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19 January 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Matthew Harrison

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What do you do?

Semi-retired, self-employed HGV driver.

Where do you live?

Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Do you vote?


How long have you been a subscriber?

About four years.

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What made you start?

The New Statesman gives a more balanced view than another unnamed magazine!

Is the NS bug in the family?

No, just me.

What pages do you flick to first?

Back pages, hoping Hunter Davies is in, then move on to the letters.

How do you read yours?

Initially skim through, and then when parked up in an unexotic lay-by, I read in more depth.

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

Less about Covid.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Philip Collins, Pippa Bailey, Peter Wilby.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Lillian Bilocca.

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

Margaret Thatcher.

All-time favourite NS article?

So many to choose from!

The New Statesman is…

a weekly fix that stimulates my brain.

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This article appears in the 19 Jan 2022 issue of the New Statesman, The end of the party