Stephen is charge of commissioning and editing the New Statesman’s online politics coverage and writing for the popular Staggers blog. The New Statesman is the leading progressive political and cultural magazine in the. United Kingdom. Founded as a weekly review of politics and literature on 12 April 1913, the New Statesman has notably recognised and published new writers and critics, as well as encouraged notable careers. Today, it is a vibrant print-digital hybrid, and one of the most respected and influential titles in the United Kingdom in Modern Languages.