Saville Avoids the Flak

Ken Clarke, the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, has described the Bloody Sunday inquiry as a “disaster in terms of time and expense” that got “ludicrously out of hand” in an interview with Sky News.

This will come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog: it’s a view I expressed here last year and then repeated elsewhere.

And what does Saville think of these comments? We shall never know; he is not even holding a news conference on publication of his report tomorrow, let alone giving interviews.

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