We found out this morning that The Spectator’s Evening Blend email briefing has just passed 50,000 subscribers, making it the best-read email in Westminster. When I set it up shortly after arriving at The Spectator, six years ago, we expected it might be read by a few thousand. It turns out to be rather more popular, its size having almost doubled in a year, and seems to have become essential reading for everyone from the Prime Minister down.
We regularly break stories, provide exclusive gossip and – perhaps most importantly in these rather bewildering times – explain what on earth has happened that day in Westminster. The regular calls that we receive from Number 10 and Cabinet ministers about what they’ve just read has long suggested that the Blend is just as useful for those in government who are trying to work out what’s going on too.
If you’re not signed up to the Blend, then I’d like to recommend it: it’s free, signing up takes seconds – and you can cancel at any time. Sign up here.