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27 September 2023

Subscriber of the week: Richard Seager

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What do you do?

A retired consultant advising local authorities and other organisations on equality and diversity.

Where do you live?

In Kent, near Folkestone.

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 Since the mid 1980s.

What made you start?

An interest in the changes in society.

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Our first democratically elected head of state.

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David Cameron for enabling Brexit and George Osborne for austerity. If I saw David Frost I’d take the stairs.

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This article appears in the 27 Sep 2023 issue of the New Statesman, The Right Power List