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6 April 2022

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What do you do?

I am a trainee occupational therapist on an acute ward.

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How long have you been a subscriber?

Three months.

What made you start?

I wanted a weekly publication that aligned with my moral compass.

Is the NS bug in the family?

I get two copies so my father-in-law has my spare, and my husband loves it too.

What pages do you flick to first?

Cryptic crossword, then cover to cover.

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

Gender issues and healthcare issues.

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Who are your favourite NS writers?

So far, Jonn Elledge and Andrew Marr.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Andy Burnham.

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

Using “political figure” very loosely indeed: Laurence Fox.

All-time favourite NS article?

I appreciated the much needed report on the Uyghur genocide.

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keeping my eyes open.

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This article appears in the 06 Apr 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Easter Special