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11 November 2020

Subscriber of the Week: Geoff Raw

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What do you do?

Retired (bank manager).

Where do you live?

Plawsworth, Durham.

Do you vote?

I’ve never missed one.

How long have you been a subscriber?

About three years.

What made you start?

I read a copy at my son’s house.

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Yes: my son.

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What pages do you flick to first?

Front, then back, and then the middle.

How do you read yours?

Usually in the mornings.

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

I like the balance but perhaps a few more articles examining our economic situation.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Stephen Bush and Jason Cowley.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Jacinda Ardern.

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

Nigel Farage.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The Banana Republic of Boris Johnson” by Martin Fletcher.

The New Statesman is…

Better than reading newspapers. 

This article appears in the 11 Nov 2020 issue of the New Statesman, America after Trump