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Why Love Actually has ruined politics, with Jonn Elledge

A festive round-up of politics in 2022

In a special festive edition of the New Statesman PodcastNS columnist Jonn Elledge speaks to Rachel Cunliffe about the highs and lows of the year, how Love Actually messed up our politicians, and why residents of a town in Sweden spend every Christmas trying to burn a wooden goat.

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You can find Jonn Elledge’s books Conspiracy and The Compendium of (Not Quite) Everything at all good bookshops, and hear him talk about Conspiracy on the NS podcast.

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