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Re^3: Leap Secondby BrowserUk (Pope)
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and leap seconds in the past aren't erased.
Leap seconds can need to be subtracted, (due to nutation?), though this is likely to occur much less frequently than their being added. It also doesn't detract from your quoted point, but does complicate things a little.
I also read(search for IERS) that leap seconds are only added on June
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