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Met Ball

Today the Metropolitan Police is in disarray. The government is blame-gaming and the government’s lockdown policy is in tatters. Yesterday’s vigils across the UK, in honour of Sarah Everard, were peaceful and dignified. It would appear that the vigil in Clapham Common was no different. But, despite that, the operational decision was taken and the […]

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The dis-united kingdom of lockdown

Michael Deane is to Belfast what Rick Stein is to Padstow. But Padstow always had Cornwall on its side. Deane had to build his restaurant business against all the odds, in a place that was hardly associated with gastronomy. But his success and tenacity were astonishing. Deane’s eponymous city-centre restaurant was one of the first in Northern […]