Eddie Jones faces train abuse

first_imgJones is reported to have travelled standard class from Edinburgh to Manchester on Sunday, watching Manchester United take on Chelsea at Old Trafford before later continuing his journey to London.It is claimed Jones faced both physical and verbal abuse from others on the train and the Australian says he will review his future transport arrangements.”I try and do the right thing by the fans but if that happens then you’ve got to have a look at your own safety,” said Jones. “I never knock back a request for a selfie unless I’m racing to somewhere. I did a lot.”For me to travel on public transport, I thought was OK. I’m a human being. I don’t consider myself any different from anyone else. But I’ll make sure I won’t in future. It’s as simple as that. I can’t, because it was shown on Sunday what happens when I do.”That’s the world we live in. It wasn’t comfortable. It was a bit of both [physical and verbal]. After a loss, no I wouldn’t [catch a train again]. It’s part of the challenge.”When I came to England, I knew there were going to be challenges. As an Australian coaching England, there were always going to be challenges and that’s just one of them.”Asked whether he was surprised by the incident, Jones added: “Massively, but that’s the world we live in.”I don’t want to get into it, guys. I don’t want to make a big deal about it. It’s over and done with. We march on – we’ve got a game against France.”England face France in Paris on March 10. Photo Getty Images. Caption: England coach Eddie Joneslast_img read more

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Big Picture Obama Claims Victory – But What Comes Next

first_img This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Big Picture: Obama Claims Victory – But What Comes Next? Even before President Barack Obama’s second term officially begins it is clear that he will be facing significant challenges and a very divided Congress. The challenges ahead include the fiscal cliff and efforts to trim back the nation’s entitlement programs.   The Wall Street Journal: Obama Seizes Another ChanceThe Barack Obama who won a second term Tuesday was a different candidate from the one swept into power four years ago on promises of hope and change. Instead, he has envisioned a second term that would bring a handful of solid victories … He wants to protect and implement laws from his first term, particularly his health-care reform and new financial regulations. Most urgent will be deficit talks that will begin almost immediately in hopes of keeping the nation from going over the so-called fiscal cliff (Meckler, 11/7).The New York Times: News Analysis: Electorate Reverts To A Partisan Divide As Obama’s Support NarrowsWith voters worn by hard times yet many of them hopeful of better times ahead, Americans reverted to more traditional lines compared with the broader-based coalition that made Barack Obama president four years ago. He was seen generally as more empathetic and better able to handle Medicare and an international crisis. The two were about even when it came to who was better able to handle the economy and the federal budget deficit. … Mr. Obama won most voters who named foreign policy or health care as their top concern (Calmes and Thee-Brenan, 11/6).The New York Times: News Analysis: Question For The Victor: How Far Do You Push?The champagne bottles from victory celebrations in Chicago will barely be emptied before Mr. Obama has to begin answering that question. The coming end-of-the-year fiscal cliff prompted by trillions of dollars of automatic tax increases and spending cuts could force Mr. Obama to define priorities that will shape the rest of his presidency … Mr. Obama seemed to address this tension in the closing speeches of his campaign. “I want to see more cooperation in Washington,” he said in Mentor, Ohio. “But if the price of peace in Washington” means slashing student aid, reversing his health care program or cutting people from Medicaid, he added, “that’s not a price I’ll pay” (Baker, 11/7).Los Angeles Times: New Analysis: Maybe Stalemate’s Latest Victory Means Voters Will Finally WinObama offered mixed signals in his final weeks of campaigning. He voiced support for compromise, but also pledged toughness … “I’ll work with anybody, of any party, to move this country forward,” he said in his final campaign speech, Monday night in Des Moines. But, he added, there are “some principles you got to fight for. If the price of peace in Washington is cutting deals to kick students off of financial aid, or get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood, or let insurance companies discriminate against kids with preexisting conditions, or eliminate healthcare for millions on Medicaid who are poor, or elderly, or disabled — I won’t pay that price” (Lauter, 11/7).last_img read more

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