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17 November 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Geoff Smith

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I am a retired university administrator and former Labour councillor.

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Sheffield.

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Always and in person.

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About five years.

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I’ve read it occasionally since the 1960s but subscribed when I retired.

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This article appears in the 17 Nov 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Democracy's last stand

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