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19 May 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Joakim Rasmussen

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What do you do?

A civil servant at the Danish Agricultural Agency.

Where do you live?

Hillerød, Denmark.

Do you vote?

Yes, since I was 18.

How long have you been a subscriber?

Since March. I’m quite new!

What made you start?

Reading Jeremy Cliffe on German politics. 

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Is the NS bug in the family?

It is starting to be!

What pages do you flick to first?

The features.

How do you read yours?

I go to Observations next.

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

Scandinavia and Spain.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Jeremy Cliffe and Ido Vock.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Mette Frederiksen, the Danish prime minister.  Could she inspire Labour?

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

Mette Thiesen, MP for the New Right in Denmark.

All-time favourite NS article?

The profile of German Green leader Annalena Baerbock.

The New Statesman is…

The place to be for European Anglophiles and international politics nerds. 

This article appears in the 19 May 2021 issue of the New Statesman, In defence of meritocracy