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24 November 2021

Subscriber of the week: Tim Barrow

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What do you do?

Retired civil servant.

Where do you live?

Battersea, London.

Do you vote?

Of course.

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Around five years, though I have been a reader since the 1980s.

What made you start?

Realising that subscribing was a lot cheaper than buying it every week.

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This article appears in the 24 Nov 2021 issue of the New Statesman, The Agent of Chaos