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22 September 2021updated 20 Oct 2021 3:31pm

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I’m an industrial doctorate student researching recycled carbon fibre.

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Hunter Davies, Ailbhe Rea and Stephen Bush.

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Lisa Nandy.

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Alex Salmond.

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Adrian Wooldridge’s “In defence of meritocracy”.

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This article appears in the 22 Sep 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Great Power Play