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.
“We need to know what the Brexit will be.”
“There would have to be a sea change to lead me to believe Jews had a safe place in the party.”
Are there already splits over cuts?
If the Brexit crisis triggers an early election, it could wipe out the new group before it can establish any kind of organisation.
Talking about the lows, and the fails, and how they are inevitable, and survivable, can be such a relief.
How have they survived record-breaking low temperatures?
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The decision causing the deepest resentment in the newsroom is the cut to the running time of the BBC News at Ten.
Throughout Margaret Thatcher’s 15-year leadership, the Conservatives lost only one MP, to the SDP.
Back when I was known as “Tommy the Red”, I could not have imagined I would ever write a book describing the leader of the Labour Party as communist.