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Ian Burrell: Rushton hangs up his scissors and scalpel after 50 years at Private Eye

'If you took away the cartoons from Private Eye it would be very boring, a worthy, boring magazine'

Ian Burrell: Fashion and politics mean the 'Vice' is right

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