We Wus Robbed, say Bulgarians

I am indebted to the invaluable CourtServe Headline Express (my wake-up reading every working day) for referring me to a piece in the Sofia Echo in which the judge who helped find Michael Shields guilty of attempted murder attempts to defend her position.

That seems distateful enough. But what I found deeply disturbing is to read that the Prosecutor-General’s office is the only authority that can decide whether a case can be re-opened in Bulgaria.

No criminal cases review commission in Bulgaria, then? Pity.

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