Subscriber of the Week

Ronald Stamper

Where do you live?
Two-thirds in London and a third in the Auvergne.

What do you do?
Grandparental duties to our combined 21 progeny; writing.

Do you vote?
With increasing reluctance.

How long have you been a subscriber?
Since 1950.

Is the NS bug in the family?

What page do you flick to first?
The politics.

How do you read yours?
With gritted teeth until I reach the back half.

What would you like to see more of in the NS?
From a range of think tanks, pieces of well-researched, fact-based analysis - writing that's worth collecting.

Who would you put on the cover?
A great radical thinker, to remind us of our heritage.

With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?
Boris Johnson - he strikes me as so devious he would worm his way out but leave everyone else in difficulty.

The New Statesman is . . .
Apparently as afraid as other media to expose the root of all credit crunches.

This article first appeared in the 05 October 2009 issue of the New Statesman, The tories/the people