Full refund within 30 days if you're not completely satisfied.
January 26 - February 1 2011
μWorld News PAGES 14-17
μComment PAGES 18-21
μObituaries PAGES 22-23
μExpat Life PAGES 28-32
Coulson resigns Communications chief forced out by phone hacking accusations
‘There were 15 more like me’ New undercover revelations see Acpo’s role handed to the Met
Whither Apple? Can the computer giant survive without Steve Jobs?
Inflation busts through targets Bank of England faces tough decisions over interest rates
18 9 34 41 42 43 4 14 18 24 41 44
Bonus Ball 33
Bonus Ball 25
There were three winners of Saturday’s £4.5m jackpot and two winners of Wednesday’s £10.5m prize
μEDITORIAL OFFICE: 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT. Tel (Int 44) 207 931 2000. Email firstname.lastname@example.org μADVERTISING: For details of local offices, contact Julie Bridge, Tel (44) 207 931 3290. Email email@example.com. For further information from any advertiser in this issue, please email your contact details, the advertiser(s) and issue date to firstname.lastname@example.org μSUBSCRIPTIONS: Weekly Telegraph Subscriptions, 3rd-4th Floor, Victory House, Meeting House Lane, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TT. Tel (44) 1622 335080. Fax (44) 1634 815163. (Office hours: 09.00-17.00 GMT.) Email email@example.com μDELIVERY INQUIRIES: Australia: Network Services. Contact MAGSHOP. Tel: 136 116. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Canada: Vito Petrucci. Tel 001 416 585 3131. Fax 001 416 5855 476. Email email@example.com Denmark: Bjarne Balle-Christiansen. Tel 0045 3327 7724. Fax: 0045 3296 8682. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Germany: Frank Blumhofer. Tel 0049 6105 925 573. Fax 0049 6157 804 599. Email email@example.com Hong Kong: Jeff Law. Tel 00 852 2756 8193. Fax 00 852 2799 8840. Email Jefflaw@foreignpress.com.hk Kenya: Shadrack Ochanda. Tel 0025 425 40280. Fax 0025 425 40295. Malaysia: Peter Lee. Tel (03) 7981 8563. Fax (03) 7981 9613. New Zealand: Netlink Subscriptions. Tel 0064 9 308 2871. Philippines: Denis Catangay. Tel 832 5383. Fax 831 3256. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Singapore: Doreen Tan. Tel 6282 1960. Fax 6382 3021.Email Doreen@carkitfe.com South Africa: Global News, 74 First Road, Kew 2090, South Africa. Tel: (011) 8872670/1. Fax 0865117067. Email: email@example.com Thailand: Khun Tai. Tel (02) 887 3331. Fax (02) 887 2259. United States: Marlon Johnson. Tel 1800 933 2147. μNEWSSTAND INQUIRIES: The Publisher, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT. Tel (44) (0) 20 7931 3447 Š The Weekly Telegraph (USPS#006819) is published weekly for US$218 a year by Telegraph Media Group Ltd, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, England. Periodicals postage paid at Newark, NJ. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to The Weekly Telegraph, c/o SDS Global Logistics, 263 Frelinghuysen Ave, Newark, NJ 07114-1539.
μDATA PRIVACY: When you respond to Telegraph Media Group Limited’s competitions, offers or promotions, we may use your information for marketing purposes. We will contact you by mail or telephone to let you know about any of our special offers, products and services which may be of interest to you unless you have asked us not to. We will only contact you by email, text message, or similar electronic means with your permission. We will only pass your name on to third parties if you have consented for us to do so. In some cases our special offers, products and services may be provided, on our behalf, by our partners. If you have agreed to be contacted by us, your personal information may be passed to our partners; however, in all such cases we remain a data controller of your personal information. When responding to competitions, offers or promotions by postcard, if you do not wish for your details to be used by us to send you special offers, please make this clear by stating “No Offers”. We respect your data privacy. You may modify your preferences or get further information by writing to us at Data Privacy, Telegraph Customer Service, Victory House, Meeting House Lane, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TT or by email to data. firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Martin Beckford, Nick Britten, Andrew Hough and Murray Wardrop AS A member of the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Protection Unit, Paul Rice was expected to be alert to danger and keep Alan Johnson safe from potential threats.
Now the elite bodyguard has been suspended after being accused of dealing a fatal blow to the former home secretary’s political career by having an affair with his wife.
Pc Rice, 45, was part of the small team of officers detailed to provide “personal protection” to Mr Johnson during the year he ran the Home Office, when he would have been seen as a target for criminals and terrorists.
He guarded the senior Labour politician during appearances in Britain and abroad between June 2009 and May last year, and would have kept watch over his family home in Upper Norwood, south London.
It is there that the protection officer is thought to have met Laura Johnson, the MP’s second wife, leading to a relationship that is said to have led to her husband’s dramatic departure from front line politics because of “personal issues in my private life” last Thursday afternoon.
Pc Rice’s father, David, defended his son, saying: “My son is a grown man. There are two sides to every story and I don’t know why he is being pilloried.”
The policeman, who until recently has been working on protection duties for Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is separated from his wife. They have a nine-year-old son.
Pc Rice grew up in the West Country seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and married Michelle in 1994 at Hendon, near the Met’s
Michelle Rice: the estranged wife of elite bodyguard Pc Rice training college in north-west London. He once wrote on the Friends Reunited website that he was: “Working – happy where I am.”
Neighbours at the block of flats where he now lives in Watford said they believed he was abroad. One, who asked not to be named, said: “He seems a nice bloke but we hardly ever see him around. I suppose it’s because he works such long and erratic hours. I think he must be away. . . because I haven’t seen him since before Christmas.”
His estranged wife lives less than half a mile away in a two-bedroom semi-detached house in the centre of Watford.
The blonde 42 year-old refused to answer questions last week as she left her home with a grey-haired man in his forties. Her parents live in Bridgwater, Somerset, near Pc Rice’s home town. Last week, Daphne Perschky, her mother, refused to comment.
Mrs Johnson, 47, has remained at the family’s London home since the allegations. Last Friday, her husband, 60, was in his constituency of Hull and refused to speak to reporters as he met voters at his weekly surgery.
By Andrew Porter Political Editor
ED BALLS, the new shadow chancellor, last week moved to change his position on cutting the deficit to avoid an immediate showdown with Ed Miliband.
In his first day in the job following the departure of Alan Johnson, Mr Balls said he was “at one” with the Labour leader.
He had previously attacked Labour’s pre-election commitment to halve the deficit in four years. That put him at loggerheads with Mr Miliband and Labour’s last chancellor, Alistair Darling, and led to him being labelled “Britain’s number one deficit denier” by the Conservatives.
But last week Mr Balls said that improved growth rates had altered the position.
He said: “Let’s be clear, Ed and
Alan in the last few months have led a determined opposition against the fast, reckless and deep cuts that the Coalition are putting through, and I’m clear, if there was a Labour government today, we would be halving the deficit over four years, in fact we would be over-achieving.”
Mr Balls will share a suite with the Labour leader in the Commons. The two offices were used by David Cameron and George Osborne in opposition.
That will be interpreted as Mr Miliband making sure that he can keep an eye on a man who was his senior when they both worked for Gordon Brown during their time together at the Treasury.
Other key shadow cabinet members who have a chequered history with Mr Balls will also be brought into key meetings to ensure balance. Douglas Alexander, the new shadow foreign secretary,
and Liam Byrne, the new shadow work and pensions secretary, will attend each month.
Mr Miliband said that Labour’s economic policy remained “unchanged” – a clear reference to Mr Balls revising his own stance on deficit reduction.
But the Conservatives demanded answers from Labour on what its plan would be now if they were in government.
Michael Fallon, the Tory deputy chairman, said: “Labour maxed out the nation’s credit card and now can’t agree on how to deal with their debt. The question Ed Balls now has to answer is would he stick with Labour’s previous plan and start cutting in 10 weeks’ time. If so, what would he cut?”
Mr Balls, who was overlooked for the shadow chancellor job by Mr Miliband when he assembled his first frontbench team, called for Mr
Johnson’s privacy to be respected. He stood down because his wife was having an affair with his former protection officer, it has been reported.
Mr Balls was also forced to defend himself from accusations that he was instrumental in many of Mr Brown’s policies.
He said: “I think the reason why a year ago unemployment was coming down was because Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling, in the face of a global financial recession, made the right calls,” he said.
“And over the last 13 years did we get everything right? Of course not, but Bank of England independence; not joining the single currency; investing in the health service; bringing young people into work — those were what people wanted to see.”
Matthew d’Ancona: Page 20
Continued from page 1
work he has done. I am sorry that he is having a tough time.” Mr Johnson’s resignation represented a significant blow to Mr Miliband’s attempts to establish Labour as an effective opposition to the Coalition. An emergency reshuffle saw Yvette Cooper, Mr Balls’s wife, take over as shadow home secretary.
Douglas Alexander becomes shadow foreign secretary, Liam Byrne will be shadow work and pensions secretary and Tessa Jowell takes over as shadow Cabinet Office minister. Mr Miliband confirmed Mr Johnson had left for “deeply personal reasons”, but insisted he had a “strong and confident” shadow cabinet.
One Labour MP told The Telegraph: “I am not surprised. Alan has not been happy in this job for some time. I accept that he’s said it’s personal reasons but there is no getting away from the fact that he was far from happy. He likes to be happy and he wasn’t.”
It was reported last week that Scotland Yard began disciplinary proceedings after learning of the alleged affair between Mr Johnson’s wife and Paul Rice, a detective constable who had been the MP’s protection officer when he was Home Secretary.
According to the Daily Mail the officer has guarded the current Home Secretary, Theresa May.
The day Mr Johnson was appointed shadow chancellor he joked about the need to grab “an economic primer” to help him learn about a subject he had never had to master as a politician. Despite holding a succession of jobs under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, none was in the Treasury.
His lack of knowledge was further exposed when he gave a wrong answer to media questions about what the employers’ National Insurance rate was.
David Cameron and George Osborne revelled in Mr Johnson’s discomfort. At Prime Minister Question’s this month, Mr Cameron told Mr Miliband that Labour now had “a shadow chancellor that can’t count and an opposition leader that doesn’t count”. Michael Fallon, the Tory Party deputy chairman, said: “It beggars belief that Ed Balls has been appointed as shadow chancellor of the exchequer. The man who is responsible for Britain’s economic mess has returned.”
After months of Labour MPs having to witness the lacklustre performances of Mr Johnson, they will hope that Mr Balls will land some blows on the Coalition. His promotion will be a source of concern among some, who believe he still harbours leadership ambitions and could yet undermine Mr Miliband. He finished third in the contest to succeed Mr Brown, behind the two Miliband brothers.
Last Thursday, Mr Miliband said of his new shadow chancellor: “Ed brings great expertise to this role and I look forward to working with him on the direction Alan and I have set out. Economic policy is unchanged. ”
Editorial comment: Page 19 telegraph.co.uk/expat
T It’s not for the birds Keep track of all the latest expat news and views twitter.com/telegraphexpat
January 26 - February 1 2011
By Martin Evans and John Bingham THE parents of Joanna Yeates wish to come face to face with the man accused of killing their daughter, they insisted this week.
Vincent Tabak, 32, a Dutch national, who lived next door to Miss Yeates in the Clifton area of Bristol, appeared at the city’s magistrates’ court on Monday charged with murdering the 25-year-old landscape architect.
He was arrested in the early hours of last Thursday after a month-long police investigation.
Detectives questioned the former PhD student for three days before announcing that he had been charged with murder on Saturday night.
David and Theresa Yeates this week expressed their relief over the latest development in the case and said they wanted to face Mr Tabak in court when he appeared.
Speaking from their home in Ampsfield, Hampshire, Mr Yeates, 63, an IT professional, said: “We don’t yet know if we will go to magistrates’ court, but we do want to see Vincent Tabak sometime. I believe he will probably be sent to Crown Court next week and we will go to that hearing.”
Relatives of Mr Tabak were preparing to travel to Britain to visit him. They have expressed shock at his arrest and have protested his innocence.
Mr and Mrs Yeates also said that they hoped their daughter’s body could be released so they could go ahead with her funeral, but admitted it would be the “worst day of our lives”.
Describing their constant struggle to come to terms with her death, Mr Yeates said: “Nothing will ever bring Jo back – we will always have this massive loss in our lives. I know time is supposed to heal some things but I cannot believe anything will ever change our feeling of loss.
“The most important thing now to us is Jo’s funeral. We have a date in mind and all the paperwork is being done for her to come back here – she is going through the official process.’’
Miss Yeates disappeared on December 17 following an early evening drink with colleagues at the Bristol Ram pub in the city centre.
Police confirmed that she had returned home to the flat in Canynge Road, Clifton, where she lived with her boyfriend Greg Reardon, 27, as her keys, mobile phone,
Vincent Tabak with girlfriend, Tanja Morson. Inset: Joanna Yeates purse and coat were all found there.
She was reported missing on Sunday December 19 when Mr Reardon returned home from a weekend in Sheffield, where he had been visiting his brother.
Miss Yeates’s snow-covered body was discovered by dog walkers on Christmas Day about three miles away in Longwood Lane in the village of Failand. She had been strangled.
Mr Tabak, who came to Britain three years ago after landing a job with the architectural firm Buro Happold, lived in the adjoining flat to Miss Yeates and Mr Reardon with his girlfriend Tanja Morson.
He was arrested at an address in nearby Aberdeen Road, which is understood to belong to Emily Williams, who is away travelling in Chile.
Mr Yeates, 58, said he did not believe Mr Tabak and his
A SISTER of Vincent Tabak insisted this week that her “little brother” could not be a killer.
Dr Cora Tabak, who is an adviser on public health in Holland, said the family had been dumbfounded by the news that he had been charged with murder.
Mr Tabak’s brother, Marcel, suggested he had been made a “scapegoat”. At the weekend, members of the Tabak family were attempting to make plans for some of them to travel to Britain to attend Monday’s court hearing.
Marcel Tabak and his elderly mother, Sonja, were seen leaving his home in the village of Doornenburg, eastern Holland, carrying overnight bags. Speaking at her home in Utrecht, Dr Tabak, one of three sisters, said: “I have been sitting open-mouthed since Vincent was charged.
“It’s unbelievable – he is my little brother and I know him very well.
‘‘He is innocent. The whole family were shocked, we’re completely overcome.
“We can’t believe it. Anyone who knows him knows he could never be a killer. He is very gentle and social. There is no aggressiveness in him in any way. He is a straightforward and open person. What you see is what you get.”
She dismissed claims by a neighbour in Bristol that her brother and his girlfriend had separated.
“His girlfriend Tanja is as upset and shocked as well, they are still very much together and she is very concerned about him,” Dr Tabak said.
“We’ve been speaking to her twice a day, the rumours that they have split up are very much wrong.”
Of the murder charge, Marcel Tabak insisted: “It is nonsense, Vincent has been made a scapegoat. I can’t imagine they have got anything on him – the police have panicked and arrested him and then charged him. There is no way that Vincent could have done this.
“It is completely impossible. My mother is very upset by this, we all are.”
John Bingham and Bonny Kramer daughter knew each other socially or professionally.
“I’ve seen him just the once, I’ve never spoken to him,’’ Mr Yeates said. ‘‘I didn’t know his name, I didn’t know what he did. Jo and Greg never mentioned him, they didn’t socialise. As far as I know their paths never crossed.’’ Mrs Yeates, 58, added: “Although I did not recognise Vincent Tabak when I saw his picture, I believe I may have seen him once on one of my three visits to see Jo there as I did see people in the vicinity of his flat.”
By Richard Spencer A BRITISH woman arrested after being attacked by a love rival who discovered her in bed with her ex-boyfriend has been released after a month in Dubai’s “awful” police cells.
Danielle Spencer faces charges of having sexual intercourse outside marriage after Priscilla Ferreira came into the flat one morning before Christmas and found her in bed with Toby Carroll, an analyst for HSBC.
Miss Ferreira is said by Dubai police to have gone on a rampage with a knife, slashing curtains and the door to the bathroom where Miss Spencer was hiding. All three were arrested after Mr Carroll called police for help.
“It has just been awful,” Miss Spencer said after being bailed in the early hours of Sunday morning. “I can’t even begin to think about speaking about it.”
Miss Spencer, 31, is originally from Hull and worked as a pole-dancer before ending up in Dubai after a round-the-world trip. She has worked in the Gulf emirate in property and as an investment consultant before moving to a firm that sells yachts last year.
She went back to Mr Carroll’s flat, where Miss Ferreira, who had been in a relationship with him for five years, found them together.
Miss Ferreira, who faces criminal damage charges, was released on bail at the weekend, while Mr Carroll was freed last week. Miss Spencer and Miss Ferreira became friends after being forced to share a mattress in the women’s cell at Bur Dubai police station, which is meant to house 40 but often holds between 70 and 100 inmates.
Amanda Genta, Miss Spencer’s mother, flew out to help get her daughter released, accompanied by representatives of a British tabloid newspaper.
POLICE claim they have now established a motive behind the murder of Anni Dewani, the bride killed during her honeymoon in Cape Town.
The Police Commissioner, Bheki Cele, said detectives knew why Mrs Dewani had been killed and planned to disclose the details at an extradition hearing in London last week.
However, Mr Dewani, 31, failed to attend the extradition hearing after he was diagnosed by a psychiatrist with an acute stress disorder and a depressive adjustment disorder, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.
The businessman from Bristol is facing charges of conspiracy to murder, murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravated circumstances and obstruction of the administration of justice.
The South African authorities are seeking to have Mr Dewani, from
Westbury-on-Trym, in Bristol, taken back to the country to stand trial. Mrs Dewani, 28 and from Sweden, was shot when the taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township on the outskirts of Cape Town on November 13. She was found dead in the back of an abandoned cab with a bullet wound to her neck after cabbie Zola Tongo drove the newlyweds to the township. Mr Dewani claims the vehicle was carjacked and that he and Tongo were forced out of the car unharmed before Mrs Dewani was driven away and killed. However, Tongo turned state witness and, in return for a reduced sentence, alleged that Mr Dewani paid £1,400 for his wife to be killed.
The hearing was adjourned to February 8 at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court. Chief magistrate Howard Riddle extended Mr Dewani’s bail.