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Prospect—there’s still a place for experts

By James Hawkins  

Prospect provesthere’s still a place for experts

“People in this country have had enough of experts” proclaimed Michael Gove in the run-up to last year’s EU Referendum.

Well, it seems that doesn’t go for everyone, Michael. Becauseaccording to numbers released by the independent Audit Bureau of Circulations todaymore people in the UK and throughout the world are reading Prospect than ever before.

Staying ahead, growing fast

In the frenzied news year that was 2016, Prospect managed to stay ahead of the rest. We highlighted the importance of Article 50 before it became everyone’s special subject. And Sam Tanenhaus’s dispatches from the US were the most comprehensive account of the rise of “The Donald.”

In a world of fake news and alternative facts, Prospect‘s new circulation figure of 32,697 proves that there has never been a greater need for a clear-eyed, cool and intelligent take on where on earth the world is headed.

Just look at the numbers… 

This figure represents a fifth successive circulation increase and a third successive record figure with growth once again underpinned by strong subscription performance.

The total subscription increase in the last six months was 3.7 per cent (a fifth successive subscription increase, with an uplift in both print and digital subscriptions). Sales of Prospect on the newsstand also increased by 4.3 per cent.

And we’re not stopping here

With 2017 looking no less tumultuous, Prospect is a more essential read than ever.

Tom Clark, Editor, said “These figures indicate another strong year for Prospect. We now look aheadperhaps with anxietyto a year which will be dominated by potentially fraught negotiations with our former European partners, unpredictable elections in France and Holland, and who knows what wild lurches from Donald Trump. Everyone wants to be ahead of the news in times like these, but it is Prospect readers who can be sure that they will be so.”

For more details, contact Paul Mortimer: paul.mortimer@prospectmagazine.co.uk

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