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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.

Do you vote?
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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The Leader.

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Gradually during the week.

What would you like to see more of in the NS?
Climate emergency issues.

Who are your favourite NS writers?
Stephen Bush, Jeremy Cliffe, Michael Prodger and Nicholas Lezard.

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

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.

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