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30 August 2023

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Holmes Chapel, near Macclesfield, Cheshire.

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Weekly political interviews.

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Andrew Marr, Pippa Bailey, Kevin Maguire.

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Greta Thunberg.

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Donald Trump.

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Andrew Marr: “Boris Johnson won’t be back”.

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This article appears in the 30 Aug 2023 issue of the New Statesman, The Great Tax Con