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It’s that time of year again…
A balmy summer is coming to an end, the party conference season is just beginning, and the New Statesman is teaming up with dozens of partners and sponsors to deliver a huge range of fringe events attracting some of the biggest names in parliament, politics and business. Last year we hosted over 35 events across three conferences, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders for hours of enlightening and intelligent discussion and debate. Hosting MPs and peers from all sides of the House, we've organised panels of experts, Q&As and drinks receptions that are at the cutting edge of the conference calendar.
After yet another year of upsets and volatility in the UK political scene, this year's conferences are set to be as exciting and unpredictable as any, and the New Statesman will be at the forefront, bringing together politicians and high-profile figures in local government, charities, NGOs and industry, to discuss the most pressing policy issues and political controversies of the day.
Negative headlines over the Covid-19 testing regime have compounded existing discontent – but some ministers question critical media coverage.
The government isn’t having a good crisis, by any measure, so why don’t the public seem to care?
Nine years of austerity was not enough to make voters swallow their concerns and vote for Jeremy Corbyn – and crisis is not a harbinger of electoral success.
Today's newspapers may be the most hostile Boris Johnson has faced since the start of his premiership.
In the UK, a lack of testing has left us struggling to identify active cases of Covid-19. Developing a way to identify those who have already had the disease will be critical to fighting back.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email email@example.com to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
Officers have been given new guidance on their coronavirus powers, in a PowerPoint presentation released by the College of Policing.
Despite concerns in Whitehall and in Brussels, many Conservative MPs believe there are multiple reasons not to extend the transition period.
In east London, Tower Hamlets Council has shut Victoria Park, meaning more people are being crowded into smaller places.
It was a moment of magical mutuality, a public coming together of a kind one seldom if ever experiences.