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2 February 2022

Subscriber of the week: Marion Jochmans

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What do you do?

I just finished a master’s degree in gender and media.

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How long have you been a subscriber?

About a year.

What made you start?

As an immigrant from Belgium, the NS offered me a sense of belonging.

Is the NS bug in the family?

Unfortunately not as they do not live in the UK.

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The Leader and contents.

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How do you read yours?

At sunrise with a cup of coffee.

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

European coverage and LGBTQ+ issues.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Sophie McBain, Nicholas Lezard, Lola Seaton.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Judith Butler.

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Bart De Wever, the leader of the New Flemish Alliance.

All-time favourite NS article?

Sophie McBain’s “Mourning and Melancholia”, March 2021.

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This article appears in the 02 Feb 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Going Under