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22 June 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Gaël Lescot

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By New Statesman

What do you do?

I’m an actor, but at the moment I’m teaching English in Spain.

Where do you live?

In Ruzafa, a vibrant neighbourhood of Valencia.

Do you vote?

Not much any more.

What made you start subscribing to the NS?

I found and read an issue on the Eurostar.

What pages do you flick to first?

Nicholas Lezard’s column.

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How do you read yours?

On the train, at a café…

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

Less British politics and more features on social issues.

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Who are your favourite NS writers? 

I enjoy reading Tracey Thorn, Phil Whitaker, Pippa Bailey…and Lezard, of course.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

A dazzling array of anonymous faces.

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

The list is rather long…

All-time favourite NS article? 

“A world without animals” by Simon Barnes.

The New Statesman is…

as refreshing and as life-sustaining as a good cup of tea.

[See also: How union boss Mick Lynch won the media war over rail strikes]

This article appears in the 22 Jun 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Britain isn’t working