What do you do?
Retired special adviser.
Where do you live?
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire.
Do you vote?
How long have you been a subscriber?
Many, many years.
What made you start?
First-class journalism and the political perspective.
Is the NS bug in the family?
I discuss articles with my brother.
What pages do you flick to first?
Commons Confidential for the gossip! Then the serious stuff.
How do you read yours?
Over a couple of weeks, ad hoc.
What would you like to see more of in the NS?
Who are your favourite NS writers?
Jeremy Cliffe, Andrew Marr, Jason Cowley.
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?
“In defence of meritocracy” by Adrian Wooldridge.
The New Statesman is…
is full of excellent articles that are rooted in fact-based journalism.
This article appears in the 03 May 2023 issue of the New Statesman, Beneath the Crown