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9 December 2020updated 10 Dec 2020 12:43pm

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At the North Pole.

Do you vote?

Do caribou crap in Canada?

How long have you been a subscriber?

Since before I had antlers.

What made you start?

I needed an alternative to the rampant consumerism peddled by most rags.

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This article appears in the 08 Dec 2020 issue of the New Statesman, Christmas special