I feel that I have a duty to note that I heard this morning that my friend Lee Mayer’s dad, Alan, die today. I hard it this morning. You will recall that Lee himself died in January. Lee was a good friend, and I met his father a couple of times: he obviously cared deeply for his son. I was in two mind about noting it – what could I say, after all? – but I have a duty to my school friend to honour his dad, or something. It just seems awful: between that and events in woolwich, things seem a little dark right now.