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Freelance finance director.

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Aylesbury, Bucks.

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Oh yes.

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About three years.

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Buying the odd copy for holidays; it then became my main read.

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My mother-in-law shares mine.

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Nicholas LezardCommons Confidential.

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“The closing of the conservative mind” by  Robert Saunders (12 June 2019).

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This article appears in the 08 Jun 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Marked Man