What do you do?
I’m an actor, but at the moment I’m teaching English in Spain.
Where do you live?
In Ruzafa, a vibrant neighbourhood of Valencia.
Do you vote?
Not much any more.
What made you start subscribing to the NS?
I found and read an issue on the Eurostar.
What pages do you flick to first?
Nicholas Lezard’s column.
How do you read yours?
On the train, at a café…
What would you like to see more of in the NS?
Less British politics and more features on social issues.
Who are your favourite NS writers?
I enjoy reading Tracey Thorn, Phil Whitaker, Pippa Bailey…and Lezard, of course.
Who would you put on the cover of the NS?
A dazzling array of anonymous faces.
With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?
The list is rather long…
All-time favourite NS article?
“A world without animals” by Simon Barnes.
The New Statesman is…
as refreshing and as life-sustaining as a good cup of tea.
[See also: How union boss Mick Lynch won the media war over rail strikes]
This article appears in the 22 Jun 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Britain isn’t working