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18 August 2021

Subscriber of the week: Jeanette Longfield

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What do you do?

Retired campaigner.

Where do you live?

London and France.

Do you vote?


How long have you been a subscriber?

Since the merger with New Society aeons ago.

What made you start?

I started with New Society and liked the new mag.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

Yes. I have to make sure I get to it before my husband.

What pages do you flick to first?

I skim to see what there is to look forward to.

How do you read yours?

In summer, on the beach!

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

Ecological economics, eg, by Tim Jackson.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Hunter Davies, Laurie Penny, Nicholas Lezard.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

John Maynard Keynes.

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

Donald Trump.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The Peak” by Edward Docx – the first to make me cry.

The New Statesman is…

An essential reminder that the world is saveable.