There will be no column from me this week, because, with much sadness, I am leaving the New Statesman. I have really love working with my colleagues there, remain an enormous fan of the magazine, and will touch base there from time to time. The Independent, however, have offered me a job as a full- time columnist and reporter, and I have accepted.
Because I am in urgent need of some time to sit my bum on a chair and not get up until I've written a book, I'll start working for the Independent on a part- time basis at the end of April, and then on a full time basis in June. It's a big step and I'm a bit nervous, but mostly hugely excited. :)