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20 July 2022

Subscriber of the week: Chris Yates

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Retired, but I am the (unpaid) editor of two British army journals.

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Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

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Always, though it makes zero difference in my constituency.

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Ten years or so.

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This article appears in the 20 Jul 2022 issue of the New Statesman, The Broken Party

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