 (D) S Haynes 5-9-3
P McDonald
6 (12) 624-5 WARRIOR PRINCE 36 E Dunlop 4-9-2
T Eaves
7 (8) 04000 BUONARROTI 14 (T) Declan Carroll 6-9-2
D Allan
8 (1) 0-602 THE NEW PHARAOH 26 (D,BF) C Wall 6-9-1
J Sullivan
9 (9) -0010 AUXILIARY 24 (P) P Holmes 4-8-12
10 (4) 3/004 SHERIFF OF NAWTON 9 (CD) R G Fell 6-8-11 T Hamilton
S W Kelly
11(11) 02420 BLUFF CRAG 69 R Hughes 4-8-11
G Lee
12 (2) 02006 ICE GALLEY 20 (P) P Kirby 4-8-8
4-1 The New Pharaoh, 5-1 Parish Boy, 11-2 Warrior Prince, 6-1 others.
6.15
Novice Stakes (2-Y-O: �205: 7f 6y) (7)
51 ALFA MCGUIRE 19 B Smart 9-5
C Beasley
1 (3)
3 ARCH GOLD 28 (BF) M Johnston 9-2
P McDonald
2 (4)
4 DARK ACCLAIM 33 M Botti 9-2
D Muscutt
3 (5)
QAROUN Sir M Stoute 9-2
T E Durcan
4 (6)
0 SUNSTORM 20 D Brown 9-2
T Eaves
5 (7)
6 THE FETTLER 27 K Frost 9-2
D Nolan
6 (2)
5 WAFEER 21 R Hannon 9-2
D O'Neill
7 (1)
9-4 Alfa McGuire, 3-1 Wafeer, 7-2 Dark Acclaim, 9-2 Qaroun, 11-2 others.
6.45
Maiden Stakes (�911: 7f 6y) (9)
4/ POUND NOTE 703 M Mullineaux 5-9-12 Phil Dennis (5)
50 QUICK MONET 19 (H,E) Shaun Harris 4-9-12
A Blakemore (7)
S W Kelly
3 (5) -2403 WANNABE FRIENDS 12 R Hughes 4-9-12
CHOSEN WORLD J Camacho 3-9-5
Joe Doyle
4 (1)
G Lee
5 (3) 000- CRUCIAL RESPONSE 224 (P) B Haslam 3-9-5
GORHAM'S CAVE R Varian 3-9-5
S De Sousa
6 (4)
2 RAAWY 28 S Crisford 3-9-5
D O'Neill
7 (7)
0- SUNDAY PROSPECT 375 K Burke 3-9-5
P McDonald
8 (9)
00 WASM 76 R G Fell 3-9-5
T Hamilton
9 (8)
7-4 Gorham's Cave, 15-8 Wannabe Friends, 11-4 Raawy, 14-1 others.
1 (2)
2 (6)
7.20
Handicap (3-Y-O: �852: 6f 2y) (9)
T Hamilton
1 (4) -0154 HAROME 13 (D) R G Fell 9-7
S De Sousa
2 (3) 2-016 CORAL SEA 27 (H,D) C Hills 9-5
3 (1) 43-50 SOMEWHERE SECRET 12 (H) M Mullineaux 9-3
Phil Dennis (5)
D Tudhope
4 (5) 415 SUMMERGHAND 19 (D,BF) D O'Meara 9-3
Joe Doyle
5 (7) 2-122 MARSEILLE 26 J Camacho 9-1
P McDonald
6 (6) 035 JESSINAMILLION 27 J Bethell 9-1
6-210
BLACK SALT 28 (D) T D Barron 9-1
B A Curtis
7 (2)
T Eaves
8 (9) -0111 KAESO 49 (D) N Tinkler 9-0
A Rawlinson
9 (8) 032 DECISION MAKER 14 S R Bowring 8-12
100-30 Marseille, 7-2 Kaeso, 11-2 Summerghand, 6-1 Coral Sea, 7-1 others.
7.50
Fillies' Handicap (�057: 7f 6y) (7)
B McHugh
1 (5) 20106 COURIER 16 (D) Mrs M Fife 5-9-12
Joe Doyle
2 (7) 40413 BINT ARCANO 19 (CD) J Camacho 4-9-9
P Dobbs
3 (6) 63-10 BAHAMADAM 29 (D) E Houghton 3-9-7
P Mulrennan
4 (3) -0015 SAVANNAH SLEW 29 (B) J Given 3-9-5
5 (1) 5-044 LITTLE LADY KATIE 18 (D) K Burke 5-9-5 J Vaughan (3)
Hollie Doyle (3)
6 (4) 60-24 PEAK PRINCESS 28 R Hannon 3-9-2
7 (2) 11612 MISS SHERIDAN 21 (D,BF) M W Easterby 3-8-9 C Hardie
7-2 Savannah Slew, 4-1 Miss Sheridan, 9-2 Bint Arcano, 5-1 others.
Blinkered first time: Doncaster 6.45 Quick Monet.
Newbury 6.30 The Love Doctor. 8.05 The Lacemaker.
Sandown Park 4.10 Many Waters. Worcester 2.55 Come
On Louis. 3.30 Mr Witmore. 5.05 Chic Theatre. 5.40
Buckontupence. Yarmouth 2.40 Book Of Dust, Zamadance.
4.25 Nicky Baby. 4.55 Leith Bridge.
Rob Wright
5.30
Amateurs' Handicap
(�120: 1m 5f 61y) (9)
1 (6) 224-4 JERSEY JEWEL 54 (C) T Dascombe 5-11-0
Miss C Greenway (5)
R Birkett
2 (1) 1-430 ART OF SWING 46 G L Moore 5-10-13
3 (9) 42022 LUV U WHATEVER 20 (D,BF) Mrs M Fife 7-10-12
Miss B Smith
S Walker
4 (3) -6005 ELUSIVE COWBOY 20J C Gordon 4-10-12
J Brace (7)
5 (8) 44443 TAKE TWO 69 (C,BF) A Hales 8-10-10
6 (5) 5006- MANNY OWENS 95J (T) Jonjo O'Neill 5-10-9
Miss A McCain (5)
7 (2) 43315 PARTY ROYAL 42 (H,P) N Gifford 7-10-7 D H Dunsdon
00-2
MEYANDI
80
A
Balding
3-9-11
Miss A Hesketh
8 (7)
Miss C Walton
9 (4) 40666 FIRESTORM 19 R Ford 6-9-9
4-1 Art Of Swing, Luv U Whatever, 9-2 Party Royal, 5-1 Jersey Jewel, 13-2
Elusive Cowboy, 7-1 Take Two, 10-1 Meyandi, 14-1 others.
6.00
Novice Stakes (2-Y-O: �270: 6f) (7)
AL MUSTASHAR S bin Suroor 9-2
Doubtful
1 (6)
5 DAZZLE GOLD 20 R Cowell 9-2
R Kingscote
2 (5)
0 QAYES 47 J Gosden 9-2
R Tart
3 (7)
6 REVERBERATION 70 S Kirk 9-2
M Dwyer
4 (4)
03
TATHMEEN
34
R
Hannon
9-2
J
Crowley
5 (3)
ACHIANNA B Millman 8-11
W A Carson
6 (1)
LADY OF PETRA E Houghton 8-11
Josephine Gordon
7 (2)
4-5 Tathmeen, 4-1 Reverberation, 5-1 Dazzle Gold, 13-2 Qayes, 20-1 Lady Of
Petra, 25-1 Achianna.
6.30
Nursery Handicap
(2-Y-O: �881: 6f) (6)
W Buick
1 (5) 65120 BRANSCOMBE 13 M Johnston 9-7
M Godwin (5)
2 (2) 32134 ALASKA 13 (D) S Kirk 9-4
343
STORY
MINISTER
31
T
Dascombe
9-1
R
Kingscote
3 (3)
J Crowley
4 (4) 43622 THE LOVE DOCTOR 16 (V) P D Evans 9-1
S Levey
5 (1) 4533 MISS MO BROWN BEAR 7 R Hannon 9-0
K O'Neill
6 (6) 505 THAT'S MY GIRL 15 R Hannon 8-5
11-4 Branscombe, 3-1 The Love Doctor, 7-2 Alaska, 4-1 Miss Mo Brown Bear,
7-1 Story Minister, 10-1 That's My Girl.
7.05
Handicap (3-Y-O: �469: 1m 2f) (9)
T J Murphy
1 (9) -6013 FLYING NORTH 19 (D) R Hannon 9-7
2 (4) 5312 PILGRIM'S TREASURE 28 (P,BF) C Appleby 9-7 W Buick
6-16
MUSIC
SEEKER
54
J
Eustace
9-6
R Tate
3 (8)
O Murphy
4 (3) 3-460 JACKHAMMER 27 (H) W Knight 9-5
J Crowley
5 (6) 41-3 BAASHIQ 19 R Varian 9-5
M Lane
6 (5) 5-21 BIG TOUR 17 S bin Suroor 9-4
R Kingscote
7 (2) 31-00 PIVOINE 49 (BF) Sir M Stoute 9-2
J P Spencer
8 (1) -2461 BEDOUIN 19 (B,D) L Cumani 9-0
9 (7) 1-135 RAKE'S PROGRESS 15 Mrs H Main 8-9 David Egan (5)
3-1 Baashiq, 7-2 Big Tour, 5-1 Pilgrim's Treasure, 6-1 Bedouin, 7-1 Pivoine, 8-1
Flying North, Music Seeker, 20-1 Rake's Progress, 33-1 Jackhammer.
Rob Wright
1.50 Oscar Lateen
2.20 Firmount Gent
2.55 Free Scorpion
3.30 Willyegolassiego
Going: good
1.50
4.00 Gibson Park
4.35 Reckless Behavior
5.05 Free Stone Hill
5.40 Varene De Vauzelle
At The Races
Handicap Chase (�159: 2m 7f) (13)
1 34/5P BUCK MAGIC 4 (B) A Dunn 11-12-0 Mr J Smith-Maxwell (7)
J J Burke
2 -3122 HEPIJEU 8 (T,P) C Longsdon 6-11-13
W Kennedy
3 3P-21 COURT DISMISSED 53 (V) D McCain 7-11-12
Josh Moore
4 441/0 VIKING RIDGE 18 (V) S Edmunds 10-11-11
5 04-55 BALLYPOINT 23 (T) N Twiston-Davies 6-11-11
S Twiston-Davies
6 2-332 BURGESS VIEW 53P M Hammond 7-11-9 C Hammond (7)
46-50
SO
SATISFIED
21
(P)
I
Jardine
6-11-8
Ross
Chapman (7)
7
8 0-004 NO THROUGH ROAD 11 (CD) M Scudamore 10-11-7
T Scudamore
Bryony Frost (5)
9 232-P QUINTO 30 (P) J Frost 7-11-5
K Moore (3)
10 3-24P CELTIC TUNE 31 (P) Jonjo O'Neill 6-11-5
B Poste (3)
11 3P-22 EATON ROCK 56 (T,P) T Symonds 8-11-3
H Skelton
12 100-0 OSCAR LATEEN 70 (T,P) D Skelton 9-10-2
524P4
CULM
COUNSELLOR
17
(D)
C
Down
8-10-0
C
Shoemark
13
7-4 Oscar Lateen, 6-1 Eaton Rock, 13-2 Court Dismissed, 8-1 No Through Road,
9-1 Hepijeu, 12-1 Ballypoint, Celtic Tune, So Satisfied, 16-1 others.
2.20
Handicap Chase (�859: 2m 4f) (13)
H Stock (7)
1 35-2P KINGS CROSS 50 (T,D) A Carroll 7-12-0
W Kennedy
2 5-344 THYNE FOR GOLD 27 (D) D McCain 6-11-12
3 10-22 ROMEO IS BLEEDING 32 (T,P) R Harris 11-11-12 Mr C Orr (7)
B Poste (3)
4 40-32 BOLD DUKE 49 E Bevan 9-11-8
Paul O'Brien (5)
5 403-P JUMP AND JUMP 16 J Farrelly 7-11-5
004-3
FIRMOUNT
GENT
87P
(T,P)
D
Skelton
11-11-4
H Skelton
6
7 00-46 STRAITS OF MESSINA 51 (T,P) T Symonds 8-11-3 J Davies
T Dowson (5)
8 P0-55 KING GOLAN 72 (T,P) K Johnson 6-10-11
R McLernon
9 /24P- JERUSALEM BELLS 408 (T) A Dunn 8-10-6
A Johns
10 05-33 PRIMO ROSSI 43 (T,P) T Gretton 8-10-1
J Best
11 230-5 CAROBELLO 60P (T,B,D) M Bosley 10-10-0
D Noonan
12 663/0 HIGHLAND RIVER 43 (D) E Bevan 11-10-0
B Powell
13 FP-00 AWAY DOWN WEST 43 J Farrelly 7-10-0
11-4 Firmount Gent, 9-2 Romeo Is Bleeding, 6-1 Primo Rossi, 7-1 Bold Duke,
10-1 Thyne For Gold, 12-1 Kings Cross, 14-1 Carobello, 16-1 others.
2.55
Handicap Hurdle (�599: 2m 4f) (11)
2-0P4 INTIFADAH 42 (T,P) T Symonds 5-11-12
B Poste (3)
4/033 SEEANYTHINGYOULIKE 30 (H,BF) J Scott 6-11-9
Matt Griffiths
R Johnson
3 -1PP1 CLEARLY CAPABLE 30 (T,P) B Barr 8-11-7
4 0-053 MAGICAL THOMAS 17 (T,P,BF) N Mulholland 5-11-5 N Fehily
H Skelton
5 004-2 FREE SCORPION 87P (T) D Skelton 6-11-3
Mr C Orr (7)
6 U-P25 MOONTRIPPER 9 P Dando 8-11-2
R Dunne
7 0/0-3 RIF RAFTOU 17 S Drinkwater 7-11-2
R McLernon
8 /P-42 TURKEY CREEK 34 P Webber 8-11-0
I Popham
9 00P-0 COME ON LOUIS 11 (T,B) O Greenall 9-10-12
10 360/1 SHANKSFORAMILLION 17 (CD) Mrs D Hamer 8-10-9
R Patrick (7)
T Broughton (10)
11 13PP/ XENOPHON 462 N Kent 9-10-8
3-1 Free Scorpion, 9-2 Seeanythingyoulike, Shanksforamillion, 11-2 others.
1
2
3.30
Handicap Hurdle (�599: 2m 4f) (11)
313/4 ALWAYS MANAGING 62 O Sherwood 8-11-12
A Tinkler
0P-52 STATE THE OBVIOUS 17 Jonjo O'Neill 5-11-8 R McLernon
6P6-0 IRISH HAWKE 50F (T) D McCain 5-11-7
W Kennedy
30-61 MR CAFFREY 11 (P) Dr R Newland 5-11-6 S Twiston-Davies
0550- MISS FEISTYPANTS 304 J S Mullins 5-11-4
J McGrath
2-34P CODE OF LAW 32 N Mulholland 7-11-3
T Scudamore
0P-21 WILLYEGOLASSIEGO 36 (D) N Mulholland 4-11-2 N Fehily
5-362 BRING BACK CHARLIE 11 (P) N Twiston-Davies 7-11-0
J Bargary (3)
Bryony Frost (5)
9 0055- GILLY GRACE 126 J Frost 7-10-13
5-36U
MR
WITMORE
34
(B)
K
Johnson
7-10-10
T
Dowson (5)
10
N De Boinville
11 0-P02 TABLE BLUFF 11 D Drinkwater 8-10-9
100-30 Mr Caffrey, 5-1 Willyegolassiego, 6-1 Bring Back Charlie, 13-2 State
The Obvious, 8-1 Code Of Law, 9-1 Always Managing, 10-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
4.00
Novices' Hurdle (�379: 2m) (13)
221 LOVATO 25 (P,D) Dr R Newland 5-11-5
S Twiston-Davies
1
U1 NOVIS ADVENTUS 22 (CD) N Mulholland 5-11-5
N Fehily
2
H Skelton
3 01-22 GIBSON PARK 22 (BF) D Skelton 4-11-3
R McLernon
4 -0366 BREAKING GROUND 17 (T) R Ford 5-10-12
5-4 CAPTAIN MORLEY 63 D Simcock 6-10-12
A Coleman
5
EXCELLENT PUCK 33F S Lycett 7-10-12
D Hiskett (5)
6
J Corbett (7)
7 500/ FERNGROVE 667 (H,T) S Corbett 6-10-12
A Wedge
8 /4-54 MINELLA VOUCHER 29 A Dunn 6-10-12
L Edwards
9 /15-0 PATIENCE TONY 17 (D) L Egerton 6-10-12
B Poste (3)
10 O-5B0 SUPREME AMBITION 53 K Price 5-10-12
H Brooke
11 06-6 OREGON GOLD 55 N Kent 4-10-10
OYSTER PEARL 23F (T) C Gray 4-10-3
S Houlihan (7)
12
T Whelan
13 0-44 RUBYS CUBE 35 Mrs D Hamer 4-10-3
9-4 Lovato, 11-4 Captain Morley, 3-1 Gibson Park, 7-2 Novis Adventus, 14-1
Excellent Puck, 20-1 Breaking Ground, 33-1 Patience Tony, 50-1 others.
4.35
Novices' Hurdle (�509: 2m 4f) (6)
1/11 MONBEG LEGEND 29 (CD) N Henderson 7-11-12
Mr H Hunt (7)
P1-21 AHEAD OF THE CURVE 16 (T,P) S Corbett 5-11-5
J Corbett (7)
3 4-321 BURROWS LANE 25 (T,P,D) C Longsdon 6-11-5
Paul O'Brien (5)
2- RECKLESS BEHAVIOR 432P Mrs C Bailey 5-10-12 H Skelton
4
5 P2/06 TEMPLEPOINT 16 N Twiston-Davies 6-10-12
S Twiston-Davies
A P Cawley
6 -1546 WELLS GOLD 11 F O'Brien 6-10-12
7-4 Monbeg Legend, 2-1 Burrows Lane, 3-1 Ahead Of The Curve, 10-1 others.
1
2
7.35
Fillies' Handicap (�690: 1m) (6)
P Pilley (5)
1 (5) 32311 CHEERFILLY 7 (P) T Dascombe 3-9-10
13 FINISHING TOUCH 13 (T,D,BF) S bin Suroor 3-9-7 M Lane
2 (2)
W Buick
3 (6) 10-20 SALAMAH 36 Michael Bell 3-9-6
O Murphy
4 (4) -4425 SEDUCE ME 38 (P) K Burke 3-9-3
D Sweeney
5 (3) 061-4 MEDICEAN BALLET 41 H Candy 3-9-2
10 HIDDEN CHARMS 44 D Simcock 3-8-12
J P Spencer
6 (1)
5-2 Finishing Touch, 11-4 Cheerfilly, 3-1 Medicean Ballet, 13-2 Salamah, 7-1
Hidden Charms, 12-1 Seduce Me.
5.05
Handicap Hurdle (�379: 2m) (11)
1 (1) 53560 PRETTY BUBBLES 38 (V,C,D) J Jenkins 8-9-12 D Sweeney
2 (6) -2005 JULE IN THE CROWN 40 R Hannon 3-9-8 T Marquand
W Buick
3 (10) -0331 THINK FASHION 45 (P,D) B Meehan 3-9-5
4 (3) 3-321 BECK AND CALL 40 (D) H Candy 3-9-4 Georgia Cox (5)
David Egan (5)
5 (9) 3-211 ZUMRAN 6 (D) P McBride 3-9-3
S Levey
6 (5) -10P6 HARBOUR GREY 14 (D) R Hannon 3-9-2
J Crowley
7 (7) 30-21 PEACE DREAMER 33 (D) R Cowell 3-9-2
J P Spencer
8 (4) 3-304 THE LACEMAKER 19 (B) E Dunlop 3-9-0
K Shoemark
9 (8) -3532 ISLAND CLOUD 9 (BF) Mrs H Main 3-8-7
K O'Neill
10(11) 616 MAGIC APPROACH 21 (D) D Simcock 3-8-3
Josephine Gordon
11 (2) 05256 BELLEVARDE 13 R Price 3-8-2
9-4 Zumran, 4-1 Beck And Call, 8-1 Peace Dreamer, 10-1 Harbour Grey, Island
Cloud, Jule In The Crown, 12-1 Magic Approach, 14-1 others.
6P00- BARIZAN 14F (T,V,D) B Powell 11-11-12
B Powell
42-46 EXCELLENT TEAM 47 (T,D) D Skelton 5-11-12
Bridget Andrews (3)
3 1-132 FREE STONE HILL 11 (T,D,BF) D Skelton 7-11-9 H Skelton
T Scudamore
4 106-P CHIC THEATRE 17 (T,B,D) D Pipe 7-11-7
5 54-13 LITTLE POP 35 (H,D) N Twiston-Davies 9-11-4
S Twiston-Davies
N Fehily
6 253-4 FULL 17 N Mulholland 5-11-4
7 10-00 BORDERLINEDECISION 35 (D,BF) Jonjo O'Neill 5-11-0
A Coleman
260- MARLAIS 217 A Whitehead 5-11-0
J Wall (5)
8
M Goldstein
9 U0-12 HALLINGS COMET 17 (CD) S Lycett 8-10-11
10-30
ASTRUM
17
(B,D)
P
Middleton
7-10-8
H
Stock (7)
10
11 1510- DEALING RIVER 281 (P,CD) Mrs C Bailey 10-10-3 S Bowen
9-4 Free Stone Hill, 6-1 Hallings Comet, 7-1 Excellent Team, Full, 8-1
Borderlinedecision, Chic Theatre, Little Pop, 11-1 Barizan, 16-1 others.
8.40
5.40
8.05
Fillies' Handicap (�690: 6f) (11)
Handicap (�235: 7f) (7)
1 (3) 15503 DREAM FARR 22 (T) E Walker 4-9-13 Jenny Powell (5)
2 (5) 43643 CHILDESPLAY 15 (D) Mrs H Main 6-9-12 David Egan (5)
O Murphy
3 (1) 01232 LUCKY LOUIE 70 (P,D,BF) R Teal 4-9-8
12 SAMARMADI 10 (BF) H Palmer 3-9-7 Josephine Gordon
4 (6)
S Drowne
5 (2) 030 MULSANNE CHASE 33 B Barr 3-9-4
J P Spencer
6 (7) 54002 GUNMAKER 21 D Simcock 3-8-13
S Donohoe
7 (4) 0-050 CAPTAIN HAWK 19 (P) I Williams 3-8-13
13-8 Samarmadi, 7-2 Gunmaker, 4-1 Lucky Louie, 11-2 Captain Hawk, 10-1
Childesplay, 12-1 Dream Farr, 20-1 Mulsanne Chase.
30-21 THREE COLOURS RED 14F (P,CD) R Stephens 5-11-9
M Winstone (7)
1-343 DOTTIES DILEMA 60P (T,P) P Bowen 9-11-9 S Morgan (7)
1-446 BALKINSTOWN 22 (T,V) R Stephens 7-11-7 C Dowson (7)
12-50 BERMEO 22 (B,CD) J Farrelly 6-11-6
Miss B Hampson
050-2 VARENE DE VAUZELLE 11 (T,P,BF) O Murphy 8-11-1 J J Codd
04-00 FAITH JICARO 11 (T,P,C) W M Brisbourne 10-10-11
Cai Williams (7)
J King
14 0-5P6 MISTER DICK 43 (D) Jonjo O'Neill 5-10-10
15 64-01 BEAUMONT'S PARTY 14F (P) L Morgan 10-10-9
Miss A Peck (7)
16 4R100 NOTONEBUTTWO 18 (P,D) K Johnson 10-10-5 K Yeoman (7)
5-2 Varene De Vauzelle, 6-1 Gask Ridge, 7-1 Three Colours Red, 8-1 others.
8
Worcester
1
2
Amateur Riders' Handicap
Hurdle (�246: 2m 7f) (16)
1 355-3 IT'S A STEAL 17 (T) Mrs K Stephens 10-11-12 L Williams (7)
2 510-P WHO AM I 35 (P,CD) Mrs D Hamer 11-11-12 B R Jones (7)
C Orr (5)
3 PP-11 RAINBOW HAZE 52 (CD) P Dando 11-11-12
4 U6-26 SYRACUSE'S DREAM 59P J Plessis 6-11-12 B Treneer (7)
5 -1100 CINEVATOR 25 (P,D) J Scott 10-11-12 Miss E Pickard (7)
R James (7)
6 3-653 GASK RIDGE 35 (H) C Williams 7-11-10
7 -PPUP BUCKONTUPENCE 23 (B) H J Evans 9-11-10
Miss E Yardley (7)
9
10
11
12
13
Yarmouth
Rob Wright
1.40 Fyre Cay
2.10 Charleston Belle
2.40 Retribution
3.15 Millie?s Kiss
Going: good to firm
Draw: no advantage
1.40
3.50 Dundunah
4.25 Agnethe
4.55 Deciding Vote
5.25 In Ken?s Memory
At The Races
Novice Auction Stakes
(2-Y-O: �528: 6f 3y) (8)
R Winston
(1) 440 SITUATION 12 Richard Guest 9-2
2 FYRE CAY 15 K A Ryan 8-12
J P Spencer
(3)
MERKAVA R Brisland 8-12
G Wood (3)
(2)
L Morris
(8) 2264 TAKE SHELTER 40 (BF) J Tate 8-11
4 DORCAS 86 (BF) J Given 8-7
S De Sousa
(4)
0 MOREMONEYMOREPARTY 23 Richard Guest 8-7
(5)
A Beschizza
AGENT OF FORTUNE Mrs C Dunnett 8-4
R Ffrench
7 (7)
MANDARIN PRINCESS P McBride 8-4
J Egan
8 (6)
10-11 Fyre Cay, 5-2 Take Shelter, 13-2 Dorcas, 10-1 Merkava, 16-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
2.10
Maiden Stakes (�235: 6f 3y) (9)
EUREKA SPRINGS Mrs L Williamson 4-9-5
J Uys (7)
ALL GOOD A Carson 3-9-0
N Garbutt (3)
2 CHARLESTON BELLE 24 G Bravery 3-9-0
P Cosgrave
COUNTER SPIRIT I Mohammed 3-9-0
S Donohoe
64- DREAM OF JOY 280 R Varian 3-9-0
S De Sousa
0 HERE'S THE DEAL 24 Mrs L Williamson 3-9-0
Jane Elliott (5)
M M Monaghan (3)
7 (6) 3463 OMNEEYA 24 (T) M Botti 3-9-0
L Morris
8 (1) 00- SURAAT 318 R Cowell 3-9-0
D Probert
9 (5) 2-334 THAFEERA 20 (BF) C Hills 3-9-0
9-4 Charleston Belle, 3-1 Omneeya, Dream Of Joy, 7-2 Thafeera, 12-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
(3)
(7)
(2)
(8)
(4)
(9)
2.40
Handicap (�264: 1m 2f 23y) (16)
Hollie Doyle (3)
1 (9) 22541 TYRSAL 7 (CD) C Lines 6-10-0
2 (1) 145-0 MIDNIGHT MOOD 12 (D) D Ffrench Davis 4-9-9 L Keniry
3 (11) -6652 SUNSHINEANDBUBBLES 155 (P,D) D M Loughnane 4-9-8
L Morris
R Winston
4 (6) 2-000 DOR'S LAW 168 D Ivory 4-9-7
G Wood (3)
5 (13) 33-00 LADY NAHEMA 58 M Bosley 4-9-6
6 (16) 0/00- NAVAJO STORM 556 M Appleby 4-9-6 Jane Elliott (5)
R Hornby
7 (2) 63436 OUTLAW TORN 3 (E,D) Richard Guest 8-9-4
8 (4) 00005 JUSTICE FREDERICK 19 (H,T) P D'Arcy 3-9-3 J Haynes
S De Sousa
9 (10) 63430 ZAMADANCE 19 (B) E Dunlop 3-9-2
A Beschizza
10(15) 0-40 MIRIMAR 42 (H) E Vaughan 3-9-2
T Queally
11 (8) 000-2 RETRIBUTION 8 D Lanigan 3-9-2
12 (3) 00-02 BROUGHTONS ADMIRAL 40 H Spiller 3-9-1 P Cosgrave
D Probert
13(14) 064 BOOK OF DUST 30 (V) G Bravery 3-9-0
14 (7) -0000 PUSHJOCKEYPUSH 8 (T) S C Williams 3-8-9 R Ffrench
S Donohoe
15 (5) 00050 OUR KIM 27 M Moubarak 3-8-8
J Egan
16(12) 00400 RIPPER STREET 19 (H) Mrs C Dunnett 3-8-6
2-1 Retribution, 6-1 Tyrsal, 8-1 Outlaw Torn, Zamadance, 12-1 Broughtons
Admiral, 16-1 Dor's Law, Lady Nahema, Navajo Storm, 20-1 others.
3.15
Handicap (�911: 1m 1f 21y) (7)
R Winston
(6) 01000 BILLY ROBERTS 19 Richard Guest 4-10-0
(5) 105-1 MIDNIGHT WHISTLER 7 (P) M Meade 5-9-12 G Wood (3)
S De Sousa
(7) 30564 CRAFTSMANSHIP 7 R Eddery 6-9-11
J Haynes
(2) 21443 ANASTAZIA 21 (H,C,BF) P D'Arcy 5-9-7
L Morris
(3) 3-506 SKI BLAST 27 I Furtado 6-9-6
D Probert
(4) 40633 MILLIE'S KISS 15 (BF) P McBride 3-8-13
(1) 46214 CHUNKYFUNKYMONKEY 17 (C) John Ryan 3-8-5
J Osborn (7)
7-4 Midnight Whistler, 7-2 Anastazia, 4-1 Millie's Kiss, 11-2
Chunkyfunkymonkey, 9-1 Craftsmanship, 12-1 Ski Blast, 16-1 Billy Roberts.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
3.50
Handicap (3-Y-O: �690: 5f 42y) (6)
1 (4) 13402 ERISSIMUS MAXIMUS 8 (B,C,D,BF) C Dwyer 9-7
S De Sousa
P Cosgrave
2 (5) 210-6 LOVING 26 (C) W Haggas 9-6
H Bentley
3 (3) 03251 DUNDUNAH 20 (T,D) D O'Meara 9-1
J Egan
4 (6) 00-00 TERRIFIC FEELING (D) D Ffrench Davis 9-0
L Morris
5 (2) 11433 WILD APPROACH 8 (H,D) R Cowell 8-11
R Ffrench
6 (1) 20040 PERCY TOPLIS 8 (B) Mrs C Dunnett 8-2
2-1 Dundunah, 9-4 Erissimus Maximus, 3-1 Loving, 4-1 others.
4.25
Handicap (�264: 6f 3y) (11)
S De Sousa
1 (11) 00022 FLOWER CUP 20 (B) C Dwyer 4-9-10
L Morris
2 (10) 44005 CHETAN 17 (T,B,CD) C Wallis 5-9-8
J Haynes
3 (7) 6532 AGNETHE 44 P D'Arcy 3-9-8
R Winston
4 (1) -6450 NICKY BABY 35 (B) D Ivory 3-9-4
5 (2) 54451 YORKSHIRE ROVER 8 (CD) D Brown 3-9-4 P Cosgrave
6 (8) -3315 MY GIRL MAISIE 27 (D,BF) Richard Guest 3-9-2 L Keniry
D Probert
7 (4) 0-552 DEFINING MOMENT 40 Rae Guest 3-9-2
A Beschizza
8 (9) 60-00 INNSTIGATOR 27 Ralph J Smith 3-9-2
Jane Elliott (5)
9 (3) 0464 SHYARCH 8 G Margarson 3-9-1
R Powell
10 (6) 05003 MULTI QUEST 5 (B,D) John E Long 5-8-13
11 (5) 50/0- BIG CITY BOY 569 (T,V,D) Phil McEntee 9-8-11 G Wood (3)
9-2 Flower Cup, Yorkshire Rover, 5-1 Agnethe, 11-2 My Girl Maisie, 6-1
Defining Moment, 8-1 Shyarch, 9-1 Nicky Baby, 10-1 Chetan, 16-1 others.
4.55
Handicap (�264: 6f 3y) (10)
L Morris
1 (3) 05050 TORMENT 58 (D) C Wallis 4-9-10
2 (5) 30620 AMBITIOUS ICARUS 20 (H,D) Richard Guest 8-9-8 L Keniry
3 (9) 00003 SAKHEE'S JEM 21 (CD) Miss G Kelleway 4-9-5
Jane Elliott (5)
4 (8) 15066 MALAYSIAN BOLEH 57 (V,D) Phil McEntee 7-9-4 D Probert
5 (6) 00-02 CANADIAN ROYAL 8 (T) S C Williams 3-9-3 A Beschizza
J Egan
6 (7) 44563 WHITELEY 16 (D) M Channon 3-9-2
G Wood (3)
7 (10) 506 DECIDING VOTE 26 C Wall 3-9-2
R Powell
8 (4) 06364 MANIPURA 19 (P,D) D Shaw 4-9-1
R Winston
9 (2) 0-235 WOTADOLL 29 D Ivory 3-9-0
T Queally
10 (1) 50-00 LEITH BRIDGE 10 (V) M Usher 5-8-13
5-2 Canadian Royal, 5-1 Wotadoll, 13-2 Ambitious Icarus, Deciding Vote, 7-1
Sakhee's Jem, 8-1 Manipura, Whiteley, 12-1 Malaysian Boleh, 20-1 others.
5.25
Handicap (�911: 7f 3y) (9)
1 (6) 0-142 IN KEN'S MEMORY 8 (D) M Appleby 4-10-3 R Dawson (7)
W Cox (7)
2 (5) 04400 TELLOVOI 6 (H,V,D) Richard Guest 9-9-12
T Queally
3 (2) 04100 NONNO GIULIO 6 (P,D) C Dore 6-9-12
L Dettori
4 (4) U-311 HARBA 8 (D) W Haggas 3-9-12
G Wood (3)
5 (8) 413-0 LUANG PRABANG 90 (D) C Wall 4-9-11
R Winston
6 (1) 05204 FOREVER YOURS 17 (BF) D Ivory 4-9-8
7 (7) 15651 DARING GUEST 15 (CD) G Margarson 3-9-7Jane Elliott (5)
D Probert
8 (3) 23620 STILL WAITING 23 W Jarvis 3-9-0
L Morris
9 (9) -0002 NELLIE'S DANCER 15 (P) S Dixon 3-8-7
4-6 Harba, 9-2 In Ken's Memory, 10-1 Daring Guest, 12-1 others.
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Sport Athletics
Semenya gender row to
loom over London race
Rick Broadbent
Laura Muir hopes that the 1,500m final
at the World Championships next
month will be the defining race of her
career to date. For one of her rivals,
however, the concern is focused on
defining gender and a new court case in
a battle that has spawned allegations of
racism and human rights violations.
Caster Semenya is the Olympic
champion at 800m and a double world
champion. Now she has shocked people
by deciding to attempt the middledistance double in London. She will do
this while the Court of Arbitration for
Sport (Cas) studies new evidence from
athletics? world governing body about
the advantages gained by women with
naturally high testosterone levels. It
means sport?s gender debate will again
rage, something Semenya has
anticipated with rare and passionate
public remarks.
?I don?t understand when you say I
have an advantage ? because I am a
woman,? she said on Supersport, a
South African TV channel. ?When I
pee, I pee like a woman. I don?t understand when you say I am a man or I have
a deep voice.?
Semenya added that she felt as
though she had been stripped naked
before the world and was incredulous at
suggestions that she had undergone
surgery, given her upbringing. ?How
the hell can you change gender in the
rural areas. I am a woman,? she said.
?We don?t have good doctors. We are
not rich [enough] to do such
procedures.?
The IAAF wants an upper limit for
levels of testosterone, the male sex
hormone, and the implications for
Semenya and other hyperandrogenous
athletes, such as Dutee Chand, the
Indian sprinter, would be serious. They
would have to undergo a form of
hormone replacement therapy or even
surgery to compete in women?s races. In
2015, Chand went to Cas to challenge
the IAAF testosterone limit that was
introduced in 2011 as a reaction to the
Semenya furore. Cas duly suspended
the rules for two years, ending today,
pending more evidence.
Now the IAAF has provided that evidence via a study of 2011 and 2013 Word
Championship athletes that shows
800m runners with higher testosterone
have a 1.8 per cent performance advantage over those with the lowest levels.
In other events the numbers are higher.
Lord Coe, the IAAF president, told
The Times that even if a Cas decision
came before the World Championships, which start on August 4, any
changes would not affect those who
had qualified for London. Muir, already
facing a daunting task to win a medal,
did not want to comment on the
intersex issue.
Her silence is probably wise, given
the abuse that Lynsey Sharp, her compatriot, received when she broke down
after last year?s Olympic 800m final
and spoke about the ?unfair? rules.
Sharp knew a lot about the issue,
having written her university dissertation on the subject, but was damned by
Twitter trolls as a sour loser shedding
?white tears?.
An hour later, in the podium press
conference, Semenya sat alongside two
other women, Francine Niyonsaba and
Margaret Wambui, who had been subjected to rumour and innuendo about
their hormone levels. The inevitable
questioning began with: ?I?d like to ask
all three if they have been forced to take
medication to compete to lower their
testosterone levels.?
One woman who does not lack
empathy is Dr Joanna Harper, the only
transgender person ever to advise the
IOC on gender matters. Yet she was
also a witness for the IAAF when
Chand brought her case to Cas. Now
she is again backing the IAAF and says
that no limit would lead to unscrupulous agents targeting third-world areas
where intersex conditions are most
prevalent. She told The Times: ?It was
hard to sit across the aisle from Dutee
Chand because I have enormous
respect for her and when I read her
witness statement I wept copiously. My
heart ached but as a scientist I felt the
IAAF was correct to draw this line.?
Harper said that it was important to
differentiate between gender assigned
at birth, social gender and gender for
the purposes of sport.
?We are not saying anything about
how people should live their lives; we
are only trying to create categories
within which we can have equitable
competition,? she said. ?Given the level
of science we have right now I think
testosterone is the best we can do.
?Yes, we allow genetic advantages in
sport, but we don?t allow all genetic
advantages. We don?t let 100kg boxers
?If anyone can compete
. . . agents will go looking
for these athletes?
Dr Joanna Harper
?I know families who
have lost a daughter due
to this kind of scrutiny?
Dr Payoshni Mistra
into the ring with 60kg boxers. The
advantage of the 100kg boxer is entirely
natural, but with natural gifts we create
categories when the advantages
become too great for equitable competition. That is what we have done with
male and female athletes. With intersex
and transgender athletes there is a little
fudging, but you draw a line and live
with that line.?
Dr Payoshni Mitra is a gender activist
who took an eight-hour train ride to
meet Chand when she was pulled from
India?s Commonwealth Games team in
2014 and subjected to invasive tests. She
does not think that the IAAF?s new
evidence is enough for a return of
es. ?I believe
hyperandrogenism rules.
the regulations are harmful,
e,? Mistra
unfair and unjustifiable,?
he sake of
told The Times. ?For the
the sport I hope thesee regulaed.?
tions remain suspended.?
She said that the advantahe new
ges documented in the
antial?
study were not ?substantial?
and ?nowhere nearr the
minimum 10 per cent
difference between men?s
rmand women?s performher
ances?. Asked whether
AF
she felt that the IAAF
d
was defending and
protecting
femalee
d
athletes, as it claimed
is
in a statement this
ave
month, she said: ?I have
known athletes who have
equensuffered the ill consequenublic scrutiny and
ces of this kind of public
public humiliation. I know families who
hter because of it.?
have lost their daughter
Mistra believes ?wee will get a favourable decision? from Cas. Harper fears
that if that happens then agents will
flood areas where there are known
ersex conditions.
pockets of rare intersex
n called 5-ARD
?There is a condition
ne in 100,000 of
that affects around one
ut there is also a
the general public, but
ican Republic
place in the Dominican
where it is one in 100,? she said.
nely get reas?People there routinely
hen they go
signed as male when
ecause they
through puberty because
become so masculine,
ine, but in
appen.
Africa that doesn?t happen.
one who is
?If you say anyone
nder at birth
assigned female gender
th whatever
gets to compete with
natural gifts they have then
ng for these
agents will go looking
athletes.?
The good news forr Muir is that
her 1,500m best is six seconds faster
than Semenya?s. Thee bad news is
rely competed
that Semenya has rarely
over the distance. As the runners in
London try to ignoree the lawyers in
ew case opens old
Lausanne, and the new
nows her race has
wounds, Muir just knows
er.
got a good deal harder.
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Cycling Sport
How
H
ow Muir
co
ompares
compares
w
ith her
with
new
n
ew rival
fo
or gold
for
Caster
Semenya
1,500m PB:
4min 1.99sec (2016)
1,500s run
this year: 1
Laura
Muir
1,500m PB:
3min 55.22sec (2016)
1,500s run
this year: 6
?I want madison gold at 2020
and Merckx?s Tour record?
Mark Cavendish tells
Josh Burrows that his
shoulder injury from
shou
Tour de France
the T
won?t slow him down
More tthan any other breed of bike
racer, sprinters pride themselves on
analy
analysing the road ahead, processing tthe information and reacting
acco
accordingly. So almost as soon as
Mar
Mark Cavendish crashed out of
the Tour de France on stage four,
the recalculations started.
The crash, 200 metres from
th
the finish line, was deemed to
h
have been caused by the
flailing elbow of Peter Sagan,
the world champion, who was
dramatically kicked off the
T
Tour as a result. The two men
h
have made up but owing to
Cav
Cavendish?s broken shoulder
blade, sad
sadly there is almost no chance of
a rematc
rematch on the road at this year?s
World C
Championships in Norway in
Septemb
September.
The co
course in Bergen would probably
not have
hav been ideal terrain for
Cavendis
Cavendish anyway, but before his close
encounte
encounter with the tarmac in Vittel,
another tilt at the title that he won in
2011 was high on his agenda.
?Defin
?Definitely, if I trained properly for it
and drop
dropped a few kilos then I could be
competit
competitive and I wanted to do that, but
that?s no
not really possible now,? he says.
For the time being, Cavendish is busy
promotin
promoting this weekend?s Prudential
RideLon
RideLondon one-day race. After that,
instead o
of a charge at the world title, his
next goa
goal is a simple appearance at
the Tour of Britain in early September
? if th
the shoulder heals in time.
Within days
d
of crashing, the 32-yearold was b
back on the Isle of Man using a
hyperbar
hyperbaric oxygen chamber to speed
up a delicate
deli
recovery process.
?Obvio
?Obviously having an x-ray every
week me
means there?s a lot of radiation
going into
int your body, so you have to be
careful with
w that,? he explains. ?I feel
like I can do stuff now, but I don?t want
to start only
o to put my recovery back or
end my ccareer. It?s going to be another
Unfinished Olympic business
Cavendish?s Tour de France was over
after breaking his shoulder blade
three weeks before I can even ride on
the road again. I should get back for the
Tour of Britain ? I love to ride my
home race ? but being competitive is
another thing.?
With every setback that Cavendish
experiences,
questions
intensify
around whether he will ever win the
five stages he needs to break Eddy
Merckx?s Tour de France record of 34. It
is only recently that Cavendish has
even engaged with the idea of beating
the Belgian great but he is adamant that
record is still within his grasp.
?The stage I crashed in, I?m still
pretty confident I would have won it. I
believe I?m the best and I believe I will
be for a fair few more years. It?s given me
the confidence to keep going,? he says.
?People would argue that I only win
sprint days so [Merckx?s] mountain
days mean more. That?s uneducated in
my opinion, but a number is a number
and it gives me a target. I?d almost run
out of targets . . . and that?s a target I can
realistically think about.?
Cavendish says that his other
unfinished business is with the
Olympics. Having won his first medal
only last year ? a silver in the omnium
? he has set his sights on gold in the
madison since it was announced that
the two-man event is to return to the
track programme for Tokyo 2020. As a
three-times world champion in the
discipline, the announcement may
Beijing 2008
9th in madison, alongside Bradley
Wiggins
World Champion partnership
misfires after Wiggins?s solo heroics
London 2012
29th in road race
Favourite misses key split after
other nations refuse to work
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Silver in omnium
Finally wins a medal ? though not
gold ? in all-rounder?s track event
Most Tour de France stage wins
Eddy Merckx (Bel)
34
Mark Cavendish (GB)
30
Bernard Hinault (Fr)
28
even have prolonged his career. ?Before
this year I wasn?t sure if this was my
last contract,? he says. ?And then the
madison was announced and I thought,
?Right I?m going to go to 2020.? ?
Even if Cavendish never beats
Merckx?s record and never wins his
Olympic gold, when he chooses to
retire he is certain to do so with near
universal acclaim. The same may never
be said of his compatriot and contemporary Chris Froome, despite the latter
having won four Tour de France titles.
Cavendish, for example, has already
been voted BBC Sports Personality of
the Year once; Froome did not even
make the shortlist last year.
Asked to explain the indifference to
Froome and Team Sky among many
sports fans, Cavendish is at a loss. He
sees only their success.
?Without a team, Froome would
probably win anyway but with that
team the chance of him losing are slim
or non-existent. It works,? he shrugs.
?Just because some people on Twitter
say they?re a bit bored of it . . . at the end
of the day it?s professional sport and it?s
a business. There?s no better way of
publicising your sponsors than crossing
the line first with your hands in the air.?
6 Cavendish gave this interview as part
of his work in promoting the Amstel Cold
Tub Pub for weary cyclists taking part in
Prudential RideLondon. Find out more at
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Peaty reinvents sport to join
World Swimming Championships
Craig Lord
Adam Peaty?s latest victory at the
World Championships last night was so
emphatic that it drew plaudits from
Mark Spitz, the nine-times Olympic
champion, and prompted one of the
British swimmer?s main rivals to
suggest that he had invented a new
stroke.
Despite missing out on a third world
record in two days, Peaty retained the
50m breaststroke crown in Budapest by
the biggest margin ever ? 0.53 seconds
? ahead of Jo鉶 Gomes J鷑ior, of
Brazil, and Cameron van der Burgh, the
2012 Olympic winner from South
Africa.
The gulf was such that Van der Burgh
said the 22-year-old from Uttoxeter
had reinvented breaststroke and joked
that he would have to retreat from the
sport until Peaty grew old enough to be
caught again.
?I will have to retire and when he gets
a little older I?ll come back,? Van der
Burgh, 29, said. ?I think it?s really
impressive. It?s not even breaststroke
anymore: he?s swimming a new kind of
stroke, like a metamorphosis between
fly and breast. You have to have a lot of
power obviously to be able to swim and
that is suited perfectly to his stroke.
?It?s difficult because not everyone
can do it but I guess, yes, you would
probably have to start imitating that
kind of angle.?
Peaty broke his own world record of
26.42sec with a time of 26.10sec in the
heats and then reduced it further to
25.95sec in his semi-final on Tuesday.
He came up 0.04sec shy of that speed
while taking gold last night.
The only other disappointment for
the Briton was that his 4x100m mixed
medley relay squad fell 0.31sec shy of
making him the most decorated British
swimmer ever in global competition,
finishing fifth.
It took Peaty a couple of metres for
him to recover after a mistimed start to
the breaststroke final but by 20 metres,
he was rolling like an orca homing in on
a kill. There was no catching Peaty, who
retained his 100m breaststroke title
with a world record-time on Monday.
Gomes, the Brazilian back from a
doping suspension, took silver in
26.52sec, making him the secondfastest man ever ? his time representing the seventh fastest in history behind
six of Peaty?s best.
Gomes was followed on to the podium by Van der Burgh, who finished in
26.60sec and could only praise Peaty?s
achievement. The Briton, though, said
that he had left plenty of areas to
improve on, not least the edgy start and
an extra stroke instead of a glide at the
finish that may have cost him another
world record. ?I don?t want to set it to
25.7sec, 25.6sec and then not be able to
do it again,? he said.
How he closed the gap on other strokes
Adam Peaty?s incredible speed means the world record for breaststroke has
significantly caught up those for freestyle, butterfly and backstroke ?
traditionally much faster strokes
Difference in seconds between breaststroke and other strokes over 100m
15sec
Freestyle 13.72
(seconds faster)
13.07
12.52
Butterfly 10.67
Backstroke 8.64
12
10.22
8.65
8.55
6.98
6.76
9
7.31
5.28
6
3
Breaststroke
WR 1:04.94
WR 1:01.49
1972
1990
Height of
Briton Moorhouse
Mark Spitz fame
held record
inside today
Peaty?s Twitter-loving nan falls foul
of Olympic marketing men
News, page 26
Having been praised by the most
decorated Olympian of all-time,
Michael Phelps, in Rio for producing
?one of the grossest swims I?ve ever
seen?, Peaty drew plaudits from
another Olympic great last night.
?It?s hard coming from the Olympics,? Spitz, the winner of seven gold
medals in the pool at the Munich
Olympics of 1972, said. ?Everyone goes
into hibernation and he obviously
hasn?t held back.
?Peaty comes in here and
starts swimming his brains off
and starts winning and starts
breaking world records. He?s
incredible. He was almost a
full body length ahead with
ten metres to go. Oh, man, he is
just awesome ? thrilling to
watch.?
Peaty returned to the
fray with a 57.12sec split in
Britain?s 4x100m mixedmedley quartet, while
Georgia Davies, James
Guy and Siobhan-Marie
O?Connor combined
for
a
European
record of 3min
41.56sec.
Even that, however,
was not good enough to
take them to the podium
only two years after Britain lifted the crown at
the 2015 World ChampiPeaty will be back in
the pool on Sunday
WR 1:00.36
WR 57.13
2000
Sydney
Olympics
Now
0
onships in Kazan. First place went to
the United States in a world record of
3:38.56, with Australia second in 3:41.21
and Canada and China sharing bronze
in 3:41.25.
At the Tokyo Olympics in three
years? time, Peaty will make a defence of
his 100m title and participate in a men?s
medley relay, but the 50m breaststroke
has been omitted from the programme
so the mixed medley relay will provide
him with his third target.
?I?m immensely proud of these guys,?
he said. ?In three years? time, I don?t
want to say it, but we?re going to make
history.?
Peaty raced to his second gold and
fifth world title three years to the day
since his first international honour:
gold in the 100m breaststroke at the
Commonwealth Games. With 16
international titles and nine world
records to his name, he is one of the
greatest British swimmers. A
medal in the mixed-medley relay
would also have drawn him
level with Henry Taylor
(1906-1908),
David
Wilkie (1972-1976) and
Rebecca Adlington
(2008-2012) on a
total
of
eight
Olympic
and
World Championship medals.
Peaty
has
seven major honours, though all
but one of his are gold, while
Taylor and Wilkie won four
golds and Adlington three.
Peaty has one more shot at
joining them: on Sunday he is
part of the 4x100m medley
squad that won silver at the
Olympics in Rio.
How Peaty rates against modern British greats
Total medal Olympic Olympic Olympic WC WC
WC
haul
Gold
Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
Rebecca Adlington
8
2
0
2
1
1
2
David Wilkie
8
1
2
0
3
0
2
Adam Peaty
7
1
1
0
5
0
0
Duncan Goodhew
3
1
0
1
0
0
1
Adrian Moorhouse
2
1
0
0
0
1
0
I?ll help players who lose job, says sports minister
Rugby union
Martyn Ziegler Chief Sports Reporter
The sports minister has asked the
RFU to investigate whether any of the
England women?s 15-a-side players will
be left without a job when their
contracts are not renewed after next
month?s World Cup.
The RFU?s decision to switch its focus
to the women?s sevens team has caused
some controversy, but Tracey Crouch
said that she held lengthy talks with
Ian Ritchie, the governing body?s chief
executive, this week and she accepted
his explanation.
?The RFU have assured me they are
investing more money than ever into
the women?s game,? Crouch said.
?There is not enough of a schedule for
them to receive the contracts, and neither are there contracts for the men.
?I have asked to be informed if there
are any players negatively impacted by
this to see how we can support them,
but most of them have either been on
sabbaticals from their jobs to prepare
for the World Cup [or] are employed by
Crouch praised the
FA for setting a
positive example
the RFU.? The women?s sevens squad
will receive contracts for next year,
when there is a busy programme,
with the World Cup Sevens and the
Commonwealth Games.
Crouch spoke after the announce-
ment that 50 of the 52 sports in line to
receive public funding have brought in
reforms to their structures which have
seen them comply with the new governance code.
Only table tennis, which has a meeting next month, and mountaineering
have yet to meet rules such as having at
least a third of women on boards and as
independent directors.
The sports minister said that many
sports had been ?hiding behind? the
FA and that they only pushed through
reforms once it had brought in the
changes. ?This is one of the greatest reform programmes there has been in
British sport,? she said. ?Hundreds of
millions of pounds of public funding
goes into sport so it is only right to make
sure they are properly governed.
?There should also be some recognition for the role played by Greg Clarke,
the FA chairman, in bringing this
about. There had been reams of criticism of the FA, and a lot of sports had
hidden behind the FA and then fell in
behind them when it was made clear
that they would bring in the reforms.?
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Elbow injury will
keep Djokovic out
for the rest of 2017
Tennis
Stuart Fraser Tennis Writer
Novak Djokovic will not play again this
year after deciding to take a five-month
rest from competition for rehabilitation
on his longstanding elbow injury.
Exactly a year to the day that Roger
Federer announced that he would skip
the remainder of the 2016 season ? the
35-year-old Swiss has reaped the
benefits since, winning Wimbledon
and the Australian Open ? Djokovic
revealed that he will follow suit by
taking an extended break from tennis.
It is unlikely that Andy Murray will
take a similar decision despite being
troubled this summer by a sore hip. The
world No 1 is already hitting balls
again after undergoing rehabilitation
sessions in the swimming pool with his
physio, Shane Annun.
Djokovic, the 12-times grand-slam
champion, has suffered from pain in his
right elbow for about a year and a
half but it intensified at Wimbledon,
affecting his serve and forehand. He
retired at a set down to Tomas Berdych,
of Czech Republic, in the quarter-finals
a fortnight ago.
The 30-year-old Serb has since
consulted several medical specialists,
and was accompanied by Andre Agassi
on a trip to Toronto to visit one upon
the recommendation of his American
coach. It was initially hoped that he
could recover in time to play in the US
Open next month; indeed, representatives from his clothing sponsor,
Lacoste, had delivered his tournament
kit to him in Belgrade in recent days.
But, although surgery is not required,
he has conceded that a substantial
period of absence will be beneficial.
?Unfortunately this is the decision
that had to be made at this moment,?
the world No 4 said. ?Wimbledon was
probably the toughest tournament for
me in terms of feeling the pain.
?I have consulted many doctors, specialists and various people in medicine
in the last 12 to 15 months, especially in
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Andy Murray
Rafael Nadal
Stan Wawrinka
Roger Federer
the last couple of months when I?ve felt
the injury getting worse, [and] they all
agree that I need rest, I need time.
?This is one of those injuries where
nothing can really help instantly. You
just have to allow natural rehabilitation
to take its course. It will take a couple of
months without the racket and then I
am hoping that I can start to train.
?I have time where I can dedicate
myself to healing, to building my body
and strength, and focus on certain
aspects and elements of my game that I
never really had time to work on. I have
time to perfect it and to build a foundation for the next five years or more.?
Djokovic has never missed a grandslam tournament, playing in 51 straight
since his debut at the 2005 Australian
Open. He will now likely be ranked outside the top ten by the end of the year.
Agassi has agreed to continue
working with Djokovic when he does
return in 2018. The pair are both highly
satisfied with the partnership that
began at the French Open in May.
?I?m happy to share that Andre Agassi is committed to stay with me next
year,? Djokovic said. ?I want to thank
Andre for being with me this year and
sharing his experience and wisdom. I?m
looking forward to getting back on the
practice court with him and having him
in the box for big tournaments.?
British Cycling in talks on
office link with Team Sky
Cycling
Josh Burrows
In the swim of things: Peaty won the 50m breaststroke final by 0.53sec, the largest margin ever recorded, as shown above
GB coach recovering from heart attack
Hockey
The women?s hockey head coach,
Danny Kerry, will miss the defence of
England?s European title next month as
he recovers from the heart attack that
he suffered while with the team in
South Africa.
Kerry, who led Great Britain?s women
to gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, was
admitted to hospital last week after
feeling unwell while at the World
League semi-final in Johannesburg.
England finished third after beating
Argentina 5-2 in South Africa and
qualified for the final tournament in
New Zealand.
The 46-year-old is set to return home
shortly but is not expected to be back at
work until September, leaving David
Ralph, the assistant coach, in charge for
the EuroHockey Championship in
Amsterdam which starts on August 18.
?I would like to give my huge thanks
and debt of gratitude to Dr Ramjee and
the wonderful staff at Milpark Hospital
for the exceptional care I received,?
Kerry said. ?I would also like to convey
how proud I am of how both players
and staff continued through the tour-
nament in such a professional manner,
particularly during the Saturday I was
admitted.
?I look forward to some extended
time with my wonderful family and
friends, to recovering, and to returning
to the role I love in due course.?
Kerry has overseen the most successful era in the history of the England and
Great Britain women?s teams, steering
the latter to bronze at London 2012, the
nation?s first Olympic hockey medal for
20 years, followed by a first Olympic
gold in 2016, with victory against the
Netherlands, the defending champions.
British Cycling is still in discussions
about whether it is appropriate for
Team Sky to rent an office at the Manchester Velodrome as the two organisations try to determine how they can
have ?separation with collaboration?.
The relationship between the
national governing body and the
professional road-racing team has been
under scrutiny for years ? an
independent report in 2011 concluded
that Team Sky had no adverse effect on
British Cycling?s Olympics programme.
The links were thrown into sharp
relief last year, however, when it
emerged that a British Cycling coach,
Simon Cope, had been used to courier a
controversial medical package to Bradley Wiggins in 2011. It later transpired
that Team Sky and British Cycling had
been sharing medical supplies.
Although many of the links between
the two organisations have since been
severed, Jonathan Browning, the British Cycling chairman, has not yet decided whether Team Sky should move out.
?There is a really important relationship between British Cycling and Sky,
with things like the road world championships, [coach] Rod Ellingworth, the
riders,? he said. ?The last thing we want
to do is draw a hard and fast line and say
that the two can never work together.
?What is the right solution for getting
separation with collaboration, but on a
sustainable basis? We?ve done our work
on the separation of medical services
and other things ?it?s just this physical
presence that needs to be resolved.?
Browning recently faced calls to
resign over an alleged whitewash of a
report into a potential bullying culture
among the high-performance team and
says that he will decide by the end of
next month whether to stay as
chairman. On Saturday, he pushed
through a vote for governance reform,
as demanded by government as a
condition of continued funding.
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Mark Cavendish wants Olympic gold ?
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?The one striker
I?d buy? Kane.
He would cost
at least �0m?
Antonio Conte, the Chelsea head coach, speaks to
Martyn Ziegler about the ambitions of the top six
and why he rates the Tottenham striker so highly
W
hether it is the arrival of his
espresso or the effect of the
gentle piano starting up in the
background, Antonio Conte?s
demeanour changes. Initially he
appears slightly on edge, but soon he becomes
relaxed and expansive.
Unprompted, he reveals that Chelsea had bid
unsuccessfully for Kyle Walker, as well as
expressing his admiration for Harry Kane,
saying that if he needed another striker ?
which he doesn?t now having signed 羖varo
Morata from Real Madrid for � million ? he
would love to buy the England forward. He also
says that Tottenham Hotspur do not suffer from
the same burden of expectation as other clubs.
We are sitting in the marbled surroundings of
one of Singapore?s many upmarket hotels,
though even Chelsea balked at the �100-pernight price tag of the Marina Bay Sands, with its
ludicrous ship structure on top of a skyscraper,
visible over Conte?s left shoulder.
Conte brushes aside his groomed mop of
brown hair, taps a sugar sachet into his left hand
before neatly tipping the contents into his
coffee. The talk turns to English players,
whether they are too expensive and his view on
the comments of Daniel Levy, the Tottenham
chairman, that the level of spending by
Premier League clubs is
unsustainable.
?There are players and players,?
Conte says. ?If you want Walker, you
know that Walker is expensive. We
tried to buy Walker.?
Two weeks ago Spurs sold the
right back to City for
� million, eight years after
buying him from Sheffield
United for about �million.
Conte says that he has huge
respect for what Spurs have
achieved under
Mauricio
Pochettino and
admits that there are
other players in the Tottenham
team who have caught his eye.
?Tottenham is a really good
squad if they are able to keep all
their players,? he says. ?For me,
Kane, now, is one of the best
strikers in the world.
?If I had to buy one striker I would
go to Kane, right. He is a complete
striker. He is strong physically, with
the ball, without the ball, he fights and
he?s strong in the air and acrobatic on
the right and the left. He?s a complete
player.
?If you go to buy Kane now it would
be at least �0 million. At least. For me,
if I see this price for a striker I know for
sure he?s a big striker.
?Dele Alli is another top player, young.
They lost Walker but they have a
structure. To continue another season
with the same players is good for the coach, and
Pochettino is a really good coach.?
Conte speaks in a steady flow, almost having
to be interrupted to halt the stream. His singsong Italian accent is strong but attractive, and
his English is impressive. The difference with
Tottenham, who pushed Chelsea all the way in
the title race, is, he suggests, that the pressure to
succeed is much more intense for his club.
?My question is this: what are Tottenham?s
expectations?? he says. ?If they don?t win the
title, it?s not a tragedy. If they don?t arrive in the
Champions League, it?s not a tragedy. If they go
out in the first round of the Champions League
it?s not a tragedy. If they go out after the first
[knockout] game that they play in the Europa
League and go down against Ghent, it is not a
tragedy.
?Maybe for Chelsea, Arsenal, City, United and
? I don?t know ? Liverpool, it is a tragedy. You
must understand the status of the team.
?If Barcelona does not compete for the title,
it?s a tragedy. It?s the same for Real Madrid. But
if Sevilla, for example, does not compete for the
title it is not a tragedy and they can breathe.
You can think in a different way and you can
judge the others but the others must fight to win
the title.
?Then, if you are good, you can work very
well. Tottenham were very good and Pochettino
is a very good manager and the club is a very
good club.?
It was ?a miracle? that Chelsea, and before
them Leicester City, were able to win the
Premier League due to the size of their
squads, Conte says. Now Chelsea are
back in the Champions League, it is a
different ball game and to bring in
four or five ?average? or ?normal?
players would still cost the club
�0 million.
?Every team has to understand
what their ambitions are,? he says.
?If their ambitions are to win or
fight for the title or try to win the
Champions League, you must buy
expensive players. Otherwise you
continue to stay in your level. It?s
simple.?
It has been a recurring criticism of
Chelsea that young players are not given
a chance, despite the thriving academy
and the numerous players sent out on
loan. Conte is blunt about the reality,
which is that at the top clubs in the world
chances are limited, and believes some
run out of patience.
?You have to take a decision and to
understand what is best for the club,?
Conte says. ?Sometimes young players lose their
patience very quickly, a lot of time because of
parents or the people around them.
?Trust the club, work very hard because to
play at this level you must be stronger ? and
very good. Sometimes young players think that
they can play easily in the first team but that?s
not true.? Surely, though, Conte can see that a
Chelsea bottom of the league when it comes to English players
Percentage minutes played by Englishmen 2016-17
Bournemouth
Burnley
52.5%
Middlesbrough
43.5%
Crystal Palace
41.8%
40.6%
0.6%
Southampton
Hull City
39.4%
.4%
Everton
39.2%
2%
Tottenham Hotspur
37%
Leicester City
33.1%
Swansea City
32.1%
Liverpool
31.6%
Sunderland
31.2%
Manchester United
29.4%
Stoke City
27%
West Ham United
26.3%
West Bromwich Albion
24.2%
Arsenal
15.9%
Manchester City
12.6%
Watford
12.6%
Gary Cahill
Chelsea
10.6%
63.7%
Players who signed new deals at Stamford Bridge this summer then went on loan
Player
Tammy Abraham, aged 19
Izzy Brown, 20
Jay Dasilva, 19
Mason Mount, 18
Kasey Palmer, 20
Ik� Ugbo, 18
Kurt Zouma, 22
First-team appearances
2
1
0
0
0
0
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player such as Nathaniel Chalobah, one of
England?s brightest young prospects who
reached the semi-finals of the European Under21 Championship finals this summer, might see
the � million signing of Tiemou� Bakayoko,
the 22-year-old midfielder from Monaco, as a
signal that he has to move on to progress his
career? Chalobah, who is also 22, has indeed
done so, to Watford.
?I think, honestly, at this moment there is a
great difference between the two players,? Conte
says. ?You are talking about one player who has
?If Spurs lose in Europa League,
it?s not a tragedy. For Chelsea,
Arsenal, City and United, it is?
played with Monaco, who has maybe 100
appearances for that club. He has played in the
Champions League and has played regularly.
?Try to understand the difference before you
judge. People who do [judge] do not understand
the difference.?
After close to an hour, the final question
stumps Conte: how much would Zin閐ine
Zidane, his former Juventus team-mate, have
cost in today?s market?
He ponders briefly. ?A lot!? he says, before
departing with another firm handshake.
Contract
Five years
Four years
Four years
Four years
Four years
Four years
Six years
Loan club
Swansea
Brighton
Charlton
Vitesse
Huddersfield
Barnsley
Stoke
?We hope Kenedy learnt a good lesson?
The Chinese FA has said that it hopes Chelsea
and their Brazilian winger Kenedy have ?learnt
a good lesson? from the uproar over his
insulting remarks about the country on social
media (Martyn Ziegler writes).
Chelsea sent Kenedy home in disgrace from
their tour to the Far East as they tried to limit
the damage caused in China, where The
People?s Daily, the official paper of the ruling
Communist Party, said that the club would not
be welcome in the country.
The club also issued a lengthy and grovelling
apology in English and Mandarin, as did the
21-year-old player. The Chinese FA said that it
had noted the incident and the apologies and
that football should bring people together.
A spokeswoman said: ?We have taken notice
of the inappropriate behaviours involving Mr
Kenedy, the strong reaction of the fans as well
as the apologies made by Mr Kenedy and
Chelsea. We insist that football helps bring
peoples together not apart, build bridges and
friendship, not walls and hatred. A professional
player serves as a role model of the society
and the world at large. We hope the club and
the players have learnt a good lesson from the
incident.?
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Monsters Inc helps
England cope with
pressure of Euros
Women?s European Championship
Gary Jacob
Conte says that
a lot of young
players are too
impatient for
an opportunity
Conte: I?m tough because I want total control
Martyn Ziegler Chief Sports Reporter, Singapore
A
ntonio Conte says that he must be tough
to command the respect of the dressing
room otherwise ?anarchy? will reign.
The Chelsea head coach has shown the
strength of his convictions by telling Diego
Costa, the club?s top goalscorer last season,
that he is no longer part of his plans, and he
insists all the players must do what they are
told to be part of the club?s identity.
?It is logical that when you must be tough,
you must be tough,? he said. ?If you want an
identity you need all players to go into your
idea. Otherwise it is very difficult if I want to
give the identity to the club and ask the No 10 to
stay in his position and this No 10 is around the
pitch, it is very difficult to give this identity. The
coach becomes crazy . . . this is true.
?The coach must be in total control of the
dressing room. Otherwise there is anarchy. Yes,
anarchy.
?When I was a footballer, [Marcello] Lippi and
[Giovanni] Trapattoni and [Carlo] Ancelotti and
[Arrigo] Sacchi, my coaches were totally in
control of the dressing room.
?Otherwise, you are preparing to die. ?Morira?
[you will die]. If this doesn?t happen you are
preparing yourself for death. If you lose control,
probably you will be sacked in one or two
months. If you are lucky, three months.?
Conte believes the increase in ?player power?
has made the coach?s job even more tricky.
?Now the situation has changed. It is more
difficult. When I was a footballer, the club
had more power.
?It is right to have the same behaviour
with all the players ? not because one is
young and they are different. That is not good.
If a player makes a mistake, a young player or
an old player, you must underline it and help
improve the player to help avoid the mistake in
the future.
?If I go and am very strict only with the
young player and not the old players, it is not
the right way to have respect from the dressing
room. The players are at the same level and
sometimes I demand more from the old players
than the young players ? they have more
experience to teach the young players the right
behaviour.
?But when you are a player, it is normal that
you are selfish. I was selfish and you think only
about yourself.?
Teams and how they stand
Half the battle during international
tournaments is keeping the mind
occupied while the body rests. It is one
that England have embraced at the
European Championship finals with
the help of board games and movies
and they will go into today?s final group
match against Portugal in the right
frame of mind thanks to Monsters, Inc.
and Pretty Woman.
While England?s men have often
bowed out of tournaments amid talk of
boredom and cabin fever, Mark
Sampson?s side are thriving at the top of
group D after carving out a sanctuary
at their Utrecht hotel.
?The physio room is where people go
to look after the body, but we turned it
into a place where we can look after our
minds,? Laura Bassett, the defender,
says. ?Alicia Tang, the head physiotherapist, has a list of films every night.
The latest the girls were watching was
Monsters, Inc. I am not too sure what
impression it gives of us as a squad. But
we need to switch off.?
If the films do not take their fancy,
there are comfy chairs on which to
unwind, jigsaw puzzles, a Connect 4
game, colouring-in books and a
miniature pitch-and-putt.
Some players have headed to the
shops and caf閟 in the afternoon and
Fran Kirby, one of the goalscorers in the
2-0 win over Spain, and Izzy Christiansen left England?s training base on
bicycles yesterday.
Christiansen and Bassett are likely to
be handed their first starts at the
Koning Willem II stadium in Tilburg,
where England need only one point to
be sure of finishing top of their group, as
either Steph Houghton or Jill Scott,
who are on yellow cards and would be
suspended for the quarter-finals if they
receive another booking, will be rested.
England have never lost to Portugal
in seven meetings, winning five. In Ana
Borges and Amanda Da Costa,
Portugal possess players who have
appeared for Chelsea and Liverpool,
respectively. Bassett, 33, is one of a
handful of the squad who were selected
when the countries most recently met
in the 2005 Algarve Cup, though she
did not play in the 4-0 win.
Having been an unused substitute in
the opening games, Bassett is keen to
return to centre stage and show that she
is ready for the later matches. If all goes
well, England will face a quarter-final
on Sunday, where group C runners-up
France are their likely opponents, a
semi-final four days later and a final
three days after that.
?As a player there is nothing wrong
with wanting to be on the pitch but we
all have an important role to play off it
too, to support everyone, and that does
not just happen overnight,? she said.
Fortune has not always smiled on
Bassett. Her freak own-goal sent
England to defeat in the World Cup
semi-finals in Canada two years ago
and she was at Notts County Ladies
when the club folded in April, becoming
the third club that she has played for to
do so. ?Senior players have shared experiences, good and bad,? she said.
?Young players want to hear them all.?
Bassett has not played a competitive
game this year but has been training
with Birmingham City Ladies , coached
by her partner, Marc Skinner, who
arrived in the Netherlands yesterday.
She says she will be ready if she is called
upon. ?As far as I know I?m good to go
and play,? she said. ?Since I?ve been in
camp I?ve had no feedback to say I?m
behind anyone else.?
Monaco make last-ditch
attempt to keep Mbapp�
Middlesbrough join race
for West Ham?s Fletcher
Monaco are holding talks with Kylian
Mbapp� to try to persuade the
forward to extend his contract with
the club, according to Vadim Vasilyev,
the Monaco vice-president. The
18-year-old is the subject of a
�0 million bid by Real Madrid, but
Vasilyev said: ?We are in discussions
over a contract extension with Kylian
and we hope to reach an agreement.?
Vasilyev also appeared to end
Arsenal?s hopes of signing Thomas
Lemar, saying that the France
forward was too important to be sold.
Arsenal have had two offers for
Lemar turned down, with his
valuation said to be in excess of
� million. ?He stays with us,?
Vasilyev said. ?He has a tremendous
talent, he is also a must for our team.
We have kept all of the key players
that we intended to keep.?
Deportivo La Coruna are willing to
offer �million to re-sign Lucas P閞ez
from Arsenal, who want closer to
� million for the striker. P閞ez was
unhappy about losing his No 9 shirt to
Alexandre Lacazette this week.
Middlesbrough have made an
approach to sign Ashley Fletcher, the
striker who started two league games
in his first season at West Ham
United after a free transfer from
Manchester United. Brighton & Hove
Albion, Watford and Huddersfield
Town have already expressed an
interest in a loan deal for the 21-yearold. West Ham are willing to sell
Fletcher but are expected to demand
up to �million for the player.
Portugal (possible; 4-1-3-2): P Morais (Sporting) ?
A Borges (Sporting), S Rebelo (Sporting de Braga),
C Costa (Sporting), Dolores Silva (Sporting de
Braga) ? T Pinto (Sporting) ? A da Costa (Boston
Breakers), C Neto (Link鰌ings), V Marques
(Sporting de Braga) ? Diana Silva (Sporting),
C Mendes (Grindavik).
England (possible; 4-2-3-1): K Bardsley
(Manchester City) ? A Scott (Arsenal),
S Houghton (Manchester City), L Bassett
(unattached), D Stokes (Manchester City) ?
J Moore (Reading), M Bright (Chelsea) ? K Carney
(Chelsea), I Christiansen (Manchester City),
E White (Birmingham City) ? J Taylor (Arsenal).
Referee K Monzul (Ukraine).
TV Live on Channel 4, kick-off 7.45pm.
Group D
P W D
L
F A GD Pts
2
2
0
0
8
0
8
England
6
2
1
0
1
2
2
0
Spain
3
2
1
0
1
2
3 -1
Portugal
3
2
0
0
2
1
8 -7
Scotland
0
Sunderland sign striker
Grabban on season loan
Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban
has joined Sky Bet Championship
side Sunderland on a season-long
loan. Grabban has decided to drop
down a division to join a side who
were relegated in May. The 29-yearold spent last season on loan at
Reading, for whom he scored three
goals in 16 league games. Sunderland
have also signed Jason Steele, the
goalkeeper, from Blackburn Rovers.
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Who can coax best from Barkley?
ANDREW YATES/REUTERS
Oliver Kay
Chief Football
Correspondent
Ross Barkley is a player who requires a
certain indulgence ? an arm around
the shoulder, a lot of encouragement
and, it has become clear to Everton, a
contract that reflects his vast but so far
unfulfilled potential.
Ronald Koeman is not the indulgent
type. Whereas his predecessor as
Everton manager, Roberto Mart韓ez,
liked to motivate Barkley with the
figurative carrot ? indeed a sugarcoated
carrot,
complete
with
hyperbolic comparisons to Michael
Ballack and others ? Koeman
immediately went for the stick. This
approach made for an uncomfortable
relationship at the best of times last
season, even before the contract
dispute that, according to Koeman
yesterday, has taken it to the point of no
return.
In declaring Barkley?s career at
Goodison Park over ? ?100 per cent?
? Koeman made clear that this is not
just a case of a highly talented young
player pricing himself out of his
hometown club. The financial dimension is obvious, with Barkley and his
representatives believing he merits far
more than the �0,000-a-week deal
that Everton offered, but so are
Koeman?s feelings; if he had really
wanted to keep Barkley, at a club where
the purse strings have been loosened
considerably this summer, the
Dutchman would have fought harder.
Koeman said he has been ?looking
to other players? from the moment
Barkley rejected that contract offer at
the end of last season. Barkley does not
fit into that equation that includes
Wayne Rooney and, potentially,
Swansea City?s Gylfi Sigurdsson, which
is why Koeman feels that he can state
with certainty that the player will be
sold this summer.
By stating his position so publicly,
just as he did in announcing a deadline
over Barkley?s contract talks in May,
Koeman has effectively closed the door
on the 23-year-old and, in doing so, has
shown, as with Antonio Conte?s
handling of Diego Costa at Chelsea,
that there are times when managers
can seriously undermine their club?s
negotiating position in the transfer
Barkley scored
five league
goals and had
eight assists
last season
Midfielder will leave
creative void in team
Ross Barkley for Everton in the
Premier League since the
2014-15 season
1st
Chances created
Assists
Fouls won
Dribbles attempted
Dribbles completed
2nd
Total shots
Touches
Jos� Mourinho has given the clearest
indication yet that Zlatan Ibrahimovic
will re-sign for Manchester United.
The Swedish striker is recovering
from the anterior and posterior
cruciate ligament damage he suffered
in United?s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht in April.
Ibrahimovic, 35, is undergoing his
rehabilitation at United?s training base
at Carrington even though the club
released him from his contract at the
end of last month.
United staff have been impressed by
the forward?s progress and the player
himself is optimistic that he will be fully
fit by the end of the year.
And Mourinho hinted last night that
he is banking on Ibrahimovic being
part of his squad for the second half of
the season.
When defending his � million
purchase of Romelu Lukaku, the
United manager claimed that the
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the midfielder was asking for a salary
of �0,000 a week. To complicate
matters, Barkley underwent surgery for
a minor groin injury last week, opening
up the prospects of the midfielder
having to regain his fitness with the
Everton squad.
?He had his groin surgery last week
and it will take three or four weeks to be
back. His personal situation is not so
difficult,? Koeman said.
?It is really clear. I am looking to
other players, that is my priority and
not Ross, with all respect, because it is
his decision. He told me at the end of
last season [that he wants to leave].
?After his surgery, if he is back for
training, he will be part of the first-team
sessions.?
Wayne Rooney makes his eagerly
awaited second ?debut? for Everton
tonight and, while Koeman will retain
Phil Jagielka as club captain, the
manager has already been impressed
by the leadership displayed by the
31-year-old.
?Even without the captaincy he is
one of the captains in the team, because
that is what he used to do,? Koeman
said. ?He?s a captain on the pitch, he?s a
captain off the pitch and he doesn?t
need the name of ?captain? because he?s
that type of player.?
Europa League third qualifying round, first leg
Everton (4-3-3; probable): J Pickford ? J Kenny,
M Keane, A Williams, L Baines ? M Schneiderlin,
I Gueye, T Davies ? W Rooney, Sandro, D Klaassen.
Ruzomberok (4-3-3; probable): M Macik ? P Maslo,
J Maslo, D Kruzliak, S Kupec ? K Qose, D Takac,
M Kochan ? E Daniel, P Gal-Andrezly, N Haskic.
Referee G Kabakov (Bul).
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market. If a � million asking price for
Barkley seemed prohibitive beforehand for a player in the final year of his
contract, it looks positively laughable
now that Koeman has spelt out
Everton?s desire to sell.
What happens next will be intriguing.
There is a belief among those close to
Barkley that he is destined for a
bigger stage than Everton; that he has
been underappreciated, as well as
undervalued, at Goodison Park and
that his availability will spark a
scramble among the Premier League?s
biggest, richest clubs.
There have been varying levels of
interest at just about all of the ?big six?
clubs, even if it might be hard to see him
starting games week in, week out.
Barkley?s potential is obvious. Teammates, with England as well as Everton,
have long echoed the Mart韓ez belief
that this is a young footballer with an
uncommon range of technical and
creative gifts ? and with the right
attitude. At his best, dynamic and full of
creative intent, he looks like a player
who, under the right manager, in the
right set-up, will, or at least should,
move on to another level.
Even over the past two seasons, he
has claimed 13 goals and 16 assists in
the Premier League while leaving the
impression that he is capable of so
much more.
Without question, Barkley has to
add more to his game in terms of
work rate, decision-making and
tactical knowledge. Koeman was not
the first manager to criticise his
decision-making; Barkley was never
Roy Hodgson?s cup of tea either. There
are managers at top clubs who would be
more forgiving of the risks Barkley
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He is 100% leaving, says Koeman
Belgium striker would face competition
from Ibrahimovic from January 2018.
?We spent big money on a striker
because, with strikers, you either spend
[big] or you don?t get,? he said. ?And we
spent because of what happened to
Zlatan and we cannot allow ourselves
to be without an important, strong
striker for the first six months of the
season.?
Negotiations
are
continuing
between Ed Woodward, United?s
executive vice-chairman, and Mino
Raiola, Ibrahimovic?s agent, and the
player has made it clear that he wants to
sign a short-term contract with the club
once his rehabilitation is complete
rather than move to the US.
Woodward, meanwhile, is expected
to step up his efforts to lure Nemanja
Matic to Old Trafford. Mourinho wants
to sign a winger and a central midfielder
before the season begins and had his
heart set on Eric Dier of Tottenham
Hotspur. The Portuguese appears to
have given up on Dier as Spurs are
refusing to sell the England player, so
Mourinho has instead focused his
efforts on Matic, who is understood to
be interested in working with
Mourinho again, to boost his midfield.
Chelsea are willing to sell to United,
but they will have to increase their
initial offer of � million because the
London club want to charge a ?Lukaku
tax? after Mourinho gazumped his
former club to sign the striker, who was
Antonio Conte?s main transfer target.
United hope that a deal worth about
� million can be reached with
Chelsea for the player, who is surplus to
requirements at Stamford Bridge after
the � million capture of Tiemou�
Bakayoko from Monaco.
Mourinho still wants to sign Ivan
Perisic, the winger, from Inter Milan
despite the Italian club?s insistence
that they will not sell the Croatia player
for less than �.5 million.
Perisic, 28, scored 11 goals in a
struggling Inter side who finished
seventh in Serie A last season.
takes in possession, but Mauricio
Pochettino or Jos� Mourinho, for
example, would demand even more of
him, tactically and physically, than
Koeman did.
It is a concern that another of English
football?s great young hopes of recent
years finds himself at a crossroads.
There will undoubtedly be a tendency
among many to suggest that Barkley
was never as good as the hype suggested. In truth, though, the hype always
came with a caveat about how good
Barkley could be if only he could
smooth off the rough edges to his game.
It is a challenge that seemed to hold
limited appeal to Koeman.
Barkley hopes that, among Pep
Guardiola, Ars鑞e Wenger, Pochettino
and Mourinho, there will be a manager
willing to take a chance and indulge
him.
Spurs in line for
Sigurdsson cash
Matt Hughes
Tottenham Hotspur are set to
receive �million if Gylfi Sigurdsson
completes a � million transfer from
Swansea City to Everton.
Sigurdsson joined Swansea for a
nominal fee as part of the deal in which
Ben Davies and Michel Vorm signed for
Spurs three years ago, but his former
club negotiated a 10 per cent sell-on
clause for the Iceland midfielder.
Tottenham considered re-signing
Sigurdsson at the end of last season, but
were deterred by Swansea?s � million
valuation, which is also holding up his
proposed move to Goodison Park.
Everton made a second bid of � million plus �million in add-ons this
week, which was rejected by Swansea.
Blind caught
out by copy
and paste job
Daley Blind endured an
awkward social media
gaffe yesterday while on
tour with Manchester
United in the US. His
Instagram post ? which
appeared to promote
Adidas, United?s kit
supplier ? included a
message, left, from
whoever had asked the
Dutch defender to upload
it. It called to mind the
occasion last year when
Victor Anichebe, then
with Sunderland, tweeted
after a defeat: ?Can you
tweet something like ...
Unbelievable support
yesterday and great effort
by the lads!?
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Mike Atherton
Cricket Writer of the Year
Great Test venue deserves its century
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?O
ur Colonial visitors have added
another match to their long roll
of victories obtained during the
present season, and this, too, the
most coveted of them all.? So
began the report of the cricket correspondent of
The Times for what was one of the most famous
Tests ever to have been played at the Oval ?
the match that gave rise eventually to the
Ashes rivalry and demonstrated the possibilities
of the game.
Melbourne was the stage for the first Test
between England and Australia in 1877, but the
Oval highlighted the dramatic potential of a
two-innings game in changing conditions, when
on August 29, 1882, England fell eight runs short
of their victory target of 85. The mock obituary
of English cricket that appeared four days later
in The Sporting Times was the most noted
consequence of the collapse, but here, in the
tension and uncertainty, were the qualities that
have sustained Test cricket ever since.
If a rivalry and mythology were born, so was a
hero: Fred Spofforth, of high arm and long
follow-through, had announced in the dressing
room before England?s second innings that ?this
thing can be done? and duly did it, bowling
Australia to a dramatic victory, taking 14 wickets
in the match, the best Test figures at the time.
?Mr Spofforth sustained the reputation which
secured for him the title of the ?demon? bowler,?
concluded this paper?s correspondent, in the
arch style of the time.
Many fast bowlers have enjoyed the charms
of the Oval since. Yesterday, we featured one of
those performances from Devon Malcolm,
whose own fast-bowling hero was Michael
Holding who, like the Demon Spofforth, once
took 14 wickets in a Test here. A great Test
ground must have history and tradition and
although the Oval has sometimes laboured
under the shadow of Lord?s, it bends its knee to
no ground in terms of great Tests, great
performances and great moments. In
Kennington, south London, the link between
yesterday?s heroes and today?s is unbroken.
Of what else must a great cricket ground
boast? A good pitch, clearly, since no game is
more determined by conditions ? to which
even the greatest players must adapt (note to
England?s present batsmen) ? than cricket.
During a 137-year period, and for a hundred
Tests, the pitch has not been a constant, and the
Oval has veered between extremes: from those
early terror tracks, to the spin-friendly pitches of
the 1950s and ?60s, to the dead pitches of the
?70s, to the trampoline pitches of the 80s and
?90s. Broadly, though, it has offered a fair battle
between bat and ball. Almost two-thirds of all
Tests have produced a result. There have been
Moments in history: the Oval has hosted numerous memorable events, from the
dramatic Ashes Test in 1882, above, to Muralitharan?s 16 wickets in 1998, right
gargantuan batting feats, on flat pitches, which
would be less tolerated now. Bosser Martin ?
his heavy roller was called ?Bosser?s Pet? ? was
the groundsman when Len Hutton made his
world-record score of 364 as a 22-year-old in
1938, and he famously predicted that England
would score a thousand. In one county match I
played in 1990, the scoreboard operator actually
hammered in another nail in preparation for the
fourth digit, when Lancashire looked to be
closing in on a thousand. We finished on 863 in
reply to Surrey?s 707. The most famous innings
here, though ? Don Bradman?s last in Tests ?
failed to register with the scorers at all.
In recent times, it has been a pitch that has
offered something for everyone. Harry Brind,
concerned that the pace had gone from the
pitch, relaid it in the 1970s and brought it back
to life, to the joy of fast bowlers everywhere. But
spinners, too, have enjoyed themselves here,
from Jim Laker and Tony Lock in the 1950s, to
Muttiah Muralitharan, who took 16 wickets in a
one-off Test in 1998. A good pitch should allow
all facets of the game to flourish, and the Oval
has borne witness to great batting and bowling,
fast and slow, down the years.
A great ground must have
atmosphere. Size is important: too
big and a ground can seem
impersonal and cavernous; too
small, and it won?t do justice to
the grand occasion. The Oval is
a huge playing area ? although
not quite as big as it used to be
? but with the old Victorian
pavilion looming on one side
and its giant watchman, the
gasometer, on the other, the
ground feels large enough
and enclosed enough at the
same time. When West
Indians used to turn up in
their thousands, in
triumphant anticipation,
there was no better
atmosphere anywhere.
Finally, a great ground
must be connected to the
community. My least
favourite English Test grounds are
Hampshire?s Ageas Bowl and the Emirates
Riverside in Durham, new builds and impressive
in their way, but distant and disconnected from
the hustle and bustle of life. My least favourite
grounds abroad are all new builds, sterile and
charmless. Compare the inaccessible new
ground in Antigua with the old St John?s
Recreation Ground, which is in the middle of
the capital and accessible to all.
You should be able to reach a Test ground
easily, by bus, train, Tube or on foot, and you
should feel the thrum of daily life all around ?
sport as a part of life, not separate and
disconnected. A ground should allow Henry
Blofeld, the broadcaster whose last Test at the
Oval this will be, licence to extemporise about
his surroundings, and the goings-on down the
Harleyford Road and in the flats in front of the
gasometer do just that. The facilities are
first-class now for spectators, and will improve
again no doubt with the latest redevelopment
plans. Only the press box lets the side down.
Named after Sydney Pardon, a long-serving
editor of Wisden, it is a dark, dingy,
unwelcoming place. Still, a little higher up,
where Richie Benaud
made his farewell to
commentary in
England a dozen years
ago, the air is fresher and
the vista improves.
Not just Benaud. The Oval is a
place of farewells: of the greats ?
Bradman, Viv Richards, Curtly
Ambrose ? and not so great. It is a
place where the Ashes are won ?
Compo in ?53 (?It?s the Ashes!?) and KP
in ?05 ? and lost. It is a place of Hobbs,
Barrington, Bedser, Butcher and Thorpe;
of Edrich, Surridge, Laker and Lock, of
the Stewarts, Micky and Alec, and many
more.
It is usually the last Test of the
summer, too, so brings with it a little
melancholy and tidings of winter to
come, but happily not this year.
It was cold, damp, almost autumnal
on August 29, 1882, when 20,000
spectators, according to
contemporary reports, sat shivering
through England?s nerve-racking
demise.
One spectator did not see the
day out; another, it was said,
chewed through the handle of
his umbrella as the tension
mounted. What moments to
remember will these five days
bring? A special Test ground,
then. Happy 100th.
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Lose a bowler and pick
Malan for balanced side
Mike Atherton
Chief Cricket
Correspondent
The unseasonal rain that lashed the Kia
Oval yesterday, before its 100th Test
match, was bad news for Lee Fortis, the
head groundsman, and his staff, but
it could be good news for England.
After 12 months of confusion over how
to fit so many all-rounders into the
team, the conditions may mean that
they stumble, by luck rather than good
judgment, upon the requisite balance
for a five-day game.
England confirmed that Tom
Westley, the Essex batsman, and Toby
Roland-Jones, the Middlesex seamer,
will make their debuts today, the former
at No 3, the latter in place of Mark
Wood. It remains, then, to choose
between only Liam Dawson and Dawid
Malan for the final place. If the rain
means that the pitch stays as green and
moist as it looked on Tuesday, England
may plump for the extra batsman,
Malan, in which case they will have
come by the right balance at last.
Five bowlers are more than enough
for sessions lasting only 30 overs, but in
recent times England have gone in with
six, because of the profusion of
all-rounders at their disposal. What
should be a strength ? the presence of
a world-class all-rounder in Ben Stokes
? has been turned into a weakness due
to the uncertainty over the best
positions for the other all-rounders.
Stokes will not always be a genuine
all-rounder, as in time he will likely become a batsman who bowls, so England
should take advantage while they can.
If Dawson plays here, they will have
six bowlers again ? which means there
will always be one, sometimes two,
bowlers who are redundant in any one
session. Better to play five, with the
depth of batting that brings ? which
should help to flatten out the wild
swings in performance that have been a
feature of a team who have lost eight
out of their past 13 Tests.
Part of the problem has been the
unwillingness to move Jonny Bairstow
from No 5 and Moeen Ali from No 7. But
if Bairstow wants the gloves, then No 7
is the natural place for him, which
How the teams are set to line up
England (from)
A Cook
K Jennings
T Westley
J Root (c)
B Stokes
J Bairstow (wk)
M Ali
L Dawson
T Roland-Jones
S Broad
J Anderson
D Malan
Age
32
25
28
26
26
27
30
27
29
31
34
29
South Africa
D Elgar
H Kuhn
H Amla
F du Plessis (c)
Q de Kock (wk)
T Bavuma
C Morris
V Philander
K Maharaj
K Rabada, right
M Morkel
Age
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33
34
33
24
27
30
32
7
27
2
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County
Essex
Durham
Essex
Yorkshire
Durham
Yorkshire
Worcs
Hampshire
Middlesex
Notts
Lancashire
Middlesex
means that Ali will have to nudge down
one in the order, provided England believe him to be the best spinner in the
country. Five batsmen, with Malan at
No 5, an all-rounder ? Stokes ? at
No 6, a wicketkeeper-batsman ?
Bairstow ? at No 7, and the best four
bowlers for the conditions would allow
for a perfect balance come what may.
If England do give new caps to three
new players, then it will be the first time
since the Sri Lanka Test at Lord?s in
2014, when Sam Robson, Chris Jordan
and Ali all played for the first time.
There were three debutants too in the
Test before that, in Sydney, in Gary
Ballance, Scott Borthwick, and Boyd
Rankin (remember the last two?).
England can console themselves that
they are a long way from the mess that
accompanied that first selection during
the dog days that followed Kevin
Pietersen?s defenestration.
To the new boys who are certain to
play, then. Roland-Jones?s inclusion
should ask questions of England?s judgment where Wood is concerned. Wood
was ruled out with a sore heel yesterday, something that he was troubled by
at Trent Bridge. Why, given the backto-back nature of that Test, did he play
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there if he was struggling? Wood?s
fragility is nothing new, and although
his heel is unrelated to his chronic
ankle, he should be used wisely: he is an
asset provided that he can bowl at full
pace. If not, there are others who can do
a more effective job.
In any case, Old Trafford may suit
him more next week, if conditions here
demand a traditional English-style line
and length seamer, rather than something more esoteric. The rangy RolandJones is certainly of the English style,
taking his cue from his director of
cricket at Middlesex, Angus Fraser,
whose first signing Roland-Jones was.
The similarities to Fraser do not end
with his bowling: Roland-Jones has
impressed those in and around the
England team with his character and
leadership qualities and he is seen as
solid, reliable and steadfast. He may
enjoy the conditions here, but it
remains to be seen how effective he will
be abroad.
Westley will be given a stern introduction to Test cricket. Kagiso Rabada
will return after his ban in place of
Duanne Olivier, and so South Africa?s
pace attack is a match for any side?s,
with Chris Morris certain to retain his
Du Plessis to prey on under-pressure hosts
Elizabeth Ammon
Faf du Plessis believes South Africa can
exploit the pressure that England are
under after their second-Test collapse,
just as they did in their surprising series
win over Australia in the winter.
England were criticised by former
captains, including Michael Vaughan,
who said that their approach to batting
showed ?a lack of respect? for Test
cricket after they were skittled for 133 to
hand South Africa a series-levelling
win at Trent Bridge. Du Plessis says his
side can exploit the atmosphere that
criticism has created, as they did when
beating Australia 2-1 last November.
?The situation felt very similar [in
Australia],? the South Africa captain
said. ?After the first game we beat them,
there was quite a bit of critical press
against the Australian team. We
stepped up our game even more and
you could see the Australian team
were feeling a bit of pressure. We will
certainly try and make use of that
pressure wherever we can.?
Du Plessis?s captaincy was
lauded after the second Test,
having returned to the team
after the birth of his first
child.
?When I took over the
captaincy, it was a time of
real darkness as a Test
team. I had a vision of
where I wanted us to go,
and a blueprint for getting
there,? he said.
Asked about Tom
Westley, right, who willl
make his England debut
after scoring an unbeaten century
for England Lions against the
South Africans this month, Du
Plessis said: ?Well done to him for
scoring a hundred but I promise
you the intensity of a warmup game versus a Test is
very different. He will play
against a different attack.?
Kagiso Rabada returns
to the XI after suspension
in place of Duanne Olivier and Du Plessis thinks
the time off will fire up
the 22-year-old pace bowler.
?It makes you hungry again.
If the weather is like this,
the conditions will be
bowling-friendly so he?ll be
raring to get that ball,? Du
Plessis said.
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patchy rain likely to be a nuisance
before drying up from mid-afternoon.
The notable west, south-westerly
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place and Vernon Philander and Morn�
Morkel high on confidence after the
way they bowled in Nottingham.
Although Rabada?s ban was
ridiculous, it may play to South Africa?s
advantage to have a fresh bowler with a
point to prove coming in now.
If England could pray for one thing to
come out of the game, it would be for
Westley, and Keaton Jennings, to score
runs. No Test side can compete consistently if there are question marks about
two of the top three, and if the No 3
position continues to be problematic,
there will be renewed pressure upon
the captain to move himself from his
preferred place in the line-up. And if
Westley does score runs against this
attack, England will be confident of his
ability to transfer that form to Australia
this winter.
Immediately after the first Test at
Lord?s, Root might have been seduced
into thinking ahead to the Ashes, but
Trent Bridge will have focused his
mind. It is to be hoped that it focuses the
minds of his players more generally:
England played awfully at Nottingham
and were insipid with the ball at times
and slack with the bat. Surely they can?t
play as badly again, can they?
continued from back
Three in line for Test debut
around, which is exactly what we?re
looking for.?
Westley replaces Gary Ballance, who
broke his left index finger in the second
Test. The 28-year-old scored 106 not
out for the England Lions against the
South Africans this month and Root
believes he can show that he is worthy
of the place even when Ballance is fit
again. ?Whenever anyone gets selected
it is an opportunity for them and you
want guys to put in performances that
make sure they nail a place,? he said.
Root, who confirmed that he would
make a decision about the final team
selection after he had assessed the pitch
at the Oval, insisted he is not concerned
about the prospect of having three
players on debut. He said: ?The guys
around them are experienced now and
it is a great opportunity for guys coming
in to stamp their mark on the team.?
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England new boy unable
to get in his brother?s team
Toby Roland-Jones now
gets the best out with
?world-class balls? but it
hasn?t always been that
way, Steve James finds
M
339
Roland-Jones?
first-class wickets,
from 91 games
at an average of
25.73
22.56
Roland-Jones? firstclass batting average ?
he has made one
hundred and eight
half-centuries
20
Wickets taken by
England seamers in
this series, at an
average of 36.45
30
Wickets taken by South
Africa seamers in this
series at an average of
22.80
will relish the conditions, but it remains to be seen how effective he is abroad
iddlesex seem to like
their late developers.
Dawid Malan was
lauded for his
international debut in a
T20 last month at the age of 29 and
he could make his Test debut at the
Kia Oval today, playing ahead of
Liam Dawson, depending on weather
conditions.
It was some time further back, in
2004, that another century on Test
debut was celebrated for a lefthanded Middlesex batsman, Andrew
Strauss, at the age of 27.
Today there will definitely be a Test
debut for another 29-year-old,
this time a fast bowler in Toby
Roland-Jones. Yes, he made his
one-day international bow on his
home ground of Lord?s in May, but
Strauss had also played in some ODIs
before he really caused excitement.
And Strauss?s case is rather relevant
here. He went to Durham University
unsure whether he could or should be
a professional cricketer.
So unsure was Roland-Jones that
when he went to the University of
Leeds to study accounting and
management, he did not make the
Leeds/Bradford MCCU squad for two
years, despite his brother Oliver, a
useful batsman who played for
Middlesex second XI, being captain
initially.
?He had fallen out of love with
cricket a bit,? explains his father,
Russell. ?In his last couple of years
with the Middlesex age groups, he
was batting at No 8 and not bowling.
He got a bit disillusioned for a while.?
But these MCCUs can transform a
player. Just as Strauss credits
Durham?s then coach, the former
England batsman Graeme Fowler, as
?the man who turned me from a
recreational cricketer to someone
who believed he could play
professionally?, so a successful final
year with Leeds/Bradford, in which he
bowled well against county
opposition, proved enough for
Roland-Jones to earn a contract at
Middlesex, with, crucially, Angus
Fraser, the county?s director of
cricket, at Lord?s in 2009 when Leeds/
Bradford played Cardiff in the MCC
Universities Challenge final.
?I really don?t know if he would
have done this without that time at
Leeds/Bradford,? says Nick Davis, the
squad manager there since 2002. ?Just
playing at a higher level with good
players [including Alex Blake, of Kent,
and Ross Whiteley, now at
Worcestershire], getting himself fit, it
rekindled his ambition.?
Roland-Jones, who attended
Hampton School, also alma mater of
Zafar Ansari, the recently retired
Surrey and England spinner, played
five games for Surrey?s second XI too
but the story that his talent went
unspotted there is not strictly true.
?Surrey and, in particular, [then
assistant coach] Ian Salisbury were
very keen on Toby,? his father says.
?But Middlesex offered him a
contract and that was where he
wanted to go. If they had both offered
him a contract he would have chosen
Roland-Jones, with a trophy for Middlesex Under-13, was a batsman growing up
Middlesex. It was not a case of Surrey
missing the boat, as is often mooted.?
What is not in doubt is that
Roland-Jones?s most eye-catching
early exploits were with bat rather
than ball.
He was four years old when he
went to Sunbury Cricket Club to
watch his brother play. It was not just
Toby who was soon involved with the
Grasshoppers set-up; Russell, his
father, was commandeered to help
with the coaching. He ended up
coaching for many years in the
Sunbury and Middlesex age groups.
Sunbury is also the club of Richard
Johnson, the former England fast
bowler and now Middlesex fastbowling coach, and he can recall first
becoming aware of Roland-Jones.
?There is a picture that went in the
local paper of me presenting him with
a prize when he was very young,?
Johnson says. ?But he was more of a
batter at that point.? His father
?It was not until he was
16 or 17 that he became
a serious bowler?
reckons Toby could bowl in those
early years, albeit with a quirky
action, but he was just rarely used.
?He was always a good bowler when
he was younger,? Russell says. ?It was
just that because he was
predominantly a batsman and at that
level you try as a coach to give
everyone a go, he would score enough
runs to keep himself happy and we
would give someone else a bowl. If a
game was tight he would bowl and be
as good as anyone we had. He did
have a slingy action, though. It is
quite opposed to what he does now. It
was not until he was 16 or 17 that he
became a serious bowler. He had a
growth spurt and that was certainly
part of it.?
He is certainly a serious bowler
now. His stunning hat-trick against
Yorkshire at Lord?s to win the County
Championship for Middlesex last
season was merely the icing on a cake
that had been baking for some
considerable time.
?He has always had something
there, but it is the knowledge of what
he is doing that has improved so
much,? Johnson says. ?He is aware of
what goes wrong in his action and
how to put it right. He is clever, he is
always thinking and he is one of those
bowlers that you crave for, because on
a day when it is not going well he?ll
just settle in, he won?t panic about it
and he?ll just do a job.?
After a Test summons last year
without making the final XI, another
call was almost inevitable. He was in
the squad for the first two Tests this
summer but missed the cut. Now
Mark Wood?s injury has at last
proffered his opportunity.
It is timely. Before the Ashes, the
England selectors want to see RolandJones in Test cricket. They were
particularly impressed by his ability
to move the ball on unresponsive
surfaces in the North versus South
matches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in
March. He is tall and invariably hits
the length that makes a batsman
uncertain of his movement.
?He bowls what you call ?worldclass balls,? ? Johnson says. ?He gets
batsmen opened up a lot. He is one of
those bowlers that may not have the
X-factor ? people are always looking
at the 90mph bowlers and big tall
blokes bouncing people out ? but if
you watch him week-in, week-out he
gets the best players out.?
And this even though he seems to
run an awful long way to do so. ?I?ve
got no idea where that came from,?
his father says. His run-up is actually
20.1 metres but, as Johnson explains,
it gets extended on an arbitrary basis.
?He puts his marker down and then
keeps wandering back,? he says.
?There is no set distance past it and
he sort of glides in to his marker and
then sets off. He is one of those
bowlers, though, that, even though it
seems very long when he is at the end
of his run, when he actually runs in, it
looks lovely. He uses his run-up.?
Roland-Jones truly has come the
long way.
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Barkley will
100% leave,
says Koeman
Ian Whittell
Mark Wood, who went into the second
Test with bruising on his left heel.
Despite ten days of rest he was still suffering from the problem after England?s
training session yesterday, though he
has not yet been ruled out of the Test at
Emirates Old Trafford next week.
Roland-Jones, the 29-year-old rightarm seamer, claimed 54 wickets in the
County Championship last year and
took a hat-trick to secure Middlesex?s
first title in 23 years.
?Woody is not 100 per cent fit so he
is going to miss out and Toby will come
in and make his debut,? Joe Root, the
England captain, said. ?Toby has looked
really good in the lead-up to the other
games. He?s had a fine couple of years
and these are exciting times for anyone
when they?re making their debut.
?I?m really excited for him and
I?m sure he?ll be desperate to show
everyone what he can do with a red ball
for England. Consistency is a massive
reason why he is highly thought of.
?He has taken a lot of wickets in that
period of time and he had been banging
on the door. He bowls consistent areas
at good pace and gets the ball to move
Ronald Koeman has signalled the end
of Ross Barkley?s Everton career, saying
that the midfielder will ?100 per cent?
leave the club in this transfer window.
Barkley clearly plays no part in
Koeman?s plans as the manager said
that he wants to continue his summer
spending spree by buying three
more players ? a forward, a creative
midfielder and a defender.
Arsenal?s Olivier Giroud and Gylfi
Sigurdsson, of Swansea City, are the
primary targets, although Koeman
was adamant that Barkley?s status at
Everton does not dictate when he can
make signings.
?It is not about Ross,? Koeman
said. ?We did really good work and I
didn?t expect to get all the players in
before now, some need more time and
that?s all about business. I?m still not
nervous and we have time [to work on
transfers]. We have enough new players
in. But everybody knows that we have
tried to get one or two more in.?
Preparing for the first leg of their
Europa League third qualifying round
tie against Slovakian side Ruzomberok
at Goodison Park tonight, Koeman was
asked if he was certain that Barkley
would leave next month.
?Yes. 100 per cent,? he said. ?I knew
this already from the end of last season.
We made a really good offer to him to
sign a new contract, he declined that
contract and told me that he is looking
for a new challenge.
?OK, he is not in Everton?s future any
more. It is his decision. I need to respect
that and see what happens. At the
moment there is no offer on the table
for Ross.?
Barkley, 23, could leave as a free
agent at the end of the 2017-18 season
without Everton receiving a fee and a
potential transfer to Tottenham
Hotspur appeared to have hit an
impasse recently after reports that
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Trio in line for Test debut
England pick Roland-Jones and Westley, with Malan also in contention
Elizabeth Ammon
England could hand a debut to three
players in the third Investec Test
against South Africa that starts today as
they seek to bounce back from last
week?s crushing defeat.
Tom Westley, the Essex batsman,
and Toby Roland-Jones, the Middlesex
seamer, will each make their first Test
appearance in two confirmed changes
from the 340-run loss at Trent Bridge
and they could be joined by
Dawid Malan if he is given the nod
ahead of Liam Dawson.
The Middlesex batsman is likely to be
preferred to the Hampshire all-rounder
if it is decided that the Kia Oval pitch,
which was covered for most of yesterday due to rain, is not dry enough to
demand two spinners as they seek to
regain the lead in the four-Test series.
That would allow England to play
four seamers, including Ben Stokes,
with Moeen Ali operating as the lone
spinner. Malan could then bat at No 5 in
a strengthened batting line-up that
would include Jonny Bairstow, the
wicketkeeper, at No 7.
Roland-Jones takes the place of
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on a trip to Toronto to visit one upon
the recommendation of his American
coach. It was initially hoped that he
could recover in time to play in the US
Open next month; indeed, representatives from his clothing sponsor,
Lacoste, had delivered his tournament
kit to him in Belgrade in recent days.
But, although surgery is not required,
he has conceded that a substantial
period of absence will be beneficial.
?Unfortunately this is the decision
that had to be made at this moment,?
the world No 4 said. ?Wimbledon was
probably the toughest tournament for
me in terms of feeling the pain.
?I have consulted many doctors, specialists and various people in medicine
in the last 12 to 15 months, especially in
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Novak Djokovic
Andy Murray
Rafael Nadal
Stan Wawrinka
Roger Federer
the last couple of months when I?ve felt
the injury getting worse, [and] they all
agree that I need rest, I need time.
?This is one of those injuries where
nothing can really help instantly. You
just have to allow natural rehabilitation
to take its course. It will take a couple of
months without the racket and then I
am hoping that I can start to train.
?I have time where I can dedicate
myself to healing, to building my body
and strength, and focus on certain
aspects and elements of my game that I
never really had time to work on. I have
time to perfect it and to build a foundation for the next five years or more.?
Djokovic has never missed a grandslam tournament, playing in 51 straight
since his debut at the 2005 Australian
Open. He will now likely be ranked outside the top ten by the end of the year.
Agassi has agreed to continue
working with Djokovic when he does
return in 2018. The pair are both highly
satisfied with the partnership that
began at the French Open in May.
?I?m happy to share that Andre Agassi is committed to stay with me next
year,? Djokovic said. ?I want to thank
Andre for being with me this year and
sharing his experience and wisdom. I?m
looking forward to getting back on the
practice court with him and having him
in the box for big tournaments.?
British Cycling in talks on
office link with Team Sky
Cycling
Josh Burrows
In the swim of things: Peaty won the 50m breaststroke final by 0.53sec, the largest margin ever recorded, as shown above
GB coach recovering from heart attack
Hockey
The women?s hockey head coach,
Danny Kerry, will miss the defence of
England?s European title next month as
he recovers from the heart attack that
he suffered while with the team in
South Africa.
Kerry, who led Great Britain?s women
to gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, was
admitted to hospital last week after
feeling unwell while at the World
League semi-final in Johannesburg.
England finished third after beating
Argentina 5-2 in South Africa and
qualified for the final tournament in
New Zealand.
The 46-year-old is set to return home
shortly but is not expected to be back at
work until September, leaving David
Ralph, the assistant coach, in charge for
the EuroHockey Championship in
Amsterdam which starts on August 18.
?I would like to give my huge thanks
and debt of gratitude to Dr Ramjee and
the wonderful staff at Milpark Hospital
for the exceptional care I received,?
Kerry said. ?I would also like to convey
how proud I am of how both players
and staff continued through the tour-
nament in such a professional manner,
particularly during the Saturday I was
admitted.
?I look forward to some extended
time with my wonderful family and
friends, to recovering, and to returning
to the role I love in due course.?
Kerry has overseen the most successful era in the history of the England and
Great Britain women?s teams, steering
the latter to bronze at London 2012, the
nation?s first Olympic hockey medal for
20 years, followed by a first Olympic
gold in 2016, with victory against the
Netherlands, the defending champions.
British Cycling is still in discussions
about whether it is appropriate for
Team Sky to rent an office at the Manchester Velodrome as the two organisations try to determine how they can
have ?separation with collaboration?.
The relationship between the
national governing body and the
professional road-racing team has been
under scrutiny for years ? an
independent report in 2011 concluded
that Team Sky had no adverse effect on
British Cycling?s Olympics programme.
The links were thrown into sharp
relief last year, however, when it
emerged that a British Cycling coach,
Simon Cope, had been used to courier a
controversial medical package to Bradley Wiggins in 2011. It later transpired
that Team Sky and British Cycling had
been sharing medical supplies.
Although many of the links between
the two organisations have since been
severed, Jonathan Browning, the British Cycling chairman, has not yet decided whether Team Sky should move out.
?There is a really important relationship between British Cycling and Sky,
with things like the road world championships, [coach] Rod Ellingworth, the
riders,? he said. ?The last thing we want
to do is draw a hard and fast line and say
that the two can never work together.
?What is the right solution for getting
separation with collaboration, but on a
sustainable basis? We?ve done our work
on the separation of medical services
and other things ?it?s just this physical
presence that needs to be resolved.?
Browning recently faced calls to
resign over an alleged whitewash of a
report into a potential bullying culture
among the high-performance team and
says that he will decide by the end of
next month whether to stay as
chairman. On Saturday, he pushed
through a vote for governance reform,
as demanded by government as a
condition of continued funding.
inside today
Mark Cavendish wants Olympic gold ?
and still has his eye on Tour record
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?The one striker
I?d buy? Kane.
He would cost
at least �0m?
Antonio Conte, the Chelsea head coach, speaks to
Martyn Ziegler about the ambitions of the top six
and why he rates the Tottenham striker so highly
W
hether it is the arrival of his
espresso or the effect of the
gentle piano starting up in the
background, Antonio Conte?s
demeanour changes. Initially he
appears slightly on edge, but soon he becomes
relaxed and expansive.
Unprompted, he reveals that Chelsea had bid
unsuccessfully for Kyle Walker, as well as
expressing his admiration for Harry Kane,
saying that if he needed another striker ?
which he doesn?t now having signed 羖varo
Morata from Real Madrid for � million ? he
would love to buy the England forward. He also
says that Tottenham Hotspur do not suffer from
the same burden of expectation as other clubs.
We are sitting in the marbled surroundings of
one of Singapore?s many upmarket hotels,
though even Chelsea balked at the �100-pernight price tag of the Marina Bay Sands, with its
ludicrous ship structure on top of a skyscraper,
visible over Conte?s left shoulder.
Conte brushes aside his groomed mop of
brown hair, taps a sugar sachet into his left hand
before neatly tipping the contents into his
coffee. The talk turns to English players,
whether they are too expensive and his view on
the comments of Daniel Levy, the Tottenham
chairman, that the level of spending by
Premier League clubs is
unsustainable.
?There are players and players,?
Conte says. ?If you want Walker, you
know that Walker is expensive. We
tried to buy Walker.?
Two weeks ago Spurs sold the
right back to City for
� million, eight years after
buying him from Sheffield
United for about �million.
Conte says that he has huge
respect for what Spurs have
achieved under
Mauricio
Pochettino and
admits that there are
other players in the Tottenham
team who have caught his eye.
?Tottenham is a really good
squad if they are able to keep all
their players,? he says. ?For me,
Kane, now, is one of the best
strikers in the world.
?If I had to buy one striker I would
go to Kane, right. He is a complete
striker. He is strong physically, with
the ball, without the ball, he fights and
he?s strong in the air and acrobatic on
the right and the left. He?s a complete
player.
?If you go to buy Kane now it would
be at least �0 million. At least. For me,
if I see this price for a striker I know for
sure he?s a big striker.
?Dele Alli is another top player, young.
They lost Walker but they have a
structure. To continue another season
with the same players is good for the coach, and
Pochettino is a really good coach.?
Conte speaks in a steady flow, almost having
to be interrupted to halt the stream. His singsong Italian accent is strong but attractive, and
his English is impressive. The difference with
Tottenham, who pushed Chelsea all the way in
the title race, is, he suggests, that the pressure to
succeed is much more intense for his club.
?My question is this: what are Tottenham?s
expectations?? he says. ?If they don?t win the
title, it?s not a tragedy. If they don?t arrive in the
Champions League, it?s not a tragedy. If they go
out in the first round of the Champions League
it?s not a tragedy. If they go out after the first
[knockout] game that they play in the Europa
League and go down against Ghent, it is not a
tragedy.
?Maybe for Chelsea, Arsenal, City, United and
? I don?t know ? Liverpool, it is a tragedy. You
must understand the status of the team.
?If Barcelona does not compete for the title,
it?s a tragedy. It?s the same for Real Madrid. But
if Sevilla, for example, does not compete for the
title it is not a tragedy and they can breathe.
You can think in a different way and you can
judge the others but the others must fight to win
the title.
?Then, if you are good, you can work very
well. Tottenham were very good and Pochettino
is a very good manager and the club is a very
good club.?
It was ?a miracle? that Chelsea, and before
them Leicester City, were able to win the
Premier League due to the size of their
squads, Conte says. Now Chelsea are
back in the Champions League, it is a
different ball game and to bring in
four or five ?average? or ?normal?
players would still cost the club
�0 million.
?Every team has to understand
what their ambitions are,? he says.
?If their ambitions are to win or
fight for the title or try to win the
Champions League, you must buy
expensive players. Otherwise you
continue to stay in your level. It?s
simple.?
It has been a recurring criticism of
Chelsea that young players are not given
a chance, despite the thriving academy
and the numerous players sent out on
loan. Conte is blunt about the reality,
which is that at the top clubs in the world
chances are limited, and believes some
run out of patience.
?You have to take a decision and to
understand what is best for the club,?
Conte says. ?Sometimes young players lose their
patience very quickly, a lot of time because of
parents or the people around them.
?Trust the club, work very hard because to
play at this level you must be stronger ? and
very good. Sometimes young players think that
they can play easily in the first team but that?s
not true.? Surely, though, Conte can see that a
Chelsea bottom of the league when it comes to English players
Percentage minutes played by Englishmen 2016-17
Bournemouth
Burnley
52.5%
Middlesbrough
43.5%
Crystal Palace
41.8%
40.6%
0.6%
Southampton
Hull City
39.4%
.4%
Everton
39.2%
2%
Tottenham Hotspur
37%
Leicester City
33.1%
Swansea City
32.1%
Liverpool
31.6%
Sunderland
31.2%
Manchester United
29.4%
Stoke City
27%
West Ham United
26.3%
West Bromwich Albion
24.2%
Arsenal
15.9%
Manchester City
12.6%
Watford
12.6%
Gary Cahill
Chelsea
10.6%
63.7%
Players who signed new deals at Stamford Bridge this summer then went on loan
Player
Tammy Abraham, aged 19
Izzy Brown, 20
Jay Dasilva, 19
Mason Mount, 18
Kasey Palmer, 20
Ik� Ugbo, 18
Kurt Zouma, 22
First-team appearances
2
1
0
0
0
0
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player such as Nathaniel Chalobah, one of
England?s brightest young prospects who
reached the semi-finals of the European Under21 Championship finals this summer, might see
the � million signing of Tiemou� Bakayoko,
the 22-year-old midfielder from Monaco, as a
signal that he has to move on to progress his
career? Chalobah, who is also 22, has indeed
done so, to Watford.
?I think, honestly, at this moment there is a
great difference between the two players,? Conte
says. ?You are talking about one player who has
?If Spurs lose in Europa League,
it?s not a tragedy. For Chelsea,
Arsenal, City and United, it is?
played with Monaco, who has maybe 100
appearances for that club. He has played in the
Champions League and has played regularly.
?Try to understand the difference before you
judge. People who do [judge] do not understand
the difference.?
After close to an hour, the final question
stumps Conte: how much would Zin閐ine
Zidane, his former Juventus team-mate, have
cost in today?s market?
He ponders briefly. ?A lot!? he says, before
departing with another firm handshake.
Contract
Five years
Four years
Four years
Four years
Four years
Four years
Six years
Loan club
Swansea
Brighton
Charlton
Vitesse
Huddersfield
Barnsley
Stoke
?We hope Kenedy learnt a good lesson?
The Chinese FA has said that it hopes Chelsea
and their Brazilian winger Kenedy have ?learnt
a good lesson? from the uproar over his
insulting remarks about the country on social
media (Martyn Ziegler writes).
Chelsea sent Kenedy home in disgrace from
their tour to the Far East as they tried to limit
the damage caused in China, where The
People?s Daily, the official paper of the ruling
Communist Party, said that the club would not
be welcome in the country.
The club also issued a lengthy and grovelling
apology in English and Mandarin, as did the
21-year-old player. The Chinese FA said that it
had noted the incident and the apologies and
that football should bring people together.
A spokeswoman said: ?We have taken notice
of the inappropriate behaviours involving Mr
Kenedy, the strong reaction of the fans as well
as the apologies made by Mr Kenedy and
Chelsea. We insist that football helps bring
peoples together not apart, build bridges and
friendship, not walls and hatred. A professional
player serves as a role model of the society
and the world at large. We hope the club and
the players have learnt a good lesson from the
incident.?
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Monsters Inc helps
England cope with
pressure of Euros
Women?s European Championship
Gary Jacob
Conte says that
a lot of young
players are too
impatient for
an opportunity
Conte: I?m tough because I want total control
Martyn Ziegler Chief Sports Reporter, Singapore
A
ntonio Conte says that he must be tough
to command the respect of the dressing
room otherwise ?anarchy? will reign.
The Chelsea head coach has shown the
strength of his convictions by telling Diego
Costa, the club?s top goalscorer last season,
that he is no longer part of his plans, and he
insists all the players must do what they are
told to be part of the club?s identity.
?It is logical that when you must be tough,
you must be tough,? he said. ?If you want an
identity you need all players to go into your
idea. Otherwise it is very difficult if I want to
give the identity to the club and ask the No 10 to
stay in his position and this No 10 is around the
pitch, it is very difficult to give this identity. The
coach becomes crazy . . . this is true.
?The coach must be in total control of the
dressing room. Otherwise there is anarchy. Yes,
anarchy.
?When I was a footballer, [Marcello] Lippi and
[Giovanni] Trapattoni and [Carlo] Ancelotti and
[Arrigo] Sacchi, my coaches were totally in
control of the dressing room.
?Otherwise, you are preparing to die. ?Morira?
[you will die]. If this doesn?t happen you are
preparing yourself for death. If you lose control,
probably you will be sacked in one or two
months. If you are lucky, three months.?
Conte believes the increase in ?player power?
has made the coach?s job even more tricky.
?Now the situation has changed. It is more
difficult. When I was a footballer, the club
had more power.
?It is right to have the same behaviour
with all the players ? not because one is
young and they are different. That is not good.
If a player makes a mistake, a young player or
an old player, you must underline it and help
improve the player to help avoid the mistake in
the future.
?If I go and am very strict only with the
young player and not the old players, it is not
the right way to have respect from the dressing
room. The players are at the same level and
sometimes I demand more from the old players
than the young players ? they have more
experience to teach the young players the right
behaviour.
?But when you are a player, it is normal that
you are selfish. I was selfish and you think only
about yourself.?
Teams and how they stand
Half the battle during international
tournaments is keeping the mind
occupied while the body rests. It is one
that England have embraced at the
European Championship finals with
the help of board games and movies
and they will go into today?s final group
match against Portugal in the right
frame of mind thanks to Monsters, Inc.
and Pretty Woman.
While England?s men have often
bowed out of tournaments amid talk of
boredom and cabin fever, Mark
Sampson?s side are thriving at the top of
group D after carving out a sanctuary
at their Utrecht hotel.
?The physio room is where people go
to look after the body, but we turned it
into a place where we can look after our
minds,? Laura Bassett, the defender,
says. ?Alicia Tang, the head physiotherapist, has a list of films every night.
The latest the girls were watching was
Monsters, Inc. I am not too sure what
impression it gives of us as a squad. But
we need to switch off.?
If the films do not take their fancy,
there are comfy chairs on which to
unwind, jigsaw puzzles, a Connect 4
game, colouring-in books and a
miniature pitch-and-putt.
Some players have headed to the
shops and caf閟 in the afternoon and
Fran Kirby, one of the goalscorers in the
2-0 win over Spain, and Izzy Christiansen left England?s training base on
bicycles yesterday.
Christiansen and Bassett are likely to
be handed their first starts at the
Koning Willem II stadium in Tilburg,
where England need only one point to
be sure of finishing top of their group, as
either Steph Houghton or Jill Scott,
who are on yellow cards and would be
suspended for the quarter-finals if they
receive another booking, will be rested.
England have never lost to Portugal
in seven meetings, winning five. In Ana
Borges and Amanda Da Costa,
Portugal possess players who have
appeared for Chelsea and Liverpool,
respectively. Bassett, 33, is one of a
handful of the squad who were selected
when the countries most recently met
in the 2005 Algarve Cup, though she
did not play in the 4-0 win.
Having been an unused substitute in
the opening games, Bassett is keen to
return to centre stage and show that she
is ready for the later matches. If all goes
well, England will face a quarter-final
on Sunday, where group C runners-up
France are their likely opponents, a
semi-final four days later and a final
three days after that.
?As a player there is nothing wrong
with wanting to be on the pitch but we
all have an important role to play off it
too, to support everyone, and that does
not just happen overnight,? she said.
Fortune has not always smiled on
Bassett. Her freak own-goal sent
England to defeat in the World Cup
semi-finals in Canada two years ago
and she was at Notts County Ladies
when the club folded in April, becoming
the third club that she has played for to
do so. ?Senior players have shared experiences, good and bad,? she said.
?Young players want to hear them all.?
Bassett has not played a competitive
game this year but has been training
with Birmingham City Ladies , coached
by her partner, Marc Skinner, who
arrived in the Netherlands yesterday.
She says she will be ready if she is called
upon. ?As far as I know I?m good to go
and play,? she said. ?Since I?ve been in
camp I?ve had no feedback to say I?m
behind anyone else.?
Monaco make last-ditch
attempt to keep Mbapp�
Middlesbrough join race
for West Ham?s Fletcher
Monaco are holding talks with Kylian
Mbapp� to try to persuade the
forward to extend his contract with
the club, according to Vadim Vasilyev,
the Monaco vice-president. The
18-year-old is the subject of a
�0 million bid by Real Madrid, but
Vasilyev said: ?We are in discussions
over a contract extension with Kylian
and we hope to reach an agreement.?
Vasilyev also appeared to end
Arsenal?s hopes of signing Thomas
Lemar, saying that the France
forward was too important to be sold.
Arsenal have had two offers for
Lemar turned down, with his
valuation said to be in excess of
� million. ?He stays with us,?
Vasilyev said. ?He has a tremendous
talent, he is also a must for our team.
We have kept all of the key players
that we intended to keep.?
Deportivo La Coruna are willing to
offer �million to re-sign Lucas P閞ez
from Arsenal, who want closer to
� million for the striker. P閞ez was
unhappy about losing his No 9 shirt to
Alexandre Lacazette this week.
Middlesbrough have made an
approach to sign Ashley Fletcher, the
striker who started two league games
in his first season at West Ham
United after a free transfer from
Manchester United. Brighton & Hove
Albion, Watford and Huddersfield
Town have already expressed an
interest in a loan deal for the 21-yearold. West Ham are willing to sell
Fletcher but are expected to demand
up to �million for the player.
Portugal (possible; 4-1-3-2): P Morais (Sporting) ?
A Borges (Sporting), S Rebelo (Sporting de Braga),
C Costa (Sporting), Dolores Silva (Sporting de
Braga) ? T Pinto (Sporting) ? A da Costa (Boston
Breakers), C Neto (Link鰌ings), V Marques
(Sporting de Braga) ? Diana Silva (Sporting),
C Mendes (Grindavik).
England (possible; 4-2-3-1): K Bardsley
(Manchester City) ? A Scott (Arsenal),
S Houghton (Manchester City), L Bassett
(unattached), D Stokes (Manchester City) ?
J Moore (Reading), M Bright (Chelsea) ? K Carney
(Chelsea), I Christiansen (Manchester City),
E White (Birmingham City) ? J Taylor (Arsenal).
Referee K Monzul (Ukraine).
TV Live on Channel 4, kick-off 7.45pm.
Group D
P W D
L
F A GD Pts
2
2
0
0
8
0
8
England
6
2
1
0
1
2
2
0
Spain
3
2
1
0
1
2
3 -1
Portugal
3
2
0
0
2
1
8 -7
Scotland
0
Sunderland sign striker
Grabban on season loan
Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban
has joined Sky Bet Championship
side Sunderland on a season-long
loan. Grabban has decided to drop
down a division to join a side who
were relegated in May. The 29-yearold spent last season on loan at
Reading, for whom he scored three
goals in 16 league games. Sunderland
have also signed Jason Steele, the
goalkeeper, from Blackburn Rovers.
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Who can coax best from Barkley?
ANDREW YATES/REUTERS
Oliver Kay
Chief Football
Correspondent
Ross Barkley is a player who requires a
certain indulgence ? an arm around
the shoulder, a lot of encouragement
and, it has become clear to Everton, a
contract that reflects his vast but so far
unfulfilled potential.
Ronald Koeman is not the indulgent
type. Whereas his predecessor as
Everton manager, Roberto Mart韓ez,
liked to motivate Barkley with the
figurative carrot ? indeed a sugarcoated
carrot,
complete
with
hyperbolic comparisons to Michael
Ballack and others ? Koeman
immediately went for the stick. This
approach made for an uncomfortable
relationship at the best of times last
season, even before the contract
dispute that, according to Koeman
yesterday, has taken it to the point of no
return.
In declaring Barkley?s career at
Goodison Park over ? ?100 per cent?
? Koeman made clear that this is not
just a case of a highly talented young
player pricing himself out of his
hometown club. The financial dimension is obvious, with Barkley and his
representatives believing he merits far
more than the �0,000-a-week deal
that Everton offered, but so are
Koeman?s feelings; if he had really
wanted to keep Barkley, at a club where
the purse strings have been loosened
considerably this summer, the
Dutchman would have fought harder.
Koeman said he has been ?looking
to other players? from the moment
Barkley rejected that contract offer at
the end of last season. Barkley does not
fit into that equation that includes
Wayne Rooney and, potentially,
Swansea City?s Gylfi Sigurdsson, which
is why Koeman feels that he can state
with certainty that the player will be
sold this summer.
By stating his position so publicly,
just as he did in announcing a deadline
over Barkley?s contract talks in May,
Koeman has effectively closed the door
on the 23-year-old and, in doing so, has
shown, as with Antonio Conte?s
handling of Diego Costa at Chelsea,
that there are times when managers
can seriously undermine their club?s
negotiating position in the transfer
Barkley scored
five league
goals and had
eight assists
last season
Midfielder will leave
creative void in team
Ross Barkley for Everton in the
Premier League since the
2014-15 season
1st
Chances created
Assists
Fouls won
Dribbles attempted
Dribbles completed
2nd
Total shots
Touches
Jos� Mourinho has given the clearest
indication yet that Zlatan Ibrahimovic
will re-sign for Manchester United.
The Swedish striker is recovering
from the anterior and posterior
cruciate ligament damage he suffered
in United?s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht in April.
Ibrahimovic, 35, is undergoing his
rehabilitation at United?s training base
at Carrington even though the club
released him from his contract at the
end of last month.
United staff have been impressed by
the forward?s progress and the player
himself is optimistic that he will b
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