Flowers laid outside the Bataclan theatre in Paris. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Jeff Buckley was a great man for cover versions. He’s most closely associated with Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, but he also found time to put down his (...)

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I never thought Boris Johnson would show up in the rogues’ gallery of characters who have featured in this column over the years. This week, though(...)