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27 October 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Joel Salmon

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What do you do?
I’m a civil servant at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Where do you live?
North London.

Do you vote?
I do.

How long have you been a subscriber?
About five years.

What made you start?
Helen Lewis told me to subscribe on Twitter!

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Is the NS bug in the family?
My brother says he subscribes but he really just reads mine.

What pages do you flick to first?
The British politics column.

How do you read yours?
All at once or three weeks late.

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What would you like to see more of in the NS?
A dedicated sport section.

Who are your favourite NS writers?
Stephen Bush, Rachel Cooke, Jeremy Cliffe and Philip Collins.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?
Joanna Lumley is fab!

With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?
As a civil servant I couldn’t possibly comment.

All-time favourite NS article?
Amelia Tait on “reducetarianism”.

The New Statesman is…
stimulating and provoking.

This article appears in the 27 Oct 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Our Fragile Future