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25 May 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Mark Lynch

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What do you do?

Television director.

Where do you live?

South Warwickshire.

Do you vote?

Always – though where I live, it doesn’t have much impact!

How long have you been a subscriber?

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Eight years.

What made you start?

I started reading it at school, then I bought it from newsstands for years before realising subscribing made more sense.

Is the NS bug in the family?

Yes. My wife reads it.

What pages do you flick to first?

At the moment Andrew Marr, then the culture section.

How do you read yours?

A quick look through when it arrives, then slowly throughout the week, front to back.

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

More coverage of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Jürgen Klopp.

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

Jacob Rees-Mogg.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The peak”, by Edward Docx.

The New Statesman is…

A sane, erudite beacon in the gloom.

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This article appears in the 25 May 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Out of Control