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7 July 2021

Subscriber of the week: Joanne Waterhouse

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What do you do?

Retired academic.

Where do you live?

Rural Suffolk.

Do you vote?

Always, if somewhat despondently.

How long have you been a subscriber?


What made you start?

Youthful curiosity.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

Despite my efforts, unfortunately not.

What pages do you flick to first?

I don’t flick, but make my way through, from first to last.

How do you read yours?

In my bathroom.

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

Advocacy to abolish public schools, and more Ralph Steadman cartoons.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Philip Collins, Rachel Cooke, Dr Phil Whitaker.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Devi Sridhar.

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

It’s got to be Boris Johnson.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The Peak”, by Edward Docx.

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This article appears in the 07 Jul 2021 issue of the New Statesman, The baby bust