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12 April 2023

Subscriber of the week: Paddy Maguire

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I am a retired academic.

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Brighton.

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Religiously.

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Since November 1967 – a student subscriber.

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To escape school dogma and follow events in Vietnam.

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Nye Bevan.

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Suella Braverman.

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