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17 January 2024

Subscriber of the week: Verity Howorth

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Director of training at the Reach Foundation – where we tackle educational disadvantage.

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Two years.

What made you start?

A gift from my dad.

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Absolutely – see above!

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I start at the beginning, then go to whatever takes my fancy.

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On the sofa before dinner, perhaps with an aperitif!

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

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Who are your favourite NS writers?

Andrew Marr, Pippa Bailey, Becky Barnicoat.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Judi Dench, especially after her lovely Q&A!

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

Boris Johnson.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The 7 per cent question” by Melissa Denes.

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This article appears in the 17 Jan 2024 issue of the New Statesman, Trump’s Revenge