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The Guardian G2 14.11.2012

The Guardian G2 14.11.2012

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The invisible woman
... in the Petraeus affair

Hadley Freeman
A Christmas story

Kevin Powers
From wars to words

Slippers and suits
Eveningwear for men

The singles charts
Celebrating 60 years

Wednesday 14.11.12

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The invisible woman
... in the Petraeus affair

Hadley Freeman
A Christmas story

Kevin Powers
From wars to words

Slippers and suits
Eveningwear for men

The singles charts
Celebrating 60 years

Wednesday 14.11.12

Why Eton still runs Britain
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tw ork

ing

★ Pr ivilege ★ Tim

na e ma

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Now church an d state are in the hands of Old Etonians . And there’s at least one more in the win gs...

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Politics

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The Guardian 14.11.12
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Lord Patten –those 13 jobsin full
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Member of BP InternationalAdvisory Board.
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Adviser to port-ownerHutchison Europe.
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Member of the Europeanadvisory board of the privateequity group Bridgepoint.
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Member of theelectricity companyEDF’s StakeholderAdvisory Panel. 
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Chancellor of theUniversity of Oxford. 
7.
Member of theInternationalBoard of Overseersfor
Designed for singletonsto make a double bedfeel less empty, isthe Deluxe ComfortBoyfriend BodyPillow this year’sharshest gift?Hillary Clinton islooking forward totaking some timeoff when she stepsdown as Secretaryof State. “I just wantsleep,” she says.
Tough loveTired out
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efore this year, an internetsearch for photos of JudySmith yielded just oneresult. But what a picture. Smith,in white trouser suit and sun-glasses, leading her client MonicaLewinsky through a crowd of cameras, the month before shewas due to testify before KenStarr’s grand jury. The mediascrum was ravenous, but lawyersand journalists paid tribute toSmith’s impeccable calm.Smith has become a leg-end in crisis management,working on everythingfrom the Enron scandal tothe Deepwater Horizon oil spill,with clients from Kobe Bryant toWesley Snipes. And her status wasconfirmed again yesterday, withreports she is advising Jill Kelley,one of two women involved in theDavid Petraeus scandal.The crisis is being describedas the most significant Wash-ington sex story since Clinton.Kelley triggered the storm whenshe complained to an FBI agentthat she had received harassing
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dron. Still, Smith should be ableto handle it. Linda Kenney Baden,a private trial attorney who hasworked with her extensively, saysshe is the ultimate crisis man-ager. With degrees in public rela-tions and law (and a black belt inkarate), Smith “brings the uniqueexperience of being able to navi-gate in both worlds … she listens,first of all – she doesn’t impose.And she’s not threatening in anyway, to anyone, and yet she’s veryfirm. She’s also very discreet.”This last quality comes uprepeatedly in discussion of Smith – she is hard to reach,with no telephone numberon her company website, anddirectory enquiries confirmingit is unlisted. But earlier in2012 her profile leapt as itemerged she had inspiredScandal, the first network TVdrama with an African-Americanfemale lead in 38 years. This cameabout when Smith met writerand producer Shonda Rhimes fora 20-minute chat – and the pairspoke for more than two hours.But both have emphasised she didnot break any confidences, andthat is the key to understandingSmith, says Kenney Baden: “Shedoesn’t get out there to get famefor herself.” By nature, she is aforce behind the scenes to bereckoned with.
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Istanbul’s Sabanci University.
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Advisory board member toSt Benedict’s School in London.
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One of 30 businessambassadors named by GordonBrown in 2009 and still active inthe role for David Cameron.
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International adviser to theJapan Art Association.
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Co-chair of the India-UKRoundtable. 
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Co-chair of the Italy-UKAnnual Conference. 
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emails. These turnedout to be from PaulaBroadwell, Petraeus’s biogra-pher. It then emerged Broadwellhad been having an affair withPetraeus, director of the CIA un-til he resigned last Friday. It hasalso transpired that General JohnAllen, the top US commander inAfghanistan, is being investi-gated for 20,000-30,000 pagesof emails sent between him andKelley. And that unnamed FBIagent Kelley initially approached?He is under scrutiny for send-ing her shirtless photos. Somescandals are love triangles. Thisone could turn into a love decahe-
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189. The first vasectomy was carried out ona dog in 1823.
Balls!
It’s true. And try to treat this with theseriousness it deserves. Vasectomies on menstarted soon after, but didn’t become widespreaduntil the second world war.
Appearance:
I’ll leave that to the picture desk,who have to come up with something tastefulto illustrate this.
Why are we talking about it?
Because new datashows the number of NHS vasectomies has morethan halved over the past decade.
That must be down to the cuts.
Look, this anextremely sensitive and important subject. Thedrop in the number of vasectomies is being blamed for a 10% increase in abortion ratesamong women over the age of 30. You take thisflippant view because you are a MAN, and apretty selfish, uncaring, wantonly sperm-sprayingman at that.
Steady on. Why don’t we calm down and go back to basics. What is a vasectomy?
Accordingto the NHS, it is “a minor operation duringwhich the tubes that carry sperm from a man’stesticles to the penis are cut, blocked or sealedwith heat”.
Bloody hell. I think I need a drink.
Oh don’t be so ridiculous. It’s nowhere near as bad asyou’re making out. When you have a vasectomy,you get a local anaesthetic, go home the sameday, and the bruises on your balls will disappearwithin a week.
Bruises on my balls!?
It won’t just be your ballsthat are bruised if you don’t start seeing thisfrom the woman’s point of view. As Ann Furedi,chief executive of the British Pregnancy AdvisoryService says: “Vasectomy is a safe and reliablemethod that gives men the opportunity to playan active role in contraception. It is disappointingthat the only long-term method which enablesmen to play this part is declining.”
OK, OK. So why are NHS vasectomies falling?
 Men want to keep their options open. Even oncethey’ve had five children with Belinda, theythink they might want to start all over again withthirtysomething Melissa. Typical!
Man-hater!
Misogynist!
Not to be confused with:
Having your tonsils out.
Do say:
“How much does it cost to go private?”
Don’t say:
“It’s a snip!”
Cringing at the BBC’s coverageof its crisis? Cameras trailingthose who have stepped aside;Emily Maitlis on Newsnightlooking like she might laugh orcry; Radio 4 PM’s Tim Davie’s“get a grip” montage. Enough.Calling 80s hairfans. MichaelJ Fox stages afashion comebackin this year’s GapChristmas ad.Blimey.
Business
2012 additions to theOxford Dictionary
To medal
Verb
Mobot
Mo Farah’s victorydance
Mummy porn
Courtesy of FiftyShades of Grey
Omnishambles
See also:Romneyshambles
Pleb
Old term revived
Yolo
Acronym: You onlylive once
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No 3,281Vasectomy
A cheery thought forthe morning commute:according to the TUC theaverage Briton spends 75minutes a day travelling toand from work. If you’re full-time that’s five weeks a year.
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if it can show that it would haveagreed on the terms between theparent company and UK companyeven if they were not connected.
Do other businesses chargea premium?
Yes. McDonald’sand Burger King chargepremiums of up to 5% of turnover, while Wal-Martcharges its UK subsidiary,Asda, 0.6% for servicesincluding royalties.However, all three makea profit in the UK and paysubsequent taxes.
Any other reasons for Starbucks’slow tax bill?
Yes. The companyspends $500m (£315m) annuallyon tax-deductible areas includingresearch and development. Thecompany also claims the rentalrates on its stores in the UK aresome of the highest in the world,especially in central Londonwhere some stores have already been closed because of thecost. The Europe, MiddleEast and Asia division,which overseesthe UK operation,also loans cashfor investment,which it thencharges intereston. This can be written off against tax.
 Simon Neville
Starbucks: yourtax questionsanswered
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tarbucks has had sales of £3bn cumulatively sincesetting up operations in theUK 14 years ago. But with nearly800 stores across the country, itis still making a loss. How come?Here, your burning Starbucks/taxquestions are answered …
How much tax has Starbuckspaid in the UK?
A total of£8.5min corporation tax since 1998.
Why so little?
With more than 750coffee shops in the UK, any profitis wiped out through a numberof payments that Starbucks mustmake to subsidiaries abroad.
Such as?
A 4.7% premium ispaid to the Dutch divisionof Starbucks – the re-gional headquarters – forrights images and the cof-fee recipes. The premium,which used to be 6% beforeHer Majesty’s Revenue & Customs(HMRC) asked for it to be lowered,also includes the cost of the roast-ing process that takes place there.
Where does it buy the coffee beans?
From the company’sSwiss operation at up to a20% premium.
Why does the UK operation paya premium?
The stores are notfranchises, however HMRCallows companies to payintellectual propertyfees to overseasparent compa-nies if theyare made at“arm’s length”.Starbucks cancharge the premium
 
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