Praise The Judge

Jailing the three Islamists who tried to burn down the home of Martyn Rinyja, the owner of publisher Gibson Square, the judge reminded them that there is no such thing in this country as ‘a la carte’ citizenship or obedience to the law of the land. Let’s hope this judge rises swiftly up the ranks of the judiciary, replacing some of the bien pensant liberals in the Appeal Court in the House of Lords.

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