Take away the guns, take away the gun violence. Have an amnesty, do a buyback, limit seriously the kinds of guns that are available. Americans, not being preternaturally disposed to violence should find that there are fewer killings as a result.
The story of a pub in the centre of Lancaster that, while it’s not going to reverse the effects of austerity on the town, offers hope. Hope, in a sense, of a new way of living within the confines of a new, poorer reality.
How politicians do and do not talk about Brexit has huge implications and can be worrying. The fanatical talk of Johnson for its disturbing fervour, and the inane platitudes of May for the vacuum it leaves.