What do you do?
Retired electrical engineer and sport governing-body CEO.
Where do you live?
The Eden Valley, Cumbria.
Do you vote?
How long have you been a subscriber?
What made you start?
Preparing for a long hospital stay, I opted for the NS over the Spectator.
Is the NS bug in the family?
My wife often reads articles.
What pages do you flick to first?
Leader, Q&A, Nick Lezard.
How do you read yours?
Over lunch on Thursday; over breakfast Friday to Monday.
What would you like to see more of in the NS?
More pieces that explain why things are as they are.
Who are your favourite NS writers?
Who would you put on the cover of the NS?
With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?
Any politician who claims to “always do the right thing”.
All-time favourite NS article?
The New Statesman is…
more fulfilling than a daily newspaper.
[See also: Subscriber of the week: Verity Howorth]
This article appears in the 24 Jan 2024 issue of the New Statesman, The Tory Media Wars