I hadn’t intended to update this again, but I mentioned in what was intended to be the last blog post that I’d spent quite a bit of time in and around Manchester, where the vegetarian movement originated of course. Since the atrocity on Monday night, numerous people, slebs among them, have had their say, including the most outspoken Mancunian vegetarian, who has long since moved to Los Angeles. Kevin Godley, another Mancunian vegetarian, who has lived in Dublin for several years, and who is one of my favourite musicians, described the violence as ‘mindless’; but it wasn’t, it was specifically targeted. The cultural background of the man who perpetrated mass-murder in Manchester, deliberately targeting an event popular with young girls, is similar to that of those men who raped numerous girls in Rochdale, amongst other towns. We all know this but we are not supposed to say it. As always, the feminist response will be worse than useless – yes Caroline Lucas, that means you.