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13 March 2024

Subscriber of the week: David Colyer

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What do you do?

Retired judge.

Where do you live?

Gedling, Nottinghamshire.

Do you vote?

Always. I am in a marginal ward in a marginal constituency.

How long have you been a subscriber?

Many years.

What made you start?

I used to read a copy in the polytechnic library and missed it when I graduated.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

Yes, one of my daughters reads my copy.

What pages do you flick to first?

From front to back.

How do you read yours?

With tea on Thursday and coffee Friday morning.

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

The balance is about right.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

The standard is high and I would not highlight one.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

An artistic political cartoon.

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

I avoid lifts in Westminster.

All-time favourite NS article?

Too many to choose.

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a good read.

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This article appears in the 13 Mar 2024 issue of the New Statesman, The battle for Keir Starmer’s soul