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The Spectator’s Evening Blend email passes 50,000 subscription mark

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

Subscribe to The Spectator’s Evening Blend email

You already know that Coffee House serves up the best analysis, comment and insight into the day’s political events. Why wait for tomorrow’s papers when the best writing is already up online? But our emails – Lunchtime Espresso and Evening Blend – mean you don’t even have to wait until you can log on to Coffee House. Sent to your inbox twice a day, we give you the top stories, top analysis – as well as a diary of tomorrow’s debates, and the vital statistics of the day. To sign up, for free, enter your email address in the box below.

Donald Tusk to table Britain’s draft EU deal tomorrow at noon

This is the analysis of the latest EU referendum negotiations in tonight’s Evening Blend email, a free round-up of the day’s political events. Click here to subscribe. Today in brief The EU renegotiation entered its endgame, with European Council president Donald Tusk saying he will publish proposals for a draft deal tomorrow at noon… …as eurosceptics continued to attack the plans for an emergency brake on in-work benefits for migrants. The British Medical Association announced next week’s junior doctors’ strike will be going ahead. A committee of MPs blasted the ‘catastrophic’ conditions that failed charity Kids Company had been allowed to operate in – read Miles Goslett’s original scoop exposing

Evening Blend: Labour’s day off

This is tonight’s Evening Blend email, a free round-up and analysis of the day’s political events. Sign up here.  Today in brief The SNP’s Angus Robertson accused David Cameron of ‘effectively taking part’ in the war in Yemen by selling arms to Saudi Arabia. David Cameron accused Jeremy Corbyn of being prepared to ‘give away’ the Falkland Islands as the pair clashed on student maintenance grants and bursaries for nurses. Labour sources hinted at a free vote in the party on Trident renewal. Yvette Cooper called for an end to Schengen and a return to internal border controls to manage the refugee crisis. Two Tory MPs said they used the

Stay briefed with The Spectator’s free politics emails

Parliament returns from recess on Monday – and so do the Spectator’s free politics emails. The Lunchtime Espresso and the Evening Blend round up all the day’s political developments so that busy politicos don’t miss a thing. They’re pored over by newspaper editors and Cabinet ministers alike, because they’re snappy, fun and not long-winded. The Evening Blend includes a list of the day’s political stories, as well as analysis of what’s happened and what might happen next. We often break exclusive stories in this email too, which means our subscribers are the best-briefed in Westminster, and you get extra gossip and snark from Westminster insiders too. But the best bit of

Introducing the Coffee House Evening Blend

For the last few weeks, your baristas at Coffee House have been crafting an email summary of the day’s news and tomorrow’s events — combined with a few vital statistics from the markets and bookmakers, from borrowing costs to the Eastleigh by-election odds. You can read the last few here, here and here. We’re now opening the newsletter up to anyone who wants to sign up. It’s put together by Isabel Hardman, Coffee House editor, with contributions from her dutiful staff (myself included). If you want to keep abreast of what’s happening in politics and don’t want to wait for the next day’s papers, then Evening Blend is just for you. Sign