What do you do?
I’m a retired occupational therapist.
Where do you live?
At the moment, I live in northern Italy.
Do you vote?
Yes, when I can.
How long have you been a subscriber?
About 12 years.
What made you start?
I picked up a free copy at a conference and got hooked.
Is the NS bug in the family?
For many years, my late father and I used to share a copy.
What pages do you flick to first?
I tend to read beginning to end.
How do you read yours?
I dip in and out throughout the week during quiet moments.
What would you like to see more of in the NS?
A bit more European and international analysis.
Who are your favourite NS writers?
Phil Whitaker and George Eaton.
With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?
All-time favourite NS article?
“The Peak” by Edward Docx.
The New Statesman is…
usually a stimulating and thought-provoking read in a world of soundbites.
[See also: We’re told not to have too many friends – but for me, there’s no such thing]
This article appears in the 13 Jul 2022 issue of the New Statesman, The Selfish Giant