We’re a deeply divided nation, too – and nearly three-quarters of us expect that to get worse in the year ahead. We’re torn apart by social class, by geography, and by how we vote – especially on Brexit. The starkest divide, though, is age: 52% of over-65s feel optimistic about the future of the UK, contrasting with just 23% of under-34s. Our focus groups, regardless of how they voted, felt the scales fall from their eyes as they watched “them” grapple with Brexit. Voters long for a leader to map a clear route through.
June 15, 2019 21:11 UTC
I was in Greece last year and I know they are crazy, too, but in Egypt they take it very seriously. He is a very humble guy, a role model for me and all Egyptians. Kouka says: “Who doesn’t support Liverpool in Egypt? Whoever Liverpool are playing, whether it’s Manchester United or Barcelona, everyone is supporting Liverpool for Salah. “It has always been my dream to play at the top level and the Premier League is the top.
June 15, 2019 18:00 UTC
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Cher with Franco Zeffirelli on the set of Tea With Mussolini, 1999. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Franco Zeffirelli as an actor, in Luigi Zampa’s film L’Onorevole Angelina, 1947. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Franco Zeffirelli, centre, with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the stars of his film version of The Taming of the Shrew. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Robert Powell, centre, and Franco Zeffirelli during the filming of Jesus of Nazareth. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Franco Zeffirelli joking with the tenor Luciano Pavarotti at the time of their centenary production of Tosca in Rome, 2000.
June 15, 2019 17:26 UTC
In the warm blue waters of the Strait of Hormuz there is no room for mistakes. Its shipping lanes, which are only two miles wide, are packed with tankers carrying crude oil from the Gulf past implacable enemies: Iran on one side, the United Arab Emirates on the other. That, it appears, is the assessment of the Royal Navy, which is to send 100 Royal Marines to protect British ships as attacks on oil tankers escalate, raising fears of a war with Iran. This week America blamed Tehran for attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, on the approach to Hormuz. Analysts and diplomats fear a cycle of tit-for-tat violence that will be difficult…
June 15, 2019 17:10 UTC
They were some of the most private emails any mother of a nine-year-old could write. Her son, she said, had fully transitioned from girl to boy but was not coping — fighting fellow pupils, stealing from his parents and in emotional turmoil. “I have wondered if we have done the right thing — allowing him to transition before accessing the clinic,” she wrote. He was telling me how much he hated himself and tugging at his clothes.”In another message, a different mother recounted her trans son’s journey. If she dressed him as a girl, his birth sex, he deliberately wet himself so the nursery would give him boys’ clothes from its reserve supply, she said.…
June 15, 2019 17:10 UTC
They calculate that only an alliance between the right and the far right can ensure their party’s survival. The crash that Farage and Johnson contemplate with such insouciance is as much a constitutional as an economic monstrosity. One of the first acts of a Johnson regime will be to fire Olly Robbins, the prime minister’s Brexit adviser. Jeremy Corbyn agrees with Johnson and Farage on the need for Brexit, however, and only queries the detail. Don’t be hysterical, old chap: Johnson is a joke, Farage a pub bore and Corbyn a passive-aggressive crank.
June 15, 2019 17:01 UTC
Bournemouth maintain a new contract offer for Ryan Fraser is still “on the table” and the Scotland winger is “an integral part” of their squad as speculation continues over his future. Frazer, 25, impressed for the Cherries last season, with seven Premier League goals and 14 assists. “Much has been written and spoken about the future of Ryan Fraser, as his contract with AFC Bournemouth heads into its final 12 months,” Blake said on the Bournemouth website. “The offer of a new long-term contract has been on the table for Ryan for some time. “We look forward to welcoming Ryan back to us next month after a well-earned break, upon which he can focus on having another standout season for AFC Bournemouth.”
June 15, 2019 15:56 UTC
Amanda Knox, who was twice convicted and twice acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher, has castigated the media for portraying her as a "dirty maneater" during the trial. In an emotional speech, she also described the impact the case continues to have on her life
June 15, 2019 15:56 UTC
Man Utd transfer news: Crystal Palace are searching for a succesor to Aaron Wan-BissakaUnited have already had an opening £40million offer turned down for the young Englishman this summer. Sky Sports understand that Crystal Palace are bargaining for more than £50m for their academy graduate. While United step up their chase, such is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s adamancy to find a long-term replacement for Ashley Young, they have been served a catalyst. That is because the Eagles are already searching for a successor to Wan-Bissaka, according to HLN.
June 15, 2019 15:22 UTC
“Cameroon are quick and unpredictable and we’re not used to that,” said the Netherlands’ manager, Sarina Wiegman. Van de Sanden played a quick one-two with Jackie Groenen and whipped the ball into the middle for Miedema to head home unmarked. Netherlands 3-1 Cameroon: Women's World Cup – as it happened Read moreAfter the restart the snappy tackling of Cameroon proved costly. “The fact we were here in Valenciennes, very close to the Netherlands, we were at a disadvantage,” said Alain Djeumfa, the Cameroon manager. She has seemed off colour of late but was involved in the first two Dutch goals, suggesting the midfield may be finding its feet a little, even if the defence is not.
June 15, 2019 15:15 UTC
Life is easy for the toads and bats of Staines-upon-Thames: the disused railway line has formed a woodland corridor that runs north towards Heathrow. That could drop to just six minutes under plans to link Staines and other parts of Surrey to the airport. The Department for Transport officially supports the idea of a rail link, and says it is “working closely with interested parties to progress this project”. Yet the promoters believe the schemes – a light rail plan favoured by Staines council, as well as fully integrated rail lines – have been left languishing. Either way, with green issues returning to the fore, investors will look to see whether the DfT will help make the rail link a reality.
But the diplomacy has now been dismantled, the détente discarded; there is a cricket match to play as India face Pakistan in what is viewed as the world’s most politically charged and intense sporting derby. Facebook Twitter Pinterest India fans at the rained-off match against New Zealand on 13 June. “There’s always a lot of tension when India play Pakistan, but this time it feels as if there’s more,” says Qays Mir, the club’s general manager. The last time India and Pakistan met on the cricket field was also in England, during the 2017 Champions Trophy final, which was watched by an estimated 1 billion people. Pakistan won, prompting wild celebrations bordering on jingoism, which many Indian fans also stand accused of when their team wins.
The new decree reinforces the powers of the ministry of the interior onimmigration and aims to put an end to NGO rescue missions in the central Mediterranean. Italy’s populist government has repeatedly declared Italian waters closed to NGO rescue vessels. Without rescue boats, the number of shipwrecks is likely to rise dramatically. Of the 10 NGO rescue boats that were active in the Mediterranean, only one operated by the German organisation Sea-Watch remains. The new bill follows another controversial security decree approved by the Italian parliament in December 2018 targeting asylum rights.
The hearing, to be held in private, is expected to last eight days and is estimated to cost at least £500,000. Percy also heads Christ Church cathedral. The Charity Commission, which has oversight of Christ Church and other Oxford colleges, has said it was aware of “issues around the governance and leadership” at the college. Christ Church, founded by Henry VIII in 1546, is the alma mater of 13 British prime ministers, 10 chancellors of the exchequer and 17 archbishops. “Christ Church has allowed this whole dispute to be blown wildly out of proportion,” said the head of another college.