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4 October 2023

Subscriber of the week: Rob Kirkham

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Freelance consultancy.

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Haringey, north London.

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At every opportunity.

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Seven or eight years.

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The Critics; maybe to check if I have seen the film.

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How Labour makes policy.

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Jason Cowley, Andrew Marr, Anoosh Chakelian.

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A nurse. My mother recently passed away and was shown nothing but care and compassion in hospital.

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If they fit, the entire cabinet.

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Ed Docx on “Boris” the clown.

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