It’s that time of year again…
Every autumn at the party conferences, the New Statesman teams up with dozens of partners and sponsors to deliver high-quality fringe events attracting some of the biggest names in politics and business. Last year saw the New Statesman host over 35 events across four conferences, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders for discussion and debate. With expert panels, Q&As and drinks receptions attended by leading parliamentarians from all sides of the House, New Statesman fringe events are at the cutting edge of the conference calendar.
This year’s conferences look set to be as exciting and unpredictable as any following a year of upsets and momentous changes in the UK political scene. The New Statesman will be there to bring together politicians and high-profile figures in local government, charities, NGOs and industry, to discuss the most pressing policy issues and political topics of the day.
Theresa May’s promise of an extra £25bn for the NHS is a recognition of the new collectivist spirit.
An unscientific and incomplete guide.
The row over medicinal use of the drug highlights May’s inability to take decisions – and how leadership contenders are filling the power vacuum it leaves.
Some Conservative MPs are increasingly disinclined to defy the whip for tomorrow’s vote on whether to give the Commons the right to direct Brexit negotiations.
The party should bring all outsourced, privatised and PFI services back under public control – by any means necessary.
Hunt’s colleagues agree that positioning as a champion of the NHS and willingness to entertain new taxes to fund it is savvy politics.
A study from the Democratic Republic of Congo shows how similar the factors are that drive young men into cycles of violence.
That this year's event was not a disaster but a qualified success has made the argument for it to be held again next year – when its success can be more fairly judged.
Admitting that voting against the government on the meaningful Brexit vote could topple Theresa May could deter MPs from rebelling on the EU Withdrawal Bill.
Some Tories fear that the party's "dinosaur" backbenchers could obstruct plans to tackle sexual harassment within the Commons.
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