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13 January 2021

Subscriber of the week: Mark Hubble

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What do you do?

Retired social care provider.

Where do you live?

Just outside Norwich.

Do you vote?

Always.

How long have you been a subscriber?

Six years, maybe longer.

What made you start?

I tried an issue and liked it.

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No – my wife is more of an OK! magazine reader.

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What pages do you flick to first?

I flick them all to get the inserts to fall out.

How do you read yours?

Strictly front to back, often a week late.

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

Regional politics.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

No favourites – they are all excellent.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Eddie Izzard.

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

Matt Hancock.

All-time favourite NS article?

I can’t pick just one but I have enjoyed the recent critiques of Corbyn and Trump.

The New Statesman is…

Enjoyable, informative and consistently well written. 

[See also: Subscriber of the week: Nigel Evans]

 

This article appears in the 13 Jan 2021 issue of the New Statesman, American civil war