As the Supreme Court completes its first year of sittings this week, nobody is saying anything about the contribution to its jurisprudence by the third most senior member of the court, Lord Saville of Newdigate. That is because — as far as I can see — Lord Saville has not written a single judgment.
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.