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Who killed satire?

We’ve abandoned our tradition of blowing raspberries unto power

Is satire dead? Left, a a bonfire effigy of Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand made in Kent, 2008; right, Spitting Image puppets of Neil Kinnock, Margaret Thatcher, David Owen and David Steel from 1987. © Invicta Kent media/Rex, ITV/Rex

Some time in the late 1970s, so the story goes, the BBC’s…

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