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31 August 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Matilda Thorley

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What do you do?

I’m studying law at the University of Manchester.

Where do you live?

Staffordshire Moorlands.

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How long have you been a subscriber?

Around a year.

What made you start?

I read the NS as part of my job and was hooked.

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My boyfriend flicks through the pages.

What pages do you flick to first?

Commons Confidential and the Diary.

How do you read yours?

From front to back.

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Greater representation of younger voices.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Nicholas Lezard, Bruno Maçães and Tomiwa Owolade.

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Matt Lucas.

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Clarence Thomas.

All-time favourite NS article?

“‘We’re going to disrupt’: a year inside GB News” by Stuart McGurk.

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the highlight of my week.  

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This article appears in the 31 Aug 2022 issue of the New Statesman, The Liz Truss Doctrine