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2 July 2024

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Retired specialist teacher.

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Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.

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Always, tactically.

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Nearly three years.

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To get a clearer understanding of global issues, I bought an issue and was hooked.

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Rachel Cunliffe, Wolfgang Münchau.

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Photos of underpaid and unpaid carers.

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Trump or any Farage admirers.

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This article appears in the 02 Jul 2024 issue of the New Statesman, Labour’s Britain