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July 2013

Chris Bishop
The fact that I can sit here and write these words without anyone looking over my shoulder, nor threatening me in the car park, nor phoning my family late at night to utter filthy threats, is a joy to cherish. I saw with dismay and disquiet, in Ju... Read more
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