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Dear Will,

In the mid-1990s your celebrated book The State We’re In met the intellectual needs of a country governed by a party running out of steam. But on 2nd May 1997, within hours of the election result, removal vans arrived in Downing Street. John Major announced he was off to the Oval. It was the clean break for which you and the nation had yearned.

At first, you were bowled over by the wonderment of it all. The Observer declared that it was “The Paper for the New Era.” But before long your rebellious spirits…

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