Internment? Or Interment.

The death of Richard Ferguson QC, which I reported here on Monday, is now marked by an obituary in The Times.

Sad that he is not here to read it. Sadder, too, that he could not have seen various notices announcing his funeral service tomorrow. This, the announcements said, would be followed by a “private internment”.

As a Northern Ireland Protestant, he would have been very amused. The word has now been changed to “interment”.

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