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20 July 2022

Subscriber of the week: Chris Yates

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By New Statesman

What do you do?

Retired, but I am the (unpaid) editor of two British army journals.

Where do you live?

Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

Do you vote?

Always, though it makes zero difference in my constituency.

How long have you been a subscriber?

Ten years or so.

What made you start?

NS’s relevance to this troubled world and the quality of its writing.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

’Fraid not.

What pages do you flick to first?

Start at the very beginning…

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How do you read yours?

Digitally, in an armchair with my morning cup of tea.

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

Poetry.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Andrew Marr, Sophie McBain.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Olaf Scholz.

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

Jacob Rees-Mogg.

All-time favourite NS article?

Nicholas Lezard’s last one.

The New Statesman is…

intellectual nourishment.

This article appears in the 20 Jul 2022 issue of the New Statesman, The Broken Party