The New Statesman have announced that David Miliband will guest edit the July 16th edition of the magazine – which will be gaurenteed to be read widely in the Westminsiter Village. Rumours had circulated for weeks that Miliband was being lined up to guest edit the Staggers – indeed I tweeted as much two weeks ago.
Following the announcement, David said:
“For many years I have wanted to tell New Statesman readers what really matters — so when Jason Cowley asked me to guest-edit an issue it was a challenge I couldn’t resist!
“This is an extraordinary time of economic and political change around the world that is immensely challenging for the west and for the left. So I have produced an issue that tries to explain the big drivers of change in the world, and how the west and the left should react.
“The issue reflects what I care about — from South Shields to human rights to what makes me smile or laugh. And I have tried to produce an issue that is passionate without shouting and uses reason without being technocratic.”
The issue will feature “essays, columns and interviews” with – amongst others - Hillary Clinton, Kevin Rudd, Richard Branson, Tony Blair, Russell Brand - and Ed Miliband.