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Gina Miller on why she loves her country—and free climbing

The anti-Brexit campaigner answers ten of Prospect’s questions

By Gina Miller   April 2019

Illustration by Nick Taylor

What is the first news event you can recall?

The mass suicide and murder of cult followers of the devilish leader Jim Jones in Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978. The death toll exceeded 900. Those who would not drink the poisoned Kool-Aid were shot by Jones’s guards. My father took me to the site (I was born in British Guiana, which became Guyana after independence) and it haunts me still. It is a warning of what can happen when an individual is both charismatic and evil.

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