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20 January 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Jacob Wood

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What do you do?

IT support.

Where do you live?

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, but I’m from Telford, Shropshire.

Do you vote?

I did before I emigrated.

How long have you been a subscriber?

At least five years.

What made you start?

Being engrossed in Nicholas Lezard’s life and the vast diversity of articles.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

Sadly not.

What pages do you flick to first?

In the Picture.

How do you read yours?

Normally, straight through, with coffee. This past year, sporadically, with alcohol.

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

Photos of the week from around the world. 

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Lezard and Emily Tamkin

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

The 48 per cent.

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

Nigel Farage.

All-time favourite NS article? 

Gordon Brown on citizens’ assemblies and devolution.

The New Statesman is…

A warm reminder of home. 

This article appears in the 20 Jan 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Biden's Burden