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2 March 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Ralph Turner

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What do you do?
I’m a partnership success manager at Brighton Marathon.

Where do you live?
Brighton.

Do you vote?
Always.

How long have you been a subscriber?
Just over a year.

What made you start?
Initially it was a gift, but it quickly became part of my routine so I fork out for it myself now.

What pages do you flick to first?
I always check if Jonathan Liew is writing that week.

How do you read yours?
I often first go to Nicholas Lezard for a bit of light relief.

What would you like to see more of in the NS?
Coverage of the climate crisis.

Who are your favourite NS writers?
Liew, Rachel Cooke, Philip Collins, Lezard.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?
Marcus Rashford.

With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?
Jacob Rees-Mogg.

All-time favourite NS article?
“The media’s fixation on Team GB has reduced the Olympics to a display of parochial nationalism” by Liew.

The New Statesman is…
always a pleasure.

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This article appears in the 02 Mar 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Hero of our Times