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12 June 2024

Subscriber of the Week: John Bishop

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Retired civil engineer.

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South-east London.

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Yes, always.

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Since April 2020.

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I wanted to stay informed during the pandemic.

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This article appears in the 12 Jun 2024 issue of the New Statesman, The hard-right insurgency