Support 100 years of independent journalism.

  1. Politics
1 September 2021

Subscriber of the week: James Harrold

Email ellys.woodhouse@newstatesman.co.uk if you would like to be the New Statesman's Subscriber of the Week

By New Statesman

What do you do?

For 30 years I was arts officer of Galway.

Where do you live?

Connemara, western Ireland.

Do you vote?

Yes, always.

How long have you been a subscriber?

A reader since 1977, a digital subscriber since lockdown.

What made you start?

References to the NS in other publications.

Sign up for The New Statesman’s newsletters Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics from the New Statesman's politics team. The best of the New Statesman, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The New Statesman’s global affairs newsletter, every Monday and Friday. A handy, three-minute glance at the week ahead in companies, markets, regulation and investment, landing in your inbox every Monday morning. Our weekly culture newsletter – from books and art to pop culture and memes – sent every Friday. A weekly round-up of some of the best articles featured in the most recent issue of the New Statesman, sent each Saturday. A weekly dig into the New Statesman’s archive of over 100 years of stellar and influential journalism, sent each Wednesday. Sign up to receive information regarding NS events, subscription offers & product updates.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy

Is the NS bug in the family?

My parents read my copies.

What pages do you flick to first?

The leader, then back pages.

How do you read yours?

Back pages to front pages, early morning, on an iPad.

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

Cultural policy.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Michael Prodger, Megan Nolan, Rachel Cooke.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Michael D Higgins.

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

Priti Patel.

All-time favourite NS article?

Derek Mahon’s tribute to JG Farrell in 1979.

The New Statesman is…

A trusted and wise friend of more than 40 years.

This article appears in the 10 Sep 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Labour's lost future