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.
Let’s be honest, most commuter towns are.
It’s not clear whether this technology is more dangerous if it works or if it doesn’t.
It won’t trigger an election, doesn’t legally compel May to resign, and the government isn’t obligated to find time in the legislative timetable for it.
The government has published its plan to improve the quality of jobs, in response to the Taylor Review.
Skilled EU migrants may have to earn £30,000 before coming to Britain under new migration policy.
Calls for the Northern Ireland Secretary to go have more to do with the Prime Minister’s internal opponents than the DUP.
Nothing is happening.
Having been rebuffed by EU leaders, the Prime Minister restated her hope for “further clarification” on the Irish backstop – but that won’t change the parliamentary arithmetic.
Downing Street has confirmed that the meaningful vote won’t be held this side of Christmas – upping the chances of no deal or an Article 50 extension.
The salary is double the average household income.