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2 June 2021

Subscriber of the week: Ian Eves

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What do you do?

I am a retired teacher.

Where do you live?

Bloxham in Oxfordshire.

Do you vote?


How long have you been a subscriber?

About three years.

What made you start?

It’s so much easier than finding it in a newsagent’s.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

Yes: my wife and one son.

What pages do you flick to first?

Hunter Davies, Nicholas Lezard, Tracey Thorn.

How do you read yours?

Several shortish articles at one sitting, then I savour the others through the week.

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

I am pretty happy as it is.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Stephen Bush, Helen Thompson.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

John Smith: “What if…”

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

Theresa May. I think small talk would be a struggle.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The Machiavel in Downing Street” by Harry Lambert.

The New Statesman is…

Excellent value and a beacon for lost and weary travellers.


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This article appears in the 02 Jun 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Return of the West