I decided not to ask Paul for his autograph. Instead, I would be cool, and tweet to all my friends that I was on a train with Paul McCartney.
Even after I'd visited the morgue, and spoken to trafficked women, it was Jallo's story which stuck in my mind.
In the long term – even in the medium term – everything, of course, will depend on the details.
For Sturgeon, Scotland's rightful place is in the EU. If that means independence, so be it.
There is grave economic trouble ahead, and if the Tory right are in power, the consequences could be ghastly.
Benn was born into and loves the Labour Party. His was a cry of frustration. Either he enjoys the last laugh or the lachrymose coup fails.
Try as I might, I just can’t make myself care about the England football team.
The vote for Brexit has plunged Labour and the Conservatives into crisis.
Had one or two friendships played out differently, Britain might not have voted for Brexit.
The incredible shrinking island, how I got it so wrong and the meaning of “Middle England”.
A political class that failed to predict a Leave vote has yet to come to terms with the consequences.
The Leave camp promised us all a unicorn and now claim they merely hinted at the possibility of a pony.
Plus: what Nietzsche knew, Douglas Carswell's curious tweets and why David Cameron is like an essay crisis.
It is the Labour leader's sense of obligation to his supporters that sustains him.
Like Nigel Farage, I want my country back – the forward-thinking, scrappy, tolerant country I’ve always loved.
In 1975, voters took the Europe referendum seriously and accepted the results with grace. The 2016 campaign was careless, nasty and mendacious.
David Brooks’s moral handbook, out in paperback, offers a vision of the good life. But in focusing on individuals he misses the bigger picture.
The world is changing in ways the British left cannot comprehend.
It was a catastrophic error of judgement that produced the referendum – and now the British political class is paying the price.
With Boris gone, Theresa May and Michael Gove are serious contenders for the crown.
Like Samuel Beckett and James Joyce, Mike McCormack finds glory in the banal with a new novel set on All Soul's Day.
Housman Country: Into the Heart of England by Peter Parker is in intriguing accumulation of evidence and analysis about an elegantly restrained poet.
Culture is the latest book by academia's Jeremy Corbyn, but hopefully not his last.
Vinegar Girl and The Globe's Taming of the Shrew offer two new takes on a contentious play.
Nothing feels more artificial than doing live television, and last weekend was even stranger than usual.
The Science Hour on the BBC World Service.
With audio and video uncannily synched, and its grainy super 8 footage, Notes on Blindness confuses the senses.
The novelist Paul Kingsnorth on Anglophobia, voting Leave and teaching his children to live off the land.
Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Our World by Greg Milner reviewed.
Will Eaves, Craig Raine, and Refugee Tales.
Magic in the sky, on land and at sea: a late ramble can give you a new perspective on the world.
So, we’ve all got to the stage where we ask ourselves, “How does this affect me personally?”
I thought times had changed, and was glad – then Orlando hit me like a smack in the face.
In 1929, Minna Galbraith Cowan was the Tory candidate for Paisley. In 1935, she ran in Edinburgh.
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