Never Forget…

…what this woman and her colleagues went through, laying down life and liberty for the sake of enfranchisement. The right to vote, folks, ain’t automatic even today in many parts of the world. But here we have it and it is usually, as far as we can tell, done relatively fairly and honestly. So don’t throw away your rights, and don’t take them for granted. They’re hard won and – as with all rights – it’s easier to get rid of them than to get them back. It’s your duty to vote, so get out there tomorrow and ****well do it.

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