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13 October 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Tony Mollett

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What do you do?
A volunteer guide at the Victoria and Albert Museum and retired charity sector finance manager.

Where do you live?
The green-red republic of Brighton and Hove.

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Yes, I have for 50 years.

How long have you been a subscriber?
For about two decades.

What made you start?
Looking to replace The Listener when it ceased publication.

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My husband also enjoys reading it.

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The Leader.

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Stephen Bush, Jeremy Cliffe, Michael Prodger and Nicholas Lezard.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?
Jacinda Ardern.

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Donald Trump.

All-time favourite NS article?
“The Peak” by Edward Docx.

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This article appears in the 13 Oct 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Perfect Storm