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28 April 2021

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I’m a retired sexual health and sex and relationships education specialist.

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Abingdon, near Oxford.

Do you vote?

I’ve never missed voting.

How long have you been a subscriber?

For a year.

What made you start?

I was seeking all intelligent input in lockdown.

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Yes, my girlfriend and I pass it back and forth.

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The cartoons.

How do you read yours?

With good coffee.

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

Writing on feminism, Nordic models and gender theory.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Rachel Cooke, Michael Prodger, Philip Collins.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Shirley Williams.

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

Owen Jones, every time.

All-time favourite NS article?

Jason Cowley’s essay on George Orwell.

The New Statesman is…

A fascinating, fierce, feisty and fun friend.

This article appears in the 28 Apr 2021 issue of the New Statesman, The new battle of ideas