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13 July 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Margaret Hoskins

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What do you do?

I’m a retired occupational therapist.

Where do you live?

At the moment, I live in northern Italy.

Do you vote?

Yes, when I can.

How long have you been a subscriber?

About 12 years.

What made you start?

I picked up a free copy at a conference and got hooked.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

For many years, my late father and I used to share a copy.

What pages do you flick to first?

I tend to read beginning to end.

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How do you read yours?

I dip in and out throughout the week during quiet moments.

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

A bit more European and international analysis.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Phil Whitaker and George Eaton.

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

Jacob Rees-Mogg.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The Peak” by Edward Docx.

The New Statesman is…

usually a stimulating and thought-provoking read in a world of soundbites.

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This article appears in the 13 Jul 2022 issue of the New Statesman, The Selfish Giant