What do you do?
Retired psychiatrist. Now I paint and run – not at the same time.
Where do you live?
Three Crosses, Swansea.
Do you vote?
Always. I just voted in Labour’s NEC election.
How long have you been a subscriber?
On and off since the 1990s.
What made you start?
I read it in the hospital library and was impressed.
Is the NS bug in the family?
What pages do you flick to first?
Stephen Bush or the Leader.
How do you read yours?
The old fashioned way – on paper. Occasionally digitally.
What would you like to see more of in the NS?
Wales, or the shadow cabinet.
Who are your favourite NS writers?
Martin Fletcher, Ailbhe Rea, Andrew Hussey.
Who would you put on the cover of the NS?
With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?
Boris Johnson. The dislike is deep and visceral.
All-time favourite NS article?
Angela Carter on Thatcher.
The New Statesman is…
More fun than the British Journal of Psychiatry.
This article appears in the 18 Nov 2020 issue of the New Statesman, Vaccine nation