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14 April 2021

Subscriber of the week: Carole O’Toole

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What do you do?

I am a former social worker, now a Liberal Democrat activist.

Where do you live?


Do you vote?


How long have you been a subscriber?

Twenty years plus.

What made you start?

The search for good political articles.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

My partner reads it too.

What pages do you flick to first?

The book reviews.

How do you read yours?

Slowly over the weekend with a coffee.

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

Articles on the Celtic nations and the regions.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

John Gray, Rowan Williams, Stephen Bush.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Jane Dodds, the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

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

Jacob Rees-Mogg.

All-time favourite NS article?

Jonathan Sacks on diversity.

The New Statesman is…

A source of sanity.

This article appears in the 14 Apr 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Careless people