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10 November 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Martin Cowles

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What do you do?

Semi-retired banker.

Where do you live?

Bishop’s Stortford – the jewel of Hertfordshire.

Do you vote?

Yes, unenthusiastically.

How long have you been a subscriber?

Years.

What made you start?

My daughter – she has a vested interest.

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How do you read yours?

On Friday with gin. On Saturday with coffee and a headache.

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

Political history.

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Philip Collins, Jonathan Powell, Michael Prodger, John Burnside.

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Frank Field.

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Nicola Sturgeon.

All-time favourite NS article?

John Gray on Covid and the “turning point in history”.

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An escape from the echo chamber.

This article appears in the 10 Nov 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Behind the Masks