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14 June 2023

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Learn, apparently.

Where do you live?

East London.

Do you vote?

I’m 14…

How long have you been a subscriber?

About four years.

What made you start?

My old neighbour, Neil, slid his copy through the letterbox.

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Jeremy Cliffe, Nicholas Lezard, Wolfgang Münchau.

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Neil Jameson, who founded Citizens UK.

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Prince Andrew…

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Maybe “The death of ‘Boris’ the clown” by Edward Docx.

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genuinely interesting (and down with the kids).

[See also: The death of “Boris Johnson” the clown]

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This article appears in the 14 Jun 2023 issue of the New Statesman, Over and Out