The Supremes

Britain’s new Supreme Court was not “thought up on the back of a fag packet”, the former Cabinet Secretary assures me.

Lord Turnbull was speaking to me for a BBC documentary on the Supreme Court, to be broadcast by Radio 4 on September 8. 

The first quotes from the programme are published in my column for this month’s Standpoint magazine, which you can read here. Other articles are scheduled for publication at the end of next week.

So now you know what I have been doing on my summer holidays.

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