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28 April 2021

Subscriber of the week: Jo Adams

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What do you do?

I’m a retired sexual health and sex and relationships education specialist.

Where do you live?

Abingdon, near Oxford.

Do you vote?

I’ve never missed voting.

How long have you been a subscriber?

For a year.

What made you start?

I was seeking all intelligent input in lockdown.

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This article appears in the 28 Apr 2021 issue of the New Statesman, The new battle of ideas