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“?