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14 October 2020

Subscriber of the week: Gary Holden

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A student, having retired from a career in education.

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Do you vote?

Yes, with hope in my heart.

How long have you been a subscriber?

Almost two years.

What made you start?

The in-depth coverage, the range of views, and the high quality of the writing.

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What pages do you flick to first?

Editorial, Stephen Bush, Back Pages.

How do you read yours?

With coffee at weekends.

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

Pieces on the photographers whose striking images are featured in the magazine.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Stephen Bush, Tracey Thorn, Nicholas Lezard.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Marcus Rashford.

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


All-time favourite NS article?

John Gray on “Why this crisis is a turning point in history”.

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This article appears in the 14 Oct 2020 issue of the New Statesman, Can Joe Biden save America?