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30 June 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Michael Wynne-Ellis

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What do you do?

I’m a translator.

Where do you live?

On an island off the coast of Helsinki, Finland.

Do you vote?

Whenever I get a chance, which isn’t often as Maggie Thatcher stole my right to vote in the UK.

How long have you been a subscriber?


What made you start?

That alluring left tilt.

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I’m the first.

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The Critics.

How do you read yours?

Whenever I get time to relax.

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

Less chatter and more left tilt.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

George Eaton, Stephen Bush and John Gray.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Maybe Karl Marx.

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

Donald Trump.

All-time favourite NS article? 

I can’t really single out one in particular. There are so many.

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