What do you do?
Where do you live?
Bishop’s Stortford – the jewel of Hertfordshire.
Do you vote?
How long have you been a subscriber?
What made you start?
My daughter – she has a vested interest.
Is the NS bug in the family?
Two down, two to go.
What pages do you flick to first?
I have a catch-up with Lezard.
How do you read yours?
On Friday with gin. On Saturday with coffee and a headache.
What would you like to see more of in the NS?
Who are your favourite NS writers?
Philip Collins, Jonathan Powell, Michael Prodger, John Burnside.
Who would you put on the cover of the NS?
With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?
All-time favourite NS article?
John Gray on Covid and the “turning point in history”.
The New Statesman is…
An escape from the echo chamber.
This article appears in the 10 Nov 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Behind the Masks