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14 September 2022

Subscriber of the week: Richard Kiely

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Professor of Tesol applied linguistics.

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Chichester, West Sussex.

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Yes, occasionally backing winners at local level.

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Since 1990.

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It was recommended as a good read on British politics and culture.

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This article appears in the 14 Sep 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Succession