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17 March 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Roberta Wilson

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What do you do?

I’m a retired teacher.

Where do you live?

Fife, Scotland.

Do you vote?

Yes, not necessarily for the same party.

How long have you been a subscriber?

Intermittently, for at least 20 years, a reader for longer.

What made you start?

I liked the look of it.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

My husband was a keen and informed reader.

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What pages do you flick to first?

Michael Prodger, Correspondence, the Diary.

How do you read yours?

I usually flick through, and then make my choice.

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

I think it’s fine as it is.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Nicholas Lezard, Dr Phil Whitaker, Stephen Bush.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Kamala Harris.

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

Nigel Farage.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The peak” by Edward Docx, about Dr Jim Down.

The New Statesman is…

A magazine I would hate to be without. 

This article appears in the 17 Mar 2021 issue of the New Statesman, The system cannot hold