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7 June 2023

Subscriber of the Week: Peter Kobryn

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I’m a senior procurement business partner.

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For a few years now; a reader for decades.

What made you start?

It was long overdue on my part.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

My wife, Jude, has the bug also.

What pages do you flick to first?

The crossword to see what I got wrong last week.

How do you read yours?

From the beginning to the end.

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

Articles on political history.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Katie Stallard, Andrew Marr, Rachel Cooke and Nicholas Lezard.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Rosena Allin-Khan.

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

Nigel Farage.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The death of Boris the Clown” by Edward Docx.

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crucial, illuminating and a balm for the mind.

[See also: Boris Johnson the clown’s first encore]

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This article appears in the 07 Jun 2023 issue of the New Statesman, The Reeves Doctrine