Subscriber of the Week: Leigh Wilson

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What do you do?

I’m a councillor.

Where do you live?

Aberdeen, Scotland.

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How long have you been a subscriber?

A month, but I’ve been a reader for much longer.

What made you start?

The cover looked interesting.

Is the NS bug in the family?

Alas, no.

What pages do you flick to first?

The Critics, some of the best arts commentary available.

How do you read yours?

Back page Q&A over cereal, and then the rest in order!

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

Articles on 20th century European history.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Nicholas Lezard. Though I do worry about him at times.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Robert Burns.

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

Donald Trump.

All-time favourite NS article?

“Bowie the Bellwether” by Stuart Maconie.

The New Statesman is…

A reassuring sage in a world that has seemingly lost its sanity.

This article appears in the 10 February 2021 issue of the New Statesman, End of the affair

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