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paramedics tell the bbc lives are at risk because patients face unacceptably long waits for ambulances. emergency call—outs for heart attacks and strokes are taking nearly three times as long as they should in england. we struggle massively with the long delays — this is life threatening, and we just don't have the crews to respond like we should do. we'll have more on the bbc investigation that uncovered these findings. the uk's economic growth slows as supply chain problems hit the recovery. the duchess of sussex apologises to a court for making a misleading statement in her privacy case against a national newspaper. south africa's last white president, fw de klerk, a key figure in the country's transition
to democracy, has died aged 85. communities across the uk come together for armistice day, a year after commemorations were disrupted by the pandemic. you and coming up on the bbc news channel — aston villa appoint steven gerrard as their new manager on a three and a half year deal, ending his three years in charge at rangers. patients across the uk are facing unacceptably long waits for ambulances, which is putting lives at risk — that's according to the college of paramedics. health concerns that went untreated in the pandemic, as well as people requiring care for covid, are leading to more
people needing urgent help as the nhs faces increasing winter pressures. the latest nhs figures show the average response time in england for the most serious incidents was nine minutes and 20 seconds — the longest since current records began in 2017. the average ambulance wait for people having heart attacks or strokes was more than 50 minutes, almost three times the target time of 18 minutes. but in some cases, people are waiting hours for help to arrive. our health correspondent sophie hutchinson reports. across the length and the breadth of the uk, ambulances are queueing, unable to hand over the sick and injured patients they have on board because hospitals have no room. and ambulances that are stuck in queues aren't available to attend other emergencies, leaving patients in need waiting at home. i called an ambulance at 11.50 and they said they were going to send help asap. just over two weeks ago, christina
found her grandmother, who lives in cheltenham spa, slumped in a chair having a stroke. you it was a blue—light emergency. you the ambulance should have arrived in 18 minutes, but instead it took nearly six hours. you it then queued outside hospital for another three. you it was then that an ambulance lady, i asked her how long it was going to take for my nan to get a seat here because ijust needed to know whether or not it was a stroke, and she told me, "0h, your nan�*s event happened last night, so we would only administer the medication that would have reversed any permanent damage within that three—hour window." how did you feel? ijust broke down in tears on the floor. whistle—blowers from inside the ambulance services have told the bbc the system is at breaking point. this 999 call handler said even patients whose hearts have
stopped are facing delays. there was a call for a cardiac arrest, where the nearest available crew was 50 minutes away and this guy was in arrest, and for every minute they say 10% of your life expectancy will decrease. this is life threatening and we just don't have the crews to respond like we should do. and have you got the pain in the chest at the moment? all 1a ambulance services in the uk have escalated to the highest level of alert and some have even gone beyond, like here at south central, which recently declared a critical incident when managers said the service had become unsafe. stuart, a paramedic, was working that night. i had a conversation with the control room in the early hours and they said how many jobs were outstanding, how many incidents were outstanding, and i was like, "oh, my god." you just sit there thinking you will never ever get rid of that backlog for days. for the last three months, these
handlers have answered an additional 21,000 999 calls compared to two years ago. and just before the critical incident was declared here, instead of having an average of 20 patients waiting for an ambulance, they had 120 patients waiting. south central has now asked the government for military support. armed forces have helped ambulance services in other parts of england, wales and scotland, and have supported hospitals in northern ireland. governments in all parts of the uk say they are aware of the challenges and are doing their best to support services, but with winter coming, the pressure is likely only to get worse. sophie hutchinson, bbc news. 0ur health correspondent nick trigglejoins me now. things are looking tough and we've not hit peak winter yet —
why is it so bad? we re over were over 1 were over1 million goals in october making it the busiest month ever. the numbers are up by over a quarter since that under began. nhs staff say there is a lot of pent—up demand. the health of the frail and vulnerable has deteriorated. their normal care and support has been disrupted during the pandemic. they become less active and more isolated which is not good for an individual�*s health. but it is not just about demand, there is finite capacity in the nhs, and it was struggling before the pandemic began. sophie's package was looking at the ambulance service, but look at the ambulance service, but look at what is going on inside hospitals. it's a similar story. in a&e, a quarter of patients are waiting longer than four hours to be treated. and those that need to be admitted into the hospitalfor more serious conditions, 30% of those
face what is called a trolley wait, wait four hours for a bed to the contrary, that is because the hospital wards are involved. hospitals are struggling to release patients due to a lack of care in the community. it'sjust patients due to a lack of care in the community. it's just that the spill—over that is most visible in the ambulance service. hick spill-over that is most visible in the ambulance service. nick triggle, thank ou. the president of cop26, alok sharma, has told negotiators that the "world is watching" and that they "cannot fail them" by not securing a climate deal. mr sharma said the latest draft text is a significant step forward, but urged countries to step up their efforts in the final 48 hours of talks. it comes as borisjohnson said commitments from china and the us to step up climate action this decade are a boost to negotiations. our global science correspondent rebecca morelle reports. the pace is picking up in glasgow as the climate talks moving to their frantic final stretch and we see if the world can reach an agreement.
but there was also a pause for reflection to mark remembrance day. the work here though goes on. the world is the work here though goes on. tue: world is watching the work here though goes on. tte: world is watching us and they are willing to work together and reach consensus. and we know that we cannot afford to fail them.- cannot afford to fail them. there have been _ cannot afford to fail them. there have been some _ cannot afford to fail them. there have been some signs _ cannot afford to fail them. there have been some signs of- cannot afford to fail them. there have been some signs of hope. i cannot afford to fail them. there i have been some signs of hope. as cannot afford to fail them. there . have been some signs of hope. as a prize announcement from china's top negotiator on a junk climate declaration with the united states. the united states and china have no shortage of differences, but on climate... and climate, cooperation is the only way to get this job done. so is the only way to get this 'ob done, ., , ., is the only way to get this 'ob done. ., , ., ,, done. so what is in the china us declaration? _ done. so what is in the china us declaration? the _ done. so what is in the china us declaration? the world's - done. so what is in the china us declaration? the world's two - done. so what is in the china us - declaration? the world's two biggest polluters have agreed to move towards using clean energy, they said they would reduce methane, and do more to tackle the issue of deforestation. tt do more to tackle the issue of deforestation.— do more to tackle the issue of deforestation. , ,., ., ., deforestation. it is important that two biggest _ deforestation. it is important that two biggest emitters _ deforestation. it is important that two biggest emitters in _ deforestation. it is important that two biggest emitters in the - deforestation. it is important that two biggest emitters in the world | two biggest emitters in the world agreed to cooperate. it's a good
signal. it is an important several countries have also come together to announce an ambitious initiative, a plan to phase out oil and gas led by costa rica and denmark.— rica and denmark. more than ten nations, rica and denmark. more than ten nations. but _ rica and denmark. more than ten nations, but not _ rica and denmark. more than ten nations, but not the _ rica and denmark. more than ten nations, but not the uk, - rica and denmark. more than ten nations, but not the uk, have - rica and denmark. more than ten| nations, but not the uk, have said they will set a date to end their use. ~ , . ., , they will set a date to end their use. , ., ., ., ., use. most countries that are oil and as use. most countries that are oil and gas producers. _ use. most countries that are oil and gas producers, this _ use. most countries that are oil and gas producers, this is _ use. most countries that are oil and gas producers, this is a _ use. most countries that are oil and gas producers, this is a huge - use. most countries that are oil and gas producers, this is a huge step. | gas producers, this is a huge step. if we mean serious when we say we want to fulfil the paris agreement, if we want to keep 1.5 allies, then there is no way round phasing out oil and gas in the future. the challenge — oil and gas in the future. the challenge is _ oil and gas in the future. the challenge is getting nearly 200 countries to agree. each comes to the table with different economies, different problems and different agendas. there is going to be a lot of wrangling over the coming days and sleepless night for the negotiator is trying to thrash out a
deal. time is running out. what is at stake is keeping temperatures below 1.5 degrees to prevent dangerous climate change. the talks are balanced on a knife edge. rebecca morelle, bbc news, glasgow. rising sea levels are one of the most significant consequences of climate change. now, a study of a restored coastal marsh in scotland has shown the issue could have some benefits if managed correctly. 0ur science correspondent victoria gill reports. digging into a changing environment in an area that's surrounded by scotland's coal mining past and its industrial present. there's a transformation happening beneath our feet. just three years ago, this area was re—engineered to bring the coastal wetland back to its natural state. you breach the coastal defences and let the water back in. and at that point, we kind ofjust step back and let nature do its thing. and we're really seeing the wildlife respond. as well as a diverse wetland
habitat, this marsh has become a natural tool in our fight to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. marshland plants absorb one of those key planet warming gases, carbon dioxide, which then becomes buried in the mud. yeah, that's the big one. this is some of the most organic rich soils we find in the uk compared to agricultural land, forestry land. the scientists studying this site say it's revealing a way to work with nature to manage one of the inevitable impacts of climate change — sea level rise. the threats of sea level rise are very serious. and i think where there are positive opportunities, particularly for nature, that we should be thinking about sea level rise as an opportunity for coastal wetland habitat creation. we can see a source of greenhouse gas emissions from here, from the fossil fuel industry. there's grangemouth refineryjust in the distance and we still need to slash emissions. but making space for natural stores
of carbon, places like this that suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, will help us rebalance that. allowing the sea to reclaim this stretch of land has provided a glimpse of how we can help nature to help us tackle the climate crisis. victoria gill, bbc news. three mps have been accused of "undermining respect for parliament" after allegedly getting drunk on a flight to gibraltarfor a trip to visit armed forces. 0ur political correspondent chris mason has the latest. what do we know? this was a delegation that set off to gibraltar earlier this year. 15 mps in total, part of a trip to get a better understanding of how the armed forces work, it's called the armed forces work, it's called the armed forces parliamentary scheme. 0ne witness saying that three mps were drinking when they got to the airport, in the airport lounge, they were drinking on the plane on the way over to gibraltar and they were
drunk when they got there. one of them, charlotte nicole labour mp, she returned home early after what sold was a mental health episode, she has ptsd and is on heavy medication. the other mps from the snp, drew henry and david lyndon, they don't deny drinking but they do deny being drunk. they say this is part of atari smear operation as they describe it to try to divert attention from all of the rows circulating about sir geoffrey cox and owen paterson. ﬁnd circulating about sir geoffrey cox and owen paterson.— and owen paterson. and the chancellor _ and owen paterson. and the chancellor has _ and owen paterson. and the chancellor has been - and owen paterson. and the | chancellor has been speaking and owen paterson. and the - chancellor has been speaking about it today? chancellor has been speaking about it toda ? , , ,, .,~ chancellor has been speaking about ittoda ? , , ,, , it today? yes, rishi sunak this mornin: it today? yes, rishi sunak this morning was — it today? yes, rishi sunak this morning was asked _ it today? yes, rishi sunak this morning was asked about - it today? yes, rishi sunak this morning was asked about the l it today? yes, rishi sunak this - morning was asked about the case of sir geoffrey cox, the conservative backbencher who has a not insubstantial extracurricular activity as a lawyer, judging the best part of 1 activity as a lawyer, judging the best part of1 million quid in the last year. richie —— rishi sunak
said he didn't know anything about the specific details, but on the case of 0wen paterson and the whole business of whether tory mps, the government were trying to get him off the hook for the allegations of lobbying that he faced, rishi sunak said, we need to do better than we did last week and we know that. so further acknowledgement from the top of government about the lessons learned about their collective behaviour in the last seven days or so. , . ~' behaviour in the last seven days or so. , ., ~ , ., , behaviour in the last seven days or so. , ., , so. chris, thank you. chris mason in westminster- _ the pace of the uk's economic recovery slowed in the three months to september, according to new figures from the office for national statistics. gdp grew by 1.3%, down from 5.5% in the previous three months, with supply issues contributing to slower growth. ramzan karmali reports. are the wheels of the economy slowing down? the latest official data shows the economy is still growing at a much more measured pace than earlier in the air. at this is a toiletry company, the boss was confident enough to address ——
invest hundreds of thousands of pounds on a new soap making machine, but he is still wary of some of the challenges ahead. t but he is still wary of some of the challenges ahead.— challenges ahead. i think we all exect challenges ahead. i think we all exnect some — challenges ahead. i think we all expect some tailing _ challenges ahead. i think we all expect some tailing off- challenges ahead. i think we allj expect some tailing off because challenges ahead. i think we all- expect some tailing off because the price has gone through the roof, so we are expecting a drop off because the consumer will have to get used on a new retail prices that will start hitting the high street. some have already hit, some won't be hitting until the beginning of next year. hitting untilthe beginning of next ear. ~' . , hitting untilthe beginning of next ear. ~ , hitting untilthe beginning of next ear. ~ ., , ,, ,,, year. like many businesses, is also stru: calin year. like many businesses, is also struggling to _ year. like many businesses, is also struggling to hire _ year. like many businesses, is also struggling to hire people _ year. like many businesses, is also struggling to hire people as - year. like many businesses, is also struggling to hire people as the - struggling to hire people as the economy has opened up, but the chancellor insists these are issues being faced across the world. t being faced across the world. i think what you are seeing is an economy that is continuing to grow and that is a good thing. we are on the right path but there are global challenges ahead and that's why the budget set out a plan to build a stronger economy with support from working families at its heart. the economy is _ working families at its heart. the economy is still _ working families at its heart. the economy is still growing, working families at its heart. the economy is still growing, but working families at its heart. the economy is still growing, but that rebound between july and economy is still growing, but that rebound betweenjuly and september is a lot better than many had
predicted. if you look at this child, it shows the losses we made during the pandemic still haven't been caught up. the service sector now almost made up all of its losses, the sign the roll—out helped with the reopening, but the challenge for policymakers now is how to deal with an environment where taxes and energy bills are on the rise. last week the bank of england decided not to raise interest rates but many economists expect them to go up from their historic lows before the end of the year. historic lows before the end of the ear. w' , historic lows before the end of the ear. ., _ historic lows before the end of the ear. ., year. the risk is obviously of the bank of england _ year. the risk is obviously of the bank of england start _ year. the risk is obviously of the bank of england start raising - year. the risk is obviously of the l bank of england start raising rates to quickly and that could depress demand quite significantly at a time when the economy is still vulnerable.— when the economy is still vulnerable. ., , ., vulnerable. the those rates may have to no u- is vulnerable. the those rates may have to go no is to — vulnerable. the those rates may have to go no is to help — vulnerable. the those rates may have to go up is to help combat the - to go up is to help combat the threat rising prices, so even though consumer spending rose, that demand may soften as businesses face much higher costs. the duchess of sussex has apologised
to the high court for forgetting she asked a senior aide to brief the authors of a biography about her. meghan denied intentionally misleading the court, after it emerged her former spokesman gave information to the authors of finding freedom. the owner of the mail on sunday, associated newspapers, is appealing a ruling that found publishing a letter from the duchess to her father in 2018 was unlawful. 0ur media and arts correspondent david sillito is at the high court. what's been happening? well, it's a lona what's been happening? well, it's a long ongoing _ what's been happening? well, it's a long ongoing case. _ what's been happening? well, it's a long ongoing case, this, _ what's been happening? well, it's a long ongoing case, this, but - long ongoing case, this, but the heart of it is very simple. there was extract of a letter published by the mail on sunday, a letter between the mail on sunday, a letter between the duchess of sussex and her father, thomas markle, and there was a judgment saying that they were not allowed to have done that, it was private, it was her copyright, and what's happening here at the high court is that the mail on sunday is appealing against thatjudgment had what they've got to try to prove is that the judge who made that initial decision didn't have the full facts of the case in front of him and one element of it is how much
information was the duchess of sussex revealing to the press at the time. was she talking to people, was she giving details of that letter out there, and in her witness statement they talked about a book called finding freedom and how much interaction she had with the authors of that book and jason knaus, her press secretary has made a statement of the court saying he has now revealed there was a degree of interaction even though that she said she could not remember any actual interaction about it, so she said, i apologise to the court for the fact i have not remembered these exchanges at the time, no wish or intention to mislead the defendant or the court, but she adds, i would have been more than happy to refer them as they feel they so strongly support my cause because she said it proves that she was not revealing information about the letter in question. information about the letter in cuestion. ., ~ , ., , question. david, thank you very much, question. david, thank you very much. david — question. david, thank you very much, david sillito. _ our top story this lunchtime. paramedics say lives are at risk because patients face unacceptably long waits for ambulances. coming up — the husband
of the jailed british—iranian woman nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe says he hopes talks between the uk and iran mark "a breakthrough". coming up on bbc news, england test captainjoe root says the racism scandal at his county side yorkshire has "fractured our game and torn lives apart". he added, "we need to educate, unify and reset." communities around the uk have come together to commemorate armistice day, after last year's ceremonies were disrupted by the pandemic. a two—minute silence was held to mark the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, when fighting ceased in the first world war. the duchess of cornwall placed a cross amongst poppies outside westminster abbey, as people all over the country remembered those who died in conflict. sarah campbell reports.
0n the 11th hour of the 11th month in 1918 the guns of the first world war fell silent. in 1918 the guns of the first world warfellsilent. more in 1918 the guns of the first world warfell silent. more than in 1918 the guns of the first world war fell silent. more than a century later the nation paused to remember those who sacrificed so much in service to their country.
today we remember places with names synonymous with places of conflict... synonymous with places of conflict. . ._ synonymous with places of conflict... , ., . conflict... last year the pandemic revented conflict... last year the pandemic prevented many _ conflict... last year the pandemic prevented many from _ conflict... last year the pandemic prevented many from coming - conflict... last year the pandemic - prevented many from coming together to remember. not so this year. so many lost lives to honour, given special mention at the cenotaph today, walter tull, britton's first black officer in the british army who died in 1918, invited to lay a wreath on his behalf his great—nephew. wreath on his behalf his great-nephew.- wreath on his behalf his treat-nehew. , ., . great-nephew. this is a fantastic event to come _ great-nephew. this is a fantastic event to come to _ great-nephew. this is a fantastic event to come to the _ great-nephew. this is a fantastic event to come to the point - great-nephew. this is a fantastic| event to come to the point where great-nephew. this is a fantastic - event to come to the point where i'm able to lay a wreath on behalf of my
grand uncle at the cenotaph, it's a great honour and a great honour to him. ., ., ., him. young and old ensuring sacrifices _ him. young and old ensuring sacrifices will _ him. young and old ensuring sacrifices will never - him. young and old ensuring sacrifices will never be - him. young and old ensuring - sacrifices will never be forgotten. sarah campbell, bbc news. fw de klerk, the last white president in south africa and a key figure in its transition to a multi—racial democracy, has died. he was 85. as president, mr de klerk freed nelson mandela from prison and repealed the country's discriminatory laws, paving the way for the country's first democratic elections in1991i. paul adams reports. today we have closed the book on apartheid and that chapter is finally closed. the force of history would have ended white supremacy in south africa eventually. but without fw de klerk the transformation to non—racial democracy might have been more painful. he saw that his country had to change and he delivered. mr de klerk knew very well
what lay behind the chaos and violence in black townships, provoked by rigid racial segregation. for years he helped entrench apartheid, as a minister in south africa's white minority governments. then he became president in 1989, replacing pw botha, the last apartheid dinosaur, and president de klerk�*s approach could not have been more different. the prohibition of the african national congress, the pan africanist congress, the south african communist party and a number of subsidiary organisations is being rescinded. within a year, nelson mandela finally walked to freedom. fw de klerk had ordered his release and unbanned the african national congress, acts he knew would number his own days in power. but talks to end white minority rule
opened old wounds in black politics. there was appalling township violence between the anc and its zulu rivals. violence actively fermented by the white security apparatus. and white extremists were up in arms at the prospect of a black government. de klerk sensed the threat and outmanoeuvred them by offering a whites—only referendum in 1992. he craved backing and he won it. now change was unstoppable. the world acknowledged it. in 1993, fw de klerk wasjointly awarded the nobel peace prize, along with the man who would replace him as president. although nelson mandela was sometimes infuriated by fw de klerk, he called him "a man of integrity". president mandela's inauguration in1991i was partly a tribute to mr de klerk�*s vision. the country's last white president remained loyal to his afrikaner heritage.
some of his former colleagues complained he'd been opportunistic, merely seizing a moment. but seize it he did. never again on one inch of the soil of the republic of south africa will there ever be racial discrimination again. and therefore among white south africans, fw de klerk will stand tall in history. fw de klerk, who has died at the age of 85. a top iranian official is in the uk to hold talks expected to focus on efforts to revive the iran nuclear deal and the plight of british nationals detained in iran — in particular nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe. it's a rare face—to—face meeting between british and iranian representatives, and metres away, outside the foreign office, nazanin's husband richard ratcliffe is on day 19 of a hunger strike to demand more be done to enable her to return home. she was first detained in tehran in 2016 on spying charges, which she has always denied. caroline hawley reports.
a steady stream of well—wishers for richard ratcliffe as he continues this desperate bid to get his wife home. day19 this desperate bid to get his wife home. day 19 now, this desperate bid to get his wife home. day19 now, but this desperate bid to get his wife home. day 19 now, but it's been more than 2000 days since he last saw nazanin, when she went to iran on holiday in 2006 to see her parents. today's meeting here with iran's deputy foreign minister is primarily about iran's nuclear deal and how it can be resurrected but the government says it is also pushing for the release of all british nationals unfairly detained in iran. we've had so many ups and downs. the reason we are camping here because we are on the precipice of another downland any day she could be back in prison so i'm not hopeful but yeah, it's definitely good news that the iranian deputy premier list is here and is the lead negotiator, definitely good news he is meeting the minister and let's hope that there is a breakthrough. but richard ratcliffe says _ there is a breakthrough. but richard ratcliffe says there _ there is a breakthrough. but richard ratcliffe says there is _
there is a breakthrough. but richard ratcliffe says there is a _ there is a breakthrough. but richard ratcliffe says there is a major - ratcliffe says there is a major obstacle. in the 1970s before nazanin was even born britain sold iran tanks, which it paid for upfront. then came the islamic resolution and they were not delivered. iran has explicitly linked the debt with the british nationals it is holding. it wants the money back, with interest. the sum of money _ the money back, with interest. tte: sum of money is a very large one. it would be very difficult, i think, for the brits and the americans to agree a cash payment that the iranians could use for whatever they like. i'm sure we would prefer payment in kind, medicines have been mentioned. 0f payment in kind, medicines have been mentioned. of course the iranians will resist that, so this is something that has to be unpicked and solved. ~ something that has to be unpicked and solved-— and solved. with growing international _ and solved. with growing international alarm - and solved. with growing international alarm overl and solved. with growing - international alarm over iran's nuclear programme, to iran now seems to be also tying the fate of western hostages into a wider bargain, a deal that would see sanctions lifted in return for it complying with nuclear curbs.— in return for it complying with nuclear curbs. ., ., ., nuclear curbs. the detention of dual nationals has _ nuclear curbs. the detention of dual nationals has been _ nuclear curbs. the detention of dual nationals has been a _ nuclear curbs. the detention of dual nationals has been a strategy - nuclear curbs. the detention of dual
nationals has been a strategy used i nationals has been a strategy used by iranian conservatives—macro for well over a decade now, using individuals as leverage and as pawns to pressure governments around the world. �* ., ., , world. and in the middle of all this the aton world. and in the middle of all this the agony of _ world. and in the middle of all this the agony of the — world. and in the middle of all this the agony of the families _ world. and in the middle of all this the agony of the families caught i world. and in the middle of all this| the agony of the families caught up in international events over which they have absolutely no control. caroline hawley, bbc news. a new species of dinosaur with an unusually large nose has been discovered by a retired doctor. the remains of the brighstoneus simmondsi were found on the isle of wight in 1978. they'd been in storage until drjeremy lockwood decided to reconstruct the skull of the animal and realised the bones belonged to an undiscovered species. aston villa have appointed rangers manager steven gerrard as head coach. the former england and liverpool midfielder replaces dean smith, who was sacked earlier this week. villa are thought to have paid rangers £4.5 million in compensation and have appointed gerrard on a three and a half year deal. gerrard led rangers to their first scottish premiership title in ten years last season. england captainjoe root says
cricket needs to "educate, unify and reset" following the racism scandal at his club, yorkshire. addressing the situation for the first time, root said he wants to see change to harness a diverse environment. it comes as mps prepare to quiz those involved in parliament next week. here's our senior sports news reporter, laura scott. joe root is four weeks out from leading england in the ashes but 10,000 miles from his australian quarantine the racism crisis consuming yorkshire, his county side and fracturing english cricket, compelled him to speak out. t and fracturing english cricket, compelled him to speak out. i spent a lont compelled him to speak out. i spent a long time — compelled him to speak out. i spent a long time reflecting _ compelled him to speak out. i spent a long time reflecting on _ compelled him to speak out. i spent a long time reflecting on what - compelled him to speak out. i spent a long time reflecting on what has . a long time reflecting on what has happened. i think more than anything it's really important that we recognise what has happened, we make sure that moving forward we never see this happen again for tight former player azeem rafiq was found to have been a victim of racial harassment and bullying at yorkshire and when no disciplinary action was taken and it emerged racial slurs
had been dismissed as banter, it prompted protests, punishments and parliamentary scrutiny. azeem rafiq is not alone in making allegations and other investigations are being conducted. yorkshire's new chairman, lord kamlesh patel, is committed to taking action. after 158 years we are ready to change, we are ready to accept the past and we are ready to become a club which people can trust to do the right thing. jae become a club which people can trust to do the right thing.— to do the right thing. joe root said racism must _ to do the right thing. joe root said racism must be _ to do the right thing. joe root said racism must be called _ to do the right thing. joe root said racism must be called out - racism must be called out straightaway, but insisted he had never witnessed discrimination during his time at yorkshire. ijust wondered if this whole scandal engulfing yorkshire has affected your pride as a yorkshire player and perhaps may be consider your future there? tt’s perhaps may be consider your future there? �*, ., _ perhaps may be consider your future there? _ there? it's obviously deeply hurtful that it's happened _ there? it's obviously deeply hurtful that it's happened at _ there? it's obviously deeply hurtful that it's happened at a _ there? it's obviously deeply hurtful that it's happened at a club - there? it's obviously deeply hurtful that it's happened at a club i'm - there? it's obviously deeply hurtful that it's happened at a club i'm sol that it's happened at a club i'm so close to end it means so much to me to go and play for yorkshire. in terms of my position, if you are not at the club how can you make any change? how can you help move things