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9 March 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Steve Lismore

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I am a civil servant, developing policies to help people with disabilities find employment.

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Off and on for a very long time! I still have a copy of the edition from January 1984 with a picture of George Orwell on the cover.

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A deep hatred of Margaret Thatcher, so I was looking for alternative ways of thinking.

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Yes, my son is a subscriber.

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I take it to bed with Night Tracks playing on Radio 3. Stimulation for my mind and spirit.

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George Orwell again?

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Viktor Orbán.

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This article appears in the 09 Mar 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Putin's War of Terror