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26 October 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Jol Miskin

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Volunteer with asylum seekers. Play tennis. Keep fit. Look after grandchildren.

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Of course.

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A long, long time.

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I was a student hungry for ideas back in the Seventies.

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Socialist analysis and history.

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Clive Lewis as secretary for constitutional affairs in a Labour government.

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This article appears in the 26 Oct 2022 issue of the New Statesman, State of Disorder