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15 June 2022

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Retired teacher, and volunteer at the local food bank.

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Brawby, North Yorkshire.

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Always – people died for the right to do so.

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Six years.

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The convenience (living seven miles from a shop).

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This article appears in the 15 Jun 2022 issue of the New Statesman, The Big Slow Down