A Christian Solution for a Jewish School

I have written a news report for the Jewish Chronicle on Wednesday’s ruling by the Supreme Court in the JFS case. I have also written an analysis of the nine judgments.

Readers may notice that I gave the wrong date for the Race Relations Act in the second piece: it should be 1976, not 1996. Apologies for the typo.

But here’s an in-joke to make up for it. Lady Hale, at paragraph 66, speculates on whether the boy’s mother “shopped in Waitrose rather than Marks and Spencer”. But which of these establishments does she use “if and when she pops out to the shops for a bottle of milk“?

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens