“When combined with asset monetizations announced in May, the sale of our Canadian G&P Business significantly advances our strategic priority of moving to a pure play regulated pipeline and utility business model.” said Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge. “It also demonstrates our focus on prudent capital allocation and ensuring the continued strength of our balance sheet and funding flexibility. With a total of roughly $7.5 billion in asset monetizations announced in 2018, we have more than doubled our initial target of $3 billion.”Separate sale agreements have been entered into for those facilities currently governed by provincial regulations (Alberta and B.C.), and those governed by federal National Energy Board regulations. The transaction involving the sale of the provincially regulated facilities is expected to close in 2018, while the transaction involving the sale of the federally regulated facilities is anticipated to close in mid-2019.Proceeds from these transactions provide significant additional financing flexibility going forward as the Company continues to execute on its current portfolio of secured growth projects. The Company’s outlook for DCF/share through 2020 and its target credit metrics remain unchanged as a result of these asset sales.Enbridge will continue to hold its long-haul regulated natural gas transmission assets which include the Westcoast transmission system in British Columbia and the Alliance pipeline that carries natural gas from western Canada to the Chicago market.Brookfield intends to maintain the Canadian G&P workforce and anticipates that they will remain with the G&P business upon transaction close.“I’d like to thank our colleagues at the G&P Business, who have done an exceptional job building and expanding a substantial gathering and processing franchise while operating the business safely and reliably day-in and day-out,” added Monaco. Enbridge said it will work with Brookfield to ensure a safe and orderly transition of the G&P business’ operations. RBC Capital Markets acted as financial advisor and Torys LLP acted as legal advisors to Enbridge on the transaction. CALGARY, A.B. – Enbridge has announced the sale of its Canadian natural gas assets including those in Northeast B.C.The company said that its natural gas gathering and processing business in the Montney, Peace River Arch, Horn River and Liard basins in B.C. and Alberta are being sold to Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners for a cash purchase price of CAN $4.31 billion, subject to customary closing adjustments and receipt of regulatory approvals.The business includes 19 natural gas processing plants and liquids handling facilities, with a total operating capacity of 3.3 Bcf/d and 3,550 km of natural gas gathering pipelines.
By Jonathan WalshRabat – Anat Berko prompted widespread ridicule after suggesting during parliamentary debates that there can be no such thing as “Palestine,” based on the fact Palestinian people do not use the letter ‘P’ in Arabic.The 56-year-old member of the ruling Likud party made the comments during a debate in the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) on Wednesday. “As we’ve noted, the letter ‘P’ doesn’t even exist in Arabic, so the borrowed term (Palestine) is worth looking into,” Berko said.Referring to the Roman use of the name ‘Palaestina’ to describe the area, she continued. “The source of the name is clear,” she said.“What? Did everyone hear this? Are you an idiot?” asked Tamar Zandberg, member of the opposition party Meretz.Berko responded, “There’s no ‘P’ sound… Pa pa pa,’ there’s no ‘Pa.’ There’s ‘Fa.’”The name ‘Palaistinê’ was first seen in 5th Century BCE Greek history books, when Herodotus used the name to describe the area between Phoenicia (modern-day Israel, Lebanon and Syria) and Egypt. However, it is commonly pronounced ‘Falasteen’ in Arabic, due to the lack of a ‘P’.The debate itself centered on the Labour Party’s proposal for a two-state solution between Palestine and Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized Party chairman Isaac Herzog for only just “waking up” to the non-viability of the two-state solution.In response, Herzog dared the PM to annex the Palestinian territories. “Let’s see what happens then,” he said.
By Ayesha UlhaqRabat – The vote to approve the construction of 500 new homes in Jewish settlements in Occupied East Jerusalem has been postponed. The move evidently took place after a call from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. The postponement also came after a speech given by US Secretary of State, John Kerry. In the speech, Secretary Kerry made it clear that the UN condemnation of illegal Jewish settlements on occupied land is on a par with American values. It also cemented the US position “the two-state solution is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. It is the only way to ensure Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state”.A “two-state solution” to the longstanding conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is the objective and end goal of both state leaders, numerous government officials and the majority of international diplomats.It is a widely-held belief that this concept could see the making of an independent state of Palestine, creating a permanent ceasefire and end the ongoing conflict between the parties.The two-state solution concept is enthusiastically backed by the UN, the Arab League, the European Union, Russia and the United states.John Kerry also added that “The Israeli prime minister publicly supports a two-state solution, but his current coalition is the most right-wing in Israeli history, with an agenda driven by the most extreme elements.”Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu has openly stated that he was very dissatisfied with the speech, which he claims to have been “unbalanced” and “obsessively focused” on Israeli settlements.Today, more than 500,000 Jews live in approximately 140 settlements built since 1967, as Israel currently holds control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. These same settlements are viewed as illegal under international law, a position which Israel has consistently challenged.Prime Minister Netanyahu reacted over the weekend by calling the ambassadors of the US and 14 other countries on the Security Council who voted in favor of the resolution. Quite frustrated with the passing of the resolution, he responded by recalling Israel’s ambassadors to New Zealand and Senegal, cut financial aid to Senegal and cancelled a visit to Israel by Ukraine’s prime minister.
Rabat – French President Emmanuel Macron received King Mohammed VI in an official visit at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday afternoon. A YouTube video published by a fan reveals King Mohammed VI processing across the courtyard of the Elysee, accompanied by royal fanfare. At the palace entrance, the King is greeted by Macron, and the two enter the palace together. The two leaders last met at the One Planet Summit on climate change in Paris in December 2017.This is King Mohammed VI’s first official appearance since he underwent a heart surgery in late February in Paris. The King’s official meeting with his French counterpart comes amid increasing tension in southern Morocco as a result of Polisario’s incursions in the buffer zone, east of Morocco’s defense well, as well as its attempts to change the status quo of the region through the transfer and establishment of part of its militias and its so-called “Ministry of Defense” to the area west of Morocco’s defense wall.France is Morocco’s chief ally and its staunchest proponent in the Security Council negotiations regarding the Western Sahara territorial dispute. As such, it has repeatedly expressed its support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for the Sahara, which it considers the “most appropriate” to helping the parties to the dispute to reach a mutually acceptable political solution. Later this month, the United Security Council will adopt a new resolution to renew the mandate of the UN mission in the territory for one year, and Morocco will certainly count on France to support its efforts aimed at pushing the UN body to adopt a strong resolution to end Polisario’s attempts to change the status quo of the buffer zone.
7 October 2008Rising banditry across eastern Chad has forced several aid organizations to temporarily suspend their work, the United Nations humanitarian wing reported today, warning of the effect this is having on internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the region. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said several of the aid agencies have become victims of banditry lately, with more than 120 separate incidents reported against such organizations reported since the start of the year. An estimated 37,000 IDPs living in Dogdore and Ade could be without health care, food assistance, water and sanitation services unless the security situation improves, according to OCHA. Heavy rainfall in eastern Chad has also damaged roads and limited aid workers’ access to people in need, exacerbating the effect of the worsening insecurity. UN humanitarian agencies are already involved in flood relief efforts in southern Chad, where at least 40,000 people – particularly in and around the town of Sarh – have been in need of outside assistance since a month of torrential rains lashed the region starting in late July. OCHA is sending a mission next week to southern Chad to study possible ways to set up an early warning system for natural disasters such as floods. Meanwhile, Chad’s First Lady Hinda Deby Itno took part in yesterday’s opening in the national capital, N’Djamena, of a three-day UN workshop on gender-based violence faced by IDPs and refugees in eastern Chad. The workshop, organized by the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (known by its French acronym, MINURCAT), was attended by senior Government officials, foreign diplomats, representatives of international organizations and members of civil society. MINURCAT has been tasked by the Security Council with protecting refugees and IDPs across eastern Chad and north-eastern CAR, which have both been beset by widespread violence and civilian displacement in recent years.
Through a resolution adopted by a recorded vote of 128 in favour to nine against, with 35 abstentions, the 193-member Assembly expressed “deep regret” over recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem and stressed that the Holy City “is a final status issue to be resolved through negotiations in line with relevant UN resolutions.” This procedure, under Assembly resolution 377 (1950), is a pathway around a Security Council veto. By it, the Assembly can call an emergency special session to consider a matter “with a view to making appropriate recommendations to members for collective measures,” if the Security Council fails to act or if there is lack of unanimity among the Council’s permanent members, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States.Since the tenth such meeting, the Assembly has temporarily adjourned the emergency special session and authorized “the President of the General Assembly […] to resume its meeting upon request from Member States,” allowing for speedy consideration by the body of urgent issues.The most recent resumed emergency session was in 2009 when the Assembly called a meeting on East Jerusalem and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Sri Lanka voted at the United Nations to condemn US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel despite threats from the US to pull funding from the world body.Member States in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday “demanded” that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem, following an earlier decision by the United States to recognize the Holy City as the capital of Israel. Ahead of that failed resolution, Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, told the Security Council that the security situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory had become more tense in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s decision on 6 December to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Subsequently, Yemen and Turkey, in their respective capacities as Chair of the Arab Group and the Chair of the Summit of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, requested the President of the General Assembly to “urgently resume’ the tenth emergency special session of the General Assembly in accordance with the so-named ‘Uniting for peace’ procedure. Resolutions in the Assembly are non-binding and do not carry the force of international law as do measures agreed in the Security Council. (Colombo Gazette) Action in the Assembly follows a failed attempt by the Security Council on Monday adopt a similar text reflecting regret among the body’s members about “recent decisions regarding the status of Jerusalem,” with a veto from the United States, a permanent member of the Council.
The trend in recent years toward cremation as the exit-of-choice has held steady at Oakwood Cemetery in Simcoe.Of the 122 interments at Oakwood in 2018, 76 (62 per cent) involved cremated remains while 46 (38 per cent) involved standard burials.There were another 120 interments in 2017. Of these, 85 (71 per cent) involved cremated remains while 35 (29 per cent) involved standard burials.“The trend throughout the industry has been a shift toward cremated burials,” Mark Boerkamp, Norfolk’s supervisor of trails and cemeteries, said Monday in an email.“In fact, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario – the governing body for cemetery operations in Ontario – says that, on average, the trend has been 70 per cent cremation burials versus 30 per cent full burials in most cemeteries. As you can see, Oakwood falls right in with the existing trend and 2017 was very evident of that.”To that end, Norfolk’s trail and cemeteries division is planning to increase its columbarium inventory at Oakwood.Norfolk council will consider a request Tuesday to allow the community services department to sole-source three columbarium units with 24 niches each. This would double the capacity at Oakwood, where a 75-unit columbarium was installed in 2016.In his report to council, Boerkamp said awarding the work to Nelson Granite Ltd. of Vermillion Bay, Ontario, is practical because this company provided the columbarium installed three years ago. The purpose of steering the work to Nelson Granite is to ensure uniformity of appearance.“The 75-niche unit is now over 60 per cent sold and the new units will help keep up to the existing trend toward cremation burials,” Boerkamp says in his report.Council set aside $30,000 for the columbarium expansion in the 2019 capital budget. Concrete pads were put down on the east side of Oakwood Cemetery before the current columbarium was installed. The new units will be situated in this location as well.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com
“The Alliance of Civilizations both grounds us in everyday realities and lifts our sights to our shared responsibility to each other,” Mr. Ban said in remarks to the ministerial meeting of the Alliance’s Group of Friends, held on the margins of the high-level debate of the General Assembly.“This is not mere sentiment,” he added. “It has deep and practical consequences in how we carry and conduct ourselves in the world.”Mr. Ban noted that the world faces multiple challenges, from climate change to growing unemployment to terrible bloodshed and conflict in Syria, the Sahel region of Africa and beyond. “To tackle these and other challenges, we must work together. Yet, in many parts of the world, the politics of division rule the day. The global economic crisis has only made matters worse. Too often, political and community leaders exploit unease to polarize communities and drive wedges. “The deplorable video that has caused such anguish is but the latest example,” he added.“In our inter-connected information age, we may not be able to prevent every merchant of hate in every corner of the world. But we can build bridges that are strong enough to withstand those forces. In the process, we can deny those who seek to sow division what they want most – more hatred, more upheaval, more publicity.” Shortly after the release of the video, the Alliance launched an initiative to ensure that the voices of moderation were not drowned out by the vocal and violent minorities on any side. Called “Represent Yourself,” the Twitter campaign engaged more than 3 million people in just a few days.“This is one small example,” said Mr. Ban. “Time and time again, the Alliance has shown how it can help open minds and seek change on the ground. It does so by empowering youth around the world … inviting tomorrow’s leaders to take part in cross-cultural exchanges … training journalists to keep the public better informed … and much more.”Mr. Ban also announced that he has designated Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the President of the Assembly’s 66th session, as High Representative for the Alliance. Mr. Al-Nasser replaces Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, who led the initiative for five years. Mr. Sampaio will step down following the next Alliance forum, which is scheduled for February 2013 and will focus on the issue of responsible leadership.As the Alliance renews its leadership, the Secretary-General urged participants to renew their commitment, engagement and support. “The challenges we face are clear and connected. It is our duty to build the alliances of understanding that can help secure progress on the many critical issues we face. Let us make the most of this invaluable platform.”The Alliance was launched in 2005 through the initiative of Spain and Turkey, under UN auspices.
According to a statement issued by UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, armed elements of both Morocco and Frente Polisario (Polisario Front) remain in close proximity to each other, a position they have been in since August 2016, monitored during daylight hours by the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).“The Secretary-General calls on both of the parties to exercise maximum restraint and take all necessary steps to avoid escalating tensions, be that through the actions of military or civilian actors,” the statement said, adding that Mr. Guterres also underlined that regular commercial traffic should not be obstructed and that no action should be taken, which may constitute a change to the status quo of the buffer strip. Strongly urging the parties to unconditionally withdraw all armed elements from the buffer strip as soon as possible, to create an environment conducive to a resumption of the dialogue in the context of the political process led by the UN, the Spokesman said Mr. Guterres further called on the parties to adhere to their obligations under the ceasefire agreement and to respect both the letter and the spirit of it. Western Sahara is located on the north-west coast of Africa bordered by Morocco, Mauritania and Algeria. The colonial administration of Western Sahara by Spain ended in 1976. Fighting later broke out between Morocco and the Polisario Front. A ceasefire was signed in September 1991. MINURSO was deployed that year to monitor the ceasefire between the Government of Morocco and the Polisario Front and organizing, if the parties agree, a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara.A revised settlement plan was proposed by the United Nations after seven years of diplomatic consultations was rejected by one of the parties in 2004. In approving the current phase of direct negotiations in 2007, the UN Security Council called for “a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political settlement which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.”
TOMAKOMAI, Japan — Canadian speedskater Isabelle Weidemann won gold on Sunday in the women’s 3,000-metre event at the ISU World Cup.The gold was Weidemann’s first individual medal on the senior World Cup circuit.Canada also took two medals in the team sprint events. Ivanie Blondin, Heather McLean, Kaylin Irvine won bronze in the women’s race while Laurent Dubreuil, Christopher Fiola and Antoine Gelinas-Beaulieu finished third in the men’s final.Weidemann’s pace of four minutes 10.185 seconds in the 3,000 set a new track record for the Tomakomai Highland Sports Center and was a full 2.82 seconds faster than silver medallist Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic. Italy’s Francesca Lollobrigida was third.“I’m super excited with my first medal,” said Weidemann. “It’s been a long time coming. I’ve had a lot of fourth places, so I’m really happy to come out with a win.”Blondin, who won bronze in the mass start Saturday, finished eighth in the 3,000 with a time of 4:18.906.Weidemann and Blondin sit third and sixth, respectively, in the overall World Cup rankings for the distance after two events.Jordan Belchos of Toronto placed 13th in the men’s 5,000 while Calgary’s Ted-Jan Bloemen finished 16th.The Canadian Press
He told presenter Piers Morgan during an interview in the Churchill War Rooms: “They said some of the things that she said and it’s actually on tape.”And I said: ‘Well, I didn’t know she was nasty’. I wasn’t referring to she’s nasty. I said she was nasty about me. And essentially I didn’t know she was nasty about me.”He added: “You know what? She’s doing a good job, I hope she enjoys her life… I think she’s very nice.”He also said her husband, the Duke of Sussex, “couldn’t have been nicer” when they met on Monday.In an interview that was shown from 6am today, the President rowed back on his suggestion that access for US firms to the NHS must be part of talks for a post-Brexit trade deal. 11:41AMChurchill’s famous speech played to audience 11:21AMD-Day commemorations underway The national anthem has rung out over Southsea Common to greet the arrival of Her Majesty. ‘You have to have a standard and you have to stick by that standard.’The POTUS defends his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military.@piersmorgan | #GMBTrump pic.twitter.com/heBUjhwiUH— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019 “The troop landing craft was packed to full capacity. There was no cover for the army, just standing or sitting – exposed to the elements.”The weather conditions were atrocious. A force 8 gale was blowing. The craft, built with a flat bottom hull, was tossed about in all directions.”As the craft’s bows dived into the trough of the waves, the engines, having no resistance, due to the propeller coming out of the sea, would roar away and then the noise would stabilize when the bows came out of the trough.”By this time, I estimate that 90% of the soldiers were extremely sea sick, just holding on to anything to hand, and the crew was unable to help them.”I remember looking down from the poop deck at those soldiers and thinking what a healthy lot they were, all that training for fitness, but now old Mother Nature was laughing at us.”The stench of diesel oil and vomit all over the deck became a situation one would not forget in a hurry.”Experiencing these conditions right through a very dark night, being tossed about in such a rough sea, caused us to reach a state of exhaustion. Our eyes felt as heavy as lead.” (Source – BBC’s People’s Archive project)Max Befort, dressed in 1940’s military costume, then reads an extract from the memoir of Private Franz Gockel’s of the 352nd division German Army as he guarded the Normandy coast.”During the evening hours on the 5th of June, like so often before, a debate raged in the bunker over the possibility of invasion.”The opinions were varied, and with heated argument one group was convinced that the English or Americans would never attempt to land here. I stood at my sentry post.”Like so often before, the duty seemed to last an eternity. Finally I was relieved, and I trotted to the bunker to try to get a few hours rest before I had to be awakened again.”At the bunker stood a comrade who had also just been relieved at his post and was reporting to the sergeant of the watch over the radio.”I said to him ‘I hope that we don’t have more of those damned exercise alerts tonight’ as we so often had in the past, and I disappeared into the bunker deep under the ground. Quickly the overcoat and boots were pulled off and I dove into my bunk.”(Source – Memoirs and Diaries of Private Franz Gockel, 2nd World War Experience Centre, Leeds) ‘It was really something.’We can imagine it’ll be tough impressing @POTUS, but the Queen and Buckingham Palace seem to have done the job!He says he and Her Majesty ‘had a great rapport’ and spoke ‘non-stop’ for an hour and a half.@realDonaldTrump | @piersmorgan | #GMBTrump pic.twitter.com/kjNk6WxVHG— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019 One of the veterans shares his storyCredit:Sky News A veteran attending the National Commemorative Event to mark 75 years since D-Day emotionally described preparing a dead serviceman for sea burial.Alfred Fuzzard, 97, from Bexhill, was a petty officer in the Royal Navy during the Normandy landings.He recounted how his task during D-Day was to protect marines from aerial and surface attacks.”We had rocket ships behind us – we could hear the shells going over the top of us,” he said.He said he could “feel the heat” of bombs that had been deployed shortly before their arrival on the beach.Later on, he began retrieving bodies from the beaches.”We started to pick up bodies and this chap we picked up on the evening of D-Day – he had to be buried,” Mr Fuzzard said, his voice cracking with emotion.”I wanted him to be sent home. But they said ‘there’s too many of them’.”He had a picture of his wife, his two children. There was me sewing him up ready for burial the next day.”I feel it now. I can just see the picture all the time, every time I think about it.”There was no name, nothing on him. When we went for D-Day we weren’t to carry any ID whatsoever but he carried this photograph of his wife.”I think he wanted to keep it near his heart in case he died. Every time I think about it, it upsets me, even now after all this.”Then we stopped picking up bodies.” The president has left the UK having boarded a plane at Southampton. Having flown from Portsmouth to Southampton on Marine One, he boarded Air Force One for a flight to Shannon in Ireland. There, he will hold talks with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar before heading to Doonbeg where he will spend the night at the Trump Golf Club. Here, we take a look at his love affair with Britain. 11:24AMGod Save Our Queen greets Her Majesty Gareth Davies has prepared this fascinating piece about which ships are greeting the MV Boudicca. It’s got everything you need to know about the sail past. We have the live stream of the Red Arrow display. Our video team have been hard at work preparing this highlights reel. The scenes at sunset coming out of PortsmouthCredit:Sky News He described the service as a “great experience” but said he did not regard himself as a hero. Mr Hampson said that after D-Day, he returned to Portsmouth.”I was having a quiet pint in a pub in Southsea,” he said.”The past 24 hours seemed unreal. We were talking to people in the pub and I think they didn’t believe a word we were saying.” Donald Trump revealed he discussed his mother’s adoration for the monarch when he and Her Majesty met at Buckingham Palace. The president watched The Queen’s coronation 66 years ago with his mother, and asked what she would have made of him being the leader of the free world, he said: “She would’ve been very proud. She would have never thought I would’ve run as president.”I told a few people I was going to do it, and I told my wife that I was going to run. She told me, ‘you know you’re going to win it’, and I did.” Having been in the office all day working on the live blog, our Gareth Davies has gone down to Portsmouth to soak up the atmosphere for himself. Wonderful scenes at sunset. Rifleman Peter Ramsden, of the Rifles 2nd Battalion, spoke of his pride in following in the footsteps of D-Day heroes.The 23-year-old from Durham, and currently stationed in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, said: “It’s a massive honour to march across Pegasus Bridge.”As one of our regiment’s most prestigious battle honours, it means a lot not only to the regiment but to the lads in the regiment as well.” Sheridan Smith’s first performance Credit:Paul Grover for The Telegraph 12:05AMPegasus Bridge The story of Captain Skinner bore painful similarities for 97-year-old Alfred Fuzzard. He recalled finding similar heartbreaking correspondence as he helped pull the bodies out of the water on Sword Beach at the end of the first day of the invasion. “We picked up this chap on the evening of D-Day and I wanted him to be sent home with soldiers to bury but they said there are so many you will have to give them sea burials. I searched his pockets and he had pictures of his wife and lovely two children. I suppose he was carrying it close to his heart.” Veterans applauded the departing Prime Minister as she left the stage.Wednesday’s service was a combination of military pomp and wartime nostalgia. Dancers jitterbugged to Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy while Sheridan Smith, the singer and actress, sang When the Lights Go On Again and a closing rendition of We’ll Meet Again. When it was over, the Royal Navy fired a four-gun salute timed to coincide with a military fly-past including a Spitfire and a Hurricane. During the ceremony, Mr Trump read out Franklin D Roosevelt’s famous prayer to the US troops heading for England in which he spoke of a “mighty endeavour” and “faith in our united crusade”. Donald Trump has given a major TV interview during his UK State visit, in which he seeks to clarify his comments about the Duchess of Sussex, back tracks on his remarks on the NHS, and discusses Jeremy Corbyn’s criticism of him. Mr Trump had stirred controversy ahead of his visit by saying he was unaware that Meghan had previously suggested she would leave the US if he won the 2016 presidential election, adding: “I didn’t know that she was nasty.”The US leader told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that he was saying in the interview that he had not known that Meghan had been nasty about him. Arthur Hampson, 93, from Merseyside, was a midshipman with the Royal Navy on D-Day, landing on Juno Beach.”As the ramp went down, there was quite a lot of fire coming at us from the shore,” he said. “We could see the red flashes coming from houses that the Germans were in on the waterfront.”We were popping at the window where we could see that the enemy was shooting at us.” 6:34PMMV Boudicca preparing to set sail The song is one of the most famous of the Second World War era, and resonated with military personnel going off to fight as well as with their families. 8:01AMTrump criticises London’s knife crime in discussion on guns The Queen and Prince Charles are meeting a selection of veterans backstage at Portsmouth. Both royals are deep in conversation with those who played a part in the D-Day landings 75 years ago. 11:03PMThe vigil is underway in France 11:13AMViolence of war needed to be met with force, D-Day veteran says 1:02PMDonald Trump and Melania talking to British veterans The first parachutists are about to touch down in Sannerville.Our reporter Phoebe Southworth is on the ground and will be hearing from them soon.There will be four waves of jumpers. 1:57PMPetty officer’s heartbreaking account of burying comrade Sailing into the sunsetCredit:Sky News 8:33AM’I have a very good relationship with the UK – I’m half British’ 12:50PM’Honoured’ Sheridan Smith ‘still shaking’ after performances If the totally Corrupt Media was less corrupt, I would be up by 15 points in the polls based on our tremendous success with the economy, maybe Best Ever! If the Corrupt Media was actually fair, I would be up by 25 points. Nevertheless, despite the Fake News, we’re doing great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2019 Some 300 veterans are on board the shipCredit:Sky News Privilege to spend the day commemorating #DDay75 with veterans and our closest allies. We must never forget the sacrifices of the past pic.twitter.com/FckowQpzGI— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) June 5, 2019 The TimesCredit:The Times An amazing way to finish #DDay75 commemorations @RoyalNavy @PoppyLegion @HMNBPortsmouth @MarylaIngham pic.twitter.com/VVVRgkPgzH— HMS Middleton (@HMSMiddleton) June 5, 2019 The officers and soldiers joined Arlette Gondree at for a Champagne toast at the cafe she owns next to the bridge, Cafe Gondree, in a tradition held since D-Day.The cafe, where she lived with her family, was the first home in France to be liberated by the British and Ms Gondree’s father dug up champagne he had hidden in the garden from the Nazi occupiers, to toast the British troops who freed them.Ms Gondree said: “There were 54 Germans in the village, fortunately they never found daddy’s hoard.”But when the British soldiers dug out their trenches, my father asked them to dig it up.”Thus the reason why the tradition of the Champagne is tied to the Gondree name, to this simple house, and this is what I do tonight to thank them all and to remember what they went through.” John Jenkins, 99, on stageCredit:Mandel Ngan/AFP Sky News have cameras on board the MV Boudicca and have captured lovely images of families and old friends embracing. The extract will be performed by David Haig, Malcolm Sinclair, Philip Cairns, Andrew Macbean, David Killick and Mark Jax.”Pressure” is a play that centres on the true story of James Staff and Operation Overlord, in particular the weather-forecasting for the D-Day landings and the resultant tentions between Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Stagg ad Irving P. Krick. The Royal Marine Drummers accompany the performance. 11:58AMFemale agents commemorated at D-Day commemorations 10:50PMTomorrow’s Telegraph front page If the veterans who gathered on Wednesday feared that younger generations were indifferent to their sacrifice they need not have worried. Hundreds of families, including many teenagers, gathered on Southsea Common to watch the events relayed on giant screens from a nearby arena. Bonnie Brooks, 17, a sixth-form student from Portsmouth, said: “It’s thanks to what they did that we can enjoy what we’ve got today. It wasn’t always like this – all the things we have today – and we have to appreciate what those people did.”Jodie Collins, 31, had brought her “history-mad” son Fraser, 10, and daughter Starr, aged one, to watch the spectacle of the fly-past and to hear to the old soldiers’ stories. “My grandfather was in the war as an Army mechanic and it means so much to me,” said Ms Collins, a childcare worker. “It makes me feel so proud of what he did. It’s important to remember what the vets did for all of us so that we can live our lives today.”People gathered at vantage points along the waterfront to cheer MV Boudicca as the liner sailed past the Round Tower and into the Solent for the crossing to Normandy on Wednesday night. There were cheers for the veterans aboard, recreating the journey they made to the D-Day beaches as brave young men in 1944. As the Boudicca sailed out of the harbour, sailors wearing their No1 uniforms and medals lined the decks of 11 Royal Navy warships escorting the ship into open water and saluted.Additional reporting by Joe Shute, Patrick Sawer, Steve Bird and Phoebe Southworth 8:06PMThe Telegraph speaks to Harry and Jock 9:02PMHeartwarming tale from the MV Boudicca A mass parachute drop has begun in Sannerville, Normandy.The display started on Wednesday afternoon with flypasts from the Battle of Britain Memorial Spitfire and Battle of Britain Memorial Dakota. Six paratroopers descended from the Dakota.The first parachutist out was Brigadier John Clark, commander of the British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade. This song was performed near the beginning of the event to illustrate when many nations across the world joined the Second World War. 4:59PMTouchdown in Shannon 1:24PMTrump tweets D-Day tribute before flying to Ireland The D-Day 75th anniversary events have started in Portsmouth. World leaders, including The Queen and Donald Trump, are all present on Southsea Common to watch the commemorations. 4:40PMD-Day proclamation signed by 16 countries represented in Portsmouth As a Republican, Donald Trump has to tread carefully when it comes to discussing guns. A recent mass shooting on Virginia Beach saw the killer use a silencer. The president was asked about whether they should be banned.He said: “I don’t like them. I’d like to think about them. Nobody’s talked about silencers very much. I don’t like the idea of what’s happening with schools. And it’s not just in this country. “But in London, everyone’s being stabbed. They say in your hospitals – there’s a sea of blood.” It was quickly put to the president that the knife crime epidemic paled in comparison to the US’ gun violence. Theresa May was holding a series of bilateral meetings with world leaders at the D-Day event. Three serving military personnel from 3 of the Allied Nations read extracts from the Tehran Conference.The Tehran Conference was a 1943 meeting between Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin to discuss military strategy against Germany, that culminated in the first plans for Operation Overlord.The declaration included in the National Commemorative Event script is testament to the conference’s role in the development of the United Nations – this was the first time that other Great Powers had lent their support to Roosevelt’s great plan. As they said their farewells, The Queen was heard to tell @POTUS she hopes he “comes to this country again.”— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 5, 2019 An extract from the play “Pressure” by David Haig is performed on stage.”Pressure” is a dramatisation of the story of British meteorologist Group Captain Hames Stagg who advised Eisenhower before D-Day. Piper Alastair Parks reads an extract from Bill Millin’s autobiography recounting his experience of playing on the Normandy beaches.Piper Alastair Parks currently serves with 4 SCOTS, The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Scottish Regiment.”I jumped off the ramp as quickly as possible holding the bagpipes above my head, and landed in the water up to my waist.”I felt myself falling backwards due to the weight of my rucksack. Luckily someone pulled me upright and I struggled through the water.”There was a lot of noise, the sound of automatic fire and what appeared to be mortar shells bursting on the beach away to the right.”I placed the bagpipes on my shoulder, blew them up, and started to play Highland Laddie as I waded the few yards to the beach.”Lovat turned his head towards me when he heard the pipes. He looked at me for a moment, appeared to smile, then continued on his way.”The sound of explosions and the whine of bullets seemed very much close, even above the drone of the pipes, as I now stepped on the beach.”The Pipes and Drums Band from 4 SCOTS, The Highlanders, 4 th Battalion The Royal Scottish Regiment will start to play and march through the audience aisles.”Sergeant Stephen Bennett then reads from the memories of Private Tom Duncan of the Gordon Highlanders Regiment as he landed on Sword beach.Sergeant Stephen Bennett currently serves as a Pipe Sergeant of the Pipes and Drums Regiment, 1st Battalion Scots Guard.”I shall never forget hearing the skirl of Bill Millin’s pipes. It is hard to describe the impact it had. It gave us a great lift and increased our determination.”As well as the pride we felt, it reminded us of home and why we were there fighting for our lives and those of our loved ones.”The Pipes and Drums Band will play ‘Highland Laddie’ as they march onto the walkways either side of the Main Stage. The band will be formed of 13 pipers, 7 drummers (4 snares, 2 tenor and 1 bass) and 1 drum major with Mace. ‘When the Lights Go On Again’ is performed by Sheridan Smith This song was composed and released during the Second World War and it expresses the hopes for an end to the war all over the world. (Source – London Gazette 35729, 2nd October 1942) This, from the Sky News helicopter. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Antonia Desplat, in 1940s Parisian costume, reads an extract from the memoir of Violette Leduc, a civilian living in Paris as France fell.”The enemy were advancing, they were gaining ground, everyone else had cleared out. I was scared, I begged my mother to leave. We finally left at half-past five one morning, through the silent streets, the silent buildings.”It was heart-breaking to see the bricks, the stones, the pavements, the churches, the benches, the squares, the bus stops, the curtains and the shutters all abandoned to their solitude, everything induced such pity.”Paris was a human ruin. We followed the procession streaming along both sides of the road. Mothers nursing their infants in the ditches, young girls tottering along in heels, soldiers singing as they were driven past in trucks, mountains perched on the top of cars and one man making his solitary way with a mattress on his back.”Suburbanites hung out of their windows to watch us pass, our misfortune had become a funeral cortege.” 7:13PMMeanwhile in Ireland… MV Boudicca leaves the harbour to great cheersCredit: REUTERS/Hannah McKay PM @Theresa_May on board HMS Queen Elizabeth as she waves off veterans departing Portsmouth for Normandy as part of #DDay75 commemorations. pic.twitter.com/2ACSJPdOWn— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) June 5, 2019 12:36PMQueen pays tribute to resilience of D-Day generation 12:13PMTheresa May reads heartbreaking letter from D-Day veteran ‘It was really something.’We can imagine it’ll be tough impressing @POTUS, but the Queen and Buckingham Palace seem to have done the job!He says he and Her Majesty ‘had a great rapport’ and spoke ‘non-stop’ for an hour and a half.@realDonaldTrump | @piersmorgan | #GMBTrump pic.twitter.com/kjNk6WxVHG— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019 Donald TrumpCredit:Reuters 4:44PMPresident Trump lands on Irish soil The gathered guests are being shown images of the D-Day landings and videos of soldiers’ moving recollections of landing in Normandy. World leaders representing the Allied nations who took part in the D-Day landings also attended, including French president Emmanuel Macron, prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump, who is coming to the end of a three-day state visit to the UK. 9:09AM’Could not have been treated more warmly’, Trump says An extract from the play “Pressure” is performed.This extract focuses on the moment that Stagg tells Eisenhower there is a break in the weather.Malcolm Sinclair – who plays Eisenhower in the play “Pressure”- Eisenhower’s D-Day speech. Members of The Rifles march across Pegasus Bridge in NormandyCredit:Steve Parsons/PA 3:57PMThe oldest parachutist jumping into Normandy A little delayed, but the 35 ‘Daks’ planes are beginning to taxi at Duxford. They’ll be recreating the path taken by the planes 75 years ago.They’ll fly over Colchester, Southend on Sea and Eastbourne before heading over the English Channel.When they get over Normandy, four waves of parachutists will jump from around 800ft. “The British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength.”Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail.”We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; We shall never surrender.” 10:45AMTrump arrives in Portsmouth for D-Day events Up to 300 veterans will be honoured during D-Day commemorative events at Portsmouth on Wednesday.The Royal British Legion have chartered a cruise liner, the MV Boudicca, to take the Normandy veterans on a tour of D-Day commemorative events.A Royal Marine Band and a Guard of Honour – formed by the company of the HMS Queen Elizabeth – will join Prime Minister Theresa May, Secretary of State for Defence Penny Mordaunt and First Sea Lord Sir Philip Jones to honour the veterans as the MV Boudicca passes. In a surreal scene, two of Donald Trump’s sons received an enthusiastic welcome to a rural Co Clare village during their father’s first presidential visit to Ireland.Eric and Donald Junior arrived in Doonbeg shortly after 10pm on Wednesday to cheers from locals as they swept up in Range Rovers.They spoke to several villagers, posed for selfies with children and received even louder cheers after asking “does Doonbeg love Trump?”Eric told the crowd: “We love this place more than anything. So thank you for this hospitality. It’s awesome.”He then offered to buy drinks.”Don and I want to buy everyone cocktails tonight,” he said.The young Trump men visited several pubs in the village and even had a go at pouring pints in one.Speaking from behind the bar, Eric said: “You guys are so warm to us every single time. You are truly some of the most incredible people in the world and I hope we’ve made you very very proud and I hope we’ve made Ireland very proud.”At Madigan’s bar, Eric said: “So guys, just a little cheers to everyone in Doonbeg, we love you guys so much, thank you for treating us like family. We love everything about Doonbeg, we feel like home here, just great to be with each and every one of you. Thank you for the support guys, thank you.”Earlier, President Trump was warmly welcomed to Doonbeg where locals waved American flags and some donned the Make America Great Again cap.Shortly after Mr Trump and his wife Melania touched down at the Doonbeg golf resort, the village erupted into a carnivalesque celebration with ceili music and Irish dancers taking over the main street.Mr Trump is staying a short distance away in his five-star hotel where he landed in his Marine One shortly before 6.30pm on Wednesday.This is from PA’s Aoife-Grace Moore… Juno Beach in Courseulles-sur-Mer, FranceCredit:Jane Barlow/PA And now the Red Arrows have taken off and are flying over Portsmouth. They’ll be performing a 23-minute display. Donald Trump has dismissed protests against his visit to the UK as “organised flops”.In an early morning tweet on the third day of his visit, the US president said: “I kept hearing that there would be ‘massive’ rallies against me in the UK, but it was quite the opposite.”The big crowds, which the Corrupt Media hates to show, were those that gathered in support of the USA and me.”They were big and enthusiastic as opposed to the organized flops.” Pictures from on board HMS Queen Elizabeth, courtesy of Downing Street. Everything you need to know is here. Richard SamsonCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley Here they are, aged 95 and 94, both enjoying a well earned sit down. Senior Reporter Patrick Sawer is in Portsmouth and has been chatting to some remarkable veterans.Les BuddingIt was Les Budding’s job to keep Frederick Collins and his comrades alive on D-Day.At the tender age of 19 the Royal Marine was tasked with laying down covering fire to keep the Germans pinned down, while Collins, and the rest of 45 Commando, waded onto Sword Beach.It was a vision of hell through which, by some miracle, both men survived.They never met and it was only five months ago that Mr Budding discovered Mr Collins had been on his landing craft, after his carer mentioned his father had also taken part in the Normandy landings.As they swapped memories, it emerged Philip Collins’ father Frederick had in fact been among the troops on Mr Budding’s landing craft that day.Mr Collins died some years ago, and Mr Budding, now 94, was determined to travel to Portsmouth yesterday to remember him and all those who never made it back from the D-Day beaches.“I count my blessings that I’ve got this far,” he said. “The noise from the guns made our ears bleed. It was just the most incredible sight. Awful. We all saw some terrible things, but we were so focused on what we had to do we just had to get on with it.”Mr Budding, who provided covering fire for two waves of troops wading ashore, says he now despairs at the arguments between European leaders and the British government over our countries’ future relations, given the sacrifice that so many made for the continent’s peace and freedom.“To think of what me and my comrades, lads like Philip’s father, did for Europe, it’s disgusting we can’t sort things out,” he said.Philip Collins said: “I’m just so proud of what men like Les and my father did. We owe them all so much.” And this from Portsmouth Harbour. The first picture of the First CoupleCredit:REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne “I think we had a great conversation about – as you would call it – climate change. “I tell you what moved me was his passion for future generations. He wants to have a world for future generations, and I do too.” John Jenkins on stageCredit:BBC D-Day veteran Arthur Bailey As we approach the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, we proudly commemorate those heroic and honorable patriots who gave their all for the cause of freedom during some of history’s darkest hours. #DDay75 https://t.co/hjTkdM7VcN— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2019 10:19AMTrump slings mud at ‘fake news media’ A warm embraceCredit:Sky News Ted Cordery among those meeting Prince William at the Imperial War Museum in 2017Credit:Reuters President Trump has just landed at his golf course in Doonbeg.This video was taken by his assistant Dan Scavino Jr. Watch #DDay75 Airborne veterans Harry Read & Jock Hutton as they board their aircraft at @IWMDuxford with the @RedDevilsOnline to parachute onto the Sannerville drop zone in Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day pic.twitter.com/uEmZH5QUFV— 16AirAssaultBrigade (@16AirAssltBde) June 5, 2019 Harry Read, 95, and John “Jock” Hutton, 94, both parachuted into Normandy during the 1944 operation.Mr Read was a 20-year-old wireless officer with the Royal Signals when he was pushed out of the plane in the early hours of June 6 1944.Mr Hutton, who descended to the famous Pegasus Bridge, was 19-years-old and serving with the 13th Lancashire Parachute Regiment when he jumped.They’re getting ready to land now. Queen Elizabeth II stands to make her address during an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landingsCredit:AFP Bessie ThomasWhen her screen lit up in the early hours of June 6 1944 Bessie Thomas realised something big was up.Having spent her time tracing the route of enemy aircraft making their way across the Channel on bombing raids over England, the young radar operator now noticed heavy traffic going in the opposite direction.“I was watching the screen for enemy planes coming our way as usual,” said Mrs Thomas, who was stationed in Suffolk with RAF Fighter Command. “Suddenly the screen was full of planes flying over to France. It was the moment we realised something was happening.“We’d been waiting for it, but it was a few days before we and the public were told it was D-Day.”Mrs Thomas, now 95, said she and her colleagues were acutely aware of the importance of their role, but she wears her obvious pride lightly.“I was doing something to win the war. But I was only a little cog in a big wheel. I was privileged to take part.”Mrs Thomas, who after the war married and had two children, hopes this week’s commemorative events in Portsmouth and Normandy will remind people of the sacrifice that is sometimes required to protect a way of life from mortal threat.“We didn’t run off when the war started. We all did our bit,” she said. “And I want us to keep that feeling.” 7:40AMTrump defends banning transgender soldiers from military Kenneth Lang, 96, was part of the 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion on D-DayCredit:Telegraph The iconic 1939 British song was made famous by singer Vera Lynn. The Tory leadership hopeful is taking the time to meet veterans, and world leaders… It’s an early start tomorrow as a host of ceremonies and events are due to take place to mark D-Day. Gareth Davies will be back in the chair to take you through everything that’s happening, and will also be keeping an eye on the movements of Donald Trump.All times BST.06:25: A lone piper from 19th Regiment Royal Artillery will play on the Mulberry Harbour in Arromanches-les-Bains to mark 75 years to the minute since the first British soldier landed and the start of the amphibious invasion of Gold Beach.07:30: Normandy Memorial inauguration ceremony at Ver-sur-Mer. A statue will be unveiled and the first stone of a memorial will be laid, in the presence of veterans, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron. Once complete, the British Normandy Memorial will record the names of those under British command who lost their lives in Normandy between the D-Day landings and August 31 1944. Also honoured will be the tens of thousands of French citizens who lost their lives.09:00: Bayeux Cathedral service. The Royal British Legion will hold a cathedral service attended by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prime Minister in the first town liberated by the allied forces. A tri-service guard of honour will be led by 32 Engineer Regiment.11:00: Remembrance ceremony at Bayeux War Cemetery. The Royal Yeomanry and its band will provide a guard of honour and royal salute, with the Band of the Rifles in support.13:15: Veteran parade and service in Arromanches, with music from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, the Band of the RAF Regiment and the Pipes and Drums of 19 Regiment Royal Artillery. Events include a Red Arrows flypast and a Red Devils parachute display.22.30: Concluding fireworks display. 11:49AMSheridan Smith performs Here is the view from HMS Middleton as the MV Boudicca sailed past. Thanks Gareth.Ahead of the Red Arrows display, our Defence Correspondent Dom Nicholls has been speaking to 95-year-old Harry Read – the oldest parachutist jumping into Normandy.Previously head of the South Asian army, he was a wireless operator with the parachute regiment. Sent as a ford party for landings, he landed on June 6 at 0050 was dropped in the wrong place in an area Germans had flooded. He spent 16 hours trying to get out of the marsh and some of his comrades died there.They had been told before they left to expect a 50 per cent casualty rate on landing.“We young fellows who thought we were immortal suddenly had to change our tune. The odds on us returning were quite a deal lower than the odds of surviving. It required a mental adjustment,” he said.Harry’s stick of paratroopers met horrific anti aircraft fire as they jumped into Normandy, “tracer bullets were flying around all over the place, it was a very hazardous situation to go into”.Getting out of the aircraft was difficult because of the buffeting from the shelling that threw the men around. “Getting out was almost a pleasure even though we knew there were people waiting for us that were not very warmly disposed towards us.”They flew in low as the aircraft was a big target. As he jumped, he saw one plane nearby going down in flames. Harry says he was relieved to get out even though he was convinced there was “something quite nasty” waiting for him.He carried a sten gun which he described as awful as it was only accurate to about 50 yards.“And you don’t always want to be 50 yards away from the enemy, do you?” he asks. 5:55PMTouchdown in France Tonight there will be a midnight vigil at the Pegasus Bridge in Caen.Dom Nicholls is there, and writes:The bridges over the Caen canal and the nearby River Orne were assaulted in the opening minutes of D-Day. They had to be secured to prevent German reinforcements pushing the Allies back into the sea from the Normandy beaches. At 16 minutes past midnight, a glider-borne assault by soldiers of the British 6th Airborne Division took them by complete surprise and took the bridges. Each year Airborne forces gather to remember the operation with a midnight vigil and parade. Tonight, soldiers from The Rifles and the Army Air Corps will be marching. A gunboat, moored next to Pegasus Bridge, the name given to the bridge over the Caen canal, will fire a salute. Peter Flensburg. 68, a former Swedish paratrooper, visits every year and says it is “a great way to remember those people who gave everything for us to be here”. “I should say thank you,” he said. “You resisted Hitler. You didn’t give in”. .@realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania landing on Marine One in Doonbeg, Ireland!🇺🇸🇮🇪☘️ pic.twitter.com/uVU9kEZwnx— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸 (@Scavino45) June 5, 2019 You can download all the imagery and video from the #DDay commemorations in Portsmouth by our @RoyalNavy photographers here: https://t.co/Q81UymbImS #DDay75 pic.twitter.com/Gp9ernF6JT— Royal Navy (@RoyalNavy) June 5, 2019 The MV Boudicca passes the HMS Queen ElizabethCredit:BBC We have a live stream of the sail past at the top of this page, and everything you need to know about the event here. 11:30AMD-Day veterans on stage in Portsmouth Dear Mom, Well, here I am somewhere in England, we were put in private homes in this town. The people over here will do anything to help you and make you comfortable.They won’t have us clean up the room in the morning. They clean it for us. They sure go for tea in a big way over here.Every time I turn around somebody is always shoving a cup of tea in my fist. People even stop us on the street and invite us for tea and cake.The kids around here are always asking for chewing gum and candy. They can’t get that over here and everything is rationed.There’s hardly any automobiles here and everybody rides a bicycle. They told us all about the bombings over here and this place has been hit quite a few times. There haven’t been any bombings here for quite a while. They watch the movies all Americans watch and they like Bing Crosby here too.They hardly have any heat or hot water and it sure gets cold here. You sure are lucky to be in the States but you’ll never know it till you’ve come over here. They sure are surprised when we tell them everything we get in the States.Well, that’s all for now, but I’ll write again soon. Your Son, Pvt. Arthur Pranger, 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion It’s a busy schedule for the First Couple today, as they head down to Portsmouth for the D-Day anniversary commemorations. This is what they’ll be up to:The Queen, Prince Charles, and Donald and Melania Trump will attend commemorations of the D-Day landings in Portsmouth with veterans.The event will tell the story of D-Day through musical performance, testimonial readings and military displays, including a fly-past of 25 modern and period aircraft. Heads of state and government representatives from the countries involved in the historic military operation will also attend.The Queen will then bid a formal farewell to Mr and Mrs Trump before they travel to Ireland.There they will meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. Henry Samuel in France, says that Trump’s relatively brief visit on D-Day tomorrow is seen as a snub, according to Le Monde, the authoritative French daily.”Trump turns his back on Europe”, wrote the newspaper on its front page dated tomorrow.The chill comes from the fact that US president “will be limiting his presence on June 6 and the continent to a few hours”.During the short visit, Mr Trump will pay tribute to the fallen soldiers at the US cemetery of Colleville-sur-mer overlooking Omaha beach and then have lunch and a bilateral meeting with President Macron of France in Caen before leaving.The brevity was, it wrote, “a symbol of the worsening relations with Emmanuel Macron, France and Europe”.It also fumed that the US President had “called for a hard Brexit with Europe” while in the UK.But at least Leo Varadkar is happy… 11:43AMJustin Trudeau reads extract from first Canadian Victoria Cross The Daily Mail criticises the protesters and Labour, pointing out they were exercising rights of freedom fought for on D-Day – which the president is in Britain to commemorate.The paper says: “Yes, the President has myriad faults. But, terrifyingly, Labour could be in power within months.”In volatile times, the national interest in nurturing good relations with our strongest ally is plain for everyone to see.”Focusing on Mr Trump’s comments on the NHS, the Daily Mirror labels the President “the tyrannical liar from the USA”.”Demanding the National Health Service be up for grabs in any future British-US trade pact explains why Donald Trump enthusiastically backs Brexit,” the paper says.”The President is salivating over a weakened UK desperate for a deal with Washington and anticipating rich pickings for healthcare corporations on his side of the Atlantic.”But the Daily Telegraph says Mr Corbyn’s behaviour “will appal voters”. Jock Hutton takes a momentCredit:Sky News The Queen stood again; the second time she joined a standing ovation in the space of a few minutes. Wednesday’s National Commemorative Event was an opportunity for the world to thank the tens of thousands like John Jenkins who took part in D-Day; those who died and those who survived. The ceremony was attended by leaders of the 14 countries that had taken part in the Normandy landings. Germany, too, was represented by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mr Macron read out the final letter sent by a 16-year-old resistance fighter to his parents on the eve of his execution. He spoke in French but before he did so, he turned to the audience and said in English in a heartfelt aside: “Let me first thank you sincerely on behalf of my nation.” The letter from Henri Fertet to his parents was heartbreaking. “I am going to die for my country,” he wrote. “I want France to be free and the French to be happy … The soldiers are coming to get me. I must hurry. My handwriting may look wobbly but it is just because I am using a small pencil. I am not afraid of death, my conscience is completely clear.”Mrs May also read out a letter, from Captain Norman Skinner of the Royal Army Service Corps, written to his wife Gladys three days before D-Day. It was still in his pocket when he landed on Sword Beach on June 6. He was killed the day after, leaving his wife and two young daughters. “You and I have had some lovely years which now seemed to have passed at lightning speed. My thoughts at this moment, in this lovely Saturday afternoon, are with you all now. I can imagine you in the garden having tea with Janey and Anne, getting ready to put them to bed.” BBC cameras cut at that point to an elderly woman in the audience, sobbing: Captain Skinner’s daughter, Anne. Here is The Queen’s address in full:”Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,”When I attended the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, some thought it might be the last such event. But the wartime generation – my generation – is resilient, and I am delighted to be with you in Portsmouth today.”Seventy-five years ago, hundreds of thousands of young soldiers, sailors and airmen left these shores in the cause of freedom.”In a broadcast to the nation at that time, my Father, King George VI, said: ‘…what is demanded from us all is something more than courage and endurance; we need a revival of spirit, a new unconquerable resolve…’ “That is exactly what those brave men brought to the battle, as the fate of the world depended on their success.”Many of them would never return, and the heroism, courage and sacrifice of those who lost their lives will never be forgotten.”It is with humility and pleasure, on behalf of the entire country – indeed the whole free world – that I say to you all, thank you.” Veterans have spoken of their pride at attending the D-Day 75th anniversary event in Portsmouth and said it will be an emotional chance to remember their comrades who did not return.Sergeant John Jenkins, 99, from Portsmouth, is doing a reading at the National Commemorative Event attended by the Queen, US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Theresa May and leaders of other nations involved in the operation.Mr Jenkins was serving with the Pioneer Corps on D-Day and landed on Gold Beach on June 8 in 1944.”Obviously I will think of all my mates that didn’t come back,” he said.”I can’t say any particular one because we were all comrades together, that was the thing.”We were all comrades together and that’s what carries us through – the comradeship was really something quite marvellous.” D-Day veterans, front row, stand on stageCredit:AP Prime Minister Theresa May, joined by her husband Philip and Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt have waved off the MV Boudicca from the HMS Queen Elizabeth. 4:17PMTrack the planes online Four C130 Hercules aircraft then flew over from which two British and two French paratroopers also emerged. Some 280 paratroopers are taking part in the event.The parachutists are landing in fields which were used as a drop zone for the 8th (Midlands) Parachute Battalion, who went on to destroy bridges in a bid to restrict German movements during the missions in June 1944.Crowds of people lined the road nearby to watch the display and have been cheering the parachutists. Jim Bick, 94, was supposed to have dropped in by glider but the 6th Airborne Division ran out of them. Instead he was forced to cross the Channel by boat and wade ashore in the face of German fire. “We didn’t have any training for that. It was chaos,” he recalled. “The front flap went down and we waded ashore holding our rifles above our heads.” As dozens of troops fell around him, Mr Bick, then just 19, made it to safety, surviving some fierce fighting in the ensuing months. “I lost many school friends, including a lad who joined up the same day I did,” he said. “It’s your comradeship that keeps you going in those situations. We did everything together and did what we could to look after each other.” He added: “I was very fortunate but so many others were killed. I wanted to pay my last respects to all those lads, because I don’t think I’ll be here again.”When the event was over, some of the veterans were selected to meet the dignitaries backstage. Among them was Jack Smith, 94, a former Royal Marine who was in the first wave of landing craft. When he told the Queen how bad things were on D-Day, he said she replied: “You don’t have to tell me. I’m from the same generation.” Mr Smith, from Barwell, Leics, teased her in response, telling the Queen, who is 93: “I’m older than you.” Mr Smith said later: “It means an awful lot to be here. A lot of people did a lot of good work that day – it respects their memory and the lads that didn’t come back.” Thomas Cuthbert, 93, told Mr Trump with a twinkle that if “only he was 20 years younger” before pointing in the direction of the First Lady Melania Trump. The president replied: “You could handle it, no question.” Sheridan Smith performs We’ll Meet AgainCredit:Paul Grover for The Telegraph The POTUS discusses gun violence with @piersmorgan. He says unarmed civilians are ‘sitting ducks’ and don’t stand a chance when faced with ‘bad guys’ with guns.He adds if people were armed during the Paris attacks ‘it would have never happened’.#GMBTrump pic.twitter.com/UI9L56Ifgh— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019 Prime Minister Theresa May reads a letter from Captain Norman Skinner of the Royal Army Service Corps, written to his wife Gladys on 3rd June 1944.This letter was still in his pocket when he landed on Sword Beach on June 6.Captain Skinner was killed the day after, leaving his wife and two young daughters. Veteran Harry Read, 95, (left) and Jock Hutton, 94, after completing their tandem parachute jump with the Red DevilsCredit: Jane Barlow/PA A Douglas C-53 named D-Day Doll takes off from the runway at the Imperial War Museum Duxford Credit:Joe Giddens/PA Veteran Robert Barnett, 94 met a serviceman he served alongside todayCredit:Kirsty O’Connor/PA 7:56AMTrump doesn’t see anybody who can beat him in 2020 Theresa May, centre, waves goodbye to the veterans Credit:BBC Donald Trump appeared to endorse Michael Gove as he revealed he talked about the Tory leadership race with The Queen and Prince Charles. He talked to the Environment Secretary at the state banquet on Monday night, and said Mr Gove was a “very good” candidate. Talking to ITV, he said: “You have a lot of good people. I was saying to The Queen, the next choice is the very important and you have to get it right.”Piers Morgan, who conducted the interview on ITV, asked the president if Prince Charles was a Brexiteer.But Mr Trump held his cards close to his chest, saying: “He feels and really wants to be non-political. And I think he has to be. “He feels we have a lot of good choices, and I do too. But you have to get it right.” The Rifles, descendent regiment of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Regiment- the soldiers that took the bridges in 1944 – have just marched across Pegasus Bridge at ‘double-quick time’ – 160 paces a minute (effectively a jog in uniform), writes Dom Nicholls.“It’s what we would have done,” said Andy Clee, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army. “It’s laid the foundation of the peace we enjoy today. “We’d have done it, no doubt about it.”In the first few minutes of June 6, 1944, troops from the 2nd Battalion The Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 249th (Airborne) Field Company Royal Engineers and the Glider Pilot Regiment landed by glider and parachute near Pegasus Bridge, Benouville, Normandy.In less than 15 minutes they took the key strategic target from the Nazis, blocking enemy forces and clearing the way for the Allies who would storm the beaches hours later.Three-quarters of a century on, around 100 troops from The Rifles marched across the same bridge. A man was seen wiping tears from his eyes during the performance on Southsea Common. Could not have been treated more warmly in the United Kingdom by the Royal Family or the people. Our relationship has never been better, and I see a very big Trade Deal down the road. “This trip has been an incredible success for the President.” @IngrahamAngle— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2019 President Trump opens up about his mother, and how much of a fan she was of the Royal family.He says ‘my mother would have been very proud’ to see him welcomed to Buckingham Palace by the Queen. pic.twitter.com/kvoBz99Azo— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019 There is still plenty to come this afternoon and later on this evening. 4.15pm – Red Arrows display7pm – HMS Queen Elizabeth salute7.25pm – Royal Navy sail past7.40pm – Battle of Britain flypast11pm – Midnight vigil in Normandy And with Trump taking his leave, so too does Gareth Davies. To take you through the evening on The Telegraph’s D-Day live blog is Jamie Johnson. With Matt on good form once again… 3:26PMDonald Trump leaves the UK I think they’re fans of Ireland pic.twitter.com/0EzjUwvuxJ— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) June 5, 2019 7:16AMTrump opens up on ‘spectacular’ Buckingham Palace A very touching image of Jock Hutton, 94, who is taking a moment to drink it all in. Live scenes at DuxfordCredit:BBC The Press Association reports:Two able seamen who served on the same ship on D-Day have been reunited 75 years on.Ernest Green, 93, and Robert Barnett, 93, were both on HMS Redpole when it sailed to Juno beach on June 6, 1944.They spent three years together on the ship, finally returning home in 1946 – both living in the county of Dorset, but after stepping off HMS Redpole, they did not see each other again, until Wednesday.The Second World War heroes smiled and shook hands as they met each other at the National Commemorative Event in Portsmouth.Later, they shared a pint at the pub on board the cruise ship chartered by the Royal British Legion to mark the anniversary, which they are both staying on.Both became emotional when describing their starkest memory of D-Day – having to watch on as they saw Canadian troops killed in the water before then.The veterans told how they waited at anchor for 12 hours on June 6, before proceeding to Juno beach at 4pm.They were both manning different guns on the ship.Mr Barnett said the gun operated by Mr Green was the largest.”It blew my ears out,” Mr Green agreed, pointing to his hearing aids.Mr Barnett replied: “Well it deafened me too.”They finished each other’s sentences as they recounted their mission on D-Day.This was to escort a landing craft onto the beach, then return with the empty trooper.But there was tragedy as they recalled Canadian troops being shot by the Germans as they got to the beach.Mr Green, his voice cracking, said: “To see the chaps who were dead in the water.”I’m sorry, I get emotional when I think of it.”Mr Barnett nodded as he continued: “We couldn’t do anything.”We had picked them up the day before, in the afternoon, on the Isle of Wight.” Alfred FuzzardCredit:Claire Hayhurst/PA 6:53AMTrump reveals snippets of his chats with Queen 6:13AMHow Farage cemented his friendship with Trump 6:15PMOne of the nonagenarians has touched down British veteran John Jenkins reflects on his beach landing in Normandy and speak on behalf of all his gathered and fallen comrades. John was a platoon sergeant with the Pioneer Corps when he landed on D-Day.He is 99 years old, a Portsmouth resident and regularly talks at The D-Day Story museum. 11:39AMExtract from French civilian in Paris as country fell 11:51AMDancers jive to Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy British Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff Sir Stephen Hillier chats to veteran Bessie Thomas (R), aged 95 during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Southsea Common, PortsmouthCredit:Photo by Cpl Cathy Sharples /BRITISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE 12:07PM’D-Day a national and multinational endeavour’ Ted Cordery, 95, was a leading seaman torpedoman aboard HMS Belfast during D Day. Joe Shute, who is down in Portsmouth for The Telegraph caught up with Mr Cordery, who recalled the harrowing events of the D-Day landing.”We arrived at 6am on D-Day and opened fire on the German coastal forces with our six-inch naval guns. We were about half a mile from the beach. When the Army started going inland, our job was to fire over their heads at the Germans. It seemed to work – later we received congratulations from General Montgomery. But the scene when the British troops started landing was shocking.”They were wading through water up to their waists with all the heavy equipment, and when they made it to the beach they were fired on. A number of landing craft didn’t quite reach the beach and lots of men who went into the deep water drowned. I saw them floating about in the water, which really upset me. All they went through to end up like that.”The sound was terrible. Guns firing all the time. Every broadside [volley of gunfire] pushes the ship over a considerable amount. You always had to be on the lookout for a Luftwaffe plane dropping mines, even for weeks afterwards. We were there until August.”I have tragic memories of when those poor men came back to the ship wounded. On the beaches they were put on pontoons and carried out to Belfast. I would help carry them up to the flight deck.”When I saw their injuries it broke my heart. Faces blown away, arms, legs. I doubted many of them survived. Those faces are still with me. When I think about them I can’t control my emotions. It was a very necessary operation but also a very costly one.” Prime Minister Theresa May speaks as she reads a letter written by Captain SkinnerCredit:AFP Melania Trump and US President Donald Trump meet veteran Thomas Cuthbert Credit:PA Everything you need to know is in this piece here. 12:38PMSheridan Smith performs “We’ll Meet Again” A bust of Major John Howard near Pegasus BridgeCredit:Steve Parsons/PA 2:08PMMidshipman recalls avoiding German fire on Juno Beach 12:10PMMemories: Soldiers gather in on the south coast President Emmanuel Macron reads in French last letter of a young resistance fighter Henri Fertet, executed at just 16 years old.My dear parents, My letter is going to cause you great sorrow, but I have seen you so full of courage in the past that I do not doubt that you will remain courageous, if only out of love for me.I am going to die for my country. I want France to be free and the French to be happy. I do not want France to be arrogant and the world’s leading nation but hard-working, industrious and honest.The most important thing is for the French people to be happy. In life, you need to know how to take happiness where you find it.Do not worry about me, I will keep my bravery and my good humour to the last and I will sing “Sambre et Meuse” because it was you, my dearly beloved mother, who taught it to me. The soldiers are coming to get me. I must hurry.My handwriting may look wobbly but it is just because I am using a small pencil. I am not afraid of death, my conscience is completely clear.Adieu, death is calling me, I do not want to be blindfolded or bound. My love to you all. Ultimately, it is hard to face death.A thousand kisses. Long live France.Sir Willard White then performs Le Chant Des Partisans, the anthem of the French Resistance.The song was one of the most important and frequently performed songs in the French Resistance and became a symbol of France’s stand against the Nazis. The Queen, Mr Trump and Prince Charles met with six veterans following the ceremony.In a small reception also attended by the First Lady, Donald Trump told the veterans of his honour to meet them.Thomas Cuthbert, 93, said of the president: “He came across very well, he surprised me, he seemed one of the boys.” 1:44PMHundreds of veterans to be honoured with sail past 3:41PMStill to come this evening… For the route, times and where to watch the ships in Portsmouth – read the article below. A man reacts during an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-DayCredit:Reuters Asked if Theresa May welcomed the president’s U-turn on the NHS, a Downing Street spokeswoman said: “The Government position is that the NHS will never be privatised, and that won’t change as part of any trade deal.”The spokeswoman said she was “not aware” of any further talks between Mr Trump and Mrs May that might have changed the president’s mind over the course of Tuesday afternoon.”He set out his view,” the spokeswoman said. “What is important is that our position is very clear.” Downing Street said she had met Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki and was due to have talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Canada’s Justin Trudeau.”The main theme of the talks today is about shared security,” a Downing Street spokeswoman said. 11:46AMThree serving soldiers read Tehran Conference extracts 1:12PMTheresa May holds meetings with world leaders 8:23PMLive on the sea front 12:40PMD-Day flypast begins ‘I think I have a very good relationship with the people in the United Kingdom.’President Trump says despite the protests, he still loves the UK and its people. (After all, he is half-British!)@piersmorgan | #GMBTrump pic.twitter.com/nGp19lBCG7— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019 “My darling this is a very difficult letter for me to write. As you know something may happen at any moment and I cannot tell when you will receive this.”I had hoped to be able to see you during last weekend but it was impossible to get away and all the things I intended to say must be written.”I’m sure that anyone with imagination must dislike the thought of what’s coming, but my fears will be more of being afraid than of what can happen to me.”You and I have had some lovely years which now seemed to have passed at lightning speed.”My thoughts at this moment, in this lovely Saturday afternoon, are with you all now. I can imagine you in the garden having tea with Janey and Anne getting ready to put them to bed.”Although I would give anything to be back with you, I have not yet had any wish at all to back down from the job we have to do. “There is so much that I would like to be able to tell you. Nearly all of which you’ve heard many, many times. But just to say that I mean it even more today.”I’m sure that I will be with you again soon and for good. Please give my fondest love to my Anne and my Janey. God bless and keep you all safe for me.” A telegram is then shown on screen, accompanied by a voice over.”Dear Mrs Skinner, it is with the upmost difficulty that I write to offer you my most profound sympathies on the untimely death of your husband.”All the time he had been under my command, he had done a grand job of work. Should there be any matters of which I could be of assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know. Yours very sincerely.” This is the first time he has visited Ireland since becoming president of the United States.Here is the fist picture of Air Force One on the tarmac. The US president and his wife the First Lady were seen laughing and sharing stories with British veterans after watching the commemorations on Southsea Common. 12:58PMQueen and Charles meeting D-Day veterans Eric Trump pays a visit to Madigan’s bar in Doonbeg, where he pours pints, tells me he’s not drinking any “or he’d be in trouble” and thanks the people of the area for treating the Trump’s “like family”. #TrumpInIreland pic.twitter.com/qHjWkwQuYR— aoife-grace moore. (@aoifegracemoore) June 5, 2019 6:20PMJohn ‘Jock’ Hutton and Harry Read have made it safely to France Sheridan Smith, who performed twice, said “it was such an honour – I’m still shaking”.She added: “Everything they went through and these classic war songs, to be able to sing those and meet the veterans, I’m just so humbled and honoured to be here and it’s emotional “Being out there and singing We’ll Meet Again… we all pull together in a time of need, and you really feel that today. “I’ve got goosebumps.” A soldier stands during the vigil at Pegasus BridgeCredit:Steve Parsons/PA 12:30AMTomorrow’s events Mr Trump was then told that transgender soldiers had won gallantry awards. The president responded: “I’m proud of them, but you have to have a standard and you have to stick to that standards. “You have very strict rules and regulations, and they [transgender people] blow it out of the water.” In spite of the protests in central London yesterday, the president insisted he had a good relationship with the UK. Her Majesty has left the royal box at the end of the D-Day events. She was trailed by the rest of the world leaders, some of whom will meet the veterans. 9:21PMScenes onboard the MV Boudicca Is the NHS on the table in a post-Brexit trade deal?The president backflipped and told @piersmorgan he no longer considers it a part of trade. pic.twitter.com/AeNQ30UVBx— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019 Kenneth was discharged from duty when a piece of shrapnel shattered the top of his left hand about three weeks after D-Day.He said of the horrific injury: “The top of my hand was all exposed and bones were protruding out of it.”I was holding a gun at the time and the shrapnel went straight through my wrist and out of the other side.”It was only 45 years after the war that he felt able to celebrate D-Day.”I was just glad that it was over after the war ended,” he said.This is a video showing the first landings. Day two of Donald Trump’s state visit saw a mass protest in London at which Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn spoke.Now the papers have had their say about the Labour leadership’s decision to join the demonstrators.The Times says Mr Corbyn’s decision to attend the protest after boycotting the state dinner “shows Labour’s puerile disregard for the national interest”. 5:35PMParachutists from the Dakota planes are preparing to land Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas CarterCredit:BBC 6:46AMTrump ‘moved’ by Prince Charles’ passion on climate change Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Carter, pays tribute to the tactical ingenuity that lead to the success of the Normandy Landings. 12:21AMThe night draws to a close 2:19PM’Visit us again,’ Queen tells Trump I’m delighted that the 16 countries represented at D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth have today agreed a historic Proclamation affirming our shared responsibility to ensure the horror of the Second World War is never repeated.#DDay75 pic.twitter.com/Sd2mQczehm— Theresa May (@theresa_may) June 5, 2019 Veterans during the ceremony at Pegasus Bridge in NormandyCredit:Owen Humphreys/PA The Red Arrows take to the skies over PortsmouthCredit:BBC When asked how to solve the issue, Mr Trump said: “Just talk about it. When someone has a gun illegally and the other people don’t have a gun – they’re gone. They have no chance…they have sitting ducks. “When I think about it is Paris when the whacky people went in to a nightclub and killed so many people. Boom. Boom. Boom. “If there was a gun the other side…” Again, interviewer Piers Morgan pointed out to his subject there were more people killed in the USA in the week of the Bataclan attacks by guns than in Paris since the Second World War. 1:37PM’NHS will never be privatised,’ says No 10 12:27PMEisenhower’s speech read out on stage as part of play performance (Source – Imperial War Museum interview with Yvonne Cormeau) U.S. President Donald Trump lands in IrelandCredit:REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Nigel Farage’s friendship with Donald Trump was forged in a single moment of the 2016 presidential campaign, when almost all others abandoned the Republican nominee, writes the Telegraph’s Ben Riley-Smith.It was October 2016. The Access Hollywood tape had just been released, revealing in shocking detail how Mr Trump had once privately bragged about sexually assaulting women. “When you’re a star, they let you do it,” Mr Trump was heard saying on the recording from around 2005. “You can do anything. Grab ’em by the p****. You can do anything.” All smiles in SannervilleCredit:Sky News At the conclusion of his interview with Piers Morgan, Donald Trump was gifted a personalised hat as worn by Sir Winston Churchill. True to form, the president put it straight on his head. 12:16PMWar play extract performed on stage 3:11PMD-Day veteran’s harrowing account of landings Jonathan Bailey, dressed in 1940’s military costume, reads from the memories of Royal Naval Electrician RG Watts Credit:BBC The front page of tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph: D-Day 75 years: ‘The resilient generation’ #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/qFMtQwvgf6— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 5, 2019 6:35AM’I think he’s great,’ says Trump on Harry Parachutists landing in Sannerville this afternoon to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day #DDay75 #DDayLanding pic.twitter.com/RQUXbZKcPi— Phoebe Southworth (@PhoebeS1992) June 5, 2019 Donald Trump said that the way LGBT people were persecuted across the world was “horrible”. And yet he made the decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military. Defending his decision, he said: “Because they take massive amounts of drugs, they have to. In the military, you’re not even allowed to take an aspirin. You’d have to break rules to be in the army [if you are transgender]. “Well, it is what it is. People were going in and then asking for the operation, which is £200,000, and the recovery period is long. “That’s not the way it is, you can’t do that.” The Queen and Donald Trump have parted company on the third and final day of his state visit to Britain. According to CBS’ White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, her departing remarks to the president was that she hopes he “comes to this country again”. 5:18PMVeterans share their stories 8:38AMTrump and Queen’s ‘great rapport’ and their 90-minute chat 12:29PMEmotional commemorations takes its toll This flight tracking site is following the Dakota planes as they head towards France. “We lost a lot more in Dunkirk than in Normandy,’ he said, with his wife, Lilian, also 98, by his side at the ceremony in Portsmouth. “But, we lost a lot of our comrades back in France during the Normandy landings. So, it’s quite emotional to be here today.”Mr Samson, from Sandwich in Kent, admits that his thoughts will turn to his close friend, Alfred Mather, who perished in a battle in the desert.“I had to bury him,” said Mr Samson, who has five grand children and three great grand children. French President Emmanuel Macron stands and speaks during an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landingsCredit:Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP 5:11AMDonald Trump on Meghan, the NHS and Corbyn Addressing the “nasty” comment, Mr Trump said: “I don’t mind clearing it up. I think she’s doing very well.”There were rumours that Prince Harry had shunned the president, but Mr Trump said the Duke of Sussex had spent a lot of time talking to his daughter Ivanka. When asked what he said to him, Mr Trump said: “I congratulated him and I think he’s doing very well.” 6:40PMWatch the sail past live on the Telegraph Veteran Harry Read, who is taking part in a parachute drop in Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-DayCredit:Steve Parsons/PA Callum Woodhouse, dressed in 1940’s civilian costume, performs a read-out from the memories of civilian Alan Atkins of the build-up of soldiers and equipment on the south coast of England, June 1944.”When my father came home for his dinner, he was very excited. “It’s on Rose,” he kept saying, “we’re going for sure. This is history in the making.””By the time we got to the top of our road we could hear a continuous roaring sound. There were lots of people going the same way as us and some were carrying little flags on sticks. Everybody was talking, even to people they didn’t know.”Some even spoke to my mother. “Good news, missus. We’re going.” “Yes”, my mother would reply, “it would seem so. I hope it is not just an exercise though.” “Not this time, missus,” another man replied, “I heard that the docks are full of boats. Full of them. Three and four deep at each berth. It’s on for sure.””The roaring had been getting louder and louder – then we saw what was causing it. Two continuous lines of trucks, roaring down the road towards the town, and the docks.”Some trucks had tarpaulins covering huge piles of boxes and crates, but most had soldiers, standing up smiling and waving at us.”(Source – BBC’s People’s Archive project) 12:34PMPortsmouth D-Day veteran, 99, on stage “Technology has always played a decisive part in warfare, but never before has so much technical and engineering energy been applied to a single day’s fighting.”The marvellous range of technology that helped to make the landings succeed and ensured that over two million men and half a million vehicles could be landed in the ensuing months included amphibious and mine clearing tanks, Mulberry harbours, gliders, undersea pipelines, self-heating soup cans, air-portable motor-bikes – all reflected British ingenuity and innovation at its best.”A host of civilian scientists, mathematicians and engineers saw their ideas transformed into reality by the very best of British industry, working round the clock to deliver what was needed for the front line.”Above all D-Day was a truly national endeavour. A segment on screens will highlight the Homefront war effort.”A segment on screens highlights the Homefront war effort. Nearing Caen. https://t.co/30Ep6jXbNP#DDay75 #DaksOverNormandy pic.twitter.com/w0jyAnAXD1— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) June 5, 2019 Donald Trump had a long conversation with Prince Charles about climate change yesterday, with the president saying he was ‘moved’ by the Prince of Wales’ passion. He told ITV: “We had a 15 minute chat and it lasted an hour and a half and he did most of the talking.”What he really wants and what he feels strongly about is the future. He wants the best climate for the future.”He wants a good climate and not a disaster.” Jock, another veteran, said: “In Normandy – my main worry was landing with my kit bag and leg strapped. “I enjoyed hearing the swearing below. I accidentally hit someone in the face when I landed.” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” is played by the orchestra whilst dancers perform on stage.The song was a major hit for American singing group The Andrews Sisters, and an iconic Second World War song.The lyrics of the song focus on a street musician who is drafted into the US Army during the peacetime draft imposed by the Roosevelt administration. The media had questioned whether Donald Trump would be able to deal with the enormity of Buckingham Palace. Mr Trump said: “The place is breathtaking. Lots of media said: ‘Will he be able to handle the moment.’ “But I was like, hey, I’ve had a few big moments. But sitting there, I understood what they meant.”The president said he and The Queen had a “great rapport”. “We had an hour and a half talk non-stop,” Mr Trump told ITV’s Good Morning Britain. 11:45PMMeanwhile in Ireland They were also treated to the spectacle of a guard of honour, formed of military personnel from Royal Navy, Army and RAF marching through the spectator aisles and onto the main stage.The Queen’s arrival in the royal box was signalled by a fanfare from musicians from the Band of the Royal Marines and the Tri-Service orchestra performed the national anthem.The orchestra performed John Williams’ Hymn to the Fallen which opens the D-Day based war film Saving Private Ryan, and has become associated with Second World War remembrance and memorials. 1:45PMTrump is ‘one of the boys’, veteran says pic.twitter.com/YcNMOsv2IQ— Matt Cartoons (@MattCartoonist) June 5, 2019 Phoebe Southworth, in Sannerville has been speaking to veterans who are watching the parachutists come in.Kenneth Lang, 96, was part of the 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion, having joined the forces when he was just 19.He parachuted into Granville at about 1am on D-Day then spent the following weeks fighting off German forces as they tried to recapture bridges that had been taken by British forces.The great-grandfather and father-of-four told The Daily Telegraph: “When I was about to jump from the plane I wasn’t thinking about anything apart from the job that I had to do.”We shouldn’t have been thinking about anything else. It’s what we were trained to do.”I just chatted to my colleagues – we were close, we’d been together for about 12 months at that point.” Following on from his three day state visit to the UK, President Trump is now in Ireland where he will meet Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Taoiseach.Then, he will fly to his Trump golf course in Doonbeg. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reads the Victoria Cross citation of Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Merritt – in English and French).Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Merritt was the first Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry and inspired leadership during the disastrous raid on Dieppe in 1942.President Trudeau’s grandfather James Sinclair fought in the Second World War as part of the Canadian Armed Forces.He was an RCAF Squadron Leader in the Sahara and served as an officer in the RCAF at the same time as he was an MP representing Vancouver North.”From the point of landing, his unit’s advance had to be made across a bridge in Pourville which was swept by very heavy machine-gun, mortar and artillery fire: the first parties were mostly destroyed and the bridge thickly covered by their bodies.”A daring lead was required; waving his helmet, Lieutenant-Colonel Merritt rushed forward shouting ‘Come on over! There’s nothing to worry about here.’”He thus personally led the survivors of at least four parties in turn across the bridge. Quickly organising these, he led them forward and when held by enemy pill-boxes he again headed rushes which succeeded in clearing them.”After several of his runners became casualties, he himself kept contact with his different positions. Although twice wounded Lieutenant-Colonel Merritt continued to direct the unit’s operations with great vigour and determination.”He then coolly gave orders for the departure and announced his intention to hold off and ‘get even with’ the enemy.”When last seen he was collecting Bren and Tommy guns and preparing a defensive position which successfully covered the withdrawal from the beach. Lieutenant-Colonel Merritt is now reported to be a Prisoner of War.” For 98-year-old Richard Samson, the D-Day commemoration is a poignant chance to remember those comrades who perished during the Second World War, writes Steve Bird, who is in Portsmouth for The Telegraph.The former lance corporal who served as a gunner with the Royal Artillery can to this day vividly recall being evacuated from Dunkirk, serving in the Desert Rats in the western desert, invading Sicily before being summoned home to take part in the Normandy landings where he helped deliver supplies. Ninety year old nerves of steelCredit:Sky News Donald Trump was asked why he repeatedly attacked Senator John McCain, even though he had now died. Mr Trump said: “I’m not attacking him at all. I wasn’t a fan. I don’t like what he did with the healthcare or the veterans. “I don’t talk about John McCain unless someone asks me about him.” 2:04PMPortsmouth sergeant’s ‘overwhelming’ pride at being asked to speak All eyes are back on Portsmouth as a boatload of veterans prepares to travel across the Channel.The Royal British Legion have chartered a cruise liner, the MV Boudicca, to take the Normandy veterans on a tour of D-Day commemorative events.A Royal Marine Band and a Guard of Honour – formed by the company of the HMS Queen Elizabeth – will join Prime Minister Theresa May, Secretary of State for Defence Penny Mordaunt and First Sea Lord Sir Philip Jones to honour the veterans as the MV Boudicca passes.The crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth will form Procedure Alpha – lining the decks around the ship, wearing their No 1 uniform, with medals.As the vessel departs it will be escorted by a Type-23 Royal Navy frigate, HMS St Albans, a Canadian warship and four Royal Navy P2000s. As the ships sail out there will be up to 11 Royal Navy warships lined up on their route from the harbour out to NAB Tower.The full sail-past will take no longer than 10 minutes and will be accompanied by a Spitfire flypast. It is scheduled to start at 7.25pm. Now tracking: #DaksOverDuxford on their way to #DaksOverNormandy as 30 Dakotas mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Lead aircraft: https://t.co/x2eM9PYPc1 #DDay75 pic.twitter.com/RLaTgaXTw3— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) June 5, 2019 “Jeremy Corbyn showed once again that he is not a political leader, but an agitprop campaigner, happier on the fringes of politics, denouncing theenemies of the Left, while consorting with the enemies of his own country,” the paper says.”But Mr Trump also had some uncomfortable home truths for Tory leadership candidates anxious to strike a trade deal with the US after Brexit.”The Daily Express says Mr Corbyn was a “hypocrite” for requesting a meeting with Mr Trump.”Clearly he wanted to fool the British public that he was trying one thing but actually wanted to do the opposite,” the paper says.”Good on Mr Trump for refusing to meet Corbyn. But the Labour leader’s attitude just underlines a distasteful trend in British politics with the Left screaming down anyone who is patriotic.”The Sun says Mr Corbyn is a “career protester, only truly at home when ranting to cheering socialists as angry and dim as he is”.”(Mr Corbyn) abuses the President to excite his fanbase, with no regard for the relationship between our great nations, so vital to the free world,” the paper says.”Trump is right: Corbyn is a “negative force” for Britain. We pray voters never have to find it out the hard way.” 12:01PMEmmanuel Macron reads last letter of 16-year-old executed fighter He received an MBE in the 1970’s for his service in the Territorial Army where he held the rank of Company Sergeant Major.Speaking at the service, he said: “I was 23 years old when I landed on Gold Beach.”I was terrified, I think everyone was. I look back on it as a big part of my life.”I was just a small part in a very big machine.”He said he was “honoured” to be at the service along with other D-Day veterans.”You never forget your comrades because we were all in it together,” he said.”It is right that the courage and sacrifice of so many is being honoured 75 years on. We must never forget.”He receives a huge standing ovation. He was on Landing Craft 30 and left Portsmouth at 2pm on the day before D-Day, carrying Royal Marines and sailors on board.”I wouldn’t have missed D-Day for the world,” he said.”It was a bit rough going over but it calmed down when we got near the beach. The RAF had carpet bombed the beaches before we got there.”It was dawn when we arrived on Sword Beach.”Mr Fuzzard, who is travelling on the Royal British Legion’s cruise to mark the anniversary, praised the RAF who “saved a lot of British lives” during the operations. President Trump gets defensive when asked about his feud with John McCain, insisting: ‘I don’t think of him’.He adds: ‘I was not a fan, I didn’t like what he did to healthcare. I didn’t like how he handled the veterans…’@piersmorgan | #GMBTrump pic.twitter.com/ONsWgPFgZt— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019 4:49AMToday’s itinerary 11:28AMStunning D-Day display of video of pictures shown Magnificent scene at sea as we get ready to wave the Royal British Legion ship onward to France carrying #dday veterans and their families to Normandy #dday75 #royalnavy 👋🏻⚓️⛴ pic.twitter.com/IvacCpAqG2— Royal Navy (@RoyalNavy) June 5, 2019 4:23PMWatch the display here Two D-Day veterans have talked of their experience, recalling landing in Normandy 75 years ago. Harry, a 95-year-old former soldier, was 20 when he landed, and told ITV: “The amount of evil, the terrible things that people were doing to each other… “Only the Channel saved us from extinction in our own country. “The violence of war was rearing its head and it needed to be met by force.” 12:32PMPipers playing on Normandy beaches Asked if he could imagine negotiating a trade deal with a government led by Mr Corbyn, the president told Good Morning Britain: “It’s always possible. Anything is possible.”He said he “didn’t think it was appropriate” to meet Mr Corbyn “but I would”.”I certainly would have no problem with it,” he added. 12:23PMReconstruction of Normandy landings by sea played out His mother was Scottish and only left for New York when she was 19 when she met Mr Trump’s father. The president said of his mother: “She was a tremendous fan of this country, she loved the Scotland. She was a big fan of The Queen. A big fan of this Queen. “My mother knew people. Anything to do with The Queen – she’d watch it. And I told her [The Queen] that when I met her. She was honoured.”This is a great lady [The Queen], and my mother knew that.” 7:40PMSajid Javid makes a D-Day power play 9:57PMMore pictures from this evening A message from the Red Arrows to the veteransCredit:BBC The US president has arrived at Southsea Common in Portsmouth for the D-Day commemorations. The US president gave a short speech, before handing over to Jay Rincon, in a 1940s American military uniform, who reads a letter home from Private Arthur Pranger, 6th May 1944. But it was to Britain that the world’s attention was turned on Wednesday for a moving – and at times joyous – celebration of D-Day in Portsmouth. The world’s heads of state, at the forefront the Queen, flanked by the Prince of Wales and President Trump, gave standing ovations to 10 veterans, half of them with walking sticks to steady themselves, who made their way on to the giant stage, signalling the start of two days of commemorations.The Queen, a teenager when Operation Overlord was launched, pointed out in her closing speech that nobody had thought the survivors of D-Day would make it this far; many had said the 60th anniversary would be their swansong. But these veterans – the Queen’s generation – are made of tough stuff. “When I attended the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings, some thought it might be the last such event,” explained Her Majesty. “But the wartime generation – my generation – is resilient, and I am delighted to be with you in Portsmouth today.” She quoted her own father, George VI, from a national broadcast at the time. “What is demanded from us all is something more than courage and endurance,” he had said. “We need a revival of spirit, a new unconquerable resolve.” It was, said the Queen, “exactly what those brave men brought to the battle … many of them would never return, and the heroism, courage and sacrifice of those who lost their lives will never be forgotten.” Other guests included Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison, prime minister Charles Michel from Belgium, the Czech Republic’s prime minister Andrej Babis and president Prokopis Pavlopoulos from Greece. Chancellor Angela Merkel represented Germany.The PM of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel also attended, as did his counterparts from the Netherlands Mark Rutte, Norway’s Erna Solberg, Poland’s Mateusz Morawiecki and Slovakia’s deputy prime minister Richard Rasi.They all met the Queen before the event began – a first for Mr Macron – and then posed for a group photograph with the monarch and Prince of Wales. The Daily TelegraphCredit:The Daily Telegraph 7:55AM’I don’t attack John McCain,’ Trump says Dom Nicholls and Phoebe Southworth have spoken to the nonagenarian heroes. Then it was the turn of the Queen to express her gratitude. “It is with humility and pleasure, on behalf of the entire country – indeed the whole free world – that I say to you all, thank you.” At that point the veterans – those who still could – rose to their feet.John Jenkins MBE epitomised their remarkable spirit. He was a young man, a platoon sergeant in the Pioneer Corps, when he landed on Gold Beach on June 8 1944, D-Day+2. Now, at 99 and walking with a stick, he took to the huge stage, specially built on Southsea Common, yards from the Channel on the outskirts of Portsmouth, to stirring applause. “I was 12 years old when I landed on Gold Beach. Sorry, 23 years old – I put my age back a bit,” he joked.But then came the truths. “I was terrified; I think everyone was,” he recalled. Many veterans, who had gathered to share similar tales of bravery and distress, wept as they looked on. “You don’t show it, but it’s there,” said Mr Jenkins, who would work in civilian life as a bus driver and crane operator. “I look back on it as a big part of my life. It changed me in a way; but I was just a small part in a very big machine.” He paid tribute – as they all did – to the soldiers who didn’t make it. “You never forget your comrades because you’re all in it together. It’s right that the courage and sacrifice of so many is being honoured 75 years on. We must never forget. Thank you.” And then the crowd rose to show their gratitude. 6:56PMThe Prime Minister waves off the veterans 10:17PMWhat to look forward to this evening 9:35AMHow the papers reacted to day two of the state visit 2:27PMMass parachute drop in Normandy Jonathan Bailey, dressed in 1940’s military costume, reads from the memories of Royal Naval Electrician RG Watts as he left Southampton for Normandy in June 1944.On stage he will be surround by 7 others, staged as if in a landing craft. Did Donald Trump really call the Duchess of Sussex ‘nasty’?He clarifies his comment and says ‘I think she’s doing very well’.He adds Prince Harry was ‘a terrific guy’ and ‘couldn’t have been nicer’. pic.twitter.com/ARwcyheeiv— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019 The Queen is flanked by Prince Charles and world leadersCredit:Jack Hill Prince Charles, Donald Trump and Theresa MayCredit:AFP 4:06PMThe Dakotas are taking off D-Day commemorations Before that, Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, read the Victoria Cross citation for Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Merritt, the first Canadian to receive the honour during the Second World War for gallantry. Arthur Hampson, 93, who manned a landing craft on Juno Beach during D-Day, was one of the Britons to go into the fray alongside the Canadians. He recalled returning to Portsmouth the night of D-Day and drinking a pint in a pub not far from Wednesday’s event. “The last 24 hours seemed very unreal,” he said. “We were talking to people in the pub and I don’t think they believed a word.”Aboard Mr Hampson’s landing craft were Canadian soldiers in Sherman tanks – one of which sank before it reached land. Two men inside died. on Wednesday’s was a day for reminiscing. Arthur Bailey, 95, signed up at 17, lying about his age, to join the war effort. As he waded toward the Normandy shore, German bullets picked off those around him. But his orders were to press on to the beach and to leave the dead and dying to the medics. “I was ruined by the time I was demobbed,” he said on Wednesday. “I kept having flashbacks and wouldn’t leave the house. My mother encouraged me to go out dancing and in the end it helped me to forget what I’d seen.” He knew little of what to expect when he finally went into action on D-Day. “I ran down the ramp and all these guns opened up on us from the German snipers. They were everywhere – in trees, in buildings, behind hedges. It was terrible. I was very lucky to survive. “People have to remember what we went through but I fear there’s not enough taught any more in school about the war and what we went through to stop Hitler.” The president will run for office again in 2020. In 2016, he beat Hilary Clinton, and he sees no Democrat standing in his way when he runs for his second term. Mr Trump said: “I’m running on maybe the best economy we’ve ever had. I have all the cards. We’re the piggy bank that everyone wants. “I don’t see anybody. There’s no Winston Churchill in the group, let me say that. There’s nobody that I see that should be able to win. I’ve rebuilt our economy. I’ve wiped out Isil.” D-Day veterans, proudly adorning their gallantry medals, have received an enormous standing ovation by the guests as they walked to the front of the stage in Portsmouth. he audience were entertained by the Tri-Service Orchestra who performed a medley of music from the 1940s before the event began. 2:27PMLance Corporal, 98, on emotional day in Portsmouth One major contribution by the FANY to the work of the SOE was in Communications, in both Signals and Cipher departments, where they received intensive training on Morse code.Another major contribution was the FANY agents in the field: they worked mainly in France.Thirty-nine of the 50 women sent into France were FANYs, of whom 13 were captured and murdered by the Gestapo.Emma Mackey, dressed in 1940s French civilian costume, reads an extract from an interview with Agent Yvonne Cormeau.”After my husband was killed in November 1940 I joined up the WAAF and I put my little girl in a school in the country.”I had declared to them that I spoke German, Spanish and that I was fluent in French. This filtered through the Ministry and suddenly I was being interrogated to see if I was suitable for the SOE, I joined them in 1943.”After extensive radio operator training I was parachuted into France on the 22nd August, north-east of Bordeaux.”The reception committee consisted of five men from the resistance. Over the next year I hid in villages with no water, and was shot at by the gestapo, then one day myself and my group leader, codenamed Hilaire had our closest run in.”We were told that Germans were getting closer to where we were based, that they were coming from the two roads from the east and the west, so we took one due south hoping to escape them; we hadn’t gone 15 Kilometres when we came face to face with one personnel carrier.”They stopped us and told to get out of the car, then they put us in the ditch, with two soldiers in between us, both had a pistol, one in my back, one in Llias back.”The soldier in charge was telling somebody on the radio that he had stopped a tobacco inspector and a woman, the woman had a district nurse card on her and what was he to do with them. We waited and waited, my perspiration was coming down, the flies were sticking to it.”I couldn’t move because if we moved they would’ve shot immediately, therefore we waited. Then the crackle came up again on his radio.”He told the two soldiers to go away and he told us “get in the car” which we did at once. Then he suddenly asked me what was in the case that had been thrown on the backseat, which of course was my radio set.”I knelt on the seat and opened it for him, he asked me what it was and I said a German word that meant radio as well as X-ray and due to the fact that I had a district nurse card, he assumed it meant X-ray and let us get out. So we got out very fast, the engine was already running.” Her Majesty The Queen addresses from within the royal box on behalf of the United Kingdom and the collected Heads of Government.She pays tribute to the resilience of the D-Day generation. Her Majesty thanks the soldiers and says it is her honour to be in Portsmouth today. One of the most striking moments of the D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth will be the UK military aircraft flypast. HMS St Albans will fire a gun salute in the waters of the Solent, adjacent to the Royal Navy War Memorial on Portsmouth Esplanade, and her four Saluting Guns will fire simultaneously to mark the start of the flypast.Here is the formation and all you need to know on the aircraft forming the spectacular aerial show. 8:42PMRelive today’s highlights Pressure performed on stageCredit:BBC Jock Hutton, 94, and fellow D-Day veteran Harry Read, 95, had boarded their Dakota aircraft in Duxford, and flew to Sannerville with the Red Devils before performing tandem jumps.Seamlessly touching down in the fields and quickly jumping to their feet, they spoke about their memories of the largest airborne invasion in the history of warfare.Mr Read, a retired Salvation Army officer living in Bournemouth, was a 20-year-old wireless operator with the Royal Signals when he volunteered to join the 6th Airborne Division.The great-great-grandfather, who completed a 10,000ft skydive last year, said after his tandem jump with Corporal Michael French: “I feel good. This was a very different kind of landing to when I arrived in 1944.”The people waiting for me then didn’t really want me to be there. They were going to shoot me.”So this was definitely worth the wait. It was wonderful in every way.”Mr Hutton was 19 when he served in the 13th Lancashire Parachute Battalion.He said after the jump: “It is great to be back. My message to young recruits coming up through the ranks is simply run fast if someone shoots at you.”As people rushed to congratulate him on his jump, he joked: “It’s a disease being popular, you know.”Watch their landing here. I kept hearing that there would be “massive” rallies against me in the UK, but it was quite the opposite. The big crowds, which the Corrupt Media hates to show, were those that gathered in support of the USA and me. They were big & enthusiastic as opposed to the organized flops!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2019 8:40AMPresident gifted Churchill-style hat at end of interview A tribute to the female agents of the Special Operations Executive is read.Of the several hundred SOE agents working behind enemy lines, 55 were women.Members of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry will march onto the stage. The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry is (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps), founded in 1907, is an all-female voluntary organisation which deploys multi-faceted rapid response teams to support civil and military authorities in times of crisis. 11:51AMDonald Trump takes the stage When pressed on what they talked about, he said: “I hear that we’re not supposed to do that. So I told her: ‘Tell me about this and I promise I’ll never tell anyone.'”I have great respect for her.”I really got what the media was saying, the moment you walk in there is spectatluar. You’re walking in there with The Queen and she can walk as quickly as me, but they don’t do that, they walk slow and you have the music and then the bagpipes from Scotland.” ‘I never knew you had that kind of sensibility!’@piersmorgan gives @POTUS a gift Winston Churchill himself would have loved 🎩@realDonaldTrump | #GMBTrump pic.twitter.com/K3nj0eGiB3— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019 7:34AM’Gove is very good, but you have to get leadership right’, Trump says The GuardianCredit:The Guardian The Rifles held a ceremony at the Pegasus Bridge memorial to mark the moment the gliders landed, with a speech from Major Howard’s daughter Penny.French politician Christophe Blanchet told the crowd: “This bridge was to allow the liberation of France, and with it the rest of Europe.”A recording of Major Howard’s speech from a ceremony at the site 30 years ago was played before the Band and Bugles of The Rifles led their troops across the bridge. Pegasus Bridge in NormandyCredit:Owen Humphreys/PA The president went on to say the US had “one of the cleanest climates in the world”, but said the rest of the world was not pulling its weight. “India, China, Russia – if you go to certain cities you can’t even breathe,” he said. “So in terms of the planet, we’re talking a bout a very small distance between China and the US.”The US president has always been a climate change sceptic, but Mr Trump said: “I believe there is a change in weather. I think it was called global warning, then it was called climate change, now it’s called extreme weather. 12:46PMQueen leaves the royal box 6:49PMEverything you need to know about the sail past Safe touchdown in SannervilleCredit:Sky News Mr Jenkins said he felt “overwhelmed” to be at the service and to be chosen to do a reading.”It is something that will last in my memory for a long time,” he said. Does the US President believe in climate change?Trump says he discussed climate change with Prince Charles, who he believes is ‘a very good person’ who ‘wants to have a world that’s good for future generations’. pic.twitter.com/QNlXhiS1mO— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019 An extract from Winston Churchill’s famous “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” speech plays on Southsea Common. The pair did not discuss the “nasty” comment. “I was going to,” Mr Trump said, “because it was so falsely put out there.” “He [Prince Harry] couldn’t have been nicer. I think he’s great.”I think he’s a terrific guy. The Royal Family is really nice.” In it, is the phrase “We commit to work construcively as friends and allies to find common ground where we have differences of opinion.”The document will now be donated to the Imperial War Museum. 7:24AMTrump mocks protest ‘flops’ It was, most considered, the end of Mr Trump’s already slim hopes of reaching the White House.Yet a core of allies stayed loyal. Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, was one. Kellyanne Conway, the pollster and campaign strategist, was another. A third was Mr Farage. Click here for the full story. And these images from the Royal Navy. One of the veterans who met the Queen following today’s national commemorative service in Portsmouth gave a first-hand account of his involvement in the Normandy Landings The Telegraph last Saturday. “Such juvenile virtue-signalling is not just childish but damaging to the national interest,” the paper says.”The consequences are already becoming clear. Mr Trump revealed that Mr Corbyn had requested a meeting but that he had, unsurprisingly, refused.”Should Labour succeed in winning power, it will have to deal with a hostile president.”Writing in The Guardian, columnist Gaby Hinsliff says Mr Corbyn’s presence at a demonstration against a “right-wing” US president “feels like a complete no-brainer”.But she adds: “We’re in the odd position where it would be madness for a potential incoming prime minister to address this rally and madness for Jeremy Corbyn not to, given that staying away would be a betrayal of everything Labour members elected him to do and be.”If a breach between Britain and America is coming then it will, of course, be Trump’s fault for pushing his allies to breaking point. Blame the guy whose behaviour inspires mass protests, not the one leading them.” Donald Trump, with Piers Morgan during his interview in the Churchill War RoomsCredit:PA Les Budding, on the rights, tands with Philip Collins, 62, who is the son of the late F.E. Collins of 45 Commando, who fought alongside Budding on D-DayCredit:AP Photo/Ben Jary The US President had used a joint appearance with Theresa May to say that the NHS would be “on the table” as part of a “phenomenal” potential transatalantic deal.But in a U-turn he used a major TV interview to say “I don’t see it being on the table” as the NHS was “something that I would not consider part of trade”.He also held out the prospect of a meeting in the future with Jeremy Corbyn after snubbing him during this visit. Queen pays tribute to ‘her resilient D-Day generation’Trump leaves the UK after three-day state visitTheresa May reads heartbreaking letter of veteranThe definitive story of D-Day – by those who lived to tell the tale A Hitler Youth past, and he confronted his family on D-Day: the incredible story of Ernest SalterAndrew Roberts | 75 years after D-Day we’re still astounded by the sheer scale of Operation OverlordThe Queen described them as “my generation” – the “resilient” old men and women who had saved the world.On Wednesday, three quarters of a century after the beginning of the D-Day operation, more than 300 veterans of that heroic effort gathered on a scrap of land outside Portsmouth to be thanked by the leaders of the great Western democracies. It was a day for everyone to reflect. The men in their 90s remembered the friends and comrades they had lost, either on D-Day or in the 75 years since; while prime ministers and presidents, among them Theresa May, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, praised, rose to their feet and applauded the veterans at the commemorative event staged a stone’s throw from the English Channel.In France, a handful of old soldiers gave their thanks at a deeply moving, memorial ceremony at Pegasus Bridge. Reg Charles, 96, the last surviving member of the team that landed by glider ahead of the main assault, saluted his fallen comrades, while the daughter of the first soldier killed on D-Day shortly after midnight on June 6 1944 paid her own tribute at the same spot.On Wednesday evening, Harry Read, 95, and Jock Hutton, 94, defied their years and parachuted into Normandy in time for Thursday’s big set-piece commemoration on the French side of the Channel. Mr Read had performed the same jump 75 years earlier, landing at 5am on June 6; on that occasion dodging the “tracer bullets that were flying around all over the place”. Mr Hutton pulled a maroon beret from his modern jumpsuit, placed it on his head and saluted in the field in Sannerville. Harry (centre) and Jock (right)Credit:ITV Privileged enough to have written about D-Day all day. Come home from work. And the 75th commemorations of the landing are on my doorstep. Totally awe-inspiring. https://t.co/XcDk0UB3Cb pic.twitter.com/H8HuBK2GK1— Gareth Davies (@GD10) June 5, 2019 6:03PMWe’re waiting for these chaps 7:50PMFantastic shots of the flotilla
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TÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE staged a combative defence of plans to cut social welfare payments for young people in the face of criticism from Fiana Fáil, Sinn Féin and the ULA’s Clare Daly in Leader’s Questions today.The measure, unveiled as part of Tuesday’s Budget, will see new entrants to the Live Register receive a dole payment of just €100 until they reach the age of 25.First to his feet this morning was Fianna Fáil’s social protection spokesman Willie O’Dea. The Limerick TD paid tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Labour leader for a staging a Budget that was a “triumph in PR and spin” before launching into a list of the various cuts to non-core welfare payments that had been brought in under the coalition.He accused the Labour party of presiding over a dole cuts programme that would “pauperise the young” and asked Gilmore whether he agreed with the comment by Dublin South West deputy Eamonn Moloney that the measure would make sure young people aren’t stuck watching “flat screen televisions” seven days a week.[Oireachtas TV]Responding, the Tánaiste referenced Budget figures contained in the the Fianna Fáil four year National Recovery plan, launched by then-Taoiseach Brian Cowen almost three years ago.Gilmore said the party’s Budget plans for 2014 would have resulted in an extra €1.7 billion in cuts in the Department of Social Protection, and asked what additional cuts O’Dea would have made, had he been in Minister Joan Burton’s seat.O’Dea said the nation had already passed its judgement on the last Government, and recommended Gilmore check Fianna Fáil’s more up to date figures in their alternative Budget, launched earlier this month.Challenged again by O’Dea on the question of whether he agreed the dole changes were or were not ‘a cut,’ Gilmore defended the Government’s approach, pointing to measures being brought in to get young people back to work.“The change that we have made has been to oversee labour activation measures that are about getting young poeple back into work and back into training.“We do not believe that any young person should find themselves in a situation where they go into an unemployment payment at the age of 18 and still find themselves there at the age of 25.”[Oireachtas TV]Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald also raised the “flatscreens” comment, as she launched an attack on the Government for “whipping the rug” out from under young people starting out in the workplace.In response, the Labour leader again talked up job creation initiatives, saying ”we have provided €500 million in additional funding for employment creation measures”. “The place for any young person is not permanently in front of a flat screen television.”He said the focus needed to be on “good jobs and well-paid jobs for which they have the appropriate education and training”.Black & whiteULA TD Clare Daly told the Tánaiste that, no matter whether voters were watching on “flat screens or black and white” there could be no doubt that he had honed the skill of saying one thing and doing another into “fine art,” before accusing the Labour leader of “political treachery”.[Oireachtas TV]Regarding the dole cuts for younger people, she asked “did you get your idea from David Cameron and the Tories? He wants to remove them from jobseeker’s and housing benefit!”Gilmore paused to reply to Daly’s ‘treachery’ accusation, saying that in his years in the Dáil he had never “stooped into making an attack on anybody’s character — please don’t invite me to reciprocate”.After a long answer, and another follow-up contribution from the ULA deputy, Gilmore ended the question and answer session by referring to the deal agreed in the US overnight to end the federal shutdown. He said he was glad that agreement had been reached by “sensible people,” and decried the “extreme ideological voices” on the right.Addressing Daly directly, he claimed her propensity to “rail and shout” had led him to the conlusion that she represented the “Irish equivalent of the Tea Party”.Read: US avoids default as last minute deal struck >Read: Core payments were protected thanks to job creation – Burton >
A HUSBAND AND wife bank robbery team have been arrested in Utah after taking their two children along for the illegal excursion.An arrest report from police in Tooele says the man and woman, both 27, were caught on Monday soon after a Wells Fargo branch was robbed. A five-year-old and a two-year-old were in the back seat.According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the couple told police they robbed the bank because they faced eviction and growing medical bills.Employees told police the woman entered the bank and showed the teller a note demanding money.The woman reportedly ran from the bank to the car, which was driven by the man.Police say they searched the vehicle and found the demand note, along with hundreds of dollars in cash.Man tackles shark on the beach… then gets the sack>
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After a slow start, Liverpool woke up and thanks in large part to the magical Egyptian Mo Salah (2 goals, 2 assists) defeated Roma 5-2.There were no surprises in Jurgen Klopp’s starting lineup. Karius was on goal, Andy Robertson, Van Dijk, Lovren and Alexander-Arnold formed the defense, Milner, Henderson and Oxlade-Chamberlain were the midfielders and Mo Salah, Firmino and Mane was the deadly trio up front. After the rare tactical switch versus Barcelona, Eusebio Di Francesco went back to his regular formation. As usual, Alisson Becker was Roma’s goalkeeper, Juan Jesus, Manolas and Fazio were the three central defenders, Florenzi and Kolarov were the wing backs, while De Rossi, Strootman and Nainggolan were the midfield destroyers. Cengiz Under was the player who was supposed to be the second striker behind Edin Dzeko.It was a grey, rainy night in Liverpool, but you wouldn’t know it based on the rocking atmosphere at the stadium. The most interesting moment of the first 15 minutes was the breaking of the assistant referee’s flag and the failure to find a suitable replacement. He had to “wave” the plastic stick for a couple of minutes. Liverpool appeared phlegmatic, unable to handle Roma’s high press and defensive formation. It didn’t look like the Liverpool we’ve got used to seeing this season.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hyper-extended his knee while making a tackle and had to be subbed off in the 17th minute of the match. Gio Wijnaldum came onto the pitch to replace him. In the 18th minute, Kolarov took a long-range shot. The ball swerved and faked out Karius, who managed to get some fingertips on it, just enough for the ball to hit the cross bar instead of the net. In the 29th minute, Sadio Mane broke loose and had an enormous opportunity to score. He was one on one with Roma’s goalkeeper, yet failed to find the net. A few seconds later, he had another chance, as Salah found him in the box, but once again, he missed badly. Then, Salah had a shot of his own saved by Alisson. The Reds were finally waking up.Mo Salah did what Mo Salah does best in the 36th minute – score wonderful goals. He set himself up for a fabulous curling left-footed strike from the edge of the box that ended up in the upper corner. No keeper in the world could’ve stopped that. The rocky start was officially over. Thanks to some Salah magic, Klopp’s men were up 1-0. A couple of minutes later, Lovren was left all alone during a Liverpool corner. His header hit the cross bar, but it should’ve hit the net. The Reds were riding their momentum. Alisson was forced to make another save on a Wijnaldum effort.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…The game had turned from a lull to a drag race in a heart bit. At the stroke of 45 minutes, the little Egyptian struck again. Liverpool beat Roma’s high press with a couple of passes. Firmino started pushing the ball and saw Salah making a run. He passed the ball to Premier League’s Player of the Year, who then elegantly chipped the ball over Alisson’s outstretched legs for a 2-0 Liverpool lead. The Brazilian keeper was unnecessarily way out of his goal line. Roma’s former player wasn’t celebrating his goals, but was punishing his former team nevertheless. The Italians were shell-shocked going into the break and their coach was understandably concerned.The Czech international Patrik Schick replaced the invisible Cengiz Under at half-time. Roma was having real trouble coping with Liverpool’s speed. Salah beat an offside trap, went into the penalty area and had all the time in the world to pick out a pass. He found Mane, who simply couldn’t miss from that position. 3-0 Liverpool. The Reds had total control and were turning a Champions League semi-final into a stroll in the park. Roma’s players didn’t know what hit them. They were constantly shouting at each other, annoyed at the inability to counter their opponent’s play.Klopp found the weak spot in Roma’s tactical positioning and his players were exploiting it. Salah was finding acres of space and in the 61st minute, he used it once again. This time, he freed himself up by dribbling past his opponent and then found an open Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian striker tapped the ball in and the advantage rose to four. Maxime Gonalons and Diego Perotti for De Rossi and Juan Jesus were Di Francesco’s first moves from the bench. Moments later, Firmino scored his second goal in succession and The Reds’ 5th of the contest through a corner kick header.With 15 minutes to go, Klopp decided to take off Salah. He received the most deserved standing ovation of the season. Ings was his replacement. Roma got a goal back courtesy of Edin Dzeko in the 81st minute. Nainggolan sent a long ball from the center of the midfield. Lovren misjudged his jump, leaving Dzeko alone with Karius. The Bosnian calmly scored into the near corner and it was 5-1. Then, Roma grabbed a second away goal when Nainggolan’s shot hit Milner’s hand in the penalty area and Perotti converted the ensuing penalty kick. Roma didn’t give up, Liverpool fell asleep and all of a sudden, there was light at the end on the tunnel for the Italians. Can they repeat the comeback against Barcelona? Probably not, but it can’t be ruled out.
Arsenal forward Aaron Ramsey has completed signing of his contract with Italian side Juventus which will be valid from July 1.Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia reports the Welshman opted to join Juventus ahead of other clubs who wanted his signature this transfer window.Ramsey’s current deal with Arsenal is due to expire at the end of the season hence his decision to seek for a move to another club.It is reported Ramsey already had his medical in Spain rather than London and has put pen to paper.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Juve opted not to pay €20m to have Ramsey this January and prefer to leave him in London for the rest of the season.It was gathered that French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain wanted the services of the Wales International but he turned the offer down.Juventus are currently top of the Serie A table and will hope to maintain the lead to the end of the season.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho revealed he has accepted Marco Ianni’s apology following the late scuffle that ensued between the pair at Stamford Bridge.Sarri’s assistant Marco Ianni couldn’t hold back his joy as he celebrated in front of Mourinho after Ross Barkley’s 96th-minute leveller secured a 2-2 draw for Chelsea.This led to a brawl which took a few minutes to settle down. However, the Portuguese gaffer claimed a lack of education was to blame, but, accepted the mistake.He told Sky Sports: “I am not annoyed with anything. What happened was with Sarri’s assistant, and Sarri was the first one to come to me to say he would resolve the problem internally with me. After that, his assistant come to me in Sarri’s office and apologised to me.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I immediately said if you really feel that way, and you want to apologise, of course, I accept apologies, and to forget it because I made lots of mistakes in my career. So I’m not going to kill you because of one.“Forget it, it’s over, he apologised and it’s over.”Asked if he got respect from the Chelsea fans, Mourinho said: “No, I don’t think. But that’s not my responsibility.“I have a certain level of education, socially and in sport, and what I did here today, I will do one day in Madrid, Porto, Milan, I will try to behave the same way, but then the reaction of the fans is up to them, not up to me.”
In response to today’s announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that the EPA would not finalize the 2014 Required Volume Obligations (RVO) will not before the end of the year, American Soybean Association President Ray Gaesser highlighted soybean farmer concerns with EPA’s inaction on the issue.“The continued delays create great uncertainty for the biodiesel industry and soybean farmers and limits the industry’s ability to invest and expand,” said Gaesser. “The Proposed Rule was unacceptable and would have taken biodiesel backward from the amounts produced and utilized in 2013. However, ASA believes that EPA can and should finalize a 2014 rule that sets the biomass-based diesel volumes at or above the nearly 1.8 billion gallons that were produced and consumed in the U.S. in 2013.” ASA will continue to work with the National Biodiesel Board and industry partners to secure appropriate and beneficial biodiesel RFS volume requirements from EPA and the Administration.” In making the announcement, EPA noted that it would take action in 2015 prior to or combined with the rulemaking for the 2015 RVO standards. EPA’s full announcement can be viewed here.