Support 110 years of independent journalism.

  1. Politics
9 June 2021updated 06 Jul 2021 8:26am

Subscriber of the week: Carl Gosling

Email if you would like to be the New Statesman's Subscriber of the Week. 

By New Statesman

What do you do?

Work for The Social and Cold War Steve.

Where do you live?

Wendover, Bucks.

Do you vote?


How long have you been a subscriber?

About four or five years.

What made you start?

I picked up a copy for a train journey, became hooked.

Select and enter your email address Your weekly guide to the best writing on ideas, politics, books and culture every Saturday - from the New Statesman. Sign up directly at The New Statesman's quick and essential guide to the news and politics of the day. Sign up directly at Stay up to date with NS events, subscription offers & updates. Weekly analysis of the shift to a new economy from the New Statesman's Spotlight on Policy team.
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.

Is the NS bug in the family?

My dad reads sometimes, my girlfriend has the best bits read aloud to her.

Content from our partners
Resolving the crisis in children’s dentistry
Planetary perspectives: how data can transform disaster response and preparation
How measurement can help turn businesses’ sustainability goals into action

What pages do you flick to first?

I start at the beginning.

How do you read yours?

Usually about a week behind, which causes some anxiety.

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

As a venue programmer, upcoming events of interest.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Philip Collins, Emily Tamkin.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

A Cold War Steve special.

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

Desmond Swayne.

All-time favourite NS article?

I love shorter pieces like Comment and the Encounter.

The New Statesman is…

Essential guidance, piling up next to my bed.

This article appears in the 09 Jun 2021 issue of the New Statesman, The Covid cover-up?