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30 November 2022

Subscriber of the week: Denis McCann

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I’m retired after a 34-year career with the European Commission in Brussels.

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Harrow, north-west London.

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Always, as I couldn’t while in Brussels.

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About ten years.

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I was looking for a source of quality left-wing opinion.

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The Leader.

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More articles on leftist policy in the EU and its member states.

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Andrew Marr, Rowan Williams.

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Nicola Sturgeon as the PM of an independent Scotland.

With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?

Nigel Farage, for obvious reasons.

All-time favourite NS article?

John Gray: “The sinister return of eugenics”.

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a thought-provoking end to the week.

[See also: Keir Starmer’s mildly authoritarian streak chimes perfectly with these troubled times]

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