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16 November 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Phillip Harvey

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I practise the cello a lot, now that I’m no longer a maths teacher.

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Leicester.

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Yes, always.

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Since Tony Blair was in Downing Street.

What made you start?

I took out a subscription on impulse.

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The NS Competition – please bring it back!

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Phil Whitaker, Martin Fletcher and Peter Wilby.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Alan Bennett.

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

Iain Duncan Smith.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The Death Of A Clown” by Edward Docx, published on15 July 2022.

The New Statesman is… 

a good prop for my confirmation bias.

[See also: What to expect from Jeremy Hunt’s 2022 Autumn Statement]

This article appears in the 16 Nov 2022 issue of the New Statesman, The state we’re in