Labour could become the second party to be investigated by Britain’s equality watchdog. The party has been accused of failing to tackle antisemitism Christopher Furlong/Getty ImagesBritain’s equalities watchdog is expected to launch a full investigation into Labour after its failure to stamp out antisemitism in the party. Until now, the only party to have been investigated in the EHRC’s 12-year history was the British National Party. The watchdog’s board is expected to meet next month to discuss the evidence. When the EHRC began pre-enforcement proceedings against Labour last month, the party submitted a written response that is understood to ascribe the problem of antisemitism to a “small number of individuals”.
April 20, 2019 17:15 UTC
A giant Russian super-submarine is due to be moved out of its secret construction shed on Tuesday as fears rise that the Kremlin is stealing a lead in a new underwater arms race. The 14,700-ton Belgorod — twice the size of the Royal Navy’s Astute-class attack submarines — is designed to operate nuclear-tipped underwater drones guided by artificial intelligence. Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has boasted that these Poseidon drones can hit coastal targets 6,000 miles away and demanded that they must be in service with the country’s navy next year. The drone is designed to dodge Nato underwater defences to hit cities, naval bases or aircraft carriers in Europe or on America’s eastern coast. The Belgorod has been built at Severodvinsk, Russia’s nuclear-submarine construction yard…
April 20, 2019 17:15 UTC
Without leaders, Labour voters are meant to solve Labour politicians’ problems for them. Photograph: Mark Thomas/Rex/ShutterstockInstead of asking for a clear and simple message – “Vote Labour and stop Brexit”, for instance, or even “Vote Labour for a people’s vote” – Labour insiders tell Remainers to forget about Corbyn and his clique. They would switch to the Liberal Democrats, the Greens, Change UK or, in Wales, Plaid Cymru. In 2014, the Greens and the Lib Dems won 15% of the vote but only 6% of the seats. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Chuka Umunna, left, and Anna Soubry, two of the MPs behind Change UK.
April 20, 2019 16:52 UTC
Manchester City are back on top of the Premier League table after a less than convincing 1-0 victory over Spurs. After Wednesday's dramatic Champions League exit it was a game of fewer chances and drama, despite Kyle Walker nearly giving away a penalty for handball. Phil Foden scored the opening goal in the fifth minute with a header that puts City just one point ahead of Liverpool. Klopp's side travel to Cardiff on Sunday
April 20, 2019 16:52 UTC
Saracens reached their third Champions Cup final in four years with a decisive, if hard-fought, victory over Munster, who fell at this stage for the third season bin a row. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Michael Rhodes on his way to scoring Saracens’ opening try. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty ImagesThe opening minutes of the second half were a contrast to the start of the match. Saracens were 19-9 ahead and, for all Munster’s desperate defiance and their supporters’ unwavering spirit, on their way to the final. Billy Vunipola in the spotlight as Saracens keep focus amid turmoil | Michael Aylwin Read moreMunster may be a level below Saracens and Leinster but they invariably give everything.
April 20, 2019 16:17 UTC
Millions for Notre Dame – but nothing for us, say gilets jaunesMillions for Notre Dame – but nothing for us, say gilets jaunesRiot police and protesters have fought running battles in the centre of Paris as gilets jaunes anti-government demonstrators in fluorescent yellow vests led street marches over what they called “a crisis” of high taxes and economic inequality. “Millions for Notre Dame, what about for us, the poor?” read a sign worn by a demonstrator. “Everything for Notre Dame, nothing for Les Misérables,” read another sign that evoked Victor Hugo’s novel. Gilets jaunes banned from protesting near Notre Dame in Paris Read moreBy 5pm, as hundreds remained in the area, the main square was largely calm, with occasional clashes between police and demonstrators on side streets. When Notre Dame cathedral caught fire on Monday night, the centrist French president Macron cancelled a speech in which he was to make policy announcements aimed at calming the yellow vest movement.
April 20, 2019 16:14 UTC
The Fulham caretaker manager, Scott Parker, hopes successive Premier League victories provides some consolation for the club’s disillusioned fans following a torrid season of struggle, which will end in relegation. Aleksandar Mitrovic’s second-half penalty secured victory after he was brought down in the penalty area by the substitute Jack Simpson. “Hugely frustrating, especially after last week where we were so good,” he said.We started the first half really, really well. I thought it was going to be a really good day for us. “Upon that injury we’re then left with four centre-halves across our backline, so that was a difficult one for us to overcome.
April 20, 2019 16:11 UTC
Wolves, in short, was a game that Brighton could not afford to lose and they played with that mindset throughout. Jota had earlier hit the bar and Ryan had a few other saves to make, but Wolves never worked Ryan enough despite dominating possession. With 10 players generally behind the ball, Brighton were disciplined, organised and compact and Wolves never had enough about them to find a way through. But we were on the back of two very disappointing results and the reaction shows that we’re not such a bad team.”From Wolves’ point of view it was a day of frustration. “Brighton defended well because their main objective was not to concede,” said Nuno Espírito Santo, the Wolves manager.
April 20, 2019 16:08 UTC
Stonemasons, archaeologists and craftspeople standing by to go to Paris to aid restorationFrance will need an army of specialists to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral and the UK is on standby to send over architects and archaeologists, conservators and craftspeople. Historic England is among heritage bodies offering help, based on lessons learned from fires in UK historic buildings, including Windsor Castle, Clandon Park and York Minster. All the water that went into the Notre Dame fire will be a big issue …“The French heritage sector has some of the best craftspeople in the world, as do we. Morrison said that, while Windsor Castle was largely restored within that time, he advised not to rush the project. He said: “You can see the urgency to rebuild Notre Dame.
April 20, 2019 16:07 UTC
“What we have already done is massive, because today Spurs had nothing to lose and we played with the Premier League to lose. For the last two or three months here we have known that to lose a game would be to lose a competition. “Maybe we can play Phil against United, Kevin will not be there,” Guardiola said. It was a fantastic experience for him and I trust him a lot.”Facebook Twitter Pinterest Manchester City’s Phil Foden turns away from Lucas Moura at the Etihad Stadium. An early kick-off was not ideal after a game like Wednesday’s but it was tough for both sides.”
April 20, 2019 15:36 UTC
Peterson and Žižek represent a basic fact of intellectual life in the twenty-first century: we are defined by our enemies. Peterson has risen to fame on the basis of his refusal to pay the usual fealties to political correctness. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Jordan Peterson, Canadian psychology professor and author Photograph: Mikko Stig/REX/ShutterstockPeterson’s opening remarks were disappointing even for his fans in the audience. Žižek asked what Peterson meant by cultural Marxists when postmodern thinkers, like Foucault, weren’t Marxist at all. I did see “the debate of the century”, the debate of our century.
April 20, 2019 14:48 UTC
Cristiano Ronaldo joined from Real Madrid last summer and is on the verge of clinching the Scudetto. Boss Massimiliano Allegri has been impressed with the forward’s first season in Italy and insists he is "the future" of Juventus. Ronaldo scored both home and away against the Dutch outfit, who eventually went through on the away goals rule. Juventus boss Allegri has been pleased with Ronaldo's contribution this seasonCristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus last summer"Cristiano plus Juventus doesn't equal a guaranteed Champions League - this is how football is. TrendingCristiano Ronaldo can secure the Serie A title with Juventus today
April 20, 2019 14:32 UTC
City managed to get their own back on Spurs following their Champions League quarter-final defeat in midweek. Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness was happy to admit he got it wrong with Spurs. “I have to be honest, I thought they were going to turn up here today and get rolled over,” he said after the match. There were fears from Liverpool supporters that City would be a wounded animal today against the north Londoners but they just about did enough to earn three points.
April 20, 2019 14:20 UTC
Spurs suffered a second defeat against Man City inside a week after Phil Foden’s goal gave the home side a 1-0 win at the Etihad. Express Sport have rated how the Tottenham players performed during their clash with Man City, but do you agree? Tottenham player ratings: Davinson Sanchez was excellent against Man CityTottenham player ratings: Sanchez managed to shackle Raheem SterlingCB: Toby Alderweireld – 6 Arguably out of position for Foden’s goal, failing to track the youngster and leaving Sanchez with too much to do. Tottenham player ratings: Dele Alli impressed before his substitutionST: Son Heung-min – 7 Tottenham’s main threat, with his pace causing problems for John Stones and Aymeric Laporte. Tottenham player ratings: Do you agree with our ratings for Spurs against Man City?
April 20, 2019 14:03 UTC
The battle for Premier League glory is hotting up between Manchester City and Liverpool. The Reds are in action tomorrow against Cardiff while City faced Tottenham in the early kick-off today just days after their dramatic Champions League showdown. The race for European places next season has also intensified. Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs all have hopes of finishing in the top four.
April 20, 2019 13:34 UTC