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19 October 2022

Subscriber of the week: Joseph Hearn

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I’m a postgraduate student.

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South London.

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Yes, as much as possible.

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Just over two years.

What made you start?

The Covid lockdowns, plus anger towards Boris Johnson.

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Commons Confidential and Nicholas Lezard.

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More debates and rebuttals, like Robert Tombs vs Richard J Evans, 2021.

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Alexei Navalny.

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Steve Baker.

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This article appears in the 19 Oct 2022 issue of the New Statesman, State of Emergency