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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


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 1929…

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