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25 October 2023

Subscriber of the Week: Richard Ellerker

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What do you do?

I’m a retired teacher.

Where do you live?

In a Cambridgeshire village.

Do you vote?


How long have you been a subscriber?

It is getting on for five years.

What made you start?

I was looking for some Christmas reading in WHSmith.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

My wife is a reader.

What pages do you flick to first?

Commons Confidential and Nicholas Lezard’s column.

How do you read yours?

I don’t have a particular order.

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

More articles from European correspondents.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Andrew Marr and Wolfgang Münchau.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

The politician who takes us back into the European Union.

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

Any member of the cabinet.

All-time favourite NS article?

Edward Docx “The Peak”.

The New Statesman is…

an interesting mix of intelligent journalism.

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This article appears in the 25 Oct 2023 issue of the New Statesman, Fog of War