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29 September 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Michael Kynaston

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What do you do?

I am a policy and communities officer at a London council.

Where do you live?

South London.

Do you vote?


How long have you been a subscriber?

On and off since university.

What made you start?

The student deal was very good value!

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Is the NS bug in the family?

Yep. There has always been a New Statesman in the house.

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Stephen Bush is always good.

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How do you read yours?

I’m fond of a physical copy.

What would you like to see more of in the NS?

Articles on the problem of rooted education inequality.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Kate Mossman, and I’m a big fan of George Eaton’s online presence.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Gareth Southgate.

With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?

Robert Jenrick.

All-time favourite NS article?

“Education’s Berlin Wall.”

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This article appears in the 29 Sep 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Spirit of the Age