Bloody Sunday

‘My recent book wasn’t shortlisted for the Orwell Prize but nor was Christopher Hitchens’s — the judges must be mad’

‘Backward-leaning leftist populism is on the rise. All the old slogans of the 1980s  — “Tory scum” and so on — are making a return’

As newspapers fill their columns with reviews of 2009 and expectations for 2010, there is usually some harmless pleasure to be had from looking back at last year’s predictions to see how accurate they were. My own modest offering, still available here, was the last piece I wrote for the Daily Telegraph.

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry will not deliver its report until the end of March next year, the government announced tonight.