Full refund within 30 days if you're not completely satisfied.
June 23 - 29 2010
μWorld News PAGES 14-17
μComment PAGES 18-21
μObituaries PAGES 22-23
μ Features PAGES 24-26
μExpat Life PAGES 29-32
μBusiness PAGES 33-37
Meet the neighbours David and Samantha Cameron welcome the Sarkozys to No10
WORLD NEWS P14
Violence in Kyrgyzstan Russia poised to intervene as refugees flee ethnic conflict
Top banana! Gorillaz to headline Glastonbury after U2 forced to pull out
EXPAT LIFE P30-31
International health Peter Pallot takes a look at expat health issues in Thailand
8 4 32 34 40 47 34 37 39 41 42 47
Bonus Ball 16
Bonus Ball 45
There were four winners of Saturday’s £8.1m jackpot but no one won Wednesday’s £2.7m 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 3296 8600. 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.
Continued from page 1 announced in February 2007 that no further action would be taken against Dr Martin.
Inquests took place earlier this year into the deaths of the three men whom Dr Martin was accused of killing, but the coroner insisted he was “not on trial”. They ended with one verdict of misadventure and two open verdicts. The coroner claimed that the drugs given to two of the men were not “clinically justified”.
A disciplinary hearing, which started in May and ended last Friday, heard that Dr Martin was “arrogant and single-minded” as well as “reckless”, and concluded that the injections given to 18 patients “hastened their death, thereby removing their fundamental right to life”.
His actions were said to be “extremely serious and widespread”, while he had an “autocratic” attitude and “exploited his position”.
Dr Martin, of Penmaenmawr, near Conwy, north Wales, disclosed further details of his actions and the philosophy he says guided him towards making patients “comfortable in their need”.
He denied GMC accusations of arrogance and said he resented having been judged “by people who don’t have to take the responsibility that I’ve had to take”. The GP also
Dr Howard Martin said he acted out of ‘Christian compassion’
insisted that he had a reputation for being “a good and a caring doctor”.
Dr Martin maintained that in the front line of medicine doctors were frequently being called upon to make decisions that were beyond the remit of official guidance.
“It is not illegal any more for someone to take their own life, but it’s against the law to aid somebody. You see someone in pain and you’re not allowed to help them. That’s terrible. As a GP I had
8,500 people to look after and I used to go four or five times a day to the dying patients. I’d give up my lunch hour and spare time to do it, because I knew I had a suffering patient who needed to stay at home. I made that possible for them.
“That’s all I am willing to admit to, apart from those two occasions. It’s not playing God to tend to people’s need with compassion and to let them have dignity.’’ Dr Martin added: “I’m not going to live in fear for doing my job.”
By Rosa Prince Political Correspondent MORE than two million middle-class families will lose their entitlement to child tax credits worth hundreds of pounds a year after Nick Clegg said they did not “need” the benefit.
The Deputy Prime Minister signalled that the move would form part of this week’s emergency Budget, insisting it was not “unreasonable” to expect the middle classes to make sacrifices.
Currently, parents can claim child tax credit if they earn up to £58,000, or £66,000 if the child is under the age of one.
The less they earn, the more they can claim, with payments potentially worth up to £2,850 a year for a child.
However The Telegraph understands that the Government is considering restricting the benefit to parents with a combined income of no more than £30,000, or possibly as low as £25,000.
Lowering the income limit to £30,000 would mean that 2.1million families currently entitled to claim credits would no longer be able to do so.
The benefit was one of
Gordon Brown’s principal policies as Chancellor, and 90 per cent of families currently have some entitlement at a cost of £20.7billion a year. With the Coalition under pressure to cut billions of pounds from public spending to reduce the £155billion budget deficit, Mr Clegg made clear that middle earners should not expect this to continue.
The Government has already announced that it will axe child trust funds of more than £500 per child, to which all families had been entitled.
Typically, a family with three children earning £25,000 is currently eligible for £92 a week under the scheme.
A family with three children and an income of £50,000 can receive £10 a week.
Coalition ministers believe that, under Labour, benefits ceased to be a safety net for the worst off, and began to include growing numbers of the middle class.
In a speech at the children’s charity Barnardo’s last week, Mr Clegg said the current child tax credit scheme was “madness”.
“Crucially, we need to reverse the trend of making families ever more dependent on the state,” he said.
“The previous government believed social change must always be driven from the centre. But that’s government at its worst – insecure government, government that creates needy families.”
He continued: “That’s why this Government is going to raise the income tax personal allowance so that families can keep more of the money they earn.”
The Conservatives fought last month’s election on a pledge to restrict tax credits to households earning under £50,000, while the Liberal Democrats wanted them limited to those on less than £25,000.
Under the Liberal Democrat plan, families would be partly compensated by a rise in the rate at which income tax begins to be paid, to £10,000.
It is understood that the Budget will contain plans both to raise the income tax threshold and to restrict child tax credits.
Nearly seven million families are entitled to child tax credits at present, although one in five does not claim them.
By Rosa Prince MILLIONS of public sector workers are facing a steep rise in their pension contributions in order to help pay down Britain’s record deficit.
Nurses, teachers, council workers, civil servants and police officers will be expected to pay hundreds or even thousands of pounds more each year into their pension pots, as the era of early retirement on generous payments is brought to an end.
A new Government commission, led by John Hutton, the former Labour defence secretary, could recommend that public sector staff begin paying more towards their retirement as early as next spring. The move would save taxpayers billions of pounds a year.
George Osborne, the Chancellor, on Sunday said that the disparity between public and private sector pensions was “unsustainable” when the country was entering an age of austerity. Britain was heading down “the road to ruin” without urgent action to cut the national debt, he said. Mr Hutton is to examine how to bring state employee pensions in line with the private sector. The Chancellor also hinted that a freeze in public sector pay, to be announced in this week’s emergency Budget, could last for more than the year that had been expected.
His approach risks a confrontation with trade unions, who on Sunday night warned of industrial action if public sector staff were forced to bear the brunt of Government spending cuts. Mr Osborne also risked a rift within the new Coalition, as Liberal Democrat backbenchers said that they could not support cuts to welfare budgets.
Bob Russell, the Lib Dem MP for Colchester, said: “Just because my party has formed a coalition with the Conservatives does not mean that my conscience and principles can be parked elsewhere.”
But Mr Osborne insisted that without drastic action Britain could end up in a situation similar to Greece.
“What we’re clear about is that all parts of society are going to have to make a contribution,” he said.
“The public sector pension bill is unsustainable. We want to balance the entirely legitimate desire of people in the public sector to have a decent retirement, which I want to protect, but also something that’s fair for taxpayers across the economy.” telegraph.co.uk/expat
T World Cup 2010 Keep in touch with all the latest on your iPhone with our fantastic app Free to download at the Apple app store
June 23 - 29 2010
Royal show Harry and William ride out to orphanage
Continued from page 1
This was a performance as poor as England have mustered under Fabio Capello’s leadership, a stumbling, error-strewn catalogue of misplaced passes and inept tactical thinking. Indeed, so poor was it, it prompted a first for this World Cup.
As the referee blew the final whistle a most unexpected sound filled the steel and glass magnificence of the stadium: human voices. It may have been the collective booing of disappointed England fans, but after a week sound tracked by the unceasing honk of the vuvuzelas, it was rather reassuring to hear a sound that did not emanate from the end of a plastic cone.
Not that Wayne Rooney was similarly moved. He angrily complained to a television camera as he left the pitch about the fans’ reaction. But then he didn’t throw huge amounts of money into the teeth of a recession just to be here to witness this farrago. Thousands had done just that, only to be royally let down by the men whose vast wages they pay. Yet, it had started so well. As always, the England fans arriving in Africa’s southernmost tip had travelled on a surge of unfounded optimism. All
David Beckham stopped a fan confronting the England squad along the gentrified seafront of this most beautiful city they had spent the day, drinking in the midwinter mildness (plus copious amounts of the local brew).
Most had stationed themselves outside Mitchells Brewery, a warehouse converted into a drinking barn, just a stagger, totter and splash from the quayside. Here the St George crosses were laid against the harbour wall to mark out territory. The flags namechecked places evocative of solid, yeoman, middle England. A group of lads stood around decked out in full Crusader costume. Where had they come from? From, as the flags suggested, Chelmsford, Chinnor or
Cheltenham? “No, we come from Jo’Burg,” said one, who sounded about as English as Kevin Pietersen. “We flew down today.”
Watching the players scramble about from up in the pricey seats, even William and Harry looked as if they wished they had been able to stop off at Mitchells on the way. Well, you needed something to calm the nerves during a display as woeful as this.
Rooney in particular looked as if he had been replaced by a leaden-footed doppelganger, so poor was his touch and distribution. Never mind booing, frankly he was lucky the crowd were not chucking rotten veg in his direction.
Now the bewildered band of supporters moves on to Port Elizabeth, hoping against all expectation for a miraculous change of gear against Slovenia. The sensible have already booked their return flights.
Though, in an opening phase of the competition in which several of Europe’s leading nations have performed with uncharacteristic incompetence, they will be buoyed only by this thinnest of consolations: at least they don’t follow France.
World cup reports: Pages 45-48
PRINCE WILLIAM and Prince Harry were given a heroes’ welcome by orphaned children as they rode side by side into a remote African mountain village last Thursday. Wearing blankets embroidered with their names by boys and girls from the Semongkong Children’s Centre in central Lesotho, their appearance was more spaghetti western than British royalty.
They were given a rapturous reception by the 84 children who live at the centre, which is funded by Prince Harry’s African charity, Sentebale. Prince Harry had invited his older brother to see some of the projects in which the charity has
Racing silk Queen sets the pace as Ascot fashions go on show
Prince Harry rides into the remote mountain village of Semongkong, Lesotho, last Thursday (left), where he visited an orphanage with his brother Prince William (above)
been involved, including the orphanage, set up in 2005 by Jill Kinsey, 67, from Nottingham.
Many of the children have lost parents to HIV-Aids, which has spread to about a third of the country’s two million inhabitants. As some of the children performed a play about Aids, Prince Harry cuddled Bokang Rapostane, two, who was orphaned when he was three weeks old.
The princes played football with two girls’ teams from the centre. Agnes Fobo, 16, who scored the winning goal for Prince Harry’s team, said: “They came across in a good way – I think they were sent by
God to see us.”
Prince William, 27, said of the orphans: “The fact that they smile so regularly, and to complete strangers, shows you how fantastic they are as people.”
Later, the princes visited the presidential palace in Maseru to take part in a workshop with HIV-positive teenagers. They had to write down their hopes and dreams, and Prince Harry wrote professional surfer, wildlife photographer, helicopter pilot and “Live in Africa!”. Prince William wrote only “successful pilot”. Prince Harry then defaced his brother’s paper by writing “loser”.
THE stiff breeze caused a flutter on the opening day of Royal Ascot as the chill winds whipped fascinators into a frenzy and had even the bestdressed trying to stop their hats racing down the home straight.
The Countess of Wessex (centre bottom) found the going heavy, losing a shoe in the parade ring. The Queen set the pace in the fashion stakes with a teal-green silk coat and dress by Peter Enrione and a hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan, while Danielle Lineker (right middle) showed off a figurehugging dress by Victoria Beckham and another hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan.
An elaborate peacock feather hat and a cheese hat were also on display. Sport, page 41