Back from holiday today. A disappointing Swedish summer, weather-wise, but who cares when you have a friendly pub (krog) down the road, and a snug sommarhus to retire to? Anyway, the Archipelago looks even better in the rain. I’ll resume blogging shortly, after Kajsa and I and some radical Swedish friends have seen Dunkirk together in Stockholm – I don’t suppose it will have the same emotional impact on them as on me – and I’ve returned to Hull on Tuesday. In the meantime I thought this was worth circulating slightly more widely – the pseudonymous ‘Trotter’s’ response to an earlier post of mine: https://bernardjporter.com/2017/08/12/brexit-and-democracy/#comments. No further comment from me is required, I think. (But you may like Andrew Rosthorns’s – printed above it.)
Kajsa highly recommends The Square (an English title but a Swedish film) when it reaches the UK, and I can see it with subtitles. It’s in line for the ‘best foreign film’ Oscar. I wonder whether it will come to Hull?