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Roger McGough: “If it ain’t broke, don’t Brexit”

From the healing power of the poem to fantasies of Paris in 1929—the poet answers 11 questions

Photo: ILLUSTRATION BY NICK TAYLOR

What is the first news event that you can recall?

VJ Day 1945. Bonfires on bombed-out street corners. Bunting, and “Welcome Home Lads” graffitied on the end of terrace walls.

If you could spend a day at one moment in history, what would it be?

I would love to have been in Liverpool during the 1960s and played the Cavern. Hang on, just remembered, I did play the Cavern in Liverpool during the 1960s. In which case, to have been in Paris in…

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