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Life Wasn’t Meant to Get Worse

When I was young I thought I would grow up in an ever improving world. Now, I fear for my son.

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WWhen I grew up, things generally got better. I was born in the 1970s. Think black-and-white TV, analog telephones, smoking around children, and rubbish food. What’s more, as a Londoner, I lived through the IRA bombings, social unrest like the miners’




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Tobias Stone

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